Sunday, 20 August 2017

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicine Part 5



1. The use of plant-derived medications in the treatment and prevention of disease is called
Ayurveda
Aromatheraphy
Phytotherapy
Bibilotherapy

2. This plant is native to Central Asia and has been used both as a food flavoring and as a traditional medicine and is known to cause bad breath (halitosis) and body odor.
Shallots
Leek
Onion
Garlic

3. Aegle marmelos is a species of tree native to India, Nepal, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Myanmar and is also sacred to Hindus. By what name it is commonly known?
Bael
Ashoka
Tulsi
Banyan

4. Which one of the following is the surgical treatment in Unani medicine?
Ilaj-bil-Tadbir
Ilaj-bil-Ghiza
Ilaj-bil-Dawa
Ilaj-bil-Yad

5. The basic theory of Unani system is based upon the four humour theory which was proposed by
Avicenna
Hippocrates
Patanjali
Sushrutha

6. Which one of the following is NOT one of the four humors proposed by Hippocrates?
Blood
Yellow bile
Black bile
White bile

7. To which element that the humor blood associated with?
Air
Earth
Fire
Water

8. Name the season to which the humor yellow bile associated with
Spring
Autumn
Summer
Winter

9. The physical qualities of the humor black bile as per the Four Humor Theory are
Dry and cold
Moist and warm
Cold and moist
Warm and dry

10. The temperament associated with this humor is derived from Greek "melaina khole" from the belief that an excess of is caused depression. Name the humor
Yellow bile
Blood
Phlegm
Black bile

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz Part 4




1. He founded Niamath Science Academy to popularise, propagate and impart knowledge of the basic fundamental of the Unani system of Medicine. He served as honorary physician to the President of India and Padma Shri awardee. Who is he?
Balendu Prakash
Hakim Syed Khaleefathullah
Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Syed Ahmad Khan

2. Who introduced the Unani system of medicine to India?
Chinese
Japanese
Portuguese
Arabs

3. What the does the Arabic term "Yunani" mean?
Unique
Greek
European
Youth

4. The Unani system of medicine is based on the teachings of
Galileo
Theodotus
Hippocrates
Herophilos

5. Where is the Central Research Institute of Unani Medicine or CRIUM situated?
Bangalore
New Delhi
Kolkata
Hyderabad

6. Out of the three basic doshas in Ayurveda, the pitta dosha is linked to which one of the following five classical elements?
Fire
Air
Space
Earth

7. Who developed Rasa Shastra, a stream of classical Ayurveda which deals with the addition of minerals to herbal medicine?
Vagbhata
Bhaskaracharya
Atreya
Nagarjuna

8. "Rasendra Mangala", the classical textbook on Rasa Shastra was composed by
Panini
Nagarjuna
Acharya Yashodhar Bhatt
Aacharya Somadeva

9. In "Kayachikitsa", a branch of ayurveda, the word "Kaya" means
Body
Black
Agni
Water

10. Which one of the following is NOT one among the Panchakarmas?
Vaman
Nasya
Agada
Virechana

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz Part 3

Here are ten more questions and answers on Indian traditional medicine.


1. The ayurvedic classification system of physiological components of human beings, vaata, pitha kaba, is also followed in
Naturropathy
Yoga
Unani
Siddha

2. Name the comprehensive treatise on medicinal plants of the Western Ghats published during 1678-1693
Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats
Sushruta Samhita
Hortus Malabaricus
The Roots of Ayurveda

3. Navarakizhi is a form of sweat inducing massage treatment. It is used to improve muscle strength, rejuvenate and re-energize body. Which special rice harvested in 60 days is used in this treatment?
Shashti Rice
Rakthashali Rice
Basmati Rice
Kalamdani Rice

4. In which year Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy, abbreviated as AYUSH, was established as the Department of Indian Systems of Medicine and Homoeopathy?
1995
1996
2001
2010

5. The National Institute of Ayurveda (NIA) is the apex institute for training and research in Ayurveda in India. Where is it located?
Chennai
Thiruvananthapuram
Kolkatta
Jaipur

6. Central Research Institute for Yoga (CRIY) which was started in 1970 to provide free training to people and to organize research on yoga was renamed after a famous Indian personality in 1988. Who is the person?
Rajiv Gandhi
Morarji Desai
Indira Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru

