Chapter Indian Art & Culture 1

Part–I : Indian History & Culture, Languages, Fairs & Festivals
1. In which of the following dialects Kabir wrote ?

(a) Avadhi (b) Bhojpuri
(c) Brijbhasa (d) Maithili
Ans: (a)

2. Where is “Pushkar Fair” held ?
(a) Jodhpur (b) Ajmer
(c) Jaipur (d) Udaipur
Ans: (b)

3. Which of the following is called the storehouse of world-art collections ?
(a) National Archives of India
(b) National Museum
(c) National Modren Art Gallery
(d) Salarjung Museum )
Ans: (d)

4. Who introduced the famous Persian Festival of Nauroz ?
(a) Alauddin Khalji
(b) Iltutmish
(c) Firoz Tughlaq
(d) Balban
Ans: (d)

5. Which of the following is a famous Assamese festival ?
(a) Makar Sakranti
(b) Yugadi
(c) Onam
(d) Rongali Bihu
Ans: (d)

6. Which language is spoken by the people of Lakshadweep?
(a) Malayalam (b) Kannada
(c) Tamil (d) Telugu
Ans: (a)

7. In which State is the religious festival ‘Ganesh Chaturthi’ Celebrated with gusto ?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Gujarat
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Madhya Pradesh
Ans: (c)

8. Which of the following language has been given the status of classical language by Central Government?
(a) Gujarati (b) Tamil
(c) Marathi (d) Malayalam
Ans: (b)

9. ‘Rath Yatra’ at Puri is celebrated in honour of
(a) Lord Rama
(b) Lord Shiva
(c) Lord Jagannath
(d) Lord Vishnu
Ans: (c)

10. The most popular festival in Tamil Nadu is :
(a) Gudipadwa (b) Onam
(c) Bihu (d) Pongal
Ans: (d)

11. Papeti is the festival of
(a) Parsis (b) Jains
(c) Sikhs (d) Buddhists
Ans: (a)

12. Which among the following city was given as guru dakshina by Pandavas to Guru Dronacharya?
(a) Rawalpindi (b) Nainital
(c) Hastinapur (d) Gurgaon
Ans: (d)

13. Jalikattu is associated with which Indian festival?
(a) Onam (b) Pongal
(c) Bihu (d) Hornbill
Ans: (b)

Part–II : Indian Art, Architecture and Sculpture
14. Who amongst the following is renowned in the field of painting?

(a) Parveen Sultana
(b) Prof. T.N. Krishnan
(c) Ram Kinkar
(d) Raja Ravi Varma
Ans: (d)

15. Le Corbusier, the architect of Chandigarh was a national of
(a) The Netherlands
(b) Portugal
(c) U.K.
(d) France
Ans: (d)

16. In which field of Art Jamini Roy make his name ?
(a) Sculpture (b) Music
(c) Painting (d) Drama
Ans: (c)

17. Where is the Swami Narayan temple, Akshar-dham located ?
(a) Dwaraka, Gujarat
(b) Puri, Orissa
(c) Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
(d) Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Ans: (d)

18. What do the paintings of Ajanta depict?
(a) Ramayana (b) Mahabharata
(c) Jatakas (d) Panchatantra
Ans: (c)

19. Where did the miniature paintings of Indian heritage develop?
(a) Guler (b) Mewar
(c) Bundi (d) Kishengarh
Ans: (d)

20. In which State is the folk painting ‘Madhubani’ popular ?
(a) West Bengal (b) Orissa
(c) Bihar (d) Assam
Ans: (c)

21. Who was the painter of the famous painting called – ‘Bharatmata’ ?
(a) Gaganendranath Tagore
(b) Abanindranath Tagore
(c) Nandalal Bose
(d) Jamini Roy
Ans: (b)

22. The Gandhara Art flourished during the period of
(a)Guptas (b) Mauryas
(c) Satavahanas (d) Kushans
Ans: (d)

23. Match the Artistes and their Art form.
A. Amrita Shergill
B. T. Swaminathan Pillai
C. Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair
D. Padmasubramaniam Art Form
1. Flute
2. Kathakali
3. Painting
4. Bharathanatyam
(A) (B) (C) (D)

(a) 3 1 2 4
(b) 2 3 1 4
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 1 4 2 3
Ans: (a)

