General knowledge quiz 1528

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Mariachi bands originated in which country?
A
Mexico
B
Trinidad
C
Jamaica
D
India
Question 1 Explanation: 
Mexico
Question 2
Which of these is an alloy?
A
Brass
B
Iron
C
Phosphorus
D
Silicon
Question 2 Explanation: 
Brass
Question 3
Who caused the crash of Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771, near Cayucos, California, USA on 7 December 1987, by shooting the pilots and killing all 43 people on board?
A
David Bowie
B
David Hare
C
David Burke
D
David Jones
Question 3 Explanation: 
David Burke
Question 4
Which UN body deals with population problem?
A
UNFPA
B
UNDP
C
UNICEF
D
UNESCO
Question 4 Explanation: 
UNFPA = United Nations Fund for Population Activities.
Question 5
The Italian cheese called dolcelatte translates into English as what?
A
Hard holes
B
Smelly feet
C
Sweet milk
D
Toy cream
Question 5 Explanation: 
Sweet milk
Question 6
People who have cancer have wanted to take some forms of marijuana to help alleviate what?
A
Hair loss
B
Pain
C
Bad dreams
D
Loss of balance
Question 6 Explanation: 
Pain
Question 7
What is the capital of Wales?
A
Cardiff
B
Swansea
C
Aberystwyth
D
Barry
Question 7 Explanation: 
Cardiff
Question 8
The tide produced when the moon and the sun are at right angles to the earth, thus pulling in opposite directions, is called
A
neap tide
B
spring tide
C
diurnal tide
D
ebb tide
Question 9
Where is Le Touquet?
A
In the Mediterranean Sea
B
On the Bay of Biscay
C
Facing the English Channel
D
Near Paris
Question 9 Explanation: 
On the Bay of Biscay
Question 10
Why was the colour pink, instead of the traditional red, officially adopted for the cricket balls used for the inaugural day-night test in Australia in 2015?
A
The pink balls were designed to keep their colour longer and to show up better under lights
B
They had a better swing
C
The manufacturers of the pink ball gave large sponsorship to the ICC
D
The traditional red dye was unavailable
Question 10 Explanation: 
The pink balls were designed to keep their colour longer and to show up better under lights
Question 11
Which of these cities is closest to the ruins of Pompeii?
A
Bari
B
Naples
C
Salerno
D
Venice
Question 11 Explanation: 
Naples
Question 12
The term ''cosmic rays'' was coined by..........who made measurements of ionization due to cosmic rays from deep under water to high altitudes and around the globe.
A
Albert Einstein
B
Robert Millikan
C
Marie Curie
D
Fritz Pfluemer
Question 12 Explanation: 
Robert Millikan:In the 1920s the term ''cosmic rays'' was coined by Robert Millikan who made measurements of ionization due to cosmic rays from deep under water to high altitudes and around the globe. Robert A. was an American experimental physicist honored with the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1923 for his measurement of the elementary electronic charge and for his work on the photoelectric effect.
Question 13
When was Somnath Temple was destroyed?
A
1123
B
1025
C
1203
D
1056
Question 13 Explanation: 
1025:In 1025 AD, he destroyed the Somnath temple in Gujarat, on the coast of Saurashtra or Kathiwar. This was supposed to be his biggest invasion as he had looted all treasures and precious items of the fortified temple.
Question 14
Which state houses Marmagao port?
A
Goa
B
Tamil Nadu
C
Telangana
D
Odisha
Question 14 Explanation: 
Goa
Question 15
Which Scotsman, a self-made man, merchant and yachtsman who created a tea brand, was a persistent challenger for the America's Cup?
A
Henry Moore
B
Sir Thomas Lipton
C
Sir Cameron Mackintosh
D
John Loudon McAdam
Question 15 Explanation: 
Sir Thomas Lipton
Question 16
The main percentage of the volume of water in the hydrosphere is in
A
oceans and seas
B
groundwater, rivers and streams
C
glaciers and ice sheets
D
freshwater lakes and water vapours
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