UPSC General Studies Sample Paper General Studies Sample Paper-4

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    Consider the following statements about Kathakali dance.
    1. Kathakali is a traditional dance form of Karnataka.
    2. Kathakali is a blend of dance, music and acting and dramatised stories.
    3. Kathakali dance is mainly interpretive, with actors wearing masks and headgears.
    Which of the statements given above are correct?

    A)  1 and 2           

    B)  2 and 3

    C)  1 and 3           

    D) (d) All of these

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    [b] Kathakali is a popular traditional dance form of Kerala. It is a blend of dance music and acting, which are mostly adapted from the Indian epics. The costumes of Kathakali are suited as per the tenets laid down in Natyashastra. Kathakali dance is chiefly interpretative. The faces of artists are painted and a mask is worn, artists wear large headgears in the performance. Kathakali uses almost the entire body to express the dance.

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