Wednesday, 30 November 2016

പൊതു വിജ്ഞാനം ക്വിസ് - നന്മ ക്വിസ്സ് മാതൃകാ ചോദ്യങ്ങള്‍

1. ജിറാഫിന്റെ ശരീരത്തിലുള്ള പുള്ളികളെ ആസ്പദമാക്കി അതിന്റെ പ്രായം നിര്‍ണയിക്കാം. പുള്ളികളുടെ എന്ത് സവിശേഷതയാണ് ഇതിനായി പരിഗണിക്കുന്നത്?
The age of a giraffe can be determined from the spots on its body. What aspect of the spots is used to determine the age of a giraffe?
Colour/വര്‍ണ്ണം
Darkness/കറുപ്പ്
Shape/രൂപം
Number/എണ്ണം

2. ഐക്യരാഷ്ട്രസഭയില്‍ പാടാന്‍ അവസരം ലഭിച്ച ഏക ഭാരതീയ സംഗീതജ്ഞൻ ആരാണ്?
Name the only Indian musician to have sung in the United Nations
M S Subbalakshmi/എം. എസ് സുബ്ബലക്ഷ്മി
A R Rahman/എ ആര്‍ റഹ്മാന്‍
Lata Mangeshkar/ലത മങ്കേഷ്കര്‍
Ravi Shankar/രവി ശങ്കര്‍

3. ചാള്‍സ് രണ്ടാമന് പോര്‍ത്തുഗീസ്കാര്‍ സ്ത്രീധനമായി നല്‍കിയ ഭാരതീയ നഗരം ഏത്?
Which Indian city was gifted by the Portuguese to Charles II as dowry?
Mangalore/മംഗലാപുരം
Bombay/ബോംബെ
Bangalore/ബാംഗ്ലൂര്‍
Madras/മദ്രാസ്

4. പതമ അവാര്‍ഡുകള്‍ ഏതു ദിവസത്തിലാണ് പ്രഖ്യാപിക്കപ്പെടുന്നത്?
On which day are the Padma awards declared?
Independence Day/സ്വാതന്ത്ര്യദിനം
Martyrs Day/രക്തസാക്ഷിദിനം
Gandhi Jayanthi/ഗാന്ധി ജയന്തി
Republic Day/റിപബ്ലിക്ദിനം

5. കിഴക്കിന്റെ ഓക്സ്ഫോര്‍ഡ്' എന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന ഇന്ത്യന്‍ നഗരം?
Which Indian city is known as "Oxford of the East"?
Pune/പൂണെ
Mumbai/മുംബൈ
Delhi/ഡല്‍ഹി
Bangalore/ബാംഗ്ലൂര്‍

6. ഏതു സംസ്ഥാനത്തിലെ നാടോടി നൃത്ത രൂപമാണ് ഘൂമര്‍?
Ghoomar is the traditional folk dance of which state?
Madhya Pradesh/മദ്ധ്യപ്രദേശ്
Rajasthan/രാജസ്ഥാന്‍
Haryana/ഹരിയാന
Jammu and Kashmir/ജമ്മു കാശ്മീര്‍

7. രാമായണത്തിലെ ഏതു രാജാവിന്റെ പതാകയിലാണ് വീണ അടയാളമായി ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നത്?In Ramayana, whose flag had a veena motif on it?
Dasharatha/ദശരഥന്‍
Bharatha/ഭരതന്‍
Ravana/രാവണന്‍
Sugriva/സുഗ്രീവന്‍

8. "ഡെന്നിസ് ദി മെനസ്" എന്ന ലോക പ്രശസ്ത കോമിക്സ് ആരുടേതാണ്?
Who created the comic strip named "Dennis the Menace"?
Hank Ketcham/ഹാങ്ക് കെച്ചാം
Walt Disney/വാള്‍ട്ട് ഡിസ്നി
Herge/ഹെര്‍ജ്
Stan Lee/സ്ടാന്‍ ലീ

9. ഫേമസ് ഫൈവ്, നോഡി, സീക്രെട്ട് സെവന്‍ തുടങ്ങിയ കുട്ടികളുടെ പുസ്തകങ്ങളുടെ രചയിതാവാര്?
Who wrote the famous childrens books like "Famous Five", "Noddy" and "Secret Seven"?
Enid Blyton/എനിഡ് ബ്ലിടന്‍
കാരൊലിന്‍ കീന്‍
ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് ഡിക്സന്‍
ചാള്‍സ് ഡികെന്‍സ്

10. ലോക പൈതൃക സ്ഥലമായ പൊട്ടാല പാലസ് താഴെ പറയുന്നവരില്‍ ഏത് വ്യക്തിയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ടിരിക്കുന്നു?
With which one of the following personalities will you associate Potala Palace,a UNESCO World Heritage site?
Prithviraj Chauhan/പൃഥ്വിരാജ് ചൌഹാന്‍
Prithvi Narayan Shah/പൃഥ്വി നാരായണ്‍ ഷാ
King Abdulaziz/കിങ് അബ്ദുള്‍ അസീസ്
Dalai Lama/ദലായി ലാമ



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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Indian Cinema Quiz 1 (Indian Film Quiz / Indian Movie Quiz)
This set of 10 questions are about Indian Cinema. Take this to test your knowledge on Indian Cinema.


