Odisha GK Questions [General Knowledge] OPSC Quiz

Odisha GK Questions and Answers

  1. Who founded the Kalinga Kingdom?
    Answer: Kharavela
  2. Who founded the Gajapati dynasty of Odisha?
    Answer: Kapilendra Deva
  3. What is the state flower of Odisha?
    Answer: Blue Water Lily
  4. Which is the largest freshwater lake in Odisha?
    Answer: Chilika Lake
  5. Which dance form of Odisha has been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO?
    Answer: Odissi
  6. Where is the Sun Temple located in Odisha?
    Answer: Konark
  7. Which port in Odisha has the country’s first multi-cargo seaborne facility?
    Answer: Dhamara Port
  8. Where is the only place in India that has diamond mines?
    Answer: Majhuganj
  9. Which hydroelectric project in Odisha recently got the World Bank funding for modernization?
    Answer: Hirakud Dam Project
  10. Where is the Tampara Lake located which is also known as the ‘Sambalpur Sagar’?
    Answer: Sambalpur
  11. Which city in Odisha is known as the ‘Silk City’ of India?
    Answer: Berhampur
  12. In which district is the Bhitarkanika National Park located?
    Answer: Kendrapara
  13. Where in Odisha are the Chandipur and Gopalpur beaches located?
    Answer: Baleswar district
  14. Which folk dance form involves dancers balancing an earthen pot on their head?
    Answer: Dalkhai
  15. Which inward flowing branch of the sea, and a lagoon is the Bhetan Island located in?
    Answer: Mahanadi Delta
  16. Which freedom fighter from Odisha died in an encounter with British police at Kolkata?
    Answer: Malati Choudhury
  17. In which district of Odisha is the history-rich town of Dhauli located?
    Answer: Puri
  18. Where is the largest brackish water lake Loktak in Odisha?
    Answer: At Nrutanga village of Cuttack district
  19. What is name of the Odia festival which celebrates the new harvest of the crops?
    Answer: Nuakhai
  20. Which classical dance form originated in the temples of Puri in Odisha?
    Answer: Odissi
  21. Which session court in Odisha is the first paperless court in India?
    Answer: Bhubaneswar session court
  22. Which cricketer from Odisha led India in Test Matches?
    Answer: Basanth Kumar Patel
  23. Who wrote the famous poem ‘Kandhei’ which is very popular in Odisha?
    Answer: Radhanath Ray
  24. Where is the Tara Tarini temple located which is one the Shakti Peethas?
    Answer: Ganjam District
  25. Which mine in Odisha produces 98% of India’s chromite ore?
    Answer: Sukinda valley
  26. What is Odisha’s state animal?
    Answer: Sambar Deer
  27. Which hill range separates Northern Odisha plateau divisions from Central plateau divisions?
    Answer: Meghasini
  28. Where is the only granite mines in Odisha found?
    Answer: Ganjam
  29. Which freedom fighter born in Odisha was known as ‘Utkalmani’?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  30. What was the name of Odisha during ancient times?
