Sunday, 29 April 2018

Environment Quiz 66


Environment Quiz 66



1. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year which marks the anniversary of the birth of modern environmental movement. In which year did it happen?
1980
1990
1970
1975

2. Garden of the Gods is a public park designated as National Natural Landmark. Where is it located?
United States of America
United Kingdom
India
Egypt

3. HALCA is the first Radio Telescope Satellites launched into space. Which country launched the satellite in 1997?
USA
France
China
Japan

4. Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Eath taken in 1990 from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers. Which space probe took this photograph?
Voyager 1
Sojourner
Juno
Cassini-Huygens

5. Ranthambhor e Wildlife Sanctuary is known for
Lion
Bengal Tiger
Rhinoceros
Lion Tailed Macaque

6. The boundary between the crust and mantle is called
Brittle–ductile transition zone
Lehmann discontinuity
Mohorovicic discontinuity
Seismogenic layer

7. The outermost layer of the Earth that is composed of soil and is subject to soil formation processes is called
Lithosphere
Biosphere
Exosphere
Pedosphere

8. The Peacock Island is the smallest river island in India. In which river it is located?
Ganges
Krishna
Brahmaputra
Hooghly

9. What is term used for a violent windstorm characterised by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud cause large destruction?
Tornado
Fohn
Cyclone
Hurricane

10. What is the process of movement of water through the subsurface soil layers to the water table called?
Infiltration
Perlocation
Seepage
Precipitation

Saturday, 28 April 2018

India Quiz 82

India Quiz 82



1. Who was the first recipient of Saraswati Samman?
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Ramakant Rath
Vijay Tendulkar
Balamani Amma

2. With which one of the following musical instrument will you associate Ustad Vilayat Khan?
Shehanai
Violin
Tabla
Sitar

3. With which one of the following the Sarda Act is associated?
Child marriage
Sati
Widow marriage
Female foeticide

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

5. Which famous poet wrote his first poems under the pseudonym "Bhanusimha" ("Sun Lion')?
Rabindranath Tagore
Sri Aurobindo
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Gulzar

6. Do you know who is the first Indian female Olympian?
P T Usha
Mary D’Souza
Karnam Malleswari
M D Valsamma

7. Indian revolutionary who was a great follower of Mahatma Gandhi and was shot dead by the British Indian police in 1942. She was known as 'Gandhi Buri', Bengali for old lady Gandhi.
Matangini Hazra
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Bhikaiji Cama
Parbati Giri

8. Tholu bommalata is the shadow puppet theatre tradition of which one of the following states?
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka

9. Name the largest monastery in India
Tawang Monastery
Rumtek Monastery
Namgyal Monastery
Bodhimanda Vihara Monastery

10. Where is the Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika, which holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, located?
Meghalaya
Tamil Nadu
Goa
Arunachal Pradesh

India Quiz 81

India Quiz 81



1. "A Passion for Dance" is the autobiography of an Indian dancer. Who is she?
Rukmini Devi Arundale
Mallika Sarabhai
Shovana Narayan
Yamini Krishnamurthy

2. Chaitya Bhoomi is the memorial to which great Indian personality?
B R Ambedkar
Lala Lajpat Rai
Sardar Patel
Morarji Desai

3. Grimus is a fantasy and science fiction novel and was the literary debut of a world renowned award winning Indian author. Who is the author?
Salman Rushdie
Kiran Desai
Arvind Adiga
Vikram Seth

4. In ancient times, this traditional Indian game was played on 'raths' or chariots, and was known as Rathera. Can you name it?
Kabaddi
Hockey
Polo
Kho-kho

5. Rang Rasiya is a Hindi film based on the life of a famous Indian painter. Who is he?
Abanindranath Tagore
Raja Ravi Varma
M F Husain
Nandalal Bose

6. The foreign head of state to be the chief guest of the first Republic Day parade in 1950 was President Sukarno. Name the country
Bhutan
Yugoslavia
Indonesia
Malaysia

7. This Indian company started off as a manufacturer of vegetable oil and products in 1947 and later became a leader in IT industry. Name the company
Infosys
Satyam
Wipro
HCL

8. Who designed Indian National Emblem?
Pigali Venkayya
Savitri Khanolkar
Dinanath Bhargava
Nandalal Bose

9. Who designed the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military decoration?
Savitri Khanolkar
Pingali Venkayya
Le Corbusier
Dinanath Bhargava

10. Who is the first and only woman to win the National Award for Best Director?
Deepa mehta
Mira Nair
Kokona Sen Sharma
Aparna Sen

