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Question 1: The beginning of the Baul movement was attributed to Birbhadra, the son of ________ saint Nityananda, or alternatively to the 8th century Persian minstrels called Ba'al.
VaishnavismBhagavad GitaKrishnaHinduism

Question 2: One of the biggest festivals for this cult of wandering minstrels is held in the month of January at Kenduli in the ________ district, a four-day fest organised in memory of the poet Jayadeva.
Murshidabad districtBardhaman districtBirbhum districtNorth 24 Parganas district

Question 3: Whatever their origin, Baul thought has mixed elements of Tantra, Sufi ________, Vaishnavism and Buddhism.
Islamic schools and branchesIslamMosqueMuslim history

Question 4: In 2005, the Baul tradition was included in the list of "Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity" by ________.
Special Court for Sierra LeoneUNESCOUnited Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesUNICEF

Question 5: With such a liberal interpretation of love, it is only natural that Baul devotional music transcends religion and some of the most famous baul composers, such as ________, have been of Muslim faith.
Kushtia DistrictBangladeshBengalLalon

Question 6: Bauls constitute both a ________ religious sect and a musical tradition.

Question 7: Here is a famous ________ (Tagore song), heavily influenced by Baul theme:
Rabindra SangeetBengal RenaissanceBengalBengali cinema

Question 8: Bauls are a very heterogeneous group, with many different subsects, but their membership mainly consists of Vaishnava ________ and Sufi Muslims.

Question 9: Bauls are to be found in the Indian state of West Bengal and the country of ________.
BangladeshPakistanSri LankaMalaysia

Question 10: Bauls are a part of the culture of rural ________.
BangladeshIndiaBengalWest Bengal


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