Saturday, 31 December 2016

Mathematics Quiz 2 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians


1. In which year did Government of India declare that Ramanujan's birthday (22 December) should be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day?
2011
2009
2010
2012

2. SASTRA Ramanujan Prize of $10,000 to be given annually to a mathematician not exceeding the age of 32 for outstanding contributions in an area of mathematics influenced by Ramanujan. The 32 years was chosen as it is
The year Ramanujan was born
The year in which Ramanujan visited Cambridge
The age at which Ramanujan died
The number of years Ramanujan worked at Trinity College

3. Who defined Mathematics as the "science of quantity"?
Archimedes
Aristotle
Galileo
Descartes

4. Which of the following is NOT awarded in Mathematics?
Wolf Prize
Bocher Prize
Fields Medal
Nobel Prize

5. "So far as the theories of mathematics are about reality, they are not certain; so far as they are certain, they are not about reality". Can you name this person, who once remarked that "I don’t believe in mathematics"?
Euler
Euripides
Albert Einstein
Hermann Hankel

6. This scientist and statistician was a member of the first Planning commission of free india and the founder of Indian Statistical Institute. Can you name him?
Jauanta Kimar Ghosh
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Debabrata Basu
Samarendra Nath Roy

7. This Indian born American mathematician and statistician was awarded the US National Medal of Science in 2002. Can you name this scientist whom The Times of India listed as one of the top 10 Indian scientists of all time?
C R Rao
Narendra Karmarkar
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Harish-Chandra

8. Who was the first mathematician to is considered the first to formulate the concept of zero and to give rules to compute with zero?
Archimedes
Brahmagupta
Bhaskaracharya
Euler

9. Which number is known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number?
1279
1729
1927
1792

10. Sir Isaac Newton developed a branch of Mathematics to study the motion of particles. Can you name it?
Algebra
Geometry
Combinatorics
Calculus

Friday, 30 December 2016

Mathematics Quiz 1 - General Quiz on Mathematics and Mathematicians
Do you love maths? Or are you one among those who have math phobia? This and the next two sets of questions are on Mathematics - not on mathematical problems but general questions on mathematics, mathematicians, awards, institutions and some trivia. 




1. We know that the petals of flowers follow a number series. Do you know what it is?
Fibonacci series
Arithmetic series
Geometric series
Finite series

2. Who is the only Indian to receive Abel’s Prize which is considered to be equivalent to Nobel Prize?
S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Harish Chandra
C R Rao

3. NBHM (National Board for Higher Mathematics) was founded in 1983 to foster the development of higher mathematics in the country. Under which department/ministry it was founded by the Indian Government?
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Atomic Energy
Department of School Education & Literacy

4. He had dropped balls of the same material, but different masses, from the Leaning Tower of Pisa to demonstrate that their time of descent was independent of their mass. Who is he?
Galileo
Euclid
Archimedes
Pythagoras

5. The first major Russian female mathematician had to get married in order to leave Russia to study Maths. Who is she?
Sophie Germain
Evelyn Granville
Sofia Kovalevskaya
Ada Lovelace

6. Which foundation awards The Geometry Prize?
Mathematical Society of Japan
American Mathematics Society
European Mathematical Society
International Mathematics Union

7. Who is the last of the notable Jain Mathematician lived in 9th century from Karnataka?
Virasena
Mahavira Acharya
Shridhara
Manjula

8. Name the ancient Indian Mathematician wrote the books titled Nav Shatika, Tri Shatika and Pati Ganita
Shridhara
Virasena
Manjula
Shripati

9. The Institute of Mathematical Sciences: A National Institute for Research in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences is situated at
Delhi
Calcutta
Bangalore
Chennai

10. "I have broken the heart of that German". Sir Isaac Newton commented on a famous mathematician. Name the German Mathematician mentioned here.
Leibnitz
Gauss
Riemann
Euler



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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Geography Quiz 3


1. Name the second-longest river in Asia which is known as the Yellow River
Yangtze River
Euphrates
Huang He
Han River

2. Nepal is home to the world's tallest mountain. Which mountain
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Everest
Mount McKinley
Mount Rainier

