Monday, November 14, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 12

1. Who wrote 'Ashtadhyayi', the earliest existing grammar of Sanskrit?

2. Which among the following is not a parasite?

3. In which city is the dargah (tomb) of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti located?
[C]New Delhi

4. Which Indian classical dance form, native of Andhra Pradesh, was developed by Siddhendra Yogi from Bhamakalapam dance drama?

5. In Mumbai terror attacks on 26 Nov. 2008, what was the code name of security forces commando action against terrorists?
[A]Operation Vijay
[B]Operation Shakti
[C]Operation Cactus
[D]Operation Black Tornado

6. Which scientist is considered as the father of Indian Space Programme?
[A]Vikram Sarabhai
[B]Homi Bhabha
[D]A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

7. In which city are the headquarters of International Olympic Committee (IOC) located?
[A]Zurich (Switzerland)
[B]London (United Kingdom)
[C]Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
[D]Lausanne (Switzerland)

8. 'Bhogi', 'Surya', 'Mattu' and 'Kanum' are the parts of which four day long harvest festival of Tamilnadu?

9. Which is the only element whose atoms have no neutron?

10. In 1581, which Mughal ruler started religious doctrine 'Din-i-Ilahi' (Divine Faith)?

11. Before Hyderabad, which city was the the capital of Andhra Pradesh (erstwhile Andhra State)?

12. Who founded the Brahmo Samaj, initially known as Brahmo Sabha, in 1828?
[A]Raja Ram Mohan Roy
[B]Debendranath Tagore
[C]Mahadev Govind Ranade
[D]Keshub Chandra Sen

13. Which 19th century social reformer from Maharashtra was popularly known as 'Lokhitwadi'?
[A]Mahadev Govind Ranade
[B]Dhondo Keshav Karve
[C]Mahatma Jyotirao Phule
[D]Gopal Hari Deshmukh

14. How do we better know social activist Murlidhar Devidas, the founder of leprosy rehabilitation center 'Anandvan' in Maharashtra?
[A]Baba Amte
[B]Vinoba Bhave
[C]Swami Ramdev
[D]Swami Agnivesh

15. For Lok Sabha, how many members from the Anglo-Indian community are nominated by the President of India?