General Knowledge Quiz 36


Gol Ghar, a beehive shaped structure built in 1786 to store grains for the British Army, is located in which city ?
(A) Meerut
(B) Chennai
(C) Kolkata
(D) Patna


In humans, which dark brown pigment is responsible for the skin colour ?
(A) Melanin
(B) Bilirubin
(C) Carotene
(D) Hemoglobin


Who wrote the famous novel 'Devdas' ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(C) Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
(D) Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay


Which freedom fighter was popularly known as 'Lokpriya' ?
(A) Gopinath Bordoloi
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Chittaranjan Das
(D) Jayaprakash Narain


Which battle lead to the disintegration of Vijayanagar empire of south India ?
(A) Battle of Plassey (1757)
(B) Battle of Buxar (1764)
(C) Battle of Talikota (1565)
(D) Battle of Seringapatam (1799)


In which city is the Indian Institute of Pulses Research located ?
(A) Lucknow
(B) Nagpur
(C) Indore
(D) Kanpur


Pinaka, the multi barrel rocket launcher produced in India, is named after which Hindu God's bow ?
(A) Indra
(B) Shiva
(C) Vishnu
(D) Brahma


Which scale is used to measure the Acid or Alkali (Base) content of a substance ?
(A) Mohs scale
(B) Beaufort scale
(C) Richter scale
(D) pH scale


Which disease, named after a Japanese city where it was first observed, is caused by severe Mercury poisoning ?
(A) Argyria
(B) Minamata
(C) Itai-itai
(D) Devon colic


Who was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS) ?
(A) Srinivasa Ramanujan
(B) Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia
(C) Jagadish Chandra Bose
(D) Meghnad Saha

Answers :

Q1.    (D) Patna
Q2.    (A) Melanin
Q3.    (C) Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
Q4.    (A) Gopinath Bordoloi
Q5.    (C) Battle of Talikota (1565)
Q6.    (D) Kanpur
Q7.    (B) Shiva
Q8.    (D) pH scale
Q9.    (B) Minamata
Q10.   (B) Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia