General Knowledge – Basic – 079

11701 : First Democratic President of South Africa is ?
Ans : Nelson Mandela

11702 : Excessive stimulus for alcohol consumption is called?
Ans : Dypsomania

11703 : Which institution in Kerala deals with activities related to Judicial education, Training and Research?
Ans : Kerala Judicial Academy

11704 : Sankaracharya founded four mutts in four comers of India;They are?
Ans : Badrinath in the North (Jyotir Mutt) Purl in the east (Govardhan) Dwaraka in the West (Sarada Mutt) and Sringeri in the south.

11705 : Who is the author of Through the Looking Glass?
Ans : Lewis Carroll

11706 : Who is the creator of the famous character “Sydney Carton”
Ans : Charles Dickens

11707 : ….. is characterized by insufficient erythrocytes of haemoglobin?
Ans : Anaemia

11708 : Who is the author of “Hindu View of Life”?
Ans : Radhakrishnan

11709 : 49th Parallel separates?
Ans : U.S.A. and Canada

11710 : Who is the author of “Naked Came the Stranger”?
Ans : Penelope Ashe

11711 : The Capital of Iran?
Ans : Teheran

11712 : Centre for Advanced Technology (CAT) is located at?
Ans : Indore.

11713 : Who was the first Chief Justice of America ?
Ans : John Jai (1789-95)

11714 : City of Magnificient Buildings?
Ans : Washington (USA)

11715 : Who is the author of “A View from Delhi”?
Ans : Chester Bowles


11716 : Who is the author of “Illiad”?
Ans : Homer

11717 : Plato’s original name was ?
Ans : Aristocles

11718 : The scientific name of Camel is?
Ans : Camelus dromedarius

11719 : Rashtriya Indian Military College is located at?
Ans : Dehra Dun (Uttar Pradesh).

11720 : Who is the author of “The Last Temptation of Christ”?
Ans : Nikos Kazantzakis

11721 : Hyder Ali conquered Bekal Fort in?
Ans : 1763

11722 : Who is the author of “The Road Ahead”?
Ans : Bill Gates

11723 : Who is the author of The Mill on the Floss?
Ans : George Eliot

11724 : Which American President was entrusted to prepare American Constitution?
Ans : Thomas Jefferson

11725 : Blood sucking Leech possess anti coagulant called ?
Ans : Hirudin

11726 : Who is the author of “Gulliver’s Travels”?
Ans : Jonathan Swift

11727 : Which is India’s first animation park?
Ans : Kinfra Animation Park; Thiruvanathapuram

11728 : Who is the author of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”?
Ans : Shakespeare

11729 : Liberty; Equality and Fraternity was the slogan which Revolution?
Ans : French Revolution

11730 : Who is the author of Godan ?
Ans : Munshi Prem Chand


11731 : Which is the world’s highest and longest highland railway ?
Ans : The Qinghai-Tibet Railway (l;1142 Km) opened on 1st July 2006 in China

11732 : Who is the author of Essays for Poor to the Rich ?
Ans : JohnKenneth Galbraith

11733 : Who is the author of “Man Who Changed China”?
Ans : Pearl S. Buck

11734 : Who is the author of Imaging India?
Ans : Nandan Nilekani

11735 : Tokyo is on the bank of which River?
Ans : Arakawa

11736 : Who is the author of “Riding the Nuclear Tiger”?
Ans : N. Ram

11737 : Vasco Da Gama was buried in 1524 at?
Ans : St. Francis Church

11738 : National Institute of Community Development is located at?
Ans : Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh).

11739 : Lucknow is on the bank of which River?
Ans : Gomati

11740 : Delhi is on the bank of which River?
Ans : Yamuna

11741 : Which civilization discovered the system of Geometry ?
Ans : Mesopotamians

11742 : Who is the author of Chithirappavai ?
Ans : P.Y.Akilandam

11743 : Musiris is the old name of?
Ans : Kodungallur

11744 : The Capital of Haiti?
Ans : Port-au-Prince

11745 : Who is the author of “Gurusagaram”?
Ans : O.V Vijayan


11746 : Which is the world’s first film with a single actor in the star cast?
Ans : The Guard (2001)

11747 : Who is the author of ” Aksharam”?
Ans : O.N.V Kurup

11748 : The Japanese art of folding paper into decorative objects is called ?
Ans : Origami

11749 : Who is the author of “Tamas”?
Ans : Bhishma Sahni

11750 : Pulsars Research Laboratory is located at?
Ans : New Delhi (Delhi).

