Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat

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CBSE CIRCULAR NO. 33, ON ART AND ARCHITECTURE


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    1. IDENTIFY THIS TEMPLE DEDICATED TO LORD SHIVA.

    • A.

      MEGHESHWAR TEMPLE

    • B.

      RAJARANI TEMPLE

    • C.

      LINGARAJ TEMPLE

    • D.

      CHAUNSATH YOGINI TEMPLE

    Correct Answer
    C. LINGARAJ TEMPLE
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lingaraj Temple. Lingaraj Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. It is one of the oldest and largest temples in the city and is known for its architectural beauty and religious significance. The temple is an important pilgrimage site for devotees of Lord Shiva and attracts a large number of visitors from all over the country.

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  • 2. 

    2.         ________  RULERS BUILT THE JAGANNATH TEMPLE AT PURI IN 12TH CENTURY.

    Correct Answer
    GANGA
    Explanation
    The Ganga rulers built the Jagannath Temple at Puri in the 12th century.

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  • 3. 

    3. NAME THIS FAMOUS WEAVE FROM MAHARASHTRA

    • A.

      BEGUMPURI

    • B.

      PAITHANI

    • C.

      DHARWAD

    • D.

      MAHESHWARI

    Correct Answer
    B. PAITHANI
    Explanation
    Paithani is a famous weave from Maharashtra. It is known for its intricate designs and vibrant colors. The fabric is traditionally made using pure silk and gold threads, making it a luxurious and expensive textile. The motifs used in Paithani include peacocks, lotuses, and other nature-inspired patterns. It is often worn as a saree during special occasions and weddings in Maharashtra. The weaving technique used in Paithani is unique and requires skilled craftsmanship. Overall, Paithani is a highly regarded and cherished weave from Maharashtra.

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  • 4. 

    4.THIS FAMOUS ART FORM OF MAHARASHTRA PERFORMED ON STAGE IS CALLED  ________

    Correct Answer
    TAMASHA
    Explanation
    Tamasha is a famous art form of Maharashtra that is performed on stage. It is a vibrant and colorful folk theater form that combines elements of music, dance, and drama. Tamasha performances typically involve lively music, energetic dance movements, and humorous storytelling. The performers, known as Tamasha artists, entertain the audience with their lively performances and witty dialogues. Tamasha is an integral part of Maharashtra's cultural heritage and continues to be popular among both rural and urban audiences.

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  • 5. 

    5. THE FAMOUS KAILASANATH ROCK CUT TEMPLE IS SITUATED AT  ________ IN MAHARASHTRA.

    Correct Answer
    ELLORA, ELLORA CAVES
    Explanation
    The famous Kailasanath Rock Cut Temple is situated at Ellora in Maharashtra. The Ellora Caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and consist of 34 rock-cut temples dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The Kailasanath Temple is one of the most remarkable structures at Ellora, known for its intricate carvings and architectural beauty. It is considered a masterpiece of rock-cut architecture and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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  • 6. 

    THIS METAL HANDICRAFT WAS DEVELOPED IN 14TH CENTURY UNDER BAHMANI RULE. ITS AN EXQUISITE HANDICRAFT MADE OF THE ALLOY OF ZINC AND COPPER WITH BEAUTIFUL INLAY WORK IN SILVER. IT IS CALLED________

    Correct Answer
    BIDRIWARE, BIDRI ART
    Explanation
    Bidriware, also known as Bidri art, is an exquisite metal handicraft that was developed in the 14th century under Bahmani rule. It is made of an alloy of zinc and copper and features beautiful inlay work in silver.

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  • 7. 

    IDENTIFY THIS DANCE FORM THAT HAS MARTIAL ORIGIN AND INVOLVES KICKS, LEAPS AND JUMPS. ________

    Correct Answer
    CHHAU
    Explanation
    Chhau is a dance form that originated from martial arts and involves kicks, leaps, and jumps. It is a traditional Indian dance form that originated in the eastern states of Jharkhand, Odisha, and West Bengal. Chhau dancers often wear elaborate masks and costumes, representing various characters from mythology and folk tales. The dance form combines elements of martial arts, acrobatics, and storytelling, making it a unique and dynamic performance.

