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The Simhastha Kumbh Mela was held at

Nasik

Ujjain

Prayag

Haridwar

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A childless widow who could cohabit with her brother-in-law until the birth of a son. This practice was known as

Niyoga

Levirate

Sororate

Nantru

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What is the most essential element of nationality

A common race

A common language

A common religion

Corporate sentiment

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Which of the societies practiced polyandry

Nyinba of Nepal

Medieval of Europeans

Wodabe of Africa

Todas of India

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Which of the following is not a varna (group) of the Aryan society

Vaishya

Shudras

Brahmanas

Sabhas

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In which tribe the divorced women is most respected

Korawa of Mizapur

Santhals

Lushai of Assam

Khasi tribe

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The role of religion has been

to bring people closer

to provide faith to people in distress

Harmonizing

All the above

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Which of the following is a classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh

Odissi

Kuchipudi

Kathakali

Mohiniyattam

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Which of the following is the most prevalent folk dance of Uttar Pradesh

Naati

Bhangra

Tamasha

Nautanki

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Amrita Pritam's work "A Revenue Stamp" is

A book of stories

A novel

A biography

An autobiography

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The poetic work "Rashmirathi" was written by

Maithilisharan Gupt

Mahadevi Verma

Ramdhari Singh Dinkar

Surya Kant Tripathi Nirala

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The Harry Potter series is written by

K K Rowling

K J Rowling

J K Rowling

A K Rowling

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The author of Anna Karenina is

Tony Morrison

Emily Dickinson

Leo Tolstoy

G. B. Shaw

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Which one of the following flim was made by Satyajit Ray for Children?

Ashani Sanket

Pather Pachali

Charu Lata

Sonar Killa

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The author of the book "India Wins Freedom" is

Kuldeep Nayyar

Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

Jawaharlal Nehru

Indira Gandhi

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Sandeep Pandey, the winner of Raman Magsaysay Award, is mainly an activist in

prevention of child marriages

promotion of communal harmony

environmental protection

education and livelihood projects for Dalits

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The novel "White Tiger" which won the Man Booker Prize, 2008 is authored by

Arundhati Roy

V.S. Naipaul

Kiran Desai

Aravind Adiga

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An ancient cave containing a mural of 55 panels on the life of Buddha has been recently discovered at

Sanchi

Bodh Gaya

Mustang (Nepal)

Lhasa

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Dandiya Ras is a dance form of which state

Kerala

Bengal

Gujarat

Maharashtra

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By which districts tribe is the 'Shera Dance' done in Uttar Pradesh?

Gorakhpur

Lalitpur

Allahabad

Varanasi

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Which of the following pairs is wrong?

Thumra-dance song

Sanjeeni-romantic song

Lehchari-festival

Kharatitiya-festival

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Bharat Kala Bhawan Museum is situated in

Agra

Lucknow

Allahabad

Varanasi

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Who authored the 'Gitanjali', an anthology of poems ?

Sumitranandan Pant

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

Rabindranath Tagore

Maithili Sharan Gupt

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The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner Shanta Sinha known as

a campaigner for urban sanitation

an organiser of rain-water harvesting schemes

an activist for the welfare of poor rural women

an anti-child labour activist

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Which of the following authors won the Booker Prize twice?

Margaret Atwood

Ian Mc Ewan

J. M. Coetzee

Graham Swift

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Who among the following has been awarded the Sydney peace Prize 2004 for her work in social campaigns and advocacy to non-violence?

Aparna Sen

Arundharti Rai

Medha Padkar

None of these

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U-Tant award is given for:

Social Service

Contribution to east-west understanding

Community leadership

Journalism

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Name the film which won 11 Oscars at the 76th Annual Academy Awards

The lord of Rings: The Return of the King

Mystic River

Cold Mountain

Monster

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Find out the odd one

Nobel Prize

Magsaysay Award

Commonwealth Writers Prize

Jnanapith Award

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"The Vedas contain all the truth", was interpreted by:

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Dayanand

Swami Shraddhanand

S. Radhakrishnan

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Who wrote a book describing the theory of economic drain of India during British rule?

