General Knowledge – Basic – 080

11851 : Purification or purgation of emotions; through drama is called?
Ans : Catharsis

11852 : On which date Nehru Trophy Boat race is held in Punnarnada backwaters in Alappuzha?
Ans : Second Saturday of August every year

11853 : St Angelo Fort in Kannur was captured by the Dutch in?
Ans : 1663

11854 : On which date Velu Tampi made the Kundara Proclamation?
Ans : On 11 January 1809 (I st Makaram 984)

11855 : The Presidents rule under the Article 356;was declared in Kerala for the first time on?
Ans : 31st July 1959.

11856 : Largest State in Area (India)?
Ans : Madhya Pradesh

11857 : The electronic record for recording of electric variations that occur during contraction of muscles of heart is?
Ans : ECG (Electro Cardio Gram)

11858 : Who was the first Roman king who accepted Christianity?
Ans : Constantine

11859 : Who is the author of “Pride and Prejudice”?
Ans : Jane Austen

11860 : Who is the author of Angels and Demons ?
Ans : George Orwell

11861 : Who performed India’s first heart transplantation on 3rd August 1994?
Ans : Dr. Venugopal of All India Institute of Medical Science

11862 : Which revolt is considered as the last of the early revolts broke out in Malabar against the British supremacy?
Ans : Kurichya Revolt

11863 : Who is the author of “Manikan”?
Ans : Lalitham bika Antharjenam

11864 : World’s first census was conducted at ?
Ans : USA on 1790

11865 : Global Polio Eradication Programme is a Joint effort led by WHO; UNICEF and ?
Ans : The Rotory Foundation.


11866 : Who is the inventor of Stethoscope?
Ans : Rene Lainnec & William Stockes

11867 : Who is the author of “Kavya Narthaki”?
Ans : Changampuzha Krishna Pilla

11868 : Stock exchange Index of USA is?
Ans : Nasadq

11869 : Who is the author of “Painter of Signs”?
Ans : R.K. Narayan

11870 : Who is the author of “A Dangerous Place”?
Ans : Daniel Patrick Moynihan

11871 : Who is the inventor of Avogradra’s Hypothesis?
Ans : Avogadro

11872 : Who is the author of “Sesame and Lilies J”?
Ans : ohn Ruskin

11873 : Jawaharlal Nehru Botanic Garden and Research Instituteis at ?
Ans : Palode; Kerala

11874 : Who is the author of “Jane Eyre”?
Ans : Charlotte Bronte

11875 : Who is the inventor of Air-brake?
Ans : G e o r g e Westinghouse

11876 : Who is the author of Ramacharitamanas?
Ans : Thulasi Das

11877 : Who is the author of “India Wins Freedom”?
Ans : Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

11878 : Who was the first Chief Justice of America ?
Ans : John Jai (1789-95)

11879 : Who became the life time secretary of S.N.D.P Yogam in 1903?
Ans : Kumaranasan

11880 : Vitamin E is also called?
Ans : Tocopherol


11881 : Who is the author of “Asia and Western Dominance”?
Ans : KM Panicker

11882 : Smallest Bird in the world is ?
Ans : Humming Bird

11883 : Who is the author of “Manasantharam”?
Ans : Balachandran Chullikkadu

11884 : Who is the author of Pride and Prejudice?
Ans : Jane Austen

11885 : Who organized “Sahodarasangham” in 1917?
Ans : Sahodaran Ayyappan

11886 : The Currency of Mozambique?
Ans : Metical

11887 : Time and Money was written by ?Friedrich Hayek
Ans : Friedrich Hayek

11888 : Who is the author of “Inside the Third Reich”?
Ans : Albert Speer

11889 : Who is the author of Passage to India?
Ans : E.M. Forster

11890 : Muthanga wildlife sanctuary is located at?
Ans : Wayanad

11891 : India’s first 3-D film was?
Ans : My Dear Kuttichathan (1984)

11892 : Who is the Portuguese king who sent Vasco-da-Gama to India?
Ans : Dom Manual

11893 : The famous writer ‘Mali’ Madhavan Nair was a champion of which sport?
Ans : Tennis

11894 : The first coir factory was established in Alappuzha in?
Ans : 1859

11895 : X-Ray was discovered by?
Ans : Wilhelm Roentgen in1895


11896 : From where the famous Buddhist image Karumadikuttan has been discovered?
Ans : Karumadi near Ambalappuzha.

11897 : Who appointed Col. Monro as the Diwan of Travancore in 1811?
Ans : Rani Gauri Lekshmi Bai.

