2-Mera Bharat Mahaan by mudoc123


									    Republic Day Quiz - Mera Bharat Mahaan

1 This sculpture commemorates which event in history?
  a. Dandi March
  b. Indigo Planters movement in Champaran
  c. Quit India Movement
  d. Non Cooperation Movement

    There is a statue of this man in Vienna with 4 arms, each holding a
    particular object which Hitler once offered to buy. Officials in
    Holland took this object apart to see if there was raw a magnet
    inside it. In Japan,they decided he used a super-glue on it. Hitler
    once offered to buy it. Name the man?
    a. P.K.Banerjee
    b. C.K.Nayudu
    c. Ranjitsinghji
    d. Dhyan Chand

  Subhash Chandra Bose gave the names "Shaheed" and "Swaraj" to
3 which of the following?
  a. Ganga and Brahmaputra
  b. Andaman and Nicobar
  c. Diu and Daman
  d. India's first Warships

4 This picture captures which of the following moments?
  a. Nehru being accepting the post of Prime Minister
  b. Nehru signing the Indian Constitution
  c. Nehru signing the partition declaration
  d. Nehru writing his 'tryst with destiny' speech

  Who composed the tune for the song "Saare Jahaan Se Achcha" that
5 was written by Mohammed Iqbal?
  a. Pt.Ravishankar
  b. pt.Bhimsen Joshi
  c. Mohammed Rafi
  d. Ustad Allah Rakha

  What is his most significant contribution to the Indian Freedom
  Movement? Also, for his pioneering study on the special variety of
  Cambodia cotton, he came to be called patthi (cotton - in Telugu)
  Venkayya. Even the British were taken up by his contributions in the
  field of agriculture and conferred on him honorary membership of
6 the Royal Agricultural Society of Britain.
  a. He designed the National Emblem
  b. He designed the Red Fort
  c. He designed the Indian National Flag
  d. He designed the Gateway of India
   Who is the author of the pamphlet in which the word 'Hindutva' was
   coined in 1923, to describe movements advocating Hindu
 7 nationalism?
   a. Bhagat Singh
   b. Chandrashekar Azad
   c. Vasudev Balwant Phadke
   d. Vinayak Damodar Savarkar

   Mahatma Gandhi issued a speech at Gowalia Tank Maidan, now
   known as August Kranti Maidan, on 8 August 1942 prompting people
   to resort to mass agitations should the Britishers not leave India.
 8 This was the launch of which movement?
   a. Quit India Movement
   b. Civil Disobedience movement
   c. Non Cooperation movement
   d. Swadeshi Movement

 9 Which award is this?
   a. Padma Vibhushan
   b. Param Vir Chakra
   c. Bharat Ratna
   d. Padma Bhushan

   'Jodi Tor Dak Shune Keu Na Ashe' is a song written by Rabindranath
   Tagore, part of the Rabindra Sangeet and was famously sung by
   Vinoba Bhave during the beginnings of his Bhoodan movement and
   was also cited by Mahatma Gandhi as one of his favourites. By what
10 name is this song commonly known?
   a. Saare Jahaan Se Accha
   b. Ekla Chalo Re
   c. Jana Gana Mana
   d. Bande Matharam

   Which festival was re-popularised in Bengal by Rabindranath Tagore
   to protest against Partition of Bengal by the then Governor General
11 Lord Curzon?
   a. Rakshabandhan
   b. Diwali
   c. Holi
   d. Dusshera

   Sitaram Khanderao Vaidya and D.N.Mirza were the original Indian
   architects of this building, but it was completed by an English
   engineer W.A.Chambers. During WW1, it also served as a 600 bed
   hospital. This structure was deliberately built to face away from the
12 harbor, as a snub to the British. Name this structure.
   a. Red Fort
   b. Jallianwala Bagh
   c. Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
   d. Hinduja Hospital

   Bhagat Singh was hanged for the killing of General Saunders, who
13 he killed to avenge the death of another Indian revolutionary. Who?
   a. Sardar Vallabhai Patel
   b. Madan Mohan Malaviya
   c. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
   d. Lala Lajpat Rai

   In his book "Wings of Fire", Dr. Abdul Kalam wrote about one of his
   early trips to Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, which was a base for
   NASA's Sounding Rocket Program. He wrote,"Here I saw a painting
   prominently displayed in the reception lobby. It depicted a battle
   scene with rockets flying in the background. A painting of this
   theme should be the most commonplace thing at a Flight Facility but
   the painting caught my eye because the soldiers on the side firing
   the rockets were not white skinned". What was the battle depicted
14 in the painting?
   a. The American Civil War
   b. The First War of Indian Independence
   c. The Battle of Srirangapatam.
   d. The Battle of Plassey

   Born in Dharwad in 1875 and settled in Pune. First job as a ground
   staff at the Pune Gymkhana. He was part of the 3 member
   committee for the depressed classes which negotiated the Poona
   pact with Mahatma Gandhi in 1932 along with M.C.Rajah and
   B.R.Ambedkar. He bowled left-arm orthodox spin and popular legend
   has it that he was the inspiration for the character of 'kachra' in the
15 movie Lagaan. Who is this person?
   a. C.K.Nayudu
   b. Palwankar Baloo
   c. M. E. Pavri
   d. Duleep Singhji
26th Jan. 2008

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