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

Saturday, 18 March 2017

General Science Quiz - Inventions





1. Who invented adhesive bandage (band aid)?
Earle Dickson
James Wood Johnson
HAL Anger
Neil Arnott

2. Name the inventor of electrocardiogram (ECG)
Hans Berger
Clarens Birdseye
Percy Spenser
Willem Einthoven

3. Roy J Plunkett, an American chemist, is known for the discovery of
Safety Razor
Teflon
Vacuum cleaner
Television

4. He is known for the invention of lightning rod and bifocals among other inventions. Who is he?
James Watt
Alexander Fleming
Benjamin Franklin
John Fowler

5. Who among the following is credited for the invention of first artificial refrigerator?
William Cullen
Lloyd Groff Copeman
John Wilkinson
Alessandro Volta

6. Name the scientist who made important discoveries in induced radioactivity and developed the first nuclear reactor
John Logie Baird
J Robert Oppenheimer
Alan Turin
Enrico Fermi

7. With which one of the following will you associate J Robert Oppenheimer, the American theoretical physicist?
Atom Bomb
Dynamite
Machine Gun
Submarine

8. Name the British inventor who received a patent in 1845 for the invention of rubber band
Charlie Booth
Stephen Perry
Charles K Bliss
J Stuart Blackton

9. Douglas Engelbart, American engineer and inventor, is known for the invention of a computer accessory. What is it?
Keyboard
Joystick
Mouse
Pen Drive

10. Eau de Cologne is a perfume originating from Cologne, Germany. Who created the first Eau de Cologne?
Johann Maria Farina
Myra Juliet Farrell
Andrey Geim
Donald A. Glaser

Friday, 17 March 2017

Quiz on Indian Presidents - Great Personalities Quiz

As part of the India Quiz and Great Personalities quiz, we bring you this quiz on the Presidents of India. The questions are on the great personalities who served as the Presidents of India.
Test your knowledge about the great personalities.





1. Who was appointed as the first Acting President of India and the only person to serve the country both as Acting President and President?
V V Giri
Mohammed Hidayatullah
Zakir Husain
Fakruddin Ali Ahmed

2. He was the only President who earlier served as Chief Justice of India and also a recipinet of Order of British Empire. Who is he?
Zakir Husain
Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
Mohammed Hidayatullah
Giani Zail Singh

3. The first Chief Minister of a South Indian State became the President of India in 1977. Who was he?
Basappa Danappa Jatti
Neelam Sanjiva Reddy
R Venkataraman
Shankar Dayal Sharma

4. Only five Indian Presidents have received Bharat Ratna. Which one of the following is NOT one among them?
S Radhakrishnan
Zakir Husain
V V Giri
Giani Zail Singh

5. R Venkataraman served as the eighth President of India. What was his profession?
Teacher
Lawyer
Journalist
Businessman

6. Name the first member of the Dalit community to hold the post of President of India
R Venkataraman
V V Giri
K R Narayanan
Neelam Sajiva Reddy

7. "I'm My Own Model" is the autobiography of a former Vice-President of India who also served as Acting President of India. Who is he?
Basappa Danappa Jatti
Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
Mohammed Hidayatullah
V V Giri

8. Who among the following was affectionately known as the "People's President"?
S Radhakrishnan
K R Narayanan
APJ Abdul Kalam
Rajendra Prasad

9. Who among the following is the author of the books "India Divided" and "At the feet of Mahatma Gandhi"?
Rajendra Prasad
S Radhakrishnan
V V Giri
Zakir Husain

10. He was the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal) and has served as the governor of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and Maharashtra before becoming the President of India. Who is he?
K R Narayanan
Shankar Dayal Sharma
Mohammed Hidayatullah
Pranab Mukherjee

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Quiz on Indian Prime Ministers - Great Personalities Quiz

As part of the India Quiz and Great Personalities quiz, we bring you this quiz on the Prime Ministers of India. The questions are on the great personalities who served as the Prime Ministers of India.

Test your knowledge about the great personalities.




