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India is a land of a very attractive culture and a lot of important people in world history did come from India such as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Theresa. India is considered one of the most populated countries in the world. What facts do you know about India, its history and leaders? Take up this challenging quiz to find out!


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  • 1. 

    The National Stadium in Delhi was earlier known by the name

    • A.

      Irwin Stadium

    • B.

      Mountbatten Stadium

    • C.

      Wellington Stadium

    • D.

      Canning Stadium

    Correct Answer
    A. Irwin Stadium
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Irwin Stadium. This stadium in Delhi was previously known as Irwin Stadium.

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  • 2. 

    The fine step-well complex of 'Agrasen ki Baoli' is located at

    • A.

      Gwalior

    • B.

      Amritsar

    • C.

      Agra

    • D.

      New Delhi

    Correct Answer
    D. New Delhi
    Explanation
    Constructed by Raja Agrasen, the stepwell is about 60m long and 15m wide.

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  • 3. 

    The term 'Nastaliq' refers to

    • A.

      A raga composed by Tansen

    • B.

      Persian script used in Medieval times

    • C.

      Cess levied by the Mughal rulers on cultivators

    • D.

      Manual of code of conduct for the Ulemas

    Correct Answer
    B. Persian script used in Medieval times
    Explanation
    The term 'Nastaliq' refers to the Persian script used in Medieval times. Nastaliq is a calligraphic style of writing that originated in Iran and was widely used in Persia and the Indian subcontinent during the medieval period. It is known for its elegant and flowing curves, and it became the preferred script for writing Persian and Urdu languages. Nastaliq script is still used today in various forms of art and literature.

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  • 4. 

    The Tallest Buddha statues at Bamiyan in Afghanistan that were destroyed by the Taleban zeolots were carved in

    • A.

      Hindukush Mountain ranges

    • B.

      Aravalli Mountain ranges

    • C.

      Siwalik Mountain ranges

    • D.

      Kanchenjunga Mountain ranges

    Correct Answer
    A. Hindukush Mountain ranges
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hindukush Mountain ranges. The Tallest Buddha statues at Bamiyan in Afghanistan were indeed carved in the Hindukush Mountain ranges. These statues were an important part of Afghanistan's cultural heritage and were unfortunately destroyed by the Taliban extremists in 2001. The Hindukush Mountain ranges are located in Central Asia and stretch across Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. They are known for their rugged beauty and have been an important historical and cultural region for centuries.

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  • 5. 

    The mausoleum of Babar is located in

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Pakistan

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Afghanistan

    Correct Answer
    D. Afghanistan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Afghanistan because the mausoleum of Babar, the founder of the Mughal Empire, is indeed located in Kabul, Afghanistan. Babar's mausoleum is an important historical site and a popular tourist attraction in Afghanistan.

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  • 6. 

    Who among the following is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans?

    • A.

      Minhaj-us-Siraj

    • B.

      Ziauddin Barani

    • C.

      Amir Khusro

    • D.

      Shams-i-Siraj Afif

    Correct Answer
    C. Amir Khusro
    Explanation
    Amir Khusro is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans. This is because he was a prominent poet, musician, and scholar who lived during the 13th and 14th centuries in Delhi. He served under multiple rulers and was known for his close association with the Delhi Sultanate. His writings and works provide valuable insights into the political and cultural landscape of that time, making him a reliable witness to the reigns of the Delhi Sultans.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following is NOT a state of India?

    • A.

      Vrindachal

    • B.

      Uttaranchal

    • C.

      Jharkhand

    • D.

      Chattisgarh

    Correct Answer
    A. Vrindachal
    Explanation
    Vrindachal is not a state of India. The other options, Uttaranchal, Jharkhand, and Chattisgarh, are all recognized states in India. However, Vrindachal is not a state and does not exist in the political division of India.

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  • 8. 

    Christianity was first introduced in India at

    • A.

      Malabar Coast

    • B.

      Chennai Coast

    • C.

      Mumbai Coast

    • D.

