Punjab History Quiz

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When did Punjab annex by the Britishers?

1849

Which river is the Kanjli Wetland situated on?

Sutlej

Who built the Hazur Sahib, one of the five takhts in Sikhism?

Maharaja Ranjit Singh

In which year was the Sikh Gurdwara Act passed?

1923

Which district of Punjab manufactures the maximum number of sports goods?

Jalandhar

When is sugarcane sown in Punjab?

November to December

Who wrote the Punjabi novel 'Pio Puttar'?

Surinder Singh Narula

Where is the Mahindra Choudhary Zoological Park located in Punjab?

Chhatbir

What percentage of the total area of Punjab is under cultivation?

73%

Who wrote the autobiography titled 'Rasidi Ticket'?

Balwant Gargi

Which district does not fall under the Doaba area in Punjab?

Jalandhar

Where is the Borlaug Institute for South Asia situated?

Ludhiana

Who was deported to Mandalay Jail along with Lala Rajpat Rai?

Bhai Maharaj Singh

Who wrote the Punjabi drama 'Gagan Mai Thal'?

Gurdial Singh

Which city is popularly known as Science City of Punjab?

Mohali

Who served as Maharaja Ranjit Singh's finance minister?

Puran Mal

Which city is also known as the 'Steel City of Punjab'?

Mandi Gobindgarh

What is the geometrical shape of Punjab?

Rectangular

Which river is also known as Hydespus?

Ravi River

How many tehsils are there in Punjab?

97

Which national highway connects Delhi with the Wagah Border?

NH1

Which female folk singer is popularly known as the 'Nightingale of Punjab'?

Surinder Kour

In which year was Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) established?

1966

What is the approximate literacy rate of Punjab?

75.8%

What percentage of Punjab's total area is under cultivation?

73%

Who is the author of the autobiography 'Raseedi Ticket'?

Balwant Gargi

Which of the following districts is not part of the Doaba region in Punjab?

Pathankot

In which district is the tehsil 'Batala' located?

Gurdaspur

Where is the Borlaug Institute of South Asia located?

Ludhiana

Who was jailed along with Lala Rajpat Rai?

Sohan Singh Bhakna

Who is the author of the Punjabi play 'Gagan Mai Thal'?

Balwant Gargi

Who is the author of the Punjabi book 'Mera Pind'?

Gurditt Singh

In which direction is Punjab located in India?

North-west

Who was the finance minister of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?

Purna Mal

What is the nickname of the city of Mandi Gobindgarh?

Punjab's Steel City

How many divisions are there in Punjab?

4

What is the name of the famous Punjabi female singer known as 'Punjab's Nightingale'?

Surinder Kaur

What is the name of the river that is also known as the 'Hydaspes'?

Jhelum River

What is the new name of the city of Ropar?

Rupnagar

Who founded the Nirankari movement?

Baba Dyal Das

Which national highway connects Delhi to the Wagah border?

NH1

Where is the Rail Coach Factory located in Punjab?

Kapurthala

What is the shape of Punjab's geographical boundary?

Triangular

What is the literacy rate of Punjab?

75.8%

Study Notes

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  • Punjab History and Geography*
  • Punjab was annexed by the British in 1849.
  • Punjab shares a border with Afghanistan.
  • The Sikh Gurdwara Act was passed in 1925.
  • The famous Manikaran Gurudwara is situated on the bank of the Parbati River.
  • The state sport of Punjab is Hockey.
  • Sirhind Canal is connected with the Sutlej River.
  • The Ranjit Sagar Dam was previously known as Pong Dam.
  • Hazur Sahib, one of the five takhts in Sikhism, was built by Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
  • In 1966, there were 11 districts in Punjab.
  • Kanjli Wetland is situated in Kapurthala district.
  • The Khalsa College of Amritsar was founded in 1892.
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh died in 1839.
  • The city of Ludhiana is popularly known as the Steel City of Punjab.
  • Punjab Geography*
  • Punjab is located to the North-West direction of India.
  • The longest river in Punjab is the Satluj River.
  • The Doaba Region of Punjab is located between the Beas and Ravi rivers.
  • The literacy rate of Punjab is approximately 75.8%.
  • The state of Punjab is divided into 5 regions.
  • Punjab History*
  • Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU) was established in 1969.
  • Nirankari Movement was founded by Baba Dyal Das.
  • The rail coach factory is situated in Kapurthala.
  • Punjab is surrounded by the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, and Himachal Pradesh.
  • The state capital of Punjab is Chandigarh.
  • Miscellaneous*
  • The new name of the city Ropar is Rupnagar.
  • Punjab has a total of 93 tehsils.
  • The geometrical shape of Punjab is Rectangular.
  • The most literate district of Punjab is Jalandhar.
  • Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) is situated in Ludhiana.

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