Exercise 1

Question 11 :

'Kathakali' is a folk dance prevalent in which state?

A). Karnataka
B). Orissa
C). Kerala
D). Manipur
Answer : Option C

Question 12 :

Which of the following dances is a solo dance?

A). Ottan Thullal
B). Kuchipudi
C). Yakshagana
D). Odissi
Answer : Option A

Question 13 :

The National Anthem was first sung in the year

A). 1911
B). 1913
C). 1936
D). 1935
Answer : Option A

Explanation :

The national anthem of India is 'Jana-gana-mana', composed originally in Bengali, by Rabindranath Tagore. 'Jana-gana-mana' was first sung on 27th December 1911, long before Indian gained independence, at the Calcutta Session of the Indian National Congress. The complete song consists of five stanzas. As for the playing time of the full version of the national anthem, it will take up approximately 52 seconds. A short version, consisting of first and last lines of the stanza (playing time approximately 20 seconds), is also played on certain occasions.

Question 14 :

Thillana is a format of

A). Kuchipudi
B). Odissi
C). Baharatanatyam
D). Kathak
Answer : Option C

Question 15 :

'Madhubani', a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?

A). Uttar Pradesh
B). Rajasthan
C). Madhya Pradesh
D). Bihar
Answer : Option D

Explanation :

Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, holi, surya shasti, kali puja, Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), and durga puja.