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Located in Shimoga district, by what name do we know these falls?

Sunday Quiz | All about Karnataka

Only on November 1, 1973, was the State called Karnataka.

Sunday Quiz | All about Karnataka

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1. November 1 is celebrated as Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Day. It marks the date in 1956 on which all the Kannada language-speaking regions of South India were merged to form the state of Karnataka. It was then known by another name and only on November 1, 1973, was it called ‘Karnataka’. The earlier name was changed because it was associated with the erstwhile principality. By what name was Karnataka known from 1956 to 1973?

Answer :

Mysore State

1. The Vijayanagar Empire was established in 1336 and lasted until 1646, outlasting the Mughal Empire. The empire’s vast legacy includes many monuments, architectural innovations, efficient administration techniques and patronage of fine arts that led to the evolution of Carnatic music as we now know it. The empire’s capital was a prosperous grand city on the banks of the Tungabhadra River. What city is this which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Answer :

Hampi

1. Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha (KKGSS) is a manufacturing unit near Hubli in Dharwad. It was founded on Karnataka Day, 1957, with the goal of creating a federation that catered to the need for growth of khadi and give employment to rural youth. They produce clothes, bags, carpets and paper but they are the only unit authorized to manufacture a particular item in the whole country. What item is this that all government officials buy from KKGSS?

Answer :

National Flag

1. The Oriental Research Institute (ORI) at Mysore started in 1891 collects and exhibits rare manuscripts. One very rare manuscript they have is the Arthaśāstra which is an ancient treatise on economic policy and military strategy. It was written by a scholar who was the guardian of Emperor Chandragupta Maurya in the 3rd century BC. It was rediscovered in 1905 by R. Shamasastry of the ORI and published. Who is the author of this 2000-year-old manuscript which one can see at ORI?

Answer :

Chanakya or Kautilya

1. A plunge waterfall is one that drops vertically and the Gersoppa falls on the Sharavathi River falls 830 feet making it the second highest plunge in India. Located in Shimoga district by what name do we better know these falls?

Answer :

Jog Falls

1. Karanji Lake in Mysore is surrounded by a nature reserve and has multiple visitor attractions including a Regional Museum of Natural History. Its prime attraction is a huge cage-like structure which has an artificial waterfall and small lakes in which visitors can walk through and marvel at multiple species of animals. What attraction is this which is the largest of its kind in India?

Answer :

Walk-through Aviary (Bird Enclosure)

1. Peninsular Gneiss is a type of rock dating back to 2.5 to 3 billion years ago which means they originated millions of years before the dinosaurs. One of the most easily accessible of these is a hill which is found in a botanical garden situated in Bengaluru. This garden was commissioned by Hyder Ali and built by his son Tipu Sultan in the late 1700s. Its name refers to the red flowers that used to be in abundance and the fact that it was Hyder’s ‘beloved’ project. What place is this in which you can find these ancient rocks?

Answer :

Lalbagh Garden

1. The Gommateshwara statue is the world’s largest monolithic statue. It’s a 57-foot-high statue of Bahubali carved out of a single block of granite and can be seen from 30 km away. It symbolises peace, non-violence and simple living as practiced by the followers of the religion Bahubali is a deity of. This immense statue is affiliated to which ancient religion?

Answer :

Jainism

1. Mattur and Hosahalli are small neighbouring villages in Shimoga district which are known for their efforts to support a unique ancient form of singing and storytelling called Gamaka art. Mattur has around 5,000 residents who uniquely speak and do day-to-day conversations in an ancient language and not in Kannada. What language do the residents of Mattur converse in on a daily basis?

Answer :

Sanskrit

1. The Bangalore club is the oldest in the city, founded in 1868, initially for officers of the British Empire and in 1946 was opened to civilians. Among its many illustrious members have been the Maharajah of Mysore and a particular member who according to an entry in the club’s ledger book from June 1899 still owes the club ₹13 in unpaid bills. This person had arrived in Bangalore in 1896 as a young army officer and in 1899 left without paying his bills to fight in the North-West Frontier. Who was this defaulting member who eventually in 1940 was elected to the highest office in his country?

Answer :

Winston Churchill

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