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Friday, January 20, 2012

Varanasi Quiz - 1 (Banaras Quiz)

1. What was the old name of Varanasi(Banaras)?
[A]Patliputra
[B]Magadh
[C]Indraprastha
[D]Kashi



2. On which river bank Varanasi is situated?
[A]Ganges
[B]Yamuna
[C]Brahmaputra
[D]None of the above



3. Which city is known as "the religious capital of India"?
[A]Haridwar
[B]Varanasi
[C]Allahabad
[D]Mathura



4. Apart from river Ganges(Ganga), which other rivers pass through Varanasi?
[A]Yamuna and Saraswati
[B]Yamuna and Brahmaputra
[C]Varuna and Assi
[D]Varuna and Yamuna



5. Varanasi or Banaras(Benares) is famous for…?
[A]Silk Sari
[B]Brass Handicrafts
[C]Glass Bangles
[D]Locks



6. Who built Jantar Mantra, an observatory in Varanasi in year 1737?
[A]Maharaja Jai Singh
[B]Maharaja Chet Singh
[C]Raja Balwant Singh
[D]None of the above



7. Which terror group was involved in March 2006 bomb blasts at Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple in Varanasi?
[A]Lashkar-e-Kahab
[B]Lashkar-e-Taiyba
[C]Jaish-e-Muhammad
[D]SIMI



8. What is the official name of Varanasi Airport commonly known as Babatpur Airport?
[A]Indira Gandhi International Airport
[B]Netaji Subhash Airport
[C]Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport
[D]Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport



9. What is the name of Sanskrit Univeristy established as Sanskrit college in 1791 by Governor General Lord Cornwallis and after independence become a university?
[A]Valmiki Sanskrit University
[B]Panini Sanskrit University
[C]Sampurnanand Sanskrit University
[D]Indira Gandhi Sanskrit University



10. Who built Ramnager fort in Varanasi?
[A]Maharaja Jai Singh
[B]Maharaja Chet Singh
[C]Maharaja Balwant Singh
[D]None of the above



11. Which religion was founded in Varanasi?
[A]Buddhism
[B]Islam
[C]Hinduism
[D]Jainism



12. Which famous temple of Lord Shiva is situated in Varanasi?
[A]Neelkanth Mahadev
[B]Kashi Vishwanath
[C]Pashupatinath
[D]Mahakaleshwar



13. Who wrote the best known commentary of Manusmriti while living in Varanasi in 15th century?
[A]Kulluka Bhatt
[B]Tulsidas
[C]Kabirdas
[D]Ravidas



14. Who founded Banaras Hindu University, the largest residential university in Asia, in 1916?
[A]Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
[B]Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
[C]J.R. Ballentien
[D]Dr. Ganganath Jha



15. Who directed "Banaras: A Mystic Love Story", an Indian Bollywood film released in 2006?
[A]Pankaj Parashar
[B]Meera Nair
[C]Nandita Das
[D]Shekhar Kapoor



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