    Answer: Kalinga
  31. Which cyclone in 1999 devastated coastal Odisha?
    Answer: Cyclone 05B
  32. What is the other name of ‘Dol Govind’ festival celebrated in Puri?
    Answer: Holi
  33. Which currency first originated in the Kalingan kingdom under Kharavela?
    Answer: Karshapana
  34. Which Odia poet was the court poet of King Prataprudra Dev?
    Answer: Sarala Dasa
  35. Where is the medieval-era Sun Temple Konark located?
    Answer: Puri district
  36. What is the state sport of Odisha?
    Answer: Hockey
  37. Who built the famous Jagannath Temple in Puri?
    Answer: Raja Anangabhimadeva
  38. Which Odia freedom fighter is known as the father of Odia nationalism?
    Answer: Madhusudan Das
  39. Which district has the largest coastline in Odisha?
    Answer: Balasore
  40. Where is the famous Papa Nashini temple dedicated to Durga located?
    Answer: Cuttack
  41. Which dance form originated in the Gotipua tradition prevalent in Odisha?
    Answer: Odissi
  42. Where in Odisha would you find the Bhimkund waterfalls?
    Answer: Mayurbhanj
  43. Which city hosts the International Sand Art Festival every year?
    Answer: Puri
  44. Which five rivers join near Cuttack city to form the Mahanadi delta?
    Answer: Kathajodi, Kuakhai, Devi, Chitrotpala and Birupa
  45. Which hill range divides Odisha into Kandhamal and Gajapati districts?
    Answer: Mahendra Hill Ranges
  46. When was Odisha formed as an independent state?
    Answer: 1 April 1936
  47. Where is the famous Buddhist site Ratnagiri located in Odisha?
    Answer: Jajpur District
  48. Who was the first Odia Sadhu to be initiate by Adi Shankaracharya?
    Answer: Padmapada
  49. Which river valley civilization flourished in Odisha?
    Answer: Kalingan valley civilization
  50. In which district is the Similipahad Tiger Reserve located?
    Answer: Mayurbhanj
  51. What was used as currency during the Gupta Period in Odisha?
    Answer: Suvarnadi dinar
  52. Which hill range divides Odisha into two unequal halves?
    Answer: Eastern Ghats
  53. What is the notified state tree of Odisha?
    Answer: Asan
  54. Which Odia writer is famous for his short stories and was honored with Padma Shri award?
    Answer: Gopinath Mohanty
  55. Where in Odisha is the Chilika Bird Sanctuary located?
    Answer: Puri and Khorda Districts
  56. Which famous Indian Scientist born in Odisha is known as the ‘Missile Man of India’?
    Answer: Dr APJ Abdul Kalam
  57. Which Odia freedom fighter led the historic ‘Paika Bidroha’ rebellion against the British in 1817?
    Answer: Bakshi Jagabandhu
  58. Which is the largest freshwater lake in Asia?
    Answer: Chilika Lake
  59. Where is the Tarini temple located, one among the fifty one Shakti Peethas?
    Answer: Kendujhar district
  60. Who built the famous Lingaraja temple in Odisha?
    Answer: Yayati Keshari
  61. Which category of forests are found most in Odisha?
    Answer: Tropical moist deciduous forests
  62. Where is the famous Odisha handloom town called Nuapatna located?
    Answer: Cuttack district
  63. Where in Odisha was the renowned Kalinga War fought in 261 BCE?
    Answer: Near Bhubaneswar
  64. Which famous Indian temple got its UNESCO World Heritage Site status recently?
    Answer: Konark Sun Temple
  65. Who was the first Chief Minister of Odisha?
    Answer: Harekrushna Mahatab
  66. Which Indian classical dance originated from the Devadasi tradition prevalent in Odisha?
    Answer: Odissi
  67. Who built the famous temple of Goddess Viraja near Jajpur town in Odisha?
    Answer: King Yayati II
  68. Which Odia poet was given the title ‘Biswa Kabi’ for his literary works?
    Answer: Kavisamrat Upendra Bhanja
  69. What percentage of India’s coal reserves are found in Odisha’s coal belt?
    Answer: 30%
  70. Where is the famous Chandrabhaga Sea Beach located in Odisha?
    Answer: Near Konark Temple
  71. Which tourism festival takes place annually in Konark, Puri and Bhubaneswar cities of Odisha?
    Answer: Rajarani Music Festival
  72. Which ancient text gives detailed accounts of Kalinga and the Maurya Empire?
    Answer: Indica by Megasthenes
  73. Which place in Odisha remained the capital during the imperial Ganga dynasty rule until 12th Century?
    Answer: Cuttack
  74. Who built the famous Sun Temple at Konark which depicts a huge chariot with 24 carved wheels?
    Answer: King Narasimhadeva I
  75. Where was the ancient town Sisupalgarh located which was capital of Kalinga in 3rd century BC?
    Answer: Near Bhubaneswar
  76. Which temple’s vimana is known to have a pyramidal structure made from Khondalite rocks?
    Answer: Konark Temple
  77. Which royal dynasty’s rule is considered the Golden Era of Odisha culture and temple architecture?
    Answer: Eastern Ganga dynasty
  78. Which district has the famous Chandra Prabha Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to diverse flora and fauna?
