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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 37

1. In May 1998, while addressing at nuclear tests site near Pokhran, who added 'Jai Vigyan' to the Lal Bahadur Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan'?
[A]Indira Gandhi
[B]Rajeev Gandhi
[C]P.V.Narsimha Rao
[D]Atal Behari Vajpayee



2. In 1953, which film won the first National Award for the Best Feature Film?
[A]Shyamchi Aai (Marathi)
[B]Pather Panchali (Bengali)
[C]Kabooliwala (Bengali)
[D]Mirza Galib (Hindi)



3. 'Freedom in Exile' book is the autobiography of which Nobel Peace Prize winner?
[A]Yasser Arafat
[B]Nelson Mandela
[C]Dalai Lama XIV
[D]Aung San Suu Kyi



4. 'Dromedary' and 'Bactrian' are the types of which animal?
[A]Goat
[B]Camel
[C]Elephant
[D]Bear



5. In which union territory of India, would you meet the people of the Onge tribe?
[A]Daman and Diu
[B]Lakshadweep
[C]Dadra and Nagar Haveli
[D]Andaman and Nicobar Islands



6. The East-West Corridor, being constructed under National Highways Development Project, and which starts at Porbandar (Gujarat) in west, will terminate at which place in the east?
[A]Silchar (Assam)
[B]Kohima (Nagaland)
[C]Imphal (Manipur)
[D]Shillong (Meghalaya)



7. In 1829, which Governor-General prohibited the practice of 'Sati'?
[A]Lord Auckland
[B]Lord Amherst
[C]Lord William Bentinck
[D]Lord Dalhousie



8. Who authored the book 'Indica'?
[A]Fa Hian
[B]Megasthanese
[C]Al Beruni
[D]Huen Tsang



9. By defeating Harshavardhana on the banks of river Narmada, which Chalukya ruler stopped him from expanding into south?
[A]Pulkesin I
[B]Pulkesin II
[C]Vinayaditya
[D]Vijayaditya



10. On 15 May 1952, who became the first speaker of the Lok Sabha?
[A]Sukumar Sen
[B]G.V.Mavalankar
[C]Harilal J. Kania
[D]S.Radhakrishnan



11. In 1976, which Bengali lady novelist became the first woman to receive the Jnanpith Award for her novel 'Pratham Pritisruti' (First Promise)?
[A]Ashapurna Devi
[B]Mahasveta Devi
[C]Mahadevi Varma
[D]Amrita Pritam



12. Immortalized in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, Kavi Pradeep's famous patriotic song 'Aye mere watan ke logon' was set to music by which musician?
[A]Naushad
[B]S.D.Burman
[C]O.P.Nayyar
[D]C.Ramchandra



13. What is the minimum age limit to become the Governor of a state in India?
[A]18 years
[B]25 years
[C]30 years
[D]35 years



14. Which among the following disease is caused by female Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes?
[A]Malaria
[B]Kala-Azar
[C]Dengue Fever
[D]Typhoid



15. 'Mein Kampf' (My Struggle) book is the autobiography of which dictator?
[A]Pol Pot
[B]Idi Amin
[C]Adolf Hitler
[D]Joseph Stalin



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