Q1. Name the ten Gurus of the Sikhs in the correct order
1. Guru Nanak Dev Sahib Ji
2. Guru Angad Dev Sahib Ji
3. Guru Amar Das Sahib Ji
4. Guru Ram Das Sahib Ji
5. Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji
6. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji
7. Guru Har Rai Sahib Ji
8. Guru Harkrishan Sahib Ji
9. Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib Ji
10. Guru Gobind Singh Sahib Ji
Q2. Who is the present Guru of the Sikhs?
Ans: Guru Granth Sahib Ji
Q3. Give the names of the four Sahebzada
1. Baba Ajit Singh Ji
2. Baba Jujhar Singh ji
3. Baba Zorawar Singh Ji
4. Baba Fateh Singh Ji
Q4. Name the Sahebzadas who were buried alive in bricks.
- Baba Fateh Singh Ji
- Baba Zorawar Singh Ji
Q5. In the battle of Chamkaur, which Sahebzade achieved martyrdom?
Ans: Baba Ajit Singh Ji, Baba Jujhar Singh Ji
Q6. What year and where was the Khalsa Panth created?
Ans: It was created on the day of Vaisakhi (March 30) of the year 1699 at Kesgarh Saheb, Anandpur by Guru Gobind Singh Ji.
Q7. Give the name of the first of the 'Panj Pyaras' (the five beloved ones)
- Bhai Daya Singh Ji
- Bhai Dharam Singh Ji
- Bhai Himmat Singh Ji
- Bhai Mohkkam Singh Ji
- Bhai Saheb Singh Ji
Q8. What are the five 'K's' every Sikh must possess?
- Kes (unshorn hair)
- Kangha (comb)
- Kirpan (knife / sword)
- Kacchera (short breeches)
- Kara (wrist band / bangle)
Q9. What does the word 'Sikh' literally mean?
Q10. What is the meaning of the word 'Singh' ?
Ans: Lion / King
Q11. What is the meaning of the word 'Kaur' ?
Q12. Name the 'Five Takhts' of the Sikhs?
- Akal Takht, Amritsar
- Harmandir Saheb, Patna (also known as Patna Saheb)
- Kesgarh Saheb, Anandpur
- Hazur Saheb, Nander
- Damdama Saheb, Talwandi Sabo (Bhatinda)
Q13. Which Guru started the formal teaching of the 'Gurmukhi' script ?
Ans: Guru Angad Dev Ji
Q14. Who was appointed the first Granthi of Guru Granth Saheb ?
Ans: Baba Buddha Ji
Q15. How many pages does the standard printed volume of Guru Granth Saheb contain ?
Ans: 1430 Pages
Q16. Guru Granth Saheb contains the compositions of how many Gurus ?
Ans: Six Gurus : First Five Gurus & the Ninth Guru.
Q17. Which Guru was seated on a red-hot iron plate and burning hot sand put on his body ?
Ans: Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Q18. Which Guru is related to 'MIRI-PIRI' ?
Ans: Guru Hargobind Ji
Q19. Which Guru was beheaded ?
Ans: Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji
Q20. What is the ceremony of Sikh marriage called ?
Ans: Anand Karaj
Q21. How many 'Lawans' are recited during the Sikh marriage ?
Q22. When was Guru Nanak Dev Ji born & where ?
Ans: April 15, 1469 A.D. in Talwandi (now in Pakistan – Nankana Saheb)
Q23. Name the parents of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Ans: Father : Mehta Kalu Ji
Mother : Mata Tripta Ji
Q24. Name the wife of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Ans: Mata Sulakhani Ji
Q25. Name the sons of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Ans: Baba Sri Chand Ji
Baba Lakhmi Das Ji.
Q26. Which Guru established the first Gurdwara (Sangat) ? Where & when?
Ans: Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Kartarpur in 1521 A.D.
Q27. What were Guru Nanak Dev Ji's travels called ?
Q28. Name the Muslim who accompanied Guru Nanak Dev Ji with a rebeck (a musical instrument invented by himself).
Ans: Bhai Mardana Ji.
Q29.When and where did Guru Nanak Dev Ji become 'Joti Jot' (immersed in the Eternal Light) ?
Ans: In 1539 at Kartarpur
Q30.What was the original name of Guru Angad Dev Ji ?
Ans: Bhai Lehna Ji
Q31.How old was Guru Nanak Dev Ji when he passed away and transferred the 'Divine Light' over to Guru Angad Dev Ji ?
Ans: Seventy Years
Q32.Who was Mata Kheevi Ji ?
Ans: She was the wife of Guru Angad Dev Ji.
She is the only woman in Sikh History whose name has been mentioned in Guru Granth Saheb Ji.
Q33.Name the children of Guru Angad Dev Ji.
Ans: 2 sons: Bhai Datu Ji and Bhai Dasu Ji
2 daughters: Bibi Amro Ji and Bibi Anokhi Ji
Q34.In what year was Guru Angad Dev Ji appointed as Guru ?
Ans: 1539 A.D.
Q35.When did Guru Angad Dev Ji become 'Joti Jot' (immersed in the Eternal Light)?
Ans: In 1552 A.D.
Q36.When was Guru Amardas Ji born ?
Ans: In 1479 A.D.
Q37.Name the parents of Guru Amardas Ji.
Ans: Bhai Tej Bhan Ji and Mata Lakhmi Ji (or Mata Bhakt Devi Ji as per some historians)
Q38.Name the wife of Guru Amardas Ji.
Ans: Bibi Mansa Devi Ji
Q39.Name the children of Guru Amardas Ji.