    Answer: Jharsuguda
  79. Which dance practiced by sons of Lord Shiva is said to be the precursor to the Gotipua tradition of Odisha?
    Answer: Sandhyanritya
  80. Which port in Odisha will be developed into a mega smart industrial port under the Sagarmala project?
    Answer: Paradip Port
  81. Which hill range separates the Mahanadi Delta from the Central Tableland in Odisha?
    Answer: Barunei
  82. Who built the famous Mukteswar temple exhibiting the Kalinga style of temple architecture?
    Answer: King Chodagangadeva
  83. In which district of Odisha would you find the horseshoe shaped Khalasuni waterfall?
    Answer: Kalahandi
  84. Where in Odisha is the 9th century CE Buddhist Ratnagiri monasteries site located?
    Answer: Jajpur district
  85. Which famous king defeated the Sailodbhavas to restore the glory of Mahameghavahana dynasty?
    Answer: Anantavarman Chodaganga
  86. Which Odia poet was known as ‘Swabhab Kavi’ for his natural poetic talent?
    Answer: Bhima Bhoi
  87. Which erstwhile princely state in Odisha was the largest one by area before independence?
    Answer: Mayurbhanj State
  88. Which category of Odisha painting is made using natural colors over cloth parchment?
    Answer: Pattachitra paintings
  89. Which hill station located in Debagarh district of Odisha is a popular eco-tourism destination?
    Answer: Deomali
  90. Who wrote the famous “Laxmi Purana” featuring myths and genealogy of Chausatha Yogini Temple?
    Answer: Sarala Das
  91. Which hill range divides Kalahandi district from the eastern side to the western side?
    Answer: Duduma-Maligonga
  92. Which famous Odia poet popularized Radha-Krishna Bhakti cult and the Dandi Ramayan in Odisha?
    Answer: Balarama Das
  93. What is the highest literary award conferred by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi?
    Answer: Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman
  94. At which pilgrimage spot was the last Kalinga Jatra performed by Emperor Ashoka?
    Answer: Dhauli
  95. Which district of Odisha has the largest deposits of chromite reserves in India?
    Answer: Jajpur
  96. Which famous freedom fighter born in Odisha was known as ‘Dakshina Bharat ka Gandhi’?
    Answer: Malati Choudhury
  97. Who was the first woman joint secretary of a state government in independent India?
    Answer: Rama Devi from Odisha
  98. Where in Odisha is the famous crafts village Raghurajpur located known for intricate Pattachitra artworks?
    Answer: Puri district
  99. Which ancient text refers to Kalinga as ‘the land of the brave’ that Ashoka failed to conquer by force?
    Answer: Ashoka’s 13th Rock Edict
  100. Which trust promotes Jagannath culture like Rath Yatra, Pala art and Gotipua dance forms globally?
    Answer: Odisha International Centre
  101. Who built the famous Ananta Basilica temple with intricate marble stone carvings on the walls?
    Answer: Queen Chandrika Devi
  102. Which category of rice grown in the Mahanadi delta region gets its name from Odisha’s Jagannath temple?
    Answer: Kalinga Brown rice
  103. Which Odisha king had trade relations with countries like Java, Sumatra, Bali and Seran in 12th century CE?
    Answer: Anantavarman Chodaganga
  104. Who was the first woman Odia writer to receive the prestigious Jnanpith literary award?
    Answer: Pratibha Ray
  105. What was the ancient name of Puri city where the Jagannath temple is located?
    Answer: Srikshetra
  106. Which hill range stretches from Phulbani to Berhampur acting as a barrier for Mahanadi river?
    Answer: Kodinga
  107. In which district would you find the medieval era brick temple complex of Vaital Deul?
    Answer: Boudh
  108. Who was the Chief Minister of Odisha when it was hit by the devastating 1999 super cyclone?
    Answer: Giridhar Gamang
  109. Which festival marking the sun’s entry into Capricorn sign is unique to tribal groups of Odisha?
    Answer: Dongria Kondha Habhea
  110. Which freedom fighter born in Balasore was the president of the National Congress of Odisha?
    Answer: Nilakantha Das
  111. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era Bali Jatra festival?
    Answer: Cuttack
  112. Which category of coarse handmade cotton fabrics with ikat patterns originated in Odisha?
    Answer: Sambalpuri Sarees
  113. In which district would you find the medieval era temples like Vaital, Sisireswar and Rajarani?
    Answer: Bhubaneshwar
  114. Which famous Winneba tribe dance performed during Bhai Juntia festival originated in Koraput?
    Answer: Dhemsa Dance
  115. Where in Odisha was the famous Battle of Kalinga fought in 261 BCE during Ashoka’s rule?
    Answer: Dhauli
  116. Which major river that flows in a horseshoe shape forms both Mahanadi and Godavari deltas?
    Answer: Mahanadi
  117. Which festival celebrated in Odisha sees parents worshiping children with only daughters?
    Answer: Kumar Purnima
  118. What is the name of the largest brackish water lake spread over Puri, Khurda and Cuttack districts?
    Answer: Chilika Lake
  119. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era archaeological site Lalitgiri?
