Sunday, 29 April 2018

Environment Quiz 66


Environment Quiz 66



1. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year which marks the anniversary of the birth of modern environmental movement. In which year did it happen?
1980
1990
1970
1975

2. Garden of the Gods is a public park designated as National Natural Landmark. Where is it located?
United States of America
United Kingdom
India
Egypt

3. HALCA is the first Radio Telescope Satellites launched into space. Which country launched the satellite in 1997?
USA
France
China
Japan

4. Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Eath taken in 1990 from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers. Which space probe took this photograph?
Voyager 1
Sojourner
Juno
Cassini-Huygens

5. Ranthambhor e Wildlife Sanctuary is known for
Lion
Bengal Tiger
Rhinoceros
Lion Tailed Macaque

6. The boundary between the crust and mantle is called
Brittle–ductile transition zone
Lehmann discontinuity
Mohorovicic discontinuity
Seismogenic layer

7. The outermost layer of the Earth that is composed of soil and is subject to soil formation processes is called
Lithosphere
Biosphere
Exosphere
Pedosphere

8. The Peacock Island is the smallest river island in India. In which river it is located?
Ganges
Krishna
Brahmaputra
Hooghly

9. What is term used for a violent windstorm characterised by a twisting, funnel-shaped cloud cause large destruction?
Tornado
Fohn
Cyclone
Hurricane

10. What is the process of movement of water through the subsurface soil layers to the water table called?
Infiltration
Perlocation
Seepage
Precipitation

Saturday, 28 April 2018

India Quiz 82

India Quiz 82



1. Who was the first recipient of Saraswati Samman?
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Ramakant Rath
Vijay Tendulkar
Balamani Amma

2. With which one of the following musical instrument will you associate Ustad Vilayat Khan?
Shehanai
Violin
Tabla
Sitar

3. With which one of the following the Sarda Act is associated?
Child marriage
Sati
Widow marriage
Female foeticide

4. In which event did Jaspal Rana won Gold at the 1994 Asian Games for India?
Athletics
Boxing
Shooting
Weight Lifting

5. Which famous poet wrote his first poems under the pseudonym "Bhanusimha" ("Sun Lion')?
Rabindranath Tagore
Sri Aurobindo
Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Gulzar

6. Do you know who is the first Indian female Olympian?
P T Usha
Mary D’Souza
Karnam Malleswari
M D Valsamma

7. Indian revolutionary who was a great follower of Mahatma Gandhi and was shot dead by the British Indian police in 1942. She was known as 'Gandhi Buri', Bengali for old lady Gandhi.
Matangini Hazra
Begum Hazrat Mahal
Bhikaiji Cama
Parbati Giri

8. Tholu bommalata is the shadow puppet theatre tradition of which one of the following states?
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka

9. Name the largest monastery in India
Tawang Monastery
Rumtek Monastery
Namgyal Monastery
Bodhimanda Vihara Monastery

10. Where is the Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika, which holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, located?
Meghalaya
Tamil Nadu
Goa
Arunachal Pradesh

India Quiz 81

India Quiz 81



1. "A Passion for Dance" is the autobiography of an Indian dancer. Who is she?
Rukmini Devi Arundale
Mallika Sarabhai
Shovana Narayan
Yamini Krishnamurthy

2. Chaitya Bhoomi is the memorial to which great Indian personality?
B R Ambedkar
Lala Lajpat Rai
Sardar Patel
Morarji Desai

3. Grimus is a fantasy and science fiction novel and was the literary debut of a world renowned award winning Indian author. Who is the author?
Salman Rushdie
Kiran Desai
Arvind Adiga
Vikram Seth

4. In ancient times, this traditional Indian game was played on 'raths' or chariots, and was known as Rathera. Can you name it?
Kabaddi
Hockey
Polo
Kho-kho

5. Rang Rasiya is a Hindi film based on the life of a famous Indian painter. Who is he?
Abanindranath Tagore
Raja Ravi Varma
M F Husain
Nandalal Bose

6. The foreign head of state to be the chief guest of the first Republic Day parade in 1950 was President Sukarno. Name the country
Bhutan
Yugoslavia
Indonesia
Malaysia

