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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Facts About Kerala


1. The first Malayali to get Magsaysay Award:
(a) MS Swaminathan 
(b) V. Kurien
(c) Sugathakumari 
(d) K Kelappan

2. The first Malayali to get Kendra Sahitya Academy Award:
(a) KP Kesava Menon 
(b) R. Narayana Panicker
(c) NV Krishna Varier 
(d) Akkitham

3. The first Keralite to get Saraswati Samman:
(a) Balamaniamma 
(b) Ayyappapanicker
(c) Sugathakumari 
(d) Kamala Das

4. The first to get Dadasaheb Phalke Award from Kerala:
(a) P.J. Antony 
(b) T.E. Vasudevan
(c) Adoor Gopalakrishnan
(d) Mammootty

5. The first to get the Vallathol Award:
(a) Sooranad Kunjan Pillai
(b) Pala Narayanan Nair
(c) T. Padmanabhan 
(d) O.N.V. Kurup

6. The first to get Pallavur Award:
(a) Chakkamkulam Appumarar
(b) Patikkamthodi Ravunni Menon 
(c) P.K. Kallan
(d) Ammannur

7. The first to get Basheer Award:
(a) T Padmanabhan 
(b) O.N.V. Kurup
(c) Kovilan 
(d) Sugathakumari

8. The first Malayali to get Padmavibhooshan:
(a) Vallathol 
(b) V.K. Krishna Menon
(c) John Mathai 
(d) VP Menon

9. The first Malayali to get Padmabhooshan:
(a) John Mathai 
(b) V.P. Menon 
(c) Vallathol 
(d) Prakash Varghese Benjamin

10. The first Malayali to get Padmashree:
(a) Prakash Varghese Benjamin
(b) K. Kelappan
(c) E.M.S.
(d) K.P. Kesava Menon

11. ‘Ente Jeevithasmaranakal’ is the autobiography of:
(a) Mannath Padmanabhan
(b) SK Pottakkad
(c) AK Gopalan 
(d) Thakazhi

12. ‘Kanneerum Kinavum’ is the autobiography of:
(a) Lalithambika Antharjanam
(b) Madhavikkutty
(c) VT Bhatathirippad 
(d) MRB

13. ‘Viplavasmaranakal’ is the autobiography of:
(a) AK Gopalan 
(b) EMS
(c) EK Nayanar 
(d) Puthuppally Raghavan

14. ‘Smrithidarppanam ‘ is the autobiography of:
(a) SK Pottakkad 
(b) MP Manmadhan
(c) Changampuzha 
(d) AP Udayabhanu

15. ‘Manasasmarami’ is the autobiography of:
(a) S Guptan Nair 
(b) Changampuzha
(c) Thikkodian 
(d) Thoppil Bhasi

16. ‘Ethirpp’ is the autobiography of:
(a) Kesavadev 
(b) Thoppil Bhasi
(c) G Sankarakkurup 
(d) Ponkunnam Varkey

17. ‘Ormayude Olangalil’ is the autobiography of:
(a) Thakazhi 
(b) Basheer
(c) G Sankarakkurup 
(d) NN Pillai

18. ‘Kaviyude Kalpadukal’ is the autobiography of:
(a) G Sankarakkurup 
(b) P Kunhiraman Nair
(c) Vayalar 
(d) Changampuzha

19. ‘Njan’ is the autobiography of:
(a) Thikkodian 
(b) Changampuzha
(c) EMS 
(d) NN Pillai

20. Who wrote ‘Thudikkunna Thalukal’ ?
(a) AK Gopalan 
(b) Changampuzha
(c) G Sankarakkurup 
(d) Kesavadev

21. Which traditional art form is related to Pulluvar?
(a)Sarpam Thullal 
(b) Ottal Thullal
(c) Arjuna Nrityam 
(d) Padayani

22. Mudiyettu is an art form related to ....... temples:
(a) Bhadrakali 
(b) Shiva
(c) Krishna 
(d) Ganapati

23. Which art form is performed by the members of Malayan and Mannan communities?
(a) Chakyarkooth 
(b) Sarpam Pattu
(c) Theyyam 
(d) Padayani

24. Which art form is exclusively performed by the members of the Chakyar community?
(a) Koodiyattam 
(b) Padayani
(c) Kathakali 
(d) Ottan Thullal

