General Knowledge Quiz 40


Designed by Bengali architect Vidhyadhar Bhattacharya, which city is known as 'Pink City' ?
(A) Jaipur
(B) Jodhpur
(C) Bengaluru
(D) Chandigarh


Which metal is used to make electric bulb filaments ?
(A) Copper
(B) Silver
(C) Tungsten
(D) Aluminium


Who was the first Viceroy of India ?
(A) Lord Mayo
(B) Lord Dalhousie
(C) Lord Canning
(D) Lord Curzon


In terms of both area and population, which is the smallest country in the world ?
(A) Nauru
(B) Monaco
(C) Tuvalu
(D) Vatican City


Which portfolio did Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the first woman cabinet minister in India, hold in the independent India's first cabinet ?
(A) Labour
(B) Health
(C) Education
(D) Railways


Palghat Gap, about 20 miles wide mountain pass between the Nilgiri Hills and the Anaimalai Hills, connects Kerala to which state ?
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) Karnataka
(C) Maharashtra
(D) Andhra Pradesh


Named after the mount of Hindu god Vishnu, 'Garuda' is the national airline of which most Muslim populous country ?
(A) Nigeria
(B) Pakistan
(C) Bangladesh
(D) Indonesia


At which town in Andhra Pradesh, famous for silk sarees, did Vinoba Bhave start the Bhoodan Movement in 1951 ?
(A) Vijayawada
(B) Rajahmundry
(C) Pochampally
(D) Warangal


'Daughter of the East' book is the autobiography of which Asian woman leader ?
(A) Indira Gandhi
(B) Benazir Bhutto
(C) Aung San Suu Kyi
(D) Maghawati Sukarnoputri


Which country was formerly known as 'Upper Volta' ?
(A) Namibia
(B) Ethiopia
(C) Botswana
(D) Burkina Faso

Answers :

Q1.    (A) Jaipur
Q2.    (C) Tungsten
Q3.    (C) Lord Canning
Q4.    (D) Vatican City
Q5.    (B) Health
Q6.    (A) Tamil Nadu
Q7.    (D) Indonesia
Q8.    (C) Pochampally
Q9.    (B) Benazir Bhutto
Q10.  (D) Burkina Faso