Friday, 31 August 2018

Environment Quiz 72: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 72: Wildlife Quiz



1. Rhea, a bird distantly related to ostrich and emu, are found in which region?
Africa
South America
North America
Asia

2. What is the world's smallest flowering plant?
Angel’s Trumpet
Rafflesia arnoldii
Wolffia globosa
Flame Lily

3. Which bird is seen in the logo of Bombay Natural History Society?
Peacock
Owl
Great hornbill
Parrot

4. Any kind of living organisms that is not native to an ecosystem and causes harm to the ecosystem is called
Introduced species
Keystone species
Invasive species
Foundation species

5. Who coined the term 'Foundation species'?
Paul K Dayton
Robert T. Paine
Charles Darwin
Gregor Mendel

6. How many vertebrae are there in a giraffe's neck?
12
7
15
22

7. Name the animal that can breathe through its skin?
Frogs
Snakes
Crocodiles
Whale

8. Fejervarya goemchi, the newly identified species in Goa and named after the historical name of the state, is a
Snake
Frog
Butterfly
Plant

9. Name the fish which is known as Miss Kerala
Angelfish
Neon tetra
Moonligh gourami
Denison barb

10. Name the environmentalist who wrote the book "The Snow Leopard", an account of his tow-month search for the snow leopard in the Himalayas
Peter Mathiessen
Jim Corbett
Gerald Durrel
Graham Spence

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Sports Quiz 29: India at Olympics

Sports Quiz 29: India at Olympics



1. Who is the first Indian tennis player to win an Olympic medal?
Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathy
Rohan Boppanna
Vijay Amritraj

2. In which sports event did Yogeswar Dutt win medal in 2012 London Olympics?
Wrestling
Shooting
Badminton
Weightlifting

3. Who among the following won a Bronze medal in 2016 Rio Olympics in 58 kg freestyle wrestling?
Geetha Phogat
Sakshi Mallik
Vinesh Phogat
Nirmala Devi

4. Who is the first Indian badminton player to win an Olympic medal?
Prakash Padukone
Saina Nehwal
P V Sindhu
Aswini Ponnappa

5. Name the first Indian woman to win an Olympic Silver Medal
Saina Nehwal
P V Sindhu
Karnam Malleswari
Geetha Phogat

6. The first Indian to win an individual Gold medal in Olympics?
Leander Paes
Abhinav Bindra
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Sushil Kumar

7. How many Olympics Gold medals India won in hockey till now?
5
10
8
6

8. In which year India won a silver medal in Olympic hockey?
1952
1960
1980
1984

9. When did India win the first Olympics Gold in Hockey?
1928
1932
1948
1956

10. Name the first Indian woman to win a medal in Olympics?
P V Sindhu
Saina Nehwal
Geetha Phogat
Karnam Malleswari

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Sports Quiz 28: India Sports Awards

Sports Quiz 28: India Sports Awards



1. Who was the first badminton player to win Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
Prakash Padukone
Pullela Gopichand
Saina Nehwal
P V Sindhu

2. Pradip Kumar Banerjee, one of the first recipients of Arjuna Award, is associated with
Cricket
Archery
Football
Basketball

3. First cricketer to receive Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award‍?
Kapil Dev
Sunil Gavaskar
Sachin Tendulkar
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

4. Name the first sportsperson to receive Padmashree
Balbir Singh
Milkha Singh
K D Singh
Mihir Sen

5. First Keralaite to win Arjuna Award?
C Balakrishnan
T C Yohannan
K C Elamma
P T Usha

6. Who was the first hockey player to win Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award?
Dhyan Chand
Dhanraj Pillai
Saradara Singh
Balbir Singh

7. K C Elamma, Arjuna Awardee of 1975, was associated with which one of the following sports?
Football
Athletics
Volleyball
Basketball

8. First sports person from Kerala to recevie Padmashree
P T Usha
Anju Bobby George
K M Beenamol
M D Valsamma

9. Ronajn Sondhi who won two silver medals at the 2010 Commonwealth Games is associated with
Wrestling
Shooting
Tennis
Boxing

10. Name the World Champion English billiards and snooker player from India who was conferred Padma Bhushan in 2018
Pankaj Advani
Geeth Sethi
Aditya Mehta
Manan Chandra

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Sports Quiz 27: Indian Sports Awards

Sports Quiz 27: Indian Sports Awards

A quiz on the Indian sports personalities who was awarded with the prestigious awards in sports.


