Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Indian Traditional Textiles

Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) on Traditional Textiles of India

Mrs. Meenakshi V Rajesh Kumar
Head & Assistant Professor
Department of Costume Design and Fashion
VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science, Kovaipudur,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.


This article is written for Fashion design students, teachers and professionals. Specially this article will be helpful for students who are learning for their viva exams. MCQ questions and answers focus on the different traditional textiles of India. India is known for its rich tradition of textiles, which are an integral part of the country’s cultural heritage. So this topic is frequently asked in different job interview. In this article 50 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ) are listed on traditional textiles of India with answers key.

Traditional Textiles of India

List of MCQ on Traditional Textiles of India:

1. A method of making the skin with light incision and adding colouring materials is called _____

(a) Tattooing
(b) Painting
(c) Printing
(d) Cutting

Answer: (a) Tattooing

2. The basic reason for wearing a cloth is _________

(a) Modesty
(b) Protection
(c) Style
(d) Fashion

Answer: (b) Protection

3. Check board design implies _______

(a) Geometrical motif
(b) Natural motif
(c) Abstract motif
(d) Stylized motif

Answer: (a) Geometrical motif

4. A motif inspired from cosmic space is ___________

(a) Lotus
(b) Conch shell
(c) Wedding scenes
(d) Parrot

Answer: (b) Conch shell

5. Mango motif is also called as ___________

(a) Shank
(b) Machi
(c) Paisely
(d) Champa

Answer: (c) Paisely

6. The usual word in Rigveda for costumes was ___________

(a) Surabhi
(b) Mantra
(c) Vedic
(d) Vasas

Answer: (d) Vasas

7. In vedic period the term __________ denotes that the clothes were well fitted.

(a) Surabhi
(b) Loongi
(c) Turban
(d) Vasana

Answer: (a) Surabhi

8. In the ________ period there was a lot of use of lotus motif.

(a) Mauryan
(b) Sunga
(c) Satvahana
(d) Kushan

Answer: (c) Satvahana

9. In the ________ period the Ajanta wall paintings give us a clear picture of the type of clothes people wore.

(a) Vedic
(b) Gupta
(c) Sunga
(d) Satvahana

Answer: (b) Gupta

10. In Gupta period the kings costumes were most often of striped blue closely woven silk with a floating _______

(a) Kachcha
(b) Antariya
(c) Uttariya
(d) Sashes

Answer: (c) Uttariya

11. ______is a hand-loom woven technique used to make Dacca muslin fabrics.

(a) Jamdani
(b) Jaquard
(c) Tangail
(d) Sringar

Answer: (a) Jamdani

12. Bhandhani is also called as ______________

(a) Ikkat
(b) Choonaris
(c) Paithani
(d) Patola

Answer: (b) Choonaris

13. Chanderi sarees are produced in which state of India _________

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh

Answer: (a) Madhya Pradesh

14. Patola is a _______dyed silk saree from Gujarat.

(a) Batik
(b) Tie
(c) Resist
(d) Object

Answer: (c) Resist

15. Himru is produced by using _______ yarns.

(a) Silk & Cotton
(b) Wool
(c) Polyester
(d) Jute

Answer: (a) Silk &Cotton

16. Designs of Pochampalli textiles need to be ________

(a) Geometrical
(b) Circles
(c) stylized
(d) Abstract

Answer: (a) Geometrical

17. Kalamkari is done with ________

(a) Cone
(b) Brush
(c) Stencil
(d) Pen

Answer: (d) Pen

18. Bandhani is a colourful textile that uses one of the ______ technique.

(a) Tie & dye
(b) Batik
(c) Block printing
(d) Painting

Answer: (a) Tie & dye

19. The process of tie and dye at yarn stage is __________

(a) Bhandhani
(b) Dacca muslin
(c) Ikkat
(d) Kalamkari

Answer: (c) Ikkat

20. Sri Kalahasti is famous for _____________

(a) Stencil printing
(b) Hand painting
(c) Synthetic dyes
(d) Tying

Answer: (b) Hand painting

21. The Angavastra is a long piece of cloth draped around the shoulders in_________

(a) Karnataka
(b) Tamilnadu
(c) Kerala
(d) Andhra Pradesh

Answer: (b) Tamilnadu

22. In Kerala, the end portion of ladies garment with copper and golden coated thread is ____

(a) Kara
(b) Tassels
(c) Pallu
(d) Motif

Answer: (a) Kara

23. Kurta is the top worn by the men in ________

(a) Bihar
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Mizoram

Answer: (c) Andhra Pradesh

24. Mysore peta is a head ornament of _______

(a) Tamilnadu
(b) Karnataka
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Kashmir

Answer: (b) Karnataka

25. _______ is a traditional women’s costume in Assam.

