Monday, 10 April 2017

General Science Quiz 19

This science quiz contains questions from Biology, Physics and Chemistry including great personalities and famous awards in the field of Science.





1. He is an Indian astrophysicist who is a recipient of Bhatnagar Award (for outstanding research), UNESCO Kalinga Prize (Science Popularisation) and Sahitya Akademi Award (Literature) among many other honours. Who is he?
Jayant Narlikar
APJ Abdul Kalam
Subramanyan Chandrasekhar
Meghnad Saha

2. Name the Indian-american biochemist who shared 1968 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine his excellent work on the interpretation of the genetic code and its function in protein synthesis
Har Gobind Korana
Venkataraman Ramakrishnan
Amartya Sen
Jagdish Chandra Bose

3. With which one of the following bioregions the term "steppe" associated?
Grasslands
Rainforests
Savanna
Deserts

4. Which one of the following is an award given by UNESCO for exceptional skill in presenting scientific ideas to lay people?
Kalinga Prize
Avicenna Prize
UNESCO Science Prize
UNESCO Albert Einstein Medal

5. The first Asian to receive the Kalinga Prize for Popularization of Science by UNESCO was an Indian. Can you name him?
Dilip M Salwi
Nareender K Sehgal
Jagadish Chandra Bose
Jagjit Singh

6. Who wrote the five volume medical encyclopedia, The Canon of Medicine, in the 11th century which became a standard medical text at many medieval universities and remained in use as late as 1650?
Avicenna
Galen
Hippocrates
Asclepius

7. Which one of the following is historically called acidum salis and muriatic acid?
Sulfuric Acid
Hydrochloric Acid
Nitric Acid
Phosphoric acid

8. Which one of the following is an artificial nitrogen fixation process and is the main industrial procedure for the production of ammonia today?
Haber process
Birkeland–Eyde process
Ostwald process
Frank–Caro process

9. Name the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice
Wilhem Rontgen
John Bardeen
Henri Becquerel
Louis Neel

10. Which chemical agent was used in the Ghouta chemical attack that occurred during the Syrian Civil War in 2013?
Sarin
Tabun
Lewisite
Soman

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