General Knowledge - 43

Quinine, the anti-malaria drug, is made from the bark of which tree ? 
(A) Cinchona
(B) Wintergreen
(C) Peppermint
(D) Eucalyptus
 
(A) Cinchona 
 
As a token of protest against Jallianwala Bagh massacre on 13 April 1919, who returned the Knighthood conferred on him by the British Government ? 
(A) Rabindranath Tagore
(B) Tej Bahadur Sapru
(C) Gopal Krishna Gokhle
(D) Syed Ahmed Khan
 
(A) Rabindranath Tagore 
 
Which is the only continent through which all longitude lines passes ? 
(A) Asia
(B) Africa
(C) Antarctica
(D) Australia
 
(C) Antarctica 
 
Hirakud Dam at Sambalpur in Orissa, the longest dam in India, is built across which river ? 
(A) Narmada
(B) Mahanadi
(C) Godavari
(D) Kaveri
 
(B) Mahanadi 
 
On 15 May 1952, who became the first speaker of the Lok Sabha ?
(A) Sukumar Sen
(B) G.V.Mavalankar
(C) Harilal J. Kania
(D) S.Radhakrishnan
 
(B) G.V.Mavalankar 
 
In 1829, which Governor-General prohibited the practice of 'Sati' ? 
(A) Lord Auckland
(B) Lord Amherst
(C) Lord William Bentinck
(D) Lord Dalhousie
 
(C) Lord William Bentinck 
 
To put out the fire, which gas is released by Fire Extinguishers ?
(A) Oxygen
(B) Hydrogen
(C) Carbon dioxide
(D) Carbon monoxide
 
(C) Carbon dioxide 
 
Which Indian city you would be in if you were standing on world's longest railway platform ?
(A) Jabalpur (M.P.)
(B) Kharagpur (W.Bengal)
(C) Mughalsarai (U.P.)
(D) Secunderabad (A.P.)
 
(B) Kharagpur (W.Bengal)
 
Which freedom fighter was popularly known as the 'Grand Old Man of India' ? 
(A) Bal Gangadhar Tilak
(B) Chittaranjan Das
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji
(D) C.Rajagopalachari
 
(C) Dadabhai Naoroji 
 
Which is the most spoken language in the world ? 
(A) English
(B) Mandarin
(C) Spanish
(D) Hindi
 
(B) Mandarin