1. The first Indian to win an Oscar for best music?
A.R Rahman
Ilaairaja
Gulzaar
Nadeem Sravan

2. First Malayalam film to bag President's Gold Medal?
Chemmeen
Nirmalayam
Thakara
Kummati

3. Who was the director of the first fully indigenously made feature film in India?
Ardeshir Irani
Dadasaheb Phalke
Raj Kapoor
Mehboob Khan

4. Which state in India has got the most number of cinema theatres?
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Maharshtra
Kerala

5. The first actress to be nominated to Rajyasabha?
Nargis Dutt
Jayapradha
Hema Malini
Devika Rani

6. Which was the first talkie film of India?
Alam Ara
Raja Harishchandra
Kisan Kanya
Kaagaz Ke Phool

7. The film 'The Making of the Mahatma' was directed by
Richard Attenborough
Adoor Gopalakrishnan
Shyam Benegal
Satyajit Ray

8. Name the actor who portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in the film The Making of the Mahatma.
Rajit Kapur
Ben Kingsley
Anupam Kher
Richard Attenborough

9. Which one was the first cinemascope film in India?
Kaagaz Ke Phool
Dhool ka Phool
Mughal-E-Azam
Junglee

10. Name the first Indian film to be filmed in 3D
My Dear Kuttichathan
Sholay
Adhisaya Ulagam
Chaar Sahibzaade



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Monday, 28 November 2016

General Science Quiz 5
Questions from Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.


1. Light-year is related to....?
Energy
Time
Speed
Distance

2. The asteroid belt is located between:
Mars and Jupiter
Earth and Mars
Jupiter and Saturn
Venus and Earth

3. The vertical movement of air due to the uneven heating is called
reflection
convection
conduction
refraction

4. Pressure decreases rapidly with altitude because the air becomes
colder
less dense
warmer
rich in ozone

5. What is the aurora borealis most commonly called
The northern lights
The southern radiation
The ionic particles
The southern Lights

6. He was a Greek Mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Who is this mathematician famous for ‘Eureka’
Galileo
Euclid
Archimedes
Pythagoras

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

8. Arybhata prepared a sin table which contains trigonometric functions. Do you know the word he used for cosine?
Jya
Kojya
Otkram jya
None of these

9. Who wrote the book "The Origin of Species"?
Louis Pasteur
Charles Dickens
Charles Darwin
Stephen Hawking

10. The first polio vaccine was developed by?
Jonas Salk
Edward Jenner
Albert Sabin
Louis Pasteur



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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Cricket Quiz 2 - Sports Quiz



1. Which Indian cricketer's biography is "Sunny Days"?
Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil Dev
Shiv Sunder Das
Suresh Raina

2. Which cricketer is known as the "Rawalpindi Express"?
Imran Khan
Sohail Khan
Shoaib Akhtar
Rumman Raees

3. Who is known as "The Haryana Hurricane"?
Kapil Dev
Chetan Sharma
Ashish Nehra
Virendar Sehwag

4. Name the first captain of the Indian cricket team in test matches
Amar Singh
C K Nayudu
Nawab of Pataudi
Lala Amarnath

5. ICC was founded in the year 1909 as
International Cricket Council
International Cricket Conference
Imperial Cricket Conference
Imperial Cricket Council

6. He was the first cricketer to score a Test century for the Indian cricket team, that too on his debut. Who is he?
Nawab of Pataudi
C K Nayudu
Amar Singh
Lala Amarnath

7. Name the first Indian to score a century in the ODI
Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil Dev
Ajit Wadekar
Lala Amarnath

8. India won first World Cup in 1983 under the captaincy of Kapil Dev. Which team did India beat in the finals?
England
Zimbabwe
Australia
West Indies

9. The ICC World Twenty20 was first held in South Africa in 2007. Who were the champions in that first Internation T20?
Pakistan
India
Australia
South Africa

10. Name the first bowler to take all 10 wickets in an innings
Anil Kumble
Jim Laker
M Muraleedharan
Javagal Srinath




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Charles Dickens Quiz 3


1. Who wrote the play The Frozen Deep under the guidance of Charles Dickens?
William Shakespear
Leo Tolstoy
Ruskin Bond
Wilkie Collins

