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GK Quiz #9

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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. The earliest Buddhist literature which deals with the stories of the various births of Buddha are called

#2. Which world famous physicist wrote this statement in his journal: "If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician"?

Whenever Einstein needed to relax, he turned to music. He started violin lessons at age 5 and, at around 17, impressed his teachers at cantonal school with his playing during a music exam. Around 1914, when Einstein lived in Berlin, he’d play sonatas with his friend and fellow theoretical physicist, Max Planck. And after he became famous, Einstein would play a handful benefit concerts alongside greats like Fritz Kreisler. “Music helps him when he is thinking about his theories,” his second wife, Elsa, said. “He goes to his study, comes back, strikes a few chords on the piano, jots something down, returns to his study.”

#3. Which of the following is NOT TRUE?

#4. Which of the following is a dance form evolved in Kerala under the patronage of the Christian Church?

Chavittu Natakam, a popular Christian art form in Kerala, originated during 17th century. Chavittu Natakam is a blend of music, dance, acting, dialogue delivery, and rhythm and its pet themes are Christ, saints and the history of kings. [keralatourism.org]

#5. True or false: You can sneeze in your sleep

#6. 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).

#7. What is the healthy range in BMI (Body Mass Index)?

#8. I am the grandson of the great man who founded the dynasty I ruled. Though intense violence marked my early reign, the huge loss of lives in a bloody war brought about a sudden transformation in me. Thereafter, I renounced military conquest and other forms of violence, including cruelty to animals. I started spreading messages of tolerance and non-violence throughout my sprawling empire through edicts carved into stones and pillars located around the country at pilgrimage sites and along busy trade routes. Who am I?

#9. Approximately, how long does sunlight take to reach earth?

Here’s the math. We orbit the Sun at a distance of about 150 million km. Light moves at 300,000 kilometers/second. Divide these and you get 500 seconds, or 8 minutes and 20 seconds.

#10. Losoong festival is celebrated in which of the following states of India?

Losoong is the Sikkimese New Year, of the Bhutia tribe, celebrated every year in December.
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