General knowledge quiz 1345

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What natural effect is only visible during a total eclipse of the sun?
A
Aurora Borealis
B
St Elmo's fire
C
Will o' the Wisp
D
Baily's Beads
Question 1 Explanation: 
Baily's Beads
Question 2
The Richter scale measures the intensity of what?
A
Rain
B
Wind
C
Earthquakes
D
Tornadoes
Question 2 Explanation: 
Earthquakes
Question 3
When did the British soap opera "Coronation Street" first go to air?
A
1980
B
1950
C
1970
D
1960
Question 3 Explanation: 
1960
Question 4
What was the last battle where a British monarch led troops into battle?
A
The Somme, 1916
B
Copenhagen, 1807
C
Agincourt, 1415
D
Dettingen, 1743
Question 4 Explanation: 
Dettingen, 1743
Question 5
What links French dramatist Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) and actor Charlton Heston (1923-2008)?
A
Julius Caesar
B
Ben Hur
C
El Cid
D
The Wreck of the Mary Deare
Question 5 Explanation: 
El Cid
Question 6
Who were the two main characters in "Bringing Up Father", a comic strip created by George McManus that ran from January 1913 to May 2000 about an Irishman who comes into wealth in the USA but wants to live much as he used to?
A
Reggie and Betty
B
Flo and Andy
C
Jiggs and Maggie
D
Blondie and Dagwood
Question 6 Explanation: 
Jiggs and Maggie
Question 7
Who succeeded Lyndon Johnson as president of the USA on 20 January 1969?
A
Richard Nixon
B
Gerald Ford
C
Dwight D Eisenhower
D
Jimmy Carter
Question 7 Explanation: 
Richard Nixon
Question 8
What was the setting for the 1960s children's TV adventure series "Daktari"?
A
East Africa
B
Alberta, Canada
C
Japan
D
Siberia
Question 8 Explanation: 
East Africa
Question 9
Which of the following is used to records physiological movements graphically?
A
Ohmmeter
B
Pyrometer
C
Electroenphalograph
D
Kymograph
Question 9 Explanation: 
Kymograph:A kymograph (which means 'wave writer') is a device that gives a graphical representation of spatial position over time in which a spatial axis represents time.
Question 10
Which of the following is placed at Pune?
A
National Physical Laboratory
B
Indian Institute of Mass Communication
C
National Biological Laboratory
D
Film & Television Institute of India
Question 10 Explanation: 
Film & Television Institute of India:The Film and Television Institute of India is an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and aided by the Central Government of India.
Question 11
When were blue jeans invented?
A
1900s
B
1860s
C
1870s
D
1850s
Question 11 Explanation: 
The first blue jeans were invented by tailor Levi Strauss, who invented tougher working pants for the miners of the California Gold Rush.
Question 12
"The World Series" has been the annual championship series of the highest level of professional players of which sport in the USA and Canada since 1903?
A
Swimming
B
Soccer
C
Cricket
D
Baseball
Question 12 Explanation: 
Baseball
Question 13
Which of these states of the USA extends the furthest north?
A
Vermont
B
Texas
C
New Mexico
D
Florida
Question 13 Explanation: 
Vermont
Question 14
Which band put out a single in 1996 called "Tonight Tonight"?
A
Bursting Bananas
B
Crushing Potatoes
C
Squashing Tomatoes
D
Smashing Pumpkins
Question 14 Explanation: 
Smashing Pumpkins
Question 15
Where is the tendon known as the hamstring?
A
In the foot
B
In the shoulder
C
Behind the tongue
D
Behind the knee
Question 15 Explanation: 
Behind the knee
Question 16
Under what conditions is a midwife given dispensation by the Roman Catholic Church to baptise a child?
A
If the child might die before it left the birthing room
B
If the parents asked
C
If the priest was indisposed
D
If there was no priest available within a 100 km radius
Question 16 Explanation: 
If the child might die before it left the birthing room
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