Presidents Of The Republic Of India Quiz

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You are welcome to take this short quiz about the previous presidents of the Republic of India. You will be asked over eight questions about some of the famous presidents in Indian history. If you know history very well, then you are good to go.

Dive into the rich tapestry of India's democratic history with our engaging quiz on the Presidents of the Republic of India. Tailored for history enthusiasts, students, and anyone intrigued by India's political legacy, this quiz explores the lives, contributions, and tenures of the country's esteemed leaders. From the first President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, to the Read morecurrent officeholder, each question is crafted to test your knowledge of their roles, accomplishments, and the historical contexts in which they served.

Whether you're preparing for exams or simply eager to deepen your understanding of Indian political history, this quiz offers a captivating platform to celebrate the leaders who have shaped the nation. Take the Presidents of the Republic of India Quiz and embark on a journey through the annals of Indian democracy! All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    • How many Presidents have been elected in our country since the introduction of the post in 1950 as of 2024?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      15

    Correct Answer
    C. 15
    Explanation
    Since the establishment of the post when India became a republic with the adoption of the Indian constitution in 1950, there have been 15 presidents of India.

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  • 2. 

    Zakir Hussain was the first Indian President to die in office, who was the other President to have met a similar fate?

    • A.

      Zail Singh

    • B.

      Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

    • C.

      Varahagiri Venkata Giri

    Correct Answer
    B. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
    Explanation
    Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed is the correct answer because he was the second Indian President to die in office. Zakir Hussain was the first President to have died while serving as the President of India.

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  • 3. 

    The only President to have been elected twice for the post:

    • A.

      Rajendra Prasad

    • B.

      Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    • C.

      Ramaswamy Venkataraman

    Correct Answer
    A. Rajendra Prasad
    Explanation
    Rajendra Prasad is the correct answer because he is the only President who has been elected twice for the post. Prasad served as the President of India from 1950 to 1962, and then he was re-elected for a second term from 1962 to 1967. This makes him the only President in the history of India to have been elected twice, distinguishing him from Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and Ramaswamy Venkataraman, who were elected only once.

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  • 4. 

    This President also served as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh:

    • A.

      Varahagiri Venkata Giri

    • B.

      Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

    • C.

      Neelam Sanjiva Reddy

    Correct Answer
    C. Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
    Explanation
    Neelam Sanjiva Reddy is the correct answer because he served as the President of India from 1977 to 1982. Prior to his presidency, Reddy was the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh from 1962 to 1971. This dual role of serving as both the President and Chief Minister makes him the correct choice for the given question.

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  • 5. 

    He was awarded the 'Living Legends of Law Award of Recognition' for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession internationally:

    • A.

      Shankar Dayal Sharma

    • B.

      Kocheril Raman Narayanan

    • C.

      APJ Abdul Kalam

    Correct Answer
    A. Shankar Dayal Sharma
    Explanation
    Shankar Dayal Sharma was awarded the 'Living Legends of Law Award of Recognition' for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession internationally.

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  • 6. 

    The longest-lived president so far, who died at the age of 98 years:

    • A.

      Zail Singh

    • B.

      Ramaswamy Venkataraman

    • C.

      Shankar Dayal Sharma

    Correct Answer
    B. Ramaswamy Venkataraman
    Explanation
    Ramaswamy Venkataraman is the correct answer because he is the longest-lived president among the given options. He lived until the age of 98 years, surpassing Zail Singh and Shankar Dayal Sharma in terms of longevity.

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  • 7. 

    Whom did APJ Abdul Kalam defeat to become the 11th President of India in 2002?

    • A.

      K R Narayanan

    • B.

      Hamid Ansari

    • C.

      Lakshmi Sahgal

    Correct Answer
    C. Lakshmi Sahgal
    Explanation
    APJ Abdul Kalam defeated Lakshmi Sahgal to become the 11th President of India in 2002.

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  • 8. 

    He was India's first acting president:

    • A.

      VV Giri

    • B.

      R Vekataraman

    • C.

      Muhammad Hidayatullah

    Correct Answer
    A. VV Giri
    Explanation
    VV Giri is the correct answer because he was indeed India's first acting president. After the sudden demise of President Zakir Hussain in 1969, VV Giri, who was the Vice President at that time, took over as the acting president. He served as the acting president from August 24, 1969, to August 24, 1969, until the new president, V. V. Giri, was elected. Therefore, VV Giri holds the distinction of being India's first acting president.

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