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Have you ever heard of Bihar? Bihar is a state in eastern India, and it is the third-largest state by the populace and the twelfth most significant territory. The Bihar plain is separated by the Ganges River, which comes from the east. The three major cultural regions converge in the state. These include Magadha, Mithila, and Bhiojour. This quiz will take you places when searching for the right questions and the correct answers about Bihar.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of the following day was observed as Dolphin Day in Bihar?

    • A.

      05 September

    • B.

      05 October

    • C.

      05 August

    • D.

      05 July

    Correct Answer
    B. 05 October
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 05 October. Dolphin Day is observed in Bihar on this day to create awareness about the endangered Gangetic dolphins found in the Ganges River. This day is dedicated to highlighting the importance of conservation and protection of these dolphins and their habitat. It aims to educate people about the threats faced by these dolphins and the need for their preservation.

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  • 2. 

    Union Human Resource Development Ministry agreed to set up two central universities in the state on which of the following dates?

    • A.

      13 May

    • B.

      13 September

    • C.

      13 July 2012

    • D.

      13 April

    Correct Answer
    C. 13 July 2012
    Explanation
    On 13 July 2012, the Union Human Resource Development Ministry agreed to set up two central universities in the state.

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  • 3. 

    On which date did the Bihar Government prohibit the sale and manufacturing of all the tobacco products for next one year?

    • A.

      16 May 2012

    • B.

      30 May 2012

    • C.

      13 July 2012

    • D.

      13 April

    Correct Answer
    B. 30 May 2012
    Explanation
    On 30 May 2012, the Bihar Government prohibited the sale and manufacturing of all tobacco products for the next one year. This decision was made in order to curb the consumption of tobacco and promote public health.

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  • 4. 

    Microsoft, the world’s leading IT company on which date took up five girl schools in Bihar under the Digital Literacy Programme?

    • A.

      23 March 2012

    • B.

      14 August 2012

    • C.

      13 July 2012

    • D.

      15 May 2012

    Correct Answer
    A. 23 March 2012
    Explanation
    Microsoft took up five girl schools in Bihar under the Digital Literacy Programme on 23 March 2012.

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  • 5. 

    Sushil Kumar Modi, the deputy chief minister and the finance minister of Bihar, presented the budget of the state for the year 2012-13 on which of the following dates?

    • A.

      23 August 2012

    • B.

      23 February 2012

    • C.

      23 October 2012

    • D.

      23 July 2012

    Correct Answer
    B. 23 February 2012
    Explanation
    Sushil Kumar Modi presented the budget of Bihar for the year 2012-13 on 23 February 2012.

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  • 6. 

    Which country is situated to the north of Bihar?

    • A.

      Pakistan

    • B.

      Nepal

    • C.

      Maldives

    • D.

      Bhutan

    Correct Answer
    B. Nepal
    Explanation
    Nepal is situated to the north of Bihar. Bihar is a state in northern India, and Nepal is a landlocked country located to the north of India. It shares a border with Bihar, making it the country situated to the north of Bihar.

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  • 7. 

    Which state is located to the west of Bihar?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Orissa

    • C.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    • D.

      Nagaland

    Correct Answer
    A. Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation
    Uttar Pradesh is the correct answer because it is located to the west of Bihar. Uttar Pradesh shares its western border with Bihar and is one of the neighboring states of Bihar.

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  • 8. 

    Which is the capital of Bihar?

    • A.

      Munger

    • B.

      Gaya

    • C.

      Bhagalpur

    • D.

      Patna

    Correct Answer
    D. Patna
    Explanation
    Patna is the correct answer because it is the capital of Bihar. The other options, Munger, Gaya, and Bhagalpur, are cities in Bihar but not the capital. Patna is the largest city and serves as the administrative, industrial, and educational center of the state. It is also an important historical and cultural hub, with numerous ancient monuments and landmarks.

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  • 9. 

    Of which presidency was Bihar a part of?  

    • A.

      Madras

    • B.

      Bombay

    • C.

      Bengal

    • D.

      Hyderabad

    Correct Answer
    C. Bengal
    Explanation
    Bihar was a part of the Bengal presidency.

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  • 10. 

