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How well do you know India? Take our I-Day quiz

Last updated on: August 14, 2013 15:05 IST

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From where did last of the British troops leave India?
1) India Gate
2) Wagah Border
3) Gateway of India

 


Image: Circa 1940: Soldiers manning a wireless van during Mahatma Gandhi's 73 hour fast, receive news about the riots from police headquarters at Lalbazar.
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How many states is the country divided into?
1) 29
2) 28
3) 26

 


Image: Harwinder Singh Gill, an artisan, displays his creation of an Indian map carved on an eggshell and Happy Republic Day carved on pencil leads on the eve of India's Republic Day celebrations in Amritsar
Photographs: Munish Sharma/Reuters
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India's first woman speaker is...
1) Mohsina Kidwai
2) Meira Kumar
3) Sarojini Naidu

 


Image: School children arrive to watch the proceedings of Indian parliament in New Delhi
Photographs: Reuters

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Which freedom fighter came up with the 'Quit India' slogan?
1) Yusuf Meherally
2) Mahatma Gandhi
3) Lala Lajpat Rai

 


Image: A protest during the Quit India movement
Photographs: Wikipedia

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Jawaharlal Nehru's 'tryst with destiny' speech was inspired by which American President?
1) Franklin Roosevelt
2) George Washington
3) Abraham Lincoln

 


Image: Jawaharlal Nehru being presented with a garland of flowers by the wife of the Indian ambassador in Paris on his arrival at Le Bourget airport.
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Who referred to Mahatma Gandhi as 'Father of the Nation' for the first time?
1) Subash Chandra Bose
2) Babasaheb Ambedkar
3) Kasturba Gandhi

 


Image: Mahesh Chaturvedi, dressed up like Mahatma Gandhi, poses for a photo in front of a statue of Gandhi in the old quarters of New Delhi
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On whose appeal did the Supreme Court in 2002 direct the Government of India to amend the flag code of India to allow flag usage by private citizens
1) Jyotiraditya Scindia
2) Naveen Jindal
3) Sachin Pilot

 


Image: School children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi participate in the celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Gandhi
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Which was independent India's first major corruption case?
1) Jeep scam
2) Maruti scam
3) Anatulay scam

 


Image: A supporter of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare holds up a poster of chief of India's ruling Congress party Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters
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Who built the historic Red Fort?
1) Shah Jahan
2) Akbar
3) Prithviraj Chauhan

 


Image: Buglers from India's armed forces stand on the balcony of the historic Red Fort as the Indian national flag flutters during the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Delhi
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India shares its Independence Day with which other Asian nation?
1) South Korea
2) Pakistan
3) Bangladesh

 


Image: Soldiers march at the India Gate war memorial
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Who is India's first active sportsperson to be sworn in as member of Parliament?
1) Sachin Tendulkar
2) Sania Mirza
3) Mary Kom

 


Image: Sportspersons Virendra Sehwag, Mary Kom, Sania Mirza and Sachin Tendulkar
Photographs: Rediff Archive

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Which language was the Jana Gana Mana originally written in?
1) Marathi
2) Bengali
3) Hindi

 


Image: A street vendor sells photographs of Rabindranath Tagore, who wrote the Jana Gana Mana, on a pavement in Kolkata
Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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The only Indian to have received an honorary Oscar?
1) A R Rahman
2) Satyajit Ray
3) Bimal Roy

 


Image: Oscar statuettes line up inside a glass case at a "Meet the Oscars" display in New York's Times Square
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Who was the first Indian to bag an Oscar and for which film?
1) A R Rahman for original score in Slumdog Millionaire
2) Bhanu Athaiya for costume design in Gandhi
3) Aamir Khan for acting in Lagaan

 


Image: A worker puts finishing touches to an Oscar archway during preparations for the 83rd Academy Awards in Hollywood, California
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Which novel based on India's independence won the Booker of Bookers prize in 1993, which commemorated the award's 25th anniversary.
1) Freedom at Midnight (Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre)
2) Discovery of India (Jawaharlal Nehru)
3) Midnight's Children (Salman Rushdie)

 

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