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India Country Quiz

Name these facts about the country of India.
Last updated: January 03, 2018
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Most common religions
Hinduism
Islam
Christianity
Sikh
Most common first languages
Hindi
Bengali
Telugu
Marathi
Tamil
Longest rivers
Ganges
Indus
Region disputed with Pakistan
and China
Kashmir
Most popular sport
Cricket
Highest caste in religion #1
Brahmins
Highest mountain range
Himalayas
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Nickname for the Indian film industry
Bollywood
Biggest cities
Delhi
Mumbai
Kolkata
Currency
Rupee
"Greaty Trinity" of gods in religion #1
Brahma
Vishnu
Shiva
Most sacred animal
Cow
Toga-like garment worn by women
Sari
National animal
Bengal Tiger
Most famous landmark (in Agra)
Taj Mahal
Leader of Indian independence from Britain
Mohandas Gandhi
Title given to the above,
meaning "Great Soul"
Mahatma
Number "invented" in India
Zero
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level 74
May 12, 2013
missed 3. I'll call it the "greaty" trinity of missed answers...
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level 74
Nov 23, 2015
Only one this time. Yay, I'm learning again.
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level 47
Oct 27, 2016
Im from India and I didnt get some of these
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level 46
Jun 17, 2013
Surely Punjabi should be on the top languages?
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level 74
Jun 17, 2013
Punjabi is spoken mostly in Pakistan. Only 3% of Indians speak Punjabi, according to Wikipedia.
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level 42
Mar 5, 2016
Yes, although Punjabi is a relatively small language spoken in India, it is one of the most recognised and is relatively international.
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level 25
Jun 18, 2013
Really thought Buddhism was one of the religions mainly practiced in India. I guess not.
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level 68
Nov 23, 2015
It originated in India, but its popularity died off there a long time ago.
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level 73
Nov 23, 2015
It's not as simple as that. For quite a few hindus Gautama Buddha is an important part of their religion. The basic tenets of Buddhism have not waned in popularity, they've rather been incorporated in a larger religious movement.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
True that, you can still see Buddhists around Eastern India, but few. Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam is a good place to find some Buddhists. Where I am from in Gujarat, most Buddhists live in the big cities.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
kolp you are right. I am a Hindu and I believe that Gautama Buddha was the 9th human incarnation of Vishnu, one of the 'Great Trinity' of Hinduism.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
The Buddhists and Hindus have a sentence in Sanskrit which differentiates them. For Hindu's it is 'Jagat Mithya Brahma Satya' which translates into the world is an illusion, God is the truth. For Buddhists it is 'Jagat Satya Brahma Mithya.' The world is the truth, God is an illusion.
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level 24
Jun 19, 2013
Isn't Tamil spoken almost exclusively in Sri Lanka?
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level 26
Jun 20, 2013
There IS a region in India called Tamil Nadu
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level 69
May 30, 2014
It is another legacy of British colonialism that they brought large numbers of Tamil speakers to Sri Lanka to work on the plantations there. Who then found themselves given the short end of the stick after independence by the Sinhalese speakers who made up the majority of the population of Ceylon/Sri Lanka. The same divide and conquer strategy that has done so much lasting harm throughout the world, from Ireland to Kenya to India.
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level 44
Oct 23, 2014
tamil nadu is a state not a region
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level 65
Apr 14, 2018
Baltimorean, you're right. Most of those were settled, I believe in the central highlands. But there is a distinction in Sri Lanka between "Sri Lankan Tamils" and "Indian Tamils" (terms I learned more than twenty years ago - apologies if they are no longer current). The Tamil population in the north and east of the country has far longer roots on the island.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
Tamil is spoken in Tamil Nadu, India (61,000,000), Malaysia (immigrant) (4,000,000) and Northern Sri Lanka (3,000,000). Other places such as Singapore, Indonesia, USA and UK also have significant Tamil population.
