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Indian Art & Culture Quiz

1. The famous folk dance prevalent in Rajasthan is called :
(A) Ghumar
(B) Gidda
(C) Kathak
(D) Garba

2. Tamasha is the famous folk form of musical theatre and belongs to :
(A) Uttar Pradesh
(B) Punjab
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Bihar

3. Which of the following classical dances originated in Tamil Nadu?
(A) Kathakali
(B) Kathak
(C) Bharatanatyam
(D) None of these

4. In which year did Dada Saheb Phalke produce the first feature film?
(A) 1910
(B) 1911
(C) 1912
(D) 1913

5. India’s first talkie film produced in 1931 was :
(A) Shakuntala
(B) Alam Ara
(C) Indra Sabha
(D) Neel Kamal

6. Who succeeded Jaya Bachchan as the Chairperson ofthe Children’s Film Society of India?
(A) Hema Malini
(B) Shabana Azmi
(C) Nutan
(D) None of these

7. The T.V. serial Mahabharata was shot at :
(A) R.K. Studio
(B) Seth Studio
(C) Film City
(D) None of these

8. Which of the following is a dance drama?
(A) Kathak
(B) Kathakali
(C) Odissi
(D) Manipuri

9. The Pandvani is a legendary narrative set to music and belongs to :
(A) Madhya Pradesh
(B) Himachial Pradesh
(C) Tamil Nadu
(D) Uttar Pradesh

10. The Sangeet Natak Akademi fosters the development of dance, drama and music in the

country. When was it established?
(A) 1951
(B) 1953
(C) 1954
(D) 1956

11. Which among the following is the first feature film produced in India by Dada Saheb

(A) Alam Ara
(B) Raja Harishchandra
(C) Shakuntala
(D) None of these

12. Raga Kameshwari was composed by :
(A) Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
(B) Uday Shankar
(C) Pandit Ravi Shankar
(D) None of these

13. Television in India was introduced in the year :
(A) 1958
(B) 1959
(C) 1960
(D) 1961

14. The famous form of folk theatre (drama) in Uttar Pradesh is called :
(A) Garba
(B) Nautanki
(C) Numaish
(D) Kajri

15. In which year was the colour television intruduced in India :
(A) 1979
(B) 1980
(C) 1981
(D) 1982

16. The Lavani Dance belongs to which State?
(A) Mizoram
(B) Nagaland
(C) Sikkim
(D) Maharashtra

17. Which among the following is not a classical dance of India?
(A) Kuchipudi
(B) Odissi
(C) Manipuri
(D) Rasleela

18. Lalit Kala Academy was established by the Government of India to :
(A) promote understanding of Indian Art
(B) develop dance, drama and music
(C) increase film production
(D) propagate Indian culture


19. Which of the following is a dance drama?
(A) Kathak
(B) Kathakali
(C) Odissi
(D) Manipuri

20. Ottam Thullal is a dance form of :
(A) Karnataka
(B) Tamil Nadu
(C) Kerala
(D) Andhra Pradesh


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