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Assam General Knowledge Questions


Which among the following dance form from Assam is a Classical dance in India?

The Sattriya dance form was introduced in the 15th century A.D by the great Vaishnava saint and reformer of Assam, Mahapurusha Sankaradeva as a powerful medium for propagation of the Vaishnava faith.It is one among the eight classical dance forms of India.


Which of the following National Park of India is not located in Assam state?
[A]Manas National park
[B]Dibru Saikhowa National Park
[C]Orang National Park
[D]Jaldapara National Park

Jaldapara National Park
Jaldapara National Park is a national park situated at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in Alipurduar district in West Bengal and on the bank of the Torsa River.It has the second largest population of Indian one horned rhinoceros after Kaziranga National Park of Assam.


With context to culture of Assam, what is ‘Jaapi’?
[A]Folk dance of Assam
[B]Tribe of Assam
[C]Conical hat made from bamboo
[D]Silk knitted fabrics

Conical hat made from bamboo
Jaapi is a traditional conical hat from Assam state of India, made from tightly woven bamboo.While plain Jaapi were used by ordinary Indians for protection from the sun, ornate Jaapi were worn as a status symbol by Assamese royalty and nobility and were used for welcoming guests.


‘Kamakhya Temple’ a famous hindu pilgrimage site, is located in which district of Assam?

Kamakhya temple is a famous pilgrimage situated at Guwahati, Assam.The temple is located on the Nilachal hill in Guwahati at about 8 kms from the railway station. The Kamakhya temple is dedicated to the tantric goddesses apart from the deity Kamakhya Devi.


With context to culture of Assam, what is ‘Ankia Nat’?
[A]an one act play native to Assam
[B]a musical instrument
[C]a tribe of Assam
[D]a traditional craft made from bamboo

an one act play native to Assam
‘Ankia Nat’ is an one act play native to Assam.The invention of the Ankia Naat is usually attributed to the medieval saint and social reformer Srimanta Sankardeva.


Which of the following fauna is found only in Assam state of India?
[A]Pygmy hog
[B]Clouded leopard
[C]Gee’s golden langur
[D]Sloth bear

Pygmy hog
The pygmy hog is a critically endangered suid, previously spread across India, Nepal, and Bhutan, but now only found in Assam.It is listed under critically endangered species with world population of 150 individuals.


Which of following river does not flow through Assam state of India?
[A]Mekong river
[B]Barak River
[D]Lohit River

Mekong river
The Mekong is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia.It rises from the Tibetan Plateau the river runs through China’s Yunnan province, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.It does not enters India.


Who among the following has the longest tenure as the Chief Minister of Assam?
[A]Gopinath Bordoloi
[B]Bimala Prasad Chaliha
[C]Tarun Gogoi
[D]Prafulla Kumar Mahanta

Tarun Gogoi
Tarun Gogoi is a member of the Indian National Congress and has led the party to a record three consecutive electoral victories in Assam.He is serving the office from 2001 till present.


‘Digboi Refinery’ is located in which district of Assam?

The Digboi Refinery was set up at Digboi in Tinsukia district of Assam in 1901 by Assam Oil Company Ltd.It was the birth place for Indian oil industry.IOCL took over the charge for management and handling of Assam Oil Company in 1981.


Which of the following state of India does not share border with Assam?
[D]West Bengal

Assam is surrounded by Seven States: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya and West Bengal.