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Do you know about the famous personality, Khushwant Singh? Try out this MCQ quiz on Khushwant Singh and see how much you know him. Khushwant Singh was a well-known author, politician, and journalist with expertise in various other fields. If you admire him, this would be a good quiz to see how much you know him. Try for a perfect score on this quiz if you have been learning from him. All the best! Do share the quiz with others who are interested in general knowledge or know famous personalities.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In 1984, Khushwant Singh returned the honor of Padma Bhushan to the Indian government. What was the reason?

    • A.

      He was unhappy with the treatment given to him by the Indian government.

    • B.

      He was demanding the Bharat Ratna award in place of Padma Bhushan.

    • C.

      He returned the honor as a protest to the Indian government against the storming of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army.

    • D.

      He was renouncing his citizenship in India.

    Correct Answer
    C. He returned the honor as a protest to the Indian government against the storming of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army.
    Explanation
    Khushwant Singh returned the honor of Padma Bhushan to the Indian government as a protest against the storming of the Golden Temple by the Indian Army. This event, known as Operation Blue Star, took place in 1984 and was a military operation aimed at flushing out Sikh militants who had taken refuge in the Golden Temple complex. Singh, a Sikh himself, was deeply affected by the violence and destruction caused during the operation and saw it as an attack on the Sikh community. Returning the honor was his way of expressing his dissatisfaction and protest against the government's actions.

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  • 2. 

    Khuswant Singh’s Saturday column With Malice towards One & All was published in which one of the following Newspapers?

    • A.

      The Hindustan Times

    • B.

      The Times of India

    • C.

      The Hindu

    • D.

      Mail Today

    Correct Answer
    A. The Hindustan Times
    Explanation
    Khuswant Singh's Saturday column "With Malice towards One & All" was published in The Hindustan Times.

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  • 3. 

    Consider the following statements on Khushwant Singh. i) He was born in the year 1915 in Hadali, Pakistan. ii) He began an eminent career as a journalist with All India Radio. iii) In the year 1974, Khushwant Singh was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. Choose the right option:

    • A.

      All i, ii and iii are correct.

    • B.

      Only i and ii are correct.

    • C.

      Only ii and iii are correct.

    • D.

      Only i and iii are correct.

    Correct Answer
    B. Only i and ii are correct.
    Explanation
    The given statements state that Khushwant Singh was born in 1915 in Hadali, Pakistan and began his career as a journalist with All India Radio. However, there is no information provided about him being awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1974. Therefore, the correct answer is "Only i and ii are correct."

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  • 4. 

    Which among the following was NOT authored by Khushwant Singh?

    • A.

      Train To Pakistan

    • B.

      Delhi: A Novel

    • C.

      I shall never Hear a Nightingale

    • D.

      The Shadow Lines

    Correct Answer
    D. The Shadow Lines
    Explanation
    The book "The Shadow Lines" was not authored by Khushwant Singh. The other three books mentioned in the options, "Train To Pakistan", "Delhi: A Novel", and "I shall never Hear a Nightingale", were all written by Khushwant Singh.

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  • 5. 

    He went to Singh's College of London to study which subject.

    • A.

      Philosophy

    • B.

      Literature

    • C.

      Law

    • D.

      History

    Correct Answer
    C. Law
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Law because the question asks which subject the person studied at Singh's College of London. Since Singh's College is known for its law program, it can be inferred that the person went there to study law.

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  • 6. 

    Khushwant Singh was a__ before he joined All India radio as a journalist in 1951.

    • A.

      Doctor

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Teacher

    • D.

      Singer

    Correct Answer
    B. Lawyer
    Explanation
    Khushwant Singh was a lawyer before he joined All India radio as a journalist in 1951. This suggests that he had a previous profession in the field of law and later transitioned into journalism.

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  • 7. 

    Khushwant Singh was married to whom?

    • A.

      Komal

    • B.

      Mala

    • C.

      Kanwal

    • D.

      Sujan

    Correct Answer
    C. Kanwal
    Explanation
    Khushwant Singh was married to Kanwal.

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  • 8. 

    In which province of Pakistan was Khushwant Singh born?

    • A.

      Punjab

    • B.

      Balochistan

    • C.

      Sindh

    • D.

      Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

    Correct Answer
    A. Punjab
    Explanation
    Khushwant Singh was born in the province of Punjab in Pakistan. Punjab is the largest province in terms of population and is located in the northeastern part of the country. It is known for its rich cultural heritage, historical sites, and agricultural importance. Khushwant Singh, a renowned Indian author and journalist, was born in Hadali, which was a part of Punjab province at the time of his birth in 1915. He is known for his literary works and his contributions to Indian literature.

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  • 9. 

    What is Khushwant Singh's pet name?

    • A.

      Baloo

    • B.

      Tiku

    • C.

      Sheru

    • D.

      Shalee

    Correct Answer
    D. Shalee
  • 10. 

    In which year was Khushwant Singh awarded Padma Vibhushan?

    • A.

      2005

    • B.

      2009

    • C.

      2007

    • D.

      2008

    Correct Answer
    C. 2007
    Explanation
    Khushwant Singh was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in the year 2007.

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