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  • 8. 

    IDENTIFY THIS FAMOUS ARTWORK THAT HAS FOUND ITS WAY INTO 2004 LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS FOR MAKING WORLD'S LARGEST THEMATIC APPLIQUE WORK DEPICTING INDIA'S FREEDOM STRUGGLE.________

    Correct Answer
    PIPILI, PIPILI ART
    Explanation
    The famous artwork referred to in the question is Pipili, Pipili Art. This artwork has gained recognition and made its way into the 2004 Limca Book of Records for creating the world's largest thematic applique work depicting India's freedom struggle. Pipili Art is known for its intricate applique work, which involves stitching pieces of fabric onto a base fabric to create vibrant and detailed designs. The artwork showcases the rich history and significance of India's freedom struggle through its thematic representation.

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  • 9. 

    THIS FOLK DANCE FROM SOUTHERN GANJAM IS CALLED RANAPA.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is stating that the folk dance from Southern Ganjam is called Ranapa. The answer "True" suggests that the statement is correct and there is indeed a folk dance in Southern Ganjam called Ranapa.

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  • 10. 

    WHAT IS THIS TRIBAL ART FROM MAHARASHTRA IS KNOWN AS

    • A.

      GOND

    • B.

      KALAMKARI

    • C.

      MADHUBANI

    • D.

      WARLI

    Correct Answer
    D. WARLI
    Explanation
    Warli is a tribal art form from Maharashtra that is known for its simple and geometric patterns. It originated from the Warli tribe and is traditionally painted on walls, using a white pigment made from rice flour, water, and gum. The paintings depict scenes from daily life, nature, and rituals, and are characterized by the use of basic shapes like circles, triangles, and lines. Warli art has gained popularity worldwide for its rustic charm and cultural significance.

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  • 11. 

    NAME THIS FOLK DANCE WHICH HAS LITERAL MEANING AS 'BEAUTY'.________

    Correct Answer
    LAVANI
    Explanation
    Lavani is a folk dance from Maharashtra, India. The word "Lavani" literally means "beauty" in Marathi. It is a vibrant and energetic dance form that is performed by female dancers, often accompanied by male musicians. Lavani is known for its expressive movements, rhythmic footwork, and powerful storytelling. The dance is often performed at social gatherings, festivals, and weddings, and it is a celebration of beauty, femininity, and the rich cultural heritage of Maharashtra.

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  • 12. 

    THIS SILVER FILIGREE WORK FROM CUTTACK IS A SKILLED ART DONE BY THE ARTISANS FOR LAST 500 YEARS. NAME IT   ________

    Correct Answer
    TARAKASI, TARKASI
    Explanation
    Tarakasi or Tarkasi is the correct answer for this question. Tarakasi or Tarkasi refers to the silver filigree work that is done by skilled artisans in Cuttack. This art form has been practiced for the past 500 years.

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  • 13. 

    THIS EXQUISITE PURE SILK MANIABANDHA SAREE HAS NINE BLOCKS HAVING DIFFERENT MOTIFS. IT IS CALLED NABAKOTHI.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement describes a pure silk Maniabandha saree with nine blocks that have different motifs. It is called Nabakothi. The answer "True" indicates that the statement is correct.

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  • 14. 

    NAME THIS FAMOUS LIVELY DANCE OF THE FISHER FOLK OF MAHARASHTRA.

    • A.

      POVADS

    • B.

      KOLI

    • C.

      DHANGARI

    • D.

      TAMASHA

    Correct Answer
    B. KOLI
    Explanation
    Koli is the correct answer because it is a famous lively dance of the fisher folk of Maharashtra. The Koli dance is performed by the Koli community, who are primarily fishermen. It is a traditional dance form that showcases the vibrant culture and traditions of the Koli people. The dance involves energetic movements and rhythmic footwork, accompanied by traditional music and instruments. Koli dance is often performed during festivals and celebrations, and it is a significant part of the cultural heritage of Maharashtra.