Monday, 23 April 2018

Environment Quiz 65

Environment Quiz 65



1. 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

2. Shahtoosh is a kind of shawl from Kashmir which is now banned in most countries as it is made from an endangered species under CITES. Name the animal
Changthangi
Chiru
Lama
Ankora goat

3. What do you call a hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe?
Levanter
Mistral
Sirocco
Fohn

4. Where is "Kannimara Thekku" Teak Tree, which is said to be World's largest teak tree, located?
Nilambur Teak Plantation
Periyar National Park
Silent Valley National Park
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

5. Euphrates is one of the most historically important rivers of Asia. Where does it originate?
Syria
Iraq
Iran
Turkey

6. In which country is the river Darling?
Australia
Germany
Russia
France

7. What do you call the violent winds characterized by masses of air rapidly rotating about a low-pressure center, named from the Greek word for “moving in a circle”?
Hurricane
Tornado
Cyclone
Typhoon

8. Which one of the following fibres is produced from Ankora goat?
Mohair
Qiviut
Chiengora
Lopi

9. The Gobi Desert is a large desert region in which continent?
Africa
Asia
Europe
North America

10. This is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current, also known as a weather front. They occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.
Haboob
Fohn
Aurora
Sirocco

Picture Quiz: Indian Birds Quiz

Birds of India Quiz

Get to know some of the beautiful birds of India.


1
1. This amazing medium-size bird is found all over India. The males have long and beautiful tail. Can you identify this bird?
Great Indian Bustard
Pheasant jacana
Indian paradise flycatcher
Greater racket-tailed drongo
2
2. The national bird of Nepal, this beautiful bird is also the state bird of Uttarakhand. Name the bird
Indian roller
Mrs. Hume's pheasant
Blood pheasant
Himalayan monal
3
3. This clourful, small stubby-tailed bird is usually shy and is found mostly in the thick undergrowth and on the floor of forests. Identify the bird
Indian Pitta
Indian roller
Barbet
Indian chat
4
4. The red headed male belong to a species of birds which prefer upland forest systems. Do you know the species?
Red headed woodpecker
Red Headed Trogon
Satyr Tragopan
Rose ringed parakeet
5
5. Named after a British artist, this species is found only in the north east region of Indian states.
Mrs. Gould's Sunbird
Sooty tern
Mrs. Hume's pheasant
Blyth's tragopan
6
6. Classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List, this is the world's tallest flying bird
Black-necked crane
The Great Indian bustard
Sarus crane
Red-crowned crane
7
7. Only found in foothills of great Himalayas of India, Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, this beautiful pheasant
Satyr tragopan
Blyth's tragopan
Mrs. Hume's pheasant
Blood pheasant
8
8. You will easily recognise this bird having a cosmopolitan distribution.
Common tailorbird
Nilgiri Flycatcher
Kingfisher
Indian silverbill
9
9. Found in evergreen hill forests and woodlands (sholas) of southern India. Do you know this bird?
Indian silverbill
Indian paradise flycatcher
Indian roller
Nilgiri Flycatcher
10
10. This ostrich like large bird with long bare legs is found in India and Pakistan and is protected under Wildlife Protection Act 1972 of India
Great Indian Bustard
Painted stork
Greater flamingo
Grey heron

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Environment Quiz 64

Environment Quiz 64



1. This term is used for violent tropical storms (cyclones) with circulating wind and torrential rain in eastern North Pacific, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Seas. Its name is derived from the Caribbean god of evil.
Typhoon
Hurricane
Tornado
Fohn

2. What are the plants that grow in or on rocks called?
Epiphyte
Lithophyte
Parasite
Cyanophyte

3. Who created the first f hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system?
William C Durant
Henry Ford
Ferdinand Porsche
Thomas Edison

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

5. Name the Indian mathematician who is known for calculating the height of Mount Everest
Radhanath Sikdar
Sathyendranath Bose
Manindra Agrawal
Prasanta Chandra Mahanobilis

6. Name the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen
Malavath Purna
Lhakpa Sherpa
Santosh Yadav
Lydia Bradey

7. William Windsor was a military animal which served as a lance corporal in the 1st Battalion of British Army. What kind of an animal it was?
Horse
Dog
Tiger
Goat

8. Chiengora is a yarn or wool often blended with wool in order to create a yarn with less heat insulation. Name the animals from which it is produced
Sheep
Camel
Dog
Goat

9. Gelatin, commonly used as a gelling agent in food, is obtained from
Plants
Animals
Bacteria
Honeybees

10. This is the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest peak in North America. Name it
Mount Robson
Mount Joffre
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Logan

Friday, 20 April 2018

Picture Quiz :Dog Breeds

Animals Quiz - Do you know these dog breeds?