    Answer: Jajpur district
  120. Which category of colorful applique handicraft is unique to tribal groups in Koraput region?
    Answer: Pipli crafts
  121. Where in Odisha is the famous Tribal Research Institute and Museum located?
    Answer: Bhubaneswar
  122. Which district is the largest producer of Tasar silk contributing over 70% of India’s total production?
    Answer: Mayurbhanj
  123. Which port in Balasore district of Odisha is the site for India’s first missile testing facility?
    Answer: Chandipur
  124. Who wrote the famous “Ritu Samhara” and “Meghaduta” Kavya during the Ganga dynasty rule?
    Answer: Sarala Das
  125. Which category of paintings often depict Lord Jagannath, floral motifs and geometric patterns?
    Answer: Pattachitra
  126. Which city hosts the annual Rajarani music and dance festival showcasing classical performances?
    Answer: Bhubaneshwar
  127. Who founded the Bhaumakara dynasty that ruled parts of coastal and northern Odisha?
    Answer: Shivakara I
  128. Which king defeated the Kalachuris and ended the chaos after the Somavansi dynasty rule?
    Answer: Yayati KesharI
  129. Who wrote the famous “Village Mother’s Comeback” poem in Odia language?
    Answer: Godabarisha Mohapatra
  130. Which famous freedom fighter born in Balangir inspired non-violent protests across Odisha?
    Answer: Laxman Nayak
  131. Where in Odisha would you find the famous Badadanda waterfall surrounded by dense forests?
    Answer: Mayurbhanj
  132. Who was the last Hindu king to rule over Odisha before it went under the British rule?
    Answer: Mukunda Deva II
  133. Where in Bolangir district would you find the famous medieval era Pataleshwar temple?
    Answer: Deogaon
  134. Which famous king defeated the Sailodbhavas and Eastern Chalukyas to restore Ganga dynasty rule?
    Answer: Rajaraja II
  135. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era Maa Tarini and Taptapani temples?
    Answer: Ganjam district
  136. Which Odia writer’s novel “Chhamana Atha Guntha” was made into a film that won National Award?
    Answer: Fakir Mohan Senapati
  1. Which is the highest gallantry award given by the state of Odisha?
    Answer: Biju Patnaik Award for Bravery
  2. Who was the Chief Minister of Odisha who introduced the ambitious Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA) scheme?
    Answer: Naveen Patnaik
  3. In which district of Odisha is the famous 11th century CE Udaygiri Buddhist complex site located?
    Answer: Jajpur district
  4. Which port in Odisha has the world’s largest terminal for exports of steel products outside China?
    Answer: Paradip Port
  5. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era stone chariot temple Panchalingeswar located?
    Answer: Balangir district
  6. Who wrote famous literary works like “Kichaka Badha” and “Jagannath Bana Lila” in Odia?
    Answer: Abhimanyu Samantasinhar
  7. Which Odia poet is known for pioneering the modern style of prose-poetry called ‘Swapna Kavya’?
    Answer: Gangadhar Meher
  8. Where in Odisha is the famous eco-tourism site Kotia located known for its natural beauty?
    Answer: Koraput district
  9. Who led the Paika rebellion against British officials responsible for torture in Khordha region?
    Answer: Jagabandhu Bidyadhar
  10. Which Odia writer born in Berhampur was popularly known as the “Father of Modern Odia Drama”?
    Answer: Manmath Nath Das
  11. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era Vishnu temple called Someswar Siva located?
