India is the second most populous nation in the world, after China, and a rising economic power.  It also has a long history and an extraordinarly rich and diverse culture.  Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some basic facts about India.

Thanks to Learning Life intern Saniya Chitale and Learning Life writer Craig Gusmann for helping to research and write this quiz.  

1. When was India established as an independent nation?


2. What is the current population of India?


3. What is the capital of India?


4. What is the most commonly spoken language in India?


5. What is the most common religion in India?