Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Science Quiz 24: Computer Science Quiz

Science Quiz 24: Computer Science Quiz






1. Who coined the term "artificial intelligence"?
Marvin Misnky
Claude Shannon
John McCarthy
Steve Wozniak

2. How many bits are used in IPv6 which is intended to replace IPv4?
32 bit
64 bit
128 bit
256 bit

3. Name the first web browser which was also the first WYSIWYG HTML editor
Internet Explorer
Mozilla
Opera
Nexus

4. The mobile operating system android was developed by
Apple
Microsoft
Google
Nokia

5. The Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in layers, with control passed from one layer to the next. How many layers are there in OSI Model?
7
4
5
9

6. With which one of the following social networking sites will you associate Mark Zuckerberg?
Twitter
Facebook
Instagram
LinkedIn

7. Who founded the organisation WikiLeaks?
Thomas J. Watson
Steve Jobes
Bill Gates
Julian Assange

8. Which company created the video gaming brand Xbox?
IBM
Sony
Microsoft
Apple

9. TIFRAC (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Automatic Calculator) was the first computer developed in India, at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai. Do you know who suggested the name TIFRAC?
Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Jawaharlal Nehru
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
Sathyendra Nath Bose

10. What does X stand for in XML?
Extensible
Exportable
Exchangeable
Expendable

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Science Quiz 23: Computer Science Quiz

Science Quiz 23: Computer Science Quiz






1. "Spacewar!" is a space combat video game developed in 1962 which is the first known video game to be played at multiple computer installations. Do you know the developer?
Sid Meier
Steve Russell
Konrad Zuse
Alan Kotok

2. Who is known as the "father of supercomputing"?
Seymour Cray
Donal Knuth
Alan Turing
John von Neumann

3. Who along with co-inventor Bob Kahn is recognised as the "father of the Internet"?
Tim Berners Lee
Sergey Brin
Vint Cerf
Alan Perlis

4. The ACM A.M Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) which is considered as the Nobel Prize of Computing. Do you know who is the first recipient of the award?
Vint Cerf
Seymour Cray
Alan Perlis
Konrad Zuse

5. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of World Wide Web in 1989, was awarded Turing Award "for the invention of WWW, first web browser and fundamental protocols and alogoriths allowing the Web to scale". In which year he was awarded?
1990
2000
2010
2016

6. Which one of the following programming languages was created by James Gosling?
Java
Perl
C++
Python

7. Name the American inventor who invented the QWERTY keyboard
Grace Hopper
Larry Page
Christopher Latham Sholes
Edsger W Dijkstra

8. Who is the creator of the Linux Operating System?
Linus Torvalds
Shinya Yamanaka
Raphael Finkel
Johan McCarthy

9. Which one of the operating system has a pufferfsih named Puffy as its logo and mascot?
OpenBSD
FreeBSD
Linux
MacOS

10. Which is considered to be the first Internet search engine?
Altavista
Archie
Google
Yahoo

Monday, 29 May 2017

Environment Quiz 36

Environment Quiz 36





1. In which state the Renuka Santuary, recognised for it religious, aesthetic and cultural value, is situated?
Assam
Madhya Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh
Gujrat

2. Which is the smallest cattle breed in the world?
Jersey
Vechur
Angus
Brown Swiss

3. Which one of the following industry consumes maximum amount of water?
Pulp and Paper
Thermal Power Plants
Textiles
Engineering

4. Kudankulam is a town in the Tirunelveli district in Tamil Nadu, India which is in the news for a controversy for many years now.What is the controversial issue there?
Farmer suicide
Environmental pollution
Nuclear Power Plant
Water Crisis

5. This well-known water conservationist from India who won Stockholm Water Prize in 2015 and is known as "waterman of India". Who is he?
Kailash Satyarthi
Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak
Dr. Madhav Atmaram Chitale
Rajendra Singh

6. Where is the North East Biodiversity Gallery showcasing the biodiversity of the north-eastern region of India located?
Guwahati
Bhubaneswar
Kolkata
Dimapur

