Friday, 30 March 2018

Mathematics Quiz 5 - General Maths and Mathematicians

Mathematics Quiz 5



1. "Elements", a mathematical treatise, has been considered as the most successful and influential textbook ever written. Who is the writer?
Rene Descartes
Euclid
Eratosthenes
Charles Babbage

2. Babylonians used a sexagesimal positional numeral system. Whats is the base number of the system?
16
66
60
6

3. He was a Persian mathematician and astronomer, but widely known as a poet. Who is he?
Ferdowsi
Omar Khayyam
Nizami Ganjavi
Hafez

4. Who among the following is considered as the originator of cybernetics?
Gottfried Leibniz
Alan Turing
Norbert Wiener
John McCarthy

5. Modern day Roman numerals are based on how many symbols?
5
10
9
7

6. Name the Indian mathematician who wrote Siddhantha Siromani
Aryabhata
Brahmagupta
Bhaskara II
Varahamihira

7. Name the Italian polymath who predicted his own death and said to have been committed suicide to make it true
Fibonacci
Luca pacioli
Gerolamo Cardano
Giuseppe Peano

8. The value of pi (π) to 35 decimals was engraved on the tombstone of this mathematician who spent a major part of his life calculating the value of π. Who is he?
John Venn
Georg Cantor
Deaniel Bernoulli
Ludolph van Ceulen

9. The word mathematics comes from Ancient Greek "mathema". What does it mean?
To Calculate
That which is learnt
Numbers system
To measure

10. We all know that decimal numeral system is based on ten. What is the base of vigesimal numeral system?
Five
Fifty
Twenty
Twenty five

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

India Quiz 80

India Quiz 80



1. Which Indian city was originally known as Prayag or "place of offerings"?
Ahmedabad
Allahabad
Pachmarhi
Guwahati

2. Which is the only state in India which has a uniform civil code?
Kerala
Jammu and Kashmir
Assam
Goa

3. Who is the first sportsperson to receive Bharat Ratna?
Sachin Tendulkar
Kapil Dev
Vishwanathan Anand
Dhyan Chand

4. Which one of the following Indian rulers was born as Ali Gurshasp?
Alauddin Khilji
Aurangazeb
Jahangir
Muhammad bin Tughluq

5. Which state was the fist Lok Adalat held in India?
Kerala
Maharashtra
Gujarat
Tamil Nadu

6. Who among the following was NOT a recipient of the first Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Ahievement in Sports and Games?
Dharam Singh
Aparna Ghosh
Ashok Diwan
Shahuraj Birajdar

7. Who is the first cricketer to receive Arjuna Award?
Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi
Saleem Durani
Vijay Manjrekar
Chandu Borde

8. Who started the Marathi weekly paper called 'Mooknayak' for the depressed classes?
Mahatma Gandhi
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Dr. B R Ambedkar
Madan Mohan Malaviya

9. Who wrote the book "The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857"?
William Dalrymple
Ramachandra Guha
Shashi Tharoor
Romila Thapar

10. With whom will you associate the place Kotah ki Serai, nearl Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh?
Mangal Pandey
Bhagat Singh
Rani Lakshmibai
Lala Lajpat Rai

Sunday, 25 March 2018

India Quiz 79

India Quiz 79



1. In which event did Jaspal Rana won Gold at the 1994 Asian Games for India?
Athletics
Boxing
Shooting
Weight Lifting

2. Name the Indian mathematician who wrote Siddhantha Siromani
Aryabhata
Brahmagupta
Bhaskara II
Varahamihira

3. Name the South Indian city known for firecracker, matchbox and printing industries
Avadi
Sivakasi
Machilipatanam
Thiruppur

4. The first recipient of Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy was an Indian cricketer. Who is he?
Sunil Gavaskar
Sachin Tendulkar
Saurav Ganguly
Rahul Dravid

5. The third Indian to win the ICC Cricketer of the Year award was a fast bowler. Who is he?
Kapil Dev
Ravichandran Ashwin
Zaheer Khan
Ashish Nehra

6. This Marathi writer has won the National Fil Award for Best Screenplay for Shyam Benegal's movie Manthan. Who is he?
Jaywant Dalvi
Vijay Tendulkar
Mahesh Elkunchwar
S N Navare

