Monday, 31 October 2016

Vocabulary Test 1 - Spelling bee test
Test your vocabulary


1. What do you call animals whose young are carried in a pouch.
Kangaroos
Mammals
Marsupials
Placentals

2. A group of wolves is called
Pack
Herd
Host
Pride

3. A "Pride" is a group of
Crows
Lions
Apes
Bees

4. What do you call the baby of a cheetah?
cub
calf
kitten
fawn

5. A lover and collector of books is called
Bookworm
bibliomaniac
bibliophile
bibliotaph

6. The smell of rain on dry earth
miasma
whiff
patrichore
petrichor

7. The plastic or metallic coating at the end of the shoelaces
anklet
aglet
bracelet
anglet

8. A person who knows a lot about and enjoys one of the arts, or food, drink, etc. and can judge quality and skill in that subject
Conoisseur
Connossier
Connoisseur
Connoisceur

9. What will you call a person incapable of being corrected
incorrigible
incorrectible
habitual
irreparable

10. A person who hates women
misogamist
misogynist
Misandry
Misanthropist





Kerala Quiz 2



1. Which one of the following rivers in Kerala flows to the east?
Bhavani
Kabani
Pambar
All of these

2. Which is the smallest district in Kerala by area?
Kasaragod
Wyanad
Alappuzha
Thiruvananthapuram

3. Name the first bird sanctuary in Kerala
Thattekkad
Iravikulam
Neyyar
Peruvannamoozhi

4. In which one of the following rivers Idukki dam is situated?
Bharathapuzha
Pamba
Kallada
Periyar

5. Name the northern most and smallest river of Kerala
Korappuzha
Kuttyadi
Manjeswaram
Neeleswaram

6. Name the first Malayalam writer to win the Bharateeya Jnanpith Award
MT Vasudevan Nair
G. Sankara Kurup
Thakazhi Sivasankarapillai
S K Pottekkad

7. Which one of the following is the first malayalam novel?
Indulekha
Dharmaraja
Kundalatha
Marthandavarma

8. Who is the longest serving Chief Minister of Kerala?
EMS Nampoothiripad
K Karunakaran
Oommen Chandy
EK Nayanar

9. Name the first Malayalam movie to get nominated to the Oscar Award
Oru Vadakkan Veeragatha
Anantharam
Vidheyan
Guru

10. Name the largest Wild Life Sanctuary in Kerala
Parambilkulam
Periyar
Wayanad
Neyyar




Kerala Quiz 3



1. Which one of the following is the state animal of Kerala?
Tiger
Cow
Elephant
Varyadu

2. In 2010 this species was named the official state fish of Kerala. Name the fish
Green chromide
Malabar labeo
Catla
Rohu

3. Which is the largest city in Kerala by area?
Thiruvananthapuram
Palakkad
Alappuzha
Idukki

4. In which year did the Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama land in Kerala?
1498
1436
1408
1456

5. Who was the first Chief Minister of Kerala state?
Pattom Thanupilla
EMS Nampoothiripad
R. Sankar


6. The highest populated city in Kerala is
Thrissur
Kozhikode
Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram

7. Which is the first computerised panchayat in Kerala?
Vellanad
Eraviperoor
Perumanna
Kavalangadu

8. The first-grama panchayat in Kerala to-provide free WiFi services for the general public
Vellanad
Perumanna
Eraviperoor
Melila

9. Which place is known as 'Rice Bowl' of the Kerala?
Palakkad
Kuttanad
Wayanad
Idukki

10. Which district of Kerala has the highest female population?-
Thrissur
Kannur
Malappuram
Kollam

Kerala Quiz 1
The state of Kerala was created on November 1, 1956. November 1 is therefore known as Kerala Piravi Dinam (day) in the state. Here is a quiz on Kerala