    Answer: Bhograi town, Balasore district
  12. Which category of colorful thread paintings done on cloth originated among tribal groups of Odisha?
    Answer: Pipili applique crafts
  13. Who developed the martial art form called ‘Baunsa Riyasi’ which uses soil dugout as weapons?
    Answer: Paika Warriors
  14. Which district of Odisha has the second largest manganese reserves contributing over 45% of India’s total?
    Answer: Sundargarh
  15. Where in Odisha would you find the famous hot spring called Taptapani surrounded by hills?
    Answer: Ganjam district
  16. What percentage of India’s chromite ore deposits is found in Odisha making it a chromite hub?
    Answer: Over 95%
  17. Which city served as the capital of Kalinga kingdom during early years before its shift to coastal region?
    Answer: Khalingapatna
  18. Who was the famous medieval Odia poet described as the “Emperor of Odia literature”?
    Answer: Sarala Das
  19. Which hill station located in Rayagada district of Odisha has several ancient caves with stone carvings?
    Answer: Jeypore
  20. Which district is the largest producer of high quality iron ore contributing over 30% of India’s total deposits?
    Answer: Sundargarh
  21. Who wrote famous texts on medicine like ‘Chikitsa Samgraha’ and ‘Chikitsa Chandrika’ in Odia?
    Answer: Vasu Praharaj
  22. Which cricketer born in Cuttack was known for his world record opening batting partnership?
    Answer: Pankaj Roy
  23. Where in Ganjam district would you find the famous medieval era stone carved Jaugarh temple?
    Answer: Near Berhampur
  24. Who successfully led the historic struggle to make Odia the state’s official language in 1936?
    Answer: Madhusudan Das
  25. Which category of lightweight fabric with ikat tie-dye motifs is unique to tribal groups of Odisha?
    Answer: Sambalpuri Ikat sarees
  26. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era Maa Bhattarika temple located known for its annual chariot festival?
    Answer: Chandrapur town
  27. Which Indian classical dance form born in Odishan temples depict poses like Tribhangi and Chauka?
    Answer: Odissi
  28. Who wrote famous poems like “Kabi Kumbha” and “Rasakallola” based on erotic sculptures of Konark temple?
    Answer: Dinakrushna Das
  29. Which port in Odisha will be developed into South Asia’s biggest port under Sagarmala project?
    Answer: Paradip Port
  30. Who defeated the Pallava ruler to conquer Ganjam region and ensure Ganga rule all over Odisha territories?
    Answer: Anantavarman Chodaganga
  31. Which town in Puri district hosts the annual beach festival for 4 days featuring Odissi dance and sand art?
    Answer: Konark
  32. Where in Odisha is the famous hot spring temple called Budhakedar located that attracts thousands of devotees?
    Answer: Angul district
  33. Who is the author of famous “Labanyabati” and “Chilika” poems written in Odia language?
    Answer: Radhanath Ray
  34. Which Odisha freedom fighter led the historic Delhi Chalo campaign during British rule?
    Answer: Nabakrushna Choudhuri
  35. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era Varahi temple located known for its annual chariot festival?
    Answer: Chaurasi
  36. Which category of tribal dance performed in happy occasions depicts harvesting traditions?
    Answer: Dhemsa dance
  37. What is the name of the largest tributary of Mahanadi river that flows through Sambalpur region?
    Answer: Ib river
  38. Which city served as the capital of imperial Gajapati rulers during medieval times?
    Answer: Cuttack
  39. Where in Sambalpur district would you find the famous medieval era temples of Pataneswara?
    Answer: Near Huma town
  40. Who wrote the 16th century Odia version of great Hindu epic Ramayana titled “Adhyatma Ramayan”?
    Answer: Balaram Das
  41. Which port located near river Budhabalanga is famous for handling over half of India’s iron ore exports?
    Answer: Dhamra port
  42. What is the name of a lagoon formed at the mouth of Daya river hosting over hundred water bird species?
    Answer: Nuanai Lagoon
  43. Which freedom fighter born in Balangir was a prominent Dalit leader and activist?
    Answer: Nagendra Kumar Singh
  44. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era Maa Majhighariani temple located near Sambalpur town?
    Answer: At Gelorpada
  45. Which district has the famous Debrigarh Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to herbivores like deer and antelopes?
    Answer: Hirakud
  46. What is the name of the largest freshwater lake located near Sambalpur town surrounded by hills on all sides?
    Answer: Hirakud Lake
  47. Who successfully led the ‘Akhaya Kumar Movement’ protesting temple taxes during British rule?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  48. Where in Odisha is the famous hot spring temple called Atri located near hill streams and waterfalls?
    Answer: Khordha district
  49. Which cricketer born in Cuttack was India’s fastest bowler in Test cricket in 1970’s?
    Answer: Prasanta Kumar Patel
  50. What is the name of 3-day long harvest festival showing gratitude to Mother Earth for her gifts?
    Answer: Nuakhai
  51. Who wrote famous literary works like “Kabi Kalidas”, “Jajati Keshari” and “Usha Bilas” in Odia?
    Answer: Sisir Kumar Das
  52. Which port located near Paradip hosts half of India’s aluminum production by NALCO facility?
    Answer: Port of Dhamara
  53. Who led the historic temple entry movement in 1948 allowing Dalits to enter Jagannath Temple?
    Answer: Nilakantha Patnaik
  54. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era Chausathi Jogini temple with 64 Yogini idols?
