1. A type of Rupaka which is a monologue in one act?

(A) Vyayoga
(B) Vithi
(C) Bhā a
(D) Utsrustikānka

2. Assertion (A): The Mahabharata and Bhagavata Purana had powerful hold on some Traditional Theatre Forms.

Reason (R): They leaned heavily upon these for their heroic themes.


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

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

List – I
List – II

(a) Entry songs in Bhavai 
(i) Pharikhanda
(b) Shield and Sword used for exercises in Chhau
(ii) Jarjara
(c) Carved wooden stool used in Kudiyattam
(iii) Āva u
(d) Pole used during the preliminaries
(iv) Pitham


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

4. Veethi Nātakam is one kind of

(A) Temple theatre
(B) Street theatre
(C) Cycle play
(D) Puppet theatre

5. ‘Janantika’ as described by Bharata is one kind of a

(A) Dramatic Plot
(B) Dramatic Speech
(C) Dramatic Irony
(D) Dramatic Action

6. Select the correct sequence of the following Sandhis:

(A) Vimarsa, Mukha, Nirvahana, Pratimukha, Garbha
(B) Mukha, Pratimukha, Garbha, Vimarsa, Nirvahana,
(C) Garbha, Nirvahana, Pratimukha, Vimarsa, Mukha,
(D) Nirvahana, Garbha, Mukha, Vimarsa, Pratimukha,

7. Assertion (A): Bharata’s nāndi verses make a reference to the victory of Soma or Moon.
Reason (R): Moon is the basis of Rasa, according to Bharata.


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

8. “Nangiars” are associated with

(A) Ramleela
(B) Jatra
(C) Kudiattam
(D) Bhagawat Mela Natakam

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

List – I
List – II

a. Kalakshetra
i. New Delhi
b. Kalamandalam
ii. Mumbai
c. National centre for performing arts
iii. Kerala
d. National School of Drama
iv. Chennai


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

10. Assertion (A): A Guru should be like a second parent to his students, who ensures the overall development of them.
Reason (R): More than parents a guru is placed on the level of God and is respected accordingly.


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

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