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Sharpen Your Kid’s General Knowledge with a Fun Quiz

General Knowledge Quizzes are always fun for kids. But it is sometimes really hard for parents to make their kids sit and learn. They always have a question that how to improve their general knowledge which is so essential in today’s school curriculum as well as competitive examinations.

To make this easy for parents we have developed a fun-filled and interactive to help your kid learn and improve the GK. This collection of quiz contains questions from different fields. General Knowledge Quiz with answers and explanations to help your kid improve their GK and prepare for various competitions.

1.Which of the following is the national animal of India?

a) Lion
b) Tiger
c) Elephant
d) Rhinoceros

2. How many colours are there in India’s National Flag?

a) Two
b) Three
c) Four
d) Five

3. When do we celebrate our Independence Day?

a) 15th January
b) 26th January
c) 26th August
d) 15th August

4. Who was the first Indian to hold the post of Governor General in India?

a) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
b) Dr. K M Munshi
c) C Rajagopalachari
d) Annie Besant

5. Who was the India’s first Deputy Prime Minister?

a) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
b) Morarji Desai
c) Choudhary Charan Singh
d) Jagjivan Ram

6. Which British Governor continued in that position even after India became Independent?

a) Lord Louis Mountbatten
b) Sir Henry Knight
c) Lord William Bentinck
d) Warren Hastings

7. Who was the first Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission?

a) C.M Trivedi
b) D.P Dhar
c) Shankarrao Bhaurao Chavan
d) V.T Krishnamachari

8. Young one of a Cat is called?

a) Calf
b) Kitten
c) Puppy
d) Cub

9. How many days are there in a Leap year?

a) 360
b) 365
c) 366
d) 367

10. Which of the following organ is used to taste food?

a) Tongue
b) Lips
c) Teeth
d) Nose

Answer:

  1. b) Tiger
  2. b) Four
  3. d) 15th August
  4. c) C Rajagopalachari
  5. a) Sardar Vallabhai Patel
  6. a) Lord Louis Mountbatten
  7. d) V.T Krishnamachari
  8. b) Kitten
  9. d) 366
  10. a) Tongue

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Important Events of April 2020

Spring is at its glory as the heat of summer is slowly approaching. The month of April is a sign of a new beginning. One can feel the energy with birds chirping, flowering trees, and vivid insects coming into life after a scorching summer and harsh winter. People across the country celebrate this month as harvest season.

For students, it is the start to a new academic year, new books, new classes and new teachers. The most exciting time of the year undoubtedly. However, this year is different. Everything is under lockdown to stop the spread of the dreaded novel Coronavirus pandemic or COVID-19.

In such an unprecedented situation, never seen before in history, parents are having a tough time trying to keep children busy and help them proactively enhance their knowledge.

Here’s the list of important days and events in April. Ask your kids to check this out and then play a memory game with them to see who remembered what!   

April Fool Day

Date: 1st April 

Important dates April

1st April is celebrated as Fools’ day around the world. It is an annual custom of consisting of bizarre, funny and silly jokes and hoaxes. The jokes and their victims are called April Fools. This day is being celebrated for centuries now.

World Autism Awareness Day

Date: 2nd April

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The World Autism Awareness Day is observed every year on 2nd April in order to raise awareness of autism. This day was first celebrated in 2008. This day highlights the need to help and improve the quality of life of those who are suffering from Autism.

World Health Day

Date: 7th April 

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World Health Day is celebrated every year on 7th April worldwide. This day marks the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. It is also celebrated to raise awareness about health issues people facing in the world each year. This year it has taken on a critical significance.

National Safe Motherhood Day

Date: 11th April 

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National Safe Motherhood Day is observed every year on the 11th of April. This day is focused on raising awareness about the proper healthcare of women and maternity facilities to pregnant and lactating women. This day also plays a key role in spreading awareness on reducing anemia among women, institutional delivery, for better pre- and post-natal health care etc.

Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Day

Date: 13th April 

Jallianwala Event in April
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Jallianwala Bagh Massacre also known as the Amritsar Massacre took place on April 13, 1919. It was caused by British General Dyer who ordered the British Indian Army to open fire into the crowd of unarmed Indian civilian in Jallianwala Bagh killing 370 while over 1200 wounded. This day is remembered as a shameful scar on India- British relations.

