MCQs on Art and Culture of Jammu and Kashmir

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In addition to being known for its breathtaking natural beauty, Jammu and Kashmir is home to a wealth of artistic and cultural manifestations and a rich cultural legacy. For generations, tourists have been enthralled with the art and culture of Jammu & Kashmir, from the vivid traditions celebrated throughout its varied landscapes to the exquisite craftsmanship of its handicrafts.

MCQs on Art and Culture of Jammu and Kashmir

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) about the art and culture of Jammu and Kashmir to test your knowledge of this fascinating area. Prepare yourself for an experience that will test your knowledge of the area’s recognisable buildings, exquisite handicrafts, captivating folk dances, and mouthwatering cuisines—all while gaining an appreciation for the distinct fusion of influences that have produced this remarkable cultural tapestry.

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MCQs on Art and Culture of Jammu and Kashmir

Q1. The fleecy wool obtained from the Kel goat is used for making of

A. Raffal Shawl

B. Pashmina Shawl

C. Kani Shawl

D. All of the Above

B. Pashmina Shawl

Q2. Which of the following Shawls of Kashmir got GI tag

A. Raffal Shawl

B. Pashmina Shawl

C. A and B

D. None of the Above

C. A and B

Q3. Carpet industry introduced in Kashmir by Zain-ul- Abidin, where from the carpet weaving Art come 

A. Iraq

B. Turkey

C. Persia

D. Afghanistan

C. Persia

Q4. In 2021 the Ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship launched a pilot project in Kashmir under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 to revive which of the following crafts of Kashmir

A. Shawls

B. Wood carving

C. Gabba

D. Namdas

D. Namdas

Q5. Who introduced Paper Mache in Kashmir

A. Hari Singh

B. Sultan Skindar

C. Zain-ul- Abidin

D. Akbar

C. Zain-ul- Abidin

Q6. Kashmiri Embroidery is also known as 

A. Kashida Embroidery

B. Rafugari

C. Aksi or Dorukha

D. All of the Above

D. All of the Above

Q7. The Kashmiri wood carving which has the geometrical patterns on the ceilings of rooms is called

A. Khattam Band

B. Kandkari

C. Panjrakari

D. Kalamkari

A. Khattam Band

Q8. Who introduced walnut woodcarving in Kashmir

A. Sultan shahab din

B. Sultan Skindar

C. Zain-ul- Abidin

D. Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom

D. Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom

Q9. Who established Silk factory at  Solina Srinagar 

A. Maharaja Gulab Singh

B. Maharaja Ranbir Singh

C. Maharaja Pratap Singh

D. Maharaja Hari Singh

C. Maharaja Pratap Singh

Q10. The straw mats, a local craft of jammu region known as

A. Wagoo

B. Patije

C. Gaba

D. Binna

D. Binna

Q11. A traditional craft recently revived was an essential part of the bride’s trousers is

A. Phoolkari

B. Kandkari

C. Panjrakari

D. Kalamkari

A. Phoolkari

Q12. Recently Mushkbudji Rice of which district got GI tag

A. Kupwara

B. Ramban

C. Anantnag

D. Baraamula

C. Anantnag

Q13. Which district in Jammu and Kashmir is the birth place of Basohli Art Paintings. 

A. Budgam

B. Ramban

C. Srinagar

D. Kathua

D. Kathua

Q14. Under which Style the Painting of Jammu and Kashmir came

A. Tanjore Painting Style

B. Pahari Painting Style

C. Rajasthan Painting Style

D. Mysore Painting Style

B. Pahari Painting Style

Q15. Which District of Jammu and Kashmir is well known centre of block Printing

A. Samba

B. Ramban

C. Srinagar

D. Kishtwar

A. Samba

MCQs on folk dance forms of Jammu and Kashmir

Q16. Which of the following dances is performed by a group of women standing face to face with each other and the intriguing footwork of dancers carefully resonating with one another. 

A. Hafiza Dance

B. Rouf Dance

C. Wuegi Nachun

D. Bacha Nagma

B. Rouf Dance

Q17. This dance is performed  by men to welcome the spring season and is performed on the beats of drum and other instruments. 