3. The largest river island in the world
Majuli
Montr5eal
Lulu Island
Hisingen

4. The time between high tide and low tide, when the water level is falling, is called
Ebb tide
Flood tide
Slack tide
Phase tide

5. The world's largest mangrove forest is
Pichavaram
Sundarbans
Iriomote Island
Sicao Wetlands

6. What's the World's Biggest Glacier?
Lambert glacier
Diamond Glacier
Shackleton Glacier
Reedy Glacier

7. Which country has the largest coastline?
USA
Australia
India
Canada

8. About how much of the wold's land area is tropical rainforest?
2 per cent
7 per cent
10 per cent
15 per cent

9. Birr is the currency of which country?
Ethiopia
Scandinavia
Switzerland
Eritrea

10. Magyars are the people of which country
Serbia
Uruguay
Romania
Hungary

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Environment Quiz 22


1. The Kyoto Protocol was initially adopted in the year
1997
1998
1999
1996

2. The origin of the phrase 'think globally, act locally' can be traced to
The Rio Earth Summit
The Stockholm Conference
The Vienna Conference
The Johannesburg Summit

3. The World Summit on Sustainable Development or WSSD is also referred to as
Rio +10
The Stockholm Conference
The Vienna Conference
The Aarhus Conference

4. These pesky species have an excellent sense of taste and a good memory. They can identify certain substances, including poisons, after just a tiny taste of it.
Rats
Ants
House Fly
Bats

5. This insect can lift 20 times its own body weight.
Ants
Bedbugs
House Fly
Cockroach

6. This small creature can jump up to 8 inches high- 150 times its own height. (If you could do this, you would be able to leap over even tall skyscrapers!)
Ants
Flea
Grasshoppers
Bedbugs

7. UNCED stands for
UN Conference on Environment and Development
UN Council for Education and Development
UN Charter on Empowerment of Developing Countries
UN Council fo Employment of Downtrodden

8. Wangari Maathai an environmentalist and first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize died on 25 September 2011 in Nairobi. Which African country did she belong to?
Ghana
Kenya
Sudan
Uganda

9. What are the winds blowing down the slope of a mountain is known as?
Land Breeze
Katabatic wind
Adiabatic winds
Downside breeze

10. What is the study of birds known as?
Entomology
Ornithology
Orthopterology
Dipterology

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Environment Quiz 21


1. A large collection of ice or a frozen river that moves slowly down a mountain is called
Estuary
Glacier
Lagoon
Strait

2. A semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea is called
Estuary
Canal
Moat
Swamp

3. Carbon monoxide is
Colorless
Odorless
Toxic
All the above

4. G77 is the term used to refer to
Developing Countries
Developed Countries
African Subcontinent
Islands in the Atlantic Ocean

5. Idnetify the group of compounds extensively used in refrigeration and aerosol sprays
Chloroflurocarbons
Chlorocarbon
Flourides
None of the above

6. Landlocked waterbody often has very high level of salinity. Which of the following waterbodies is reported to have the highest salinity?
Red Sea
Arabian Sea
Dead Sea
North Sea

7. Myrmecology is the study of
Grasshoppers
Ants
Bees
Insects

8. Stars are self-luminous bodies containing a hot and glowing gas inside them. Which is this gas?
Nitrogen
Halogen
Hydrogen
Argon

9. The Clean Air Act, 1956, was passed as a result of which environment catastophe?
Great London Smog
Bhopal Gas Tragedy
Exxon valdez oil spill
Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster

10. The Kyoto Protocol measures a state's greenhouse gas reductions against which baseline year?
1998
1990
1995
1985

Monday, 26 December 2016

Cinema Questions and answers
Cinema Quiz 3 - Indian Cinema Quiz


1. Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, she started her career as a child actor at the age of four in Tamil movie and was called the first female superstar of Hindi cinema
Sridevi
Madhuri Dixit
Hema Malini
Jaya Prada

2. In which year the National Awards for Cinema were constituted?
1950
1952
1957
1954

3. Which Indian film director was awarded Oscar for lifetime achievement in 1991?
Dada Saheb Phalke
Satyajit Ray
Amitabh Bachan
Ramesh Sippy

