Friday, 31 March 2017

India Quiz 30: General Knowledge and Current Affairs







1. Nagalla Guruprasada Rao has been conferred with which one of the following awards in 2016?
Bhasha Samman
Saraswati Samman
Bharatiya Jnanpith
Arjuna Award

2. Who received Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016?
Muzaffar Ali
Amjad Ali Khan
Shubha Mudgal
D R Mehta

3. What is POCSO Act?
Prevention of Children from Sexual Offenses Act
Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act
Prevention of Child Sex Operations Act
Prevention of Children from Serious Offenses Act

4. Which was the first movie to be banned in India?
Bhakta Vidur
Thyagabhoomi
Gokul Shankar
Aandhi

5. Who wrote the book "The Science of Bharatanatyam"?
Mallika Sarabhai
Yamini Krishnamurty
Padma Subramanyam
Saroja vaidyanathan

6. Which one of the following is India's first nuclear powered submarine?
INS Chakra
INS Kalvari
INS Sindhrukirti
INS Aridhaman

7. "Blue Revolution" in India is associated to the production of
Flowers
Fishes
Milk
Food grains

8. What was the name given to the rescue and relief opeation in Nepal by the Indian armed forces in 2015 Nepal earthquake?
Operation Maitri
Operation Cyclone
Operation Goodwill
Operation All Out

9. Who is the present chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)?
Justics Shri H L Dattu
Justice Shri Cyriac Joseph
Justice Shri D. Murugesan
Justice Shri V N Khare

10. Name the Indian environmentalist who founded Dasholi Gram Swaraya Sangh (DGSS) in 1964
Vinobha Bhave
Sundarlal Bahuguna
Medha Patkar
Chandi Prasad bhatt

Thursday, 30 March 2017

India Quiz 29: Sports Personalities






1. The PGA Tour is a series of professional golf tournaments in United Staes. Who was the first Indian to win a PGA title?
Arjun Atwal
Jeev Milkha Singh
Shiv Kapur
Gaurav Ghei

2. Name the first Indian golfer to break into the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking
Shiv Kapur
Arjun Atwal
Jeev Milkha Singh
Gaurav Ghei

3. Who won the Hockey India player of the year award 2016 (Men)?
Manpreet Singh
Yuvraj Walmiki
Surendar Kumar
PR Sreejesh

4. Who was the founding President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)?
R E Grant Govan
Sir Sikandar Hayat Khan
Hamidullah Khan
Anthony S D'Mello

5. Name the first cricketer to receive Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games for cricket
Gurucharan Singh
Desh Prem Azad
Ramakant Achrekar
Rajkumar Sharma

6. Name the Indian who became the first Indian woman boxer to get a Gold Medal in the Asian Games
Pinki Rani
Kavita Goyat
Mary Kom
Laishram Sarita Devi

7. With which one of the following sports will you associate Tejaswini Sawant?
Boxing
Shooting
Tennis
Badminton

8. Who is the only non-Indian to be bestowed with Dronacharya Award?
Greg Chappell
Duncan Fletcher
John Wright
BI Fernandez

9. Who was the first Indian athlete to win a medal in the olympics?
Vijendar Kumar
Milka Singh
K D Jadhav
Sushil Kumar

10. Name the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championship in Athletics
P T Usha
Anju Bobby George
Jyotirmayee Sikdar
M D Valsamma

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

General Science Quiz





1. What is an area, usually enclosed, for keeping and raising animals or plants for observation or research called?
Laboratory
Vivarium
Paddock
Aviary

2. Somnium ("The Dream" in Latin) is a novel written in 1608 which was referred as the first work of science fiction by Carl Sagan and Isaac Asimov. Who was the author?
Charles Dickens
Johannes Kepler
Galileo
Blaise Pascal

3. What type of acid is used in car batteries?
Hydrochloric acid
Nitric acid
Citric acid
Sulphuric acid

4. Which fruit is used to make grenadine, a non-alcoholic drink?
Grapes
Apple
Pomegranate
Orange

5. Scotopic vision refers to the vision of the eye under which one of the following conditions?
Low Light
Intermediate Light
Normal light
Bright Light

