Saturday, April 9, 2011


G K Questions on Honors ad Awards
1. Who among the following was the first to win the Booker Prize?
(A) William Golding
(B) PH Newby
(C) JM Coetzee
(D) Peter Carey
2. Which one of the following awards instituted by KK Birla Foundation is
given to an individual for outstanding work on Indian philosophy, culture
and art?
(A) Saraswathy Samman
(B) Vyas Samman
(C) Shankar Puraskar
(D) Kalidas Samman
3. When was the Nobel Prize for literature instituted?
(A) 1956
(B) 1969
(C) 1972
(D) 1975
4. Contribution to which field is honoured by Dhanvantari award?
(A) Physics
(B) Space research
(C) Literature
(D) Medicine
5. Which of the following is India's highest honour in the field of literature?
(A) Vyas Samman
(B) Kalidas Samman
(C) Jnanpith Award
(D) Saraswathi Samman
6. Which one of the following is India's highest civilian honour?
(A) Bharat Ratna
(B) Padma Bhushan
(C) Padama Vibhushan
(D) Padma Shri
7. Who was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature?
(A) Albert Camus
(B) Ernest Hemingway
(C) Knut Hamson
(D) Rene Sully Prudhome
8. Men from which nation have won the highest number of Nobel Prizes?
(A) England
(B) France
(C) America
(D) Italy
9. Which of the following awards is given to the Best Parliamentarian?
(A) Gujar Mal Modi Award
(B) JB Pant Award
(C) Nehru Award
(D) None of these
10. When did Amnesty International win the Nobel Prize?
(A) 1917
(B) 1949
(C) 1977
(D) 1982
11. Who was the first woman to win the Jnanpith award?
(A) Ashapurna Devi
(B) Mahasweta Devi
(C) Amrita Pritam
(D) Sarojini Naidu
12. In terms of prize money, which of the following is the highest literary prize
in India?
(A) Vyas Samman
(B) Saraswathy Samman
(C) Jnanpith Award
(D) Kalidas Samman
13. Which of the following awards was instituted by the Indian National
Congress in its Centenary Year?
(A) Gandhi Peace Prize
(B) Nehru Award
(C) Indira Gandhi award for National Integration
(D) Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award
14. Which one of the following awards was instituted by the KK Birla
(A) Saraswati Samman
(B) Kabir Award
(C) Kalidas Samman
(D) Jnanpith Award
15. When did Red Cross win the Nobel Peace Prize for the first time?
(A) 1917
(B) 1977
(C) 1949
(D) 1956

Answer Key
1.(B) 2.(C) 3.(B) 4.(D) 5.(C) 6.(A) 7.(D) 8.(C) 9.(B) 10.(C)
11. (A) 12. (B) 13. (C) 14. (A) 15. (A)

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