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Quiz: Who said these famous lines?

Last updated on: April 17, 2014 21:08 IST

Quiz: Who said these famous lines?

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Take this quiz and find out how well you know the personalities behind these famous quotations.

A few weeks ago actor Sonam Kapoor who calls herself a 'fashion icon' had an Oops moment on the show Koffee with Karan when she failed to recognise a famous quote. 

Not just the host Karan Johar, but even her father was quite surprised at his daughter's response to the question -- Who said the famous words: "An eye for an eye turns the whole world blind."

Like young Ms Kapoor, have you also experienced a similar embarrassing moment when you just could not remember the person who wrote or said a famous line?

Take this quiz and find out whether you fare any better.

Who said: "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life; dream of it; think of it; live on that idea. Let the brain, the body, muscles, nerves, every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, and this is the way great spiritual giants are produced."
1) Gautam Buddha
2) Mohandas Gandhi
3) Swami Vivekananda

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Image: Take the quiz and find out how well you know the source of these famous quotes.
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Who said: "A thing of beauty is a joy forever."
1) William Shakespeare
2) William Wordsworth
3) John Keats

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Who said: "Tum mujhe khoon do main tumhe azaadi doonga." (Give me blood, I promise you freedom.)
1) Bhagat Singh
2) Subhas Chandra Bose
3) Bal Gangadhar Tilak

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Who said: "I came, I saw I conquered."
1) Alexander the Great
2) Adolf Hitler
3) Julius Caeser

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Who said: "Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it!"
1) Chhatrapati Shivaji
2) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
3) Lal Bahadur Shastri

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Who said: "Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
1) Mahatma Gandhi
2) Abraham Lincoln
3) John F Kennedy

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Who said: "Find a job you’ll love and you will never work again."
1) Steve Jobs
2) Warren Buffet
3) Confucius

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Who said: "Genius is one per cent inspiration and ninety-nine per cent perspiration."
1) Walter Scott
2) Thomas Alva Edison
3) Albert Einstein

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Who said: "Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high, where knowledge is free. Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls. Where words come out from the depth of truth, where tireless striving stretches its arms toward perfection. Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way into the dreary desert sand of dead habit. Where the mind is led forward by thee into ever widening thought and action. In to that heaven of freedom, my father, Let my country awake!"

1) Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
2) Rabindranath Tagore
3) Swami Vivekananda

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And lastly, for the question that Ms Kapoor got it wrong! Who said: "An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."
1) Mother Teresa
2) Nelson Mandela
3) Mahatma Gandhi




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