Regional Cultures

Extra Questions

Match Columns

Column IColumn II
(1) The Kansari(a) Malayalam
(2) Wajid Ali Shah(b) Bengal Temple
(3) The Cheras(c) Kathak

Answer: i - b, ii - c, iii – a

Multiple Choice Questions

Select the correct combination from the following

  1. Brilliant colours- Mughal miniature paintings
  2. Soft colours- Kangra painting
  3. Brilliant colours- Kangra painting
  4. Both a and b

    Answer: (d) Both a and b

Prithviraj was a ____ ruler

  1. Mughal
  2. Chola
  3. Rajput
  4. Maratha

    Answer: (c) Rajput

____ was the last Nawab of Awadh

  1. Wajid Ali Shah
  2. Akbar
  3. Rajaraja I
  4. Prithviraj

    Answer: (a) Wajid Ali Shah

_____ was decorated in the temples having four-roofed structure?

  1. Only the interior
  2. Outer walls
  3. Both a and b
  4. None of the above

    Answer: (b) Outer walls

Bengal produces plenty of ____

  1. Wheat
  2. Rice
  3. Fish
  4. Both b and c

    Answer: (d) Both b and c

Fill in the blanks:

  1. __________ permitted Bengal Brahamanas to eat certain fish varieties.

    Answer: Brihaddharma Purana
  2. Some of the most beautiful miniature paintings found in western India were used to illustrate _____ texts.

    Answer: Jaina
  3. The legends of Radha-Krishna were enacted in folk plays called _____.

    Answer: Rasa Lila
  4. The region that constitutes most of the present-day Rajasthan was called______ in the 19th century.

    Answer: Rajputana
  5. ____ was the Chinese traveler who noted that languages related to Sanskrit were in use all over Bengal.

    Answer: Xuan Zang

Very Short Answer Type Questions:

Name the aspects with which we tend to associate each region.

Answer: Distinctive kinds of food, clothes, poetry, dance, painting and music.

What are miniatures?

Answer: These are small-sized paintings generally done in water colour on cloth or paper.

Where did the ordinary men and women paint?

Answer: On pots, walls, floors and cloth.

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.

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