1. Who was the first recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna?
Dhyan Chand
Kapil Dev
Viswanathan Anand
Geeth Sethi

2. Name the first Keralite to win Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
P T Usha
M D Valsamma
Anju Bobby George
K M Beenamol

3. Who was the first recipient of Dronacharya Award?
Omprakash Bharadwaj
Syed Nayeemuddin
O M Nambiar
Gurucharan Singh

4. How many sports persons have been awarded Padmavibhushan yet?
8
12
25
3

5. Who was the first sportsperson to receive Bharat Ratna?
Dhyan Chand
Sachin Tendulkar
Pullela Gopichand
Viswanathan Anand

6. Name the first cricketer to receive Arjuna Award
Salim Durani
Sachin Tendulkar
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Vijay Manjarekar

7. With which one of the following will you associate Arjuna Award winner T C Yohannan?
Golf
High Jump
Long Jump
Archery

8. When was the Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games instituted?
1995
2002
2012
1992

9. Who among the following is NOT a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award?
P T Usha
K M Beenamol
Anju Bobby George
Jyotirmoyee Sikdar

10. Syed Nayeemuddin is a recipient of Dronacharya award. In which sports he received the award?
Boxing
Wrestling
Cricket
Football

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Sports Quiz 26:Indian Sports Personalities

Sports Quiz 26:Indian Sports Personalities

Quiz on famous sports persons of India.





1. In which one of the following events did Mary Kom win an Olympic medal?
Badminton
Shooting
Boxing
Weightlifting

2. In which one of the following events did Gagan Narang get the first medal for India in the London Olympics?
Weightlifting
Badminton
Shooting
Wrestling

3. With which one of the following will you associate Jwala Gutta?
Badminton
Shooting
Swimming
Long Jump

4. Name the Indian hockey player known as "The Wizard"
Dhyan Chand
Dhanraj Pillai
Dillep Turkey
Baljeet Singh Dhillan

5. The first Indian to win an individual medal in Olympics?
Karnam Malleswari
Leander Paes
Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav
Vijendar Singh

6. The first Indian to win an individual Silver medal in Olympics after independence?
Sushil Kumar
Sakshi Mallik
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
P V Sindhu

7. Who is the first Indian to win two Olympic medals?
Karnam Malleswari
Leander Paes
Vijendar Singh
Sushil Kumar

8. Who was the captain of the Indian hockey team that won 1928 Olympics Gold?
Dhyan Chand
Kishan Lal
Balbir Singh
Jaipal Singh

9. Vasudevan Bhaskaran represented India in1980 Moscow Olympics in which one of the following games?
Kabaddi
Hockey
Swimming
Football

10. Names the Indian players who hold the record for the highest Olympics medals in hockey??
Leslie Claudius, Udham Singh
Dhyan Chand, Udham Singh
Dhyan Chand, Jaipal Singh
Balbir Singh, Charanjeet Singh

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

General Knowledge Quiz 49

General Knowledge Quiz 49



1. “Taxation without representation is tyranny” was the slogan of
Russian Revolution
French Revolution
Serbian Revolution
American Revolution

2. Mukti Bahini are the guerrilla resistance movement formed during the war of independence of which one of the following countries?
Myanmar
Bangladesh
Israel
Egypt

3. Name the river valley civilisation that was located between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers
Mesopotamian civilisation
Mayan civilisation
Aztecs civilisation
Persian civilisation

4. Ramnath Goenka Award is associated with
Cinema
Science
Literature
Journalism

5. The Tobin tax is related to
Gold
Currency
Services
Transport

6. The Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre is located at
Thiruvananthapuram
New Delhi
Kolkata
Chennai

7. Where did the Boxer Rebellion took place?
USA
United Kingdom
Russia
China

8. Who coined the term Scientific socialism?
Friedrich Engels
Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
Karl Marx
Cheguvera