    Which is the official language of Bihar?

    • A.

      Oriya

    • B.

      Hindi

    • C.

      Bihari

    • D.

      Munda

    Correct Answer
    B. Hindi
    Explanation
    The official language of Bihar is Hindi. Hindi is widely spoken and understood by the majority of the population in Bihar. It is also the official language of the Indian government and is used for administrative and official purposes in the state.

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  • 11. 

    Which state was separated from Bihar in 2000?

    • A.

      Jharkhand

    • B.

      Chhattisgarh

    • C.

      Uttarakhand

    • D.

      Haryana

    Correct Answer
    A. Jharkhand
    Explanation
    Jharkhand was separated from Bihar in 2000. This separation occurred due to the demand for a separate state by the tribal population in the region. Jharkhand is known for its rich mineral resources and has a significant tribal population. The creation of Jharkhand aimed to address the developmental needs and aspirations of the tribal communities in the region.

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  • 12. 

    Who among the following presidents of India was born in Bihar?

    • A.

      Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

    • B.

      Zakir Hussain

    • C.

      Rajendra Prasad

    • D.

      K. R. Narayanan

    Correct Answer
    C. Rajendra Prasad
    Explanation
    Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, was born in Bihar. He was born on December 3, 1884, in Ziradei village in the Saran district of Bihar. Prasad played a crucial role in the Indian independence movement and was one of the key leaders of the Indian National Congress. He served as the President of India from 1950 to 1962. Prasad's birthplace in Bihar holds historical significance and is now a museum dedicated to his life and achievements.

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  • 13. 

    Which coalition came to power in Bihar in the year 2006?

    • A.

      UNPA

    • B.

      NDA

    • C.

      National Front

    • D.

      Left Front

    Correct Answer
    B. NDA
    Explanation
    In the year 2006, the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) came to power in Bihar. The NDA is a political coalition in India, consisting of various political parties, including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal (United) (JDU). This coalition was successful in winning the majority of seats in the Bihar Legislative Assembly elections held in 2005, thereby forming the government in Bihar in 2006.

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  • 14. 

    Where is Bihar located?

    • A.

      North India

    • B.

      South India

    • C.

      South West

    • D.

      South East

    Correct Answer
    A. North India
    Explanation
    Bihar is located in North India.

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  • 15. 

    Which among the following rivers is known as the Sorrow of Bihar?

    • A.

      Indus

    • B.

      Yamuna

    • C.

      Baghmati

    • D.

      Kosi

    Correct Answer
    D. Kosi
    Explanation
    Kosi is known as the Sorrow of Bihar because it frequently causes devastating floods in the state. The river is highly unpredictable and prone to changing its course, which leads to widespread destruction of property, displacement of people, and loss of lives. The frequent flooding has earned it the reputation of being a sorrow for the people of Bihar.

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  • 16. 

    How many districts are there in Bihar?

    • A.

      38

    • B.

      33

    • C.

      60

    • D.

      44

    Correct Answer
    A. 38
    Explanation
    There are 38 districts in Bihar.

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  • 17. 

    Where in Bihar did Gautam Budha get enlightenment?

    • A.

      Bodh Gaya

    • B.

      Patna

    • C.

      Ranchi

    • D.

      Patratu

    Correct Answer
    A. Bodh Gaya
    Explanation
    Gautam Buddha obtained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, Bihar. This place holds significant importance in Buddhism as it is believed to be the exact spot where Buddha meditated under the Bodhi tree and attained enlightenment. The Mahabodhi Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in Bodh Gaya and is a major pilgrimage site for Buddhists from around the world. Therefore, Bodh Gaya is the correct answer.

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  • 18. 

    Which Buddhist shrine and UNESCO World Heritage site is also situated in Bihar?

    • A.

      Mahabodhi Temple

    • B.

      Mahamana Temple

    • C.

      Mahasingh Temple

    • D.

      Maheshwari Temple

    Correct Answer
    A. Mahabodhi Temple
    Explanation
    The Mahabodhi Temple is the correct answer because it is a Buddhist shrine and UNESCO World Heritage site located in Bihar. The temple is significant as it is believed to be the place where Gautama Buddha attained enlightenment. It is one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Buddhists and attracts visitors from all over the world.

