Culture & Sports – WBPSC Miscellaneous Prelim Question Paper

Culture & Sports Miscellaneous Question Paper

Culture & Sports - WBPSC Miscellaneous Preliminary Question Paper

Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2019

1. Who is the author of the book ‘The Trial’?

(A) Mark Twain

(B) Franz Kafka

(C) James Joyce

(D) Ernest Hemingway


8. ‘Toba Tek Singh’ is a story about which historic reality?

(A) Partition

(B) Revolt of 1857

(C) Non-cooperation movement

(D) Revolutionary movement


10. Dan Brown’s most renowned protagonist ‘David Langdon’ is nicknamed

(A) Unicorn

(B) Squirrel

(C) Lamb

(D) Dolphin


12. Which dancer of Bengal made path breaking for the inmates of the correctional homes?

(A) Alokananda Roy

(B) Mamata Shankar

(C) Sutapa Talukdar

(D) Amita Dutt


13. Which author wrote the famous novel ‘Sawa Ser Gehun’?

(A) Prem Chand

(B) Khushwant Singh

(C) Kamaleshwar

(D) Jaishankar Prasad


15. ‘Nibaran Chakraborti’ is a character in which novel of Rabindranath and to which profession did he belong?

(A) Novel Gora, profession Brahmin Priest.

(B) Novel Ghare Baire, profession Swadeshi Agitator.

(C) Novel Jogajog, profession Teacher.

(D) Novel Shesher Kobita, profession Poet.


20. From which Sufi Dargah of Delhi a group of singers sang playback for Bollywood?

(A) Hazrat Nizamuddin

(B) Bagh-e-Bedil

(C) Chirag-i-Delhi

(D) Matka Peer Dargah

21. Which country did Steffi Graf represent when she won the Gold for Women’s Singles Tennis player in the Seoul Olympics of 1988?

(A) Germany

(B) West Germany

(C) East Germany

(D) Poland


27. Who is the creator of the famous Bengali cartoon series ‘Nante-Fonte’?

(A) Narayan Gangopadhyay

(B) Narayan Debnath

(C) Narayan Sanyal

(D) Narayan Shikdar


28. Gotipua dance is from which province of India?

(A) Odisha

(B) Maharashtra

(C) Kerala

(D) Andhra Pradesh


33. Which one of the following is the ultimate evil character in ‘Harry Potter’ series?

(A) Dudley Dursley

(B) Lord Voldemort

(C) Severus Snape

(D) None of them


38. Which of the following author has written the famous novel ‘Palamou’?

(A) Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay

(B) Sanjib Chattopadhyay

(C) Buddhadeb Basu

(D) Samresh Bose


40. Which musical instrument of Central Asia resembles Indian instrument Sarod?

(A) Sitar

(B) Rabab

(C) Ghijak

(D) Changh


46. Who was the first person from independent India to win a medal in the Summer Olympics?

(A) Khashaba Dadashaheb Jadav

(B) Karnam Malleswari

(C) Leander Paes

(D) Abhinav Bindra

52. Which novel of Amithabh Ghosh is written about Burma?

(A) Shadow Lines

(B) Glass Palace

(C) Hungry Tides

(D) Countdown


53. What is the original name of Lata Mangeshkar?

(A) Meena

(B) Hema

(C) Neeta

(D) Seema


63. Which prize did the novel ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns received?

(A) Nobel Prize

(B) Pulitzer Prize

(C) Man Booker Prize

(D) Edgar Award


65. ‘Haidar’ – the Bollywood film is based on which famous English drama?

(A) Arms and the Man

(B) Pride and Prejudice

(C) War and Peace

(D) Hamlet


68. The author of the famous biographical writing, ‘The Diary of a Young Girl’, Anne Frank belonged to which nationality?

