Sunday, 17 December 2017

India Quiz 66 (Great Personalities Quiz)





1. Which Sikh guru was arrested, tortured and executed under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir?
Guru Tegh Bahadur
Guru Gobind Singh
Guru Arjan Singh
Guru Har Gobind

2. Which Indian leader wrote the 'Shrimadh Bhagvad Gita Rahasya', popularly also known as 'Gita Rahasya' or 'Karmayog Shashtra'?
S Radhakrishnan
C Rajagopalachari
Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Mahatma Gandhi

3. Name the social reformer from Maharashtra who used to write articles under the pen name "Lokhitawadi"
Gopal Hari Deshmukh
Vinoba Bhave
Dhondo Kehav Karve
Jyotirao Phule

4. Who established the first Women's university in Indiain 1916?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Annie Besant
Dhondo Keshav Karve
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

5. Who gave the title "Rani" to Rahi Gaidinliu, the Naga spiritual and political leader who led a revolt against British rule in Indi?
Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore

6. Who founded the "Tattwabodhini Sabha" in 1839?
Debendranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
Akshay Kumar Datta

7. Tuzuk-e-Jahangiri, also referred to as Jahangirnama, was written by
Jahangir
Ibn Batuta
Abdul Fazl
Malik Muhammad Jayasi

8. Who wrote the epic poem Padmavat about the Delhi Sultan Alauddin Khalji's desire for the titular Padmavati, the Queen of Chittor?
Abul Faizi
Malik Muhammad Jayasi
Abul Hamid Lahori
Abd al-Qadir Bada'uni

9. Name the Mauryan emperor who commissioned the Great Stupa at Sanchi
Chandragupta Maurya
Bindusara
Ashoka
Brihadratha

10. Which Mughal emperor bestowed the titl "Diwan-i-Ashraf" on Raja Todar Mal?
Akbar
Jahangir
Shahjahan
Babur

Saturday, 16 December 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 30





1. The Battle of the Somme, also known as the Somme Offensive, was a battle of the First World War fought on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme. Where is this river located?
France
United Kingdom
Germany
Italy

2. Forest Whitaker won Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his performance as a historical personality in the film "The Last King of Scotland". Which character was played by him in the movie?
Adolf Hitler
Idi Amin
Robert Mugabe
Saddam Hussein

3. Pol Pot was a politician and revolutionary who led the Khmer Rouge from 1963 until 1997 and took part in orchestrating the purest genocide in the Cold War era. Can you name the county?
Uganda
Rwanda
Armenia
Cambodia

4. Which country gifted "the Statue of Liberty" to United States?
United Kingdom
Russia
France
Germany

5. La Giovane Italia (Young Italy) was a poltical movement for Italian youth founded in 1831. Who was the founder?
Giuseppe Mazzini
Benito Mussolini
Guiseppe Garibaldi
Lord Acton

6. Mustafa Kemal was the first President of which one of the following countries?
Iran
Egypt
Turkey
Indonesia

7. The Pulitzer Prize winning writer William Saroyan has written a short story entitled "The Lion of Judah" about the emperor Haile Selassie. Which country's emperor was Haile Selassie?
Tunisia
Ethiopia
Zambia
Liberia

8. The Triple Alliance was a secret agreement between three countries and was formed in 1882. Which one of the following countries was NOT part of the Triple Alliance?
Austria-Hungary
Italy
Russia
Germany

9. The Sistine Chapel, in Vatican City is famous for the paintings that decorate the interior , particularly the ceiling. Which famous artist painted the ceiling?
Pablo Picasso
Leonardo da Vinci
Vinent van Gogh
Michelangelo

10. "Rights of Man", a book which posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard the natural rights of its people, is written by
Edmund Burke
Thomas Muir
Thomas Paine
Bertrand Russel

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Environment Quiz 56





1. Name the first person to walk to both Poles
Robert Swan
Ben Saunders
Sir Ernest Shackleton
Robert Falcon Scott

2. What is the scientific study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water on Earth and other planets called?
Limnology
Autecology
Hydrogeology
Hydrology

3. What is the study of inland waters called?
Hydroecology
Oceanology
Limnology
Lithology

4. When is Wold Water Day celebrated?
April 22
March 22
December 22
June 22

5. What was the theme of World Water Day 2017?
Why waste water?
Water and Jobs
Water and Sustainable Development
Water and Energy

6. What is the ecological region at the lowest level of a body of water such as an ocean or a lake called?
Benthic Zone
Cold Seeps
Demersal Zone
Oceanic Zone

