Saturday, 29 September 2018

Philately Quiz: Postal System Quiz 6

Philately Quiz: Postal System Quiz 6



1. The Quarterly Newsletter "Vadophil" is published by
India Post
Philatelic Society of India
Baroda Philatelic Society
Gujarat Philatelists' Association

2. Name the quarterly journal of the Philatelic Congress of India
Signet
Philatelist Today
Stamps Today
Deccan Philatelist

3. Adjoining stamps that differ from each other in design, denomination or some other aspect is known as
Tongs
Se-tenant
Selvage
Mint

4. Where is the Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy situated?
Ahmedabad
Ghaziabad
Lucknow
Bengaluru

5. Where was India’s first post office savings bank ATM opened?
New Delhi
Bengaluru
Kolkata
Chennai

6. Which country's stamps are known as the "Bull's Eyes"?
Argentina
France
Brazil
Spain

7. Name the country that has a long-running series of charity stamps called health stamps?
United Kingdom
USA
France
New Zealand

8. A joined pair of stamps in which one of them is printed upside down by error or intentionally is called
Overprint
Tete Beche
Inverted mint
Se-tenant

9. Which country issued the first Christmas Stamps?
USA
Rome
Italy
Canada

10. In which lake the floating post office of India situated?
Wular Lake
Dal Lake
Mansar Lake
Chilika Lake

Thursday, 27 September 2018

Philately Quiz: Postal System Quiz 5

Philately Quiz: Postal System Quiz 5



1. What postage stamp is used for official mail posted by Government/Semi-Government?
Definitive stamp
Revenue stamp
Service stamps
Notary stamps

2. What is the term for the small horizontal and vertical cuts between stamps to facilitate separation?
Rouletting
Postmark
Imperforate
Perforations

3. Name the project launched by the Department of Posts for financial inclusion of rural population
Darshan
Darpan
Udan
Sukanya Samriddhi

4. The first adhesive stamp in Asia, the Sciende Dawk, was introduced in the year
1837
1857
1852
1892

5. Who was the first Indian woman to feature in a postage stamp?
Indira Gandhi
Mother Teresa
Meerabai
Sarojini Naidu

6. The world's first postage stamp with nudes, 'The Naked Maja', depicted the painting by which famous artist?
Francisco de Goya
Pablo Picaso
Frida Kahlo
Michelangelo

7. Which digit of PIN Code is reserved for the Army Postal Service?
9
7
6
5

8. When was the Postal Index Number (PIN) introduced in India?
15 August 1965
15 August 1947
15 August 1952
15 August 1972

9. Name the project that was introduced in 2008 to upgrade post offices in urban and rural areas?
Project Speed
Project Arrow
Project DARPAN
Project Dak

10. The “first talking stamps” in 1972 was introduced by which country?
China
Japan
Bhutan
France



Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Philately Quiz 4: Postal System Quiz

Philately Quiz 4: Postal System Quiz

Here is another set of questions on the postal system.


1. The first commemorative stamp on a person was issued in India in 1948. Who was the personality?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subash Chandra Bose
Mahatma Gandhi
Mother Teresa

2. Which country's postal stamps have the name "Helvetia"?
Holand
Hungary
Switzerland
Croatia

3. One of the highest post offices in the world is in Hikkim. In which Indian state Hikkim is located?
Sikkim
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Arunachal Pradesh

4. What is the white border area of a sheet of stamps called?
Selvage
Tab
Cachet
Grill

5. Which Governor General of India opened the posts to the public in March 1764?
Lord Cornwallis
Lord Wellesley
Lord Minto
Warren Hastings

6. When did the first open in ?
1874
1764
1784
1794

7. What was depicted on the first stamp of independent India?
Ashoka Lion Capital
National Flag
Aircraft
Mahatma Gandhi

8. Which was the first institutional commemorative postage stamp issued by India Post?
Air-India International
Universal Postal Union
Geological Survey of India
Steel Industry of India

9. The first commemorative stamp on a event was released in the year 1951. What was the event?
Central Railway was formed
First general election
Assam-Tibet Earthquake
First Asian Games

10. What is the minimum amount required to open a philately account in India?
300
200
400
100

Friday, 21 September 2018

India Quiz 93

India Quiz 93



1. Who was the first sportsperson to be nominated to the Rajya Sabha?
Dara Singh
Mary Kom
Sachin Tendulkar
Dhyan Chand

2. With which one of the following will you assoicate Nataraja Ramakrishna?
Dance
Sports
Music
Painting

3. The first World’s Parliament of Religions was held in Chicago in the year
1893
1895
1883
1886

4. Who was appointed as the Governor of Manipur?
Kummanam Rajasekharan
Najma Heptulla
Tathagata Roy
Kiran Bedi

5. The 46th Jnanpith award was given in 2010 to
Chandrashekhara Kambara
Shrilal Shukla
Amar Kant
O. N. V. Kurup

6. The first Khaid Mall in India is to be opened in which one of the following states?
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Jharkhand
Gujarat

7. The 'happiness curriculum' for school students was launched recently by
Goa
Delhi
Kerala
Karnataka

8. India's first interplanetary mission Mangalyaan was launched from
VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram
ISRO Satellite Center, Bangalore
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota
ISTRAC, Bangalore