7. When is the National Girld Child Day observed in India?
March 24
June 24
January 24
August 24

8. Where in India is the Koriya district?
Haryana
Karnataka
Chhattisgarh
Maharashtra

9. Where is Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies situated?
Kolkatta
New Delhi
Bangalore
Lucknow

10. Where is the Korba Super Thermal Power Plant located?
Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu
Utrar Pradesh
Chhattisgarh

Friday, 23 March 2018

Sports Quiz 18 - Indian Sports Quiz

Sports Quiz 18 - Indian Sports Quiz



1. Who became the first Indian to achieve a career Grand Slam in singles?
Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
Leander Paes
Somdev Devvarman

2. William Jones was an Arjuna Awardee, the Dronacharya Awardee and a recipient of the Padma Shri in 1965. With which sports he is associated?
Billiards
Badminton
Shooting
Table Tennis

3. India's first ever medal in gymnastics was in 2010 Commonwealth Games. Who was the gymnast?
Dipa Karmakar
Ashish Kumar
Vir Singh
Anant Ram

4. Who is the youngest Indian to win the Grandmaster title?
Parimarjan Negi
Aryan Chopra
Koneru Humpy
Vishwanathan Anand

5. Name the youngest Indian to captain the test cricket team
Virat Kohli
Azharuddin
Sachin Tendulkar
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi

6. Named by The Guinness Book of Records as the greatest long distance swimmer, he was the first Indian to swim across the English Channel. Who is he?
Shamsher Khan
Sachin Nag
Mihir Sen
Prasanta Karmakar

7. In 1959 she became the first Asian woman to swim across the English Channel. Can you name her?
Bula Choudhury
Arati Saha
Nisha Millet
Shikha Tandon

8. The first woman to cross the seven seas was an Indian. Who is she?
Nisha Millet
Arati Saha
Bula Choudhury
Shikha Tandon

9. Who was the first Indian woman athlete to win gold medal at any Asian Games?
P T Usha
M D Valsamma
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar
Kamaljit Sandhu

10. The first Indian woman to win a Grand Slam title was
Nirupama Sanjeev
Sania Mirza
Ankita Raina
Saina Nehwal

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sports Quiz 17 - Indian Sports

Sports Quiz 17



1. Who was the first Indian woman to win an individual medal at the Olympic Games?
Saina Nehwal
P T Usha
Karnam Malleswari
Mary Kom

2. Name the first Indian and the first Asian to win the Wimbledon junior Singles title
Yuki Bhabri
Leander Paes
Ramesh Krishnan
Ramanathan Krishnan

3. Who is the first Indian to win the Junior Australian Open title?
Leander Paes
Ramesh Krishnan
Yuki Bhabri
Ramanathan Krishnan

4. India's first medal in Olympics boxing was won by
Vijender Singh
Sushil Kumar
Mary Kom
Manoj Kumar

5. Who is the first Indian to win multiple individual Olympic medals?
Leander Paes
Abhinav Bindra
Saina Nehwal
Sushil Kumar

6. The first woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal is
Vinesh Phogat
Sakshi Malik
Babita Kumari
Kavita Devi

7. The youngest Indian Olympic medalist is a woman. Who is she?
P V Sindhu
Saina Nehwal
Mary Kom
Sakshi Malik

8. In which event did Yogeshwar Dutt won Bronze medal at Olympics?
Badminton
Boxing
Wrestling
Shooting

9. Gagan Narang won India's first medal at the 2012 London Olympics, a bronze. In which event he won the medal?
Boxing
Wrestling
Tennis
Shooting

10. Who is the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament?
Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
Ramanathan Krishnan

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Science Quiz 43

Science Quiz 43



1. Camellia sinensis is the scientific name of
Tulsi
Tea
Neem
Coffee

2. Caliology is the study of
Bird nests
Caves
Cats
Trees

3. The inability to feel pain is called
Analgesia
Dyslexia
Alexia
Asphyxia

4. What is referred to as brown coal?
Lignite
Boxite
Magnetite
Petroleum

5. Which one of the following is the most abundant mineral in the human body?
Calcium
Sodium
Potassium
Magnesium

6. Who invented the firest fountain pen and patented it in 1827?
Josiah Mason
Lewis Edson Waterman
Petrache Poenaru
George Safford Parker