9. With which one of the following fields the Laureus Awards associated?
Sports
Science
Cinema
Music

10. In which subject the Cundill Prize is awarded?
Science
Geography
History
Mathematics

Monday, 20 August 2018

India Quiz 92

India Quiz 92



1. Kundala Valley Railway, the first monorail system in India, was operational in which Indian state?
Karnataka
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Kerala

2. One of the most influential novelists in the Kannada language, this Jnanpith Award winner of 1978, returned his Padma Bhushan honour in protest against the emergency imposed in 1975. Can you name the writer?
K Shivaram Karanth
P Lankesh
Gopalakrishna Adiga
Kuvempu

3. Who was the recipient of the 53rd Jnanpith Award (2017)?
Raghuveer Chaudhari
Shankha Ghosh
Krishna Sobti
Bhalchandra Nemade

4. Who among the followingg composed many bandishes using the pen name "Nath Piya"?
Sadarang
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan
Ajoy Chakrabarty
Vilayat Khan

5. Who was the President of India when emergency was declared in 1975?
Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy
V V Giri
Fakruddin Ali Ahmed
Zakir Hussain

6. Who founded Athmavidya Sangam?
Raja Ram Mohan Roy
Vagbhatananda
Sree Narayana Guru
Swami Dayananda Saraswati

7. Who started the Bhoodan movement?
Mahatma Gandhi
Acharya Vinoba Bhave
Jayaprakash Narayan
Ishwarachandra Vidyasagar

8. With which one of the following religions will you associate the Fourteen Purvas?
Budhism
Jainism
Islam
Sikhism

9. From which country India adopted the concept of Judicial Review?
USA
United Kingdom
France
Russia

10. What is Kharoshti?
Ancient script
Ancient Book
A dance form
A dynasty

Saturday, 18 August 2018

General Science Quiz 51

General Science Quiz 51



1. What is the International non-proprietary name (INN) of the medication Aspirin?
Acetylsalicylic acid
Tichloromethane
Isobutylphenylpropionic acid
Sodium salicylate

2. Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) is a disorder that affects
Liver
Kidney
Brain
Lungs

3. Which genetic disorder is also known as Mongolism?
Huntington's disease
Sickle cell anemia
Hemophilia
Down syndrome

4. Who discovered superconductivity?
Heike Kamerlingh Onnes
Alexandere Volta
Andre-Marie Ampere
Ole Romer

5. Which one of the following is NOT a blood disorder?
Thalassemia
Huntington's disease
Sickle cell anemia
Hemophilia

6. Ferrel cell, named after William Ferrel, is associated with which one of the following?
Cytology
Meteoroloy
Medicine
Agriculture

7. Who made the first quantitative measurements of the speed of light in 1676?
James Clerk Maxwell
Albert Einstein
Ole Romer
Wilhelm Eduard Weber

8. Name the bird that is known as the symbol of knowledge and wisdom
Dove
Eagle
Parrot
Owl

9. Which one of the following is known as the Graveyard of Red Blood Corpuscles (RBC)?
Kidney
Liver
Stomach
Spleen

10. Iodine is used to detect which one of the following constituents in food?
Starch
Glucose
Protein
Poison

Friday, 17 August 2018

Environment Quiz 71

Environment Quiz 71



1. Hopcalite, a mixture of copper and manganese oxides, is used as catalyst to convert which one of the poisonous gases?
Carbon monoxide
Nitrogen dioxide
Hydrogen cyanide
Osmium tetroxide

2. Lal Suhrana National Park, one of South Asia's largest national parks and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is situated in
India
Pakistan
Bengladesh
Sri Lanka

3. Which one of the following animals is a great endurance runner?
Cheetah
Antelope
Horse
Mountain Goat

4. Where is the Blackbuck National Park situated?
Velavadar, Gujrat
Bandipur, Karnataka
Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh
Eravikulam, Kerala

