General Knowledge Quiz 50


Which is the only bird that can fly backwards ?
(A) Sunbird
(B) Kingfisher
(C) Honeyeater
(D) Hummingbird


'Chanderi' and 'Maheshwari' sarees are native of which state ?
(A) Tamil Nadu
(B) West Bengal
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Maharashtra


Quinine, the anti-malaria drug, is made from the bark of which tree ?
(A) Cinchona
(B) Wintergreen
(C) Peppermint
(D) Eucalyptus


Titan, the only moon (natural satellite) known to have a dense atmosphere, is the largest moon of which planet ?
(A) Mars
(B) Jupiter
(C) Saturn
(D) Uranus


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


Which coastal city is known as the 'Queen of the Arabian Sea' ?
(A) Kochi (Kerala)
(B) Mangalore (Karnataka)
(C) Ratnagiri (Maharashtra)
(D) Marmagao (Goa)


On 1 September 1939, attack on which country by Germany marked the start of World War II ?
(A) France
(B) Poland
(C) Britain
(D) Belgium


In 1981, which Mumbai born British writer won the Booker Prize for his novel 'Midnight's Children' ?
(A) Salman Rushdie
(B) V.S.Naipaul
(C) Arundhati Roy
(D) Kiran Desai


In 1913, at which American city did Lala Har Dayal found the 'Ghadar Party' ?
(A) Boston
(B) California
(C) Philadelphia
(D) San Francisco


By voter strength, which Indian parliamentary constituency (Lok Sabha seat) having more than 33 lakh voters holds the world record of the largest constituency ?
(A) Chandni Chowk (Delhi)
(B) Outer Delhi (Delhi)
(C) Nandyal (Andhra Pradesh)
(D) Samastipur (Bihar)

Answers :

Q1.     (D) Hummingbird
Q2.     (C) Madhya Pradesh
Q3.     (A) Cinchona
Q4.     (C) Saturn
Q5.     (D) Shunga dynasty
Q6.     (A) Kochi (Kerala)
Q7.     (B) Poland
Q8.     (A) Salman Rushdie
Q9.     (D) San Francisco
Q10.   (B) Outer Delhi (Delhi)