1. How many districts in Kerala have sea coasts?
5
10
12
9

2. Name the highest mountain peak in Kerala
Anamudi
Brahmagiri
Sabarigiri
Malayattoor

3. How many rivers are there in Kerala?
22
35
44
18

4. Which is the largest fresh water lake in Kerala?
Ashtamudi
Sasthamkotta
Kayamkulam
Vembanad

5. Who is known as " Beypore Sultan?
Viakom Muhammed Basheer
Uroob
MT Vasudevan Nair
Keshavadev

6. The area of forest in Kerala is
0.41
0.19
0.085
0.289

7. Which of the following districts in Kerala have the largest forest area?
Palakkad
Idukki
Alappuzha
Pathanamthitta

8. Which is the highest populated districts in Kerala?
Malappuram
Thiruvananthapuram
Ernakulam
Thrissur

9. Which district in Kerala does not have forests?
Thrissur
Thiruvananthapuram
Kasaragod
Alappuzha

10. Which is the first Wild Life Sanctuary in Kerala?
Periyar
Iravikulam
Silent Valley
Neyyar





Sunday, 30 October 2016

Tobacco Quiz
Tobacco is a major risk factor which causes many diseases. Tobacco was named as the world's single greatest cause of preventable death by WHO in 2008.



1. Tobacco is prepared from which part of the tobacco plant
Seeds
Roots
Leaves
Stem

2. Which of the following stimulant that causes addiction is found in tobacco?
Nicotine
Amphetamine
Caffeine
Ephedrine

3. Smoking in public places was prohibited in India in the year
2010
2008
2012
2015

4. In India sale of tobacco products is prohibited in an area of ....... yards of any educational institution
200
50
100
250

5. Which state in India became the first state to ban smoking in public places
Karnataka
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Maharashtra

6. Which city became the first Indian city to be "smoke-free"?
Delhi
Mumbai
Chandigarh
Pune

7. Name the famous American filmmaker who refused to release his movie objecting to anti-smoking ads t be shown before and during any film
Woody Allen
Steven Spielberg
James Cameron
Christopher Nolan

8. According WHO one person dies every ........ seconds due to tobacco
60
30
10
6

9. World No tobacco Day is observed on
31 May
1 January
24 March
7 May

10. The theme for 2016 World No Tobacco Day is
Stop illicit trade of tobacco products
Raise taxes on tobacco
Get ready for plain packaging
Bans tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship

11. What does TFI stand for
Tobacco Free Initiative
Tobacco Free India
Tobacco Film Industry
Tobacco Financial Investments

12. Nicotine boosts the amount of a brain chemical called
Serotonin
Dopamine
Adrenalin
Noradrenalin

13. Cigarette smoke contains about ....... Chemicals
4000
400
1000
2000

14. Which one of the following countries has not ratified The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
Zimbabwe
United States of America
India
Singapore

15. India's position in the world tobacco production is
First
Fifth
Third
Tenth









Saturday, 29 October 2016

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 2


1.In 1899 Swami Vivekananda started a Bengali journal
Prabuddha Bharata
Vedanta Kesari
Brahmavadin
Udbhodan

2.The magnificent Vivekananda Rock Memorial is at
Howrah
Kanyakumari
Chennai
Cossipore

3.Who inaugurated the Vivekananda Memorial in 1970?
Indira Gandhi
V.V Giri
Eknath Ranade
Guruji Golwalkar

4.The poem To the Awakened India was written by
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Swami Brahmananda
Swami Vivekananda
Sister Nivedita

5.Name the special train launched by Indian Railway to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda and create awareness among the masses about his thoughts and philosophy
Vivek Express
Amritha Express
Vivekananda Express
Narendra Express

6.Swami Vivekananda s birthday is observed as
National Youth Day
Martyrs Day
Sadbahavana Divas
Pravasi Divas

7.At which place did Swami Vivekananda live the last years of his life?
Belur Math
Cossipur
Kanyakumari
Dakshineswar

8.Vivekananda "is the maker of modern India" who said this?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore
C Rajagoplachari

9.Name Vivekananda was suggested by
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore
Maharaja of Khetri
Sister Nivedita

10."The Master as I saw him" was written by?
Sister Nivedita
Swami Brahmananda
Swami Yogananda
Swami Vivekananda





Swami Vivekananda Quiz 1
Swami Vivekananda was one of the most inspiring persona the world has ever seen. An Indian monk, the chief disciple of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa and a true patriot. Swami Vivekananda said that his hope is in the youth of the country. Here is a quiz on Swami Vivekananda.


