MCQs on Performing Arts - 19

1. Mask like make-up is associated with

(A) Noh
(B) Manipuri
(C) Kathakali
(D) Khon

2. Match the items in List-I with the items in List-II.

List – I
List – II

(a) Uttar Ramacharita
(i) Vishakhdatta
(b) Ve i Sanhar
(ii) Bhavbhuti
(c) Mudra Rakshas
(iii) Harsha
(d) Ratnavali 
(iv) Bhatt Nārāya a

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

3. Pick the correct sequence from Abhinayadarpana:

(A) Mandala, Sthanaka, Utplavana, Chari, Bhramari.
(B) Sthanaka, Chari, Utplavana, Mandala, Bhramari.
(C) Chari, Mandala, Bhramari, Utplavana, Sthanaka.
(D) Mandala, Sthanaka, Utplavana, Bhramari, Chari.

4. Pick the odd one out:

(A) Bolshoi Ballet – Moscow
(B) Broadway – New York
(C) Bharat Bhavan – Bhopal
(D) Sanmukhanand Sabha – Chennai

5. For Grammy Awards, the life time achievement award was conferred on which of the following Indian artist

(A) A.R. Rehman
(B) Pt. Ravi Shankar
(C) Nora Johns
(D) Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt

6. Pick the odd one out from the given ‘emotions’.

(A) Rati / Love
(B) Krodha / Anger
(C) Bhaya / Fear
(D) Asru / Tears

7. The choreographers and directors known for using both idioms of dance and theatre in their productions are

(A) E. Alkazi
(B) Ratan Thaiyam
(C) Mrinalini Sarabhai
(D) Uday Shankar

8. Assertion (A): Chhau and Kalaripayatu are now used both in dance and theatre.

Reason (R): Both forms provide muscular strength and concentration of mind.


(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.

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

List – I
List – II

a. Angika
i. Singing
b. Satvika
ii. Mudras
c. Vachika
iii. Design
d. Aharya
iv. Balanced state

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

10. Assertion (A): In Bharata’s concept of nātya, dance and drama are not distinct entities.

Reason (R): Both are knit together by the common element of Abhinaya.


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

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