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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/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 56[edit]

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

Score Board[edit]

Q. No. Asked by Answered by
01 Umesah86 Amitrochates
02 Umesah86 Dwaipayan
03 Dwaipayan Amitrochates
04 Amitrochates Dwaipayan
05 Omer123hussain Umesah86 & rueben_lys
06 rueben_lys Dwaipayan
07 Dwaipayan Omer123hussain
08 Umesah86 -------------------------
09 Omer123hussain Umesah86

Leader Board[edit]

Questions Asked User Name Questions Answered
3 Umesah86 1.5
1 Amitrochates 2
2 Dwaipayan 3
2 Omer123hussain 1
1 rueben_lys 0.5


Q 56.01[edit]

3 days over. No body asking the question. I am taking the baton according to rules & regulations of this quiz portal.. Very easy question.. Next question is given below....

Decode the list : 69, 48, 95, 46, 43, 48, 31 , 7 , 54, 41.

Hint 1 : This list is something related to ages related to INDIA only.

Hint 2 : Related to a religion.. -- Umesah86 Umesh 08:14, 23 May 2015 (UTC)

Ages of several lamas when they were proclaimed as lamas.--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:47, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
Dwaipayan Can you justify your answer?? Your guess is not correct. By the way you are in the wrong direction.. -- -- Umesah86 Umesh 07:04, 24 May 2015 (UTC).

Hint 3 : Above numbers are related to ages on death. After 41, no death age in this series. This hint might easily solve the problem. -- Umesah86 Umesh 09:17, 25 May 2015 (UTC) .

The series is the ages of death of the 10 Sikh gurus. Starting with Guru Nanak (69) and ending with Guru Gobind Singh (41). Amitrochates (talk) 10:03, 25 May 2015 (UTC)

YesYAmitrochates You are 100 % correct.. Baton goes to you. --- -- Umesah86 Umesh 05:07, 26 May 2015 (UTC).

Q 56.02[edit]

Again I am taking the baton to ask the question as nobody is asking the question. 3 days over.. Anyways next question is given below:-

M got delayed due to a war between India & N in the year Q. M was a very hit movie by a very famous director P. Identify M,N,P,Q --- -- Umesah86 Umesh 09:44, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Hint 1 : This movies 1 song is still famous today. -- Umesah86Umesh 11:24, 31 May 2015 (UTC).

Mughal-e-Azam, directed by K. Asif.--Dwaipayan (talk) 14:32, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
Dwaipayan Mughal-e-Azam is not correct. -- Umesah86 Umesh 05:59, 1 June 2015 (UTC).

Hint 2 : Actress who acted in this movie is still remembered today for this movie M & in later years of her life, for another super duper hit movie produced by P. This might solve this question -- Umesah86Umesh 10:05, 1 June 2015 (UTC).

Today is 5 June World Environment Day. SAVE TREES SAVE FUTURE. Nobody is trying??? Anways I am giving another hint. -- Umesah86 Umesh 05:19, 5 June 2015 (UTC).

Hint 3: Actor who acted in this movie is the brother of a very famous Indian author & writer.. -- Umesah86Umesh 05:19, 5 June 2015 (UTC).

I wanted to try but can't because of Rule #5. Amitrochates (talk) 17:14, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
Agree with Amitrochates (talk · contribs). Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 18:43, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Hint 4 : This film is based on lost & found concept & this movie's remake was made in 2 other south indian languages.--Umesah86Umesh 09:34, 8 June 2015 (UTC).

Amar Akbar Anthony?rueben_lys (talk · contribs)
No, Amar Akbar Anthony is not correct..--Umesah86 Umesh 09:05, 9 June 2015 (UTC).
Waqt, directed by Yash Chopra.--Dwaipayan (talk) 23:43, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

YesYDwaipayan You are right... M is Waqt. N is Pakistan. P is Yash Chopra. Q is year 1965. Movie release got delayed due to India Pakistan war in 1965. You can ask the next question.--- Umesah86 Umesh 06:07, 10 June 2015 (UTC).

