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The India Quiz!
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by Revathi Subramanian
| 13 Questions
1
10 pts
India's population is 1.3 billion. How does the population of India compare to the population of the United States?
India's population is twice that of the US.
India's population is three times that of the US.
India's population is four times that of the US.
India's population is half that of the US.
2
10 pts
India's 1.3 billion people live in an area that is about ________ the area of the United States
1/2
1/3
twice
thrice
3
10 pts
Which of these is NOT attributed to India?
The Indus Valley Civilization
The invention of zero
The caste system
None of the above
4
10 pts
India is a land of diverse religious beliefs and practices. Indians are known to practice Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism. 80% of the Indian population are
Hindus
Buddhists
Muslims
Christians
None of the above
5
10 pts
India has an estimated 1.4 million children aged 6-11 who do not attend school.
True
False
6
10 pts
The Indian constitution mandates free and compulsory education for all children between the ages of 6 and 14.
True
False
7
10 pts
In 1990, Amartya Sen, the nobel prize winning economist, estimated that 41.6 million girls had vanished in India either due to foeticide or gender-selective abortions. The girl:boy ratio is worst in the poorest areas of India.
True
False
8
10 pts
Many Hindus believe in the doctrines of reincarnation and karma. A person who subscribes to these beliefs may also believe that a person born with a disability ...
chose to be disabled
is being punished for his/her past sins
can easily overcome their disability
None of the above
9
10 pts
22% of the Indian population (i.e. 288 million people) live in extreme poverty (well below the poverty line).
True
False
10
10 pts
Child labor is legal in India. Children below the age of 14 are permitted to work as long as their work is in non-hazardous environments such as farming or making handicrafts.
True
False
11
10 pts
English was introduced to India by the ________________, who ruled India between 1858 and 1947.
Dutch
French
Portuguese
British
12
10 pts
Today, India has 22 official languages, English being one of them.
True
False
13
10 pts
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