Carnatic Mela 2016 Quiz

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  • 1. 
    He composed songs in all the 72 melakarthas. His mudra included the name of his grandfather, a great scholar himself. Which great composer are we talking about and what was his mudra? 
    • A. 

      Patnam Subramania Iyer

    • B. 

      Koteeswara Iyer

    • C. 

      Neelakanta Sivan

    • D. 

      Muthiah Bhagavathar

  • 2. 
    Whose first composition was Rama Namame Tudi in Desh ragam?
    • A. 

      Thyagaraja

    • B. 

      Annamacharya

    • C. 

      Thanjavur Sankara Iyer

    • D. 

      Oothukadu Venkata Kavi

  • 3. 
    This musician, along with her sister, belonged to the Veena Dhanammal school and was famous for her renditions of padams and javalis. Identify the musician. 
    • A. 

      D K Pattamal

    • B. 

      M L Vasanthakumari

    • C. 

      Balasaraswathi

    • D. 

      T Brinda

  • 4. 
    They were popularly known as the female trinity of Carnatic music. Can you name these musicians?
    • A. 

      D.K.Pattammal, M.L.Vasanthakumari and M.S.Subbulakshmi

    • B. 

      T Brinda, T Muktha and M S Subbulakshmi

    • C. 

      D K Pattammal, Veenai Dhanammal and M.S.Subbulakshmi

    • D. 

      D.K.Pattammal, Radha Vishwanathan and M.S.Subbulakshmi

  • 5. 
    He reveled in singing slow paced pieces. He was a disciple of TigerVaradachariar. He used the mudra VaradaDasa in his compositions. Whowas this great musician?
    • A. 

      G N Balasubramaniam

    • B. 

      Mysore Varadacharar

    • C. 

      Inchimudi Varadaraja Iyengar

    • D. 

      M D Ramanathan

  • 6. 
    Lavangi, Mahathi, Omkari, Sarvashri. What are these?
    • A. 

      Janya ragas of the melakarta Kharaharapriya

    • B. 

      Ragas discovered by Dr.M.Balamuralikrishna

    • C. 

      Janya ragas of the melakarta Harikhambhoji

    • D. 

      Ragas discovered by M.S. Subbulakshmi

  • 7. 
    There is only one song in the raga Kalgada composed by Shyama Shastri. Name this song.
    • A. 

      Samayamu Emarake

    • B. 

      Parvathi Ninnu Ne

    • C. 

      Nannu brovu

    • D. 

      Ninnu vina

  • 8. 
    What was the name of ragam Shanmukhapriya in the Dikshithar school?
    • A. 

      Chamaram

    • B. 

      Chamundeshwari

    • C. 

      Shanmukhabharanam

    • D. 

      Simhavahini

  • 9. 
    Identify Ragas A and B below.A + Nishadam (Ni) = Sriranjani. Arohanam of A + Avarohanam ofSriranjani, with vakram = B. Can you identify ragams A and B?
    • A. 

      A = Abheri and B = Durga

    • B. 

      A = Abhogi and B = Jayamanohari

    • C. 

      A = Shree and B = Jayanarayani

    • D. 

      A = Abhogi and B = Jayanthasena

  • 10. 
    Mayamalavagaula – Panchamam (Pa) = Which raga?
    • A. 

      Lallitha

    • B. 

      Vasantha

    • C. 

      Lalithapanchamam

    • D. 

      Jaganmohini

  • 11. 
    What is the point at which the song begins in a tala cycle called?
    • A. 

      Korappu

    • B. 

      Sankeertam

    • C. 

      Nadai

    • D. 

      Eduppu

  • 12. 
    There are three angas or tala components besides the Laghu, Drutham andAnudhrutham. What are they?
    • A. 

      Guru, Plutham and Kakapadam

    • B. 

      Sarvalagu, Korvai and Guru

    • C. 

      Samam, Araiidam and Plutham

    • D. 

      Sarvalagu, Desadhi and Kakapadam

  • 13. 
    Chintayama in Bhairavi, Jambupathe in Yamankalyani. There are threeother pieces that belong to the same set of kritis. What are these threekritis? What is this set of five kritis called?
    • A. 

      The other three krithis are Shiva Shiva in Pantuvarali, Isha Pahimaam in Kalyani and Nada Thanumanisham in Chitta Ranjani. The five krithis form Thyagaraja's Jyothirlinga Krithis

    • B. 

