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Honours and Awards 1. Who among the following was the first to win the Booker Prize?

a) William Golding b) PH Newby c) JM Coetzee d) Peter Carey 2. Which one of the following awards instituted by KK Birla Foundation is given to an individual for outstanding work on Indian philosophy, culture and art? a) Saraswathy Samman b) Vyas Samman c) Shankar Puraskar d) Kalidas Samman 3. When was the Nobel Prize for literature instituted? a) 1956 b) 1969 c) 1972 d) 1975 4. Contribution to which field is honoured by Dhanvantari award? a) Physics b) space research c) literature d) medicine 5. Which of the following is India s highest honour in the field of literature? a) Vyas Samman b) Kalidas Samman c) Jnanpith Award d) Saraswathi Samman 6. Which one of the following is India s highest civilian honour? a) Bharat Ratna b) Padma Bhushan c) Padama Vibhushan d) Padma Sri 7. Who was the first to win the Nobel Prize for literature? a) Albert Camus b) Ernest Hemingway c) Knut Hamson d) Rene Sully Prudhome 8. Men from which nation has won the highest number of Nobel Prizes? a) England b) France c) America d) Italy 9. Which of the following awards is given to the Best Parliamentarian? a) Gujar Mal Modi Award b) JB Pant Award c) Nehru Award d) none of those 10. When did Amnesty International win the Nobel Prize? a) 1917 b) 1949 c) 1977 d) 1982 11. Who was the first woman to win the Jnanpith award? a) Ashapurna Devi b) Mahasweta Devi c) Amrita Pritam d) Sarojini Naidu 12. In terms of Prize money which of the following is the highest literary prize in India? a) Vyas Samman

b) Saraswathy Samman c) Jnanpith Award d) Kalidas Samman 13. Which of the following awards was instituted by the Indian National Congress in its Centenary Year? a) Gandhi Peace Prize b) Nehru Award c) Indira Gandhi award for National Integration d) Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award 14. Which one of the following awards was instituted by the KK Birla Foundation? a) Saraswati Samman b) Kabir Award c) Kalidas Samman d) Jnanpith Award 15. When did Red Cross win the Nobel Peace Prize for the first time? a) 1917 b) 1977 c) 1949 d) 1956 16. The Annual Academy awards are better known as a) Nobel Prize b) Magsasay Award c) Oscar Award d) None of these 17. Contribution to which field is honoured by the Kalinga award? a) Science and Technology b) Literature c) Peace d) environmental protection 18. Who among the following has won the Polar Music Award instituted by the Roya l Music Academy, Sweden? a) Sakir Hussein b) Pundit Ravi Shankar c) Bismillah Khan d) Allah Rakha Khan 19. Who was the first foreigner to win the Bharat Ratna? a) Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan b) Winston Churchill c) Nelson Madela d) Benazir Bhutto 20. Which one of the following awards is given for contribution to poetry? a) Kabir award b) Kalidas Samman c) Saraswathy Samman d) Vyas Samman Answers PH Newby 2. Shankar Puraskar 3. 1969 4. medicine 5. Jnanpith Award 6. Bharat Ratna 7. Rene Sully Prudhome 8. America 9. JB Pant Award 10. 1977 11. Ashapurna Devi 12. Saraswathi Samman 13. Indira Gandhi award for National Integration 14. Saraswathi Samman

15. 1917 16. Oscar Award 17. Science and Technology 18. Pundit Ravi Shankar 19. Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan 20. Kabir award