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Art & Culture Previous Year QuestionsDaily GS Foundation MCQs - SthaapnaIAS Previous Year QuestionsStaapana - April 2019Sthaapana – April 2019 – Week 4

IAS Previous Year Art & Culture Questions | Lecture 05 | Dances & Martial Arts

 

Q.1) Which one of the following dances involves solo performance? 

(a)Bharatanatyam

(b)Kuchipudi

(c)Mohiniattam

(d)Odissi

Q.2) Match List I with List I and select the correct answer using the codes given below the lists: 

    A B C D

(a)1 3 2 4

(b)3 1 4 2

(c)1 3 4 2

(d)3 1 2 4

Q.3) How do you distinguish between Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam dances? 

1.Dancers occasionally speaking dialogues is found in Kuchipudi dance but not in Bharatanatyam

2.Dancing on the brass plate by keeping the feet on its edges is a feature of Bharatanatyam but Kuchipudi dances does not have such a form of movements

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)2 only

(c)Both 1 and 2

(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Q.4) With reference to the Famous Sattriya dance, consider the following statements: 

  1. Sattriya is a combination of music, dance and drama
  2. It is a centuries- old living tradition of vaishnavites of Assam
  3. It is based on classical Ragas and Talas of devotional songs composed by Tulsidas, Kabir and Mirabai

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a)1 only

(b)1 and 2 only

(c)2 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q.5) In the context of cultural history of India, a pose in dance and dramatics called Tribhanga, has been a favourite of Indian artists from ancient times till today. Which one of the following statements best describes this pose? 

(a)One leg is bent and the body is slightly but oppositely curved at waist and neck

(b)Facial expressions, hand gestures and make up are combined to symbolize certain epic or historic characters

(c)Movements of body, face and hands are used to express oneself or to tell a story

(d)A little smile, slightly curved waist and certain hand gestures are emphasized to express the feelings of love or eroticism

Q.6) Match List I with List II and select the correct answer using the code given below the lists: 

    A B C D

(a)2 1 4 3

(b)3 1 4 2

(c)2 4 1 3

(d)3 4 1 2

Q.7) Consider the following pairs: 

1.Garba : Gujarat

2.Mohiniattam : Odisha

3.Yakshagana : Karnataka

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a)1 only

(b)2 and 3 only

(c)1 and 3 only

(d)1, 2 and 3

Q.8) Which one of the following pairs of folk dance forms and states is not correctly matched? 

(a)Korku  : Maharastra

(b)Jhummar  : Haryana

(c)Thali  :  Himachal Pradesh

(d)Mukna  :  Manipur

Assignment question

Q.9) With reference to India’s culture and tradition, what is ‘Kalaripayattu’? 

(a)It is an ancient Bhakti cult of Shaivism still prevalent in some parts of South India

(b)It is an ancient style bronze and brass work still found in southern part of Coromandel area

(c)It is an ancient form of dance- drama and a living tradition in the northern part of Malabar

(d)It is an ancient martial art and a living tradition in some parts of South India

 

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