General Knowledge Quiz for AFCAT & INET: 3rd February

General Knowledge Quiz for AFCAT & INET: 3rd February


 Dear Students, Defence Adda is providing you all with this quiz on General Knowledge questions for CDS, AFCAT, CAPF, INET, and other Defence Examinations.



Q1. Line connecting the points on a map that have the same temperature is called?
(a) Isobar
(b) Isotherm
(c) Isohyet
(d) Isohels

Q2. Chameli Devi Jain puraskar conferred to the professionals :
(a) Scientist
(b) Journalist
(c) Novelist
(d) Musician

Q3. ‘A Passage to England’ was written by
(a) Nirad C. Chaudhary
(b) R.K. Narayan
(c) Khushwant Singh
(d) Nayantara Sehgal

Q4. Who among the following women won the Wimbledon title successfully nine times?
(a) Steffi Graf
(b) Martina Navratilova
(c) Serena Williams
(d) Chris Evert

Q5. Einstein was honoured with Nobel Prize for:
(a) Photoelectric Effect
(b) Theory of Specific Heat
(c) Special Theory of Relativity
(d) Bose-Einstein Statistics

Q6. Which is known as “Tamil Bible”?
(a) Thirukuaral
(b) Tholkapiyam
(c) Pathittupath
(d) Silapatigaram

Q7. ‘Madhubani’, a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?
(a) Uttar Pradesh
(b) Bihar
(c) Rajasthan
(d) Madhya Pradesh

Q8. Sangai Festival is celebrated in which state of India?
(a) Assam
(b) Manipur
(c) Bihar
(d) Karnataka

Q9. Which of the following is known as ‘Seven Pagodas’?
(a) Mahabalipuram temple
(b) Karle caves
(c) Chaityas
(d) Elephanta caves

Q10. Who among the following is a famous santoor player?
(a) Shiv Kumar Sharma
(b) Hari Prasad Chaurasia
(c) Ravi Shankar
(d) Zakir Hussain


Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)
Sol. Isotherm is a line on a map connecting points having the same temperature at a given time or on average over a given period.

S2. Ans.(b)
Sol. Chameli Devi Jain puraskar is conferred to the journalists. The award, instituted by the Media Foundation has been conferred to Tusha Mittal of Tehelka’s Kolkata News Bureau in 2012.

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. A passage to England is written by Nirad C. Chaudhary. In 1955, the British Council and the BBC jointly made arrangements to take Chaudhuri to England for eight weeks. He was asked to contribute lectures to the BBC. He contributed eight lectures on British life. Later these lectures are collected in the Passage to England modified and edited.

S4. Ans.(b)
Sol. Martina Navratilova is a retired Czech American tennis player and coach. She is the greatest singles, doubles and mixed doubles player. She reached the Wimbledon singles final 12 times, including nine consecutive years from 1982 through 1990, and won the women’s singles title at Wimbledon a record nine times.

S5. Ans. (a)
Sol. The Noble Prize in Physics in 1921 was awarded to Albert Einstein for his services to Theoretical Physics and especially for his discovery of the “Law of the Photoelectric Effect”.

S6. Ans.(a)

S7. Ans.(b)
Sol. Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state, India and the adjoining parts of Terai in Nepal. Painting is done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and matchsticks, using natural dyes and pigments, and is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. There are paintings for each occasion and festival such as birth, marriage, holi, surya shasti, kali puja, Upanayanam (sacred thread ceremony), and durga puja.

S8. Ans.(b)
Sol. The Manipur Sangai Festival is an annual calendar mega-event of the Government of Manipur spearheaded by the Tourism Department that seeks to showcase and promote the finest of Manipur’s arts & culture, adventure sports, indigenous cuisines, handloom & handicrafts, fine arts, indigenous games & music and various other niche products to a regional, national and global audience.

S9. Ans. (a)

S10. Ans.(a)
Sol. Pandit Shivkumar Sharma is an Indian music composer and santoor player from the state of Jammu and Kashmir.







                                        

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