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Friday, December 2, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 35

1. 'By God's Decree', 'Cricket my style' and 'Straight from the Heart' are the autobiographies of which Indian cricketer?
[A]Sunil Gavaskar
[B]Ajit Wadekar
[C]Sandeep Patil
[D]Kapil Dev



2. Due to its ability to dissolve glass, which acid is not kept in glass container?
[A]Nitric Acid
[B]Sulphuric Acid
[C]Hydrochloric Acid
[D]Hydrofluoric Acid



3. Constituting about 78% by volume, which is the most abundant gas in the Earth's atmosphere?
[A]Argon
[B]Oxygen
[C]Nitrogen
[D]Carbon dioxide



4. Which chennai born writer won the Booker Prize 2008 for his debut novel 'The White Tiger'?
[A]V.S.Naipaul
[B]Amitav Ghosh
[C]Salman Rushdie
[D]Aravind Adiga



5. 'Fight the guerrilla as a guerrilla' is the motto of which miltary academy?
[A]National Defence Academy
[B]Indian Military Academy
[C]Defence Services Staff College
[D]Counterinsurgency & Jungle Warfare School



6. Who is the first chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), set up recently to investigate terror-related cases across the country?
[A]K.C.Verma
[B]N.P.S.Aulakh
[C]Radha Vinod Raju
[D]Ashwani Kumar



7. Considered as the symbol of peace, two branches of which tree are depicted on the United Nations (UN) flag?
[A]Neem
[B]Mango
[C]Olive
[D]Eucalyptus



8. Which garden near Chandigarh was built by Aurangzeb's foster brother Fidai Khan?
[A]Shalimar Gardens
[B]Nishat Gardens
[C]Brindavan Gardens
[D]Pinjore Gardens



9. Which among the following is the measuring unit of electric current?
[A]Ohm
[B]Volt
[C]Watt
[D]Ampere



10. Which island nation, in the Indian Ocean, is the world's largest producer and exporter of Vanilla?
[A]Maldives
[B]Madagascar
[C]Sri Lanka
[D]Mauritius



11. Gol Ghar, a beehive shaped structure built in 1786 to store grains for the British Army, is located in which city?
[A]Meerut
[B]Chennai
[C]Kolkata
[D]Patna



12. Which battle lead to the disintegration of Vijayanagar empire of south India?
[A]Battle of Plassey (1757)
[B]Battle of Buxar (1764)
[C]Battle of Talikota (1565)
[D]Battle of Seringapatam (1799)



13. Who was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS)?
[A]Srinivasa Ramanujan
[B]Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia
[C]Jagadish Chandra Bose
[D]Meghnad Saha



14. Which monument was built by Mohammed Quli Qutub Shah in 1591 to commemorate the end of the plague in his capital?
[A]Taj Mahal, Agra
[B]Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
[C]Gol Gumbad, Bijapur
[D]Charminar, Hyderabad



15. For the popularization of science, which agency of United Nations (UN) awards the Kalinga Prize?
[A]UNIDO
[B]UNESCO
[C]UNICEF
[D]UNHRC



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