Languages of India – Old Year Questions

1. With reference to India, the terms ‘Halbi, Ho, and Kui’ Pertain to

(a) dance forms of Northwest India
(b) musical instruments
(c) pre-historic cave paintings
(d) tribal languages

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2021]


2. The most widely spoken language after Hindi, in the Indian sub-continent, is –

(a) Urdu
(b) Bengali
(c) Telugu
(d) Tamil

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1993]


3. The most widely spoken language after Hindi in India, is

(a) Bengali
(b) Telugu
(c) Tamil
(d) Marathi

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2005]


4. Which of the following was given the classical language status in 2014?

(a) Odia
(b) Gujarati
(c) Dongari
(d) Bangla

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


5. Which one of the following languages belongs to the Austric group?

(a) Marathi
(b) Ladakhi
(c) Khasi
(d) Tamil

[I.A.S. (Pre) 1998]


6. Which one of the following is the largest linguistic group of India?

(a) Sino-Tibetan
(b) Indo-Aryan
(c) Austro-Asiatic
(d) Dravidian
(e) None of these

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


7. Which Indian language, is spoken maximum in the world after Hindi?

(a) Tamil
(b) Bengali
(c) Malayalam
(d) Telugu

[Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2021]