7. Which is the largest tributary of the Ganges?
Yamuna
Kosi
Gandaki
Ghaghara

8. "Wood smoke and Leafcups : Autobiographical Footnotes to the Anthropology of the Durwa" is abook written by Madhu Ramnath on the social structure of a tribal people in Batsar. Do you know in which state Batsar is?
Jharkhand
Uttarakhand
Chhattisgarh
Odisha

9. The Dampa Tiger Reserve or Dampha Tiger Reserve is located in which state of India?
Mizoram
Nagaland
Assam
Uttar Pradesh

10. People for Animals founded in 1992 is the largest organisation for animal rights/welfare in India. Who started the organisation?
Rukmini Devi
Maneka Gandhi
Harish Iyer
V K Krishna Iyer

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Literary Quiz 16: Books and Authors

Literary Quiz 16: Books and Authors



1. Who was the first recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in Hindi for his work Him Taringini in 1955?
Amritlal Nagar
Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Amarkant
Naresh Mehta

2. Who translated Bhagavad Gita first into English?
Barbara Stoler Miller
Aldous Huxley
S Radhakrishnan
Charles Wilkins

3. Who translated Gandhi's autobiography, "The Story of My Experiments with Truth", to English from its Gujarati original?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahadev Desai
Acharya Kripalani
Annie Besant

4. The Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose and poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language. Which of the following instituted the award?
K K Birla Foundation
Kendra Sahitya Akademi
The Literary Foundation of India
National Book Trust

5. Name the Indian-American journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize, becoming the first Indian to win the prize
V S Naipaul
Jhumpa Lahiri
Gobind Behari Lal
Fareed Zakaria

6. Name the dbut short story collection of Jhumpa Lahiri that won her 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Ficgtion
The Namesake
The Lowland
Unaccustomed Earth
Interpreter of Maladies

7. "Rajmohan's Wife" was the first Indian novel to be written in English, which was published in 1864. Name the author
Rabindranath Tagore
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Mulk Raj Anand
Raja Ram Mohan Roy

8. The first free English translation of the epic Mahabharata was done by
K M Ganguli
R K Narayan
S Radhakrishnan
Rabindranath Tagore

9. The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad is a collection of four stories on feminism. Name the author who is a famous celebrity
Katrina Kaif
Twinkle Khanna
Saina Nehwal
Kareena Kapur

10. Who received the PEN Pinter Prize, an annual literary award by English PEN in honour of the late Nobel Literature Prize winning playwright Harold Pinter?
Margaret Atwood
James Fenton
Salman Rushdie
David Hare

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Environment Quiz 35

Environment Quiz 35







1. Which one of the following are the world's largest monkeys?
Mandrill
Baboon
Macaque
Talapoin

2. Being one of the 21 breeding sites existing in India, this village in Karnataka is named after the painted stork in Kannada language. It is known for the long established bonding between the spot-billed pelicans and the villagers. Do you know the village?
Jatinga
Khichan
Pothanikkad
Kokrebellur

3. Jatinga is famous for the phenomenon of birds "committing suicide". Do you know in which state Jatinga is located?
Mizoram
Bihar
Assam
Jharkhand

4. In 1997 a US company was granted patent on basmati rice lines and grains which resulted an international outrage over allegations of bio-piracy. Do you know the company that won the patent?
Monsanto
RIceTec
Dupont
None of these

5. This town in Tamil Nadu remains uninhabited since it was destroyed during a cyclone in 1964 that first hit Sri Lanka and then Tamil Nadu. Can you name this town?
Rameswaram
Mandapam
Dhanushkodi
Thoothukudi

6. Gorillas live in groups called troops. The troops have multiple adult females and their offspring and is led by an adult male. What is the adult male gorilla called?
Blackback
Troopback
Silverback
Tusker

7. Which of the following countries has become the first country in the world to ban deforestation?
Argentina
Brazil
Norway
Italy

8. Who is the author of "The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable"?
Arundhati Roy
Amitav Ghosh
Vandana Shiva
Khushwant Singh

9. Name the Indian environmentalist who is the director general of the Centre for Science and Environment and the editor of the fortnightly magazine, Down to Earth
Vandana Shiva
Sunita Narain
Medha Patkar
Sunderlal Bahuguan

