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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: GK Questions and Answers about him

Teachers' Day in India is celebrated every year on 5 September to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was an outstanding teacher and scholar. Let us solve an interesting quiz based on the life, family, education, political career, etc. of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Sep 2, 2020 23:13 IST
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Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Teachers play an important role in our life. Therefore, in India to pay tribute and respect to the teachers every year on 5 September Teachers' Day is celebrated. This day also marks the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He was an exemplary teacher, scholar, and politician. He dedicated his entire life to education and for the youth of the country.

1. In which year Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born?
A. 1880
B. 1884
C. 1888
D. 1890
Ans. C
Explanation: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born on 5 September, 1888 at Thiruttani, Madras Presidency, British India (now in Tamil Nadu, India)

2. In which year Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan became the President of India?
A. 1960
B. 1962
C. 1964
D. 1967
Ans. B
Explanation: In 1962, he became the President of India. He served from 1962 to 1967. He was the second President of India.

3. When did Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna?
A. 1950
B. 1954
C. 1955
D. 1960
Ans. B
Explanation: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded the country's highest civilian honour, Bharat Ratna in 1954.

4. Which of the following are the written works of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?
1. East and West: Some Reflections
2. The Philosophy of the Upanishads 
3. An Idealist View of Life 
4. Eastern Religions and Western Thought
Choose the correct option:
A. 1 and 2
B. 1,2 and 4
C. 2 and 3
D. 1,2,3 and 4
Ans. D
Explanation: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's written works include Indian Philosophy, 2 vol., The Philosophy of the Upanishads, An Idealist View of Life, Eastern Religions and Western Thought, and East and West: Some Reflections. He tried to interpret Indian thought for Westerners in his lectures and books.

5. In which year, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was elected as the chairman of UNESCO's executive board?
A. 1948
B. 1949
C. 1950
D. 1951
Ans. A
Explanation: He was elected chairman of UNESCO’s executive board (1948–49).

6. Consider the following statement about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
1.  He was named as Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at the University of Oxford in 1936.
2. He was elected as a Fellow of the All Souls College.
3. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946.
Which of the following above statement(s)is/are correct about Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?
A. Only 1
B. 1 and 2
C. 1 and 3
D. 1, 2 and 3
Ans. D
Explanation: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was also named as Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics at the University of Oxford in 1936. He was elected as a Fellow of the All Souls College. He was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946.

7. In which year Sahitya Akademi fellowship, The highest honour conferred by the Sahitya Akademi on a writer Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan?
A. 1963
B. 1965
C. 1968
D. 1970
Ans. C
Explanation: In 1968, Sahitya Akademi fellowship, The highest honour conferred by the Sahitya Akademi on a writer Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. He is the first Indian to get this award. 

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