General Awareness Quiz - Set 14

1. Protoplasm as the “physical basis of life” was first expressed by
a) TH Huxley
b) Fleming
c) TH Morgan
d) Mendel 

2. Which of the following diseases are not bacterial?
a) cholera and diphtheria
b) trichomonasis and malaria
c) tetanus and typhoid
d) tuberculosis and leprosy 

3. Among the following four works, which one is encyclopaedic in nature?
a) Amarakosa
b) Ashtangahrudaya
c) Brihat Samhita
d) Siddhanta Siromani 

4. The States which have set up State-Level Human Rights Commissions are
a) Rajasthan and West Bengal
b) West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh
c) Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh
d) Maharashtra and Gujarat 

5. Who, among the following Muslim scholars, contributed most significantly to Hindi Literature?
a) Abul Fazal
b) Faizi Namaz
c) Abdur-Rahim Khan-i-Khanah
d) Abdul Qadir Bandaoni 

6. The bone of contention between India and Sri Lanka is
a) Maldives
b) Lakshadweep
c) Rameswaram
d) Kachchativu 

7. The National Calender based on the Saka era is used for official purposes for
a) the Gazette of India
b) News Broadcasts by All India Radio
c) Telecasts by Doordarshan Kendras
d) All the above 

8. The first Law University in India was established in
a) Allahabad
b) Coimbatore
c) Bangalore
d) New Delhi 

9. Hans Christian Andersen is famous for his
a) crime novels
b) fairy tales
c) adventure fiction
d) poetry 

10. President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated while watching the play
a) Apple Cart
b) Our American
c) Hamlet
d) Julius Caesar 


1. a) TH Huxley
2. b) trichomonasis and malaria
3. c) Brihat Samhita
4. d) Maharashtra and Gujarat
5. c) Abdur-Rahim Khan-i-Khanah
6. d) Kachchativu
7. d) All the above
8. c) Bangalore
9. b) fairy tales
10. b) Our American 


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