Tamil Nadu GK Questions and Answers- Check Tamil Nadu GK Quiz and MCQs

Important Tamil Nadu state GK questions and answers are provided below. We have prepared this set of GK questions of Tamil Nadu based on latest pattern of government examinations. It can actually help you to score well in your upcoming competitive examinations to be conducted at state or national level.

Tamil Nadu GK Questions and Answers

Question: What is the rank of Tamil Nadu among Indian states in terms of area?

a fifth

b seventh

c ninth

d eleventh

Ans: D eleventh

Question: In which year the Madras State was renamed as Tamil Nadu?

a 1956

b 1961

c 1966

d 1969

Ans: D 1969

Question: Which festival is celebrated in north India when Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu?

a Holi

b Makar Sankranti

c Diwali

d Baishaki

Ans: B Makar Sankranti

Question: Which one is recognized as state fruit in Tamil Nadu?

a Jackfruit

b Mango

c Banana

d Orange

Ans: A Jackfruit

Question: Which City is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu ?

a Chennai

b Tuticorin

c Thanjavur

d Ennore

Ans: C Thanjavur

Question: How many UNESCO World Heritage Sites are located in Tamilnadu?

a 5

b 6

c 8

d 11

Ans: C 8

Question: Which of the following was another name of Pallava King Narasimhavarman-I?

a Mamalla

b Mahedravarman

c Apapar

d None of the above

Ans: A Mamalla

Question: Which one is the largest district by population in Tamilnadu?

a Salem

b Vellore

c Tiruvannamalai

d Chennai

Ans: D Chennai

Question: Among India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Myanmar , which are the countries which have provided official status to Tamil Language ?

a India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia

b India, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia

c India, Sri Lanka, Singapore

d India and Malaysia

Ans: C India, Sri Lanka, Singapore

Question: Meenakshi Amman Temple is located in the bank of the river?

a Kaveri River

b Cheyyar River

c Bhavani River

d Vaigai River

Ans: D Vaigai River

Question: Which of the following city of Tamil Nadu is known as world’s largest producer and most important trading center of turmeric in Asia?

a Athoor

b Karaikudi

c Thanjavur

d Erode

Ans: D Erode

Question: Which temple has the longest corridor in India?

a Ramanathaswamy Temple

b Meenakshi Sundareswarar

c Brihadeeswarar Temple

d Kapaleeshwarar Temple

Ans: A Ramanathaswamy Temple

Question: In which of the famous temple of Tamil Nadu, Shiva is worshipped as “Natraja”?

a Madurai

b Tanjore

c Chidambaram

d None of the above

Ans: C Chidambaram

Question: The Hindu newspaper was founded in the year?

a 1872

b 1878

c 1884

d 1890

Ans: B 1878

Question: Which among the following is the most important work of Tamil Literature of Sangam Period (sometimes also referred as Bible of the Tamil land)?

a Thirukkural

b Purananuru

c Malaipatukatam

d None of the above

Ans: A Thirukkural

Question: Who was appointed as the first Nawab of the Carnatic or Nawab of Arcot by Aurangzeb?

a Dost Ali Khan

b Daud Khan Panni

c Sa’adatullah Khan I

d Zulfiqar Khan Nusrat Jung

Ans: D Zulfiqar Khan Nusrat Jung

Question: Which Industry flourishes in Coimbatore-Tiruppur belt in Tamil Nadu?

a Stone Carvings

b Textiles

c Leather

d Bamboo

Ans: B Textiles

Question: Who was the first Thanjavur Nayak King?

a Alagiri Nayak

b Raghunatha Nayak

c Achuthappa Nayak

d Chevvappa Nayak

Ans: D Chevvappa Nayak

Question: In which year legislative council of Tamilnadu was abolished?

a 1983

b 1985

c 1986

d 1987

Ans: C 1986

Question: In which year Malik Kafur invades Pandiya country and attacks Madurai?

a 1303

b 1308

c 1311

d 1316

Ans: C 1311

Question: Which Chola King assumed the title “Kadaram Kondan”?

a Raja Raja I

b Rajendra I

c Aditya I

d Virarajendra

Ans: B Rajendra I

Question: Who had written the epic “Cīvaka Cintāmaṇi”?

a Natakuptanar

b Tirutakkatevar

c Ilango Adigal

d Sīthalai Sāttanār

Ans: B Tirutakkatevar

Question: In which epic, Kannagi is a legendary woman who forms the central character?

a Manimekalai

b Valayapathi

c Silapathikaram

d Kundalakesi

Ans: C Silapathikaram

Question: Who wrote the first Tamil novel “Prathapa Mudaliar Charithram” in 1879?

a Bharathidasan

b Subramania Bharati

c V. O. Chidambaram Pillai

d Mayavaram Vedanayagam Pillai

Ans: D Mayavaram Vedanayagam Pillai

Question: A group of 5 Monolithic rock cut shrines at Mahabalipuram were excavated during the rule of the Pallava King?

a Simhavishnu

b Mahendravarman I

c Narasimhavarman I

d Nandivarman II

Ans: C Narasimhavarman I

Question: Tamil Nadu is a major producer of?

