Quiz 183 – Science and Tech

The Wildlife Protection Act was enacted by Parliament of India in:

(a) 20 February 1972

(b) 01 April 1972

(c) 9 September 1972

(d) 10 March 1972

Ans- (c)


 

When is World Forestry Day celebrated?

(a) 22nd April

(b) 21st March

(c) 22nd March

(d) 5th June

Ans- (b)


 

The centre of origin of Tomato is:

(a) Northeast Vietnam

(b) Hotter climates of India

(c) Maluku Islands

(d) South America

Ans- (d) Botanical name of Tomato is Lycopersicon esculentum.


 

The centre of origin of Potato is:

(a) Southern Germany

(b) South America

(c) North Western India

(d) China

Ans- (b) Botanical name of Potato is Solanum tuberosum


 

The centre of origin of Garlic is:

(a) Japan

(b) Eastern Russia

(c) China

(d) Central Asia

Ans- (d) Botanical name of Garlic is Allium sativum.


 

When was ‘Aspirin’ discovered?

(a) 1899

(b) 1999

(c) 2009

(d) 1799

Ans- (a) Aspirin is also known as acetylsalicyclic acid (ASA). It is a medication often used to treat pain, fever, and inflammation. It was discovered by Felix Hottmann on 6 March, 1899.


 

Who was the first man to travel into space?

(a) Valentine Tereshkova

(b) Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin

(c) Reginald Gibson

(d) Norman Borlaugh

Ans- (b) he was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was born on 9 March 1934.

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