General Quiz – 86

Q 1. Identify both of them

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Q 2. The strong sunlight while above deck on an ocean vessel could require minutes of adjustment to the dim lighting below deck. With virtually no light sources below deck, sailors would have to rely heavily upon their eyes to adjust. In the critical moments of modifying the rigging, navigating, and especially during battle, those minutes were too precious.

Sea pirates used something innovative to tackle this problem. What did they use for this purpose?


Q 3. In this annual Indian football tournament which is contested by states and government institutes, the team at third place gets ‘Sampangi Cup’, runners-up get Kamla Gupta trophy. What does the winning team get?


Q 4. Who is the author of this book?

CareerShapers General Quiz 86


Q 5. This was a profession in Britain and Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s. It finds a mention in Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens

There were large numbers of people carrying out the job, especially in larger industrial towns such as Manchester. Generally the job was carried out by elderly men and women but sometimes police constables supplemented their pay by performing the task during early morning patrols.

Which profession are we talking about? Why did it phase out after 1920s?

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Q 6. These are the parts of special shoes called ‘Pointe Shoes’ used by ____________?

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Q 7. What is the 27th letter of English alphabet?


Q 8. LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) is a single-seat, single-engine, multi-role light fighter being developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for India. It is a tailless, compound delta wing design powered by a single engine. LCA programme began in the 1980s to replace India’s ageing MiG-21 fighters.

What was the aircraft named by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee?

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Q 9. Moraji Desai (fifth prime minister of India) was one of the most successful Indian statesman when it came to achieving peace with Pakistan. He shared an excellent relationship with Pakistan’s president Zia ul Haq who described the two as “brothers who act together.” To maintain good relations, Desai even went to the extent of revealing classified details of Indian intelligence operations to Zia and the Pakistani government.

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As a tribute to his efforts the Pakistani government did something in the 1990, which gives Desai the distinction of having achieved something that no one else has. What did Pakistan do?


Q 10. Photograhy Fundas:

Image 1 below is the bird’s-eye-view of Eiffel tower. What is the type of view in the Image 2?

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Ans 1. Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

Ans 2. Eye patch – Even aircraft pilots used to use an eye patch, or close one eye to preserve night vision when there was disparity in the light intensity within or outside their aircraft, such as when flying at night over brightly lit cities, so that one eye could look out, and the other would be adjusted for the dim lighting of the cockpit to read unlit instruments and maps.

Ans 3. Santosh Trophy


Ans 4. Arvind Kejriwal


Ans 5. Knocker-up :  A knocker-up’s job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. This profession died after 1920s as the alarm clocks were invented.

Ans 6. Ballerina

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Ans 7. ‘&’ is the 27th letter of English alphabet

Ans 8. Tejas

Ans 9. Pakistan conferred Nishan-e-Pakistan, highest civilian award of Pakistan. This makes him the only person with the Bharat Ratna and Nishan-e-Pakistan, highest civilian awards of both the countries.

Ans 10. It is called worm’s eye view.


Happy Reading!!

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