General Knowledge Question Answer | Set – 12

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Q. First Olympic Games were held in

ANS:-  776 BC

Q. Beighton Cup and Agha Khan Cup are associated with which of the following games?

ANS:-  Hockey

Q. Who started the ancient Olympic Games?

ANS:-  The Greeks

Q. The term Deuce is common in which of the following two sports?

ANS:-  Badminton and Tennis

Q. The youngest player who led India in Test Cricket is

ANS:-  Nawab of Pataudi

Q. Which of these international tennis events is played on a grass court?

ANS:-  Wimbeldon

Q. Who has taken maximum wickets in One Day International?

ANS:-  Mutthiah Murlidharan

Q. The Winter Olympic came into being in

ANS:-  1924

Q. Jeev Milkha Singh is associated with

ANS:-  Golf

Q. Dhanraj Pillay was associated with ……………………….

ANS:-  Hockey

Q. Name the India’s highest award which is given to a civilian

ANS:-  Bharat Ratna

Q. U Thant Peace Award is given for

ANS:-  Contribution towards World Peace

Q. Saraswati Samman is given annually for outstanding contribution to

ANS:-  Literature

Q. “Ashoka Chakra” is awarded for

ANS:-  The most conspicuous bravery of self sacrifire on land, air or sea but not in presence of enemy

Q. Who among the following was the first Indian to receive the Magsaysay awards?

ANS:-  Vinoba Bhave

Q. Tansen Samman has been instituted by the Government of

ANS:-  Madhya Pradesh

Q. Arjuna Award is given for

ANS:-  Outstanding performance in sports

Q. Pulitzer Prize is awarded for outstanding work in the field of

ANS:-  Literature and journalism

Q. “The Dronacharya award” is associated with

ANS:-  Sport coaches

Q. Meghanath Saha award is given for outstanding contribution in which of the following field?

ANS:-  Science

Q. Who is the author of the book Arthashastra?

ANS:-  Kautilya

Q. The book Das Kapital was written by?

ANS:-  Karl Marx

Q. Discovery of India was written by?

ANS:-  Jawahar Lal Nehru

Q. The book Gitanjali was written by?

ANS:-  Rabindra Nath Tagore

Q. The book Glimpses of World History was written by?

ANS:-  Jawhar Lal Nehru

Q. The play Godan was written by?

ANS:-  Munshi Prem Chand

Q. The book India Divided was written by?

ANS:-  Rajendra Prasad

Q. The author of the book My Experiments with Truth was?

ANS:-  MK Gandhi

Q. Ramcharitmanas was written by?

ANS:-  Tulsidas

Q. Which of the following is the author of The Song of India?

ANS:-  Sarojini Naidu

Q. The first Railway Line in India was started in the year?

ANS:-  1853

Q. Diesel Locomotives are built in?

ANS:-  Varanasi

Q. The first Railway Line in India was opened under the Governor Generalship of?

ANS:-  Lord Dalhousie

Q. Indian Railways is the world __________ railway system in terms of mileage.

ANS:-  Second largest

Q. The first Electric Railway was opened in?

ANS:-  1929

Q. In how many zones the Indian Railways are divided?

ANS:-  9

Q. First Railway Line in India was laid in?

ANS:-  1853

Q. The headquarters of the South Central Railway zone are located in?

ANS:-  Secunderabad

Q. Railway locomotives are produced in two places in India, one is Varanasi. Which is the other?

ANS:-  Chittaranjan

Q. The largest Integral Coach Factory in India is located at?

ANS:-  Perambur

Q. Who was the captain of the first Indian Test Cricket Team?

ANS:-  C.K. Nayudu

Q. Name the first Indian to win the Oscar Award.

ANS:-  Bhanu Athaiya

Q. Who was the first Indian woman to win the Jnanpith Award?

ANS:-  Asha Purna Devi

Q. Which was the first Open University in India?

ANS:-  Andhra Pradesh Open University

Q. Which was the first foreign bank set up in India?

ANS:-  Chartered Bank

Q. Which is the most widely spoken language in India?

ANS:-  Hindi

Q. Who was the first woman Chief Election Commissioner of India?

ANS:-  V.S. Ramadevi

Q. Which is the largest orange growing state?

ANS:-  Maharashtra

Q. Which state is the leading producer of eggs?

ANS:-  Andhra Pradesh

Q. Which is the highest dam?

ANS:-  Bhakra

Q. Who was known as Iron Man of India?

ANS:-  Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Q. Amartya Sen is associated with ……………..

