Sunday 30 July 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 18: Great Personalities

General Knowledge Quiz 18: Great Personalities

1. Her autobiographical work is one of the most read books of all time and her words "We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same" are famous. Who is she?
Anne Frank
Helen Keller
Sarojini Naidu
Enid Blyton

2. "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judges by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character." Name the Nobel Peace Prize winning personality who had this dream?
Nelson Mandela
Mahatma Gandhi
Martin Luther King Jr.
Abraham Lincoln

3. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart". Who said this?
Helen Keller
Harriet Tubman
Louis Braille
John Milton

4. Who said: "Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time". These are the words of a famous literary critic who won the Nobel Prize i Literature in 1925. Who is he?
Rudyard Kipling
Rabindranath Tagore
Romain Rolland
George Bernard Shaw

5. "Hiroshima Diary:The Journal of a Japanese Physician" is written by
Yasunari Kawabata
Haruki Murakami
Akira Kurosowa
Michihiko Hachiya

6. Who authored the best seller "Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie"?
Eve Curie
Irene Curie
Barbara Goldsmith
Isaac Asimov

7. He is known for coining the expression "the medium is the message" and also for predicting the World Wide Web almost 30 years before it was invented. Who is he?
Tim Berners-Lee
Robert Cailliau
Marshall McLuhan
Charles Babbage

8. The first World Sanskrit Award instituted by Government of India was conferred to Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn in 2016. Which country she belong to.
Sri Lanka

9. "Em and The Big Hoom", the first novel by an Indian writer won the Windham-Campbell Prize 2016. The writer was awarded with Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the same novel. Who is this author?
Jerry Pinto
Cyrys Mistry
Temsula Ao
Jeet Thayil

10. Darpana Academy of Performing Arts is a school for performing arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat which was founded in 1949. Name the founder
Mallika Sarabhai
Yamini Krishnamurthy
Padma Subrahmanyam
Mrinalini Sarabhai

Saturday 29 July 2017

General Knowledge Quiz 17: Great Personalities

General Knowledge Quiz 17: Great Personalities

1. He holds the unique record for scoring the first run in Test cricket and also making the first Test century. Who is he?
Charles Bannerman
W G Grace
Pelham Warner
Harry Graham

2. Yasnaya Polyana is a writer's house museum in Russia and was the house of a famous writer. Name the writer?
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Alexander Pushkin
Anton Checkov
Leo Tolstoy

3. Who was the first female writer to win a Nobel Prize in Literature?
Selma Lagerlof
Grazia Deledda
Sigrid Undset
Pearl Buck

4. Which world leader is known by the name "Madiba"?
Nelson Mandela
Mao Zedong
Martin Luther King
Hosni Mubarak

5. Which famous US President has been portrayed as "The Rail Splitter"?
Theodor Roosevel
George Washington
Abraham Lincoln
John F Kennedy

6. Ramon Magsaysay Award was established in April 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City in memory of a President of a country. Name the country?
United States of America
United Kingdom

7. Which famous scientist and inventor said "Never leave till tomorrow that which you can do today"?
Albert Einstein
Marie Curie
Thomas Alva Edison
Benjamin Franklin

8. The phrase "the Child is the father of Man" first appeared in a poem, "my Heart Leaps Up". Who was the poet?
William Wordsworth
W B Yeats
John Keats
John Milton

9. Who said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."?
Thomas Alva Edison
Charles Darwin
Albert Einstein
Jagdish Chandra Bose

10. This well known politician once said: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time". Who is he?
Winston Churchill
Abraham Lincoln
Jawaharlal Nehru
Joseph Stalin

Friday 28 July 2017

Environment Quiz 46: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 46: Wildlife Quiz

1. In which year did India launch Project Elephant?

2. Gee's golden langur is an Old World Monkey which is one of the most endangered primate species of India. Where can you find them?

3. The Llama is a domesticated camelid found only in one subcontinent. Where is it?
South America
North America

4. In Thailand, these animals are considered sacred and are a symbol of royal power and all those discovered are presented to the king. Which animal we are referring to?
Agile Gibbon
Asian golden cat
White elephant
Banded palm civet

5. What is the term proposed by German biologist Ernst Haeckel to differentiate the actively swimming aquatic organisms in a body of water from the passive organisms that were carried along by the current, the plankton?

6. Prairie dogs are considered to be a keystone species. What species of animals are they?
Wild Dogs

7. The members of this family of birds are best known for the plumage of the males of the sexually dimorphic species and are found in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and eastern Australia. Do you know this species of birds?
Scarlet Macaw
Golden Pheasant
Red crested turaco
Birds of paradise

8. Which is the smallest known snake species in the world?
The Barbados threadsnake
Pit Viper
Flat headed snake
Brahminy blind snake

9. Chinese water dragon, also known as green water dragon, is native to China and Southeast Asia. What is it?
Aquatic plant

10. The name of this national park, known for the animal Hangul, literally stands for "ten villages" which could be in memory of the ten villages that were relocated for its formation.
Dachigam National Park
Panna National Park
Dudhwa National park
Dibru-Saikhowa National Park

Thursday 27 July 2017

India Quiz 47

India Quiz 47

1. Name India's first gun for women designed and manufactured by the Ordnance Factories Organisation, Kanpur?

2. In 2013 a dedicated customised pin code was given to Supreme Court of India by India Post to make faster delivery of petitions and other urgent mails. What is the PIN code?
110 001
110 100
110 200
110 201

3. Lalbagh or Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, meaning The Red Garden in English, is a well known botanical garden in southern Bengaluru, India. Who started the construction of this garden?
Tippu Sultan
Hyder Ali
Kempe Gowda
Veera Ballala II