24. Who was the pioneer of the Bengal School of Art ?
(a) Nandlal Bose
(b) B.C. Sanyal
(c) Jamini Roy
(d) Abanindranath Tagore
Ans: (d)

25. Rajasthani and Pahari schools of art froms are famous for
(a) Music (b) Dance
(c) Sculpture (d) Painting
Ans: (d)

26. Who painted the master piece “Hamsa Damayanti” ?
(a) Anjolie Ela Menon
(b) Abanindranath Tagore
(c) Amrita Shergill
(d) Raja Ravi Varma
Ans: (d)

27. Jamini Roy distinguished himself in the field of
(a) Badminton (b) Painting
(c) Theatre (d) Sculpture
Ans: (b)

28. Which of the following places of Sikh religion heritage is not in India?
(a) Nanded
(b) Keshgarh Saheb
(c) Paonta Saheb
(d) Nankana Saheb
Ans: (d)

29. Who amidst the following is renowned in the field of sculpture?
(a) Manjit Bawa
(b) Saroja Vaidyanathan
(c) Ram Kinkar
(d) Raja Ravi Varma
Ans: (c)

30. Who, amidst the following is a distinguished painter?
(a) Amrita Shergill
(b) N. Rajam
(c) Kamala Dasgupta
(d) U. Srinivas
Ans: (a)

31. What is the field in which Pradosh Dasgupta distinguished himself ?
(a) Sculpture
(b) Painting
(c) Instrumental music
(d) Hindustanic music (vocal)
Ans: (a)

32. Raja Ravi Verma of Kerala was a distinguished
(a) dancer (b) painter
(c) poet (d) singer
Ans: (b)

33. A semi-circular structure with a dome shape roof erected over the sacred relics of Buddha is known as
(a) Stupas (b) Edicts
(c) Pillars (d) Monoliths
Ans: (a)

34. The birth place of an iconic personality, Amrita Sher–Gil, is
(a) Hungary (b) India
(c) Austria (d) Poland
Ans: (a)

35. ‘Madhubani’, a style of folk paintings is popular in which of the following states in India ?
(a) Bihar
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Uttar Pradesh
(d) West Bengal
Ans: (a)

36. The Lalita Kala Akademi is devoted to the promotion of :
(a) Fine Arts
(b) Literature
(c) Music
(d) Dance and Drama
Ans: (a)

37. Kalarippayatt is the martial art of State of
(a) Madhya Pradesh
(b) Mizoram (c) Nagaland
(d) Kerala
Ans: (d)

38. The famous Dilwara temples of Mount Abu are a sacred pilgrimage place for the
(a) Buddhists (b) Jains
(c) Sikhs (d) Parsis
Ans: (b)

39. Which monument is known as “The National Monument of India”?
(a) India Gate
(b) Gateway of India
(c) Raj Ghat (d) Red fort
Ans: (a)

40. Sun temple is situated in which of the following states?
(a) Odisha (b) Gujarat
(c) Karnataka
(d) Tamil Nadu
Ans: (a)

41. Which of the following is not correctly matched?
(a) The Mahakaal temple Ujjain
(b) Sringeri Matha Chikkmanglur district
(c) The Sun Temple Konark
(d) Jain temples Khajuraho
Ans: (d)

42. Kalamkari painting refers to
(a) A hand painted cotton textile in SouthIndia
(b) A handmade drawing on bamboo handicrafts in North-
East India
(c) A block painted woollen cloth in Western Himalayan region of India
(d) A hand painted decorative silk cloth in North Western India
Ans: (a)

43. Raja Ravi Varma was a great painter of which of the following ?
(a) Bengal (b) Bihar
(c) Punjab (d) Kerala
Ans: (d)

44. Who among the following is a famous Indian painter ?
(a) Balamuralikrishna
(b) Yaminni Krishnamurthy
(c) M.F. Hussain
(d) Ravi Shankar
Ans: (c)

45. The Ranganatha Temple is situated at
(a) Kanchipuram (b) Tirupati
(c) Chenna (d) Srirangam
Ans: (d)

Part–III : Film, Dance, Drama, Music, Radio
46. In which of the following styles of dance the story/theme is always taken from Mahabharata and Ramayana ?

