GK Quiz: Facts About India!

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  • 1. 

    The number of states and union territories in India.

    • A.

      22,8

    • B.

      27,9

    • C.

      25,9

    • D.

      29,7

    Correct Answer
    D. 29,7
    Explanation
    India has a total of 28 states and 8 union territories, making a total of 36 administrative divisions. Therefore, the answer 29,7 is incorrect as it does not match the actual number of states and union territories in India.

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  • 2. 

    Who was the "Man of the Series" award winner in the 1983 Cricket World Cup?

    • A.

      Sandeep Patil

    • B.

      Mohinder Amarnath

    • C.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    D. None
    Explanation
    The question asks for the "Man of the Series" award winner in the 1983 Cricket World Cup, and the correct answer is "None." This means that there was no specific individual who received the "Man of the Series" award in that tournament.

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  • 3. 

    The smallest state in India in terms of area.

    • A.

      Goa

    • B.

      Sikkim

    • C.

      Tripura

    • D.

      Punjab

    Correct Answer
    A. Goa
    Explanation
    Goa is the correct answer because it is the smallest state in India in terms of area. It covers an area of only 3,702 square kilometers.

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  • 4. 

    What body of water lies to the west of India?

    • A.

      Andaman Sea

    • B.

      Indian Ocean

    • C.

      Coral Sea

    • D.

      Arabian Sea

    Correct Answer
    D. Arabian Sea
    Explanation
    The Arabian Sea lies to the west of India. It is a region of the northeastern Indian Ocean bounded on the north by Pakistan and Iran, on the west by the Arabian Peninsula, and on the east by India. It is an important body of water for India, as it provides a vital trade route and is also a popular tourist destination due to its beautiful beaches and marine life.

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  • 5. 

    Who started Kesari (Marathi: केसरी Sanskrit for Lion), a Marathi newspaper in 1881?

    • A.

      Raja Ram Mohan Roy

    • B.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • C.

      Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • D.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    C. Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    Explanation
    Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak started Kesari, a Marathi newspaper in 1881. He was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and played a key role in promoting nationalism and fighting for freedom from British rule. Tilak used Kesari as a platform to spread his ideas and mobilize the masses against British colonialism. The newspaper became an important tool in awakening the public consciousness and promoting unity among the people. Tilak's contribution to the Indian freedom struggle and his role as the founder of Kesari make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 6. 

    Which is the first state formed on the basis of language?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Bombay

    • C.

      Madhya Pradesh

    • D.

      Meghalaya

    Correct Answer
    A. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation
    Andhra Pradesh is the correct answer because it was the first state to be formed on the basis of language. It was created in 1953 by merging the Telugu-speaking areas of the Madras Presidency with the Telugu-speaking areas of the Hyderabad State. This decision was made to fulfill the linguistic aspirations of the Telugu-speaking people and establish a separate state for them.

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  • 7. 

    The day when the Government of India announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series.

    • A.

      8 October 2016

    • B.

      8 November 2016

    • C.

      18 November 2016

    • D.

      18 October 2016

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 November 2016
    Explanation
    On 8 November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetization of all ₹500 and ₹1,000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. This decision was made to curb black money, counterfeit currency, and corruption in the country. The sudden announcement caused chaos and confusion among the public, as they had to exchange their old notes for new ones within a limited time frame. This move had a significant impact on the Indian economy and the lives of its citizens.

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  • 8. 

    Lala Lajpat Rai died as a result of injuries during the protest against the visit of?

    • A.

      Cripps Mission

    • B.

      King George V

    • C.

      Simon Commission

    • D.

      Queen Victoria

    Correct Answer
    C. Simon Commission
    Explanation
    Lala Lajpat Rai died as a result of injuries sustained during a protest against the Simon Commission. The Simon Commission was a group of British politicians sent to India in 1928 to assess the progress of constitutional reforms. Lajpat Rai was a prominent Indian nationalist leader who strongly opposed the Commission, as it did not include any Indian members and was seen as a symbol of British arrogance and disregard for Indian interests. During a protest against the Commission in Lahore, Lajpat Rai was brutally beaten by the police, which ultimately led to his death.

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  • 9. 

    What, approximately, is the area of India, in square kilometers?

    • A.

      35,00,000

    • B.

      20,00,000

    • C.

      30,00,000

    • D.

      25,00,000

    Correct Answer
    C. 30,00,000
    Explanation
    India has an approximate area of 30,00,000 square kilometers.

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  • 10. 

    In which year and where was the Banaras Hindu University established by Pt Madan Mohan Malviya? (format ex: 2016, Chennai)

    Correct Answer
    1916, Varanasi
    Explanation
    The Banaras Hindu University was established in 1916 in Varanasi by Pt Madan Mohan Malviya.

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  • 11. 

    Name the group of people who invaded the Indus River Valley about 1500 B.C.

    • A.

      Hindus

    • B.

      Aryans

    • C.

      Persians

    • D.

      Mesopotamians

    Correct Answer
    B. Aryans
    Explanation
    The group of people who invaded the Indus River Valley around 1500 B.C. were the Aryans. The Aryans migrated from Central Asia into the Indian subcontinent and established their dominance over the indigenous population in the region. They brought with them their own language, culture, and religious beliefs, which eventually merged with the existing culture of the Indus Valley civilization. The Aryan invasion had a significant impact on the development of ancient Indian civilization.

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  • 12. 

    During the Golden Age of India contributions were made in all of the following fields except:

    • A.

      Mathematics

    • B.

      Sports

    • C.

      Textiles

    • D.

      Literature

    Correct Answer
    B. Sports
    Explanation
    During the Golden Age of India, significant contributions were made in the fields of mathematics, textiles, and literature. However, there is no evidence or historical records suggesting that significant contributions were made in the field of sports during this period. Therefore, the correct answer is sports.

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  • 13. 

    A regional version of a language with its own words, expressions, and pronunciations.

    • A.

      Slang

    • B.

      Decipher

    • C.

      Dialect

    • D.

      Caste

    Correct Answer
    C. Dialect
    Explanation
    A dialect refers to a regional version of a language that has its own unique words, expressions, and pronunciations. It is a variation of a language that is specific to a particular region or group of people. Dialects can differ significantly from the standard or mainstream form of the language, often developing due to geographical or cultural factors. They can also reflect the social or economic background of a particular community.

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  • 14. 

    South Asia is a large peninsula shaped like a?

    • A.

      Triangle

    • B.

      Square

    • C.

      Circle

    • D.

      Rectangle

    Correct Answer
    A. Triangle
    Explanation
    South Asia is often referred to as a peninsula because it is surrounded by water on three sides, with the Indian Ocean to the south, the Bay of Bengal to the east, and the Arabian Sea to the west. The shape of a triangle accurately represents this geographical feature, as it has three sides and three angles. Therefore, the correct answer is "Triangle."

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  • 15. 

    The first India captain, first Indian to score a Test century, and the first woman to get a lifetime achievement award from the BCCI, to name a few. Her India playing career lasted from 1976 to 1986. Who is she?

    • A.

      Shantha Rangaswamy

    • B.

      Sharmila Chakraborty

    • C.

      Shubhangi Kulkarni

    • D.

      Latha Swaminathan

    Correct Answer
    A. Shantha Rangaswamy
    Explanation
    Shantha Rangaswamy is the correct answer because she is the first woman to receive a lifetime achievement award from the BCCI, which recognizes her significant contributions to Indian cricket. Additionally, she was the first captain of the Indian women's cricket team and the first Indian woman to score a Test century. Her playing career spanned from 1976 to 1986, making her a pioneer in women's cricket in India.

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