National Insignia Quiz – Check Questions & Answers

  1. The National Flag of India was designed by

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) Subhash Chandra Bose

(c) BhikaijiCama

(d) Pingali Venkayyaand

  1. Which of the following flags was used as a battle ensign of the Indian National Army?

(a) The flag adopted by all India Congress Committee in 1890

(b) The flag adopted by all India Congress Committee in 1913

(c) The flag adopted by all India Congress Committee in 1918

(d) The flag adopted by all India Congress Committee in 1921

  1. When the Constituent Assembly adopted the flag of Congress Party as Flag of India, what did it change

(a) White Stripe

(b) AshokaChakra

(c) Saffron Stripe

(d) Green Stripe

  1. White in the National Flag of India signifies

(a) All the communities excluding Hindu and Muslim

(b) Truth and Peace

(c) Faith and Chivalry

(d) Ancient Culture and Peaceful Change

  1. Ashoka Chakra in the National Flag of India signifies

(a) Truth and Peace

(b) Faith and Chivalry

(c) Courage and Sacrifice

(d) Ancient Culture and Peaceful Change

  1. Saffron in the National Flag of India signifies

(a) Hinduism

(b) Faith and Chivalry

(c) Courage and Sacrifice

(d) Ancient Culture and Peaceful Change

  1. Green in the National Flag of India signifies

(a) Islam

(b) Truth and Peace

(c) Faith and Chivalry

(d) Courage and Sacrifice

  1. The Chakra at the centre of the National Flag has

(a) 11 spokes               (b) 24 spokes

(c) 29 spokes               (d) 33 spokes

  1. The ratio of the width of the National Flag to its length is

(a) 1:2                          (b) 2:3

(c) 3:4                          (d) 4:5

  1. The National Flag of India can be flown on half-mast throughout India in case of death of

(a) Prime Minister

(b) Former President

(c) Queen of England

(d) None of these

  1. In the State Emblem of India, lions are visible.

(a) Two                                    (b) Three

(c) Four                                    (d) Five

  1. Which of the following words are inscribed on the State Emblem of India?

(a) Satyameva Jayate

(b) Satya me Jayate

(c) Satyameva Vijayi

(d) Satya me Vijayi

  1. State emblem was adopted by the Government of India in

(a) 1945                       (b) 1947

(c) 1950                       (d) 1954

  1. The inscription on the State Emblem of India is in

(a) Devanagari Script

(b) Devmukhi Script

(c) Devalakshya Script

(d) None of these

  1. The Indian National Anthem was written by

(a) Bhagat Singh

(b) Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Subhash Chandra Bose

(d) Rabindranath Tagore

  1. The Indian National Anthem was sung for the first time in

(a) 1890                       (b) 1901

(c) 1911                       (d) 1947

  1. Normally Indian National Anthem is NOT played for the

(a) President

(b) Governor

(c) Prime Minister

(d) Lieutenant Governor

  1. It is compulsory for the audience i0 stand at attention during the playing of the Indian National Anthem unless

(a) The anthem is played as part of the film

(b) There is war going on in which India is involved

(c) The President is sitting

(d) There is solo playing of anthem

  1. Vande Mataram was originally composed in

(a) Bengali                   (b) Sanskrit

(c) Hindi                      (d) Urdu

  1. The National Song was sung for the first time in

(a) 1857                       (b) 1896

(c) 1905                       (d) 1950

  1. The Indian national Song was written by

(a) Aurobindo

(b) Bankim Chandra Chatteijee

(c)  Rabindranath Tagore

(d) None of these

  1. The Indian National Song was first published in

(a) Bodhni Patrika

(b) AnandaMath

(c) JagVani

(d) Smadhi

  1. Indian National Calendar was adopted in

(a) 1947                       (b) 1950

(c) 1957                       (d) 1960

  1. The first month of Indian National Calendar is

(a) Chaitra        (b) Kartika

(c) Aswin         (d) Pausha

  1. __________is the last month ofIndian National Calendar.

(a) Magha

(b) Phalguna

(c) Vaishaka

(d) Jyeshtha

  1. During leap year, an extra day is added to the month of

(a) Chaitra                    (b) Asadha

(c) Pausa                      (d) Phulguna

  1. _______is the National Animalof India.

