The Sound Of Music

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  • 1. 

    Bismillah Khan was deeply attached to __________

    • A.

      The Sutlej

    • B.

      The Ganga

    • C.

      The Godavari

    • D.

      The Narmada

    Correct Answer
    B. The Ganga
    Explanation
    Bismillah Khan was deeply attached to the Ganga. The Ganga, also known as the Ganges, is a sacred river in India and holds great religious significance for many. Bismillah Khan, a renowned Indian musician, was born and raised in Varanasi, a city situated on the banks of the Ganga. The river's cultural and spiritual importance in his hometown would have likely fostered a deep connection and attachment for Bismillah Khan.

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  • 2. 

    On August 15, 1947, which rag was played by Bismillah Khan from the Red Fort?

    • A.

      Raag Malhaar

    • B.

      Raag Deepak

    • C.

      Raag Kafi

    • D.

      Raag Megh

    Correct Answer
    C. Raag Kafi
    Explanation
    Bismillah Khan played Raag Kafi from the Red Fort on August 15, 1947.

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  • 3. 

    Bismillah Khan had received the following awards

    • A.

      Bharat Ratna

    • B.

      Padmashri

    • C.

      Padma Bhushan

    • D.

      Padma Vibhushan

    • E.

      National award

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Bharat Ratna
    B. Padmashri
    C. Padma Bhushan
    D. Padma Vibhushan
    Explanation
    Bismillah Khan received several prestigious awards during his lifetime. These awards include the Bharat Ratna, Padmashri, Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan, and the National award. These awards are a recognition of his immense contribution to the field of music, particularly for his mastery of the shehnai. The Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India, while the Padma series of awards are also significant honors bestowed by the government for exceptional achievements. Bismillah Khan's talent and dedication to his art were acknowledged through these awards, making him one of the most celebrated musicians in India.

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  • 4. 

    The flowing waters of the Ganga inspired him to ______________________ raagas.________

    Correct Answer(s)
    improvise and invent
    Explanation
    The flowing waters of the Ganga inspired him to improvise and invent raagas. This suggests that the person was influenced by the constant movement and fluidity of the river, which sparked their creativity and led them to experiment with new musical compositions. The word "improvise" implies that they would create music spontaneously and in the moment, while "invent" suggests that they would come up with entirely new raagas that had not been heard before. Overall, the answer highlights the connection between the natural environment and artistic expression.

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  • 5. 

    Bismillah Khan was the first Indian to perform at the World Exposition in Montreal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Bismillah Khan was not the first Indian to perform at the World Exposition in Montreal.

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  • 6. 

    Ustad Bismillah Khan is an inspiration for all because 

    • A.

      He played shehnai very well

    • B.

      He played shehnai in All India Radio

    • C.

      He upheld the rich , cultural heritage and Indian Music 

    • D.

      He refused to stay in U.S.A

    Correct Answer
    C. He upheld the rich , cultural heritage and Indian Music 
    Explanation
    Ustad Bismillah Khan is an inspiration for all because he upheld the rich, cultural heritage and Indian Music. This implies that he not only played the shehnai well but also played it in All India Radio. Additionally, it suggests that his dedication to preserving and promoting Indian music was so strong that he refused to stay in the U.S.A. This commitment to his art and cultural roots makes him an inspiration for others to value and preserve their own heritage.

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  • 7. 

    Who was the music instructor in Evelyn's school?________ 

    Correct Answer
    Ron Forbes
    Explanation
    Ron Forbes was the music instructor in Evelyn's school.

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  • 8. 

    By leaning against the drums, she can feel the _______________ flowing into her body.

    Correct Answer
    resonances
    Explanation
    By leaning against the drums, she can feel the resonances flowing into her body. The word "resonances" refers to the vibrations or oscillations produced by the drums. When she leans against them, she can physically sense these resonances, as they transfer from the drums to her body. This creates a sensory experience where she can feel the vibrations and energy of the drums.

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  • 9. 

    Evelyn could play music only because she could open her mind and body to sounds and vibrations.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Evelyn's ability to play music is dependent on her ability to open her mind and body to sounds and vibrations. However, this is not necessarily true as playing music requires technical skills, knowledge of musical theory, and practice, rather than just being open to sounds and vibrations. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 10. 

    Ustad Bismillah Khan couldn't come to terms with the ________and glamour of the film world.

    Correct Answer
    artificiality
    Explanation
    Ustad Bismillah Khan couldn't come to terms with the artificiality and glamour of the film world. This suggests that he found the film industry to be fake or lacking authenticity. He may have preferred the purity and sincerity of his own art form, which is why he couldn't accept the artificial nature of the film world.

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