Q 56.03[edit]

X lasted for about three years. The primary objective of X was to create a document. However, the size of X decreased (almost by 1/4th) within a few months of its formation due to the announcement of a future event. After the primary objective of X was fulfilled, X transformed into Y, which later transformed to Z permanently. What are X, Y and Z?--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:12, 11 June 2015 (UTC)

X is the Constituent Assembly of India. It's size was decreased by 1/4th due to partition. After the constitution took effect it became Y, the Provisional Parliament of India which later became Z, the first Indian parliament elected by Universal Adult Franchise. Amitrochates (talk) 03:13, 12 June 2015 (UTC)
Yes, you are correct. Your turn Amitrochates. The Constituent Assembly of India lasted for nearly three years and drafted the Constitution. The size (number of members) decreased after the announcement of partition.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:18, 12 June 2015 (UTC)

Q 56.04[edit]

Weapons were bought from a country P and brought to a country Q from where they were smuggled into Indian state R, at the behest of the intelligence agency S. The weapons were intercepted in an operation T, named after a German cultural artifact. However, after India awarded a person from another country U which was key to the whole thing, U withdrew. What are P, Q, R, S, T and U? Amitrochates (talk) 00:48, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure, but I belive P is Pakistan, Q is Bangladesh and R is West Bangal.srini (talk) 02:20, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Close, but not quite right. Q is indeed Bangladesh. However, P is not Pakistan and R is not WB. Hint 1: The question is connected to recent events. Amitrochates (talk) 06:19, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
Operation Golden Bird is T; Q is Bangladesh; P is Thailand; S is Directorate General of Forces Intelligence; U is Aung San Suu Kyi. R could be Mizoram or Manipur.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:12, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
That is correct Dwaipayan, R is Mizoram. Over to you. Amitrochates (talk) 00:19, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Q 56.05[edit]


Hint 1 : Indian Language is an ancient language in this question..--Umesah86 Umesh 09:40, 16 June 2015 (UTC).

Hint 2 : J has written a very famous book related to either D/E/F/G or H.--Umesah86 Umesh 09:16, 17 June 2015 (UTC).

Hint 3 : D,E,F,G, H are related to geography..--Umesah86 Umesh 06:33, 24 June 2015 (UTC)..

Hint 4 : D,E,F,G, H are related to astronomy also..--Umesah86 Umesh 11:11, 27 June 2015 (UTC)..

  • Added new question as per rule 6.

A: Name the earliest Indian kingdom that established Indian colonies in almost all the Southeast Asia. B: name one of the present south Asian country, whose people are known after one of those King name. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 02:57, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Khmer people?rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 13:02, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Good attempt but sorry it is not the answer what exactly I mean. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 17:01, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Hint1: A The Kingdom was not much spread in present day India, and it is claimed to be mention in MahaBharat. B The king name is very similar to the mostly used character name of Amitabh Batchchan. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 17:01, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Srivijaya rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 13:34, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry once again its not correct, but the second name from your answer is similar to B's name. :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 21:49, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Hint-2: A The kingdom was initally based in present-day South-East India (the region then called Lala). B The king house name is translated in english as "lion", and that is what the people are known as in there regional language. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 21:49, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Vijay Nagar Kingdom. Sri Lanka --Umesah86 Umesh 11:02, 30 June 2015 (UTC).

Sri Lanka is correct answer as people are known as "Sinhala", but Vijaya Nagar Kingdom is not correct. :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 20:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Hint-3: The Chines historian reffer them as "Kunlun" and Emperor Ashoka occupied that kingdom. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 20:20, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Prince Vijaya, Sinhapura kingdom of Kalinga. Kalinga is mentioned in Mahabharata within Anga, Vanga and Kalinga along with Pundra and Sushma as the royal lines arising from king Vali of Magadha.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 08:58, 2 July 2015 (UTC)

Good shot rueben :), A Kalinga Kingdom and B Prince Vijaya from Sri Lanka are the correct answers.

B was partially answered by Umesh first, may be its a tie between rueben_lys and Umesah86. So I think either of you can enlighten us with next question or I request any experienced quizzer to advise who may proceed for next question. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 20:59, 2 July 2015 (UTC) /

Q 56.06[edit]

If I may. Here's no. 6

I was born at the time of a great war. My creator gave me shape by taking essences of a number of powers he had in his house. My purpose was to battle a great storm formed in a distant land that was headed for my home, so my creator could battle his foe. I did as my creator commanded but he, enthralled at my great powers, unleashed me uncontrolled. I took a terrible form. It took a great prince to vanquish the form I took. What am I? rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 08:26, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Addendum: When my creator started breathing new life into me, the prince started his battle. He had only one weapon, which he also gave to those who followed him in battle. It lasted nearly a thousand days and nights. At the end, my creator accepted defeat. Not only I, but the powers that made me, were also sheathed.
Many years later came another great war, a battle with evil, and with it came fear of another storm. I was unsheathed again in new form, and wielded more severely. After the tempest ended, my creator sheathed me and passed me onto the very people who suffered my wrath, who saw my enormous potential and use, and chose to keep the power to unsheath me when needed. To this day my various incarnations have been called forth many times. My most (in)famous incarnation drew battle from another warrior, who used the same weapon the prince had used. He too won.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 13:28, 3 July 2015 (UTC)

Hint please..--Umesah86 Umesh 09:44, 3 July 2015 (UTC).

