Assamese Literature Quiz


Assamese Literature Quiz

Assamese Literature Quiz

Assamese Literature Quiz

Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. When was the name ‘Assam’  (Asom) introduced?

Ans: After the conquest of this territory by the Ahoms in the thirteenth century.

Q. When did the Assamese language originate?

Ans: In the ninth-tenth century AD.

Q. What is the old name of Assam?

Ans: Kamarupa (Pragjyotishpur)

Q. Who first translated the Sanskrit Ramayana into Assamese?

Ans: Madhav Kandali.

Q. What is the name of the poet who first translated the original Sanskrit Mahabharata in Assamese?

Ans: Ram Saraswati.

Q. Who is the father of Assamese prose literature?

Ans: Bhattadev. Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. What is the name of the first Assamese female writer?

Ans: Padmavati Devi Phuknani.

Q.  What is the name of the first Assamese printed book?

Ans:  Dharmapustak, Atmaram Sarma.

Q. What was the name of the first play broadcasted by Guwahati Radio Centre and who was its author?

Ans: “Dharalai Jidina Namib Sarga”,  Satyaprasad Baruwa

Q. What is the largest dictionary of the English language?

Ans: Oxford English Dictionary.

Q. Who prepared the first English Assamese dictionary in Assam?

Ans: Buddhindranath Bhattacharya (Jorhat).

Q. Who is the famous songwriter of  “Bando Ki Chhandere”?

Ans: Ambikagiri Roy Chowdhury.

Q.  Who is Oliver T. Kattar?

Ans: An American Missionary to Assam who was the printing operator of ‘Arunodoi’  (first Assamese magazine).

Q. Who was the first Vice-Chancellor of Guwahati University?

Ans: Krishnakant Sandikai. 

Q. What was the composition of the national anthem of Assam ‘A Mor Aponar Desh’ composed by Rasraj Laxminath Bezbaruvadev?

Ans:Kamala Prasad Agarwala.

Q. Who was the first President of Assam Sahitya Sabha?

Ans: Padmanath Gohanibaruwa (Session Shivsagar, 1917).

Q. Who got the first Bachelor’s degree in Assam?

Ans: Anandaram Baruah.

Q. Who was the first female IAS of Assam?

Ans: Parul Das (1974)

Q. Who wrote the book ‘Kankhowa’?

Ans: Sridhar Kandali.

Q. Who was the teachers of Lord Krishna?

Ans: Sandipani. Assamese Literature Quiz

Q.What is the name of the first English daily newspaper published from Assam?

Ans: The Assam Tribune. (Published from Guwahati by Radhagobind Baruah in 1948, first editor – Laxminath Phukan).

Q. There is a stone inscription near the ‘Kirtan Ghar’ (Prayer house) at Bardowa Satra in Nagaon district with the footprints of the great Srimanta Sankardeva. What is the name of the stone?

Ans: “Footstone”. Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. Who was the first Assamese Governor?

Ans: Vishnuram Medhi (Madras ,1956).

Q. Who was the first Chief Minister of independent Assam?

Ans: Gopinath Bardoloi.

Q. Who became the President of Independent India from Assam?

Ans: Fakruddin Ali Ahmed. 

Q. Who was the recipients of D-Litt honour from the University of London?

Ans: Surya Kumar Bhuyan.

Q. In which year was the magazine “Jonaki” published? 

Ans: 1889 from Kalita. 

Q. Who was the first editor of ‘Jonaki’ magazine?

Ans:  Chandra Kumar Agarwala

Q. What was the name of Vishnu Ravara’s first wife?

Ans: Priyalata Dutta. Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. Which poet’s poem – ‘Death is an art / lifeless sculpture cut in the hard rock … ..’

Ans: Hiren Bhattacharya.

Q. Who was the first principal of Cotton College established in 1901 during the British rule?

Ans: Frederick William Chudmarchan.

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘Binbaragi’?

Ans: Chandra Kumar Agarwala.

