General knowledge quiz 1268

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which ancient belief about the third finger of the left hand is the reason why engagement and wedding rings are worn on it in many countries?
A
The rings trap evil spirits living on the "sinister" hand
B
It controls fertility
C
It contains the vena amoris ("vein of love")
D
The left hand is used for "personal activities"
Question 1 Explanation: 
It contains the vena amoris ("vein of love")
Question 2
Which of the following is currency of Tanzania?
A
Dinar
B
CFA Franc
C
Pound
D
Shilling
Question 2 Explanation: 
Shilling:Tanzania-Dodoma (Capital) and shilling (Currency)
Question 3
Deepa Malik is related to
A
High Jump
B
Disc Throw
C
Javelin Throw
D
Shot put
Question 3 Explanation: 
Shot put:Shot-putter Deepa Malik has created sporting history after becoming the first Indian woman to win a Paralympics medal.She won a silver with an impressive throw of 4.61m (15.12ft) in the F-53 final event on Monday in Rio.
Question 4
The viola is tuned one fifth below the violin and therefore they have three strings tuned in common:G, D, and which other?
A
C
B
E
C
B
D
A
Question 4 Explanation: 
A
Question 5
What was the name of the literary coterie that met regularly around 1750 that included Mrs Vesey, Mrs Ord, Mrs Elizabeth Montagu, Elizabeth Carter, Mrs Hester Chapone and Benjamin Stillingfleet?
A
The Stillingfleet girls
B
Blue stockings
C
The Bloomsbury Group
D
The Chelsea Set
Question 5 Explanation: 
Blue stockings
Question 6
What machine separates grain from its stalk?
A
Harvester
B
Thresher
C
Flail
D
Winnower
Question 6 Explanation: 
Thresher
Question 7
David LaChapelle is a leading figure in what activity?
A
Photography
B
Ballet
C
Astronomy
D
Painting
Question 7 Explanation: 
Photography
Question 8
What is the surname of the brothers Auguste and Louis, who are often credited with the invention of motion pictures?
A
Lumiere
B
Bell
C
Book
D
Candle
Question 8 Explanation: 
Lumiere
Question 9
Silk comes from which of these?
A
Vines
B
Llamas
C
Birds' nests
D
Caterpillars
Question 9 Explanation: 
Caterpillars
Question 10
According to the Bible, which country was hit by ten plagues, including of frogs and locusts?
A
Egypt
B
Jordan
C
Juda
D
Persia
Question 10 Explanation: 
Egypt
Question 11
Reginald Rose wrote a play adapted from his 1957 teleplay, and later film, script of the same name. The film became famous with Henry Fonda in the lead role as foreman of a jury. What was the play?
A
Witness for the Prosecution
B
Judgement at Nuremberg
C
To Kill a Mockingbird
D
12 Angry Men
Question 11 Explanation: 
12 Angry Men
Question 12
What is the name for a wasps' nest?
A
Hive
B
Vespers
C
Apiary
D
Vespiary
Question 12 Explanation: 
Vespiary
Question 13
Who, in 1842, became the first US President's wife to die in the White House?
A
Alice Roosevelt
B
Rachel Jackson
C
Sarah Polk
D
Letitia Tyler
Question 13 Explanation: 
Letitia Tyler
Question 14
The portrait of which US statesman appears on the US $100 bill?
A
Abraham Lincoln
B
George Washington
C
Theodore Roosevelt
D
Benjamin Franklin
Question 14 Explanation: 
Benjamin Franklin
Question 15
When did the Football Association in the UK present the FA Cup for competition?
A
1871
B
1795
C
1824
D
1862
Question 15 Explanation: 
1871
Question 16
In "The Merchant of Venice", what is demanded by Shylock?
A
100 guineas
B
A pound of flesh
C
A slave girl
D
A severed head
Question 16 Explanation: 
A pound of flesh
There are 16 questions to complete.

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