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

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?
Sri Lanka

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