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?
[D]Carbon dioxide

4. Which chennai born writer won the Booker Prize 2008 for his debut novel 'The White Tiger'?
[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?
[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?

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?

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

11. Gol Ghar, a beehive shaped structure built in 1786 to store grains for the British Army, is located in which city?

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?