A. Dumhal Dance

B. Rouf Dance

C. Bhand pather

D. Bhand Jashan

A. Dumhal Dance

Q18. The dance is performed  at weddings,a special instrument is used in this dance known as Santoor

A. Hafiza Dance

B. Rouf Dance

C. Wuegi Nachun

D. Bacha Nagma

A. Hafiza Dance

Q19. The dance that is performed in traditional style be ten to fifteen dancers and raise the issues of social evils in the society

A. Dumhal Dance

B. Hikat Dance

C. Bhand pather

D. Bhand Jashan

D. Bhand Jashan

Q20. The theatre dance performed in Kashmir to show the normal lives, traditions and evils prevailing in the society. The men play the role of women in the drama

A. Dumhal Dance

B. Hikat Dance

C. Bhand pather

D. Bhand Jashan

C. Bhand pather

Q21. In which dance of Jammu and Kashmir  teenage boys who are trained in Hafiz dance form dressed as women sing Kashmiri songs and dance on them

A. Dumhal Dance

B. Hikat Dance

C. Bacha Nagma

D. Wuegi Nachun

C. Bacha Nagma

Q22. Which of the following dances is performed after a marriage ceremony when the bride has left for her new home. Kashmiri Pandit females gather around the bridal and dance

A. Dumhal Dance

B. Hikat Dance

C. Bacha Nagma

D. Wuegi Nachun

D. Wuegi Nachun

Q23. In which folk dance form the two girls hold their hands in the form of a cross and swirl the partner girl round in a circle. 

A. Dumhal Dance

B. Hikat Dance

C. Bacha Nagma

D. Wuegi Nachun

B. Hikat Dance

Q24. Which dance is performed after a good harvest and for saving their crops and lives from natural calamities and is also performed on special occasions and events

A. Crow Dance

B. Lohri Chajja Dance

C. Kud Dance

D. Chowki Nach

C. Kud Dance

Q25. This dance is performed only by the females of the bridegroom’s side when Baraat has left the home for the bride. 

A. Crow Dance

B. Jagrana

C. Dandaras Dance

D. Chowki Nach

B. Jagrana

Q26. This dance is performed by the trained artists during the festival seasons, cultural events and is also performed on the birthday celebrations as children

A. Crow Dance

B. Jagrana

C. Dandaras Dance

D. Chowki Nach

A. Crow Dance

Q27. This dance is performed to pay respect to the local folklore Devi- Devtas 

A. Crow Dance

B. Jagrana

C. Surma dance

D. Chowki Nach

A. Crow Dance

Q28. This dance is very famous in Jammu and is performed by young children while singing Dogri songs and poems

A. Crow Dance

B. Lohri Chajja Dance

C. Kud Dance 

D. Chowki Nach

B. Lohri Chajja Dance

Q29. This dance is performed mainly during  the Lohri festival and is one of the most energetic dances of Jammu region. 

A. Crow Dance

B. Dogri dance

C. Dandaras Dance

D. Chowki Nach

C. Dandaras Dance

Q30. Which dance is performed on the beat of Dholak and Chimta and is performed on the Paa’kh Music

A. Gwatri

B. Dogri dance

C. Dandaras Dance

D. Chowki Nach

B. Dogri dance

Q31. The girls perform this dance catch hold of each other’s opposite hands and rotate themselves quickly

A. Gwatri

B. Dogri dance

C. Dandaras Dance

D. Keekli

B. Dogri dance

Q32. This dance is performed by the people who are invited to cut the grass so it is termed as labour dance

A. Letri dance

B. Jagrana

C. Surma dance

D. Chowki Nach

A. Letri dance

Q33. This dance is performed by the people belonging to the kandi belt on the occasion of Gugga Navmi. 

A. Letri dance

B. Phummanuyan

C. Surma dance

D. Gojri dance

B. Phummanuyan

Q34. This is an interesting and emotional song cum dance which reveals the frustration of a newly married bride groom has gone in the war

A. Letri dance

B. Phummanuyan

C. Surma dance

D. Gojri dance

C. Surma dance

MCQs on folk Music of Jammu and Kashmir

Q35. A hundred stringed instruments that are played with sticks and is used in Hafiz Nagma called

A. Santoor

B. Rabab

C. Sarangi

D. Sitar

A. Santoor

Q36. In Kashmiri Tambaknari is called

A. Tumbakh

B. Tumbal

C. Tumbaknaeer

D. Tumhari

C. Tumbaknaeer

Q37. Sarangi, Rubab and Harmonium are used for playing this folk music and is performed in occasion like wedding ceremonies 

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Wanwun

D. Chakri

D. Chakri

Q38. This is known as the sarcastic form of singing and highlights the general issues of society in a very humorous manner. 

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Ladishah

D. Geetru

C. Ladishah

Q39. This is chorus style of singing used by kashmiri women in marriages

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Wanwun

D. Chakri

C. Wanwun

Q40. The music style performed by kashmiri Pandits on religion and cultural  festivals

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Wanwun

D. Baraan

B. Henzae

Q41. The traditional narrative song dance form in which the lead singer also performs some dance steps and is followed by other  eight to ten artists as chorus

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Geetru

D. Baraan

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C. Geetru

Q42. This is a tale ballet singing form sung by a group of jogis usually, sung at the shrines of the concerned gods and goddesses. 

