General Knowledge Quiz 56


Which Maurya ruler sent his son Mahindra and daughter Sanghamitra to Tamraparni (present name Sri Lanka) for propogation of Buddhism ?
(A) Ashok
(B) Dasarath Maurya
(C) Bindusara
(D) Chandragupta Maurya


Which gas, abundantly produced in swamps and marshes by the action of bacteria on dead vegetation, is commonly referred as 'Marsh Gas' ?
(A) Ethane
(B) Methane
(C) Butane
(D) Propane


With reference to Radio broadcasting, what is the full form of `FM' ?
(A) Free Music
(B) Free Mobile
(C) Frequency Modulation
(D) Frequency Multiplication


In 1916, who founded Home Rule League in Poona (Pune) ?
(A) Annie Besant
(B) Gopal Krishna Gokhale
(C) Mahdev Govind Ranade
(D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak


By which process liquid Vegetable Oil is converted to solid Vanaspati Ghee ?
(A) Galvanisation
(B) Volcanisation
(C) Pasteurisation
(D) Hydrogenation


In 1991, who became the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India ?
(A) Ruma Pal
(B) Leila Seth
(C) Anna Chandy
(D) M. Fateema Bivi


In which movement did social activist Sunderlal Bahuguna play a prominent role ?
(A) Bhoodan Movement
(B) Narmada Bachao Andolan
(C) Chipko Movement
(D) Sampoorna Kranti


Which Indian city hosted the first Afro-Asian Games in 2003 ?
(A) Chennai
(B) New Delhi
(C) Bengaluru
(D) Hyderabad


Who invented Hovercraft ?
(A) Karl Benz
(B) David Bushnell
(C) Christopher Cockerell
(D) Etienne Oehmichen


Who created Mahatma Gandhi's favorite bhajan 'Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye' ?
(A) Narsi Mehta
(B) Sant Tukaram
(C) Goswami Tulsidas
(D) Sant Gyaneshwar

Answers :

Q1.     (A) Ashok
Q2.     (B) Methane
Q3.     (C) Frequency Modulation
Q4.     (D) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Q5.     (D) Hydrogenation
Q6.     (B) Leila Seth
Q7.     (C) Chipko Movement
Q8.     (D) Hyderabad
Q9.     (C) Christopher Cockerell
Q10.   (A) Narsi Mehta