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Question 1: A large number of composers who thrived under the lavish patronage of the Nawab rulers of ________ enriched the light classical form of thumri; most prominent among these was Wajid Ali Shah.
LucknowKanpurPilibhitUttar Pradesh

Question 2: Wajid Ali Shah was most unfortunate to have ascended the throne of Oudh at a time when the ________ was determined to grab the coveted throne of prosperous Oudh, which was "the garden, granary, and queen-province of India."
Chartered companyFrench East India CompanyEast India CompanyDutch East India Company

Question 3: In ________'s Shatranj Ke Khilari, Wajid Ali Shah is shown as very enuthusiatic patron of dance and music etc.
Satyajit RayThe Apu TrilogyAparajitoPather Panchali

Question 4: The main case for condemnation comes from the British Resident of ________, General Sleeman who submitted a report highlighting maladministration and lawlessness supposed to be prevailing there.
LucknowUttar PradeshPilibhitKanpur

Question 5: Wajid Ali Shah (Hindi: वाजिद अली शाह, Urdu: واجد على شاه)(________: واجد على شاه) (b.
Bengali languageUrduPunjabi languageHindustani language

Question 6: He is widely credited with the revival of ________ as a major form of classical Indian dance.
LucknowKathakRajputUttar Pradesh

Question 7: He was the tenth and last nawab of the princely kingdom of Oudh in present day Uttar Pradesh in ________.
Research and Analysis WingIndiaIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementLok Sabha

Question 8: ________ dance attained new heights of popularity and glory under his expert guidance and lavish patronage.
RajputUttar PradeshLucknowKathak

Question 9: The Nawab was exiled to Garden Reach in Metiabruz, then a suburb of ________, where he lived out the rest of his life off a generous pension.

Question 10: "Diwani-Akhtar", "Husn-i-Akhtar" contain his ________.
QawwaliPersian literatureGhazalTurkish literature


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