Culture And Heritage Quiz: Trivia Facts About Monuments Of India!

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Below are a culture and heritage quiz that tests you on some of the trivia facts about monuments of India! A monument in each country represents a time or a cause of celebration of an event that took place, and India is full of such monuments that tell a particular story in time. By taking this quiz, you will get to learn about some of them.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the two island territories of India?

    • A.

      Lakshadweep, and Daman & Diu

    • B.

      Puducherry, and Daman & Diu

    • C.

      Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar

    • D.

      Andaman & Nicobar, and Puducherry

    Correct Answer
    C. Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Lakshadweep, and Andaman & Nicobar. These two locations are classified as island territories of India. Lakshadweep is a group of islands located in the Arabian Sea, while Andaman & Nicobar is a group of islands situated in the Bay of Bengal. Both territories have their own unique culture, geography, and administration, making them distinct from the mainland of India.

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  • 2. 

    Koh-i-Noor diamond was mined in which state?

    • A.

      Uttar Pradesh

    • B.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • D.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation
    The Koh-i-Noor diamond was mined in Andhra Pradesh.

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  • 3. 

    What is the name of this 'victory arch' which serves as one of the entrances to Fatehpur Sikri?

    • A.

      Akbar Gate

    • B.

      Buland Darwaza

    • C.

      Deewan-E-aam

    • D.

      Darwaza-E-khaas

    Correct Answer
    B. Buland Darwaza
    Explanation
    Buland Darwaza is the correct answer for the name of the victory arch that serves as one of the entrances to Fatehpur Sikri. Buland Darwaza, also known as the "Gate of Magnificence," is a grand entrance built by Emperor Akbar in 1601 to commemorate his victory over Gujarat. It is a towering structure made of red sandstone and decorated with intricate carvings and inscriptions. The name "Buland Darwaza" translates to "High Gate," reflecting its impressive height and architectural significance.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these parts of India has the highest battlefield on Earth?

    • A.

      Srinagar

    • B.

      Shimla

    • C.

      Jammu

    • D.

      Siachen

    Correct Answer
    D. Siachen
    Explanation
    Siachen is the correct answer because it is located in the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas, making it the highest battlefield on Earth. The Siachen Glacier is situated at an altitude of around 5,400 meters (17,700 feet) above sea level and is known for its extreme weather conditions and challenging terrain. The area has been a disputed region between India and Pakistan, and both countries have military presence in this region.

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  • 5. 

    What is Pondicherry also called regionally?

    • A.

      Puducherry

    • B.

      Peducherry

    • C.

      Penducherry

    • D.

      Puttucherry

    Correct Answer
    A. Puducherry
    Explanation
    Pondicherry is also called Puducherry regionally.

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  • 6. 

    In the east of India is One of the popular hill stations of India, famous for its tea plantations. Can you name this town?

    • A.

      Kulu-Manali

    • B.

      Darjeeling

    • C.

      Ooty

    • D.

      Kodaikanal

    Correct Answer
    B. Darjeeling
    Explanation
    Darjeeling is a popular hill station in the east of India known for its tea plantations. It is a well-known tourist destination and is famous for its scenic beauty and the production of high-quality tea. The town is located in the state of West Bengal and offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain range. Darjeeling's tea gardens attract visitors from all over the world, making it a renowned destination for tea lovers and nature enthusiasts.

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  • 7. 

    Historical places like Kurukshetra, Panipat, Hisar, Rohtak, and Ambala are some of the towns in which Indian state?

    • A.

      Haryana

    • B.

      Rajasthan

    • C.

      Punjab

    • D.

      Uttar Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Haryana
    Explanation
    The historical places mentioned, such as Kurukshetra, Panipat, Hisar, Rohtak, and Ambala, are all located in the Indian state of Haryana.

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  • 8. 

    What was the first Indian state created on the basis of regional language?

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      Maharashtra

    • C.

      Kerala

    • D.

      Tamil Nadu

    Correct Answer
    A. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation
    Andhra Pradesh was the first Indian state created on the basis of regional language. This decision was made in response to the demand for a separate state for Telugu-speaking people. The state of Andhra Pradesh was formed on October 1, 1953, through the States Reorganization Act. This act aimed to reorganize the states in India based on linguistic and cultural differences. Andhra Pradesh became the first state to be created under this act, setting a precedent for the formation of other states based on regional languages.

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  • 9. 

    If there is one state in India to single out for its beaches, Goa is the one. Which of the following beaches is in Goa?

    • A.

      Candolim beach

    • B.

      Besant Nagar Beach

    • C.

      Elliott's Beach

    • D.

      Dumas Beach

    Correct Answer
    A. Candolim beach
    Explanation
    Candolim beach is located in Goa, which is known for its beautiful beaches. Therefore, out of the given options, Candolim beach is the one that is in Goa.

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  • 10. 

    Indira Point and Kanyakumari are both southern extremes of India. Which one of these is located on an island?

    • A.

      Indira Point

    • B.

      Kanyakumari

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      None of these

    Correct Answer
    A. Indira Point
    Explanation
    Indira Point is located on an island.

