Odisha General Knowledge Questions


Under which among the following treaties, the British East India Company secured the Diwani right of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa ?
[A] Alinagar
[B] Faizabad
[C] Allahabad
[D] Benaras

Treaty of Allahabad ( 16 August 1765), it was the outcome of the Battle of Buxar (1764). Robert Clive (Governor General of Bengal) made a separate treaty with Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II and Nawab of Awadh Shuja-ud-daullah. A/c to this treaty, Mughal Emperor granted Fiscal Rights (Diwani) to the East India Company at Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.


Which among the following was the first establishment of Dutch in current territories of Odisha?
[A] Calcutta
[B] Chinsura
[C] Pippli
[D] Balasore

Pippli was the first place where the Dutch had established themselves in current territories of Odisha. It was soon abandoned for Balasore.


Gahirmatha marine wild sanctuary is home to which of the following endangered species?
[B]Olive Ridley sea turtles
[C]Salt Crocodiles
[D]None of the above

Olive Ridley sea turtles
Gahirmatha marine wildlife sactuary is the world’s most important nesting beach for Olive Ridley sea turtles.


When did Bhubaneswar become capital city of Odisha?

In 1948, Bhubaneswar replaced Cuttack as the political capital of the state of Odisha.


Sudarshan Pattnaik is a famous personality in which among the following field?
[B]Sand art

Sand art
Sudarshan Pattnaik is an internationally renowned sand artist.


In which year “Odisha Bigyan Academy” was established?

Odisha Bigyan Academy was established in 1981. The main objective of this academy is to promote science knowledge in the state.


Who among the following founded the Bhoi Dynasty?
[A]Govinda Vidyadhara
[B]Mukunda Deva
[C]Prataparudra Deva
[D]Raghubhanja Chhotray

Govinda Vidyadhara
The Bhoi dynasty was founded by Govinda Vidyadhara in 1541.


The Oriya Poet Sarala Dasa was a contemparory of ___?
[A]Govinda Vidyadhara
[B]Prataparudra Deva
[C]Kapilendra Deva
[D]None of the above

Kapilendra Deva
Sarala Dasa was a contemparory of Kapilendra Deva. During Kapilendra Deva’s reign he wrote the Oriya Mahabharata and other works.


The ruler of Eastern Ganga dynasty who is known to have built the Konark temple is?
[C]Narasimhadeva I

Narasimhadeva I
Narasimhadeva I known to have built the Konark temple.


Hathigumpha inscription at Udayagiri is related to___?

Hathigumpha inscription at Udayagiri caves is the main source of information about Kalinga ruler Kharavela. This inscription, consisting of seventeen lines has been incised in deep cut Brahmi script.