Books and Authors GK Questions with Answers

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Question – 1: ‘Lady Doctors: The Untold Stories of India’s First Women in Medicine’ is written by which writer?

  1. Kavitha Rao
  2. Ashok Chakravarti
  3. Yalamanchili Sivaji
  4. Dr Beena Budki

Answer: (Kavitha Rao)

Question – 2: Who wrote‘The Fourth Lion: Essays for Gopalkrishna Gandhi’?

  1. Venu Madhav Govindu and Srinath Raghavan
  2. Dhaval Kulkarni
  3. Bimal Jalan
  4. Jairam Ramesh

Answer: (Venu Madhav Govindu and Srinath Raghavan)

Question – 3: Who wrote ‘Nathuram Godse: The True Story of Gandhi’s Assassin’?

  1. Dhaval Kulkarni
  2. Amitav Ghosh
  3. Dr Vipin Gupta
  4. Kajal Suri

Answer:  (Dhaval Kulkarni)

Question – 4: “Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020” is written by which author?

  1. Supriya Paul
  2. Vinod Kapri
  3. Salman Rushdie
  4. Amartya Sen

Answer:  (Salman Rushdie)

Question – 5: ‘Believe-What Life and Cricket Taught Me’ is the biography of which cricketer?

  1. MS Dhoni
  2. Sachin Tendulkar
  3. Suresh Raina
  4. Saurav Ganguly

Answer: (Suresh Raina)

Question – 6: ‘The 7 Sins of Being a Mother’ is written by whom?

  1. Kajal Suri
  2. Neena Gupta
  3. Sunita Dwivedi
  4. Tahira Kashyap Khurrana

Answer: (Tahira Kashyap Khurrana)

Question – 7: Who is the writer of the book ‘All Time Favorites for Children’?

  1. Ruskin Bond
  2. William Sheakspear
  3. Shakoor Rather
  4. Rudyard Kipling

Answer:  (Ruskin Bond)

Question – 8: Who written the ‘Monk in a Merc’ book?

  1. Ashok Pangariya
  2. Amish Raj Mulmi
  3. Sundeep Mishra
  4. Kaushik Basu

Answer: Ashok Pangariya

Question – 9: ‘My Joys and Sorrows- as a Mother of a Special Child’ is written by which author?

  1. Kareena Kapoor Khan
  2. Krishna Saksena
  3. Supriya Paul
  4. Reena Gupta

Answer:  (Krishna Saksena)

Question – 10: who wrote “Wisdom for Start-ups from Grownups: Discovering Corporate Ayurveda’?

  1. R Gopalakrishnan and R Narayanan
  2. Prachand Praveer
  3. Nitin Gokhale
  4. Dr Achyuta Samanta

Answer:   (R Gopalakrishnan and R Narayanan)

Question – 11: ‘Manohar Parrikar: Brilliant Mind, Simple Life’ is written by which author?

  1. Utkal Keshari Harekrushna Mahtab
  2. Prachand Praveer
  3. Nitin Gokhale
  4. Dr Achyuta Samanta

Answer: (Nitin Gokhale)

Question – 12: Who wrote ‘Agriculture in India: Contemporary Challenges- in the context of doubling farmers income’?

  1. Yatindra Mishra
  2. Dr Shailendra Joshi
  3. Prachand Praveer
  4. Dr. Mohan Kanda

Answer: Dr. Mohan Kanda

Question – 13: India’s Power Elite: Class, Caste and a Cultural revolution’ is written by which author

  1. Sanjay Baru
  2. Peggy Mohan
  3. Jeet Thayil
  4. Dr. Shailendra Joshi

Answer: Sanjay Baru

Question – 14: Who of the following is the author of the book “Imaging India Ideas for the New Century”?

  1. Nandan Nilekani
  2. M J Akbar
  3. Arvind Adiga
  4. Shashi Tharoor

Answer: A (Nandan Nilekani)

Question – 15: Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Katha Kaho Urvashi’?

  1. R.K. Karanjia
  2. Michael Hammer
  3. Pupul Jaykar
  4. Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana

Answer:  (Dr. Dalip Kaur Tiwana)

Question – 16: The ‘Arthashastra’ is a treatise book on which one of the following?

