Monday, 21 January 2019

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 5

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 5

MCQ Quiz with Answers on Swami Vivekananda



1. Who directed the Bengali film "The Light: Swami Vivekananda"?
Shyam Benegal
Satyajit Ray
Utpal Sinha
Salil Dutta

2. Where in the Himalayas did Swami Vivekananda found the Advaita Ashrama?
Rishikesh
Mayavati
Badrinath
Dharmasala

3. This monthly journal of the Ramakrishna Order is also India's longest running English journal. Can you name it
Udbhodan
Prabuddha Bharata
Advaita Bharatha
Vedanta Chandrika

4. Name the social activist who was instrumental in the construction of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial?
P B Pant
Balasaeb Deoras
Eknath Ranade
Swami Akhandananda

5. Which Indian Prime Minister approved the construction of the Vivekananda Rock Memorial?
Indira Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
A B Vajpayee
Jawharlal Nehru

6. Who is the author of the book "The Monk as Man: The Unknown Life"?
Romain Roland
Sister Nivedita
Sankar
Eknath Ranade

7. "The Life of Vivekananda and Universal Gospel" is a book written by
Sister Nivedita
Chaturvedi Badrinath
Swami Tapasyananda
Romain Roland

8. "Vivekananda saved Hinduism, saved India". Who said this about Swami Vivekananda?
Jawaharlal Nehru
C Rajagopalachari
Subhash Chandra Bose
Vinoba Bhave

9. Who was the first woman initiated into Vivekananda's mission?
Abhyananda
Sister Nivedita
Kripananada
Sister Gargi

10. Who is known for the six-volume work on Swami Vivekananda title "Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries"?
Romain Roland
Sister Gargi
Sister Nivedita
Immanuel Kant

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 3

Here are more MCQ Quiz on Swami Vivekananda as requested by our visitors. It is a mixed bag of questions on Swami Vivekananda. Hope you find this useful.

Swami Vivekananda Quiz 3



1. Fascinated with the evolutionary theory of this famous philosopher, Swami Vivekananda had translated his book "Education" in to Bengali in 1861. Who was this philosopher?
Charles Darwin
Immanuel Kant
Herbert Spencer
aruch Spinoza

2. Where did Swami Vivekananda founded the Vedanta Society in 1894?
New York
Singapore
Chicago
Los Angeles

3. When did Narendra met Sri Ramakrishna for the first time?
1882
1881
1884
1893

4. Vivekananda was born on an auspicious day during an Indian festival. Do you know which festival?
Durga Puja
Holi
Diwali
Makar Sankranthi

5. Swami Vivekananda attained Mahasamadhi at a young age. What was Swami's age when he died?
39
45
52
61

6. Who inspired Narendra to visit Ramakrishna?
Ram Chandra Datta
William Hastie
Surendra Nath Mitra
Rabindranath Tagore

7. Where did Swami Vivekananda establish the first math (monastery) of the Ramakrishna Order?
Baranagar
Kolkata
Belore
Madras

8. Can you name the Sri Lankan Buddhist missionary who represented the Southern Buddhism in the Chicago Parliament of Religions?
Weligama Sri Sumangala
T. Maheswaran
Kandiah Neelakandan
Weligama Sri Sumangala

9. "Rousing Call to Hindu Nation" or" Swami Vivekananda's Rousing Call to Hindu Nation" is compilation of Swami Vivekananda's writings and speeches. Do you know who edited this work?
Romain Roland
Sister Nivedita
Sankar
Eknath Ranade

10. During his travels in India, Vivekananda used to carry his two favourite books. One was Bhagavad Gita. Do you know which was the second book?
Holy Quran
Valmiki Ramayana
The Imitation of Christ
Abhijnana Sakuntalam

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 48

General Knowledge Quiz 48



1. Which is the world's most expensive city?
Paris
Zurich
New York
Singapore

2. Which organisation launched the campaign "Every Child Alive" to demand and deliver affordable, quality health-care solutions for every mother and newborn?
WHO
UNICEF
UNESCO
World Vision

3. Where did the Industrial Revolution begin?
France
United States of America
Italy
Great Britain

4. Which country opened a permanent military base in Bahrain to strengthen Middle East presence in 2018?
UK
USA
Russia
France

