World Honours and Awards GK Questions - Set 01

GK Practice Test: Question Set - 01

1. Who among the following was awarded the International Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 1995?
    (A) Kailash Satyarthi
    (B) Julious Nyerere
    (C) Nowt Gingrich
    (D) Yasser Arafat

2. In which year, Mr. Morarji Desai was honoured by Nishan-e-Pakistan Award?
    (A) 1981
    (B) 1990
    (C) 1991
    (D) 1995

3. Kalinga Award was instituted by
    (A) UNESCO for exceptional contribution of efforts to popularize science
    (B) Indian Military
    (C) Jnanpith, a cultural literacy society for encouraging creative writing in modern languages
    (D) Indian Adult Education Association for outstanding contribution of adult literacy in India

4. 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 1954, Medicine in 1962
    (D) Medicine in 1954, Physics in 1962

5. Magsaysay awards are named after Ramon Magsaysay, _______ who was known for his land reform programme to defuse communist insurgency.
    (A) President of the Philippines
    (B) President of the Spain
    (C) President of the Scotland
    (D) President of the Malaysia

6. Oscar Awards are conferred annually by
    (A) Academy of Motion Pictures, arts and sciences, USA
    (B) Government of United States
    (C) Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    (D) None of the above

7. The Awards conferred by the Hollywood Foreign press Association which is given annually for creditable efforts in film direction, are
    (A) Golden Bear Award
    (B) Oscar Award
    (C) Owen Global Prize
    (D) Golden Globe Award

8. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, awards the Nobel Prize in
    (A) Physics
    (B) Economics
    (C) Chemistry
    (D) Both (a) and (c)

9. The Nobel peace prize is awarded in which city?
    (A) Oslo
    (B) Stockholm
    (C) Brussels
    (D) Geneva

10. On whom did the U. S. President George W. Bush bestow, in 2002, the U.S.'s highest award for life time achievement in the field of scientific research?
    (A) Arun Netravalli
    (B) Dr.Hargoving Kohrana
    (C) Subramania Chandrasekar
    (D) Professor C. Radhakrishna Rao

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