General knowledge of india – 16

General Knowledge

Q1. Gol Ghar, a beehive shaped structure built in 1786 to store grains for the British Army, is located in which city ?
(A) Meerut
(B) Chennai
(C) Kolkata
(D) Patna
Q2. In humans, which dark brown pigment is responsible for the skin colour ?
(A) Melanin
(B) Bilirubin
(C) Carotene
(D) Hemoglobin
Q3. Who wrote the famous novel ‘Devdas’ ?
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
(C) Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
(D) Bibhuti Bhushan Bandopadhyay
Q4. Which freedom fighter was popularly known as ‘Lokpriya’ ?
(A) Gopinath Bordoloi
(B) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(C) Chittaranjan Das
(D) Jayaprakash Narain
Q5. Which battle lead to the disintegration of Vijayanagar empire of south India ?
(A) Battle of Plassey (1757)
(B) Battle of Buxar (1764)
(C) Battle of Talikota (1565)
(D) Battle of Seringapatam (1799)
Q6. In which city is the Indian Institute of Pulses Research located ?
(A) Lucknow
(B) Nagpur
(C) Indore
(D) Kanpur
Q7. Pinaka, the multi barrel rocket launcher produced in India, is named after which Hindu God’s bow ?
(A) Indra
(B) Shiva
(C) Vishnu
(D) Brahma
Q8. Which scale is used to measure the Acid or Alkali (Base) content of a substance ?
(A) Mohs scale
(B) Beaufort scale
(C) Richter scale
(D) pH scale
Q9. Which disease, named after a Japanese city where it was first observed, is caused by severe Mercury poisoning ?
(A) Argyria
(B) Minamata
(C) Itai-itai
(D) Devon colic
Q10. Who was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS) ?
(A) Srinivasa Ramanujan
(B) Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia
(C) Jagadish Chandra Bose
(D) Meghnad Saha

Answers :

Q1.    (D) Patna
Q2.    (A) Melanin
Q3.    (C) Sharat Chandra Chatterjee
Q4.    (A) Gopinath Bordoloi
Q5.    (C) Battle of Talikota (1565)
Q6.    (D) Kanpur
Q7.    (B) Shiva
Q8.    (D) pH scale
Q9.    (B) Minamata
Q10.   (B) Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia