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Sunday, April 8, 2012

GK for Competitive Exams (General Knowledge Quiz - 140)

1. Who wrote the book "The Wolf Gift" released on 14th February, 2012?
[A]Anne Rice
[B]Tatiana de Rosnay
[C]Jodi Picoult
[D]Alex George



2. Who won the Men's Doubles title Australian Open Tennis Championship 2012?
[A]Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Horia Tecau
[B]Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek
[C]Leander Paes and Nadal
[D]Nadal and Djokovic



3. Which of the following Actor was presented with a National Medal of Arts for his contributions to American culture?
[A]John Travolta
[B]Nicholas Cage
[C]Al Pacino
[D]Arnold Schwarzenegger



4. Which IPL team has won the bid for Muttiah Muralidharan in IPL auction 2012?
[A]Royal Challengers Bangalore
[B]Chennai Super Kings
[C]Kochi Tuskers
[D]Delhi Daredevils



5. Which of the following banks appointed Abhishek Khandelwal as head of credit services for its private banking business in India?
[A]ICICI bank
[B]HDFC
[C]Royal Bank of Scotland
[D]Axis Bank



6. The fourth phase of the intensive Tiger Monitoring Programme, envisaged by the Tiger Task Force of the Union Government, began at the Kalakkad-Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR). KMTR is situated in which state?
[A]Karnataka
[B]Andhra Pradesh
[C]Tamil Naduand
[D]Kerala



7. "Inside Central Asia" is a book written by
[A]Dilip Hiro
[B]Tony Blair
[C]Khushwant Singh
[D]Hillary Clinton



8. World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on
[A]April 15
[B]February 15
[C]May 15
[D]March 15



9. Which team coached by RR Jadeja won its second consecutive Ranji Trophy title at the MA Chidambram Stadium on 23 January 2012?
[A]Karnataka
[B]West Bengal
[C]Andhra Pradesh
[D]Rajasthanand



10. Which of the following states has the highest number of Special Economic Zones?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]Karnatka
[C]Andhra Pradeshand
[D]Kerala



11. Which of the following table tennis players won his maiden national title by defeating a six time champion in the final of the 73rd Senior National and Inter-State Table Tennis Championships in Lucknow on 29 January 2012?
[A]A Sharath Kamal
[B]A Amalrajand
[C]N Ganeshan
[D]T. Raju



12. Which of the following author was awarded the DSC Prize for South Asia Literature 2012, at the Jaipur Literature Festival in Rajasthan on 21 January, 2012.
[A]Dr. Alastair Niven
[B]Shehan Karunatilakaand
[C]Dr. Fakrul Alam
[D]Marie Brenner



13. The first European country to recognize Libyan rebels is-
[A]France
[B]Germany
[C]Greece
[D]Portugal



14. As per the latest sample registration system (SRS) bulletin, December 2011 released by the Registrar General of India (RGI), it is noted that Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) dropped further from ___ to ___ infant deaths per 1000 live births during 2010.
[A]50;47
[B]52;49
[C]53;48
[D]48;47



15. Consider the following statements on NATGRID -
1. NATGRID has been formed to link databases for inputs to combat terrorism.
2. It is meant to improve India's capability to counter threats to its internal security.
Choose the right option -
[A]Both 1 and 2 are correctand
[B]Only 1 is correct
[C]Only 2 is correct
[D]Neither 1 nor 2 is correct



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