1. What was Swami Vivekananda s pre-monastic name?
Narendranath Dutta
Bhupendranath Dutta
Vishnunath Dutta
Mahendranath Dutta

2. What was the name Vivekananda's mother?
Sister Nivedita
Bhuvaneswari Devi
Swarnamayee Devi
Raghumani Basu

3. The Head Quarters of Ramakrishna Mission is at
Belur Math, Kolkata
Ramakrishna Math, Rajarhat
Ramakrishna Math, Narendrapur
Ramakrishna Math, Cossipore

4. Swami Vivekananda first met Sri Ramakrishna at Kali Temple at
Kalighat
Dakshineswar
Bishnupur
Paschimbanga

5. What was the question Vivekananda asked to Sri Ramakrishna at their first meeting?
Do you believe in God?
Have you seen God?
Is there a God?
Do you think God exists?

6. Name the founder of Ramakrishna Mission
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa
Swami Brahmananda
Swami Yogananda
Swami Vivekananda

7. World s Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago in the year
1893
1895
1883
1886

8. Margaret Noble, a disciple of Swami Vivekananda is well known as
Sarada Devi
Sister Nivedita
Gauri-ma
Golap-ma

9. Ekanathji Ranade founded Hindu spiritual organisation based on the principles preached by Swami Vivekananda. What is it?
Vivekanda Mission
Vivekananda Kendra
Vivekananda Educational Society
Swami Vivekananda Youth Association

10. In 1896 Swami Vivekananda started a monthly journal. Name it
Prabuddha Bharata
Vedanta Kesari
Brahmavadin
Udbhodan




Learn more about Swami Vivekananda
Belurmath
Works of Swami Vivekananda Online
Ramakrishna.org

Friday, 28 October 2016

General Knowledge Quiz - Current Affairs 2


1.The Iron Lady of Manipur Irom Sharmila ended her hunger strike on 9 August 2016. For how many years was she on hunger strike?
5
10
16
12

2.India's first ever BIO-CNG plant producing CNG from agricultural residu was inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in August 2016. In which city was it inaugurated?
Delhi
Pune
Kolkata
Mumbai

3.Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched a project with an objective to provide safe drinking water to all in Telangana. What is the name of this project?
Project Ganga
Mission Bhagiratha
Mission Kakatiya
Project Komatibanda

4.MAA, a nation-wide breast feeding programme was launched by the Union Health Minister recently. Who is the brand ambassador of the campaign?
Kajol
Priyanka Chopra
Sruthi Hasan
Madhuri Dixit

5. Najma Heptulla, who served as Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha for sixteen years was appointed as the Governor of an Indian state recently. Which state?
Manipur
Nagaland
Tripura
Assam

6.Name the first state to ratify the new GST Bill
Kerala
Maharashtra
West Bengal
Assam

7.Which state has become the first Indian state to approve sewage and waste water policy?
Rajasthan
Madhya Pradesh
Kerala
Uttar Pradesh

8.Who was appointed as the new President of Microsoft India?
Bhaskar Pramanik
Abidali Neemuchwala
Anant Maheshwari
Rajesh Krishnamurthy

9.India's first underground museum will be opened in which of the following cities?
Mumbai
New Delhi
Cochin
Ahmedabad

10.Name the Indian who was selected to receive prestigious French honour, Chevalier de L'Ordre Arts et Lettres (The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters)?
Aamir Khan
Amitabh Bachan
Rajnikanth
Kamal Hassan




General Knowledge Quiz - Current Affairs Quiz 1
The first set of questions on Current Affairs


1.With which country did India start a joint military exercise called "Mithra Sakthi" in October 2016.
Myanmar
Bangladesh
China
Sri Lanka

2.Prime Minister Naredra Modi has recently announced the launch of a gas pipe line project "Urja Ganga". In which city of India the project will be launched?
Mumbai
Varanasi
Patna
Delhi