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Geetru 

D. Baraan

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A. Karak

Q43. The haunting melody of pahari folk song is

A. Karak

B. Henzae

C. Paa’kh (bhakh)

D. Baraan

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C. Paa’kh (bhakh)

MCQs on Fair and Festivals of Jammu and Kashmir

Q44. Every year Kashmir Government organized which festival as winter Games at Gulmarg for Skiing championship

A. Saffron Festival

B. Shikara Festival

C. Snow festival

D. Tulip Festival

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C. Snow festival

Q45. In Kashmir which of the following is locally Known  as Herath

A. Maha Shivratri

B. Navreh

C. Lohri 

D. Navratri 

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A. Maha Shivratri

Q46. Which of the  following festivals of Muslims celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir, it honours the willingness of Ibrahim to Sacrifice his son Ismael as an act of obedience of Allah’s command.

A. Eid ul Zuha

B. Eid ul Fitr

C. Milad-Ud-Nabi

D. None of the above

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A. Eid ul Zuha

Q47. The Kheer Bhawani Temple at Tullamulla is devoted to which of the following Hindu goddess

A. Kali

B. Saraswati

C. Ragnya Devi

D. Lakshmi

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C. Ragnya Devi

Q48. The Annual festival of Saffron during the harvest in the first days of November is celebrated at 

A. Tral

B. Tangmarg

C. Sopore

D. Pampore

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D. Pampore

Q49. The Shikara festival is celebrated on the pristine waters of which lake of jammu and Kashmir

A. Wular Lake

B. Gangabal Lake

C. Anchar Lake

D. Dal lake

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D. Dal lake

Q50. Pahalgam Festival is celebrated with the arrival of the following season of the Jammu and Kashmir

A. Spring

B. Summer

C. Autumn

D. Winter

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A. Spring

Q51. In which month the Tulip festival at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden in Srinagar is celebrated

A. August

B. April

C. March

D. May

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B. April

Q52. Which cave is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and has a natural formation of Shiva Linga

A. Peer Kho cave

B. Bumzuva cave

C. Shiv Khori cave

D. Amarnath cave

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D. Amarnath cave

Q53. The festival is celebrated every year on the 13th January and commemorates the harvest of winter crops. 

A. Maha Shivratri 

B. Navreh

C. Lohri

D. Navratri

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C. Lohri

Q54. Which of the following is celebrated as the first day of the Kashmiri new year by Kashmiri Pandits. 

A. Maha Shivratri 

B. Navreh

C. Lohri

D. Navratri

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B. Navreh

Q55. Which of the following festival in Jammu region is famous for its celebration in Katra, the base camp of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi. 

A. Maha Shivratri 

B. Navreh

C. Lohri

D. Navratra 

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D. Navratra

Q56. Which Festival is celebrated  on the eve of Maja Shivratri every year at the Shrine of Shiv Khori in Ransoo Reason

A. Maha Shivratri Festival 

B. Shiv Khori Festival

C. Lohri Festival

D. Navratri Festival

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B. Shiv Khori Festival

Q57. Which Mela is one of the most popular festivals in Jammu and is celebrated on the auspicious occasion of  Ramnavami

 A. Jhiri Mela

 B. Gulabgarh Mela

 C. Bahu Fort Mela

 D. Ram kund Mela

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C. Bahu Fort Mela

Q58. Which Mela is held in the months of February or March on the auspicious occasion of Shivaratri, the fair celebrates the marriage of Lord Shiva to Parvati. 

 A. Purmandal Mela

 B. Gulabgarh Mela

 C. Bahu Fort Mela

 D. Ram kund Mela

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A. Purmandal Mela

Q59. Which Mela is celebrated as a prelude to Baisakhi festival, a symbol of Nag Culture in mountainous Bhaderwah valley

 A. Purmandal Mela

 B. Gulabgarh Mela

 C. Subar Dhar Mela

 D. Ram kund Mela

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C. Subar Dhar Mela

Q60. Tihar Festival is celebrated in which of the following districts of Jammu and Kashmir

A. Rajouri 

B. Kishtwar

C. Reasi

D. Samba

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B. Kishtwar

Q61. Makar Sankranti is a festival of 

A. Festival of Music

B. Festival of harvesting

C. Festival of colours

D. Festival of lights

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B. Festival of harvesting

Q62. Which festival is celebrated in paddar district Kishtwar for inviting the blessings of shakti Mata