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  • 19. 

    Where is the Railway Wagon Plant of Bharat Wagon Limited situated?

    • A.

      Barauni

    • B.

      Muzzafarpur

    • C.

      Bhagalpur

    • D.

      Gaya

    Correct Answer
    B. Muzzafarpur
    Explanation
    The Railway Wagon Plant of Bharat Wagon Limited is situated in Muzzafarpur.

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  • 20. 

    At which place Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana?

    • A.

      Nalanda

    • B.

      Rajgir

    • C.

      Vaishali

    • D.

      Pawapuri

    Correct Answer
    D. Pawapuri
    Explanation
    Lord Mahavira attained Nirvana at Pawapuri.

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  • 21. 

    Bihar is bounded on East by West Bengal, by which state Bihar has bounded on West?

    • A.

      Jharkhand

    • B.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • C.

      Chattisgarh

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    B. Uttar Pradesh
    Explanation
    Bihar is bounded on the east by West Bengal, which means that West Bengal is located to the east of Bihar. Therefore, Bihar must be bounded on the west by a state other than West Bengal. The only option that fits this criteria is Uttar Pradesh. Hence, Uttar Pradesh is the state by which Bihar is bounded on the west.

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  • 22. 

    It is the 12th largest state in terms of geographical size at 38,202 sq mi and 3rd largest by population. Name the state.

    • A.

      Bihar

    • B.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • C.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • D.

      Andhra Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Bihar
    Explanation
    Bihar is the correct answer because it is the 12th largest state in terms of geographical size, covering an area of 38,202 square miles. It is also the 3rd largest state in terms of population.

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  • 23. 

    In which year was Bihar established?

    • A.

      1912

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      1852

    • D.

      1963

    Correct Answer
    A. 1912
    Explanation
    Bihar was established in the year 1912. This date marks the separation of Bihar from the Bengal Presidency during British colonial rule in India. Prior to this, Bihar was a part of the larger Bengal province. The decision to create a separate province was taken to address the administrative needs and demands of the region. Thus, 1912 is the correct answer as it signifies the establishment of Bihar as a distinct entity in India.

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  • 24. 

    Who is the Chief Minister of Bihar?

    • A.

      Nitish Kumar

    • B.

      D. Y. Patil

    • C.

      Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    • D.

      Manmohan Singh

    Correct Answer
    A. Nitish Kumar
    Explanation
    Nitish Kumar is the Chief Minister of Bihar.

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  • 25. 

    Bihar has managed to record what percentage of annual growth rate is the highest among all the states during the 11th Plan period?

    • A.

      11.95%

    • B.

      12.66%

    • C.

      40.11%

    • D.

      40.11% 12.39%

    Correct Answer
    A. 11.95%
    Explanation
    Bihar had the highest annual growth rate of 11.95% among all the states during the 11th Plan period.

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  • 26. 

    Bihar has notified forest area of 6,764.14 km2, which is what percentage of its geographical area?

    • A.

      5.6%

    • B.

      7.2%

    • C.

      5.2%

    • D.

      3.3%

    Correct Answer
    B. 7.2%
  • 27. 

    What is the forest area of Bihar?

    • A.

      6,764.14 km2

    • B.

      9,764.14 km2

    • C.

      2,764.14 km2

    • D.

      1,764.14 km2

    Correct Answer
    A. 6,764.14 km2
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6,764.14 km2. This is the forest area of Bihar.

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  • 28. 

    Where was the tenth and the last Guru of Sikhism, Guru Gobind Singh was born?

    • A.

      Kanpur

    • B.

      Delhi

    • C.

      Patna

    • D.

      Ranchi

    Correct Answer
    C. Patna
    Explanation
    Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth and last Guru of Sikhism, was born in Patna.

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  • 29. 

    Which river divides Bihar into two unequal halves and flows through the middle from west to east?

    • A.

      Yamuna

    • B.

      Ganga

    • C.

      Narmada

    • D.

      Tapi

    Correct Answer
    B. Ganga
    Explanation
    The Ganga river divides Bihar into two unequal halves and flows through the middle from west to east.

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