Books and authors

Books and authors general knowledge

Question 1
'A Voice for Freedom' is a book written by
A
Corazon Aquino
B
Nayantara Sahgal
C
Aung San Suu Kyi
D
Benazir Bhutto






Question 2
Which of the following is NOT written by Munshi Premchand?
A
Gaban
B
Godan
C
Guide
D
Manasorovar
Question 3
Who is the author of 'India Wins Freedom'?
A
Dominique Lapierre
B
Maulana Azad
C
Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
D
Jawaharlal Nahru






Question 4
Who is the author of the novel 'Les Miserable'?
A
Victor Hugo
B
ALium tofler
C
G.Wynne
D
Fedric
Question 5
'Crime and Punishment' was written by
A
Fyodor Dostoevsky
B
Vladimir Nabakov
C
Lewis Carrol
D
Alexander Solzhenitsyn






Question 6
Who said "God helps those who help themselves"?
A
Andre Maurois
B
Andre Gide
C
Algernon Sidney
D
Swami Vivekananda
Question 6 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.
Question 7
Who wrote the book 'The Prince'?
A
Bernard Shaw
B
Niccolo Machiaveli
C
V.S. Sharma
D
Emile Zola






Question 8
Who wrote the book 'Reminiscences of the Nehru Age'?
A
D.Deshmukh
B
Dr. P.C.Alexander
C
M.O.Mathai
D
S.C.Rajagopalachari
Question 9
The celebrated novel 'The Godfather' was authored by
A
Harold Robbins
B
John Milton
C
Victor Hugo
D
Mario Puzo






Question 10
'Gita Govinda' is written by
A
Valmiki
B
Jaya Dev
C
Tulsidas
D
Sharan Gupta
Question 11
The book 'The Man who knew Infinity' by Robert Kanigel is the biography of
A
Srinivasa Ramanujan
B
Sir C. V. Raman
C
Homi Bhabha
D
Vikram Sarabhai






Question 12
Who is the author of 'Ashtadhyayi'?
A
Sumitranandan
B
Raj Anand
C
Panini
D
Gitta Piramal
Question 13
Who has written the book 'Kashmir - Behind the Vale'?
A
L. Ramdas
B
Lt. Gen. Dipendra Singh
C
M. J. Akbar
D
Lt. Gen. S. C. Sardeshpande






Question 14
Who has written the famous book 'Mankind and Mother Earth'?
A
Arnold Toynbee
B
Leo Tolstoy
C
John Ruskin
D
Bertrand Russel
Question 15
'Eight Lives' is a book written by
A
Raja Ramana
B
Savita Ambedkar
C
Mahesh Yogi
D
Raj Mohan Gandhi






Question 16
Which of the following books has been written by Vikram Seth?
A
My God Died Young
B
Islamic Bomb
C
Look Back in Anger
D
A Suitable Boy
Question 17
In which language did 'Dr. Masti Venkatesh Iyengar' write?
A
Malayalam
B
Tamil
C
Telugu
D
Kannada






Question 18
'Maya Memsaab' is a film directed by
A
Shyam Benegal
B
Ketan Mahta
C
Bhupen Hazarika
D
Tapan Sinha
Question 19
Who directed the film 'Sardar'?
A
Das Gupta
B
Shyam Benegal
C
Tapan Sinha
D
Ketan Mehta






Question 20
'Ek Doctor Ki Maut' is a film directed by
A
Gautam Gosh
B
Tapan Sinha
C
Meera nair
D
Shyam Benegal
Question 21
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






Question 22
The serial 'India's Rajiv' was produced and directed by
A
Simmi Garewal
B
Satyajit Ray
C
Shyam Benegal
D
Mira Nair
Question 23
'A Secular Agenda' is a book written by
A
Arun Shourie
B
Mani Shankar Aiyar
C
Prem Shankar Jha
D
M.J. Akbar






Question 24
David Copperfield is the name of
A
novel
B
famous actor
C
poem
D
writer
Question 25
The original name of 'Mahabharata' is
A
Katha Saritsagar
B
Jai Samhita
C
Vrahat Katha
D
Rajatarangini
There are 25 questions to complete.

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