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Do you know all this about Tamils? The Tamil people, also known as Tamilar or simply Tamils, are a Dravidian ethnolinguistic group who trace their ancestry to the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Union Territory of Puducherry, and to Sri Lanka. Check out the Tamilians quiz to see how much you know and learn more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Modern Tamil Nadu was founded in_____

    • A.

      1819

    • B.

      1820

    • C.

      1947

    • D.

      1835

    Correct Answer
    A. 1819
    Explanation
    Modern Tamil Nadu was founded in 1819. This date marks the establishment of the Madras Presidency by the British East India Company. The Madras Presidency, which included the present-day Tamil Nadu, was one of the major administrative divisions of British India. It played a significant role in shaping the political, social, and economic landscape of the region. Therefore, 1819 is the correct answer as it signifies the founding of Modern Tamil Nadu under British rule.

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  • 2. 

    Koneswaram temple has_______ pillars.

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      100

    • C.

      1000

    • D.

      10000

    Correct Answer
    C. 1000
    Explanation
    The Koneswaram temple is known for its grandeur and architectural beauty. One of the remarkable features of the temple is the large number of pillars it possesses. With 1000 pillars, the temple showcases intricate craftsmanship and a strong foundation. These pillars not only add to the structural stability of the temple but also contribute to its aesthetic appeal. The abundance of pillars in the Koneswaram temple makes it a significant and impressive religious site.

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  • 3. 

    Malaysia is a______

    • A.

      Island

    • B.

      Continent

    • C.

      Peninsula

    • D.

      None

    Correct Answer
    C. Peninsula
    Explanation
    Malaysia is a peninsula because it is located on the Malay Peninsula, which is a landmass connected to the mainland of Southeast Asia. It is not an island because it is not completely surrounded by water, and it is not a continent because it is not large enough to be considered one.

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  • 4. 

    ________temple was built in Singapore.

    • A.

      Mariamman

    • B.

      Murugan

    • C.

      Shiva subramanya 

    • D.

      Ananda

    Correct Answer
    A. Mariamman
    Explanation
    Mariamman temple was built in Singapore.

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  • 5. 

    Reunion is an island located in the_______.

    • A.

      Pacific Ocean

    • B.

      Arctic Ocean

    • C.

      Atlantic Ocean

    • D.

      Indian Ocean

    Correct Answer
    D. Indian Ocean
    Explanation
    Reunion is an island located in the Indian Ocean. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world and is bounded by Africa to the west, Asia to the north, Australia to the east, and the Southern Ocean to the south. Reunion Island is a French overseas territory and is known for its stunning landscapes, including volcanoes, rainforests, and beautiful beaches.

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  • 6. 

    Principal religion of Myanmar is

    • A.

      Sufism

    • B.

      Jainism

    • C.

      Buddhism

    • D.

      Sikhism

    Correct Answer
    C. Buddhism
    Explanation
    The principal religion of Myanmar is Buddhism. This is evident from the country's historical and cultural background, as Buddhism has been the dominant religion in Myanmar for centuries. The majority of the population in Myanmar practices Theravada Buddhism, which plays a significant role in shaping the country's customs, traditions, and way of life. Buddhist temples and monasteries are widespread throughout the country, and Buddhist teachings and practices are deeply ingrained in the daily lives of the people.

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  • 7. 

     Pallavas and Cholas influenced Malaysia. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true. The Pallavas and Cholas were ancient Indian dynasties that had a significant influence on Malaysia. Through trade and cultural exchanges, these dynasties introduced Indian art, architecture, language, and religion to the region. The Pallavas and Cholas also established diplomatic and economic ties with the Malay kingdoms, leaving a lasting impact on the history and culture of Malaysia.

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  • 8. 

    Tamils are living only in Tamilnadu. True or false?

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. This statement is incorrect as Tamils are not only living in Tamilnadu. Tamils are an ethnic group predominantly found in the Indian state of Tamilnadu, but they are also present in other parts of India such as Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh. Additionally, there is a significant Tamil diaspora in countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore, and various other parts of the world.

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  • 9. 

    One of the biggest Tamil festival in Malaysia is_______.

    • A.

      Pongal

    • B.

      Thaipusam

    • C.

      Vinayagar sathurthi

    • D.

      Diwali

    Correct Answer
    B. Thaipusam
    Explanation
    Thaipusam is one of the biggest Tamil festivals in Malaysia. It is a Hindu festival that is celebrated with great enthusiasm and devotion. Thaipusam commemorates the victory of good over evil and is dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Hindu god of war. During the festival, devotees carry kavadis, which are ornate structures adorned with flowers, fruits, and peacock feathers, as an act of penance and gratitude. The festival is known for its vibrant processions, music, and dance performances, attracting thousands of devotees and tourists from around the world. Therefore, Thaipusam is the correct answer.

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  • 10. 

    One of the official languages of Sri Lanka is_______

    • A.

      Mandarin

    • B.

      Hindi

    • C.

      Tamil

    • D.

      Sanskrit

    Correct Answer
    C. Tamil
    Explanation
    Tamil is one of the official languages of Sri Lanka. It is spoken by the Tamil minority in the country and holds official status alongside Sinhala, which is spoken by the majority Sinhalese population. The recognition of Tamil as an official language is a result of the country's efforts to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and ensure equal rights for all its citizens.

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