I think it is a bit too early to give a hint, especially since it has been less than four hours to posting. I have made the question a lot more detailed, should be easier.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 13:29, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Hint 1: Even before the prince began his battle against the new life my creator was breathing onto me, many others warned I had turned into a reviled and hated thing. Amongst them was one, the Prince's arch-nemesis some say, hailed by others as their hero. He left my creator's court after forewarning them that only trouble lay in this new life.
My most infamous reincarnation was given birth by another, a Goddess some say, and a tyrant say others.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 15:01, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
Hint 2 I am not sure if this is harder than I anticipated, second hint. The storm arose in the Pacific coast of Canada and was headed for high pressure areas in Bengal and Punjab. On the way it touched land in southeast Asia and caused a minor storm, but one that is remembered in the history of that country.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 11:26, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
′′Addendum′′ ″Storm″ here is a metaphor.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 11:29, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Hint 3. Actually a conglomeration of hints. Amongst my famous victims was a lady of Irish origin who has something to do with a famous university. In the battle against my new life, Delhi has a role of note, as does the city of Amritsar.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 08:02, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Hint 4 I have always been used by the rulers of India. The Prince in question has been called an apostle by some.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 20:19, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Hint 5 The years 1939, 1962 and 1971 hold relevance to later incarnations of myself.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 15:25, 8 July 2015 (UTC) Hint 6 I am a law.rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 15:29, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

That is the answer I am looking for. Care to join the dots Dwaipayan?rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 09:27, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Attention all wiki india portal quizers -- After Q no 56.05 & Q no 56.06, observation shows that people are not trying to attempt the questions for so many days after giving so many hints.. Either people are not interested or not having any time to attempt the question or level of question is too tough for attempting.. So what could be done to tackle this problem???? Suggestions are invited.. --Umesah86 Umesh 07:21, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Please move this discussion on talkpage, I think its not appropriate to discuss here. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 15:15, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Q 56.07[edit]

A wrote L addressed to B. L contained criticism of B for using unethical means against A and his aides. L was written in a language which originates outside India. Later, C, the son of B, established better relationship with A, and conferred him a title. Identify these A, B, C, and L.--Dwaipayan (talk) 18:48, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Omer123hussain No body is attempting question here then how could anybody talk on this issue on the rules page??? So Attention all wiki india portal quizers -- After Q no 56.05 & Q no 56.06, observation shows that people are not trying to attempt the questions for so many days after giving so many hints.. Either people are not interested or not having any time to attempt the question or level of question is too tough for attempting.. So what could be done to tackle this problem???? Suggestions are invited..--Umesah86 Umesh 10:46, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Hint..--Umesah86 Umesh 10:52, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Hint 1: A is also known for writing another thing H ordering his followers to assemble at a particular place on a particular date. Both L and H have Wikipedia articles as of today.----Dwaipayan (talk) 13:25, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

According to rules & regulation another hint must be given because 2 days over of previous hint.. So please give hint 2 --Umesah86 Umesh 05:18, 14 July 2015 (UTC).

Hint 2: After the death of A, his "lineage" became inanimate.--Dwaipayan (talk) 06:16, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad is A ?rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 10:16, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
No.--Dwaipayan (talk) 17:22, 14 July 2015 (UTC)
Hint 3: L was written in Persian language.--Dwaipayan (talk) 02:49, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
A is Bahaullah?rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 05:38, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Perfect answer, Omer. Go on, it's your turn.--Dwaipayan (talk) 15:04, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Dwaip, its great to interact with you through quiz :), Umesah86 if you would like you may continue with next question, so over to Umesah86 now :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 03:34, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Q 56.08[edit]

Thanks Omer123hussain for giving me chance to ask the question. I am asking a very very easy question.