ANS:-  Economics

Q. Amjad Ali Khan is associated with which of the following instruments?

ANS:-  Sarod

Q. Jamini Roy was a famous ………………..

ANS:-  Painter

Q. Dr MS Swaminathan is associated with which of the following field?

ANS:-  Agriculture

Q. R. K. Laxman is a famous …………….

ANS:-  Cartoonist

Q. Who is known as Flying Sikh of India?

ANS:-  Milkha Singh

Q. Bismillah Khan was associated with ………………………

ANS:-  Shehnai

Q. Hari Prasad Chaurasia is associated with which music instrument?

ANS:-  Flute

Q. Dr V Kurien is famous for ………

ANS:-  Dairy Development

Q. Norman Ernest Borlaug, who is regarded as the father of the Green Revolution in India, is from which country?


Q. Meghnad Saha is known for his contribution in which one of the following fields?

ANS:-  Physics

Q. Who among the following is considered as the inventor of the World Wide Web (WWW)?

ANS:-  Tim Berners Lee

Q. Who produced the first film in India ” Raja Harishchandra” in 1913?

ANS:-  Dada Saheb Phalke

Q. The first woman to climb the Mount Everest was

ANS:-  Junko Tabei

Q. Who was known as “Lady with Lamp”?

ANS:-  Florence Nightingale

Q. Birju Maharaj is a famous

ANS:-  Kathak Dancer

Q. Chanda Kochhar is associated with

ANS:-  Banking

Q. Bharatnatyam Dance is from which State?

ANS:-  Tamil Nadu

Q. Kuchipudi Dance is from which State?

ANS:-  Andhra Pradesh

Q. Who was the author of Caesar and Cleopatra?

ANS:-  Bernard Shaw

Q. Name the the author of The Three Musketeers?

ANS:-  Alexandre Dumas

Q. Name the author of My Experiments with Truth?

ANS:-  MK Gandhi

Q. Discovery of India is a / an ……………………….

ANS:-  History Book written by JL Nehru

Q. What is the name of the religious text of the Jews?

ANS:-  Torah

Q. Name the author of Geetanjali?

ANS:-  RN Tagore

Q. Who was the author of A Tale of Two Cities?

ANS:-  Charles Dickens

Q. Who was the author of Arthshastra?

ANS:-  Kautilya

Q. War and Peace was written by?

ANS:-  Leo Tolstoy

Q. Geet Govinda was written by?

ANS:-  Jay Dev

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘My Presidential Years’?

ANS:-  R Venkataraman

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘The Hindu View of Life’?

ANS:-  S Radhakrishnan

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘Voice of Conscience’?

ANS:-  V V Giri

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘Without Fear or Favour’?

ANS:-  N Sanjiva Reddy

Q. Nobel Prize winner Amartya Sen is known for his work in

ANS:-  Economics

Q. Who is the author of ‘A River Sutra’?

ANS:-  Gita Mehta

Q. Who wrote ‘Akbarnama’?

ANS:-  Abul Fazal

Q. Who is the author of the book ‘New Dimensions of India’s Foreign Policy’?

ANS:-  A B Bajpayee

Q. Who is the author of ‘The Argumentive Indian’?

ANS:-  Amartya Sen

Q. Who is the author of ‘The Future of India’?

ANS:-  Bimal Jalan

Q. Who wrote Madhushala? 

ANS:-  Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Q. Who is the author of The Satanic Verses?

ANS:-  Salman Rushdie

Q. Which of the following book was written by Rabindra Nath Tagore?

ANS:-  Raktakarabi

Q. Who is the author of the book Yama?

ANS:-  Mahadevi Verma

Q. Whi is the author of the book Adhe Adhure?

ANS:-  Mohan Rakesh

Q. Tulsidas wrote Ramcharitmanas in the reign of?

ANS:-  Akbar

Q. Who created the unforgettable literary character of Swami?

ANS:-  RK Narayan

Q. The author of the book A Brief History of Time is ……………….

ANS:-  Stephen Hawking

Q. What is the title of APJ Abdul Kalam Autobiography?

ANS:-  Wings of fire

Q. Who is the author of the book Panchatantra?

ANS:-  Vishnu Sharma



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