      The other three krithis are Cintaye Mahalingammurthim in Pharas, Ekamranatham Bhajeham in Gamakriya and Nilakanta Mahadeva in Vasanta. The five krithis form Muthuswamy Dikshitar's Panchabhuta Mahadeva Krithis

    • C. 

      The other three krithis are Sri Kalahastisha in Huseni, Ananda Natana Prakasham in Kedaram and Arunachalanatham in Saranga. The five krithis together form Muthuswamy Dikshithar’s Panchalinga Kshetra Krithis.

    • D. 

      The other three krithis are Kaana Kan Kodi in Kambhoji, Kaana Vendamo in Sriranjani and Isane inda ezhaikiranga in Chakravaham. The five krithis together form Papanasam Sivan's Chidambaranatha Krithis

  • 14. 
    If a krithi is set in two or more languages, what is it called?
    • A. 

      Sarvabhasha krithi

    • B. 

      Anekabhasha krithi

    • C. 

      Bhashanga krithi

    • D. 

      Manipravala krithi

  • 15. 
    What is the name of the ancient system of mnemonics upon which the 72 melakarthascheme is based?
    • A. 

      Bhuta Sankhya

    • B. 

      Katapayadi Sankhya

    • C. 

      Sadratna mala

    • D. 

      Venkatamakhi Sankhya

  • 16. 
    What do the intials M.S in 'M.S.Subbulakshmi' stand for?
    • A. 

      Madurai Shanmukhavadivu

    • B. 

      Madras Sadasivam

    • C. 

      Madras Shanmugham

    • D. 

      Madurai Sundaram

  • 17. 
    This year, 2016, marks 50 years since one of M.S. Subbulakshmi's famous concerts. Where was this concert held?
    • A. 

      Her concert at the Madras Music Academy

    • B. 

      Her concert at Royal Albert Hall, London

    • C. 

      Her concert at the United Nations General Assembly, New York

    • D. 

      Her concert at the Festival of India, Moscow

  • 18. 
    What was the first movie M.S. Subbulakshmi acted in?
    • A. 

      Savithiri

    • B. 

      Meera

    • C. 

      Sakuntalai

    • D. 

      Sevasadan

  • 19. 
    When Mahatma Gandhi was informed that MS could not fulfill his request to sing his favorite bhajan because she did not know it, he said, "I prefer to hear it spoken by Subbulakshmi than sung by others." Can you name this bhajan?
    • A. 

      Bhaja Govindam

    • B. 

      Hari Tum Haro

    • C. 

      Vaishnava Jana To

    • D. 

      Hari Gun Gao

  • 20. 
    MS played the role of a male character in one of her films. Can you namethe role and the movie?
    • A. 

      Sage Narada in the film Savithri

    • B. 

      Bharatha in the film Sampurna Ramayana

    • C. 

      Sage Narada in the film Thiruvilayadal

    • D. 

      Krishna in the film Yashoda Krishna

  • 21. 
    M.S. Subbulakshmi typically started most of her concerts with a Dhyanasloka on which deity?
    • A. 

      Gopalakrishna

    • B. 

      Venkateshwara

    • C. 

      Ganesha

    • D. 

      Dakshinamurthy

  • 22. 
    M.S. Subbulakshmi was often accompanied by the artiste on the right offering vocal support. Name this artiste
    • A. 

      Radha Viswanathan

    • B. 

      M. L. Vasanthakumari

    • C. 

      Thangam Ananthnarayanan

    • D. 

      Gowri Ramnarayan

  • 23. 
    Who was M.S. Subbulakshmi's primary guru?
    • A. 

      Musiri Subramania Iyer

    • B. 

      Papanasam Sivan

    • C. 

      Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer

    • D. 

      Tiger Varadhachariar

  • 24. 
    Who was the fond nickname by which M.S. Subbulakshmi was known to her friends and relatives?
    • A. 

      Subbu

    • B. 

      Kunja

    • C. 

      Chinnani

    • D. 

      Lakshmi

  • 25. 
    M.S. Subbulakshmi was the first woman to receive the Sangeetha Kalanidhi. When did M.S. Subbulakshmi receive the Sangeetha Kalanidhi award from the Music Academy?
    • A. 

      1979

    • B. 

      1959

    • C. 

      1996

    • D. 

      1969

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