10. The World Zoonoses Day is observed on
6 June
6 July
6 May
6 April

Friday, 26 May 2017

Literary Quiz 15: Books and Authors

Literary Quiz 15: Books and Authors





1. "The Boys from Syracuse" is a famous musical and the first one based on a Shakespearean play. Name the play
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Twelfth Night

2. When is World Poetry Day celebrated?
April 23
June 5
March 21
February 28

3. Name the first African to be honoured with Nobel Prize in Literature
Toni Morrison
Wole Soyinka
Nelson Mandela
Derek Walcott

4. A recipient of Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1998 for her work "Beloved", she is also the first black woman to receive the Nobel Prize. Who is she?
Wangari Maathai
Leymah Gbowee
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Toni Morrison

5. Which one of the following Konkani novels by Maleshwar Sail won him Saraswati Samman 2016?
Kaali Ganga
Aranyakand
Yug Sanvar
Hawthan

6. Born as Dhanpat Rai Srivastav, this Indian writer started writing under the pen name "Nawab Rai". By what name we know this famous writer?
Sumitranandan Pant
Bhishma Sahni
Amarkant
Premchand

7. Who wrote, at the age of seventeen, the famous Bengali-language romantic novel Devdas?
Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Rabindranath Tagore
Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay

8. Which of the following Indian writers is NOT a Man Booker Prize winner?
Kiran Desai
Amitav Ghosh
Arundhati Roy
Aravind Adiga

9. Who is the first woman to win the Jnanpith Award?
Mahaswetha Devi
Amritha Pritam
Ashapoorna Devi
Mahadevi Varma

10. Who has earned the title of "Rebel Poet" during the British rule for his activism for political and social justice?
Kazi Nazrul Islam
Premchand
Rabindranath Tagore
Bankimchandra Chatterjee


Thursday, 25 May 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 15: Great Personalities Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz 15: Great Personalities Quiz



1. Who is credited as the father of analytical geometry?
Rene Descartes
Euclid
Archimedes
Fibonacci

2. He is the first Australian to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature (1973). Who is he?
J M Coetzee
Peter C Doherty
John Eccles
Patrick White

3. Who is referred to as "the father of modern drama" and "the father of realism"?
George Bernard Shaw
Henrik Ibsen
Oscar Wilde
Arthur Miller

4. This Danish botanist and geneticist is best known for coining the terms phenotype and genotype. He was the one who introduced the term "gene" . Who is he?
Charles Darwin
Francis Galton
William Bateson
Wilhelm Johannsen

5. Name the only athlete to be awarded the Olympic Order twice
Myriam Bedard
Nadia Comaneci
Jackie Joyner Kersee
Krisztina Egerszegi

6. Who among the following delivered the famous speech "I Have a Dream"??
Swami Vivekananda
Abraham Lincoln
Nelson Mandela
Martin Luther King Jr.

7. Name the American linguist known for his landmark work Syntactic Structures and for his anti-war essay "The Responsibility of Intellectuals"
Joshua Fishman
Noam Chomsky
Jerry Fodor
Dennis Baron

8. The first Asian to win Nobel Prize for Literature was Rabindranath Tagore. Do you know the second Asian?
Leo Esaki
Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman
Yasunari Kawabata
Kenzaburo Oe

9. Who was the first female president of any country in the world?
Isabel Martinez Peron
Agatha Barbara
Pratibha Patil
Sirimavo Bandaranaike

10. Which country in became the first in the world to have a female prime minister?
India
Sri Lanka
Israel
Argentina

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Environment Quiz 34

Environment Quiz 34






1. Which is the highest mountain in the Alps?
Mont Blanc
Eiger
Monte Rosa
Dent Blanche

2. Which one of the following was named by Carl Lanneus with the latin term meaning "Rose of China"?
Hibiscus
Dahlia
Camelia
Lisianthus

3. Which Indian state has the lowest forest cover by percentage of its geographical area?
Haryana
Punjab
Rajasthan
Uttar Pradesh

4. Which one of the following invertebrates is considered to be the most intelligent among invertebrates?
Spider
Octopus
Jelly Fish
Bee

