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India Quiz

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

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?

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Image source – TourMyIndia

 

Q.2 Who wrote the Indian National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana?

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Image source – Goodreads

 

Q.3 With an altitude of 8,586 meters, which is the highest mountain peak of India?

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Image source – Himalayan Exploration

 

Q.4 Five international championships of this game have been held, and India has won all of them. Which sport are we referring to?

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Image source – South Street Community

 

Q. 5 Switzerland celebrates May 26th as Science Day, to commemorate a visit by which Indian President?

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Image source – Dreamstime

 

Q. 6 India has a floating postal office. Where is it?

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Image source – inmarathi

 

Q.7 Zero was invented by which famous Indian mathematician?

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Image source – Quora

 

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?

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Image source – Starts at 60

 

Q.9 The world’s hottest chilli is from India. Can you name it?

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Image source – pepperseeds.eu

 

Q.10 What is the national bird of India?

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Image source – Indiamart

 

 

 

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Answers.

1. Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh

2. Rabindranath Tagore

3. Kanchenjunga

4. Kabbadi

5. Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam

6. Dal Lake, Srinagar

7. Aryabhatta

8. Freddie Mercury

9. Bhut Jolokia

10. Peacock

 

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.

Musical Instruments Quiz – Part II

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

And we’re back with a second round of musical instruments for you to figure out! And if you thought that the last one was too “easy” for you, we promise to make this one a bit more interesting. So are you ready to go?

The answers are at the bottom, but you know the drill. No peeking!

 

Q.1 This instrument might look like a guitar to the untrained eye, but it has only four strings, often made of nylon, and is a native Hawaiian instrument.

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Q.2 This is a native Australian instrument, often made from Eucalyptus timbre.

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Image source – Live Music Management

 

Q.3 It might look like a child’s toy, but it’s really not. What is it?

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Q. 4 This instrument is synonymous with the sound of jazz.

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Image source – Amazon

 

 

Q.5 Can you identify this one?

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Q.6 This is an Indian percussion instrument consisting of bowls filled to certain levels with water.

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Q.7 This one is an ancient Chinese string instrument, and sounds absolutely lovely. The strings are plucked, not strummed.

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Q. 8 This percussion instrument can be played with its sticks or even just using the hands.

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Image source – YouTube

 

Q.9 This Russian folk instrument’s body has jokingly been likened to a Dorito chip. But what’s it called?

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Image source – YouTube

 

Q.10 This brass wind instrument is often found in an orchestra formation.

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And drum roll!!!

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Answers:

1. Ukulele

2. Didgeridoo

3. Kazoo

4. Saxophone

5. Accordion

6. Jal tarang

7. Zither

8. Hapi drum

9. Balalaika

10. French horn

 

So how many did you get right?