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Interesting General Knowledge Quiz

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General Knowledge Quiz prepared and conducted by me on 14th October 2015 for all the staff in my office. Hope this will be useful for everyone.

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Interesting General Knowledge Quiz

  1. 1. Ehsan Ahmed K 14th October, 2015
  2. 2. Quiz – OutlineQuiz – Outline 1st Round – General Knowledge 2nd Round – Visual Round 3rd Round – Identify the Personalities 4th Round – Rapid Fire
  3. 3. General Knowledge  Each Team will get two direct questions.  Each Question carries 10 points.  In case of Incorrect Answers, the question will pass to other teams and carries 5 points for the Correct Answers.  Round st
  4. 4. Q1. There are three countries other than India which are having Tamil Language in their currencies? 1.Singapore 2.Sri Lanka 3.???
  5. 5. Answer is : Mauritius
  6. 6. Q2. Who directed the movie “Life of Pi”?
  7. 7. Answer is : Ang Lee
  8. 8. Q3. Maggi is an International brand of instant Soups & Noodles owned by which company?
  9. 9. Answer is : Nestlé
  10. 10. Q4. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and International Development Association are jointly called as?
  11. 11. Answer is : World Bank
  12. 12. Q5. Tata Nano Plant is located in which Indian State?
  13. 13. Answer is : Gujarat (Sanand)
  14. 14. Q6. In December 1911, India’s capital shifted from which place to New Delhi?
  15. 15. Answer is : Kolkatta
  16. 16. Q7. Two people were awarded with Bharat Ratna in 2015. One is Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Name the other person?
  17. 17. Answer is : Madan Mohan Malaviya
  18. 18. Q8. What is name of the Virus that causes Swine Flu?
  19. 19. Answer is : H1N1
  20. 20. Q9. In 2015 Wimbledon Championship, Sania Mirza has won Women’s Doubles Title and Leander Paes has won the Mixed Doubles Title. Name the person who partnered both of them?
  21. 21. Answer is : Martina Hingis
  22. 22. Q10. These names are associated with something very famous these days : Lemonade Lake Chocolate Mountains Minty Meadow Easter Bunny Hills Peppermint Palace
  23. 23. Answer is : Candy Crush Saga These are the names of episodes in this game.
  24. 24. Q11. Mangalyaan, ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission has created a history for two reasons. Specify at least one among them..
  25. 25. Answer is : 1. It entered the Mars orbit in its first attempt.   2. It is also the cheapest such mission till now.   India followed Europe, US and Russia, which have also successfully managed to launch probes into Mars' orbit or to land on the planet, but each of these nations have required several attempts to achieve this feat.
  26. 26. Q12. Genes which are capable of causing Cancer are known as?
  27. 27. Answer is : Oncogenes
  28. 28. Visual Round  Each Team will get two direct questions.  Each Question carries 10 points.  In case of Incorrect Answers, the question will pass to other teams and carries 5 points for the Correct Answers.  Round nd
  29. 29. Q1. Identify the Logo
  30. 30. Answer is : Make in India Campaign
  31. 31. Q2. What is the significance of this Doodle by Google?
  32. 32. Answer is : Indian Republic Day Celebration
  33. 33. Q3. Connect
  34. 34. Answer is : All these animals are printed on a Ten Rupee Note
  35. 35. Q4. Identify the Brand being advertised
  36. 36. Answer is :
  37. 37. Q5. Identify the Location
  38. 38. Answer is : Taj Mahal
  39. 39. Q6. Identify these two famous personalities
  40. 40. Answer is : Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay (First climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest)
  41. 41. Q7. Identify the Political Party or the famous Politician associated with this Election Symbol
  42. 42. Answer is : Janata Dal (United) Party Nitish Kumar
  43. 43. Q8. What is common to all these cricketers?
  44. 44. Answer is : All these cricketers have scored a double century in ODIs.
  45. 45. Q9. Who is this?
  46. 46. Answer is : Laika (Dog) First animal in space and the first animal to orbit the Earth
  47. 47. Q10. Identify the Flag
  48. 48. Answer is : New Zealand
  49. 49. Q11. Identify the Logo
  50. 50. Answer is :
  51. 51. Q12. Arrange these countries based on the Population (Largest to Smallest)
  52. 52. Answer is : China United States Pakistan Russia
  53. 53. Identify the famous Personalities  Each Team will get one direct question.  Each Question carries 4 Clues.  If you guess correctly at Clue No. 1, you will get 40 Points, if in case you are not able to answer, you need to ask for further clues.  Clue No.2 => 30 Points,  Clue No.3 => 20 Points,  Clue No.4 => 10 Points  In case of incorrect answer, Question will be passed to the next team and carries the same points for respective clues.  Round rd
  54. 54. Q1. Identify this Famous Personality Clue No. 1 : He grew up in a two-room apartment on 46th Street, 7th Avenue in Ashok Nagar, Chennai. Clue No. 2 : He has completed his Class XII from Vani Vani School located in IIT Campus, Chennai. Clue No. 4 : Before joining the company in which he is currently working, he worked in Applied Materials and McKinsey & Company. Clue No. 3 : Earned his degree from IIT Kharagpur in Metallurgical Engineering.