(a) Panthera uncial

(b) Panthera tigris

(c) Panthera onca

(d) None of these

  1. India has_______tiger reserves.

(a) 13                           (b) 20

(c) 25                           (d) 27

  1. Project Tiger was launched in

(a) 1954                       (b) 1964

(c) 1973                       (d) 1998

  1. Indian National Bird is called

(a) Pavo cristatus

(b) Pavo muticus

(c) Afropavo congensis

(d) None of these

  1. Peacock was adopted as National Bird of India in

(a) 1954                       (b) 1961

(c) 1964                       (d) 1990

  1. _____is the National Flowerof India.

(a)  Lotus

(b) Rose

(c) Bamboo

(d) Cauliflower

  1. Which of the following is the National Tree of India?

(a) Mango                    (b) Neem

(c) Pipal                       (d) Indian Fig

  1. ______is regarded as aNational Fruit of India.

(a) Apple                     (b) Mango

(c) Imli                         (d) Bir

  1. Hindi is

(a) National Language of India

(b) Official language of the Government of    India

(c) Regional Language of India

(d) None of these

  1. Martyr’s day is on

(a) 30th January                        (b)5th September

(c) 3rd October                         (d) 5th March

  1. Birthday of is celebratedas Teacher’s day.

(a) Mahatma Gandhi

(b) S. Radhakrishnan

(c) Jawaharlal Nehru

(d) Rajendra Nath Prasad

  1. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on

(a) 3rd March                (b) 4th August

(c) 6th September         (d) 2nd October

  1. Army Day falls on

(a) 12th January           (b) 13th January

(c) 14th January                        (d) 15th January

  1. 8th October is celebrated as

(a) Air Force Day

(b) Navy Day

(c) Armed Forces Day

(d) Rededication Day

  1. Anange the following days in the order in which they fall

I.Quit India Day D.

II.National Youth Day

III. National Integration Day

IV. Flag Day

(a) I,III, II andIV

(b) II, I,III and IV

(c) III, II, IV and I

(d) IV, I, II and III

  1. _____ were the decedents oforiginal inhabitants of India.

(a) Aryans

(b) Dravidians

(c) Indo-Aryans

(d) None of these

  1. Aryans invaded India approximately around

(a) 5000 BC                 (b) 3000 BC

(c) 1500 BC                 (d) 500 BC

  1. Bengali, Oriya and Kashmiri languages are part of

(a) Dravidian               (b) Sino-Tibetan

(c) Altaic                      (d) Indo-Aryan

  1. Which of the following language does NOT belong to Dravidian family?

(a) Tamil                      (b) Telugu

(c) Kuki                       (d) Malayalam

  1. Manipuri belongs to family.

(a) Dravidian               (b) Sino-          Tibetan            (c) Altaic          (d) Indo-Aryan

  1. Ajanta caves are

(a) Underground

(b) Cut into cliffs of solid rock

(c) Natural Caves

(d) None of these

  1. Which of the following are the most important early examples of Indian paintings?

(a) Frescoes in Ajanta Caves

(b) Frescoes in Ellora Caves

(c) Paintings found in Taj Mahal

(d) None of these

  1. _______ is the earliest writtenwork of Indian Literature.

