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Saturday, November 26, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 28

1. Which constituent of human blood is responsible for blood clotting?
[A]Plasma
[B]Red Blood Cells (Erythrocytes)
[C]White Blood Cells (Leukocytes)
[D]Platelets (Thrombocytes)



2. On 6th April 1909, who became the first person to reach the North Pole?
[A]Richard E. Byrd
[B]Robert Edwin Peary
[C]Roald Amundsen
[D]Lincoln Ellsworth



3. Where is the headquarters of the National Institute of Oceanography located?
[A]Dona Paula (Goa)
[B]Kochi (Kerala)
[C]Mumbai (Maharashtra)
[D]Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)



4. Who is the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School?
[A]Naina Lal Kidwai
[B]Lalita D. Gupte
[C]Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
[D]Chanda Kochhar



5. Who authored the book `The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid'?
[A]Philip Kotler
[B]Jack Welch
[C]C.K.Prahalad
[D]Mohanbir Sawhney



6. Which pass, connecting Sri Lankan mainland with Jaffna peninsula. is referred as the 'Gateway to Jaffna'?
[A]Khyber pass
[B]Nathu La pass
[C]Elephant pass
[D]Rohtang pass



7. Who is known as the 'Father of Medicine'?
[A]Herodotus
[B]Hipparchus
[C]Hippocrates
[D]Wilhelm Wundt



8. 'Hematite' and 'Magnetite' are the principal ores of which metal?
[A]Iron
[B]Nickel
[C]Cobalt
[D]Aluminium



9. Who administers the oath of office to the President of India?
[A]Prime Minister
[B]Lok Sabha Speaker
[C]Rajya Sabha Speaker
[D]Chief Justice of India



10. Who is the ex-officio chairman of the Planning Commission of India?
[A]President
[B]Prime Minister
[C]Finance Minister
[D]RBI Governor



11. Which was the first state in the India to be formed on a purely linguistic basis, in 1953?
[A]Punjab
[B]Gujarat
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Tamil Nadu



12. To the Greeks, which Maurya ruler was known as 'Sandrokottos'?
[A]Bindusara
[B]Ashok the Great
[C]Chandragupta Maurya
[D]Dasaratha Maurya



13. Which Muslim social reformer founded the Aligarh Muslim University, originally known as Mohammeden Anglo-Oriental College, in 1875?
[A]Zakir Hussain
[B]Hakim Ajmal Khan
[C]Syed Ahmed Khan
[D]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad



14. Which freedom fighter authored 'Gita Rahasya', a commentary on Bhagvad Gita, during his imprisonment at Mandalay in Myanmar?
[A]Vinoba Bhave
[B]Mahatma Gandhi
[C]C.Rajagopalachari
[D]Bal Gangadhar Tilak



15. Which African country was formerly known as 'Nyasaland'?
[A]Malawi
[B]Ghana
[C]Botswana
[D]Tanzania



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