General Knowledge – Basic – 077

11401 : Royal Travancore Police was started under the leadership of?
Ans : OM Bensly

11402 : First woman to walk in space (Russia)?
Ans : Svetlana Savitskaya space

11403 : Who was the first European to reach Latin America ?
Ans : Christopher Columbus

11404 : Kollam Era is also known as ?
Ans : Malayalam ‘Era.

11405 : Who is the author of “Kumara Sambhava”?
Ans : Kalidas

11406 : Who is the author of As You Like it ?
Ans : William Shakespeare

11407 : Zhivago
Ans : Boris Pasternak

11408 : Who wrote Jatimeemamsa’?
Ans : Sree Narayana Guru

11409 : Who is the author of “Santhana gopalam”?
Ans : Poonthanam

11410 : The technique of DNA finger printing has been developed by ?
Ans : Prof. Alec Jeffreys

11411 : The study of viruses is known as ?
Ans : Virology

11412 : Edakkal Caves is in?
Ans : Wayanad

11413 : Charles I; the ruler of England; was beheaded publically in the year?
Ans : 1649

11414 : Who is the inventor of Ship (turbine)?
Ans : Charles Parsons

11415 : In which century Islam spread to Africa?
Ans : 8th Century AD


11416 : Who is the author of “Mother India”?
Ans : Katherine Mayo

11417 : Which is the disease that affects largest number of people in the world?
Ans : Common cold

11418 : The Capital of Angola?
Ans : Luanda

11419 : Which is the biggest irrigation project in Kerala?
Ans : Kallada IrrigationProject (KIP)

11420 : Leeds (England) is associated with which Sport?
Ans : Cricket

11421 : Colombo Cup is associated with?
Ans : Golf (World Championship)

11422 : Who is the author of ” Manasantharam “?
Ans : Balachandran Chullikkadu

11423 : Who is the author of Hungry Stones ?
Ans : Rabindranath Tagore

11424 : The Agrarian Revolution took place in ?
Ans : Britain

11425 : Kumarakom tourist village is in?
Ans : Kottayam district

11426 : Largest in Area?
Ans : Russia

11427 : The Currency of Maldives?
Ans : Maldivian Rupee (Rufiyaa)

11428 : Who is the author of Without Fear or Favour?
Ans : Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy

11429 : The Capital of Korea (South)?
Ans : Seoul

11430 : Who was the director of Chemmeen (1965)?
Ans : Ramu Kariat


11431 : Who is the author of “The Eye of the Storm”?
Ans : Patrick White

11432 : Who is the author of “Ghazal”?
Ans : Balachandran Chullikkadu

11433 : The process by which green plants manufacture food in the form of carbohydrates by using water; CO2 and sunlight is ?.
Ans : PHOTOSYNTHESIS

11434 : Who is the author of “In a Free State”?
Ans : V.S.Naipaul

11435 : Who is the author of “Animal Farm”?
Ans : George Orwell

11436 : The smallest district of Kerala is?
Ans : Alappuzha

11437 : Eden Gardens (Kolkata) is associated with which Sport?
Ans : Cricket

11438 : The Currency of Netherlands?
Ans : Guilder

11439 : Who is the author of The Mother?
Ans : Maxim Gorky

11440 : Bekal Fort is located in?
Ans : Kasargode district

11441 : Who is the author of “Chandalabhikshuki.”?
Ans : Kumaranasan

11442 : Who is the creator of the famous character “Perikalan Andhru”
Ans : S.K. Pottakadu

11443 : Who is the grandson of Herman Gundert; winner the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946?
Ans : Herman Hesse

11444 : Sericulture is?
Ans : Rearing of silk worms.

11445 : Who is the author of “Othello”?
Ans : Shakespeare


11446 : Who is the author of ” Socialistic Evening”?
Ans : Shobha De

11447 : Indian Institute of Public Administration is located at?
Ans : New Delhi.

