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Indian Culture Quiz

Test your knowledge of Indian culture please 20 Questions.

 
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India is the birthplace of Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and which other Dharmic religion?

  • Islam
  • Jainism
  • Catholicism
  • Shintoism

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What is meant by a "Love marriage" in India?

  • A family-arranged marriage
  • A gay marriage
  • A forbidden marriage
  • A self-arranged marriage

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How many 'steps before fire' do the bride and bridegroom take in a Hindu wedding ceremony, with each step including a set of mutual vows?

  • 3
  • 8
  • 7
  • 10

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Pranama is the respectful salutation or reverential bowing to one another and there are 6 types; what is the folding of hands touching the forehead called?

  • Namaskar
  • Panchanga
  • Dandavat
  • Ashtanga

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India has 3 national holidays, 'Gandhi Jayanti' is a national festival held to commemorate the birth of Gandhi, on what day is this held?

  • 15th August
  • January 26th
  • October 2nd
  • March 11th

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Which Indian festival is known as the "The Festival of Lights"?

  • Guru Nanak Jayanti
  • Holi
  • Navratri
  • Diwali

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In India, which animal is regarded as sacred and a symbol of 'Ahimsa' (non-violence) and the mother goddess?

  • Tiger
  • Cow
  • Goat
  • Elephant

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In Indian cuisine, what is the name for a selection of sweet, salt, bitter, sour, astringent and spicy dishes collectively called?

  • Thali
  • Sadhya
  • Curry
  • Banchan

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The Tandoor (or Gurmukhi) is a clay oven used for cooking traditionally from which Indian province?

  • Kashmir
  • Punjab
  • Bengal
  • Rajasthan

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What is the name given to a man's garment consisting of a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually about 15' long and wrapped around the waist and legs?

  • Sari
  • Dhoti
  • Toga
  • Shendyt

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What is the name given to the decorative or symbolic red dot in the centre of a Hindu or Jain woman's forehead?

  • Urna
  • Thirunaman
  • Tilaka
  • Bindi

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What is the name of the vermilion powder traditionally worn by married Hindu women along the parting of their hair, the absence of which denotes widowhood?

  • Opuntia
  • Cochineal
  • Sindooram
  • Char siu

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In the Hindu caste system, who are regarded as the highest?

  • Brahmins
  • Ksatriya
  • Vaisyas
  • Sudras

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According to Hinduism, what is an "Avatar"?

  • The appearance or incarnation of a deity on Earth
  • A snake God
  • Another word for the Wheel of Karma
  • An act of selflessness

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What is the traditional Punjabi seasonal folk dance called?

  • Bhangra
  • Watutsi
  • Gangnam Style
  • Sammi

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What is the official national sport in India?

  • Cricket
  • Field hockey
  • Association football
  • Chess

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Which Indian actor made his Hollywood debut in "The Great Gatsby" in 2013 and is referred to as the 'Shahenshah of Bollywood' or 'Big B' and was the subject of a 'death hoax' in July 2016?

  • Boman Irani
  • Shahid Kapoor
  • Ajay Devgan
  • Amitabh Bachchan

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Which Indian city is known as the 'Cultural capital of India'?

  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata (Calcutta)
  • Mumbai (Bombay)
  • Bangalore

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The UK's first Indian restaurant was called the 'Hindoostanee Coffee House' and was opened in what year?

  • 1935
  • 1810
  • 1877
  • 1924

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Originating from Persia and later developed in Hyderabad, which curry dish means "Two onions" and can be made with beef/mutton/chicken or shrimps?

  • Dopiaza
  • Rogan Josh
  • Pasanda
  • Sylheti

 

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