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shillong GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Question 1 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Where did Dr. Kalam pass away (died)?
A
Tamil Nadu
B
Ghuwati
C
Shillong
D
Himachal Pradesh
Question 1 Explanation: 
APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary: On July 27, 2015, Dr Kalam was delivering a lecture at the IIM, Shillong, where he collapsed and passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
Question 2 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Shillong is called the Rock Capital of India because its citizens love-
A
Rabindra Sangeet
B
Carnatic music
C
Rock n Roll
D
Ballads
Question 2 Explanation: 
Shillong is a city that is famous for music, its unique culture and cheerful people. Hence, it is known as the "Rock Capital Of India". The hills surrounding Shillong are said to have resembled the view of Scotland, therefore, the Britishers referred to it as "Scotland of The East".
Question 3 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The place, where former President of India Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam died
A
Shillong
B
Mumbai
C
Rameshwaram
D
Kolkata
Question 3 Explanation: 
APJ Abdul Kalam Death Anniversary: On July 27, 2015, Dr Kalam was delivering a lecture at the IIM, Shillong, where he collapsed and passed away due to a cardiac arrest.
Question 4 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
If it is 10 am IST then what would be the local time at shillong on 92$^\circ$E longitude
A
9:38 am
B
10:38 am
C
9:22 am
D
10:22 am
Question 4 Explanation: 
If Shillong is on 92°E longitude, it is 9°30' ahead of 1ST. To travel 1°, it takes 4 minutes for earth. So for 9° 30', it takes 38 minutes. If 1ST is 10:00 a.m.,-the local time at Shillong is 10:00 + 38min, = 10:38 a.m.
Question 5 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Among the following places, the average annual rainfall is highest at :
A
Chennai
B
Kolkata
C
Shillong
D
Thiruvananthapuram
Question 5 Explanation: 
Among the following places, the average annual rainfall is highest at Shillong. The average annual temperature in Shillong is 17.1° C. Precipitation here averages 3385 mm.
Question 6 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
Name the Rock capital of India
A
Shillong
B
Guwahati
C
Itanagar
D
Imphal
Question 6 Explanation: 
Shillong is a city that is famous for music, its unique culture and cheerful people. Hence, it is known as the "Rock Capital Of India". Before Meghalaya was an independent state, Shillong was the capital of Assam.
Question 7 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
..... (Mawsynram) , situated on the southern slopes of the Eastern Himalayas in Shillong, India.
A
Cherrapunji
B
Mysore
C
Dharawad
D
None of the above
Question 7 Explanation: 
Māwsynrām
StateMeghalaya
DistrictEast Khasi Hills
TalukasMawsynram C.D. Block
Area
Question 8 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
CAPITAL OF MEGALAYA
A
GANGTOK
B
SHILLONG
C
AIZWAL
D
ITNAGAR
Question 8 Explanation: 
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is located at an altitude of 1496 metres above sea level. Shillong, which was made Assam's capital in 1874, remained so till January 1972, following the formation of Meghalaya.
Question 9 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
The drive from Guwahati to Shillong takes ..... hours.
A
Five
B
Three
C
Either (A) or (B)
D
Neither (A) nor (B)
Question 9 Explanation: 
Distance between Guwahati to Shillong by Road is99 Kms
Travel Time from Guwahati to Shillong by Road is1:57 hrs
Nearest Airport in GuwahatiLokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi (26.14, 91.74)
Nearest Airport in ShillongUmroi Airport (25.58, 91.89)
Question 10 [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
What is the capital of Meghalya?
A
Aizwal
B
Kohima
C
Shillong
D
Bhopal
Question 10 Explanation: 
Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya is located at an altitude of 1496 metres above sea level. Shillong, which was made Assam's capital in 1874, remained so till January 1972, following the formation of Meghalaya.
There are 10 questions to complete.

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