Friday, November 25, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 23

1. Hirakund Dam at Sambalpur in Orissa, the longest dam in India, is built across which river?

2. 'Kathakali', 'Mohiniaattam' and 'Thullal' dance forms are native of which state?
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Tamil Nadu

3. Near which city is the Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History located?
[A]Panaji (Goa)
[B]Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)
[C]Bharatpur (Rajasthan)
[D]Sultanpur (Haryana)

4. Which apparatus is used to measure the blood pressure?

5. Quinine, the anti-malaria drug, is made from the bark of which tree?

6. Which city in Uttar Pradesh is famous for Glass Bangles industry?

7. Soft toy 'Teddy Bear' was named after which US president's nickname?
[A]Abraham Lincoln
[B]George Washington
[C]Theodore Roosevelt
[D]John F. Kennedy

8. Who was the first soldier of the Indian armed forces to be awarded Param Vir Chakra, the highest military award of India?
[A]Major Shaitan Singh
[B]Naik Jadu Nath Singh
[C]Major Som Nath Sharma
[D]Major Dhan Singh Thapa

9. Which close associate of Mahatma Gandhi was popularly known as 'Deenbandhu'?
[B]Vinoba Bhave
[C]Jamnalal Bajaj
[D]Vallabhbhai Patel

10. Who is the only person to be honoured with both 'Bharat Ratna' and 'Nishan-e-Pakistan', the highest civilian awards of India and Pakistan respectively?
[A]Mohammed Iqbal
[B]Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
[C]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[D]Morarji Desai

11. 'The Argumentative Indian' book was authored by which Indian ecomonist?
[A]Amartya Sen
[B]Jagdish Bhagwati
[C]Manmohan Singh
[D]Nani Palkhivala

12. At which of the following Indus valley civilization site would you come across world's earliest known dock?
[A]Ropar (Punjab)
[B]Banawali (Haryana)
[C]Kalibangan (Rajasthan)
[D]Lothal (Gujarat)

13. On 12 April 2009, at which Malaysian city did India win Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament by defeating hosts Malaysia?
[D]Kuala Lumpur

14. Which Indian city hosted the first Afro-Asian Games in 2003?
[B]New Delhi

15. Which canal connects Mediterranean Sea with Red Sea?
[A]Erie Canal
[B]Indira Gandhi Canal
[C]Panama Canal
[D]Suez Canal