Namaste, Aged Care Workers! As we celebrate India’s Independence Day on August 15, let’s embark on a delightful journey through history and culture with our “Indian Independence Day Quiz for Seniors. “This quiz is designed to engage and entertain our residents, showcasing the vibrant spirit of India and its remarkable journey to freedom. Whether you have Indian residents or not, this quiz is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate diversity and learn about India’s rich heritage. So, gather your residents, get ready to delve into the world of trivia, and let the festivities begin!
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When did India gain independence from British rule? Answer: August 15, 1947.
Who is often referred to as the “Father of the Nation” in India? Answer: Mahatma Gandhi.
What are the three colors of the Indian flag? Answer: Saffron, white, and green.
What is the national emblem of India? Answer: The Lion Capital of Ashoka.
Which river is considered sacred in Hinduism and is also known as the “Ganges”? Answer: The River Ganga.
Which iconic Indian landmark is known as the “Monument of love”? Answer: The Taj Mahal.
What is the traditional Indian system of medicine and healing? Answer: Ayurveda.
What is the largest festival celebrated in India, also known as the “Festival of Lights”? Answer: Diwali.
Which Indian classical dance form originated in the southern state of Kerala? Answer: Kathakali.
Who is the author of the famous Indian epic “Mahabharata”? Answer: Vyasa.
Which Indian city is famous for its film industry and is often referred to as the “Bollywood” capital? Answer: Mumbai.
Which popular Indian dish consists of fried dough balls soaked in sugar syrup? Answer: Gulab Jamun.
Which iconic Indian leader’s birthday is celebrated as “Children’s Day” in India? Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru.
Which famous Indian cricketer is often called the “God of Cricket”? Answer: Sachin Tendulkar.
What is the national fruit of India? Answer: Mango.
Who composed the music for the Indian national anthem, “Jana Gana Mana”? Answer: Rabindranath Tagore.
In which city is the Red Fort, an iconic Indian historical monument? Answer: Delhi.
What is the traditional Indian musical instrument played by the snake charmers? Answer: Been (or Been Baja).
Which Indian festival marks the arrival of spring and is celebrated with vibrant colors? Answer: Holi.
What is the traditional Indian art of hand dyeing fabric using a tie dye technique? Answer: Bandhani.
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