General Knowledge Quiz 43


In May 1998, while addressing at nuclear tests site near Pokhran, who added 'Jai Vigyan' to the Lal Bahadur Shastri's slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan' ?
(A) Indira Gandhi
(B) Rajeev Gandhi
(C) P.V.Narsimha Rao
(D) Atal Behari Vajpayee


On the banks of which river is the Jamshedpur, the steel city of India, situated ?
(A) Tapti
(B) Narmada
(C) Subarnarekha
(D) Hooghly


Which Indian city you would be in if you were standing on world's longest railway platform ?
(A) Jabalpur (M.P.)
(B) Kharagpur (W.Bengal)
(C) Mughalsarai (U.P.)
(D) Secunderabad (A.P.)


In 1953, which film won the first National Award for the Best Feature Film ?
(A) Shyamchi Aai (Marathi)
(B) Pather Panchali (Bengali)
(C) Kabooliwala (Bengali)
(D) Mirza Galib (Hindi)


In his first voyage to India, at which place did Vasco da Gama land on 20 May 1498 ?
(A) Goa
(B) Kochi (Cochin)
(C) Mumbai (Bombay)
(D) Kozhikode (Calicut)


Vikramshila University, an ancient university of India whose ruins are situated in present day Bihar, was founded by which Pala ruler ?
(A) Dharmapala
(B) Devapala
(C) Mahipala
(D) Govindpala


'Freedom in Exile' book is the autobiography of which Nobel Peace Prize winner ?
(A) Yasser Arafat
(B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Dalai Lama XIV
(D) Aung San Suu Kyi


Which Indian woman athlete is popularly known as 'Idukki Express' ?
(A) P.T.Usha
(B) K.M.Beenamol
(C) Jyotirmay Sikdar
(D) Anju Bobby George


Hoover Medal, a prize given for outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity, has been awarded to which Indian engineer for year 2008 ?
(A) Sam Pitroda
(B) G.Madhavan Nair
(C) N.R.Narayan Murthy
(D) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam


In international cricket, Yuvraj Singh of India is the second batsman to hit 6 sixers in an over. Who was the first ?
(A) Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)
(B) Adam Gilchrist (Australia)
(C) Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)
(D) Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)

Answers :

Q1.    (D) Atal Behari Vajpayee
Q2.    (C) Subarnarekha
Q3.    (B) Kharagpur (W.Bengal)
Q4.    (A) Shyamchi Aai (Marathi)
Q5.    (D) Kozhikode (Calicut)
Q6.    (A) Dharmapala
Q7.    (C) Dalai Lama XIV
Q8.    (B) K.M.Beenamol
Q9.    (D) A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
Q10.  (C) Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa)