General Knowledge Quiz 34


Who was the first Indian woman to win Miss Asia Pacific title in 1970 ?
(A) Rita Faria
(B) Zeenat Aman
(C) Tara Anne Fonseca
(D) Diya Mirza


Who wrote India's natinal song the 'Vande Mataram', which first appeared in the book 'Anandmath' ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Bankimchandra Chatterjee
(C) Mohammed Iqbal
(D) Kavi Pradeep


How many times Equinox, when Sun is vertically above the Earth's equator and the day & night are equally long, occurs in a year ?
(A) Two
(B) Three
(C) Four
(D) Not fixed


After attaining enlightenment, where did Gautama Buddha deliver his first sermon 'Dharamachakra Pravartan' (set in motion Wheel of Law) ?
(A) Bodh Gaya (Bihar)
(B) Sarnath (U.P.)
(C) Kushinagar (U.P.)
(D) Sanchi (M.P.)


Which Asian country is known as the 'Land of the White Elephants' ?
(A) Thailand
(B) Indonesia
(C) Malaysia
(D) Singapore


Who is the first chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), set up recently to investigate terror-related cases across the country ?
(A) K.C.Verma
(B) N.P.S.Aulakh
(C) Radha Vinod Raju
(D) Ashwani Kumar


Who invented Smallpox Vaccine ?
(A) Jonas Salk
(B) Frederick Banting
(C) Edward Jenner
(D) Louis Pasteur


Which freedom fighter authored 'Gita Rahasya', a commentary on Bhagvad Gita, during his imprisonment at Mandalay in Myanmar ?
(A) Vinoba Bhave
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) C.Rajagopalachari
(D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


Considered as the symbol of peace, two branches of which tree are depicted on the United Nations (UN) flag ?
(A) Neem
(B) Mango
(C) Olive
(D) Eucalyptus


Which city is served by the Veer Savarkar Airport ?
(A) Nasik
(B) Nagpur
(C) Mumbai
(D) Port Blair

Answers :

Q1.    (B) Zeenat Aman
Q2.    (B) Bankimchandra Chatterjee
Q3.    (A) Two
Q4.    (B) Sarnath (U.P.)
Q5.    (A) Thailand
Q6.    (C) Radha Vinod Raju
Q7.    (C) Edward Jenner
Q8.    (D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Q9.    (C) Olive
Q10.   (D) Port Blair