You are here: 10 Questions - Gurkhas Questions

Welcome to our Gurkhas Quiz Questions Page

Former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw once stated that: "If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha." Their motto, 'Kaphar hunnu bhanda marnu ramro' means, 'It is better to die than to live like a coward.'


  1. Gurkhas are closely associated with the khukuri. What is it?
  2. The Gurkhas are soldiers native to which South Asian country?
  3. Which British actress is associated with the Gurkha Justice Campaign which fights for the rights of the Gurkhas?
  4. In 1863 Queen Victoria presented the regiment with a ceremonial staff known as: (a) the Queen's mace, (b) the Queen's Scepter, or (c) the Queen's truncheon?

  5. The first Victoria Cross awarded to a Gurkha was to Rifleman Kulbir Thapa for his actions at the Battle of Loos in which war?
  6. In 2009, all retired Gurkhas won the right to do what?
  7. The Gurkhas celebrated how many years of service in the British Army in 2015?
  8. The name "Gurkha" comes from Gorkha. What is Gorkha: (a) a hill town, (b) a word meaning 'bravery' in Nepali, or (c) an ancient Nepalese tribe?
  9. Brigade of Gurkhas refers to all the units in the British Army that are composed of Gurkha soldiers. To the nearest thousand, how many were in this brigade as of 1 April 2021?
  10. What does their famous war cry, "Ayo Gorkhali" translate to?


  1. A forward-curving Nepali knife
  2. Nepal
  3. Joanna Lumley
  4. (c) the Queen's Truncheon
  5. First World War (September 1915)
  6. Live in the UK
  7. 200 years
  8. (a) a hill town

  9. Four thousand (4,010)
  10. The Gurkhas are here

Thank you for printing these questions. Please do not forget to come back to for more great quiz questions and answers.