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Pondicherry GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Puducherry sits on the ..... coast of India.
A
north-western
B
south-western
C
north-eastern
D
south-eastern
Question 1 Explanation: 
All four regions of Puducherry are located in the coastal region. Five rivers in Puducherry district, seven in Karaikal district, two in Mahé district and one in Yanam district drain into the sea, but none originates within the territory.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What advice from Willy Wonka did Prince Pondicherry ignore?
A
Willy Wonka told Prince Pondicherry to not take a single nibble of his palace.
B
Willy Wonka told Prince Pondicherry to eat his palace right away.
C
Willy Wonka told Prince Pondicherry to live in his palace.
D
None of the above
Question 2 Explanation: 
Prince Pondicherry In the story, Willy Wonka makes him a chocolate palace in India, and advises him to eat it before it melts. He does not take this advice, insisting that he intends to live in the palace, which later melts in the heat from the sun.
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
IN WHICH PLACE IN INDIA IS THE ANGLE OF DECLINATION WITH RESPECT TO MAGNETIC FIELD 0?
A
CHENNAI
B
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR
C
PONDICHERRY
D
LAKSHWADEEP
Question 3 Explanation: 
The magnetic field of the earth can be modelled by that of a point dipole placed at the centre of the earth. The dipole axis makes an angle of 11. 3o with the axis of the earth. At Mumbai, declination is nearly zero.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Which place was under french rule
A
Pondicherry
B
Madras
C
Kolkata
D
None of the above
Question 4 Explanation: 
Colonial History of Pondicherry
Portuguese set up a factory1523
French rule1783 – 1793
British rule1793 – 1815
French rule1815 – 1954
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Pondicherry became a union territory in the year
A
1963
B
1902
C
1961
D
1945
Question 5 Explanation: 
De facto transfer of the four remaining French possessions to the Union of India took place on Nov. 1, 1954, and de jure transfer was completed on May 28, 1956. Instruments of ratification were signed on Aug. 16, 1962, from which date Pondicherry, consisting of the four enclaves, became a union territory.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Who did Mr. Wonka build a chocolate palace for?
A
Prince Pondicherry
B
Prince Prodnose
C
Prince Slugworth
D
Prince Ficklegruber
Question 6 Explanation: 
The Chocolate Palace was designed by Willy Wonka for Prince Pondicherry of India. There was some miscommunication between Pondicherry and Wonka regarding the palace's function, as the prince believed that he could live in the palace permanently, while Wonka had intended it to be a temporary extravagance.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Puducherry
A
Pondicherry
B
Jaipur
C
Kohima
D
None of the above
Question 7 Explanation: 
Puducherry
Capital and Largest cityPondicherry
Districts4
Government
• Lieutenant GovernorTamilisai Soundararajan (additional charge)
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Sa pamamagitan ng kumpanyang pangkalakalan na ito nakapagtatag ng isang kumpanyang pangkalakalan sa Pondicherry sa India.
A
ENGLISH EAST INDIA COMPANY
B
DUTCH EAST INDIA COMPANY
C
BRITISH EAST INDIA COMPANY
D
FRENCH EAST INDIA COMPANY
Question 8 Explanation: 
Puducherry, the capital of the territory was once the original headquarters of the French in India. It was under the French rule for 138 years and merged with the Indian Union on 1st November 1954 and Puducherry became a union territory of India in 1962 by the 14th Constitutional Amendment.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
When Mr. Wonka warned Prince Pondicherry that he should eat his chocolate palace soon as it wouldn't last long, he ignored the warning.What word best descibes Prince Pondicherry?
A
lazy
B
foolish
C
mature
D
None of the above
Question 9 Explanation: 
'Prince Pondicherry wrote a letter to Mr Willy Wonka,' said Grandpa Joe, 'and asked him to come all the way to India and build him a colossal palace entirely out of chocolate. '
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What happened to Prince Pondicherry's castle of chocolate?
A
He let his family eat it.