4. Name the Governor-General who formed the "Triple Alliance" against Tipu Sultan
Lord Wellesly
Lord Cornwallis
Lord Curson
Lord William Bentick

5. Which Indian dish was granted Geographical Indication Status by the Indian GIS registry office in 2010, making it the first non-vegetarian dish in India to get this status?
Hyderabaid Biriyani
Laal Maas
Hyderabaid Haleem
Kerala Karimeen Fry

6. "You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the river" were the words of a Nobel Prize winning famous Indian personality. Can you identify the personality?
Mother Teresa
Sir C V Raman
Rabindranath Tagore
Amartya Sen

7. The Paik Rebellion also called the Paika Bidroha was an armed rebellion against the British East India Company's rule in 1817. In which state it happened?
West Bengal

8. The 2015 Saraswati Samman was won by Padma Sachdeve who is the first modem woman poet of this Indo-Aryan language. Name the language

9. Gopishantha is a Tamil movie actress who entered the Guinness World Records for acting in more than 1000 movies in 1985. By what stage name is she better known to us?

10. Who wrote the book "Sleeping on Jupiter" that was shortlisted for Man Booker Prize and won DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in 2016?
Arundhati Roy
Anuradha Roy
Jhumpa Lahiri
Anita Nair

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Environment Quiz 45

Environment Quiz 45

1. India launched its first nuclear-powered submarine in a ceremony in southern port city of Vishakhapatnam on 26 July 2009. Name the submarine
INS Vikrant
INS Dhrona
INS Arihant
INS Chakra

2. IGCAR stands for
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
Indian General Council of Atomic Reactors
International Governing Council of Atomic Research
Indian Grievance Centre for Atomic Rehabilitation

3. Where is Kaiga Atomic Power Station located?
Uttar Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh

4. Which one of the following is a rare uranium mineral that formed the oxidation of copper and uranium bearing mineral and named after Marie Curie?

5. Khangchendzonga National Park was declared India's first mixed heritage site by UNESCO in 2016. Where is it located?

6. Which mammal, recently became extinct, is said to be the first documented extinction of a mammal species due to human-caused climate change
Wild horse
Sadinian pika
Australian Rodent
Balearic shrew

7. Which one of the following is considered to be the fastest fish in the ocean?
Blue whale

8. Waterborne diseases are caused by drinking contaminated or dirty water. Which one of the following is NOT a waterborne disease?

9. National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated in India on
5 June
14 November
14 December
12 August

10. What is the full form of CFL?
Compact Fluorescent Lamp
Conservational Fluorescent Lamp
Compact Fuel Lamp
Chemical Fluid Lamp

Monday 24 July 2017

Environment Quiz 44

Environment Quiz 44

1. Where can you find the Great Indian Hornbill in its natural habitats in the Indian subcontinent?
Western Ghats
Kaziranga National Park
Bhitarkanika Mangroves

2. With which one of the following will you associate NGRBA?
Swachch Bharat
Mission to Clean Ganga
Employment Guarantee
Environmental Conservation

3. The Kharai camels, a breed of Indian camels, are found in Kutch, Gujrat are an endangered species. What is special about these camels?
It is the only breed found in India
They lack humps
They cannot be domesticated
They can swim long distances in the sea

4. Which is the most venomous fish in the world?
Electir eel

5. REDD+ programme was first negotiated under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) since 2005, with the objective of mitigating climate change through reducing net emissions of greenhouse gases in developing countries. Through what means it aims to achieve this goal?
Control of vehicles
Recycling of plastics
Forest management
Ocean management

6. Which one of the following is NOT an example of in-situ conservation of flora?
Wild sanctuaries
Biodiversity hotspots
National Parks
Botanical gardens

7. SPM cause air pollution and have impacts on climate and precipitation that adversely affect human health. What does SPM stand for?
Suspended Polluting Materials
Strong Polluting Minerals
Severe Polluting Materials
Suspended Particulate Matters

8. This mixture called Meduna's Mixture after its inventor Ladislas meduna was once used in psychotherapy. Do know the two component gases of the mixture?
Nitrogen and Oxygen
Carbon dioxide and Oxygen
Carbon monoxide and Nitrogen
Helium and Oxygen

9. In which country the Great Victoria Desert, named after the British Monarch Queen Victoria, located?
United Kingdom
United States of America

10. The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. Where is it located?

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Environment Quiz 43: Wildlife Quiz

Environment Quiz 43: Wildlife Quiz

1. Which mammal has the largest eyes?

2. Which animal's dung is unmistakably characterised by the hard white balls,which are mostly composed of crushed bones?
Wild Fox

3. Which Indian non-governmental organisation that promotes conservation of Nature has a Blackbuck as its logo?
Delhi Greens
Madras Naturalists' Society
Indian Nature Watch

4. In which Indian state is the Blackbuck National Park located?
Madhya Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh

5. Rucervus duvaucelii, which derived its specific name from the French naturalist Alfred Duvaucel, is the state animal of two Indian states. What is its common name?
Swamp Deer
Wild Pig

6. An interesting relationship has been observed between these deer species and the Gray langur where the deer benefit from the langur's eyesight and the langurs get the advantage of the deer's strong sense of smell so as avoid potential danger. Which deer species we are talking about?

7. The marine mammal dugongs are closely related to

8. The binomial name Ophiophagus hannah is derived from the Greek meaning "snake-eating". What is the common name of this animal?
King Cobra

9. Humans have the longest hair of all mammals. After humans, which animal has the longest hair?
Musk ox
Angora Rabbit
Afghan Hound

10. Which one of the following is the largest butterfly of India?
Southern birdwing
Imperial Apollo
Golden birdwing
Black windmill


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