Indian Science and Technology Heritage Quiz

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What is the significance of the Delhi Iron Pillar?

It has remained rust-free for over 500 years

Which ancient Indian invention paved the way for the industrial revolution in the West?

Cotton Gin

What was a significant achievement of ancient Indians in mathematics?

Discovering the concept of zero

What is notable about the ancient Indian use of decimal place value number system?

It was the first use of such a system in the world

Which architectural constructs of ancient India have become eternal world heritages?

Hampi and Khajuraho temples

What was a significant accomplishment in ancient Indian metallurgy?

Smelting large quantities of zinc

What is showcased in the exhibit related to Harappan technology?

Ceramics, pottery, and shell ornaments

Which ancient Indian civilization is known for being the world's first town planners?

Indus valley civilization

What is the exhibit about 'Triguna' related to?

Conservation of matter

What is the significance of the exhibit 'Zero the Indian invention'?

It showcases the use of zero by Indians in Mathematics 2000 years ago

What does the exhibit about 'Atom 2500 years ago' reveal?

The study of atom in India in the fourth century BC

What is emphasized in the exhibit about 'Properties of matter'?

Fluidity property of matter

What does 'Tanmatra' exhibit illustrate?

Five subtle infra atomic particles named as tanmatras

What is pointed out by scholars about the Harappans in relation to textiles?

They were the first to grow cotton and had established Cotton Empire

What does the 'Big numbers' exhibit highlight?

How big numbers were used in decimal system, including expressing revolutions of the earth

What is showcased in the exhibit related to 'Shell bangle making'?

The making of bangles with help of shells

What does traditional knowledge encompass?

All of the above

How is traditional knowledge typically transmitted from generation to generation?


What form does traditional knowledge tend to take?

All of the above

In the context of traditional knowledge, what does 'open-ended' refer to?

Referring to an unlimited range of tradition-based innovations

What is the significance of traditional knowledge being collectively owned?

It protects the heritage of indigenous communities

How does traditional knowledge adapt to the local culture and environment?

By being developed from experience gained over the centuries

What categories does the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) consider as part of traditional knowledge?

Medicinal, Agricultural & Ecological Knowledge

How do Native people define traditional knowledge?

It is practical common sense based on teachings and experiences passed on from generation to generation.

Why do some indigenous people face challenges in communicating traditional knowledge to the younger generations?

All of the above

What is the significance of comparing scientific and traditional knowledge?

To prevent science practitioners from trivializing traditional understanding

Why is it important to find ways of preserving traditional knowledge?

To avoid the loss of knowledge as elders pass away

How does traditional knowledge differentiate from scientific knowledge in terms of understanding ice and snow?

Traditional knowledge provides a far richer and more subtle understanding compared to scientific knowledge

What hampers the communication of traditional knowledge to the younger generations?

All of the above

Test your knowledge about the rich contributions of ancient India in the field of science and technology, including achievements such as the development of written scripts, urban town planning, and remarkable iron craftsmanship.

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