    Answer: Hirapur
  55. What is the name of the dance-drama art form combining classical Odissi moves with folk elements?
    Answer: Gotipua
  56. Which port located near river Subarnarekha has an all-weather lagoon port facility?
    Answer: Dhamara
  57. Who was the first tribal leader from Odisha to be appointed as the Chief Minister?
    Answer: Nandini Satpathy
  58. Where in Angul district would you find the medieval era temple carved in Odisha style of architecture?
    Answer: Alarnath Temple
  59. What is the name of the largest salt water lagoon rich in fish, prawn and crab resources?
    Answer: Chilika Lake
  60. Who successfully led the historic movement to keep Odisha province separate from Bihar?
    Answer: Madhusudan Das
  61. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era stone temple packed with intricate carvings?
    Answer: Lingaraja Temple
  62. Which seaport located near Paradip will be India’s first port having LNG terminal?
    Answer: Dhamara Port
  63. Who was the first Odia woman to be awarded a D. Litt. degree and also preside over the Odisha Sahitya Academy?
    Answer: Kuntala Kumari Sabat
  64. Where in Odisha would you find the famous hot spring temple called Badabasing near a hill stream?
    Answer: Mayurbhanj district
  65. What is the name of the largest distributary formed from the Mahanadi river?
    Answer: Kuakhai
  66. Who successfully led the historic temple entry movement allowing Dalits inside Puri Jagannath Temple?
    Answer: Bimala Prasad Das
  67. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era Lakshmi Temple located with intricate stone carvings?
    Answer: Boudh district
  68. What is the name of a freshwater lake formed in Hirakud Dam reservoir having scenic beauty?
    Answer: Govind Ballabh Pant Reservoir
  69. Who was the Chief Minister of Odisha that completed 2 full five year terms in office?
    Answer: Naveen Patnaik
  70. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era Varahi Devi temple with intricate carvings?
    Answer: Chaurasi temple complex
  71. What is the name of the largest river in Odisha forming the Mahanadi delta before meeting Bay of Bengal?
    Answer: Mahanadi
  72. Which port located near Paradip hosts the country’s biggest steel plant set up by POSCO Group?
    Answer: Port of Dhamara
  73. Who led the historic temple entry movement resulting in law allowing Dalits inside Jagannath Temple?
    Answer: Dr. B.R Ambedkar
  74. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era Someswar group of temples?