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  • 11. 

    Chandigarh is a Union Territory:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Chandigarh is a Union Territory because it serves as the capital for two states in India, Punjab and Haryana. It was designed by the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier and is governed directly by the central government of India. As a Union Territory, Chandigarh has its own administration and is not part of any state.

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  • 12. 

    The 'Taj Mahal' was built by how many workers?

    • A.

      15000

    • B.

      20000

    • C.

      30000

    • D.

      10000

    Correct Answer
    B. 20000
    Explanation
    The Taj Mahal was built by 20,000 workers. This large number of workers was necessary to complete the construction of this iconic monument, which is considered one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The workers were involved in various tasks such as carving intricate designs, laying marble tiles, and constructing the domes and minarets. Their combined efforts over many years resulted in the creation of this architectural masterpiece.

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  • 13. 

    The largest rice producing state in India is :

    • A.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • B.

      West Bengal

    • C.

      Maharashtra

    • D.

      Karnataka

    Correct Answer
    B. West Bengal
    Explanation
    West Bengal is the correct answer because it is the largest rice producing state in India. The state has favorable climatic conditions, fertile soil, and an extensive irrigation network, which contribute to its high rice production. West Bengal is known for its cultivation of various types of rice, including Basmati and non-Basmati varieties. The state's agricultural practices, including the use of modern techniques and high-yielding rice varieties, have helped it maintain its position as the top rice producer in India.

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  • 14. 

    The tallest peak in India and the third tallest in the world is in which Indian state?

    • A.

      Sikkim

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Meghalaya

    • D.

      Manipur

    Correct Answer
    A. Sikkim
    Explanation
    Sikkim is the correct answer because it is home to the tallest peak in India, Kangchenjunga, which is also the third tallest peak in the world. Kangchenjunga stands at an impressive height of 8,586 meters (28,169 feet). It is located in the eastern part of the Indian state of Sikkim, near the border with Nepal. Sikkim is known for its breathtaking mountain landscapes and is a popular destination for mountaineers and adventure enthusiasts.

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  • 15. 

    People with an interest in which of these fields would be particularly keen to visit the Jantar Mantar

    • A.

      Astronomy

    • B.

      Astrology

    • C.

      Horticulture

    • D.

      Zoology

    Correct Answer
    A. Astronomy
    Explanation
    People with an interest in astronomy would be particularly keen to visit the Jantar Mantar because it is an astronomical observatory built in the 18th century. The Jantar Mantar contains various architectural and astronomical instruments that were used to study celestial movements and make astronomical observations. It was specifically designed to facilitate astronomical calculations and measurements. Therefore, individuals interested in studying and exploring the field of astronomy would find the Jantar Mantar intriguing and informative.

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  • 16. 

    Pick the state that has the following towns and cities: Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Guruvayoor, and Munnar.

    • A.

      Tamil Nadu

    • B.

      Kerala

    • C.

      Karantaka

    • D.

      West Bengal

    Correct Answer
    B. Kerala
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kerala because all the towns and cities mentioned - Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Guruvayoor, and Munnar - are located in the state of Kerala.

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  • 17. 

    India is the sixth largest country in the world in terms of total land area.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    India is not the sixth largest country in the world in terms of total land area. It is actually the seventh largest country. The correct answer is False.

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  • 18. 

    One of the following is a famous Soup from India. Which one is it?

    • A.

      Mulligatwany

    • B.

      Minestrone

    • C.

      Borscht

    • D.

      Gazpacho

    Correct Answer
    A. Mulligatwany
    Explanation
    Mulligatwany is a famous soup from India. It is a flavorful and spicy soup that originated in the southern region of India. The name "Mulligatwany" is derived from the Tamil words "milagu" meaning pepper and "tanni" meaning water. This soup is traditionally made with a combination of lentils, vegetables, and spices such as curry powder, turmeric, and cumin. It is known for its rich and aromatic taste, making it a popular choice among soup lovers.

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  • 19. 

    This bridge is in India. True or False?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the question states that "This bridge is in India." Since the answer is "True," it implies that the statement is correct and the bridge indeed is located in India.

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  • 20. 

    Did you know that Andhra Pradesh has a State Tree? Which is it?

    • A.

      Neem

    • B.

      Banyan

    • C.

      Mango

    • D.

      Asoka

    Correct Answer
    A. Neem
    Explanation
    Andhra Pradesh has designated Neem as its State Tree. Neem is a versatile tree known for its medicinal properties and various uses. It has been traditionally used in Ayurveda for its antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. Neem leaves are also used as a natural pesticide and insect repellent. Additionally, Neem is known for its ability to purify the air and improve overall environmental health. Therefore, it is a fitting choice for Andhra Pradesh's State Tree.

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  • 21. 

    The Capital City of Orissa is also popularly known as:

    • A.

      Land of Kings

    • B.

      Land of Palaces

    • C.

      Land of Temples

    • D.

