Thursday, 10 December 2020

Literature Quiz 20: Jnanpith Award Quiz 1

Literature Quiz 20: Jnanpith Award Quiz 1

A quiz on India's highest literary award: Bhartiya Jnanpith Award

1. When was the Bharatiya Jnanpith Award first awarded?

2. Who was the first recipient of Jnanpith Award?
Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
Umashankar Joshi
Sumitranandan Pant
G Sankara Kurup

3. Who was the first Bengali writer to receive the Jnanpith Award?
Bishnu Dey
Tarashankar Bandyopadhyay
Ashapoorna Devi
Sharatchandra Chatterjee

4. Name the first female recipient of Jnanpith Award
Mahashweta Devi
Mahadevi Varma
Ashapoorna Devi
Amrita Pritam

5. Who among the following is the first to receive Jnanpith Award for Urdu?
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Qurratulain Hyder
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'

6. One of the major poets of the Chhayavaadi school of Hindi literature, he was the first Hindi writer to be awarded Jnanpith for the collection his most famous poems titled “Chidambara”. Who is he?
Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
Sumitranandan Pant
Jaishankar Prasad
Maithilisharan Gupt

7. The first Jnanpith to Tamil literature was received by Akilan. Which one of his works got him the coveted Jnanpith Award?
Vengayin Mainthan
Chitra Pavai
Enge Pokirom
Padu Vellam

8. The 2019 Jnanpith Award was given to a renowned Malayalam poet. Who is he?
Akkitham Achuthan Namboothiri
ONV Kurup
Vallathol Narayana Menon
Madhusoodanan Nair

9. Which one of the following novels by S K Pottekkat earned him the coveted Jnanpith Award in 1980?
Oru Theruvinte Katha
Oru Deshathinte Katha

10. Which one of the following Malayalam writers is NOT a recipient of Jnanpith Award?
Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai
M T Vasudevan Nair
Viakom Muhammed Basheer
ONV Kurup

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