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Question 1: The royalty of the kingdoms of Mysore and Travancore were noted composers and proficient in playing musical instruments, such as the veena, rudra veena, violin, ghatam, ________, mridangam, nagaswara and swarabhat.
Western concert fluteFlutePiccoloAlto flute

Question 2: Composers of Carnatic music were often inspired by religious devotion and were usually scholars proficient in one or more of the languages Kannada, ________, Sanskrit, Tamil and Telugu.
Brahui languageDravidian languagesMalayalamPunjabi language

Question 3: This begins slowly and builds to a crescendo, and finally establishes a complicated exposition of the ________ that shows the performer's skill.
Kalyani (raga)RagaCarnatic musicKambhoji

Question 4: [35] Originally developed for the ________, it consists of expanding the raga with syllables like tha, nam, thom, aa, nom, na, etc.
Carnatic musicTelugu languageRamayanaVeena

Question 5: During the 19th century, ________ emerged as the locus for Carnatic music.
Madras PresidencyChennai EgmoreChennaiChennai Suburban Railway

Question 6: It originated from the Devas and ________ (Hindu Gods and Goddesses),[3][4] and is venerated as symbolic of nāda brāhman[5].
KaliDhumavatiShaktismDevi

Question 7: This is a special item which highlights everything important about a ________, known as the sanchaaraas of a raga [37] - this includes which notes to stress, how to approach a certain note, classical and characteristic phrases of a raga, the scale of the raga, and so on.
Kalyani (raga)RagaKambhojiCarnatic music

Question 8: Like all art forms in ________, Carnatic music is believed to have a divine origin.
Geography of IndiaIndian literatureIndian cuisineCulture of India

Question 9: instead of ________ to slowly elaborate the notes and flow of the raga.
SwaraGrace noteOrnament (music)Hindustani classical music

Question 10: He structured graded exercises known as Swaravalis and Alankaras, and at the same time, introduced the ________ Mayamalavagowla as the first scale to be learnt by beginners.
Carnatic musicRagaKambhojiKalyani (raga)
















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