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GK Quiz #10

Welcome to GK Quiz Series, quizzes with 10 random general knowledge questions. Try to tackle the questions on your own, without using Google or other means. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers. Nobody is perfect in GK. Take the quiz again after memorizing the correct answers displayed after your submission. Don’t forget to post your score in the comment box.

#1. What is the colour of the Ashok Chakra on our National Flag?

The Ashoka Chakra, replaced the symbol of the charkha of the pre-independence version of the flag, is rendered in navy blue on a white background. The chakra signifies that there is life in movement and death in stagnation. It represents the dynamism of a peaceful change.

#2. Which mountain is known as "The Everest of South India"?

Anamudi is a mountain located in Kerala. It is the highest peak in the Western Ghats and South India, at an elevation of 2,695 metres (8,842 ft).

#3. UN’s International Day of Friendship is celebrated every year on which date?

The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

#4. Cristiano Ronaldo has long been associated with the shirt number 7. Of the following footballers, who is not associated with this number?

Pele, Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho have all been associated with shirt number 10.

#5. Dr Abdul Kalam was the _______ President of India.

#6. Like the Famous Five, the Secret Seven also has a dog. What is he called?

The secret seven are: Peter, Janet, Jack, Barbara, Pam, Colin, George and not forgetting Peter and Janet’s dog, Scamper. Scamper is not an official member of the Secret Seven, but the children count him as one.

#7. Two planets in the Solar System do not have any natural satellites. One is Venus. Which is the other one?

Of the eight planets in the solar system, six of them have natural satellites while two of them do not. These two planets are Mercury and Venus, which, incidentally, are the two planets closest to the sun. Outside of the eight planets, there are some dwarf planets, such as Pluto and Eris, that also have natural satellites.

#8. Which British Viceroy standardised the use of Indian Standard Time in 1905?

Indian Standard time is the time zone observed throughout India, with a time offset of UTC 05:30. India does not observe daylight saving time or other seasonal adjustments.

The decision was taken by the Viceroy of India, Lord Curzon, to use the 82.5° East meridian, which passed through Allahabad, to determine the Indian Standard Time. IST, which had been established in 1884, became the official time standard and it took effect on 1st January 1906.

#9. The first artificial satellite to orbit earth was ____________ .

Sputnik 1 was the first artificial Earth satellite. It was launched into an elliptical low Earth orbit by the USSR on 4 October 1957 as part of the Soviet space program. It orbited for three weeks before its batteries ran out. (The image is not of Sputnik 1)

#10. In a standard URL, www stands for

#11. Which planet has the largest moon in the Solar system?

Jupiter’s Ganymede is the largest moon in the solar system (larger than the planet Mercury), and is the only moon known to have its own internally generated magnetic field.

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