MCQs on Indian Dances - 2

1. Devdasis in the temple of Orissa were known as

(A) Dev Nartaki
(B) Dasi
(C) Mahari
(D) Devdichi

2. Arrange the sequence of folk dances from east to west:

(A) Santhali, Patanjagai, Mataki, Garaba
(B) Mataki, Garaba, Patanjagai, Santhali
(C) Garaba, Patanjagai, Santhali, Mataki
(D) Patanjagai, Santhali, Mataki, Garaba

3. Match the items in List – I that of List – II:

List – I
List – II
a. Angarakha
i. Manipuri
b. Kaattalon
ii. Odissi
c. Potlei
iii. Kathakali
d. Nibibandho
iv. Kathak
       a       b       c      d
(A) iv       iii       i       ii
(B) ii        iii       i      iv
(C) iii      iv        i       ii
(D) i        iv       ii      iii

4. Which one is the correct order according to Shloka?

(A) Strotogata, Pipilika, Gopuchchha, Sama
(B) Pipilika, Gopuchchha, Sama, Strotogata
(C) Gopuchchha, Sama, Strotogata, Pipilika
(D) Sama, Strotogata, Pipilika, Gopuchchha

5. Assertion (A): Nritt hastas are not used to express meaning.

Reason (R): Nritt hastas are used in harmony with hand gestures leg and body movement to attain a balance.


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

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

List – I
List – II

a. Aditala
i. Mishrachapu
b. Rupakam
ii. Tritala
c. Chautala
iii. KhandaEka
d. Deepachandi
iv. Dadra

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

7. The last Karana according to the Natyashastra is

(A) Shakatasya
(B) Gangavataran
(C) Vishnukranta
(D) Lolita

8. Jathiswaram is the combination of

(A) Swara and Jaati
(B) Mridangabols and Adavus
(C) Musical notes and Adavubols
(D) Swara and Hasta

9. ‘Haveli Sangit’ is the music used in

(A) Krishna worship
(B) Odissi
(C) Manipuri
(D) Rasalila

10. One of the Trinity-s of South Indian music is

(A) Maharaja Swati Thirunal
(B) Purandaradasa
(C) Balamurali Krishnan
(D) Shyama Shastri

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