Tamil Nadu GK Questions Answers In English

1. Which festival is celebrated in north India when Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu?

[A] Holi
[B] Makar Sankranti
[C] Diwali
[D] Baishaki

B [Makar Sankranti]


Makar Sankranti is the festival celebrated in North India when Pongal is celebrated in south India especially in Tamil Nadu. It is the harvesting season of the tropical crops. It is celebrated in January.

2. 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

C [Chidambaram]


In Chidambaram temple Lord Shiva is worshipped as Natraja which is dancing form of lord Shiva. It is Tamil Nadu. The temple is said to be in the centre of the world’s magnetic equator.

3. Which City is known as the Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu ?

[A] Chennai
[B] Tuticorin
[C] Thanjavur
[D] Ennore

C [Thanjavur]


Thanjavur district is known as Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu because of its paddy cultivation activities in the Cauvery delta region.

4. Which Industry flourishes in Coimbatore-Tiruppur belt in Tamil Nadu?

[A] Stone Carvings
[B] Textiles
[C] Leather
[D] Bamboo

B [Textiles]


The textile industry flourishes in the Coimbatore-Tiruppur belt in Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is known as the “Manchester of South India” because it is a hub for the textile industry. Tirupur is also known as India’s “Banian City”.  Tamil Nadu is home to 50% of India’s textile mills. The region also has clusters of knitting, weaving, and medical device manufacturing.  The four major cities in Tamil Nadu that contribute to the growth of the textile industry are: Coimbatore, Tirupur, Salem, Erode.

5. Which of the following was another name of Pallava King Narasimhavarman-I?

[A] Mamalla
[B] Mahedravarman
[C] Apapar
[D] None of the above

A [Mamalla]


Narasimhavarman-I was one of the most famous Tamil kings of the Pallava dynasty who ruled South India and founded Mahabalipuram.

6. 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

A [Thirukkural]


Thiruvalluvar was the author of the book ‘Tirukkural (also known as the Kural). It is a classic Tamil sangam literature consisting of 1330 couplets or Kurals. The book is also called as the fifth Veda or ‘Bible of the Tamil Land’.

7. 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

C [India, Sri Lanka, Singapore]


India, Sri Lanka, Singapore are the countries that has provided Tamil language official status. Srilanka did not recognise Tamil language nor tamil people before which created internal disturbance in the country.

8. In which year legislative council of Tamilnadu was abolished?

[A] 1983
[B] 1985
[C] 1986
[D] 1987

C [1986]

9. 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

D [Erode]


Erode, also known as yellow City

10. What is the rank of Tamil Nadu among Indian states in terms of area?

[A] fifth
[B] seventh
[C] ninth
[D] eleventh

D [ eleventh ]


With 130,058 km2 area, Tamil Nadu is the eleventh-largest state in India by area and the sixth-most populous.

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