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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?

5. In which union territory of India, would you meet the people of the Onge tribe?
[A]Daman and Diu
[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
[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

10. On 15 May 1952, who became the first speaker of the Lok Sabha?
[A]Sukumar Sen
[C]Harilal J. Kania

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?

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?
[C]Dengue Fever

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