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Thursday, December 1, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 34

1. Who was the first woman to receive the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award?
[A]Indira Gandhi
[B]Mother Teresa
[C]Aruna Asaf Ali
[D]M.S.Subbulakshmi



2. Challenger Deep, a part of Mariana Trench and the deepest point in the oceans, named after British ship Challenger II which first surveyed it in 1951, is located in which ocean?
[A]Indian Ocean
[B]Pacific Ocean
[C]Atlantic Ocean
[D]Antarctic Ocean



3. In 1922, Chittarajnan Das and Motilal Nehru founded which political party?
[A]Forward Block
[B]Swaraj Party
[C]Swatantra Party
[D]Ghadar Party



4. 'Biman' is the national airline of which Asian country?
[A]Nepal
[B]Bhutan
[C]Bangladesh
[D]Sri Lanka



5. From which country did India procure the aircraft carier Admiral Gorshkov, scheduled to join Indian Navy as INS Vikramaditaya in 2012?
[A]Russia
[B]Germany
[C]France
[D]United States of America



6. 'Kalaripayattu' is the traditional martial art of which Indian state?
[A]Punjab
[B]Manipur
[C]Kerala
[D]Jammu & Kashmir



7. Who was the first Indian to win boy's Wimbledon Singles title in 1954?
[A]Ramanathan Krishnan
[B]Vijay Amritraj
[C]Ramesh Krishnan
[D]Leander Paes



8. At which place in Kerala was the first tide (ocean wave) generated electricity project of India established?
[A]Alapuzha
[B]Ezhimala
[C]Vizhinjam
[D]Kozhikode



9. Who authored the 'Rajatarangini', a historical chronicle of Kashmir?
[A]Kalidas
[B]Kalhana
[C]Chankaya
[D]Banabhatt



10. 'Tamasha' is the popular folk theatre of which state?
[A]Punjab
[B]Maharashtra
[C]Karnataka
[D]West Bengal



11. What is the boundary line demarcating India and China known as?
[A]Curzon Line
[B]Durand Line
[C]McMahon Line
[D]RadCliffe Line



12. In 1958, which billiards player became the first Indian to win an individual world title in any sport?
[A]Wilson Jones
[B]Michael Ferreira
[C]Geet Sethi
[D]Manoj Kothari



13. Which princely state was the first to be annexed to the British East India Company under the Doctrine of Lapse policy, devised by Lord Dalhousie?
[A]Satara
[B]Sambalpur
[C]Jhansi
[D]Awadh



14. Which water body seprates the Africa from the Europe?
[A]Suez Canal
[B]Panama Canal
[C]Palk Strait
[D]Strait of Gibraltar



15. Which American President in his famous Gettysberg speech defined democracy as the 'government of the people, by the people, for the people'?
[A]Abraham Lincoln
[B]George Washington
[C]John F. Kennedy
[D]Theodore Roosevelt



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