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The celebration for Indian Independence Day is upon us. It took a long time for India to get its independence from the British Empire and they finally did it in 1947. Do you know some facts about this great country? Take the following quiz to see how much you know about our beloved country! Hurry, you have 8 minutes to answer 30 questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What is the National Animal of India?

    • A.

      Cow

    • B.

      Tiger

    • C.

      Deer

    • D.

      Elephant

    Correct Answer
    B. Tiger
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tiger because the tiger is the national animal of India. It holds significant cultural and ecological importance in the country. Tigers are native to India and are considered a symbol of power, strength, and grace. They are also protected under various wildlife conservation acts in India to ensure their survival and conservation.

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  • 2. 

    After the formation of Telangana, India has 28 states

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    India now has 29 states and 7 union territories

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  • 3. 

    Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March is associated with which of the following movements?

    • A.

      Civil Disobedience Movement

    • B.

      Non Cooperation Movement

    • C.

      Khilafat Movement

    Correct Answer
    A. Civil Disobedience Movement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Civil Disobedience Movement. The Dandi March, also known as the Salt March, was a significant event during the Civil Disobedience Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi in India. It was a nonviolent protest against the British salt monopoly, where Gandhi and his followers marched for 240 miles to the coastal village of Dandi to produce their own salt from seawater. The Dandi March played a crucial role in mobilizing public support and raising awareness about the Indian independence movement, making it a key event in the Civil Disobedience Movement.

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  • 4. 

    Who was the first president of independent India?

    • A.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • B.

      V V Giri

    • C.

      Rajendra Prasad

    • D.

      Lal Bahadur Shastri

    Correct Answer
    C. Rajendra Prasad
    Explanation
    Rajendra Prasad was the first president of independent India. He served as the president from 1950 to 1962. Prasad was a prominent leader in the Indian independence movement and played a significant role in the drafting of the Indian constitution. He was known for his simplicity and integrity, and his presidency was marked by his commitment to upholding democratic values and promoting social justice. Prasad's leadership and contributions to the nation during its formative years make him the correct answer to this question.

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  • 5. 

    Where was the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) established in 1961?

    • A.

      Lucknow

    • B.

      Bengaluru

    • C.

      Ahmedabad

    • D.

      Kolkata

    Correct Answer
    D. Kolkata
    Explanation
    The first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) was established in Kolkata in 1961.

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  • 6. 

    Our National Anthem is written by?

    • A.

      Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

    • B.

      Rabindranath Tagore

    • C.

      Rajaram Mohan Roy

    • D.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    Correct Answer
    B. Rabindranath Tagore
    Explanation
    Rabindranath Tagore is the correct answer because he is the author of the Indian National Anthem, "Jana Gana Mana." Tagore wrote the anthem in Bengali and it was later adopted as the national anthem of India in 1950. Tagore was a renowned poet, writer, and composer, and his contribution to Indian literature and culture is widely recognized.

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  • 7. 

    In which state is the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre located?

    • A.

      Kerala

    • B.

      Chennai

    • C.

      Maharashtra

    • D.

      Andhra Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Kerala
    Explanation
    The Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre is located in Kerala.

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  • 8. 

    Who is regarded as the architect of the Indian Constitution?

    • A.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • B.

      Rajendra Prasad

    • C.

      B. R. Ambedkar

    • D.

      S. Radhakrishnan

    Correct Answer
    C. B. R. Ambedkar
    Explanation
    B. R. Ambedkar is regarded as the architect of the Indian Constitution because he played a pivotal role in drafting and shaping the constitution. As the chairman of the drafting committee, Ambedkar was responsible for drafting the constitution and ensuring that it reflected the aspirations and values of the Indian people. His expertise in law and his commitment to social justice were instrumental in shaping the constitution's provisions on fundamental rights, equality, and social justice. Ambedkar's contribution to the Indian Constitution is widely recognized and he is considered one of the founding fathers of modern India.

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  • 9. 

    Who gave the slogan 'Chalo Dilli' or 'March to Delhi'?

    • A.

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • B.

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • C.

      Lal Bahadur Shastri

    • D.

      Mohammad Ali Jinnah

    Correct Answer
    A. Subhash Chandra Bose
    Explanation
    Subhash Chandra Bose gave the slogan 'Chalo Dilli' or 'March to Delhi'. This slogan was used during the Indian independence movement to rally people and encourage them to march towards Delhi, the capital city, in order to demand freedom from British rule. Bose, a prominent leader and freedom fighter, believed in the power of mass mobilization and used slogans like 'Chalo Dilli' to inspire and unite the people in their fight for independence.