      Land of Dreams

    Correct Answer
    C. Land of Temples
    Explanation
    The capital city of Orissa, also known as Bhubaneswar, is popularly referred to as the "Land of Temples" due to its rich cultural heritage and numerous ancient temples. Bhubaneswar is renowned for its architectural marvels and religious significance, with temples like Lingaraj Temple, Mukteshwar Temple, and Rajarani Temple attracting devotees and tourists from all over the world. The city's nickname highlights its strong association with religious traditions and its status as a hub for Hindu pilgrimage.

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  • 22. 

    India has never hosted the Olympic games.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    India has never hosted the Olympic games. This statement is true because as of now, India has never been selected as a host country for the Olympic games. While India has participated in the Olympic games since 1900, it has not yet been chosen to host the event. Hosting the Olympics requires a rigorous bidding and selection process, and India has not yet been successful in securing the opportunity to host the games.

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  • 23. 

    One of the basic questions - How many states and territories does India have?

    • A.

      29 states, 6 territories

    • B.

      30 states, 7 territories

    • C.

      29 states, 7 territories

    • D.

      28 states, 6 territories

    Correct Answer
    C. 29 states, 7 territories
    Explanation
    India has 29 states and 7 territories. The states have their own elected governments and are responsible for the administration of their respective regions. The territories, on the other hand, are directly governed by the central government. The correct answer option accurately reflects the number of states and territories in India.

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  • 24. 

    This brightly colored bird with shades of blue and turquoise is called Indian Roller. This bird is the State bird of which State?

    • A.

      Karnataka

    • B.

      Andhra Pradesh

    • C.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • D.

      Uttar Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    B. Andhra Pradesh
    Explanation
    The Indian Roller is the state bird of Andhra Pradesh. This brightly colored bird with shades of blue and turquoise is specifically associated with Andhra Pradesh and is recognized as the state bird of the region.

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  • 25. 

    The wettest place on earth lies in the state of :

    • A.

      Meghalaya

    • B.

      Assam

    • C.

      Sikkim

    • D.

      Arunachal Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    A. Meghalaya
    Explanation
    Meghalaya is the correct answer because it is known to receive the highest average annual rainfall in the world. Cherrapunji, a town in Meghalaya, holds the record for the highest recorded rainfall in a single year. The state's geographical location, with its proximity to the Bay of Bengal and the Himalayas, contributes to its high rainfall. The heavy monsoon rains in Meghalaya are caused by the moist winds coming from the Bay of Bengal and the orographic effect of the mountains. As a result, Meghalaya is considered the wettest place on earth.

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  • 26. 

    The largest desert in India is:

    • A.

      Thar

    • B.

      Kutch

    • C.

      Ladakh

    • D.

      Lahaul

    Correct Answer
    A. Thar
    Explanation
    The Thar desert is the largest desert in India. It is located primarily in the northwestern part of the country, covering parts of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, and Punjab. The Thar desert is known for its arid and dry climate, with extreme temperatures during the day and cooler nights. It is characterized by vast stretches of sand dunes, sparse vegetation, and a unique desert ecosystem. The Thar desert is also home to various communities, including the Rajputs and the Bishnois, who have adapted to the harsh desert environment over centuries.

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  • 27. 

    What demarcates the Border between India and Pakistan?

    • A.

      The Manmohan Line

    • B.

      The 38th Parallel

    • C.

      The McMahon Line

    • D.

      The Radcliffe Line

    Correct Answer
    D. The Radcliffe Line
    Explanation
    The Radcliffe Line is the correct answer because it refers to the boundary line that was drawn by Sir Cyril Radcliffe, the British lawyer who was appointed to partition India and create the separate nations of India and Pakistan in 1947. The Radcliffe Line demarcates the border between India and Pakistan, dividing the regions of Punjab and Bengal. This boundary line was created based on various factors such as demographics, religious composition, and geographical considerations.

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  • 28. 

    Which sacred river flows through the Capital city of India?

    • A.

      Ganges

    • B.

      Yamuna

    • C.

      Brahmaputra

    • D.

      Saraswati

    Correct Answer
    B. Yamuna
    Explanation
    The Yamuna river flows through the capital city of India. The Yamuna is one of the sacred rivers in India and is considered to be the sister river of the Ganges. It is an important river in Hindu mythology and is worshipped by many. The river is a significant water source for Delhi, the capital city of India, and is also an important part of the city's cultural and historical heritage.

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  • 29. 

    Where is this monument located?

    • A.

      Delhi

    • B.

      Bangalore

    • C.

      Kolkata

    • D.

      Mumbai

    Correct Answer
    A. Delhi
    Explanation
    This monument is located in Delhi.

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  • 30. 

    During a day of sight seeing, which of the following would you NOT see in New Delhi?

    • A.

      Jantar Mantar

    • B.

      Connaught Place

    • C.

      Red Fort

    • D.

      Hawa Mahal

    Correct Answer
    D. Hawa Mahal
    Explanation
    Hawa Mahal is a famous tourist attraction located in Jaipur, not New Delhi. It is known for its unique architecture and intricate windows. While Jantar Mantar, Connaught Place, and Red Fort are all prominent landmarks in New Delhi, Hawa Mahal is not found in the city.

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