300+ Top Famous People Quiz Questions and Answers

Famous Personalities Multiple Choice Questions

1. Satyen Bose has shown his excellence in which of the following fields?

A. Stage Acting

B. Drawing and Painting

C. Classical Dance

D. Motion Picture

Answer: D

2. Mr. Sham Lal has done commendable work in the field of?

A. Journalism

B. Politics

C. Social Service

D. Trade Unionism

Answer: A

3. Samantha Fox is associated with

A. Politics

B. Pop music

C. Journalism

D. Sports

Answer: B

4. Ms. Meera Sahib Fathima Beevi is distinguished as the first lady

A. Prime minister of Bangladesh

B. Judge of Supreme Court

C. Judge of the High court

D. Governor of a state

Answer: B

5. Who is known as ‘Desert Fox’?

A. Bismarck

B. Eisenhower

C. Gen. Rommel

D. Walter Scott

Answer: C

6. White revolution is associated with

A. Prof. Nanjundiah

B. M.S. Swaminathan

C. Dr. Verghese Kurein

D. Medha Patkar

Answer: C

7. Shankracharya was the founder of

A. Buddhism

B. Jainism

C. Arya Samaj

D. Advaitic philosophy

Answer: D

8. Professor Amartya Sen is famous in which of the fields?

A. Biochemistry

B. Electronics

C. Economics

D. Geology

Answer: C

9. Who is known as ‘Indian Bismarck’?

A. Kamaraj

B. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

C. Nehru

D. Rajaji

Answer: B

10. Ms. Vijaya Mehta has earned distinction in which of the field?

A. Theatre

B. Film Direction

C. Classical Dance

D. Journalism

Answer: A

11. Professor Malcolm Adiseshaih had earned worldwide distinction in which of the fields?

A. Literature

B. Defense

C. Economics

D. Medicine

Answer: C

12. Ben kingsley is associated with which of the following fields?

A. Politics

B. Social Service

C. Sports

D. Motion Pictures

Answer: D

13. Shovna Narayan is a reputed personality in which of the following fields?

A. Classical dance

B. Literature

C. Journalism

D. Classical music

Answer: A

14. Who is known as the ‘Lady with the Lamp’?

A. Florence Nightingale

B. Sarojini Naidu

C. Indira Gandhi

D. Joan of Arc

Answer: A

15. Who was the first Indian to make a movie?

A. H.S. Bhatwadekar

B. Ardeshir Irani

C. Dhundiraj Govind Phalke

D. V. Shantaram

Answer: A

16. Lata Mangeshkar holds the world record for maximum number of ________ .

A. Song recordings

B. Singing songs

C. Songs composing

D. None of the above

Answer: A

17. Who was known as Iron man of India?

A. Govind Ballabh Pant

B. Jawaharlal Nehru

C. Subhash Chandra Bose

D. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Answer: D

18. Ms. Bachendri Pal had undertaken a unique expedition for focusing attention on which of these?

A. One Nation one Family

B. The Girl Child

C. National Integration

D. Sprit of Adventure

Answer: D

19. The name of Pierre Cardin is associated with which of the following fields?

A. Painting

B. Films

C. Pop Music

D. Fashion Designing

Answer: D

20. Ashok Pandit is known for his outstanding performance in which field?

A. Wrestling

B. Kabaddi

C. Shooting

D. Swimming

Answer: C

21. Who fits with this description ‘Indian Cotton merchant, Banker, Congressman, a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi’?

A. M. R. Jayakar

B. V. S. Sastri

C. G. D. Birla

D. Jamanlal Bajaj

Answer: C

22. The first woman in space was

A. Valentina Tereshkova

B. Sally Ride

C. Naidia Comenci

D. Tamara Press

Answer: A

23. In which of the following dance forms ‘Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’ is associated with?

A. Odissi

B. Bharathanatiyam

C. Kathak

D. Kathakali

Answer: A

24. Who headed the committee on ‘computerisation’ in Indian Banks (1988)?

A. C. Rangarajan

B. R.N. Malhotra

C. S. Venkitramanan

D. M. Narasimhan

Answer: A

25. Dr. V. Kurien is famous in the field of?

A. Atomic Power

B. Poultry farms

C. Dairy development

D. Economic Reforms

Answer: C

26. Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, who has won the prestigious ‘Grammy Awards’ is an exponent in which of the following musical instruments?