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  • 10. 

    British were the last foreign rulers to leave our country?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Portuguese were the last

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  • 11. 

    The popular slogan 'Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan' was coined by Lal Bahadur Shastri

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The popular slogan 'Jai Jawan-Jai Kisan' was indeed coined by Lal Bahadur Shastri. This slogan was introduced by Shastri during his tenure as the Prime Minister of India in order to emphasize the importance of both the soldiers who protect the nation and the farmers who contribute to its food security. The slogan became widely popular and continues to be used to honor and acknowledge the contributions of both the armed forces and the agricultural community in India.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these states shares a border with Nepal?

    • A.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Jammu and Kashmir

    • C.

      Uttaranchal

    • D.

      Madhya Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Uttaranchal
    Explanation
    Uttaranchal shares a border with Nepal.

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  • 13. 

    How old was Bhagat Singh at the time of his death?

    • A.

      23

    • B.

      27

    • C.

      21

    • D.

      31

    Correct Answer
    A. 23
    Explanation
    Bhagat Singh was 23 years old at the time of his death.

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  • 14. 

    During the Independence Movement, the newspaper 'Kesari' was published by ______

    • A.

      Bal Gangadhar Tilak

    • B.

      Subhash Chandra Bose

    • C.

      Mohammad Ali Jinnah

    • D.

      Lala Lajpat Rai

    Correct Answer
    A. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
    Explanation
    During the Independence Movement, the newspaper 'Kesari' was published by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a prominent leader and activist during the Indian independence movement. He used 'Kesari' as a platform to spread nationalist ideas and mobilize the masses against British rule. The newspaper played a crucial role in promoting the cause of independence and inspiring people to join the movement. Tilak's writings and editorials in 'Kesari' were influential in shaping public opinion and galvanizing support for the freedom struggle.

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  • 15. 

    By geographical area, India is the _____ largest country in the world

    • A.

      12th

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      7th

    • D.

      3rd

    Correct Answer
    C. 7th
    Explanation
    India is the 7th largest country in the world by geographical area. This means that there are six countries that have a larger land area than India. The size of a country's geographical area is determined by its total land area, including both land and water bodies within its borders. In the case of India, it is the 7th largest country in terms of land area, indicating its significant size and landmass compared to other countries.

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  • 16. 

    Where does the Prime Minister of India hoist the National Flag on 15th August?

    • A.

      Red Fort

    • B.

      India Gate

    • C.

      Parliament

    • D.

      Gateway of India

    Correct Answer
    A. Red Fort
    Explanation
    The Prime Minister of India hoists the National Flag on 15th August at the Red Fort. The Red Fort is a historic fort in Delhi and has been the traditional venue for the Prime Minister's Independence Day address and flag hoisting ceremony. It holds great significance as it was from here that the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, delivered his famous "Tryst with Destiny" speech on 15th August 1947, marking India's independence from British rule.

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  • 17. 

    Which water-body forms the Eastern boundary to India?

    • A.

      Arabian Sea

    • B.

      Indian Ocean

    • C.

      Bay of Bengal

    • D.

      Pacific Ocean

    Correct Answer
    C. Bay of Bengal
    Explanation
    The Bay of Bengal forms the eastern boundary of India. It is a large body of water located between the eastern coast of India and the western coast of Myanmar and Bangladesh. The Bay of Bengal is known for its rich biodiversity and is an important region for trade and shipping. It is also prone to cyclones and is a major source of rainfall for the Indian subcontinent.

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  • 18. 

    Which Indian State has most airports?

    • A.

      Gujarat

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Chennai

    • D.

      Goa

    Correct Answer
    A. Gujarat
    Explanation
    Gujarat has the most airports among the given options. It is known for its well-developed aviation infrastructure and has several domestic and international airports, including Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Bhavnagar. These airports play a crucial role in facilitating both domestic and international travel, contributing to the state's economic growth and tourism industry.

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  • 19. 

    What is the highest honour an Indian citizen can receive?

    • A.

      Bharat Ratna

    • B.

      Arjuna Award

    • C.

      Padma Bhushan

    • D.

      Padma Vibhushan

    Correct Answer
    A. Bharat Ratna
    Explanation
    The highest honor an Indian citizen can receive is the Bharat Ratna. This award is given in recognition of exceptional service or performance in any field of human endeavor. It is considered as the highest civilian award in India and is awarded by the President of India. The Bharat Ratna is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the country and have brought immense pride and honor to India.