4. Which is the first indigenously made 70 mm film in India?
Kagaz Ke Phool
Sholay
Around the World
Padayottam

5. What was the first Indian film to be nominated for an Oscar?
Mother India
Sholay
The World of Apu
Madhumati

6. Who won Dada Saheb Falke award for the year 2007 (55th award)?
Manna Dey
Mukesh
Amitabh Bachan
Alka Yagnik

7. Pather Panchali is a 1955 Indian Bengali-language drama film directed by Satyajit Ray and produced by the Government of West Bengal. Do you know who the Music Director of the film was?
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Bappi Lahari
Salil Chowdhury
Pritam Chakraborty

8. Who among the following has got the maximum number of National Film Award for Best Actor (Rajat Kamal) to his credit?
Kamal Hasan
Mammootty
Mohanlal
Amitabh Bachan

9. Name the first recipient of Rajat Kamal Award for Best Actor when it was instituted in 1968 as the "Bharat Award for the Best Actor"
Ashok Kumar
Uttam Kumar
Utpal Dutt
Sanjeev Kumar

10. Name the only personality from Malayalam Film Industry to have won the prestigious Dada Saheb Phalke Award?
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Aravindan
KG George
MT Vasudevan Nair

General Science Quiz 9 - Chemistry Quiz


1.When a gas is turned into a liquid, the process is called
Evaporation
Melting
Deposition
Condensation

2. Which one of the following is known as "fool's gold"?
Coal tar
Lignite
Pyrite
Ilmenite

3. What is the common name of the mineral kaolin?
China clay
Benzene
Asphalt
Chalk

4. The non-metal elements in Group 7 are known as the halogens. Which is the most reactive halogen?
Chlorine
Iodine
Bromine
Flouorine

5. Monazite is the ore of
Iron
Thorium
Silver
Aluminium

6. Aqua regia or the royal water that can dissolve noble metals like gold and platinum is a mixture of
nitric acid and hyd
sulphuric acid and hydrochloric
nitric acid and sulphuric acid
sulphuric acid and citric acid

7. Which chemical element is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum?
Silver
Aluminium
Mercury
Platinum

8. A colloid is a mixture in which one substance of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles is suspended throughout another substance. What do you call a colloid formed by the mixture of two or more liquids?
Sol
Emulsion
Aerosol
Foam

9. What is the heaviest naturally occurring element?
Platinum
Diamond
Uranium
Osmium

10. Which is called Brown Coal?
Iron
Copper
Graphite
Lignite

Sunday, 25 December 2016

Current Affairs Quiz 7
Latest questions on Current Awareness


1. Who won Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for Cricketer of the Year (ICC Cricketer of the Year) 2016?
Virat Kohli
Ravichandran Ashwin
Quinton de Kock
Carlos Brathwaite

2. Name the recipient of the 2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics
Maksym Radziwill
Jacob Tsimerman
James Maynard
Peter Scholze

3. Who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award 2016?
Alistair Brownlee
Nick Skelton
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Andy Murray

4. Which one of the following won the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2016?
Kerala Blasters
Chennaiyin FC
Atletico de Kolkata
Delhi Dynamos

5. Name the recipient of Jnanpith Award 2016
Shankha Ghosh
Raghuveer Chaudhari
Bhalchandra Nemade
Kedarnath Singh

6. Where is India's maiden Indian Institute of Skills is proposed to be established?
Lucknow
Bangalore
Varanasi
Kanpur

7. Who won the 2016 Men's Hockey Junior World Cup?
Belgium
India
Germany
Australia

8. Amina Mohammed, named recently as the UN's Deputy Secretary-General is the Environment Minister of which country?
Nigeria
Iran
Syria
Bangladesh

9. Which Indian player scored a triple centure in his test cricket debut in 2016?
K L Rahul
Shreyas Iyer
Karun Nair
Manish Pandey

10. Who among the following has topped in the Forbes list of The World's Most Powerful People?
Donald Trump
Vladimir Putin
Angela Merkel
Xi Jinping

Saturday, 24 December 2016






General Science Quiz 8

1. Around the North Pole fo Earth, tiny electrically charged particles high in the atmosphere react with rays from the sun to create beautiful sheets of light. These are called
Aurora Borealis
Aurora Australis
Aurora Solaris
None of the above

2.Which of the following parts of the sun is easily visible only during a total solar eclipse?
core
Corona
photosphere
sunspots

