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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Holi Quiz - 1 (Festivals of India)

1. Holi is the main festival of
[A]Hindus
[B]Muslims
[C]Christians
[D]Buddhist



2. What is Holi also known as?
[A]Festival of Colors
[B]Festival of Lights
[C]Festival of Sweets
[D]Festival of Crackers



3. The bonfires on the eve of Holi are lit in memory of the miraculous escape of young Prahlad when Demoness Holika carried him into the fire. Whose sister was Holika?
[A]Hiranyakashipu
[B]Ravana
[C]Kansa
[D]Bhasmasur



4. In which place the famous Lath mar Holi is played every year?
[A]Mathura
[B]Vrindavan
[C]Barsana
[D]Gokul



5. By which name Holi is known in the West Bengal and Orissa states of India?
[A]Holi
[B]Dolyatra (Doul Jatra)
[C]Durga Puja
[D]Durgotsav



6. In which month of the Hindu calendar, Holi is celebrated?
[A]Ashvin
[B]Kartik
[C]Pausha
[D]Phalguna



7. In which state of India Holi is also known by three different names Kaman Pandigai, Kamavilas and Kama-Dahanam?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Orissa
[C]Kerala
[D]Tamilnadu



8. In which region of India, Holi begins from the premises of temples, where Holiyars sing songs?
[A]Kumaon
[B]Bihar
[C]Brij
[D]Tamilnadu



9. Holi is a part of Goan or Konkani spring festival. Name the festival.
[A]Lohri
[B]Holika Dahan
[C]Śigmo
[D]Phalguni



10. Which of the following delicacy is relished by people during Holi?
[A]Gujiya
[B]Jalebi
[C]Samosa
[D]Barfi



11. What is the next day of Holi, when people throw colors, scented powder and perfume at each other, known as?
[A]Vishwakarma Day
[B]Vasantotsav
[C]Choti Holi
[D]Dhulheti(Dhulandi)



12. Prahlad, who escaped fire in which Holika burnt, was devotee of which Hindu GOD?
[A]Lord Shiva
[B]Lord Vishnu
[C]Lord Brahma
[D]Lord Rama



13. The tradition of breaking the pot filled with buttermilk is celebrated in which states?
[A]UP and Bihar
[B]Bengal and Orissa
[C]Maharashtra and Gujrat
[D]None of the above



14. For Sikhs, Holi calls for the display of their physical strength and military prowess as they gather at Anandpur Sahib a day after Holi to celebrate Hola Mohalla. Who started it?
[A]Guru Nanak Dev Ji
[B]Guru Angad Dev Ji
[C]Guru Gobind Singh Ji
[D]Guru Teg Bahadur Singh Ji



15. As per mythology, Holi is the celebration of death of Ogress Pootana who came to kill which GOD?
[A]Rama
[B]Krishna
[C]Shiva
[D]Vishnu




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