Topicwise Questions - Karnataka

1. In which year was Mysore renamed Karnataka?

  1. 1972
  2. 1973
  3. 1971
  4. 1975

2. In terms of area Karnataka is the ____________ largest State in India?

  1. Fifth
  2. Sixth
  3. Seventh
  4. Eighth

3. At which place in Karnataka did Adi Shankaracharya establish the first of four mathas?

  1. Sringeri
  2. Gokarna
  3. Talakaveri
  4. Murdeshwar

4. Who of the following is the author of the State anthem of Karnataka – Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate?

  1. Gopalakrishna Adiga
  2. Govindaray Nayak
  3. K Sivarama Karanth
  4. Kuvempu

5. On which of the following rivers are the Jog Falls (Gerosoppa Falls) situated?

  1. Sharavati
  2. Kaveri
  3. Ghataprabha
  4. Hemavathi

6. Who of the following was the first person to be awarded the Jnanpith Award for Kannada?

  1. DR Bendre
  2. K Shivaram Karanth
  3. M Venkatasa Iyengar
  4. K Venkatappa Puttappa

7. Which of the following is the State flower of Karnataka?

  1. Lotus
  2. Jasmine
  3. Marigold
  4. Rose

8. Channapatna a place in Ramnagara district of Karnataka is famous for -

  1. Silk
  2. Sandalwood
  3. Toys
  4. Agarbatti

9. Which of the following places is famous for metal handicraft known as Bidriware?

  1. Kalaburagi
  2. Belagavi
  3. Mysuru
  4. Bidar

10. At which place is the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha located?

  1. Dharwad
  2. Belagavi
  3. Mangalore
  4. Kalaburgi


11. Ramdevarabetta Sanctuary has been notified in order to conserve -

  1. Vultures
  2. Sloth Bears
  3. Tigers
  4. Elephants

12. Which of the following districts is rich in iron ore deposits?

  1. Kolar
  2. Vijayapura
  3. Ballari
  4. Kodagu

13. The port Mangalore is located in which district of Karnataka?

  1. Udupi
  2. Dakshina Kannada
  3. Hassan
  4. Uttara Kannada

14. At which of the following places in Karnataka is a nuclear power plant located?

  1. Kaiga
  2. Karwar
  3. Kodagu
  4. Kakrapar

15. Who of the following became the first Chief Minister of Karnataka after reorganization of States in 1956?

  1. Veerendra Patil
  2. BD Jatti
  3. Devraj Urs
  4. S Nijalingappa

16. At which place is the historical monument Gol Gumbaz located?

  1. Bidar
  2. Vijayapura
  3. Kalburagi
  4. Belagavi


17. Who of the following is considered as the Father of Carnatic Music?

  1. Purandara Dasa
  2. Kanakadasa
  3. Basavanna
  4. Allam Prabhu

18. At which of the following places is a branch of Karnataka High Court located?

  1. Ballari
  2. Dharwad
  3. Bidar
  4. Mysuru

19. The town of Shravanabelagola is an important pilgrimage centre for -

  1. Hindus
  2. Sikhs
  3. Muslims
  4. Jains

20. In which year was Kannada granted the status of a classical language by the Central Govt?

  1. 2006
  2. 2007
  3. 2008
  4. 2009

21. Where is India’s only private sanctuary known as the SAI Sanctuary located?

  1. Kodagu
  2. Hubbali
  3. Bengaluru
  4. Mysuru

22. In which city is the Central Institute of Indian Languages located?

  1. Mysuru
  2. Bengaluru
  3. Dharwad
  4. Udupi

23. Who of the following is a National Film Award winning director as well as Jnanpith Award winning writer?

  1. SL Bhyrappa
  2. Girish Karnad
  3. BV Karanth
  4. Aravind Adiga

24. Who of the following is a recipient of literary award Saraswati Samman for his work in Kannada?

  1. Ramakrishna Hegde
  2. B.D. Jatti
  3. Sadananda Gowda
  4. Veerappa Moily


25. Which of the following is the first Kannada talkie (film) released in 1934?

  1. Bhakta Dhruva
  2. Sati Sulochana
  3. Bhakta Kumbara
  4. Mahakavi Kalidasa