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MCQs on Drama and Theater - 13

1. Select the correct sequence:

(A) Author, Actor, Audience, Director
(B) Actor, Audience, Author, Director
(C) Audience, Actor, Director, Author
(D) Author, Director, Actor, Audience



 2. Match the following:

List – I
List – II

(a) B. V. Karanth
(i) Rangayana
(b) Utpal Dutt
(ii) Swopanam
(c) K. N. Panikkar
(iii) NSD
(d) Vijay Mehta
(iv) IPTA

Codes:

        (a) (b) (c) (d)
(A) (ii) (iii) (i) (iv)
(B) (iii) (iv) (ii) (i)
(C) (i) (ii) (iv) (iii)
(D) (iv) (i) (iii) (ii)



3. Pick the odd one out

(A) Lighting – Setting
(B) Costume – Make-up
(C) Mime – Movement
(D) Play-Reading – Blocking



4. The noted director who first discovered the theatrical potentialities of Dharmaveer Bharati’s ANDHA YUG

(A) E. Alkazi
(B) Satyadev Dubey
(C) B.V. Karanth
(D) Ratan Thiyam



5. Which is the correct sequence?

(A) Kārya, Patākā, Bija, Prakari, Bindu
(B) Bindu, Bija, Patākā, Kārya, Prakari
(C) Prakari, Patākā, Bija, Bindu, Kārya
(D) Bija, Bindu, Patākā, Prakari, Kārya



6. ‘Arthopak epaka’ is one kind of

(A) Presentation Device
(B) Stage of Plot Development
(C) Instrument of Plot Construction
(D) Dramatic Irony



7. Assertion (A): Brecht was criticised by the progressive activists for not using social realism as his problem based Epic Theatre failed to provide solutions.
Reason (R): Brecht did not want to immerge his audience in reality and wanted them to ‘cry tears from the brain’; to absorb messages and ideas on which they could act.

Codes:

(A) (A) is true, (R) is false.
(B) (R) is true, (A) is false.
(C) Both (A) and (R) are true.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are false.



8. Which is the correct sequence?

(A) Kanyadan, Ghasiram Kotwal, Shrimant, Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe
(B) Shrimant, Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe, Ghasiram Kotwal, Kanyadan
(C) Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe, Kanyadan, Shrimant, Ghasiram Kotwal
(D) Ghasiram Kotwal, Kanyadan, Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe, Shrimant



9. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Movement
i. Visual Interpretation of Each Moment
b. Composition
ii. Stage Picture in Action
c. Pantomimic Dramatization
iii. Rational Arrangement of Characters on Stage
d. Picturization
iv. Visual Performance of a Play
                                  
Codes:

      a b c d
(A) i ii iii iv
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) iii iv i ii
(D) iv i ii iii



10. Which pair is not correctly matched?

(A) Rabindranath – Shambhu Tagore  Mitra
(B) Vijay Tendulkar – Jabbar Patel
(C) Girish Karnad – B.V. Karanth
(D) Mohan Rakesh – K.N. Panikkar


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1. The famous American Play “The Adding Machine” is written by

(A) Arthur Miller
(B) Edward Albee
(C) Elmer Rice
(D) Eugene O’Neill



2. Assertion (A): The encounter with the tradition has given rise to new contemporary Indian Theatre.
Reason (R): The directors were prompted by quest for identity and search for roots.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(B) (A) is true, (R) is false.
(C) (R) is true, (A) is false.
(D) Both (A) and (R) are true.



3. Match items in List – I with List – II

List – I
List – II

a. Theatre and its Double
i. Antoine Andre
b. Theatre Libre
ii. Herold Pinter
c. Theatre within Theatre
iii. Artaud Antonin
d. Theatre of the Absurd
iv. Pirandello Luigi

Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iv i ii iii
(B) i ii iii iv
(C) iii i iv ii
(D) ii iii i iv



4. Which is the correct sequence?

(A) Creating a Role, the Empty Space, Theatre of the Oppressed, the Floating Islands
(B) The Floating Islands, the Empty Space, Creating a Role, Theatre of the Oppressed
(C) Theatre of the Oppressed, Creating A Role, the Floating Islands, the Empty Space
(D) The Empty Space, The Floating Islands, Creating a Role, Theatre of the oppressed



5. Parsi Theatre’s famous Urdu Play ‘Bazm-e-Fani’ (The Transitory Assembly) was a reworking of Shakespeare’s

(A) Hamlet
(B) Midsummer Night’s Dream
(C) Merchant of Venice
(D) Romeo and Juliet



6. Put in correct chronology in the context of their Geographical aspect from North to South:

(A) Kutiyattam, Nautanki, Bhand Jashna, Yakshagana, Maach
(B) Bhand Jashna, Maach, Nautanki, Yakshagana, Kutiyattam
(C) Nautanki, Yakshagana, Kutiyattam, Maach, Bhand Jashna
(D) Bhand Jashna, Nautanki, Maach, Yakshagana, Kutiyattam



7. The two materials with which the Director works to express the play are

(A) Lines and Colours
(B) Sound and Sight
(C) Actor and Stage
(D) Voice and Speech



8. Which is the correct sequence of the following equipments on the stage?

(A) Grand Drapery, Act Curtain, Tormentors, Teaser
(B) Act Curtain, Tormentors, Teaser, Grand Drapery
(C) Tormentors, Grand Drapery, Act Curtain, Teaser
(D) Teaser, Tormentors, Grand Drapery, Act Curtain



9. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Traditions of Indian Theatre
i. Balwant Gargi
b. Performance Tradition in India
ii. Farley Richmond
c. Folk Theatre of India
iii. Suresh Awasthi
d. Indian Theatre
iv. M.L. Varadapande

Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iii iv ii i
(B) ii i iii iv
(C) iv iii i ii
(D) i ii iv iii



10. Assertion (A): Theatre director should have knowledge on Art and Craft.
Reason (R): Because he has to coordinate the technical and artistic elements during the production process.

