General Knowledge Quiz 49


What name has been given to the first Boeing 747/700 jet, inducted into Indian Air Force, designed to work as the Indian President's office-in-the-sky ?
(A) Samrat
(B) Rajdoot
(C) Maharaja
(D) Badshah


Which pigment gives plants and leaves their green colour ?
(A) Betalain
(B) Chlorophyll
(C) Carotenoid
(D) Anthocyanin


As a token of protest against Jallianwala Bagh massacre on 13 April 1919, who returned the Knighthood conferred on him by the British Government ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Tej Bahadur Sapru
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhle
(D) Syed Ahmed Khan


On 6 Apr 2009, which Indian cricketer surpassed Australian Mark Waugh's world record for the most catches in Test Cricket by a fielder (excluding wicket-keeper) ?
(A) Sunil Gavaskar
(B) V.V.S.Laxman
(C) Rahul Dravid
(D) Mohammed Azharuddin


What is the retirement age of High Court judges ?
(A) 60 years
(B) 62 years
(C) 65 years
(D) 70 years


Which apparatus is used to measure the blood pressure ?
(A) Hygrometer
(B) Chronometer
(C) Thermometer
(D) Sphygmomanometer


Which renowned dancer established classical dance school 'Kalakshetra' at Adyar near Chennai in 1931 ?
(A) Protima Gauri Bedi
(B) Sonal Mansingh
(C) Mrinalini Sarabhai
(D) Rukmini Devi Arundale


Kudremukh hills, name literally meaning Horse face, in Karnataka are famous for mines of which mineral ?
(A) Gold
(B) Lignite
(C) Bauxite
(D) Iron Ore


Ghatigaon Sanctuary, set up for the conservation of the Son Chiriya (great Indian bustard), is located in which state ?
(A) Haryana
(B) Rajasthan
(C) Madhya Pradesh
(D) Karnataka


The novel 'Q & A', on which 8 Oscar awards winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' (2008) is based, was authored by which Indian civil servant ?
(A) Vikas Swarup
(B) Vikram Seth
(C) Amitav Ghosh
(D) Aravind Adiga

Answers :

Q1.    (B) Rajdoot
Q2.    (B) Chlorophyll
Q3.    (A) Rabindranath Tagore
Q4.    (C) Rahul Dravid
Q5.    (B) 62 years
Q6.    (D) Sphygmomanometer
Q7.    (D) Rukmini Devi Arundale
Q8.    (D) Iron Ore
Q9.    (C) Madhya Pradesh
Q10.  (A) Vikas Swarup