7. Where is the Anti-Atlas or Little Atlas mountain range?
Morocco
Algeria
Tunisia
Australia

8. The Johore Strait, the international strait in Southeast Asia, separates which of the following countries?
Singapore and Myanmar
Philippines and Malaysia
Singapore and Malaysia
Indonesia and Brunei

9. Which is the world's longest estuary (the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream)?
Gulf of Ob
Yenisei Gulf
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Thames Estuary

10. What is the fossilized animal dung called?
Paleofeces
Fecalith
Coprolite
Gastrolith

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

India Quiz 65 (Great Personalities Quiz)





1. "The status of women should also be raised and women should be trained to take a larger and a more intelligent interest in public affairs". Who said this?
Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Bal Gangadar Tilak
Subhash Chandra Bose

2. Which Chola emperor built a new capital city called Gangaikonda Cholapuram to commemorate his victory over Mahipala, the Pala king of Bengal?
Rajendra Chola I
Rajaraja Chola I
Virarajendra Chola
Kulothunga Chola I

3. He was born in Almora, India and won Nobel Prize in 1902. Who was he?
Rabindranath Tagore
C V Raman
Ronald Ross
Amartya Sen

4. Who among the following is the main proponent of Vishishtadvaita?
Swaminarayan
Sri Sankaracharya
Ramanuja
Pillai Lokacharya

5. The Shore Temple is one of the oldest structural stone temples of South India. Name the ruler of Pallava Kingdom who initiated the work
Mahendravarman I
Simhavarman III
Narasimhavarman II
Aparajitavarman

6. Who is known as the Napoleon of India?
Samudragupta
Vikramaditya
Chandragupta Maurya
Maharaja Ranjit Singh

7. Nasir-ud-Din Muḥammad was the original name of this Mughal emperor. Who was he?
Akbar
Babur
Shahjahan
Humayun

8. Who is known as the "father of Indian nationalism"?
Mahatma Gandhi
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Lala Lajpat Rai
Bal Gangadar Tilak

9. Who founded the Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of Seekers of Truth) in 1837?
Jyotirao Phule
Swami Dayanand Saraswari
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Annie Besant

10. The original name of the work which is a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita, is Bhavarth Deepika. But it is popularly known in another name after its creator. Identify the work
Amarakosha
Ashtavakra Gita
Civaka Cintamani
Dnyaneshwari

Monday, 11 December 2017

Environment Quiz 55





1. A uniform worldwide change in sea level caused especially by fluctuations in the amount of water taken up by continental and polar icecaps, or by a change in the capacity of ocean basins is called
Eustasy
Global Warming
High tide
Tsunami

2. Where is the Sunda Trench, earlier known as the Java Trench, located?
Pacific Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
Indian Ocean
Atlantic Ocean

3. World Habitat Day is celebrated on
First Monday of November
First Monday of October
First Monday of December
First Sunday of November

4. What is the theme for World Habitat Day 2 October 2017?
Housing Policies: Affordable Homes
Public Spaces for All
Better City, Better Life
Changing Cities, Building Opportunities

5. Which country launched the world's first climate-smart snow leopard landscape management plan?
India
Bangladesh
Bhutan
Nepal

6. Where is the headquarters of Forest Survey of India (FSI)?
New Delhi
Kolkatta
Dehradun
Bangalore

7. Name the noble gas which was discovered by William Ramsay and named by him to mean "Foreign" or "Stranger"
Xenon
Neon
Krypton
Argon

8. The word inselberg was coined in 1900 by geologist Wilhelm Bornhardt. What is an inselberg?
Iceberg
Small mountain
Insect
Island

9. Global Environment Outlook (GEO) is a series of reports on the environment issued periodically by which one of the following agencies?
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

10. Which one of the following is considered as the "Queen of Herbs"?
Mint
Parsley
Thyme
Tulsi

Saturday, 9 December 2017

India Quiz 64



1. Prarthana Samaj, or "Prayer Society" in Sanskrit, was a movement for religious and social reform in Bombay founded in 1867. Name the founder
Swami Dayandanda Saraswati
Swami Vivekananda
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Atmaram Pandurang

2. Prithviraj Raso, an epic poem in Brajbhasa about the life of the Chahamana king Prithviraj Chauhan was written by
Bharavi
Magha
Amar Sinha
Chand Bardai

3. Mul Shankar was the original name of which Indian religious leader and scholar?
Swami Dayanand Saraswari
Swami Vivekananda
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahans
Naryana Guru

4. Which Mughal emperor banned music in his empire?
Akbar
Shahjahan
Aurangzeb
Jahangir

5. Which Indian ruler has been called a 'Prince of Moneyers' for carrying out several monetary experiments?
Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
Muhammad bin Tughluq
Alauddin Khalji
Qutub ud-Din Aybak