    Answer: Bhograi, Balasore district
  75. What is the name of the presiding deity worshipped in the famous Taratarini Temple complex?
    Answer: Tara
  76. Which category of boats made from logs and planks are used in the Chilika Lake for fishing and transport?
    Answer: Nauka
  77. Who wrote famous literary epics like “Kumara Haran”, “Banamali” and “Adikanda Ramayana”?
    Answer: Upendra Bhanja
  78. Where in Balangir district would you find the famous hot spring temple called Harisankar surrounded by hills?
    Answer: Near Nrusinghnath
  79. What is the name of a major left bank tributary of Mahanadi that originates from Chhattisgarh?
    Answer: Seonath
  80. Which port in Balasore district will host the country’s first floating storage facility by IndianOil?
    Answer: Dhamara Port
  81. Who founded the Soma dynasty that ruled parts of Odisha for some period before Eastern Gangas took over?
    Answer: Yayati I
  82. Where in Mayurbhanj district would you find the complete medieval era temple complex called Sitabinji?
    Answer: At Baripada town
  83. What is the name of a left bank distributary formed from Mahanadi near Cuttack?
    Answer: Kathajodi
  84. Which category of rice grown in Odisha gets its name from an aromatic pandanus species plant?
    Answer: Kewada Rice
  85. Who successfully led protests against East India Company forcing them to put an end to the abominable Khond system?
    Answer: John Beams
  86. Where in Jajpur district would you find the 10th century ancient Buddhist monastery called Ratnagiri?
    Answer: Near Lalitgiri
  87. What is the name of the presiding deity worshipped in the famous Ugratara temple?
    Answer: Goddess Tara
  88. Which category of fabrics often features Sambalpuri Ikat motifs like shankha, chakra and fish?
    Answer: Bomkai Sarees
  89. Who served as the Chief Minister of Odisha for the longest period of over 16 years?
    Answer: Naveen Patnaik
  90. Where in Puri district would you find the medieval era Alarnatha temple carved in typical Kalinga architecture?
    Answer: Brahmagiri
  91. What is name of the hill range that separates Northern Odisha plateau divisions from Eastern coastal plains?
    Answer: Panchagiri Range
  92. Which category of coarse cotton fabrics comes with bands of ikat design separated by plain borders?
    Answer: Bandha Sarees
  93. Who became the first woman Chief Minister of Odisha serving for a brief period?
    Answer: Nandini Satpathy
  94. Where in Odisha would you find famous medieval era temples like Rajarani, Mukteswar and Lingaraj?
    Answer: Bhubaneshwar
  95. What is the name of the winter month when tribal groups celebrate birth of a new age and harvest?
    Answer: Magha
  96. In which district would you find the famous Pipli village known for bright applique umbrella crafts?
    Answer: Puri district
  97. Who was the Chief Minister of Odisha that implemented the historic land reform laws?
    Answer: Biju Patnaik
  98. Where in Mayurbhanj district would you find the complete Sitabinj temple complex made in 10th century?
    Answer: At Baripada town
  99. Which river passing through Boudh district is a major tributary of the Mahanadi?
    Answer: Tel
  100. Which category of sarees named after Bapta town features Sambalpuri Ikat work with bright threads?
    Answer: Bapta Sarees
  101. Who established the Utkal Tannery paving way for industrialization in Odisha during early 20th century?
    Answer: Utkal Gourab Madhusudan Das
  102. Where in Odisha would you find famous Jain heritage sites like Udayagiri, Ratnagiri and Lalitgiri?
    Answer: Jajpur district
  103. What is the name of the presiding deity worshipped in Vaital temple known for its 8 armed Durga idol?
    Answer: Goddess Chamunda
  104. Which port located near Paradip handles traffic of raw materials for nearby industries?
    Answer: Dhamara port
  105. Who was the first woman journalist and freedom fighter born in a small village in Puri district of Odisha?
    Answer: Malati Choudhury
  106. Where in Ganjam district would you find the famous Rambha beach and Pati Sonapur beach?
    Answer: Near Berhampur
  107. What is the name of a freshwater lake formed between two major tributaries of Mahanadi river?
    Answer: Pata Lake
  108. Which port located near Paradip will host the upcoming Subarnarekha port industrial park?
    Answer: Port of Dhamara
  109. Who wrote famous literary epics like “Kabi Kalebar”, “Nrusingha Purana” and “Usha Bilas” in Odia?
    Answer: Abhimanyu Samantasinhar
  110. Where in Jajpur distrcit would you find the famous 11th century Budddhist heritage site called Udayagiri?
    Answer: Near Ratnagiri
  111. In which district would you find the famous Daspalla Lake located on the left bank of River Rausuli?
    Answer: Nayagarh
  112. Which hill tribe dance performed by men holding hands depicts their martial traditions?
    Answer: Dalkhai Dance
  113. Who led the historic non-violent Salt March protesting against prohibitive salt taxes?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  114. Where in Odisha would you find the famous medieval era temples like Lakshmi, Parsurameswar and Bhattarika?
    Answer: Boudh district
  115. What is the name of the presiding deity worshipped in famous Brahmeswar temple of Bhubaneshwar?
    Answer: Lord Shiva
  116. Which category of fabrics with red ikat patterns along the pallu comes in bright vibrant colors?
    Answer: Khandua Sarees
  117. Who led the historic movement demanding Odia province and primary education in mother tongue Odia?
    Answer: Madhu Babu
  118. What is the name of the presiding deity at famous Maa Taratarini temple located near Brahmapur?
    Answer: Goddess Tara
  1. Which category of nutritious red rice is grown in mineral rich soil without use of any chemicals?
    Answer: Mandia Rice
  2. Who led the historic temple entry movement resulting in a law allowing Dalits inside Puri Jagannath Temple?
    Answer: Bimala Prasad Das
  3. Where in Keonjhar district would you find the famous Ghatagaon mines that are rich in iron and manganese ores?
    Answer: Near Joda town
  4. What is the name of the festival marking the beginning of the harvesting period for rabi crops?
    Answer: Pana Sankranti
  5. Which category of fabrics come with Sambalpuri ikat butis all over the body and pallu?
    Answer: Bomkai Sarees
  6. Who led the Salt Satyagraha protesting British tax policies and demanding salt self-sufficiency rights?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  7. Where in Odisha is the famous medieval era Varahi Devi temple located with annual chariot festival?
