General Awareness: Famous Personalities

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  • 1. 

    Who is the father of Geometry?

    • A.

      Aristotle

    • B.

      Euclid

    • C.

      Pythagoras

    • D.

      Kepler

    Correct Answer
    B. Euclid
    Explanation
    Euclid is considered the father of Geometry because he is known for his book "Elements," which is a comprehensive compilation of mathematical knowledge at the time. In "Elements," Euclid laid down the foundations of geometry as a deductive system, establishing definitions, axioms, and theorems that are still studied and used today. His work had a significant influence on the development of mathematics and geometry, making him a key figure in the field's history.

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  • 2. 

    What is common between Kutty, Shankar, Laxman and Sudhir Dar?

    • A.

      Film Direction

    • B.

      Drawing Cartoons

    • C.

      Instrumental Music

    • D.

      Classical Dance

    Correct Answer
    B. Drawing Cartoons
    Explanation
    Kutty, Shankar, Laxman, and Sudhir Dar are all known for their talent in drawing cartoons. This commonality suggests that they are all cartoonists or artists who specialize in creating humorous or satirical illustrations.

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  • 3. 

    Who was known as Iron man of India?

    • A.

      Govind Ballabh Pant

    • B.

      Jawaharlal Nehru

    • C.

      Subhas Chandra Bose

    • D.

      Sardar Vallabai Patel

    Correct Answer
    D. Sardar Vallabai Patel
    Explanation
    Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is known as the Iron Man of India because of his strong and determined leadership in the process of unifying the various princely states into a single nation after India gained independence from British rule. He played a crucial role in convincing the princely states to join the Indian Union, using diplomacy and force when necessary. His efforts were instrumental in integrating over 500 princely states, making India the united nation that it is today.

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  • 4. 

    The Indian to beat the computers in mathematical wizardry is

    • A.

      Ramanujam

    • B.

      Rina Panigrahi

    • C.

      Raja Ramanna

    • D.

      Shakunthala Devi

    Correct Answer
    D. Shakunthala Devi
    Explanation
    Shakunthala Devi is the correct answer because she was an Indian mathematician known for her exceptional mental calculation abilities. She earned the title of "Human Computer" for her ability to solve complex mathematical problems mentally and quickly. She demonstrated her skills in numerous public performances and even competed against computers, often outperforming them. Shakunthala Devi's remarkable mathematical wizardry and her achievements in the field make her the Indian who beat the computers in this domain.

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  • 5. 

    Jude Felix is a famous Indian player in which of the fields?

    • A.

      Volleyball

    • B.

      Tennis

    • C.

      Football

    • D.

      Hockey

    Correct Answer
    D. Hockey
    Explanation
    Jude Felix is a famous Indian player in the field of hockey. He has represented India in international tournaments and has made significant contributions to the sport. His skills, achievements, and recognition in the hockey community have established him as a prominent figure in the field.

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  • 6. 

    Who among the following was an eminent painter?

    • A.

      Sarada Ukil

    • B.

      Uday Shanker

    • C.

      V. Shantaram

    • D.

      Meherally

    Correct Answer
    A. Sarada Ukil
    Explanation
    Sarada Ukil was an eminent painter.

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  • 7. 

    Professor Amartya Sen is famous in which of the fields?

    • A.

      Biochemistry

    • B.

      Electronics

    • C.

      Economics

    • D.

      Geology

    Correct Answer
    C. Economics
    Explanation
    Professor Amartya Sen is famous in the field of economics. He is a renowned economist who has made significant contributions to the study of welfare economics, development economics, and social choice theory. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998. His research has focused on issues such as poverty, inequality, and human development, making him a prominent figure in the field of economics.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following was Satyajit Ray associated with?

    • A.

      Classical music

    • B.

      Commercial art

    • C.

      Film Direction

    • D.