9. Name the author of the book Travelling Through Conflicts. He has served as the Vice President of India
Venkaiah Naidu
Mohammed Hamid Ansari
Bharion Singh Shekhawat
Kishan Kant

10. Swami Vivekananda’s birthday is observed as
National Youth Day
Martyrs Day
Sadbahavana Divas
Pravasi Divas

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Science Quiz 55

Science Quiz 55



1. How many moons do Mars have?
1
2
4
6

2. ISRO has set up a Deep Space Network (DSN) centre in Byalalu to track Chandrayaan I. Where is Byalalu located?
Bangalore
Valiyamala
Sriharikota
Thiruvananthapuram

3. Name India’s proposed mission to study the soloar corona
Aditya 1
Adithyayaan
Suryayaan
Ravi 1

4. Pythagoran theorem was found in an ancient mathematics text Sulbha Sutra. Who wrote it?
Kalhana
Brahmagupta
Baudhayana
Mahaviracharya

5. Study of earthquakes is known as
Ecology
Seismology
Numismatics
Paleantology

6. Where was the world's first digital art museum launched?
Singapore
Hong Kong
Tokyo
New York

7. Which ancient Indian scientist is known for proposing an atomistic theory to explain the creation and existence of the universe?
Aryabhata
Sushrutha
Baudhayan
Kanada

8. Who is known as "Darwin's Bulldog" for his advocacy of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution?
Thomas Henry Huxley
Richard Dawkins
Stephen Jay Gould
J. B. S. Haldane

9. Which one of the following is referred to as "white coal"?
Uranium
solar energy
Hydroelectricity
Phosphorus

10. Who invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone in 1973?
Ray Tomlinson
John Francis Mitchell
Joel S Engel
Martin Cooper

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Science Quiz 54

Science Quiz 54



1. J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics is awarded by
American Physical Society
Physical Society of Japan
Chinese Physical Society
French Physical Society

2. Name the Nobel prize winning physicist who gave Higgs boson the nickname "The God Particle"
Stephen Hawking
Leon M Lederman
Jack Steinberger
Norman Foster Ramsey

3. Which one of the following is the most reactive halogen?
Iodine
Astatine
Fluorine
Bromine

4. Which is the only regenerative organ in human body?
Lungs
Brain
Pancreas
Liver

5. Who was the first to use chloroform as anesthetic in humans?
Robert Mortimer Glover
James Young Simpson
Camillo Golgi
Samuel Guthrie

6. Which mineral is essential for the synthesis of haemoglobin?
Calcium
Manganeze
Zinc
Iron

7. Which one of the following white blood cells have a large nucleus?
Eosinophils
Neutrophils
Lymphocytes
Monocytes

8. Who first predicted existence of radion waves?
James Clerk Maxwell
Heinrich Hertz
Guglielmo Marconi
Jagadish Chandra Bose

9. Who wrote the book "The Origin of Species"?
Louis Pasteur
Charles Darwin
Sir Alexander Fleming
Stephen Hawking

10. Which one of the following is used to make bullet proof materials?
Polyvinyl choloride
Polycarbonates
Polystyrene
Polypropylene

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Environment Quiz 77 - Green Olympiad Quiz

Environment Quiz 77



1. The first Pakistani to have reached the North Pole is a woman and she is also the first Pakistani to travel into space. Who is she?
Anousheh Ansari
Namira Salim
Saba Qamar
Hina Rabbani Khar

2. Where is the "Botany bay", the site of James Cook's landing, located?
Sydney
Turkey
Sri Lanka
Greenland

3. The Guinnes Record for the most trees planted in one hour at a single location by a team of unlimited size is 232,647. Which country set this record in 2016?
Indonesia
USA
Malaysia
Japan

4. These are strong, extremely dry offshore winds that affect coastal Southern California and northern Baja California in autumn and winter. The winds are known for the hot dry weather (often the hottest of the year) that they bring in the fall, and are infamous for fanning regional wildfires.
Santa Ana Winds
Chinook wind
Foehn wind
Sirocco

5. Where is Niyamgiri Hills, known for the bauxite mining conflict few years ago, located?
West Bengal
Maharashtra
Odisha
Gujarat

6. Who coined the term "hydrogen economy" for the system of delivering energy using hydrogen?
J B S Haldane
Charles Darwin
Theodosius Dobzhansky
John Bockris

7. Which country, in 2017, enacted the law of four years jail or $40,000 fine applying to anyone involved in the manufacture, importation or even the use of plastic bags?
Japan
France
Singapore
Kenya

8. Which mountain has a prohibition on entry for women?
Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kailash
Mount Athos
Mount Blanc

9. Which mountain has been widely accepted in Christianity as the resting place of Noah's Ark?
Mount Nebo
Mount Ararat
Mount Gerizim
Mount Sinai

10. Who introduced the "primordial soup theory" in 1929 on the origin of life?
Jared Diamond
J. B. S. Haldane
Alexander Oparin
Charles Darwin