a Sunflower

b Onion

c Cotton

d Sugarcane

Ans: D Sugarcane

Question: The Rapid Transit System in Tamil Nadu is located in?

a Salem

b Trichy

c Chennai

d Thanjavur

Ans: C Chennai

Question: Which one is the longest river in Tamil Nadu?

a Kaveri

b Bhavani

c Thamirabarani

d Cheyyar

Ans: A Kaveri

Question: Botanical Survey of India is located in Tamil Nadu at?

a Chennai

b Madurai

c Coimbatore

d Salem

Ans: C Coimbatore

Question: The first ruler of the Chola dynasty who kept strong navy was?

a Rajaraja the Great

b Rajendra I

c Rajadhiraja I

d Rajendra II

Ans: B Rajendra I

Question: Tirupur is located on the banks of river

a Bhavani

b Noyyal

c Periyar

d Palar

Ans: B Noyyal

Question: The first verse drama (opera) in Tamil is?

a Harichandra Natakam

b Nandan Charitram

c Shakuntala Natakam

d Savitri Natakam

Ans: A Harichandra Natakam

Question: Who was the first Chief Minister after it was renamed as Tamil Nadu?

a M. Karunanidhi

b C. N. Annadurai

c M. G. Ramachandran

d Janaki Ramachandran

Ans: B C. N. Annadurai

Question: Total number of districts in Tamilnadu?

a 28

b 32

c 34

d 38

Ans: B 32

Question: On which day of the Pongal, the Jallikattu bull fight was played?

a Bhogi

b Thai Pongal

c Maatu Pongal

d Kaanum Pongal

Ans: C Maatu Pongal

Question: The first silent Tamil movie Keechaka Vadham was released in the year?

a 1914

b 1915

c 1918

d 1921

Ans: C 1918

Question: Which Nayak King wrote the Sanskrit plays Sangita Sudha and Bharatha Sudha?

a Raghunatha Nayak

b Sevappa Nayak

c Achuthappa Nayak

d Vijaya Raghava Nayak

Ans: A Raghunatha Nayak

Question: Who had written the earliest version of Ramayana in the Tamil language known as “Ramavataram”?

a Kambar

b Ottakuttan

c Jayamkondar

d Amirtasagara

Ans: A Kambar

Question: The first regular newspaper in Tamil “Swadesamitran” was released in the year?

a 1882

b 1883

c 1884

d 1885

Ans: A 1882

Question: In which year seats were reserved for women in local bodies in Tamil Nadu?

a 1991

b 1993

c 1994

d 1996

Ans: C 1994

Question: Total geographical area of Tamil Nadu is?

a 1,30,955 sq. km

b 1,30,058 sq. km

c 1,28,055 sq. km

d 1,40,033 sq. km

Ans: B 1,30,058 sq. km

Question: The Pandyan king who consolidated and expanded the Pandya kingdom up to Kaveri was?

a Sendan Cheliyan

b Sundara Pandyan

c Koon Pandyan

d Kadunkon

Ans: B Sundara Pandyan

Question: The chief features of the temples constructed by the Cholas were their?

a Gopuras

b Massive pillars

c Assembly halls for the devotees

d Vimanas

Ans: D Vimanas

Question: Which one is the longest ruling dynasties in Tamilnadu

a Pandyan Dynasty

b Chola Dynasty

c Chera Dynasty

d Satavahana Dynasty

Ans: B Chola Dynasty

Question: Which one is the largest district by area wise in Tamilnadu?

a Viluppuram

b Tiruvannamalai

c Tirupur

d Pudukkottai

Ans: A Viluppuram

Question: Which one is the first regular newspaper in Tamil language?

a The Hindu

b Bharat Devi

c Swadesamitran

d Dina Thanthi

Ans: C Swadesamitran

Question: Who is the founder of the Nayak dynasty of Madurai?

a Tirumala Nayak

b Viswanatha Nayak

c Chokkanatha Nayak

d Muttu Krishnappa Nayak

Ans: B Viswanatha Nayak

Question: The Battle of Takkolam was fought in the year?

a 949 CE

b 952 CE

c 954 CE

d 957 CE

Ans: A 949 CE

Question: Out of the five great epics of Tamil literature, how many are attributed to Tamil Jains?

a 2

b 3

c 4

d 5

Ans: B 3

Question: According to Megasthenes, the Pandya Kingdom was famous for

a Silk

b Bronze

c Pearls

d Weapons

Ans: C Pearls

Question: Which queen is also known as Veeramangai (brave women)?

a Jakkamma

b Vellai Natchiyar

c Muthayee Ammal

d Velu Nachiyar

Ans: D Velu Nachiyar

Question: Mullaperiyar dispute is between Tamilnadu and?

a Karnataka

b Odisha

c kerala

d Andhra Pradesh

Ans: C kerala

Question: Which place is known for windmills?

a Muppandal

b Tirupur

c Nanguneri

d None of these

Ans: A Muppandal

Question: The Kailasanath temple at Kanchipuram was built by?

a Nandivarman II

b Mahendravarman I

c Narasimhavarman II

d Dandivarman

Ans: C Narasimhavarman II

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