General knowledge quiz 1407

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
In which country did the USA provide information to a 1963 coup, against General Abd al-Karim Qasim the then Prime Minister of the country?
A
Libya
B
Iraq
C
Eqypt
D
Somalia
Question 1 Explanation: 
Iraq
Question 2
Which of these is an American bandmaster and composer of marches such as "Stars and Stripes Forever"?
A
John Philip Sousa
B
Irving Berlin
C
Leonard Bernstein
D
George Gershwin
Question 2 Explanation: 
John Philip Sousa
Question 3
As what are Charlie Patton, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell & Blind Lemon Jefferson best known?
A
Professional wrestlers
B
Blues musicians
C
NASCAR drivers
D
US Senators
Question 3 Explanation: 
Blues musicians
Question 4
Which of these best describes the family of Bill and Hillary Clinton?
A
A son and a daughter
B
Two daughters
C
One daughter
D
Two sons
Question 4 Explanation: 
One daughter
Question 5
Which of these is a byproduct of tar used to protect timber?
A
White spirit
B
Turpentine
C
Creosote
D
Methylated spirits
Question 5 Explanation: 
Creosote
Question 6
Which scientist married his cousin from the Wedgewood family, famous for their pottery manufacturing business, following his father's example, who had originally married into the Wedgewood family?
A
Isaac Newton
B
Alexander Fleming
C
Charles Darwin
D
Charles Babbage
Question 6 Explanation: 
Charles Darwin
Question 7
In England, what word refers to a parish constable of the Anglican Church, often charged with duties of charity?
A
Beagle
B
Beadle
C
Beatle
D
Beanie
Question 7 Explanation: 
Beadle
Question 8
What navigation canal, when it opened in 1894, was the world's largest, and, now the 8th longest in the world, is still operating?
A
Welland Canal, Canada
B
Birmingham Canal, England
C
Singelgracht Canal, Netherlands
D
Manchester Ship Canal, England
Question 8 Explanation: 
Manchester Ship Canal, England
Question 9
In 2014 the Federal Police of Brazil began to uncover money laundering and corruption at the state-controlled oil company Petrobras, in the course of what operation?
A
Operation Car Wash
B
Operation Oily Hands
C
Operation Big Boys
D
Operation Beady Eyes
Question 9 Explanation: 
Operation Car Wash
Question 10
In 1938 Orson Welles, who was 22 at the time, wrote, produced, and narrated a radio play adaptation of what work, the US broadcast of which sparked widespread upheaval and panic?
A
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
B
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
C
The War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells
D
The War of Words by Fight
Question 10 Explanation: 
The War of the Worlds by H.G.Wells
Question 11
Africa is considered to have been part of which early landmass?
A
Laurasia
B
Gondwana
C
Famatinian block
D
Malagasy orogeny
Question 11 Explanation: 
Gondwana
Question 12
The headquarters of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is located in which of the following country?
A
Switzerland
B
France
C
USA
D
Austria
Question 12 Explanation: 
Switzerland
Question 13
In 1844 China signed the Treaty of Wangxia with what country?
A
UK
B
Japan
C
USA
D
Russia
Question 13 Explanation: 
USA
Question 14
Which English rowing event is held every year on the River Thames for 5 days (Wednesday to Sunday) over the first weekend in July?
A
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
B
Henley-on-Todd Regatta
C
Henley Royal Regatta
D
Riverview Gold Cup
Question 14 Explanation: 
Henley Royal Regatta
Question 15
Which of these is an American vulture of the Andes?
A
Corvette
B
Condor
C
Caravelle
D
Carcinoma
Question 15 Explanation: 
Condor
Question 16
The term samanta, meaning a feudatory from the sixth century AD, originally meant a
A
slave
B
cultivator
C
neighbor
D
foreigner
There are 16 questions to complete.

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