B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day

Date: 14th April

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Ambedkar Jayanti or B.R. Ambedkar Remembrance Day marks the birth anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar – the “Father of The Indian Constitution”. BR Ambedkar dedicated the Dalit icon who dedicated his life for the upliftment of untouchables, women and labourers. To honour his towards the nation, his birthday is celebrated each year on 14th April 

World Haemophilia Day

Date: 17th April

World Haemophilia Day is marked on 17th April and recognised worldwide to increase awareness of haemophilia, von Willebrand disease and other inherited bleeding disorders. This is an import effort to increase awareness regarding better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who are suffering.

World Heritage Day

Date: 18th April

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World Heritage Day is observed on 18th April every year to celebrate and promote cultural heritage. It is an initiative towards preserving human heritage and diversity of the historic monuments and heritage sites all around the world. This initiative to protect and conserve the world heritage was taken by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). 

National Civil Service Day

Date: 21st April

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The National Civil Service Day is celebrated on 21 April every year. The purpose of celebrating this day is to rededicate and recommit civil service members to the cause of the people.

World Creativity & Innovation Day

Date: 21st April 

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World Creativity and Innovation Day are celebrated on April 21 to encourage creative multidisciplinary thinking to help us achieve the sustainable future we all want.

World Earth Day

Date: 22nd April 

World Earth Day
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Coined in 1970, the World Earth Day is an annual event commemorated around the world on April 22 to promote clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. Celebrating this day aims at reminding us that how important it is to protect this planet and its natural resources. 

World Book Day and World Copyright Day

Date: 23rd April

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In 1995 UNESCO chose 23rd April to celebrate the World Book Day and World Copyright Day, as the date is also the death anniversary of the William Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and several other prominent authors. This day is celebrated worldwide to pay a tribute to books and authors and encouraging everyone to discover pleasure in writing and reading. 

National Panchayat Raj Day

Date: 24th April 

National Panchayat Raj Day
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First celebrated on 24 April 2010, National Panchayat Raj Day was coined by then Prime Minister   Manmohan Singh. It is a national day of Panchayati Raj System in India celebrated by Ministry of Panchayati Raj on 24 April annually. 

World Malaria Day (WHO)

Date: 25th April

World Malaria Day (WHO)
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World Malaria Day gives people the chance to recognizes the effort made to prevent malaria globally. WMD is an international observance held every year on 25 April.

World Intellectual Property Day (UN)

Date: 26 April

World Intellectual Property Day (UN)
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Every April 26, World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated to spread awareness about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

World Day for Safety & Health at Work

Date: 28th April 

World Day for Safety & Health at Work
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World Day for Safety and Health at Work is commemorated every year on 28 April. This day is celebrated to promote safety and health in the workplace.

World Dance Day

Date: 29 April

World Dance Day
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International Dance Day is celebrated every year on 29 April to promote the importance of art and culture and to raise awareness among the public regarding the art of dance.

Hope you enjoyed the journey through the important days of the month. These are just a few we handpicked. Each day of the month has a history behind it. To find out more about each day, check out https://www.thequizopedia.com/onthisday   

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2019 Bharat Ratna Award Winners

The highest civilian award of the Republic of India – Bharat Ratna – is conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order”, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. Bharat Ratna recipients rank seventh in the Indian order of precedence.

Thequizopedia.com pays a tribute to the 2019 Bharat Ratna Award Winners.

Nanaji Deshmukh

Bharat Ratna Award Winners Quiz

Chandikadas Amritrao Deshmukh also known as Nanaji Deshmukh (11 October 1916 – 27 February 2010) was posthumously awarded the Bharat Ratna. His incredible contribution in the fields of education, health, and rural self-reliance as a social activist bagged him this prestigious award.

Nanaji was born on 11 October 1916 into a Marathi-speaking Deshastha Brahmin family at Kadoli, which is a small town in the Hingoli district. He was inspired by the nationalist ideology of Bal Gangadhar Tilak. He was alma mater (previous student) of Birla College (BITS Pilani).