Q. For which book did the famous thinker Dr. Hiren Gohain receive the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award?

Ans: For the book titled “The Great Man’s Tradition in Assamese National Life”.

Q. A L D A What do you mean by meeting?

Ans: Assamese Language Development Association.

Q. Who composed this song ‘Chir Chenehi Mor Basha Janani’?

Ans: Sahityacharya Mitradev Mohanta.

Q. What is the name of the first Assamese novel of the modern age?

Ans: Padmanath Gohani Baruvar’s “Vanumati”.

Q.The word ‘Tamol’, which is essential in all the affairs of Assamese society, is the contribution of which ethnic group?

Ans: Austrian race.

Q. Chandra Kumar Agarwala and Hemchandra Goswami are the two members of the ‘Trimurti of Jonaki Era’. Who is the third owner?

Ans: Lakshminath Bezbaruah.

Q. What is the name of the first children’s magazine of Assam?

Ans: ‘Lara Bandhu’ (Editor – Karunaviram Baruah).

Q. In 1979, Dr Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya was awarded the Jnanpith Award for an Assamese historical novel – What is the name of the novel?

Ans: Mrityunjaya. Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. What is the name of the first newspaper of Assam?

Ans: Arunodaya (1848) (Editor – Dr. Nathan Brown).

Q. Which Assamese writer’s pseudonym is ‘Shilbhadra’?

Ans: Revati Mohan Datta Chowdhury.

Q. What is the name of the first Assamese book to receive Sahitya Akademi Award?

Ans: ‘Banphuul’ by Jatindra Nath Duwara.

Q. The name of a famous Assamese novel is ‘Mirijayori’. Who is the novelist?

Ans: Rajini Kant Bardoloi.

Q. A  person received the All India ‘Kotha’ Award, Sahitya Akademi Award, Assam Upatyaka Award and Assam Prakashan Award respectively. Who is that old man?

Ans: Chandra Prasad Shaikia.

Q. What is the name of the poetry books entitled after the names of bird written by Raghunath Chowdhury?

Ans: ‘Dahikatara’ and ‘Ketaki’.

Q. By what pseudonym is Dr Nirmal Prabha Bardalai known?

Ans: Neela Baideu. Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. She was the first woman to hold the post of President of Assam Sahitya Sabha and received the title of Padma Shri. He received the Sahitya Akademi Award for his book ‘Alaknanda’. What was his name?

Ans: Nalini Bala Devi.

Q. “Study books for a living”. Who said this?

Ans: Satyanath Bora.

Q. The novel ‘Dantal Hatir Uye Khowa Haoda’ written by one of the winners of Jnanpith award was given a film version. What is the name of the writer? 

Ans: Mamoni Raicham Goswami (Indira Goswami).

Q. What was the secret name of Sankardeva?

Ans: Gangadhar Kayastha.

Assamese Literature Quiz

Q. What is the name of the first book with ancient specimens of Assamese language?

Ans: Hemsaraswati’s ‘Prahlad Charitra’ written in the 14th century.

Q. Who was the author of the first textbook in the Assamese language?

Ans: Anandaram Dhekiyal Phukan 

Q. Who was the sonnet writer in the Assamese language?

Ans: Hemchandra Goswami (‘Priyatmar Chithi’)

Q.What is the first Assamese science fiction based novel?

Ans:‘Apadartha (written by Navkantha Baruah) 

Q. What is the name of the first Assamese women’s magazine? 

Ans: Gharjeuti; Editor – Kankalata Chaliha.

Q. What is the name of the only magazine on education published from Guwahati?

Ans: ‘Jigyas’ edited by Kulendu Pathak.

Q. What is the name of the first Assamese school magazine? Where did it come from?

Ans: ‘Morning’ (in 1915). From Jorhat Normal School.

Q. Where was the first session of Assam Sahitya Sabha Millennium (2000) held? Who was the chairman of the session?

Ans: In Dibrugarh; Homen Bargohani. 0 0

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