India QUIZ

PUBLISHED : Friday, 15 August, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 15 August, 2008, 12:00am

Test your general knowledge.

1Which six countries share a border with India?

2What is the national sport of India?

3Which company controlled India during the 19th century?

4Name the group whose tribute to Bollywood singer Asha Bhosle became a hit in Britain and the US in the late 1990s.

5Name the new body that pays top cricketers to play Twenty20 matches?

6What honour did Dr Hari Harilela receive in 2000?

7In which festival will Indians hurl colourful powdery balls at each other?

8What iconic site did Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan order to be built?

9Name four religions that originated in India?

10Which state is known as the Silicon Valley of India?

Answers

1Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar

2Hockey

3British East India Company

4Cornershop

5Indian Premier League (IPL)

6Gold Bauhinia Star

7Holi Festival

8Taj Mahal

9Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism

10Bangalore