The Ultimate Diwali Quiz
Are you as bright as the festival of light? From the history of Diwali to the modern-day trends like lighting up the skies with fireworks. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 4 rounds, so gather round for some cultural quizzing.
1 – Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Newar Buddhists and what J?
2 – Name the South Asian sweets and desserts that are a staple part of Diwali celebrations?
3 – Diwali is celebrated during the Hindu month of what?
4 – Diwali rituals and preparations take place over how many days?
5 – Lakshmi is the goddess of what?
6 – Name the Bombay spiced mix that is often consumed at Diwali?
7 – On which day of the celebrations is it traditional to clean your home?
8 – Deepavali is celebrated over how many days?
9 – Rangolis are mostly which shape?
10 – The height of the festival is celebrated on which day?
1 – Lapsi Halwa is usually eaten on the first day of Diwali – True or False?
2 – Diwali is from the Sanskrit dīpāvali meaning ‘row or series of lights’ – True or False?
3 – Diwali was originally celebrated in Pakistan – True or False?
4 – During Diwali it is forbidden to wash – True or False?
5 – All public transport is shut down in India during Diwali – True or False?
6 – Diwali was celebrated in the White House by George W. Bush in 2003 – True or False?
7 – During Diwali you should not gift antique items to friends and family – True or False?
8 – Gift Giving is usually observed on day one of Diwali – True or False?
9 – In Hindu culture light signifies love and gratitude – True or False?
10 – Muslims celebrate Diwali – True or False?
1 – The fifth day of Diwali is known as what?
2 – The fifth day of Diwali is dedicated to which family members?
3 – Households light dozens of little clay oil lamps, called what?
4 – Name the decorative patterns created during Diwali from rice & flour?
5 – How many people in the world celebrate Diwali – 1 million +, 100 million + or 1 billion +?
6 – The lighting of lamps in and around homes helps Lakshmi do what?
7 – What does kolam art symbolize?
8 – Which flower is known as Onam flower?
9 – What is Rangoli called in South India?
10 – Day four celebrates the return of which King to Earth?
1 – What type of dried fruit is found in traditional Sheera?
2 – Which British city hosts a grand celebration on Diwali?
3 – During Diwali, what game is believed to bring you good luck for the year ahead?
4 – Diwali celebrates good over what?
5 – What is Muruku?
6 – Which precious metal is often purchased on day 1 of Diwali?
7 – Who killed Narakasura?
8 – Dewali typically takes place between which two months?
9 – Which demon was killed by Lord Krishna on Diwali?
10 – What is Kheer traditionally served with on day 3?
1 – Which kind of oil is traditionally used to light lamps?
2 – In which country do people call Diwali ‘Swanti’?
3 – From what time are people able to burst crackers to celebrate Diwali in India?
4 – Lord Rama was the ruler of which Kingdom?
5 – Dhanteras is the name given to which day of Diwali?
6 – Diwali is associated with which puja?
7 – In English, what does “Shubh Diwali” mean?
8 – What are patakhas?
9 – Dhanteras is celebrated on which lunar day of Krishna Paksha?
10 – At what time do people have to stop letting off crackers in India?
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