  1. Religion in Administration
  2. Political Philosophy
  3. Environmental
  4. Economics

Answer: B (Political Philosophy)

Question – 17: Who is the author of the book ‘Mother India’?

  1. Katherine Frank
  2. Katherine Mayo
  3. Sister Nivedita
  4. Annie Besant

Answer: (Kaherine Mayo)

Question – 18: Which scripture was called his Mother by Gandhiji?

  1. Bhagwat Gita
  2. The New Testament
  3. Ramayana
  4. The Holy Quran

Answer:  (Bhagwat Gita)

Question – 19: Who is the author of the book India a Million Multinies Now?

  1. Amitav Ghosh
  2. Nirad C Choudhari
  3. Mulk Raj Anand
  4. V S Naipaul

Answer: (VS Naipaul)

Question – 20: Who among the following is not a Dada Saheb Phalke Awardee?

  1. JP Dutta
  2. Adoor Gopalakrishnan
  3. Mrinal Sen
  4. Shyam Benegal

Answer: (JP Dutta)

Question – 21: Who is the author of the book ‘The Last Mughal – The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857’?

  1. William Dalrymple
  2. Thomas Wilson
  3. Simon Digby
  4. John Kirkland

Answer: (William Dalrymple)

Question – 22: Who wrote the book “Bye Bye Corona”?

  1. Suman Dubey
  2. Dr. Pradeep Srivastava
  3. Chinmay Tumbe
  4. Tamal Badyopadhyay

Answer: (Dr. Pradeep Srivastava)

Question – 23: ‘On the Trails of Buddha: A Journey to the East’ is the book written by which author?

  1. Suman Dubey
  2. Dr. Pradeep Srivastava
  3. Chinmay Tumbe
  4. Deepankar Aron

Answer: (Deepankar Aron)

Question – 24: Who is the author of the book “The age of pandemic (1817-1920): How they shaped India and the World”?

  1. Suman Dubey
  2. Dr. Pradeep Srivastava
  3. Chinmay Tumbe
  4. Deepankar Aron

Answer: (Chinmay Tumbe)

Question – 25: Which of the following is the writer of “‘Night of the Restless Spirits: Stories from 1984’?

  1. Sarbpreet Singh
  2. NK Singh
  3. Dr. Pradeep Kumar Srivastava
  4. Suman Dubey

Answer: (Sarbpreet Singh)

Question – 26: Who is the author of the book “The Battle of Belonging”?

  1. Sarbpreet Singh
  2. Shashi Tharoor
  3. Anand Neelakantan
  4. GBS Sindhu

Answer:  (Shashi Tharoor)

Question – 27: “Bapu- the Unforgettable” is written by which Indian politician?

  1. Arvind Kejriwal
  2. Akhilesh Yadav
  3. Manish Sisodia
  4. Yogendra yadav

Answer: (Manish Sisodia)

Question – 28: ‘My story in my own words’ is written by which author?

  1. Sheela Birnstiel
  2. Claude Arpi
  3. Romila Thapar
  4. Dr. Krishna Saksena

Answer (Sheela Birnstiel)

Question – 29: Who is the author of the book “Azadi: Freedom, Fascism, Fiction”?

  1. Kanihya Kumar
  2. Romil Thapar
  3. Anand Vasu
  4. Arundhati Roy

Answer: (Arundhati Roy)

Question – 30: Which Indian Army General wrote the book ‘National Security Challenges: Young Scholars Perspective’?

  1. V.K Singh
  2. Vikram Singh
  3. Bipin Rawat
  4. M.M Naravane

Answer: D (M.M. Naravane)

Question – 31: ‘Amazing Ayodhya’ book is written by which of the following authors?

  1. Nirupma Yadav
  2. Neena Rai
  3. Arjun Subramaniam
  4. Jitendra Singh

Answer: (Neena Rai)

Question – 32: Who wrote “One Arranged Murder” book?

  1. Arjun Subramanium
  2. Jitendra Singh
  3. Chetan Bhagat
  4. Sheela Birnstiel

Answer: (Chetan Bhagat)

Question – 33: Which of the following India minister wrote “Best Practices in Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme”?