1. He became the Prime Minister of India twice for thirteen days each. Can you name him?
Lal Bahadur Shastri
Charan Singh
Morarji Desai
Gulzarilal Nanda

2. Name the first Prime Minister to head India's first non-Congress Government
Morarji Desai
Charan Singh
V P Singh
Chandra Shekhar

3. Who gave Indira Gandhi the name "Priyadarshini"?
Jawaharlal Nehru
S Radhakrishnan
Rabindranath Tagore
Lal Bahadur Shastri

4. What was the profession of Rajiv Gandhi, the youngest to be the Prime Minister of India?
Lawyer
Pilot
Information Technology
Engineer

5. Name the only Prime Minister who was a multilinguist and the first Congress Prime Minister outside of Nehru-Gandhi family
Charan Singh
V P Singh
P V Narasimha Rao
I K Gujral

6. Which one of the following Prime Ministers have the distinction of being the first person to deliver a speech to the UN General Assembly in Hinid?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Narendra Modi
Man Mohan Singh

7. Name the Prime Minister of India who implemented the Mandal Commission Report that reserved quota of all jobs in the public sector to Other Backward Classes.
V P Singh
I K Gujral
Manmohan Singh
Chandra Shekhar

8. Which Prime Minister of India was associated with Bofors Scandal?
Charan Singh
Indira Gandhi
Manmohan Singh
Rajiv Gandhi

9. Name the Prime Minister of India who is known as the "Father of Indian Economic Reforms" and "Chanakya"
V P Singh
Rajiv Gandhi
Manmohan Singh
P V Narasimha Rao

10. Who ordered Operation Blue Star, the military operation in the Golden Temple at Amritsar?
Rajiv Gandhi
V P Singh
Indira Gandhi
H D Devegowda


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 8 - Books by US Presidents

Most US Presidents were not really great writers. Abraham Lincoln is known for his Gettysburg Address and his Speeches and Writings. The Declaration of Independence and other writings by Thomas Jefferson proves beyond doubt that he was a great writer.

The following ten questions will help you to familiarise with the literary skills of the Presidents of United States. Please leave your feedback.


1. "Profiles in Courage" is a 1957 Pulitzer Prize winning book and is written by a former US President. Name the author
John F Kennedy
Theodor Roosevelt
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan

2. "The Naval War of 1812" is an account of naval battles and technology used during the war of 1812 and was the first book of an American President. Who is he?
Ronald Reagan
Richard Nixon
Theodore Roosevelt
Jimmy Carter

3. "Beyond the White House" a book by a Nobel Peace Prize winning US President describing the activities after leaving the presidency. Can you identify him?
Richard Nixon
Jimmy Carter
Theodore Roosevelt
Ronald Reagan

4. "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance" is a memoir written by which former US President?
George Bush
Ronald Reagan
Barack Obama
Jimmy Carter

5. Which one of the following books is written by President Bill Clinton?
Audacity of Hope
A Full Life: Reflections at 90
A Charge to Keep
Between Hope and History

6. Which former US President wrote the books "A Charge to Keep" and "Decision Points"?
George W Bush
Abraham Lincoln
Jimmy Carter
Barack Obama

7. Who is the author of "The America We Deserve"?
Bill Clinton
Richard Nixon
Donald Trump
D Eisenhower

8. Name the wartime memoirs written by Dwight D Eisenhower, the 34th President of United States
Crusade in Europe
Where's the Rest of Me?
Memoirs: Years of Trial and Hope
RN - The Memoirs of Richard Nixon

9. Richard Nixon, the 37th Presidents of the United States wrote the book in response to John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage . Name the book
A World Transformed
Six Crises
Why Not the Best?: The First Fifty Years
Looking Forward

10. "All the Best: My Life in Letters and Other Writings" compilation of writings by which former U.S. President?
Ronald Reagan
Harry S Truman
George H. W. Bush
William Howard Taft

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

General Science Quiz 15

A mixed bag with questions from Biology, Chemistry and Physics




1. The Central National Herbarium (CNH) is a national repository of India with about 2 million plant species. Where is it located?
Mumbai
New Delhi
Chennai
Calcutta

2. In biology, fronds refer to a type of
Flowers
Fruits
Leaves
Seeds

3. Royal Bonanic Gardens (Kew) is one of the largest herbariums in the world. In which country is it located?
United Kingdom
United States of America
France
Russia

4. What is the chemicals secreted by an animal that triggers a response in another member of the same species?
Pheromone
Kairomone
Allomone
Cytosol

5. An animal with two successive sets of teeth, initially the deciduous set and then the permanent set, is called
Diphyodont
Monophyodont
Heterodont
Polyphyodont

