General Knowledge - 47

On 1 September 1939, attack on which country by Germany marked the start of World War II ? 
(A) France
(B) Poland
(C) Britain
(D) Belgium
 
(B) Poland 
 
Which renowned dancer established classical dance school 'Kalakshetra' at Adyar near Chennai in 1931 ? 
(A) Protima Gauri Bedi
(B) Sonal Mansingh
(C) Mrinalini Sarabhai
(D) Rukmini Devi Arundale
 
(D) Rukmini Devi Arundale 
 
Washington D.C., the capital of United States of America, is located on the banks of which river ? 
(A) Seine
(B) Thames
(C) Potomac
(D) Moskva
 
(C) Potomac 
 
'Mein Kampf' (My Struggle) book is the autobiography of which dictator ? 
(A) Pol Pot
(B) Idi Amin
(C) Adolf Hitler
(D) Joseph Stalin
 
(C) Adolf Hitler 
 
Immortalized in the voice of Lata Mangeshkar, Kavi Pradeep's famous patriotic song 'Aye mere watan ke logon' was set to music by which musician ?
(A) Naushad
(B) S.D.Burman
(C) O.P.Nayyar
(D) C.Ramchandra
 
(D) C.Ramchandra 
 
By defeating Harshavardhana on the banks of river Narmada, which Chalukya ruler stopped him from expanding into south ? 
(A) Pulkesin I
(B) Pulkesin II
(C) Vinayaditya
(D) Vijayaditya
 
(B) Pulkesin II 
 
The East-West Corridor, being constructed under National Highways Development Project, and which starts at Porbandar (Gujarat) in west, will terminate at which place in the east ?
(A) Silchar (Assam)
(B) Kohima (Nagaland)
(C) Imphal (Manipur)
(D) Shillong (Meghalaya)
 
(A) Silchar (Assam) 
 
'Freedom in Exile' book is the autobiography of which Nobel Peace Prize winner ?
(A) Yasser Arafat
(B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Dalai Lama XIV
(D) Aung San Suu Kyi
 
(C) Dalai Lama XIV
 
On 17 Dec 1931, who founded the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Kolkata ? 
(A) C.V.Raman
(B) Homi Bhabha
(C) P.C.Mahalanobis
(D) Vikram Sarabhai
 
(C) P.C.Mahalanobis 
 
By what name is Krishna Dvaipayana, author of the epic Mahabharat, better known ? 
(A) Ved Vyas
(B) Valmiki
(C) Tulsidas
(D) Ramanujacharya
 
(A) Ved Vyas