Saturday, 7 October 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 21: Great Personalities

General Knowledge Quiz 21: Great Personalities

1. Who has won the Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR) National Award for 2017?
Amitabh Bachan
S S Rajamouli
Shyam Benegal

2. Pierre de Coubertin is considered the father of the modern Olympic Games and has won the gold medal at the 1912 Summer Olympics. For which one of the following did he win the medal?

3. Robert Recorde was a Welsh physician and mathematician. For what invention is he known for?
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4. COBRA (or CoBrA) was a European avant-garde movement active from 1948 to 1951. It was an artist group formed by artists whose painting style was highly expressionist and inspired by the art of children.The term COBRA was coined from
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5. Name the final novel published by Agatha Christie before her death in which Hercule Poirot, the fictional detective dies at the end.
Sleeping Murder
Dumb Witness
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

6. The Old Man and the Sea is a short novel written by the American author Ernest Hemingway in 1951. What is the name of the Old Man in the novel?

7. Who was the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature?
Sinclair Lewis
Eugene O'Neill
Pearl S. Buck
William Faulkner

8. In the honour of which one of the following former Secretary Generals of United Nations, the UN library was dedicated on 16 November 1961?
Dag Hammarskjold
Boutros Boutros-Ghali
Kofi Annan
Kurt Waldheim

9. Who was the first batsman in the history of international cricket to be given out by the third Umpire?
Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Dravid
Chris Gayle
Brian Lara

10. Who is known as the father of qawwali and inventor of Tabla and Sitar?
Mohammed Rafi
Ustad Bismillah Khan
Amir Khusrow
Jagjit Singh

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