Sunday 30 April 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 12 - Personalities Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz 12 - Personalities Quiz

This quiz is about world famous personalities from different walks of life.

1. He is an Irish architect, best known for designing the White House in Washington D.C. Can you tell who is he?
James Hoban
Frank Gehry
Le Corbusier
Philip Johnson

2. Which of the following authors had contributed to the popularity of the idea of geo-stationery satellites for telecommunication?
Isaac Asimov
Arthur C Clarke
Ray Bradbury
Robert Heinlein

3. She was the former Chief Minister of an Indian state who was a recipient of Gallantry Award from the state for rescuing two girls from drowning. Identify the personality
Anandiben Patel
Vasundara Raje Scindia

4. The Vitruvian Man is a famous drawing by
Vincent van Gogh
Pablo Picasso
Leonardo da Vinci

5. Who introduced the Standard Book Numbering (ISBN), the 9-digit code in 1965 based on which the ISBN (International Standard Book Number was generated by ISO?
Gordon Foster
SR Ranganathan
Norbert Wiener
Alan Turing

6. Sharif un-Nissa or Nadira Begum was a legendary slave girl of Mughal period who became famous in the name that Emperor Akbar gave her. What is the name?
Nur Jahan
Roshanara Begum
Zeenat Mahal

7. Which one of the following chemicals isolated by Japanese Chemist Kikunae Ikeda is used as a food enhancer?

8. Who introduced the concept of Five Year Plans in India?
Mahatma Gandhi
Rajendra Prasad
Sardar Vallbhbai Patel
Jawaharlal Nehru

9. Who coined the term stagflation, a situation in which the inflation rate is high, the economic growth rate slows, and unemployment remains steadily high?
Adam Smith
Iain Macleod
Amartya Sen
Paul Krugman

10. Only one US president had a doctorate (PhD) and he was president of Princeton University before becoming US President. Who is he?
Barack Obama
Thomas Jefferson
Franklin D Roosevelt
Woodrow Wilson

Saturday 29 April 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 11 - Personalities Quiz

General Knowledge Quiz 11 - Personalities Quiz

This quiz is about world famous personalities from different walks of life.

1. "I have nothing to declare except my genius". To whom this remark made at New York Customs is attributed?
RL Stevenson
Oscar Wilde
Rudyard Kipling
Anton Checkov

2. Douglas Carl Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor. Which one of the following invention is credited to him?
Computer mouse
Mobile phone
Digital camera

3. Name the player who was suspended for nine matches and banned for four months after being found guilty of biting an Italian player at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Pep Guardiola
Luis Suarez
Jose Gimenez
Christiano Ronaldo

4. Who received the 2017 Abel Prize, the annual award by the Government of Norway to outstanding mathematicians?
Andrew Wiles
Yves Meyer
John F Nash
Louis Nirenberg

5. Jim O'Neill, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs, an American multinational finance company, is a British economist best known for coining which of these acronyms?

6. Who was the captain of the ship "Golden Hind" which is best known for circumnavigating the globe between 1577 and 1580?
Sir Francis Drake
Ferdinand Magellan
Juan Sebastian Elcano
Vasco da Gama

7. Name the US president who earned the nickname "His Rotundity" because of his rather short, heavy-set appearance
John Adams
George Washington
James Monroe
James Buchanan

8. By which name do you know Jozef De Veuster, a Belgian Roman Catholic priest ?
Father Gregor Mendel
Pauli Murray
Georg Joseph Kamel
Father Damien

9. He founded ZANU (Zimbabwe African National Union) in 1963 and in 1980 became prime minister of Zimbabwe when British rule ended. He was elected president in 1987. Who is he?
Robert Mugabe
Edgar Lungu
Patrice Lumumba
Julius Nyerere

10. Name the former Egyptian President who was recently acquitted and released from the prison by Court of Cassation, Egypt's top appeals court.
Mohamed Morsi
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi
Hosni Mubarak
Gamal Abdel Nasser

Friday 28 April 2017

Cinema Quiz 5

Cinema Quiz 5

1. Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone was an Indian film director, producer and actor. We better know him as
Rajesh Khanna
Sanjeev Kumar
Guru Dutt

2. Steamboat Willie is a 1928 American animated short film. Do you know who directed it?
Walt Disney
Chuck Jones
Tim Burton
Tim Johnson

3. A pioneer of suspense and psychological thrillers, he was nominated five time for an Academy Award for Best Director, but never won any. He has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for contribution to television and another for his work in motion pictures. Who is he?
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Ben Wheatley
Alfred Hitchcock
Alan Parker

