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Music Questions and Answers for Competitive Exams | Indian Music Quiz Set 45

Questions
1 Which type of Veena is mentioned in Mahabharata ?
1 Vallaki
2 Shat-tantri
3 Alabu
4 Chitra

Answer: Vallaki
2 How are two Swar-Melodies used in a ‘Canon’ ?
1 Simultaneously
2 One after another in a short distance
3 In different directions
4 One after another after a vast distance

Answer: One after another in a short distance
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3 Which class of instruments Trumpet belongs to ?
1 Tat Vadya
2 Awanadhha Vadya
3 Sushir Vadya
4 Ghana Vadya

Answer: Sushir Vadya
4 Which one is prominent in ‘Ballet’ ?
1 Vocal music
2 Melody Instruments
3 Taal Vadyas
4 Dance

Answer: Dance
5 Name any raga belongs to ‘Udav Jati’ which has all Komal Swaras ?
1 Bibhas
2 Jogia
3 Bairagi-Bhairav
4 Bhupal-Todi

Answer: Bhupal-Todi
6 Which raga is not a ‘Paramel Praveshak’ from the following ?
1 Multani
2 Jaijavanti
3 Madhuvanti
4 Puria

Answer: Puria
7 Pushpalatika is closer to
1 Kharaharapriya
2 Madhyamavati
3 Maniranga
4 Bhairavi

Answer: Maniranga
8

Assertion (A) : The 72 melakarta scheme includes vivadi melas.

Reasoning (R) : The idea of vivadi melas originated with Venkatamakhi.

Codes :
1 (A) is true (R) is false.
2 (R) is true (A) is false.
3 Both (A) and (R) are false.
4 Both (A) and (R) are true.

Answer: (A) is true (R) is false.
9 The Solfa syllables led to the logical conclusion of
1 Graha Svara
2 Adhara Shadja
3 Moorchana
4 Kalpit Svaras

Answer: Adhara Shadja
10 ‘Aligite’ in Huseni Raga is a
1 Stotram
2 Javali
3 Kriti
4 Padam

Answer: Padam
11 Sequencing
1 Dhavalambari, Hemavati, Latangi, Pavani
2 Pavani, Latangi, Dhavalambari, Hemavati
3 Latangi, Dhavalambari, Hemavati, Pavani
4 Pavani, Dhavalambari, Hemavati, Latangi

Answer: Pavani, Dhavalambari, Hemavati, Latangi
12 Not a Samudaya Kriti
1 Navagraha Kriti
2 Navaratnamalika
3 Kovur pancharatnam
4 Samkeertanam

Answer: Samkeertanam
13 Traditional dance of Kerala
1 Ottamtullal
2 Rasalila
3 Prinnal attam
4 Karagam

Answer: Ottamtullal
14 Primary source for research
1 Books
2 Periodicals
3 Manuscripts
4 Journals

Answer: Manuscripts
15 Drum accompaniment to Sopana Singing
1 Maddalam
2 Idakka
3 Chenda
4 Tavil

Answer: Idakka

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