What Do You Know About Indian Cinema?

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What Do You Know About Indian Cinema? - Quiz

Indian cinema has become as popular as Hollywood movies, down to the point that many so-called Bollywood stars have now featured in many Hollywood productions, and have, in turn, become popular in America and everywhere else in the world. But what do You truly know about Indian cinema and its beginnings? Take our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many films are produced in India every year?

    • A.

      1600

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      900

    • D.

      500

    Correct Answer
    A. 1600
  • 2. 

    Concerning Indian films, how many tickets were sold across the globe in 2011?

    • A.

      100 million tickets.

    • B.

      3.5 million tickets.

    • C.

      3.5 billion tickets.

    • D.

      250 million tickets.

    Correct Answer
    C. 3.5 billion tickets.
    Explanation
    In 2011, Indian films sold a staggering 3.5 billion tickets worldwide. This indicates the immense popularity and reach of Indian cinema during that year. The large number of tickets sold highlights the global appeal of Indian films and the significant impact they had on audiences around the world.

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  • 3. 

    What was the total revenue for the Indian film industry in 2011?

    • A.

      $150 million

    • B.

      $ 100,000

    • C.

      $ 2 billion

    • D.

      $1.8 billion

    Correct Answer
    D. $1.8 billion
    Explanation
    In 2011, the total revenue for the Indian film industry was $1.8 billion. This indicates that the industry generated a significant amount of revenue during that year.

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  • 4. 

    How many countries are exposed to Indian cinema worldwide?

    • A.

      90

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      50

    • D.

      300

    Correct Answer
    A. 90
    Explanation
    Indian cinema, popularly known as Bollywood, has gained global recognition and has a wide reach in various countries. It has a significant presence in countries like the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and many others. However, it is estimated that around 90 countries are exposed to Indian cinema worldwide, showcasing the popularity and influence of Bollywood on an international scale.

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  • 5. 

    How is the Hindi language film industry called?

    • A.

      Indiawood

    • B.

      Korewod

    • C.

      Nollywood

    • D.

      Bollywwod

    Correct Answer
    D. Bollywwod
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bollywood. Bollywood is the name given to the Hindi language film industry in India. It is known for producing the largest number of films in the world and is famous for its colorful and melodramatic movies. The term "Bollywood" is a combination of Bombay (the former name of Mumbai, where the industry is based) and Hollywood (referring to the American film industry).

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  • 6. 

    How many cultures are represented by The South Indian film industry?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    The South Indian film industry represents five different cultures. This implies that the films produced in this industry reflect the diversity and richness of these cultures. The industry may produce movies in different languages, each representing a distinct cultural background. The presence of multiple cultures in the South Indian film industry allows for a variety of storytelling styles, traditions, and themes to be portrayed on screen.

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  • 7. 

    How is the first Indian film documentary called?

    • A.

      Tradition man

    • B.

      The Gange

    • C.

      One day in India

    • D.

      The Wrestlers

    Correct Answer
    D. The Wrestlers
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Wrestlers" because it is the only option that refers to a specific subject matter, which is a documentary about wrestlers. The other options do not provide any indication of the content or theme of the film.

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  • 8. 

    How is the first ever released Indian film called?

    • A.

      Shree Pundalik

    • B.

      Choree choree

    • C.

      Chupke chupke

    • D.

      Tall man in Bangalore

    Correct Answer
    A. Shree Pundalik
    Explanation
    Shree Pundalik is considered the first ever released Indian film because it was the first Indian film to be shown publicly in 1912. It was a silent film directed by Dadasaheb Torne and produced by Phalke Films. The film was based on a popular Marathi play and marked the beginning of the Indian film industry.

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  • 9. 

    In what year was the first Indian film released? 

    • A.

      In 1910

    • B.

      In 1912

    • C.

      In 1920

    • D.

      In 1930

    Correct Answer
    B. In 1912
    Explanation
    In 1912, the first Indian film was released. This marked the beginning of the Indian film industry, also known as Bollywood. The film was titled "Raja Harishchandra" and was directed by Dadasaheb Phalke. It was a silent film that depicted a mythological story. This film paved the way for the growth and development of Indian cinema, leading to the production of numerous films in the years to come.

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  • 10. 

    When was the first Indian talkie released?

    • A.

      In 1920

    • B.

      In 1929

    • C.

      In 1931

    • D.

      In 1935

    Correct Answer
    C. In 1931
    Explanation
    The first Indian talkie was released in 1931. This marked a significant milestone in the Indian film industry as it introduced sound to Indian cinema. Prior to this, silent films were the norm. The release of the first talkie opened up new possibilities for storytelling and revolutionized the way films were made in India.

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