General knowledge quiz 1409

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What is a main impetus for millions of refugees emigrating to countries round the Middle East and Europe, or being displaced internally, since the beginning of 2011?
A
Climate change
B
The Syrian Civil War
C
An unusually large majority of young people in the populations
D
A series of comets was held to prophesy upheaval
Question 1 Explanation: 
The Syrian Civil War
Question 2
What nickname is applied to the Western coast of Namibia, home to many shipwrecks?
A
The Mosquito Coast
B
The Coast of Ghosts
C
The Skeleton Coast
D
The Costa Brava
Question 2 Explanation: 
The Skeleton Coast
Question 3
What changed its name as a result of the Treaty of Maastricht in 1991?
A
Andorra
B
European Community
C
Luxembourg
D
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation
Question 3 Explanation: 
European Community
Question 4
On whose name is the highest award for services to the development of cinema given?
A
Raj Kapoor
B
Dada Saheb
C
Meena Kumari
D
Amitabh Bachchan
Question 5
What amateur rowing club based at Henley on Thames, England, was founded in 1818?
A
Henley Rowing Club,
B
Leander Club
C
Upper Thames Rowing Club
D
Phyllis Court Rowing Club
Question 5 Explanation: 
Leander Club
Question 6
What headwear is traditionally worn at Harrow, the English public school?
A
Cloth cap
B
Top hat
C
Beret
D
Straw boater
Question 6 Explanation: 
Straw boater
Question 7
Duffel coats were named after a town in which country?
A
Belgium
B
Holland
C
Greece
D
Turkey
Question 7 Explanation: 
Belgium
Question 8
Under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (Gramin), government aims to complete 1 crore houses for the houseless and those living in kutcha houses by which year?
A
2019
B
2021
C
2022
D
2020
Question 8 Explanation: 
Governemnt has proposed to construct 1 crore houses by 2019 for houseless and kucha house residing people.
Question 9
Currency of Belgium is..........
A
Koruna
B
Krone
C
Euro
D
Belarusian ruble
Question 9 Explanation: 
Belgium-Brussels(Capital) and Euro(Currency)
Question 10
Which of these people played a major role in the discovery of DNA?
A
Nancy Wake
B
Rosalind Franklin
C
Emmeline Pankhurst
D
Mary Whitehouse
Question 10 Explanation: 
Rosalind Franklin
Question 11
Which of these is a TV police drama starring Helen Mirren?
A
Prime Rib
B
Prime Suspect
C
Prime Rate
D
Prime Minister
Question 11 Explanation: 
Prime Suspect
Question 12
The Nirbhaya Fund is administered by which department?
A
Department of Public Enterprises
B
Department of Economic Affairs
C
Department of Commerce
D
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion
Question 12 Explanation: 
Department of Economic Affairs
Question 13
What is the largest (by population) landlocked country?
A
Switzerland
B
Afghanistan
C
Ethiopia
D
Burkina Faso
Question 13 Explanation: 
Ethiopia
Question 14
What is the "proper name" for the main character in a series of novels by John Updike, who is nicknamed "Rabbit"?
A
Harry Potter
B
Harry Palmer
C
Harry Angstrom
D
Harry Houdini
Question 14 Explanation: 
Harry Angstrom
Question 15
What does the "E" stand for in UNESCO?
A
Enlightenment
B
Environmental
C
Economic
D
Educational
Question 15 Explanation: 
Educational
Question 16
Which artist is famous for his "blue period"?
A
Dali
B
Monet
C
Picasso
D
Matisse
Question 16 Explanation: 
Picasso
There are 16 questions to complete.

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