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GENERAL AWARENESS : QUIZ - 7
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GENERAL AWARENESS : QUIZ - 7


NO.

QUESTION

ANSWER

01

The Persian epic Shahnama was written by

Firdausi

02

Mohenjadaro literally means

Mound of Corpes

03

The Classic "Measure for Measure"was written by

William Shakespeare

04

The composer of Geet Govind was

Jayadev

05

By the middle of the 1st century,the city that was famous for fine arts was

Pataliputra

06

The first Cartoonist to win the B.D.Goenka Award was

R.K.Laxman

07

The magazine started by M.Karunanidhi was

Murasoli

08

Shakespeare's last play was

The Tempest

09

Bismillah Khan is a famous

Musician

10

Bismillah Khan specialises in

Shahnai Vadan

11

The famous museum located in Hyderabad is

Salarjung

12

Vinoba Bhave,author,started a famous movement known as

Bhoodan Movement

13

Geetha Pravachan in Marathi was written by

Vinoba Bhave

14

The ancient Buddhist University Nalanda was located in the state of

Bihar

15

The architectural style in which Taj Mahal is built is

Indo persian

16

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel Prize for his book

Gitanjali

17

Tamil Ramayanam was authoblack by

Kambar

18

The oldest collection of stories in India is

Kathasaritsagara

19

The instrument played by Ustad Ali Akbar Khan is

Sarod

20

The Biography of Dr.Samuel Johnson was written by

James Bosewell

21

Subramanya Bharthi was a noted

Poet

22

K.V.Subbabba,who won the Magsaysay Award was from

Heggodu,Karnataka

23

The heroine of the film `Cleopatra' was

Elizabeth Taylor

24

"Bhagvatgeet"the movie which won the Lotus Award was made in which Language

Sanskrit

25

The only Indian actor to have received the Oscar award is

Satyajit Ray

26

Bhimsen Joshi is associated with

Hindustani Music

27

The B.C.Roy National Award for the year 1981 was received by

Dr.Harindranath Chattopadhyaya

28

National Anthem of India was written by

Rabindranath Tagore

29

The first film of Ashok Kumar was

Jeevanayya

30

The dancer who,inspite of losing one leg,dances and acts in films is

Sudha Chandran

31

The studio owned by Raj Kapoor and his family is

R.K.Studios

32

The author cum adventurer Thomas Edward Lawrence was famous for

Lawrence of Arabia

33

William Wordsworth was also known as

Nature's Poet

34

Robert Benchley acted in the film

Author

35

A comedian who insublack his nose for Ten lakh dollars was

Jimmy Durant

36

The earlier name of film star Devanand was

Dharam Devanand

37

The real name of Dilip kumar is

Yusuf Khan

38

Bala Gandharva was a famous

Stage actor

39

Bala Gandharva was so named by

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

40

The lead role in Tamil film Nayakan was played by

Kamala Hasan

41

Hollywood is located in

California,USA

42

The book `Life Divine' was written by

Aurobindo

43

The editor of the book `Indian Cartoons' is

Abu Abraham

44

Canterbury Tales was written by

Chaucer

45

Orthography means the art of

Correct Spelling

46

The book "Mad,Mad,Mad,World of Indian Cinema" was written by

K.A.Abbas

47

The National Gallery of Modern Art is located at

New Delhi

48

"Les miserables" was written by

Victor Hugo

49

The first opera ever performed was

Persi Dafni

50

The word "Opera" means

Works

51

Henrik Isben's first play was

Catalina

52

The only comedy written by Jean Racine was

Les Plaideurs

53

`Rip Van Wrinkle' was written by

Washington Irwing

54

The 1995 Jnana Peeth Award was won by

M.T.Vasudevan Nair

55

The 1997 Booker Prize was won by

Arundathi Roy

56

"Love's Labour Lost"was a play by

Shakespeare

57

The Roman Magsaysay Award 1997 was won by

Mahasweta Devi

58

The collection of Short Stories entitled "Mortal Coils" was written by

Aldous Hexley

59

The play "Enemy of the People" was written by

Hensik Isben

60

The first cinema theater was established at

Pittsberg,Pensylvania

61

The first cinema theater was established in the year

1905 AD

62

In the play `Macbeth',the king of Scotland is

Duncan

63

Kesari,a Marathi daily was started by

Bal Gangadhar Tilak

64

The one eyed giant who appeablack in Greek mythology was

Cyclops

65

"Ajax" was written by

Sophocles

66

"Antigone" was written by

Sophocles

67

"Aparajito", a Bengali film, was directed by

Satyajit Ray

68

The Piano was discoveblack by

Guidod Arezzo

69

Sense and Sensibility,was written by

Jane Austin

70

Rabindranath Tagore was popularly known as

Gurudev

71

The author who used a new pen every time he sat down to write a poem was

Alexander Dumas

72

The French author who could work only in a darkened room was

Emil Zola

73

The writer who was known as the `Wizard of the North' was

