Trivia Facts Quiz On History Of The Indian Subcontinent And Culture!

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Trivia Facts Quiz On History Of The Indian Subcontinent And Culture!

The quiz below has some trivia facts on the history of the Indian subcontinent and culture! It is perfect for those of us who are willing to learn more about this area and its contribution to the world, such as the creation of the number system, world-class health care, and amazing views. Take it up and learn some more about India’s history.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The major mountain range that borders India to the North East is the _______________________________
  • 2. 
    Most Indian people are___________
    • A. 

      Hindu

    • B. 

      Muslim

    • C. 

      Buddhist

  • 3. 
    Buddhists and many Hindu people believe that the soul will return to life in another form after death.  This is called _________________
  • 4. 
    Buddhists and many Hindu people believe in non-violence because _____________
    • A. 

      The Universal Soul is in all things

    • B. 

      Of the Caste System

    • C. 

      They will be jailed or shot if they are violent

  • 5. 
    The British took over India because________________________
    • A. 

      The Indian people had no government.

    • B. 

      The British were better at ruling than the Indians were.

    • C. 

      The local rulers would not let them trade freely.

  • 6. 
    India has traditionally believed that people must follow the jobs of their parents and only marry people in their ___________________________
    • A. 

      Caste

    • B. 

      Neighborhood

    • C. 

      Brahma

  • 7. 
    The Indian leader who achieved independence from Great Britain was_____________
    • A. 

      Gandhi

    • B. 

      Churchill

    • C. 

      Siddhartha

  • 8. 
    Independence from Great Britain was achieved by following the practice of______________
    • A. 

      Non violent protest

    • B. 

      Civil disobedience

    • C. 

      Both of the other choices

  • 9. 
    Today, India is__________________________
    • A. 

      Not a nuclear power

    • B. 

      One of fastest growing economies and a nuclear power

    • C. 

      One of the poorest economies in the world

  • 10. 
    When a family rules for many generations, passing down power from parents to children, this is called a_____________________________
    • A. 

      Absolute Monarchy

    • B. 

      Constitutional Monarchy

    • C. 

      Dynasty

  • 11. 
    The dynasty that first united India was the______________________
    • A. 

      Gandhi

    • B. 

      Mauryan

    • C. 

      Gupta

  • 12. 
    Gandhi's most famous followers include_________________________
    • A. 

      Larry, Mo and Curly

    • B. 

      Nehru and Indira Gandhi

    • C. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandella, Ceasar Chavez

  • 13. 
    When India gained independence from Great Britain, Pakistan was split off from India in 1947 to provide_______________
    • A. 

      A safe homeland for India's Mulsims -- the religious minority.

    • B. 

      A safe homeland for the non-Hindu speaking tribes in the mountains.

    • C. 

      Protection for natural resources in the region of Kashmir.

  • 14. 
    A trading port is_____________________
    • A. 

      Where traders can carry portable goods from one end of their ship to another.

    • B. 

      Any place where ships captains can trade what they have for what people on land have to offer.

    • C. 

      Just one place in each country where ships came into to trade for its most important items.

  • 15. 
    Name two important trading ports in India, when England began trading with India.
    • A. 

      Hong Kong and Shanghai

    • B. 

      Tokyo and Hormuz

    • C. 

      Bombay and Calicut

  • 16. 
    Buddhism spread from India to many other countries in East Asia, because of _______________________
    • A. 

      Trade routes that allowed travelers to share new ideas.

    • B. 

      The recent invention of printing presses.

    • C. 

      Conquering armies in the East Asian countries.

  • 17. 
    The recent growth of India's economy due to several factors, such as______  (see text p. 752)
    • A. 

      More technology, more educational programs, people willing to work for less money.

    • B. 

      The recent discovery of oil and other natural resources in the mountains of India.

    • C. 

      The huge population explosion in India, especially in the southern cities and coastal areas.

  • 18. 
    India and Pakistan continue to have conflict, and terrorism over the mostly Muslim region of India called____________________
    • A. 

      Mumbai

    • B. 

      Bangladesh

    • C. 

      Kashmir

  • 19. 
    Where did the Gupta empire rule?
    • A. 

      India

    • B. 

      Ceylon

    • C. 

      Greece

  • 20. 
    Name some things that the Gupta empire accomplished.
    • A. 

      Built up the Caste System and Hinduism

    • B. 

      Wrote poems and created the numeral system we use today

    • C. 

      Both of these choices

  • 21. 
    Name some landforms that might have affected the route that the Silk Road took.
    • A. 

      Glaciers and steppes

    • B. 

      Mountains and deserts

    • C. 

      Oceans