4. He was the first actor to receive two consecutive Oscar Awards for Best Actor. Who is he?
Spencer Tracey
Marlon Brando
Jack Nicholson
Tom Hanks

5. Who is the first actor to win the Oscar Award for Best Actor three times?
Laurence Olivier
Spencer Tracy
Daniel Day-Lewis
Dustin Hoffman

6. Fred Quimby was an American cartoon producer who won seven Academy Awards. Which one of the following cartoons won him the awards?
Mickey Mouse
Tom and Jerry
Looney Tunes

7. Cannes Film Festival, is an annual film festival held in Cannes. Where is Cannes?

8. She was the first Indian actress to receive an award at an international film festival (1963 Moscow International Film Festival) and a recipient of Padma Shri in 1972. In 2005, she refused the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Who is she?
Sharmila Tagore
Zeenat Aman
Meena Kumari
Suchitra Sen

9. Which state has been awarded the Best Film Friendly State in the 64th National Film Awards?
Tamil Nadu
Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh

10. This 2000 Bollywood movie was the highest grosser of the year and was also added to the Limca Book of Records for the greatest number of awards, 102, won by a Bollywood film. Do you know the movie?
Kano Naa…Pyar Hai

Thursday 27 April 2017

Science Quiz : India and Space 3

Science Quiz : India and Space 3

A quiz on India and space research.

1. The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), also called Mangalyaan was launched on
5 November 2013
5 November 2015
25 November 2013
15 November 2015

2. The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster which killed Kalpana Chawla and other crew occurred in the year

3. What does PSLV stand for?
Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
Post Satellite Launch Vehicle
Polar Satellite Lunar Vehicle
Pre Solar Launch Vehicle

4. Where is the North-Eastern Space Applications Centre located?
Guwahati, Assam
Dimapur, Nagaland
Shillong, Meghalaya
Imphal, Manipur

5. Which is India's first experimental satellite launch vehicle?

6. Who is said to be the "Father of the Indian Space Program"?
APJ Abdul Kalam
Vikram Sarabhai
Satish Dhawan
Meghnath Saha

7. Which one of the following is correctly matched?
A. PSLV : Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle
B. GSLV : Geo Satellite Launch Vehicle
C. ASLV : Automated Satellite Launch Vehicle
D. RLV : Remote Launch Vehicle
Only B
Only A
A, B and C
B, C and D

8. With the space agency of which country ISRO launched SARAL or Satellite with ARgos and ALtiKa is a cooperative altimetry technology mission in 2013?

9. The Space Applications Centre is one of the major centres of ISRO that is engaged in the research, development and demonstration of applications of space technology in the field of telecommunications, remote sensing, meteorology and satellite navigation. Where is it located?

10. Which is the first nation to succeed on its first attempt in sending a Mars mission?

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Science Quiz: India and Space 2

Science Quiz : India and Space 2

A quiz on India and space research.

1. Who is the present Chairman of ISRO?
G Madhavan Nair
Shailesh Nayak
K Radhakrishnan
Kailasavadivoo Sivan

2. Which one of the following about Chandrayan is true?
A. It was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation on 22 October 2008
B. It also carried six payloads from other space agencies like NASA and ESA
C. The mission was declared over in 2009 by ISRO before completion of the project term
D. It made discovery of the widespread presence of water molecules in the lunar soil
A and C
B, C and D
A, B and D
A,B,C and D

3. Name the software application developed by ISRO which allows users to explore a 2D/3D representation of the surface of the Earth.

4. Which one of the following is TRUE?
A. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS) is at Dehradun
B. Indian Institue of Space Science and Technology is at New Delhi
C. Indian Deep Space Network is at Bangalore
D. Satish Dhawan Space Centre is at Allahabad
A and C
A and B
A, B and D
Only A

5. Who among the following is NOT connected to Indian space science?
Vikram Sarabhai
Homi J.Bhabha
Birbal Sahni
Meghnath Saha

6. What does SHAR stand for?
Sriharikotta Highly Advanced Rocket
Sriharikota High Altitude Range
Satish Dhawan Augmented Range
Sriharikotta Heavy Armed Rocket

7. Name the spacecraft which took the first Indian to space
Soyuz T11
Apollo 11
Soyuz T13

8. Which one of the following won the 2015 Space Pioneer Award in the science and engineering category from the US based National Space Society (NSS)?
Mar's Orbiter Programme, India
Chandrayan Mission, India
Maven, USA
Yinghuo-1, China

9. Russia set the record of 37 for a single launch in 2014. India broke the record by successfully launching a rocket which deposited most number of satellites in 2017. How many satellites were carried by the rocket?

