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  • 1. 

    There are four traditional types of theatre in Japan: bunraku, noh, kyogen and kabuki. Which one of the theatre  forms involves puppets as its main feature?

    • A.

      Noh

    • B.

      Bunraku

    • C.

      Kyogen

    • D.

      Kabuki

    Correct Answer
    B. Bunraku
    Explanation
    Bunraku is the traditional Japanese theatre form that involves puppets as its main feature. Bunraku is known for its intricate puppets, which are operated by puppeteers dressed in black who are visible on stage. The puppets in Bunraku are usually three to four feet tall and require multiple puppeteers to manipulate them, with one puppeteer controlling the head and right arm, another controlling the left arm, and a third controlling the legs. The puppeteers work in harmony to bring the puppets to life, creating a visually stunning and captivating performance.

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  • 2. 

    When this great artist was once criticized for creating unrealistic art, he asked his accuser "Can you show me some realistic art?" The man showed him a photograph of his wife. The artist observed: "So your wife is two inches tall, two-dimensional, with no arms and no legs, and no colour but only shades of gray?"
Who is this artist who went through a 'Blue Period' and a 'Rose Period'?

    • A.

      Pablo Picasso

    • B.

      Vincent Van Gogh

    • C.

      Claude Monet

    • D.

      Leonardo da Vinci

    Correct Answer
    A. Pablo Picasso
    Explanation
    Pablo Picasso is the correct answer because the question mentions that the artist went through a "Blue Period" and a "Rose Period." These were two distinct periods in Picasso's career where he primarily used blue and rose tones in his artwork. The question also provides a scenario where the artist is criticized for creating unrealistic art, which aligns with Picasso's style of abstract and cubist art that often deviated from traditional realism.

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  • 3. 

    What classical ballet tells the story of Odette who is turned into a creature by an evil sorcerer's curse?  

    • A.

      Swan Lake

    • B.

      La Bayadere

    • C.

      Cinderella

    • D.

      The Sleeping Beauty

    Correct Answer
    A. Swan Lake
    Explanation
    Swan Lake is a classical ballet that tells the story of Odette, who is transformed into a swan by an evil sorcerer's curse. The ballet follows Odette's struggle to break free from the curse and find true love. The iconic story of Swan Lake has captivated audiences for generations with its beautiful choreography and hauntingly romantic music.

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  • 4. 

    Wayang in Java/Indonesia and Karagiozis in Greece/Turkey Swan Dance belong to a form of puppetry art.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Wayang in Java/Indonesia and Karagiozis in Greece/Turkey are both forms of puppetry art. Puppetry is a traditional art form that involves the use of puppets to tell stories and entertain audiences. Wayang is a traditional puppet theatre in Java and Indonesia, while Karagiozis is a shadow puppetry tradition in Greece and Turkey. Both of these art forms involve the use of puppets and are deeply rooted in the cultural heritage of their respective regions. Therefore, the statement that Wayang and Karagiozis belong to a form of puppetry art is true.

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  • 5. 

    The main feature of Chinese artist Liu Bolin's work is 
camouflage. His most popular works are from his 'Hiding in the City' series where he stands in front of various places and tries to 'blend in' by painting his own body.



    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Liu Bolin's main feature in his artwork is camouflage. He is known for his 'Hiding in the City' series where he paints his body to blend in with various places. This suggests that the statement "The main feature of Chinese artist Liu Bolin's work is camouflage" is true.

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  • 6. 

    Indian classical dance has been popularized abroad by:

    • A.

      Malaika Arora

    • B.

      Gopi Krishna

    • C.

      Uday Shankar

    • D.

      Yamini Krishnamurti

    Correct Answer
    C. Uday Shankar
    Explanation
    Uday Shankar is the correct answer because he played a significant role in popularizing Indian classical dance abroad. He was a renowned dancer and choreographer who combined elements of Indian classical dance with Western ballet and modern dance techniques. Shankar toured extensively in Europe, America, and other parts of the world, introducing audiences to the beauty and richness of Indian dance forms. He established his own dance company and trained many international dancers, spreading awareness and appreciation for Indian classical dance globally.

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  • 7. 

    Les Misérables is a sung-through musical based on the novel Les Misérables by _________ poet and novelist Victor Hugo.

    • A.

      English

    • B.

      German

    • C.

      Greek

    • D.

      French

    Correct Answer
    D. French
    Explanation
    The correct answer is French because the musical Les Misérables is based on the novel Les Misérables, which was written by the French poet and novelist Victor Hugo.

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  • 8. 

    Lucy in the Field with Flowers, Sunday on the Pot with George and Juggling Dog in Hula Skirt are the noted works in MOBA (The Museum of Bad Art), a Massachusetts museum. To be included in MOBA's collection, works must be original and have serious intent, but they must also have significant flaws without being boring; curators are not interested in displaying deliberate kitsch.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is True, is that the statement accurately reflects the criteria for inclusion in MOBA's collection. The works in the museum must be original and have serious intent, but they must also have significant flaws without being boring. The curators are not interested in displaying deliberate kitsch. Therefore, the statement is true as it aligns with the requirements for artworks to be included in MOBA.

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  • 9. 

    Where did the following musical instrument originate?

    • A.

      Vietnam

    • B.

      Japan

    • C.

      China

    • D.

      Cambodia

    Correct Answer
    B. Japan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Japan. Japan is known for its rich musical heritage, and the country has developed its own unique musical instruments over the centuries. Traditional Japanese music often incorporates instruments such as the shamisen, koto, and taiko drums. These instruments have played a significant role in Japanese culture and are still widely used in traditional and contemporary music.

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  • 10. 

    _____________is a Singaporean performance artist on social identity themes, and best known for his Yellow Man performances. Painting his own body with bright yellow poster paint, he expresses an exaggerated symbol of his ethnic identity as a citizen of Singapore. ​​​​​

    • A.

      Lee Wen

    • B.

      Chua Ek Kay

    • C.

      Cheong Soo Pieng

    • D.

      Georgette Chen

    Correct Answer
    A. Lee Wen
    Explanation
    Lee Wen is a Singaporean performance artist who is known for his Yellow Man performances. In these performances, he paints his body with bright yellow poster paint to symbolize and express an exaggerated representation of his ethnic identity as a citizen of Singapore. This form of artistic expression allows Lee Wen to explore social identity themes and provoke discussions about cultural and racial issues.

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