5. The Changi Airport, which was selected as the best airport in the world, is located in which country?
Japan
South Korea
Singapore
China

6. Which country became the first country to cease FM radio broadcasting in 2017?
Canada
Switzerland
Japan
Norway

7. Which country withdrawn from the United Nation’s "Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework" citing security reasons and lack of funds in 2018?
Congo
Tanzania
Burundi
Mexico

8. Which country initiated the ambitious project One Belt One Road (OBOR) aims to develop a vast networkof sea and land routes across dozens of countries?
Japan
China
USA
France

9. The Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement was held in Baku in 2018. Which country's capital is Baku?
Azerbaijan
Algeria
Colombia
Romania

10. World Economic Forum launched Global Centre for Cyber security in 2018 to prevent a digital dark age. Where is the centre based at?
New York
Amsterdam
Geneva
Dubai

Monday, 7 January 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 47

General Knowledge Quiz 47



1. Name the Iraqi human rights activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize 2018
Nadia Murad
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
Linda Sarsour
Dalia Mogahed

2. Waterloo, famous for the Battle of Waterloo, lies in which country?
Germany
Belgium
Spain
Italy

3. A candle behind a barbed wire is the logo of which International NGO?
Amnesty International
CARE International
Cure Violence
Mercy Corps

4. On which country's postal stamps will you find the inscription "Hellas"?
Holand
Greece
Honduras
Armenia

5. Who was the first woman to become the prime minister of a country?
Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Indira Gandhi
Elisabeth Domitien
Golda Meir

6. Who defined democracy as a "Government of the people, by the people and for the people"?
Aristotle
Karl Marx
Noam Chomsky
Abraham Lincoln

7. In which field did Frances Arnold receive Nobel Prize in 2018?
Physics
Medicine
Chemistry
Economics

8. Who said "Ballot is stronger than bullet"?
Mahatma Gandhi
Nelson Mandela
Abraham Lincoln
Martin Luther King

9. What does OECD stand for?
Organisation for Environmental Conservation and Development
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
Organisation for Ecological Conservation and Development
Organisation for Economical Consolidation of Data

10. Who was the founder of the pan-Islamic militant organisation, Al-Qaeda?
Ahmad Umar
Osma bin Laden
Ayatollah Khomeini
Saddam Hussain

Sunday, 6 January 2019

India Quiz 105

India Quiz 105



1. Which district in Kerala became the first fully e-literate district in the country?
Malappuram
Kollam
Thrissur
Kottayam

2. Phiran or Pheran is the traditional outfit of people in which Indian state?
Himachal Pradesh
Punjab
Kashmir
Haryana

3. Puanchei is a hand woven wrap around skirt worn by the women of which India state?
Punjab
Mizoram
Arunachal Pradesh
Karnataka

4. Where is the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets located?
Kolkata
Ahmedabad
Delhi
Bengaluru

5. Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra is a mosque situated in which city?
Delhi
Agra
Lucknow
Ajmer

6. Surbahar is an musical instrument which is closely related to
Bansuri
Flute
Sitar
Dhol

7. Chaiti are a semi-classical songs sung in the Hindu calendar month of Chait. In which Indian state is it sung traditionally?
Maharashtra
Uthar Pradesh
Gujarat
Odisha

8. Which tree appears on the logo of the Reserve Bank of India?
Palm
Neem
Coconut
Banyan

9. Where is the Salma Dam constructed by the Government of India as a part of Indian aid project?
Pakistan
Nepal
Sri Lanka
Afganisthan

10. The Bharat Ratna Award is a leaf shaped medallion with an image of the Sun along with the word "Bharat Ratna" inscribed on it. What tree leaf is it?
Peepal
Banyan
Ashoka
Mango

Saturday, 5 January 2019

India Quiz 104

India Quiz 104



1. Which state is known as "Heart of India"?
Bihar
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Delhi

2. Who started the construction of Qutb Minar?
Shamsuddin Iltutmish
Sher Shah Suri
Qutab-Ud-Din-Aibak
Firoz Shah Tughlaq

3. Dharmapada, son of a great architect, is remembered for the completion of a temple in a single night and sacrificed his life saving the workers from the wrath of the King and further execution. Can you name the temple?
Sun Temple, Konark
Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati
Brihadisvara Temple, Thanjavur
Lingaraja Temple, Bhubaneswar

