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Question 1: Renamed the "Grand Trunk Road" (sometimes referred to as the "Long Walk"), it was extended to run from ________ to Peshawar and thus to span a major portion of India.

Question 2: The Grand Trunk Road (commonly abbreviated to GT Road) is one of ________'s oldest and longest major roads.
Brāhmī scriptPunjabi languageIndiaSouth Asia

Question 3: Within India, the major portion of the road – the stretch between Kanpur and Kolkata – is known as NH 2 (National Highway - 2), the stretch between Kanpur and Delhi is called NH-91 (National Highway - 91), and that between Delhi and ________, at the border with Pakistan, is known as NH-1.
Indo-Pakistani relationsSamjhauta ExpressTransport between India and PakistanWagah

Question 4: The road was initially built by Sher Shah to connect ________, his capital, with Sasaram, his hometown.

Question 5: The Indian section is part of the ambitious ________ project.
North–South and East–West CorridorNational Highway 4 (India)National Highway 6 (India)Golden Quadrilateral

Question 6: In the 16th century, a major road running across the Gangetic plain was built afresh by Pashtun emperor ________, who then ruled much of northern India.
Sher Shah SuriPashtunistanDurand LinePashtun people

Question 7: For several centuries, it has linked the eastern and western regions of the Indian subcontinent, running from ________, across north India, into Peshawar in Pakistan.
BangladeshBengali peopleBengalWest Bengal

Question 8: The Mauryas had built a highway from Taxila to Pataliputra (present-day Patna in ________, India).
BiharUttar PradeshBihari cultureBihari people


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