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Numerical Ability - 3

1.542*2408.69 + 1134.632=? i) 4488 ii) 4848 iii) 4858 iv) 4846 9569-6548-1024=? i) 1997 ii) 2076 iii) 2283 iv) 4004 Which number is 40% less than 90? i) 60 ii) 54 iii) 50 iv) 36 56% of 75 +9% of 125=? i)63.25 ii) 55.25 iii) 51.25 iv) 53.25 1+1/1+4/3=? i) 1.428 ii) 14.28 iii) 14.9 iv) 142.8 What must be added to make 2203 a perfect square? i) 3 ii) 6 iii) 4 iv) 1 The least perfect square, which is divisible by each of 21, 36 and 66 is i) 231444 ii) 214344 iii) 214434 iv) 213444 Simplify: 31/10*3/10+7/5/20=? i) 10 ii) 1 iii) 1/10 iv) 2 Mean proportional between 7 and 28 is i) 17 ii) 12 iii) 14 iv) 16 3/[(8-5)/{(4-2)/(2+8/13)}]=? i) 23/17 ii) 21 iii) 17/13 iv) 13/17

Geography - 3

Which is the important red soil zone in India? i) Indo-Gangetic Plain ii) Jammu and Kashmir iii) Southern Peninsula iv) None of these The twenty-eigth state in India is i) Jharkhand ii) Nagaland iii) Uttarakhand iv) Mizoram "Mauna Loa" is an example of i) Dormant volcano ii) Active volcano iii) Plateau in a volcano region iv) Extinct volcano Identify the richest mineral producing state in India. i) Orissa ii) Bihar iii) Madhya Pradesh iv) Rajasthan Doldrum is an area of i) Low pressure ii) Low rainfall iii) Low temperature iv) Low humidity Cash crop does not include i) Jute ii) Sugarcane iii) Wheat iv) Cotton India is self-sufficient in minerals except i) Mica ii) Copper iii) Manganese iv) Coal The natural seaport in Eastern Coast of India is i) Kolkata ii) Chennai iii) Tuticorn iv) Vishakhapatnam In which state do we have Uranium deposits i) Tamil Nadu ii) Madhya Pradesh iii) Maharashtra iv) Jharkhand Silent valley is in the state of i) West Bengal ii) Karn

Reasoning - 2

Wine: Grapes :: Vodka: ? i) orange ii) Flour iii) Rye iv) Apples Golf : Moles :: Baseball : ? i) Points ii) Innings iii) Serve iv) Goal If STUDENT is coded as RUTEDOS, then which word would be coded as RDGPKBQ? i) SHACKLE ii) SCHOLAR iii) SHINGLE iv) SHERBET Introducing a woman, Roshan said, "Her mother is the wife of my father's brother". How the woman is related to the father of Roshan? i) Niece ii) Daughter iii) Daughter-in-law iv) Cannot be determined Find the odd-man out: i) Lactometer ii) Barometer iii) Perimeter iv) Thermometer Find the odd-man out: i) Spade ii) Diamond iii) Club iv) Axe Manoj ranks 17th in a class of 31 students. What is his rank from the last? i) 16 ii) 17 iii) 15 iv) 14 Usha is twice as old as Rita. Three years ago she was three times as old as Rita. How old is Usha now? i) 7 years ii) 12 years iii) 9 years iv) 6 years If 8*9=2724, 4*2=612, 7*3=921 then 6*8=? i) 1224 ii) 1824 iii) 1215 iv) 2418 On immersing a part of a rod obli

Inventions - 3

Revolver Bushwell Thermos Flask Urey Fax Machine Daimler Walkman Streptomycin Blood Circulation Harvey Television J.L.Baird Chloroform Simpson and Harrison Landstorm Safety Match Solar System Copernicus Cholera Bacillus Robert Koch

50 emerging market business leaders list

Nine Indian business leaders who have made to the list include Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani ADAG chairman Anil Ambani ICICI Bank managing director and chief executive Chanda Kochhar Mahindra group chairman Keshub Mahindra Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot Hero Group founder Brijmohan Lall Munjal Future Group chairman Kishore Biyani compiled by the British financial daily the Financial Times

First Visitor, Invaders...

