|Column I||Column II|
|(1) The Kansari||(a) Malayalam|
|(2) Wajid Ali Shah||(b) Bengal Temple|
|(3) The Cheras||(c) Kathak|
Answer: (1) b, (2) c, (3) a
Multiple Choice Questions
Question 1: Select the correct combination from the following
- Brilliant colours- Mughal miniature paintings
- Soft colours- Kangra painting
- Brilliant colours- Kangra painting
- Both a and b
Answer: (d) Both a and b
Question 2: Prithviraj was a ____ ruler
Answer: (c) Rajput
Question 3: ____ was the last Nawab of Awadh
- Wajid Ali Shah
- Rajaraja I
Answer: (a) Wajid Ali Shah
Question 4: _____ was decorated in the temples having four-roofed structure?
- Only the interior
- Outer walls
- Both a and b
- None of the above
Answer: (b) Outer walls
Question 5: Bengal produces plenty of ____
- Both b and c
Answer: (d) Both b and c
Fill in the blanks:
- __________ permitted Bengal Brahamanas to eat certain fish varieties.
- Some of the most beautiful miniature paintings found in western India were used to illustrate _____ texts.
- The legends of Radha-Krishna were enacted in folk plays called _____.
- The region that constitutes most of the present-day Rajasthan was called______ in the 19th century.
- ____ was the Chinese traveler who noted that languages related to Sanskrit were in use all over Bengal.
Answer: (1) Brihaddharma Purana, (2) Jaina, (3) Rasa Lila, (4) Rajputana, (5) Xuan Zang
Very Short Answer Type Questions:
Question 1: Name the aspects with which we tend to associate each region.
Answer: Distinctive kinds of food, clothes, poetry, dance, painting and music.
Question 2: What are miniatures?
Answer: These are small-sized paintings generally done in water colour on cloth or paper.
Question 3: Where did the ordinary men and women paint?
Answer: On pots, walls, floors and cloth.
Question 4: Define Basohli.
Answer: It is a bold and intense style of miniature painting that developed in the late 17th century in the Himalayan foothills around the present-day Himachal Pradesh.