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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?
[A]Mars
[B]Earth
[C]Venus
[D]Mercury



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?
[A]S.Radhakrishnan
[B]Jawaharlal Nehru
[C]C.Rajagopalachari
[D]Mahatma Gandhi



5. Which country was formerly known as 'Upper Volta'?
[A]Namibia
[B]Ethiopia
[C]Botswana
[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?
[A]Mumbai
[B]Bengaluru
[C]Hyderabad
[D]Kolkata



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?
[A]France
[B]United Kingdom
[C]Argentina
[D]Spain



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?
[A]Samrat
[B]Rajdoot
[C]Maharaja
[D]Badshah



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
[B]V.S.Naipaul
[C]Arundhati Roy
[D]Kiran Desai



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