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Makar Sankranti: Quiz


Question 1: This is significant considering the ________ marks the beginning of the gradual increase of the duration of the day.
YulePre-Christian Alpine traditionsChristmasWinter solstice

Question 2: So while dates of all Hindu festivals keep changing as per the ________, the date of Makar Sankranti remains constant, 14 January.
Roman KingdomRoman calendarPontifex MaximusAncient Rome

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  Kites waiting to catch the wind, held down by weights
  Two types of tilgul exchanged and eaten on Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra
  Thorny Bushes being drawn by a village boy for Bhogi festival In a small village in Andhra Pradesh

Question 4: Gudi Padwa (Marathi, Konkani) / Ugadi (Telugu, Kannada)
Cheti Chand (Sindhi) / Vaisakhi (Punjabi) / ________ (Bengali)
Puthandu (Tamil) / Vishu (Malayalee)
Pohela BoishakhBengali languageBengali calendarDurga Puja

Question 5: The Magh Mela (or mini-Kumbh Mela held annually at Prayag) and the Gangasagar Mela (held at the head of the Ganges River, where it flows into the ________).
Indian OceanArabian SeaBay of BengalPalk Strait

Question 6: For this purpose, the Zodiac signs are considered sidereally, and not tropically, as in western astronomy, thus accounting for the Earth's ________.
PrecessionAxial precession (astronomy)General relativityForce

Question 7: Maghi - ________, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab
DelhiUttar PradeshPanchkulaHaryana

Question 8: ________ in this sense demonstrates their strong cultural values as well as a time for change and transformation.
DiwaliMakar SankrantiGanesh ChaturthiThai Pongal

Question 9: Over two million people gather at their respective sacared places for this holy bathing such as ________, Haridwar and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
Mathura, Uttar PradeshAgraAllahabadKanpur

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Kite flying in the rooftops of Varanasi
  Two types of tilgul exchanged and eaten on Makar Sankranti in Maharashtra
  Sankranti offering "Ellu Bella" in Karnataka


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