Indian History And Culture Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    How many avatars of Vishnu are there? 
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      12

  • 2. 
    "Complete understanding" or release from the wheel of reincarnation is known as what? 
  • 3. 
    The _____ were a collection of the earliest Hindu hymns, chants, and spells.
  • 4. 
    The _________ were 'meditations' on the Great Questions - philosophical dialogue. 
  • 5. 
    Sati is the practice of _____ burning on the funeral pyre (only women would do this; either by choice or often by force).
  • 6. 
    The Mughal Dynasty was prevalent from ????-????
  • 7. 
    This Mughal Emperor ruled from 1555 - 1605 and was a pious Muslim, but he was religiously tolerant. 
  • 8. 
    This Mughal Emperor ruled from 1658 - 1707 and was an extremely orthodox Muslim. He enforced devine law, fought 'wars of expansion' and was hated by Hindus for his cruelty. 
  • 9. 
    When was the Sepoy Rebellion (a.k.a - Indian Mutiny)? 
  • 10. 
    In 1971, _________ becomes independent _________. (Separate blanks with a comma)
  • 11. 
    Who was Mohammed Ali Jinnah? 
  • 12. 
    'Jati' means - 
    • A. 

      People of the book

    • B. 

      Incarnation

    • C. 

      Subcaste

    • D. 

      Nirvana

  • 13. 
    When was 'Freedom at Midnight'? (Month, Day, Year) 
  • 14. 
    In 1885, the _________ is founded. 
  • 15. 
    Who is Jawaharla Nehru? 
  • 16. 
    The "oversoul" or ocean from which the teaspoon of water (individual soul) is taken is called _______. 
  • 17. 
    Shiva is the - 
    • A. 

      Destroyer

    • B. 

      Creator

    • C. 

      Preserver

  • 18. 
    Brahmin is - 
    • A. 

      The oversoul.

    • B. 

      The creator.

    • C. 

      The highest level of caste (priests).

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    The ______ is the first epic about Rama. 
  • 20. 
    Congratulations!! You've finished this quiz!! Just one bonus quiz-  The Golden Temple is located in - 
    • A. 

      Ayodhya

    • B. 

      Nirvana

    • C. 

      Calcutta

    • D. 

      Amritsar

    • E. 

      Kashmir

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