Kid’s Quiz — Music Composers

December is music season in south India. Let’s test your knowledge about two bhaktas who are famous as Carnatic music composers.

1. Thyagaraja composed most of his kirtans on
a. Lord Krishna
b. Lord Rama
c. Lord Shiva

2. Name the birth place of Thyagaraja
a. Hyderabad
b. Bhadrachalam
c. Tiruvarur

3. Thyagaraja composed his kirtans in this language
a. Telugu
b. Tamil
c. Kannada

4. How many kirtans were composed by Thyagaraja ?
a. Thirty-thousand
b. Twenty-four thousand
c. Twenty-five thousand

5. Who is known as the “Father of Carnatic Music”?
a. Purandara Dasa
b. Kanaka Dasa
c. Shyaama Shastri

6. What is the mudra (signature) in Purandara Dasa’s compositions?
a. Purandara
b. Purandara-Vittala
c. Purandaradasa

7. The original name of Purandaradasa is
a. Srinivasa Nayaka
b. Kanaka Dasa
c. Vijaya  Dasa

8. Name the birth-place of Purandaradasa
a. Kshemapura
b. Udupi
c. Tiruvaiyar

9. Purandara Dasa introduced this raga to be best suited for beginners
a. Panduvarali
b. Kalyani
c. Maya Malavagowla

Compiled by:
Ramya Srinivasan, San Jose, CA

1-B, 2-C, 3-A, 4-B, 5-A, 6-B,7-A, 8-A, 9-C

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