Statistics for History of India

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  • This quiz has been taken 8,720 times
  • The average score is 15 of 21

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QuestionAnswer% Correct
What country ruled the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947?United Kingdom
96%
What was the former name of Mumbai?Bombay
92%
What honorific, meaning “great soul”, do many people know Gandhi by?Mahātmā
92%
What famous mausoleum was built in Agra to house the tomb of Shah Jahan’s wife?Taj Mahal
89%
What worldwide religion follows the teachings of Siddhārtha Gautama?Buddhism
87%
What Greek conqueror invaded India?Alexander the Great
83%
What Catholic nun gained international renown for her charity work in Calcutta? Mother Teresa
83%
What disputed region have China, India, and Pakistan battled to control?Kashmir
82%
What culinary product did Gandhi march to the sea to obtain?Salt
82%
What popular board game is thought to have originated in India before 600 AD?Chess
81%
The oldest scriptures in Hinduism are known as the Vedas.
What language are they written in?
Vedic Sanskrit
77%
Who was the first, and only, female Prime Minister of India?{Indira} Gandhi
75%
What country controlled the state of Goa until India invaded and reconquered it in 1961?Portugal
73%
What was Gandhi’s first name?Mohandas
70%
What river is considered to be the “cradle of civilization” on the Indian subcontinent?Indus
68%
What empire controlled most of India from the 1500s to 1800s?{Mughal} Empire
62%
Who was the first Prime Minister of India? (Hint: His jackets were iconic)Jawaharlal Nehru
57%
Who was the first person to sail from Europe to India?Vasco da Gama
56%
What nomadic European ethnic group originally came from India?The Romani
54%
What religion, started around 500 BC, practices non-violence against all people and animals?Jainism
51%
What empire, led by Ashoka, controlled nearly the entire subcontinent in the 200s BC?Maurya Empire
27%

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