(a) Odissi
(b) Bharatnatyam
(c) Kuchipudi
(d) Mohiniattam
Ans: (b)

47. Which among the following is the popular dance form of Maharashtra’s musical theatre ?
(a) Lavini (b) Nautanki
(c) Tamasha (d) Gatha
Ans: (a)

48. In which of the gollowing we find difference in the sounds made by sitar and veena ?
(a) pitch
(b) quality
(c) Both (a) and (b)
(d) None of these
Ans: (b)

49. What is ‘‘Vishva Mohini’’?
(a) Name for India’s Beauty Queen
(b) The title given to Lata Mangeshkar for her contribution to music
(c) An Indian ship
(d) A famous book on Indian dances
Ans: (b)

50. Who amongst the following is renowned in Hindustani classical music (vocal)?
(a) Shovana Narayan
(b) M. S. Subbalakshmi
(c) Pt. Jasraj
(d) M. S. Gopalakrishnan
Ans: (b)

51. Who among the following is not known for popularising ‘Thumri’ form of Indian music ?
(a) Tansen
(b) Amir Khusaro
(c) Nawab Vajid Ali Shah
(d) Siddheshwari Devi
Ans: (b)

52. Which of the following is not a stringed instrument ?
(a) Guitar (b) Sitar
(c) Trumpet (d) Violin
Ans: (c)

53. ‘Kuchipudi’ dance originated in
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Karnataka
(c) Punjab
(d) Rajasthan
Ans: (a)

54. Match the artists with their art form.
Artist Art form

(a) Jatin Das 1. Sitar
(b) Parveen 2. Painting Sultana
(c) Pradosh 3. Hindustani Dasgupta music (Vocal)
(d) Ustad 4. Sculpture Vilayat Khan
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 2 3 4 1
(c) 3 4 2 1
(d) 4 1 3 2
Ans: (b)

55. Who among the following music composers was deaf ?
(a) Beethovan LV.
(b) Bach J.S.
(c) Richard Strauss
(d) Johannes Brahms
Ans: (a)

56. Who is considered the father of Sahatara (Sitar) ?
(a) Mian Tansen
(b) Baiju Bawara
(c) Amir Khusro
(d) Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Ans: (c)

57. Match the artists with their artform :
Artist Art-form
a. Pannalal 1. Painting Ghosh
b. Pt. Bhimsen 2. Carnatic Joshi music (vocal)
c. Anjolie Ela 3. Flute Menon
d. Madurai 4. Hindustani Mani Iyer music (vocal) a b c d

(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 2 1 4 3
(c) 3 4 1 2
(d) 4 2 3 1
Ans: (c)

58. Match the artists and their artform :
Artists Artform

(a) Ustad (a) Bharat-
Allauddin Natyam Khan
(b) Hema (b) Sarod Malini
(c) Birju (c) Santoor Maharaj
(d) Pt. Shiv (d) Kathaka Kumar dance Sharma
(a) (b) (c) (d)
(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 2 4 3 1
(c) 3 2 4 1
(d) 2 1 4 3
Ans: (d)

59. Which is the first colour movie produced in India ?
(a) Madhumati
(b) Mughal-e-Azam
(c) Aan
(d) Do Bigha Zameen
Ans: (*)

60. Which is the major area where “Garba” dance form is common?
(a) Maharashtra
(b) Gujarat
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Punjab
Ans: (b)

61. All India Radio, started its operation with its original name, Indian Broadcasting Company in :
(a) 1927 (b) 1932
(c) 1936 (d) 1947
Ans: (a)

62. Which in the following is a stringed instrument ?
(a) Mridangam (b) Tabla
(c) Shehnai (d) Santoor
Ans: (d)

63. Which has been the field of activity of Pt. Bhimsen Joshi ?
(a) Literature
(b) Classical music (Vocal)
(c) Education (d) Journalism
Ans: (b)

64. Where did the dance form “Mohini Attam” develop ?
(a) Manipur (b) Kerala
(c) Karnataka (d) Tamil Nadu
Ans: (b)

65. Which among the following is a martial dance ?
(a) Kathakali
(b) Bamboo dance of Meghalaya
(c) Chhau of Mayurbhanj
(d) Bhangra of Punjab
Ans: (c)

66. Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra was a maestro of which of the following dance forms ?
(a) Kathak (b)Odissi
(c) Kuchipudi (d) Bharatnatyam
Ans: (b)

67. Match the artists and their artform.
A. Sanjukta Panigrahi
B. M. Gopala Krishna Iyer
C. Pt. Ravi Shankar
D. Palghat Mani Iyer Artform
1. Sitar
2. Mridangam
3. Violin
4. Odissi dance A B C D

