General knowledge quiz 1286

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What is the last US federal holiday in a calendar year?
A
Memorial Day
B
Thanksgiving
C
Independence Day
D
Christmas Day
Question 1 Explanation: 
Christmas Day
Question 2
The countries that had maintained research stations in Antarctica under Antarctic Trade are
A
Argentina, Australia, Belgium and South Africa
B
Chili, France and Japan
C
New Zealand, Norway, the former USSR, the UK and the USA
D
All of the above
Question 3
On whom did the U. S. President George W. Bush bestow, in 2002, the U.S.'s highest award for life time achievement in the field of scientific research?
A
Arun Netravalli
B
Dr.Hargoving Kohrana
C
Subramania Chandrasekar
D
Professor C. Radhakrishna Rao
Question 4
Hirakud Dam is built across the..........River
A
Kaveri
B
Mahanadi
C
Ravi
D
Chambal
Question 5
What is the next in this series:Rome, Tokyo, Mexico City..........?
A
Moscow
B
Munich
C
Montreal
D
Innsbruck
Question 5 Explanation: 
Munich
Question 6
The first public what, was established by George Jennings at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851 in London, UK?
A
Fully equipped pay toilet, or water closet, with attendants
B
Coffee house
C
Petrol pumping station
D
Library
Question 6 Explanation: 
Fully equipped pay toilet, or water closet, with attendants
Question 7
In 1935, which city was chosen to replace Livingstone as the capital of the British colony of Northern Rhodesia, and is now the capital of Zambia?
A
Addis Ababa
B
Bulawayo
C
Lusaka
D
Pretoria
Question 7 Explanation: 
Lusaka
Question 8
Which of these was a nurse who was a heroine (from the British and Allied point of view) in World War I?
A
Edith Cavell
B
Mary Quant
C
Jean Harlow
D
Maria Callas
Question 8 Explanation: 
Edith Cavell
Question 9
From which sport do we get the expression "par for the course"?
A
Baseball
B
Golf
C
Rugby Union
D
Polo
Question 9 Explanation: 
Golf
Question 10
What is a synonym for "plethora"?
A
Abundance
B
Dearth
C
Cathedral
D
Mess
Question 10 Explanation: 
Abundance
Question 11
In which game would you use a wooden ball called a cochonnet?
A
Rounders
B
Croquet
C
Hockey
D
Boules
Question 11 Explanation: 
Boules
Question 12
In what present day countries did the federation of Hausa kingdoms flourish in the 14th to 19th centuries?
A
Mongolia and China
B
Turkey and Iraq
C
India and Bangladesh
D
Niger and Chad
Question 12 Explanation: 
Niger and Chad
Question 13
What is a pluviometer used to measure?
A
Wind gusts
B
Intensity of sunlight
C
Rainfall
D
Snow depth
Question 13 Explanation: 
Rainfall
Question 14
Which of the following book is written by Charles Dickens?
A
A Passage to India
B
The War of the Worlds
C
War and Peace
D
A Tale of Two Cities
Question 14 Explanation: 
A Tale of Two Cities:A Tale of Two cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution.
Question 15
Kerkyra is what the locals call what island?
A
Corsica
B
Corfu
C
Crete
D
Cos
Question 15 Explanation: 
Corfu
Question 16
What actor co-created and portrays the fictional character Alan Partridge?
A
Eddie Izzard
B
Rowan Atkinson
C
Steve Coogan
D
Paul Merton
Question 16 Explanation: 
Steve Coogan
There are 16 questions to complete.

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