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Books and Authors

It is important to know about the famous books, their theme and their authors both of ancient times as well as contemporary.Although there has never been dearth of authors, however, certain authors have become immortal by virtue of their work as they are remembered even today.

Take a short test on books and authors:

1. Who is the author of Maha Bharata

a. Valmiki
b. Ved Vyasa
c. Kautilya
d. Bhava Bhuti


2. Who is renownnend for editing sacred books of the east

a. B. R. Ambedkar
b. Karl Marx
c. Kuldeep Nayyar
d. Max Muller


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3. Who is the author of "Man eaters of Kumaon"

a. Jim Corbett
b. Rudyard Kipplinga
c. H. G. Wells
d. Khushwant Singh


4. Match the following:

A- Speed Post 1. Adam Smith
B- The blind Assasin 2. Margaret Atwood
C- Wealth of Nations 3. K. P. S. Menon
D- Many worlds 4. Shobha De

a A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1
b A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3
c A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
d A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4


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5. My experiments with truth is an autobiography of

a. Jawahar Lal Nehru
b. Subhash Chandra Bose
c. Mahatma Gandhi
d. Nelson Mandela


6. Zend Avesta is the religious book of

a. Zorostrians
b. Parsis
c. Maoris
d. Jews


7. What does yellow book refers to

a. Official book of U. K
b. Telephone directory
c. Hardware standard of CD ROM published by IEEE
d. French official book


8. Which of the following books have been written by Bill Gates

1. You can win
2. Business at the speed of thought
3. The road ahead
4. The third world in the age of globalisation

a. 1, 2 and 3
b. 2, 3 and 4
c. 2 and 3
d. 3 and 4


9. Who has authored the book "7 habits of highly succesful people"

a. Stephen R. Covey
b. Bill Gates
c. Jamna Lal Bajaj
d. Azim Premji


10. Match the following:

A- Panchatantra 1. Bankim Chandra Chatterji
B- Shakuntala 2. Kali Das
C- Gita Rahaysya 3. Bal Gangadhar Tilak
D- Anand Math 4. Vishnu sharma

a A-4, B-2, C-3, D-1
b A-4, B-2, C-1, D-3
c A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
d A-3, B-2, C-1, D-4


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