Wednesday, 27 September 2017

General Science Quiz 31

General Science Quiz 31




1. Ernest Beaux is best known for creating Chanel No. 5. What is Chanel No. 5?
Television Channel
Optical Cable
Perfume
Telecommunication Channel

2. Google has recently launched its Unified Payments Interface (UPI) based digital payment service. What is its name?
BHIM
Tez
Chromium
Google Pay

3. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - the global standard for assessing extinction risk, has recently moved the conservation status of an animal from "endangered" to "vulnerable". Whis animals?
Snow leopard
Asiatic Lion
Lion tailed macaque
Asiatic elephant

4. Homi J Bhabha was the founding director of which one of the following institutions?
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Homi Bhabha National Institute
Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research

5. Which part of human body is affected by the condition called "astigmatism"/
Ears
Eyes
Bones
Knees

6. Which Indian state is known as the “Orchid Paradise” of India?
Jammu and Kashmir
Tamil Nadu
Arunachal Pradesh
Meghalaya

7. Wilhelm Beer and Johann Heinrich Madler are known for producing the first exact map entitled "Mappa Selenographica" in 1834-1836. The map was that of
Earth
Mars
Moon
Universe

8. The Ringelmann scale is a scale for measuring the apparent density of
Water
Air
Mercury
Smoke

9. Which one of the following is used to quickly summarize the health of a new born baby?
Apgar Score
Alvarado score
Glasgow-Blatchford score
Ranson criteria

10. Name the first spacecraft to reach the surface of the Moon, and the first man-made object to land on another celestial body.
Luna 1
Ranger 4
Luna 2
Surveyor

Sunday, 24 September 2017

India Quiz 48

India Quiz 48



1. Among the following Union Territories of India, which one has the largest size?
Puducherry
Chandigarh
Daman and Diu
Lakshadweep

2. The oldest range of fold mountains in India according to geographical history are
Satpuras
Vindhyas
Aravallis
Nilgiris

3. Arakan Yoma is the extension of the Himalayas located in
Myanmar
Nepal
Pakistan
Kashmir

4. The Vindhyas belong to which class of mountains?
Fold mountains
Volcanic mountains
Block mountains
None of these

5. Zoji La pass is a mountain pass between
Nepal and Tibet
Kashmir and Leh
Leh and Srinagar
China and Arunachal Pradesh

6. Which one of the following is a disputed border area between India and China?
Siachen Glacier
Saltoro Ridge
Kalapani
Aksai Chin

7. In 1926, which Indian politician represented the University of Calcutta at the congress of the Universities of the British Empire?
Chittaranjan Das
S Radhakrishnan
Lala Lajpat Rai
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

8. To which country was the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar exiled to after the First war of Independence?
Nepal
Bangladesh
Burma
Vietnam

9. Which mughal emperor was historian Lane-Poole referring to when he remarked, he "tumbled out of life as he had tumbled through it."?
Akbar
Shahjahan
Aurangazeb
Humayun

10. ”Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as [Gandhi] ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.” Who said these words about Gandhiji?
Winston Churchill
John Ruskin
Albert Einstein
S Radhakrishnan

Friday, 22 September 2017

General Science Quiz 30

General Science Quiz 30



1. Which is the largest source of natural radioactivity in animals including humans?
Cobalt-60
Radium-226
Bismuth-210
Potassium-40

2. What artificial sweetener did Ira Remsen and Constantin Fahlberg discover in 1879?
Saccharin
Sucralose
Cyclamate
Stevia

3. Name the Jewish Czech-American biochemist became the third woman and first American woman, to win a Nobel Prize in science. She was also the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Maria Goeppert Mayer
Gerty Theresa Cori
Rosalyn Yalow
Barbara McClintock

4. What kind of poisoning is also known as Plumbism, Saturnism and painter's colic?
Lead
Mercury
Arsenic
Cyanide

5. Which famous scientist is known as "The Wizard of Menlo Park"?
Isaac Newton
Thomas Alva Edison
Albert Einstein
Stephen Hawking

6. The process by which a substance absorbs moisture from the atmosphere until it dissolves in the absorbed water and forms a solution is called
Efflorescence
Hygroscopy
Desaturation
Deliquescence

7. Which mineral is also known as fool's gold?
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Cinnabar
Bornite

8. What was the code name given to the secret project of United States of American to develop the atom bomb during the World War II?
The Manhattan Project
Project Alberta
The Trinity Project
Project Nutmeg

9. John Taine was the pen name chosen by a famous mathematicanand science fiction writer to write his works of fiction. He is known for his book of biographical essays titled "Men of Mathematics". Do you know him?
E T Bell
Lewis Carrol
H G Wels
Blaise Pascal

10. What do you call the tapeworm's head that attaches to the intestine of the definitive host?
Scolex
Cistode
Sucker
Hook