(a) 3 2 4 1
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 1 3 2 4
Ans: (b)

68. Which was the first talkie feature film of India ?
(a) Raja Harischandra
(b) Alam Ara
(c) Duniya na Mane
(d) Aadami
Ans: (b)

69. Yamini Krishna Murthy is famous for which style of dancing ?
(a) Manipuri (b) Garba
(c) Bharatanatyam (d) Kathak
Ans: (c)

70. Who amongst the following is renowned in Hindustani Classical Music (vocal) ?
(a) Shovana Narayan
(b) M.S. Subbalakshmi
(c) Pt. Jasraj
(d) M.S. Gopalakrishnan
Ans: (c)

71. Which of the following places is well-known for the embroidery form of“ Chikankari” ?
(a) Hyderabad (b) Jaipur
(c) Bhopal (d) Lucknow
Ans: (d)

72. Match the following :
Folk form
A. Heer song
B. Bhatiali song
C. Garba dance
D. Raas dance States where popular
1. Bengal 2. Punjab
3. U.P. 4. Gujarat A B C D

(a) 1 2 3 4
(b) 1 3 2 4
(c) 2 1 4 3
(d) 2 3 4 1
Ans: (c)

73. Who amongst the following is renowned in the field of painting ?
(a) Parveen Sultana
(b) Prof. T.N. Krishnan
(c) Ram Kinkar
(d) Raja Ravi Varma
Ans: (d)

74. Which is the most ancient musical instrument of India ?
(a) Flute (b) Tabla
(c) Veena (d) Sitar
Ans: (c)

75. Who out of the following was not a great master of Carnatic music?
(a) Swathi Thirunaal
(b) Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
(c) Muthuswami Dikshitar
(d) Shyama Shastri
Ans: (b)

76. Who among the following famous danseuses is not an exponent of the Odissi style of dance ?
(a) Sanjukta Panigrahi
(b) Padma Subrahmanyam
(c) Sonal Mansingh
(d) Madhavi Mudgal
Ans: (b)

77. Which of the following is a wind musical instrument ?
(a) Sarod (b) Nadaswaram
(c) Tabla (d) Santoor
Ans: (b)

78. In which of the following dance forms Birju Maharaj attained prominence ?
(a) Bharatnatyam (b) Kuchipudi
(c) Kathak (d) Odissi
Ans: (c)

79. Mallika Sarabhai is associated with which of the followings ?
(a) Classical music
(b) Classical dance
(c) Social service
(d) Protection of environment
Ans: (b)

80. Who is believed to have created the ragga ‘Miyan Ki Malhar’ ?
(a) Tansen
(b) Baiju Bawra
(c) Amir Khusro
(d) Swami Haridas
Ans: (a)

81. With which musical instrument is Hari Prasad Chaurasia associated ?
(a) Flute (b) Sarod
(c) Sitar (d) Veena
Ans: (a)

82. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the code given below the Lists :
List-I (Musician)
a. Asad Ali Khan
b. Mallikarjun
c. Vismillah Khan
d. T. N. Krishnan List-II (Excellence in)
1. Shahnai 2. Violin
3. Classical music 4. Vina Code :
a b c d

(a) 2 4 3 1
(b) 4 3 1 2
(c) 3 4 2 1
(b) 1 2 3 4
Ans: (b)

83. How many strings are on a Sarod?
(a) 7 (b) 19
(c) 5 (d) 4
Ans: (d)

84. Which of the following pairs is incorrect ?
(a) Amirkhusro – Sarod
(b) Bhim Sen Joshi – Vocal music
(c) Utpal Dutt – Films
(d) Shambhu Maharaj – Kathak
Ans: (a)

85. Amjad Ali Khan is a maestro with which instrument ?
(a) Violin (b) Sitar
(c) Sarod (d) Sarangi
Ans: (c)

86. The ‘National School of Drama’ is situated in which of the following cities ?
(a) Mumbai (b) New Delhi
(c) Bhopal (d) Kolkata
Ans: (b)

87. With which state is the folk dance ‘Garba’ associated ?
(a) Rajasthan
(b) Gujarat
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Himachal Pradesh and )
Ans: (b)

88. Which of the following pairs is incorrect ?
(a) Pannalal Ghosh – Flute
(b) Guru Gopi Krishna – Kathak
(c) Nikhil Banerjee – Santoor
(d) Nandlal Bose – Painting
Ans: (c)