11448 : Who is the author of “Reminiscences of the Nehru Era”?
Ans : M.O. Mathai

11449 : Who is the author of ” Aksharam”?
Ans : O.N.V Kurup

11450 : The pesticide used in foundations of buildings for preventing; termite attack is?
Ans : Aldrin

11451 : Who is the author of ‘Less Miserables’?
Ans : Victor Hugo

11452 : Who is the creator of the famous characters “Beeman; Vimala”?
Ans : M.T. Vasudevan Nair

11453 : Who is the author of “Doctor’s Dilemma”?
Ans : G.B.Shaw

11454 : Who is the author of “A Mercy”?
Ans : Toni Morrison

11455 : Largest Salt Water Lake?
Ans : Caspian Sea

11456 : Who is the author of “Sursatia”?
Ans : Bimal Mitra

11457 : The main function of the liver is to produce?
Ans : Bile

11458 : …………. protect from pathogens and are involved in the production of antibodies?
Ans : Lymphocytes

11459 : Who is the author of “Inside Europe”?
Ans : John Gunther

11460 : Who was the editor of ‘Malayali’ published from Kollam?
Ans : Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishnapilla


11461 : Costliest City (World)?
Ans : London

11462 : Who is the creator of the famous character “Anandha Padmanabhan”
Ans : C.V.Ramanpilla

11463 : Dance form in Mexico is known as ?
Ans : Jarabe Tapatio

11464 : Which ruler of Travancore started the first post office in 1852 in Alappuzha?
Ans : Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma

11465 : Who is the author of “Dharmaraja Nirupanam’ ?
Ans : Swadeshabhimani Ramakrishnapilla.

11466 : Which is a traditional art form prevalent among the Christians of Kerala?
Ans : Margam Kali

11467 : The Currency of Republic Yugoslavia?
Ans : Dinar

11468 : Which gland secretes saliva in the mouth?
Ans : Salivary gland

11469 : Who is the inventor of Replacing human heart?
Ans : Christian Barnard

11470 : Who is the author of “Coolies”?
Ans : Mulk Raj Anand

11471 : The CO2 content in the air that we exhale is about?
Ans : 8%

11472 : Foundations of Economic Analysis was written by ?
Ans : Paul A. Samuelson

11473 : American Capitalism was written by ?
Ans : John Kenneth Galbraith

11474 : Malayalam Radio Broadcasting was started for first time in 1939 from?
Ans : Chennai

11475 : The Capital of Switzerland?
Ans : Berne


11476 : The first Opium War was fought during ?
Ans : 1839- 42

11477 : Name the first warship built with iron plates?
Ans : ‘The Warrior’

11478 : Who is the author of Jurassic Park ?
Ans : Michael Crichton

11479 : Who is the inventor of Pressure Cooker?
Ans : Dennis Papin Robert Boyle

11480 : Who is the author of “Kadambari”?
Ans : Bana Bhatt

11481 : Who formed a society of monks known as ‘Jesut order’ in Spain ?
Ans : Ignatius Layola

11482 : Who is the author of ” Mathilukal”?
Ans : Vaikom Muhammed Basheer

11483 : Who is the author of Gathering Storm ?
Ans : Winston Churchill

11484 : A Huzur Court was established as the final court of appeal in?
Ans : 1814

11485 : First Techno park in India is in ?
Ans : Trivandrum.

11486 : Which book influenced Mahatma Gandhi to have a new vision in life?
Ans : Unto This Last by John Ruskin

11487 : Record of the oral part of history is called?
Ans : Saga

11488 : Which missionary is the author of Samkshepa Vedartham (1772)?
Ans : Clement Pianos

11489 : DNA (Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid) and RNA (Ribo Nucleic Acid) are the two kinds of ?
Ans : Nucleic Acids.

11490 : Who is the author of Death under Sail ?
Ans : C.P. Snow


11491 : Which is the Central Bank of India?
Ans : Reserve Bank of India (RBI)

11492 : Who is the author of Kidnapped ?
Ans : Robert Louis Stevenson

11493 : Who is the author of “Ivan Hoe”?
Ans : Walter Scott

11494 : Who is the author of “Vedadikara Nirupanam’?
Ans : Chatampi Swamikal

11495 : Which organ of the body is affected by Meningitis ?
Ans : Brain and Spinal Cord

11496 : Who is the author of “Jungle Girl”?
Ans : Ginu Karnani

11497 : Who was the first woman Chief Justice of Kerala high court?
Ans : Sujatha V. Manohar (1994)

11498 : Chin ruler Shih Hwangti was responsible for the construction of the Great Wall of China to prevent the ?
Ans : Huna invasion

11499 : Who is the author of The Old Man and the Sea?
Ans : Earnest Hemingway.

