Thursday, December 8, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 39

1. In which city is the Central Building Research Institute located?
[A]Roorkee (Uttarakhand)
[B]Cuttack (Orissa)
[C]Nagpur (Maharashtra)
[D]Karnal (Haryana)

2. 'Nagananda', 'Ratnavali' and 'Priyadarshika' Sanskrit works were authored by which ruler?
[B]Chandragupta Maurya
[C]Chandragupta Vikramaditya
[D]Krishna Deva Raya

3. Citrus fruits are considered a rich source of which vitamin?
[A]Vitamin A
[B]Vitamin B
[C]Vitamin C
[D]Vitamin D

4. On which date, the arrival date of Mahatma Gandhi in India from South Africa, is the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated?

5. For red colour, compounds of which element are commonly used in fireworks?

6. In which city is the Lotus Temple, the Bahai house of worship, located?
[B]New Delhi

7. What was the code name of five nuclear tests conducted by India in May 1998, near Pokhran in Rajasthan?
[A]Operation Shakti
[B]Operation Vijay
[C]Operation Cactus
[D]Operation Ashwamedh

8. In 1990, which district of Kerala became the first fully literate district of India?

9. In humans, which portion of brain controls hunger, thirst and body temprature?

10. Which ocean is popularly known as the 'Herring Pond'?
[A]Arctic Ocean
[B]Indian Ocean
[C]Atlantic Ocean
[D]Pacific Ocean

11. Galena is the principal ore of which element?

12. Idukki Dam in Kerala is built across which river?

13. In 1916, who founded Home Rule League in Poona (Pune)?
[A]Annie Besant
[B]Gopal Krishna Gokhale
[C]Mahdev Govind Ranade
[D]Bal Gangadhar Tilak

14. By which process liquid Vegetable Oil is converted to solid Vanaspati Ghee?

15. In 1991, who became the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India?
[A]Ruma Pal
[B]Leila Seth
[C]Anna Chandy
[D]M. Fateema Bivi