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Sri Lanka Quiz Questions

1. When did Sri Lanka become independent?
a) 4 February 1948
b) 30 June 1942
c) 4 July 1956
d) 2 December 1971

2. How was Sri Lanka formerly known?
a) Burma
b) Ceylon
c) Formosa
d) Nyasaland

3. Which strait separates Sri Lanka from India?
a) Palk Strait
b) Davis Strait
c) Johore Strait
d) Cook Strait

4. Which is the capital of Sri Lanka?
a) Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
b) Trincomalee
c) Batticaloa
d) Colombo

5. Which is the currency of Sri Lanka?
a) Taka
b) Yen
c) Rupee
d) Baht

6. Which is the longest river in Sri Lanka?
a) Cauvery
b) Padma
c) Amban
d) Mahaweli

7. Which is the highest point in Sri Lanka?
a) Adam’s Peak
b) Pidurutalagala
c) Kirigalpotta
d) Godwin Austin

8. Who was the Portuguese captain who landed in Colombo in 1505?
a) Vasco da Gama
b) Francisco de Almedia
c) Lourenco de Almeida
d) Pedro Alvares Cabral

9. Who was the first Dutch governor of the Dutch territory in Sri Lanka?
a) Sebald de Weert
b) Jan Thijssen
c) Adam Westerwolt
d) Gerard Hulft

10. When did the British conquer Sri Lanka from the Dutch?
a) 1796
b) 1815
c) 1848
d) 1776

Sri Lanka Quiz Questions with Answers

1. When did Sri Lanka become independent?
a) 4 February 1948

2. How was Sri Lanka formerly known?
b) Ceylon

3. Which strait separates Sri Lanka from India?
a) Palk Strait

4. Which is the capital of Sri Lanka?
a) Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte

5. Which is the currency of Sri Lanka?
c) Rupee

6. Which is the longest river in Sri Lanka?
d) Mahaweli

7. Which is the highest point in Sri Lanka?
b) Pidurutalagala

8. Who was the Portuguese captain who landed in Colombo in 1505?
c) Lourenco de Almeida

9. Who was the first Dutch governor of the Dutch territory in Sri Lanka?
b) Jan Thijssen

10. When did the British conquer Sri Lanka from the Dutch?
a) 1796

Originally posted 2016-07-26 21:53:19.

Updated: February 26, 2018 — 7:58 am

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  1. y’all helped mwa!

  2. 4. Which is the capital of Sri Lanka?
    d) Colombo

    this is wrong. the correct answer is Sri Jayawardanapura. but the commercial capital is Colombo.

    1. Till some years back Colombo was the official capital of Sri Lanka. Now Parliament is located in Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and it is officially capital of Sri Lanka. President’s House continues to be in Colombo. Supreme Court is in Colombo. In Sri Lanka President has more powers.

      Modified. Thank You.

  3. sri lanka is too hot man. -.-

  4. WOW! FANTASTIC QUIZES. I NEED MORE OF THEM

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