MCQs on Indian Dances - 1

1. Choose the odd one: The Gharana’s of Kathak are

(A) Lucknow
(B) Banaras
(C) Raigadh
(D) Delhi

2. The full form of ISTA is

(A) International School of Theatre Anthropology
(B) Indian School of Theatre Anthropology
(C) Indian School of Theatre Arts
(D) International Scheme for Theatre Arts

3. Assertion (A): ‘Masak’ is used in Kathak for showing that.

Reason (R): It helps in breath control.

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

4. The Chakradar Toda has the Tihairepeated

(A) 3 times
(B) 9 times
(C) In multiples of 3
(D) 4 times

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

List – I
List – II

a. Bharatanatyam
i. Lai Haroba
b. Kshyatriya
ii. Mahari
c. Odissi
iii. Vazoovur
d. Manipuri
iv. Vaishnava


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

6. Identify the correct sequence in ascending order of Matra

(A) Rupak, Dhamar, Zaptala, Tritala
(B) Zaptala, Rupak, Dhamar, Tritala
(C) Rupak, Zaptala, Dhamar, Tritala
(D) Tritala, Rupak, Zaptala, Dhamar

7. The feet and wrist movements of some of the SEA dancers are similar to those seen in

(A) Kuchipudi
(B) Jatra
(C) Manipuri
(D) Odissi

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

List – I
List – II

a. Bharata
i. Shurparnakha
b. Lakshamana
ii. Shikhandi
c. Arjun 
iii. Manthara
d. Bhima
iv. Hidimba

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

9. The dress of female Manipuri dancer is called

(A) Kamandi
(B) Kumin
(C) Kummi
(D) Kikli

10. The text written by Raigadh King Shri Chakradhar Singh is

(A) Nritya Ratna Kosha
(B) Nartan Sarwaswam
(C) Nartan Nirnaya
(D) Abhinaya Navanita

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