B
It melted in the sun.
C
Prince Pondicherry ate it.
D
Willy Wonka took it back to the chocolate factory.
Question 10 Explanation: 
The palace collapses soon after as a result of the hot desert sun which melts the chocolate, with the prince and his consort narrowly escaping with their lives.
Question 11 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the capital of Puducherry
A
Silvasa
B
Diu
C
Pondicherry
D
Delhi
Question 11 Explanation: 
Puducherry
Capital and Largest cityPondicherry
Districts4
Government
• Lieutenant GovernorTamilisai Soundararajan (additional charge)
Question 12 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Among the following Union Territories of India, which one has the largest size?
A
Pondicherry
B
Lakshadweep
C
Daman and Diu
D
Chandigarh
Question 12 Explanation: 
Pondicherry has the largest size and has four administrative divisions: four districts, viz. Pondicherry , Mahé, Yanam and Karaikal. Pondicherry district has the largest area and population.
Question 13 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
"I have nothing to go home to in Pondicherry." Pg. 13 Why would the speaker make this bold statement
A
He has no one in Pondicherry to call family
B
The main character must have lost something/someone dear to him
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Only (A) & (B)
Question 14 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
¿Que le pide el Principe Pondicherry al Sr Wonka?
A
Que le construya una pirámide como la de los antiguos egipcios pero toda de chocolate
B
Que le contruya el mayor rascacielos del mundo pero todo de chocolate
C
Que le constuya un palacio enorme pero todo de chocolate
D
Que le construya una fábrica de chocolate como la suya
Question 15 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
TANSEN : AGRA :: SHRI AUROBINDO :
A
PONDICHERRY
B
AUROVILLE
C
RAMESWARAM
D
VARANASI
Question 15 Explanation: 
During his stay in the jail, he had mystical and spiritual experiences, after which he moved to Pondicherry, leaving politics for spiritual work. In 1926, with the help of his spiritual collaborator, Mirra Alfassa (referred to as "The Mother"), Sri Aurobindo Ashram was founded.
Question 16 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What happened to Prince Pondicherry's palace?
A
Animals started to eat the palace.
B
The palace melted because it was too hot.
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 16 Explanation: 
The palace collapses soon after as a result of the hot desert sun which melts the chocolate, with the prince and his consort narrowly escaping with their lives.
Question 17 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
"Matrimandir" is located in:
A
Pondicherry
B
Chennai
C
Panaji
D
Hyderabad
Question 17 Explanation: 
Auroville is located in south India, mostly in the State of Tamil Nadu (some parts are in the State of Puducherry), a few kilometres inland from the Coromandel Coast, approx 150 kms south of Chennai (previously Madras) and 10 kms north of the town of Puducherry.
Question 18 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the name of the village?
A
Loop town
B
Bangladesh
C
Pondicherry
D
None of the above
Question 18 Explanation: 
State or Union TerritoryVillages
Map keyNameCount
1Andhra Pradesh17973
2◊ Arunachal Pradesh5577
3◊ Assam28679
Question 19 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The name 'Puducherry' was changed to 'Pondicherry' by the French. Why do you think they changed it?
A
The word 'Pondi' means beautiful in French
B
They could not pronounce 'Puducherry'
C
Just because they did not like the name 'Puducherry'
D
None of the above
Question 19 Explanation: 
The original name of the territory, Putucceri, is derived from the Tamil words putu (“new”) and ceri (“village”). The French corrupted this to Pondichéry (English: Pondicherry), by which it was called until its name was officially changed to Puducherry in 2006.
Question 20 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Pondicherry is capital of
A
Pondicherry
B
Puducherry
C
Karnataka
D
Tamil Nadu
Question 20 Explanation: 
Puducherry, also called Pondicherry, city, capital of Puducherry union territory, southeastern India. The city constitutes an enclave surrounded by Tamil Nadu state, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, 105 miles (170 km) south of Chennai (Madras).
There are 20 questions to complete.

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