Books and authors general knowledge questions

22.

Who wrote the book ‘Reminiscences of the Nehru Age’?
A.     C.D.Deshmukh
B.     Dr. P.C.Alexander
C.     M.O.Mathai
D.     S.C.Rajagopalachari
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

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23.

Aurobindo was the author of
A.     Discovery of India
B.     Hindu view of life
C.     Yogashastra
D.     Savitri
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option D

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24.

Which of the following is a biography of the Lady Mountbatten?
A.     Edwina Mountbatten – A Life of Her Own.
B.     Edwina Mountbatten – Her relationship with Nehru
C.     Mountbatten
D.     Edwina Mountbattten
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

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25.

In which year was the ‘All India Radio’ set up?
A.     1936    B.     1927
C.     1947    D.     1950
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option A

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26.

Who directed the film ‘Sardar’?
A.     Das Gupta
B.     Shyam Benegal
C.     Tapan Sinha
D.     Ketan Mehta
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option D

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27.

Who said “God helps those who help themselves”?
A.     Andre Maurois
B.     Andre Gide
C.     Algernon Sidney
D.     Swami Vivekananda
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

The phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is a popular motto which emphasizes the importance of self-initiative.

The phrase originated in ancient Greece, occurring as the moral to one of Aesop’s Fables, and later in the great tragedy authors of ancient Greek drama. It has been commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, however the modern English wording appears earlier in Algernon Sidney’s work.

It is mistaken by many to be a Bible quote, however the phrase does not occur in the Bible. Some Christians have criticized it as actually against the Bible’s basic message of God’s grace.
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28.

The film ‘Salaam Bombay’ was directed by
A.     Shyam Benegal
B.     Mira Nair
C.     Aparna Sen
D.     Mrinal Sen
Answer & Explanation

Answer: Option B

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