7. Kshara is an extract of the ashes of a plant and used as a remedy for worms, indigestion, kidney stones, skin diseases, and obesity. Name the plant
Indian snakeroot (Rauvolfia serpentina)
Sain Joseph's wort (Ocimum basilicum)
Adhoghanta (Achyranthes aspera)
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum)

8. Where is National Institute of Siddha located?
Chennai
New Delhi
Calicut
Hyderabad

9. Which one of the following is NOT among the tridoshas, the cornerstone of Ayurvedic philosophy?
Vata
Pitta
Kapha
Prithvi

10. He was the personal physician to Lord Bhudha B.C and is said to have performed the famous brain surgery on King Bhoja. Who is he?
Vagbhata
Jeevaka
Atreya
Madhavakar

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Environment Quiz 48: Wildlife Quiz



1. Freshwater fish are those that spend some or all of their lives in fresh water, such as rivers and lakes, with a salinity of less than 0.05%. Which one of the following is NOT a freshwater fish?
Catla
Tilapia
Hilsa
Mackeral

2. This species of sheep found in the mountainous regions of Central Asia are in the conservation status of "near threatened". They are named after a merchant traveller and adventurer. Can you name him?
Megasthenes
Ibn Battuta
Al Beruni
Marco Polo

3. Animals that are active primarily during twilight (that is, the periods of dawn and dusk) are called
Dirunal
Noctunal
Crepuscular
Matutinal

4. After which one of the following Indian prime ministers the Renewable Energy Day named?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Narendra Modi

5. Which one of the following is a tree dwelling, gliding mammal found in Southeast Asia?
Colugo
Mannikin
Dugong
Ocelot

6. The name "orangutan" is derived fro the Malay and Indonesian words. What does it mean?
Orange coloured monkey
Organised tribes
Person of the forest
Orange haired

7. The term "Big Five game" was coined by big-game hunters and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot. Which of the following animals is NOT among the Big Five?
African Lion
African Elephant
African Bear
Rhinoceros

8. 'Glory of Allapalli' is one of the biodiversity heritage sites in India. In which state is it located?
Maharashtra
Karnataka
Kerala
Tamil Nadu

9. The strikingly coloured bird Quetzal is the national bird and the name of the currency of a country. Name the country?
Mexico
Gautemala
Ecuador
Venezuela

10. The urial or arkars or shapo is a species found in western central Asia from northeastern Iran and western Kazakhstan to Pakistan's Balochistan and Ladakh regions of North India. It is a subspecies of
Monkeys
Wild donkeys
Elephants
Wild sheep

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Indian Traditional Medicine Quiz 2

Another set of questions on the traditional medicines of India.





1. Which one of the following is a popular herbal medicine used for treating insomnia?
Valerian
Green tea
Aloe vera
Tulsi

2. Name the Indian digital knowledge repository of the traditional knowledge about medicinal plants and formulations used setup in 2001 by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Ministry of AYUSH
Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (T
Traditional Medicine Digital Repository (
Digital Library of Traditional Medicine (DLTM)
Digital Traditional Medicines India (DTMI)

3. Mahatma Gandhi was reported to have used this as a tranquilliser from which the drug Reserpine is extracted. Which plant we are talking about?
Ashwagandha (Indian ginseng)
Ephedra (Ephedra sinica)
Sarpagandha (Indian snakeroot )
Rhododendron (Rhododendron molle )

4. Which herbal plant got its species name from the Latin word "sleep-inducing"?
Ephedra sinica
Aloe rubescens
Ocimum sanctum
Withania somnifera

5. All parts of the plant Emblica officinalis are used in various Ayurvedic and Unani medicine herbal preparations. What is the common name of this plant?
Amla
Neem
Tulsi
Nut meg

6. "Triphala" which literally means “three fruits”, is a traditional Ayurvedic herbal formulation consisting of three fruits native to the Indian subcontinent. Which one of the following is NOT one among the three?
Amla (Emblica officinalis)
Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)
Haritaki (Terminalia chebula)
Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica)

7. Unani medicine is based on the 11th century book "The Canon of Medicine". Who is the author?
Hippocrates
Galen
Samuel Hahnemann
Ibn Sina

8. Who is the creator of Homeopathy system of alternative medicine?
Theodotus
Hippocrates
Samuel Hahnemann
William Cullen

9. Siddha medicine is a system of traditional medicine originated in which Indian state?
Kashmir
Maharashtra
Assam
Tamil Nadu

10. World Siddha Day is celebrated on
14 April
14 June
4 April
24 March

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Quiz on Indian Traditional Medicines

Traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness.- WHO
 Indian traditional medicine is based on various systems including Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani. Here are a set of questions on India's Traditional Medicines.


