Saturday, 30 November 2019

Thursday, 28 November 2019

General Knowledge Quiz 59 - Current Affairs

General Knowledge Quiz 59 - Current Affairs



1. Which two state assemblies came together for a special assembly session on November 6?
J&K and Uttarakhand
Haryana and Punjab
Rajasthan and Gujarat
Delhi and Haryana

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Monday, 25 November 2019

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Monday, 14 October 2019

India Quiz 105

India Quiz 105


1. Which IT giant launched "Project Navlekha" to empower offline newspapers and magazines in India to bring their content online?
Microsot
Google
Apple
Infosys

Saturday, 12 October 2019

Thursday, 10 October 2019

India Quiz 103

India Quiz 103


1. Name the former captain of Indian national blind cricket team who was awarded Padma Shri in 2017, thus becoming the first blind cricketer to receive the honour.
Shekhar Naik
Tico Oms
Martina Lima
Vishnu Susheer

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

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

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Gandhi Quiz 13

Gandhi Quiz 13 - India Quiz (Great Personalities Quiz)



1. Name the old friend and adviser of Gandhi's family who advised them to send Gandhi to England?
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Mr. Lely
Krishnashankar Pandya
Mavji Dave

2. Who influenced Mahatma Gandhi to study and practice vegetarianism?
Henry David Thoreau
Gopal Krishna Gokhale
Henry Stephen Salt
John Ruskin

3. Gandhiji learnt of Prophet Mohammed from a book "On Heroes and hero-Worship" which was recommended to him by a friend. Who was the author of this book?
Thomas Carlyle
John Ruskin
Henry David Thoreau
Henry Stephen Salt

4. How many times did Gandhi serve as the President of the Indian National Congress?
2
1
3
5

5. Who suggested that the word Satyagraha should define Gandhi's non-violence methods?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Lala Lajpat Rai
Maganlal Gandhi
Rabindranath Tagore

6. Which book by Katherine Mayo did Mahatma Gandhi criticise as a "report of a drain inspector sent out with the one purpose of opening and examining the drains of the country to be reported upon"?
Mother India
Slaves of the Gods
The Face of Mother India
elections from Mother India

7. Who did Mahatma Gandhi describe as the "patriot of patriots"?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Bhagat Singh
Subash Chandra Bose
Chandrashekar Azad

8. Which year Mahatma Gandhi was elected as the president of the Indian National Congress?
1919
1920
1901
1921

9. Gandhiji met Nehru for the first time at a Congress session in 1916. Where was it held?
Ahmedabad
Lucknow
Surat
Calcutta

10. Who did Mahatma Gandhi say "he would rather hear her speak the words than hear someone else sing it" regarding his favourite bhajan "Hari Tuma Haro"?
Begum Akhtar
Asha Bhosle
M S Subbalakshmi
Lata Mangeshkar

11. "If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?". Which American President answered Mahatma Gandhi to this question?
Bill Clinton
Barack Obama
Donald Trump
George W Bush

12. "Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics". Who said this?
Nelson Mandela
Aung San Suu Kyi
Ho Chi Minh
Martin Luther King Jr.

13. For which one of the following did the British award Gandhi with a title of 'kaiser-i-Hind'?
Support in World War I
Support in World War II
Withdrawing Civil Disobedience
Work in Second Boer War

14. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was removed from the university campus of an African country in 2018 alleging Gandhi as "racist". Name the country
Ghana
Nigeria
Kenya
Sudan

15. Who portrayed Mahatma Gandhi in the movie "Hey Ram"?
Anupam Kher
Rajit Kapur
Annu Kapoor
Naseerudhin Shah

Friday, 26 July 2019

Gandhi Quiz 12


Gandhi Quiz 12 - India Quiz (Great Personalities Quiz)



1. According to Mahatma Gandhi, which one of the following takes a foremost place in spiritual literature?
Valmiki Ramayana
Mahabharata
Tulsidas Ramayana
Bhagavat Gita

2. What was the name of Gandhiji's Sanskrit teacher who urged Gandhi not to lose heart and sit in the Sanskrit class?
Krishnashankar Pandya
Mr. Lely
Mr. Gales
Mavji Dave

3. Who wrote Mahatma Gandhi's favourite bhajan "Vaishnava Jan To.."?
Tulsidas
Kabir
Bamkimchandra Chatterjee
Narsinh Mehta

4. The Natal Indian Ambulance Corps was created by Mahatma Gandhi for use by the British as stretcher bearers during a war. During which war it was it created?
World War I
Second Boer War
World War II
Cold War

5. Which famous pen brand brought out the Mahatma Gandhi Limited Edition 241 pens as a homage to the 241 miles travelled by Gandhi on the Salt March from Ahmedabad to the coast?
Parker
Mont Blanc
Faber Castell
Sheaffer