  55. 55. Answer is : Sundar Pichai
  56. 56. Q2. Identify this Famous Personality Clue No. 1 : He graduated in Physics from Saint Joseph’s College, Trichy. Clue No. 2 : He believed Vikram Sarabhai, Satish Dhawan & Brahm Prakash as his three great teachers who have taught leadership to him. Clue No. 3 : He was awarded with Bharat Ratna in 1997. Clue No. 4 : He wrote a book named “Ignited Minds : Unleashing the Power Within India”.
  57. 57. Answer is : Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  58. 58. Q3. Identify this Famous Personality Clue No. 1 : He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. Clue No. 2 : He worked for the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) as a Joint Commissioner in the Income Tax Department. Clue No. 3 : He was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Emergent Leadership recognising his involvement in a grassroots movement Parivartan using right-to-information legislation in a campaign against corruption. Clue No. 4 : His party won the 2015 Assembly elections with a majority, obtaining 67 out of 70 assembly seats.
  59. 59. Answer is : Aravind Kejriwal
  60. 60. Q4. Identify this Famous Personality Clue No. 1 : She was born in Hisar, Haryana. Her family later shifted to Hyderabad. Clue No. 2 : Before stepping her career in the Sports for which she is very famous nowadays, she had interest in Karate. She holds a brown belt in Karate. Clue No. 3 : She has won a Bronze medal at the London Olympics 2012. Clue No. 4 : She is the first Indian after Prakash Padukone to become world number 1.
  61. 61. Answer is : Saina Nehwal
  62. 62. Q5. Identify this Famous Personality Clue No. 1 : He has completed a degree in Electrical Engineering and a post graduate degree in high-voltage engineering at Vidisha, Madhya Pradesh. He then joined a college in Bhopal as a lecturer for a few years. Clue No. 2 : In 1980, he gave up his career as a teacher and became secretary general for the Bonded Labor Liberation Front. Clue No. 3 : He has also founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement) in 1980 and has acted to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries. Clue No. 4 : His work is recognized through various national and international honours and awards including the Nobel Peace Prize of 2014, which he shared with a very famous personality from Pakistan.
  63. 63. Answer is : Kailash Satyarthi
  64. 64. Q6. Identify this Famous Personality Clue No. 1 : He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA on August 4 1961 . Clue No. 4 : Before joining the politics, he was a Student, a Teacher, a Community Organizer, a Civil Rights Attorney and an Author. Clue No. 2 : His father was from Kenya. Clue No. 3 : He lived in Indonesia from 1966 to 1971 with his family.
  65. 65. Answer is : Barrack Obama
  66. 66. Rapid Fire Round  Each team should nominate one person for this Round.  There are six topics with 10 questions and 10 points each.  A maximum of one minute will be given for each person to answer.  At this point the team with the lowest points would be given priority to chose from the six topics. The Topics are as follows : 1. Inventions & Discoveries 2. Books & Authors 3. Countries & Capital Cities 4. Abbreviations and Expansions 5. Sports 6. Women’s Firsts  Round th
  67. 67. Inventions and Discoveries 1. Atomic Theory was proposed by? 2. Indian who made research in Cosmic Rays & Quantum Theory? 3. Who proposed Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation? 4. Who proposed Theory of Evolution and Origin of Species? 5. Who discovered Electrons? 6. Who invented Electric Lamp? 7. Who discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter? 8. Who invented the first practical Telephone? 9. Who invented Dynamite? 10. Who invented Crescograph?
  68. 68. Inventions and Discoveries 1. Atomic Theory was proposed by? John Dalton 2. Indian who made research in Cosmic Rays & Quantum Theory? Homi Bhabha 3. Who proposed Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation? Isaac Newton 4. Who proposed Theory of Evolution and Origin of Species? Charles Darwin 5. Who discovered Electrons? J.J.Thomson 6. Who invented Electric Lamp? Thomas Alva Edison 7. Who discovered the four largest moons of Jupiter? Galileo 8. Who invented the first practical Telephone? Alexander Graham Bell 9. Who invented Dynamite? Alfred Nobel 10. Who invented Crescograph? Jagadish Chandra Bose
  69. 69. Books & Authors 1. The God of Small Things? 2. The Discovery of India? 3. The Story of My Experiments with Truth? 4. Mein Kampf? 5. Das Kapital? 6. Oliver Twist? 7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? 8. Gitanjali? 9. The inheritance of Loss? 10. Eternal India?