11751 : Who is the inventor of Air Conditioning?
Ans : Carrier

11752 : Which inscription contains the reference to the Devadasis in Kerala?
Ans : King Goda Ravi Vanna’s Chokkur Inscription.

11753 : Who is the author of Post Office ?
Ans : Rabindranath Tagore

11754 : Swine flue is caused by ?
Ans : H1N1 Virus

11755 : Who is the author of Portrait of a Lady?
Ans : Henry James

11756 : City of Skyscrapers?
Ans : New York (USA)

11757 : Who was the first director of Human Genome Project (HGP) ?
Ans : Dr. James D. Watson

11758 : Most famous ruler of Mali in Africa is?
Ans : Manga Kangan Muza

11759 : Who is the author of Men Who Kept the Secrets ?
Ans : Thomas Powers

11760 : The science dealing with the study of the heart and its diseases is known as?
Ans : Cardiology.


11761 : Powered by Intellect driven by values is the motto of ?
Ans : Infosys

11762 : SQL stands for?
Ans : Structured Query Language

11763 : Headquarters of OPEC is at ?
Ans : Vienna;(Austria)

11764 : Who is the author of “Around the World in Eighty Days”?
Ans : Jules Verne

11765 : Who is the author of ” Mayilpeeli”?
Ans : O.N.V Kurup

11766 : Who is the author of “Siddhartha”?
Ans : Herman Hesse

11767 : The Capital of Bahamas?
Ans : Nassau

11768 : Who is the inventor of Heavy Hydrogen?
Ans : H.C.Urey

11769 : ……is a company certificate to its creditors promising payment of a stated sum after a specific period of time at fixed rate of interest?
Ans : Debenture

11770 : Who is the creator of the famous character “N issar Ahammed;”?
Ans : Vaikom Muhammed Basheer

11771 : Who is the author of “Beginning of the Beginning”?
Ans : Bhagwan Sri Rajneesh

11772 : The first fully literate district in India was?
Ans : Ernakulam (1990 February)

11773 : The Capital of Kenya?
Ans : Nairobi

11774 : Which is the capital of Falkland Island?
Ans : Stanley

11775 : China was admitted to the UN in ?
Ans : 1971


11776 : What is the name of the Atom Bomb dropped by America in Nagasaki?
Ans : ‘Fatman’

11777 : The largest artery which carries oxygenated blood?
Ans : Aorta

11778 : Father of Blood Circulation?
Ans : WilliamHarvey

11779 : Aga Khan Cup is associated with?
Ans : Hockey

11780 : Odyssey relates to the adventures of the Greek hero ?
Ans : Odysseus or Ulysses.

11781 : Who is the author of “Friends; Not Masters”?
Ans : Ayub Khan

11782 : Who is the author of Black Holes & Baby Universes ?
Ans : Stephan Hawking

11783 : Chepauk Ground (Chennai) is associated with which Sport?
Ans : Cricket

11784 : Who is the author of “India 2020”?
Ans : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

11785 : Which is the first Malayalam newspaper that started its internet edition?
Ans : Deepika in 1997

11786 : Hindenburg Line separates?
Ans : Germany and Poland.

11787 : Who is the author of “The cat and Shakesphere”?
Ans : Raja Rao

11788 : Who is the author of Indian Muslims ?
Ans : Prof Mohammed Mujeeb

11789 : The length of small intestine is ?
Ans : 6 meters

11790 : Who is the author of ” Waiting for the Mahatma. “?
Ans : R.K. Narayan


11791 : Maulana Azad Trophy is associated with?
Ans : Inter-University Sports &Athletics;

11792 : Name the philosopher who first articulated the concept of Pakistan in 1931?
Ans : Muhammed Iqbal

11793 : Headquarters or Rubber Board is located at?
Ans : Kottayam

11794 : Who said “How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless child!”?
Ans : William Shakespeare

11795 : The second Atom Bomb was dropped in Nagasaki on ?
Ans : 9-Aug-45

11796 : Who is the author of “Mother India”?
Ans : Katherine Mayo

11797 : Reformation in Switzerland was known as?
Ans : Calvinism

11798 : Westchester Cup is associated with?
Ans : Polo (England)

11799 : Name as animal which never drinks water in its entire life?
Ans : Kangaroo Rat