89. Which of the following folk dances is associated with Rajasthan?
(a) Rauf (b) Jhora
(c) Veedhi (d) Suisini
Ans: (d)

90. Which of the following folk/tribal dances is associated with Karnataka?
(a) Yakshagana (b) Veedhi
(c) Jatra (d) Jhora
Ans: (a)

91. Which of the following folk/tribal dances is associated with Uttar Pradesh?
(a) Veedhi (b) Thora
(c) Tamasha (d) Rauf
Ans: (b)

92. Which of the following folk dances is associated’with Jammu and Kashmir ?
(a) Jhora (b) Veedhi
(c) Rauf (d) Suisini
Ans: (c)

93. Kuchipudi is a dance-drama associated with the State of –
(a) Assam (b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Orissa (d) Manipur and
Ans: (b)

94. Of which of the following States is Nautanki, a folk dance?
(a) Haryana (b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan (d) Gujarat
Ans: (b)

95. Guru Gopinath was an exponent of
(a) Kathak (b) Kathakali
(c) Kuchipudi (d) Bharatnatyam
Ans: (b)

96. Of which of the following States of India is Kuchipudi a dancedrama?
(a) Orissa (b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Kerala (d) Tamil Nadu
Ans: (b)

97. With which of the following was Satyajit Ray associated?
(a) Classical dance
(b) Journalism
(c) Classical music
(d) Direction of films
Ans: (d)

98. ‘Tabal Chongli’ is a form of fold dance associated with the State of :
(a) West Bengal
(b) Assam
(c) Andhra Pradesh
(d) Maharashtra
Ans: (b)

99. Who, among the following, is a distinguished Odissi dancer?
(a) Sonal Mansingh
(b) Sanyukta Panigrahi
(c) Shovana Narayan
(d) Hema Malini
Ans: (b)

100. Which is the instrument of music in which Ustad Amajad Ali Khan has distinguished himself?
(a) Sarod (b) Violin
(c) Sitar (d) Shehnai
Ans: (a)

101. Who amidst the following is a distinguished Tabla player?
(a) Alla Rakha
(b) Ustad Fatyaz Khan
(c) V.G. Jog
(d) Amjad Ali Khan
Ans: (a)

102. Which is the field in which Ustad Bismillah Khan has distinguished himself?
(a) Sitar (b) Guitar
(c) Shenai
(d) Hindustani (Classical-Vocal)
Ans: (c)

103. Padma Subramaniam is an exponent of classical dance
(a) Kuchipudi
(b) Odissi
(c) Bharata Natyam
(d) Mainpuri
Ans: (c)

104. Which one among the following is least like the others?
(a) Kathakali (b) Bhangra
(c) Kuchipudi
(d) Bharat Natyam
Ans: (b)

105. Pt. Shivkumar Sharma is an exponent of
(a) Tabla (b) Sarod
(c) Violin (d) Santoor
Ans: (d)

106. Where do the striptease artists work ?
(a) Cabarets (b) Films
(c) Circus (d) Plays
Ans: (a)

107. Which from the following is a “Classical dance form ?”
(a) Bhangra (b) Bharatanatyam
(c) Chhau (d) Wangla
Ans: (b)

108. What is the creative art in which Sonal Mansingh distinguished ?
(a) Dance
(b) Vocal music (Hindustani)
(c) Painting
(d) Instrumental music
Ans: (a)

109. Which from the following is a ‘classical dance’ form ?
(a) Kalaripayattu (b) Chhobia
(c) Bhawai (d) Kathakali
Ans: (d)

110. Which one of the following is not a form of Carnatic music ?
(a) Kriti (b) Thillana
(c) Slokam (d) Tappa
Ans: (d)

111. The first talkie film in India was
(a) Raja Harishchandra
(b) Alam Ara
(c) Chandidas
(d) Jhansi Ki Rani
Ans: (b)

112. Odissi classical dance originated in :
(a) Orissa (b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan (d) Gujarat
Ans: (a)

113. The dance Kathakali is associated with the State of
(a) Andhra Pradesh
(b) Kerala
(c) Tamil Nadu
(d) Orissa
Ans: (b)

114. Who of the following is a famous Tabla player ?
(a) Zakir Hussain
(b) Vikku Vinayakram
(c) Pt. V.G. Jog
(d) Palghat Mani Iyer
Ans: (a)