First European invader on Indian soil Alexander, the Great First European to visit China Marco Polo First Chinese piligrim who came to India Fahien First British Prime Minister to visit India Harold Macmillan First U.S President to visit India D.Eisenhower First Soviet Prime Minister to visit India V.Bulganin

Computer - 1

Which amongst the following is one of the books by Bill Gates? i) Business @ The Speed of Thought ii) The Google Story iii) The World is Flat iv) None of these Which of the following package is best suited for preparing “Presentations”? i) Excel ii) Windows iii) Word iv) Power-Point _____means the altering of computer system software to achieve a task for which it was not originally designed. i) Pegging ii) Hacking iii)Trekking iv) All of these Authentication can be provided by adding_____to a message. i) Sign ii) Manual Signature iii) Digital Signature iv) Initials What is the name for a webpage address? i) Domain ii) Extension iii) Protocol iv) URL The ability of an Operating System to run more than one application at a time is called i) multitasking ii) object-oriented programming iii) multi-user computing iv) None of these A leased line can transmit i) Only Data ii) Only Voice iii) Only Video iv) All of these The word ‘FTP’ stands for i) File Translate Protocol ii) F

National Emblems

Australia Kangaroo Denmark Beach India Lioned Capitol Ivory Coast Elephant Hong Kong Bauhinia(Orchid tree) Luxembourg Lion with Crown Mongolia The soyombo New Zealand Southern Cross, Kiwi, Fern Pakistan Crescent Spain Eagle Sri Lanka Lion Syria Eagle Turkey Crescent and star U.S.A Golden Rod Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Bird Flower Emblems Bangladesh Water Lily Canada Maple France Lily Germany Corn Flower India Lotus Ireland Shamrock Italy White Lily Japan Chysanthemum Scotland Thistle Spain Pomegranate United Kingdom Rose UNO Olive Branch

Minerals and its Source

The state where monazite sand is found is i) Kerala ii) Uttar Pradesh iii) Andra Pradesh iv) Madhya Pradesh Bauxite is an ore of i) Lead ii) Aluminium iii) Iron iv) Magnesium Aluminium is abundantly found in i) West Bengal ii) Madhya Pradesh iii) Uttar Pradesh iv) Kerala Diamonds are found in i) Kolar ii) Kochi iii) Panna iv) Bellary Mica is available abundantly in i) Jharkhand ii) Haryana iii) Uttar Pradesh iv) Rajasthan Lignite is found in i) Kilar ii) Neyveli iii) Muzaffarpur iv) Kolar Silver is found in i) Karnataka ii) Bihar iii) Jharkhand iv) Madhya Pradesh The country which produces coffee in abundance is i) China ii) Brazil iii) India iv) Sri Lanka The country which stands first in production of wheat is i) USA ii) Russia iii) China iv) India The concentration of jute industry is in i) Jammu & Kashmir ii) Mizoram iii) Andra Pradesh iv) West Bengal

Indian History

Pali dynasty was in i) Maharastra ii) Delhi iii) Madhya Pradesh iv) Bihar The Gupta dyansty flourished in i) 5th Century A.D ii) 4th Century A.D iii) 6th Century iv) 3rd Century A.D The Vardhana dynasty flourished in i) 4th Century A.D ii) 6th Century A.D iii) 7th Century A.D iv) 8th Century A.D The famous king of Chalukya dynasty was i) Harsha ii) Nedunchezhiyan iii) Raja Raja I iv) Pulekesi II The famous king of Chola dynasty was i) Harsha ii) Pulekesi II iii) Raja Raja I iv) Nedunchezhiyan The well-known king of the Slave dynasty was i) Muhamad-Bin-Tuglaq ii) Alaudhin iii) Mahmud Lodi iv) Balban The well-known king of Tughlaq dynasty was i) Balban ii) Muhamad-Bin-Tughlaq iii) Alaudhin iv) Mahmud Lodi The famous king of Kushana dynasty was i) Physya ii) Kamarupa iii) Kanishka iv) Kuvishka Sher Shah belonged to i) Muslim dynasty ii) Mughal dynasty iii) Suri dynasty iv) Gurb dynasty The dynasty formed by Pushyamitra after destorying the Mauryan dynasty was i) Vardhana

