Topicwise Questions - Maharashtra

1. With how many States does Maharashtra share its boundary?

  1. Four
  2. Five
  3. Six
  4. Seven

2. On which day was Maharashtra formed after separation from Bombay State?

  1. 01 May 1960
  2. 15 August 1947
  3. 01 Nov 1956
  4. 20 Oct 1962

3. Who of the following is the first recipient of Jnanpith Award for Marathi literature?

  1. Vinda Karandikar
  2. Vishnu Khandekar
  3. Vasant Kanetkar
  4. Vijay Tendulkar

4. At which of the following places in Maharashtra is the Takht Shri Hazur Sahib located (one of the 5 important seats of Sikh authority)?

  1. Aurangabad
  2. Pune
  3. Nagpur
  4. Nanded

5. KD Jadhav from Maharashtra who won the first individual medal for India in the Olympics was associated with -

  1. Wrestling
  2. Boxing
  3. Weighlifting
  4. Swimming

6. Who of the following was the first person from Maharashtra to become a Grandmaster in chess?

  1. Abhijit Kunte
  2. Swati Ghate
  3. Pravin Thipsay
  4. Tejas Bakre

7. In which city is the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute located?

  1. Pune
  2. Nagpur
  3. Mumbai
  4. Aurangabad

8. Which of the following is a form of painting native to Maharashtra?

  1. Pattachitra
  2. Kalamkari
  3. Warli
  4. Madhubani

9. Which of the following was the first Marathi talkie film?

  1. Ayodhyecha Raja
  2. Shyam Sundar
  3. Maya Machhindra
  4. Setu Bandhan

10. Who of the following was the first recipient of the Maharashtra Bhushan Award?

  1. Lata Mangeshkar
  2. Bhimsen Joshi
  3. Sachin Tendulkar
  4. Purshottam Deshpande


11. Which of the following sanctuaries in Maharashtra was notified in 2018?

  1. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Ghodazhari Wildlife Sanctuary
  3. Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary
  4. Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

12. Which of these national parks is located within the city limits of Mumbai?

  1. Rajiv Gandhi National Park
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru Park
  3. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  4. Gugamal National Park

13. Ratnagiri is famous for the production of -

  1. Onions
  2. Grapes
  3. Bananas
  4. Mangoes

14. Lasalgaon is a famous market place in Maharashtra for the trading of -

  1. Gold
  2. Onions
  3. Shares
  4. Cattle

15. Which of the following caves in Maharashtra is not in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list?

  1. Ajanta Caves
  2. Ellora Caves
  3. Elephanta Caves
  4. Kanheri Caves

16. Which of the following districts of Maharashtra is well-known for its production of bananas?

  1. Jalgaon
  2. Ahmednagar
  3. Nashik
  4. Solapur


17. Which of the following places in Maharashtra is famous for cotton bedsheets which have been given GI tag?

  1. Amaravati
  2. Solapur
  3. Kolhapur
  4. Sangli

18. At which of the following places is a branch of Mumbai High Court NOT located?

  1. Aurangabad
  2. Nagpur
  3. Pune
  4. Panaji

19. Who of the following is the author of the well-known book ‘History of Dharmasastra’?

  1. Pandurang Vaman Kane
  2. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
  3. Pandurang Sadashiv Sane
  4. R.G. Bhandarkar

20. In which city of Maharashtra was an Indian Institute of Management established in the year 2015?

  1. Pune
  2. Nagpur
  3. Mumbai
  4. Nashik

21. Who of the following established SNDT Women’s University, the first university for women in India?

  1. RG Bhandarkar
  2. Dadabhai Naoroji
  3. Dondo Kesav Karve
  4. Bal Thackeray

22. Which is the largest district of Maharashtra in terms of area?

  1. Amaravati
  2. Nagpur
  3. Sangli
  4. Ahmednagar

23. What percentage of population of Maharashtra is literate as per 2011 census?

  1. 82.3%
  2. 79.6%
  3. 86.7%
  4. 80.8%

24. Which of the following districts has the lowest density?

  1. Chandrapur
  2. Sindhudurg
  3. Gadchiroli
  4. Ratnagiri


25. Who of the following is known as the Mother of Orphans because of her work in looking after abandoned children in Maharashtra?

  1. Medha Patkar
  2. Sindhutai Sapkal
  3. Savitribai Phule
  4. Rani Bang