He was also a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1977 to 1979. Deshmukh died on 27 February 2010 in the premises of Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya, which was established by him. He was also the recipient of the Padma Vibhushan in 1999.

Bhupen Hazarika

GK Quiz Bharat Ratna Award Winners

Delivering the message of humanity and universal brotherhood through songs, Bhupen Hazarika (8 September 1926 – 5 November 2011) has won hearts of music lovers not just in India but also abroad. Like Nanaji Deshmukh, he was also awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously. Composer, playback singer, music director, lyricist, musician, folk artist, poet and filmmaker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha has adorned many hats.

He introduced the culture and folk music of Assam and Northeast India to Hindi cinema at the national level. He received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction in 1975. He has also received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987), Padmashri (1977), and Padmabhushan (2001), Dada Saheb Phalke Award (1992), which is the highest award of India for cinema.

Pranab Mukherjee

2019 Bharat Ratna Award Winners

Pranab Mukerhjee is the only 2019 Bharat Ratna awardees to get this honor during his lifetime. He served as the 13th President of India (25 July 2012 – 25 July 2017). Prior to holding the highest position in country, he has been a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and has handled multiple ministerial portfolios in the Government of India.

Mukerhjee was born in a Bengali family in Mirati, a village in the Bengal Presidency of British India (now in Birbhum district, West Bengal. He attended the Suri Vidyasagar College in Suri (Birbhum), then affiliated to University of Calcutta.

Mukerhjee has been a five-time member of Rajya Sabha (the upper house of Indian parliament) starting in 1969,1975, 1981, 1993 and 1999.

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7 Ways to Improve Your General Knowledge

General awareness is valued information regarding the social interests of society, community or nation gathered from a range of various media platforms. There are numerous ways by which one can improve its General knowledge. Hence it would be accurate to say that general knowledge covers almost all the aspects of human life.

However, major branches of general knowledge can be classified as follows:

  • Current Affairs
  • Science
  • Arts
  • Physical Health and Recreation
  • Politics
  • History

General knowledge and information on current affairs are interrelated as the news of today will become general knowledge of tomorrow. Children need to acquire general knowledge right from an early age to develop the habit of staying tuned to current affairs and inculcating a curiosity to acquire knowledge outside the syllabus.

Here are some useful tips to study General Knowledge for self-awareness and competitive exams:

Practice the 4 Core Skills

Students preparing for general knowledge quiz competitions should ensure to make the most use of their senses to enhance their knowledge. They should practice 4 core skills that are- read, listen, watch, and speak with like-minded personalities, if possible.

Read

Reading is the main source of gaining any type of knowledge. An individual should read newspapers, magazines, journals, and books to enhance understanding. For example, going through the sports segment will help one to get ready for a general knowledge quiz about sports and famous sports personalities.

Apart from that, while reading newspapers and magazines pay attention to the main events in the corporate world.  You should also read classics as the questions on the literature are very common.

Write

Writing is a great way of finding the correct words for expressing your thoughts. Develop it as a habit. There are many tools now to encourage writers to pen their thoughts and share their write up with the world. Start a blog or a micro blog. Before writing on a certain topic, do some research that leads you to the reading. The most important advantage of writing is that it allows you to consolidate your knowledge and organize your thoughts.

Watch News Every Day

You must spend at least half an hour listening to the news, especially English news every day. Tune in to the good news channel and improve your GK while learning new words. Also, watch channels such as Discovery, National Geography, etc., as these channels provide excellent insights related to science and environment and much more. These channels also telecast some extremely amazing and informative documentaries and shows.

Listen to the Radio

Listening to the radio is a good habit. Many radio stations host short General Knowledge quiz contests for their listeners.

General Knowledge Websites

We live in the internet age which makes it easy to increase basic general knowledge. There are countless websites where you will get general knowledge related content for free. Some online portals like The Quizopedia carry general knowledge questions and answers in simple and easy to understand language.

Play Games

Solving crossword puzzles also help in enhancing general knowledge. Since we are living in the digital era, technology-driven online quizzes are also available.

Building up your general knowledge is not an overnight exercise. It needs years of patience and effort. Start now.