The History Of India Knowledge Quiz!

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Do you know anything about the history of India? Do you know enough to pass this quiz? India is a country that occupies the more significant part of South Asia. Its capital is New Delhi. The country has a wide variety of different ethnic groups, and they all speak different languages. Take on this quiz and see just how much you know about India.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the leader of the All Muslim League prior to the granting of independence to both India and Pakistan in 1947?
    • A. 

      Mohandas Gandhi

    • B. 

      Guru Nanak

    • C. 

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • D. 

      Ali Jinnah

  • 2. 
    Features of both Hinduism and Buddhism.
    • A. 

      Belief in karma and samsara

    • B. 

      Cow as sacred

    • C. 

      Meditation and yoga

  • 3. 
    Ashoka
    • A. 

      Helped spread Buddhism by forcing all of his subjects to convert to the faith

    • B. 

      Helped spread Buddhism by sending missionaries throughout India and erected stone pillars with Buddhist inscriptions

    • C. 

      Prevented the spread of Buddhism by refusing to allow people to practice the faith

    • D. 

      Prevented the spread of Buddhism by being a negative example of how the faith should be practiced

  • 4. 
    The Upanishads
    • A. 

      Are a religious sect that completely rejected anything having material value

    • B. 

      Are the collection of sermons preached by Siddhartha Gautama explaining the basics of Buddhism

    • C. 

      Are a set of commentaries on the Vedas compiled in the sixth century BCE

    • D. 

      Are the rock pillars created by Chandragupta Maurya to spread Hinduism

  • 5. 
    What was Gandhi's religion?
    • A. 

      Islam

    • B. 

      Hinduism

    • C. 

      Sikhism

    • D. 

      Christianity

  • 6. 
    What is the name of the Hindu God with an elephant's head?
    • A. 

      Vishnu

    • B. 

      Krishna

    • C. 

      Ganesh

    • D. 

      Shiva

  • 7. 
    Confucianism is a philosophical system that has influenced Chinese culture since its establishment in the 6th century BCE by Confucius.  What fundamental principle defines this religious-based philosophy compared to other religions in the region?
    • A. 

      The way of the Kami.

    • B. 

      Emphasis on Nature.

    • C. 

      You must attain Enlightenment in order to achieve Nirvana.

    • D. 

      Emphasis on society.

    • E. 

      There is only one God.

  • 8. 
    The most famous sun goddess in Shintoism.
    • A. 

      Ra

    • B. 

      Amaterasu

    • C. 

      Apollo

  • 9. 
    When were the first trading points established in India by the British? 
    • A. 

      15th century

    • B. 

      16th century

    • C. 

      17th century

    • D. 

      18th century

    • E. 

      19th century

  • 10. 
     What happened in May 1857?
    • A. 

      Foundation of the national Indian congress

    • B. 

      The rail line was built

    • C. 

      Mahatma Gandhi was born

    • D. 

      Indian rebels started to fight against British occupants

  • 11. 
    What was buried with the first Emperor to protect him in the after life?
    • A. 

      Woks

    • B. 

      Ricksha

    • C. 

      Terra Cotta Soldiers

  • 12. 
    The first ruler of the Maurya Dynasty was:
    • A. 

      Ashoka

    • B. 

      Alexander the Great.

    • C. 

      Siddartha Gautama

    • D. 

      Chandragupta

    • E. 

      Muhammad

  • 13. 
    The Indian caste system functioned as a political institution by:
    • A. 

      Enforcing rules about social behavior.

    • B. 

      Creating a widespread interest in constitutional issues.

    • C. 

      Promoting a belief in individual rights.

    • D. 

      Unifying the subcontinent under a single government.

    • E. 

      Equalizing all the former social classes.

  • 14. 
    Feudal Japan was divided among loyal clan families headed by a Lord called:
    • A. 

      Daimyo

    • B. 

      Shogun

    • C. 

      Ronin

  • 15. 
    In ancient Japan, the emperor was seen as:
    • A. 

      The descendant of the sun goddess Amaterasu

    • B. 

      Ruling by a mandate from heaven

    • C. 

      The Barbarian conquering general

  • 16. 
    The country of Israel was created from the land that used to be known as _____________.
    • A. 

      Saudi Arabia

    • B. 

      Egypt

    • C. 

      Palestine

  • 17. 
    Judaism is the first major religion to believe in __________________.
    • A. 

      Monotheism

    • B. 

      Polytheism

    • C. 

      The Sun God

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