BRAINOBRAIN KIDS CORNER
Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Alabama, USA. At the age of 18 months, she was struck by a fever that left her deaf, blind and mute.
Anne Mansfield Sullivan, a blind graduate came to be her teacher from whom Helen learned the Manual Alphabet by Finger Spelling, Braille, Tadoma Method of reading lips and to speak. Curious, questioning and discovering, Helen became the first deaf-blind person to receive a college degree. She read French, German, Greek and Latin in Braille. She authored 10 books and hundreds of articles and acted in a movie of her own story. Her first book “The Story of My Life” has been translated into 50 languages. Helen became the ambassador for the “American Foundation for the Blind”. She visited 39 countries and gained International recognition as a writer, teacher and lecturer.
Everywhere she went, barriers and obstacles that faced the blind came tumbling down. Her boundless determination and her example of what a person with disabilities could accomplish made her become one of history’s remarkable women. She was awarded the French Legion of Honour and US Presidential Medal of Freedom. She inspired many people and became an exceptional leader.
Her teacher, Anne Sullivan, is remembered as “The Miracle Worker” for her lifetime dedication, patience and love.
1. Which of these substances is used for making glass?
2. When the umpire touches his raised knee, what does he indicate?
A. No ball
3. Which scientist gave birth to the Quantum theory?
A. Isaac Newton
B. C.V. Raman
C. Max Plauck
4. In which year were India’s first pictorial postage stamps issued in
5. Which country is the largest producer of eggs?
6. Whose birthday is celebrated as the Noble day?
A. Abraham Lincon
B. Winston Churchill
C. Mahatma Gandhi
D. Alfred Nobel
7. What does the Magenta coin in the game of Carrom represent?
8. What is wheat rich in?
9. Name the object used in Ice Hockey instead of a ball?
10. What does Conchologist study?
11. What is the young one of a whale called?
12. Which tern includes all animal life in a particular area?
13. Which is the largest aquatic Bird?
16. Which country is called “Land of Thousand Lakes”?
17. Which colour of ball is not used in snooker?
18. Which country won the football world cup maximum number of
19. Name the disease caused by dog bite?
20. What does the ‘Rx’ at the top of a Medical prescription mean?
D. To Rectify
21. What percentage of the earth is covered by sea?
22.Which famous cricketer also represented his country in football?
A. Don Bradman
B. Vivian Richards
C. Greg Chappell
D. Allan Border
23. What is the national bird of U.S.A.?
A. Bald Eagle
24.How many litres of milk is needed to make one kilogram of butter?
A. 20 liltres
B. 13 litres
C. 22 litre
D. 10 litres
25.Name the Architect of Tajmahal?
A. Genghis khan
B. Isa Khan
C. King Fahd
D. King Faisal
Quiz2: Test Your General Knowledge
1.The pupil is which part of one’s body?
A. Bone Marrow
B. Gall Bladder
2. Who called England ‘A nation of shopkeepers’ ?
C. Abraham Lincoln
D. Martin Luther King
3. Who is known as the Father of Modern Poetry?
A. T.S Eliot
B. Alfred Tennyson
C. G.M. Hopkins
D. Ted Hughes
4.Which desert lies between China and Mangolia?
5. Who built Qutub Minar?
B. Qutbuddin Aybak
D. Shah Jahan
6. What do the number of rings on a tree indicate?
7. In the language of Computer, what does ‘DOS’ means?
A. Do only device
B. Disk operating system
C. Disk only service
D. Deficiency of System
8. Who invented the explosive “Dynamite”?
B. Madam Curie
C. Pierre Curie
D. Alfred Nobel
9. Which gas is used in Refrigeration?
C. Nitrous Oxide
10. Which year did Vasco da Gama discover India?
11. To which sport is Jahangir Khan associated?
12. What breed of dog has a black tongue?"
13. What is the common name of Sodium Chloride?
A. Baking Soda
B. Common Salt
C. Washing Soda
14. Where is R.K. Narayan’s imaginary town Malgudi of the ‘Malgudi Days’ located?
15. Which disease is caused by contaminated water?
C. Chicken Pox
16. Which continent does not have a desert?
C. North America
17. Who is considered to be first citizen of India?
A. Prime Minister
C. Vice President
D. Defence Minister
18. Where did the East India Company establish its first factory in India?
19. In which surface of atmosphere do the jet planes fly?
20. On which organ of the human body is angioplasty performed?
21. What is the anemometer used to measure?
B. Speed of wind
22. Which cricket was the youngest to get the ‘double’ in cricket, 100 wicket and a 1000 runs?
A. Ian Botham
B. Imran Khan
C. Richard Hadlee
D. Kapil Dev
23. What is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative objects called?
24.Which is known as the dark continent?
25.How many Squares are there in a chess board?