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  1. What name is the Hindi cinema industry often known by?
  2. Chennai, the capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, was known by what name until 1996?
  3. What is the National Bird of India?
  4. The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum in which city?

  5. What Indian dish is named after the name of the cylindrical clay oven it is cooked in?
  6. In April 1893, Mahatma Gandhi, aged just 23, set sail for which country where he was to spend 21 years?
  7. Which system divides Hindus into four main categories - Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and the Shudras?
  8. Which word in English usage meaning a a huge, powerful, and overwhelming force was adapted from a Sanskrit word describing a large chariot used in Hindu festivals?
  9. By what name do we better know the Harmandir Sahib, which is the Sikhs' principal place of worship in Amritsar?
  10. India gained independence from Great Britain in which year?


  1. Bollywood
  2. Madras
  3. Peacock or peafowl
  4. Agra
  5. Tandoori (a tandoor is the cylindrical clay oven)
  6. South Africa
  7. The caste system
  8. Juggernaut

  9. Golden Temple
  10. 1947

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