8888677771 | UPSC Essentials : Daily Subject-wise quiz | History, Culture, and Social Issues (Week 24) | UPSC Current Affairs News

UPSC Essentials brings to you its initiative of daily subject-wise quizzes. These quizzes are designed to help you revise some of the most important topics from the static part of the syllabus. Each day, we cover one new subject. Attempt today’s subject quiz on History, Culture, and Social Issues to check your progress. Come back tomorrow to solve the Environment, Geography, Science and Technology MCQs. Don’t miss checking the answers and explanations at the end of the quiz.

1. It is a modern folk art form that originated in Thiruvananthapuram.

2. It is performed as part of the harvest festival Onam.

3. The art was first performed by the people of the Ezhava community.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

QUESTION 2

“Chennakeshava temple” is one of the three temples that have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The temple is located in:

(a) Kerala

(b) Telangana

(c) Tamil Nadu

(d) Karnataka

QUESTION 3

With reference to the Kashidakari craft, consider the following statements:

1. Kashidakari work is done mainly on objects associated with marriage.

2. The Meghwal is a community of Madhya Pradesh is associated with this craft.

Which of the following statement(s) given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

QUESTION 4

With reference to “Yakshagana”, consider the following statements:

1. It is a rich folk dance-drama of Karnataka state.

2. The theme of the Yakshagana revolves around the stories of Lord Krishna.

3. Women do not participate in this folk.

How many of the statements given above are correct?

(a) Only one

(b) Only two

(c) All three

(d) None

QUESTION 5

Consider the following:

1. Mainpuri Conspiracy of 1918

2. Kakori Train Action of 1925

3. Foundation of Hindustan Republican Association

Which of the following freedom fighters is associated with all the three above events?

(a) Surya Sen

(b) Bhagat Singh

(c) Ram Prasad Bismil

(d) Lala Lajpat Rai

ANSWERS TO THE MCQs

1. (a)

FYI:

— Seethakali is a centuries-old traditional art form that is thought to have started in Perinad in the Kollam region. Hence, statement 1 is not correct.

— Seethakali is inspired by scenes from the Indian epic Ramayana. Seethakali performances bring mythic characters like Rama, Seetha, Ravana, and Hanuman to life, telling the story of Seetha’s journey from the time she followed Rama to the forests until her ascension to the skies.

— This art form was first performed some 150 years back by the people of Vedar and Pulayar communities. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

— Seethakali was performed as part of the harvest festival Onam. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

(Source: http://www.keralatourism.org)

2. (d)

FYI:

— The Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas, which includes three temples in Karnataka, has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.

— The three temples include the Chennakeshava temple, the main temple in the complex at Belur (Hassan district), located at the centre of the traditional settlement which is surrounded by the remnants of a mud fort and a moat; the Hoysaleswara Temple on the banks of Dwarasamudra tank in Halebidu (Hassan district), a town which has many protected and unprotected temples, archaeological ruins and mounds; and the Keshava Temple at the centre of Somanathapura village (Mysore district).

— The Hoysala Temples, as they are also known, will be India’s 42nd UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Therefore, option (d) is the correct answer.

3. (a)

FYI:

— Kashidakari work is done majorly on objects associated with marriage, especially gift items. , and makes use of mirror work along with dense Kashidakari work and rich colours. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

— The Meghwal is a community of Rajasthan which is specifically around Bikaner is associated with this craft. Hence, statement 2 is not correct.

— The community has started making bed spreads, cushion covers, bags,graments, doorway hangings (torans) and on religious clothes.

— Rajasthan has received a Geographical Indication (GI) tag for Kashidakari craft under Sub-section (1) of Section 13 of Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999.

Therefore, option (a) is the correct answer.

(Source: search.ipindia.gov.in)

4. (b)

FYI:

— Renowned Yakshagana artist Kumble Sundar Rao died at his residence who was an exponent of ‘Thenkuthittu’ style of Yakshagana.

— He had served as the president of the Karnataka State Yakshagana and Bayalata Academy.

— Yakshagana is a traditional folk dance form popular in Coastal Karnataka districts. Hence, statement 1 is correct.

— It is a rare combination of dance, music, song, scholarly dialogues and colourful costumes.

— Men have traditionally played all parts, including female characters, while women are now included in Yakshagana troupes. A typical troupe has 15 to 20 performers and a Bhagavatha, who serves as the master of ceremonies and principal storyteller. Hence, statement 3 is not correct.

— The theme of the Yakshagana revolved around the stories of Lord Krishna and Vishnu. Hence, statement 2 is correct.

Therefore, option (b) is the correct answer.

(Other Source: karnatakatourism.org)

5. (c)

FYI:

— Ram Prasad Bismil was born on June 11, 1897, in a nondescript village in the United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) Shahjahanpur district.

— He was involved in the Mainpuri Conspiracy of 1918 as well as the more famous Kakori Train Action of 1925. He founded the Hindustan Republican Association (HRA, later Hindustan Socialist Republican Association) fighting against the British Raj.

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— He was hanged for his revolutionary activities in 1927. On his 126th birth anniversary, we remember Ram Prasad Bismil, whose words and actions have inspired generations of Indians.

Therefore, option (c) is the correct answer.

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