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level 14
Jul 28, 2013
30/30 with 3:13 to spare
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level 15
Oct 30, 2013
Zero is not the only number invented in India. Every numbers were invented in India itself.................
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level 58
Nov 25, 2016
In Arabic*
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level 42
May 27, 2014
Is it how long it is from source to mouth or how much of the river is in India
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level 2
Nov 17, 2014
missed 2. marathi and bengali
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level 42
Feb 22, 2015
just missed marathi
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level 55
Oct 5, 2015
Hindustan Zindabad! Sorry, got into character ;)
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
Satyamev Jayate!
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level 60
Nov 7, 2015
Missed Telugu, is that the language spoken in telangana? Still 29/30 isn't that bad. I love the smart arses on this web site there's always someone correcting somebody. Some of the English is a little sub standard though just thought I'd pop that in to wind a few people up!
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level 52
Nov 24, 2015
Um, I believe you should have spelled Telangana with a capital "T" shouldn't you? :-P Just kidding! Yeah, it used to bother me how many people just try to one-up, but it's not such a big deal anymore! Let's all be friends!
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
Telugu is spoken mainly in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
I think
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level 56
Nov 23, 2015
nice to see a non euro/usa geog quiz make the 'front page'
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level 74
Nov 23, 2015
Can't believe I wrote Bengalese instead of Bengali and couldn't remember what mountain range was in India. Sigh.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
All you need to do is remember that Everest is in the Himalayas. Even though it is in Nepal/China not India, Himalayas is still the biggest mountain range in India also.
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level 74
Apr 18, 2018
I had the answer buried in my brain, just couldn't pull it into the light. This time it was one of the religions that threw me - couldn't remember how to spell Sikh. I tried Seik, Siek, Sikk, bah! Sometimes I get really, really mad at my brain.
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level 51
Nov 23, 2015
Considering India used to be a British Colony, I was very surprised English wasn't one of it's main languages.
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level 42
Dec 31, 2015
Many British colonists went back to Britain after India's independence.
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level 50
Nov 25, 2015
Isn't the Indus River in Pakistan not India?
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level 39
Oct 22, 2016
Got all, 2:34 remaining, first time ever, and I am not from India
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level 47
Jan 24, 2017
Gandhi is not from Britain,he is from gujrat.Indus in pakistan not in India.
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level 15
Feb 13, 2017
Gandhi was a leader from india but went to school in britain and indus was part of india so its indias property
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level 70
Jun 1, 2017
Bengal tiger - possibly the most magnificent animal on the planet.
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level 15
Dec 12, 2017
indus is actually a river that is formed by 2 different rivers and it flows from india to pakistan or vice versa. I got 30/30 3:43 remaining but that is only because I am from india.
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level 15
Dec 12, 2017
I visited the Indus river and read the board there at Leh Ladhak on my trip over there
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level 15
Dec 12, 2017
Indus river also goes through China
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level 45
Apr 14, 2018
I wrote Brahmin without an 's'. That should be accepted.
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level 61
Apr 14, 2018
Brahman, Saree, and Shiv should all be accepted - they are alternate spellings for the same thing. Also, the Indus river is in Pakistan.
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level 33
Apr 14, 2018
If indus is acceptable then why not brahmaputra........
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level 49
Apr 14, 2018
I'm suprised Kannada wasn't on the list of most common languages. also Jammu and Kashmir should be accepted as Kashmir.
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level 35
May 16, 2018
No one conquers the tamil kings
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level 60
Jul 8, 2018
QUALITY BILL WURTZ REFERENCES! Now I want to watch that video.
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level 28
Jul 12, 2018
the indus is in pakistan, not india
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level 51
Oct 12, 2018
Brahmaputra should be included here. If you're taking the length of river IN India then Brahmaputra flows 900 km in India while 800 km for Indus. If you're taking the TOTAL LENGTH of the river then also Brahmaputra is longer than Ganges.
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level 35
Nov 15, 2018
spelling should be saree not sari plz correct