Tuesday, 23 June 2009

General Q&A - 1

  1. The largest NANDI in India is found at - Leepakshi Temple, Andhra Pradesh
  2. The Vedanta Academy is located at - Pune
  3. Which of the following places served as a pleasure island for the Sultan of Bijapur? - Goa - It was wrested from the Sultan of Bijapur by Alfonso de Albuquerque in 1510.
  4. The 'Toli Masjid' is located at - Hyderabad
  5. The Vallabhai Patel Airport is located at - Ahmedabad
  6. Which of the following musical instruments is NOT of foreign origin? - Violin, Flute, Tabla, Sitar - Flute
  7. In the Presidential elections of India, the value of a vote of a Member of Parliament is - 708
  8. Which tribal group is dominant in the 'Blue Mountains' of South India? - Todas - About 3000 Todas live in the Nilgiris or the Blue Mountains of South India.
  9. The word 'Hindu' as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by Right - Arabs
  10. Christianity was first introduced in India at - Malabar Coast
  11. Who said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans? - Amir Khusro
  12. The first to start a joint stock company to trade with India were the - Dutch
  13. Which of the following places are known as the "Emerald Islands"? - Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  14. Which river is most mentioned in the early Vedic literature? - Sindhu
  15. Who invented the jet engine? - Sir Frank Whittle, England.
  16. Who discovered insulin? - Sir G.B.Frederick and JJR Macleod
  17. In which organ of the body is insulin produced? - Pancreas
  18. What is the speed of sound at sea level called? - MACH 1
  19. What is the scientific name for Fish Farming ? - Aquaculture
  20. What in medicine is Pathology? - The Study of Diseases
  21. What is the largest type of shark? - Whale shark
  22. Which disease is characterized by spasmodic contraction of muscles is also called Lockjaw? - Tetanus
  23. How many bits are there in a byte? - Eight
  24. The sternum is the medical name for what? - Breastbone
  25. In which organ of the body is the pineal gland? - Brain
  26. What type of clock was first introduced by the US National Bureau of Standards in 1949? - Atomic Clock (Mollecular)
  27. Which organ is inflamed when one is suffering from Nephritis? - Kidney
  28. What type of creature is a Basilisk? - Lizard
  29. What is the common name for the Araucaria tree is the symbol for which chemical element? - Tungsten
  30. Which planet has an orbital period of 687 days? - Mars
  31. Who was the first pilot to exceed the speed of sound? - Charles Yeager
  32. Which element has the highest boiling point? - Tantalum, about 6000C
  33. Which is the most common of all the metals in the earth's crust? - Aluminum.
  34. Why does an iron ball sink and not an iron ship? - The weight of the iron ball is more than the water it displaces; in case of the ship it is opposite.
  35. What is herpetology? - Study of reptiles.
  36. From which plant is morphine obtained? - Opium poppy.
  37. Who discovered the cause of malaria? - Ronald Rose
  38. Who discovered DNA and when? - Friedrich Miescher in 1868 (a Swiss bio- chemist)
  39. Which is the only continent where the Llama is found? - Antarctica
  40. Which is the brightest object discovered in the universe so far? - Quasar
  41. What is the element used for electric lamp filaments? - Tungsten
  42. Which hormone that contains blood pressure in the human body? - Adrenaline
  43. How many protons and neutrons does a nucleus of carbon contain? - Six each
  44. Which planet revolves slowly around the sun? - Pluto(now pluto called 'dwarf'. its not more concdered as a planet)
  45. Which gas is filled in electric bulbs? - Argon
  46. While a copper ball is heated its volume increases and what will happen to its density? - -Density Decreases.
  47. Alto phobia is the fear of heights. What is the fear of depth called? - Bath phobia
  48. Who developed Quantum theory? - Max Plaock
  49. Who is the formulator of periodic table of elements? - Dimitri Mendeleeva
  50. Who is considered father of modern Biology? - Charles Robert Darwin
  51. Which scientist said ‘Knowledge is power’ - Sir Humphrey Davy
  52. What is the scientific name of rice? - Oryza Sativa (Rice is the most important crop for human consumption)
  53. What is added to steel to make stainless steel? - Chromium
  54. What is Ornithology? - Study of birds and its habits
  55. Mercury is also known as? - Quick silver
  56. Which is the only clockwise rotating planet? - Venus
  57. How many chromosomes in the human cell? - 33
  58. Who invented electro cardiograph? - William Einthoven
  59. Who discovered iodine? - Bernard Lourtois
  60. Which mosquito transmits malaria? - Female anopheles
  61. Where does sound travel faster; in air or water? - In water (4.5 times faster)
  62. Who is considered as the most famous play writer in English after William Shakespeare? - George Bernard Shaw
  63. What is the name of the substance lost by the body during dehydration? - Sodium chloride
  64. What are male and female rabbits called? - Buck and Doe
  65. Which is the only snake that builds a nest? - King cobra
  66. Who discovers Africa’s Victoria Falls? - David Livingstone
  67. Why can’t horses sit? - Because they have no knees on their hind leg
  68. To escape from gravitational force at what speed should an air craft fly? - 53,200 KM/hour
  69. Astronomical distance of a ‘Light Year’? - 9.46 trillion KM
  70. What are the three kinds of rays produced radioactive substances? - Alpha, Beta, Gamma rays
  71. When 2 objects are rubbed together, which particle is most likely to be dislodged? - Electron
  72. Which gas is common to all acids? _ Hydrogen
  73. How many Amino acids discovered so far? -22
  74. How does radar detect objects? - By radio waves
  75. If the earth shrinks to half of its present radius, what will be the (g) )acceleration due to gravity? - 4 g
  76. What is the source of the sun’s energy? - Nuclear fusion
  77. What is the principle chemical that can be made by wulff process? - Acetylene

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