Today, January 23rd marks Parakram Diwas, celebrating the courage and spirit of a legend – Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. But how much do you know about this fearless freedom fighter and the day dedicated to him?
This Parakram Diwas, test your knowledge with our exciting quiz! Dive into questions about Netaji’s incredible journey, the significance of the day, and fascinating facts about India’s independence struggle.
Q1. What is the significance of Parakram Diwas in India?
A. To celebrate Independence Day
B. To commemorate Netaji Jayanti
C. To commemorate Republic Day
D. To mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary
Answer –B. To commemorate Netaji Jayanti
Q2. On which date is Parakram Diwas annually observed in India?
A. 15th August
B. 23rd January
C. 26th January
D. 2nd October
Answer – B. 23rd January
Q3. How many birth anniversaries of Subhas Chandra Bose will be celebrated in 2024?
Answer – C. 127th
Q4. Why is Subhas Chandra Bose fondly known as “Netaji”?
A. Because he was a poet
B. Because he was a doctor
C. A term of respect meaning “Leader”
D. A title given by the British government
Answer – C. A term of respect meaning “Leader”
Q5. When was the first-ever Parakram Diwas observed in India?
A. 23rd January 2020
B. 23rd January 2021
C. 23rd January 2019
D. 23rd October 2017
Answer –B. 23rd January 2021
Q6. What is the significance of January 23 according to the Government of India?
A. Deshprem Divas
B. Deshanayak Divas
C. Parakram Diwas
D. Day of National Hero
Answer –C. Parakram Diwas
Q7. Why was January 23rd chosen as Parakram Diwas?
A. To celebrate Subhas Chandra Bose’s marriage anniversary
B. To commemorate India’s victory in a war
C. To honor Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
D. To mark the anniversary of India’s independence
Answer – C. To honor Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s birth anniversary
Q8. Where was Subhas Chandra Bose born?
Answer – B. Cuttack
Q9. When did Subhas Chandra Bose join India’s freedom movement?
Answer – B. 1921
Q10. In which year was Subhas Chandra Bose elected as the President of the All India Youth Congress?
Answer –B. 1923
Q11. Which year did the official name of Netaji Jayanti change to “Parakram Diwas”?
Answer – B. 2021
Q12. When did Subhas Chandra Bose pass away?
A. 15th August 1947
B. 18th August 1945
C. 2nd October 1942
D. 26th January 1950
Answer – B. 18th August 1945
Q13. Last year, how many unnamed islands in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands were named on Parakram Diwas 2023?
Answer – C. 21
Q14. What award were the islands named after the recipients of?
A. Ashok Chakra
B. Bharat Ratna
C. Param Vir Chakra
D. Veer Chakra
Answer – C. Param Vir Chakra
Q15. Which Param Vir Chakra awardee was the first to have an island named after him?
A. Vikram Batra
B. Manoj Pandey
C. Major Somnath Sharma
D. Abdul Hamid
Answer – C. Major Somnath Sharma
Q16. What was the main reason for naming the islands after the Param Vir Chakra awardees?
A. To attract tourists
B. To generate revenue for the government
C. To honor their sacrifice and bravery
D. To rename all islands in the archipelago
Answer – C. To honor their sacrifice and bravery
Q17. Which political party, along with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s family, has demanded a change in the name of Netaji Jayanti?
A. Indian National Congress
B. Bharatiya Janata Party
C. The Forward Block
D. Aam Aadmi Party
Answer – C. The Forward Block
Q18. What is the literal meaning of “Deshprem Divas,” one of the proposed alternative names for Netaji Jayanti?
A. Day of Independence
B. Day of the Republic
C. Day of National Honor
D. Day of Patriotism
Answer –D. Day of Patriotism
Q19. Who, among the following, demanded that Netaji Jayanti be renamed “Deshanayak Divas”?
A. Prime Minister Narendra Modi
B. Sonia Gandhi
C. Mamata Banerjee
D. Subhas Chandra Bose himself
Answer –C. Mamata Banerjee (CM of Bengal)
Q20. What does “Deshanayak Divas” translate to in English?
A. Day of Celebration
B. Day of Remembrance
C. Day of the Nation’s Hero
D. Day of Victory
Answer – C. Day of the Nation’s Hero