4. Which is the highest railway station in India?
Gorakhpur railway station
Ghum Railway Station
Mughalsarai Junction Railway Station
Char Bagh Railway Station

5. Originally known as Mankal, this fort was the capital of the Qutab Shahi dynasty. Name the fort
Fort William
Bekal Fort
Golconda Fort
Warangal Fort

6. Which one of the following temples is also known as Arkashetra?
Somnath Temple
Konark Temple
Lotus Temple
Jagannath Temple

7. How many legendary marble temples are there in Dilwara Temples?
Three
Six
Seven
Five

8. Which one of the following forts is built by Man Singh Tomar?
Gwalior Fort
Agra Fort
Red Fort
Hawa Mahal

9. Where is the tomb of the Mughal emperor, Akbar, located?
Fatehpur Sikri
Sikandra
Umerkot
Delhi

10. This is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan and is also known as the "Sonar Quila" or "Golden Fort". Name the fort
Mehrangarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort
Amber Fort
Jaisalmer Fort

Friday, 4 January 2019

India Quiz 103: Personalities Quiz

India Quiz 103: Personalities Quiz



1. Who was the Minister of Law in the first Nehru Cabinet?
Sardar Patel
Baldev Singh
B R Ambedkar
Syama Prasad Mookerjee

2. Who was the most searched personality on Google India in 2018?
Priyanka Chopra
Narendra Modi
Priya Varrier
Sapna Choudhary

3. Name the King mentioned in Markandeya Purana who gave away his kingdom, sold his family and agreed to be a slave to fulfill a promise he had made to the sage Vishwamitra.
Parikshit
Vikramaditya
Harishchandra
Jarasandha

4. Eustace Fernandes is known for the mascot of a young Indian girl used by a famous Indian brand. Do you know the brand?
Nirma
Amul
Parle-G
Onida

5. Who formed the council of eight ministers, called Ashta Pradhan, to administer his empire?
Vikramaditya
Chandragupta Maurya
Ashoka
Shivaji

6. Name the eminent Indian economist who developed Human Developmetn Index
Amartya Sen
Manmohan Singh
Bimal Jalan
Montek Singh Ahluwalia

7. Who made the India's first cell-phone call in 1995?
P V Narasimha Rao
Azim Premji
Jyoti Basu
Amitabh Bachan

8. With which one of the following will you associate Kavin Bharti Mittal?
Skype
Hike
Whatsapp
Twitter

9. In 1968, Mira Alfassa, a spiritual guru, established an experimental township Auroville with no barrier and as a universal town in Tamil Nadu. We know her by her popular name. Who are we referrring to?
Mother Teresa
Sister Niveditha
Anandamayi Ma
The Mother

10. Who was the first woman to receive Bharat Ratna?
Mother Teresa
Indira Gandhi
Aruna Asaf Ali
Sarojini Naidu

Thursday, 3 January 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 46: Literature Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz 46: Literature Quiz



1. Whose autobiography is the "Daughter of the East"?
Benazir Bhuto
Begum Khalida Ziya
Indira Gandhi
Pratibha Patil

2. Who is the author of the book "Stay Hungry Stay Foolish"?
Arundhati Roy
Robin Sharma
Shiv Khera
Rashmi Bansal

3. Which city was selected as the World Book Capital City 2018 by UNESCO?
Incheon
Sharjah
Kula Lumpur
Athens

4. Who was the first recipient of Jnanpith Award for Urdu literature?
Ali Sardar Jafri
Qurratulain Hyder
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Akhlaq Mohammed Khan 'Shahryar'

5. Which famous author's autobiography is title "Truth, Love & a Little Malice"?
V S Naipaul
Salman Rushdie
Mulk Raj Anand
Khushwant Singh

6. Who was the first recipient of Sahitya Academy Award for Hindi literature?
Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
Sumitranandan Pant
Bhagwati Charan Verma

7. Which renowned writer authored the Bengali book "Swadeshi Samaj" in 1904?
Mahatma Gandhi
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
Subash Chandra Bose
Rabindranath Tagore