5. Fossils belonging to the Jurassic period possibly dating back 150-200 million years were found along Rajmahal hills in India, which are also called as Rajmahal Traps. Which state Rajmahal hills are situated?
Tamil Nadu
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Jharkhand

6. One of the most celebrated and notorious dishes in Japanese cuisine, this dish prepared from a fish can be lethally poisonous due to its potent neurotoxin, tetrodotoxin. Do you know the Japanese name for the fish and the dish prepared from it?
Sushi
Nizakana
Nanbanzuke
Fugu

7. Where can you find the semiaquatic egg laying mammal, platypus?
Canada
Africa
Australia
China

8. The Siruvani dam in Kerala is constructed across the Siruvani River is for supplying drinking water to which one of the following cities?
Cochin
Chennai
Thiruvananthapuram
Coimbatore

9. The volcanic eruption of this volcano in 1883 is considered to be the loudest sound ever heard in modern history with reports of it being heard up to 3, 000 miles (4, 800 km) from its point of origin. Name the volcano
Guarapuava
Krakatoa
Mount St. Helens
Kikai Caldera

10. Which one of the following is used for artificially ripening fruits?
Ammonium chloride
Sodium chloride
Calcium carbide
Calcium Chloride

Monday, 22 May 2017

Science Quiz 22: General Science Quiz

Science Quiz 22: General Science Quiz





1. Which one of the following is NOT an explosive?
RDX
HMX
DDT
TNT

2. What is the colour of the flight recorder, commonly known as the black box?
Black
Red
Green
Orange

3. Who named the chemical element Oxygen?
Carl Wilhelm Scheele
Joseph Priestley
Lavoisier
Robert Hooke

4. Venustraphobia or caligynephobia is the fear of
Beautiful women
Flowers
Sculptures
Paintings

5. Who is credited as the father of the neutron bomb?
Samuel T. Cohen
Richard Feynman
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Edward Teller

6. Who isolated and identified benzene first?
Charles Mansfield
Auguste Laurent
Michael Faraday
August Wilhelm von Hofmann

7. Which element has the lowest boiling point among all the elements?
Neon
Krypton
Iodine
Helium

8. The test flight of the first human spaceflight in a privately developed and operated vehicle was on 21 June 2004. What was the name of the vehicle?
Virgin Galactic
SpaceShipOne
Genesis I
Dream Chaser

9. What do a person having "pogonophobia" dislike?
Pigs
Beard
Paper
Birds

10. The fear or avoidance of which number is called "Triskaidekaphobia"?
3
13
30
33

India Quiz 46

India Quiz 46






1. Which state in India stands first in the total scheduled caste (SC) population?
Uttar Pradesh
West Bengal
Punjab
Haryana

2. Which is India's longest railway tunnel?
Pir Panjal
Karbude
Nathuwadi
Parchuri

3. Which one of the following states has the highest percentage of its population (95%) as Scheduled Tribes (ST)?
Punjab
Mizoram
Mehgalaya
Uttar Pradesh

4. Which one of the following is India's first indegenously designed jet fighter?
HAL Ajeet
HAL Pushpak
HAL HF-24 Marut
HAL Tejas

5. What is the name of the international passenger train services connecting Bangladesh to the Indian state West Bengal?
Samjhauta Express
Thar Express
Ananya Express
Maitree Express

6. The National Integration Council (NIC) is a group of senior politicians and public figures in India that looks for ways to address the problems of communalism, casteism and regionalism. Who is the chairman of NIC?
President
Prime Minister
Loksabha Speaker
Vice President

7. How many digits do the Aadhaar number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UDAI) have?
10
15
12
9

8. India's Golden triangle is a tourist which connects three cities of India. Which is NOT one among the cities?
New Delhi
Agra
Jaipur
Lucknow

9. Khatauli has a sugar mill which is the biggest sugar mill in Asia on the scale of production and storage capacity which belongs to Triveni group. In which state is Khatauli sugar mill located?
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
Maharashtra
Gujrat

10. Who founded the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to represent people from the Scheduled Casters, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Castes?
Kanshi Ram
B R Ambedkar
Mayawati
Mulayam Singh Yadav

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