Lala Lajpat Rai

Dadabhai Naoroji

Mahatma Gandhi

Jawaharlal Nehru

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The famous book 'Anandmath' has been authorised by

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyaya

Rabindranath Tagore

Sarojini Naidu

Sri Aurobindo

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'Beyond time' is the book written by

Namita Gokhale

Ruskin Bond

William Balrymple

None of these

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"Does IT matter" is a book written by

Nicholas Carr

Bill Gates

N. R. Narayanan

Thomas D. Harris

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Who is the author of "A Passage to England"?

E.M. Forster

Nirad C. Chaudhari

G.B. Shaw

Winston Churchill

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One among the following is not a Harry Potter story

Chamber of secrets

The philosopher's stone

Half blood prince

Naked Truth

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'Sonia, a Biography' was written by

Sonia Gandhi

Rasheed Kidvai

Arundhathi Roy

V.K. Madhavan Kutty

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One among the following is not written by Kalidasa

Saakunthalam

Raghu Vamsam

Rith Samharam

Kaavyadooth

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'Man-The Maker of His Own Destiny' book was written by

V.S. Naipaul

Mahatma Gandhi

Guenter Grass

Swami Vivekananda

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Jnanpith Award is conferred to those in the field of

Literature

History

Drama

Dance

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Who expounded the theory of 'Advaita'?

Ramanuja

Sri Shankaracharya

Madhavacarya

Swami Vivekananda

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Which of the following awards is given for the excellence in the field of literature in India?

Arjun Award

Bharatiya Jnanpith Award

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award

Dronacharya Award

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Which of the following festivals is not a harvest festival of India?

Onam

Pongal

Lohri

All of these

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The "Kumbha Mela" is held once in

7 years

5 years

10 years

12 years

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The most important and the main musical instrument in 'Nautanki' form of folk theatre is

Nagara

Tabla

Flute

Mohuri

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'Kuchipudi' is a dance style of

Kerala

Tamil Nadu

Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh

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Which of the following awards is given for excellence in the field of Literature?

Tansen Sanman

Saraswati Sanman

Kalidas Sanman

Arjun Award

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"Oscar Awards" are given for the excellence in the field of ______.

Social Service

Film

Sports

Journalism

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Who received the best Actor Award at the 56th National Film Award?

Upendra Limaya

Amitabh Bachchan

Arjun Rampal

None of the above

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Author of the book - 'Between Hope and History'

Abraham Lincoln

Bill Clinton

E.M. Forster

Paul Kennedy

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Mulk Raj Anand is the author of

The Post Office

Gora

India Wins Freedom

Coolie

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The Sanskrit poet called as the Indian Shakespeare?

Kalidasa

Thulasidas

Sudraka

Kautilya

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Kishen Maharaj famous for?

Vocal

Sitar

Tabla

Kattak Dance

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What was the pen name of Bankim Chandra Chattopadhaye?

Kamla Kant

Anila Devi

Jarasandha

Dhananjoy Bairagi

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What was the pen name of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhaye?

Anila Devi

Kamla Kant

Jarasandha

Rupdarshi

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"Bhanu Singha" was the pen name of famous writer?

Bankin Chandra Chattopadhaye

Rabindra Nath Tagore

Abanindra Nath Thakur

Sarat Chandra Chattopadhaye

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What is the real name of Merilin Monro?

Merilin Monro

Norma Jean Bekar

Dorothi Manro

Kathrin Bekar

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What is the meaning of "Chemolangma" in Tebetan Language?

Mount Everest

Kanchanjangha

Himalaya

Tibet

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With which one of the following dance form is Madhavi Mudgal associated?

Bharat Natyam

Odissi

Kathak

Kathakali

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