Facts About India

1. The monument where the Prime Minister of India raises the flag of India every year on Independence Day.:
(a) Taj Mahal 
(b) India Gate
(c) Gateway of India 
(d) Red Fort

2. The ......... plays a key role in the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Sign of the Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
(a) Agra Fort 
(b) Red Fort
(c) India Gate 
(d) Taj Mahal

3. The profound influence of which religion can be seen in Ajanta Caves?
(a) Jainism 
(b) Buddhism
(c) Zoroastrianism 
(d) Christianity

4. Which dynasty constructed Charminar?
(a) Barid Shahi 
(b) Qutub Shahi
(c) Imad Shahi 
(d) Adil Shahi

5. The height of Gateway of India:
(a) 54m 
(b) 72.5m
(c) 26m 
(d) 42m

6. In 1945, the courts-martial of three officers of the Indian National Army was held at:
(a) Agra Fort 
(b) Red Fort
(c) India Gate 
(d) Gateway of India

7. Which Indian monument witnesses every year the Republic Day Parade?
(a) Agra Fort 
(b) Gateway of India
(c) Taj Mahal 
(d) India Gate

8. In which century Juma Masjid of Delhi, the largest mosque in India, was built?
(a) 16 
(b) 17
(c) 18 
(d) 19

9. Which fort is famous for its gates- the "Delhi Gate" and the "Lahore Gate."
(a) Red Fort 
(b) Agra Fort
(c) Gwalior Fort 
(d) St.George Fort

10. Lal Chand Usta was the chief architect of:
(a) Hawa Mahal 
(b) Taj Mahal
(c) Red Fort 
(d) Agra Fort

11. The only hill station in Rajasthan:
(a) Mount Abu 
(b) Pokhran
(c) Barmer 
(d) Jaisalmer

12. Mussoorie is a hill station in........ where the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration is situated:
(a) UP 
(b) Uttarakhand
(c) Rajasthan 
(d) Jammu Kashmir

13. Nainital is a hill station which is also the seat of High Court of:
(a) Uttarakhand 
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Rajasthan 
(d) Haryana

14. Which hill station in Madhya Pradesh is known as ‘Queen of Satpuras’?
(a) Ranchi 
(b) Pachmarhi
(c) Mahabaleshwar 
(d) Madikeri

15. Ranikhet is a hill station in:
(a) West Bengal 
(b) Uttar Pradesh
(c) Uttarakhand 
(d) Himachal Pradesh

16. Ranchi is a hill station in:
(a) Bihar 
(b) Madhya Pradesh
(c) Maharashtra 
(d) Jharkhand

17. The state capital in India situated in the highest altitude:
(a) Srinagar 
(b) Shillong
(c) Shimla 
(d) Gangtok

18. Yercaud is a hill station in ...... in Shevaroy Hills.
(a) Tamil Nadu 
(b) Karnataka
(c) Andhra Pradesh 
(d) Orissa

19. Which is not in Tamil Nadu?
(a) Udagamandalam 
(b) Kodaikanal
(c) Coorg 
(d) Yercaud

20. The highest hill station in South India:
(a) Yercaud 
(b) Munnar
(c) Udagamandalam 
(d) Kodaikanal

21. The Dargah of Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti is in:
(a) Ajmer 
(b) Agra
(c) Fatehpur Sikri 
(d) Jaipur

22. The four most sacred pilgrimage places of Buddhists are Lumbini, Kushinagar, Saranath and......
(a) Vaisali 
(b) Rajagriha
(c) Bodh Gaya 
(d) Pavapuri

23. Char Dham, the sacred shrines of Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri related to:
(a) Jains 
(b) Buddhists
(c) Hindus 
(d) Parsis

24. Which is also called ‘Darbar Sahib’?
(a) Harmandir Sahib 
(b) Somnath Temple
(c) Khajuraho temple 
(d) Amarnath Temple

25. Which pilgrimage centre of Hindus is also known by the name Mayapur?
(a) Rishikesh 
(b) Haridwar
(c) Nasik 
(d) Ujjain

26. In which country is Mansarovar?
(a) China 
(b) India
(c) Pakistan 
(d) Nepal

27. The place where Lord Krishna was born?
(a) Mathura 
(b) Dwaraka
(c) Ayodhya 
(d) Prayag

28. The place which was the temporary residence of Rama during the 14 years of exile?
(a) Ayodhya 
(b) Lanka
(c) Kishkindha 
(d) Nasik

29. The place where Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati meet:
(a) Devaprayag 
(b) Agra
(c) Haridwar 
(d) Prayag

30. The place where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea:
(a) Rameswaram 
(b) Ayodhya
(c) Haridwar 
(d) Nasik

31. The train that covers the longest distance:
(a) Kerala Express 
(b) Taj Express
(c) Vivek Express 
(d) Himasagar Express

32. Himasagar Express covers a distance of:
(a) 4000 
(b) 3751 km 
(c) 2933 
(d) 3214

33. The headquarters of Konkan Railway is Belapur House in:
(a) Navy Mumbai 
(b) Mangalore
(c) Chennai 
(d) New Delhi

34. The train that connects India and Pakistan:
(a) Maitri Express 
(b) Samjhota Express
(c) Shaheed Express 
(d) Taj Express

35. Thar Express connects India and.....
(a) Bangladesh 
(b) Nepal
(c) Pakistan 
(d) None of these

36. Maitri Express connects India and:
(a) Nepal 
(b) Pakistan
(c) Bangladesh 
(d) None of these

37. Which train runs between Attari (India) and Wagha (Pakistan)?
(a) Thar Express 
(b) Samjhota Express
(c) Maitri Express 
(d) None of these

38. The colour of Rajdhani Express trains:
(a) Red 
(b) Blue 
(c) Yellow 
(d) Green

39. The colour of ordinary trains in India:
(a) Yellow 
(b) Yellow 
(c) Green 
(d) Blue

40. The distance of rails in metre gauge:

(a) 1000mm 
(b) 1676 mm 
(c) 762mm 
(d) 610mm

41. Khetri mines in Rajasthan is famous for......
(a) Gold 
(b) uranium
(c) Copper 
(d) Aluminium

42. Singbhum mines famous for Iron and Copper is in:
(a) Jharkhand 
(b) Bihar
(c) Chhatisgarh 
(d) West Bengal

43. Zawar mines in Rajasthan is famous for:
(a) Copper 
(b) Gold 
(c) Mica 
(d) Zinc

44. Which among the following is the largest producer of Asbestos in India?
(a) Rajasthan 
(b) Jammu Kashmir
(c) Himachal Pradesh 
(d) Sikkim

45. Koraput (Orissa), Cudappah (Andhra Pradesh) and Salem (Tamil Nadu) are famous for:
(a) Gold 
(b) Copper
(c) Aluminium 
(d) Chromite

46. Which mineral is known as ‘black gold’?
(a) Lead 
(b) Zinc
(c) Petroleum 
(d) Solver

47. Kolar, Hutti gold mines are in the state of:
(a) Andhra Pradesh 
(b) Karnataka
(c) Rajasthan 
(d) Orissa

48. In which state is Ramagiri gold mines?
(a) Bihar 
(b) Jharkhand
(c) Karnataka 
(d) Andhra Pradesh

49. Koderma mines are famous for:
(a) Copper 
(b) Mica 
(c) Gold 
(d) Uranium

50. The largest source of petroleum in India (63%):
(a) Digboi 
(b) Ankaleswar

(c) Mumbai High 
(d) Cochin

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