Numerical Ability - 2

How many number between 200 and 600 are divisible by 4,5 and 6? i) 4 ii) 6 iii) 5 iv) 7 Supply the missing figure: 5/10*8/7*100/50*35/40*?/16=1/8 i) 4 ii) 6 iii) 2 iv) 16 The area of a square is 225 square metres. Then the perimeter of the square is i) 90 ii) 15 iii) 55 iv) 60 Simplify 0.7*0.7*0.7 - 0.2*0.2*0.2/0.7*0.7+0.2*0.2+0.2*0.7 i) 0.5 ii) 0.3 iii) 0.2 iv)0.7 How much is 1/2 of x/2? i) 1/x ii) x iii) x/4 iv) 1/4 What is the radius of circle of area 616cm2? i) 10cm ii) 14cm iii) 16cm iv) none of these The square root of 0.0676*0.04 is i) 52 ii) 0.52 iii) o.052 iv) 5.2 25m/sec is equivalent to a speed of i) 75 km/hr ii) 100 km/hr iii) 85 km/hr iv) 90 km/hr What is the average of the first five odd natural numbers? i) 10 ii) 15 iii) 5 iv) 13 Average of 6 numbers is 8; what number should be added to it to make sure the average is 9? i) 14 ii) 15 iii) 19 iv) 18

Know your Houses

The Lok Sabha has a life of i) 3 years ii) 5 years iii) 8 years iv) 4 years The Rajya Sabha has a life of 10 years ii) 5 years iii) 3 years iv) Permanent The Lok Sabha member must have completed the age of i) 18 years ii) 21 years iii) 25 years iv) 35 years The Rajya Sabha member must be completed the age of i) 21 years ii) 30 years iii) 35 years iv) 18 years The total strength of Lok Sabha is i) 500 ii) 200 iii) 625 iv) 545 The total strength of Rajya Sabha is i) 250 ii) 545 iii) 200 iv) 500 Does the Rajya Sabha have more financial powers than Lok Sabha? i) Yes ii) No Money bills must be introduced in i) Rajya Sabha only ii) Lok Sabha only iii) Either of these two iv) Both the houses at a time Is there provision of President's Rule at the Centre? i) Yes ii) No For the very first time, the President's rule was imposed in i) Gujarat ii) Andra Pradesh iii) Karnataka iv) Kerala

Science - 2

The largest gland in human body is i) Adrenal ii) Liver iii) Pituitary iv) Thymus The unit of measuring food energy is i) Calories ii) Volts iii) Ergs iv) None of these Which fruit diabetic patients can eat freely? i) Banana ii) Orange iii) Mango iv) All of these The first person to conduct heart transplantation in India i) Dr.R.Kesavan Nair ii) Dr.Venugopal iii) Dr.Ram iv) Dr.Vijay The first effective vaccine against polio was prepared by i) Robert Edwin ii) John Gibbson iii) William Jones iv) Jonas E. Salk What was the theme for the World AIDS Day which is observed on December 1? i) Build better tomorrow ii) AIDS and the Family iii) Safe sex prevents AIDS iv) None of these Which of the following enters human body through skin? i) Ring worm ii) Tape worm iii) Hook worm iv) None of these Dehydration in human body is caused due to the loss of i) Salts ii) Vitamins iii) Protein iv) Water Small pox can be prevented through i) Vaccination ii) Injection iii) Ayurvedic drugs

Choose the appropriate word

She has come up in life ...... hardwork i) by means of ii) by virtue of iii) by dint of iv) by way of Once there lived a woman, ....... name Mary i) whose ii) by iii) with iv) whose Some people want to become rich by ........ i) no means ii) all means iii) hard work iv) hook or crook Finally the fellow had to spend 10years ....... i) behind the bars ii) at the bars iii) with in the bars iv) inside the bars Why do you still hesitate. Please ........ i) decide at once ii) give in to your mind iii) make up your mind at once iv) none of these The good is often ....... with their bones i) fleshed ii) covered iii) interred iv) exhumed Nalini yelled ...... Mahesh and he hastily retreated i) against ii) for iii) at iv) to Then and then ...... have we a right to pass a verdict i) on ii) again iii) only iv) alone The cold did not make him ill but made him merely ...... i) vomit ii) hungry iii) sick iv) indisposed We hold this truth to be ...... that all men are created equal i)

