Saturday, 20 June 2009

General Q&A

  1. Whose famous word was “Government of the people, by the people and for the people”? - Abraham Lincoln
  2. Who was the first woman prime minister of a country? - Mrs. Sirimavo Bandara Naike (Sri Lanka)
  3. What is the designation of the President of India? - The Supreme Executive and Forcers Commander of Nation
  4. The famous peacock throne originally belonged to which king and who later occupied it? - Shah Jahan and later Na dir Shah occupied it.
  5. The expedition of which explorer was the first to circumnavigate the world? - Ferdinand Magellan
  6. How old was Alexander the Grate died in BC 323? - 33 years old
  7. Who ended the hundred years of the Anglo Saxon rule in England and imposed the Norman rule? - Duke William of Normandy in 1066
  8. Who was the King of England before Queen Elizabeth II? - George VI (1936-52)
  9. With whom does the legislative authority rest in Japan? - Diet House of Representative
  10. Where the International Court of Justice is located? - Hague
  11. When is common wealth day celebrated? - May 24th
  12. Which country is known as the Land of Morning Calm? - Korea
  13. Which country does not have a rectangular flag? - Nepal
  14. What is the significance of Sarvodaya Day which is celebrated on 30th January? - Mahatma Gandhiji was assassinated on January 30th
  15. The statue of Liberty in New York was a gift from which country? - France (The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was Frederick Augusta Bartholdi)
  16. What was the name of the organization founded by Mahatma Gandhi in South Africa to agitate for the rights of the Indians there? - Indian National Congress
  17. In which city is the ‘White House’ situated? - Washington DC
  18. In European history, which year is known as the year of Revolution? - 1848
  19. Who is the first prime minister of Israel? - David Bengurian
  20. Which king of England was prepared to exchange his kingdom for a horse? - Richard III
  21. In which year Adolph Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany? - 1933
  22. What does your heart pump? - Blood
  23. Which is the nearest star? - The sun
  24. Which is heavier, gold or silver? - Gold
  25. How many sides does a triangle have? - Three
  26. What is H2 0? - Water
  27. How many legs does a butterfly have? - Six
  28. Triton is a moon of which planet? - Neptune
  29. For what process do plants need sunlight, CO2 and water? - Photosynthesis
  30. Which physicist wrote a book called 'A Brief History of Time'? - Stephen Hawking
  31. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Zn? - Zinc
  32. In which organ of the body is the cerebrum found? - the brain
  33. What do we call the study of birds? - Ornithology
  34. Who discovered the electron? - Sir J J Thomson
  35. Which is the longest bone in the human body? - Thigh born
  36. At which temperature do both the Centigrade and Fahrenheit show the same reading? - (-) 40c equals (-)40 F
  37. Who invented the bifocal lens? - Benjamin Franklin
  38. Why we do not feel pains to cut our nails? - Nails are not connected with blood vessels.
  39. In which country is Mount Everest? - Nepal
  40. Which continent has the biggest population? - Asia
  41. What is the capital city of New Zealand? - Wellington
  42. In which continent is the Sahara desert? - Africa
  43. Name the two longest rivers in the world. - Amazon and Nile
  44. Which ocean is to the east of Africa? - Indian Ocean
  45. Which is bigger, a lake or an ocean? - an ocean
  46. Which country has the most people? - China
  47. What is the capital city of Norway? - Oslo
  48. What is the biggest state in the U.S.A.? - Alaska
  49. Which country has the biggest land area? - Russia
  50. In which country is the world's highest waterfall? - Venezuela
  51. What natural phenomena are measured by the 'Richter scale'? - earthquakes
  52. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link? - Atlantic and Pacific
  53. Who named the Pacific Ocean? - Ferdinad Magellan
  54. Of which country is Khartoum the capital? - Sudan.
  55. Which country is called "Land Of White Elephants'? - Thailand
  56. Which town in the world is situated at a highest altitude? - Wenchan in Tibet at an altitude of 5100 M.
  57. In which part of the world is the River Snake? - USA
  58. Which is the tallest race in the world? - Tutsis , average height 185 cm
  59. Where are the Ajanta caves? - Maharashtra in India
  60. What is the capital of Fiji? - Suva
  61. What is the capital city of Kenya? - Nairobi
  62. What is South America's highest mountain range? - the Andes
  63. What is the line of latitude 23.5 degrees north of the equator called? - tropic of Cancer
  64. Which are the lowest and highest points in United States? - Death Valley in southern California is the lowest point in the United States at 282 feet below sea level. The highest point in the contiguous 48 states is also in California: Mount Whitney, which is 14,491 feet above sea level.
  65. Which city is known as city of mosques? - Dacca, since there are 700 mosques
  66. Which is the currency of Greece? - Drachma
  67. Which country has the world’s longest national highway? - Canada (Trans-Canadian High way-8000 km)
  68. Which crop is known as black gold? - Pepper
  69. Which crop is known as white gold? - Cotton
  70. Which is the biggest centre for the manufacture of automobile in the world? - Detroit, United states
  71. Which is the largest volcanic crater? - Mount Aso at Kyushu. Japan
  72. What is the length of the Suez Canal? - 162.5 km
  73. Who nationalize the Suez Canal? - Abdul Nazar
  74. In which Sea is the Bay of Biscay? - North Atlantic Ocean
  75. Which country has never shown its name on its name on its postage stamps? - Great Britain
  76. Which is the coldest place on earth? - Verkoyansk in Siberia (Verkoyansk has recorded -70 degrees C in winter and +37 degrees C in summer)
