General Awareness : Model Question Paper, Question Set - 26


  • 1. Which of the following is an award instituted by UNESCO?

    • A. Aryabhatta Awards
    • B. Kalinga Prize
    • C. Abdus Salam Prize
    • D. None of these

  • 2. Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel Prizes individually for:

    • A. Chemistry in 1954, peace prize in 1962
    • B. Peace prize in 1954, Chemistry in 1962
    • C. Physics in 154, Medicine in 1962
    • D. Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962

  • 3. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration is conferred on every year:

    • A. 25th October
    • B. 31st October
    • C. 26th January
    • D. 15th August

  • 4. 9 Oscar Awards was won by which film in 1987?

    • A. The World Safari
    • B. The Last Emperor.
    • C. Rain Man
    • D. Amadeus

  • 5. Who among the following national leaders have won the highest civilian honours of Pakistan?

    • A. Jawaharlal Nehru
    • B. Morarji Desai
    • C. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    • D. Indira Gandhi

  • 6. Who was the first foreigner to win the Bharat Ratna?

    • A. Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
    • B. Winston Churchill
    • C. Nelson Madela
    • D. Benazir Bhutto

  • 7. Contribution to which field is honoured by the Kalinga awards?

    • A. Science and Technology
    • B. Literature
    • C. Peace
    • D. Environmental protection

  • 8. Dada Saheb Phalke award is for the contribution to :

    • A. Cinema
    • B. Sports
    • C. Literature
    • D. Environment

  • 9. The person who received the Bharat Ratna award first and then elected as President of India also?

    • A. Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    • B. Dr S Radhakrishnana
    • C. Dr Zakir Hussain
    • D. Shri V V Giri

  • 10. When was the first Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award conferred in:

    • A. 1996
    • B. 1992
    • C. 1990
    • D. 1988

  • 11. Who among the following has received a Nobel Prize in literature 1953?

    • A. Pablo Neruda
    • B. Derek Walcott
    • C. Ernest Hemingway
    • D. Winston Churchill

  • 12. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration carries the cash award of Rs.

    • A. 10 Lacs
    • B. 50 Lacs
    • C. 25 Lacs
    • D. 5 Lacs

  • 13. Ashoka Chakra is awarded for:

    • A. Acts of gallantry in the presence of enemy
    • B. Gallantry by children
    • C. Outstanding contribution to literature
    • D. The most conspicuous bravery or self sacrifice on land, air or sea but not in the presence of the enemy

  • 14. The committee of the Norwegian Parliament Awards the prize for:

    • A. Economics
    • B. Peace
    • C. Medicine
    • D. Literature

  • 15. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award has the cash award of Rs.

    • A. 10 Lacs
    • B. 50 Lacs
    • C. 25 Lacs
    • D. 5 Lacs

  • 16. The only cinematographer who got the credit of winning Dada Saheb Phalke Award:

    • A. L.V. Prasad
    • B. V.K. Murthy
    • C. D Ramanaidu
    • D. K Balachander

  • 17. Who was the first winner of Saraswathy Samman?

    • A. Rama Kant Path
    • B. Dr Harivanshrai Bachchan
    • C. Vijay Tendulkar
    • D. Dr Harbajan Singh

  • 18. Who was the first winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award?

    • A. Vinobha Bhave
    • B. Lal Bahadur Shastri
    • C. Jaya Prakash Narayan
    • D. None of these

  • 19. Which is the highest Wartime Awards in India?

    • A. Param Vir Chakra
    • B. Maha Vir Chakra
    • C. Vir Chakra
    • D. None of these

  • 20. 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

  • 21. After Bharat Ratna, which is the highest rank award?

    • A. Padma Shri
    • B. Padma Bhushan
    • C. Padma Vibhushan
    • D. Padma

  • 22. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration was instituted in:

    • A. 1985
    • B. 1995
    • C. 1980
    • D. 1990

  • 23. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in which city:

    • A. Oslo
    • B. London
    • C. Sydney
    • D. None of these

  • 24. The award which is given by Indian National Congress:

    • A. Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
    • B. Bharat Ratna
    • C. Padma Vibhushan
    • D. Padma Shri

  • 25. The Indian film director who received the Honorary Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 1992:

    • A. Rajkapoor
    • B. Prithvi Raj Kapoor
    • C. Satyajit Ray
    • D. None of these

  • 26. Who among the following was selected for the 2001 Dada Saheb Phalke Award?

