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

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