(A) Polish

(B) Dutch

(C) Australian

(D) German


69. Pandit Birju Maharaj had choreographed for which film below?

(A) Jhanak Jhanak Payel Baje

(B) Umrao Jaan

(C) Mughal-e-Azam

(D) Shatranj Ke Khiladi


73. Who is the creator of the first women detective group ‘Goenda Gondalu’ in Bengali novels?

(A) Shukhalata Rao

(B) Leela Majumdar

(C) Sarojini Naidu

(D) Nalini Das


74. Which of the novels below is a story of a little girl?

(A) Pollyanna

(B) Rebecca

(C) Anna Karenina

(D) Jane Eyre



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2018

53. The 1960 first Para Olympic Games were held at

(A) Rome

(B) Sweden

(C) New Delhi

(D) Karachi


55. Kathakali is a classical dance-drama originated from

(A) Odissa

(B) Bengal

(C) Kerala

(D) Karnataka


56. One of the famous dancers of “Kuchipudi” is

(A) Yamini Reddy

(B) Bharati Gupta

(C) Durga Das

(D) Sitara Devi


57. “Giddha Parhaum”- performed by women during marriage ceremonies in

(A) Himachal Pradesh

(B) Assam

(C) Manipur

(D) Tripura


59. The National School of Drama was set up in the year

(A) 1955

(B) 1959

(C) 1961

(D) 1962


61. Who is famous as Flute Instrumentalist?

(A) Gauri Shankar

(B) U. Srinivas

(C) Pannalal Ghosh

(D) Khagen Dey


62. In which date the Sangeet Natak Academy recognised ‘Sattriya Nritya’?

(A) December 30, 1990

(B) November 15, 2000

(C) July 1, 2002

(D) July 1, 2003

63. The folk dance ‘Hikat’ is performed in which State?

(A) Jammu & Kashmir

(B) Manipur

(C) Mizoram

(D) Kerala


67. The book ‘I follow the Mahatma’ has been written by

(A) Prabhat Kumar

(B) K. M. Munshi

(C) Rajendra Prasad

(D) Shoba Dey


68. Who has written the book ‘Jurassic Park’?

(A) Michael Crichton

(B) Walter Scott

(C) Robert Louis

(D) D. H. Lorence


69. ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ book has been written by an author of which of the following countries?

(A) India

(B) France

(C) United States of America

(D) South Africa


70. ‘The Road Ahead’ book is authored by

(A) P. B. Shelly

(B) John Keats

(C) Bill Gates

(D) Paul Roberts


71. Who has written the book ‘The Rights of Man’?

(A) Plato

(B) Thomas Paine

(C) Aristotle

(D) John Lock



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2012 (S-1)

