Quiz about The Picture Postcard
Quiz about The Picture Postcard

The Picture Postcard Trivia Quiz


Join Corporal Slag on a trip around India and try to figure out the Hindi words he has picked up on his journey.

A multiple-choice quiz by zorba_scank. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
zorba_scank
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
357,902
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
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334
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1. The first photo shows Corporal Slag standing outside a large structure in the city of Delhi that had been built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The Indian prime minister also hoists the national flag in this complex every year on Independence Day. Known in Hindi as the 'Lal Qila', what is the English translation and also its better known name? Hint

Red Fort
Great Wall
White Temple
Black Rock

2. A quick detour along the Golden Triangle brings Corporal Slag to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. His postcard from the city shows him standing in front of one of Jaipur's famous attractions, the Hawa Mahal. What is the literal translation of Hawa Mahal? Hint

Palace of Mirrors
Palace of Winds
Glass House
Golden Temple

3. The next stop on Slag's itinerary is Jaisalmer, famous for sand dunes and desert safaris as it is located in the middle of the Thar desert. What is the Hindi word for desert? Hint

Khusboo
Phool
Registan
Darwaza

4. Heading further north, Slag reaches the northernmost Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Enjoying a pleasant stay in a houseboat on the Dal Lake, which pretty flower known as 'kamal' in Hindi did he take pictures of? It is also the national flower of India. Hint

Rose
Poppy
Tulip
Lotus

5. After a round of skiing in the town of Gulmarg, Slag takes a picture of himself posing with 'baraf' in his hands. What is the Corporal holding? Hint

Snow
Pebbles
Flowers
Sand

6. Slag has reached the north eastern state of Assam. After an exciting stay at the Kaziranga National Park where he managed to sight a rhinoceros, Slag is taking time off to just chill. His latest postcard shows him posing among rows of small bushes sipping on a warm cup of 'chai'. Which hot beverage, popular in various forms on the subcontinent, is called 'chai' in Hindi?

Answer: (One Word)
7. Corporal Slag finds himself in Orissa, an eastern state known as the 'Land of Temples'. What is the Hindi word for temple? Hint

Mandir
Imarat
Masjid
Dawakhana

8. Slag's next visit is to the Gir Forest National Park, the only natural habitat for the Asiatic lions in India. What is the Hindi word for the regal animal seen in the background of Slag's postcard picture? Hint

Bhaloo
Bandar
Sinh
Hathi

9. After all the hectic sightseeing, the Corporal is happy to relax on the beaches of Goa. On the back of a photo showing him unwinding on a hammock, Slag mentions a tropical drink called 'nariyal paani' that he has tasted for the first time. What refreshing drink is he referring to? Hint

Mango milkshake
Coconut water
Pina Colada
Rum

10. Slag's final port of call is the city of Mumbai, home to Bollywood and also the country's financial capital. The postcard shows Slag posing in front of the Gateway of India with the Arabian Sea in the background. What is the Hindi word for sea? Hint

Nadi
Samundar
Paani
Dharti


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The first photo shows Corporal Slag standing outside a large structure in the city of Delhi that had been built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th century. The Indian prime minister also hoists the national flag in this complex every year on Independence Day. Known in Hindi as the 'Lal Qila', what is the English translation and also its better known name?

Answer: Red Fort

The Red Fort served as the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan when he moved his capital from the city of Agra to the newly created city of Shahjahanabad in Delhi. Located along the banks of the river Yamuna, the fort was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2007. The fort was constructed using red sandstone giving it its distinctive red colour.

Lal means red while qila is a word of Persian origin that stands for fort.
2. A quick detour along the Golden Triangle brings Corporal Slag to Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. His postcard from the city shows him standing in front of one of Jaipur's famous attractions, the Hawa Mahal. What is the literal translation of Hawa Mahal?

Answer: Palace of Winds

Hawa Mahal was built in 1798 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. The palace was designed to mimic the shape of the Hindu god, Krishna's crown. The structure has over 900 small windows giving rise to the name Hawa Mahal. The palace was built so that the royal women could watch ceremonial parades and other activities from within its confines. The women followed a strict purdah system and were not allowed to appear in public with their faces uncovered.

