General knowledge quiz 101

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
The root of the word "carotid", as used for arteries carrying blood to the head, is the Greek for what?
A
Throat
B
Throb
C
Crown
D
Stupor
Question 1 Explanation: 
Stupor
Question 2
Longitudes are measured from 0 to..........
A
180o South and 180o North
B
90o east and 90o west
C
180o east and 180o west
D
90o east and 180o west
Question 2 Explanation: 
180o east and 180o west:Longitudes as the angle east or west from the Prime Meridian, ranging from 0$^\circ$ at the Prime Meridian to +180$^\circ$ eastward and-180$^\circ$ westward.
Question 3
Who constructed the Sanchi Stupa?
A
Bindusara
B
Mahavira
C
Chandragupta
D
Ashoka
Question 3 Explanation: 
Ashoka:The Great Stupa at Sanchi is the oldest stone structure in India and was originally commissioned by the emperor Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century BCE. Its nucleus was a simple hemispherical brick structure built over the relics of the Buddha
Question 4
The currency of Myanmar is..........
A
Pound
B
Euro
C
Burmese kyat
D
Sterling
Question 4 Explanation: 
Burmese kyat
Question 5
If a university or college student has an aegrotat what does this imply?
A
They have failed all their courses
B
They could not complete a requirement of a course due to illness, injury, bereavement or similar
C
They have retired from one or all of their courses due to illness
D
They have a terminal illness
Question 5 Explanation: 
They could not complete a requirement of a course due to illness, injury, bereavement or similar
Question 6
Who was the first Pope to be appointed in the 21st century?
A
John Paul II
B
Benedict XVI
C
George Ringo II
D
John XXIII
Question 6 Explanation: 
Benedict XVI
Question 7
National institute of Mental Health is located at
A
Coonor (Tamil Nadu)
B
Chandigarh
C
New Delhi
D
Bangalore
Question 8
Recession is
A
slowing down of economic activity over a limited period
B
period during which unemployment may rise and demand and output may fall, leading to slump in trade
C
period that results from accumulation of unsold goods, owing to fall in demand
D
All of the above
Question 9
What sort of pie is a critical plot element in Beatrix Potter's "The Tale of the Pie and the Patty-Pan"?
A
Lamb and lentil
B
Chicken and leek
C
Veal and ham
D
Steak and mushroom
Question 9 Explanation: 
Veal and ham
Question 10
The city was capital of the 17th century Dutch Brazil and is known for the reefs protecting its harbour; which is it?
A
Porto Alegre
B
Rio de Janeiro
C
Sao Paulo
D
Recife
Question 10 Explanation: 
Recife
Question 11
What is the world's smallest continent?
A
Australia
B
Antarctica
C
Asia
D
Africa
Question 11 Explanation: 
Australia
Question 12
The first Charter Act was introduced by..........in 1793
A
Lord Dalhousie
B
Sir John Shore
C
Lord Amherst
D
Sir Charles Metcalfe
Question 12 Explanation: 
Sir John Shore:Sir John Shore was famous for his polices of non-invention.He introduced the Charter act of 1793.
Question 13
An eruption in Iceland, known as the Laki eruption, where lava erupted from a 17-mile crack rather than from a standard volcano and lava tubes extended lava travel to more than 50 miles, devastated the country killing 80% of livestock, caused starvation for over 20% of the population, and affected areas as far as Africa and Asia. When was this?
A
1092-3
B
1510-11
C
1783-4
D
1297-8
Question 13 Explanation: 
1783-4
Question 14
Who won the Best Actress Oscar for her role as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Queen"?
A
Lucy Liu
B
Penelope Cruz
C
Helen Mirren
D
Halle Berry
Question 14 Explanation: 
Helen Mirren
Question 15
The LPG model of development was introduced in..........by Dr. Manmohan Singh
A
1991
B
1990
C
1985
D
1972
Question 15 Explanation: 
1991:The Liberalization Privatization Globalization(LPG) model of development was introduced in 1991 by Dr. Manmohan Singh
Question 16
What is a "cataract"?
A
Food rations
B
Performance by kittens
C
Bad cough
D
Waterfall
Question 16 Explanation: 
Waterfall
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