3.Who won the Man Booker Prize 2016?
Deborah Levy
Graeme Macrae Burnet
Paul Beatty
Madeleine Thien

4.Who among the following is NOT a recipient of Nobel Prize for Physics in 2016?
David J. Thouless
F. Duncan M. Haldane
J. Michael Kosterlitz
Takaaki Kajita

5.BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies. Which one is NOT a member of BRICS?
India
Singapore
Russia
China

6.Which country hosted the 2016 BRICS summit?
Russia
China
India
South Africa

7.World Economic Forum s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2016 was published recently. What is India's position in the list out of 144 countries?
91
123
55
87

8.India won the Kabbadi World Cup 2016. Which country did India defeat in the finals?
South Korea
Thailand
Iran
Bengladesh

9.Name the Indian who won the Raman Magasasay Award 2016 for "Emergent Leadership" for bringing social inclusiveness in culture.
T.M. Krishna
Bezwada Wilson
Sanjiv Chaturvedi
Arvind Kejriwal

10.Who is the author of the recently released book 'Andhere Se Ujale Ki Aur'?
Hazari Prasad Dwivedi
Jaishankar Prasad
Arun Jaitley
Sushma Swaraj

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Environment Quiz - Green Olympiad Practice Questions 15
Plants Quiz 3
This set of questions are mainly about Plant Kingdom.


1.Xerophytes are found in the which of the following habitats?
Deserts
Rainforests
Grasslands
Wetlands

2.Why do the deciduous trees shed their leaves during or before winter?
To conserve water
Disposal of waste
To preserve food
Because of the heat

3.Which one of the following is the state tree of Gujrat?
Neem
Asoka
Mango
Sandalwood

4.Anabaena is a genus of filamentous cyanobacteria that exist as plankton which form relationships with certain plants, such as the mosquito fern. What kind of relationship is there between the two?
parasitic
symbiotic
Commensalism
mutualistic

5.Seed dispersal�is the movement or transport of�seeds�away from the parent plant. What is the term used to refer to the dispersal of seeds by wind?
anemochory
zoochory
anthropochory
hydrochory

6.Ashoka is the state tree of which Indian state?
West Bengal
Uthar Pradesh
Gujrat
Madhya Pradesh

7.Name the tree that is commonly found in Kashmir and called as the Oriental Plane.
Chinar
Gulmohar
Peach
Silver Oak

8.Which is the largest flower in the world?
Helianthus annuus
Rafflesia arnoldii
Amorphophallus titanum
Corypha umbraculifera

9.This medicine used for the treatment of malaria is obtained from the bark of a tropical tree, cinchona. Name the medicine
Penicillin
Quinine
Morphine
Digoxin

10.Golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) is the state flower of which one of the following Indian states?
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala





Environment Quiz - Green Olympiad Practice Questions 13
Plants Quiz 2
This set of questions are mainly about Plant Kingdom.


1.Common rhododendron (Rhododendron ponticum) is the state flower of which of the following states?
Arunachal Pradesh and Haryana
Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkand and Jammu and Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh and Jharkand

2.In biology, what is the term used for the passive dispersal of seeds by means of external agents?
anemochory
zoochory
anthropochory
allochory

3.Which of the following families of plants do bamboo belong to?
Grass
Shrub
Tree
Weed

4.The cricket bats are usually made from this deciduous tree. Identify the tree
Maple
Pine
Willow
Poplar

5.Which is the most dominant tree species in the Terai ecosystem?
Deodar
Sal
Keekar
Peepal

6.From which plant the oil citronella oil, used extensively as a source of perfumery chemicals, is extracted?
Lemon grass
Bamboo
Dwarf Reedgrass
Rescue Grass

7.Lotus is the state flower of more than one Indian state. Which one of the following is NOT one among them?
Kerala
Karnataka
Haryana
Andhra Pradesh

8.Which is the state flower of Gujarat?
African marigold
Orchid
Lotus
Lady's slipper

9. Margosa oil is produced from
Neem
Pine
Coconut
Flame of the forest

10.A plant that grows on another plant, but do not cause harm to the host plant is called
Mesophyte
Epiphyte
Xerophyte
Parasite






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