Sunday, 8 January 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 2


1. Which one of the following brass alloys is used in marine service owing to its corrosion resistance, hardness and toughness?
Admiralty brass
Aich's alloy
Arsenical brass
Delta metal

2. In cricket, if the ball (bowled at a fast pace), without bouncing, passes above the batsman's waist height, it is called
Full toss
Beamer
Doosra
Googly

3. Who is referred to as the "Prince of Mathematicians"
Carl Friedrich Gauss
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Isaac Newton
Leonhard Euler

4. The Grand Slam tournaments, also called majors, are the four most important annual tennis events. Which one is chronologically the first tournament of the year?
French Open
Wimbledon
Australian Open
US Open

5. Who is the first woman to received Booker Prize twice?
Arundhati Roy
Jhumpa Lahiri
Kiran Desai
Hilary Mantel

6. In 1952 this famous scientist was offered the presidency of Israel, though not an Israeli citizen, but he turned it down. Who was he?
Albert Einstein
Louis Pasteur
Nikola Telsa
Neils Bohr

7. In 2014, a famous scientist auctioned his Nobel Prize medal and became the first living nobel prize reipient to do so. Who is he?
Francis Crick
James Watson
Akira Suzuki
Ada Yonath

8. The scientific study of which one of the following is vexillology?
Wax
Vine
Flags
Flies

9. "Lucky Man: A Memoir" and "Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist" are books written by an award winning well known actor who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at the age of 29. Can you name him?
Michael J. Fox
Steve Martin
Kevin Spacey
Jean Simmons

10. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a specific disease that causes the death of neurons which control voluntary muscles, was well known world wide when a person diagnosed with it in 1963 and was expected to die within two years became famous. Who is this living legend?
Chuck Norris
Paul McCartney
Stephen Hawking
Montel Williams

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