115. ‘Giddha’ is a form of dance associated with the state of :
(a) Punjab
(b) Himachal Pradesh
(c) Haryana
(d) Rajasthan
Ans: (a)

116. Bihu is a festival that is observed in :
(a) West Bengal (b)Maharashtra
(c) Assam (d) Tamil Nadu
Ans: (c)

117. Match the following:
a. Bharata– 1. Orissa natyam
b. Kuchipudi 2. Kerala
c. Kathakali 3. Andhra Pradesh
d. Odissi 4. Tamil Nadu

(a) (b) (c) (d)
(a) 4 3 2 1
(b) 3 4 1 2
(c) 2 3 4 1
(d) 1 2 3 4
Ans: (a)

118. What is the name of the famous folk drama of Bhils?
(a) Gavari (b) Swang
(c) Tamasha (d) Rammat
Ans: (a)

119. Shiv Kumar Sharma is famous for playing :
(a) Santoor (b) Sitar
(c) Sarod (d) Flute
Ans: (a)

120. Sanjukta Panigrahi was famous for the dance
(a) Bharatnatyam(b) Kathak
(c) Manipuri (d) Odissi
Ans: (a)

121. Kathakali classical dance originated in :
(a) Rajasthan (b) Tamil Nadu
(c) Kerala (d) Karnataka
Ans: (c)

122. “Bhangra” is a dance of
(a) Haryana (b) Rajasthan
(c) Delhi (d) Punjab
Ans: (d)

123. “Dandia” is a popular dance of
(a) Gujarat (b) Assam
(c) Jharkhand (d) Maharashtra
Ans: (a)

124. Which one of the following is wrongly paired ?
Folk Dance State

(a) Kerala Karagam
(b) Gujarat Garba
(c) Uttar Pradesh Nautanki
(d) West Bengal Jatna
Ans: (a)

125. “Sattriya Nritya” recognised as a classical dance form of India by the Sangeet Natak Akademi only in 2000, originated from
(a) Assam (b) Karnataka
(c) Gujarat (d) Tripura
Ans: (a)

126. In which one of the following films did Fran act as a character artist and not in the role of a villain ?
(a) Ram aur Shyam
(b) Zanjeer
(c) Madhumati
(d) Himalaya Ki Godh Mein
Ans: (b)

127. Which one of the following films was not directed by Satyajit Ray?
(a) Aparajita
(b) Charulata
(c) Pather Panchali
(d) Salaam Bombay
Ans: (d)

128. The name of the great maestro of Indian Music “Ustad Bismillah Khan” is related to
(a) Shehnai (b) Tabla
(c) Sarod (d) Flute
Ans: (a)

129. The religious text of the Jews is named as
(a) The Analectus
(b) Torah
(c) Tripitaka
(d) Zend-Avesta
Ans: (b)

130. Indian first talkie film produced in 1931 was
(a) Shakuntala (b) Indra Sabha
(c) Neel Kamal (d) Alamara
Ans: (d)

131. The oldest form of composition of Hindustani vocal music is
(a) Dhurpad
(b) Thumri
(c) Ghazal
(d) None of the options
Ans: (a)

132. Raga Kameshwari was composed by
(a) Ustad Amzad Ali Khan
(b) None of the options
(c) Pandit Ravi Shankar
(d) Uday Shankar
Ans: (c)

133. The classical Dance of Andhra Pradesh is
(a) Kuchipudi
(b) Odissi
(c) Bharatanatyam
(d) Kathakali
Ans: (a)

134. Who directed the film on the dacoit queen Phoolan Devi ?
(a) Abbas Mastan
(b) Shashi Kapoor
(c) Shekhar Kapoor
(d) Anil Kapoor
Ans: (c)

135. Which among the following is a folk dance of India?
(a) Mohiniattam (b) Kathakali
(c) Manipuri (d) Garba
Ans: (d)

136. Which was the first talkie film made in India?
(a) Kisan Kanya
(b) Raja Harishchandra
(c) Mother India
(d) Alam Ara
Ans: (d)

137. Hari Prasad Chaurasia is a renowned player of :
(a) Shehnai (b) Tabla
(c) Sarod (d) Flute
Ans: (d)

138. Which of the following is responsible for fostering the development of dance, drama and music in India?
(a) Lalit Kala Akademi
(b) Sangeet Natak Akademi
(c) National School of Drama
(d) Sahitya Akademi
Ans: (b)