6. Khudai Khidmatgar, the servants of God, represented a non-violent struggle against the British Empire. Who was the leader of the struggle?
Maualana Abul Kalam Azad
Muhammed Ali Jinnah
Syed Mohammad Sharfuddin Quadri
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan

7. Which city was founded by Sultan of Delhi Feroz Shah Tughlaq and named in memory of his cousin, Muhammad bin Tughluq?
Tughlakabad
Jaunpur
Ferozabad
Muzaffarnagar

8. The Uttar Pradesh government has renamed Kanpur Airport in 2017 to pay respect to which leader for the contribution for the independence of India?
Govind Ballabh Pant
Mukhtar Ahmed Ansari
Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya
Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi

9. Which famous recipient of "Kaisar-i-Hind Medal" returned the medal in 1920 as part of the national campaign protesting the Jallianwala Bagh massacre and in support of the Khilafat Movement?
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Raja Ravi Verma
Khan Bahadur Sher Jang
Rabindranath Tagore

10. Who among the following was known as Manikarnika in her childhood?
Annie Besant
Rani Lakshmibai
Rani Gaidinliu
Lakshmi Sahgal

Friday, 8 December 2017

India Quiz 63



1. Which is the first capital of Chalukyas that is known as the "one of the cradles of Indian temple architecture"?
Aihole
Kalayani
Badami
Mount Abu

2. The inscription found at Meguti Temple, Aihole is popularly known as Aihole inscriptions was written by which one of the followings poets?
Banabhatta
Amara Sinha
Rajasekhara
Ravikirti

3. The Paris Indian Society was an Indian nationalist organisation founded in 1905 at Paris. Who among the following was the founder?
Lala Hardayal
Madam Bhikaji Cama
Subhash Chandra Bose
Vijayalakshmi Pandit

4. Who among the following gave the call "Go Back to the Vedas"?
Swami Vivekananda
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Swami Dayanand Saraswati
Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

5. Gaudiya Vaishnavism is a Vaishnava religious movement founded by
Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansa
Chaithanya Mahabprabhu
Swami Vivekananda
Swami Abhedananda

6. Regarded as the "Father of Qawwali", this poet is referred to as "the parrot of India". Who is he>
Amir Khusrow
Kabir
Faizi
Sarmad Kashani

7. Name the Sikh guru who was publicly beheaded in 1675 on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for refusing to convert to Islam
Guru Har Gobind
Guru Tegh Bahadur
Guru Arjan Dev
Guru Ram Das

8. "Bachittar Natak" is the memoir and autobiography of which one of the following Sikh gurus?
Guru Tegh Bahadur
Guru Angad Dev
Guru Gobind Singh
Guru Har Krishan

9. Who was nicknamed the "Frontier Gandhi" in British India?
Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
Lala Lajpat Rai
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Muhammed Ali Jinnah

10. Rabindranath Tagore renounced his knighthood in response to which historical incident?
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
Chauri-Chaura Incident
Wagon Tragedy
World War I

Sunday, 3 December 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 29





1. The first Indian women to receive the Raman Magsaysay Award was
Kiran Bedi
M S Subbalakshmi
Mother Teresa
M S Kamaladevi

2. Onake Obavva (18th Century) was a woman who fought the forces of Hyder Ali. Name the fort that is famous by her legend
Bida Fort
Chitradurga Fort
Gulbarga Fort
Kittur Fort

3. Who proposed the economic theory "Functional Finance"?
Adam Smith
Abba P. Lerner
Adolf Wagner
Amartya Sen

4. Kalgoorlie and Coolgardie, the places famous for gold mines, are located in which country?
South Africa
Australia
United Kingdom
USA

5. Which country's currency was "Drachma"?
Greece
France
Italy
Denmark

6. Which capital city is known as the "City of Mosques"?
Kabul
Baghdad
Dhaka
Kuwait city

7. "Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic" is a Buddhist temple. Where is it located?
Nepal
Thailand
Bhutan
Sri Lanka

8. The name of this country was formerly "Siam" which was supposed to be derived from the Sanskrit word "Syama" or from Chinese "Xian". Which country we are referring to?
Nepal
Bhutan
Thailand
Senegal

9. Which is the largest silver producing country in the world?
China
Mexico
Peru
Australia

10. The highest mountain in Europe is in Russia. Name the mountain
Mount Elbrus
Mount Narodnaya
Mount Yamantau
Belukha Mountain

