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GENERAL AWARENESS : QUIZ - 1


NO.

QUESTION

ANSWER

1.

Who lives in Buckingham Palace in London?

Queen Elizabeth II

2

Where was Homi Bhabha, the nuclear Scientist born?

Bombay

3

Which country started the ancient Olympic games?

Greeks

4.

Which is the largest Gulf?

Gulf of Mexico

5.

Which is the largest country in terms of area?

Soviet Union

6.

Who discovered the Polio Vaccine?

Dr.Jonak Salk

7.

Who was given the title of Desert fox?

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

8.

Who invented shorthand?

Issac Pitman

9.

1952 A.D. is an important year in British History why?

King George VI

10

By the side of which city does the river Ottawa flow?

Montreal

11.

Which is the land of five rivers in India?

Punjab

12.

Which is the lowest mountain range in the world?

Bhieuna Bhaile

13.

Which country is called the Land of Morning Calm?

Korea

14.

Which city is called the city of Sky scrapers?

New York

15.

What is defined as the locus of a point moving so that its distance from a fixed point and fixed line are equal?

Parabola

16.

What is the principal export of Jamaica?

Sugar

17.

Glimpses of World History is a collection of letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru. To whom were these letters written?

Indira Gandhi

18.

Where did Gautama Buddha attain Nirvana?

Kushi Nagar

19.

Which organs of flowering plants take in water?

Roots

20.

Where was Alaxander the Great born, where did his death occur & where was he burried?

Europe (Macedonia) Babylonia (Asia) & Alexanderia (Egypt)

21.

Is there any age restriction to donate one's Eyes?

No

22.

September 3rd is related to the second world war what is its significance?

Britain & Germany went to war

23.

Is it true that snakes have eyelids?

No

24.

To what animal family does the dog belong?

Wolf & Jackel

25.

By what name is the Parliament of Algeria called?

National Popular Assembly

26.

Where do investors sell second hand shares?

Stock Exchange

27.

Who established four 'Mutts' in four corners of India?

Adi Shankaracharya

28.

Which Mughal Emperor was regarded as 'Zinda Pir'?

Aurangazeb

29.

Rabindranath Tagore gave up his knighthood because of which incident?

Jalianwalabagh tragedy

30.

Where is the sea of Tranquility located?

On the Moon

31.

Who is the first Indian to go into Space?

Rakesh Sharma

32.

When was Goa liberated?

December 19,1961

33.

Who pointed out the role of heredity?

Mendel

34.

Who was India's first chief of Naval Staff?

R.D.Katari

35.

Who played the Pivotal role in Sir Richard Attenborough's Gandhi?

Ben Kinseley

36.

Who was also known as Shahid-e-Azam?

Bhagat Singh

37.

Who wrote the book 'Satyartha Prakasha'?

Swami Dayanand Saraswati

38.

Who first discovered the Pacific Ocean?

Vaso Nunez de Balboa

39.

Who is known as the father of Indian Nuclear Science?

Homi Bhabha

40.

Who invented the Refrigerator?

J. Perkins

41.

Which is the longest road tunnel in the world?

Tunnel under that Gothard Mountain range in Switzerland (16 km)

42.

What are the measurements of a single's Badminton court?

44 ft * 17 ft

43.

Who is the founder of Modern Germany?

Bismarck

44.

In which country would you find the Yak?

Tibet

45.

When did the Traveller Hawkins visit India?

1608 AD

46.

Which city is called the city of Golden temple?

Amritsar

47.

Which is the other name of Porus, who nearly defeated Alexander?

Purushottam

48.

Who was the President of the Indian National Congress as its first session held in 1885?

Womesh Chandra Banerji

49.

A famous Indian Badminton player was shot dead. Who was he?

Syed Modi

50.

When is Independence day celebrated in South Korea?

15th August

51.

Where is Diamond Harbour located?

Calcutta

52.

With what game is Paul Charles Morphy associated?

Chess

53.

When did Ceylon became Srilanka?

May 1972

54.

Who designed the Rastrapathi Bhavan in Delhi?

Sir Edwin Lutyens

55.

What is the temperature of the warm blooded animals?

Remain Constant

56.

In which state is Malayalam Spoken?

Kerala

57.

In which state is the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary situated?

Rajasthan

58.

Which country is famous for Samba Dance?

Brazil

59.

From where did Jesus ascend to heaven?

Mount of Olives

60.

On the bank of which river is Amaravathi located?

Krishna

61.

Which day is known as world environment day?