  1. The character ‘James Bond‘ was created by

(A) Ian Fleming     

(B) Harold Robins    

(C)  James Hadley Chase    

(D) Jules Verne


  1. The author of ‘Padatik’ is

(A) Sukanta Bhattacharyay    

(B) Kazi Nazrul Islam     

(C) Arun Mitra      

(D) Subhash Mukhopadhyay


  1. In which district of West Bengal did ‘Chhow‘ dance originate?

(A) Uttar Dinajpur      

(B) West Midnapore     

(C) Bankura     

(D) Purulia


  1. Bhrantibilas’  is a novel by

(A) Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar     

(B) Debendranath Tagore     

(C) Rammohan Roy      

(D) Azizul Haque


  1. Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is associated with

(A) Violin      

(B) Sarod      

(C) Tabla     

(D) Sitar


  1. Anna Karenina’ was composed by

(A) Tolstoy     

(B) Gorky     

(C) Dostoevsky      

(D) Turgenev

  1. Bhuban Shome’ is composed by

(A) Nillohit      

(B) Banaphul      

(C) Manik Bandyopadhyaya      

(D) Ranjan


  1. Adonais’ is written by

(A) Lord Tennyson      

(B) P.B. Shelley     

(C) John Keats     

(D) John Milton


  1. Kuchipudi’ dance originated in

(A) Rajasthan        

(B) Karnataka         

(C) Andhra Pradesh       

(D) Manipur


  1. Brajeswar’ and ‘Prafulla’ are the characters from

(A) Durgeshnandini        

(B) Sitaram        

(C) Indira        

(D) Devi Chowdhurani


  1. Yehudi Menuhin became a world famous musician by playing

(A) Piano        

(B) Violin       

(C) Guitar      

(D) Flute


  1. The film ‘The adventures of Tintin’ is directed by

(A) Steve Jones        

(B) Steven Spielberg       

(C) Collin Hanks      

(D) Charlie Chaplin

  1. IAGO’ is a character of the drama

(A) Hamlet       

(B) Arms and the Man      

(C) Justice        

(D) Othello


  1. A Tale of Two Cities’ was written by

(A) Sir Walter Scott       

(B) Charles Dickens       

(C) R. L. Stevenson      

(D) T. S. Eliot


  1. Frankenstein‘ is

(A)  A film by Alfred Hitchcock

(B) A novel by Mary Shelley

(C) A detective story by Conan Doyle

(D) A short story by O. Henry


  1. Harshabardhan’ and  ‘Gobardhan‘ — these two characters are created by

(A) Narayan Debnath       

(B) Narayan Gangopadhyaya

(C) Shibram Chakraborty      

(D) Shaila Chakraborty


  1. Which was the longest Grand Slam Singles Final in the history of Lawn Tennis?

(A) French Open         

(B) Wimbledon        

(C) U.S. Open        

(D) Australian Open


  1. What is the colour of the ring of the Olympic Flag that represents Asia?

(A) Red        

(B) Green       

(C) Yellow       

(D) White


  1. Who was the first captain of Independent India’s Olympic Football team?

(A)  P. K. Banerjee        

(B) Chuni Goswami       

(C) Sailen Manna         

(D) Talimeren Ao


  1. Who is the first Indian to hit a Triple century in Test Cricket?

(A) Virender Sehwag       

(B) VVS Laxman       

(C) Sachin Tendulkar       

(D) Sunil Gavaskar



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2012 (S-2)

