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Friday, August 14, 2020

Parsi New Year (Nowruz or Navroz or Pateti) Quiz | Festivals of India

1. Pateti is New Year's eve for orthodox Parsis who follow which calendar?

Gregorian
Hindu
Julian
Shenshai
2. Parsi people in India follow the Shahenshahi calendar, which does not take into account _____________, as a result of which the Parsi New Year is celebrated in India and Pakistan about 200 days after it is observed across the world.
Month of February
Leap years
31 Days in any month
28 Days in February
3. Navroz is also known by what another name after the Persian King, who is credited to have created the Persian Calendar known as the Shahenshahi Calendar?
Sohrab-i-Navroz
Jamshed-i-Navroz
Mistry-i-Navroz
Zorasthra-i-Navroz
4. For the orthodox, Pateti is meant to be a day of __________, and the day following, Nowroz(Also called Navroz), New Year's Day, is the day for celebration.
Repentance
Celebration
Venturing out
Fasting
5. Which religion Parsi community follows?
Hinduism
Islam
Zoroastrianism
Christianity
6. Zoroastrianism was founded by an ancient Iranian-speaking spiritual leader and ethical philosopher who taught a spiritual philosophy of self-realization and realization of the Divine. What was his name?
Zarathustra
Zoroaster
Both A and B
None
7. Which Nowruz customs are based in the Iranian Zoroastrian culture?
Pateti
Fasli
Muktad
Tekani
8. Which customs are based on the Indian Parsi Zoroastrian culture?
Pateti
Fasli
Muktad
Tekani
9. As per the Legend, who saved the world from an apocalypse, a winter that was destined to kill everyone; by using a throne studded with gems and rising to the heavens on the shoulders of demons he shone brighter than the sun and gave birth to a new day, Navroz?
Sohrab
Zorasthra
Jamshed
Jahangir
10. On Navroz (Parsi New Year Day), Parsis get dressed in their traditional attire, visit the Fire Temple, where they offer flowers like jasmine, sandalwood and milk to the holy fire. What is Fire Temple known as?
Agiary
Hawan
Yagna
Jyoti






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