1. Which one of the following is NOT a Sanskrit text on Ayurveda?
Charaka Samhita
Susruta Samhita
Ashtadyayi
Ashtanga Hridayam

2. Who is the physician of the gods and and also the god of Ayurveda?
Dhanvantari
Vishvakarma
Ashvins
Brahma

3. Who is the author of the famous Ayurveda text named ‘Ashtanga Sangraha’?
Vagbhatananda
Vagbhata
Charak
Susruta

4. Who among the following is not one of "The Trinity" of Ayurvedic knowledge?
Vagbhata
Susruta
Charaka
Dhanvantari

5. Which one of the following components of Ayurveda deal s with the aspects of surgery?
Kayachikitsa
Shalya-trantra
Salakya-tantra
Agada-tantra

6. Salakya-tantra, a component of Ayurveda, deals with which one of the following?
Ophthalmology and ENT
Poisoning
Geriatrics
Paediatric medicin

7. Which one of the following is the special branch of Ayurveda that deals with rejuvenation and tonics for increasing lifespan?
Kayachikitsa
Kaumara-bhrtya
Rasayana-tantra
Vajikarana tantra

8. Which flowering plant is used as medicinal herb with antidepressant activity and inflammatory properties?
Oreganum vulgare (Oregano)
Hypericum perforatum (St John's wort)
Azadirachta indica (Neem)
Cinnamomum verum (Cinnamon)

9. Ayurveda recognises five essential elements of nature. Which one of the following is NOT one among them?
Air
Earth
Water
Metal

10. Which ornamental plant is used as a skin treatment in traditional medicine?
Ginger
Aloe Vera
Tulsi
Neem






Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Environment Quiz 47: Wildlife Quiz




1. Which one of the following is the fastest moving snake in the world?
Rat snake
Vipers
Black mamba
Grass snake

2. The name comes from the ancient Greek for "river horse". Which one are we talking about?
Seals
Walrus
Hippopotamus
Hippocampus

3. K2 is the second highest mountain on Earth after Mount Everest. It is located on the border of which two countries?
India and Pakistan
Pakistan and China
China and India
India and Nepal

4. The IBA programme of Birdlife International aims to identify, monitor and protect a global network of IBAs for conservation of the world's birds and associated biodiversity. What does IBA stand for?
Identified Bird Areas
Important Bird Areas
Indian Bird Awareness
Inland Bird Area

5. What is an animal that has escaped itselffrom a domestic or captive status and is living more or less as a wild animal, or one that is descended from such animals called?
Feral
Abadoned
Estray
Invasive

6. He is primarily known for his work in "Classical conditioning" and became the first Russian Nobel laureate in the year 1904 when he won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. Name this physiologist
Ivan Bunin
Elie Metcnikoff
Wilhelm Ostwald
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov

7. Which mountain is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent?
Mount Everest
Lhotse
Kanghenjunga
K2

8. Solar Guru or Crest Solar was the first solar-powered phone to make its way to the market in 2009. Which company launched the mobile?
Nokia
Samsung
Motorola
Karbon

9. Which animal has the largest eyes in the animals kingdom?
Kinkajou
Tarsier
The Giant Squid
Leaf tailed gecko

10. The term "big cat" is typically used to refer to any of the four largest (living) members of the entire Panthera genus. Which one of the following is NOT one among the four?
Serval
Tiger
Jaguar
Leopard

Sunday, 30 July 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 18: Great Personalities




1. Her autobiographical work is one of the most read books of all time and her words "We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same" are famous. Who is she?
Anne Frank
Helen Keller
Sarojini Naidu
Enid Blyton

2. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judges by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." Name the Nobel Peace Prize winning personality who had this dream?
Nelson Mandela
Mahatma Gandhi
Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Lincoln

3. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart". Who said this?
Helen Keller
Harriet Tubman
Louis Braille
John Milton

4. Who said: "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time". These are the words of a famous literary critic who won the Nobel Prize i Literature in 1925. Who is he?
Rudyard Kipling
Rabindranath Tagore
Romain Rolland
George Bernard Shaw

