Dolls Over the Ages Questions & Answers

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Dolls Over the Ages Questions & Answers

Question 1: Match the columns:

NationalityMaterial used for dolls
1. American Indiana. bamboo pipe
2. Koreanb. pottery
3. Russianc. feather
4. Englishd. pine cones
5. Japanesee. sticks and strings
6. West Indianf. wax

Answer: 1-c, 2-a, 3-d, 4-b, 5-e, 6-f

Question 2: Choose the correct answer:

1. Dolls have been used

(a) for only playing.
(b) largely for rituals and playing.
(c) largely for witchcraft

2. The earliest dolls were made out of

(a) wax
(b) clay
(c) sticks and stones

3. Which one is true?

(a) Some adult girls in Africa keep dolls till they have babies.
(b) African girls play with dolls even after they have babies.
(c) In India dolls were given to boys before they started school.

4. The dolls Victorian children played with were

(a) soft and flexible.
(b) delicate and easily breakable.
(c) rigid and unbreakable.

5. Navaratri Golu is set up in

(a) Kerala, West Bengal and Manipur.
(b) Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
(c) Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Sikkim.

Question 3: Write a brief description of the matryoshka doll.

Answer: Matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll or a babushka doll is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which separates top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside it, and so on.

Question 4: India is known for its unity in diversity. Explain this statement with reference to India’s doll traditions.

Answer: In Northern India, the story of Krishna’s birth (Janamashtami) is depicted through clay dolls. In Bihar, the entire story of Shyama Chak festival is depicted through clay images. In the Southern state of Tamil Nadu and in some parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, the festival Navaratri is celebrated with the setting up of the dolls display Golu. This shows how several different cultures share a common way of celebrating an important occasion.

Question 5: How do the Japanese use dolls in festivals and rituals?

Answer: The Japanese used dolls for various purposes. A primitive Japanese doll was made of sticks and strings, covered with paper clothing. Some dolls were ‘dressed’ and ‘fed’ and ‘treated’ as though alive. These dolls were given to mothers to ward off evil from their children.

Japanese women who desired to have a child presented dolls at a place of worship. The Japanese also have ceremonial dolls for boys and girls. The use of dolls in religious ceremonies continues till date. Scenes of the birth of baby Jesus, Mother Mary, Joseph and the shepherds are depicted through dolls. These are called crib dolls and are not meant for playing.

Question 6: How have dolls been used for evil deeds?

Answer: The West Indians used dolls for performing black magic. Pins and needles were stuck into the bodies of dolls or they were harmed with the belief that in this process, the victim would suffer.

So, these were the Questions & Answers.

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