  1. Name the first Indian Woman to win an Olympic medal.

(A) Saina Nehwal

(B) Karnam Malleswari

(C) Sania Mirza

(D) P. T. Usha


  1. Who wrote ‘A Haunted House’?

(A) Bret Harte

(B) James Joyce

(C) Thomas Hardy

(D) Virginia Woolf


  1. Crime and Punishment’ was written by

(A) Henry James

(B) Joseph Conrad

(C) Dostoevsky

(D) Boris Pasternak


  1. Survival of the fittest” was coined by

(A) Darwin

(B) Lamarch

(C) Mendel

(D) Viseman


  1. Who composed the book ‘Aatmaghati Bangalee’?

(A) Nirad C. Chowdhury

(B) Annandashankar Ray

(C) Shibnarayan ray

(D) Sukanta Chowdhury


  1. Name the first Indian to swim across the English Channel.

(A) Arati Saha

(B) Brojen Das

(C) Abhijit Rao

(D) Mihir Sen

  1. Godfather’ was written by

(A) V. S. Naipal

(B) Gunter Grass

(C) Mario Pujo

(D) Erich Segal


  1. How long is a Half Marathon?

(A) 25 km

(B) 24 km

(C) 27 km

(D) None of the above


  1. Who won the World Chess Championship in 2012?

(A) Vishwanathan Anand

(B) Gary Kasparov

(C) Vladimir Kramnik

(D) Anatoly Karpov


  1. Who was the director of ‘Aparajito’?

(A) Sandip Ray

(B) Satyajit Ray

(C) Sukumar Ray

(D) Tapan Singha


  1. Name the country that has won the Olympic Gold Medal in Football three times.

(A) Brazil

(B) Hungary

(C) Italy

(D) Germany


  1. Who is the first Indian to drive a Formula One Car?

(A) Paramjit Singh

(B) Sebastian Vettel

(C) Narayan Karthikeyan

(D) None of the above

  1. Shakira is associated with

(A) Sports

(B) Pop Music

(C) Politics

(D) Social Service


  1. Who is the founder of Facebook?

(A) Bill Gates

(B) Mark Zuckerberg

(C) Steve Jobs

(D) Narayan Murthy


  1. Agunpakhi’ is written by

(A) Hasaan Azizul Haque

(B) Jahanara Imam

(C) Debesh Roy

(D) Sankha Ghosh


  1. Shylock’ character is created by

(A) P. B. Shelley

(B) John Milton

(C) Shakespeare

(D) Byron


  1. The composer of ‘Paradise Regained’ is

(A) Wordsworth

(B) Coleridge

(C) Shakespeare

(D) Milton


  1. Kala Kshetram is a Centre of dance and Performing Arts established by

(A) Rukmini Devi

(B) Sonal Man Singh

(C) Sutapa Talukdar

(D) Birju Maharaj

  1. Firoja Begum is associated with

(A) Acting

(B) Nazrul-Geeti

(C) Social Service

(D) Politics


  1. Which of the following does not match?

(A) Mohiniyattam-Kerala

(B) Chhow-Purulia

(C) Kuchipudi-Andhra Pradesh

(D) Dandiya-Rajasthan


  1. Arogya Niketan’ is composed by

(A) Tarashankar Bandyopadhyaya

(B) Kalidas Nag

(C) Gokul Nag

(D) Subodh Ghosh


  1. Syed Mustafa Siraj has created this detective character

(A) Kakababu

(B) Colonel

(C) Kikira

(D) Bhaduri-mosai


  1. The play ‘Ruddhasangit’ is based on the life of

(A) Shyamal Mitra

(B) Hemanta Mukherjee

(C) Purnadas Baaul

(D) Debabrata Biswas


  1. Name the country that lost 30 Footballers and Officials in an aircrash in 1993.

(A) Russia

(B) Venezuela

(C) Zambia

(D) Somalia


  1. Who wrote “Nil Darpan”?

(A) Madhusudan Dutta

(B) Dinabandhu Mitra

(C) Harish Chandra Mukherjee

(D) Kali Prasanna Singha



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2011

  1. Green Park‘ where test cricket is played, is located in

(A) Chennai

(B) Ahmedabad

(C) Kanpur

(D) Johannesburg


  1. Desdemona’ is a character of the drama

(A) The Tempest

(B) Romeo and Juliet

(C) King Lear

(D) Othello, The Moor of Venice


  1. Sanjukta Panigrahi was famous for the dance

(A) Manipuri

(B) Odissi

(C) Bharatnatyam

(D) Kaththak


  1. Who wrote the drama ‘Hallabol‘?

(A) Badal Sarkar

(B) Safdar Hashmi

(C) Utpal Dutt

(D) Manoj Mitra


  1. Who was famous for portraying the character of ‘Jagannath‘?

(A) Manoj Mitra

(B) Kaushik Sen

(C) Arun Mukhopadhyaya

(D) Shambhu Mitra


  1. Who is the author of the book “Such A Long Journey”?      

(A) Khushwant Singh

(B) Salman Rushdie

(C) Amitabh Ghosh

(D) Rohinton Mistry