      Gujarat Coast

    Correct Answer
    A. Malabar Coast
    Explanation
    Christianity was first introduced in India at the Malabar Coast. The Malabar Coast, located in the southwestern part of India, has a long history of trade and cultural exchange with various civilizations. It is believed that the Apostle Thomas arrived at the Malabar Coast in the 1st century AD and established Christian communities in the region. The Malabar Coast became an important center for the spread of Christianity in India, with the arrival of European colonizers later contributing to its growth and influence in the area.

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  • 9. 

    Who was the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Olympics?

    • A.

      P.T.Usha

    • B.

      Kunjarani Devi

    • C.

      Bachendri Pal

    • D.

      Karnam Maleshwari

    Correct Answer
    D. Karnam Maleshwari
    Explanation
    Karnam Maleshwari was the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Olympics. She won a bronze medal in weightlifting at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Maleshwari's achievement was significant as it marked a historic moment for Indian women in sports. She brought recognition and inspiration to female athletes in the country, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations.

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  • 10. 

    Which Mughal Emperor was deported to Rangoon by the British?

    • A.

      Shah Jahan

    • B.

      Bahadur Shah II

    • C.

      Akbar Shah I

    • D.

      Bahadur Shah I

    Correct Answer
    B. Bahadur Shah II
    Explanation
    Bahadur Shah II is more familiarly known as Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last known Mughal Ruler of India.

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  • 11. 

    The Book 'Big Egos, Small Men' is written by

    • A.

      Mani Shankar Iyer

    • B.

      Ram Jethmalani

    • C.

      Kapil Sibal

    • D.

      Soli Sorabjee

    Correct Answer
    B. Ram Jethmalani
    Explanation
    Ram Jethmalani is the correct answer as he is the author of the book 'Big Egos, Small Men'. Mani Shankar Iyer, Kapil Sibal, and Soli Sorabjee are not the authors of this book.

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  • 12. 

    How many 'World Cultural Heritage Sites' are there in India?

    • A.

      15

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      17

    • D.

      14

    Correct Answer
    C. 17
    Explanation
    India has a total of 17 'World Cultural Heritage Sites'. These sites have been recognized and designated by UNESCO for their outstanding universal value and importance in terms of culture and heritage. These sites include iconic landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, and the Ellora Caves, among others. These sites represent the rich and diverse cultural heritage of India and attract tourists from all over the world.

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  • 13. 

    Rabindra Nath Tagore composed the National Anthem of

    • A.

      India

    • B.

      Bangladesh

    • C.

      India and Bangladesh

    • D.

      India, Bangladesh and Nepal

    Correct Answer
    C. India and Bangladesh
    Explanation
    Rabindra Nath Tagore composed the National Anthem of India and Bangladesh. This is because Tagore's composition, "Jana Gana Mana," was adopted as the National Anthem of India in 1950, and his composition, "Amar Sonar Bangla," was adopted as the National Anthem of Bangladesh in 1972. Both countries share this honor of having Tagore as the composer of their respective National Anthems.

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  • 14. 

    Which one of the following pairs represent the ancient 'tala' instruments?

    • A.

      Muzhavu-Tabla

    • B.

      Tumburu-Kinnaram

    • C.

      Thudi-Tabla

    • D.

      Muzhavu-Thudi

    Correct Answer
    D. Muzhavu-Thudi
    Explanation
    Muzhavu and Thudi are the ancient 'tala' instruments. Muzhavu is a large drum made of wood and is played during temple rituals in Kerala, India. Thudi is a small handheld drum made of clay and is also used in traditional music and dance performances in Kerala. Therefore, Muzhavu-Thudi represents the correct pair of ancient 'tala' instruments.

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  • 15. 

    Who is the founder of the political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)?

    • A.

      C.N.Annadurai

    • B.

      M.Karunanidhi

    • C.

      M.G.Ramachandran

    • D.

      Jayalalitha

    Correct Answer
    A. C.N.Annadurai
    Explanation
    C.N. Annadurai is the founder of the political party Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). He established the party in 1949 with the aim of advocating for the rights and welfare of the Dravidian people in Tamil Nadu, India. Annadurai was a prominent leader and played a significant role in the Dravidian movement. He served as the first Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and was known for his contributions to the development of the state and the promotion of social justice. His founding of DMK marked a significant milestone in the political history of Tamil Nadu.

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  • 16. 

    Which of the following musical instruments is NOT of foreign origin?

    • A.

      Tabla

    • B.

