Published On: Sun, Sep 9th, 2012

Answers to the Quiz Questions asked on the last week

Answers for the QUESTIONS asked on September 09,2012

GK Question of the day :
Which of these metropolitan cities of India is nearest to the equator?
(a) Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Chennai
(d) Calcutta

The correct answer is (a) Delhi

More Explanation :

Is Delhi north or south of the Equator?

North

What is the distance to the equator from New Delhi?

11,265.25 kilometres (6,999.92 miles)

Improve your English now :

A person who speaks several languages is
(a) Philologist
(b) Pluralist
(c) Linguist
(d) Polygot

The correct answer is (d) Polygot

Explanation : Polyglotism is the ability to speak several languages with a high degree of proficiency.

here is no consensus on exactly how many languages a person has to speak to be a polyglot. One could say “four or more”, since speakers of two or three languages are commonly called bilingual and trilingual, respectively. The term multilingual is similar.

Linguist Richard Hudson uses the term “hyperpolyglot” for a person who can speak six or more languages fluently

Check your Word Power :

Which among the following words is opposite in meaning to word “pious”?
(a) Religious
(b) Beautiful
(c) Ugly
(d) Impure

The correct answer is (d) Impure

Current Affairs for the day :

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has made electronic filing of tax returns mandatory for income more than Rs ___ lakh.

(a) 10 lakhs
(b) 5 lakhs
(c) 7 lakhs
(d) 15 lakhs

The correct answer is (a) 10 lakhs

Congratulations to all who posted the correct answers. A new set of questions will be posted soon.

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