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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.

Rules[edit]

  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 and previous asker fails to ask the question within 2 days (48 hours), any wikipedian can ask the question on his/her behalf. The original baton holder should not attempt the question asked on his/her behalf.
  6. If a question remains unanswered for more than 10 days, any Wikipedian can replace the question with a simpler one.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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. Questioners should try to offer at least one hint every 2 days whether or not the question has been attempted.
  3. The aim of giving a hint is to make it easier for participants to answer the question. Therefore, hints or clues should narrow down the question or throw more light on the question rather than complicating it. Hints should not take the form of questions/riddles.
  4. 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 57[edit]

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

Score Board[edit]

Q. No. Asked by Answered by
01 Mjain11 Ritwik.m07
02 Ritwik.m07 regentspark
03 Ritwik.m07 Umesah86
04 Ritwik.m07 Umesah86
05 Mjain11 Ritwik.m07
06 Ritwik.m07 Prasad
07 Prasad Umesah86
08 Aryan ( है?) Umesah86
09 Umesah86 22sumit
10 Ritwik.m07 Dwaipayan
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14
15
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Leader Board[edit]

Questions Asked User Name Questions Answered
2 Mjain11 0
5 Ritwik.m07 2
0 regentspark 1
1 Umesah86 4
1 Prasad 1
1 Aryan ( है?) 0
0 22sumit 1
0 Dwaipayan 1


Questions[edit]

Q 57.1[edit]

Here we go on. #57NotOut .Vrooooom !

Question? He had a famous brother .He co-founded a party Y. He didn't support the leadership of L .He died at X somewhere in 1930s. Identify . Mjain11 (talk) 14:43, 2 December 2015 (UTC)

Vithalbhai Patel brother of Sardar Patel, founded swaraj party because Mahatma Gandhi aborted the civil disobedience movement due to chauri chaura incident. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 10:25, 3 December 2015 (UTC)
Answer??? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:07, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
X- Geneva, Switzerland --Aryan ( है?) 08:41, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
As Mjain11 hasn't verified the answer for more than 5 days and I think my answer is correct. So I would like to give myself this point and ask the next question. Cool with everyone? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:14, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

YesY Sorry Ritwik.m07 was busy. You are correct !Over to you .Mjain11 (talk) 11:37, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Q 57.2[edit]

Question? He wrote many theater plays in Urdu. In the beginning of his writing days, he started using the X as his last name. He is known for his famous play Y, that later inspired the famous Bollywood movie Z released in early 60s. After the famous mutiny of 57 1857, he his ancestors migrated to Pakistan. He was brutally murdered in early 70s. Identify X,Y and Z. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 16:57, 7 December 2015 (UTC)

Are you sure of this? The only mutiny I can think of was in 1857 and the only writer I can think of is Taj (Mughal-e-azam) but he stayed on in Pakistan. Y, I assume, is Anarkali. I hope I'm wrong because I can't possibly come up with a question! regentspark (comment) 21:09, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
With 57, I meant the revolt of 1857 only. Sorry if it confused you (that's why I wrote "famous"). --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 06:35, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

YesY X is Taj indeed and the writer was Imtiaz Ali Taj, Y is Anarkali and Z is Mughal-e-azam. Over to you regentspark :) --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 06:35, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Q 57.3[edit]

4 days over no one asked the next question. Here I am taking the baton.

Question? It is a feminine name, of Spanish origin. Google gives the definition of this name as "a young sexually active girl" because of a mid 50s (1950s) novel with the title character of the same name. Someone in hindi film industry popularized this name with his famous dialogue. What is the name and the famous dialogue? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 08:17, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Lolita is the name. it was made famous by Shakti Kapoor. Anyone is free to ask the next question. - Umesah86 Umesh 12:19, 12 December 2015 (UTC).

YesY Yes Lolita is the answer and the dialogue is pretty obvious :p --Ritwik.m07 (talk)16:40, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Q 57.4[edit]

2 days over. Again I am taking the responsibility

Question? Decode this list of numbers --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 16:35, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

  • 60
  • 75
  • 100
  • 125
  • 150
  • 1000

List is related to commemorative coin released by indian gov on varoius occassions like Dr ambedkar bday, bridheshwar temple,etc. - Umesah86 Umesh 17:19, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

YesY Yes you are correct Umesh, baton goes to you :) --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:20, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Anybody is free to ask the next question because every new member asks different & unique type of question which is very beneficial for this wiki quiz.- Umesah86 Umesh 08:55, 15 December 2015 (UTC).

