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Trivia Quiz - India: Its People and History


Trivia questions about the geography, history, leaders and people of India.

Quiz Number: 1147
Date Submitted: April 30, 2007
Quiz Categories: Asian Geography, Indian History
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: nut_meg
Average Score: 74 percent
Times Taken: 160 times
Taken by Registered Users: 14

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1. On which continent is India located?
  A.   Europe
  B.   North America
  C.   Asia
  D.   Antartica

2. What is the capital of India?
  A.   New Delhi
  B.   Bombay
  C.   Indian
  D.   Calcutta

3. Which of the following is India's state religion?
  A.   Hinduism
  B.   Islam
  C.   Buddhism
  D.   none

4. Which of the following is most likely to be found on Indian roads?
  A.   snakes
  B.   cattle
  C.   dogs
  D.   both b and c

5. Which of the following personalities married an Indian businessman in 2007?
  A.   Jemmima Khan
  B.   Salma Hayek
  C.   Paula Abdul
  D.   Elizabeth Hurley

6. Who is commonly known as the Father of the Nation of India?
  A.   Jinnah
  B.   Gandhi
  C.   Nehru
  D.   none of the above

7. In which year did India achieve her independence?
  A.   1805
  B.   1921
  C.   1947
  D.   2000

8. Who was the first president of India?
  A.   Chakravarthi Rajagopalachari
  B.   Dr. Rajendra Prasad
  C.   Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
  D.   Zakir Hussain

9. Which of the following controversies was related to India?
  A.   Watergate
  B.   Clinton "sexgate"
  C.   Bofors
  D.   Wintergate

10. Who ruled India for almost two centuries until 1947?
  A.   Dutch
  B.   Russians
  C.   Portuguese
  D.   British


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