139. Who among the following is not a Bharatanatyam dancer?
(a) Leela Samson
(b) Sonal Mansingh
(c) Sitara Devi
(d) Geeta Ramachandran
Ans: (c)

140. Kathakali dance form is associated with which State?
(a) Tamil Nadu
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Manipur
(d) Kerala
Ans: (d)

141. Which musical framework once present in ‘Brihaddeshi’ an ancient text got grouped into folk and classical music ?
(a) Vakra (b) Swaras
(c) Ragas (d) Thaats
Ans: (c)

142. Pandit Lachhu Maharaj, who passed away recently, was associated with
(a) Flute
(b) Tabla
(c) Kathak
(d) Bharatnatyam
Ans: (b)

143. Shivkumar Sharma is famous for playing the
(a) Sitar (b) Flute
(c) Santoor (d) Tabla
Ans: (c)

144. Pannalal Ghosh played which of the following musical instruments?
(a) Flute (b) Sitar
(c) Violin (d) Santoor
Ans: (a)

145. Which is post-harvest folk dance in Assam
(a) Ankia Nat (b) Bihu
(c) Raut Nacha (d) Namgen
Ans: (b)

146. Ebraham Alkazi is an eminent personality in which one of the following area?
(a) Heart surgery
(b) Civil aviation
(c) Theatre
(d) Painting
Ans: (c)

147. Sattriya is a classical dance form of ________
(a) Manipur
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Assam
(d) Andhra Pradesh
Ans: (c)

148. Pt. Bhimsen Joshi is associated with which of the following fields?
(a) Literature
(b) Social services
(c) Classical music
(d) Politics
Ans: (c)

149. Ragini is a popular form of folk song belonging to the State of
(a) Kashmir (b) Kerala
(c) Haryana (d) Manipur
Ans: (c)

150. Birju Maharaj is a well known exponent of
(a) Manipuri dance
(b) Kathak
(c) Odissi
(d) Kathakali
Ans: (b)

151. Kolattam and Chholiya are the dance forms of which of the two States
(a) Kerala and Karnataka
(b) Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh
(c) Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh
(d) Karnataka and Bihar
Ans: (b)

152. Zubin Mehta is associated with __________ .
(a) Literature (b) Painting
(c) Music (d) Journalism
Ans: (c)

153. Where is the headquarters of National Film Archives of India
(NFAI) located?

(a) Pune (b) Chennai
(c) Bangalore (d) Mumbai
Ans: (a)

154. Ten thaats or scales, belong to which system of music?
(a) Hindustani Music
(b) Folk Music
(c) Chinese Music
(d) Western Music
Ans: (a)

155. Which among the following is a form of folk theatre belonging to Gujarat?
(a) Jatra (b) Raas
(c) Tamasha (d) Bhavai
Ans: (d)

156. Who played the lead character in the movie “Bandit Queen”?
(a) Rupa Ganguly
(b) Sangeeta Mahapatra
(c) Seema Biswas
(d) Sonali Saha
Ans: (c)

157. Where is the Film and Television Institute of India located?
(a) Ahmedabad (b) Mysore
(c) Mumbai (d) Pune
Ans: (d)

Part-IV : Miscellaneous
158. Correlate the field of activites of the following eminent persons and their forte :
Eminent person
(A) Thomas L. Friedman
(B) Zubin Mehta
(C) Ismat Chugtai
(D) Jamini Roy Activity
1. Literature 2. Journalism
3. Painting 4. Music A B C D

(a) 2 4 1 3
(b) 4 2 3 1
(c) 2 4 3 1
(d) 1 3 4 2
Ans: (a)

159. The Government of which of the following states started the Tansen Samman ?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Gujarat
(d) Maharashtra
Ans: (b)

160. National Fruit of India is
(a) Mango (b) Pineapple
(c) Apple (d) Grapes
Ans: (a)

161. R.K. Laxman died on January 26, 2015. He was a leading ____ of India.
(a) Cartoonist
(b) Space Scientist
(c) Kathakali Dancer
(d) Playback Singer
Ans: (a)

162. Charles Correa is a renowned Indian
(a) Freedom fighter
(b) Painter
(c) Architect, urban planner
(d) Award winning doctor
Ans: (c)

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