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Which state declared Blue Mormon as the "State butterfly"?

A)

Uttar Pradesh


B)

Karnataka


C)

Maharashtra


D)

Tamil Nadu



Correct Answer :

Maharashtra


Explanation :

Papilio polymnestor, the blue Mormon, is a large swallowtail butterfly found in south India and Sri Lanka. It is the "State butterfly" of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

It is the second largest butterfly found in the country. Karnataka declared the country's largest butterfly Southern Bird Wing as its state butterfly.

Which of the following dance forms is performed during harvesting season in West Bengal state of India ?

A)

Pulikali


B)

Karakattham


C)

Dollu Kunitha


D)

Tusu Dance



Correct Answer :

Tusu Dance


Explanation :

Tusu Dance is a folk dance popular in West Bengal state of India. It is mostly practiced in group and men and women equally participate in this dance. It is performed during the harvest festival to celebrate the coming crop.

It is basically performed in the month of Pausa, during the Gregorian months of December and January. The dance is basically related to the Tusu Parab (Tusu Festival), which is celebrated on the day of Makar Sankranti.

Which of the following festivals in Arunachal Pradesh involves the sacrifice of fowls, eggs and animals to the Gods?

A)

Dree


B)

Solung


C)

Reh


D)

Losar



Correct Answer :

Dree


Explanation :

Dree festival, a few rites are performed to worship and appease Gods and Goddesses, who protect the crops, and ensure well-being of man. These divinities include Tamu God, Metii God, Sky God and Danyi Piilo (sun and moon). They are worshipped by offering sacrifices of eggs, fowls and animals. The divinities associated with Dree are collectively knows as 'Dree or Dri uyi' (Gods).

Which of the following is the only classical dance of india having links with Muslim culture and represents a unique synthesis of Hindu and Muslim genius in art ?

A)

Bharatanatyam


B)

Kathak


C)

Kathakali


D)

Kuchipudi



Correct Answer :

Kathak


Explanation :

Kathak is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Kathak (North, West and Central India), Kathakali (Kerala), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Odissi (Odisha), Manipuri (Manipur), Mohiniyattam (Kerala), and sattriya(Assam).

Kathak has emerged as a distinct dance form. Being the only classical dance of India having links with Muslim culture, it represents a unique synthesis of Hindu and Muslim genius in art. Further, Kathak is the only form of classical dance wedded to Hindustani or the North Indian music.

Which of the following dance forms was introduced by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer Mahapurusha Sankaradeva ?

A)

Mohiniyattam


B)

Odissi


C)

Sattriya


D)

Manipuri



Correct Answer :

Sattriya


Explanation :

The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century A.D by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva.

Sattriya is one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dance. Bharatanatyam (Tamil Nadu), Kathak (North, West and Central India), Kathakali (Kerala), Kuchipudi (Andhra Pradesh), Odissi (Odisha), Manipuri (Manipur), Mohiniyattam (Kerala), and sattriya(Assam).

How many coastal state are in India?

A)

9


B)

10


C)

11


D)

12



Correct Answer :

9


Explanation :

There are 9 states and 4 union territories along the coastline of India.
States:
Gujarat(1600km), Maharashta(720km), Goa(160km), Karnataka(320km), Kerala(576km), Tamil Nadu(952km), Andhra Pradesh(976km), Odisha(482km), West Bengal(157km)

Union Territories:
Diu Daman(37km), Puducherry(39km),Andaman Nicobar(1962km), Lakshadweep(132km)

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