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Welcome to the India quiz. The quiz is a general knowledge quiz centred around India that any registered Wikipedians can enter. It is run as a friendly competition to test and improve your knowledge of India. Most importantly, it's supposed to be fun. The questions and answers would be condensed in the form of "Did you know..." facts on Portal:India to be updated once or twice a week. Also, the relevant articles that get quoted in these quiz questions would hopefully get a face-lift with increased attention as a result of the questions.


  1. All questions must have an India-related theme or India-related connection.
  2. Any registered Wikipedian can answer a quiz question, but to ask a question you must first earn the right by being the first person to answer the previous one correctly. If the current question is still open and you think you know the answer, post your answer below and wait for an adjudication from the person who placed the question. Remember to sign your post with ~~~~.
  3. If you are the first person to post the correct answer, the asker will post a message below your answer confirming you gave the correct response.
  4. You now have the baton and 24 hours to post a new question. If a new question is not posted by you within that time limit, the previous asker can post a new question in lieu of yourself.
  5. If the baton holder fails to ask the question within 2 days (48 hours), any wikipedian can ask the question on his behalf.
  6. When 25 questions have been asked, a round is over. The leader on the answer tally at the end of each round is declared the winner of the round. The questions asked during the round are archived.
  7. The leader-tally then resets with all users back to zero to begin the next round, with the user that answered the last question of the previous round asking the first question of the present round.
  8. To archive the page at the end of each round, see the archiving rules.

Question guidelines[edit]

  1. If you find that no-one is able to get the answer to your question, consider offering clues or replacing your question with an easier one. The aim is to keep the quiz moving.
  2. Remember that you may have an international audience. Keep quiz questions relevant to India in some way.

Previous rounds and Winners[edit]

See Previous Rounds.

Round 55[edit]

(To be updated as each answer is approved as correct)

Score Board[edit]

Q. No. Asked by Answered by
01 Amitrochates Suresh Purohit (Su_hit)
02 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) Prasad
03 Prasad Umesah86
04 Umesah86 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit)
05 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) Amitrochates
06 Amitrochates Prasad
07 Prasad Amitrochates
08 Amitrochates Suresh Purohit (Su_hit)
09 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) Amitrochates
10 Amitrochates

Leader Board[edit]

Questions Asked User Name Questions Answered
4 Amitrochates 3
3 Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) 3
1 Umesah86 1
2 Prasad 2


Q 55.01[edit]

Person A was a KGB agent and a Member of Parliament. He discovered Person B's "talent" who went on to become the Prime Minister of India. Person A was killed by members of a Hindu sect/cult. Who are A and B? Amitrochates (talk) 08:29, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

B = I K Gujral --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 04:16, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
No. Hint 1: A was a Railway Minister and B is not one of those PMs for a year. Amitrochates (talk) 09:06, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
A= Lalit Narayan Mishra, B = Indira Gandhi --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 10:57, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Actually, B was Manmohan Singh. But I will give it to you. Your turn Su_hit. Amitrochates (talk) 11:01, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.02[edit]

If anyone is ready with nice-new-interesting Q, you are free. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:47, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Born in India. Settled out-side India. Professional. Winner of a prestigious award from Toastmaster International. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 07:01, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Vikas Jhingran[[1]] ? :-)) Prasad (talk) 11:31, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
YesY, your turn Prasad. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 11:57, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.03[edit]

Thank you Su_hit! Here's another easy one from Current affairs! What unique issue regarding to women connects the following states? (2015) Delhi, Telangana, Puducherry, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh (List is exhaustive)..:-) Prasad (talk) 04:28, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

no women cabinet minsiters in these states Umesah86 (talk) 06:46, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
YesY Umesah! :-)) Prasad (talk) 09:16, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.04[edit]

Prasad thank you :) Next question  :---------- Its a easy one. Identify X & Y. X was a soldier in World war I. When X got killed in WW1, for four years his father Y didnt believe that he was dead because his body was not found. Y was born in India & is a famous------------. he is also the youngest one to receive a award of particular category of his profession. ALL THE BEST Umesah86 (talk) 09:57, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

X = John, Y = Rupyard Kipling --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 10:25, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
YesY you are correct su-hit. u can continue with ur question....Umesh 11:05, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.05[edit]

Identify this celebrity 'I'. 'I' was MP. As 'I' was contesting MP election from different constituency ('D'), rather than his own soil ('S'), within same state. 'I' made promise that 'I' will never put a foot on his/her original native soil 'S' during the tenure of MP. Sources say 'I' honoured that promise. Spouse of 'I' is currently an MLA. Identify 'I', 'D' and 'S'. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 04:46, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

I is Navjot Singh Sidhu, D is Amritsar and S is Patiala. Amitrochates (talk) 12:42, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
YesY. Interesting to know that Mr Sidhu is a lawyer and his wife is a Dr. Over to Amitrochates--Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 04:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

An Appeal[edit]

An appeal is made to all enthusiatic wiki quiz participants that pls always search and be ready with questions. Let it be continuous process. Hence, we will never observe the shortage of questions and keep alive the forum --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 04:49, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I totally agree with you. Time should not be wasted. Umesh 05:47, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.06[edit]