11898 : Who is the author of “Divine Life”?
Ans : Sivananda

11899 : Who is the author of Twelfth Night ?
Ans : William Shakespeare

11900 : The German plan of conquering Britain during the Second World War was known as ?
Ans : ‘Sea – Lion’

11901 : Who is the author of Henry Esmond ?
Ans : William M Thackeray

11902 : Who is the author of Servants of India ?
Ans : RK Laxman

11903 : Who is the author of “Chistable”?
Ans : Samuel Taylor Coleridge

11904 : Who is known as father of German Unity?
Ans : Helmet Kohl

11905 : Who is the author of “King’s Clothes”?
Ans : Anderson

11906 : Which agitation was started in Kerala as a protest against ‘The constitutional reforms of I932’?
Ans : Nivarthana (Abstention) Movement

11907 : Who is the author of “The Plague”?
Ans : Albert Camus

11908 : Who is the author of “Karana Booshanam”?
Ans : Uloor S Parameshwara Iyer

11909 : Floriculture is?
Ans : Cultivation of flowering plants.

11910 : Who is the creator of the famous character “David Copperfield;”?
Ans : Charles Dickens


11911 : Who introduced Islam in Kerala around 644 AD?
Ans : Malik Bin Dinar

11912 : Paratroop Training College is located at?
Ans : Agra (Uttar Pradesh).

11913 : Who is known as ‘father of modern economics’ ?
Ans : Adam Smith

11914 : Who is the author of Good Earth ?
Ans : Pearl S Buck

11915 : Who is the author of The Treasure Island?
Ans : R.L. Stevenson

11916 : Who is the author of War and Peace ?
Ans : Leo Tolstoy

11917 : Kerla’s first Wind Farm is situated in?
Ans : Kanjikode

11918 : Scientific name of Frog is ?
Ans : Rana Hexadactyla

11919 : Which Diwan privatised electric supply in Cochin town?
Ans : Diwan R.K. Shanmukham Chetti (1936)

11920 : The Euro was introduced to world financial markets as an accounting currency on?
Ans : 1st January 1999

11921 : The Vaikkam Sathyagraha was started on?
Ans : 30 March 1924.

11922 : Wild Life Protection Act was enacted in India in the year?
Ans : 1972

11923 : Arakkal Museum, located in?
Ans : Ayikkara

11924 : Who invented the Spinnng Jenny in 1764?
Ans : James Hargreaves

11925 : Who is the author of ‘Life and Times’?
Ans : V.V.Giri


11926 : Which missionary is the author of Balabhyasanam (1867)?
Ans : Rv. George Mathan

11927 : Who is the author of Netaji Dead or Alive ?
Ans : Samar Guha

11928 : Who is considered as the father of Biology?
Ans : Aristotle

11929 : Which writer received Jnanapith Award in 1984″?
Ans : Thakazhi Siva Sankara Pillai

11930 : Who is the author of House Divided ?
Ans : Pearl S Buck

11931 : Who is the author of “Beyond Boundaries”?
Ans : Swaraj Paul

11932 : The scientific name of Pepper is?
Ans : Piper nigrum

11933 : Who is the author of Anand Math ?
Ans : Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

11934 : ‘Wealth of Nations’ was written by?
Ans : Adam Smith

11935 : The period of long sleep for animals in cold weather when there is no food available is known as ?
Ans : Hibernation

11936 : Who is the author of Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ?
Ans : Edward Gibbon

11937 : The Capital of Pakistan?
Ans : Islamabad

11938 : Communist Manifesto was written by ?
Ans : Karl Marx and Fredrik Engels

11939 : Gun Powder was invented by?
Ans : The Chinese

11940 : Who is the author of “Gandhi and Stalin”?
Ans : Louis Fisher


11941 : Who is the author of “Odakkuzhal”?
Ans : G. Sankara Kurup

11942 : The Capital of New Zealand?
Ans : Wellington

11943 : What is known as graveyard of RBC?
Ans : Spleen

11944 : Who is the author of A Fraction of the Whole?
Ans : Steve Toltz

11945 : The Mayan calendar had?
Ans : 18 months

11946 : Who is the author of “The Godfather”?
Ans : Mario Puzo (USA)

11947 : Ancient religion of Japan?
Ans : Shintoism

11948 : Walker Cup is associated with?
Ans : Golf (England)

11949 : What was the total strength of the first Communist ministry?
Ans : 127 (including one nominated member)

11950 : Who is the author of ” Tharishunilam”?
Ans : Madhavikutty (Kamala Surayya)

11951 : Who is the author of “Descent of Man”?
Ans : Charles Darwin

11952 : Who is the author of Hindu View of Life?
Ans : Dr Radhakrishnan

11953 : The quantity of blood in the body of a healthy person is?
Ans : 5-6 Iitres

11954 : Who is the author of “Around the World in Eighty Days”?
Ans : Jules Verne

11955 : The Currency of Guyana?
Ans : Guyana Dollar


11956 : Pollination between two flowers of one plant
Ans : Gytanogamy

11957 : Who organised a Hussur Kachery at Kollam?
Ans : Velu Tampi Dalawa

11958 : Arsenic – 74 is used to detect?
Ans : Tumours.

