Punjab GK MCQ

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The word 'Punjab' is taken from which language?
A) Punjabi
B) Urdu
C) Arbi
D) Farsi
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Who is the current chief minister of Punjab?
A) Charanjit Singh Channi
B) Sukhbir Singh Badal
C) Capt. Amarinder Singh
D) Navjot Singh Sidhu
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Who is the current governor of Punjab?
A) VP Singh Badnore
B) Banwarilal Purohit
C) Shivraj V. Patil
D) Kaptan Singh Solanki
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Which city of Punjab is famous for manufacturing of sports goods?
A) Ludhiana
B) Patiala
C) Batala
D) Jalandhar
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Who was the first chief minister of Punjab?
A) Dr. Gopi Chand Bhargava
B) S. Partap Singh Kairon
C) S. Lachhman Singh Gill
D) Shri Bhim Sen Sachar
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Which of the following Punjabi folk dances is not a dance form for males?
A) Jhumar
B) Bhangra
C) Malwai Giddha
D) Sammi
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For the year 2020, who won the Sahitya Akademi Award for Punjabi language?
A) Gurdev Singh Rupana
B) Mohanjit
C) Dr. Jaswinder Singh
D) Kirpal Kazak
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What was the theme of Punjab's tableau in the Repulic Day Parade 2021 at New Delhi?
A) Jallianwal Bagh Massacre
B) Martyrdom of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji
C) Sangat and Pangat
D) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
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Which city is the capital of Punjab?
A) Ludhiana
B) Amritsar
C) Chandigarh
D) Patiala
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Which river separates the Malwa and Doaba regions?
A) Satluj
B) Ravi
C) Beas
D) Jhelum
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Which country has the largest number of Punjabi speaking people?
A) Canada
B) India
C) Australia
D) Pakistan
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Which sikh general conquered Delhi and unfurled a Nishan Sahib at Red Fort?
A) Bhai Baghel Singh
B) Bhai Baaz Singh
C) Hari Singh Nalua
D) Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
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Which city was the capital of Punjab before India got independence?
A) Chandigarh
B) Amritsar
C) Lahore
D) Delhi
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What is the literal meaning of the name Punjab?
A) Land of five rivers
B) Land of seven rivers
C) Area near Mount Abu
D) Kingdom of five Pandavs
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Who became the chief minister of Punjab most number of times?
A) Partap Singh Kairon
B) Parkash Singh Badal
C) Shivraj V. Patil
D) Justice Gurnam Singh
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Which of the following Punjabi folk dances is not a dance form for females?
A) Jaago
B) Jugni
C) Giddha
D) Kikli
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There is a railway link between New Delhi and Lahore (Pakistan). On this route, which is the last railway station on Indian side?
A) Amritsar
B) Wagha
C) Attari
D) Jalandhar Cantt
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Which of the following crops is shown in the official seal of Punjab government?
A) Paddy
B) Sugarcane
C) Maize
D) Wheat
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Which river divides the Malwa and Doaba regions of Punjab?
A) Satluj
B) Beas
C) Ravi
D) Chenab
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Which fruit is produced in highest quantity in Punjab?
A) Mango
B) Guava
C) Ber
D) Kinnow
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Which of the following Indian freedom fighters killed a british officer in Britain?
A) Bhagat Singh
B) Chandra Shekhar Azad
C) Udham Singh
D) Ashfaqulla Khan
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How many districts are there is Punjab?
A) 17
B) 23
C) 22
D) 27
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Which is the state tree of Punjab?
A) Neem
B) Banyan
C) Sheesham
D) Peepal
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Waris Shah, famous Punjabi poet, is known for the poetic narration of which romantic story?
A) Sassi Punnu
B) Heer Ranjha
C) Sohni Mahiwal
D) Mirza Sahiban
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Which of the following city of Punjab has an international cricket stadium?
A) Ludhiana
B) Mohali
C) Patiala
D) Bathinda
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Emperor Akbar was enthroned at which place?
A) Delhi
B) Amarkot
C) Kalanaur
D) Shahjahanabad
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Which town of Punjab is known as 'Guru Ki Kashi'?
A) Amritsar
B) Talwandi Sabo
C) Kiratpur Sahib
D) Dera Baba Nanak
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The relics of the Harappan civilization period were found from which place of Punjab?