Currency - Bank

When was the rupee first minted in India? i) After Independence ii) During the reign of Ashoka iii) During the reign of Sher Shah iv) During the Governorship of Lord Bentick Decimal currency system was adopted in India in the year i) 1950 ii) 1958 iii) 1956 iv) 1957 The high denomination notes were demonetised in India in i) 1984 ii) 1977 iii) 2000 iv) None of these The first one paisa coin under the decimal system was issued in i) August 1947 ii) January 1950 iii) March 1962 iv) January 1948 What is the main purpose of currency? i) Currency Chest ii) To spend iii) To save iv) Medium of Exchange Currency notes of RBI are backed by certain assets. These assets must not be less than a prescribed amount of i) Gold ii) Government Securities iii) Gold, Foreign and Government Securities iv) Gold and foreign securities Devaluation of currency refers to i) Government withdrawal of a currency note of a denomination ii) Decrease in the external value of money iii) Decrease in the in

Inventions - 2

Lift Otis Stethoscope Lainnec Sewing Machine Elias Hower Telegraphic Code Samuel Morse Homeopathy Hahneman Helicopter Broquet D.D.T Dr.Paul Muller Atomic Theory Dalton Barometer Toricelli Bye-cycle Macmillan Submarine Bushwell

Geography 2

Area drained by a river is called i) Flood plain ii) Valley iii) Basin iv) Plateau Yellow river is i) Nile ii) Hwang-Ho iii) Damodar iv) Amazon Kalahari desert is in i) South Africa ii) India iii) Australia iv) Chile Indian Ocean is i) third biggest ii) second biggest iii) the biggest iv) none of these Atacama desert is in i) Russia ii) Australia iii) Chile iv) South Africa Roof of the world is i) Nepal ii) China iii) The Pamirs iv) India Sugar bowl of the world is i) Brazil ii) China iii) Argentina iv) Cuba The longest non-stop train is i) Tamil Nadu Express ii) Flying Scotsman iii) Grand Trunk Express iv) All of these The longest platform in India is at i) Mumbai ii) Kolkata iii) Chennai iv) Kharagpur The highest mountain peak is in i) China ii) Nepal iii) Pakistan iv) India

World Facts

Which country shares its borders with most of the neighbouring countries of 15? i) Russia ii) Germany iii) China iv) None of these Which is the only continent that does not suffer volcanoes? i) Australia ii) Asia iii) Europe iv) Americas Which country attracts most number of tourists than others? i) France ii) Italy iii) USA iv) China Which country does not have its own National Anthem, Stamps or Radio Station? i) Vatican ii) Malta iii) Nauru iv) Albania On which day Nobel Prizes are presented? i) 1st January ii) 25th December iii) 1st April iv) 10th December Which is the only Arab country that does not have a desert? i) UAE ii) Saudi Arabia iii) Oman iv) Lebanon Which city is most expensive to hire an office or commercial place to rent? i) Tokyo ii) London iii) Mumbai iv) Hong Kong Which city in the world is the first to celebrate 'New Year' eve than any other? i) Wellington ii) Sydney iii) Tokyo iv) Jakarta Which is the only country in the world having 3 capit

Sporting Event 2010 - 5

Table Tennis Qatar Open Doha Feb 17-21 Kuwait Open Kuwait City Feb 23-27 German Open Berlin Mar 18-21 Indian Open New Delhi Apr 1-5 World Team Championship Moscow May 23-30 China Open (venue undecided) June 23-27 Tennis Australian Open Australia Jan 18-31 French Open France May 23-June 6 Wimbledon UK June 21-July 7 US Open US Aug 30-Sep 12 ATP World Tour Finals London Nov 21-29 WTA Championship Doha Oct 25-30 Tournament of Champions Bali Nov 1-5 Common Wealth Games New Delhi Oct 3-14 Mumbai Marathon Jan 17 2010