10. The marketing arm of ISRO is
Antrix Corporation Limited
ISRO Marketing Agency

Monday 24 April 2017

Science Quiz : India and Space 1

Science Quiz : India and Space 1

A quiz on India and space research.

1. An Indian scientist and science fiction writer, who popularized science in the Odia language, he was awarded the Kalinga Prize in 2010, the Orissa Sahitya Akademy Award in 1986, and R K Parija Samman Saala Samman for his contribution to science literature in Odia. Name him
Georgina Kamsika
Gokulananda Mahapatra
Indrapramit Das
Nikhil Mohan Pattnaik

2. We all know that Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the earth. Do you know the second human to orbit the earth?
John Glenn
Gherman Titov
Svetlana Savitskaya
Valeri Polyakov

3. Which one of the following DO NOT have launching facility?
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore
Master Control Facility, Hassan
Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station, Thiruvananthapuram
Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta

4. For what purpose IRS series of satellites are used?
Remote sensing
Radar imaging

5. Indian Space Research Organisation was founded by
Dr Vikram A.Sarabhai
Homi J.Bhabha
Dr Raja Ramanna
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

6. Which one of the following is TRUE about ISRO?
A. ISRO has 13 centres spread all across India
B. ISRO's Mars Mission was the cheapest one so far
C. ISRO has launched 29 foreign satellites till date
D. AstroSat is the first dedicated Indian astronomy mission
Only B
A and B
B, C and D
A, B, C and D

7. ISRO plans to carry out a mission to the Sun by the year 2019-20. What is the name given for the probe?
Solar Mission
Aditya 1

8. Match the two sets

A. Physical Research Laboratory B. Indian Institute of Remote Sensing C. Satish Dhawan Space Centre D. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre

1. Thiruvananthapuram 2. Ahmedabad 3. Dehradun 4. Sriharikotta

A-3, B-1, C-4, D-2
A-2, B-3, C-1, D-4
A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
A-4, B-3, C-2, D-1

9. Which one of the following about India's space programme is TRUE
A. India's first satellite Aryabhata was launched by Soviet Union on 19 April 1978
B. The first satellite launched by India using own launch vehicle was Rohini
C. GAGAN is India's satellite navigation system
D. IRNSS is India's satellite navigation system
A and B
A,B,C and D
B,C and D
A, C and D

10. Name the first Indian to travel in space
Kalpana Chawla
Rakesh Sharma
Sunita Williams
Ravish Malhotra

Sunday 23 April 2017

Environment Quiz 29 (Green Olympiad Sample Questions)

Environment Quiz 29 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz

1. Which one of the following is added to the soil to increase pH of acidic soil?
Agricultural lime
Calcium silicate

2. What is the practice of eating earth or soil-like substrates such as clay or chalk that occurs in non-human animals?

3. What do you call an animal that is adapted specifically to run?

4. The tapering structure hanging like an icicle from the roof of a cave, formed of calcium salts deposited by dripping water, is called

5. The scientific study or exploration of caves is called

6. Uluru also known as Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Where is it found?

7. The Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted for protection of plants and animal species. In which schedule of the Act the plants prohibited from cultivation and planting are listed?
Schedule VI
Schedule V
Schedule III
Schedule I

8. What do you call a plant that grows harmlessly upon another plant and derives its moisture and nutrients from the air, rain or debris?

9. An organism that lives on the surface of another living organism is called

10. Hans Christian Gram developed a technique called Gram staining which is used to differentiate
None of these

Friday 21 April 2017

Environment Quiz 28 (Green Olympiad Sample Questions)

Environment Quiz 28 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz

1. Great Indian Bustard Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary for the great Indian bustard (Ardeotis nigriceps). In which state is it located?
Madhya Pradesh

2. Name the National Mammal of Pakistan
Snow Leopard
Indus river dolphin
Wild Goat

3. This large species of wild goat, found in Afganistan, Pakistan, Kashmir and Himalayas, is the national animal of Pakistan. Can you name it?
East Caucasian tur
Wild Goat
Walia ibex