    Answer: At Chaurasi
  8. What is the name of a historic peace treaty signed between Kalinga rulers and the Maurya Empire?
    Answer: Treaty of Kalinga
  9. Which district contributes over 95% of India’s chromite ore exports making it the chromite hub?
    Answer: Jajpur
  10. Who wrote the 16th century Odia translation of great Hindu epic Mahabharata titled “Kabi Kalidas”?
    Answer: Sarala Das
  11. Where in Kalahandi district would you find the famous Phurlijharan Waterfall located near a dense forest?
    Answer: Near Thakaram
  12. What is the name of a freshwater lake located 20 kms from Cuttack over River Mahanadi?
    Answer: Ansupa Lake
  13. Which port located near Paradip would host the upcoming Subarnarekha Port Industrial Park?
    Answer: Dhamara Port
  14. Who were the earliest rulers to have established stable rule bringing prosperity to Odishan people?
    Answer: Imperial Gangas
  15. Where in Odisha is the famous hotspring temple called Taptapani located known for its medicinal waters??
    Answer: Near Berhampur
  16. What is the name of presiding deity at famous Brahmeswara Temple located within Bhubaneshwar city?
    Answer: Lord Shiva
  17. Which freedom fighter born in Puri co-founded the historic Utkal Union Conference organization?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  18. Where in Mayurbhanj district would you find the complete medieval era Vaital Deul temple?
    Answer: Khiching
  19. What is the name of the regulator constructed across Daya river to supply water for irrigation?
    Answer: Jobra Barrage
  20. Which category of black rice grown in mineral rich soil is extremely rich in antioxidants?
    Answer: Mandia Rice
  21. Who first demanded creation of a separate state for Odia speaking people during the British rule?
    Answer: Madhusudan Das
  22. Where in Khordha district would you find the famous Chilika Lake spread over Puri and Khordha districts?
    Answer: Near Bhubaneshwar
  23. What is the name of the left bank distributary channel formed from River Mahanadi?
    Answer: Kuakhai
  24. Which category of single ikat silk sarees is produced exclusively in Kotpad village of Koraput region?
    Answer: Kotpad Handloom fabric
  25. Who led the temple entry movement that ensured passage of Orissa Hindu Religious Endowments Act in 1947?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  26. Where in Kalahandi district would you find the scenic Phurlijharan Waterfall dropping from a great height?
    Answer: Near Thakam
  27. What is the name of the regulator barrage constructed near Jobra village over River Mahanadi?
    Answer: Jobra Barrage
  28. Which category of nutritious black rice grown in Odisha without use of any chemicals is rich in fiber?
    Answer: Black Rice
  29. Who led the historic civil disobedience movement protesting harsh land tax policies in Odisha?
    Answer: Gopabandhu Das
  30. Where in Bolangir district would you find the famous medieval era Someswar Siva temple built in sandstone?
    Answer: At Deogaon
  31. Which day is celebrated as the foundation day marking the creation of a separate state of Odisha?
    Answer: 1st April
  32. What is the name of the presiding deity at the famous medieval era temples like Mukteswar and Rajarani?
    Answer: Lord Shiva
  33. Who demanded Odisha province during Madras Presidency refusing to join Bengal or Bihar?
    Answer: Madhu Sudan Das
  34. Where in Bolangir district would you find the famous Pataleshwar temple made in sandstone?
    Answer: Deogaon
  35. Which dance form originated among the sons of Lord Shiva and is considered the precursor to Odissi dance?
    Answer: Sandhya Nritya
  36. What is the name of the regulator dam constructed across the Mahanadi River?
    Answer: Naraj Barrage
  37. Who first raised the demand for creation of a separate state comprising Odia speaking regions?
    Answer: Utkala Bharatee club
  38. Where in Balasore district would you find the medieval era Someswar Siva Group of temples built in sandstone?
    Answer: At Bhograi
  39. Which month as per the Hindu lunar calendar is considered ideal for planting new crops and plantations?
    Answer: Kartika
  40. What is the name of the presiding deity at the famous Sakti temple Chausathi Jogini?
    Answer: Goddess Chamunda
  41. Which port located near Paradip would host the upcoming Subarnarekha Port Industrial Park by KISPL?
    Answer: Dhamara Port
  42. Who wrote famous texts on medicine like ‘Chikitsa Chandrika’ and ‘Chikitsa Samgraha’ in Odia?
    Answer: Vasu Praharaj
  43. Where in Odisha is the famous Tosha Mountain peak located that attracts lots of mountaineers?
    Answer: Keonjhar district
  44. What is the name of the regulator barrage constructed across the Brahmani river near Panposh?
    Answer: Rengali Dam

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