Take a Quiz on Hindu History

Take a Quiz on Hindu History

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1. The earliest archaeological evidence for Hinduism dates back to more than 30,000BC?


2. Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world? Yes/No


3. Indus valley civilization became the largest, most widespread civilization of the world in its time? Yes/No


4. Indus valley civilization was a peaceful civilization? Yes/No


5. When did the river Saraswati where Indus civilization developed, dry up?


6. Name the two rivers along which Vedic Indus civilization flourished.


7. Namaste, the Hindu greeting, was well established during Indus civilization? Yes/No


8. Which of the four Vedas speaks of Saraswati as a mighty river originating in Himalayas?


9. Vedas referred to their land as?


10. Who discovered the concept of number zero?


11. Hindus were producing iron and steel as early as 400BC?


12. When was the Natyasastra – a Hindu text on performance arts that integrates Vedic ideology – was also completed?


13. Basic form of Hinduism as we know it today was well established by?


14. Where does the earliest archaeological evidence point as the place where Hindu civilization develop?


15. What were Takshshila, Nalanda, Vikramshila and Valabhi famous for?


16. Chalukyas, Pallavas, Pandhayas and Cholas flourished as some of the largest Hindu kingdoms in which part of India?


17. Hindus adopted secularism for the first time when a new constitution of Independent India was adopted on January 26th 1950? Yes/No


18. Which people attacked India and ruled it for 800 years after that?


19. Name the largest religious building in the world?


20. Did Hinduism spread to Philippines beyond Bali during 8th century? Yes/No


21. Muslim rule in India was tolerant of Hindus all the time? Yes/No


22. Name the Hindu province that was the first Hindu province conquered by Muslim invaders?


23. Name the Muslim invader who plundered and destroyed Somnath temple?


24. Which Muslim invader defeated Hindu kings in the Ganges valley and established an Islamic Sultanate in India?


25. Which century did almost all of of India come under Islamic rule?


26. Name the Hindu warrior who used latest technology, navy and stealth warfare to fight Moghul rulers in India.


27. Did Muslim force Hindus to convert to Islam at all? Yes/No


28. How did Hindus continue to transmit Hinduism from one generation to next when there were so many restrictions on practicing any thing but Islam.


29. During British rule in India, name the first Hindu monk who gave the message of Hinduism to the west.


30. Name the Hindu activist who coined the term Hinduatva.


31. Who in 1995 said that Hinduatva is a way of life.


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