6. What is the SI unit of luminous intensity?
Watts
Lux
Lumen
Candela

7. Do you know what an ombrophobic plant cannot withstand?
Rain
Heat
Wind
Light

8. The name of this acid comes from the Latin word for "ant" and was first prepared from red ants. Name the acid
Ascorbic acid
Citric acit
Nitric acid
Formic acid

9. What is a "flying fox"?
Fox that can fly
Fruit bats
A type of bird
Prehistoric fox

10. Who was the first to calculate the circumference of earth almost accurately?
Ptolemy
Pythagoras
Eratosthenes
Archimedes

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

General Science Quiz





1. What do you call a male duck?
Drake
Buck
Rooster
Gander

2. What are talons of a bird of prey?
Beak
Wings
Claw
Legs

3. Which is the first Biological Park in India?
Bannerghatta National Park
Agasthyavanam Biological Park
Sajjangarh Biological Park
Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park

4. Which one of the following is NOT an organisation dedicated to the cause of wild life conservation?
IFAW
PAWS
WWF
WHO

5. Which one of the following can be found in a formicarium?
Bees
Ants
Cockroaches
Flies

6. Alopecia areata is an autoimmune that affects
Kidney
Blood vessels
Lever
Hair follicles

7. Who is the author of the book "The Shape of Things to Come"?
Adam Smith
Micheal Crichton
H G Wells
Carl Sagan

8. Vermilion is a shade of which one of the following colours?
Red
Blue
Green
Yellow

9. Where in human body you can find the bone "patella"?
Skull
Elbow
Ear
Knee

10. What is a Moscow mule?
An animal
A cocktail
A game
A place

Monday, 27 March 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 10: Great Women Personalities

This is about world's famous women who were the first in various fields - from politics to sports.



1. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is Africa's first elected female head of state. Which is the country?
Mozambique
Kenya
Liberia
Congo

2. Who was the first woman to become Director General of Police of an Indian state?
Kiran Bedi
Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya
B Sandhya
Meera Borwankar

3. She is a recipient of the President's Medal in 1997 and became the first woman to head the Mumbai's Crime Branch Department in 2001. Who is she?
B Sandhya
Kiran Bedi
Meera Borwankar
Kanwaljeet Deol

4. Who became the first woman to win the Man Booker Prize in 1970 for "The Elected Member"?
Bernice Rubens
Kiran Desai
Nadine Godimer
Iris Murdoch

5. Name the first woman to fly to space twice and also the first woman to perform a space walk
Valentina Tereshkova
Eileen Collins
Andy Thomas
Svetlana Savitskaya

6. Do you know the first Asian woman to swim across English Channel?
Arati Saha
Shikha Tandon
Richa Mishra
Bula Choudhury

7. She was the first woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and the first woman to ascend all Seven Summits. Do you know her?
Grace Hudowalski
Junko Tabei
Denise Fejtek
Bachendri Pal

8. The world's first woman President was Maria Estela 'Isabel' Martinez Cartas de Peron who became president after her husband, President Juan Peron, died in office. Do you know the country?
Brazil
Peru
Iceland
Argentina

9. Who was the first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha?
Meira Kumar
Najma Heptulla
Sumitra Mahajan
Vijayalakshmi Pandit

10. Name the first Indian female sportsperson to be awarded Padma Shri
P T Usha
Beenamol
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
Arati Saha

Saturday, 25 March 2017

India Quiz 28: Personalities Quiz



1. Who established the Mohammedan Literary Society in 1863?
Nawab Abdul Latif
Muhammed Ali Jinnah
Liaquat Ali Khan
Syed Amir Ali

2. Who wrote Kathasaritsagara, a famous 11th-century collection of Indian legends, fairy tales and folk tales in Sanskrit?
Somadeva
Dandin
Vishnu Sharma
Banabhatta

3. Name the 12th century poet who composed the Gita Govinda
Kalidasa
Bhasa
Avvaiyar
Jayadeva

4. Which one of the following is a historical account of Indian National Army and Subash Chandra Bose written by Hugh Toye, a British Army Intelligence Officer?
The Crouching Tiger
The Springing Tiger
The Forgotten Hero
The Forgotten Army

5. Which one of the following Sankrit drama about a beautiful princess is attributed to emperor Harshavardhana?
Malavikagnimitram
Mricchakatika
Mudrarakshasa
Ratnavali

