The Great Indian General Elections - 2009 & Its Personalities

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A 10 question quiz on the recently concluded Indian General Elections and the personalities associated with it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A veteran trade union leader who has won nine Lok Sabha Seats was denied a ticket to contest by his own party. Name this politician who still decided to contest the 2009 Elections as an Independant Candidate from Muzaffarpur, but unfortunately lost..
    • A. 

      George Fernandes

    • B. 

      Vinod Khanna

    • C. 

      Atal Bihari Vajpayee

    • D. 

      Raj Babbar

  • 2. 
    This man has been a former captain of the Indian cricket team and has made his political debut in 2009. Which among the following was a surprise winner from the Moradabad constituency of Uttar Pradesh?
    • A. 

      Chetan Chauhan

    • B. 

      Mohd Azharuddin

    • C. 

      Kirti Azad

    • D. 

      M A K Pataudi

  • 3. 
    How many seats did Congress win in Lok Sabha Elections 2009?
    • A. 

      206

    • B. 

      409

    • C. 

      195

    • D. 

      112

  • 4. 
    Who was undersecretary in United Nations Secretariat and won in Lok Sabha Elections 2009?
    • A. 

      Pranab Mukherjee

    • B. 

      Naveen Jindal

    • C. 

      Jaswant Singh

    • D. 

      Shashi Tharoor

  • 5. 
    Which of the following parties, which has a mango as its election symbol, did not win any seat in Lok Sabha Elections 2009?
    • A. 

      Telangana Rashtra Samiti

    • B. 

      Communist Party of India

    • C. 

      Pattali Makkal Katchi

    • D. 

      National Conference

  • 6. 
    Which is the smallest Lok sabha constituency in India by area?
    • A. 

      Lakshwadeep

    • B. 

      Chandni Chowk

    • C. 

      Ladakh

    • D. 

      Gurgaon

  • 7. 
    Which state has the highest number of MPs in Lok Sabha?
    • A. 

      Madhya Pradesh

    • B. 

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C. 

      Uttar Pradesh

    • D. 

      Maharashtra

  • 8. 
    This former athlete had won gold medals in the Asian Games and had also won the most prestigious award in Indian sports, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. After retiring from sports, she won elections to the parliament from West Bengal in 2004 and was expected to win in 2009 too from the Krishnanagar seat as her party the CPI (M) had a very strong hold there. However she lost rather tamely. Which athlete is it?
    • A. 

      P T Usha

    • B. 

      Jyotirmayee Sikdar

    • C. 

      Shiny Wilson

    • D. 

      M D Valsamma

  • 9. 
    This former actor had starred in many super hit Hindi movies of the 1980s. He twice won elections on the BJP ticket from Gurdaspur in Punjab, despite being an outsider to the state and had also served as a union minister. He however failed to make it a hat-trick in 2009, losing by a very narrow margin. Which personality am I talking about?
    • A. 

      Navjot Sidhu

    • B. 

      Vinod Khanna

    • C. 

      Shatrughan Sinha

    • D. 

      Sekhar Suman

  • 10. 
    This former actress hails from Andhra Pradesh and has starred in many in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi films in the 1970s and 1980s. She made her entry to the upper house of the Indian parliament as a Telugu Desam member but broke away from the party and joined the Samajwadi Party, on whose ticket she won from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh in 2004. After a bitter campaign in 2009 involving her own party leaders, she managed to retain her seat. Which actress is this?
    • A. 

      Jayasudha

    • B. 

      Jayaprada

    • C. 

      Shabana Azmi

    • D. 

      Mallika Sarabhai

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