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1. If you wish to refer to any official report of the British government, which book would you refer to?

a.) Blue Book
b.) White Book
c.) Grey Book
d) Yellow Book.

ANSWER - Blue Book

2. You are reading the newspaper “Al-Ahram”. Which city of the world are you in?

a.) Moscow
b.) Cairo
c.) Karachi
d.) Jakarta

ANSWER - Cairo

3. Which country does the newspaper “Pravda” belong to?

a.) Russia
b.) France
c.) Indonesia
d.) Bangladesh

ANSWER - Russia

4. What is the official book of the French called as?

a.) Blue Book
b.) Green Book
c.) Yellow Book
d.) White Book

ANSWER - Yellow Book

5. “White Book” is the official publication of which country?

a.) Germany
b.) China
c.) Portugal
d.) All the above

ANSWER - All the above

6. Official reports of which government are found in the “Grey Book”?

a.) Japanese
c.) Belgian
d.) Norwegian
e.) All the above
f.) Only a and b

ANSWER - Only a and b

7. In which country would you find the newspaper “New Statesman”?

a.) USA
b.) Brazil
c.) Great Britain
d.) Congo

ANSWER - Great Britain

8. Which of the following newspaper does not belong to London?

a.) The Daily Mirror
b.) The Times
c.) New Statesman
d.) People’s Daily
e.) a and c both

ANSWER - People’s Daily

9. What is the official publication of Italy is called Green Book. Which other country’s official publication is referred to by the same name?

a.) Iran
b.) Indonesia
c.) Bangladesh
d.) The Netherlands


10. Which country publishes the newspaper “Merdeka”?

a.) Syria
b.) Nigeria
c.) Indonesia
d.) Iraq

ANSWER - Indonesia


1. Who authored the book “Sunny Days”?

a.) Sunil Gavaskar
b.) Sunny Deol
c.) Nelson Mandela
d.) Benazir Bhutto

ANSWER : Sunil Gavaskar

2. Who has written the book “Ammi! Letter to a democratic mother”?

a.) Shabana Azmi
b.) Javd Akhtar
c.) Saeed Mirza
d.) Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

ANSWER : Saeed Mirza

3. Which books is authored by Shobha De?

a.) Speed Post
b.) Namesake
c.) My Life
d.) India – My country!

ANSWER : Speed Post

4. Who authored the book “Nirbasan”?

a.) Mahadevi Verma
b.) Sunil Chattopadhyay
c.) Tasleema Nasreen
d.) Kiron Kher

ANSWER : Tasleema Nasreen

5. The movie “Kai Po Che” is based on a novel written by Chetan Bhagat. What is the name of this book?

a.) One night at a call center
b.) 3 mistakes of my life
c.) 2 State: The story of my marriage
d.) Five Point Someone

ANSWER : 3 mistakes of my life

6. Pride and Prejudice, a famous English movie is based on a famous novel. Who is the author of this novel?

a.) Elizabeth Bennet
b.) Jane Austen
c.) Allie Hamilton
d.) Noah Calhoun

ANSWER : Jane Austen

7. The 1991 film “Fried Green Tomatoes” was based on the novel “Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café”. Who was the author of this novel?

a.) Fannie Flagg
b.) Kathy Bates
c.) Mary Stuart
d.) Jessica Tandy

ANSWER : Fannie Flagg

8. The bollywood movie of 1965, Guide, was based on the novel “The Guide” written by:

a.) K.R. Narayanan
b.) R.K Narayan
c.) Amit Chandra
d.) Sumit Chatterjee

ANSWER : R.K Narayan

9. The bollywood movie Omkara was based on a famous novel written by Shakespeare. The title of this novel was –

a.) Twelfth night
b.) Dark Lady
c.) No sweat
d.) Othello

ANSWER : Othello

10. Which of the following books is not written by Rabindranath Tagore?

a.) The Gardener
b.) The Post Office
c.) Kabuliwala
d.) Moving On

ANSWER : Moving On


1) ‘My Frozen Turbulence in Kashmir’ is written by whom?

a) Jagmohan.
b) Nissim Ezekiel.
c) Anees Jung.
d) M.J. Akbar.