  77. Which is the biggest delta in the world? - Sunder ban, between West Bengal and Bangladesh.
  78. Which is the world’s oldest capital city? - Damascus, capital of Syria
  79. What was the former capital of Russia? - Leningrad
  80. Where is the biggest rose garden in Asia? - Chandigar (India)
  81. Which is the lowest point on earth? - The costal area of the Dead Sea
  82. Who discovered Australia? - James Cook
  83. What is the Nickname of New York city ? - Big Apple
  84. Which country is made up of 13,677 islands? - Indonesia
  85. What is the accurate duration of the day? - 23 hours, 56 minutes
  86. Which country is called ‘Gift of the Nile’? - Egypt
  87. Of which country is kiwi , the national bird? - New Zealand
  88. Which is the longest sea canal in the world? - Suez (162.5 km)
  89. Which is the world’s largest diamond producing country? - South Africa
  90. Which is the country known as the Land of White Elephants? - Thailand
  91. What is longest running race in the Olympic Games called? - the marathon
  92. In what sport do players take long and short corners? - HOCKEY
  93. By what name is Edson Arantes do Nascimento better known? - Pele
  94. What is the 'perfect score' in a game of Ten Pin Bowling? - 300
  95. Which athletic event is a heavy metal ball thrown? - shot put
  96. In which athletic event is a heavy metal ball with a chain thrown? - Hammer throw
  97. In what sport could you 'hit a six' or 'bowl a leg spinner'? - cricket
  98. Golf was first played in which country? - Scotland
  99. In which sport could you find yourself in a headlock? - wrestling
  100. In which sport are a bow and arrow used? - archery
  101. What does a third-place getter at the Olympic Games win? - a bronze medal
  102. Which famous golf player's mother comes from Thailand? - Tiger Woods
  103. How many strings does a violin have? - four
  104. Which classical composer became deaf near the end of his life? - Beethoven
  105. How many strings does a bass guitar usually have? - four
  106. In what country did reggae music originate? - Jamaica
  107. How many instruments are there in a string quintet? - five
  108. What instrument did the jazz musician Miles Davis play? - trumpet
  109. Which British rock group does Liam and Noel Gallagher belongs to? - Oasis
  110. Which instrument has keys, pedals and strings? - Piano
  111. In which country is a 'gamelan orchestra' most commonly found? - Indonesia
  112. Who wrote the song entitled 'Yesterday'? - Paul McCartney
  113. Name of the boy at the centre of the Michael Jackson abuse trial? - Gavin Arvizo
  114. Who wrote The Sound of Music ? - RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN
  115. What is the small town in which called in which Clark Kent grew up? - Small Ville
  116. The song, Ain't Misbehavin' was written by which famous jazz musician? - Fats Waller
  117. When is World Music Day? - 21st June
  118. Name which instrument is a cross between violin and the cello - Viola
  119. What is unusual about “trance” music that mesmerizes the audience - It is played at 130- 160 beats per minute
  120. Michael Jackson is known as the King of Pop. Who is the queen of Pop? - Madonna
  121. Which famous Indian musician collaborated on a Beatles album? - Pundit Ravi Shankar.
  122. Where did Ghazal originate ? - Persia
  123. Which western instrument most commonly used for Indian classical compositions? - Violin
  124. Who put the first self propelled vehicle on the moon? - USSR(Former)
  125. How many miles per hour is one knot? - 1.151 mph or 1.85km/hr
  126. In which year was the Nobel Prize instituted and which country awards it? - In 1901, Sweden
  127. What is the study of earthquakes called? - Seismology
  128. What is the approximate distance of moon from the earth? - (Centre to centre) 384,402(Surface to Surface)376,285
  129. How long is the Great Wall of China? - Main length3460 Km(debatable)
  130. Which was the first country to use paper? - China
  131. Where is the headquarters of the International Red Cross Society? - Geneva
  132. Who founded the Red Cross? - HenreyDurrent, in 1864
  133. Name the sculptor who created "The Thinker"? - Auguste Rodin
  134. Which is the oldest known formally written language? - Elamite,BC3500.
  135. Which planet has the longest day? - Venus
  136. What does the phrase 'ipso facto' mean? - By the very fact
  137. Which alphabet do the Russians use? - Cyrillic
  138. Who is known as the Holy Pontiff? - The Pope
  139. What is the world's largest desert? - The Sahara
  140. What is the last letter of the Greek alphabet? - Omega
  141. What was the classical standard language of ancient India? - Sanskrit
  142. Who was Doctor Zhivago's great love? - Lara
  143. Which drug is best known for its use in preventing malaria? - Quinine
  144. What is the study of heredity called? - Genetics
  145. What is the last book of the Bible? - Revelation
  146. Who was convicted of shooting and killing John F Kennedy? - Lee Harvey Oswald
  147. Name the first woman in space? - Valentina Tereshkova
  148. What is the world's largest bird of prey? - Californian Condor.
  149. How many years of marriage are celebrated by a Golden Wedding Anniversary? - 50
  150. Which of the following was described as the "Oxford University of Mahayana Buddhism"? - Nalanda
  151. Which British Governor-General was responsible for the introduction of Railways in India? - Lord Dalhousie
  152. The slogan "Back to Vedas" was coined by? - Swami Dayanand Saraswati
  153. Which one of the following places is famous for the Great Vishnu Temple? - Ankorvat, Cambodia
  154. Who was the first Indian woman to win a medal in the Olympics? - Karnam Maleshwari
  155. Who among the following was killed during 'Operation Bluestar' of 1984? - Jarnail Singh Bhindrawale


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