Books & Authors Section 1 Practice Questions Answers Test With Solutions & More Shortcuts

Question : 1 [SSC Stenographer 2016]

Who laid the foundation of the ‘School of Possibilism’?

a) La Blache

b) Ratzel

c) Brunches

d) Humboldt

Answer: (a)

French geographer Vidal de Lablache laid the foundations of possibilism. He declared that man is not a passive agent ruled by the forces of nature which play their role and determine man’s destiny and shape human society.

He developed this geographical approach as a reaction to environmental determinism that regarded all the facets of human activity as ultimately determined in character by the natural-environmental context.

Question : 2 [UPPCS (Pre) 1990]

Who composed ‘Jana Gana Mana’?

a) Rabindra Nath Tagore

b) Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

c) Sarojini Naidu

d) Aurobindo Ghosh

Answer: (a)

Question : 3 [SSC CGL 2005]

Who is the author of the book Long Walk to Freedom?

a) Louis Fischer

b) Mao Tse Tung

c) Nelson Mandela

d) Aung Sang Su Kyi

Answer: (c)

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the centre of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world.

As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.

Question : 4

The book ‘Long walk to Freedom’ is written by

a) Benazir Bhutto

b) Nawaz Sharif

c) Sonia Gandhi

d) Nelson Mandela

Answer: (d)

Long Walk to freedom is an autobiographical work written by South African President Nelson Mandela, which was published in 1995 by Little Brown & Co.

Question : 5 [SSC LDEO 2011]

Which one of the following films directed by Satyajit Ray is based on the story Nastaneer written by Rabindranath Tagore ?

a) Charulata

b) Apur Sansar

c) Aparajita

d) Pathar Panchali

Answer: (a)

Nastanirh (The Broken Nest) is a Bengali novella by Rabindranath Tagore. It is the basis for the noted 1964 film, Charulata by Satyajit Ray.

The novella explores the lives of the “Bhadralok”, Bengalis of wealth who were part of the Bengal Renaissance and highly influenced by the Brahmo Samaj.


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