11959 : The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a famous book written by ?
Ans : Edward Gibbon

11960 : Who is known as the Grand Father of Magic in Kerala?
Ans : Prof Vazhakunnam Neelakandan Nambhoothiri

11961 : Plant anatomy is the study of ?
Ans : Cell and tissue structure

11962 : Julian Calendar was modified by?
Ans : Pope Grigory XIII (Grigorian Calendar)

11963 : Who is the author of Communist Manifesto ?
Ans : Karl Marx

11964 : Jean Valjin
Ans : Victor Hugo

11965 : Who is the author of ” Aana pooda”?
Ans : Vaikom Muhammed Basheer

11966 : Who is the author of “The Warof Indian Independence”?
Ans : V.D.Sarvarkar

11967 : Who is the author of Naked Triangle ?
Ans : Balwant Gargi

11968 : Who succeeded Velithanbi as the new Dalawa of Travancore?
Ans : Ummini Thampi

11969 : The Bloodless revolution or Glorious revolution occurred in England in?
Ans : 1688

11970 : The method of sending message by wire was invented by?
Ans : Morse in 1835


11971 : Who is the author of “Thotiyude Makan”?
Ans : Thakazhi Siva Sankara Pillai

11972 : Name the famous trialof the major war criminals of the Second World War?
Ans : The Nuremberg Trials

11973 : The Capital of Venezuela?
Ans : Caracas

11974 : Indian Military Academy is located at?
Ans : Dehra Dun; (Uttar Pradesh).

11975 : The Bill of Rights was accepted in England after the Glorious Revolution in ?
Ans : 1689

11976 : The Capital of Uganda?
Ans : Kampala

11977 : Jinna house is in?
Ans : Mumbai

11978 : The Capital of Myanmar (Burma)?
Ans : Yangon

11979 : Indian Institute of Agricultural Research Institute is located at?
Ans : New Delhi.

11980 : What is total number of members of Kerala Legislative Assembly?
Ans : 141 (including the one from Anglo- Indian community nominated by the Governor)

11981 : Dibrugarh is on the bank of which River?
Ans : Brahmaputra

11982 : The Cranganore port (Muziris) declined as’ a result of the floods in the Periyar river in?
Ans : 1341

11983 : Who is the author of “Wuthering Heights”?
Ans : Emily Bronte

11984 : Egyptian Sun God was known as?
Ans : ‘Ra’ or ‘Re’

11985 : TheFive kingdoms are Monera; Protista; Fungi; Plants and Animals. Five kingdom classification was developed by ?
Ans : R.H.Whittaker


11986 : Who is the author of “A Passage to India”?
Ans : E.M.Forster

11987 : Who is the creator of the famous character “Thirumukathu Pilla”
Ans : c.V.Ramanpilla

11988 : Who is the author of The Lion and the Jewel?
Ans : Wole Soynika

11989 : Who is the inventor of Carburettor?
Ans : Daimler

11990 : Who is the author of “Apple Cart”?
Ans : George Benard Shaw

11991 : Which is the first country formed in the western part of Africa is ?
Ans : Ghana.

11992 : Plants which grow luxuriantly in rainy season and shed all leaves in summer are called?
Ans : Tropophytes.

11993 : High Altitude research Laboratory is located at?
Ans : Gulmarg (Kashmir)

11994 : Name the first digital computer designed by Howard Alken?
Ans : ‘Harvard Mark l

11995 : Who is the author of “Letter from Peking”?
Ans : Pearl S Buck

11996 : Who is the author of “All the Prime Minister’s Men”?
Ans : . Janardhan Thakur

11997 : Which is the world’s busiest Airport in the world?
Ans : Chicago International Airport

11998 : Who is the author of “I Too Had a Dream”?
Ans : Varghese Kurian

11999 : Bhopal tragedy (1984 )was due to the leakage of ?
Ans : Methyl Isocyanate

12000 : Who is the author of “Kayar”?
Ans : T.S.Pillai

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