10 most difficult India riddles A list of ten (out of 24) India related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly India quiz 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% HinduismHinduism3%BuddhismBuddhism26%ChristianityChristianity53%IslamIslam15%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 2782 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 4514 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 35% United statesUnited states37%IndiaIndia35%ChinaChina7%United KingdomUnited Kingdom19%Created by: modassir. Statistics based on 753 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 4238 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%IndiaIndia11%There is no such termThere is no such term19%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 6578 answers in 2 languages »geography of India 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 42% TamilTamil8%MarathiMarathi7%BengaliBengali42%UrduUrdu41%Created by: Palash Chakraborty. Statistics based on 540 answers in 2 languages »languages 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%silksilk43%synthetic fiberssynthetic fibers6%woolwool7%Created by: Kate Pierrick. Statistics based on 3442 answers in 2 languages »fabrics riddles » What gave the name to the indium chemical element?Indigo dye. In 1863, the German chemists Ferdinand Reich and Hieronymous Theodor Richter found a blue line in the spectrum of tested minerals. As no element was known with a bright blue emission, they concluded a new element was present, and they named it from the indigo color in its spectrum.hard 44% country of Indiacountry of India19%city of Indianapoliscity of Indianapolis9%Indigo dyeIndigo dye44%its chemical indifferenceits chemical indifference25%Created by: Luca Biaggi. Statistics based on 4809 answers in 2 languages »chemical elements 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. Statistics based on 11006 answers in 4 languages »death riddles » Which large country uses UTC +5:30 time zone?India is one of the few countries that use single time zone with a 30-minute increment from UTC. The country's east–west distance covers 28 degrees of longitude, resulting in two hours difference in astronomical time. Since authorities decided to have one time zone for the whole country, they had to adjust it precisely.hard 46% ChinaChina24%IranIran14%IndiaIndia46%BrazilBrazil14%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 10671 answers in 2 languages »time riddles » Play India quiz and see all the questions.