5. Blackbuck is native to
Arabia
Africa
America
India

6. Who coined the slogan "Ecology is Permanent Economy"?
Salim Ali
Medha Patkar
Sunderlal Bahuguna
Vandana Shiva

7. Who proposed first the supercontinent Gondwana in 1861?
Charles Darwin
Georges Lemaitre
Copernicus
Eduard Suess

8. What does P stand for in KREEP, a geochemical component of some lunar impact breccia and basaltic rocks.?
Potassium
Phosphorus
Palladium
Platinum

9. Who is the father of Big Bang Theory of the universe?
Georges Lemaitre
Albert Einstein
Edwin Hubble
Alexander Friedmann

10. Which one of the following was the first uranium mine in India?
Kolar
Narwapahar
Jaduguda
Turamdih

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Indian Culture Quiz 14

Indian Culture Quiz 14



1. Who is considered to be responsible for the revival of "rudra veena"?
Zia Mohiuddin Dagar
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan
Abdul Karim Khan
Mian Ghulam Nabi Shori

2. Who is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award
Bhimsen Joshi
M. S. Subbulakshmi
Latha Mangeshkar
Ustad Bismilla Khan

3. Which one of the following is NOT a recipient of Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award?
M.s Subbalakshmi
Ravi Shankar
Lata Mangeshkar
Ustad Ali Akbar Khan

4. Name the musical instrument that is associated with Lord Shiva
Dhad
Dholak
Damaru
Mizhavu

5. Name the Wind Instrument originated in the state of Tamil Nadu & quite similar to the north Indian Shehnai
Sundari
Nadaswaram
Bansuri
Surbahar

6. Pattachitra paintings are the earliest indegenous painting from the state of
Kerala
Maharashtra
Tamil Nadu
Odisha

7. Who is the founder of the Asiatic Society?
Annie Besant
Rabindranath Tagore
Sir William Jones
A O Hume

8. Who painted the Glow of Hope, alternately titled "Woman With the Lamp", displayed at the Jaganmohan Palace in Mysore?
S L Haldankar
Raja Ravivarma
Abindranath Tagore
Jamini Roy

9. Dolly Kunitha is a major dance form of
Assam
Jammu and Kashmir
Karnataka
Goa

10. Which one of the following silk variety is produced by the process called "Ahimsa silk"?
Tasar silk
Muga Silk
Mulberry silk
Eri silk

Friday, 3 August 2018

General Knowledge Quiz 48

General Knowledge Quiz 48



1. Which legendary player wrote the book "Farewell to Cricket"?
Gary Sobers
Don Bradman
Sir Vivian Richard
Brian Lara

2. Which novel by Olga Tokarczuk won the Man Booker International Prize 2018?
Cities in Mirrors
The Wadrobe
Flights
The Moment of the Bear

3. Which one of the following cells of pancreas produce insulin?
Alpha cells
Delta Cells
Nerve cells
Beta cells

4. Which one of the following organisations received the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2017?
UNESCO
OPCW
IPCC
ICAN

5. Which was the first country to be suspended from Commonwealth?
Nigeria
Pakistan
Zimbabwe
Sri Lanka

6. Who directed the British biographical film Elizabeth: The Golden Age?
Richard Attenborough
Shekhar Kapur
Stephen Frears
Nicholas Hytner

7. Who is considered as the first woman to receive a patent for a new technique of weaving straw with silk and thread to make hats?
Mary Dixon Kies
Hannah Slater
Mary Curie
Sarah Mather

8. Who was the recipient of Nobel Peace Prize 2016?
Malala Yousafzai
Juan Manuel Santos
Kailash Satyarthi
Tawakkul Karman

9. Name the Indian scientist who is known for the studies on tachyons, a hypothetical particle that always moves faster than light?
APJ Abdul Kalam
Harish Chandra
ECG Sudarshan
Ashoke Sen

10. Which state was declared as the first "child friendly state" in India?
Karnataka
Maharashtra
Haryana
Kerala

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