Ans: 2 sons: Baba Mohan Ji and Baba Mohri Ji
2 daughters: Bibi Dani Ji and Bibi Bhani Ji
Q40.Who was Bibi Amro Ji ?
Ans: She was the daughter of Guru Angad Dev Ji and daughter-in-law of the brother of Guru Amardas Ji.
Q41.How old was Guru Amardas Ji when he met Guru Angad Dev Ji ?
Ans: 61 years old
Q42.For how many years did Guru Amardas Ji serve Guru Angad Dev Ji ?
Ans: 12 Years
Q43.When was Guru Amardas Ji appointed as Guru ?
Ans: 1552 A.D.
Q44.Which city was founded by Guru Amardas Ji, where he settled down after being appointed as Guru ?
Q45.What is a baoli ?
Ans: A well with steps proceeding down to the water level.
Q46.When was the Baoli (well) with 84 steps completed by Guru Amardas Ji in Goindval ?
Ans: In 1559 A.D.
Q47.Who established the system of preachers called 'masands' ?
Ans: Guru Amardas Ji
Q48.In which year did Emperor Akbar visit Guru Amardas Ji ?
Ans: 1567 A.D.
Q49.Why did Guru Amardas Ji refuse Emperor Akbar's offering of village revenues for the Guru-ka-langar ?
Ans: This Community Kitchen must be community supported and depend only on the offerings of the devout.
Q50.What did one have to do before he was allowed to attend discourse of Guru Amardas Ji ?
Ans: They had to partake Guru-ka-langar
Q51.Guru Amardas Ji opposed the practice of Purdah. What is Purdah ?
Ans: Wearing of veil by women
Q52.Guru Amardas Ji opposed the practice of Sati. What is Sati ?
Ans: The practice of burning the widow on her husbands funeral pyre is called Sati. When the husband died, the wife either voluntarily burnt herself on the pyre of her husband or was thrown into the fire without her consent. In popular term the woman who did perform this act was called Sati (truthful).
Q53.How many missionaries ('masands') did Guru Amardas Ji train and sent out to various places ? Out of these, how many were women ?
Ans: Guru Amardas Ji trained and sent out 146 missionaries, out of which 52 were women. (Note: At one time, the country of Afghanistan and Kashmir were under the jurisdiction of women masands.)
Q54.In which year did Guru Amardas Ji become 'Joti Jot' (immersed in the Eternal Light) ?
Ans: In 1574 A.D.
Q55.In which year was Guru Ramdas Ji born ?
Ans: In 1534 A.D.
Q56.Name the parents of Guru Ramdas Ji.
Ans: Hari Das Ji and Anup Devi Ji
Q57.What was the original name of Guru Ramdas Ji ?
Ans: Bhai Jetha Ji
Q58.Name the three sons of Guru Ramdas Ji.
Ans: Prithi Chand Ji (eldest)
Arjan Mal Ji (later became Guru Arjan Dev Ji)
Q59.When and where did Guru Ramdas Ji become 'Joti Jot' (immersed in the Eternal Light) ?
Ans: In 1581 A.D. at Goindval.
Q60.In which year was Guru Arjan Dev Ji born ?
Ans: In 1563 A.D.
Q61.What was Guru Arjan Dev Ji's wife's name ?
Ans: Mata Ganga Ji
Q62.Name the only son of Guru Arjan Dev Ji.
Q63.In which year was the first construction of Harmandir Saheb (Golden Temple) completed ?
Ans: 1589 A.D.
Q64.Who was Bhai Gurdas ?
Ans: He was the nephew (son of younger brother) of Guru Amardas Ji. He was one of the most learned Sikhs and his writings are still respected by Sikhs. The copy of Guru Granth Saheb at Kartarpur is written in his hand.
Q65.How was Bhai Gurdas Ji a relative of Guru Arjan Dev Ji ?
Ans: Bhai Gurdas Ji was the cousin brother of Bibi Bhaani Ji, who was the daughter of Guru Amardass Ji, wife of Guru Ramdas Ji, and mother of Guru Arjan Dev Ji
Q66.Under the rule of which Mughal Emperor was Guru Arjan Dev Ji made to sit on a red-hot iron plate ?
Q67.Where & when did Guru Arjan Dev Ji achieve martyrdom ?
Ans: In Lahore on May 25, 1606 A.D.
Q68.In which year was Guru Hargobind Ji born ?
Ans: In 1595 A.D.
Q69.Name the wifes of Guru Hargobind Ji.
Ans: Bibi Damodri Ji, Bibi Mahadevi Ji, and Bibi Nanaki Ji
Q70.How many sons did Guru Hargobind Ji have ? Name them.
Ans: He had Five Sons. They were :
- Baba Gurditta (Born of Bibi Damodri) (Father of Guru Harrai)
- Baba Suraj Mal (Born of Bibi Mahadevi)
- Baba Ani Rai (Born of Bibi Nanaki)
- Baba Atal Rai (Born of Bibi Nanaki)
- (Guru) Tegh Bahadur (Born of Bibi Nanaki)
Q71.Name the daughter of Guru Hargobind Ji.
Ans: Bibi Viro (Born of Bibi Damodri)
Q72.How high is the tower of Baba Atal (built in memory of Baba Atal in Amritsar) ?
Ans: It is 9 storeys high.
Q73.Where was Guru Hargobind Ji sent as a state prisoner ?
Ans: Fort of Gwalior.
Q74.How many princes who were already imprisoned in the Fort of Gwalior got freed along with Guru Hargobind Ji ?