Codes:

(A) (A) is true (R) is false
(B) (A) is false (R) is true
(C) (A) is true (R) is true
(D) (A) is false and (R) is false



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MCQs on Drama and Theater - 11

1. The ‘Image Theatre’ is conceived by

(A) Peter Brooke
(B) Richard Schechner
(C) Augusto Boal
(D) Elia Kazan



2. Which pair is NOT correctly matched?

(A) K.N. Panikkar – Revival of Sanskrit Theatre
(B) Badal Sircar – Agit-prop Theatre
(C) Anamika – Gender- Haksar Sensitive Theatre
(D) M.S. Sathyu – Parsi Theatre



3. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Arms and the Man
i. Albert Camus
b. Hedda Gabbler
ii. Luigi Pirandello
c. The Myth of Sysyphus
iii. George Bernard Shaw
d. The Rules of the Game
iv. Henrik Ibsen
     
Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iii iv i ii
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) i ii iii iv
(D) iv i ii iii



4. Arrange items in sequence:

(A) Performing text, Dramatic text, self – expression, Transmission of secrets
(B) Transmission of secrets, Self-expression, Dramatic text, performing text
(C) Dramatic text, performing text, transmission of secrets, self-expression
(D) Self-expression, Transmission of secrets, Dramatic text, performing text



5. The book ‘Indian Method in Acting’ is written by

(A) Kumar Verma
(B) Prasanna
(C) M.L. Varadpande
(D) H.V. Sharma



6. Give the correct sequence according to their corresponding value:

(A) Down Right, Down Left, Down Centre, Up Right.
(B) Down Centre, Down Right, Down Left, Up Right.
(C) Down Left, Down Centre, Down Right, Up Right.
(D) UP Right, Down Left, Down Right, Down Centre.



7. The production of ‘Andha Yug’ at Purna Quila by E. Alkazi opened the doors for a kind of theatre in India which is known as

(A) Dance Theatre
(B) Visual Theatre
(C) Realistic Theatre
(D) Applied Theatre



8. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Bio Mechanics
i. Matterson
b. Berliner Ensemble
ii. Antoine
c. Theatre Libre
iii. Meyerhold
d. Symbolism
iv. Brecht

Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iii iv ii i
(B) ii iii i iv
(C) i ii iii ii
(D) iv i iv iii



9. Assertion (A): Designing a space is not to fill the area with materials, but to create an environment to establish the action of the play.
Reason (R): Design helps the actor to build his character and to move conveniently.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are true.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(C) (A) is true, (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, (R) is true.



10. Give the correct sequence in respect of the five fundamentals of Play- Direction.

(A) Movement, Pantomimic Dramatization, Rhythm, Composition, Picturization.
(B) Picturization, Rhythm, Movement, Composition, Pantomimic Dramatization.
(C) Composition, Picturization, Movement, Rhythm, Pantomimic Dramatization.
(D) Pantomimic Dramatization, Rhythm, Movement, Picturization, Composition.




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MCQs on Performing Arts - 7

1. The most common Tala with 8 or multiple of 8 “Matra” is known as

(A) Dadra
(B) Zaptal
(C) Adi Tala
(D) Rupak


2. The technical instrument a must for sound on stage is

(A) Amplifier
(B) Speakers
(C) Mixer
(D) Microphone



3. Match items in List – I with List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Rasalila
i. Gujarat
b. Dashavtar
ii. Mathura
c. Giddad
iii. Maharashtra
d. Padhar
iv. Rajasthan
        
Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iv iii ii i
(B) ii iii iv i
(C) iii iv i ii
(D) iii ii i iv



4. The Noh and Wayang Dance theatres are respectively from

(A) JapanIndonesia
(B) ChinaIndonesia
(C) Java – Bali
(D) JapanChina



5. Assertion (A): To be a contemporary creative dancer or actor, one has to be brilliant and something of a rebel.
Reason (R): The dancer or actor has to venture into uncharted terrain to be creative.

Codes:

(A) (A) is false, (R) is true.
(B) (A) is true, (R) is false.
(C) (A) and (R) both true.
(D) (A) and (R) both false.


6. Mavshi is a character in

(A) Rasalila
(B) Tamasha
(C) Nautanki
(D) Ankia Nat



7. The living legend recognised as heritage by UNESCO is

(A) Ravi Shankar
(B) Mani Madhav Chakiyar
(C) Kapila Vatsyayan
(D) Balmurali Krishnan



8. Which is not correctly matched?

(A) Birju Maharaj – Kathak
(B) Kapila Vatsyayan – Odissi
(C) Rukmini Devi Arundele – Bharat Natyam
(D) Kalamandalam Gopi – Kathakali



9. Match the items in List – I with the items in List – II:

List – I
List – II

a. Kathputli
i. Andhra Pradesh
b. Pavakoothu
ii. Karnataka
c. Gomeatta
iii. Rajasthan
d. Tolu-Bomalatta
iv. Kerala
     
Codes:

       a b c d
(A) iv ii i iii
(B) iii iv ii i
(C) i iii iv ii
(D) ii i iii iv



10. Assertion (A): The way we use our body in daily life is substantially different from the way the body, used in the performances.
Reason (R): In daily life, we use the body technique which has been conditioned by our culture, social status and our profession.

Codes:

(A) Both (A) and (R) are correct.
(B) Both (A) and (R) are false.
(C) (A) is correct, (R) is false.
(D) (A) is false, (R) is correct.


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