(a) Choli
(b) Mekhala & Chaddar
(c) Ravikai
(d) Saree

Answer: (b) Mekhala & Chaddar

26. In Orissa a piece of fabric worn above the kurta is________

(a) Mangalgiri
(b) Kachcha
(c) Gamucha
(d) Gadi

Answer: (c) Gamucha

27. Beautiful ornament that is adorn on the forehead called ____ worn by women in Bihar.

(a) Chicon
(b) Puan
(c) Garchola
(d) Tikli

Answer: (d) Tikli

28. Puanchei is the dress worn by ______women during festivals.

(a) Mizo
(b) Assam
(c) West Bengal
(d) Orissa

Answer: (a) Mizo

29. The common tribal group of Nagaland is ______________

(a) Nagas
(b) Burmas
(c) Sikkims
(d) Cylonos

Answer: (a) Nagas

30. The traditional costumes for the men of West Bengal is _____

(a) Mundu
(b) Dhoti
(c) Peta
(d) Chuan

Answer: (b) Dhoti

31. Nine yards sari is worn by the women folk of _____

(a) Maharashtra
(b) Assam
(c) Kerala
(d) Tripura

Answer: (a) Maharashtra

32. Ghaghra is the universal costume of ______________ women.

(a) Meghalaya
(b) Rajasthan
(c)  Bihar
(d)  Nepal

Answer: (b) Rajasthan

33. Women belonging to ahir community wear distinct style of Lehangas known as ________

(a) Jhula
(b)  Valaya
(c)  Angia
(d)  Bomki

Answer: (c)  Angia

34. Chamba Rumal is famous in _______

(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c)  Nagaland
(d) Rajasthan

Answer: (b)  Himachal Pradesh

35. _________ is worn by men in Uttar Pradesh.

(a) Pagri
(b) Turban
(c) Kulla
(d) Urumal

Answer: (a) Pagri

36. ________is popular among men in Jammu and Kashmir.

(a) Toto
(b)  Pheran
(c)  Wool
(d)  Kasuti

Answer: (b)  Pheran

37. Dogras are ethnic tribes living in _________

(a) Chandigarh
(b)  Assam
(c)  Kullu
(d)  Jammu

Answer: (d)  Jammu

38. The common tribal group of Gujarat is _________

(a) Nagas
(b) Lamas
(c) Parsi
(d) Pullan

Answer: (c) Parsi

39. _______is considered as a symbol of pride and honor for men in Madhya Pradesh.

(a) Safa
(b) Jhumka
(c) Parsly
(d) Phetia

Answer: (a) Safa

40. ________ is a kind of scarf that covers the head and shoulders and is an essential element of traditional dress in Madhya Pradesh.

(a) Shawl
(b) Odhni
(c) Sashes
(d) Jhumka

Answer: (b) Odhni

41. The Jadanagam of south India is literally the _________ serpent.

(a)  Hair
(b) Hand
(c) Neck
(d) Ears

Answer: (a) Hair

42. Jhumka is in the shape of _______ has separately worn.

(a) Square
(b) Circle
(c) Bell
(d) Diagonal

Answer: (c) Bell

43. Pearl jewellery is famous in ________

(a) Mauryan period
(b) Pallava period
(c) Chola period
(d) Gupta period

Answer:(a) Mauryan period

44. Kasumala has a long string of ____________ worn during wedding ceremonies.

(a) Gold coins
(b) Mango
(c) Jasmine designs
(d) Goddess images

Answer: (a) Gold coins

45. ______ is called to slender the waist for women in south India.

(a) Peizeb
(b) Kadhujabat
(c) Oddiyanam
(d) Nagas mala

Answer: (c) Oddiyanam

46. In earlier days ornaments were made of____

(a) Metal
(b) Ivory
(c) Shells
(d) Iron

Answer: (c) Shells

47. The circular shaped ring used in Kundala is ___________

(a) Hali
(b) Bali
(c) Choli
(d) Hook

Answer: (b) Bali

48. Pambadam is a ___________ ornament.

(a) Head
(b) Waist
(c) Neck
(d) Ear

Answer: (d) Ear

49. Ivory jewel with Ajanta painting is used by _________ period.

(a) Mauryan
(b) Pallava
(c) Chozha
(d) Gupta

Answer: (d) Gupta

50. Girdle is worn at _________

(a) Hair
(b) Hip
(c) Ankle
(d) Hand

Answer: (b) Hip

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