10 most difficult India riddles A list of ten (out of 28) India related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly India quiz Which river flows into the Arabian Sea?Indus rises in the Himalayas and flows southwards into the Arabian Sea. Other large rivers of the Indian subcontinent: Ganges or Brahmaputra, flow into the Bay of Bengal.very hard 25% IndusIndus25%GangesGanges20%Syr DaryaSyr Darya16%Jordan RiverJordan River38%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 275 answers in 9 languages »Pakistan riddles » Which of these religions is the least popular in India?Buddhism. Indian Buddhism peaked in the 3rd century BC, during the reign of Asoka the Great, who patronised Buddhism following his conversion. He sent missionaries abroad, allowing Buddhism to spread across Asia. However, Indian Buddhism declined constantly following the loss of royal patronage, and today only 0.8% of Indian population are Buddhists.very hard 26% HinduismHinduism4%BuddhismBuddhism26%ChristianityChristianity53%IslamIslam16%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2898 answers in 4 languages »Buddhism riddles » The renaming of cities in India started after the end of the British imperial period in India and continues to date. Which of the following names is still the official one?Hyderabad. Bombay was renamed to Mumbai in 1995; Madras was renamed to Chennai in 1996; Calcutta changed name to Kolkata in 2001. Bhopal, Bangalore and Mysore are speculated to be renamed in the future.very hard 28% CalcuttaCalcutta30%BombayBombay25%MadrasMadras15%HyderabadHyderabad28%Created by: Kasia. Statistics based on 4707 answers in 2 languages »city names riddles » Which country has the largest number of English speakers?India's English-speaking population has surpassed that of the United States and the United Kingdom. It is estimated that about a third of India's population of over a billion people has the ability to carry on a conversation in English.very hard 34% United statesUnited states38%IndiaIndia34%ChinaChina7%United KingdomUnited Kingdom19%Created by: modassir. Statistics based on 1107 answers in 2 languages »countries riddles » Where did Gautama Buddha live?In northeastern India. The evidence of the early texts suggests that Siddhartha Gautama was born on the periphery, both geographically and culturally, of the northeastern Indian subcontinent. It was either a small republic, in which case his father was an elected chieftain, or an oligarchy, in which case his father was an oligarch. According to the Theravada Tripitaka scriptures, Gautama was born in Lumbini in modern-day Nepal.very hard 39% in southern Indiain southern India18%in northwestern Indiain northwestern India19%in northeastern Indiain northeastern India39%in Ceylonin Ceylon22%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 4460 answers in 2 languages »Buddha riddles » Which word is used as the name of India in India's local languages?Bharat. The geographical term Bharat is recognised by the Constitution of India as an official name for the country. It is is used by many Indian languages in its variations (Bhārat in Hindi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Konkani and Marathi; Bharôt in Assamese and Bengali etc.). The eponym of Bharat is Bharata, a theological figure that Hindu scriptures describe as a legendary emperor of ancient India.hard 41% BharatBharat41%HindiHindi27%IndiaIndia10%There is no such termThere is no such term19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 7072 answers in 2 languages »geography of India riddles » What is muslin made of?Cotton. Muslin is a delicate cotton fabric. It has been imported to Europe from India since the Roman times. A legend has it that an ounce of muslin used to sell in Rome for an ounce of gold. The word "Muslin" is derived from the ancient port town "Maisolos", today Machilipatnam in Andra Pradesh, India.hard 43% cottoncotton43%silksilk42%synthetic fiberssynthetic fibers6%woolwool7%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 3752 answers in 2 languages »fabrics riddles » In what ocean are the Nicobar Islands?Indian Ocean. The Nicobar Islands are located between India and Thailand. The islands were colonised by the Danish East India Company in 1754 and sold to Britain in 1864. Then, the islands were made a part of British India. hard 43% Atlantic OceanAtlantic Ocean18%Indian OceanIndian Ocean43%Arctic OceanArctic Ocean6%Pacific OceanPacific Ocean31%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 241 answers in 9 languages »Indian Ocean riddles » What is the second most spoken language in India (by number of native speakers)?Bengali. Number of native speakers is highest for Hindi (41.1% people) followed by Bengali (8.11%), Telugu (7.19%), Marathi (6.99%), Tamil (5.91%), Urdu(5.01%).hard 44% TamilTamil7%MarathiMarathi7%BengaliBengali44%UrduUrdu40%Created by: Palash Chakraborty. Statistics based on 782 answers in 2 languages »languages riddles » Which city is associated with cremated bodies lying on the banks of a river?Varanasi. Hindus believe that bathing in the Ganges remits sins and that dying in Varanasi ensures release of a person's soul from the cycle of its transmigrations. Those who are lucky enough to die in Varanasi, are cremated on the banks of the Ganges, and are granted instant salvation. Thus, many Hindus arrive here for dying.hard 45% HyderabadHyderabad9%KanpurKanpur33%VaranasiVaranasi45%LuxorLuxor12%Created by: globalquiz.org. 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