1. Who is called the father of pure Tamil movement ?
c. Bharathi
d. Bhavanar

Option “A” is correct.
Maraimalai Adigal (15 July 1876 – 15 September 1950) was a Tamil orator and writer and father of Pure Tamil movement. He was a fervent Saivite Hindu. He wrote more than 100 books, including works on original poems and dramas, but most famous are his books on his research into Tamil literature.
2. Which festival is celebrated in north India when Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu?
a. Baishaki
c. Holi
d. Diwali

Option “B” is correct.
Makar Sankranti is the festival celebrated in North India when Pongal is celebrated in south India especially in Tamil Nadu.
Which Industry flourishes in Coimbatore-Tiruppur belt in Tamil Nadu?
b. Textiles
c. Leather
d. Bamboo

Option “B” is correct.
Industry, with 50% of India’s textile mills in Tamil Nadu and complementary clusters of knitting, weaving and medical devices manufacturing in Coimbatore and Tiruppur, the region provides immense opportunities for Meditech investments.
4. Which of the following city of Tamil Nadu is known as world’s largest producer and most important trading center of turmeric in Asia?
b. Thanjavur
c. Athoor
d. Erode

Option “D” is correct.
Erode, a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, is the world’s largest producer of and the most important trading center for turmeric.
5. How many districts of Tamil Nadu share the coastline?
a. 13
b. 12
c. 14
d. 10

Option “A” is correct.
There are 13 districts that share the coastline namely Thiruvallur, Chennai, chengalpattu, Villupuram, Cuddalore, Mayildathurai, Nagapattinam, Tiruvarur, Thanjavur, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli and Kanyakumari.
6. The Madura Mission was established in the year ?
a. 1601
b. 1592
c. 1606
d. 1600

Option “C” is correct.
Madura Mission owes its origin to Robert de Nobili, who commenced at Madura, in 1606, that peculiar method of incorporating the local custom and traditions in evangelizing.American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (ABCFM) established the American Madura Mission (AAM) in July 1834 with seven missionaries from Jaffna, Ceylon, India.
Which of the following was called as Dandi of TamilNadu ?
a. Vedaranyam
b. Mahabalipuram
d. Thirunelveli

Option “A” is correct.
Rajagopalachari popularly called as “Rajaji”. The march led by Rajaji was called the “Vedaranyam March” and was part of the Civil Disobedience Movement.Historically this town is famous for its Salt Sathyagaraha movement in 1930, headed by C. Rajagopalachary, parallel to that of Dandi March of Mahatma Gandhi during Indian Independence struggle.
8. Botanical Survey of India is located in Tamil Nadu at _______
a. Salem
b. Chennai
c. Coimbatore
d. Madurai

Option “C” is correct.
Botanical Survey of India is located in Tamil Nadu at Southern Regional Centre, Coimbatore.
In which year, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as World Heritage Site ________
a. 2003
b. 1999
c. 2000
d. 2005

Option “D” is correct.
Indian Railways is the proud owner of four UNESCO accorded World Heritage Sites namely Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (1999), Nilgiri Mountain Railway (2005), Kalka Shimla Railway (2008) and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai (2004).
10. The Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated every year on ______

Option “C” is correct.
The Thiruvalluvar Day is celebrated on January 15 or January 16. It is celebrated as a part of Pongal (or Sankranti) celebrations in Tamil Nadu. The day is celebrated to honour the contribution of the Tamil poet Thhiruvalluvar to tamil literature. Thruvalluvar wrote Thirukkural.
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