General knowledge quiz 1300

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which of these is a famous Parisian restaurant?
A
Colt's
B
Sten's
C
Bren's
D
Maxim's
Question 1 Explanation: 
Maxim's
Question 2
Of whom did the Greek philosopher Plutarch write "Plato admits 4 sorts of flattery, but she had 1, 000"?
A
Cornelia Cinnilla
B
Helen of Troy
C
Calpurnia
D
Cleopatra
Question 2 Explanation: 
Cleopatra
Question 3
Which 18th century self-taught Liverpudlian, who studied human anatomy and spent 18 months dissecting horses, is best known for his paintings of horses (such as "Whistlejacket"), sometimes accompanied by hounds, and of animals such as lions, tigers, giraffes, monkeys, and rhinoceroses?
A
George Stubbs
B
Joshua Reynolds
C
Alfred Munnings
D
Henry Alken
Question 3 Explanation: 
George Stubbs
Question 4
Which astronomer, born in West Yorkshire, England in 1915 and dying in 2001 in Bournemouth, England, was a science fiction writer, whose output includes the novel "The Black Cloud", a TV series "A for Andromeda" and a play "Rockets in Ursa Major"?
A
Isaac Asimov
B
Sir Fred Hoyle
C
J G Ballard
D
C S Lewis
Question 4 Explanation: 
Sir Fred Hoyle
Question 5
Which of the following is capital of Chad?
A
N'Djamena
B
Bangui
C
Accra
D
Praira
Question 5 Explanation: 
N'Djamena:Chad-N'Djamena (Capital) and CFA Franc(Currency)
Question 6
Which American explorer claimed to have been the first person, on 6 April 1909, to reach the geographic North Pole?
A
Ernest Shackleton
B
Roald Amundsen
C
Robert Falcon Scott
D
Robert E Peary
Question 6 Explanation: 
Robert E Peary
Question 7
The works of artists De Chirico, Andre Breton, Miro, Magritte, Dali and Ernst are examples of what art movement?
A
Unrealism
B
Fantasyism
C
Dreamism
D
Surrealism
Question 7 Explanation: 
Surrealism
Question 8
Who was the pilot of the US Airways plane that landed on the Hudson River in January 2009?
A
Stanley Katzenjammer
B
Chester Kippenberger
C
Chesley Sullenberger
D
Claus von Stauffenberg
Question 8 Explanation: 
Chesley Sullenberger
Question 9
What is unusual about the type of fishing called "noodling"?
A
Fish have to be thrown back
B
Fish are caught with bare hands
C
It is done by casting from a beach at high tide
D
It is done at night
Question 9 Explanation: 
Fish are caught with bare hands
Question 10
Who led troops against the Russians at the Battle of Borodino?
A
General Irwin Rommel
B
The Duke of Wellington
C
Napoleon
D
General Galtieri
Question 10 Explanation: 
Napoleon
Question 11
According to Edward Lear, who went to sea in a sieve?
A
Jumblies
B
Yahoos
C
Lilliputians
D
The Owl and the Pussycat
Question 11 Explanation: 
Jumblies
Question 12
Tom Lehrer, an American singer-songwriter, whose work contained much black humor and risque lyrics, often parodying popular song forms, taught which subject from 1972 to 2001 at the University of California, Santa Cruz?
A
Geography
B
Physics
C
Mathematics
D
Psychology
Question 12 Explanation: 
Mathematics
Question 13
What was the Raspberry Pi developed to be?
A
A computer children would enjoy, to promote teaching basic computer science
B
A maths concept to deal with volumes of multiglobular shapes
C
A catchy name for a new line in ice creams
D
A competitor for the Blackberry smartphone
Question 13 Explanation: 
A computer children would enjoy, to promote teaching basic computer science
Question 14
This English inventor is known as the 'Father of Computing.'
A
Philo Farnsworth
B
J. Presper Eckert
C
John Mauchly
D
Charles Babbage
Question 14 Explanation: 
Mauchly and Eckert invented the ENIAC computer. Farnsworth was a pioneer of early television.
Question 15
All snowflakes are geometric figures with how many sides?
A
12
B
4
C
6
D
5
Question 15 Explanation: 
6
Question 16
In 1858, why did Paul Broca name 5 skeletons "Cromagnon Man"?
A
They were very large
B
They were large and colourful
C
He named them after his father
D
They were found in the Cromagnon grotto
Question 16 Explanation: 
They were found in the Cromagnon grotto
There are 16 questions to complete.

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