GK quiz on Regional Dances of India

25-OCT-2017 17:57

    India has diversity in Unity. It is a land of various traditions and cultures. Indian folk and tribal dances are the product of social and economic set up. India is also famous for festivals and celebrations which almost took place every day and dances are the mark of celebrations which enhances its culture and joy. As we all know folk dance, regional dance are performed for every occasions and each and every state has its own dance form. Indian folk dances are full of energy and vitality. Some regional dances are performed by both men and women while in some men or women perform dance separately. Also, they have specific costume. In this article we are discussing various regional dances of India in the form of MCQs.

    Regional Dances of India
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    1. Name the popular folk song of Uttar Pradesh?
    A. Maang
    B. Kajri
    C. Baul
    D. Boli
    Ans. B
    2. Which of the following pairs are correctly matched?
    A. Kuchipudi – Madhya Pradesh
    B. Kathakali – Kerala
    C. Bharatnatyam – Andhra Pradesh
    D. Kathak – Tamil Nadu
    Ans. B
    Kuchipuddi is a solo dance of AndhraPradesh, Bharatanatyam is poetry in motion a solo dance, originated in the temples of South India, Kathak dance form is originated in North India.
    3. In which State of India Luddi dance is performed?
    A. Haryana
    B. Rajasthan
    C. West-Bengal
    D. Madhya Pradesh
    Ans. A
    Luddi Dance is popular in Mandi district and focuses on the movement of the body and fast steps like swinging tree branches.
    4. Name the dance which was revived by Vallathol?
    A. Odissi
    B. Kathakali
    C. Manipuri
    D. Bharatnatyam
    Ans. B
    Kathakali is a dance form of Kerala. Poet Bashir Vallathol revived Kathakali in its present form.
    5. Ankia Nat is a dance form of:
    A. Andhra Pradesh
    B. Bihar
    C. Assam
    D. Jammu and Kashmir
    Ans. C
    Ankia Nat is a dance and singing of classical ragas by men.

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    6. Name a folk dance with social themes. It has two main traditions – Hathras tradition and Kanpur tradition?
    A. Jatra
    B. Nautanki
    C. Faguna
    D. Bihu
    Ans. B
    7. Which among the following is not like others?

    A. Kathakali
    B. Odissi
    C. Karnataki
    D. Bharatanatyam
    Ans. C
    Except Karnataki all are dance forms. Karnataki is a classical music.
    8. Which among the following is a folk dance of India?
    A. Manipuri
    B. Bihu
    C. Kathakali
    D. Bharatanatyam
    Ans. B
    Folk dance in India. that are performed across villages and cities are Bhangra, Garba, Kalbelia and Bihu.
    9. Who had popularized the Indian classical dance abroad?
    A. Kelucharan Mohapatra
    B. Rukmani Devi
    C. Gopi Krishna
    D. Uday Shankar
    Ans. D
    Uday Shankar popularized the Indian classical dance abroad.
    10. Rouf is a dance of which State of India?
    A. Gujarat
    B. Jammu and Kashmir
    C. Maharashtra
    D. Tamil Nadu
    Ans. B
    Rouf is a dance form of Jammu and Kashmir. It is performed by women during festivals and harvesting.

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