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Music Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Music Quiz Set 19

Questions
1 Who is the author of Bharat-Bhashyam ?
1 Nanyadeo
2 Parshwadeo
3 Abhinav Gupta
4 Kohal

Answer: Nanyadeo
2 ‘Raja-Ragini’ classification has been mentioned in which of the following texts :

I.Sangeet Makrand

II. Sangeet Darpan

III. Raj Tarangini

IV. Natya Shastra

1 I, II, III and IV
2 I, III and IV
3 II, III and IV
4 I, II and III

Answer: I, II and III
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3 Pt. Ahobal has placed ‘Shuddha Ga’ and ‘Shudha Ni’ on the wire of Veena at
1 30″ – 20″ü
2 32″ – 22″
3 31″ – 24″
4 32″ – 22″

Answer: 30″ – 20″ü
4 Raga Devgiri-Bilawal is the combination of
1 Yaman and Bilawal
2 Khamaj and Bilawal
3 Shudha Kalyan and Bilawal
4 Devgiri and Bilawal

Answer: Shudha Kalyan and Bilawal
5 ‘Re Ma Pa’ phrase is used in which of the following ragas ?

I. Gunkri

II. Jogia

III. Bairagi Bhairav

IV. Jaunpuri

1 I, II, III and IV
2 I, II and III
3 II, III and IV
4 I, II and IV

Answer: I, II and III
6 Arrange the following texts in chronological order :

I.Raga Vibodh

II. Abhinav Bharti

III. Sangeet Ratnakar

1 I, II, III
2 III, II, I
3 II, III, I
4 I, III, II

Answer: II, III, I
7 ‘Shudha Swara Saptak’, placed on 1, 5, 8, 10, 14, 18 and 21 Shruties denotes which period ?
1 Vedic period
2 Medieval period
3 Ancient period
4 Modern period

Answer: Modern period
8 ‘Re – Dha Komal’ and ‘Ga – Ni’ Teevra Swaras are the characteristics of
1 Chhayalag raga
2 Parmela Praveshak raga
3 Shudha raga
4 Sandhi prakash raga

Answer: Sandhi prakash raga
9 Choose the correct code :

Assertion (A) : Karnatak Music doesn’t include the concept of ‘Time theory’ of ragas.

Reason (R) : Ragdari system doesn’t prevail in Karnatak Music.

Codes :
1 (A) and (R) both are correct.
2 (A) and (R) both are wrong.
3 (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
4 (A) is wrong, but (R) is correct.

Answer: (A) is correct, but (R) is wrong.
10 Which out of the following has written Annotation on Natyashastra ?
1 Beejgupta
2 Vishnugupta
3 Dattilam
4 Abhinavgupta

Answer: Abhinavgupta
11 ‘Shuddha Madhyam’ is placed on which ‘Shruti’ according to the Ancient Musicologists ?
1 13th
2 14th
3 12th
4 15th

Answer: 13th
12 ‘Chitra Veena’ was played by
1 Plucktrum
2 Bow
3 Reed
4 Fingers

Answer: Fingers
13 Select the pair of raga containing similar notes :
1 Ahir Bhairav – Nat Bhairav
2 Shudha Sarang – Vrindvani Sarang
3 Marva – Puriya
4 Bilaskhani Todi – Todi

Answer: Marva – Puriya
14 Combination of ‘Sthai’, ‘Arohi’ and ‘Avrohi’ Varna is known as
1 Abhogi Varna
2 Sanchari Varna
3 Dhatu Varna
4 Arohi-Avrohi Varna

Answer: Sanchari Varna
15 Which one is equivalent to Bilawal Thata of the following ?
1 Major Scale
2 Minor scale
3 Gandhar Grama
4 Madhyam Grama

Answer: Major Scale

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