7. Which mathematician was the first to predict a the solar eclipse?
Thales
Archimedes
Ptolemy
Eratosthenes

8. Who among the following is considered as the originator of cybernetics?
Gottfried Leibniz
Alan Turing
Norbert Wiener
John McCarthy

9. With which one of the following planets Johan Galle and Urbain Le Verrier associated?
Uranus
Neptune
Jupiter
Saturn

10. Which chemical compound is known as quicklime?
Calicum oxide
Calcium sulphate
Calicium carbonate
Calcium chloride

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Environment Quiz 62

Environment Quiz 62



1. Saros cycle is related to which one of the following phenomena?
Earthquakes
Tsunamis
Volcanic eruption
Eclipses

2. Which is the most populous island in the world?
Sumatra
New Guinea
Cuba
Java

3. "Ananas comosus" is the botanical name of a fruit, the name ananas being derived from a South American language word meaning "excellent fruit". Do you know this fruit?
Apple
Avocado
Blueberries
Pineapple

4. Which parasite causes Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar?
Plasmodium vivax
Leishmania donovani
Toxoplasma gondii
Entamoeba histolytica

5. The process of heating of sulphide ore to a high temperature in presence of air to remove suphur is called
Smelting
Roasting
Leaching
Amalgamation

6. Which one of the following is a process of extracting a substance from a solid material that is dissolved in a liquid?
Vanning
Electrolysis
Calcination
Leaching

7. Lightning helps to fertilise the soil with which one of the following nutrients?
Nitrogen
Phosphorus
Magnesium
Calcium

8. Name the light-emitting compound found in the fireflies
Ehtylene
Pheromone
Luciferin
Melittin

9. In which Indian state is the Shipki La pass?
Assam
Uttarakhand
Himachal Pradesh
Sikkim

10. Where was the "Dancing cat fever" first discovered?
Japan
China
Indonesia
South Africa

Friday, 16 March 2018

Science Quiz 42: Animals in Space

We all know Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin who became the first human being to travel into space aboard the spacecraft Vostok 1. That was on April 12, 1961. Before that, several animals had already visited the space. The animals were send to space to test the survivability of human in spaceflight. Soviet Union, the United States, France, Argentina, China, Japan and Iran have flown animals to space as on date.

Here are a set of questions on those animals in space.



1. Do you know the first living being to orbit the Earth?
Belka
Laika
Steilka
Baker

2. Which were the first animals to be sent to space?
Monkey
Dog
Cat
Fruit flies

3. Name the first mammal in space
Albert II
Laika
Ham
Veterok

4. Which country send Laika, the first dog on space?
France
United States
Soviet Union
Japan

5. The first dogs launced to space were Tsygan and Dezik in 1951. Name the country
Soviet Union
United States
France
Germany

6. Which were the first animals to orbit the earth and return alive?
Tsygan and Laika
Belka and Strelka
Able and Baker
Ham and Enos

7. An animal has the distinction of being the first to actually interact with a space vessel. Who was he?
Enos
Ham
Felicette
Baker

8. Name the first chimpanzee to orbit the Earth
Ham
Baker
Ugolyok
Enos

9. The first cat was sent to space in 1963. Name the country to send the cat
France
Soviet Union
China
United States

10. What was the name of the first cat sent to space?
Veterok
Able
Baker
Felicette

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Sports Quiz 16

Sports Quiz 16



1. Name the country to win the first football World Cup in 1930
Brazil
Argentina
Uruguay
Germany

2. Name the venue of the 2020 Summer Olympics
London
Tokyo
Beijing
New York

3. To which one of the following will you associate Jackie Joyner-Kersee?
Horse Racing
Athletics
Cricket
Swimming

4. Where is the Roland Garros Stadium, one of the Grand Slam venues, located?
Paris
Melbourne
London
New York

5. Who holds the record of being the oldest player eve to play in a FIFA World Cup match?
Roger Milla
Faryd Mondragon
Lothar Matthäus
Dino Zoff

