Topicwise Questions - Music and Dance

1. In which creative art is Sonal Mansingh distinguished?

  1. Dance
  2. Vocal music (Hindustani)
  3. Painting
  4. Instrumental music

2. Which of the following is a ‘classical’ dance form?

  1. Kalaripayattu
  2. Chhobia
  3. Bhawai
  4. Kathakali

3. Which among the following is a martial dance?

  1. Kathakali
  2. Bamboo dance in Meghalaya
  3. Chhau of Mayurbhanj
  4. Bhangra of Punjab

4. Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists.

List I (Person) List II (Associated with)
A. Bhajan Sopori1. Bharatnatyam
B. Priyadarshini Govind2. Kathak
C. T.V. Gopalakrishnan3. Mrudangam
D. Birju Maharaj4. Santoor

Code:

  1. A - 2; B - 1; C - 3; D - 4
  2. A - 4; B - 3; C - 1; D - 2
  3. A - 2; B - 4; C - 1; D - 3
  4. A - 4; B - 1; C - 3; D - 2

5. Koodiyattam is a

  1. traditional dance of Kerala
  2. special food prepared in Tamilnadu
  3. boat race of Kerala
  4. dress worn in Karnataka

6. With which of the following dances Raja Reddy is associated with?

  1. Bharatnatyam
  2. Kuchipudi
  3. Odissi
  4. Kathakali

7. "Gidda" is a popular folk dance from which state of India?

  1. Punjab
  2. Haryana
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Uttarakhand

8. Which from the following is a "Classical" dance form?

  1. Bhangra
  2. Bharatanatyam
  3. Chhau
  4. Wangala

9. Chakyar Koothu is a performing art associated with which of the following states?

  1. Manipur
  2. Kerala
  3. Mizoram
  4. Himachal Pradesh

10. Which of the following is a folk dance of Rajasthan?

  1. Garba
  2. Dandiya
  3. Jhumar
  4. Kathak

11. Kuchipudi is a dance drama of which of the following States?

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Kerala
  3. Karnataka
  4. Tamil Nadu

12. Who amongst the following is renowned in Hindustani classical music (vocal)?

  1. Shovana Narayan
  2. M. S. Subbalakshmi
  3. Pt. Jasraj
  4. Hari Prasad Chaurasia

13. Alla Rakha was an exponent of which of the following instruments?

  1. Shehnai
  2. Tabla
  3. Sitar
  4. Santoor

14. Shambhu Maharaj excelled in :

  1. Hindustani Classical Music
  2. Instrumental Music
  3. Urdu Poetry
  4. Kathak Dancing

15. Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi has distinguished herself in the field of

  1. Kathak
  2. Bharatha Natyam
  3. Playing Violin
  4. Vocal Music

16. Which of the following is not correctly matched?

  1. Ravi Shankar - Sitarist
  2. M. F. Hussain - Tabla
  3. R. K. Narayan - Novelist
  4. Kaifi Azmi - Poet

17. With which of the following instruments is Anuradha Pal associated?

  1. Sitar
  2. Veena
  3. Tabla
  4. Mandolin

18. The Mohini Attam dance form was developed in :

  1. Andhra Pradesh
  2. Karnataka
  3. Kerala
  4. Tamil Nadu

19. The theory of classical music is discussed in :

  1. Samaveda
  2. Yajurveda
  3. Rigveda
  4. Atharvaveda

20. Rukmini Devi Arundale was associated with which of the following forms of classical dances?

  1. Bharat Natyam
  2. Kuchipudi
  3. Odissi
  4. Kathak

21. Kalbelia is a folk dance associated with which of the following states?

  1. Rajasthan
  2. Uttarakhand
  3. Himachal Pradesh
  4. Jammu & Kashmir

22. Who was the composer of the classical composition ‘Moonlight Sonata’?

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven
  2. Antonio Lucio Vivali
  3. Arcangelo Corelli
  4. George Handel

23. Which of the following folk dances is associated with Jammu and Kashmir?

  1. Jhora
  2. Veedhi
  3. Rauf
  4. Suisini

24. Which of the following is a percussion instrument?

  1. Cymbal
  2. Mandolin
  3. Santoor
  4. Accordion

25. Who among the following is an accomplished vocalist?

  1. Ronu Mazumdar
  2. Shiv Kumar Sharma
  3. Satish Gujral
  4. Dinanath Mishra

26. Raga Kameshwari was composed by -

  1. Ustand Amjad Ali Khan
  2. Uday Shankar
  3. Pandit Ravi Shankar
  4. None of the above

27. Who is credited with creating the world famous Raaga Miya ki Malhar?

  1. Amir Khusro
  2. Tansen
  3. Meera Bai
  4. Bhimsen Joshi

28. The oldest form of composition of Hindustani Vocal Music is:

  1. Ghazal
  2. Dhrupad
  3. Thumri
  4. Qawwali