General knowledge quiz 1065

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What is the common name for peristalsis?
A
Sneezing
B
Swallowing
C
Coughing
D
Hiccups
Question 1 Explanation: 
Swallowing
Question 2
Who wrote the play "Oedipus Rex", "Antigone" and "Electra"?
A
John Osborne
B
Sophocles
C
Arthur Miller
D
Peter Shaffer
Question 2 Explanation: 
Sophocles
Question 3
The Mistral is
A
very cold wind, which blows down from the plateau of central France
B
swift, dry, cold northerly wind that blows down from the western Alps and the plateau of Southern France and out over the Mediterranean
C
wind that blows for 100 days a year and may cause extensive frost damage to plants
D
All of the above
Question 4
In a Facebook vote early in 2013 about Monopoly, which of these was voted among the four least popular tokens?
A
Thimble
B
Battleship
C
Top Hat
D
Racing car
Question 4 Explanation: 
Thimble
Question 5
What was the sack of Beziers in 1209 CE?
A
Jewels and gold brought back from China and India
B
A prominent vintage of the wine known as sack
C
A type of body bag used during the Bubonic Plague
D
The first major military action of Pope Innocent III's Albigensian Crusade
Question 5 Explanation: 
The first major military action of Pope Innocent III's Albigensian Crusade
Question 6
Which of these is a seaport in Croatia?
A
Rip it
B
Split
C
Get out of here
D
Take to your heels
Question 6 Explanation: 
Split
Question 7
What is directly opposite south southeast on a compass?
A
North northwest
B
South southwest
C
North northeast
D
Southeast
Question 7 Explanation: 
North northwest
Question 8
Virginia Woolf was portrayed in which of these films?
A
Living In Oblivion
B
Topsy Turvy
C
The Hours
D
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Question 8 Explanation: 
The Hours
Question 9
Between 1955 and 1970, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and Angela Davis were significant people in which movement in the USA?
A
Industrial Revolution
B
Civil Rights Movement
C
Rock 'n Roll
D
Feminism
Question 9 Explanation: 
Civil Rights Movement
Question 10
What subregion of Oceania includes Fiji, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Norfolk Island, the Solomon Islands, the Torres Strait Islands and Vanuatu?
A
Polynesia
B
Micronesia
C
Melanesia
D
Australasia
Question 10 Explanation: 
Melanesia
Question 11
The born/thorn character, originally from the runic alphabet and still part of the Icelandic alphabet, used to be part of what other alphabet?
A
Norman French
B
Cyrillic
C
Old English
D
Mediaeval Hungarian
Question 11 Explanation: 
Old English
Question 12
Which of these is a popular book by A A Milne?
A
Death on the Nile
B
Winnie The Pooh
C
Lord Jim
D
High Noon at Denver
Question 12 Explanation: 
Winnie The Pooh
Question 13
Which river is called as 'Bengal sarrow'?
A
Torsa River
B
Damodar river
C
Narmada River
D
Teesta River
Question 13 Explanation: 
Damodar river:Damodar River is a river flowing across the Indian states of West Bengal and Jharkhand. Rich in mineral resources, the valley is home to large-scale mining and industrial activity.
Question 14
On 10 February 2018, Australian Reverend Kay Goldsworthy became the first what?
A
Aboriginal Member of Parliament
B
Female archbishop in the Anglican Communion
C
Cleric to give birth while serving
D
Transgender cleric in "Come Dancing"
Question 14 Explanation: 
Female archbishop in the Anglican Communion
Question 15
Which of the following is currency of Ethiopia?
A
Euro
B
Dinar
C
CFA Franc
D
Ethiopian birr
Question 15 Explanation: 
Ethiopian birr:Ethiopia-Addis Ababa (Capital) and Ethiopian birr (Currency)
Question 16
What was a negative term US Southerners gave to Northerner speculators in the South soon after the Civil War?
A
Gringos
B
Claim jumpers
C
Prospectors
D
Carpetbaggers
Question 16 Explanation: 
Carpetbaggers
There are 16 questions to complete.

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