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General Knowledge Quiz: Interactive Quiz based on Science, Literature, Economy, Polity, Awards, Cinema, History and GeographyDifficulty Level: HighFormat: Multiple Choice# of Questions: 10Time: 5 Minutes


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  • 1. 

    Solstice refers to either of the two times of the year when...

    • A.

      The duration of the night and the day is equal

    • B.

      Nights are longer than days

    • C.

      Days are longer than nights

    • D.

      The difference between the length of days and nights is the largest

    Correct Answer
    D. The difference between the length of days and nights is the largest
    Explanation
    Solstice refers to either of the two times of the year when the difference between the length of days and nights is the largest. During the solstice, either the longest day (summer solstice) or the shortest day (winter solstice) occurs. This is due to the tilt of the Earth's axis, which causes the sun's rays to hit different parts of the Earth at different angles throughout the year.

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  • 2. 

    This country is also known as the Switzerland of Central Asia...

    • A.

      Kazakhstan

    • B.

      Uzbekistan

    • C.

      Krygyzstan

    • D.

      Turkmenistan

    Correct Answer
    C. Krygyzstan
    Explanation
    Kyrgyzstan is often referred to as the Switzerland of Central Asia due to its stunning mountainous landscapes, similar to Switzerland. It is known for its beautiful alpine lakes, snow-capped peaks, and picturesque valleys. Just like Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan is also a popular destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountaineering. The comparison highlights the natural beauty and scenic charm of Kyrgyzstan, making it a popular tourist destination in Central Asia.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these countries has two national anthems?

    • A.

      Egypt

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      South Africa

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    B. New Zealand
    Explanation
    New Zealand is the correct answer because it is one of the few countries in the world that has two national anthems. The first anthem is "God Defend New Zealand" in English, and the second anthem is "Aotearoa" in the Māori language. This reflects the cultural diversity and recognition of the indigenous Māori people in New Zealand.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following novels was not written by George Orwell?

    • A.

      Burmese Days

    • B.

      The Portrait of a Lady

    • C.

      Coming Up For Air

    • D.

      Animal Farm

    Correct Answer
    B. The Portrait of a Lady
    Explanation
    "The Portrait of a Lady" is not a novel written by George Orwell. The other three options, "Burmese Days," "Coming Up For Air," and "Animal Farm," are all novels written by George Orwell.

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  • 5. 

    The Indian Rupee got a symbol on July 15, 2010. Who designed this symbol? 

    • A.

      Sharanya Manola

    • B.

      D Udaya Kumar

    • C.

      Samarth Verma

    • D.

      Srimoyee Pandit

    Correct Answer
    B. D Udaya Kumar
    Explanation
    D Udaya Kumar designed the symbol for the Indian Rupee.

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  • 6. 

    Which of the following duo of Indian music composers composed a song for the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa?

    • A.

      Shankar-Jaikishan

    • B.

      Salim-Sulaiman

    • C.

      Laxmikant-Pyarelal

    • D.

      Nadeem-Shravan

    Correct Answer
    B. Salim-Sulaiman
    Explanation
    Salim-Sulaiman composed a song for the closing ceremony of the FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

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  • 7. 

    This was the Nazi Germany's largest concentration and extermination camp...

    • A.

      Belzec

    • B.

      Buchenwald

    • C.

      Auschwitz

    • D.

      Chelmno

    Correct Answer
    C. Auschwitz
    Explanation
    Auschwitz was the largest concentration and extermination camp during Nazi Germany. It was located in Poland and was responsible for the imprisonment and mass murder of millions of Jews, along with other minority groups. The camp had multiple sections, including Auschwitz I, Auschwitz II-Birkenau, and Auschwitz III-Monowitz. Auschwitz is infamous for its gas chambers and crematoria, where thousands of prisoners were killed and their bodies disposed of. The camp symbolizes the horrors of the Holocaust and stands as a grim reminder of the atrocities committed during World War II.

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  • 8. 

    Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in the year...

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    C. 1998
    Explanation
    Amartya Sen won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in the year 1998.

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  • 9. 

    HTML stands for...

    • A.

      Hypertext Markin Language

    • B.

      Hypertext Markup Language

    • C.

      Hypertexture Markup Level

    • D.

      Hypertext Marginal Language

    Correct Answer
    B. Hypertext Markup Language
    Explanation
    HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language. It is a standard markup language used for creating web pages and applications. HTML uses tags to structure the content and define the layout of a web page. It is the foundation of the World Wide Web and is essential for creating and displaying web pages in browsers.

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  • 10. 

    Chikungunya fever is caused by...

    • A.

      Bacteria

    • B.

      Virus

    • C.

      Fungus

    • D.

      Protozoa

    Correct Answer
    B. Virus
    Explanation
    Chikungunya fever is caused by a virus. This viral infection is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, primarily the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species. The virus belongs to the genus Alphavirus and is typically found in tropical and subtropical regions. Symptoms of chikungunya fever include fever, joint pain, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, and rash. While there is no specific treatment for the infection, supportive care can help relieve symptoms.

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