1. Who is the most political character of Mahabharata?

(A) Shakuni
(B) Krishna
(C) Bhishma
(D) Draupadi

2. Which is the correct sequence in Purvaranga?

(A) Pratyāhār, Nāndi, Rang Dwār, Trigata, Prarochanā.
(B) Nāndi, Rang Dwār, Prarochanā, Pratyāhār, Trigata.
(C) Rang Dwār, Trigata, Prarochanā, Pratyāhār, Nāndi.
(D) Prarochanā, Nāndi, Rang Dwār, Trigata, Pratyāhār.

3. Match the following:

List – I
List – II

(a) Vipralabdha
(i) Heroine disappointed in separation.
(b) Khandita
(ii) Heroine deceived by hero.
(c) Virahotkanthita 
(iii) Heroine depressed in jealous anger.
(d) Proshitabhartruka
(iv) Heroine depressed with so-journing husband.


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

4. Who help ‘Sita’ in Ashok Vaatika?

(A) Trizata
(B) Soorpanakha
(C) Mandodari
(D) Manthara

5. Assertion (A): Performing Arts of India brings to mind the single body and many armed image of Durga or of Siva in the form of Natraj. These symbols are the continual play of energy and rhythm in plural forms.

Reason (R): There are traditions, and not one tradition of the performing Arts in the vast Geographical area, all are characterised by a staggering multiplicity of genres, forms, styles and techniques.


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

6. Identify the correct sequence:

(A) Kudiyattam, Krishnattam, Ramanattam, Kathakali.
(B) Krishnattam, Kudiyattam, Ramanattam, Kathakali.
(C) Kudiyattam, Ramanattam, Krishnattam, Kathakali.
(D) Ramanattam, Kudiyattam, Krishnattam, Kathakali.

7. To bring into being the pleasures and pains experienced by others, making them an individual’s own is called

(A) Abhyasa
(B) Sattva
(C) Aakaarya
(D) Vibhrama

8. The language used in Drama is divided into four categories. Put them into order

(A) Atibhasha, Aaryabhasha, Jaatibhasha, Yoonyantribhasha
(B) Aaaryabhasha, Yoonyantribhasha, Atibhasha, Jaatibhasha
(C) Jaatibhasha, Atibhasha, Aaryabhasha, yoonyantaribhasha
(D) Aaaryabhasha, Jaatibhasha, Atibhasha, yooyantaribhasha

9. Match the following:

List – I
List – II

a. Sakhi- Kundhei
i. Maharashtra
b. Bommalattam
ii. Karnataka
c. Gombeatta
iii. Orissa
d. Kalasutri Bahulye
iv. Tamil Nadu


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

10. Assertion (A): Vaishnavism had greatly stimulated the growth of temple drama.

Reason (R): It developed elaborate code of religious rites and rituals in its sectarian practice.


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

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