MCQs on Art & Culture – Indian Puppetry & Cinema

MCQs on Art & Culture – Indian Puppetry & Cinema

(UPSC CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION & OTHER COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS)

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Q1. Consider the following Statements regarding development puppet art forms of India:

  1. The themes are mostly based on epics and legends.
  2. Ancient Hindu philosophers have likened God Almighty to a puppeteer and the entire universe to a puppet stage.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q2. Which of following are puppet forms of India:

  1. String Puppets
  2. Shadow Puppets
  3. Rod Puppets
  4. Glove Puppets

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1, 2 & 3 only
b) 2 & 4 only
c) All are correct
d) 1, 2 & 4 only

Q3. Consider the following Statements regarding STRING PUPPETS:

  1. They are Marionettes having jointed limbs controlled by strings.
  2. Kathputli is string puppet form of Bihar.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q4. Consider the following Statements regarding SHADOW PUPPETS:

  1. They are flat figures pressed against the screen with a dim source of light behind it.
  2. They are found in Orissa, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q5. Consider the following Statements regarding ROD PUPPETS:

  1. They are an extension of glove-puppets, but often much larger and supported and manipulated by rods from below.
  2. They are found mostly in West Bengal and Orissa.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q6. Consider the following Statements regarding GLOVE PUPPETS:

  1. The head is made of either papier mache, cloth or wood and hands emerge from just below the neck to control the puppet.
  2. The delivery of the dialogues, the movement of the puppet and the beat of the dholak are well synchronised and create a dramatic atmosphere.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Q7. Consider the following Statements regarding puppet forms of India:

Puppet FormRegion
1PavakoothuKerala
2YampuriMadhya Pradesh
3Putul NautchWest Bengal
4RavanachhayaOdisha

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1, 2 & 3 only
b) 2 & 4 only
c) All are correct
d) 1, 3 & 4 only

Q8. Consider the following Statements regarding

Traditional Theatre FormRegion
1Bhand PatherKashmir
2SwangHaryana
3YakshaganaKarnataka
4TherukoothuTamil Nadu

Identify the correct statements:

a) 1, 2 & 3 only
b) 2 & 4 only
c) All are correct
d) 1, 3 & 4 only

Q9. Consider the following Statements regarding history of Indian Cinema:

  1. The first Indian film released in India was Shree Pundalik  (1912) a silent film in Marathi.
  2. The first full-length motion picture in India was Raja Harishchandra  (1913 silent film) produced by Dadasaheb Phalke.
  3. Alam Ara (1931) was the first Indian talkie (sound) film.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 & 2 only
b) 2 & 3 only
c) All are correct
d) 1 & 3 only

Q10. Consider the following Statements regarding National Film Development Corporation:

  1. Based in Mumbai is the central agency established in 1975, to encourage high quality Indian cinema.
  2. It functions in areas of film financing, production and distribution and under Ministry of Culture.

Identify the correct statements:
a) 1 only
b) 2 only
c) All are correct
d) None

Solutions:

QuesSolExplanation
1c
2c
3aKathputli is string puppet form of Rajasthan.
4bStrong source of light is required
5c
6c
7dYampuri – Bihar
8cOthers include Nautanki (UP), Raaslela (UP), Bhavai (Gujrat), Maach (Madhya Pradesh), Tamaasha (Maharashtra), Dashavtar (Goa/Konkan), Krishnattam, Mudiyettu, Koodiyettam & Theyyam (kerala).
9c
10aIt functions in areas of film financing, production and distribution and under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

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