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

General Science Quiz 29

General Science Quiz 29



1. Quagga is an extinct subspecies of which land animal?
Giraffe
Zebra
Donkey
Antelope

2. What is prussic acid, a colorless and extremely poisonous chemical compound, better known as?
Hydrogen Cyanide
Hydrogen peroxide
Ethylene glycol
Nicotine

3. What is the study of the production and behaviour of materials at very low temperatures called?
Cacogenics
Nanotechnology
Graphemics
Cryogenics

4. The branch of medical science which is concerned with the study of disease as it affects a community of people is called
Gastroenterology
Epidemiology
Epistemology
Cynology

5. A solid material's ability to be stretched into a wire is called
Malleability
Volatility
Ductility
Elasticity

6. What is the irritation and inflammation of the mucous membranes of nose called?
Rhinitis
Myringitis
Vasculitis
Histoplasmosis

7. The ratio of the number of births to the size of the population is called
Mortality
Fecundity
Fertility
Natality

8. Which one of the following is the science of measurements and weights?
Meteorology
Metrology
Mastology
Metrics

9. What is the technique used to display a fully three-dimensional image of the subject, which is seen without the aid of special glasses or other intermediate optics?
Xerox
Repography
Holography
Xylography

10. BED is an informal measurement of ionizing radiation exposure. What does B stand for in BED?
Banana
Biotic
Beta
Boson

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Mathematics Quiz 4 - Mathematicians

Mathematics Quiz 4 - Mathematicians



1. A Mathematician's Apology is a 1940 essay which gives the layman an insight into the mind of a working mathematician. Who is the author?
Srinivasa Ramanujan
G H Hardy
Gabriel Cramer
John Napier

2. Name the author who introduced the word "robot" to the public?
Karel Capek
Isaac Asimov
William Grey Walter
George Devol

3. Name the ancient Greek Mathematician who was said to have been the tutor of Alexander the Great
Euclid
Menaechmus
Pythagorus
Diophantus

4. He is a philosopher, historian and mathematician and was a recipient of the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature. Who is he?
John Napier
Paul Dirac
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Bertrand Russell

5. ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was amongst the earliest electronic general-purpose computers made. Who designed it?
John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
J. Presper Eckert and Arthur Burks
John Vincent Atanasoff and John Mauchly
John von Neumann and Arthur Burks

6. Which one of the following mathematicians is known for formulating a basic principle of population genetics that is named after him and the German physician, Wilhelm Weinberg?
Srinivasa Ramanujan
Bertrand Russel
G H Hardy
Charles Babbage

7. Who is credited with creating an early type of a speedometer, which were usually fitted to locomotives?
Alfred North Whitehead
Charles Babbage
Charles Lamb
John Venn

8. Bertrand Russell is known for "The Principia Mathematica", a three-volume work on the foundations of mathematics. Who was his co-author?
Alfred North Whitehead
G. H. Hardy
Andrew Wiles
William Jones

9. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson is the original name of a famous writer who was also a mathematician. Who is he?
Charles Dickens
Lewis Caroll
Charles Babbage
Ludwig Boltzmann

10. Which famous mathematician is also known as Leonardo of Pisa?
Leopold Leau
Lorenz Leonard Lindelof
Pierre-Louis Lions
Fibonacci

Thursday, 14 September 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 20

General Knowledge Quiz 20



1. What game was patented under the name sphairistike ("the art of playing ball") in 1874?
Cricket
Hockey
Lawn Tennis
Football

2. Who wrote the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" anonymously which later became widely known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
William Wordswoth
Alfred Tennyson
Samuel Colridge
Clement Clarke Moore

3. Which country has got the biggest and longest road network?
China
India
USA
UK

4. Rocinante is a famous horse from a classic novel. Can you name the novel?
Black Beauty
Treasure Island
Three Musketteers
Don Quixote

5. El Himno de Bayamo (The Bayamo Anthem) is the national anthem of which one of the following countries?
Cuba
The Bahamas
Barbados
Bulgaria

6. Tom, the fictional cat from the Tom and Jerry series, first appeared in "Puss Gets the Boot". What was the original name of the cat in that short film?
Felix
Tom
Jasper
Odie

7. THe Weir of Herminston is an unfinished novel by a famous novelist known for many classical works. Who is he?
Charles Dickens
HG Wels
Mark Twain
RL Stevenson

8. Suomen tasavalta is the name of a country in their official language. Which country we are referring to?
Tanzania
Slovenia
Tunisia
Finland

9. Which country is the largest producer and exporter of Brazil nuts?
Brazil
Bolivia
Unitecd States
Argentina

10. Where is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque, a historic mosque popularly known as the Blue Mosque, situated?
Istanbul
Mecca
Islamabad
Medina

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

General Knowledge Quiz: Great Personalities 19

General Knowledge Quiz: Great Personalities 19





1. Which US President is known for the Gettysburg Address?
Barack Obama
George Washington
John F Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln

