Dance in India comprises numerous styles of dances, generally classified as classical or folk. As with other aspects of Indian culture, different forms of dances originated in different parts of India, developed according to the local traditions and also imbibed elements from other parts of the country.
1) In which Indian classical dance form does the dancer wear the beautiful white and gold bordered kasavu saree of Kerala?
(a) Mohiniattam (b) Kathakali (c) Gidda (d) Rasiya
2) Managlacharna, batunrya or sthayi nata, pallavi, abhinaya and moksha are different items of which dance form?
(a) Bihu (b) Bhangra (c) Kathakali (d) Odissi
3) Which dance form originated in the mock fights of the Oriya paikas (warriors) who fought rhythmically to the accompaniment of indigenous music instruments?
(a) Odissi (b) Chhau (c) Kathakali (d) Bihu
4) Which goddess is traditionally worshipped by Chhau dancers?
(a) Parvati (b) Durga (c) Lakshmi (d) Saraswati
5) Which Indian classical dance form literally means story play?
(a) Chholiya (b) Kuchipudi (c) Kathakali (d) Garba
6) Which Manipuri dance form, performed by females, is based on the Radha-Krishna theme?
(a) Bhavai (b) Rasleela-Rasa (c) Ponani (d) Bhortal Nritya
7) Which classical Indian dance form originated from the words bhava, raga and tala?
(a) Mohiniattam (b) Kathak (c) Kuchipudi (d) Bharatanatyam
8) Which Indian classical dance is associated with the unique costume ‘potlei’?
(a) Gidda (b) Garba (c) Manipuri (d) Chhau
9) In which Indian classical dance form does the dancer commence with a sequence called That?
(a) Manipuri (b) Kathak (c) Gidda (d) Odissi
10) Traditionally, in which form of classical dance do dancers wear ornaments made of light wood called ‘Boorugu’?
(a) Kuchipudi (b) Mohiniattam (c) Thirayattam (d) Bharatanatyam
1-a, 2-d, 3-b, 4-a, 5-c, 6-b, 7-d, 8-c, 9-b, 10-a