Monday, 5 June 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 16:Great Personalities






1. This British science fiction was awarded Sri Lankabhimanya, the highest national honour of Sri Lanka, in 2005. Who is he?
Aldous Huxley
C S Lewis
H G Wells
Arthur C Clarke

2. Name the author of the book "the Masque of Africa"
Shashi Tharoor
V S Naipaul
Vikram Seth
Kushwant Singh

3. Which one of the following books by Geoffrey Chaucer contains the first recorded association between April 1 and foolishness?
The House of Fame
The Legende of Good Women
The Canterbury Tales
The Book of te Duchess

4. A co-recipient of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, she is the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date. Who is she?
Tawakkol Karman
Malala Yousafzai
Leymah Gbowee
Shirin Ebadi

5. Leymah Gbowee is a recipient of 2011 Nobel Peace Prize. Do you know to which country she belongs to?
Lebanon
Liberia
Iran
Kenya

6. Which one of the following women is the recipient of Nobel Prize for Economics in 2009, the only woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics?
Herta Muller
Elinor Ostrom
Ada E Yonath
Tu Youyou

7. Who became the youngest person in history to win the Academy Award (Oscar) for Best Director b winning the 2016 Award?
Damien Chazelle
Mel Gibson
Barry Jenkins
Kenneth Lonergan

8. Who holds the record of being the fastest test cricket bowler to reach 100 wickets, just in 16 tests?
Yasir Shah
George Lohmann
R Ashwin
Sydney Barnes

9. The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Juan Manuel Santos for his resolute efforts to bring the civil war in his country to an end. He is the President of which country?
Colombia
Nigeria
Ethiopia
Sudan

10. Who founded Satyashodhak Samaj (Society of Seekers of Truth) to attain equal rights for peasants and people from lower castes?
B R Ambedkar
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Jyotirao Phule
Dayanand Saraswati

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