Hawa means wind and mahal means palace.
3. The next stop on Slag's itinerary is Jaisalmer, famous for sand dunes and desert safaris as it is located in the middle of the Thar desert. What is the Hindi word for desert?

Answer: Registan

Jaisalmer was founded by the Rajput king, Maharawal Jaisal Singh, in the 12th century. It is located along the present day border between India and Pakistan.

Phool means flower, khusboo means fragrance and darwaza means door.
4. Heading further north, Slag reaches the northernmost Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Enjoying a pleasant stay in a houseboat on the Dal Lake, which pretty flower known as 'kamal' in Hindi did he take pictures of? It is also the national flower of India.

Answer: Lotus

The Dal lake is located in Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu & Kashmir. It is a popular attraction and tourists frequently rent houseboats known as shikaras for a stay on the lake. The lotus is popular in Hindu mythology and has been designated as the national flower of India. Another Hindi name for the lotus is pankaj.
5. After a round of skiing in the town of Gulmarg, Slag takes a picture of himself posing with 'baraf' in his hands. What is the Corporal holding?

Answer: Snow

Gulmarg is a hill station and popular skiing destination in Jammu & Kashmir. The place's name translates to 'meadow of flowers'.
6. Slag has reached the north eastern state of Assam. After an exciting stay at the Kaziranga National Park where he managed to sight a rhinoceros, Slag is taking time off to just chill. His latest postcard shows him posing among rows of small bushes sipping on a warm cup of 'chai'. Which hot beverage, popular in various forms on the subcontinent, is called 'chai' in Hindi?

Answer: Tea

Chai is derived from the Mandarin word for tea, cha. Tea was introduced to India by the British who were looking for an alternate location to grow the shrub to break China's monopoly over it. One of the most popular Indian varieties is the Darjeeling tea grown in Darjeeling, West Bengal.
7. Corporal Slag finds himself in Orissa, an eastern state known as the 'Land of Temples'. What is the Hindi word for temple?

Answer: Mandir

Orissa lies along the Bay of Bengal on the eastern coast of India. Famous temples in the state include Lingaraja temple at Bhubaneshwar, Jagannath Temple at Puri and the Sun Temple at Konark.

Masjid means mosque, imarat means building and dawakhana means hospital.
8. Slag's next visit is to the Gir Forest National Park, the only natural habitat for the Asiatic lions in India. What is the Hindi word for the regal animal seen in the background of Slag's postcard picture?

Answer: Sinh

The Gir forest was established in 1965 in the state of Gujarat. It is regarded as the sole remaining natural habitat for the Asiatic lions.

The Sikh surname of Singh for boys is derived from the word for lion. Sher is another Hindi word that may be used to describe both lions and tigers. Bandar means monkey, hathi means elephant and bhaloo means bear.
9. After all the hectic sightseeing, the Corporal is happy to relax on the beaches of Goa. On the back of a photo showing him unwinding on a hammock, Slag mentions a tropical drink called 'nariyal paani' that he has tasted for the first time. What refreshing drink is he referring to?

Answer: Coconut water

The state of Goa is a former Portuguese colony and is famous for its many beaches along the Arabian Sea. Given the hot and humid climate, coconut water is a popular natural refreshment all along the Indian coastline.

While in Goa, Slag could also have a swig of Feni, a Goan alcohol derived from cashew.

Nariyal means coconut and paani means water.
10. Slag's final port of call is the city of Mumbai, home to Bollywood and also the country's financial capital. The postcard shows Slag posing in front of the Gateway of India with the Arabian Sea in the background. What is the Hindi word for sea?

Answer: Samundar

Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is a port city located on the western coast of India. The city is home to the Hindi film industry called Bollywood. The Gateway of India is a monument built in 1911 to commemorate the visit of the then British monarch, King George V. The last British troops to leave India after the country achieved independence left through this historic location.

Paani means water, nadi means river and dharti means ground.
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