 A. Purmandal Mela

 B. Gulabgarh Mela

 C. Subar Dhar Mela

 D. Ram kund Mela

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B. Gulabgarh Mela

Q63. Which river of Jammu and Kashmir is also known as Gupt Ganga locally

A. Ujh River

B. Chenab River

C. Marsudar River

D. Devak River

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D. Devak River

Q64. Which Mela is celebrated in the memory of great Sant Baba Dilip Manhas

 A. Chamliyal Mela

 B. Sankri Devta Mela

 C. Subar Dhar Mela

 D. Ram kund Mela

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A. Chamliyal Mela

Q65. This Mela is celebrated in Mendhar Poonch every year on Chaiter Chaudash

 A. Chamliyal Mela

 B. Sankri Devta Mela

 C. Lohar Devta Mela

 D. Ram kund Mela

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D. Ram kund Mela

Q66. Gurez Festival is celebrated in which district of Jammu and Kashmir

 A. Jammu

 B. Budgam

 C. Bandipora

 D. Ganderbal

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C. Bandipora

MCQs on heritage and culture of jammu and kashmir

Q67. Dogri Manyata Divas is observed on 

A. 24 September

B. 22 December

C. 12 April

D. 26 October

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B. 22 December

Q68. Which of the following is known as father of Dogri

A. Ram Nath Shastri

B. Diwan Moti Ram

C. Madan Mohan Sharma 

D. Din Bhat Pant

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A. Ram Nath Shastri

Q69. Dakhni and Rekhta are common dialects of which of the following language

A. Hindi

B. Urdu

C. Kashmiri

D. Dogri

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B. Urdu

Q70. Which of the following has received Sahitya Akademi Award 2022 in Dogri language for “Chhe Roopak”

A. Shiv Mehta 

B. Veena Gupta

C. Ved Rahi

D. Sheetal Mehta

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B. Veena Gupta

Q71. The first recipient of Sahitya Akademi award in Dogri (1970) was

A. Ram Nath Shastri

B. Om Goswami

C. Madan Mohan Sharma 

D. Narendra Khaunuria

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D. Narendra Khaunuria

Q72. Who among the following is known as Shayar-e-Kashmir

A. Dinanath Nadim

B. Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor

C. Professor Rehman Rahi

D. Rasool Mir

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B. Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor

Q73. Walnut Wood Carving in Kashmir was introduced by

A. Sultan shahab din

B. Akbar

C. Zain-ul- Abidin

D. Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom

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D. Sheikh Hamza Makhdoom

Q74. Jalakdozi is a type of

A. Namda weaving

B. Wood carving

C. Embroidery

D. Copper work

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C. Embroidery

Q75. Which place in Kashmir is famous for Copper Vessels

A. Nishat

B. Fateh kadal

C. Arizal

D. Tral

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B. Fateh kadal

Q76. Who has won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2022 in Kashmiri language for “Brande Baras Peth”

A. Fozia Mir

B. Nighat Sahiba

C. Farooq Shaheen

D. Shaista Khan

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D. Shaista Khan

Q77. Ambal, Auria and Keur are the famous cuisine of 

A. Jammu

B. Ladakh

C. Kashmir

D. Rajasthan

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C. Kashmir

Q78. Knotted carpets are mainly made by hand in Kashmir and are locally known as

A. Sozni

B. Kalbaffi

C. Kalamkari

D. Kandkari

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B. Kalbaffi

Q79. ‘Lol’ lyrics is the verse popularized by 

A. Nund Rishi

B. Lal Ded

C. Habba khatun

D. Rasool Mir

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C. Habba khatun

Q80. The GI Tag is given for which of the following items in Jammu and

A. Kashmiri Walnut wood Carving

B. Kashmiri Saffron

C. Khatamband

D. Sozani craft

E. All of the above

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E. All of the above

What is the track record of Kashmiri embroidery?

The beautiful embroidery patterns of Kashmiri embroidery, or Kashida, are well-known and feature motifs that are inspired by the natural beauty of the region. Textiles embellished with satin, chain, and crewel stitches demonstrate the extraordinary talent and meticulousness of the craftspeople.

What is the significance of Kangri in Kashmiri culture?

An essential component of Kashmiri culture is the kangri, a transportable earthen firepot. In addition to providing warmth in the chilly winters, it has social and cultural meaning, signifying hospitality and get-togethers with the community.

What is the traditional dress of Jammu and Kashmir?

In Jammu and Kashmir, the Pheran is the traditional garment for males and the Kaftan for women. These baggy woollen clothes, which are frequently embellished with beautiful needlework, are meant to keep the wearer warm during the severe winters in the area.

What are the famous folk dances of Jammu and Kashmir?

Two well-known folk dances from Jammu and Kashmir are the Rouf and the Hafiz Nagma. While Hafiz Nagma is a religious dance style connected to Sufi customs, Rouf is a colorful dance performed at weddings and festivals.

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