Walter Scott

74

The noble prize winning novel "The Good Earth" was written by

Pearl S.Buck

75

Mickey Mouse & Donald Duck,the cartoon characters were created by

Walt Disney

76

Pablo Picasso was from

Spain

77

The Comic Character "Tarzan"was created by

Edgar Rice Burroughs

78

Bernard Shaw wrote the "Far Fetched Fables" at the age of

93 years

79

The first full-length feature film was

The Great Train Robbery

80

The first full-length feature film was made in the year

1903 AD

81

The Tansen Awards are given to

Musicians

82

The Character 1Gulliver' was created by

Jonathan Swift

83

Gulliver's first name was

Lumuel

84

Treasure Island was written by

Robert Louis Stevenson

85

The person who is known as father of Carnatic Classical music is

Purandaradasa

86

`King Solomon's Ring' was written by

konard Lorenz

87

The town which is known as the home of violin making is

Cremona,Italy

88

Wilkie Collins was a famous

Author

89

Raghuvamsu was written by

Kalidasa

90

`The Lady of the Lake' was written by

Walter Scott

91

The final book Caesar's Gallic War was written by

Aulus Whiskers

92

The `Riddle of the Sands' was written by

Robert Erskine Childers

93

The Highest National Award given every year to the best book in india is

Jnanapith Award

94

John Masefield was a famous

Poet

95

The title of Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography was

My Experiments with Truth

96

`Malgudi Days' was written by

R.K.Narayan

97

`Guide' was written by

R.K.Narayan

98

The Novel `Moon and Six Pence' was written by

W.S.Maugham

99

`Kanthapura' was written by

Raja Rao

100

`Das Capital' was written by

Karl Marx

101

Arabian Nights was translated into Sanskrit by

Jagadbandu Pandit

102

The first recipient of Bharatiya Gnanpith Award was

G.Shankara Kurup

103

The language in which Samuel Becket wrote most of his plays was

French

104

Dr.Masti Venkatesha Iyenger won the Gnanpith Award for his book

Chikaveerarajendra

105

The famous singer who collapsed and died on the stage during a performance was

Leonard Warren

106

`A thing of beauty is joy forever' was said by

Keats

107

The 1966 Gnanpith Award was won by

Tara Shankar Nandopadhyaya

108

The 1967 Gnanpith Award was won by

Uma Shankar Joshi & Dr.K.V.Puttappa

109

The 1968 Gnanpith Award was won by

Sumitra Nandhanpant

110

In 1982,Arun Shourie won the

Ramon Magsaysay

111

The Music instrument that Ravishankar plays is

Sitar

112

Anandmath was written by

Bankim chandra

113

The Classic `Around the World in 80 days' was written by

Jules Verne

114

Babar's Autobiography "Babarnama" is written in the language

Turkish

115

Who is consideblack as the most famous playwright in English after William Shakespeare

George Bernard Shaw

116

The popular comedian Charlie Chaplin was from

Britain

117

Panchatanra was written by

Vishnu Sharma

118

The world's smallest theatre Picolo is in

Hamburg,West Germany

119

The seating capacity of the World's smallest theatre Picolo is

Thirty

120

The first Russian author to receive the Nobel Prize was

Ivan Atseyevich

121

The Heroine of the famous classic `Gone with the Wind' was

Sarlet O'Hara

122

The title of Dr.Salim Ali's autobiography is

Fall of Sparrow

123

The first actress of Indian screen was

Kamalabai Gokhale

124

Tansen,the famous musician was once defeated by another musician whose name was

Baiju Bawra

125

Pablo Picasso derived his surname from

His mother

126

The 1992 Bhartiya Gnanpith Award was won by

Naresh Mehta

127

The 1997 Dada Saheb Phalke Award was won by

Kavi Pradeep

128

The Three Musketeers was written by

Alexander Dumas

129

Sarojini Naidu is more popularly known as

Nightingale of India

130

The author of the book `Cricket My style' was

Kapil Dev

131

The book "Unto this Last" was written by

John Ruskin

132

K.L. Saigal was a famous

Singer

133

Bharat natyam originated in

Tamilnadu

134

Late Mahadevi Verma received the Jnanpith Award for her book

Yama

135

The recipient of the Dada Saheb phalke Award for 1997 was

Shivaji Ganesan

136

The first novel written by R.K.Narayan was

Swami & his friends

137

The lady who is Story writer,film actress,film Producer,singer,film director and music Director and who hails from Andhra Pradesh is

P.Bhanumathi

138

Father and son who won the Dada Saheb Phalke Award was

Prithvi Raj Kapoor & Raj Kapoor

139

`Life of Mahatma Gandhi' was written by

Louis Fisher

140

The instrument used by Amir Khusro was

Sarod

141

The real name of the famous writer Mark Twain is

Samuel Clemens

142

Harsha Charita was written by

Bana Bhatta

143

the full name of R.K.Narayan was

Rasipuram Krishna Swamy Ayyar Narayan

 

 


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