General Knowledge Quiz - 7
The Boston Marathon
2. Quiz: Who originally drafted the Indian Penal Code?
Thomas Babington Macaulay
3. Quiz: Which famous Moorish palace would you find close to Granada in Spain?
4. Quiz: What did the Arabs call "the Indian art"?
5. Quiz: Which are the six seasons of the Indian year?
" Vasantam, Grismam, Varsa, Sarad, Hemantam and Sisiram.
6. Quiz: Which writer had a coat of arms with these words on it, "Non sans droict" or "Not without right"?
7. Quiz: What does the word “Freud”mean?
8. Quiz: Name the first PM of independent Malayasia.
Tunku Abdul Rahman
9. Quiz: A group of scientists from BARC conducted the nuclear test at Pokhran in Rajasthan on May 18, 1974. Who led them?
10. Quiz: Malaria was a scourge till Jesuits, in the 1690s, discovered that a folk remedy popular in one part of the world could cure it. Where and what was it?
Peruvian Indians boiled the bark of a tree Quina-Quina and the bitter brew could cure malaria.
11. Quiz: The CD, for recording music, was patented in 1982 by a famous electronic giant. Which one?
Philips of Holland.
12. Quiz: The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa offered an amnesty to all actions committed in pursuit of political ends, provided they were admitted. There was one exemption. What was it?
The crime of rape.
13. Quiz: What is occurring to the Aral Sea?
It is shrinking fast because the two rivers that feed it have been dammed.
14. Quiz: What is the percentage of people in the USA currently engaged in agricultural production?
Around 3% (In traditional societies around 90% of the people are engaged in agriculture.)
15. Quiz: What is called "blue gold"?
16. Quiz: What links these five things together a promise not to kill, not to steal, not to drink, not to speak lies and not to indulge in wrongful sex?
They are the Panchsheel of the five tenets of Buddhism.
17. Quiz: Where & when was this famous quote made: "We had to destroy the town to save it"?
In 1968, by a US major in Vietnam.
18. Quiz: What was Capt Paul W Tibbet's mother's name?
19. Quiz: Which pop musician had his first major hit with a song titled "Heart break Hotel"?
20. Quiz: Two miles outside Athens Plato started his school. What did he call it?
21. Quiz: Who came up with the idea that change in many parts of the world is so quick that people experience a "culture shock" when they encounter it?
22. Quiz: M N Srinivas, widely considered the father of Indian sociology, gave a name to the phenomenon of groups with low status adopting the manners and values of those with high status. What did he call it?
23. Quiz: An important landmark in native American history is the incident of Wounded Knee. State what was it?
The massacre of about 300 unarmed Sioux Indians at a place called Wounded Knee; the Indians had gathered to perform a ritual called the Ghost Dance, which they believed would result in the buffalo returning to the land and the white man being wiped off it.
24. Quiz: In the US deaths from cirrhosis of the liver fell by more than a third between 1916 and 1929. Why?
Because of prohibition in the USA.
25. Quiz: In medieval Europe surgery was in the hands of not doctors but men from another profession. What Profession it is?
That of barbers.
26. Quiz: What does Karl Popper's theory of falsification Karl Popper say?
A theory holds up until it is disproved. (Falsification and not verification should be the object of the experimental procedures of science.)
27. Quiz: What subject did Thomas Carlyle call "the dismal science"?
28. Quiz: Who in 1962 published what many consider one of the seminal works of the 20th century titled The Structure of Scientific Revolutions?
29. Quiz: A day before the Nobel prizes are presented, the Swedish parliament is the venue of a prize distribution ceremony. Which one?
The Alternative Nobel
30. Quiz: The IPC is largely based on contemporary English law. Another code, drawn up in 1898, took into consideration Indian laws and conditions and thus had a more Anglo-Indian character to it. Name it.
The Criminal Procedure Code