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General Quiz on India - 2

In continuation with General Quiz on India - 1
  1. Who among the following is popularly known as 'Mahamana'?
  2. (a) Lala Lajpat Rai  (b) Subash Chandra Bose   (c) Madan Mohan Malaviya   (d) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

  3. Who is the author of the Bengali novels 'Anand Math' and 'Kapalakundala'?
  4. (a) Rabindranath Tagore   (b) Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay   (c) Sarojini Naidu   (d) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

  5. What is the correct order of the 3 colors, from top to bottom (in descending order), in our National Flag?
  6. (a) Green, Saffron & White (b) Saffron, Green & White (c) Saffron, White & Green (d) White, Saffron & Green

  7. Where is Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary located? 
  8. (a) Chennai, Tamil Nadu   (b) Mandya, Karnataka   (c) Thekkady, Kerala   (d) Nallamala, Andhra Pradesh

  9. The largest Buddhist Monastery in India is
  10. (a) Twang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh    (b) Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim    (c) Ghum Monastery in West Bengal    (d) Namdroling Monastery in Karnataka

  11. Chanakya was the chief advisor of
  12. (a) Kanishka   (b) Ashoka    (c) Chandragupta Maurya    (d) Harshavardhana

  13. Which Lodhi ruler was defeated by Babar in the 1st battle of Panipat?
  14. (a) Sikandar Lodhi (b) Ibrahim Lodhi (c) Daulat Lodhi (d) Bahlul Lodhi

  15. Which of the following is the first indigenously developed super computer of India?
  16. (a) Param (b) Aryabhatta (c) Tejas (d) Anupam

  17. Who is the author of the Hindu epic Ramayana?
  18. (a) Tulasidas   (b) Surdas    (c) Valmiki    (d) Veda Vyasa

  19. Which of the following is the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal?
  20. (a) P.T.Usha   (b) Karnam Malleswari    (c) Shiney Abrahama    (d) Kunjarani Devi

  21. Name the architect who designed the city of Chandigarh.
  22. (a) Herbert Baker   (b) Le Corbusier    (c) Edwin Lutyens    (d) Charles Correa

  23. Who is the founder of the Forward Block political party?
  24. (a) Motilal Nehru   (b) A.O.Hume    (c) Lala Lajpat Rai    (d) Subhash Chandra Bose

  25. Name the first Indian woman to scale Mount Everest.
  26. (a) Kalpana Chawla   (b) Sucheta Kriplani    (c) Bachendri Pal    (d) Karnam Malleswari

  27. Who is the author of the book 'Discovery of India'?
  28. (a) Mahatma Gandhi   (b) Jawaharlal Nehru    (c) Indira Gandhi    (d) Girish Karnad

  29. Which of the following Mughal Emperors built Buland Darwaza at Fatehpur Sikri?
  30. (a) Aurangazeb   (b) Shahjahan    (c) Akbar    (d) Jahangir

  31. Which of the following Indian scientist invented Crescograph - the device for measuring the growth of plants?
  32. (a) Jayant Narlikar   (b) Satyendra Nath Bose;  (c) Aryabhatta    (d) Jagadish Chandra Bose

  33. Name the highest civilian award in India.
  34. (a) Param Vir Chakra    (b) Dada Saheb Phalke Award    (c) National Award    (d) Bharat Ratna

  35. Which is the smallest state of India in terms of area?
  36. (a) Sikkim    (b) Goa    (c) Pondicherry    (d) Nagaland

  37. Which is the oldest mountain range in India?
  38. (a) Satpura    (b) Vindhya    (c) Aravalli    (d) Nallamalla

  39. Which state is popularly known as the Spice Garden of India?
  40. (a) Tamil Nadu    (b) Maharashtra     (c) Jammu & Kashmir    (d) Kerala



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