Sunday, November 27, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 29

1. Which scale is used to measure the Acid or Alkali (Base) content of a substance?
[A]Mohs scale
[B]Beaufort scale
[C]Richter scale
[D]pH scale

2. On which planet, due to its clockwise (east to west) rotation on the axis, the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east?

3. How do we better know nineteenth century spiritual guru Gadadhar Chatterjee?
[A]Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
[B]Ramakrishna Paramhans
[C]Swami Dayanand Saraswati
[D]Swami Vivekanand

4. Who authored the book 'Hindu View of Life?
[B]Jawaharlal Nehru
[D]Mahatma Gandhi

5. Which country was formerly known as 'Upper Volta'?
[D]Burkina Faso

6. Who introduced the word 'Robot', for artificial workers, in his science fiction play R.U.R. in 1921?
[A]George Orwell
[B]Karel Capek
[C]Daniel Defoe
[D]Rudyard Kipling

7. Hydrogen and Carbon monoxide are the major constituents of which fuel gas?
[A]Coal Gas
[B]Water Gas
[C]Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
[D]Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

8. Hoover Medal, a prize given for outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity, has been awarded to which Indian engineer for year 2008?
[A]Sam Pitroda
[B]G.Madhavan Nair
[C]N.R.Narayan Murthy
[D]A.P.J.Abdul Kalam

9. On 1st July 1997, where was India's first Science City inaugurated?

10. Which city houses the headquarters of Asian Development Bank (ADB)?
[A]Manila (Philippines)
[B]Bangkok (Thailand)
[C]Kualalampur (Malaysia)
[D]Seoul (South Korea)

11. Falkland Islands, located in South Atlantic Ocean, are a self-governing Overseas Territory of which country?
[B]United Kingdom

12. In 1916, who founded Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey (SNDT) Women's University at Pune, the first women's university in India?
[A]Annie Besant
[B]Mahatma Gandhi
[C]Madan Mohan Malaviya
[D]Dhondo Keshav Karve

13. What name has been given to the first Boeing 747/700 jet, inducted into Indian Air Force, designed to work as the Indian President's office-in-the-sky?

14. The novel 'Q & A', on which 8 Oscar awards winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008) is based, was authored by which Indian civil servant?
[A]Vikas Swarup
[B]Vikram Seth
[C]Amitav Ghosh
[D]Aravind Adiga

15. In 1981, which Mumbai born British writer won the Booker Prize for his novel 'Midnight's Children'?
[A]Salman Rushdie
[C]Arundhati Roy
[D]Kiran Desai