General Knowledge MCQs – Commonly Asked Questions for Exams – Must Know Topics and Concepts Part 10

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Famous Personalities

1. Barack Obama, the President of America, is from which of the following American States?

(a) California

(b) Illinois

(c) Virginia

(d) Indiana

Ans: (b)

2. Match the following

Match the Following
List – I PersonList – II Area in which Distinguished
A. Rajendra Shah1. Film industry
B. Naresh Trehan2. Computer industry
C. Azim Premji3. Automobile industry
D. Jagdish Khattar4. Medical science
5. Literature

Ans: (b)

3. The first woman to climb Mount Everest was

(a) Marie Jose Perec

(b) Florence Griffith Joyner

(c) Junko Tabei

(d) Jackie Joyner Kersee

Ans: (c)

4. Who was known as ‘Lady with Lamp’ ?

(a) Sarojini Naidu

(b) Joan of Arc

(c) Mother Teresa

(d) Florence Nightingale

Ans: (d)

5. Who is the first Air Chief to receive the honor of ‘Marshal’ ?

(a) Arjun Singh

(b) Satish Kumar Sarin

(c) SK Mehra

(d) Yashwant Tipnis

Ans: (a)

6. Who is associated with the development of India՚s Atomic Bomb?

(a) APJ Abdul Kalam

(b) Homi Bhabha

(c) Raja Ramanan

(d) Kastoorirangan

Ans: (c)

7. Match the following

Match the Following
List – IList – II
A. Ho Chi Minh1. Founder of democracy movement in Myanmar
B. Sun Yat-sen2. First PM of Singapore
C. Suu Kyi Aung San3. Vietnam՚s revolutionary leader
D. Lee Kuan Yew4. First President of Republic of China

(a) 4 3 2 1

(b) 3 4 2 1

(c) 4 3 1 2

(d) 3 4 1 2

Ans: (d)

8. The first woman film star nominated to the Rajya Sabha was

(a) Nargis Dutt

(b) Shabana Azmi

(c) Madhubala

(d) Meena Kumari

Ans: (a)

9. Which of the following pairs is not correctly matched?

(a) Reinhold Messner complete Technology

(b) Harlow Shapley Astronomy

(c) Gregor Mendel Hereditary Theory

(d) Godfrey Hounsfield CT Scan

Ans: (a)

10. Match the following

Match the Following
List – I PersonList – II Well Known As
A. Karun Chandok1. Film maker
B. Mira Nair2. Motor race sportsperson
C. Nirad C Chaudhari3. Musician
D. Ronu Mazumdar4. Writer

(a) 3 1 4 2

(b) 3 4 1 2

(c) 2 4 1 3

(d) 2 1 4 3

Ans: (d)

11. Who created the unforgettable literary character ‘Swami’ ?

(a) Vikram Seth

(b) R K Narayan

(c) Mulk Raj Anand

(d) Harivansh Rai Bachchan

Ans: (b)

12. Who is considered the father of Sahatara (sitar) ?

(a) Mian Tansen

(b) Baiju Bawara

(c) Amir Khusro

(d) Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

Ans: (c)

13. Which among the following composers was deaf?

(a) Beethoven LV

(b) Back JS

(c) Richard Strauss

(d) Johannes Brahms

Ans: (a)