June 5th

62.

During whose regime were the Rock cut temples of Kailasa and Ellora carved?

Krishna I

63.

In which country did the first Industrial Revolution take place?

England

64.

Which is the National flower of China?

Narcissus

65.

Who discovered Niagara Falls?

Louis Hennepin

66.

Which acid is used in a car battery?

Sulphuric acid

67.

Who invented dynamite?

Alfred Nobel

68.

Who was the first Governor General of Pakistan?

Mohammad ali Jinah

69.

Which state in India is the largest producer of Saffron?

Jammu & Kashmir

70.

Who invented the Steam Engine?

James Watt

71.

What is the botanical name for the Onion?

Allium cepa

72.

With what is Sylviculture concerned?

Timber

73.

What is Herpetology?

Study of Reptiles

74.

What do you call a plant that eats insects?

Insectirorous Plants

75.

By using what waves does Radar detect objects?

Radiowaves

76.

What is the name of the element whose symbol is Cr?

Chromium

77.

What is the atomic number of Oxygen?

Eight

78.

Who proved that air has weight?

Galileo

79.

Where is Central Rice Research Institute located?

Cuttack

80.

Name the class of animals,that eats grass?

Herbivorous

81.

What is the other name for Sulphuric Acid?

Oil of Vitriol

82.

What was Galileo's first scientific discovery?

The pendulum

83.

Name the scientist, credited with the invention of the Crescograph?

J.C.Bose

84.

Who was the scientist in charge of the project which produced the atom bomb?

J. Robert Openheimer

85.

Which instrument is used to measure the diameter of a thin wire?

Screw Gauge

86.

Which is the substance that helps in the digestion of milk?

Rennin

87.

What is the unit of power?

Watts

88.

Which lens is used to correct long sight defect?

Concave

89.

In which form is Iron present in Blood?

Compound

90.

Name the instrument used in measuring relative humidity of air?

Hygrometer

91.

Name the Indian born scientist who got a Nobel Prize in the field of Medicine?

Hargobind Khorana

92.

Two elements that are commonly present in artificial fertilizers are Nitrogen & Phosphorus which is the third one?

Patassium

93.

Meningitis affects which part of the body?

Brain

94.

Why is an Altimeter used?

Approx. height above the ground

95.

Who propounded the Theory of Relativity?

Albert Einstein

96.

Do you know the real name of the famous writer Mark Twain?

Samuel Clemens

97.

Both father and son won Dadasaheb Phalke award.Who are they?

Prithviraj Kapoor & Raj Kapoor

98.

Raghuveer Yadav got the best actor award for the performance in Hindi film. Name the film.

Massey Saheb

99.

How many silent movies were released in India before Talkie movies came into existence?

1300

100.

Which is the smallest book in the world?

Ari e-1 4mm x 1.40 mm Japanese pulications

101.

The popular comedian Charlie Chaplin came from which country?

United Kingdom

102.

The Adi Granth is a holy book of which religion?

The Sikh Religion

103.

What was the title of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography?

My Experiments with truth

104.

Who is the author of King Soloman's Ring?

Konard Lorenz

105.

Which is the first country to use Postage stamps.

Great Britain (1840)

106.

Who is the creator of the character 'Tarzan'?

Edgar Rice Burroughs

107.

Who planned Chandigarh city?

Le Corbusier

108.

Who is known as the Indian Prince of Poets?

Kalidas

109.

Who built the first Pyramid?

Cheops

110.

Complete the proverb 'A stitch in time....

Savesnine

111.

Who is known as the "Father of Geometry"?

Euclid

112.

Who wrote the play "Enemy of the people"?

Henrik Ibsen

113.

With which personality is Teacher's Day September 5th linked?

Dr.S. Radhakrishnan

114.

A comedian insured his nose for Ten lakh dollars.Who was he?

Jimmy Durant

115.

Who said that 'The fool has one great advantage over the man of Sense' - he is always satisfies with himself?

Napoleon

116.

With what is Bhimsen Joshi associated?

Hindustani Music

117.

What is the height of Qutub Minar?

288 feet

118.

In which place was the first Printing Press in India set up?

Goa

119.

What does the letter 'U' stand for in the U certificate given by Censors Board?

Unrestricted public exhibition

120.

Which musical instrument does Bismillah Khan play?

Shehnai

121.

Which is Shakespeare's Last Play?

The Tempest

122.

Who was the first Cartoonist to win the B.D. Goenka Award?

R.K.Laxman




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