“Test your global cultural knowledge with our GK Quiz on World Festivals and Traditions. Explore diverse celebrations and their significance through 30 questions with four options. Learn about iconic festivals from Diwali to Carnival and their unique customs and traditions. Challenge your knowledge and discover the rich tapestry of global festivities with this engaging quiz.”
GK Quiz on World Festivals and Traditions
1. Which festival is known as the “Festival of Lights”?
2. What is the famous carnival held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, known as?
a) Mardi Gras
3. In which country is the Running of the Bulls festival, also known as San Fermín, held annually?
4. Holi, a colorful festival, is celebrated predominantly in which country?
5. What is the traditional Japanese New Year’s celebration called?
b) Golden Week
d) Cherry Blossom Festival
6. Which festival marks the Chinese New Year and is known for its dragon and lion dances?
b) Tet Nguyen Dan
d) Spring Festival
7. Which of the following is not a part of the Jewish Hanukkah celebration?
a) Lighting the menorah
b) Giving gifts
d) Playing with a dreidel
8. Bastille Day is a national holiday in which country?
d) United Kingdom
9. On which holiday do people in the United States typically consume turkey as a traditional meal?
10. The “Day of the Dead” is a colorful and festive holiday celebrated primarily in which country?
11. In which country is the famous Oktoberfest beer festival held?
12. The Festival of Colors, also known as Holi, is primarily associated with which religion?
13. Where is the world’s largest Carnival celebration outside of Brazil held?
a) New Orleans, USA
b) Venice, Italy
c) Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
d) Sydney, Australia
14. What festival celebrates the Lunar New Year and involves giving and receiving red envelopes (hongbao)?
c) Tet Nguyen Dan
15. Which festival, also known as the “Festival of Sacrifice,” is one of the most important Islamic holidays?
b) Eid al-Fitr
c) Eid al-Adha
16. La Tomatina, an annual tomato-throwing festival, takes place in which country?
17. The traditional Japanese tea ceremony, known as “chanoyu” or “sado,” is an integral part of which festival?
a) Sakura Matsuri
18. In the United States, which festival is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November and is a time for giving thanks?
d) Independence Day
19. Which festival involves a massive water fight as part of its celebrations and is celebrated in Thailand?
c) Loy Krathong
20. The annual “Cherry Blossom Festival” in Washington, D.C., is a celebration of friendship between the United States and which country?
c) South Korea
21. What is the Hindu festival of lights, celebrated with great enthusiasm in India and other countries?
22. Where is the world-famous “Carnival of Venice” celebrated, featuring elaborate masks and costumes?
23. During which festival do people in the United States dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, and carve pumpkins?
24. Which African festival celebrates the end of Ramadan and involves communal prayers, feasting, and giving to the needy?
b) Eid al-Fitr
c) Mardi Gras
25. The “Chuseok” festival is a major holiday celebrated in which country?
a) South Korea
26. Which festival commemorates the Jewish exodus from Egypt and includes the ritual of eating unleavened bread (matzah)?
d) Rosh Hashanah
27. The “Ganesh Chaturthi” festival is dedicated to the worship of which Hindu deity?
28. Where is the “Day of the Dead” or “Dia de los Muertos” primarily celebrated?
29. Which Hindu festival involves fasting, prayer, and the celebration of Lord Rama’s victory over Ravana?
30. The “Boryeong Mud Festival” is an annual event held in which country, known for its mud-based activities.
b) South Korea