Friday, 14 September 2018

Sports Quiz 30



Sports Quiz 30



1. Dhanraj Pillay is associated with
Hockey
Cricket
Badminton
Basketball

2. Goal is the autobiography of
Baichung Bhutia
Dhyan Chand
Bruno Coutinho
Bruno Coutinho

3. Name the teams that reached World Cup Football finals 2010
England, Brazil
Holland, Argentina
Spain, England
Holland, Spain

4. Sunny Days is the autobiography of a famous cricketer. Who is he?
Kapil Dev
M.S Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar
Sunil Gavaskar

5. India declared National sports Day to be celebrated on August 29 commemoration of the birthday of famous sports person. Who is he?
Dhyan Chand
Kapil Dev
Sachin Tendulkar
Vishvanathan Anand

6. The famous Wankhede Stadium is located in
Kanpur
Chennai
Kolkata
Mumbai

7. To which of following sports would you associate Saina Nehwal?
Hockey
Football
Tennis
Badminton

8. Vijender Singh is associated with which sports?
Boxing
Hockey
Kabaddi
Football

9. What is the nationality of tennis player Martina Hingis?
Switzerland
France
USA
Germany

10. Which Indian cricketer is known as Tiger?
Sourav Ganguli
Rahul Dravid
Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
Sachin Tendulkar

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Environment Quiz 76

Environment Quiz 76



1. According to the Lancet Commission on pollution and health, highest number of deaths due to pollution occur in which country?
China
Pakistan
India
Kenya

2. Which one of the following states in India has the maximum area under mangroves?
Gujarat
West Bengal
Orissa
Kerala

3. In which Indian state is the Chamera Dam?
Madhya Pradesh
Gujarat
Andhra Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh

4. Where is the Sentinel mountain range?
Africa
Asia
North America
Antartica

5. Name the mountain that is the tallest mountain on Earth when measured from its base
Chimborazo
Mauna Kea
Mount Everest
K2

6. Which is the highest mountain in South America?
Aconcagua
Cotopaxi
Chimborazo
Fitz Roy

7. Who among the following is the first female space tourist and first muslim woman in space?
Namira Salim
Farkhonda Hassan
Hina Rabbani Khar
Anousheh Ansari

8. Where is the Cholistan Desert located?
Afganisthan
Pakistan
Bangladesh
Bhutan

9. Name the popular science writer who wrote "The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal"
Carl Sagan
Richard Dawkins
Jared Diamond
Bill Bryson

10. Patkai Range is on India's north-eastern border with Burma. Which one of the following state is not along the Patkai Range?
Assam
Nagaland
Manipur
Mizoram

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Science Quiz 53: Biology Quiz

Science Quiz 53: Biology Quiz



1. Charles Darwin began developing his theory of evolution while voyaging on a ship named:
The Enterprise
HMS Beagle
The Santa Maria
The Endeavour

2. How many days do the Red Blood Cells live in blood circulation in a healthy individual?
80-90 days
150-160 days
50-60 days
100-120 days

3. How many pairs of spinal nerves are there in humans?
22
32
31
21

4. How many ribs are there in human body?
24
14
12
16

5. Name the primary iron-storage protein that keeps iron in soluble and non-toxic form in plants and animals
Ferritin
Hemoglobin
Elastin
Thrombin

6. Otology is the study of
Eyes
Bones
Ears
Lungs

7. The art of practice of clipping shrubs or tress into ornamental shapes is called
Aviary
Apiary
Pruning
Topiary

8. The platypus and the echidna are the only mammals that ……….
Lay eggs
Have green blood
Live in Antarctica
Eat eucalyptus leaves

9. Where are the gustatory receptors located in human body?
Tongue
Skin
Stomach
Small intestine

10. Where is the radial artery located in the body?
Retina
Forearm
Legs
Abdomen

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Environment Quiz 75: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 75: Wildlife Quiz



1. Which bird builds the largest tree nests ever recorded for any animal species?
Bald eagle
Humming bird
Sociable weaver
Horned Coot

2. Which bird's nest is used to make Chinese delicacy bird's nest soup?
Bulbul
Sparrow
Humming bird
Swiftlet

3. Which land animal has the longest legs?
Elephant
Giraffe
Horse
Zebra

4. Which animal has the most ribs?
Giraffe
Crocodile
Snake
Blue whale

5. Which species of deer in the Indian subcontinet got its scientific name from French naturalist Alfred Duvaucel?
Chital
Chousingha
Barasingha
Sambar

6. Who founded the international, non-profit organisation Men of the Trees?
Richard St. Barbe Baker
George Bird Grinnell
Margaret Mead
Jay Darling

7. Sideroxylon grandiflorum, known as the dodo tree, is endemic to
Australia
Mauritius
Philippines
Palau

8. Which one of the following is the four-horned antelope?
Barasingh
Blackbuck
Chinkara
Chousingha

9. Branta sandvicensis or the Hawaiian goose is a species of goose endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. By what popular name it is known?
Nen
Brant
Greylag
Emperor

10. Madagascar is home to an abundance of plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Do you know approximately what percentage of plant and animals species found in Madagascar are endemic?
30
50
70
90

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