A. Guitar

B. Violin

C. Sarod

D. Tabla

Answer: A

27. Tansen was

A. A great exponent of Indian classical music

B. One of the nine gems in the court of Akbar

C. Both (a) and (b)

D. None of the above

Answer: C

28. Jude Felix is a famous Indian player in which of the fields?

A. Volleyball

B. Tennis

C. Football

D. Hockey

Answer: D

29. Guru Gopi Krishna was a maestro of which of the following dance forma?

A. Kuchipudi

B. Kathak

C. Manipuri

D. Bahratanatyam

Answer: B

30. Who is well known collector of artefacts and curios?

A. Wadeyar

B. Salar Jung

C. Rabindra Nath Togore

D. Motilal Nehru

Answer: C

31. Pandit K. G. Ginde, was well known for his contribution in the field of?

A. Music

B. Sanskrit

C. Dance

D. Ayurveda

Answer: A

32. Dr. Amiya Chakravarthy is known for his

A. Work in the Chipko movement

B. Composing music for Ray’s films

C. Being literary Secretary to R. N. Tagore

D. Patenting a living organism

Answer: C

33. Bismillah Khan was associated with?

A. Sarod

B. Shehnai

C. Flute

D. Tabla

Answer: B

34. Hari Prasad Chaurasia is a renowned player of

A. Sitar

B. Flute

C. Sarod

D. Tabla

Answer: B

35. Who is Tania Sachdev?

A. Chess player

B. Cricketer

C. Actress

D. Dancer

Answer: A

36. Hitendra Desai was famous in which field?

A. Social Service

B. Journalism

C. Politics

D. Literature

Answer: C

37. Chandigarh was designed by

A. Edward Lutyens

B. Michelangelo

C. Wren

D. Le Corbusier

Answer: D

38. Ms. Medha Patkar is associated with the

A. Tehri project

B. Enron project

C. Sardar Sarovar project

D. Dabhol project

Answer: C

39. Who among the following is a famous flute Player?

A. Ravi Shankar

B. Shiv Kumar Sharma

C. Zakir Hussain

D. Hariprasad Chaurasia

Answer: D

40. Who among the following is Miss World 1999?

A. Diana Hayden

B. Yukta Mukhi

C. Lara Dutta

D. Aishwarya Rai

Answer: B

41. The Indian Independence League was set up by

A. Rashbehari Bose

B. S.M. Joshi

C. Aruna Asaf Ali

D. Jayprakash Narayan

Answer: A

42. Ali Akbar plays which of the following musical instruments?

A. Flute

B. Tabla

C. Sitar

D. Sarod

Answer: D

43. Who among the following is not a dramatist?

A. Girish R. Karnad

B. Badal Sircar

C. Jayanta Mahapatra

D. Vijay Tendulkar

Answer: C

44. Gangubai hangal is the name associated with

A. Literature

B. Music

C. Journalism

D. Environment

Answer: B

45. Raja Ravi Verma, was famous in which of the fields?

A. Painting

B. Politics

C. Dance

D. Music

Answer: A

46. Jamini Roy distinguished herself in

A. Dancing

B. Colour Photography

C. Instrumental Music

D. Painting

Answer: D

47. Who among the following was an eminent painter?

A. Sarada Ukil

B. Uday Shanker

C. V. Shantaram

D. Meherally

Answer: A

48. In which field ‘Aachan Maharaj’ has distinguished himself?

A. Painting

B. Drama

C. Dance

D. Vocal Music

Answer: C

49. Who among the following is a social activist campaigning against child labour?

A. Baba Amte

B. Shabana Amzi

C. Mira Nair

D. Swami Agnivesh

Answer: D

50. Sanjay Dutt, a noted film actor was held under


B. Narcotics Act

C. Act 302

D. Anti – Defection Act

Answer: A

51. R. K. Laxman is a renowned

A. Dance master

B. Writer

C. Cartoonist

D. Journalist

Answer: C

52. Which of the following pairs of artists and their areas of specialization is not correct?

A. Pt. Ravi Shankar – Sitar

B. M. S. Subbulakshmi – Dance

C. Hari Prasad Chaurasia – Flute

D. Ustad Zakir Hussain Khan – Tabla

Answer: B

53. Girilal Jain was a noted figure in which of the following fields?

A. Social Service

B. Journalism

C. Literature

D. Politics

Answer: B

54. Which among the famous danseuses is not an exponent of the Odissi dance style?

A. Sanjukta Panigrahi

B. Madhavi Mudgal

C. Sonal Man Singh

D. Yamini Krishnamurthy

Answer: D

55. Who among the following said ‘Population increases in the Geometric Progression, Food increases in the Arithmetic Progression’?

