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Music Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Music Quiz Set 12

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1 The ‘Varnas’ that are used along with the ‘mantraksharas’ of Rigveda, to fill the interval between the two ‘swaras’ or ‘aksharas’ are known as :
1 ‘Stom’
2 Stobha
3 Pragatha
4 Turya

Answer: Stobha
2 ‘Gaatra-Veena’ is known for its :
1 3 strings
2 Base of wood
3 Resonance
4 Depiction of swara-symbols through fingers

Answer: Depiction of swara-symbols through fingers
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3 ‘The Music of India’ is written by :
1 Herbert A. Popley
2 A.H. Fox Strangways
3 V.N. Bhatkhande
4 E. Clements

Answer: Herbert A. Popley
4 Choose the odd :
1 Abhinav Raga Manjri.
2 Shrimallakshyasangeetam.
3 A Short Historical Survey of Music of Upper India.
4 Abhinav Geetanjali.

Answer: Abhinav Geetanjali
5 Which among the following texts has been written by Sudha Kalash ?
1 Sangeetopnishatsarodhar
2 Saraswati Hridayalankar
3 Setu
4 Sangeet Sudhakar

Answer: Sangeetopnishatsarodhar
6 ‘Sauviri’ is the first Moorchna of :
1 Shadaj Gram
2 Madhyam Gram
3 Gandhar Gram
4 Gram Raga

Answer: Madhyam Gram
7 How many ‘Sthai-bhavas’ are there according to Abhinavgupta ?
1 8
2 9
3 10
4 12

Answer: 9
8 Which among the following ragas contain ‘Pa-Re’ ‘Sangati’ ?

(a) Gaud Sarang

(b) Chayanat

(c) Nand

(d) Kamod

1 (a), (b) and (c)
2 (b) and (d)
3 (c) and (d)
4 (a), (b), (c) and (d)

Answer: (a), (b) and (c)
9 Helmholtz is known for :
1 Swar Samvad
2 Vedic Music
3 Raga
4 Thata - Classification

Answer: Swar Samvad
10 Musical Structure of ‘SAM’ is known as :
1 Gaan
2 Chhanda
3 Kalpa
4 Vyakaran

Answer: Gaan
11 Varieties of Salag Sud Prabandhas are :
1 Four
2 Five
3 Seven
4 Ten

Answer: Seven
12 In the swaras of Bilawal if Madhyam is taken as shadaj; swaras of which Raga will be obtained ?
1 Kafi
2 Yaman
3 Purvi
4 Devgiri Bilawal

Answer: Yaman
13 Which is the odd tala ?
1 Ada Chautala
2 Dhamar
3 Deepchandi
4 Sultala

Answer: Sultala
14 Who is the Author of ‘Swarmelakalanidhi’ ?
1 Ramamatya
2 Pundrik Vithal
3 Lochan
4 Somnath

Answer: Ramamatya
15 ‘Bhinna, Vesara and Sadharan’ indicates to :
1 Jati
2 Giti
3 Alankar
4 Tana

Answer: Giti

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