6. Who wrote "Ashtadhyayi", the first text on Sanskrit grammar?
Tulsidas
Panini
Patanjali
Bhaskara

7. Which harbor in South India did Kulottunga Chola I rename as Kulottungacholapattanam?
Cochin
Gangavaram
Visakhapatnam
Ennore

8. Where did Tulsidas write his epic poem on Rama's life called "Ram Charit Manas"?
Mathura
Ayodhya
Haridwar
Varanasi

9. Name the Sikh Guru who wrote a victory letter, called the Zafarnama, in 1705 to the Mughal Emperor, Aurangazeb
Guru Amar Das
Guru Arjun Dev
Guru Gobind Singh
Guru Tegh Bahadur

10. Which city in Punjab was historically known as Khidrana or Khidrane di dhab where Guru Gobind Singh's fought his last battle with Mughal Army?
Bhangani
Sri Muktsar Sahib
Nadaun
Anandpur

Thursday, 23 March 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 9- The World








1. In which ountry is the Welikada Prison, a maximum security prison and the largest prison in that country?
Pakistan
Sri Lanka
Afganisthan
Myanmar

2. Harare is the capital of which country?
Brazil
Zimbabwe
Zambia
Botswana

3. Which fabric got its name from a French city?
Damask
Suede
Satin
Denim

4. SOS is the International Morse code distress signal. Which country first adopted SOS?
Japan
Britain
USA
Germany

5. Which one of the following is the largest and oldest high IQ soceity in the world?
International High-IQ Society
Sigma Society
Mensa International
Intertel

6. The natural landslide dam, Usoi Dam, which is the tallest dam in the world is situtated in
China
Russia
France
Tajikistan

7. Name the explorer who sailed the three ships, namely La Nina, La Pinta and La Santa Maria?
Christopher Columbus
Vasco da Gama
Pedro Alvares Cabral
Bartolomeu Dias

8. Name the island where Napoleon was imprisioned in exile by the British
Marajo
Devon Island
Saint Helena
Saint Petersberg

9. The political philosophy of which one of the following inspired the French Revolution?
Rousseau
Plato
Aristotle
Socrates

10. Which one of the following UN organisations is concerned with the welfare of children?
UNESCO
UNICEF
UNDP
FAO

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

India Quiz 27 - Indian History



1. The Ain-i-Akbari or the Constitution of Akbar is a 16th century document on the administration of emperor Akbar. Who wrote it?
Abul Fazl
Faizi
Iqbal
Hieun Sang

2. Lord Buddha obtained his enlightenment in Bodh Gaya. Do you know where he gave his first sermon?
Pataliputra
Kapilavastu
Sarnath
Lumbini

3. Name the Governor-General of British India who enacted the English Education Act 1835
Lord Dalhousie
Lord William Bentinck
Lord Macaulay
Lord Rippon

4. Which one of the following rulers formed the institution of a council eight ministers called the "Ashta Pradhan" or "the Council of 8" to guide the administration of his state?
Raja Raja Chola
Prithviraj Chauhan
Krishnadevaraya
Shivaji

5. Can you name the brave Indian king who fought against Alexander the Great in the Battle of Hydaspes?
Porus
Ambhi
Shivaji
Prithviraj Chauhan

6. Who was the ambassador of the Seleucid dynasty in the court of Chandragupta Maurya?
Deimachus
Megasthenes
Demodamas
Herodotus

7. Hieun Tsang mentioned an Indian king named Shiladity in his writings. Who is the king referred here?
Ashoka
Chandragupta Maurya
Samudragupta
Harshavardhana

8. Who founded the Hindu College in Calcutta which is now Presidency University, Kolkata?
Rabindarnath Tagore
Madan Mohan Malaviya
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Swami Dayananda Saraswati

9. Name the 11th-century Kashmiri poet who wrote the epic "Vikramankadevacharita" as a reward to his patron Vikramaditya VI
Kalhana
Bilhana
Banabhatta
Amara Sinha

10. Rajatarangini ("The River of Kings") is a historical chronicle of the kings of Kashmir in Sanskrit. Who wrote it?
Kalidasa
Banabhatta
Kalhana
Bilhana

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Literary Quiz 13 - Books and Characters

This quiz is about the characters from famous children's stories and teen novels. If you are a good reader, you will be able to answer all of them easily.




