Interesting Trivia Facts Quiz On Indian Civilization And Religion!

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Interesting Trivia Facts Quiz On Indian Civilization And Religion!

Are you looking for an exciting trivia fact quiz on Indian civilization and religion? You are in luck as the below quiz is designed to test you on some of the milestones that India has made throughout history and the people behind them. Do give it a try and keep a lookout for other interesting quizzes on India.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the sacred river in India?
    • A. 

      The Indus

    • B. 

      The Ganges

    • C. 

      The Himalaya

    • D. 

      The Nile

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    What river was the center of India's first civilization?
    • A. 

      The Indus

    • B. 

      The Ganges

    • C. 

      The Himalaya

    • D. 

      The Nile

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    • A. 

      Planned on a grid system like many modern cities

    • B. 

      Had advanced water and sewage systems

    • C. 

      Had an advanced trash removal system

    • D. 

      They were not as advanced as Mesopotamian city-states

    • E. 

      Used mud-brick as the primary construction material

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      Seasonal heavy rains and winds

    • B. 

      A main feature of India's climate

    • C. 

      Early farmers depended on them to grow crops

    • D. 

      They can sometimes cause severe flooding and damage

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    What do historians believe was the primary cause of the decline of the Indus Civilization?
    • A. 

      Wide spread disease

    • B. 

      Wide spread starvation

    • C. 

      Migration of the Aryans

    • D. 

      Invastion of the Chinese

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A rigid system of social organization

    • B. 

      There was no movement between different castes during one's lifetime

    • C. 

      It determined the types of jobs that people were allowed to perform

    • D. 

      It was based in part on skin color

    • E. 

      All of the above describe the Caste System

  • 7. 
    Which of the following is the priestly caste?
    • A. 

      Vaisyas

    • B. 

      Dalit

    • C. 

      Brahmans

    • D. 

      Sudras

    • E. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 8. 
    What was the written language developed by the Aryans?
    • A. 

      Cuneiform

    • B. 

      Hieroglyphics

    • C. 

      Pictographs

    • D. 

      Sanskrit

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is the warrior caste?
    • A. 

      Vaisyas

    • B. 

      Dalit

    • C. 

      Brahmans

    • D. 

      Sudras

    • E. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 10. 
    Which of the following was originally made up of dark-skinned non-Aryans?
    • A. 

      Vaisyas

    • B. 

      Dalit

    • C. 

      Brahmans

    • D. 

      Sudras

    • E. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 11. 
    Which of the following to traditional Hindus consider "untouchable"?
    • A. 

      Vaisyas

    • B. 

      Dalit

    • C. 

      Brahmans

    • D. 

      Sudras

    • E. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is the merchant caste?
    • A. 

      Vaisyas

    • B. 

      Dalit

    • C. 

      Brahmans

    • D. 

      Sudras

    • E. 

      Kshatriyas

  • 13. 
    Which of the following is the best definition of reincarnation?
    • A. 

      The Hindu belief in heaven and hell

    • B. 

      The Hindu belief in a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth

    • C. 

      The Hindu practice of making mummies

    • D. 

      The Hindu belief in many gods and goddesses

    • E. 

      The Hindu practice of divination

  • 14. 
    What is the name of the collection of sacred hymns, chants, and ceremonies written_____________ in 1000 BCE?
    • A. 

      The Vedas

    • B. 

      The Torah

    • C. 

      The Bhagavad Gita

    • D. 

      The Book of the Dead

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    According to Hindu belief, what determines one's next incarnation?
    • A. 

      Dharma

    • B. 

      Yoga

    • C. 

      Luck

    • D. 

      Karma

    • E. 

      Donations to Siva

  • 16. 
    Half of the people on the planet speak a language descended from this "mother" language:
    • A. 

      Latin

    • B. 

      Athabaskan

    • C. 

      Indo-Asian

    • D. 

      Indo-European

    • E. 

      Semitic

  • 17. 
    Who is the founder of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Siddhartha

    • B. 

      Siva

    • C. 

      Brahma

    • D. 

      Krishna

    • E. 

      Indra

  • 18. 
    Which of the following is true of Buddhism?
    • A. 

      Rejects the worship of many gods or holy personalities

    • B. 

      Promotes the idea that Enlightenment & sacred knowledge are for all, not just the "high-born"

    • C. 

      It is based on the Four Noble Truths

    • D. 

      Promotes the practice of meditation as a means to achieve Nirvana

    • E. 

      All of the above describe Buddhism

  • 19. 
    Which of the following is not one of the Four Noble Truths?
    • A. 

      Follow the Eightfold Path

    • B. 

      Suffering is caused by desire

    • C. 

      Life is suffering

    • D. 

      If you don't rid yourself of desire, you will burn in hell

    • E. 

      You can rid yourself of suffering

  • 20. 
    The ultimate goal of Buddhism is to achieve unity with the universe, otherwise known as:
    • A. 

      Karma

    • B. 

      Dharma

    • C. 

      Rig Veda

    • D. 

      Nirvana

    • E. 

      Varanasi