Exercises December 2014 – CLATGyan Mock General Knowledge Set By Zainab Khan - May 9, 2015 1 319 1) Which movie won the Best Motion Picture award at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards presented in California?WhiplashBirdmanBoyhoodThe Theory of Everything2) 25th December was celebrated by the Union Government asChristmas DayNational Consumer Rights DayMinorities DayGood Governance Day3) The most recent resolution adopted by the UN to control the international arms trade is theComprehensive Test Ban TreatyArms Trade TreatyNuclear Non-Proliferation TreatyNew START Treaty4) Which of the following is false about Bharat Ratna recipient Madan Mohan Malaviya?He was a freedom fighter and educationist, and a part of the Indian National Movement. He was known as Mahamana.He was president of the Indian National Congress. He was the founder of the Jana Sangh.5) Who is the newly appointed directorate general of the CRPF?Prakash MishraDilip TrivediPrakash TrivediDilip Mishra6) Which country witnessed a successful conduction of municipal election after a period of 60 years?BhutanMaldivesMyanmarBangladesh7) Who won the International Tennis Association singles title?Ankita RainaKaty DunneRadhika TulpuleParika Khanna8) The character of Elphias Doge from Harry Potter recently passed awayDavid John RyallRobbie ColtraneMichael GambonJason Isaacs9) Who was the Yash Chopra Memorial Award presented to?Dev AnandShammi KapoorAmitabh BachchanRajesh Kapoor10) The Union Government constituted a high-level committee to address concerns of data sharing by various government agencies called NATGRID. What does it stand for?National Intergovernmental GridNational Architectural and Territorial GridNational Intelligence GridNone of the above11) The first recipient of back-to-back Oscars passed away recently. Who?Katherine HepburnLuise RainerIrene DunneAudrey Hepburn12) Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced retirement from?ODIsTest CricketT20sBoth A and B13) A noted journalist, a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award, a member of the Kargil Review Committee and a part of the fact finding mission after the Gujarat riots passed away recently.Dr. Kamal MitraTN SeshanBoobli George VergheseK Subhramanyam14) Who is the newly appointed ambassador of the Cricket World Cup 2015?Anil KumbleRahul DravidMS DhoniSachin Tendulkar15) Which space mission was declared as the most important scientific Breakthrough of the Year 2014 by Science journal?RosettaMangalyaanDSCOVRHubble Space Telescope16) Which scheme was launched for the conservation of heritage characters of 12 cities over the country?PrakritiHridayVirasatAitihasic17) Newly elected president of FICCI?Harshvardhan NeotiaPankaj PatelJyotsna SuriZydus Cadila18) Which two countries resumed diplomatic relations after a hostile period of nearly 50 years?USA and RussiaUSA and CubaBrazil and ChinaBrazil and Cuba19) _________ was made Honorary Citizen of Busan, Korea on 18 December 2014 for his efforts to enhance friendship and cooperation between India and Republic of Korea.Venu SrinivasanChandrasekhar SubramanyamTirumala ReddyL Radhakrishnan20) Who was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for poetry for 2014? Javed AkhtarKishwar NaheedImtiaz DharkerIfthikar Arif21) Which of the following are one of the main accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case?Abdul Rahman YasinAli AtwaImad MughniyahZaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi22) Which Indian-American was appointed as judge in the Federal Court of Columbia?Tulsi GabbardRaja RajeshwariAmit Priyavadhan MehtaSrikanth Srinivasan23) Which two countries’ vision statement is signified by the term “Druzbha-Dosti”?India-NepalRussia-NepalChina-RussiaIndia-Russia24) Hariom Singh won gold in the 58th National Shooting Championships in which event?100 m rifle50 m rifle10 m air rifle300 m air rifle25) When is Minorities Rights Day celebrated in India?16th December17th December18th December19th December26) When is National Mathematics Day observed to commemorate the birthday of Srinivasa Ramanujan?19th December20th December21st December22nd December27) Which country is the most recent Associate Member of CERN?AfghanistanBrazilPakistanIndia28) Who have been designated as peace symbols by the US Senate?Malala Yousufzai and Madan Mohan MalaviyaMalala Yousufzai and Kailash Satyarthi Maulana Wahiduddin Khan and Niloufer RahmaniNiloufer Rahmani and Kailash Satyarthi29) Paul McGinley won the Sports Personality Coach of the year award. Where is he from?AustraliaIrelandLeicestershirePortugal30) What are the Tashi-Nungshi pair famous for?First twins to climb EverestFirst twins to play test cricketFirst twins to climb seven highest peaks of the worldFirst twins to win doubles at Wimbledon31) MIGA is the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group._____ became the 181st member of Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). IndiaChinaNepalBhutan32) Which Marathi film was nominated for an Oscar award in the Best Picture category?FandryPune via BiharKapus KondyachiAkalpith33) The Confucius Peace prize was established in 2009 as an eastern alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize following the proposal of Chinese businessman Lui Zhiqin. Which world leader was awarded the prize in 2014?Kofi AnnanFidel CastroRaul CastroYi Cheng34) Who was named the European Tour Golfer of the Year?Rory McllroyHenrik StensonDustin JohnsonRory Sabbastini35) When is Vijay Diwas and Victory Day celebrated in India and Bangladesh respectively to commemorate the 1971 liberation?15th December16th December17th December18th December36) Which militant outfit was responsible for the attack on the Army-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan?Lashkar-e-OmarLashkar-e-TaibaTehreek-e-TalibanAl-Qaeda37) Operation Zarb-e-azab and Operation Khyber-I have been undertaken in Pakistan to further which of the following?Promote education in villages and other backward areasFlush terrorists out of tribal beltsBoth A and BNone of the above38) Who is the recipient of the Miss Universal Peace and Humanity pageant at Beirut, Lebanon?Koyal RanaHimani SinghRuhi SinghIsha Jain39) AR Rahman has been nominated for an Oscar in the Musical Score category. Which among these is not a part of the nominations?Million Dollar ArmKadal (Tamil)The Hundred Foot JourneyKochadaiyaan (Tamil)40) What is the name of the Rio 2016 Olympics Games’ mascot?FeniliusViniciusTomciusHarricus41) What is the name of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games’ mascot?FeniliusVinicusTomJack42) Who won the men’s Hockey Championship Trophy 2014?AustraliaNew ZealandGermanyIndia43) Who is the recently appointed Director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB)?Pradip HegdePraveen TrivediShantan TrimurthyDineshwar Sharma44) The International Criminal Court upgraded the status of which country to Observer State?IsraelAfghanistanPalestineTunisia45) Who did Vishwanathan Anand defeat to win his maiden London Classic Chess title?Michael AdamsGary KasparovAkshay Raj KoreJacob Aggard46) The first Indian-American to be appointed the 19th Surgeon General of America?Sailender KootumkalSrinivas ChengaloorArhant KurianVivek Hallegere Murthy47) Laurent Lamothe resigned from Prime Ministership following anti-government protests. He was the PM of which country?MaldivesHaitiTuvaluCuba48) Where was the World Diamond Conference held?BangaloreChennaiHyderabadDelhi49) Who is the newly appointed Prime Minister of Mauritius?Anirudh JagannathAnerud JugnauthPawan ChamlingNavichandra Ramgoolam50) Who was crowned Miss World 2014?Rolene StraussEdina KulcsarElizabeth SafritKoyal Rana Make sure you’ve solved the previous ones. Click here to know more about these sets. Please thank Vidushi Sanghadia (Class of 2019) for preparing this quiz in the comments section below.