1. Our hero was created as a wooden puppet, carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a village near Florence, who dreamed of becoming a real boy. Can you name him?
Pinocchio
Tom Thumb
Noddy
Peter Pan

2. He is a naughty boy at an American middle school, who keeps a diary about his best friend Rowley and the problems in his school. Who is he?
Charlie Bucket
Rodrick Heffley
Fregley
Greg Heffley

3. "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" chronicles the adventures of a young farm girl and her pet dog Toto who were swept away from their home by a cyclone in to the magical land of Oz. Do you know her name?
Alice
Dorothy
Matilda
Lisa

4. Do you know the name of the royal Bengal tiger that is stranded on a lifeboat with Piscine Molitor Patel, known as "Pi", the narrator and protagonist of a famous novel?
Sher Khan
Chester Cheetah
Richard Parker
Sabor Parker

5. She comes from District 12, a coal mining district in the dystopian fictional autocratic national of Panem and is chosen to compete in a televised fight to the death. Who is she?
Katniss Everdeen
Vega Jane
Rosemary Hathaway
Ginny Weasley

6. The title of this novel is the name of the hero, who finds a mysterious stone from which a dragon, named Saphira, hatches. Do you know which book or character is referred here?
Prince Caspian
Percy Jackson
Harry Potter
Eragon

7. She is the title character and protagonist of a bestselling children's novel. She has a passion for reading books and has the mental ability of telekinesis, the ability to move and levitate inanimate objects by mere thought, without having to physically touch them.
Matilda
Ginny Weasley
Susan
Charlotte

8. In which one of the following novels will you meet Edward Cullen, a vampire with the body of a seventeen-year old?
Vampire Academy
Vampire Hunter
Twilight
I am Legend

9. A demigod, the son of a mortal and the Greek god Poseidon and has ADHD and dyslexia, our hero is dangerously loyal to his friends and family. He can read ancient Greek and can cotrol water, make hurricanes, breath underwater and talk to horse-like animals and fish.
Percy Jackson
Jaxter Grimjinx
Artemis Fowl
Tobias Eaton

10. She is an adopted girl on the verge of adolescence, with a blonde hair. She is fascinated by the power of words and is the "Book Thief" referred to in the title of the book.
Vega Jane
Rosemary Hathaway
Liesel Meminger
Sephy Hadley

Sunday, 19 March 2017

India Quiz 26 - Firsts in India




1. Which is the first and oldest dam in India?
Kallanai Dam
Cheurthoni Dam
Mettur Dam
Rihand Dam

2. Name the first Islamic Mausoleum (tomb) built in India
Firoz Shah's Tomb
Sulatn Ghari
Taj Mahal
Ghiyath al-Din Tughlaq's Tomb

3. The Cheraman Jama Masjid, the first mosque in India, is in which state?
Uthar Pradesh
Delhi
Madhya Pradesh
Kerala

4. Who was the first Indian and Asian to be awarded the Mr. Universe title?
Manohar Aich
Premchand Degra
Monotosh Roy
Sangram Chougule

5. The Padma Vibhushan is the second-highest civilian award of the Republic of India. Who was the first scientist to be awarded Padma Vibhushan?
Meghnad Saha
Satyendra Nath Bose
Jagadish Chandra Bose
APJ Abdul Kalam

6. Name the first recipient of Param Vir Chakra (PVC), India's highest military decoration
Somnath Sharma
Jadu Nath Singh
Rama Raghoba Rane
Piru Singh Shekhawat

7. Who was the first Indian to receive Magsasay Award?
Jayaprakash Narayan
Vinobha Bhave
Verghese Kurien
Satyajit Ray

8. Which Indian freedom fighter received the Stalin Peace Prize (now Lenin Peace Prize) in 1952?
Subash Chandra Bose
Lala Lajpat Rai
Saifuddin Kitchlew
Bhagat Singh

9. Who was the first Indian actor to be honoured with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Order of Arts and Letters), France?
Amitabh Bachan
Sivaji Ganeshan
Rajnikanth
Dilip Kumar

10. Name the first Indian city to have a women's court
Mumbai
Delhi
Bangalore
Malda

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