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How well do you know India's prime ministers? Take our quiz

September 30, 2013 09:38 IST

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Last week, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh turned 81, celebrating his tenth birthday in office. Dr Singh had a rather quiet day, as compared to Bharatiya Janata Party’s PM-in-waiting Narendra Modi, whose 63rd birthday bash (September 17) was covered extensively by the media.

So we, at rediff.com, decided to quiz you on Dr Singh and other heads of state, who preceded him. Take the challenge!  

1. Who was India's oldest prime minister in office?

a. Manmohan Singh
b. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
c. Morarji Desai

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Image: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former PMs Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Morarji Desai


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2. Manmohan Singh shares his birthday with which yesteryear superstar?

a. Dilip Kumar
b. Dev Anand
c. Rajesh Khanna

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Image: Veteran actors Rajesh Khanna, Dev Anand and Dilip Kumar


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3. Why did Manmohan Singh skip his birthday celebrations this year?

a. The PM was unwell.
b. There was a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
c. Dr Singh was traveling to the US.

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Image: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh turned 81 this year
Photographs: Yuya Shino/Reuters

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4. Which is Manmohan Singh's birthplace?

a. Chandigarh, Punjab
b. Gah (now in Punjab, Pakistan)
c. Amritsar, Punjab

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Image: Children leave a primary school in attended by Dr Singh
Photographs: Mian Khursheed/Reuters

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5. Who was the youngest person to become a prime minister in India?

a. Jawaharlal Nehru
b. Rajiv Gandhi
c. Indira Gandhi

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Image: Nehru with daughter Indira Gandhi and his grandsons Rajiv and Sanjay
Photographs: India Abroad Archive

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6. Which Indian PM served the shortest term in office?

a. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
b. Indira Gandhi
c. Chandra Shekhar

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Image: Former PMs Vajpayee, Chandra Shekhar and Indira Gandhi


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7. Which Indian PM lived the longest?

a. Morarji Desai
b. Gulzarilal Nanda
c. Jawaharlal Nehru

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Image: Former PMs Morarji Desai, Nehru and Gulzarilal Nanda


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8. Who was India's longest serving PM?

a. Jawaharlal Nehru
b. P V Narsimha Rao
c. Indira Gandhi

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Image: Nehru, Indira Gandhi and P V Narsimha Rao


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9. Who are the only two living former PMs in India today?

a. H D Deve Gowda and Atal Bihari Vajpayee
b. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and I K Gujaral
c. H D Deve Gowda and P V Narasimha Rao

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Image: Former PMs Narsimha Rao, I K Gujaral, Deve Gowda and Vajpayee


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10. Uttar Pradesh has give India its most number of PMs? How many?

a. 6
b. 8
c. 4

 

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Image: Supporters holding flags of the Congress at Hardoi district in Uttar Pradesh
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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