General Knowledge Quiz 54


In which city is the Lotus Temple, the Bahai house of worship, located ?
(A) Mumbai
(B) New Delhi
(C) Chennai
(D) Kolkata


On the banks of which river, did Mahatma Gandhi establish Satyagraha Ashram in Ahmedabad ?
(A) Narmada
(B) Godavari
(C) Sabarmati
(D) Krishna


What element is added to steel (which is iron with a little carbon) to make stainless steel ?
(A) Sulphur
(B) Phosphorus
(C) Silicon
(D) Chromium


In 1206, who founded the Mamluk Dynasty, also called Slave Dynasty, in India ?
(A) Balban
(B) Aram Shah
(C) Iltutmish
(D) Qutbuddin Aybak


What was the code name of five nuclear tests conducted by India in May 1998, near Pokhran in Rajasthan ?
(A) Operation Shakti
(B) Operation Vijay
(C) Operation Cactus
(D) Operation Ashwamedh


'Thang-Ta' martial art is native of which Indian state ?
(A) Punjab
(B) Kerala
(C) Manipur
(D) Maharashtra


'The Argumentative Indian' book was authored by which Indian ecomonist ?
(A) Amartya Sen
(B) Jagdish Bhagwati
(C) Manmohan Singh
(D) Nani Palkhivala


In 1990, which district of Kerala became the first fully literate district of India ?
(A) Kozhikode
(B) Palakkad
(C) Ernakulam
(D) Thrissur


In humans, which portion of brain controls hunger, thirst and body temprature ?
(A) Thalamus
(B) Hypothalamus
(C) Hippocampus
(D) Medulla


Who was the Prime Minister of Britain when India got independence ?
(A) Stanley Baldwin
(B) Clement Attlee
(C) Winston Churchill
(D) Neville Chamberlain

Answers :

Q1.     (B) New Delhi
Q2.     (C) Sabarmati
Q3.     (D) Chromium
Q4.     (D) Qutbuddin Aybak
Q5.     (A) Operation Shakti
Q6.     (C) Manipur
Q7.     (A) Amartya Sen
Q8.     (C) Ernakulam
Q9.     (B) Hypothalamus
Q10.   (B) Clement Attlee