The Tagore Quiz

The Tagore Quiz

1. Rabindranath Tagore was born in the year
    a) 1861     b) 1911    c) 1921

2. Rabindranath Tagore wrote
    a) poems and plays    
    b) novels and short stories  c) all of these

3. Rabindranath Tagore was the __________ Indian to win the Nobel Prize
    a) first    b) second    c) third

4. The name of Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel-Prize winning book is
    a) The Untouchable  b) Gitanjali   
    c) The Discovery of India

5. Which year did Tagore win the Nobel Prize?
    a) 1913    b) 1923    c) 1933

6. Which of the following poems has been composed by Tagore and is familiar to every Indian?
   a) Vande Mataram  b) Jana Gana Mana  
    c) Saare Jahan Se Acchha

7. Which of our neighbouring countries also has a song by Tagore as their national anthem?
    a) Sri Lanka  b) Myanmar c) Bangladesh

8. What is the name of the university founded by Tagore?
    a) Shantiniketan  b) Vishwabharati  
    c) Kalakshetra

9. Which of his short stories is about a little girl and a man from a distant land?
    a) The Post Office  b) The Kabuliwallah  
    c) Gora

10) What made Tagore refuse his knighthood?
    a) his involvement with the Independence movement  
b) his feeling about the British rule
c) the Jalianwallabagh episode

11. Which among the following novels was authored by Tagore?
    a) Chokher Bali  b) Godaan   c) Chemeen

12. What are Tagore songs generally known as?
    a) Rabindrageeti  b) Rabindrasangeet  
    c) Rabindragatha

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