8. "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" is a popular short story about the adventures of an animal. Do you know what kind of an animal was Rikii-Tikki-Tavi?
Snake
Monkey
Mongoose
Tiger

9. Which famous children's fiction writer wrote the screenplay for the Jame Bond movie, "You Only Live Twice" ?
Ruskin Bond
Roald Dahl
R L Stine
Enid Blyton

10. "Matters of Discretion" is the autobiography of a former Indian Prime Minister. Do you know the author?
Rajiv Gandhi
I K Gujral
V P Singh
A B Vajpayee

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 45: Literature Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz 45: Literature Quiz



1. Which is the highest award given for Malayalam literature by Kerala government?
Vayalar Award
Odakkuzhal award
Vallathol award
Ezhuthachan Award

2. What was the names of the Indian twin sisters in the Harry Potter series?
Padma and Parvati
Priya and Padma
Parvati and Priya
Pournami and Padma

3. Which word from the Harry Potter was included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003?
Horcrux
Wrock
Muggle
Hogwarts

4. Who created the Bengali private investigator Pradosh C Mitter or Feluda?
Bankimchandra Chatterjee
Satyajit Ray
Saratchandra Chattopadhyay
Tarashankar Badyopadhyay

5. Swami and Friends is the first of a trilogy of novels written by R. K. Narayan. Which famous English novelist suggested the title "Swami and Friends"?
George Orwell
James Joyce
Graham Greene
Aldous Huxley

6. Stalky & Co. is a collection of school stories. Who is the author?
R K Narayan
Ruskin Bond
Satyajit Ray
Rudyard Kipling

7. Who is the author of the book "Hajar Chaurashir Maa"?
Mahasweta Dev
Amrita Pritam
Tarasankar Bandyopadhyay
Bishnu Dey

8. In which one of the following books will you find Mano Majra, a fictional village on the border of Pakistan and India?
Train to Pakistan
Swami and Friends
The Other Side of Silence
A Bend in the Ganges

9. The Vyas Samman is awarded to the literary works in which Indian language?
Sanskrit
Hindi
Gujarati
Kannada

10. Raghupati Sahay became one of the most noted Urdu poets from India under a pen name. Do you know the pen name?
Mirza Ghalib
Firaq Gorakhpuri
Ali Sardar Jafri
Nida Fazli

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Cinema Quiz 9

Cinema Quiz 9 - Indian Film Quiz



1. Name the Indian actor who received Legion of Honour, the highest French order of merit, in 2018
Kamal Hasan
Amitabh Bachan
Soumitra Chatterjee
Shahrukh Khan

2. Bloodstone' is a 1988 movie which is the first and only Hollywood film of this famous Indian actor. Who is he?
Amitabh Bachan
Irfan Khan
Rajnikanth
Anil Kapoor

3. "And Then One Day" is the memoir of which Bollywood celebrity?
Naseerudhin Shah
Anupam Kher
Kumar Sanu
Shahrukh Khan

4. "Bharat Ek Khoj" was a historical drama telecast on Doordarshan and based on the book The Discovery of India by Jawaharlal Nehru. Who was the director?
Anurag Kashyap
Deepa Mehta
Basu Chatterjee
Shyam Benegal

5. Which was the first Indian film to use Dolby stereo sound?
Sholay
1942: A Love Story
Bandit Queen
Elaan

6. This film was the first Indian film to be screened at the United Nations. Name the film
Lage Raho Munna Bhai
Gandhi
Lagaan
Rang De Basanti

7. Which was the first Indian film to gain recognition at the Cannes Film Festival and the only Indian film to be ever awarded a Palme d'Or?
Roop Lekha
Neecha Nagar
Naujawan
Gandhi

8. Kamal Hasan played 10 distinct roles in his film Dashavathaaram and broke the record of 9 roles in a film by this famous Tamil actor. Who was he?
Gemini Ganeshan
M G R
Sivaji Ganesan
Rajnikanth

9. By what screen name you know Reema Lamba?
Rakhi Sawant
Rekha
Mallika Sherawat
Lakshmi Rai

10. Abhas Kumar Ganguly was the original name of this Indian playback singer.Who is he?
Kishore Kumar
Mukesh
Muhammed Rafi
Sonu Nigam

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