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GK Quiz #2

#1. Who was the Hindu King shown playing on the Veena on ancient coins?

#2. Which was the very first Mickey Mouse cartoon ever made?

Walt Disney’s first Mickey Mouse film was called ‘Plane Crazy.’ It was a silent film shown to a test audience in 1928. But distributors weren’t excited about it, so it wasn’t released to the public.

But after ‘Steamboat Willie’ became a huge hit, ‘Plane Crazy’ was finally released as the 4th Mickey Mouse film in 1929.


#3. "Hodophobia" is the fear of

Hodophobia is an irrational fear, or phobia, of travel.

#4. What country has the most islands in the world?

According to 2013 statistics report, there are in total 267,570 islands in Sweden, fewer than 1000 of which are inhabited.

#5. Which of the following empires had no written language?

The Inca civilization arose from the Peruvian highlands sometime in the early 13th century. The Spanish began the conquest of the Inca Empire in 1532 and its last stronghold was conquered in 1572.

The Incas never developed a written language. However, their system of record keeping called Quipu is unique in human history. Inca recorded accounts with knotted string. Quipu means knot in Quechua, the language of the Incas.

#6. In which of the following countries were Buddha's idols disfigured and removed in 2001?

The Buddhas of Bamiyan were two 6th-century monumental statues of Gautama Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamiyan valley of central Afghanistan.

In 1999 Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar issued a decree protecting the statues, but the statues were blown up in March 2001 when Swedish monument experts proposed to perform restorative work on them during a humanitarian crisis.

#7. The meaning of the word "behest" is

#8. The image of a dragon can be seen on the flag of which country?

#9. Like India, all the following countries celebrate their independence day on 15 August, EXCEPT

Singapore celebrates independence day on August 9.

#10. Mesopotamia is the old name of which country?

#11. The second sequel of which of the following of Roald Dahl's books is an unfinished work?

Roald Dahl began writing a third book in the Charlie Bucket series, titled Charlie in the White House, but did not complete it.


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