1. Consider the following statements 1999
    The striking feature of the Jama Masjid in Kashmir completed by Zain-ul-Abidin include (s)
    1. turret                   2. similarity with Buddhist pagodas                   3. Persian style
    Which of the above statements is/are correct ?
    (a) 1 alone             (b) 1, 2 and 3 (c) 2 and 3        (d) 1 and 3

 

2. The first writer to use Urdu as the medium of poetic expression was 1999

(a) Amir Khusru              (b) Mirza Ghalib

(c)Bahadur Shah Zafar     (d) Faiz

 

3. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer  1999

List I                                                 List II  
A.Pandit Vishnu                1. Introduced the scheme of Raga
Digambar Paluskar             classification in Indian music
B. Venkatamahi                  2. Proponent of the Carnatic music
C. Shyama Shastri               3. Proponent of the Khayal form of                                                                                               Hindustani music
D. Amir Khusru                   4. Wrote the music for the song Vande                                                                                         Mataram

        A       B       C       D
(a)    4      1      3      2

(b)    4      1      2      3
(c)    1      4      3      2

(d)   1      4      2      3

 

4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer       1999

List I (Libraries)                                List II (Locations)
A. Saraswati Mahal Library                                  1. Patna
B. Library of Tibetan Work and Archives          2. Dharamsala
C. Raza Library                                                        3. Thanjavur
D. Khuda Baksh Oriental Public Library            4. Rampur

(a)        3      2      4      1

(b)        3      2      1      4
(c)        2      3      1      4

(d)        2      3      4      1

 

5. The following persons came to India at one time or another  1999

  1. Fa-Hien      2. I-Tsing     3. Megasthenese        4. Hieun Tsang
    The correct chronological sequence of their visits is

(a) 3, 1, 2, 4  (b) 3, 1, 4, 2  (c) 1, 3, 2, 4   (d) 1, 3, 4, 2

 

 

Answers:

  1. D
  2. A
  3. B
  4. A
  5. B

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