Indian Personality Quiz

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Indian Personality Quiz : 

Indian Personality Quiz Dr. S. Aswini Kumar. MD Professor of Medicine

Question No: 01 : 

Question No: 01 1891 - returns from England with a law degree 1893 - called to Natal, SA, by a merchant Sayed Abdulla 1894 - victim of social discrimination thrown out of a train 1915 - sets up sathygraha ashram at Allahabad 1920 - starts non-cooperation movement 1924 - elected president of INC 1948 – assassinated by a religious fanatic Mahatma Gandhi

Question No: 02 : 

Question No: 02 1889 - born in Allahabad 1907 - studied in Trinity college at Cambridge 1912 - returned to India & joined Allahabad High Court 1916 - marries Kamala Kaul 1930 - forms left wing of congress socialist party 1938 - openly supports Gandhian philosophy 1947 - becomes the first PM of independent India Jawaharlal Nehru

Question No: 03 : 

Question No: 03 1896 - born in Karachi 1896 - called to the bar from the Linclon’s Inn 1906 - joins the INC and opposes communal parties 1912 - attends a Muslim league session 1915 - tries to bring league and congress together 1940 - declares Lahore resolution 1947 - first governor general of Pakistan Mohammed Jinnah

Question No: 04 : 

Question No: 04 1897 - born in Cuttack 1919 - joins Indian Civil Service 1921 - quits ICS and joins freedom movement 1928 - calls for total independence 1932 - elected mayor of Calcutta 1940 - arrested for eleventh time 1943 - forms INA Subhash Chandra Bose

Question No: 05 : 

Question No: 05 1917 - born at Allahabad 1938 - joins congress and takes part in freedom movement 1947 - works with Gandhi in riot hit areas 1959 - elected congress president 1966 - becomes first woman prime minister of India 1975 - declares emergency 1984 - assassinated by her own guards Indira Gandhi

Question No: 06 : 

Question No: 06 1902 – born in Saran 1923 – leaves for US 1924 – exposed to Marx’ radical ideas 1929 – joins congress at Nehru’s behest 1948 – forms socialist party 1954 – quits politics and joins bhoodan movement 1975 - merges as political messiah during emergency Jayaprakash Narayan

Question No: 07 : 

Question No: 07 1944 – born in Mumbai 1960 – returns from Cambridge with out a degree 1964 – joins Indian Airlines as a pilot 1981 – quits Indian Airlines to join politics 1984 – becomes Prime Minister 1886 – signs Punjab, Assam and Mizo accords 1991 – assassinated in Sriperumbudur Rajeev Gandhi

Question No: 08 : 

Question No: 08 1905 – born in Sreenagar 1932 – elected president of Muslim conference 1947 – persuades Nehru to send troops to Kashmir 1949 – joins constituent assembly of India 1953 – dismissed as CM of Kashmir advocating separation 1975 – signs the Kashmir accord 1982 – dies in Srinagar Sheik Abdulla

Question No: 09 : 

Question No: 09 1947 – born in Malwa 1970 – preacher in pursuit of pure Sikhism 1978 – clash with Nirankaris 1979 – enters politics 1979 – defeated in SGPC election 1983 – leads terrorist activities 1984 – killed in operation blue star Bhindranwale

Question No: 10 : 

Question No: 10 1914 – born in Amritsar 1933 – joins the Indian Military Academy 1947 – when Pakistan invaded colonel in charge 1962 – send to check Chinese intrusion 1969 – appointed chief of army staff 1971 - Indo-pak war won and Bangladesh created 1973 – given the rank of Field Marshal SAM Manek Shah

Question No: 11 : 

Question No: 11 1904 – born in Paris 1929 – first Indian to hold a private flying licence 1930 – solo flight from Bombay to England 1932 – India’s first commercial flight Bombay – Karachi 1933 – Chairman of companies numbering 100 1953 – his airlines is renamed Air India 1982 – hand over his companies to son JRD Tata

Question No: 12 : 

Question No: 12 1933 – born in Calcutta 1943 – during bengal famine commits to study of poverty 1959 – MA and PhD at Trinity college Cambridge 1963 – Professor of Economics – DSOE 1971 – Professor of Economics – LSOE 1980 – Professor political economy Oxford 1998 – awarded Nobel prize for Economics Amartya Sen

Question No: 13 : 

