QUIZ TIME : INDIAN ART – KALAMEZUTHU ART

This month’s quiz is based on Kalamezhuthu, a popular floor art form that originated in Kerala, India

1. What does the term ‘kalam’ refer to?
a. Picture
b. Colors
c. Art of Drawing

2. What does the term ‘ezhuthu’ refer to?
a. Picture
b. Colors
c. Art of Drawing

3. In which part of Kerala is this art form typically very popular?
a. Eastern
b. Western
c. Southern

4. How many colors are typically used for Kalamezhuthu art form?
a. 3
b. 2
c. 5

5. What is the other name for Kalamezuthu?
a. Kalamkari
b. Dhulee Chithram
c. Madhubani

6. What does the term ‘Dhulee Chithram’ refer to?
a. Powder Drawing
b. Oil Painting
c. Acrylic Painting

7. What is the traditional base in which Kalamezhuthu drawings are done?
a. Mud Walls
b. Floors
C. Stones and Rocks

8. Kalamezhuthu floor art uses powders made from natural products. Name the ingredient
that is used for white color.
a. Rice Flour
b. Coconut Powder
c. Sugar Powder

9. How is red color powder prepared?
a. Turmeric powder mixed with milk
b. Turmeric powder mixed with lime
c. Coconut powder mixed with turmeric

Answers:
1-a, 2-c, 3-c, 4-c, 5-b, 6-a, 7-b, 8-a, 9-b

Compiled by Ramya Srinivasan, Bay Area, CA
Illustration by Lalitha Raman Richmond, VA

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