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General Knowledge

Famous Personalities has 71 Questions

Who is the father of Geometry?

Aristotle
Euclid
Pythagoras
Kepler
What is common between Kutty, Shankar, Laxman and Sudhir Dar?

Film Direction
Drawing Cartoons
Instrumental Music
Classical Dance
Who was known as Iron man of India?

Govind Ballabh Pant
Jawaharlal Nehru
Subhas Chandra Bose
Sardar Vallabai Patel
The Indian to beat the computers in mathematical wizardry is

Ramanujam
Rina Panigrahi
Raja Ramanna
Shakunthala Devi
Jude Felix is a famous Indian player in which of the fields?

Volleyball
Tennis
Football
Hockey
Who among the following was an eminent painter?

Sarada Ukil
Uday Shanker
V. Shantaram
Meherally
Professor Amartya Sen is famous in which of the fields?

Biochemistry
Electronics
Economics
Geology
Which of the following was Satyajit Ray associated with?

Classical music
Commercial art
Film Direction
Classical dance
Dr. Joon Lew of korea, the recipient of international Gandhi Award is known for his service in the?

Eradication of leprosy
Campaigning against AIDS
Against Drugs
Against child labour
Amjad Ali Khan is associated with which of the following musical instruments?

Sarod
Veena
Violin
Sitar
Guru Gopi Krishna was a maestro of which of the following dance forma?

Kuchipudi
Kathak
Manipuri
Bahratanatyam
Ms. Bachendri Pal had undertaken a unique expedition for focusing attention on which of these?

One Nation one Family
The Girl Child
National Integration
Sprit of Adventure
Which of the following fields A. Nageshwara Roa is associated with?

Sports
Literature
Motion Pictures
Politics
Jamini Roy was a famous?

Producer
Painter
Dancer
Actor
In which field 'Aachan Maharaj' has distinguished himself?

Painting
Drama
Dance
Vocal Music
The name of Pierre Cardin is associated with which of the following fields?

Painting
Films
Pop Music
Fashion Designing
Who is well known collector of artefacts and curios?

Wadeyar
Salar Jung
Rabindra Nath Togore
Motilal Nehru
Ms. Vijaya Mehta has earned distinction in which of the field?

Theatre
Film Direction
Classical Dance
Journalism
Dr. M. S. Swaminathan has distinguished himself in which of the following fields?

Agriculture
Medicine
Astrophysics
Physics
Satyen Bose has shown his excellence in which of the following fields?

Stage Acting
Drawing and Painting
Classical Dance
Motion Picture
Charles Correa has distinguished himself in which of the following fields?

Painting
Ballet
Architecture
Western Music
Who declared that his ultimate aim was to wipe 'every tear from every eye'?

Rajendra Prasad
Sardar Patel
Jawaharlal Nehru
Mahatma Gandhi
Ashok Pandit is known for his outstanding performance in which field?

Wrestling
Kabaddi
Shooting
Swimming
Who among the following is a social activist campaigning against child labour?

Baba Amte
Shabana Amzi
Mira Nair
Swami Agnivesh
Pandit K. G. Ginde, was well known for his contribution in the field of?

Music
Sanskrit
Dance
Ayurveda
Who fits with this description 'Indian Cotton merchant, Banker, Congressman, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi'?

M. R. Jayakar
V. S. Sastri
G. D. Birla
Jamanlal Bajaj
Pandit Jasraj has established his reputation in which of the following fields?

Music
Literature
Sanskrit
Dance
Ustad Nisar hussain Khan earned distinction in which of the following fields?

Vocal Music
Instrumental music
Acting
Classical dance
R. K. Laxman is a renowned

Dance master
Writer
Cartoonist
Journalist
Dr. Amiya Chakravarthy is known for his

work in the Chipko movement
composing music for Ray's films
being literary Secretary to R. N. Tagore
patenting a living organism
The first woman in space was

Valentina Tereshkova
Sally Ride
Naidia Comenci
Tamara Press
Mr. Sham Lal has dome commendable work in the field of?

Journalism
Politics
Socail Service
Trade Unionism
Ali Akbar plays which of the following musical instruments?

Flute
Tabla
Sitar
Sarod
Professor Malcolm Adiseshaih had earned worldwide distinction in which of the fields?

