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General Knowledge Question & Answers - Books And Authors

General Knowledge Question & Answers – Books and Authors

1. Who was in news recently for the book – ‘Branding India — An Incredible Story’ recently?


a)               Dipankar Gupta

b)               Shashi Tharoor

c) Amitabh Kant

d)               Ashutsoh Mazumdar

e)               Prof. Meghnad Desai

2. Who is the richest person in world for the year 2009 as declared by Forbes magazine?

a)         Bill Gates

b)         Warren Buffett

c)         Mukesh Ambani

d)         LN Mittal

e)         Carlos Slim Helu

3. Who among the following is that author of the book entitled, “To a Hunger-free World”?

a)         A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

b)         Prof Amartya Sen

c)         M.S. Swaminathan

d)         Jaswant Singh

e)         Nelson Mandela

4. Who among of the following is the political scientist famous for his book’- “The Clash of Civilizations”?

a)         Keniche Ohmae

b)         Jim Collins

c)         Michael Hammer

d)         James Buchanan

e)         Samuel Huntington

5. ‘The Caged Phoenix: Can India Fly?’ is a recent   book   authored   by   which   of the following authors?

a)               Amitabh Kant

b)               Shiv Shankar Menon

c)               Dipankar Gupta*

d)               Jairam Ramesh

e)               Meghnad Desai

6.Who among the following is not among the six authors shortlisted for the 2009 Man Booker Prize winner announced recently?

a)               Sarah Waters

b)               JM Coetzee

c)               AS Byatt

d) Nick Hornby*

e)               Adam Foulds

7. English language publisher Puffin has ventured into comic book publishing with its comic book versions of stories from the famous Feluda mystery series. Which famous movie producer is the author of the Feluda mystery series?

a)               Buddhadeb Dasgupta

b)               Rituparno Ghosh

c)               Basu Chatterjee

d)               Subrata Sen

e) Satyajit Ray

8. Alan Macfarlane was in news recently for releasing a book on the occasion of completion of 800 years of which university recently?

a)               Harvard

b) Cambridge

c)               Oxford

d)               Lyons

e)               Berlin

9. Which publisher was in news recently for publishing former Union Minister and expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s book ‘Jinnah: India-Partition-Independence’?

a)               Penguin India

b)               HarperCollins

c) Rupa & Co

d)               Imprint Books

e)               AH Wheeler & Co

10. According to a recently released book “Hitler’s Jewish Hatred: Cliche And Reality” by American historian Ralf Georg Reuth, which industrialist was the major influence behind Hitler’s hatred of Jews?

a) Henry Ford

b)               Andrew Carnegie

c)               John D. Rockefeller

d)               Thomas Elva Edison

e)               George Eastman

11. Who has authored the recently released book – “India and the Global Financial Crisis”?

a) Y. V. Reddy

b)               Shankar Acharya

c)               Rakesh Mohan

d)               Anil Virmani

e)               C. Rangarajan

12. Noted sports journalist Rajan Bala passed away recently. Which of the following is the book authored     by him was published posthumously recently?

a)               ‘The Greatest of My Time’

b) ‘Days Well Spent’*

c)               ‘Purple Patches’

d)               ‘Spin and Other Turns’

e)               ‘The Appeal of Cricket’

13. Which Indian Booker Prize winner will publish the book “Last Man in the Tower” in early 2011?

a)               Kiran Desai

b)               Arundhati Roy

c) Aravind Adiga*

d)               Arundhati Roy

e)               Salman Rushdie

14. The book ‘Nine Lives: In search of the sacred in Modern India’ is written by – ?

a)               Kiran Desai

b)               Margaret Atwood

c)               William Dalrymple

d)               Lorrie Moore

e)               Subroto Bagchi

15. Who amongst the following is the author of the book A Better India: A Better World?

a. C. Rangarajan

b. G. Madhavan Nair

c. Anil Kakodkar

d. N.R. Narayana Murthy

e. None of these

16. Who amongst the following is the author of the book Development as Freedom?

a. Dr. C. Rangarajan

b. Dr. Y.V. Reddy

c. Dr. Amartya Sen

d. Anug San Suukyi

e. None of these

17. Who wrote the book Hind Swaraj in the year 1909?

a. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel

b. Mahatma Gandhi

c. Jawaharlal Nehru

d. Motilal Nehru

e. None of these

18. The author of the book In Defence of Globalisation is

a. Joseph Stiglitz

b. Paul Krugman

c. Amartya Sen

d. Jagdish Bhagwati

e. None of these

19. Who wrote Anandmatha?

a. Bal Gangadhar Tilak

b. Subhash Chandra Bose

c. Ravindranath Tagore

d. Bankimchandra Chattopadhyaya

e. None of these

20. Name of the author of Sea of Poppies

a. Amitav Ghosh

b. Arvind Adiga

c. Chetan Bhagat

d. Vikas Swaroop

e. None of these

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