MCQs on Indian Dances - 12

1. Which temple has all 108 Karana’s in order?

(A) Charangapani
(B) Kumbhakonam
(C) Chidambaram
(D) Brihadiswara

2. Assertion (A): King of Kottarakkara gave a new interpretation to Ramanattam and considerably modified it.

Reason (R): Thus Kathakali retained the vigour of a folkdance and gained the grace of a classical art.


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

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

List – I
List – II

a. Rukmini Devi Arundel
i. Minaxi
b. Navtej Johar
ii. Kreeda
c. Sonal Mansih
iii. Ramayana
d. C.V. Chandrasekhar
iv. Kavyagatha

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

4. Pick the odd one out:

The commonalities of Carnatic and North Indian Tala system is

(A) The Gati Bheda
(B) The Jati Bheda
(C) The style of counting
(D) The number of matras

5. Identify the correct sequence:

(A) Rasa, Bhava, Anubhava, Vyabhichari Bhava
(B) Bhava, Anubhava, Vyabhichari Bhava, Rasa
(C) Bhava, Rasa, Anubhava, Vyabhichari Bhava
(D) Rasa, Bhava, Vyabhichari Bhava, Anubhava

6. The most popular music used today in creative Kathak is

(A) Thumari
(B) Fussion
(C) Flemenco
(D) Sufi

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

List – I
List – II

(a) Chinnaya
(i) Pandannalur
(b) Dandayudhapani Pillai
(ii) Margam
(c) Bindadin Maharaj
(iii) Odissi
(d) Kelucharan Mahapatra
(iv) Kathak


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

8. The terms Thani, Sthanak, Mandi, Parija etc. refer to

(A) Nartana
(B) Nrutya
(C) Abhinaya
(D) Nritta

9. The dance performed by men and women together is

(A) Lambadi
(B) Kolattam
(C) Dangi Nrutya
(D) Rouf

10. Nritta is

(A) Without story
(B) Without expression
(C) Without tala
(D) Without laya



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