2. The phrase "your name is mud" was originated from an American physician Samuel Mudd who was imprisoned for conspiring in the assassination of a US President. Name the President
John F Kennedy
Abraham Lincoln
William McKinley
James A Garfield

3. Sarah Josepha Hale is known for which one of the following nursery rhymes?
Baa Baa Black Sheep
Mary Had a Little Lamb
Five Little Monkeys
Hickory Dickory Dock

4. This Oscar winning American actor, who served in the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Air Force Researve, was the highest ranking actor in militory history. He won the Academy Award for The Philadelphia Story. Who is he?
James Stewart
Cary Grant
Mel Brooks
Clint Eastwood

5. Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a novel that is considered "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century" and was blessed by Pope Leo XIII, the first novel ever to receive such praise. Name the author
Lew Wallace
Margaret Mitchell
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Elizabeth George Speare

6. Boxer is a hardworking, but naive and ignorant horse in this classic novel by George Orwell. Which novel are we talking about?
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Coming Up for Air
The Road to Wigan Pier
Animal Farm

7. Oscar Wilde, the famous writer well known for his plays, has written only one novel. What was it?
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Lady Windermere's Fan
An Ideal Husband

8. The Ugandan political leader and military officer Idi Amin Dada was a good player of which one of the following sports?
Football
Rugby
Badminton
Cricket

9. What game was patented under the name sphairistike ("the art of playing ball") in 1874?
Cricket
Hockey
Lawn Tennis
Football

10. Who wrote the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" anonymously which later became widely known as "'Twas the Night Before Christmas"?
William Wordswoth
Alfred Tennyson
Samuel Colridge
Clement Clarke Moore

Monday, 11 September 2017

General Science Quiz 28

General Science Quiz 28



1. Who invented the phonograph?
Thomas Edison
Jagdish Chanda Bose
Alexander Graham Bell
Samuel Morse

2. Pythagoras who is known for the Pythagorean Theorem, was a strict vegetarisn and forbade his followers from the consumption of meat. Strangely he also forbade another food item from their diet. Which one?
Beans
Fruits
Wheat
Potato

3. What is the excessive hair growth over and above the normal for the age, sex and race of an individual, called?
Hirsutism
Hypertricfhosis
Trichosis
None of these

4. Lachanophobia is the fear of
Lakes
Chemicals
Vegetables
Lichen

5. Which saint was designated by Pope Pius XII as the patron saint of television in 1958?
Saint Bernardine of Siena
Saint Dorothea of Caesarea
Saint Clare of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi

6. There are only two liquid elements at standard temperature and pressure. One of them is mercury (Hg). Name the other element
Francium
Gallium
Chlorine
Bromine

7. We all know Alfred Nobel, the inventor of Dynamite and founder Nobel Prize. His father was an engineer and invented the rotary lathe used in plywood manufacturing. Name him
Robert Nobel
Ludvig Nobel
Immanuel Nobel
Emanuel Nobel

8. The zygomaticus major is a muscle of the human body. This muscle allows you to
Run
Smile
Walk
Catch

9. "Winter Banana" is a variety of
Banana
Flower
Apple
Seeds

10. Pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial disease. What is its common name?
Anthrax
Whooping cough
Diarrhea
Pneumonia

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Environment Quiz 52

Environment Quiz 52



1. Which one of the following animals are often used in the study of leprosy?
Chimpanzee
Armadillo
Cattle
Goat

2. The Pacific Geoduck is a species of
Duck
Giraffe
Clam
Fish

3. The Mercalli scale is used to measure the intensity of
Earthquake
Tornado
Sound
Lightening

4. Iris, a species of flowering plants with snowy flowers, derived its name from the Greek goddess of
Nature
Forests
Flowers
Rainbow

5. The fennec is a nocturnal animal, with distinctive large ears, found in the Sahara of North Africa. What kind of an animal is fennec?
Fox
Rabbit
Wolf
Camel

6. With which one of the following ships will you associate Vice Admiral Robert FitzRoy?
The Santa Maria
HMS Beagle
U.S.S. Monitor
HMS Victory

7. "Halcyon" is a name for a bird in Greek legend. The Halcyon is a genus of which one of the following birds?
Eagle
House sparrow
Kingfisher
Peacock

8. The capital city of which country provides with geothermal heating systems for both residential and industrial districts from volcanic activity?
Iceland
Greenland
Finland
Sweden

9. The oil spill that occurred in Alaska, on March 24, 1989, is considered to be one of the most devastating human-caused environmental disasters. Which oiltanker caused the spill?
Enrica Lexi
Exxon Valdez
Amoco Cadiz
Deepwater Horizon

10. The world's first wildlife santuary was declared in the 3rd century BC. Name the country
China
Britain
Sri Lanka
France

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