7. This Indian company started off as a manufacturer of vegetable oil and products in 1947 and later became a leader in IT industry. Name the company
Infosys
Satyam
Wipro
HCL

8. Who designed Indian National Emblem?
Pigali Venkayya
Savitri Khanolkar
Dinanath Bhargava
Nandalal Bose

9. Who designed the Param Vir Chakra, India's highest military decoration?
Savitri Khanolkar
Pingali Venkayya
Le Corbusier
Dinanath Bhargava

10. Who is the first and only woman to win the National Award for Best Director?
Deepa mehta
Mira Nair
Kokona Sen Sharma
Aparna Sen

Monday, 23 April 2018

Environment Quiz 65

Environment Quiz 65



1. Which one of the following is a process of extracting a substance from a solid material that is dissolved in a liquid?
Vanning
Electrolysis
Calcination
Leaching

2. Shahtoosh is a kind of shawl from Kashmir which is now banned in most countries as it is made from an endangered species under CITES. Name the animal
Changthangi
Chiru
Lama
Ankora goat

3. What do you call a hot wind, often dusty or rainy, blowing from North Africa across the Mediterranean to southern Europe?
Levanter
Mistral
Sirocco
Fohn

4. Where is "Kannimara Thekku" Teak Tree, which is said to be World's largest teak tree, located?
Nilambur Teak Plantation
Periyar National Park
Silent Valley National Park
Parambikulam Tiger Reserve

5. Euphrates is one of the most historically important rivers of Asia. Where does it originate?
Syria
Iraq
Iran
Turkey

6. In which country is the river Darling?
Australia
Germany
Russia
France

7. What do you call the violent winds characterized by masses of air rapidly rotating about a low-pressure center, named from the Greek word for “moving in a circle”?
Hurricane
Tornado
Cyclone
Typhoon

8. Which one of the following fibres is produced from Ankora goat?
Mohair
Qiviut
Chiengora
Lopi

9. The Gobi Desert is a large desert region in which continent?
Africa
Asia
Europe
North America

10. This is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current, also known as a weather front. They occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world.
Haboob
Fohn
Aurora
Sirocco

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Environment Quiz 64

Environment Quiz 64



1. This term is used for violent tropical storms (cyclones) with circulating wind and torrential rain in eastern North Pacific, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Seas. Its name is derived from the Caribbean god of evil.
Typhoon
Hurricane
Tornado
Fohn

2. What are the plants that grow in or on rocks called?
Epiphyte
Lithophyte
Parasite
Cyanophyte

3. Who created the first f hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) that combines a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) system with an electric propulsion system?
William C Durant
Henry Ford
Ferdinand Porsche
Thomas Edison

4. The process of heating of sulphide ore to a high temperature in presence of air to remove suphur is called
Smelting
Roasting
Leaching
Amalgamation

5. Name the Indian mathematician who is known for calculating the height of Mount Everest
Radhanath Sikdar
Sathyendranath Bose
Manindra Agrawal
Prasanta Chandra Mahanobilis

6. Name the first woman to summit Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen
Malavath Purna
Lhakpa Sherpa
Santosh Yadav
Lydia Bradey

7. William Windsor was a military animal which served as a lance corporal in the 1st Battalion of British Army. What kind of an animal it was?
Horse
Dog
Tiger
Goat

8. Chiengora is a yarn or wool often blended with wool in order to create a yarn with less heat insulation. Name the animals from which it is produced
Sheep
Camel
Dog
Goat

9. Gelatin, commonly used as a gelling agent in food, is obtained from
Plants
Animals
Bacteria
Honeybees

10. This is the highest mountain in Canada and the second highest peak in North America. Name it
Mount Robson
Mount Joffre
Mount Edith Cavell
Mount Logan

Friday, 20 April 2018

Picture Quiz :Dog Breeds

Animals Quiz - Do you know these dog breeds?

Dogs are considered to be man's best friend everywhere. Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years and there are a large number of dog breeds. Here is a picture quiz to test your knowledge of the different breeds of dogs.
Enjoy!