  70. 70. Books & Authors 1. The God of Small Things? Arundhati Roy 2. The Discovery of India? Jawaharlal Nehru 3. The Story of My Experiments with Truth? Mahatma Gandhi 4. Mein Kampf? Adolf Hitler 5. Das Kapital? Karl Marx 6. Oliver Twist? Charles Dickens 7. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince? J.K.Rowling 8. Gitanjali? Rabindranath Tagore 9. The inheritance of Loss? Kiran Desai 10. Eternal India? Indira Gandhi
  71. 71. Countries and Capital Cities 1. Which is the Capital City of South Korea? 2. Amsterdam is the Capital City of which Country? 3. Capital City of Bhutan? 4. Accra is the Capital City of? 5. Capital City of Argentina? 6. Havana is the Capital City? 7. Capital City of Switzerland? 8. Manama is the Capital City of? 9. Capital City of Sudan? 10. Ottawa is the Capital City of?
  72. 72. Countries and Capital Cities 1. Which is the Capital City of South Korea? Seoul 2. Amsterdam is the Capital City of which Country? Netherlands 3. Capital City of Bhutan? Thimphu 4. Accra is the Capital City of? Ghana 5. Capital City of Argentina? Buenos Aires 6. Havana is the Capital City of? Cuba 7. Capital City of Switzerland? Berne 8. Manama is the Capital City of? Bahrain 9. Capital City of Sudan? Khartoum 10. Ottawa is the Capital City of? Canada
  73. 73. Abbreviations and Expansions 1. Expand NCC? 2. Expand IRCTC? 3. Expand ICICI? 4. Expand PDF? 5. Expand SIM? 6. Expand SAARC? 7. Expand UNICEF? 8. Expand BCCI? 9. Expand FIFA? 10. Expand MBBS?
  74. 74. Abbreviations and Expansions 1. Expand NCC? National Cadet Corps 2. Expand IRCTC? Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation 3. Expand ICICI? Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India 4. Expand PDF? Portable Document Format 5. Expand SIM? Subscriber Identity Module 6. Expand SAARC? South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation 7. Expand UNICEF? United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund 8. Expand BCCI? Board of Control for Cricket in India 9. Expand FIFA? The Fédération Internationale de Football Association 10. Expand MBBS? Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae (Bachelor of Medicine , Bachelor of Surgery)
  75. 75. Sports 1. 2016 Olympic Games will be held in which city? 2. Which team has played the most number of Finals in IPL? 3. Who is the fastest man on Earth? 4. Which tennis grand slam is also known as "Roland Garros"? 5. Who is the only Indian to win an individual Gold Medal at the Olympic Games? 6. Which team has won the most number of titles in Football World Cup? 7. Michael Phelps was very famous in which sports? 8. Roger Federer belongs to which country? 9. Which National Cricket Team is nicknamed as "The Proteas"? 10. A Basketball Team consists of how many players per side?
  76. 76. Sports 1. 2016 Olympic Games will be held in which city? Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 2. Which team has played the most number of Finals in IPL? CSK 3. Who is the fastest man on Earth? Usain Bolt 4. Which tennis grand slam is also known as "Roland Garros"? French Open 5. Who is the only Indian to win an individual Gold Medal at the Olympic Games? Abhinav Bindra 6. Which team has won the most number of titles in Football World Cup? Brazil 7. Michael Phelps was very famous in which sports? Swimming 8. Roger Federer belongs to which country? Switzerland 9. Which National Cricket Team is nicknamed as "The Proteas"? South Africa 10. A Basketball Team consists of how many players per side? Five
  77. 77. Women’s Firsts 1. First Woman in the world to win the Noble Prize? 2. First Indian woman to become President of UN General Assembly? 3. First Woman in the world to have flown in space? 4. First Woman Lok Sabha Speaker? 5. First Woman in the world to become the Prime Minister? 6. First Woman to join Indian Police Service (IPS)? 7. First Indian to win the Miss Universe Title? 8. First Indian Woman to win a Nobel Prize? 9. First Woman Chess Grandmaster of India? 10. First Indian Woman Medal Winner in Olympics?
  78. 78. Women’s Firsts 1. First Woman in the world to win the Noble Prize? Marie Curie 2. First Indian woman to become President of UN General Assembly? Vijayalakshmi Pandit 3. First Woman in the world to have flown in space? Valentina Tereshkova 4. First Woman Lok Sabha Speaker? Meira Kumar 5. First Woman in the world to become the Prime Minister? Sirimavo Bandarnaike 6. First Woman to join Indian Police Service (IPS)? Kiran Bedi 7. First Indian to win the Miss Universe Title? Sushmita Sen 8. First Indian Woman to win a Nobel Prize? Mother Teresa 9. First Woman Chess Grandmaster of India? Vijayalakshmi 10. First Indian Woman Medal Winner in Olympics? Karnam Malleswari

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