A. Malthus

B. Greshan

C. Engels

D. Keynes

Answer: A

56. Name the cartoonist who’s ‘Common Man’ is very popular

A. Ajit Ninan

B. R. K. Laxman

C. Sudhir Dhar

D. Sudhir Telang

Answer: B

57. Dr. M. S. Subbulakshmi has distinguished herself in the field of

A. Kathak

B. Bharatanatyam

C. Playing Violin

D. Vocal music

Answer: D

58. Kiran Bedi is

A. First woman IAS officer

B. First woman IPS officer

C. First woman advocate

D. First woman judge

Answer: B

59. Rabindranath Tagore is also known as

A. Guruji

B. Gurudev

C. Mahamana

D. Netaji

Answer: B

60. The Indian to beat the computers in mathematical wizardry is

A. Ramanujam

B. Rina Panigrahi

C. Raja Ramanna

D. Shakunthala Devi

Answer: D

61. Which of the following fields A. Nageshwara Rao is associated with?

A. Sports

B. Literature

C. Motion Pictures

D. Politics

Answer: C

62. Ustad Nisar hussain Khan earned distinction in which of the following fields?

A. Vocal Music

B. Instrumental music

C. Acting

D. Classical dance

Answer: A

63. Graham Green was associated with which of the fields?

A. Science

B. Music

C. Painting

D. Literature

Answer: D

64. Who is Larry Pressler?

A. Politician

B. Painter

C. Actor

D. Tennis player

Answer: A

65. Who headed the first scientific group to leave for Antarctica in 1982?

A. Dr. D.R. Sengupta

B. Dr. S.Z. Kasim

C. Dr. V. K. Raina

D. Dr. H. K. Gupta

Answer: B

66. Who was associated with ‘Divinity in Humanity’?

A. Mother Teresa

B. Swami Vivekananda

C. Swami Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

D. Swami Sivananda

Answer: C

67. Zakir Hussain was

A. The third President of India

B. India’s second vice President

C. Both (a) and (b)

D. None of the above

Answer: C

68. Jamini Roy was a famous?

A. Producer

B. Painter

C. Dancer

D. Actor

Answer: B

69. Greta Garbo is associated with

A. Classical dance

B. Literature

C. Journalism

D. Acting

Answer: D

70. Limba Ram is associated in which fields?

A. Sports

B. Politics

C. Social Service

D. Motion Picture

Answer: A

71. Who is known as ‘Trimurthy of Carnatic Music’?

A. Muthuswami Dikshitar

B. Purandardasa

C. Swami Thirunal

D. None of these

Answer: A

72. Firdausi was

A. A poet

B. Well known for his epic ‘Shahnama’

C. Both options A and B

D. None of the above

Answer: C

73. Who own the Miss World beauty contest in the year 2000 A.D.?

A. Lara Dutta

B. Prianka chopra

C. Diya Mirza

D. Yukta Mukhi

Answer: B

74. K.S. Ranjit Singhji was

A. First Bar-at-law

B. First Air Marshal

C. First Indian test cricketer

D. First Field Marshal

Answer: C

75. What is common between Kutty, Shankar, Laxman and Sudhir Dar?

A. Film Direction

B. Drawing Cartoons

C. Instrumental Music

D. Classical Dance

Answer: B

76. Who declared that his ultimate aim was to wipe ‘every tear from every eye’?

A. Rajendra Prasad

B. Sardar Patel

C. Jawaharlal Nehru

D. Mahatma Gandhi

Answer: C

77. Miss Universe 1994, Ms. Sushmita Sen hails from which of the following cities?

A. Mumbai

B. Chandigarh

C. New Delhi

D. Bangalore

Answer: C

78. The title of ‘sparrow’ given to

A. Napoleon

B. Major General Rajinder Singh

C. T. T. Krishnamachari

D. Sardar Patel

Answer: B

79. Lala Lajpat Rai is also known as

A. Sher-e-Punjab

B. Punjab Kesari

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above

Answer: C

80. Who was the first woman to scale Mt. Everest twice?

A. Kiran Bedi

B. Medha Patkar

C. Santosh Yadav

D. Bachendri Pal

Answer: C

81. Shiv-Hari, the popular musical duo, plays which of the following instruments?

A. Tabla and Guitar

B. Santoor and Flute

C. Piano and Drums

D. None of these

Answer: B

82. Begum Akhtar is related to

A. Music

B. Dance

C. Writing

D. Painting

Answer: A

83. Lal Bahadur Shastri is also known as

A. Guruji

B. Man of Peace

C. Punjab Kesari

D. Mahamana

Answer: B

84. The first Indian actress to have been nominated to the Rajya Sabha was

A. Nargis Dutt

B. Hema Malini

C. Jaya Prada

D. None of the above

Answer: A

85. Which of the following was Satyajit Ray associated with?

A. Classical music

B. Commercial art

C. Film Direction

D. Classical dance

Answer: C

86. Amjad Ali Khan is associated with which of the following musical instruments?

A. Sarod

B. Veena

C. Violin

D. Sitar

Answer: A

87. Dr. M. S. Swaminathan has distinguished himself in which of the following fields?

A. Agriculture

B. Medicine

C. Astrophysics

D. Physics

Answer: A

88. Pandit Jasraj has established his reputation in which of the following fields?

A. Music

B. Literature

C. Sanskrit

D. Dance

Answer: A

89. Who is the Flying Sikh of India?

A. Mohinder Singh

B. Joginder Singh

C. Ajit Pal Singh

D. Milkha singh

Answer: D

90. Who is the famous Sarod player?

A. Hari Prasad

B. Zakir Hussain

C. Ram Narain

D. Amjad Ali Khan

Answer: D

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