Literature
Defence
Economics
Medicine
Samantha Fox is associated with

Politics
Pop music
Journalism
Sports
Greto Garbo is associated with

Classical dance
Literature
Journalism
Acting
Who is the Flying Sikh of India?

Mohinder Singh
Joginder Singh
Ajit Pal Singh
Milkha singh
Ben kingsley is associated with which of the following fields?

Politics
Social Service
Sports
Motion Pictures
In which of the following dance forms 'Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra' is associated with?

Odissi
Bharathanatiyam
Kathak
Kathakali
Bismillah Khan was associated with?

Sarod
Shehnai
Flute
Tabla
Who among the following is not a dramatist?

Girish R. Karnad
Hadal Sircar
Jayanta Mahapatra
Vijay Tendulkar
Who headed the committee on 'computerisation' in Indian Banks(1988)?

C. Rangarajan
R.N. Malhotra
S. Venkitramanan
M.Narasimhan
Who is the famous Sarod player?

Hari Prasad
Zakir Hussain
Ram Narain
Amjad Ali Khan
Sanjay Dutt, a noted film actor was held under

TADA
Narcotics Act
Act 302
Anti - Defection Act
Shovna Narayan is a reputed personality in which of the following fields?

Classical dance
Literature
Journalism
Classical music
Hari Prasad Chaurasia is a renowned player of

Sitar
Flute
Sarod
Tabla
Graham Green was associated with which of the fields?

Science
Music
Painting
Literature
Dr. V. Kurien is famous in the field of ?

Atomic Power
poultry farms
Dairy development
Economic Reforms
Which of the following pairs of artists and their areas of specialization is not correct?

Pt. Ravi Shankar - Sitar
M. S. Subbulakshmi - Dance
Hari Prasad Chaurasia - Flute
Ustad Zakir Hussain Khan - Tabla
Miss Universe 1995, Ms. Sushmita Sen hails from which of the following cities?

Bombay
Chandigarh
New Delhi
Bangalore
Who is Tania Sachdev?

Chess player
Cricketer
Actress
Dancer
Limba Ram is associated in which fields?

Sports
Politics
Social Service
Motion Picture
Mr. Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi is distinguished as the first lady

Prime minister of Bangladesh
Judge of Supreme Court
Judge of the High court
Governor of a state
Who is the creator of the Rock Garden in Chandigarh?

Pupal Jayakar
Le Corbousier
Glen
Nek Chand
Hitendra Desai was famous in the which field?

Social Service
Journalism
Politics
Literature
Naina Devi, was associated with field of?

Social Service
Stage acting
Classical dance
Vocal music
Who is known as 'Trimurthy of Carnatic Music'?

Muthuswami Dikshitar
Purandardasa
Thyagaraja
Swami Thirunal
Gangubai hangal is the name associated with

Literature
Music
Journalism
Environment
Who is known as the 'Lady with the Lamp'?

Florence Nightingale
Sarojini Naidu
Indira Gandhi
Joan of Arc
Girilal Jain was a noted figure in which of the following fields?

Social Service
Journalism
Literature
Politics
Who is Larry Pressler?

Politician
Painter
Actor
Tennis player
Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who has won the prestigious 'Grammy Awards' is an exponent in which of the following musical instruments?

Guitar
Violin
sarod
Tabla
Raja Ravi Verma, was famous in which of the fields?

Painting
Politics
Dance
Music
Who is known as 'Desert Fox'?

Bismarck
Eisenhower
Gen. Rommel
Walter Scott
The title of 'sparrow' given to

Napoleon
Major General Rajinder Singh
T. T. Krishnamachari
Sardar Patel
Who headed the first scientific group to leave for Antarctica in 1982?

Dr. D.R. Sengupta
Dr. S.Z. Kasim
Dr. V. K. Raina
Dr. H. K. Gupta
Which among the famous danseuses is not an exponent of the Odissi dance style?

Sanjukta Panigrahi
Madhavi Mudgal
Sonal Man Singh
Yamini Krishnamurthy
Michael Jackson is a distinguished person in the field of?

Pop Music
Jounalism
Sports
Acting
Ms Kim Campbell is the first woman Prime Minister of

Portugal
Canada
Switzerland
Congo
The first Indian to swim across English channel was

V. Merchant
P. K. Banerji
Mihir Sen
Arati Saha
Who is known as 'Indian Bismarck'?

Kamaraj
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Nehru
Rajaji