Q 57.5[edit]

Question? Connect Indian Army, Varanasi and Haridwar. --Mjain11 (talk) 07:07, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Bharat Mata temples in Varanasi and Haridwar, Army uses the motto "Bharat Mata ki Jai" --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 08:34, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
One week passed, may I continue with another question? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 07:11, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
@Mjain11:}, what is the correct answer?--Aryan ( है?) 11:38, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

correct !Ritwik.m07You are really good .Mjain11 (talk) 14:01, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

Q 57.6[edit]

Question? Once some angels came to Sage Vashishta's ashram. Wife of one of them desired to acquire Vashishta's divine cow. Her husband kidnapped the cow and other angels helped to cover up the crime. When Vashishta got to know about it, he cursed all the seven angels that they'll be born as humans. Angels returned the cow and pleaded Vashishta. Vashishta modified the curse as "those who just helped in the crime will be freed from the human life just after they born but the perpetrator (husband) will live a longer life and that too without a spouse. However he will be remembered as a man of high moral values."

What was the name of the cow and the name of husband's human form? and how other angels were freed from their human form? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 06:51, 26 December 2015 (UTC)

Cow name is Nandini. Husband human form name is Vishwamitra alias kaushik. Umesah86 Umesh 07:07, 27 December 2015 (UTC).
Sacred, Wish-giver cow: Kamadhenu, Human form: Bhisma Pitamaha (Devavratha), as Vasu he was Prabhasa, the other 7 vasus were born to Ganga and Shantanu and Ganga drowned them as soon as they born! :-) Prasad (talk) 07:13, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
YesY Prasad You are correct! The cow in some stories is referred as Kamdhenu and in some, her daughter Nandini so both are correct. as Vasu he was Prabhasa thanks for the sharing the info, Thumbs-up-icon.svg Great! answer. Over to you :) --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 08:37, 27 December 2015 (UTC)


Q 57.7[edit]

Thank you Ritwik, heres another easy connect! Connect EVM, Enthiran (Movie) & Dr. Abdul Kalam? :-)) Prasad (talk) 06:08, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Sujatha Rangarajan is the answer. Designed evm machine, friend of kalaam, wrote script of enthiran. Anyone can ask the next question. - Umesah86 Umesh 07:07, 28 December 2015 (UTC).

YesY Umesh! :-)) Prasad (talk) 10:02, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Q 57.8[edit]

Question?-Connect Mughals, Cheetahas and illetracy ?--Aryan ( है?) 12:07, 28 December 2015 (UTC).

Akbar is the answer. Akbar was a Mughal emperor who was illiterate & reintroduced cheetah hunting in india. This is the link - Cheetah reintroduction in India--Umesah86 Umesh 05:54, 30 December 2015 (UTC).
YesY-Umesh baton goes to you once again.--Aryan ( है?) 11:10, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


Q 57.9[edit]

Question? Connect bird found in asian continent, an island in americas & a day close to engineers day in india.. --Umesah86 Umesh 12:35, 30 December 2015 (UTC)..

Hint 1 : Island is located in Latin America/South America. --Umesah86 Umesh 08:43, 31 December 2015 (UTC).

Swan? Mount of Vishwkarma, Vishwakarma Day is engineers day of India. Swan found in asian continent also. There is an island called swan island in US, it was named after someone. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 18:24, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
No swan is not the answer. I had told that Island is located in latin america or south america. Please follow hint 1. Usa is not in latin america or south america --Umesah86 Umesh 22:43, 31 December 2015 (UTC).
Happy New Year to all :) --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 16:51, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Hints needed --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 16:51, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Happy new year to everyone. ☺.

Hint 2 : Think of devnagri script. -Umesah86 Umesh 22:43, 1 January 2016 (UTC).

@Umesah86:, More hints please.--Aryan ( है?) 04:14, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

Hint 3 : Hindi Diwas --Umesah86 Umesh 05:10, 4 January 2016 (UTC).

That engineer's day has some relevance or just the month/nearby date is important? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 15:51, 4 January 2016 (UTC)

The date is 14 of September --Aryan ( है?) 03:18, 5 January 2016 (UTC)

Aryan 14 sep is right related to 3rd link. decode the other links. --Umesah86 Umesh 05:27, 5 January 2016 (UTC).

Aryan 14 sep is right related to 3rd link hint. decode the other links hints ? Even with giveaway date, the possibilities are quite enormous. I hope the hints are directly related to the answer (and not clarifying the language of the question) i.e the answer is a Hindu festival (but in that case what is the relevance of the date? because hindu festivals are never fixed) Clueless :( --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 10:53, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Is this something to do with More Islands in Belize and the Peacock? regentspark (comment) 16:10, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
and the relevance of the date is just to focus on language Hindi (to translate Peacock to More)? EDIT: Belize is in north america--Ritwik.m07 (talk) 07:24, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Hint 4 : Bird is indigenous to Indian sub continent.---Umesah86 Umesh 19:35, 5 January 2016 (UTC)..

