DANCES OF INDIA

Dances of India
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1. Chakiar Koothu is one of the most impressive dance forms of ..

a. Kerala

b. Tamil Nadu

c. Karnataka

d. Goa

Ans. a

Chakyar Koothu
Chakyar Koothu

2. Which among the following is not a classical dance of India..?

a. Kuchipudi

b. Odissi

c. Manipuri

d. Rasleela

Ans. d

3. Name of Dance which was revived by Vallathol.

a. Odissi

b. Kathakali

c. Manipuri

d. Bharatanatyam

Ans. b

4. Indian classical dance has been popularized abroad by

a. Malaika Arora

b. Gopi Krishna

c. Uday Shankar

d. Yamini Krishnamurthy

uday shanker
Uday Shanker

Ans. c

5. Which of the following is a dance drama?

a. Kathak

b. Kathakali

c. Odissi

d. Manipuri

kathakali
Kathakali

Ans. b

6. Which among the following is the folk dance popular during the harvest season in Punjab?

a. Kathak

b. Bhangra

c. Odissi

d. Garba

Bhangra
Bhangra

Ans. b

7. The popular folk dance of Uttar Pradesh is known as

a. Maang

b. Kajri

c. Baul

d. Boli

kajri
kajri

Ans. b

8. The famous folk dance prevalent in Rajasthan.. is called?

a. Ghumar

b. Gidda

c. Kathak

d. Garba

ghoomar-dance-rajasthan
ghoomar-dance-rajasthan

Ans. a

9.  The oldest form of composition of the Hindustani vocal music is

a. Ghazal

b. Dhrupad

c. Thumri

d. None of these

Druphad
Druphad

Ans. b

10. The Sangeet Natak Akademy fosters the development of dance, drama and music in the country. When was it established?

a. 1951

b. 1953

c. 1954

d. 1956

Sangeet Natak Akademy
Sangeet Natak Akademy

Ans. b

11. The Lalit Kala Akademy was established by the Government of India to promote understanding of Indian Art, both within and outside the country. When was it established?

a. 1951

b. 1953

c. 1954

d. 1955

Lalit Kala Akademy
Lalit Kala Akademy

Ans. c

12. India’s first talkie film produced in 1931 was

a. Shakuntala

b. Alam Ara

c. Indra Sabha

d. Neel Kamal

alam ara
Alam Ara

Ans. b

13. Chakri, Hikat, Rauf, Damali, Dandinach, Kud dances are folk dances in which state?

a. Jammu and Kashmir

b. Gujarat

c. Rajasthan

d. Punjab

Ans. a

14. Hari Prasad Chaurasia is a renowned Player of

a. Tabla

b. Sarod

c. Flute

d. Shehnai

Hari Prasad Chaurasia
Hari Prasad Chaurasia

Ans. c

15. With which musical instrument was Ustad Mustaq Ali  Kan associated:

a. Shehnai

b. Flute

c. Sitar

d. Tabla

Ustad Mustaq Ali
Ustad Mustaq Ali Khan

Ans. c

16. Birju Maharaj is a well known exponent of

a. Manipuri dance

b. Kathakali

c. Odissi dance

d. Kathak

Birju Maharaj
Birju Maharaj

Ans. d

17. Yamini Krishnamurti is an accomplished exponent of

a. Kuchipudi

b. Bharatnatyam

c. Kathak

d. Odissi

 Yamini Krishnamurty
Yamini Krishnamurty

Ans. b

18. Nandalal Bose is known mostly for his

a. Dances

b. Light music

c. Paintings

d. Instrumental music

Nandalal Bose
Nandalal Bose

Ans. c

19. Samantha Fox is associated with

a. Sports

b. Politics

c. Pop music

d. Social service

Samantha Fox
Samantha Fox

Ans. c

20. Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt,, who has won the prestigious ‘Grammy Awards’.. is an exponent in which of the following musical instrument?

a. Sarod

b. Tabla

c. Violin

d. Guitar

 Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt
Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt

