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Vikramaditya Stories - Two Friends and a Girl

After slinging the corpse on his shoulder, King Vikramaditya walked to the fake mendicant through the dark woods. The king of ghosts called Betal who was possessed in the corpse spoke to Vikram who was walking silently. Betal asked Vikram to listen to the stories told by him and answer the questions at the end of the story.

He further said if Vikram do not answer the questions knowingly, then his head break into 1000 pieces. Thus Betal started telling the first story of 'Two Friends and a Girl'.

Once upon a time there lived two friends named Chandrasena and Suryamal. One fine day they travelled to the city of Pataliputra to worship Lord Shiva. On reaching the place, they had a holy dip in the temple tank and offered prayers to Lord Shiva in the temple. After worship the two friends sat in the temple to take rest.

As they were resting a beautiful lady entered inside the temple to worship Lord Shiva. Suryamal fell in love on seeing the girl and told his friend that he wanted to…

General Knowledge on India - 2

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1. Who among the following is popularly known as 'Mahamana'?
a.  Lala Lajpat Rai
b.  Subash Chandra Bose
c.  Madan Mohan Malaviya
d.  Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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

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

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

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

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6. Chanaky…

Science Quiz for Primary Class: Part 1

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1.  Things that have life are called
a.  Natural things
b.  Non-living things
c.  Man-made things
d.  Living things

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2.  Which of the following is different from the others? (Tick the odd one).
1.  Peacock
2.  Ant
3.  Rock
4.  Fish

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3. Which of the following is a man-made thing?
a.  Stars
b.  Television (TV)
c.  Puppy
d.  Mango tree

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4.  A building is a
a.  Natural thing
b.  Living thing
c.  Man-made thing
d.  None of the above

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5.  Things that do not have life are called
a.   Non-living things
b.   Man-made things
c.   Living things
d.   Natural things

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6.  Big and tall plants are called
a.  Shrubs
b.  Herbs
c.  Trees
d.  Creepers

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7.  The thick stem of a tree is called
a.   Log
b.   Trunk
c.   Branch
d.  Stick

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8.  Which of the following is climber?
a.  Money plant
b.  Rose plant
c.  Mango tree
d.  Marigold plant

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9.  Small plants with hard and woody stem are called
a.  Shrubs
b.  Trees
c.  Cli…

G.K for Primary Class: Part - 3

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1.   Which is the National Game of India?
a.   Cricket
b.   Kabbadi
c.   Hockey
d.   Kho Kho

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2.   Name the National Fruit of our country (India).
a.   Mango
b.  Coconut
c.  Banana
d.  Papaya

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3.  Which is the National Tree of India?
a.  Peepal tree
b.  Neem tree
c.  Coconut tree
d.  Banyan tree

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4.  Name the National River of India?
a.  Ganga
b.  Yamuna
c.   Saraswati
d.   Sindhu (Indus)

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5.  Which is our National Flower?
a.   Rose
b.   Lily
c.   Marigold
d.  Lotus

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6.  Name the National Animal of India.
a.   Tiger
b.   Lion
c.   Elephant
d.   Bull

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7.  Which is the National Bird of our country (India)?
a.  Parrot
b.  Peacock
c.  Pigeon
d.  Sparrow

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8.  Which is the National Song of India?
a.   Jana Gana Mana
b.   Sare Jahan Se Achcha
c.   Vande Mataram
d.   Ai Mere Watan ke logon

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9.  How many colors are there in our National Flag?
a.  3
b.  4
c.  5
d.  2

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10. When do we celebrate our Inde…

King Vikramaditya and the fake mendicant

Long ago King Vikramaditya ruled over a prosperous kingdom. He was famous for his might, courage and virtue. He took great care of his subjects who loved him very much. Everyone lived happily in his kingdom.

One day while the king was in a meeting with his courtiers in his royal court, a mendicant walked fast into the court, placed a fruit in the king's lap and walked out silently. The king handed over the fruit to his storekeeper who shelved it in the royal store room. The next day also almost at the same time the mendicant again walked fast into the royal court, placed a fruit in the king's lap and walked out silently. The king handed over the fruit to the storekeeper who shelved it in the storeroom.

This act continued for few days. One day while the king was handing over the fruit to the storekeeper, it slipped and fell on the floor. And lo! a pink shining ruby (ruby is a precious gem stone) rolled out from the fruit as it broke. Everyone in the court was surprised on seei…

Science Quiz for Secondary Class - Part 2

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1.  Which atmospheric layer is closest to Earth's surface?
a.  Troposphere
b.  Stratosphere
c.  Ionosphere
d.  Mesosphere

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2.  The pressure exerted by a force of 1 Newton (N) acting over an area of 1 square metre is defined as
a.   Force
b.   Pascal
c.   Energu
d.   None of the above

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3.  What is Pascal?
a.   unit of  weight
b.   unit of time
c.   unit of distance
d.   unit of pressure

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4.  Which of the following instruments is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
a.  Nanometer
b.  Speedometer
c.  Barometer
d.  Thermometer

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5.  Which of the following prevents harmful UV (ultra violet) radiation from reaching Earth?
a.   Ozone
b.   Nitrogen
c.   Oxygen
d.   All of the above

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6.  Oxygen can be prepared in the laboratory by heating
a.  Potassium permanganate (KMnO4)
b.  Potassium chlorate (KClO3)
c.  Electrolysis of water
d.  All of the above

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7.   A substance that accelerates the rate of a chemical rea…

The Story of King Bhoja and Vikramaditya's Throne

Long ago the city of Ujjain was ruled by King Bhoja of the Paramwara dynasty. He was a noble king and his subjects were living happily and prosperously. However, the villagers in his kingdom had a continuous threat of attack by the wild animals. There was a thick forest close to the village and the villagers were frequently attacked by the wild animals.

The frightened villagers approached King Bhoja for help who assured them of help. So, one fine morning, the king along with his troop set out for hunting the wild animals in the forest.  The royal troop hunted the animals till noon and were damn tired. As it was summer, they were thirsty and were searching for water and a resting place. Then they came across a field full of juicy mouth-watering cucumbers.

The owner of the field was sitting on a mound / a raised platform in the middle of the field and was guarding his field from pests. Before the king could send a word to him, the owner called out, "O King Bhoja! I am honored with…