29 Sep 2013

Assam Quiz

The beautiful state of Assam is located in the north-eastern region of India. Famous the world over for tea and the one-horned rhinoceros, Assam is a land rich in mineral resources, diverse fauna and flora. In this quiz on Assam, we ask you 10 questions on the history, geography and famous people of Assam. 

Q.1 What are Eri, Muga and Pat different types of?

Assam Silk

Q.2 What was the original name of the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh before it was upgraded and made the first full fledged medical college in North-east India?

Berry-White School of Medicine

Q.3 Identify this endangered animal species which is only found in parts of western Assam and adjoining areas of Bhutan.

Endangered Animal Species

Golden Langur

Q.4 Name the famous Shiva Temple located on the Peacock Island in the middle of the Brahmaputra river in Guwahati.

Umananda Temple. It was built by the Ahom King Gadadhar Singh in the late 17th century.

Q.5 He founded the English daily ‘The Assam Tribune’ and is also known as the Architect of Modern Assam. Name this illustrious personality of Assam.

Radha Govinda Baruah

Q.6 Where is the famous Joysagar lake located – it is one of the largest man made lakes in India?

Sivasagar. The lake was constructed by the Ahom King Rudra Singh

Q.7 In which famous battle in 1671 did a much weaker Ahom army defeat the mighty Mughal army?

Battle of Saraighat

Q.8 By which treaty signed in 1826 did the Burmese cede control over Assam to the British?

Treaty of Yandaboo

Q.9 Name the famous doctor turned wildlife expert and ornithologist who made Golaghat is home, and later received the prestigious Padmashree award in 1971.

Dr Robin Banerjee

Q.10 Who compiled the first exhaustive Assamese dictionary, the ‘Hemkosh’?

Hemchandra Barua

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