We all love our country, but how much do we really know about India? While it’s true that we learned the basics in school, such as the names of states and their capitals, water bodies, a little bit of history, most of us hardly went beyond our school syllabus to do any discovering all on our own. And as we grew older, we all eventually got caught up in the same old story – higher education, jobs, marriage, family, retirement. And if you ever ask anyone about their ideal vacation spot, chances are, most people will name a foreign location. But why? India is diverse, beautiful, and most of all, waiting for you to discover her. So let’s see how much you know about her, with a quiz about facts about India.
As always, the answers are at the end, but you won’t peek and cheat, will you? No, we know you won’t. Ready, steady, go!
Q.1 The highest cricket ground (7500 ft above sea level) in the world is in India. Can you name it and where it is?
Q.2 Who wrote the Indian National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana?
Q.3 With an altitude of 8,586 meters, which is the highest mountain peak of India?
Q.4 Five international championships of this game have been held, and India has won all of them. Which sport are we referring to?
Q. 5 Switzerland celebrates May 26th as Science Day, to commemorate a visit by which Indian President?
Q. 6 India has a floating postal office. Where is it?
Q.7 Zero was invented by which famous Indian mathematician?
Q.8 Farrokh Bulsara was born in India, but went on to change his name and become the lead singer for an International band. What name did he take?
Q.9 The world’s hottest chilli is from India. Can you name it?
Q.10 What is the national bird of India?
1. Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh
2. Rabindranath Tagore
5. Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam
6. Dal Lake, Srinagar
8. Freddie Mercury
9. Bhut Jolokia
So, how many did you get right? And if you weren’t able to answer at least half of these correctly maybe it’s time to read up a bit about our country. Trust us, India is absolutely fascinating. Try to get to know her a little, we promise she won’t disappoint.