Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know About The Indian Subcontinent?

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Trivia Quiz: How Well Do You Know About The Indian Subcontinent?

India is often called a subcontinent because it is a distinct landmass, not just a country. There are a lot of historical wonders in India that tell us about the people who live and lived there. See how much you know about this region by taking this test. Have fun!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In 1971, East Pakistan broke off to become the independent country of
    • A. 

      Nepal

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      Sri Lanka

    • D. 

      Diwali

  • 2. 
    The first urban civilization on the Indian Subcontinent was the
    • A. 

      Tamil

    • B. 

      Aryan

    • C. 

      Mauryan

    • D. 

      Harappan

  • 3. 
    The world's highest mountain is
    • A. 

      K2

    • B. 

      Mount Everest

    • C. 

      Ghats

    • D. 

      Hindu Kush

  • 4. 
    Indian troops revolted against British rule in the
    • A. 

      1500s

    • B. 

      1600s

    • C. 

      1800s

    • D. 

      1900s

  • 5. 
    Indian language and culture were greatly influenced by the
    • A. 

      Sinhalese

    • B. 

      Tamil

    • C. 

      Sherpas

    • D. 

      Aryans

  • 6. 
    More than 70 percent of India's population lives
    • A. 

      On mountian farms

    • B. 

      In the suburbs

    • C. 

      In villages

    • D. 

      In cities

  • 7. 
    What country has a larger population than India?
    • A. 

      The United States

    • B. 

      Russia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 8. 
    The Indus River flows through
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      Sri Lanka

    • D. 

      Pakistan

  • 9. 
    What system divided Indian society into groups based on birth or occupation?
    • A. 

      Partition

    • B. 

      Caste

    • C. 

      Colonies

    • D. 

      Urbanization

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      Asoka

    • B. 

      Babur

    • C. 

      Akbar

    • D. 

      Gandhi

  • 11. 
    The Harappan civilization was founded around 2300 BC in the _______ River Valley.
  • 12. 
    The capital of Nepal is ______________________
  • 13. 
    The beginnings of India's social system and Hindu religion came from the __________.
  • 14. 
    _____________________ are seasonal winds that bring either moist or dry air to an area.
  • 15. 
    The ________ was a program in India to encourage farmers to adopt modern farming methods.
  • 16. 
    TRUE or FALSE: Millions of people in India have moved out of cities in search of jobs, causing urbanization.
  • 17. 
    TRUE or FALSE: The Indian Subcontinent's most important resource is petroleum.
  • 18. 
    TRUE or FALSE: Bangladesh is one of the world's most densely populated countries.
  • 19. 
    TRUE or FALSE: Mohandas Gandhi was the most important leader of the Indian independence movement.
  • 20. 
    TRUE or FALSE: Most people in Pakistan practice Hinduism.