(a) Ramayana              (b) Vedas

(c) Mahabharata           (d) Gita

  1. The oldest collection of fables in India is called

(a) Aesop’s Fables

(b) Pancastikayasara

(c) Pancatantra

(d) Yavanes’vara

  1. Who among the following is NOT a poet of the bhakti movement?

(a) Jnaneshwar             (b) Mirabai

(c) Surdas                    (d) Tansen

  1. Which of the following dance style is from North India?

(a) Kathak

(b) Bharatnatyam

(c) Kathakkali

(d) None of these

  1. Saratchandra novels mainly deal with

(a) Social issues

(b) Indian nationalism

(c) Hindu Religion

(d) Islamic Militancy

  1. In which of the following elections, did the highest percentage of public vote?

(a) 1977                       (b) 1984

(c) 1952                       (d) 2014

  1. Which of the following constituency is largest in terms of area?

(a) Ladakh                   (b) Mandi

(c) Bastar                     (d) Jodhpur

  1. The Congress lost the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in

(a) 1967                       (b) 1977

(c) 1989                       (d) 1998

  1. Which of the following constituency is smallest in terms of area?

(a) Hyderabad

(b) Lakshadweep

(c) ChandniChowk

(d) Karol Bagh

  1. Which of the following constituency is smallest in terms of electors?

(a) Hyderabad

(b) Lakshadweep

(c) ChandniChowk

(d) Karol Bagh

  1. Nationalist Congress Party was formed because

(a) The leaders were not satisfied with Indian National Congress

(b) Sharad Pawar was expelled from Indian    National Congress

(c) Indira Gandhi died

(d) Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated

  1. Which of the following statements hold true for RJD?

(a) It merged with other groups to form Janata            Dal United

(b) Breakaway group from RJD has formed    Janata Dal United

(c) It broke away from Indian National           Congress

(d) It formed as a breakaway group from theJanata Dal

  1. Bahujan Samaj Party was founded in

(a) 1965                       (b) 1984

(c) 1990                       (d) 2000

  1. Netaji Subash Chandra Bose formed

(a) CPI-M

(b) All India Forward Block

(c) Peasants and Workers party

(d) Republican Party of India

  1. Jayalalitha Jayaram is leader of

(a) AIADMK               (b) DMK

(c) ADMK                   (d) DMKRA

  1. RSP is short form of

(a) Rashtriye Samajwadi Party

(b) Revolutionary Social Party

(c)  Rashtriye Social Party

(d) Revolutionary Samajwadi Party

  1. NPF is short form of

(a) National People Front

(b) National Political Front

(c) Nagaland Political Front

(d) Nagaland People Front

  1. CPI-M declared its independence from Beijing in

(a) 1954                       (b) 1961

(c) 1968                       (d) 1990

  1. Who was the first Muslim woman to sit on the throne of Delhi?

(a) Chand Sultana

(b) Rani Rashmoni

(c) Rani Avantibai

(d) Razia Sultana

  1. __________was the First Indianwomen to sail around the world.

(a) Suchetra Kripalani

(b) Ujwala Rai

(c) Arti Saha

(d) Anna George

  1. Who among the following is the only Indian woman to win the Noble Prize?

(a) Mother Teresa

(b) Anna George

(c) DinaVikil

(d) None of these

  1. The first Indian to climb Mount Everest

(a) AnnaChandi

(b) Tenzing Norgay

(c) MihirSen

(d) W. C. Bannerjee

  1. Match the List I with the correct entries in List II
List I List II
A. Reita Faria I First Lady

Magistrate

B. Omana

Kunjamma

II First to be crowned Miss Universe
C. Sushmita Sen III First to be crowned Miss World
D. Ester Victoria

Abraham

IV First to be crowned Miss India

 

A B C D
(a) I III II IV
(b) III IV I II
(c) III I II IV
(d) IV I III II
  1. ______was the Last GovernorGeneral of free India.

(a) Warren Hasting

(b) Rajendra Prashad

(c) S. Radhakrishana

(d) C. Rajagopalachari

  1. Who was the first president of Indian National Congress?

(a) W. C. Banerjee

(b) Chandr Mukh Bose

(c) Nagendra Singh

(d) Dadabhai Naoroji

  1. Who among the following has served as the President of International Court of Justice?

(a) G. V. Mavlankar

(b) H. L. Kania

(c) Nagendra Singh

(d) S. P. Sinha

  1. M. Cariappa was

(a) The First Indian Command-er-in-Chief of India

(b) The first Chief of Army Staff

(c) The First Chief of Navy Staff

(d) The First Chief of the Air Force Staff

  1. Justice V. Ramaswami was the

(a) The first Judge to be impeached in the Lok Sabha

(b) The first Judge against whom the impeachment proceedings were started in Lok Sabha