Ans. d

21. Mallika Sarabhai is associated with which of the following fields?

a. Social service

b. Classical music

c. Classical dance

d. Sports

Mallika Sarabhai
Mallika Sarabhai

Ans. c

22. Vilayat Khan was associated with

a. Shehnai

b. Tabla

c. Sitar

d. Flute

Vilayat Khan
Vilayat Khan

Ans. c

23. Panna Lal Ghosh plays which of the following musical instruments?

a. Flute

b. Sitar

c. Violin

d. Santoor

Panna Lal Ghosh

Ans. a

24. Zaveri sisters are famous in the field of

a. Manipuri Dance

b. Mural Paintings

c. Classical Music

d. Sculpture

Zaveri sisters

Ans. a

25. ‘Madhubani’ a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?

a. Madhya Pradesh

b. Uttar Pradesh

c. Classical Music

d. Sculpture

Ans. a

26. The folk theatre of Karnataka is

a. Bhagwat Mela

b. Yaksagana

c. Bhavai

d. Koodiattam

Yaksagana
Yaksagana Theater in Karnataka, India, Asia

Ans. b

27. Thillana is a format of

a. Kuchipudi

b. Odissi

c. Bharatnatyam

d. Kathak

Ans. c

28. ‘Natya-Shastra’- the main source of India’s classical dances was written by

a. Bharat Muni

b. Tandu Muni

c. Narad Muni

d. Abhinav Gupta

 Bharat Muni
Bharat Muni

Ans. a

29. Most ancient musical instrument among the following is

a. Sarod

b. Tabla

c. Sitar

d. Veena

Ans. d

30. People from which state celebrate their harvest festival around Makar Sankranti?

a. Kerala

b. Punjab

c. Karnataka

d. Tamil Nadu

Ans. c

31. Which of the following musical instruments is also referred to as ‘earth  body’?

a. Tabla

b. Santoor

c. Mridangam

d. Dholak

Ans. c

32. Which of the following dtates is Nautanki, a folk dance?

a. Uttar Pradesh

b. Arunachal Pradesh

c. Meghalaya

d. Orissa

Ans. a

33. The dance encouraged and performed from the temple of Tanjore was

a. Bharatnatyam

b. Kathakali

c. Odissi

d. Mohiniattam

Ans. a

34. Which dance was revived by Rabindranath Tagore?

a. Bharatnatyam

b. Kathakali

c. Manipuri

d. Kuchipudi

Ans. b

35. Which of the following dances is a solo dance?

a. Yakshagana

b. Ottan Thullal

c. Odissi

d. Kuchipudi

Ans. b

36. Shanta Rao, Bharati Shivaji, Vaijaintimala, Kanak Rele were the famous dancers in the field of

a. Kathakali

b. Manipuri

c. Kathak

d. Mohiniattam

Ans. d

37. ‘Dandia’ is a popular dance of

a. Maharashtra

b. Gujarat

c. Tamil Nadu

d. Punjab

Ans. b

38. Which of the following is a famous Assamese festival?

a. Baisakhi

b. Yugadi

c. Rongali Bihu

d. Onam

Ans. c

39. Rajasthani and Pahari schools were famous for

a. Music

b. Dancing

c. Sculpture

d. Painting

Ans. d

40. The headquarters of the Sahitya Akademi is at

a. Mumbai

b. Chennai

c. New Delhi

d. Kolkata

Ans. c

41.  Which classical dance called as ‘Poor man’s Kathakali’

a. Ottam Thullal

b. Kathak

c. Mohiniattam

d. Nautanki

Ans. a

42. Koodiiyattam is a

a. Dress prepared in Goa

b. Traditional dance of Kerala

c. Festival of Andhra Pradesh

d. None of these

Ans. b

43. The Rath Yatra at Puri is celebrated in honour of which Hindu diety?

a. Ram

b. Shiva

c. Vishnu

d. Jagannath

Ans. d

44. Which of the following folk dance forms is associated with Gujarat?

a. Garba

b. Bhangra

c. Nautanki

d. Kathakali

Ans. a

45. Kathak is classical dance of

a. Manipur

b. North India

c. Tamil Nadu

d. Kerala

Ans. b


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