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Monday, November 14, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 12

1. Who wrote 'Ashtadhyayi', the earliest existing grammar of Sanskrit?
[A]Charak
[B]Sushruta
[C]Patanjali
[D]Panini



2. Which among the following is not a parasite?
[A]Hookworm
[B]Tapeworm
[C]Ringworm
[D]Roundworm



3. In which city is the dargah (tomb) of sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti located?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Srinagar
[C]New Delhi
[D]Ajmer



4. Which Indian classical dance form, native of Andhra Pradesh, was developed by Siddhendra Yogi from Bhamakalapam dance drama?
[A]Odissi
[B]Kathakali
[C]Bharatanatyam
[D]Kuchipudi



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
[C]M.S.Swaminathan
[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?
[A]Bihu
[B]Lohri
[C]Pongal
[D]Baisakhi



9. Which is the only element whose atoms have no neutron?
[A]Helium
[B]Oxygen
[C]Nitogen
[D]Hydrogen



10. In 1581, which Mughal ruler started religious doctrine 'Din-i-Ilahi' (Divine Faith)?
[A]Babar
[B]Akbar
[C]Jehangir
[D]Shahjahan



11. Before Hyderabad, which city was the the capital of Andhra Pradesh (erstwhile Andhra State)?
[A]Warangal
[B]Kurnool
[C]Vijayawada
[D]Visakhapatnam



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?
[A]1
[B]2
[C]3
[D]4



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