A Trivia Quiz On Modern Indian History!

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India is a great country that has a very attractive culture. The land has been able to give us some people who changed how we view life, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa. As an Indian, how much do you know about our modern history? The quiz below is designed to help you figure that out. Give it a try!


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  • 1. 

    Milkha Singh – first represented Olympic in which year ? 

    • A.

      1954

    • B.

      1956

    • C.

      1960

    • D.

      1955

    Correct Answer
    B. 1956
    Explanation
    Milkha Singh first represented India in the Olympics in the year 1956.

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  • 2. 

    Which number is Hardy Ramanujan number ?

    • A.

      1726

    • B.

      1729

    • C.

      1226

    • D.

      1228

    Correct Answer
    B. 1729
    Explanation
    1729 is known as a Hardy-Ramanujan number. This number is special because it can be expressed as the sum of two cubes in two different ways. It can be written as 1^3 + 12^3 or 9^3 + 10^3. This property was discovered by the mathematician G.H. Hardy and the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, hence the name Hardy-Ramanujan number.

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  • 3. 

    Guess Who ?

    • A.

      Homi J. Bhabha

    • B.

      Shrinivasa Ramanujan

    • C.

      Vikram Sarabhai

    • D.

      C.V. Raman

    Correct Answer
    B. Shrinivasa Ramanujan
    Explanation
    Shrinivasa Ramanujan is the correct answer because he was an Indian mathematician who made significant contributions to the field of mathematics, particularly in the areas of number theory, infinite series, and continued fractions. Ramanujan's work was highly influential and he is considered to be one of the greatest mathematicians in history. His discoveries and formulas have had a lasting impact on various branches of mathematics and continue to be studied and admired by mathematicians around the world.

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  • 4. 

    In Which year Azad Hind Fauz was formed? 

    • A.

      1942

    • B.

      1943

    • C.

      1944

    • D.

      2014

    Correct Answer
    A. 1942
    Explanation
    Azad Hind Fauz, also known as the Indian National Army (INA), was formed in 1942. It was an armed force formed by Indian nationalists in Southeast Asia during World War II with the aim of liberating India from British rule. Led by Subhas Chandra Bose, the Azad Hind Fauz played a significant role in the Indian independence movement.

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  • 5. 

    In which year Indian National Congress was formed ?

    • A.

      1986

    • B.

      1885

    • C.

      1001

    • D.

      1920

    Correct Answer
    B. 1885
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1885. The Indian National Congress was formed in 1885. It was a political party in India that played a major role in the country's struggle for independence from British rule. The party aimed to bring together Indians from different regions and communities to fight for their rights and freedom. The formation of the Indian National Congress marked the beginning of organized political movements in India against British colonialism.

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  • 6. 

    How long the emergency was applicable in India (1975)?

    • A.

      21-month

    • B.

      8-month

    • C.

      20-month

    • D.

      1-year-10month

    Correct Answer
    A. 21-month
    Explanation
    During the year 1975, India experienced a period of emergency which lasted for 21 months. This period, known as "The Emergency," was declared by then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, and lasted from June 1975 to March 1977. It was a time of political turmoil and authoritarian rule, during which civil liberties were suspended, political opponents were arrested, and censorship was imposed. The emergency was eventually lifted and new elections were held, leading to a change in government.

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  • 7. 

    Jungle Bachao Andolan was began in which state ? 

    • A.

      Orissa

    • B.

      Jharkhand

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Uttar Pradesh

    Correct Answer
    C. Bihar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bihar. The Jungle Bachao Andolan, which translates to "Save the Forest Movement," was initiated in the state of Bihar. This movement aimed to protect and conserve forests from deforestation and illegal logging activities.

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  • 8. 

    What was the role of Tatia Tope in 1857 mutiny?

    • A.

      Advisor of Mahatma Gandhi

    • B.

      Chief advisor to Bahadur Shah

    • C.

      Advisor of the ex-Nawab of Awadh

    • D.

      Commander-in-chief of the army of Nana Saheb.

    Correct Answer
    D. Commander-in-chief of the army of Nana Saheb.
    Explanation
    Tatia Tope played the role of commander-in-chief of the army of Nana Saheb during the 1857 mutiny.

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  • 9. 

    Which year first cell phone call was made in India?

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1857

    • D.

      1996

    Correct Answer
    A. 1995
    Explanation
    In 1995, the first cell phone call was made in India. This marked the beginning of the mobile phone revolution in the country. Prior to this, landline phones were the primary means of communication. The introduction of cell phones revolutionized the way people communicate and paved the way for the rapid growth of the telecommunications industry in India.

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  • 10. 

    India's First Satellite Aryabhatta was launched by India in the year ? 

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1980

    • C.

      1978

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    D. 1975
    Explanation
    Aryabhatta, India's first satellite, was launched by India in the year 1975.

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  • 11. 

    Internet in India was started by VSNL in the year

    • A.

      15th Aug, 1992

    • B.

      15th Aug, 2000

    • C.

      15th Aug, 1995

    • D.

      15th Aug, 1997

    Correct Answer
    C. 15th Aug, 1995
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 15th Aug, 1995. This is because VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited) was the first internet service provider in India and it started providing internet services to the public on 15th August 1995. This marked the beginning of the internet era in India, allowing people to access and use the internet for various purposes.

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  • 12. 

    Which one is the first IIT established in India ?

    • A.

      IIT Mumbai

    • B.

      IIT Delhi

    • C.

      IIT Kharagpur

    • D.

      IIT Kanpur

    Correct Answer
    C. IIT Kharagpur
    Explanation
    IIT Kharagpur is the first IIT established in India. It was founded in 1951 and is located in Kharagpur, West Bengal. It was set up to provide quality technical education and research facilities in various fields of engineering and technology. Over the years, IIT Kharagpur has become one of the leading institutions in India and has produced numerous successful professionals in the field of science and technology.

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  • 13. 

    Who is the founder of IISC Banglore

    • A.

      Sir A. G. Bourne

    • B.

      CV Raman

    • C.

      Vikram Sarabhai

    • D.

      Jamsetji Tata

    Correct Answer
    D. Jamsetji Tata
    Explanation
    Jamsetji Tata is the founder of IISC Bangalore. He was a visionary Indian industrialist and philanthropist who played a significant role in the development of modern India. Tata believed in the importance of scientific research and education and established the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in Bangalore in 1909. His vision was to create a world-class institution that would contribute to the advancement of science and technology in India. Today, IISC Bangalore is one of the premier research institutes in the country and continues to uphold Tata's legacy of excellence in education and research.

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