ANSWER : Jagmohan

2) Who is the father of English Poetry?

a) Charles Dickens.
b) Chaucer.
c) Wordsworth.
d) Milton.

ANSWER : Chaucer

3) The famous book ‘We The People’ was written by:

a) J.R.D. Tata.
b) Khushwant Singh.
c) T. N. Kaul.
d) Nani Palkhivala.

ANSWER : Nani Palkhivala

4) Who is the author of the book ‘Forbidden Verses’?

a) Abu Nuwas.
b) D.H. Lawrence.
c) Ms. Taslima Nasrin.
d) Salman RushDie.

ANSWER : Abu Nuwas

5) Among the following which book is not written by Munshi Premchand?

a) Guide.
b) Manasorovar.
c) Godan.
d) Gaban.

ANSWER : Guide

6) Which among the following books has been written by Vikram Seth?

a) My God Died Young.
b) Look Back in Anger.
c) A suitable boy.
d) Islamic Bomb.

ANSWER : A suitable boy

7) Ramayana is written by whom?

a) Vishwamitra.
b) Maharishi Valmiki.
c) Tulasidas.
d) None of these.

ANSWER : Maharishi Valmiki

8) ‘My Passage from India’ is a book authored by:

a) E. M. Foster.
b) Ismail Merchant.
c) Nirad. C. Choudhary.
d) Mulk Raj Anand.

ANSWER : Ismail Merchant

9) Who is the author of ‘Mein Kemf’?

a) Napoleon Bonaparte.
b) Karl Marx.
c) Adolf Hilter.
d) Benito Mussolini.

ANSWER : Adolf Hilter

10) ‘Unhappy India’ is the name of the book written by:

a) Bal Gangadhar Tilak.
b) Lala Lajpat Rai.
c) Dr. Rajendra Prasad.
d) Gopal Krishna Gokhale.

ANSWER : Lala Lajpat Rai

11) ‘Katha Sarit Sagar’ is written by:

a) Bhavabhuti.
b) Kshemendra.
c) Shudrak.
d) Somdeva.

ANSWER : Somdeva

12) Who wrote the book ‘Reminiscences of the Nehru Age’?

a) O.P. Mathai.
b) S.C. Rajagopalachari.
c) Dr.P.C. Alexander.
d) C.D. Deshmukh.

ANSWER : O.P. Mathai

13) Which book was written by the author Aurobindo?

a) Discovery of India.
b) Hindu view of life.
c) Yogashastra.
d) Savitri.

ANSWER : Savitri

14) Who is the author of Mahabharat?

a) Valmiki.
b) Ved Vyas.
c) Jaimini.
d) Kapila.

ANSWER : Ved Vyas

15) ‘Daughter of the East’ is the autobiography of:

a) Aung San Suu Kyi.
b) Indira Gandhi.
c) Chandrika Kumartunge.
d) Benazir Bhutto.

ANSWER : Benazir Bhutto

16) Who wrote ‘Indica’?

a) Sir Thomas Roe.
b) Megasthenes.
c) Al. beruni.
d) William Jones.

ANSWER : Megasthenes

17) The famous book ‘Anandmath’ was written by:

a) Sarojini Naidu.
b) Bankim Chandra Chottapadhya.
c) Sri Aurobindo.
d) Rabindrnath Tagore.

ANSWER : Bankim Chandra Chottapadhya

18) Who is the author of ‘Mirchchhakatika’?

a) Kalhana.
b) Banabhatta.
c) Shudraka.
d) Vikamaditya.

ANSWER : Shudraka

19) Among the following which book is written by Graham Greene?

a) The power and glory.
b) Crisis in India.
c) Of Human Bondage.
d) O’ Jerusalem.

ANSWER : The power and glory

20) Who wrote the line ‘A thing of beauty is a joy forever’?

a) John Keats.
b) William Wordsworth.
c) P.B. Shelley.
d) Robert Browing.

ANSWER : John Keats

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