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quizballs 291 - free india quiz - questions and answers for trivia quizzes and pub quizzes
- India mines/produces 60% of the world's (what mineral?), used in hi-tech industries for its properties of insulation, transparency, and machining tolerance? Mica (specifically mica sheet)
- Dempo, Churchill Brothers, and Salgaocar are famous successful Indian what? Football clubs (association football or soccer clubs)
- Chhau, Kathak, Manipuri, Odissi, Sattriya, and Thang Ta are among India's official: Government ministries; Classical dances; Tea species; or National forests? Classical dances
- The hugely popular Hum Log was India's first what? TV Soap Opera (first broadcast 1984)
- The Indian endangered species Platanista gangetica gangetica is a: Cave bat; River dolphin; Tree spider; or Mountain tiger? River dolphin (the Ganges river dolphin)
- Based in Mumbai, abbreviated to RBI, what is India's central banking institution and guardian of the currency? Reserve Bank of India
- The oldest Sanskrit literature and Hindu scriptures are called what, meaning 'knowledge' in Sanskrit? Vedas
- Dainik Jagran is (at 2014) India's, and perhaps the world's, most popular: Fruit drink; Newspaper; Amusement park; or Toothpaste? Newspaper (a highly regarded Hindi daily broadsheet - the title means loosely 'daily vigil/watchman/signal' - please tell me if you can offer an improved translation)
- What system first emerged in India c.500BC, adopted globally over the next 2,500 years, based on three metals? Coinage (or less precisely, money - the three metals were and largely still are [if mainly now only the colour/color of coins] gold, silver and copper - their relative rarity automatically determined and maintained relative values)
- Name the Indian corporation joint-venture partner in India's Virgin Mobile and Starbucks businesses? Tata
- The state-owned corporation re-branded simply 'Indian' (2005-11) was a major operator in which sector: Telephony; Railway; Airline; or Energy? Airline (merged into Air India in 2011)
- The CCI, at Dinsha Wacha Road, near Churchgate in Mumbai, established in 1933, stands for what famous sporting institution? Cricket Club of India
- What is India's country internet TLD (top level domain)? .in
- Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are the two what of India: Houses of Parliament; National anthems; Biggest lakes; or Tallest skyscrapers? Houses of Parliament (lower 'People Assembly' and upper 'State Assembly')
- The Indian city of Amritsar (also called Rāmdāspur and Ambarsar) is a main border crossing point to which other nation? Pakistan
- The first prime minister of India, regarded as architect of the modern Indian state, was Jawaharlal (Who?) Nehru
- India became independent (of British colonial rule) in: 1923; 1933; 1947; or 1952? 1947 (15 August)
- Sandeep Singh is a famously successful player and ex-national team captain in which sport, in which India traditionally excels? Hockey (more precisely Field Hockey)
- Waheguru is the common term for God in which Indian religion? Sikhism (or Vāhigurū in Punjabi, both words equating to 'wonderful teacher')
- Prasar Bharati (at 2014) is India's major: Railway network; Public service broadcaster; National holiday; or Trade union? Public service broadcaster
- The modern Indian Rupee comprises 100 what? Paisa (plural Paise)
- Aside from English what is the official language of India? Hindi
- What commercial organization governed India from 1612-1858 before it became a British colony? British East India Company
- What is India's international telephone dialling code? 91
- In which city is the Bollywood film industry based? Mumbai (or its previous name Bombay)
- The partition of India, creating an independent India and Pakistan, was called the (Who?) Plan, after the last Viceroy of India, later assassinated by the IRA in 1979? Mountbatten
- The Harmandir Sahib, the Sikh spiritual/cultural centre, is known popularly in western media as what? Golden Temple (in Amritsar)
- What historical Indian figure is fondly called Bapu? Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu is Gujarati for father or papa)
- Which four of the following world religions originated in India: Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Christianity, Sikhism? Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism
- What are the new names for these older Indian city names: Bombay, Madras, Calcutta? Bombay to Mumbai, Madras to Chennai, Calcutta to Kolkata
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