6. Who holds the record of scoring the fastest century in ODI cricket?
AB de Villiers
Virendar Sehwag
Shahid Afridi
Brian Lara

7. Who is the oldest goal scorer in FIFA World Cup?
Faryd Mondragon
Miroslav Klose
David Platt
Roger Milla

8. Sachin Tendulkar retired from cricket after playing his 200th Test match in 2013. Against which team he played the last match?
England
West Indies
South Africa
Pakistan

9. Who was the first Indian to win a individual medal at the Olympic Games?
K D Jadhav
Abhinav Bindra
Ramanathan Krishnan
Mahesh Bhupathi

10. Name the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games
Sushil Kumar
Abhinav Bindra
Saina Nehwal
Mary Kom

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Stephen Hawking Quiz 2


Quiz on Life and works of Stephen Hawking

Paying tribute to the great scientist, we present you a quiz on Stephen Hawking to familiarise you with his life and works.
Here is the second part of the Stephen Hawking Quiz.


1. Who is the author of "Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics"?
Jayant Narlikar
Leonard Susskind
Roger Penrose
Gerard't Hooft

2. Hawking had argued and bet that this particles would never be found which resulted in a heated debate in 2002 and was later proved to be wrong. Name the particle
Leptons
Fermions
Higgs Boson
Photon

3. Name the 2014 biographical film on the life of Stephen Hawking
The Theory of Everything
Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen
Music to Move the Stars
Tomorrow's World

4. Stephen Hawking has written children's fiction books with his daughter Lucy. Which one of the following is NOT one among them?
George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
George and the Blue Moon
George's Secret Key to the Universe
George's Marvellous Medicine

5. When did Stephen Hawking visit India?
2010
2001
2005
2003

6. What was Stephen Hawking's nick name in his school?
George
Galileo
Einstein
Squinks

7. Which invention did Hawking say might be the end of our species?
Artificial Intelligence
Higg's Boson
Computer Virus
Extraterrestrial life

8. Stephen Hawking's synthesiser voice was recorded for a song "Keep Talking". Which music band recorded it?
Bloc Party
Faithless
Above & Beyond
Pink Floyd

9. Which one of the following did Hawking consider as a new form of life?
Robots
Computer virus
HIV virus
Black holes

10. Name the university where Hawking began his university education
Yale
Cambridge
Oxford
Harvard




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Stephen Hawking Quiz 1

Quiz on Life and works of Stephen Hawking

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, famous for his work on black holes, has died today at the age of 76.
Paying tribute to the great scientist, we present you a quiz on Stephen Hawking to familiarise you with his life and works.

Hope you would love Stephen Hawking Quiz, irrespective of your score. This is the first one of the Stephen Hawking Quiz we present for you.


1. When was Stephen Hawking born?
8 January 1942
18 January 1942
18 January 1941
8 January 1940

2. Which city in England was Stephen Hawking born?
Newcastle
Oxford
Manchester
Southampton

3. Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with the disease ALS when he was
25 years
28 years
18 years
21 years

4. Stephen Hawking had a rare disease known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig's disease. Who was Lou Gehrig?
Physician
Scientist
Baseball player
Film actor

5. Which one of the following physicists had held the Lucasian Chair of Mathematics before Stephen Hawking?
Albert Einstein
Issac Newton
Richard Feynman
Roger Penrose

6. Which book by Stephen Hawking was on the London Sunday Times bestseller lilst for over five years?
A Brief Hisoty of Time
The Grand Design
On the Shoulders of Giants
Black Holes and Baby Universes

7. What is the theoretical prediction by Hawking, that black holes emit radiation, called?
Big Bang
Black Hole Paradox
Hawking Radiation
No Hair theorem

8. Name the highest civilian award in the United States awarded in 2009
Presidential Medal of Freedom
Medal of Honour
Legion of Merit
Purple Heart

9. Which Indian theoretical physicist developed the conformal gravity theory along with Fred Hoyle that was challenged by Stephen Hawking in 1964?
Jayant Narlikar
Satyendra Nath Bose
Harish Chandra
Raja Ramanna

10. Which prestigious prize awarded by the University of Cambridge did Hawking share with Roger Penrose in 1966?
Wolf Prize
Eddington Medal
Adams Prize
Copley Medal



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