Fine Arts

1. Which are the two famous forms of music in Bharat?
Hindustani & Karnataka Music
2. Which one of the Vedas Related with music?
Saam Ved
3. Who was the teacher of famous musicians Tansen & Baiju Bawara?
Hari Das
4. Who composed the ragas like ‘Mian Ki Malhar’, ‘Darbari’, ‘Kannad’ and ‘Mian Ki Tori’?
Tansen
5. What is the source of ‘Bharat Natyam ‘dance?
Natya Shastra of Bharatmuni
6. Which dance form was presented by the Devdasis in the temples of South Bharat?
 Bharatnatyam
7. Rukmani Devi, Mrinalini Sarabhai, Leela Samson, Shankuntala Panigrahi, Sonal Mansingh, Vaijayantimala are the perfomers of which type of dance?
Bharatnatyam
8. Which dance form got developed in royal courts?
Kathak
9. Which dance form was patronised by Wajid Ali Shah?
Kathak
10. Bindadin Maharaj, Kalkadin, Achhan Maharaj, Gopi Krishna and Birju Maharaj perform which type of dance form?
Kathak
11. Kathakali dance belongs to which state?
Kerala
12. The famous poet Vallatol was a source of inspiration for which type of dance form?
Kathakali
13. Kuchipudi is the dance of which state?
Andhra Pradesh
14. Which type of dance was developed by Tirath Narain and Sidh Yogi?
Kuchipudi
15. Vedant, Satya Narayan, Raja Reddi and Radha Reddi are associated with which type of dance?
Kuchipudi

