General knowledge quiz 1514

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What is the legal tender (face) value of the "American Buffalo", a 24-karat gold bullion coin first offered for sale by the US Mint on 22 June 2006?
A
US 10 cents
B
US$50
C
US$100
D
US 50 cents
Question 1 Explanation: 
US$50
Question 2
How is present "sea level", the base level for measuring elevation and depth, determined?
A
The lowest measured resting sea level in the area in the previous 20 years
B
The highest measured resting sea level in the area in the previous 10 years
C
The average of hourly measurements of sea level over a period of 19 years
D
The average of low and high tide levels
Question 2 Explanation: 
The average of hourly measurements of sea level over a period of 19 years
Question 3
Why was Captain William Kidd hanged in 1701?
A
Bigamy
B
Treason
C
Theft
D
Piracy
Question 3 Explanation: 
Piracy
Question 4
What is "the Shinkansen"?
A
Centre for training Sumo wrestlers
B
Historic Shinto shrine
C
The Japanese bullet train
D
Japanese national holiday
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Japanese bullet train
Question 5
Ayers, Blake's Pride, Concorde and Louise Bonne are types of what?
A
Chrysanthemum
B
Apple
C
Grape
D
Pear
Question 5 Explanation: 
Pear
Question 6
First Indian woman to win an Olympic medal in Weightlifting was
A
Mirabai Saikhom Chanu
B
Karnam Malleswari
C
Sanjita Chanu
D
Sukhen Dey
Question 6 Explanation: 
Karnam Malleswari won a bronze medal in the 2000 Summer Olympics at Sydney, which made her the first Indian woman to win an Olympic medal.
Question 7
What board game for two players is known as weiqi in Chinese and baduk in Korean?
A
Go
B
Draughts
C
Scrabble
D
Chess
Question 7 Explanation: 
Go
Question 8
Which former American football star was acquitted of killing his ex-wife and was later convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping?
A
Shaquille O'Neal
B
Mike Tyson
C
O J Simpson
D
Walter Payton
Question 8 Explanation: 
O J Simpson
Question 9
Who is the editor of the book titles '60 Indian Poets'?
A
Amrita Pritam
B
Vikram Seth
C
Gulzar
D
Jeet Thayil
Question 9 Explanation: 
Jeet Thayil:Jeet Thayil is an Indian poet, novelist, librettist and musician.He is the editor of the Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets (Bloodaxe, UK, 2008), 60 Indian Poets (Penguin India, 2008)
Question 10
A 2005 remix of the song "Axel F", music originally released in 1984 as the theme for American TV series "Beverley Hills Cops", became known as what?
A
Axel F 2005
B
The Annoying Thing
C
The Crazy Frog song
D
BHC Again
Question 10 Explanation: 
The Crazy Frog song
Question 11
What term is applied to a left-handed boxer?
A
Pugilist
B
Leftie
C
Sinister type
D
Southpaw
Question 11 Explanation: 
Southpaw
Question 12
The head office of World Taekwondo Federation is in..........
A
Indonesia
B
South Korea
C
Germany
D
Monaco
Question 12 Explanation: 
South Korea
Question 13
Who was Christianity's first openly gay bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate?
A
Gene Simmons, Israel
B
Richard Chartres, London
C
Rowan Williams, Canterbury
D
Gene Robinson, New Hampshire
Question 13 Explanation: 
Gene Robinson, New Hampshire
Question 14
From 2011 to 2019 who are the holders of the William Webb Ellis Cup?
A
South Africa
B
Australia
C
Wales
D
New Zealand
Question 14 Explanation: 
New Zealand
Question 15
Which film was banned for 8 years in the Republic of Ireland and for a year in Norway, and was marketed in Sweden as '"The film so funny that it was banned in Norway"?
A
Lethal Weapon
B
Monty Python's Life of Brian
C
Flying High
D
Love, Actually
Question 15 Explanation: 
Monty Python's Life of Brian
Question 16
The phrase "wardrobe malfunction" entered pop music vocabulary following a performance at the Super Bowl XXXVIII between Janet Jackson and which other singer?
A
Beenie Man
B
Justin Timberlake
C
Nelly
D
Tyler Perry
Question 16 Explanation: 
Justin Timberlake
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