  1. Piyus Goyal
  2. Ravishankar Prasad
  3. Narendra Singh Tomar
  4. Smriti Irani

Answer: (Narendra Singh Tomar)

Question – 34: Who is the author of the book ‘Freedom Behind Bars’ ?

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Sheikh Abdullah
  3. Jawaharlal Nehru
  4. Kiran Bedi

Answer: (Kiran bedi)

Question – 35: The book “The Vijay Mallya Story” has been written by _____ which author?

  1. Siddharth Mallya
  2. Gopinath
  3. Vijay Mallya
  4. Giriprakash

Answer: D (Giriprakash)

Question – 36: Who is the author of the book ‘The Coming Famine: The Global Food Crisis And What We Can Do To Avoid It’ ?

  1. Felipe B. Larrain
  2. Robin Hahnel
  3. Julian Cribb
  4. Jeffrey Sachs

Answer:  (Julian Cribb)

Question – 37: Who is the author of the book ‘Colours of the Rainbow’ ?

  1. Anita Nayyar
  2. A. V. Kamath
  3. Pritish Nandy
  4. Ranjit Biswas

Answer:  (Ranjit Biswas)

Question – 38: Who is the author of the book ‘A Passage to England’ ?

  1. Vikram Seth
  2. Nirad C. Choudhury
  3. Eric Segal
  4. E. M. Forster

Answer: (Nirad C. Choudhury)

Question – 39: The book “Truth, love and A Little Malice” is written by which of the following authors

  1. Vikram Seth
  2. Tarun Tejpal
  3. Khushwant Singh
  4. Nirad C. Chaudhuri

Answer: (Khushwant Singh)

Question – 40: Who is the author of the book “Glimpses of World History” ?

  1. H. G. Wells
  2. Jawaharlal Nehru
  3. Mark Twain
  4. Rabindranath Tagore

Answer:  (Jawaharlal Nehru)

Question – 41: The famous novel ‘Post office’ was written by which of the following authors?

  1. K. M. Munshil
  2. Neeraj
  3. R. D. Dinkar
  4. Rabindranath Tagore

Answer: (Rabindranath Tagore)

Question – 42: Who is the author of the book ‘Prison Dairy’?

  1. Amitabh Ghosh
  2. Mala Sen
  3. Kapil Dev
  4. Jay Prakash Narayan

Answer: (Jay Prakash Narayan)

Question – 43: Who is the author of the book ‘Anandmath’ ?

  1. Jyotiba Phule
  2. Sarojini Naidu
  3. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
  4. Rabindranath Tagore

Answer:  (Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay)

Question – 44: Which of the following book is not written by Rabindranath Tagore?

  1. Chithrangada
  2. Kapala Kundala
  3. Chitra
  4. The Court Dancer

Answer: (Kapala Kundala)

Question – 45: Which of the following book is written by Panini ?

  1. Mahabhashya
  2. Madhyamika Karika
  3. Mitakshara
  4. Ashtadhyayi

Answer:  (Ashtadhyayi)

Question – 46: Who is the author of ‘Death in The Castle’?

  1. John Gunther
  2. Pearl S. Buck
  3. H.P Nanda
  4. Thomas Mann

Answer: B (Pearl S. Buck)

Question – 47: Who wrote the book ‘A Journey’ ?

  1. Harisen
  2. Tony Blair
  3. Janardhan Thakur
  4. Bikram Seth

Answer: B (Tony Blair)

Question – 48: Who is the author of the book ‘The Prince’ ?

  1. Emile Zola
  2. Niccolo Machiaveli
  3. V.S. Sharma
  4. Bernard Shaw

Answer: B (Niccolo Machiaveli)

Question – 49: Who is the author of the book “Death Of President” ?

  1. Rabindranath Tagore
  2. W. Marchent
  3. Amitabha Ghosh
  4. William Shakespeare

Answer: B (W. Marchen)

Question – 50:  Who wrote the book “The way of Knife: The CIA, A secret army and a war at the ends of the earth” ?

  1. Irika John
  2. Mark Mazzetti
  3. Mark Twain
  4. Mario Pujo

Answer: B (Mark Mazzetti)

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