1
1. This is a breed of medium to large-sized working dogs bred specially for their intelligence.
Basset Hound
German Shepherd
Beagle
Bulldog
2
2. Can you identify this smallest breed of dog that comes in a wide variety of colors?
Chihuahua
Pug
Papillon
Chow Chow
3
3. You might have seen him in many cartoons. Can you identify this muscular dog with a wrinkled face and a distinctive pushed-in nose?
Pug
Boxer
Bulldog
Bullmastif
4
4. Identify this dog breed which is known for superior intelligence and learning ability
Poodle
Beagle
Border Collie
Pomeranian
5
5. Here is a descendent of Roman Dover dogs. The breed was named after a cattle town in Germany.
Dobermann
Dachshund
Rottweiler
Basset Hound
6
6. Believed to have been created from several different breeds of dogs that had the desired characteristics,
Dachshund
German Shepherd
Golden Retriever
Doberman
7
7. Do you know this short-legged long-bodied dog with an ever-alert expression?
Boxer
Dachshund
Yorkshire Terrier
Pug
8
8. They were once the companions of Chinese emperors and was a pet of the Buddhist monasteries in Tibet. Can you name the breed?
Pug
Chihuanhua
Chow Chow
Akita
9
9. One of the world's most popular dog breeds, this one does not require any introduction. Go ahead and select the name
Chihuanhua
Pointer
Pomeranian
Collie
10
10. Identify this toy dog breed also called Chinese Lion Dog and Chrysanthemum Dog
Shih Tzu
Maltese Dog
Akira
Lhasa Apso

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Thursday, 19 April 2018

Environment Quiz 63

Environment Quiz 63

For the preparation of competitions like Green Olympiad, Environment Olympiad etc.







1. Who was the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) setup in 2010?
Kasturirangan
M S Swaminathan
Sunita Narain
Madhav Gadgil

2. Which parasite causes Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar?
Plasmodium vivax
Leishmania donovani
Toxoplasma gondii
Entamoeba histolytica

3. Cotton is the most widely used natural fiber cloth. What is the main component of cotton fiber?
Lignin
Protein
Cellulose
Pectin

4. PUC Certificate is one of the mandatory documents that every vehicle owner must possess while driving a motor vehicle in India. What does PUC stand for?
Pollution Under Control
Pollution Update Code
Pollution Unit Code
Pollution Upper Ceiling

5. Carrageenans which are widely used in the food industry as a vegetarian alternative to gelatin is extracted from
Seaweeds
Lichen
Mushrooms
Fruits

6. Which is the longest and narrowest country in the world?
Brazil
Chile
Mexico
Argentina

7. Name the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter commonly marked by heavy rains
Mistral
Monsoon
Chinook
Typhoon

8. Violent tropical cyclone occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, it derived its name from Mandarine word meaning "Big Wind".
Fohn
Haboob
Tornado
Typhoon

9. Kola Superdeep Borehole,the deepest borehole in the world, is located in
USA
Russia
Qatar
Japan

10. Which disease is also known as "Bronze John"?
Yellow Fever
Malaria
Cancer
Typhoid

Friday, 13 April 2018

Picture Quiz - Flags Quiz

Flags of the World Quiz

A national flag represents and symbolizes a country's cultural heritage and ideologies. Here are a set of selected flags to test whether you can identify them

1
1. This beautiful flag with the 40-rayed yellow sun in the center belongs to a country which was part of the former Soviet Union before independence in August 1991. Can you name the country?
Azerbaijan
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan
Tajikistan
2
2. It is one of the only two soverign state flags to be square shaped and is one of the oldest and unchanged flag designs of the world. Identify the country
Vatican City
Denmark
Indonesia
Switzerland
3
3. This tricolor was the flag of this country since 1794. You will be able to identify it easily if you know that the flag was not used during 1815 to 1830 and was restored after the July Revolution.
Russia
Italy
France
Germany
4
4. Do you know which country's official flag is this famous Maple Leaf flag?
Spain
Canada
Paraguay
Guatemala
5
5. Can you identify the country from its flag with the Union Jack, the large white Commonwealth Star and five white stars?
Australia
United Kingdom
New Zealand
Singapore
6
6. So from the above question, can you now tell which country's flag is this?
New Zealand
Singapore
United Kingdom
Hong Kong
7
7. Here is the world's only non-quadrilateral national flag. Which country's is this unusual shaped national flag?
Philippines
Cuba
Seychelles
Nepal
8
8. The Yellow and Green One with the national motto "Order and Progress" inscribed inside the yellow rhombus on a green field is the national flag of which one of the following countries?
Algeria
Bangladesh
Brazil
Bulgaria
9
9. The flag holds the world record of being the oldest continuously used national flag. Name the country
Latvia
Denmark
Albania
Austria
10
10. Identify this flag of the Land of the Dragon
Bhutan
China
Singapore
Egypt