6. "Gandhi, My Father", a film explores the troubled relationship between Mahatma Gandhi and his son Harilal Gandhi, was directed by
Harilal Gandhi
Feroz Abbas Khan
Shyam Benegal
Satyajit Ray

7. The first Indian to be featured on the cover of TIME magazine was Mahatma Gandhi. Do you know which edition of TIME featured Gandhi first?
January 1931
January 1947
January 1999
January 1948

8. Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi was earlier known as Birla House. Who built the Birla House?
Rameshwar Das Birla
Ghanshyam Das Birla
Krishna Kumar Birla
Ganga Prasad Birla

9. What was the name of the maid who Gandhiji remembered and respected like his own mother?
Ramba
Janaki
Savitri
Abha

10. Ambedkar, who condemned Manusmrti, burnt it in a bonfire on December 25, 1927. What was Gandhiji's reaction to it?
He supported Ambedkar
He ignored the incident
He opposed it
He went on a hunger strike

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Gandhi Quiz 11


India Quiz - Gandhi Quiz 11 (Great Personalities Quiz)




1. While he was in South Africa, Gandhi was once thrown out of the train by the authorities because a white man complained of an Indian sharing the space with him. Do you know the station where Gandhi was thrown off the train?
Johannesburg Railway Station
Durban Railway Station
Pietermaritzburg railway station
Pretoria Railway Staiton

2. Who wrote "The Life of Mahatma Gandhi" which was inspiration for Attenborough’s award-winning film Gandhi?
Louis Fischer
Judith M Brown
Arthur Herman
Christine Hatt

3. Which one of the following books by Howard Williams is referred by Gandhji as "biographical history of the literature of humane dietetics from the earliest period to the present day."?
The Perfect Way in Diet
The Ethics of Diet
A Plea for Vegetarianism
Let's Cook it Right

4. Where is the Satyagraha House, commonly known as Gandhi House, which was designed by the architect Hermann Kallenbach for Gandhi and himself, located?
Pretoria
Porbandar
Johannesburg
Durban

5. Who is known as the composer of of Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajan "Raghupati Raghava"?
Pandit Vishnu Digambar Paluskar
Hariprasad Chaurasia
Pandit Ravi Shankar
Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

6. In 1999, Mahatma Gandhi was the runner-up as the TIME magazine's "Person of the Century". Who was the winner?
Isaac Newton
Mother Teresa
Nelson Mandela
Albert Einstein

7. The receipient of Nobel Peace Prize 1989, When he was awarded the peace prize, announced that he was accepting the award, in part, as a tribute to Gandhi. Who was the great personality?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nelson Mandela
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev
Dalai Lama

8. Mahatma Gandhi Heberpio Mattos Pires is a professional sportsman who was named after Mahatma Gandhi. Name the sports
Volleyball
Cricket
Football
Hockey

9. Name the South African military leader who was the adversary of Mahatma Gandhi opposing the movement for equal rights for South Asian workers, lead by Gandhi. He later became the Prime Minister of Union of South Africa.
Harry Escombe
Jan Smuts
John Ruskin
John Langalibalele Dube

10. "Hari Tuma Haro" was one of Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajans. Who wrote the song?
Mirabai
Narsinh Mehta
Kabir
Tulsidas

Monday, 24 June 2019

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Friday, 21 June 2019

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Wild Wisdom Quiz Sample Questions 4

Wild Wisdom Quiz Sample Questions 4



1. The largest bird on earth also lays the largest egg. Name the bird
Kiwi
Ostrich
Emu
Peacock

2. Where can you find the Pygmy hog in India?
Gujarat
Meghalaya
Assam
Arunachal Pradesh

3. A flower which opens or blooms in the evening is called
Crepuscular
Matutinal
Vespertine
Nocturnal

4. Which of these is NOT a species of Giraffe?
Reticulated
Masai
Rothschild's
Australian

5. Do you know which bird can sleep standing up?
Ostrich
Emu
Flamingos
Crow

6. Which city is called Tiger Capital of India or The Tiger Gateway of India?
Nagpur
Mysore
Guwahati
Lucknow

7. The sea otter's use of rocks when hunting and feeding makes it one of the few mammal species to use toolsWhy do they use rocks?
To kill fish
To open hard shells
To defend themselves
To build nests

8. To stay up, the birds must overcome gravity with a force made by moving the wing at speed through airWhat is this force called?
Drag
Lift
Curl
Roll

9. According to a report by Global Witness, a UK-based watchdog, 2016 was the worst year ever in the number of environmental activists killedWhich country was the worst country in terms of attacks on environmental activists?
India
Colombia
China
Brazil

10. Who was the founder of Newsletter for Birdwatchers, an Indian periodical of ornithology?
Humayun Abdulali
Biswamoy Biswas
Salim Ali
Bikram Grewal

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