Important Questions Test: Understanding Diversity

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Which of the following is an Union Territory


On 31st October 2019 the state of Jammu and Kashmir was divided into two union territories, 'Jammu and Kashmir' and 'Ladakh'

'Ladakh' was then given the status of a Union Territory.


Who wrote travelogue in which the writer described the lives of Muslims


Ibn Battuta is one of the the greatest medieval Muslim traveler and the author of one of the most famous travel books, the Riḥlah (Travels). His great work describes his extensive travels covering some 75,000 miles (120,000 km) in trips to almost all of the Muslim countries and as far as China and Sumatra.


The utensils used for frying cheenavala are called


The utensils that are used for frying are called Cheenachatti. On the whole, the word cheena was used to describe something that might have come from China.


The ______ of country is its custom, religions, music and even dances.


Cultures are what make countries unique. Each country has different cultural activities and cultural rituals. Culture includes material goods, the things the people use and produce. Culture is also the beliefs and values of the people and the ways they think about and understand the world and their own lives.


How Kerala and Ladakh are different from each other


Being a cold desert, ladakh differs from Kerala by temperature and climate. In Ladakh one can feel burning with sunstroke and freezing like ice at the same time, but in Kerala one will feel a pleasant weather because it's a coastal state.


Which is the major product grown in Kerala?


Clove is extensively cultivated in Kerala. It is one of the main ingredients in gingerbread baked goods or a staple spice in Indian cuisine. In addition to their sweet, aromatic flavor, cloves are known for their potent medicinal properties.
Studies have found that the compounds in cloves may have several health benefits, including supporting liver health and helping stabilize blood sugar levels.


Vasco da Gama was a


Explorer Vasco da Gama was born in Sines, Portugal, around 1460. In 1497, he was commissioned by the Portuguese king to find a maritime route to the East. He subsequently made two other voyages to India, and was appointed as Portuguese viceroy in India in 1524.


Which one of the given product is cultivated in Ladakh


The correct option is A.
The Changthangi or Ladakh Pashmina is a breed of cashmere goat native to the high plateaus of Ladakh, in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The cold temperatures in the region are the primary factor in the growth of the fine pashmina grade of cashmere wool for which they are reared


People in Ladakh keep


The people in Ladakh keep sheep because in Ladakh due to cold weather irrigation is not possible and then sheep only becomes there source of income as they get Pashmina wool from it.


In which city of India Jaliawala Bagh is situated


Jallianwala Bagh is a public garden in Amritsar famous for one of the most tragic yet landmark events in the history of India. This is where the Amritsar Massacre of 1919 took place.


Who wrote discovery of India


Discovery of India was written by our first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.He wrote this book during his imprisonment at Ahmednagar fort for participating in Quit India Movement between 1942 to 1946.


Indian freedom struggle is an example of


Because everyone irrespective of their caste, creed, religion, sex, culture and tradition participated in this struggle against a common enemy for a common cause.


Who coined the phrase Unity in Diversity to describe the country


Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and leader of the Indian National Congress, vigorously promoted unity in diversity as an ideal essential to national consolidation and progress. He wrote at length on this topic, exploring it in detail in his work The Discovery of India.


The fertile land and humid climate are suited for growing


Rice is a tropical crop and grown where the average temperature during the growing season is between 20°C and 27°C. Rainfall: Paddy requires more water than any other crop.


Who composed our National Anthem


Jana Gana Mana is the National Anthem of India. Lyrics of the Indian National Anthem are penned and composed by Rabindranath Tagore.


The Boat race is an important part of the ______ festival of Kerala


In the history of Kerala, Snake Boat Race has been associated with the state for over 400 years now. The story of this boat race has been traced to the ancient king, Alleppey.  He was known for fighting battles with the kings of nearby regions along the canals. During the time of war, the king suffered a heavy loss and to get a better boat, he got a boat architect to build a boat for him. The architect thus made the snake boat. In the present day, these boats are used during festivals as adventure sports and activities.


Sarva Dharma Sambhava is related to


It means all religions are different paths to one destination. It's a Hindu concept of embodying an equality of destination of paths followed by all religions. The concept was embraced by Ramakrishna and Vivekananda as well as Mahatma Gandhi.


Don't forget the days of blood, O friend
In the midst of your happiness remember
to shed a tear for us...............................................


Q. After, which incident was the song composed?


Don't forget the days of blood, O friend
In the midst of your happiness remember
to shed a tear for us
The hunter has torn away every single
Do plant a flower in the desert garden
dear friend
Having fallen to bullets we slept in
Jallianwala Bagh
Do light a lamp on this lonely grave
O friend
The blood of Hindus and Muslims flows
together today
Do soak your robe in this river of blood
dear friend
Some rot in jails while others lie in their
Do shed a few tears for them O friend.

This song was sung after the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in which a British general opened fire on a large group of unarmed, peaceful people killing many and wounding even more. Men and women, Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims, rich and poor had gathered to protest against the British. This song was composed and sung to honour the memory of those brave people.


Respect and safeguard is the matter of


Respect may belong to respectful but safeguard is a matter of priority and respect belong to priority and respectful both.


In Ladakh, for drinking water, people depend on the melting snow during the


Ladakh is a desert in the mountains in the eastern part of Jammu and Kashmir, where very little agriculture is possible as this region does not receive any rain and is covered in snow for a large part of the year. For drinking water, people depend on the melting snow during the summer months.