A) Pathankot
B) Ludhiana
C) Morinda
D) Sanghol
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After India got independence, PEPSU state was formed by merging some princely states of the Punjab region. How many princely states were part of PEPSU?
A) 7
B) 8
C) 13
D) 14
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Who sat on the throne of Lahore Durbar after the death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh?
A) Lal Singh Dogra
B) Kharak Singh
C) Dalip Singh
D) Kashmira Singh
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What is the name of the memorial built by Punjab govt at Kartarpur?
A) Jang-e-Azadi Memorial
B) Virasat-e-Khalsa
C) Punjab State War Heroes Memorial
D) Vadda Ghallughara Memorial
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Who was the first one to establish Sikh rule?
A) Maharaja Ranjit Singh
B) Guru Gobind Singh
C) Baba Banda Singh Bahadur
D) S. Hari Singh Nalua
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When did the first Anglo-Sikh war started?
A) December 1845
B) March 1849
C) September 1857
D) December 1839
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Which of the following places is famous for arrival of migratory birds?
A) Harike Wetland
B) Sukhna Lake
C) Hoshiarpur
D) Pathankot
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Jalandhar city is famous for which of the following industry?
A) Sports Goods Manufacturing
B) Cycle Parts Industry
C) Information Technology
D) Electronics
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The shape of today's Punjab is similar to which of the following geometrical figures?
A) Rhombus
B) Rectangle
C) Circle
D) Triangle
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Which is the largest district of Punjab?
A) Amritsar
B) Ludhiana
C) Firozpur
D) Gurdaspur
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Which is the birth place of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji?
A) Patna (Bihar)
B) Anandpur Sahib (Punjab)
C) Nanded (Maharashtra)
D) None of the above
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The insurance scheme of Punjab govt for the poor people is named after which person?
A) Guru Harkrishan ji
B) Mother Teresa
C) Bhagat Puran Singh
D) Master Tara Singh
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Who is the current deputy chief minister of Punjab?
A) Navjot Singh Sidhu
B) Brahm Mohindra
C) O.P. Soni
D) Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa
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Which of the following dams are built on Beas river?
A) Pong dam and Pandoh dam
B) Ranjit Sagar dam and Pong dam
C) Pandoh dam and Bhakra Nangal dam
D) Nathpa dam and Pong dam
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Fateh-Burj (Victory Tower), constructed in the memory of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, is situated in which city?
A) Mohali
B) Amritsar
C) Anandpur Sahib
D) Patiala
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Which place is the confluence point of Sutlej and Beas rivers?
A) Kanjli wetland
B) Harike wetland
C) Ropar wetland
D) Sukhna lake
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President's rule in Punjab, which lasted for the longest duration was started in which year?
A) 1951
B) 1966
C) 1984
D) 1987
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What is the percentage of agricultural (cultivated) land to the total land area of Punjab?
A) 43%
B) 67%
C) 23%
D) 82%
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Which of the following revolutionaries threw bombs at Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi?
A) Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev
B) Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt
C) Kishori Lal, Jai Gopal and Bhagat Singh
D) Chandra Shekhar Azad and Jai Gopal
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Which is the state bird of Punjab?
A) Peacock
B) Black Francolin
C) Northern Goshawk
D) Western Tragopan
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What is the ratio of Hindu and Sikh population in total population of Punjab?
A) 38.49% and 57.69%
B) 72.34% and 24.39%
C) 46.49% and 50.18%
D) 26.74% and 70.12%
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Which characters of Ramayana are believed to be born at Ram Tirath (Amritsar)?
A) Luv and Kush
B) Lakshmana
C) Vishwamitra
D) Indrajit
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Who was the founder president of 'Ghadar Party'?
A) Sohan Singh Bhakna
B) Lala Har Dayal
C) Kartar Singh Sarabha
D) Kesar Singh
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When was Kartar Singh Sarabha executed?
A) 1907
B) 1931
C) 1915
D) 1931
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Who is the Education Minister of Punjab?
A) Om Parkash Soni
B) Vijay Inder Singla
C) Dr. Daljit Singh Cheema
D) Aruna Chaudhary
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Which city of India is known as Golden City?
A) Jodhpur
B) Varanasi
C) Udaipur
D) Amritsar
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When was Shaheed Bhagat Singh born?