11500 : Who is the author of The Waste Land?
Ans : T.S. Eliot

11501 : Who is the author of Resurrection ?
Ans : Leo Tolstoy

11502 : Who is called the father of Steam Locomotive?
Ans : George Stephenson

11503 : Who is the author of Crime and Punishment ?
Ans : Fyodor Dostoevsky

11504 : Who is the author of A Brief History of Time?
Ans : Stephen Hawking

11505 : Agra is on the bank of which River?
Ans : Jamuna


11506 : First Indian to become President of International Court of Justice?
Ans : Dr. Nagendra Singh

11507 : Central Glass and Ceramic Research Station is located at?
Ans : New Delhi

11508 : Sethu Cup is associated with?
Ans : Aquatics

11509 : Who is considered as the father of modem Russia?
Ans : Peter the Great

11510 : Who is the author of “Gurusagaram”?
Ans : O.V Vijayan

11511 : Velu Thampi was appointed as Mulakumadiseela Karyakar (Commercial minister) in 1799 by?
Ans : Balaramavarma

11512 : The Tashkent Agreement was signed on?
Ans : January 10; 1966.

11513 : The scientific name of Cockroch is?
Ans : Periplaneta americana

11514 : Vitamin B4deficiency causes ?
Ans : Anemia

11515 : Who is the author of “As I See” ?
Ans : Kiran Bedi

11516 : Which is Kerala’s first literary magazine?
Ans : Vidya Vilasini (in 1881)

11517 : Who is the author of “India for Sale”?
Ans : Chitra Subramaniam

11518 : Napolean Bonaparte was born in ?
Ans : Corsica; an island in the Meditteranean sea in 1769.

11519 : The scientific name of Peacock is?
Ans : Pavo cristatus

11520 : The present term of French President is?
Ans : Five years


11521 : Kabul is on the bank of which River?
Ans : Kabul

11522 : The Capital of Vietnam?
Ans : Hanoi

11523 : Who is the author of “French Mystic”?
Ans : Romain Rolland

11524 : The scientific name of Horse is?
Ans : Equus caballus

11525 : Who is the creator of the famous character “Kuppuvachanm Kodachi”
Ans : OV.Vijayan

11526 : Who were the Chief Ministers of Dharmaraja?
Ans : Ayyappan Marthanda Pillai and Raja kesava Das

11527 : Who is the author of “Vanity Fair”?
Ans : W.M. Thackeray

11528 : The Capital of Ethiopia (or Abyssinia)?
Ans : Addis Ababa

11529 : Who is the author of “Romeo and Juliet”?
Ans : William Shakespeare

11530 : Who is the author of “History of the Congress Party”?
Ans : Dr Shankar Ghose

11531 : Physical Research Laboratory is located at?
Ans : Ahmedabad (Gujarat).

11532 : City of Flowers?
Ans : Cape Town (S.Africa)

11533 : Largest State in?
Ans : Uttar Pradesh (India)

11534 : Japan joined the Second World War in the year ?
Ans : 1940

11535 : Who is the author of “Letters from a Father to his Daughter”?
Ans : Jawaharlal Nehru


11536 : Who is the author of “Yakshi”?
Ans : Malayattoor Ramakrishnan

11537 : Who is the author of “Life and Times”?
Ans : V.V.Giri

11538 : World’s first woman computer programmer ?
Ans : Augusta Ada King Ada Lovelace

11539 : Country ousted from League of Nations in 1939 ?
Ans : U.S.S.R

11540 : Sri Narayana Guru died on?
Ans : 20 September 1928 (1104 Kanni 5) at Sivagiri.

11541 : Which country in the world’s largest fishing industry?
Ans : China

11542 : Roof of the World?
Ans : The pamirs (Tibet)

11543 : X-Ray was discovered by?
Ans : Wilhelm Roentgen in1895

11544 : Which place is known as the ‘Gateway of the High Range?
Ans : Kothamangalam

11545 : Who is the author of Iron in the Soul?
Ans : Jean Paul Sartre

11546 : Name the disease resulting from mercury poisoning that causes brain damage ?
Ans : Minamata

11547 : Which district is known as the headquarters of pilgrimage tourism?
Ans : Pathanamthitta

11548 : Who wrote the famous historical novel ‘Marthandavarma’?
Ans : CV Raman Pillai

11549 : Jewish Synagogue – The Synagogue at Mattancherry was built in?
Ans : 1568

11550 : Which king of Travancore setup the Department of Engineering for the first time?
Ans : Swathi Thirunal

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