Tuesday, November 15, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 13

1. Which Asian country is known as the 'Land of the White Elephants'?

2. Who was the first education minister of independent India?
[A]Lal Bahadur Shastri
[B]Shyama Prasad Mukherjee
[C]Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
[D]Vallabhbhai Patel

3. In humans, which dark brown pigment is responsible for the skin colour?

4. Which among the following is not a Kharif crop?

5. For his major role in the development of computer chip 'Pentium', which indian IT expert is called the 'Father of Pentium'?
[A]Sabeer Bhatia
[B]Vinod Dham
[C]Vinod Khosla
[D]Vijay Bhatkar

6. Which mineral is mined at Jayamkondam in Tamil Nadu?

7. Solid form of which gas is commonly known as 'Dry Ice'?
[C]Carbon dioxide

8. Named after the mount of Hindu god Vishnu, 'Garuda' is the national airline of which most Muslim populous country?

9. By what name is Krishna Dvaipayana, author of the epic Mahabharat, better known?
[A]Ved Vyas

10. On 17 Dec 1931, who founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata?
[B]Homi Bhabha
[D]Vikram Sarabhai

11. Vikramshila University, an ancient university of India whose ruins are situated in present day Bihar, was founded by which Pala ruler?

12. Ramon Magsaysay Award, often considered as Asia's Nobel Prize, is given in memory of which Asian country's former president?

13. Which is the oldest stock exchange in Asia?
[A]Tokyo Stock Exchange
[B]Hong Kong Stock Exchange
[C]Shanghai Stock Exchange
[D]Bombay Stock Exchange

14. Which royal poet of Delhi Sultanate is regarded as the 'Father of Qawwali'?
[B]Baiju Bawra
[C]Nayak Charju
[D]Amir Khusro

15. Yakshagana, literally meaning celestial music, is a popular dance drama of which Indian state?
[D]West Bengal

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