CULTURE FOR UPSC PRELIMS 2020 , TEST-06

Q 1 . Which of the following statement correctly
defines the term Carnatakam?
(a) The Dance which is performed inside the sanctum of the temple.
(b) The Dance which is performed in royal courts to the accompaniment of classical music.
(c) The Dance which is performed in the Fairs and Festivals.
(d) The Dance forms which are recognized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.

Q 2 . Which of the following dance forms are recognized as part of Indian classical dance repertory by Ministry of Culture?
1. Chhau
2. Gaudiya Nritya
3. Manipuri
4. Sattriya
5. Thang Ta
Codes:
(a) 1, 2 and 5
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 1, 3, 4 and 5
(d) All

Q 3 . Which of the following statements is/ are
correct regarding Indian Classical Dances?
1. Kathakali’s dance themes are generally derived from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and other Hindu Epics and mythology.
2. Kuchpudi exhibit scenes from Hindu epics and tarangam is the main unique piece of it.
Codes:
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) None
(d) Both

Q 4 . Which of the following statements is/ are correct regarding Manipuri dance?
1. Manipuri dance has been transferred from Northern plain to Manipur, based on the devotional theme of Krishna and Radha.
2. The vibrant feature of Manipuri is the Drum dance, in which dancers play on the drum known as pung while dancing with thrilling leaps and turns to a fast
rhythm.
Codes:
(a) Only 1
(b) Only 2
(c) None
(d) Both

Q 5 . Which of the following statements are correct
about Gaudiya Nritya?
1. It is a Bengali classical dance tradition.
2. The antiquity of Gaudiya Nritya is based on literature, sculpture and paintings.
3. It is recognised as an Indian classical dance by the Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Codes:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) 1 and 3
(d) All

Q 6 . Match the following lists:
List-1 (Folk Dance)  List-2 (State)
A. Bardo Chham  1. Arunachal Pradesh
B. Thang Ta     2. Manipur
C. Cheraw Dance 3. Mizoram
D. Sua Lua      4. Nagaland
Codes:
A B C D
(a) 1 3 2 4
(b) 1 2 3 4
(c) 4 2 3 1
(d) 4 3 2 1

Q 7  . Consider the following statements with respect to the Indian folk dance:
1. Kalbelia dance is one of the famous dances of Maharashtra which is performed during rainy season.
2. Kajri dance is one of the famous dances of Madhya Pradesh which is performed during harvest.
3. Bhavai is the folk dance of Gujarat as a ritual offering made to Goddess Amba.
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?
(a) 1 and 3
(b) 1, 2 and 3
(c) Only 3
(d) Only 2

Q 8 . Which of the following prominent personalities are associated with Indian Classical Dance?
1. Sonal Man Singh
2. BirjuMaharaj
3. AnjolieElaMenon
Codes:
(a) 1 and 2
(b) 2 and 3
(c) Only 2
(d) All

Q 9 . Consider the following statements about a folk dance of India:
1. The dance celebrates the good harvest.
2. Recently, it got entry into Guinness Book of World Record for being largest folk dance in terms of number of participants.
3. It begins on VijayaDashami, the day when the festivities end in rest of the country.
Identify the folk-dance:
(a) Bihu
(b) KinnauriNati
(c) Yakshagana
(d) Dumhal

Q 10 . E. Krishna Iyer and Rukmini Devi Arundale were associated with:
(a) Bharatnatyam dance
(b) Sattriya dance
(c) Kathakali dance
(d) Kuchipudi dance