Every year, November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day across the country to mark the birth anniversary of independent India’s first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. A staunch supporter of children’s rights and education, he is fondly remembered as Chacha Nehru among the children in India.
Nehru, a pragmatic leader, strongly believed in scientific knowledge and propagated reasoning and rationality as the basis of all learning. His legacy lives on in the form of eminent educational institutions like Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), and even All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) that were established under his tenure.
While Children’s day is an occasion for celebration, it is also one for raising awareness about the rights, education and development of children in the country. After the pandemic hit the world, India has seen major setbacks in terms of nourishment and education among children. Let’s celebrate the day by being more informed with Careers360’s Children’s day 2022 quiz. This short quiz includes 10 questions related to legendary leader and important child rights issues.
Happy Children’s Day!
Q1 Which newspaper was started by Jawaharlal Nehru?
a) New India
b) National Herald
c) Young India
d) The Statesman
Q2 When is universal children’s day celebrated?
a) December 1
b) November 12
c) November 20
d) November 14
Q3 Apart from IITs and IIMs, Nehru played a critical role in establishing which of the following institutions where he was also the first chairperson?
a) Sahitya Akademi
b) Lalit Kala Akademi
c) Film and Television Institute of India
d) National School of Drama
Q4 Which of the following articles protect children from hazardous employment till the age of 14 years?
a) Article 14
b) Article 24
c) Article 32
d) Article 10
Q5 The prime minister of India confers National Bravery Award to children who display immense courage and risk their lives to protect people. When is it awarded?
a) Children’s Day
b) Independence Day
c) Teachers’ Day
d) Republic Day
Q6 Which of the following central government schemes guarantees hot cooked meals in government and government aided schools from 2021-22 to 2025-26?
a) PM Poshan
b) PM Bhojan
c) PM food security scheme
d) PM school lunch scheme
Q7 Nehru spent three years in Trinity College to earn which of the following degrees?
c) Natural science
d) Public policy
Q8 As per central government’s data, which of the following states has the highest number of severely acutely malnourished children?
Q9 Although MK Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru admired each other’s politics, on what important issue did they differ?
a) Non-violence and non-cooperation
b) The partition of Pakistan
c) The future of India as an agrarian society
d) Membership of the British Commonwealth
Q10 After becoming the first prime minister of India, Nehru envisioned India to be a mixed economy influenced by which of the following?
c) Soviet Union (now Russia)
d) United Kingdom