Phulmani's India | Fill in the Blanks

 Phulmani's India

'Fill in the Blanks' Question on Phulmani's India | Class Five | .......................................................................

1. Phulmani is a ________ girl.

   Answer: Santhal

 2. Her house is in a ________.

   Answer: Village


3. Have you ever been to her house? There are beautiful pictures painted on the wall both outside and inside her ________.

   Answer: house


4. All her neighbours have painted on their ________ and interiors.

   Answer: doorways


5. There are pictures of ________, flowers and birds on the walls and floors.

   Answer: trees


6. Phulmani, like her elders, loves to paint on the ________ walls.

   Answer: mud


7. Her teachers told her that even in ancient India, people used to paint inside the caves and on the rocks of ________.

   Answer: hills


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8. The rock paintings of Bhimbetka are more than twenty thousand years old. They are red, white, green or ________ in colour.

   Answer: Yellow


9. Phulmani has never been to Bhimbetka to see the rock paintings of ancient men. But she has heard stories about the famous rock paintings from her ________.

   Answer: teacher


10. One day, her teacher showed her a picture. She came to know that it was the picture of a very famous cave painting of our ________.

    Answer: Country


11. Do you want to see that painting? Here it is: This is one of the paintings found in the ________ caves.

    Answer: Ajanta


12. Almost two thousand years ago, some great Indian artists painted inside the caves of Ajanta and ________.

    Answer: Ellora


13. Our country is the home to many ________.

    Answer: religions


14. Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism appear together in the sculptures of ________.

    Answer: Ellora


15. Down the ages, many great artists painted inside many other temples and ________ of our country.

    Answer: Churches


16. Little Phulmani is surprised to know that many of the Indian dance forms started within the ________.

    Answer: temples


17. Phulmani is a natural ________.

    Answer: dancer


18. Her teacher said that folk dance is a popular art form among the various ________ of India.

    Answer: Communities


19. The Punjabis love the ________ dance.

    Answer: Bhangra


20. In the same way, Dandiya is popular in ________, Bihu in Assam and Chhau in West Bengal.

    Answer: Gujarat


21. Phulmani loves to watch ________ dance performed during festivals.

    Answer: Chhau


22. The performers wear ________.

    Answer: masks


23. They shake their heads and jump in the air in harmony with ________.

    Answer: Music


24. Phulmani always cries out in joy at the end of a Chhau dance ________.

    Answer: performance


25. Last Sunday little Phulmani went to see a ________ with her parents.

    Answer: Jatra


26. Phulmani was thrilled to see the ________.

    Answer: Jatra


27. The next day when she narrated the story of the performance to the class, her teacher said that Jatra is actually a kind of folk ________.

    Answer: theatre


28. This kind of theatre is performed under different names in different parts of our ________.

    Answer: Country


29. It is called tamasha in Maharashtra, nautanki in North India and jatra in ________.

    Answer: Bengal


30. Most of these folk theatres are based on ________ incidents or characters.

    Answer: mythological


31. India has a rich heritage of classical ________.

    Answer: dance


32. There are many classical dance forms, and each deals with some ________ narrative.

    Answer: mythological


33. The dancers wear colourful dresses and dance in harmony with ________.

    Answer: Music


34. Dramatics is an essential part of the Indian classical dance ________.

    Answer: tradition


35. Kathak is a dance of ________ India, while Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattyam, Kuchipuri and Kathakali are all from South India.

    Answer: North


36. Manipuri and ________ dance are dance forms of Eastern India.

    Answer: Odissi


37. Such a wide variety of dance forms cannot be found anywhere else in the ________.

    Answer: world


38. Dance and music have always been integral to the Indian ________.

    Answer: culture


39. Phulmani has a sweet ________.

    Answer: Voice


40. She believes that she can sing in harmony with musical instruments, like sitar,________ , sarengi, drum, and so on. 

    Answer: tabla


41. Phulmani came to know that the Indian kings and rulers patronised classical music and dance in their ________.

    Answer: courts


42. Emperor Akbar loved to listen to the songs of ________.

    Answer: Tansen


43. Our country is so big that we have many different styles of classical music like ________ and Carnatic.

    Answer: Hindustani


44. Each of these styles grew in ________ and developed down the ages.

    Answer: temples


45. Phulmani is proud to be an ________.

    Answer: Indian


46. She has heard that our country is full of great ________, forts and wonderful architecture.

    Answer: monuments


47. She has seen the picture of the ________.

    Answer: Taj Mahal


48. It is one of the seven wonders of the ________.

    Answer: world


49. The fort at Agra and the Red Fort in Delhi are also worth ________.

    Answer: seeing


50. The huge gateway or Buland Darwaza, built by Emperor Akbar, at Fatehpur Sikri, is also among the monuments that Phulmani wishes to ________.

    Answer: see

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