India has achieved something great in this field "X" in 20th century as well as in 21st century.. "Y" was the first from India to achieve that feat for our country. Till date 6 persons have excelled in X field. Z has excelled in that field thrice. Identify X,Y & Z.--Umesah86 Umesh 06:36, 20 July 2015 (UTC).

A wild guess. X is Wimbledon tournament; Z is Leander Paes.--Dwaipayan (talk) 23:50, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

No Leander paes is not right answer.. .--Umesah86 Umesh 05:11, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Hint 1 : 3 persons had excelled in that field in 20th century & 3 persons had excelled in that field in 21st century.. --Umesah86 Umesh 08:21, 22 July 2015 (UTC)..

Hint 2: Think of sports not necessarily outdoor sports... --Umesah86 Umesh 09:22, 27 July 2015 (UTC)..

Hint 3: The last person who excelled in that field is from Karnataka.. --Umesah86 Umesh 12:47, 1 August 2015 (UTC).

Attention all wiki india portal quizers -- After Q no 56.05, Q no 56.06 & Q no 56.08, observation shows that people are not trying to attempt the questions for so many days after giving so many hints.. Either people are not interested or not having any time to attempt the question or level of question is too tough for attempting.. So what could be done to tackle this problem???? Suggestions are invited.. --Umesah86 Umesh 12:47, 1 August 2015 (UTC).

Attention all wiki india portal quizers -- I think if the answer is not given by anybody within 10 days, then the question asking person should answer that question by himself/herself & get 1 point & update scoreboard by himself/herself. Then anybody is open to ask the next question.. --Umesah86 Umesh 12:47, 1 August 2015 (UTC)..

What??? rueben_lys (talk · contribs)
Sorry, re-emphasis, because I re-read your post. WHAT???rueben_lys (talk · contribs) 13:45, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
LoL Rueben! Ok, Umeshah, this is not necessarily a competition, rather for enjoying. If the question continues to go un-attempted, the responsibility of the question-setter is to give more (and more easy) clues. There is no reason any question will remain unanswered, if sufficient (and good quality) clues are provided. --Dwaipayan (talk) 14:30, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

I knew that while discussing about rules, everybody will respond swiftly but while answering question nobody responds that fast...... answer to this question is Paralympics.. Anyways 10 days over.. time for next question. anybody is free to ask next question.. -- Umesah86 Umesh 11:29, 2 August 2015 (UTC)..

Answer to this question is X-India at the Paralympics, Y-Murlikant Petkar & Z-Joginder Singh Bedi.--Umesah86 Umesh 11:31, 3 August 2015 (UTC)..

Umesah86, No matter how tough the question is, guide the participants with timely hints, if you don’t receive reply with in 24 hrs, it is understood that participants are feeling it difficult, so create interest in the question by hints, don’t wait for them to ask for hints, after all it matters how you guide the participants to answer by using your hints. Any way once again please discuss on talk page, this sort of conversation will bring down the standards of the Indian quiz page.
I would suggest you may continue with next question if it is not against Quiz page policy. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 11:46, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your suggestion Omer123hussain. ANYONE CAN ASK THE NEXT QUESTION.. --Umesah86 Umesh 06:01, 4 August 2015 (UTC).

Q 56.09[edit]

  • Find A, B and C; They are first in India to be decorated with certain title, they belong to different field of work. Link three places that can be find common/important among there life/career. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 17:23, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Hint 1: The year 1954 is significant among three of them. :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 02:43, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

A - C. Rajagopalachari, B - C. V. Raman and C - Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. First 3 persons to get Bharat Ratna in 1954. They all studied from Presidency College, Madras. They all were born in Madras presidency which is now Tamil Nadu --Umesah86 Umesh 05:35, 12 August 2015 (UTC).

Good catch Umesh :), but the third link is due to answer, I hope you will not find it difficult to answer. Regards :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 16:05, 12 August 2015 (UTC)

Hint 2: As Umesh quoted 1st-all three were born in Madras presidency, 2nd all three died in Madras. Find the 3rd place/city which catapult there career, it is one of the metro city of India ? :)--Omer123hussain (talk) 15:23, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Hint 3: The third city was a former capital of India :)Omer123hussain (talk) 05:52, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

3rd place is Kolkata --Umesah86 Umesh 05:21, 17 August 2015 (UTC).

Superb Umesh its your turn now, you may shoot next question. Regards :)Omer123hussain (talk) 14:59, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

I will be offline for next 4 days. So anybody can ask the next question.. --Umesah86 Umesh 05:03, 18 August 2015 (UTC).