Question No: 13 1910 – Born in Yugoslavia 1928 – joins congregation of Lorets 1929 – joins Bengal Missionary 1942 – nursed famine ridden during world war II 1950 – starts Missionaries of charities 1979 – awarded Nobel Prize 1997 – dies in Calcutta Mother Teresa

Question No: 14 : 

Question No: 14 1904 – born in Marwari, Bihar 1926 – becomes a member of the congress 1932 – starts printing press in Chennai 1933 – launches The Indian Express 1940 – consolidates the newspaper empire 35 editions 1975 – during emergency resists takeover of Express 1991 – dies in Mumbai Ramnath Goenka

Question No: 15 : 

Question No: 15 1933 – born in Ahmadabad 1972 – founder and general secretary of SEWA 1973 – starts SEWA bank for microfinance 1985 – Chair person Woman World Bank 1990 – receives woman in creation award 1992 – Member International Union food & allied workers 1992 - Care Humanitarian award Ela Bhatt

Question No: 16 : 

Question No: 16 1861 – Born in Calcutta 1873 – publishes first poem 1878 – writes letters from Sojourner in Europe 1885 – First collections of songs “Rabhichayya" 1901 – Santhinikethan is founded 1911 – publishes Geethanjali 1912 – paraphrases Janaganamana Ravindranatha Tagore

Question No: 17 : 

Question No: 17 1916 - Born in Madurai 1933 – performs in Madras music academy 1938 – makes a film debut in “sevasadanam” 1940 – marries Sadasivam 1945 – acts in “Meera” her last film 1950 – extensively gives performances 1977 – Sadasivam dies - stops performing on stage MS Subbhalekshmi

Question No: 18 : 

Question No: 18 1916 - born in Maharashtra 1919 – plays on streets and draws pictures 1937 – starts a career drawing cinema posters 1941 – works for a firm designing furniture and toys 1947 - first exhibition at Bombay arts society 1948 – forms progressive artist group 1948 – controversy over painting goddesses in nude MF Hussain

Question No: 19 : 

Question No: 19 1870 – born in Nasik 1875 – joins JJ School of arts Bombay 1908 – sets up an arts printing and engraving works 1911 – film on Christ inspires to bring Hindu gods to screen 1913 – makes a short trick film “ birth of a pea plant” 1913 – “Raja Harichandra” is released 1944 – directs over 95 films till his death Dadasaheb Phalke

Question No: 20 : 

Question No: 20 1921 – born in Calcutta 1940 – student of Nandilal Bose at Santhiniketan 1961 – meets Jean Renoir, helps in the making of “River” 1955 – his first film is released 1959 – “Appu’s Trilogy” films released 1987 – receives “ Legion of Honor” from France 1992 – awarded life-time achievement at Oscars Satyajit Ray

Question No: 21 : 

Question No: 21 1848 – born in Travancore 1894 – founded a lithographic press 1895 – his brother maintains a diary of his works 1899 – he was not trained in any school of arts 1900 - his illustrations - standards of visual representation 1906 - most popular of Indian artists 1993 – exhibition held at New Delhi Raja Ravi Varma

Question No: 22 : 

Question No: 22 1905 – born in Prayag 1920 – in the first brahmin’s regimen of Indian Army 1925 – represents united province in the championship 1928 – leads Indian team to Amsterdam and wins gold 1932 - Gold again at Los Angeles 1936 – a hat trick in Berlin 1979 – dies in Delhi Dhyan Chand

Question No: 23 : 

Question No: 23 1959 – born in Chandigarh 1982 – captains India 1983 – Leads India to word cup victory 1986 – leads India to 2-0 victory against England 1993 – Takes world record of 432 wickets 1984 – retires with 434 wickets in his pocket 1999 - Coach of Indian Cricket team Kapil Dev

Question No: 24 : 

Question No: 24 1917 – born at Nawalpitiya near Kandy, Sri Lanka 1936 – making his film debut, in the film Sati Leelavathi 1962 – elected to state legislative council 1972 – National award for best actor 1977 – sworn in as leader of legisislative assembly 1984 – 100 people trying self emollition hearing illness 1987 – Died splitting his political party MG Ramachandran

Question No: 25 : 

Question No: 25 1973 – born in Bombay 1987 – 664 run world record partnership at school 1989 – Youngest Indian player to play tests and one-day 1995 – signs a record 7.5 million dollar sponsorship 1996 – captains India for the first time 1998 – granted a rare audience with Sir Donald Bradman 1999 – at 26 years 21 test and 24 one-day centuries Sachin Tendulkar