16. Which is the main dance form of Manipur?
Manipuri
17. Oddissi is the dance of which state?
Orissa
18. Kelucharan Mahapatra, Sanyukta Panigrahi and Indirani Rehman are associated with which type of dance?
Oddissi
19. Jatra’ type of stage performance belongs to which state?
West Bengal
20. In which state is ‘Tamasha’ performed?
Maharashtra
21. Bhawai is the art of which state?
Gujarat
22. ‘Nautanki’ is the performing art of which state?
Uttar Pradesh
23. ‘Maach’ is the performing art of which state?
Madhya Pradesh
24. ‘Khyal’ is the performing art of which state?
Rajasthan
25. ‘Nakal’ is the performing art of which state?
Punjab
26. ‘Bhand Paathar’ is the performing art of which state?
J&K
27. ‘Yaksha Gaan’ is the performing art of which state?
Karnataka
28. ‘Ankia Naat’ is the performing art of which state?
Assam
29. ‘Koodia Drivya’ is the performing art of which state?
Kerala
30. ‘Raas Leela’ & ‘Ram Leela’ are the performing arts of which state?
 Uttar Pradesh
31. The plays ‘Khamosh, Adalat Jari Hai’, ‘Ghasi Ram Kotwal’, ‘Gidh’, ‘Sakha Ram Binder’, are written in which language and who played them on the stage?
Marathi-Vijay Tendulkar
32. Vijay Mehta, Arvind Deshpandey, Shri Ram Lagoo and Amol Palekar are the actors of which language?
 Marathi
33. In which language have the plays Yayati, Tuglak, Havyadan, Naam Mandal been written?
Kannad
34. The theatre actors K. Shiv Ram Karanth, Girish Karnad & Lankesh perform in which language?
Kannad
35. The plays ‘Kaath Ka Ghora’, ‘Suryast’ and Asangat are written in which language?
Oriya
36. In which language do the following enact their plays? Rama Shankar Rai, Manoranjan Das, Jagannath Das and Basant Kumar Mahapatra.
Oriya
37. Imphal Imphal, Chakra Vyuha & Karan Bharat are associated with which type of theatre?
Manipuri
38. Begam Akhtar specialised in which form of vocal music?
Gazal singing
39. The dance form ‘Mohini Attam’ belongs to which state?
Kerala
40. ‘Chakiyar Kondu’ dance belongs to which state?
Kerala
41. ‘Oattam Thulal’ dance belongs to which state?
Kerala
42. The dance ‘Bhangra’ belongs to which state?
Punjab
43. The dance ‘Bideshia’ belongs to which state?
Bihar
44. To which state does the dance ‘Bihu’ belong?
Assam
45. To which state does the dance ‘Chhau’ belong?
Odisha
46. To which state does the dance ‘Chiraw’ belong?
Mizoram
47. To which state does the dance ‘Dandia Raas’ belong?
 Gujarat
48. To which state does the dance ‘Gangaur’ belong?
Rajasthan
49. To which state does the dance ‘Garba’ belong?
Gujarat
50. To which state does the dance ‘Gidha’ belong?
Punjab
51. To which state does the dance ‘Jhoolan Leela’ belong?
 Rajasthan
52. To which state does the dance ‘Maharaas’ belong?
 Manipur
53. To which state does the dance ‘Pandwani’ belong?
 Chhattisgarh
54. To which state does the dance ‘Swang’ belong?
Haryana
55. Which type of dance do Bala Saraswati, Krishnan Kutti and Udai Shankar perform?
Kathakali
56. Which musical instrument do Ahmad Jaan Thirakwa, Allah Rakha Khan, Krishna Maharaj and Zakir Hussain play upon?
Tabla
57. Which musical instrument do Ali Akbar Khan, Allauddin Khan, Amjad Ali Khan, Bahadur Khan, Sharan Rani and Budh Dev play upon?
Sarod
58. Which musical instrument does Annapurna Devi play upon?
Surbahar
59. Which musical instrument did Bismillah Khan play upon?
Shahnai
60. Which musical instrument do Budhaditya Mukherjee, Vilayat Khan, Nikhil Banarjee, Raiskhan and Ravi Shankar play upon?
Sitar
61. Which musical instrument do Gajanan Rao Joshi, V.G. Jog & Zubin Mehta play upon?
Violin
62. Which musical instrument does Hari Prasad Chaurasia play upon?
Flute
63. Which musical instrument does S. Balachandra play upon?
Veena
64. Which musical instrument do Shiv Kumar Sharma and Tarun Bhattacharya play upon?
Santoor
65. Which musical instrument does Vishwa Mohan Bhatt play upon?
Guitar
66. The following belong to which field of fine arts? A.K. Haldar,Amrita Shergil, Bimal Gupta, Gagnendra Nath Tagore, Jemini Roy, Nand Lal Bose, Ram Kumar, Ravi Varma.
Painting
67. The following artists are famous for which field of fine arts? Keshav Shanker Pillai, R.K. Laxman, Sudhir Dhar, Sudhir Tailang.
Cartoon Making
68. To which form of music do the following belong? Girija Devi, Kumar
Gandharv, Vinayak Rao Patvardhan, Vishnu Digambar Paluskar and Vishnu Narain Bhatkhande.
Vocal Music Hindustani Gayan
69. To which field of fine Arts do Bala Murli Krishna, M.S. Subbulaxmi and S. Rajan belong.
Vocal Music (Karnataka)
70. Who is the writer of the Manipuri play ‘Narsingh’ which was staged for the first time in 1925? M.Ram Chandra Singh
71. Who wrote ‘Kaniyar Kirtan’ which portrays a social theme on the evils of opium eating?
Hem Chandra Barua
72. Who wrote ‘Ram Navmi’ Natak advocating widow remarriage ‘Trini Grahini’ (Three wives) and ‘Ashikshit Grahini’ (illiterate wife)
Gunabhi Ram Barua
73. In which state is one particular tribe noted for open air theatrical performance (Jatra) ?
Mizoram
74. Who was the pioneer of Ankai nut or one act plays in Assamese?
Shankar Dev
75. Name the author of the books ‘Rukmani Haran’ ‘Parijat Haran’, ‘Patni Prasad’, and ‘Kalia Daman’. Shankar Dev
76. Since which century has there been a tradition of music in Assam?
Seventh Century
77. To which state did the famous singer Sachin Deb Burman belong?
Tripura
78. In which state are spanish guitar and Darbu used?
Mizoram
79. By whom was the Khol, which is used in Assam, invented?
Shankar Dev
80. Raag Todi & Lalit are sung during which period of the day?
Morning
81. Vrindawani sarang is sung or played which period of a day?
Afternoon
82 Few of the ragas sung or played during the evening time are….
Puriya Dhanasri, Marwa, Madhavanti
83 Raag yaman is sung or played during which period of a day?
Night
84 Raag Kedar & Bihaag are sung & played during which period of a day?
Night
85 What are the names of the ragas which are sung or played during the late night ?
Malkaunsa, Kanhra
86 The Raaga of the rainy season is?
Malhaar
87 The Raaga to be played and sung during the Spring season is ?
Vasant-Bahaar
88 Bhartiya music has how many kinds of instruments?
Four
89 Explain the four kind of Bharatiya Instruments?
String, Wind, Membranophonic & Idiophonic
90 What kind of instrument is Sitar?
String
91 What kind of instrument is Tabla?
Membranophonic
92 What kind of instrument is Shehnai?
Wind
93 What kind of instrument is Mridangam?
Membranophonic
94 Jaltarang or kashthatarang are what type of instruments?
Idiophonic
95 Sarod is an instrument of which type?
String
96 Majira is an instrument of which type?
Idiophonic
97 Bhartiya sages have called music also by the name of …
Fifth Veda or Gandharva Veda
98 The Saptak Festival of music is held in which city?
Ahmadabad
99 What is Dhrupad in Indian Music?
An old indian style of Singing (by Male)

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