History of Press in Kerala: GK Questions and Answers



1. Who was the editor of Rajyasamacharam?
a) Dr.Herman Gundart
b) William Logan
c) Charles Lawson
d) Devji Bhimji



2. Dr.Herman Gundart, the renowned western scholar was associated with the Basel Mission Society of:
a) French
b) British
c) Dutch
d) Germany



3.  Herman Gundart started publication called Paschimodayam in the year:
a) 1807
b) 1817
c) 1827
d) 1847



4. First printed magazine in the Malayalam language?
a) Jnananikshepam
b) The Malabar Spectator
c) Atmavidhya Kahalam
d) Swaraj



5. Jnananikshepam,an eight-page magazine was printed at the C.M.S. Press at:
a) Kottayam
b) Travancore
c) Irinjalakkuda
d) Palakkad



6. Who is called the "father of Malayalam Journalism"?
a) Chengulathu Kunhirama Menon
b) Keralavarma Valiyakoyi Thampuran
c) C.V.Raman Pillai
d) K.P.Kesava Menon



7. Who was the editor of 'Mathrubhumi' that started in 1923 from Kozhikode?
a) Pettayil Raman Pillai Asan
b) K.P.Kesava Menon
c) T.K.Madhavan
d) Sanjayan



8. V.R. Krishnan Ezhuthachan was the editor of:
a) Deenabandhu
b) Yuvabharatham
c) Deepam
d) Prabhatham



9. Mahakavi Kumaran Asan's famous poem, Veena Poovu was first published in:
a) Mitavadi
b) Yuvabharatham
c) Malayala Rajyam
d) Kerala Kesari



10. In 1913, C.K.Krishnan acquired ownership of the paper Mitavadi and started publishing it as a magazine from:
a) Palakkad
b) Cochin
c) Travancore
d) Kozhikode



11. Gundert Bunglow or Illikunnu Bungalow is in the district :
a) Kozhikode
b) Malappuram
c) Kannur
d) Kottayam



12. Who was the first editor of the Kerala Kaumudi daily started by C. V Kunjhiraman in 1911?
a) V.T bhattathirippad
b) Muloor S. Padmanabha Panicker
c) M.P Bhattathirippad
d) P. Krishnapillai



13. The first banned newspaper in kerala was:
a) Santishtavadi
b) The Malabar Spectator
c)Atmavidhya Kahalam
d)Swaraj



14. Devji Bhimji started a printing press in 1865 under the name of the Keralamitram Press at:
a) Irinjalakkuda
b) Travancore
c) Cochin
d) Palakkad


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