MCQs on Music -3

1. How many ‘Thats’ have been used by Pt. Bhatkhande for the classification of ragas?
(A) 15
(B) 22
(C) 10
(D) 12

2. Identify the structure of ‘Major Scale’:
(A) Tone, Tone, Semi Tone, Tone, Tone, Tone, Semi Tone.
(B) Tone, Semi Tone, Tone, Tone, Semi Tone, Tone, Tone.
(C) Semi Tone, Tone, Tone, Tone, Semi Tone, Tone, Tone.
(D) Tone, Tone, Tone, Semi Tone, Tone, Semi Tone, Tone.

3. Tagore composed ‘O amar desher mati’ at the age of
(A) 35
(B) 75
(C) 45
(D) 15

4. Which was the last dance drama composed by Tagore?
(A) Kalmrigaya
(B) Mayor Khela
(C) Chitrangada
(D) Chandalika

5. A musical scale divided into 12 equal intervals for 12 swaras, is known as
(A) Diatonic scale
(B) Pythagorean scale
(C) Minor scale
(D) Equally tempered scale

6. ‘Dasvidh Raga Vargikaran’ is mentioned in
(A) NatyaShastra
(B) SangeetMakrand
(C) Brihaddeshi
(D) SangeetRatnakar

7. Tyagaraja Swami lived in
(A) 15th Century
(B) 17th Century
(C) 14th Century
(D) 13th Century

8. Name of Mohanam raga in Hindustani Music is
(A) Malkauns
(B) Bhupali
(C) Durga
(D) Sohini

9. Match the following:
List – I                                    List – II
a. SudhaPrabandhas                1. Instrumental Joom
b. Mukta Gita                          2. Kriti
c. Equal temperament                         3. Ancient Music
d. Gandhara Grama                4. Western Music
      a b c d
(A) 2 1 4 3
(B) 1 2 3 4
(C) 3 4 2 1
(D) 4 3 1 2

10. Who is the author of “Bharat Bhashyam” Granth?
(A) Singh Bhupal
(B) Vidyaranya
(C) NanyaBhoopal
(D) Raja Pratap Singh

11. Match the following:
List – I                                                List – II
a. Siddharam Jadhav               i. Vichitra Veena
b. Vinayak Vora                      ii. Guitar
c. Ramesh Prem                      iii. Taar Shehanai
d. Brijbhushan Kabra              iv. Sundari
      a b c d
(A) iii i ii iv
(B) ii iv iii i
(C) iv iii i ii
(D) i iv ii iii

12. Who introduced Sargam Swarlipi and Sanketic Swarlipi?
(A) Maulabaksh
(B) Krishnadhan Bandopadhya
(C) Pt. Vishnu Digamber Paluskar
(D) Pt. Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande

13. Who introduced the word ‘Raga’ for the first time in the musical texts?
(A) Sharangdev
(B) Matang
(C) Narad
(D) Dattil

14. Who originated the Pushtimarg?
(A) Aadi Shankaracharya
(B) Shri Vallabhacharya
(C) Ramamatya
(D) Kumbhandas

15. Singing based on a single note is known as
(A) Samik
(B) Gathik
(C) Archic
(D) Aaranyak



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