      Flute

    • C.

      Sitar

    • D.

      Violin

    Correct Answer
    B. Flute
    Explanation
    The flute is not of foreign origin because it is one of the oldest musical instruments found in various cultures around the world. It has been used in ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and China. The flute is a versatile instrument that has been adapted and played in different styles of music globally. Therefore, it is not considered to be of foreign origin.

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  • 17. 

    Who among the following were killed during 'Operation Bluestar' of 1984?

    • A.

      Baba Santa Singh

    • B.

      Haji Mastan

    • C.

      Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale

    • D.

      Homi Jehangir Bhabha

    Correct Answer
    C. Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale
    Explanation
    Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale was killed during 'Operation Bluestar' of 1984. Operation Bluestar was a military operation ordered by the Indian government to remove Sikh militants who were hiding inside the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar. Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale was the leader of the Sikh militant group Damdami Taksal and had taken refuge in the Golden Temple. The operation resulted in a violent clash between the militants and the Indian Army, leading to the death of Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale and many others.

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  • 18. 

    In which year was the Air India launched?

    • A.

      1947

    • B.

      1942

    • C.

      1950

    • D.

      1932

    Correct Answer
    D. 1932
    Explanation
    It was launched on October 15, 1932, as TATA Airlines. It became India International in 1948.

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  • 19. 

    "DHANUSHKODI" is the meeting point of

    • A.

      The Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal

    • B.

      Ganga and Yamuna

    • C.

      The Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea

    • D.

      The Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean

    Correct Answer
    A. The Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal
    Explanation
    Dhanushkodi is located at the southern tip of Rameswaram Island in Tamil Nadu, India. It is a narrow strip of land that separates the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal. This makes it the meeting point of these two bodies of water. The Arabian Sea is located on the western coast of India and is not connected to Dhanushkodi. Therefore, the correct answer is that Dhanushkodi is the meeting point of the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal.

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  • 20. 

    Which was the largest and richest among the princely states of pre-Independent India?

    • A.

      Bhopal

    • B.

      Jaipur

    • C.

      Mysore

    • D.

      Gwalior

    • E.

      Hyderabad

    Correct Answer
    E. Hyderabad
    Explanation
    Hyderabad was the largest and richest among the princely states of pre-Independent India. It was known for its vast territory and prosperous economy, primarily due to its thriving trade and commerce. The state was famous for its diamond mines and was a major center for pearl trade. Additionally, Hyderabad had a strong agricultural sector, with fertile lands and a well-developed irrigation system. This wealth and prosperity allowed Hyderabad to have a significant influence and power during that time.

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  • 21. 

    The largest Buddhist Monastery in India is located at

    • A.

      Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

    • C.

      Dharmashala, Himachal Pradesh

    • D.

      Gangtok, Sikkim

    Correct Answer
    B. Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang is home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India. It is known as the Tawang Monastery or Galden Namgyal Lhatse, and it is an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The monastery is situated at an elevation of about 10,000 feet and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. It is also famous for its rich collection of Buddhist scriptures, thangkas (religious paintings), and other artifacts. Tawang Monastery is a significant cultural and religious center, attracting visitors from all over the world.

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  • 22. 

     Which one of the following places is famous for the Great Vishnu Temple?

    • A.

      Bordubar, Indonesia

    • B.

      Bamiyan, Afghanistan

    • C.

      Panja Sahib, Pakistan

    • D.

      Ankorvat, Cambodia

    Correct Answer
    D. Ankorvat, Cambodia
    Explanation
    Ankorvat in Cambodia is famous for the Great Vishnu Temple. The temple is part of the Angkor Wat complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the largest religious monuments in the world. The Great Vishnu Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. It is known for its intricate carvings and architectural grandeur, attracting tourists and pilgrims from all over the world.

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  • 23. 

    Zero was invented by

    • A.

      An unknown Indian

    • B.

      Aryabhatta

    • C.

      Varahamihira

    • D.

      Bhaskara I

    Correct Answer
    B. Aryabhatta
    Explanation
    Aryabhata, a great astronomer of the classic age of India was the one who invented the digit “0” (zero) for which he became immortal but later on is given to Brahmagupta who lived around a century later 22, another ancient Indian mathematician.

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