11800 : Who is the author of “Krishnakavithakal”?
Ans : Sugathakumari

11801 : Trojan horse tactics was the policy adopted during the Second World War by?
Ans : Germany

11802 : The year in whichTelegraph system started in Travancore is?
Ans : 1863

11803 : Who is the author of “The Muslim Dilemma in India; “?
Ans : M.R.A.Baig

11804 : Who is the author of A Gift of Wings ?
Ans : Shanti Gopalan

11805 : Which is the most populous continent?
Ans : Asia


11806 : Who introduced Five Year Plans (1928) for the economic progress of Russia?
Ans : Stalin

11807 : Who is the author of India’s Parliamentary Democracy on Trail ?
Ans : Madhav Godbole

11808 : The American war of independence was fought between the American colonies and ?
Ans : The Britain

11809 : Brazil got independence from in 1822 from?
Ans : Spain

11810 : Who is the author of “Ignited Mind”?
Ans : A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

11811 : The ruler of this Arakkal Dynasty was known as?
Ans : Ali Raja

11812 : Which is the Central Bank of USA?
Ans : Federal Reserve system

11813 : Who is the author of “Sammanam”?
Ans : Karoor Neelakanda Pillai

11814 : Henley (U.K.) is associated with which Sport?
Ans : Regatta (Boat Race)

11815 : Which place is known as the Land of Gods?
Ans : Kasargode

11816 : Who is the author of Past and Present?
Ans : Thomas Carlyle

11817 : … is a copper containing respiratory pigment occurring in arthropods and molluses. It is much less efficient as oxygen carrier?
Ans : Haemocyanin

11818 : Who is the author of “The Glass Palace”?
Ans : Amitav Ghosh

11819 : Who is the author of “Kurushetram”?
Ans : Dr.Ayyappa Panicker

11820 : Name the 1st person from Indian subcontinent to receive US patent ?
Ans : Jagadish Chandra Bose


11821 : A Japanese type of decorative enameling is called?
Ans : Cloisonne

11822 : Who is the author of “Nine Days Wonder”?
Ans : John Masefield

11823 : Who is the inventor of Antiseptic Surgery?
Ans : Joseph Lister

11824 : Who is the inventor of Penicillin?
Ans : Alexander Fleming

11825 : The Currency of Austria?
Ans : Schilling

11826 : How many dramas were written by Shakespeare?
Ans : 37 plays

11827 : Who is the author of Alice in wonderland ?
Ans : Lewis Carroll

11828 : The Treaty of VersaiIle’s resulted in the foundation of ?
Ans : League of Nations in 1919

11829 : Which is the highest peak in Kerala?
Ans : Anamudi

11830 : Who is the author of “Search for Home; “?
Ans : A Sashti Brata

11831 : Vietnam’s freedom struggle was led by?
Ans : Ho Chimin

11832 : General Theory of Employment; Interest and Money
Ans : J. M. Keynes

11833 : The approximate number of bones in a new born baby is?
Ans : 300 bones

11834 : Who is the author of “Ideas for Action”?
Ans : N. Wittal

11835 : Largest University Building?
Ans : University of Riyadh.; Saudi Arabia.


11836 : Name the residence of British Monarch?
Ans : Buckingham Palace

11837 : To which country Herman Gundert belongs to?
Ans : Germany.

11838 : Agnisakshi is the work of?
Ans : Lalithambika Antharjanam

11839 : America’s Motor City?
Ans : Detroit

11840 : Who is known as “Lady with the Lamp”?
Ans : Florence Nightingale

11841 : Who is the inventor of Airplane with motor?
Ans : Orville and Wright

11842 : The Capital of Benin?
Ans : Porto Novo

11843 : Bartholomew Diaz sailed down the west coast of Africa in 1487; which came to be known as ?
Ans : ‘Cape of Good Hope’

11844 : Who is the author of “The Pickwick Papers”?
Ans : Charles Dickens

11845 : Who is the author of ” Shalimar the Clown”?
Ans : Salman Rushdie

11846 : ‘Safety Lamp’ or ‘Davis Lamp’ was invented by ?
Ans : Humphrey Davy in 1816

11847 : A Flying Mammal?
Ans : Bat

11848 : Alleppey was also developed into a town and port by?
Ans : Raja Kesava Das

11849 : HDI stands for?
Ans : Human Development Index

11850 : Who is the creator of the famous character “Micky Mouse”
Ans : Walt Disney

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