Saturday, 15 April 2017

India Quiz 36





1. Which one of the following is believed to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of Lord Shiva?
Mahakaleswhar
Omkareshwar
Kedarnath
Somnath Temple

2. "Train to Pakistan" is a historical novel published it 1956 recounting the Partition of India in August 1947. Who wrote it?
Vikram Seth
Khushwant Singh
Salman Rushdie
V S Naipaul

3. "D.E.M O'Cracy, beloved husband of T Ruth, loving father of L.I.Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope and Justice, expired on June 26". This was an obituary published on an Indian newspaper a few days after the Emergency was imposed in 1975. Name the newspaper
The Indian Express
The Hindu
The Times of India
The Financial Express

4. Who is the first cricketer to play 100 matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL)?
Rohit Sharma
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Suresh Raina
Virat Kohli

5. Deepika Kumari is an Indian sports person who won a gold medal in 2010 Commonwealth Games and a recipient of Arjuna Award in 2012 and Padma Shri 2016. With which sports she is associated?
Long Jump
High Jump
Archery
Boxing

6. Name the only Indian actress to win BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Sreedevi
Konkana Sen Sharma
Vidya Balan
Rohini Hattangadi

7. Who was the first woman to hold Cabinet rank in India and also the fist Asian and the first woman to hold the post of President of Woeld Health Assembly?
Rajkumari Amrit Kaur
Sarojini Naidu
Vijayalakshmi Pandit
Sucheta Kripalani

8. Who was the first Indian woman mountaineer to scale the Seven Summits, the seven highest continental peaks of the world?
Bachendri Pal
Premlata Agarwal
Santosh Yadav
Malavath Purna

9. Which of these sarees or the technique of weaving practiced in Northern India got its name from the three Parsi brothers who learnt the art from China and introduced it to the Indian weavers in Surat?
Kanjeevaram
Baluchari
Tanchoi
Katan

10. The birthday of which one of the following former Prime Ministers of India is declared as Good Governance Day?
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Rajiv Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Narendra Modi

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