2. A Tale of Two Cities is one of only two works of historical fiction by Charles Dickens. Which one is the second?
The Bleak House
Great Expectations
Barnaby Rudge
Hard Times: For These Times

3. Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum is located at
Portsmouth
Westminster
Glasgow
Philadelphia

4. Which was Charles Dickens’ first novel?
David Copperfield
Nicholas Nickleby
Oliver Twist
The Pickwick Papers

5. Name the final novel by Dickens
Our Mutual Friend
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Old Curiosity Shop
Hard Times: For These Times

6. Which novel is also known as “The Parish Boy's Progress”?
Oliver Twist
David Copperfield
Nicholas Nickleby
The Pickwick Papers

7. In which country was Dickens born?
Germany
France
England
USA

8. Which novel begins with the line “Marley was dead: to begin with”
A Christmas Carol
Oliver Twist
Little Dorrit
The Bleak House

9. Name the two cities in “A Tale of Two Cities
London and New York
New York and Paris
Glasgow and Paris
London and Paris

10. Name the 2013 British biographical film on Charles Dickens directed by Ralph Fiennes
The Invisible Woman
The Riddle
The Chimes
The Death of Poor Joe



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Charles Dickens Quiz 2


1. In which year did the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ appear?
1842
1848
1843
1844

2. Which revolution dominates A Tale of Two Cities?
Russian
Italian
German
French

3. In which story of Dickens will you find the character ‘Artful Dodger’?
David Copperfield
A Christmas Carol
Oliver Twist
Nicholas Nickleby

4. Name the villain running the boarding school in Nicholas Nickleby?
Fabin
Edward Murdstone
Wackford Squeers
Mr. Soweberry

5. Great Expectations revolves around an orphan boy named ….
Oliver
Pip
Marley
Nicholas

6. Dickens wrote, "like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is …….". What is the name of the child?
Oliver Twist
Nicholas Nickleby
David Copperfield
Tiny Tom

7. Which of the following is not a character from Dickens’
Ebenezer Scrooge
Mr. Fezziwig
Captain Cuttle
Tom Sawyer

8. In which one of the following Dickens' novels, you are likely to meet the midwife/ nurse/layer-out-of-the-dead Sairey Gamp?
Nicholas Nickleby
Martin Chuzzlewit
The Old Curiosity Shop
Bleak House

9. Mr. Sowerberry and Noah Claypole work together in this novel.
David Copperfield
Nicholas Nickleby
A Christmas Carol
Oliver Twist

10. Pick the odd one out from the following fictinal characters of Charles Dickens
Tiny Tim
Bob Cratchit
Samuel Pickwick
Jacob Marley



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Friday, 25 November 2016

Cricket Quiz 1


1. What is the name of the cricket ground at Kanpur?
Green Park
Eden Gardens
Wankhede Stadium
Nehru Stadium

2. The Ashes is a Test cricket series played between England and Australia. Which British newspaper first used the term Ashes?
The Guardian
The Sporting Times
The Observer
Wisden

3. Which Indian batsman made the most ducks in World Cup Cricket?
Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Zaheer Khan
Javagal Srinath
Sunil Gavaskar

4. "Straight from the Heart" is the autobiography of a great Indian cricketer. Who is he?
Sachin Tendulkar
Saurva Ganguly
Sunil Gavaskar
Kapil Dev

5. The Arjuna Awards are given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, government of India to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports. Who is the first cricketer to get the award?
Saleem Durani
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi
Vijay Manjrekar
Ajit Wadekar

6. Which one of the following is NOT among the batsmen who have score triple centuries in test cricket more than once?
Donald Bradman
Chris Gayle
Virender Sehwag
Sachin Tendulkar

7. Who holds the world record for the most wickets in both test and one-day cricket?
Muttiah Muralitharan
Shane Warne
Anil Kumble
GD McGrath

8. Name the cricketer who set the record for the most number of catches taken by a player in Test cricket.
Mahela Jayawardene
Jacques Kallis
Rahul Dravid
Ricky Ponting

9. Sachin Tendulkar is at the top of batting records in One-Day Internationals with a total score of 18426. Do you know who is in the second position?
Sanath Jayasurya
Kumar Sangakkara
Ricky Ponting
Mahela Jayawardhane

10. Who was the first bowler to take the first hat-trick in the history of world cup cricket?
Wasim Akram
Lasith Malinga
Chetan Sharma
Chaminda Vaas



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Charles Dickens Quiz 1


Charles Dickens is a popular and prolific British author of all times. He is well known for his novels with children as central characters which are considered as evergreen classics. He was the greatest novelist of Victorian era. His popular works include Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations.
Here is a quiz on the great writer. His novels are all a must read, so get one today and enjoy!