(c) The first Judge of free India

(d) The first Indian origin Judge of International Court of Justice

  1. Consider the following statement: ‘Hero Cycles is the largest manufacturer of cycles in the world’ The statement

(a) Is false

(b) Is true

(c) Was true till 2000

(d) Was true till 2010

  1. Which of the following statements hold true for India?

(a) India is the largest exporter of cut diamonds

(b) India is the largest importer of cut diamonds

(c) India is the largest exporter of coffee

(d) India is the largest importer of coffee

  1. Which of the following is the world’s,largest employer?

(a) State Bank of India

(b) Indian Railways

(c) Indian Army

(d) None of these

  1. India is the largest

(a) Exporter of coffee beans

(b) Importer of coffee beans

(c) Importer of tea

(d) Exporter of tea

  1. India is

I. Largest producer of sugar in the world

II. Second largest producer of sugar in the world

III. Largest consumer of sugar in the world

IV.Second largest consumer of sugar in the world

(a) I and III                  (b) I and IV

(c) II and III                 (d) II and IV

  1. Kerala produces approximatelyper cent of the world’scardamom.

(a) 25                           (b) 30

(c) 60                           (d) 80

  1. India is

(a) The largest producer of tea

(b) The largest producer of coffee

(c) The largest producer of coffee beans

(d) The largest producer of grapes

  1. India has the world’s

(a) Largest cattle population

(b) Second largest cattle population

(c) Third largest cattle population

(d) None of these

  1. India is the

(a) Largest importer of sugar cane

(b) Largest exporter of sugar cane

(c) Largest producer of sugar cane

(d) None of these

  1. India is the largest

(a) Producer of apples

(b) Importer of apples

(c) Exporter of apples

(d) None of these

  1. The highest radio station in the world is situated in

(a) Ladakh                   (b) Leh

(c) Shimla                    (d) Dharamshala

  1. Which of the following is the world’s largest river barrage?

(a) Sunkesula               (b) Farakka

(c) Khutaghat               (d) None of these

  1. Which of the following Universities has emerged as the world’s largest based on the enrolment?

(a) Jawaharlal Nehru University

(b) Indira Gandhi Open University

(c) Osmania University

(d) None of these

  1. India has approximately per cent of the world’s proven iron reserves.

(a) 25                           (b) 50

(c) 75                           (d) 90

  1. Which of the following school is largest in the world in term of students?

(a) Oxford International

(b) South Point High School

(c) City Montessori School

(d) Cambridge International

  1. The World’s highest Post Office is in

(a) Leh                         (b) Ledakh

(c) Srinagar                  (d) Hikkim

  1. The world’s record of accurate and fasting typing is held by

(a) Rajinder Singh

(b) Ramesh Kumar

(c) Shakuntala Devi

(d) SharmilaKumari

  1. Shamboo Anbhawane holds the world record for marathon typing because hetyped non-stop for ______ hours.

(a) 50                           (b)80

(c) 123                         (d) 173

  1. The world record for performing maximum eye operations lies with

(a)Dr Rajinder Singh

(b) Dr M. C. Modi

(c) DrMihirSen

(d) None of these

  1. Lata Mangeshkar holds the world record for

(a) Maximum number of song recordings

(b) Maximum number of released albums

(c) Singing maximum number of English         songs

(d) Conducting maximum number of concerts

  1. ________is the highest dam inIndia.

(a) Cheruthoni Dam

(b) TehriDam

(c) Indira Sagar Dam

(d) BhakraDam

  1. Highest bridge in India is

(a) Sevoke Bridge

(b) Naini Bridge

(c) Chambal Bridge

(d) Ellis Bridge

  1. Which of the following lakes is thelargest?

(a) Dal                         (b) Wullar

(c) Ramgarh Tal           (d) Bhimtal

  1. _____is the longest tunnelin India.

(a) PirPanjal                 (b) Hemkunth

(c) Yttar Marg              (d) Jawahar Tunnel

  1. Largest Zoo in India is situated in

(a) Delhi                      (b) Mumbai

(c) Kolkata                   (d) Ahmedabad

  1. Underbans is the

I. Largest delta in India

II. Largest delta in Asia

III. Largest delta in the World

(a) Only I

(b) I and II

(c) I, II and III

(d) None of these

  1. Which of the following States is the smallest in area?

(a) Himachal Pradesh

(b) Punjab

(c) Goa

(d) Sikkim

  1. ________is the largest UnionTerritory in India.

(a) Lakshadweep

(b) New Delhi

(c) Chandigarh

(d) Andaman and Nicobar

  1. Which of the following states have the maximum forest area in India?

(a) Uttar Pradesh

(b) Madhya Pradesh

(c) Jharkhand

(d) Bihar

  1. Which of the following Union Territories have the highest literacy rate?

(a) Chandigarh

(b) New Delhi

(c) Lakshadweep

(d) Andaman and Nicobar

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