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Music Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Music Quiz Set 33

Questions
1 ‘Rag Nanda’ falls under which category ?
1 Suddha Raga
2 Chhayalag Raga
3 Sankirna Raga
4 Vikrit Raga

Answer: Sankirna Raga
2 A great music composer was a disciple of Pt. Girija Shankar Chakrabarty :
1 Salil Chowdhury
2 S.D. Burman
3 Anil Bagchi
4 R.D. Burman

Answer: S.D. Burman
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3 Which of the following aspect of Indian Classical Music speak of its greatness ?
1 Secularity
2 Equalitarianism
3 Profundity
4 Accessibility

Answer: Secularity
4 What form is synonymous to Opera ?
1 Chorus
2 Ballet
3 Orchestra
4 Geeti Natya

Answer: Ballet
5

Assertion (A) : It is not essential for a good composer to compose music having with the knowledge of proportion, symmetry, harmony, balancing, variety, stability, intricacy and emotional value.

Reason (R) : Any musician without having these can be a composer.

Codes :
1 (A) is correct (R) is incorrect
2 (A) is incorrect (R) is correct
3 (A) and (R) both are incorrect
4 (A) and (R) both are correct

Answer: (A) and (R) both are incorrect
6 How many Thatas are originally prevalent in Hindustani Music ?
1 72
2 36
3 32
4 10

Answer: 10
7 Ma Ni Pa Ni Ma Pa, Ga Ma Ni Pa, Ga Ma Re Sa, Ma Ga Ma Pa. These swaras belongs to :
1 Nayaki Kanada
2 Abogi Kanada
3 Suha Kanada
4 Sahana Kanada

Answer: Suha Kanada
8 Jayjayanti is a Raga of __________.
1 Sankirna Raga
2 Paramela Prabeshak Raga
3 Chhayalag Raga
4 Suddha Raga

Answer: Paramela Prabeshak Raga
9 In which Raga Bageswari and Rageswari both Ragas are used :
1 Gunji Kanada
2 Khamaj Gunji
3 Mal Gunji
4 Palash Gunji

Answer: Mal Gunji
10 How many ‘Shlokas’ are mentioned in Natya Shastra ?
1 4720
2 4723
3 4726
4 4730

Answer: 4726
11 In the following names who was a Sarangi player ?
1 Hussain Khan
2 Bundu Khan
3 Jafar Khan
4 Fida Khan

Answer: Bundu Khan
12 A certain cycle tune that indicates the beats, stress and cadences of the Tabla is :
1 Mukhra
2 Kayda
3 Upaj
4 Nagma

Answer: Nagma
13 Which of the following term has drawn the line of demarcation between ‘Nibaddha’ and ‘Anibaddha’ forms of sangit ?
1 Laya
2 Matra
3 Chhanda
4 Taal

Answer: Taal
14 ‘Maihar Band’ is established by :
1 Alauddin
2 Ali Akbar
3 Abul Fazal
4 Abdul Hafiz

Answer: Alauddin
15 Which of the following term means musicology ?
1 Scientific study of Music
2 Systematic study of Music as a fine arts
3 Historical and Theoretical investigation relating to music
4 Study of music as a field of research

Answer: Historical and Theoretical investigation relating to music

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