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  • 15. 

    STATE THE NAME OF THIS GIANT ARCADE STANDING TALL SINCE 1924 AT THE SHORE OF THE ARABIAN SEA.

    Correct Answer
    GATEWAY OF INDIA
    Explanation
    The Gateway of India is a giant arcade standing tall since 1924 at the shore of the Arabian Sea. It is a prominent landmark in Mumbai, India, and serves as a symbol of the city's rich history and architectural grandeur. The monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1911 and was completed in 1924. The Gateway of India has since become a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of India's colonial past.

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  • 16. 

     DHAULI IS SAID TO BE THE WITNESS OF THE REFORM OF ASHOKA'S CHARACTER. NAME THE RIVER THAT TRANSFORMED HIM.

    • A.

      BRAHMANI

    • B.

      DAYA

    • C.

      KUAKHAI

    • D.

      MAHANADI

    Correct Answer
    B. DAYA
    Explanation
    The river that transformed Ashoka's character is the Daya river.

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  • 17. 

    THIS IS A WORLD HERITAGE SITE BUILT IN MUMBAI IN 1887. IT WAS RENAMED AS CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MAHARAJ TERMINUS. THIS TERMINUS IS HEADQUARTER TO WHICH ZONE OF RAILWAYS?

    • A.

      SOUTHERN 

    • B.

      WESTERN

    • C.

      CENTRAL

    • D.

      SOUTH -EASTERN

    Correct Answer
    C. CENTRAL
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CENTRAL. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a world heritage site located in Mumbai. It is the headquarters of the Central Zone of Indian Railways.

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  • 18. 

    NAME THIS PAINTING ART FORM THAT IS DONE ON TUSSAR SILK.________

    Correct Answer
    PATTACHITRA
    Explanation
    Pattachitra is a traditional painting art form that originated in Odisha, India. It is done on various mediums, including tussar silk. The word "Patta" means cloth, and "Chitra" means painting. Pattachitra paintings are known for their intricate detailing, vibrant colors, and depiction of mythological themes. The artists use natural dyes and pigments to create these beautiful artworks. The painting on tussar silk adds a unique texture and sheen to the artwork, making it even more visually appealing.

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  • 19. 

    NAME THIS BELL METAL CRAFT PRACTISED FOR OVER 4000 YEARS IN ODISHA.

    Correct Answer
    DHOKRA, DHOKRA ART
    Explanation
    Dhokra is a traditional bell metal craft that has been practiced in Odisha for over 4000 years. It involves the process of using the lost wax technique to create intricate metal sculptures and artifacts. The craftsmen create a clay model of the desired object, cover it with a layer of wax, and then encase it in a clay mold. The mold is heated, causing the wax to melt and escape, leaving behind a hollow space. Molten metal is then poured into the mold and allowed to cool, resulting in a unique and detailed metal artwork. Dhokra art is highly valued for its rustic charm and cultural significance.

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  • 20. 

    IDENTIFY THIS CLASSICAL DANCE FORM DERIVED FROM DEVDASI PARAMPARA.

    • A.

      KUCHHIPUDI

    • B.

      ODISSI

    • C.

      BHARATNATYAM

    • D.

      KALARIPAYATTU

    Correct Answer
    B. ODISSI
    Explanation
    Odissi is a classical dance form derived from the Devdasi parampara. It originated in the state of Odisha in India and is known for its graceful movements, intricate footwork, and expressive storytelling. Odissi is characterized by its use of mudras (hand gestures), abhinaya (facial expressions), and rhythmic patterns. It is performed mainly by women and is dedicated to Lord Jagannath, the presiding deity of the state. Odissi has a rich history and is considered one of the oldest surviving dance forms in India.

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Rajni Sahu |Social science
Rajni, a social science educator for classes VIII-X, embraces innovative media for effective teaching. She enjoys reading, painting, and continuous learning.

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