3.Pollination by birds is called
Entomophily
Ornithophily
Hydrophily
Anemophily

4.The fastest-running terrestrial animal is
Pronghorn
Lion
Cheetah
Blackbuck

5.Yeast, used in making bread is a
Alga
Fungus
Bacteria
Virus

6.Titan is the largest natural satellite of planet
Saturn
Jupiter
Mars
Venus

7.Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award is given in the field of
Medicine
Science
Mathematics
Social Sciences

8.Frogs are nocturnal. What does nocturnal mean?
mostly active during the day
mostly active in the rain
mostly active in hot temperatures
mostly active at night

9.The atmosphere is made of many gases. What is the percentage of Nitrogen in the atmosphere?
80
78
70
65

10.The natural process of the atmosphere heating through the trapping of re-radiated infrared radiation is known as
the green house effect
thermal inversion
solar heating
global warming

Friday, 23 December 2016

Sports Quiz - General Sports


1.A velodrome is the arena for which of the following sports?
Boxing
Judo
Cycling
Skating

2.Pugilism referes to which one of the following sports?
Taekwondo
Boxing
Tennis
Archery

3.With which one of the following sports will you associate the "three seconds rule"?
Badminton
Volleyball
Basketball
Football

4.Medley is a combination of four different swimming styles breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly stroke, and freestyle into one race. Which stroke comes first in the order?
Breaststroke
Butterfly
Backstroke
Freestyle

5.Albatrosses are large seabirds . To which sport/game is the term "albatross" associated with?
Football
Rugbie
Cricket
Golf

6.With which one of the following will you associate Thomas Cup?
Basketball
Cricket
Tennis
Badminton

7. Ghulam Muhammad of Amritsar, Punjab is known as "The Great Gama". He was a
Boxer
Wrestler
Cricketer
Gambler

8.Where is Tata Archery Academy located?
New Delhi
Jabalpur
Jamshedpur
Lucknow

9.What is the duration of a football match?
45 minutes
80 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes

10.How many playing members (in court) will be there in a volleyball team?
12
6
7
5

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Literature Quiz 9









1. Great American Novel and a treasure of world literature. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael, and his voyage on the whaleship Pequod. Name the book
Treasure Island
Moby Dick
Sindbad the Sailor
20000 Leagues Under the Sea

2. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is the story of a monster which is considered to be one of the earliest science fiction. Do you know the author of the book?
Mary Shelley
P.B Shelley
Stephen King
R.L Stine

3. An Indian writer in English, notable for his depiction of the lives of the poorer castes in traditional Indian society and known as India’s Charles Dickens. Who is he?
Ruskin Bond
Vikram Seth
R.K Narayan
Mulk Raj Anand

4. Oedipus is a name immortalized forever in psychoanalytic theory, by Sigmund Freud for Oedipus complex. Who wrote the Greek Drama of Oedipus Rex?
Homer
Euripides
Sophocles
Herodotus

5. He is a not the hero of our story, but the villain who is the leader of a gang of children whom he teaches to make their livings by pick pocketing and other criminal activities in exchange for a roof over their heads. Who is he?
Fagin
Captain Hook
Quilp
Voldemort

6. Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley are all characters from a famous Dickens novel. Name the novel
Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
Oliver Twist
Pickwick Pepper

7. A book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre, it describes the events in the Indian independence movement in 1947-48.
India Wins Freedom
The Freedom Struggle
Freedom at Midnight
Long Walk To Freedom

8. An Indian author of British descent, he is a recipient of Padma Shri and Padmabhushan. In 1992 he received the Sahitya Akademi award for English writing, for his short stories collection, "Our Trees Still Grow in Dehra". Who is he?
Mulk Raj Anand
R.K Narayan
Vikram Seth
Ruskin Bond

9. This book is written by India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru during his imprisonment in 1942-1946 at Ahmednagar. Can you name it?
Discovery of India
Glimpses of World History
Letters From: A Father To His Daughter
Words Of Freedom: Ideas Of A Nation

10. India Wins Freedom is an autobiographical narrative of India’s freedom struggle. Who is the author?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahatma Gandhi
Lala Lajpat Rai
Maulan Abul Kalam Azad

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