UPSC MCQs Quiz 13: General Knowledge with answers

UPSC MCQs Quiz 13: General Knowledge with answers

1. The Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize was received by

  1. Aravind Adiga’s The White Tiger’
  2. Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Revolution 2020′
  3. Amish Tripathi’s ‘The Immortals of Meluha’
  4. Naresh Fernandes’s Taj Mahal Foxtrot’

2. Highest award given to civilian in India is

  1. Bharat Ratna
  2. Padma Vibhusan
  3. Shram Award
  4. None of these

3. Which award is given annually on International Mother Language Day (21 February)?

  1. The International Linguapax Award
  2. Templeton Prize
  3. The Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award
  4. Holberg International Memorial Prize

4. Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar is given by

  1. Ministry of Culture
  2. Ministry of Human Resource Development
  3. Ministry of Home Affairs
  4. Cabinet Secretariat

5 .The International Newspaper which had won four pulitzer prize in 2013 including the award for investigative reporting for stories

  1. The Washington post
  2. The Telegraph
  3. New York times
  4. The Sun

6. Mario Miranda is well known as

  1. editor
  2. story writer
  3. cartoonist
  4. politician

7. Indian novelist, Anita Desai has been short-listed for the Booker Prize three times. Which of these works was not short-listed?

  1. Fire on The Mountain
  2. In Custody
  3. Clear Light of Day
  4. Fasting, Feasting

8. Raijiv Gandhi Environment Award is given for outstanding contributions to

  1. afforestation and conservation of wasteland
  2. clean technology and development
  3. wildlife conservation
  4. writing of Hindi books on environment

9. Saraswati Samman is an annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in which of the following Indian languages?

  1. Bodo, Dogri
  2. Kashmiri and Hindi
  3. All the languages in the Vlllth schedule of Constitution
  4. None of the above

10. Robert Webster is known for his work associated with which one of the following?

  1. Cardiology
  2. Influenza virus
  4. Alzheimer


  • 1. (d)
  • 2. (a)
  • 3. (a)
  • 4. (c)
  • 5. (c)
  • 6. (c)
  • 7. (a)
  • 8. (b)
  • 9. (c)
  • 10. (b)

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