How Well Do You Know the Indian Subcontinent? Answers.



1. What do they call the residents of Bhutan?

Answer: b. Bhutanese

2. After Hinduism, which accounts for 80 percent of the population of India, what is the next biggest religion in India?

Answer: a. Islam accounts for 13% of the population, followed by Christianity (over 2%), then Sikhs (just under 2%) and Buddhist (under 1%).custom tours to india

3. The Himalaya Mountains are located in which countries?

Answer: e. The Himalaya Mountain cross six countries: Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Most of the mountains are located in Nepal, Bhutan and India.

4. Which countries are home to the Greater One-horned Rhinoceros?

Answer: b. India and Nepal. The Greater One-horned Rhinoceros, which is also known as the Indian Rhinoceros and the Asian One-horned Rhinoceros lives in parts of northeastern India and in the Terai Nepal. Weighing between roughly 5,000 and 6,600 pounds, it is the fourth largest land animal. The single horn measures between 7.9 inches and 22.4 inches in length.

5. What are Momos?

Answer: c. Momos are dumplings made with a simple flour and water dough and filled with mixtures of meat, vegetables, cheeses or sweets. They are a traditional delicacy you can find in the northern part of India (particularly Ladakh and Himeshal Pradesh), in Bhutan and Nepal.


6. Which is the only airline that flies into Bhutan?

Answer: c. Druk Air is the only airline that flies into Bhutan. It has flights from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu and Dhaka.


7. What are the major languages spoken in Sri Lanka? [Choose two]

Answer: a. and c. Sinhala and Tamil

8. How many states are there in India?

Answer: c. 28

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9. The Hindu Festival of Holi celebrates:

Answer: a. Colors. Holi is the celebration of good over evil. It is celebrated by throwing colored powder and colored water at one another. It always takes place on the last full moon day of the lunar month at the end of the winter season (usually end of February or the beginning of March). It is mainly celebrated in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka but people of Indian origin from around the world celebrate it.


10. Which one of the following is accurate about the island nation of Maldives?

Answer: b) This is the lowest country on the planet.


Photo of market in Kathmandu by Susan Geringer of Geringer Global Travel. Photo of  Festival of Holi celebrants courtesy of India Ahoy.


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