Sporting Event 2010 - 4

Golf Asian Tour International Bangkok Feb 4-7 Avantha Championship Delhi Feb 11-14 Pro-Am Championship New Delhi Feb 18-21 Augusta Masters Apr 8-11 US Open California June 17-20 British Open Scotland July 15-18 PGA Championship Wisconsin Aug 12-15 European Masters Switzerland Sept 2-5 World Golf Championship Shanghai Nov 4-7 Hockey FHI Hockey World Cup New Delhi Feb 28-March 13 Women's Champions Trophy Nottingham(England) July 10-18 Men's Champions Trophy Monchengladbach(Germany) July 31-August 8 Women's World Cup Rosario(Argentina) Aug 30-Sep 12

Sporting Event 2010 - 3

Formula One Bahrain GP Sakhir March 12-14 Australian GP Melbourne March 26-28 Malaysian GP Kuala Lumpur April 2-4 Chinese GP Shangai April 16-18 Spanish GP Catlunya May 7-9 Monaco GP Monte Carlo May 13-16 Turkish GP Istanbul May 28-30 Canadian GP Montreal June 11-13 European GP Valencia June 25-27 British GP Silverstone July 9-11 German GP Hockenheim July 23-25 Hungarian GP Budapest July 30-Aug 1 Belgian GP Spa-Francorchamps Aug 27-29 Italian GP Monza Sep 10-12 Singapore GP Singapore Sep 24-26 Korean GP Yeongam October 22-24 Brazialian GP Sao Paulo Nov 5-7 Abu Dhabi GP Marina Nov 12-14 Football World Cup South Africa June 11- July 11 Europa Cup Hamburg May 12 Champions League Madrid May 22

Sporting Event 2010 - 2

Cricket ICC Under-19 World Cup New Zealand Jan 15-31 Indian Premier League - IPL3 India March-April ICC World T20 West Indies April-May Cycling Tour de France France July 3-25

Sporting Event 2010 - 1

Athletics World Indoor Championship Doha March 12-14 Youth Olympic Games Singapore August 14-26 Badminton All England Super Series Birmingham March 9-14 Swiss Open Basel March 16-21 Asian Badminton New Delhi April 12-18 India Open (venue undecided) June 8-13 Indonesia Open Jakarta June 22-27 China Masters Changzhou Sept 14-19 Denmark Open Odense October 26-31 French Open Paris Nov 2-7 Basketball NBA All-Star Feb 12-14 NBA Finals June3-17

Technology launch of 2009

Company Product Apple IPhone 3G S Google Chrome OS Predicted launch second half of 2010 Microsoft Windows 7 Amazon Kindle 2, an e-book reader Microsoft Bing, a decision engine Apple Updated iMac launched Samsung Net Book, N140 powered by Windows 7 Nokia Net book - Booklet 3G Indian Space Research Organisation Bhuvan, India's mapping application website Samsung LED TV with a resolution of 1920x1080 Reliance India Mobile Blackberry Storm 9530 Sony Vaio X, an ultra-slim laptop Creative Zen X-FI 2, 3-inch touch screen media player Transcend PF810 touch-sensitive digital photo frame Dell Studio One 19, desktop PC with multi-touch LCD display

Inventions - 1

Who invented the first process of mass production of steel inexpensively in 1850? i) William Jelly ii) Robert William iii) Sir Henry Bessemer iv) Henry David Who invented safety razor? i) King Camp Gillette ii) King Camp Gillette II iii) King Camp Razor iv) None of these Who was the inventor of modern computer? i) Ada Lovelace ii) Bill Gates iii) Steve Jobs iv) Charles Babbage Who invented computer mouse? i) Paul Allen ii) Naryan Murthy iii) Bill Gates iv) Douglas Engelbart Who invented modern electronic pocket calculator? i) Mike Calc ii) James Puckle iii) Jack Kilby iv) None of these Which scientist is the greatest of all time having over 1000 patents to his credit? i) Albert Einstein ii) Vishveshwaraiah iii) Thomas Alva Edison iv) Issac Newton Who invented the pencil sharpener in 1847? i) Micheal Sharpener ii) Judson iii) Therry Des Estwaux iv) None of these Who made the first Atom bomb in the world? i) James Atom ii) Neils Bhor iii) Max Planck iv) Otto Hahn Who inve

