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Who chose Amitabh Bachchan's name?
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October 22, 2007
India@60: A year-long celebrationThe answers are simple and, quite likely, hidden in some nook of your brain. Now, it's time to bring out those little nuggets of information.

How well do you know the country? Take this quiz and find out!

1. Which state accounts for the largest forest cover of India?
a. Uttar Pradesh
b. Madhya Pradesh
c. Karnataka

2. What is the Indian name for the leopard?
a. Cheetah
b. Tendua
c. Panthera

Wrong! Try again.
The correct answer is: Cheetah.
That's right! Good going!

3. In which city are the headquarters of the Botanical Survey of India?
a. Munnar
b. Ooty
c. Dehradun

Wrong! Try again.
The correct answer is: Dehradun.
That's right! Good going!

4. Which famous poet actually chose the name for Harivanshrai Bachchan’s son, Amitabh Bachchan?
a. Sumitra Nandan Pant
b. Subhadra Kumari Chauhan
c. Shivmangal Singh Suman

Wrong! Try again.
The correct answer is: Sumitra Nandan Pant.
That's right! Good going!

5. Which Indian female actor appeared on the Oprah Winfrey talk show, hosted by Oprah Winfrey in June 2005?
a. Shabana Azmi
b. Aishwarya Rai
c. Ayesha Dharkar

Wrong! Try again.

The correct answer is: Aishwarya Rai.
That's right! Good going!

Excerpted from The Ultimate India Quiz Book: 3,000 Questions On 60 Years Of Independence by Derek O'Brien, published by Penguin India, 2007, with the publisher's permission.

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