@Ritwik.m07:, Hindi Divas is not a Hindu festival--Aryan ( है?) 06:56, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Okaaay :) didn't know that --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 07:17, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Indian paradise flycatcher, Paradise Island in Brokopondo Reservoir in Suriname, and Hindi, a major language in Suriname.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:16, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Suriname is not an island. So guess in other direction. Dwaipayan By the way I appreciate ur effort. --Umesah86 Umesh 19:35, 6 January 2016 (UTC)..


Hint 5 : If properly connected, you will reach a person's name related to sports. I hope that this hint will solve the question --Umesah86 Umesh 06:53, 7 January 2016 (UTC).

  • Hindi
  • Latin American Island
  • A bird indigenous to India
  • Indian Sportsman
Still no progress :( --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 18:32, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
I know this is not the right track since the island seems to be in South America - but More, More islands, Kiran More? Can't think of anything else :( regentspark (comment) 18:46, 8 January 2016 (UTC)
If no one is able to answer, @Umesah86:, I think this question should be removed under rule 6.--Aryan ( है?) 04:28, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Hint 6 : Last hint is cricket. otherwise change the question. ☺☺☺-Umesah86 Umesh 05:10, 9 January 2016 (UTC).

I'd suggest you should provide less open-ended clues when more general clues are not helping. Since you are the question-maker, and know the answer, it may seem to you that the clues are easy. However, lack of attempts should suggest that clues can be improved. Please try that before changing the question. The burden of providing a series of good yet not give-away, succinct yet elusive clues is on the question-maker. Changing the question cannot be a method unless the question is totally absurd.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:48, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Hello everyone I am a new user to this quiz. I think the answer is cricketer Robin Singh - 22sumit (talk) 12:28, 13 January 2016 (UTC).

How "hindi" is connected to "Robin"? and Robben Island is an island in South Africa not South America --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 13:25, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Well, Robin Singh seems to be a good match for the clues. He is from Trinidad (an island) where Hindi/Bhojpuri is a predominant language. The bird would be Indian robin! A bit far-fetched, but possible.--Dwaipayan (talk) 21:00, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Ooooh, it is possible... just the hindi connect is still bugging me :( But honestly I really liked this question, it gave us so much new things to learn :) Doesn't matter what the answer is, I'll surely remember it for a longer time unlike rest of the Google it out questions. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 06:30, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
YesY 22sumit. You are right. Robin Singh was born on 14 Sep - Hindi diwas. Baton goes to 22sumit. -- --Umesah86 Umesh 09:30, 14 January 2016 (UTC).

Q 57.10[edit]

Question? Connect (1) Jainism, (2) Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, (3) a mountain range between two European countries and (4) Bajrangi Bhaijan. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 18:51, 19 January 2016 (UTC) EDIT: There is no transitive connection between the given 4 points and the answer. The answer is directly related to each one of them. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:24, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

the mountain range is jura, it lies between France and Switzerland, Switzerland was in a photo in calander in Bajrang i Bhaijann . Jainism is ffound in Switzerland.--Aryan ( है?) 12:22, 20 January 2016 (UTC)
YesY Jura goes to the connect but not the rest of the part. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 16:52, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Hint 1: There is an achievement associated with Saint GRRSI which was previously associated with the answer I am looking for. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:20, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Hint 2: Jainism is related to the answer just because of a namesake. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 14:26, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Anyone attempting this one? or should I remove it? --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 18:55, 31 January 2016 (UTC)

  • Add more explicit clues.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:29, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Hint 3.1: The name of the mountain range coined a term in the field of geological time scale, later the term is popularized my a movie franchise. That movie franchise is related to the answer. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:37, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
Hint 3.2: Bajrangi Bhaijan is a giveaway part in this question, now I regret giving it. Apart from the obvious competitive rivalry, the answer is related to it in a different way as well. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 05:37, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

According to the wiki rules made by extra ordinary wikiquizers,question must be removed as 10 days over. 22sumit (talk) 07:54, 3 February 2016 (UTC)

YesY I was about to remove the question but thanks Dwaipayan. The answer is Bahubali!
  • Bahubali was the son of Rishabhanatha, the first tirthankara of Jainism.
  • It held the Guinness world record of largest poster which was broken my SGRRS later that year.
  • Same VFX team for 'Bahubali' and 'Jurassic World'.
  • K. V. Vijayendra Prasad, father of S. S. Rajamouli and screen writer of Bajrangi Bhaijan. --Ritwik.m07 (talk) 06:15, 5 February 2016 (UTC)