1. The most common Tala with 8 or multiple of 8 “Matra” is known as

(A) Dadra
(B) Zaptal
(C) Adi Tala
(D) Rupak

2. The technical instrument a must for sound on stage is

(A) Amplifier
(B) Speakers
(C) Mixer
(D) Microphone

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

List – I
List – II

a. Rasalila
i. Gujarat
b. Dashavtar
ii. Mathura
c. Giddad
iii. Maharashtra
d. Padhar
iv. Rajasthan

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

4. The Noh and Wayang Dance theatres are respectively from

(A) JapanIndonesia
(B) ChinaIndonesia
(C) Java – Bali
(D) JapanChina

5. Assertion (A): To be a contemporary creative dancer or actor, one has to be brilliant and something of a rebel.
Reason (R): The dancer or actor has to venture into uncharted terrain to be creative.


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

6. Mavshi is a character in

(A) Rasalila
(B) Tamasha
(C) Nautanki
(D) Ankia Nat

7. The living legend recognised as heritage by UNESCO is

(A) Ravi Shankar
(B) Mani Madhav Chakiyar
(C) Kapila Vatsyayan
(D) Balmurali Krishnan

8. Which is not correctly matched?

(A) Birju Maharaj – Kathak
(B) Kapila Vatsyayan – Odissi
(C) Rukmini Devi Arundele – Bharat Natyam
(D) Kalamandalam Gopi – Kathakali

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

List – I
List – II

a. Kathputli
i. Andhra Pradesh
b. Pavakoothu
ii. Karnataka
c. Gomeatta
iii. Rajasthan
d. Tolu-Bomalatta
iv. Kerala

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

10. Assertion (A): The way we use our body in daily life is substantially different from the way the body, used in the performances.
Reason (R): In daily life, we use the body technique which has been conditioned by our culture, social status and our profession.


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

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