Q.1) With which one of the following games is the “Hopman Cup” associated?
b) Lawn tennis
Explanation: The Hopman Cup is an eight-team international indoor hardcourt tennis competition in which mixed-gender teams compete against each other on a country-by-country basis. Perth, Western Australia, hosted the event.
Q.2) Mohininatyam is the folk dance of?
a) Tamil Naidu
b) Andhra Pradesh
Explanation: Mohininatyam is an Indian traditional dance genre that originated in Kerala and has remained popular ever since.
Q.3) Where is the secretariat of SAARC located?
Explanation: South Asia’s major intergovernmental organization and the geopolitical union are the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan.
Q.4) Which of the given personality is not associated with instrument “sitar”?
a) Amir Khusrau
b) Ravi Shankar
c) Vilayat Hussain Khan
d) Amjad Ali Khan
Explanation: Amjad Ali Khan is associated with the Sarod.
Q.5) Islam was founded in?
a) 7th century AD
b) 5TH century AD
c) 5th century BC
d) 3rd century BC
Explanation: Islam was founded in the 7th century in Mecca which is today’s Saudi Arabia by the prophet Muhammad.
Q.6) Shintoism is present in?
Explanation: Shinto is a Japanese religion that dates back to the eighth century. Shinto is a polytheistic religion centered on the kami (“gods” or “spirits”), supernatural beings who are said to pervade everything. Shinto is considered animistic and pantheistic because of the connection between the kami and the natural world.
Q.7) Which of the following is not associated with Carnatic music?
a) Shyama Shastri
d) Muthuswami Dikshitar
Explanation: Pandit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande was an Indian musicologist who published the first modern treatise on Hindustani classical music (10 August 1860 – 19 September 1936).
Q.8) Next to Hindi, the biggest linguistic unit in India is?
Explanation: Next to Hindi, Bengali is the biggest linguistic unit in India.
Q.9) Who was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award?
a) Smita Patil
b) Nargis Dutt
c) Meena Kumari
Explanation: Nargis Dutt was the first Indian lady actress to receive the Padma Shri Award in the year 1958.
Q.10) Which of the following Indian states has the largest number of Scheduled Tribe population?
c) Madhya Pradesh
Explanation: Madhya Pradesh has the largest number of Scheduled Tribe population in India.