Thursday 21 March 2013


(GK Quiz-1)
Charles Spencer Chaplin
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Q1: One of the greatest music composer of his times. Born in Germany. At the age of 28, he was hard of hearing and was completely deaf in last few years of his life. Never heard his own fifth symphony. Who was he?

(a) John Sebastin Bach
(b) Ludwig Van Beethoven
(c) Michael Angelo
(d) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Q2: A scottish doctor who took writing as profession at the age of 32. Penned the most famous detective 'Sherlock Holmes'

(a) Agatha Christie
(b) Arthur Conan Doyle
(c) Stephan King
(d) Carolyn Keene

Q3: She was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Who was she?

(a) Wiggins
(b) Ever Lee Hairston
(c) Helen Keller
(d) Agatha Christie

Q4: The most famous comedian of silent film era. Famous with his moustache, bowler hat, baggy trousers with cane.

(a) Charlie Chaplin
(b) Charlie Sheen
(c) Adam Sandler
(d) Lucille Ball

Q5: First in the world to dissect human body. Painted the world famous 'Mona Lisa'. A genius!

(a) Michaelangelo
(b) Leonardo Da Vinci
(c) Pablo Picasso
(d) Donatello

Q6: First English writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1894, he wrote 'Jungle Book'

(a) Rabindranath Tagore
(b) T S Eliot
(c) George Owell
(d) Rudyard Kipling

Q7: World class comedian pair famous for their double act.

(a) Armstrong and Miller
(b) Freaks and Geeks
(c) Laurel and Hardy
(d) Robin Williams

Q8: A great sculptor and painter. Designed the magnificent dome of St. Peter Church in Rome, Italy

(a) Leonardo Da Vinci
(b) Michaelangelo
(c) Titian
(d) Leonardo Da Vinci

Q9: Known as Father of Science. He was the teacher of Alexander the Great.

(a) Aristotle
(b) Plato
(c) Pythagoras
(d) Socrates

Q10: One of the greatest playwright. Also known as the 'Bard of Avon'

(a) George Bernard Shaw
(b) Samuel Beckett
(c) Neil Simon
(d) William Shakespeare

Q11: Creator of Dynamite and founded the most prestigious award for scientists, economists and humanists

(a) Isaac Newton
(b) Galileo Galilei
(c) Alfred Nobel
(d) Charles Darwin

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1: (b) Ludwig Van Beethoven
2: (b) Arthur Conan Doyle
3: (c) Helen Keller
4: (a) Charlie Chaplin
5: (b) Leonardo Da Vinci
6: (d) Rudyard Kipling
7: (c) Laurel and Hardy
8: (b) Michaelangelo
9: (a) Aristotle
10: (d) William Shakespeare
11; (c) Alfred Nobel


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