Four sisters A, B, C and D stand hand in hand in a small Indian state. All of them are famous in the world, standing 65th, 3rd, 76th and 57th respectively in a world list documenting some geographical attribute. A, B, C, D are....? Amitrochates (talk) 06:00, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Singh Sisters, engaged in Basket Ball --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 06:38, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
No, Hint 1: the question relates to Geography. A, B, C, D are geographical entities. Amitrochates (talk) 13:34, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
is it Phogat Sisters ? Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 14:56, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Is it is the Mountain range, Kangchenjunga [[2]] or the Five Treasures of Snow? :-)) Prasad (talk) 15:03, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
YesY Prasad is more or less correct. A, B, C, D however are not the five treasures of snow. Kanchenjunga Himal is a subrange separating Nepal and Sikkim. It has many peaks that are among the highest in India and the world. In a list of highest mountains (with a topographic prominence > 500m) the World Rank (WR) and Indian Rank (IR) of the peaks in the subrange are as follows (from South to North on Indo–Nepal border):
Kabru (7,412 m, WR: 65, IR: 12) = A, Kangchenjunga (8,586 m, WR:3, IR:1) = B, Kirat Chuli (7,362 m, WR:76, IR:16) = C, The Pyramid (7,123, IR:26) and Jongsong Peak (7,462 m, WR:57, IR:10) = D. Over to Prasad. Amitrochates (talk) 15:42, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Indeed, nice question. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:28, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I put some work into List of mountains in India, so had to ask this question. :) Amitrochates (talk) 04:09, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.07[edit]

If Dr.Yamuna Krishnan is the latest winner, who was the first woman winner? :-)) Prasad (talk) 04:49, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Asima Chatterjee was the first female winner of Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology in 1961. Amitrochates (talk) 04:56, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
YesY Super fast Amitrochates! All yours. :-)) Prasad (talk) 05:21, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.08[edit]

Two scientists, working on a technology P, of organization Q, were caught in a honeytrap. The news created a scandal because of which the investigation was given to an organization R. R determined that the charges were baseless and blamed organization S for setting the whole thing up. Later there was specualtion that rogue elements of S might have coordinated with organisation T to frame the scientists. What is technology P and which organizations are Q, R, S and T? Amitrochates (talk) 05:48, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

P=Cryogenic, ISRO, CBI, Kerala Police. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 06:13, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
You got P, Q and R right. Please also try to guess whar S and T were. No, S was not the Kerala Police. Amitrochates (talk) 06:18, 30 March 2015 (UTC)
Scientists = Nambi Narayanan, D Sasikumaran. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 01:22, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
S and T were organisations. S was Intelligence Bureau (India) and T was CIA. 3 of 5 is good enough. Your turn Su_hit. Amitrochates (talk) 02:18, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.09[edit]

Person A is a leading sportsperson of India, a film has been also made on his/her life. A is the recipient of an award B in 2013. The same award had been conferred on person C in 1956. Person C holds the recognition of being first woman in India to achieve a fate, which now many women are achieving now. Person C is the relative of Person D. Even though, Person E had blood relationship with Person D, but it was of hostile nature. Identify any four from A, B, C, D and E. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 07:03, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

A = Mary Kom, B = Padma Bhushan, C = Mahadevi Varma (was the first woman to win Sahitya Akademi Fellowship). No idea about their family tree. Amitrochates (talk) 13:27, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
A and B are cracked correctly.
Clue 1: Person C was a politician. Person D and Person E have worked in same profession/industry and earned remarkable fame. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 03:46, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
The only other female awardee in the list is Rukmini Devi Arundale. She has to be C. Then D is George Arundale and E is his father Rev. John Kay, who had a difficult relationship with his son because one was a theosophist and other an orthodox christian. Amitrochates (talk) 04:06, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
C is Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddi, the first woman legislator in India, D is Gemini Ganesan and E is Rekha. Amitrochates (talk) 04:09, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Five out five to Amitrochates. Rekha did not attend her father's funeral. Dr Reddi is aunt of G Ganesan. Interestingly father-daughter are recipient of Padma Shree. --Suresh Purohit (Su_hit) (talk) 05:57, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Interesting question! I had no idea about the problems between Rekha and her father. Amitrochates (talk) 07:02, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.10[edit]

This Indian philosopher wrote a treatise on logic where he examines and critiques the arguments of two very important schools of Buddhism. Buddhist texts written after his time spend considerable space defending themselves from his attacks. Yet, today, he is almost never recognised for his achievements in philosophy. However, a hobbyist work he wrote has become a worldwide sensation. Who is he and what was his hobbyist work? Amitrochates (talk) 07:02, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Is it Vatsyayana and his hbbyist work is Kamasutra :-)--Jayaprakash.Samuel (talk) 10:59, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

YesY Absolutely correct Jayaprakash.Samuel! Looks like you are quite familiar with Vātsyāyana and his works. Face-wink.svg Good for you! Face-grin.svg Amitrochates (talk) 11:59, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Something everyone should be familiar with. Isn't it :-) It is good to be back in India Portal Quiz. It brings back lot of nostalgic memories. My older id was jprakash2002. I will post my next question shortly.--Jayaprakash.Samuel (talk) 12:52, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

Q 55.11[edit]

X is an author of a famous vernacular novel Y. X did the English translation of Y himself. Critics often cite that the original and the translation can be considered as two separate novels due to the philosophical change the author has undergone in the intermediate years. Identify X and Y.--Jayaprakash.Samuel (talk) 12:56, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

X is Rabindranath Tagore and Y is Gitanjali, assuming that a collection of poems counts as a novel. Amitrochates (talk) 13:42, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
No Amitrochates. It is a novel and not a collection of poems :-) --Jayaprakash.Samuel (talk) 15:02, 1 April 2015 (UTC)