4. Name the national reptile of Pakistan
Indian cobra
Mugger crocodile
Desert monitor

5. The Bishkek Declaration is the declaration that was adopted by the 12 members of the GSLF for the conservation of an endangered species. Name the species
Sumatran Tiger
Snow leopard
Steller's sea cow
Southern bluefin tuna

6. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River, China which destroyed the wetands and had a great impact on this critically endangered species of birds. Can you name the species?
Siberian Crane
Red headed vulture
Jerdon's Courser
White Bellied Heron

7. This National Park in India is famous for being the best place to see the snow leopard in the wild
Hemis National Park
Keoladeo National Park
Kaziranga National Park
Jim Corbett National Park

8. The book titled Walden; or, Life in the Woods t is a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings written by a famous American writer and naturalist. Who is he?
Henry David Thoreau
Frnak Norris
Peter Matthiessen
Thomas Jefferson

9. Name the geophysicist who is known for the theory of continental drift and the supercontinent Pangaea
Albert P Crary
Alfred Wegener
Frederick Eugene Wright
Andrew Lowe

10. What is the optimal soil pH level for most plants?
5.5 to 7.0
4.0 to 6.0
6.0 to 7.5
3.0 to 5.0

Thursday 20 April 2017

Environment Quiz 27 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Environment Quiz 27 (Green Olympiad Practice Questions)

Practice questions for the Green Olympiad and Wild Wisdom Quiz

1. What is the term used to refer to the organisms that are able to adapt to a wide range of salinities?

2. Which was the first country to introduce carbon tax in 1990?

3. The waterfalls in which the water descends vertically, losing contact with the bedrock surface is called

4. The Worldwatch Institute is a globally focused environmental research organisation based in Washington D.C. Can you name the founder, who was the first to propose the term "environmental refugee" and also the founder of the Earth Policy Institute?
Lester R Brown
Norman Meyer
Mustafa Tolba
Jonathan Porritt

5. The Appiko movement, a revolutionary movement for environmental conservation inspired by the Chipko movement, was launched in which one of the following states?
Andhra Pradesh

6. What are the "Global 200" list identified by WWF include?
Multinational companies
Wild animals

7. Adelita was the name of the first sea turtle tracked across an ocean basin, the northern Pacific Ocean by placing a satellite tag on it. Do you know to which species of sea turtles did Adelita belong?
Olive ridley
Kemp's ridley

8. Which of the following continents does not have glaciers?
North America

9. Which Indian city elected the Gangetic river dolphin as the city animal?

10. There are three types of deserts in India: cold deserts, salt deserts and sandy deserts. Do you the only cold desert in India?

Tuesday 18 April 2017

India Quiz 38

India Quiz 38

1. The Vishakha Guidelines are a set of procedural guidelines promulgated by the Indian Supreme Court in 1997. It was issued to deal with which one of the following?
Sexual harassment
Child abuse
Drug trafficking
Public nuisance

2. Shutakirti, Iravan and Babruvahana are the children of which one of the Pandavas?

3. Which one of the following has the black bronze sculpture of "Mother and Child" installed in front of its lawn?
Supreme Court of India
Parliament House
Rashtrapathi Bhavan
National Museum

4. Which one of the following awards was introduced by the Government of India in 1990 to promote communal, caste and ethnic harmony by recognizing acts of Physical/moral courage and humanity exhibited by member(s) of a community, caste or ethnic group in saving the lives and properties of the member(s) of another community, caste or ethnic group?
Vyas Samman
Saraswati Samman
Kalidas Puraskar
Kabir Puraskar

5. Which ruler was called "Lakh Baksh" or giver of lakhs because he gave liberal donations?
Alauddin Khilji
Qutb-ud-din Aibak
Aram Shah

6. "One life is not enough" is the autobiography of an Indian politician who had to resign his post as India's foreign minister in 2005 following Iraqi oul scam. Who is he?
Natwar Singh
Jaswant Singh
Shashi Tharoor
Yashwant Sinha

7. Who holds the record of the fastest fify in Indian Premier League?
Suresh Raina
Kieron Pollard
Chris Morris
Yusuf Pathan

8. Which one of the following is a transboundary river crossing India and another country?

9. Which one of the following is known as "The Temple of Rats"?
Karni Mata Temple
Lingaraja Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple
Kamakhya Temple

10. Song Offerings is a volume of lyrics by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore rendered into English by the poet himself, for which he was awarded the 1913 Nobel Prize in Literature. Do you know who wrote the introduction to the second edition of Song of Offerings?
P B Shelley
Sarojini Naidu
W B Yeats
Alfred Tennyson


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