Mathematics

How many millions make one billion? i) 100 ii) 1000 iii) 10000 iv) 100000 Which digit is a factor of any of these numbers? i) 1 ii) 2 iii) 4 iv) 9 Which among these is the only even prime number? i) 2 ii) 4 iii) 6 iv) 8 Which English alphabet is not used in Roman numerals? i) C ii) B iii) D iv) L What is a pictorial representation of statistics known as? i) Cramp ii) Trap iii) Morp iv) Graph If a number is squared, it is multiplied by what? i) 2 ii) 3 iii) 4 iv) itself A cipher is another name for what? i) Mode ii) Median iii) Code iv) Password What was the original name of 'zero'? i) Sunya ii) Cipher iii) Kosam iv) Sifr How many times the digit '5' represents from 1 to 100? i) 16 ii) 15 iii) 20 iv) 10 Which among these is equivalent to zero? i) 8 - 0 = ii) 8 + 0 = iii) 0/8 = iv) All of these

Latin and Greek Words

Latin Words erratum errata index indices, indexes datum data radius radii formula formulae or formulas memorandum memoranda terminus termini or terminuses Greek Words axis axes crisis crises basis bases analysis analyses parenthesis parentheses hypothesis hypotheses phenomenon phenomena criterion criteria

Geography

1. The region around south pole is known as i) Capricorn ii) Equator iii) Antarctic iv) Arctic 2. Asteroids revolve round the sun between the orbits of i) Earth and Jupiter ii) Earth and Venus iii) Venus and Jupiter iv) Mars and Jupiter 3. International Date lines passes through i) 0 degree Greenwich ii) 180 degree Greenwich iii) 90 degree Greenwich iv) 270 degree Greenwich 4. Equinox occurs on i) March 21st ii) March 25th iii) September 15th iv) March 15th 5. The gravitational pull of moon is i) twice that of earth ii) 1/4th of the earth's iii) 1/6th of the earth's iv) 1/12th of the earth's 6. Which one of the following is a cold water current? i) Canary current ii) Guinea Current iii) Kuro-Shio Current iv) Carribbean Current 7. When the Sun reaches its maximum distance from equator it is known as i) Equinox ii) eclipse iii) solstice iv) sidereal day 8. The period of revolution of a geostationary satellite is i) 12hrs ii) 36hrs iii) 6hrs iv) 24hrs 9. The No

Reasoning

Three of the following four are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group? i) Fish ii) Horse iii) Dog iv) Lamb All the others are regular creatures, Lamb is the young one Three of the following four are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group? i) Leaf ii) Fruit iii) Sand iv) Brass Others occur in natural form, brass is an alloy of zinc and copper hence man-made Four of the following five are alike in a certain way and so form a group. Which is the one that does not belong to the group? i) 91 ii) 84 iii) 114 iv) 98 v) 105 All the others are divisible by 7 In a certain code PRACTISE is written as DRHSQSBD. How is COMPLETE written in that code? i) DSDKBNLO ii) DSDKDPNQ iii) FUFMBNLO iv) DPNQSDSK v) None of these E S I T P R A C D R H S Q H B D E T E L C O M P D S D K D P N Q 'Horse' is related to 'Stable' in the same way as 'Dog' is related to:

