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GK Quiz #11

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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. Pyongyang is the capital city of which Asian country ?

#2. The International Day of Peace, sometimes officially known as World Peace Day, is inaugurated at the UN Headquarters by

To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.

#3. What is river Ganga called in Bangladesh?

In West Bengal in India, as well as in Bangladesh, the Ganges is locally called the Padma. The westernmost distributaries of the delta are the Bhagirathi and the Hugli (Hooghly) rivers, on the east bank of which stands the huge metropolis of Kolkata (Calcutta).

#4. Who is the first Asian to win the Nobel Prize?

Rabindranath Tagore was the first Indian as well as first Asian to be awarded the Nobel Prize. He received the prize for Literature in 1913 for his work “Gitanjali”.

#5. Vexillology is the study of

Vexillology is the study of the history, symbolism and usage of flags or, by extension, any interest in flags in general. The word is a synthesis of the Latin word vexillum and the Greek suffix -logia. The first known usage of the word vexillology was in 1959.

#6. Who was the first woman to receive the Bharat Ratna?

Indira Gandhi, who was the first and has been the only female Prime Minister of India so far, was conferred the Bharat Ratna in 1971.

#7. I was called "The Father of the Indian Unrest" by the Britishers. In 1880 I started a newspaper called "Kesari" which is published even today. I joined the Indian National Congress in 1890 and was one of the first activists who came up with the concept of "Swaraj". I was also given the honourary title of "Lokmanya", which means admired (or accepted) by the people. Who am I?

#8. What is the name of the bulldog in Tom and Jerry cartoons?

Spike Bulldog is the deuteragonist (the person second in importance to the protagonist in a drama) of the Tom and Jerry franchise. He’s a grey, rough bulldog that appears in many of Tom and Jerry cartoons.

#9. In which of the following the speed of sound will be the fastest?

The rigidity of iron is much greater than that of air and water. Hence, sound travels faster in it.

#10. His admiration for which famous personality prompted Portuguese professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo's father to give his son the name "Ronaldo"?

The name Ronaldo was added to Cristiano’s name in honour of his father’s favourite movie actor, Ronald Reagan, who was U.S. president at the time of Cristiano’s birth.
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