5. "Hiroshima Diary:The Journal of a Japanese Physician" is written by
Yasunari Kawabata
Haruki Murakami
Akira Kurosowa
Michihiko Hachiya

6. Who authored the best seller "Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie"?
Eve Curie
Irene Curie
Barbara Goldsmith
Isaac Asimov

7. He is known for coining the expression "the medium is the message" and also for predicting the World Wide Web almost 30 years before it was invented. Who is he?
Tim Berners-Lee
Robert Cailliau
Marshall McLuhan
Charles Babbage

8. The first World Sanskrit Award instituted by Government of India was conferred to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2016. Which country she belong to.
Nepal
Myanmar
Thailand
Sri Lanka

9. "Em and The Big Hoom", the first novel by an Indian writer won the Windham-Campbell Prize 2016. The writer was awarded with Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the same novel. Who is this author?
Jerry Pinto
Cyrys Mistry
Temsula Ao
Jeet Thayil

10. Darpana Academy of Performing Arts is a school for performing arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat which was founded in 1949. Name the founder
Mallika Sarabhai
Yamini Krishnamurthy
Padma Subrahmanyam
Mrinalini Sarabhai

Saturday, 29 July 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 17: Great Personalities




1. He holds the unique record for scoring the first run in Test cricket and also making the first Test century. Who is he?
Charles Bannerman
W G Grace
Pelham Warner
Harry Graham

2. Yasnaya Polyana is a writer's house museum in Russia and was the house of a famous writer. Name the writer?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Alexander Pushkin
Anton Checkov
Leo Tolstoy

3. Who was the first female writer to win a Nobel Prize in Literature?
Selma Lagerlof
Grazia Deledda
Sigrid Undset
Pearl Buck

4. Which world leader is known by the name "Madiba"?
Nelson Mandela
Mao Zedong
Martin Luther King
Hosni Mubarak

5. Which famous US President has been portrayed as "The Rail Splitter"?
Theodor Roosevel
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
John F Kennedy

6. Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City in memory of a President of a country. Name the country?
United States of America
United Kingdom
Switzerland
Philippines

7. Which famous scientist and inventor said "Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today"?
Albert Einstein
Marie Curie
Thomas Alva Edison
Benjamin Franklin

8. The phrase "the Child is the father of Man" first appeared in a poem, "my Heart Leaps Up". Who was the poet?
William Wordsworth
W B Yeats
John Keats
John Milton

9. Who said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."?
Thomas Alva Edison
Charles Darwin
Albert Einstein
Jagdish Chandra Bose

10. This well known politician once said: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time". Who is he?
Winston Churchill
Abraham Lincoln
Jawaharlal Nehru
Joseph Stalin

Friday, 28 July 2017

Environment Quiz 46: Wildlife Quiz




1. In which year did India launch Project Elephant?
1972
1982
1992
2002

2. Gee's golden langur is an Old World Monkey which is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Where can you find them?
Kerala
Gujarat
Karnataka
Assam

3. The Llama is a domesticated camelid found only in one subcontinent. Where is it?
India
South America
North America
Australia

4. In Thailand, these animals are considered sacred and are a symbol of royal power and all those discovered are presented to the king. Which animal we are referring to?
Agile Gibbon
Asian golden cat
White elephant
Banded palm civet

5. What is the term proposed by German biologist Ernst Haeckel to differentiate the actively swimming aquatic organisms in a body of water from the passive organisms that were carried along by the current, the plankton?
Neuston
Pleuston
Necton
Benthos

6. Prairie dogs are considered to be a keystone species. What species of animals are they?
Wild Dogs
Wolves
Rodents
Birds

7. The members of this family of birds are best known for the plumage of the males of the sexually dimorphic species and are found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia. Do you know this species of birds?
Scarlet Macaw
Golden Pheasant
Red crested turaco
Birds of paradise

8. Which is the smallest known snake species in the world?
The Barbados threadsnake
Pit Viper
Flat headed snake
Brahminy blind snake

9. Chinese water dragon, also known as green water dragon, is native to China and Southeast Asia. What is it?
Aquatic plant
Lizard
Insect
Butterfly

10. The name of this national park, known for the animal Hangul, literally stands for "ten villages" which could be in memory of the ten villages that were relocated for its formation.
Dachigam National Park
Panna National Park
Dudhwa National park
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park






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