      Classical dance

    Correct Answer
    C. Film Direction
    Explanation
    Satyajit Ray was associated with film direction. He is considered one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of Indian cinema. Ray directed numerous acclaimed films, including the famous Apu Trilogy, which brought international recognition to Indian cinema. His films often depicted realistic portrayals of Indian society and explored complex themes. Ray's contributions to film direction have had a lasting impact on the industry and he is widely regarded as a master filmmaker.

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  • 9. 

    Dr. Joon Lew of korea, the recipient of international Gandhi Award is known for his service in the?

    • A.

      Eradication of leprosy

    • B.

      Campaigning against AIDS

    • C.

      Against Drugs

    • D.

      Against child labour

    Correct Answer
    A. Eradication of leprosy
    Explanation
    Dr. Joon Lew of Korea is known for his service in the eradication of leprosy. This means that he has dedicated his efforts and work towards eliminating leprosy, a chronic infectious disease that affects the skin, nerves, and mucous membranes. Through his work, Dr. Joon Lew has made significant contributions to reducing the prevalence and impact of leprosy, improving the lives of those affected by the disease and working towards its ultimate eradication.

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  • 10. 

    Amjad Ali Khan is associated with which of the following musical instruments?

    • A.

      Sarod

    • B.

      Veena

    • C.

      Violin

    • D.

      Sitar

    Correct Answer
    A. Sarod
    Explanation
    Amjad Ali Khan is associated with the Sarod, which is a stringed musical instrument originating from India. It is known for its deep, resonant sound and is played with a pick called a plectrum. Amjad Ali Khan is a renowned Indian classical musician and master of the Sarod, known for his virtuosity and contributions to the world of music.

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  • 11. 

    Guru Gopi Krishna was a maestro of which of the following dance forma?

    • A.

      Kuchipudi

    • B.

      Kathak

    • C.

      Manipuri

    • D.

      Bahratanatyam

    Correct Answer
    B. Kathak
    Explanation
    Guru Gopi Krishna was a maestro of Kathak, a classical Indian dance form. Kathak is known for its intricate footwork, graceful movements, and storytelling through dance. It originated in northern India and is characterized by rhythmic patterns, fast spins, and expressive facial expressions. Guru Gopi Krishna's expertise in Kathak made him a renowned figure in the dance world, and he contributed significantly to the promotion and preservation of this art form.

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  • 12. 

    Ms. Bachendri Pal had undertaken a unique expedition for focusing attention on which of these?

    • A.

      One Nation one Family

    • B.

      The Girl Child

    • C.

      National Integration

    • D.

      Sprit of Adventure

    Correct Answer
    D. Sprit of Adventure
    Explanation
    Ms. Bachendri Pal had undertaken a unique expedition to focus attention on the spirit of adventure. This suggests that her expedition was aimed at promoting and celebrating the idea of embracing challenges, taking risks, and exploring new territories. By embarking on this expedition, she aimed to inspire others to step out of their comfort zones, push their limits, and embrace the thrill of adventure.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the following fields A. Nageshwara Roa is associated with?

    • A.

      Sports

    • B.

      Literature

    • C.

      Motion Pictures

    • D.

      Politics

    Correct Answer
    C. Motion Pictures
    Explanation
    Nageshwara Roa is associated with the field of motion pictures.

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  • 14. 

    Jamini Roy was a famous?

    • A.

      Producer

    • B.

      Painter

    • C.

      Dancer

    • D.

      Actor

    Correct Answer
    B. Painter
    Explanation
    Jamini Roy was a famous painter. He was one of the most celebrated artists in India, known for his unique style that combined traditional Indian folk art with modern techniques. His works often depicted scenes from everyday life and religious themes, and he was particularly renowned for his use of bold lines, vibrant colors, and simple forms. Roy's contributions to the art world have made him an iconic figure in Indian art history.

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  • 15. 

    In which field 'Aachan Maharaj' has distinguished himself?

    • A.

      Painting

    • B.

      Drama

    • C.

      Dance

    • D.

      Vocal Music

    Correct Answer
    C. Dance
    Explanation
    Aachan Maharaj has distinguished himself in the field of dance.

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