25. Koodiyattam is a ...... drama.
(a) Tamil 
(b) Malayalam
(c) Sanskrit 
(d) Hindi

26. The first person in Kerala to write Sanskrit Drama:
(a) Saktibhadran 
(b) Kunchan Nambiar
(c) Thunchath Ramanujan 
(d) None of these

27. Subhadradhananjayam and Thapathisamvaranam were written by:
(a) Kulasekharavarma 
(b) Unnayi Varrier
(c) Irayimman Thampy 
(d) Poonthanam

28. The mudras of ‘Kathakali’ are adopted from:
(a) Ottan Thullal 
(b) Theyyam
(c) Koodiyattam 
(d) Padayani

29. Satvikam, Angikam, Vachikam, and Aharyam are four types of:
(a) Dancing 
(b) Acting
(c) Singing 
(d) None of these

30. In which century Kathakali was originated?
(a) 14th 
(b) 15th 
(c) 16th 
(d) 17th

31. Who wrote the song ‘Akhilandamandalam aniyichorukki...”?
(a) Panthalam Kerala Varma 
(b) Bodheswaran
(c) Ulloor 
(d) Panthalam K.P.Raman Pillai

32. Who was the exponent of ‘Nirmiti Kendra’?
(a) Alphonse Kannanthanam 
(b) D.Babu Paul
(c) Malayattur Ramakrishna Pillai
(d) C.V.Ananda Bose

33. What is the area of Kerala in square miles?
(a) 15005 
(b) 38863 
(c) 32828 
(d) 18841

34. Ramayyan became the Dalawa of Travancore during the reign of:
(a) Swati Tirunal 
(b) Dharama Raja
(c) Marthanda Varma 
(d) Chithira Tirunal

35. The slogan ‘Travancore for Travancoreans’ is related to:
(a) Abstention Movement 
(b) Ezhava Memorial
(c) Liberation Struggle 
(d) Malayali Memorial

36. Who was called ‘Delhi Gandhi’?
(a) K.Kelappan 
(b) Mannath
Padmanabhan 
(c) G.P.Pillai 
(d) C.Krishnan Nair

37. The date of Temple Entry Proclamation in Travancore:
(a) 12 th November 1947
(b) 12 th November 1936
(c) 12 th November 1950 
(d) 1st January 1936

38. The first woman magistrate in Kerala:
(a) K.K.Usha 
(b) Anna Chandy
(c) Omanakkunjamma 
(d) Sujata Manohar

39. Who got the first Basheer Puraskaram?
(a) Thikkodian 
(b) Kovilan
(c) Akkitham 
(d) ONV Kurup

40. Kumarakom Bird sanctuary is in the district of:
(a) Alappuzha 
(b) Kottayam
(c) Ernakulam 
(d) Idukky

41. What is known as ‘Dakshina Nalanda’?
(a) Parthivapuram sala 
(b) Srimoolavasam
(c) Kanthallur Sala 
(d) Mahodayapuram

42. The area is known as the ‘granary of Travancore’, which is now in Kanyakumari district:
(a) Vizhijnjam 
(b) Nanjinad
(c) Aaruvamozhi 
(d) Sucheendram

43. Which among the following was not a freshwater lake?
(a) Vellayani 
(b) Sasthamkotta
(c) Veli 
(d) Pookkodu

44. The southernmost freshwater lagoon in Kerala is:
(a) Veli 
(b) Akkulam
(c) Ashatamudi 
(d) Vellayani

45. Merryland, the second film studio in Kerala is situated at....... in Thiruvananthapuram district.
(a) Nemom 
(b) Alappuzha
(c) Thiruvalla 
(d) Thiruvallam

46. The capital of the Aay dynasty was....... in Thiruvananthapuram district.
(a) Neendakara 
(b) Ambalappuzha
(c) Vizhinjam 
(d) Varkala

47. The place in Thiruvananthapuram district where the remains of ‘Ammachi Plavu’ in Travancore history is preserved:
(a) Attingal 
(b) Kilimanoor
(c) Nedumangad 
(d) Neyyatinkara

48. The Chala market founded by Raja Kesavadas is in:
(a) Alappuzha 
(b) Kottayam
(c) Varkala 
(d) Thiruvananthapuram

49. Where is the Putharikandam ground situated?
(a) Kollam 
(b) Thiruvananthapuram
(c) Pathanamthitta 
(d) Ernakulam

50. M.C.Road connects Thiruvananthapuram and ........
(a) Kottayam 
(b) Kozhikode
(c) Kochi 
(d) Angamali

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