Thursday, 26 September 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 56

General Knowledge Quiz 56



1. Which country is called "The Land of the Golden Fleece"?
Thailand
Australia
Myanmar
Bangladesh

2. Shinto is the traditional religion of which country?
Nepal
Maldives
Senegal
Japan

3. The day Thursday was named after the Norse god of thunder. Do you know who he is?
Thrud
Thor
Tyr
Vidar

4. Where is the Jefferson Memorial, dedicated to Thomas Jefferson, situated?
New York
Los Angeles
Washington D.C.
San Francisco

5. Name the famous scientist who had published a weekly newspaper named "The Grand Trunk Herald."
Albert Einstein
Charles Darwin
Thomas Alva Edison
Michael Faraday

6. Which famous Hollywood actor director was voted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the non-participant category in 2010?
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sylvestor Stallone
Jean-Claude Van Damme
Clint Eastwood

7. Who among the following actors has served as the Governor of California from 2003 to 2011?
Clint Eastwood
Bruce Willis
Nicolas Cage
Arnold Schwarzenegger

8. This is the only country in the world without an official capital. Name the country
Albania
Nauru
Sudan
Maldives

9. Who was the first European explorer to circumnavigate and map New Zealand?
Abel Tasman
John Smith
James Cook
Christopher Columbus

10. Who is the first female umpire in men’s ODI?
Claire Polosak
Kathy Cross
Doris Turner
Sue Redfern

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Environment Quiz 96

Environment Quiz 96



1. What is the average intensity of solar radiation received on India per kilometre square?
200MW
300MW
500MW
450MW

2. The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. When does it occur in the Northern Hemisphere?
21 April
21 July
21 June
21 May

3. What is the name of a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself, making it a large, special form of volcanic crater?
Somma Volcano
Galdera
Caldera
Lahar

4. Which one of the following separates Australia from Tasmania?
Bass Strait
Torres Strait
Clarence Strati
Investigator Strait

5. Denali, also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain peak in North America. In which US State it is located?
Texas
Virginia
Michigan
Alaska

6. Name the two oceans that are joined by the Panama Canal
Arctic and Pacific
Atlantic and Pacific
Indian and Atlantic
Indian and Pacific

7. What is the least explosive type of volcano called?
Basalt plateau
Cinder cone
Composite volcano
Shield volcano

8. San Andreas is a 2015 disaster movie that centers on an earthquake by the San Andreas Fault, a continental tranform fault. In which US State it is located?
Texas
Michigan
California
South Carolina

9. The forest cover of this country is 90.2%, the highest of any nation in the world. Name the country
Micronesia
Finland
Sweden
Suriname

10. What is a large amount of snow and ice that suddenly falls down a mountain called?
Blizzard
Downpour
Avalanche
Hailstone

Environment Quiz 95

Environment Quiz 95



1. Which one of the following is the world's deepest lake?
Crater Lake, USA
Lake Baikal, Russia
Vostok, Antartica
Lake Tanganyika, Central Afr

2. Which one of the following is NOT a landlocked country in Africa?
Nigeria
Zimbabwe
Botswana
Rwanda

3. Which is the longest river in Italy?
Adige
Po
Tiber
Tanaro

4. This lake in Russia is fed by more than 300 rivers and streams. Name the lake
Lake Baikal
Caspian Sea
Lake Onega
Lake Ladoga

5. Which body of water separates Europe and Africa?
Berring Strait
Palk Strait
Nares Strait
Strait of Gibraltor

6. The snow-capped and dormant compound volcano, Mount Ararat is situated in which country?
Turkey
Syria
Iran
Iraq

7. Which is the longest river in Australia?
Darling River
Murray River
Murrumbidgee River
Cooper Creek

8. Which is the only sea on earth without a shore or coastline?
Baltic Sea
Sargasso Sea
Labrador Sea
Irminger Sea

9. Carrauntoohil is the highest mountain on which one of the following island countries?
Ireland
Iceland
Indonesia
Maldives

10. Which is the largest freshwater lake by volume in the world?
Lake Superior
Lake Tanganyika
Lake Baikal
Lake Malawi

Friday, 6 September 2019

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Green Olympiad Sample Questions: Environment Quiz 94

Green Olympiad Sample Questions: Environment Quiz 94



1. Which continent is known as the bird's continent?
Asia
Africa
Australia
North America

2. Where is Jharia, famous for its rich coal resources, located?
West Bengal
Bihar
Jharkhand
Uthar Pradesh

3. Which of these bio-fertilizers provide phosphorus to the plants?
Nostoc
Oscillatoria
Rhizobium
Mycorrhizae

4. Which one of the following is known as "Marsh gas"?
Propane
Methane
Butane
Carbon monoxide

5. The MMR is a vaccine used widely around the world. What are the diseases that MMR stand for?
Malaria Measles Rabies
Measles Mumps Rickets
Measles Mumps Rubella
Meningitis Malaria Rubella

6. What is the farming management concept based on the usage GPS (global positioning satellite) called?
Technoculture
Modern Agriculture
Precision Agriculture
Global Agriculture

7. What do you call a scientist who researches the earth's underground and surface waters?
Hydrologist
Geologist
Lithologist
Geomorphologist

8. This type of wetland occur where water at the ground surface is acidic and low in nutrients and is characterised by the accumulation of peat mostly sphagnum moss. What is it called?
Swamp
Marsh
Bog
Fen

9. Certain animals have an ability to return to a given place when displaced from it. What is this ability called?
Migration
Homing
Allopreening
Soaring

10. Veerendra Datta Saklani is associated with which one of the following?
Tehri Dam Conflict
Chipko Andolan
Appiko Movement
Silent Valley Movement

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Green Olympiad Sample Questions: Environment Quiz 93

Green Olympiad Sample Questions: Environment Quiz 93



1. Love Canal is one of the most appalling environmental tragedies in American history. What type of environmental disaster occurred at Love Canal?
Nuclear disaster
Earthquake
Landfill
Flood

2. "The Grapes of Wrath" is a National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winning novel by a Nobel Laureate which is set in the natural calamity on the prairie lands of the United States and Canada called "Dust Bowl". Do you know the author?
John Galsworthy
John Steinbeck
Pearl S. Buck
Hermann Hesse

3. Purna Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Western Ghats mountain range lying in two states. Name the states
Gujarat and Maharashtra
Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh
Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan

4. Who gave the concept of the debt-for-nature swaps to deal with the problems of developing-nation indebtedness and its consequent deleterious effect on the environment?
Alyssa Adler
Malaika Vaz
Thomas Lovejoy
David Lama

5. Which one of the following give turmeric its yellow colour?
Curcumin
Carotene
Capsaicin
Chalcone

6. Which one of the following is used as a biofertiliser?
Nostoc
Agaricus
Spirogyra
Acanthus

7. The fastest and deadliest snake found native to sub-Saharan Africa is the second-longest venomous snake. Can you name this snake?
Jararaca
Inland taipan
Tiger Snake
Black mamba

8. Which one of the following have a compound eye with 30, 000 lenses per eye?
Elephant
Dragon fly
Owl
Blue whale

9. Which is the only bird with external nostrils at the tip of its long beak?
Parrot
Kiwi
Flamingo
Ostrich

10. Wih which one of the following will you associate "Yellowcake towns"?
Baking Industry
Uranium mining
Floral industry
Health awareness

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