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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 13

1. Which Asian country is known as the 'Land of the White Elephants'?
[A]Thailand
[B]Indonesia
[C]Malaysia
[D]Singapore



2. Who was the first education minister of independent India?
[A]Lal Bahadur Shastri
[B]Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
[C]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[D]Vallabhbhai Patel



3. In humans, which dark brown pigment is responsible for the skin colour?
[A]Melanin
[B]Bilirubin
[C]Carotene
[D]Hemoglobin



4. Which among the following is not a Kharif crop?
[A]Mustard
[B]Sugarcane
[C]Groundnut
[D]Maize



5. For his major role in the development of computer chip 'Pentium', which indian IT expert is called the 'Father of Pentium'?
[A]Sabeer Bhatia
[B]Vinod Dham
[C]Vinod Khosla
[D]Vijay Bhatkar



6. Which mineral is mined at Jayamkondam in Tamil Nadu?
[A]Zinc
[B]Lignite
[C]Copper
[D]Gold



7. Solid form of which gas is commonly known as 'Dry Ice'?
[A]Oxygen
[B]Nitrogen
[C]Carbon dioxide
[D]Hydrogen



8. Named after the mount of Hindu god Vishnu, 'Garuda' is the national airline of which most Muslim populous country?
[A]Nigeria
[B]Pakistan
[C]Bangladesh
[D]Indonesia



9. By what name is Krishna Dvaipayana, author of the epic Mahabharat, better known?
[A]Ved Vyas
[B]Valmiki
[C]Tulsidas
[D]Ramanujacharya



10. On 17 Dec 1931, who founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata?
[A]C.V.Raman
[B]Homi Bhabha
[C]P.C.Mahalanobis
[D]Vikram Sarabhai



11. Vikramshila University, an ancient university of India whose ruins are situated in present day Bihar, was founded by which Pala ruler?
[A]Dharmapala
[B]Devapala
[C]Mahipala
[D]Govindpala



12. Ramon Magsaysay Award, often considered as Asia's Nobel Prize, is given in memory of which Asian country's former president?
[A]Singapore
[B]Indonesia
[C]Philippines
[D]Malaysia



13. Which is the oldest stock exchange in Asia?
[A]Tokyo Stock Exchange
[B]Hong Kong Stock Exchange
[C]Shanghai Stock Exchange
[D]Bombay Stock Exchange



14. Which royal poet of Delhi Sultanate is regarded as the 'Father of Qawwali'?
[A]Tansen
[B]Baiju Bawra
[C]Nayak Charju
[D]Amir Khusro



15. Yakshagana, literally meaning celestial music, is a popular dance drama of which Indian state?
[A]Gujarat
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Karnataka
[D]West Bengal



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