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India has a rich tradition of classical dances. Every region has its own dance style. Some famous Indian classical dancers are renowned internationaly also.Further various folk dances are associated with various states. It is very important to know which artist is associated with which dance and who introduced/developed a particular type of dance style. What are the various movements associated with a particular type of dance. Whether a dance is performed solo or in group. Whether a particular dance is performed on religious occassion or only in temples.In a nutshell you should have a detailed knowledge of Indian dances as many questins have been asked related to Indian dances.
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1. Which Indian dance is known as "Poetry in motion"

a. Kathakali
b. Bharat Natyam
c. Kuchipudi
d. Kathak

2. Birju Maharaj is associated with which dance

a. Kodiyattam
b. Bharat Natyam
c. Kathak
d. Kathakali

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3. Match the following:

A- Bharat Natyam 1. Andhra Pradesh
B- Kathakali 2. Tamil Nadu
C- Kathak 3. Kerala
D- Kuchipudi 4. Uttar Pradesh

a A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1
b A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3
c A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
d A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3

4. Which dance is known as poor man's "Kathakali"

a. Kuchipudi
b. Kathak
c. Kodiyattam
d. Ottan Thullal

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5. Rukmini Devi is associated with which dance

a. Bharat Natyam
b. Kuchipudi
c. Kathak
d. Kodiyattam

6. Spear dance is a folk dance of which state

a. Orissa
b. Assam
c. Manipur
d. Nagaland

7. Match the following:

A- Tamasha 1. Assam
B- Bihu 2. Maharashtra
C- Giddha 3. Punjab
D- Lota 4. Madhya Pradesh

a A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1
b A-2, B-1, C-4, D-3
c A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4
d A-2, B-4, C-1, D-3

8. The renownend "Jhaveri sisters" are associated with which dance

a. Manipuri
b. Bharat Natyam
c. kathak
d. Kathakali

9. Which of the following are renownend dancers of Bharat Natyam

1. Bela Saraswati 2. Rukmini Devi 3. Ram Gopal 4. Vajayanti Mala 5. Yamini Krishnamurthy

a. 1, 2, 3 and 4
b. 2, 3, 4 and 5
c. 1, 3, 4 and 5
d. All of the above

10. Gotipua is a traditional dance of which state

a. orissa
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Tamil Nadu
d. Assam

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