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Only A True Genius Can Score 13/15 In This India Trivia Quiz

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  1. Who was the first Asian woman to win Miss World?
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    Aishwarya Rai
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    Diana Hayden
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    Reita Faria
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    Yukta Mookhey
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    Reita Faria

    Born to Goan parents in Mumbai, Reita Faria, became the first Asian woman and Indian to win a Miss World title. She later went on to become a practising doctor in Dublin.

    Reita Faria
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  2. Which of these states was NOT formed after 2000?
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    Arunachal Pradesh
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    Uttarakhand
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    Jharkhand
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    Chattisgarh
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    Arunachal Pradesh

    The state was established on February 20, 1987. Uttarakhand, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh were established in November, 2000.

    Arunachal Pradesh
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  3. Which state has the highest forest cover in the country?
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    Madhya Pradesh
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    Chattisgarh
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    Meghalaya
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    Andhra Pradesh
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    Andhra Pradesh

    According to the Forest Survey of India in 2015, Andhra Pradesh had the highest forest cover in the country with 1,60,204 sq. km. of forest in the state.

    Andhra Pradesh
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  4. Which state are Kurukshetra, Panipat, Hisar, Rohtak, and Ambala a part of?
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    Madhya Pradesh
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    Haryana
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    Punjab
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    Andhra Pradesh
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    Haryana

    Yep, they're all from there.

  5. Who was the first woman to win a Bharat Ratna?
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    Lata Mangeshkar
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    Indira Gandhi
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    Mother Teresa
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    M.S. Subbulakshmi
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    Indira Gandhi

    Indira Gandhi was the first woman to win a Bharat Ratna in 1971.

    Indira Gandhi
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  6. What was the textile whose name was derived from the former name of Kozhikode?
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    Cashmere
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    Muslin
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    Calico
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    Tussar silk
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    Calico

    Calico, a type of cotton textile, was one of the first exports from India. The name was derived from "Calicut", which is Kozhikode's old name.

    Calico
  7. Which of these mountains is on the border of India and Nepal?
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    Everest
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    K2
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    Kailasa
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    Kanchenjunga
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    Kanchenjunga

    K2 is on the China-Pakistan border, Kailasa is in Tibet, and Everest is on the China (Tibet Autonomous Region)-Nepal border.

    Kanchenjunga
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  8. Where is India's only floating post office located?
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    Jammu & Kashmir
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    Kerala
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    West Bengal
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    Himachal Pradesh
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    Jammu & Kashmir

    India's first floating post office was inaugurated at Dal Lake, Srinagar in August 2011.

    Jammu & Kashmir
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  9. Which district of Kerala was the first to achieve full literacy?
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    Ernakulam
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    Alappuzha
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    Kasaragod
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    Thrissur
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    Ernakulam

    Ernakulam was the first district in the country to achieve full literacy by 1990. At the moment, it has the seventh highest literacy rate in the country of 95.89%.

    Ernakulam
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  10. Which Hindi film was the remake of <i>An Affair To Remember?</i>
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    Mann
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    Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha
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    Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin
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    Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega
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    Mann

    Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha was a remake of French Kiss. Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin was a remake of It Happened One Night. Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega was based on While You Were Sleeping.

    Mann
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  11. Which author won the Booker Prize, after their own mother had been shortlisted for it thrice?
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    Arundhati Roy
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    Kiran Desai
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    Aravind Adiga
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    Salman Rushdie
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    Kiran Desai

    Anita Desai (L), Kiran Desai's (R) mother, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction thrice for her novels Clear Light of Day (1980), In Custody (1984), and Fasting, Feasting (1999).

    Kiran Desai
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  12. Which country did the film<i>Water</i> represent at the Oscars?
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    India
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    Australia
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    Sri Lanka
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    Canada
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    Canada

    Though the director — Deepa Mehta — is Indian, the submission was made by her Canadian producers.

    Canada
  13. Which actor's real name is Jai Hemant?
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    Prabhas
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    Rana Daggubati
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    Tiger Shroff
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    Ranveer Singh
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    Tiger Shroff

    His real name is Jai Hemant Shroff.

    Tiger Shroff
  14. In which city did Anil Kumble take his iconic 10-wicket haul?
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    Delhi
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    Nagpur
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    Chennai
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    Kanpur
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    Delhi

    Kumble took all 10 wickets in a single innings against Pakistan in 1998-99 at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi.

    Delhi
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  15. Which of these was not invented/discovered in India?
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    Shampoo
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    Chess
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    Coffee
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    Fibonacci series
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    Coffee

    The coffee plant was first traced back to Ethiopia, but its origins as a drink made its way to the world through Egypt and Yemen. The word "coffee" itself originates from the Arabic word "qahwa".

    Coffee

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