A) 23 March, 1907
B) 23 March, 1931
C) 31 July, 1904
D) 28 September, 1907
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What is the total number of police stations and police posts in Punjab?
A) 220
B) 395
C) 159
D) 560
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Kapurthala city is known on the industrial map of Punjab for which of the following manufacturing units?
A) Rail Coach Factory
B) Vardhman Textiles
C) Tata Advanced Systems Limited
D) Indian Ordnance Factory
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Who is the first lady to become an IPS (Indian Police Services) officer?
A) Kiran Bedi
B) Kamaljeet Kaur
C) Durba Banerjee
D) Surekha Shankar Yadav
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According to the 2011 census, how much is the total population of Punjab?
A) 5.10 crore
B) 3.45 crore
C) 8.73 crore
D) 2.77 crore
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The famous Punjabi novel "Pavitar Paapi" was written by which of the following novelist?
A) Jaswant Singh Kanwal
B) Gurbaksh Singh Preetlari
C) Gulzar Singh Sandhu
D) Nanak Singh
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Kanjli wetland is situlated on which river?
A) Sutlej
B) Kali Bein
C) Patiala Ki Rao
D) Ghaggar
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Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab is also capital of one more state. Can you name that state?
A) Jammu and Kashmir
B) Himachal Pradesh
C) Rajasthan
D) Haryana
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According to the 2011 census, which district of Punjab has the highest literacy rate?
A) Firozpur
B) Gurdaspur
C) Hoshiarpur
D) Bathinda
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Which city of Punjab was known as "Virat Ki Nagri"?
A) Pathankot
B) Dasua
C) Jalandhar
D) Sanghol
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According to area, Punjab is at which rank amongst all the 28 states of India?
A) 19th
B) 14th
C) 16th
D) 20th
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Which of the following dams are built on Sutlej river?
A) Bhakra Dam and Pong Dam
B) Ranjit Sagar Dam and Bhakra Dam
C) Pandoh Dam and Pong Dam
D) Nathpa Jhakri Dam and Bhakra Dam
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Who arranged the Komagata Maru ship for voyage to Canada?
A) Gurdit Singh Sandhu
B) Sohan Singh Bhakna
C) Gurdit Singh Jawanda
D) Lala Har Dyal
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Which is the state animal of Punjab?
A) Blackbuck
B) Lion
C) Cow
D) Horse
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Ram Tirath temple located near Amritsar city is dedicated to which lord/saint?
A) Lord Ram
B) Shri Krishan
C) Bhagat Kabir
D) Maharishi Valmiki
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How many districts of Punjab are located along internationl border with Pakistan?
A) 4
B) 5
C) 6
D) 7
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What is the total number of MP seats in Punjab?
A) 117
B) 7
C) 13
D) 20
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In the independent India, when was the first elections of Punjab Assembly held?
A) 1947
B) 1948
C) 1950
D) 1952
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Who was the first woman Punjabi writer to get Sahitya Akademi Award?
A) Prabhjot Kaur
B) Amrita Pritam
C) Dalip Kaur Tiwana
D) Ajit Cour
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The maximum trains stop at which railway station of the state?
A) Amritsar
B) Jalandhar Cantt
C) Bathinda
D) Ludhiana
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Who was the first Rajpramukh of PEPSU state?
A) 1948
B) 1950
C) 1956
D) 1966
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How long is the Indo-Pak border running through Punjab?
A) 553
B) 361
C) 297
D) 482
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What is the contribution of agriculture sector in the GDP of Punjab?
A) 31%
B) 37%
C) 21%
D) 17%
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The only stock exchange of Punjab is located in which city?
A) Chandigarh
B) Ludhiana
C) Amritsar
D) Hoshiarpur
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When was the Punjab Agricultural University established?
A) 1947
B) 1966
C) 1962
D) 1970
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National Martyrs Memorial is situated at which place of Punjab?
A) Hussainiwala
B) Wagah
C) Amritsar
D) Attari
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Shaheed Sukhdev, a prominent freedom fighter, was born in which city?
A) Jalandhar
B) Lahore
C) Ludhiana
D) Ropar
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Which of the following is awarded Padma Vibhushan?
A) Bhai Veer Singh
B) S. Partap Singh Kairon
C) S. Parkash Singh Badal
D) Satish Chander Dhawan
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