Saturday, 2 December 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 28





1. Pentateuch are the first five books of Jewish and Christian Scriptures. Which one of the following is NOT one of the five books?
Book of Genesis
Book of Exodus
Book of Numbers
Book of Ruth

2. This state of the United States was purchased from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867. Which state?
Florida
Hawai
Alaska
Virginia

3. "A Streetcar Named Desire" is a 1947 play that received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. Who was the author?
Tennessee Williams
Robert E. Sherwood
Arthur Miller
Eugene O'Neill

4. Which Indo-Aryan language has five scripts?
Hindi
Punjabi
Urdu
Konkani

5. "Helvetia ("Confœderatio Helvetica") is the female national personification of a country. Name the country
Hondura
Switzerland
Croatia
Indonesia

6. Which Indian city was declared as the summer capital of British India in 1864?
Delhi
Darjling
Shimla
Muree

7. Which country is known as "Suomi" in its native language?
Finland
Sumatra
Surinam
Mauritius

8. What was the name chosen by Nyasaland when it became independent from Britain on 6 July 1964?
Newzealand
Ireland
Malawi
Netherlands

9. The first recipient of the Templeton Prize for Progress Toward Research or Discoveries about Spiritual Realities was
Mother Teresa
Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Rev. Stanley Jaki

10. Name India's first experimental Geostationary communication satellite.
Aryabhatta
APPLE
INSAT 1A
Bhaskara Sega-I

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

India Quiz 62





1. Who initiated the Khalsa tradition of Sikhism in 1699?
Guru Arjun Dev
Guru Hargobind
Gur Gobind Singh
Guru Tegh Bahadur

2. He became the first chief minister of the new Andra State, created along linguistic lines, in 1953 and is known as Andhra Kesari. Who is he?
Tanguturi Prakasam
B. Gopala Reddy
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
N. T. Rama Rao

3. The 'doctrine of lapse' was an annexation policy applied by the British East India Company in India before 1858. Which was the first princely state to be annexed on the basis of it?
Satara
Jaitpur
Sambalpur
Jhansi

4. This Indian fort is historically significant as it was the first fort captured by Shivaji Maharaj in 1643, at the age of 16. Which fort we are referring to?
Agra Fort
Torna Fort
Rajgarh Fort
Pratapgad Fort

5. “If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, .., I should point to India". Who said these words?
Winston Churchill
Adolf Hitler
Albert Einstein
Max Muller

6. Who among the following earned the epithet "Liberator of the Indian Press"?
Charles Metcalfe
Lord Dalhousie
Lord Mountbatten
Warren Hastings

7. Phool Walon Ki Sair meaning "procession of the florists" is an annual celebration by the flowers sellers of which city?
Delhi
Bangalore
Chennai
Kolkatta

8. Name the temple at Mehrauli which is believed to be built by the Pandavas
Jhandewalan Mandir
Shri Jagannath Mandir
Chhatarpur Mandir
Yogmaya Temple

9. Udayagiri and Khandagiri Caves are partly natural and partly artificial caves of archaeological, historical and religious importance. IIn which state you can find them?
Tamil Nadu
Odisha
Maharashtra
Madhya Pradesh

10. RGCCI is an important national survey organisation of India. Which one of the following types of surveys RGCCI conduct?
Population
Archaelogical
Cartographical
Religious

Monday, 27 November 2017

Water Resources Quiz 6




1. What is the largest body of water on Earth?
Atlantic Ocean
Pacific Ocean
Indian Ocean
Arctic Ocean

2. Which famous explorer coined the name Pacific Ocean?
Christopher Columbus
Captain James Cook
Ferdinand Magellan
Vasco da Gama

3. Which one of the following rivers Is called the "Life Line of Madhya Pradesh"?
Krishna
Narmada
Godavari
Tapti

4. The area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur is called
Ring of Fire
Pacific Belt
Volcano Pacifica
Bermuda Triangle

5. Name the superocean that surrounded the supercontinent Pangaea
Pacific Ocean
Panagic Ocean
Panthalassa
Plato-pacific Ocean

6. An aquatic system lacking dissolved oxygen (0% saturation) is termed as
Anoxic
Hypoxic
Dysoxic
Endoxic

7. What is a deep, narrow and elongated sea or lakedrain, with steep land on three sides created by glacial erosion?
Estuary
Glacier
Creek
Fjord

8. Kraken Mare is the largest known body of liquid on the surface of the moon of which one of the following planets?
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Mars

9. Name the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area
Caspian Sea
Baikal
Lake Superior
Lake Malawi

10. The Great Slave Lake is the tenth largest lake in the world. Where is it located?
USA
Canada
China
Russia

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