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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?
[A]Narmada
[B]Mahanadi
[C]Godavari
[D]Kaveri



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



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?
[A]Hygrometer
[B]Chronometer
[C]Thermometer
[D]Sphygmomanometer



5. Quinine, the anti-malaria drug, is made from the bark of which tree?
[A]Cinchona
[B]Wintergreen
[C]Peppermint
[D]Eucalyptus



6. Which city in Uttar Pradesh is famous for Glass Bangles industry?
[A]Agra
[B]Firozabad
[C]Moradabad
[D]Aligarh



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'?
[A]C.F.Andrews
[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?
[A]Ipoh
[B]Klang
[C]Kuching
[D]Kuala Lumpur



14. Which Indian city hosted the first Afro-Asian Games in 2003?
[A]Chennai
[B]New Delhi
[C]Bengaluru
[D]Hyderabad



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



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