Wednesday, December 7, 2011

General Knowledge Quiz - 38

1. Which is the only continent through which all longitude lines passes?

2. 'Vinaya Pitaka', 'Sutta Pitaka' and 'Abhidhamma Pitaka' - collectively known as the 'Tripitaka' (three baskets) - are sacred texts of which religion?

3. In 1997, to which Indian film star did Pakistan Government present its highest civilian award 'Nishan-e-Intiaz'?
[A]Dev Anand
[B]Raj Kapoor
[C]Amitabh Bachchan
[D]Dilip Kumar

4. Which pigment gives plants and leaves their green colour?

5. On 6 Apr 2009, which Indian cricketer surpassed Australian Mark Waugh's world record for the most catches in Test Cricket by a fielder (excluding wicket-keeper)?
[A]Sunil Gavaskar
[C]Rahul Dravid
[D]Mohammed Azharuddin

6. What is the retirement age of High Court judges?
[A]60 years
[B]62 years
[C]65 years
[D]70 years

7. Which is the only bird that can fly backwards?

8. 'Chanderi' and 'Maheshwari' sarees are native of which state?
[A]Tamil Nadu
[B]West Bengal
[C]Madhya Pradesh

9. Which dynasty, founded by Mauryan senapati (commander-in-chief) Pushyamitra, was immediate successor of the Maurya dyanasty?
[A]Gupta dynasty
[B]Kanva dynasty
[C]Nanda dynasty
[D]Shunga dynasty

10. In 1913, at which American city did Lala Har Dayal found the 'Ghadar Party'?
[D]San Francisco

11. In humans, how many chromosomes does a cell have?
[A]42 (21 pairs)
[B]44 (22 pairs)
[C]46 (23 pairs)
[D]48 (24 pairs)

12. Who was popularly known as the 'Iron Man of India'?
[A]Bhagat Singh
[B]Chandrashekhar Azad
[C]Veer Savarkar
[D]Vallabhbhai Patel

13. In February 2009, which Indian music maestro won the Grammy Award for his collaborative music album 'Golden Drum Project'?
[A]Zakir Hussain
[B]Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma
[C]Pt. Ravi Shankar
[D]Amjad Ali Khan

14. Out of five Stree Shakti Puraskar, one is named after a fictional character of Tamil epic 'Silappatikaram'. Which one among the following four?
[A]Mata Jijabai
[B]Rani Gaidenlou Zeliang
[C]Devi Ahilya Bai Holkar

15. In terms of area, which is the smallest continent?
[C]South America

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