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  • 20. 

    Which historical monument was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay? 

    • A.

      India Gate

    • B.

      Churchgate

    • C.

      Arc of Victory

    • D.

      Gateway of India

    Correct Answer
    D. Gateway of India
    Explanation
    The Gateway of India was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to Bombay. It is a historical monument that stands as a symbol of India's rich colonial history. The monument was designed in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style and was completed in 1924. It served as the ceremonial entrance to India for important visitors and remains a popular tourist attraction in Mumbai.

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  • 21. 

    There are _____ lions in our National Emblem. (Put the number)

    Correct Answer
    4, Four, four, FOUR
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4, Four, four, FOUR. This is because the National Emblem of a country typically consists of a specific number of lions, and in this case, it is four.

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  • 22. 

    The first Satellite launched by India was called

    • A.

      Aryabhatta

    • B.

      Bhaskara I

    • C.

      Bhaskara II

    • D.

      Rohini

    Correct Answer
    A. Aryabhatta
    Explanation
    Aryabhatta was the first satellite launched by India. It was named after the famous Indian mathematician and astronomer, Aryabhata. Launched on April 19, 1975, Aryabhatta was an experimental satellite designed to conduct studies in X-ray astronomy, solar physics, and aeronomics. It played a crucial role in establishing India's presence in space exploration and paved the way for future satellite missions.

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  • 23. 

    The Non Cooperation Movement was called off because of which of the following reasons?

    • A.

      Gandhiji's ill health

    • B.

      Violence at Chauri Chaura

    • C.

      Government's lack of response

    Correct Answer
    B. Violence at Chauri Chaura
    Explanation
    The Non Cooperation Movement was called off due to the violence at Chauri Chaura. This incident occurred when a group of protestors set fire to a police station, resulting in the death of 22 policemen. Gandhi, who believed in non-violence, was deeply disturbed by this act and felt that the movement had lost its non-violent character. Therefore, he called off the movement as a means to maintain the principles of non-violence and prevent further bloodshed.

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  • 24. 

    The leader who fired the first shot in the rebellion of 1857 was _______

    • A.

      Tatya Tope

    • B.

      Mangal Pandey

    • C.

      Bakht Khan

    Correct Answer
    B. Mangal Pandey
    Explanation
    Mangal Pandey is considered to be the leader who fired the first shot in the rebellion of 1857. He was a sepoy in the British East India Company's army and is known for his role in sparking the uprising against British rule. On March 29, 1857, Pandey attacked and injured British officers, which eventually led to a larger revolt. His actions inspired many others to join the rebellion, making him a significant figure in the history of the Indian independence movement.

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  • 25. 

    Where is this Monument located?

    • A.

      Delhi

    • B.

      Mumbai

    • C.

      Kolkata

    • D.

      Hyderabad

    Correct Answer
    A. Delhi
    Explanation
    India Gate located in Delhi

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  • 26. 

    Where in India is this giant Shiva statue located?

    • A.

      Punjab

    • B.

      Uttarakhand

    • C.

      Karnataka

    • D.

      Kanyakumari

    Correct Answer
    C. Karnataka
    Explanation
    The giant Shiva statue is located in Karnataka.

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  • 27. 

    Name this iconic Indian freedom fighter

    • A.

      Rani Laxmi Bai

    • B.

      Kamala Nehru

    • C.

      Sarojini Naidu

    • D.

      Kasturba Gandhi

    Correct Answer
    C. Sarojini Naidu
    Explanation
    Sarojini Naidu is the correct answer because she was an iconic Indian freedom fighter. She actively participated in the Indian independence movement and was a prominent leader of the Indian National Congress. Naidu was known for her powerful speeches and poetry, which played a significant role in mobilizing support for the freedom struggle. She was also the first woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to hold the office of Governor in India. Her contributions to the freedom movement and her role as a prominent female leader make her an iconic figure in Indian history.

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  • 28. 

    \ Which of these days is celebrated in the fond memory of the man in this picture?

    • A.

      Children's Day

    • B.

      Fathers' Day

    • C.

      Parents' Day

    • D.

      Rose Day

    Correct Answer
    A. Children's Day
    Explanation
    In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

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  • 29. 

    In which year was Mahatma Gandhi assassinated?

    • A.

      1947

    • B.

      1950

    • C.

      1952

    • D.

      1948

    Correct Answer
    D. 1948
    Explanation
    He was assassinated on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi

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