Dogs are considered to be man's best friend everywhere. Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years and there are a large number of dog breeds. Here is a picture quiz to test your knowledge of the different breeds of dogs.
Enjoy!



1
1. This is a breed of medium to large-sized working dogs bred specially for their intelligence.
Basset Hound
German Shepherd
Beagle
Bulldog
2
2. Can you identify this smallest breed of dog that comes in a wide variety of colors?
Chihuahua
Pug
Papillon
Chow Chow
3
3. You might have seen him in many cartoons. Can you identify this muscular dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose?
Pug
Boxer
Bulldog
Bullmastif
4
4. Identify this dog breed which is known for superior intelligence and learning ability
Poodle
Beagle
Border Collie
Pomeranian
5
5. Here is a descendent of Roman Dover dogs. The breed was named after a cattle town in Germany.
Dobermann
Dachshund
Rottweiler
Basset Hound
6
6. Believed to have been created from several different breeds of dogs that had the desired characteristics,
Dachshund
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Doberman
7
7. Do you know this short-legged long-bodied dog with an ever-alert expression?
Boxer
Dachshund
Yorkshire Terrier
Pug
8
8. They were once the companions of Chinese emperors and was a pet of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Can you name the breed?
Pug
Chihuanhua
Chow Chow
Akita
9
9. One of the world's most popular dog breeds, this one does not require any introduction. Go ahead and select the name
Chihuanhua
Pointer
Pomeranian
Collie
10
10. Identify this toy dog breed also called Chinese Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog
Shih Tzu
Maltese Dog
Akira
Lhasa Apso

Image courtesy: https://pixabay.com/

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Environment Quiz 63

Environment Quiz 63

For the preparation of competitions like Green Olympiad, Environment Olympiad etc.







1. Who was the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) setup in 2010?
Kasturirangan
M S Swaminathan
Sunita Narain
Madhav Gadgil

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

3. Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber cloth. What is the main component of cotton fiber?
Lignin
Protein
Cellulose
Pectin

4. PUC Certificate is one of the mandatory documents that every vehicle owner must possess while driving a motor vehicle in India. What does PUC stand for?
Pollution Under Control
Pollution Update Code
Pollution Unit Code
Pollution Upper Ceiling

5. Carrageenans which are widely used in the food industry as a vegetarian alternative to gelatin is extracted from
Seaweeds
Lichen
Mushrooms
Fruits

6. Which is the longest and narrowest country in the world?
Brazil
Chile
Mexico
Argentina

7. Name the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter commonly marked by heavy rains
Mistral
Monsoon
Chinook
Typhoon

8. Violent tropical cyclone occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, it derived its name from Mandarine word meaning "Big Wind".
Fohn
Haboob
Tornado
Typhoon

9. Kola Superdeep Borehole,the deepest borehole in the world, is located in
USA
Russia
Qatar
Japan

10. Which disease is also known as "Bronze John"?
Yellow Fever
Malaria
Cancer
Typhoid

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Cinema Quiz 8: The Academy Awards Quiz 2

Oscar Awards Quiz

  Here is another set of questions on the Academy Awards.


1. Which country won most Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film?
France
Spain
Japan
Italy

2. Name the director who won most Academy Awards for Best Director
Clint Eastwood
Steven Spielberg
John Ford
Frank Capra

3. This versatile personality won two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his directorial debut "Dances with the Wolves" for which he was also nominated for Best Actor. Who is he?
Kevin Costner
Clint Eastwood
Mel Gibson
George Clooney

4. Who is the first and only woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director till date?
Sofia Coppola
Kathryn Bigelow
Lina Wertmuller
Jane Campion

5. Which film has the distinction of being the first horror film nominated for Oscar awards?
Evil Dead
Get Out
The Exorcist
Black Swan

6. "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" is the first fantasy picture to win Academy Award. Who directed the movie?
Steven Spielberg
Chris Columbus
James Cameron
Peter Jackson

7. Name the first animated and 3D film to be nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Picture?
Up
Finding Nemo
The Beauty and the Beast
Zootopia

8. This film telling the story of a humanoid amphibian creature became the first science-fiction film to win Best Picture. Can you name it
Star Trek
Species
Robocop
Shape of Water

9. This veteran actor and director is the oldest person to win the Academy Award for Best Director. Can you name him?
Mel Gibson
Clint Eastwood
Harrison Ford
John Huston

10. Do you know the personality who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, and an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1938?
George Bernadshaw
Bob Dylan
Orhan Pamuk
Wiilaim Golding

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