Insurance

1. Insurance is a i) straddle ii) transaction iii) dealing iv) contract 2. Risk arises out of i) uncertainty ii) possessiveness iii) smaller gain iv) insurance 3. A decline of value due to contingency is called i) risk ii) financial loss iii) prime loss iv) indifference 4. A risk to which property is exposed i) commercial ii) fire iii) flood iv) supply 5. Putting fire to a factory is a example for i) societal hazard ii) moral hazard iii) morale hazard iv) cultural hazard 6. The risks that is generally insurable are i) pure risks ii) speculative risks iii) dynamic risks iv) static risks 7. An example for group risk is i) robbery ii) tension iii) earthquake iv) unemployment 8. A device in which a sum of money is paid by the insured is i) peril ii) insurance iii) transfer iv) contract 9. Insurance is not possible, without i) premium ii) property iii) charity iv) portfolio 10. Insurance companies are i) risk managers ii) risk takers iii) risk makers iv)

Fill up the Correct Words

Youth and age will never agree A beggar can never be bankrupt A man in debt is caught in a net God helps those who help themselves A cheerful wife is the job of life A wiseman changes his mind sometimes but a fool never A man is as old as he feels Be not wise in your own ways Never look a gift horse in the mouth One swallow does not make a summer NOTE: Answers are marked BOLD

Interesting Facts - 5

Where would one be if he/she were a pillion rider? On the backseat of a Cycle or Two-wheeler Which is the most common word used in the English Language? The How many winks one is said to have if taken a short sleep or a doze? Forty winks What on road is a 'sleeping policeman'? A speed breaker What does the expression, 'My stomach thinks my throat is cut', mean? It means 'I am hungry' What kind of person is made to wear a strait jacket? A violent prisoner/A mental patient Which part of a dog might one see in a book? Dog ears (when pages are folded in the corners) The word 'chit' is derived from a word in an Indian Language. Which word? Chiti (a letter) How did the saucer get its name? It was originally used for keeping sauce In a standard dictionary, which letter has the least number of words listed under it? X

Science - 1

Which is the only common household pest capable of surviving nuclear attack? Cockroach What is the temperature at which Fahrenheit and Celsius scales show the same numerical values? -40 degrees Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is chemically odourless. Yet, whenever cooking gas in the kitchen leaks, one can smell it. Why? Smell is desperately added to detect leaks By what name is Acetylsalicyclic acid better known? Aspirin Other than head, where is the crown found in human body? Teeth (part of the tooth projecting from gum) The filament of bulbs heat up to almost 7500 degrees Celsius. Why doesn't it burn? There is no air within the filament Which annoying bodily function is caused by the vibration of the palate at the roof of the mouth? Snoring What everyday kitchen item can be used to remove ball point stains? Milk If larynx is to be removed, what handicap would human suffer from? One would be mute(unable to speak) Which strong, light metal, often used in m

Entertainment

Which popular rock singer is referred to as 'The Boss'? Bruce Springsteen Which famous composer's middle name was Amadeus? Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart What is the difference between a harmonica and mouth-organ? There is no difference Which well-known English singer shares his surname with a precious stone? Neil Diamond In which Hindi film did Amitabh Bachchan first sing in his own voice? Mr.Natwarlal (Mere Paas Aao Mere Doston) What is the first stage of Indian classical performance named? Alaap In the world of entertainment, how do we know Louise Ciccione? Madonna Name the series of albums which are Lata Mangeshkar's tribute to musical greats? Shraddhanjali Three of the four sections of an orchestra are Bass, Woodwind and Percussion. Name the fourth. String Sukanya Rajan is the wife of which famous musician? Pandit Ravi Shankar

Mythology

Who taught Bhima and Duryodhana the use of the mace? Balram The head of the Egyptian deity ANUBIS resembled which animal? The Jackal Which god designed Rama's mighty bow? Vishwakarma What connects the gods Neptune and Shiva? Both are depicted holding trident Which god rides an elephant called AIRAVAT? Indra Zeus was the father of Greek Muses. Who was their mother? Mnemosyne If Lord Shiva's adobe is Kailash, who stays at Vaikuntha? Lord Vishnu Which god was the father of Hanuman? Vayu One of the most sacred Hindu prayers is the Gayatri Mantra. To which god is it addressed? Surya In Greek mythology, who was the strongest mortal ever? Hercules Shiva sang the five basic ragas. Who sang the sixth? Parvati In Hindu mythology, who is supposed to have invented the Sanskrit language and Devanagari script? Saraswati, the goddess of learning