  1. Balmuralikrishna is an exponent of

(A) Lok-geeti

(B) Kheyal

(C) Tappa

(D) Karnataki Sangeet


  1. Danger‘ – Whose album is it?      

(A) John Lenon

(B) Paul Dobson

(C) M. Jackson

(D) Harry Belafonte


  1. Bernard Shaw is the author of the drama    

(A) Arms and the Man

(B) Death of a Salesman

(C) Murder in the Cathedral

(D) Twelfth Night


  1. Shiv Kumar Sharma is famous for      

(A) Santoor Recital

(B) Sitar Recital

(C) Sarod Recital

(D) Flute Recital


  1. The play ‘Nathbati Anathbat’ was directed by

(A) Shambhu Mitra

(B) Shaoli Mitra

(C) Tripti Mitra

(D) Kumar Ray


  1. A famous novel ‘Pride and Prejudice‘ is written by

(A) George Eliot

(B) Leo Tolstoy

(C) Charles Dickens

(D) Jane Austen

  1. ‘The Autobiography of An Unknown Indian’  is a book written by

(A) R. K. Narayan

(B) Nirad C. Chowdhury

(C) R. K. Laxman

(D) Rajmohan Gandhi


  1. Who is the author ‘Abol Tabol‘?

(A) Upendra Kishore Ray Chowdhury

(B) Sukumar Ray

(C) Satyajit Ray

(D) Sandip Ray


  1. Byomkesh Bakshi‘ character was created by

(A) Manik Bandyopadhyay

(B) Satinath Bhaduri

(C) Banaful

(D) Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay


  1. Who is the author of ‘Aranyer Adhikar‘?

(A) Mahasweta Devi

(B) Ashapurna Devi

(C) Sangita Bandyopadhyay

(D) Mandakranta Sen



Miscellaneous Question Paper – 2010

  1. ‘Canter’ relates to the animal

(A) tiger

(B) monkey

(C) horse

(D) elephant


  1. Tiger Woods’ is

(A) Polo champion

(B) Golf champion

(C) Pole vault champion

(D) Bantam Weight Boxer


  1. Usha Ganguly is associated with which of the following?

(A) social service

(B) dance

(C) stage acting

(D) music


  1. Usain Bolt is

(A) World champion sprinter

(B) Regional champion sprinter

(C) Africa volleyball ace

(D) Nigeria basketball star


  1. Doug Bollinger is cricketer from

(A) West Indies

(B) New Zealand

(C) Australia

(D) England


  1. Tee’ is associated with the game

(A) Golf

(B) Cricket

(C) Billiards

(D) Chess

  1. Utpal Dutta had a reputation in which of the following fields?

(A) Music

(B) Journalism

(C) Drama

(D) None of the above


  1. The author of the book ‘Indira Gandhi Returns’ is

(A) Khushwant Singh

(B) Nirad C. Chowdhury

(C) Kuldeep Nayyar

(D) Vijayalakshmi Pandit


  1. Who wrote ‘War and Peace’?

(A) Gandhiji

(B) Charles Dickens

(C) Leo Tolstoy

(D) None of the above


  1. Ustad Vilayat Khan is associated with

(A) Painting

(B) Classical Music

(C) Light Music

(D) Instrumental Music


  1. Aurobindo was the author of

(A) Yogashastra

(B) Discovery of India

(C) Savitri

(D) Hindu View of Life


  1. Who is called the Father of English Poetry?

(A) Milton

(B) Keats

(C) Browning

(D) Chaucer

  1. Who wrote the book ‘Gandhi and Stalin’?

(A) Rajmohan Gandhi

(B) Nelson Mandela

(C) Louis Fischer

(D) Martin Luther


  1. We find ’Apu’ in

(A) Ichhamati

(B) Aranyak

(C) Pather-Panchali

(D) Devajan


  1. India’s top music film director with most international awards is

(A) R. D. Burman

(B) A. R. Rahman

(C) Shaan

(D) Bappi Lahiri


  1. Which of the following is Begum Akhtar associated?

(A) Vocal Music

(B) Dance

(C) Acting

(D) Writing


  1. Ravi Shankar is a famous

(A) actor

(B) dancer

(C) politician

(D) sitar player


  1. Uday Sankar is a famous

(A) dancer

(B) writer

(C) painter

(D) producer

  1. The film ‘Three Idiots’ is based on a novel by

(A) Salman Rushdie

(B) Jhumpa Lahiri

(C) Chetan Bhagat

(D) Amitabha Ghosh


  1. Musical instrument used by Amir Khusrau was

(A) Sarod

(B) Tabla

(C) Sitar

(D) Flute


  1. Who said “child is the father of man”?

(A) John Keats

(B) Shakespeare

(C) William Wordsworth

(D) Lord Byron


  1. Safdar Hashmi is a name associated with

(A) Instrumental music

(B) Painting

(C) Journalism

(D) Drama



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