1. Charles Dickens was born on
7 February 1812
7 January 1810
9 June 1810
17 August 1813

2. Which one of the following is a travelogue by Charles Dickens?
A. American Notes for General Circulation
B. Pictures from Italy
Only A
Both A and B
Only B
None of these

3. When Dickens was 12, his father was imprisoned for what reason?
Theft
Debt
Embezzlement
Murder

4. "Fitoor" is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language film directed by Abhishek Kapoor and is based on a famour Dickens' novel. Name the novel
David Copperfield
A Tale of Two Cities
The Pickwick Papers
Great Expectations

5. Which one of the following is not a Dickens Novel?
The Old Curiosity Shop
Little Dorrit
Treasure Island
Oliver Twist

6. Which short story by Charles Dickens depicts a train accident based on the Clayton Tunnel crash that occurred in 1861?
A House to Let
The Signal-Man
The Haunted Man
The Long Voyage

7. For which newspaper Charles Dickens reported Parliamentary debates?
Guardian
Mirror of Parliament
The Independent
The Times

8. Mr. Micawber is a character based on John Dickens which appeared in the story …
David Copperfield
Nicholas Nickleby
Oliver Twist
The Pickwick Papers

9. "The Perils of Certain English Prisoners" is an early work of fiction co-authored by Dickens and Wilkie Collins. Which historical incident of India is dealt within this work?
Indian Rebellion of 1857
Partition of Bengal
Paik Rebellion, Odisha
Jallianwala Bagh massacre

10. Where is Dickens buried?
Westminster Abbey
Dublin
Glasgow
Portsmouth



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Thursday, 24 November 2016

Fairy Tales Quiz
The timeless tales collected by Grimm's Brothers and Hans Christian Anderson are liked by adults and children alike. Today's set of questions are from the fairy tales.


1. What does the Sea Witch want from the Little Mermaid in exchange for the magic potion in Andersen's fairy tale 'The Little Mermaid'?
Her voice
Her hair
Tongue and voice
Her tail

2. What new name is Thumbelina given at the end of the fairy tale 'Thumbelina'?
Heera
Maia
Mary
Gretel

3. After the wedding of the Princess in The Princess and the Pea, what did they do to the pea?
They baked and ate it
They sow it in the garden
They sold it to a merchand
It was kept in the royal museum

4. How did the frog turn into a prince in the original telling of the Grimm Brothers' 'The Frog Prince'?
The princess throws him against a wall
The princess kisses the frog
The princess marries the frog
The frog spend the night on the princess' pillow

5. Puss-in-Boots tricked the ogre by persuading him to transform himself into another animal. What animal was it?
cat
lion
mouse
rabbit

6. What does the fairy godmother use to make Cinderella's coach?
Lizard
Pumpkin
Apple
Slipper

7. Which fairy tale character had an amazing long hair?
Rapunzel
Goldilocks
Cinderella
The Little Match Girl

8. What breakfast food was eaten by the three bears in "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"?
Noodles
Beans
Porridge
Honey

9. In which fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson do you see a dead girl with burnt out matches?
The Angel
Beauty and the Beast
Cannetella
The Little Match Girl

10. The precious coins in The Tinderbox was guarded by?
Dogs
Wolves
Lions
Tigers



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Quiz on Atmosphere 2
Environment Quiz with questions on Earth's atmosphere.


1. Identify this atmospheric layer where The International Space Station orbits.
Mesosphere
Thermosphere
Exosphere
Troposphere

2. Which one of the following is NOT part of the ionosphere?
Stratosphere
Mesosphere
Exosphere
Thermosphere

3. Which phenomenon gives Earth a blue halo when seen from space?
Refraction
Reflection
Absorption
Scattering

4. Name the highest clouds in Earth's atmosphere, located in the mesosphere at altitudes of around 76 to 85 kilometres
Noctilucent
Cirrostratus
Nacreous
Nimbostratus

5. What is the study of clouds called?
Nephrology
Nephology
Nepology
Meteorology

6. Which one of the following natural satellites (moons) have the densest atmosphere?
Moon (earth)
Titan
Ganymede
Triton

7. What is the name for the small, expendable measuring device carried by a weather balloon to measure atmospheric temperature, pressure, humdity etc?
radiosonde
dropsonde
rocketsonde
none of these

8. Which of the following is used to measure the atmospheric pressure?
Barometer
Ammeter
Manometer
Lactometer

9. What is the coldest layer in the atmosphere?
Troposphere
Mesosphere
Thermosphere
Stratosphere

10. Which is the outermost layer of the atmosphere?
Troposphere
Exosphere
Stratosphere
Thermosphere



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