    • A. Dev Anand
    • B. Lata Mangeshkar
    • C. Ramanand Sagar
    • D. Yash Chopra

  • 27. Which of the following is India’s highest decoration for valour?

    • A. Param Vir Chakra
    • B. Mahavir Chakra
    • C. Vir Chakra
    • D. Asoka Chakra

  • 28. Which journalist refused to accept Padma Bhushan Award?

    • A. Khushwant Singh
    • B. Arundhati Roy
    • C. Arun Shourie
    • D. None of these

  • 29. The world second largest money award is, behind the Fundamental Physics Prize:

    • A. Oscar
    • B. Nobel
    • C. Templeton
    • D. Volvo

  • 30. World Professional Billiards Champion Pankaj Advani accepted the Eklavya award, the highest recognition for a sportsperson in which state?

    • A. Delhi
    • B. Karnataka
    • C. Tamil Nadu
    • D. Kerala

  • 31. Who among the following has won the Polar Music Award instituted by the Royal Music Academy, Sweden?

    • A. Sakir Hussein
    • B. Pundit Ravi Shankar
    • C. Bismillah Khan
    • D. Allah Rakha Khan

  • 32. Saraswathi Samman is given annually for outstanding contribution to

    • A. classical music
    • B. education
    • C. literature
    • D. fine arts

  • 33. The first Indian to get the Oscar award is:

    • A. Satyajit Ray
    • B. Shekhar Kapur
    • C. Bhanu Athaiya
    • D. None of these

  • 34. 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

  • 35. Which is the highest Khel Ratna Award?

    • A. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
    • B. Arjuna Award
    • C. Dronacharya Award
    • D. Dhyan Chand Award

  • 36. Contribution to which field is honoured by the B D Goenka Award?

    • A. Literature
    • B. Journalism
    • C. Culture
    • D. Science

  • 37. The first recipient of Rajiv Gandhis Khel Ratna award is:

    • A. Vishwanathan Anand
    • B. Leander Peas
    • C. Kapil Dev
    • D. Limba Ram

  • 38. The Oscar Award was won 26 times by:

    • A. Charlie Chaplin
    • B. Alfred Hitchkok
    • C. Walt Disney
    • D. Kurosawa

  • 39. Which of the following is an award instituted by the Madhya Pradesh Government?

    • A. Dhanvantari Award
    • B. Kabir Award
    • C. Saraswathi Samman
    • D. Arjuna Awards

  • 40. Pulitzer prize is awarded for outstanding work in the field of:

    • A. Science and Technology
    • B. Environmental Studies
    • C. Literature and Journalism
    • D. International Understanding

  • 41. Who was the first winner of the Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding?

    • A. U Thant
    • B. Martin Luther King
    • C. Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
    • D. Yehudi Menuhin

  • 42. Who is the sole posthumous recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award?

    • A. Rajkapoor
    • B. Ashok Kumar
    • C. Prithvi Raj Kapoor
    • D. Pran

  • 43. Contribution to which field is honoured by Dhanvantari award?

    • A. Physics
    • B. Space research
    • C. Literature
    • D. Medicine

  • 44. The first Indira Gandhi Award for International Justice and Harmony has been given to:

    • A. Larry Pressler
    • B. Amnesty International
    • C. Hussain Ibrahim Zaki
    • D. Yasser Arafat

  • 45. The Fifth National Winter Games were organized in:

    • A. Jaipur
    • B. Gulmarg
    • C. Hyderabad
    • D. Chennai

  • 46. Who among the following is the recipient of the first Dayawati Modi Award for art, culture and education?

    • A. Dharmavir Bharti
    • B. Amitabh Bachchaan
    • C. B. V. Karanth
    • D. Ashok Vajpeyi

  • 47. Who among the following was the first to win the Booker Prize?

    • A. William Golding
    • B. PH Newby
    • C. JM Coetzee
    • D. Peter Carey

  • 48. Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Award is conferred on every year:

    • A. 20th August
    • B. 15th August
    • C. 26th January
    • D. None of these

  • 49. Contribution to which field is honoured by the Global 500 award?

    • A. Cinema
    • B. Environmental conservation
    • C. Sports
    • D. Literature

  • 50. Despite being the greatest super hit film of all the times, ‘Sholay’ has won only one Filmfare Award. In which category did it get it?

    • A. Best Film
    • B. Sound Recording
    • C. Music
    • D. Editing