Odisha General Knowledge Questions

Odisha General Knowledge Multiple Choice Questions for state related examinations of Orissa Public Service Commission (OPSC) on history, geography, culture, economy, geography and polity of Odisha.


Which of the following dynasty is associated with the construction of the famous ‘Sun temple’ of Konark in Odisha?
[A]Eastern Ganga dynasty
[B]Gajapatis dynasty
[C]Somavamshis dynasty
[D]Maurya dynasty

Eastern Ganga dynasty
The Sun Temple at Konarak was built in about 1250 AD by the East Ganga king Narasimhadeva in order to commemorate military successes against Muslim invaders.It is also known as the Black Pagoda.


Which of the following is the state animal of Odisha?
[A]Sambar deer
[B]Indian giant squirrel
[C]Olive ridley turtle

Sambar deer
Sambar deer is the state animal of Odisha. Barasingha -Madhya Pradesh Indian giant squirrel-Maharashtra Olive ridley turtle is not the state animal of any state of India.


When was Orissa separated from Bihar to become a separate province?
[A]1 January 1948
[B]1 April 1936
[C]28 August 1955
[D]1 November 1958

1 April 1936
On 1 April 1912, Orissa was separated from Bengal province but it remained attached to Bihar. On 1 April 1936 Orissa got separated from Bihar.


Which of the following place is famous for world’s largest known rookery of Olive Ridley sea turtle?
[A]Chandipur beach
[B]Gahirmatha beach
[C]Chandrabhaga beach
[D]Astaranga beach

Gahirmatha beach
Gahirmatha Beach is a world’s most important nesting beach for Olive Ridley Sea Turtles.It is located in eastern coast of India in Kendrapara district of Odisha State.


Which of the following district of Odisha is known as ‘Granary of Odisha’?

Balasore is one of the coastal Districts of Odisha.It is known as ‘Granary of Odisha’ on account of its it’s fertile belt and large number of store houses for grains.


Who among the following holds the record for longest serving Chief minister of Odisha?
[A]Janaki Ballabh Patnaik
[B]Naveen Patnaik
[C]Biju Patnaik
[D]Harekrushna Mahatab

Naveen Patnaik
‘Naveen Patnaik’ is the 14th and current Chief Minister of Odisha.He is supremo of Biju Janata Dal.He is serving as chief minister of Odisha from 5 March 2000,till present date which is the longest tenure in the history of Odisha.


Which place in Odisha is known as ‘Temple City of Odisha’?

Bhubaneswar is known as temple city of India.Bhubaneshwar along with the Puri and Konark forms Golden triangle of Odisha.


The famous ‘Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves’ are located in which district of Odisha?

The caves are natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance near the city of Bhubaneswar in Khurda district of Odisha, India.The caves are said to were dug out mostly during the reign of Kharavela for the abode of Jaina ascetics.


What is ‘Deomali’ with reference to Odisha state?
[A]A famous folk dance of Odisha
[B]Highest mountain peak of Odisha
[C]A famous folk music of Odisha
[D]Tribal group prevalent in eastern Odisha

Highest mountain peak of Odisha
Deomali is the highest Peak Point in Odisha state, located in eastern Ghats in Koratpur district of Odisha.


Which of the following is the only UNESCO World heritage site present in Odisha?
[A]Sun Temple Konark
[B]Chilka Lake
[C]Hirakud Dam
[D]Jagannath Puri Temple

Sun Temple Konark
‘Sun temple of Konark’ is one of the most renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site inscribed in 1984 as cultural property of India.