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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?
[A]Harshavardhana
[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?
[A]40552
[B]40555
[C]40558
[D]40573



5. For red colour, compounds of which element are commonly used in fireworks?
[A]Barium
[B]Sodium
[C]Manganese
[D]Strontium



6. In which city is the Lotus Temple, the Bahai house of worship, located?
[A]Mumbai
[B]New Delhi
[C]Chennai
[D]Kolkata



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?
[A]Kozhikode
[B]Palakkad
[C]Ernakulam
[D]Thrissur



9. In humans, which portion of brain controls hunger, thirst and body temprature?
[A]Thalamus
[B]Hypothalamus
[C]Hippocampus
[D]Medulla



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?
[A]Lead
[B]Iron
[C]Mercury
[D]Aluminium



12. Idukki Dam in Kerala is built across which river?
[A]Kaveri
[B]Vaigai
[C]Pamba
[D]Periyar



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?
[A]Galvanisation
[B]Volcanisation
[C]Pasteurisation
[D]Hydrogenation



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



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