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Picture Quiz - Historical Monuments of India 2

Indian Historical Monuments Picture Quiz 2

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1
1. This is a tomb which is famous for its resemblance to Taj Mahal. Do you know this monument?
Mahabat Maqbara
Bibi Ka Maqbara
Shahzadi Ka Maqbara
Hazira Maqbara
2
2. This is one of the most recognised structures of India. Where is it located?
New Delhi
Mumbai
Agra
Hyderabad
3
3. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh is known for its large number of imambaras. Can you identify the imambara (holy shrine) in this picture?
Bara Imambara
Imambara Shah Najaf
Chota Imambara
Imambara Jannat Nasheen
4
4. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the capital of Vijayanagar Empire.
Golkonda Fort
Champaner
Kumbhalgarh
Hampi
5
5. Which Mughal Emperor's tomb is seen this picture?
Humayun
Akbar
Babur
Jahangir
6
6. Can you identify this masjid?
Makkah Masjid, Hyderabad
Jama Masjid, Delhi
Moti Masjid, Delhi
Sir Syed Masjid, Aligarh
7
7. Do you know where the Dimasa Kachari Ruins, seen in the picture, located?
Dimapur, Nagaland
Guwahati, Assam
Kohima, Nagaland
Khaspur, Assam
8
8. What you are seeing in the picture is the Kashmiri Gate built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Where is it?
Kashmir
Srinagar
Delhi
Gulmarg
9
9. Red Fort named for its massive enclosing walls of red sandstone is an easily identifiable and famous monumnet in Delhi. Do you know who constructed it?
Aurangazeb
Jahangir
Akbar
Shah Jahan
10
10. Identify this popular tourist monument in South India
Bekal Fort
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Shore Temple
Thiruvalluvar Statue

Monday, 9 April 2018

Picture Quiz - Historical Monuments of India

Indian Monuments Picture Quiz

India is so vast and rich in culture and heritage. The excellent monuments of India are excellent sources of our culture and heritage. Try this quiz to know more about our monuments.

Click on the pictures to see the full size pictures



1
1. This grand and historical palace was built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Can you identify it?
Khetri Mahal
Hawa Mahal
Lake Palace
Mysuru Palace
2
2. Amar Jawan Jyoti located in New Delhi is a memorial for the soldiers of Indian Armed Forces who died during the Indo-Pakistani War. When was it constructed?
1971
1972
1973
1974
3
3. Situated in Mumbai it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Do you know what this historic place is?
Heritage Hotel
Railway Station
Royal Palace
Museum
4
4. This is the mausoleum of king Mohammed Adil Shah. In which state it is located?
Uttar Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
Karnataka
5
5. Where can you find the India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial?
Mumbai
Kolkatta
New Delhi
Hyderabad
6
6. Identify this monument, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India?
Konark
Khajuraho
Ajanta
Sanchi
7
7. The historical Lake Palace is a luxury hotel now. Where is it located?
Udaipur
Jaipur
Bikaner
Jodhpur
8
8. The city where this palace is situated is often called as the "City of Palaces" and is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India. Name the palace
Raj Mahal Palace
Falaknuma Palace
Jai Vilas Palace
Mysore Palace
9
9. The Great Stupa at Sanchi is one of the oldest stone structures in India. In which state it is located?
Uttar Pradesh
Rajastan
Madhya Pradesh
Karnataka
10
10. On the banks of which river this famous marble monument situated?
Yamuan
Hooghly
Ganges
Narmada

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