6. What term is used to the state of animal dormancy during summer?
Hibernation
Gestation
Aestivation
Asphyxiation

7. Which one of the following is NOT an ore of copper?
Bornite
Malachite
Chalcolite
Magnetite

8. Okapi, a mammal native to the northeast of Congo, is most closely related to which animal?
Zebra
Giraffe
Antelope
Fox

9. The V-2 , technical name Aggregat 4 (A4), was the world's first long-range guided ballistic missile. Which country developed this missile?
USA
Britain
Germany
Austria

10. Which was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the moon?
Luna 2
Luna 1
Pioneer 4
Sputnik 1

Monday, 13 March 2017

Literary Quiz 12 - Books and Characters

Today's quiz is based on the world famous books of detective fiction. If you are a lover of the genre, you will be able to answer all the questions. For those who have not read the books mentioned below, this is your chance to get familiar with the world's great writers and their more famous characters.



1. In which one of the following author's works, will you meet Professor James Moriarty, a fictional criminal mastermind?
Agatha Christie
Arthur Conan Doyle
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Wallace

2. Inspector Ghote is a fictional police officer in the police force of Bombay who first appeared in the novel "The Perfect Murder". Do you know the author?
H R F Keating
Satyajit Ray
H N Golibar
Om Prakash Sharma

3. Who created Le Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin, the fictional detective?
Edgar Wallace
Raymond Chandler
Dorothy L Sayers
Edgar Allan Poe

4. Name the elderly lady detective who appeared in 12 of Agatha Christie's crime novels
Louisa May Alcott
Lady Appleton
Miss Marple
Modesty Blaise

5. Name the inept and incompetent police inspector who is the main character in "The Pink Panther' series by Blake Edward
Inspector Lestrade
Inspector Clouseau
Inspector Rebus
Inspector French

6. Which one of the following characters appear in most of the Sherlock Holmes novel by Arthur Conan Doyle?
Inspector Adam Dalgleish
Inspector Roderick Alleyn
Inspector French
Inspector Lestrade

7. Philip Marlowe is a fictional private investigator who first appeared in "The Big Sleep". Do you know who the author is?
Raymond Chandler
Earl Stanely Gardner
Edgar Allan Poe
Dorothy L Sayers

8. There is a Roman Catholic priest created by English novelist G K Chesterton among the fictional detectives. Can you name him?
Fathe James
Father Charles
Father Brown
Father John

9. The mystery writer and amateur detective who helps his father solve baffling murders was introduced by two American cousins. The main character was also named by the same pseudonym they chose to write the novels. What was it?
Nancy Drew
Ellery Queen
Doug Selby
Irene Adler

10. Hercule Poirot is a fictional detective created by Agatha Christie. What is his nationality?
British
American
Belgian
French

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Mythology Quiz

Greek and Roman mythology is full of interesting gods, goddesses and various creatures. Many things and processes in science, psychology, literature etc. are named after gods and characters taken from Greek and Roman mythology. Here are a set of 10 interesting question based on various characters from the mythology.
Hope you will enjoy it!


1. What is the mythological creature with the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse called?
Centaur
Faun
Harpy
Minotaur

2. Name the character from Greek mythology who fell in love with his own reflection in the water
Achilles
Narcissus
Perseus
Oedipus

3. As per Greek mythology, who is the goddess of universal remedy and the daughter of god of medicine?
Panacea
Hygieia
Aphrodite
Athena

4. He was the god of freshwater and the sea in Roman religion and there is a planet which is named after him. Who is he?
Pluto
Uranus
Neptune
Mars

5. The son of Zeus, the sky and thunder god in Greek mythology, he was the greatest of the Greek heroes. Who is he?
Hercules
Achilles
Poseidon
Hermes

6. The god of fire in Roman mythology, often depicted with a blacksmith's hammer and there is a chemical process named after him. Can you name him?
Apollo
Mercury
Cupid
Ceres

7. The Greek hero of the Trojan War and central character of Homer's Iliad. Who is he?
Hercules
Achilles
Perseus
Oedipus

8. In Greek mythology, which one of the following was the first thing to exist as per Hesiod, a Greek poet?
Chaos
Nyx
Erebus
Gaia

9. Which legendary creature from Greek mythology has the body, tail and back legs of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle?
Hippogriff
Simurgh
Sphinx
Griffin

10. The planets are named after Roman gods with one exception. Can you name the planet which was named after Greek god of the sky?
Jupiter
Neptune
Uranus
Saturn

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