Day 14: Daily Prelims Test Series | UPSC CSE 2020

DAY 14: Daily Test Series UPSC Prelims 2020

Day 14 of Daily Prelims Test Series for UPSC 2020 Prelims exam has 10 questions from Art and Culture syllabus of the UPSC Prelims 2020 as per the 60 Days Prelims Revision Plan.

Attempt before 11 pm.
Resist the temptation to Google.

Q1. Petroglyphs are__

(a) Pre-historic rock paintings

(b) Medieval manuscripts

(c) Modern paintings

(d) Fresco paintings

Q2. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. The mural paintings in the Ellora caves are mostly limited to the Kailasa temple.
  2. The walls of Ajanta caves have both murals and fresco paintings.
  3. The common themes of Ajanta paintings are taken from Jataka stories.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q3. Which of the following statements are correct?

  1. The earliest examples of miniature painting in India are from Pala period.
  2. The themes of the Pala art were taken from the Mahayana school of Buddhism only.
  3. The common themes of the Apabhramsa paintings were from Jainism.

Select the correct option using the codes given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 3 only

(d) 1, 2, and 3

Q4. Consider the following pairs:

Paintings: Regions

  1. Phad Painting: Rajasthan
  2. Manjusha Painting: Bihar
  3. Thangka Painting: Ladakh
  4. Pattachitra: Kerala

Which of the above are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2 only

(b) 3 and 4 only

(c) 1, 2, and 3 only

(d) 2, 3, and 4 only

Q5. During the Mughal period, a number of manuscripts were illustrated. Regarding this, consider the following pairs: 

Manuscripts: Reign

  1. Anwari-Suhavli: Humayun
  2. Hamza-nama: Akbar
  3. Ayar-i-Danish: Jehangir

Which of the above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 2 only

(b) 2 and 3 only

(c) 1 and 2 only

(d) 1 and 3 only

Q6. Consider the following statements:

  1. The artificial elements in the paintings during Shah Jahan reign was due to European influence.
  2. He encouraged brighter colour palettes as compared to his predecessors.

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2

Q7. “Ragamala Paintings” were flourished under ____

(a) Deccan school

(b) Kangra school

(c) Mughal school

(d) All of the above

Q8. Tanjore Painting reached at its zenith under__

(a) Mughals

(b) Marathas

(c) Chalukyas

(d) Cholas

Q9. Which of the following Indian painters is called the ‘Raphael of the East’?

(a) Raja Ravi Verma 

(b) M.F Hussain 

(c) S.H. Raza 

(d) Abanindranath Tagore

Q10. ‘Young Girls’ and ‘Siesta’ are the masterpieces of____

(a) Jamini Roy

(b) Satish Gujral

(c) Amrita Sher-Gil

(d) Maqbool Fida Husain

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