General knowledge quiz 155

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Chesley Sullenberger became internationally known in 2009 as what?
A
The first American to escape from capture by Islamic extremists Boko Haram
B
Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the world's first openly lesbian head of government
C
Pilot of a plane which did an emergency landing on the Hudson River close to New York, USA
D
He announced the discovery of a fossil skeleton, the oldest remains of a human ancestor yet found
Question 1 Explanation: 
Pilot of a plane which did an emergency landing on the Hudson River close to New York, USA
Question 2
Who decides the volume and value of banknotes except Re. 1 note?
A
RBI
B
Government
C
Ministry of Finance
D
World Bank
Question 2 Explanation: 
RBI:The Reserve Bank decides the volume and value of banknotes except Re. 1 note to be printed each year. The quantum of banknotes that needs to be printed, broadly depends on the requirement for meeting the demand for banknotes due to inflation, GDP growth, replacement of soiled banknotes and reserve stock requirements
Question 3
"Speed of Sound" by British rock band Coldplay marked a milestone in February 2006, which was what?
A
It became the billionth song downloaded on iTunes
B
Played at the celebration when the Human Genome Project published the last chromosome sequence
C
The CD was given as a present to Paul McCartney when he turned 64
D
USA observatories adopted it as a theme song during Mercury's transit of the sun
Question 3 Explanation: 
It became the billionth song downloaded on iTunes
Question 4
Which British stage director won an Oscar for his feature-film directing debut, which starred Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, and Thora Birch?
A
Sam Mendes
B
John Madden
C
Terrence Malick
D
Peter Weir
Question 4 Explanation: 
Sam Mendes
Question 5
Who invented Bicycle?
A
Leo H Baekeland
B
Karl Benz
C
Evangelista Torricelli
D
Kirkpatrick Macmillan
Question 6
What military unit was established in 1831 so that foreign nationals could serve in a nation's Army?
A
The Special Air Service
B
The French Foreign Legion
C
The Special Boat Service
D
The Territorials
Question 6 Explanation: 
The French Foreign Legion
Question 7
Trey Parker is the co-creator of which of these TV series?
A
BASEketball
B
Sex in the City
C
South Park
D
The Book of Mormon
Question 7 Explanation: 
South Park
Question 8
Which of these is not a member of the dog family?
A
Hyena
B
Dingo
C
Wolf
D
Fox
Question 8 Explanation: 
Hyena
Question 9
Sarla Thakral is the first Woman..........
A
Chess Grand Master
B
Miss World
C
Astronaut
D
Pilot
Question 9 Explanation: 
Pilot:Sarla Thakral was the first Indian woman to fly an aircraft.Born in 1914, she earned an aviation pilot license in 1936 at the age of 21 and flew a Gypsy Moth solo.
Question 10
Where was the 11th Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Meeting held at?
A
Switzerland
B
New york
C
California
D
Washington
Question 10 Explanation: 
On 26th October 2017, the 11th Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Meeting was held in Washington D.C., US. In the 11th Trade Policy Forum (TPF) Meeting, Indian Minister for Commerce and Industry, Suresh Prabhu had productive discussions with the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Robert Lighthizer and his team.
Question 11
Although the first permanent color photo was taken in 1861 by the Scottish physicist James Clerk Maxwell, the first 35mm color film, "Kodachrome", did not reach the market until when?
A
1910
B
1942
C
1936
D
1921
Question 11 Explanation: 
1936
Question 12
What are the Christian names of J K Rowling, the creator of Harry Potter?
A
Jennifer Katherine
B
Joanne Katherine
C
Jennifer Karen
D
Joanne Kathleen
Question 12 Explanation: 
Joanne Kathleen
Question 13
Boadicea, Queen of the Iceni, is famous for leading resistance to the invasion of Britain by whom?
A
Huns
B
Vikings
C
Goths
D
Romans
Question 13 Explanation: 
Romans
Question 14
What river holds the unusual Mocona Falls (also called the Yucuma Falls)?
A
Parana River
B
Potaro River
C
Uruguay River
D
Bogota River
Question 14 Explanation: 
Uruguay River
Question 15
"www" stands for...
A
World Wide Web
B
World Wide Wares
C
World Wide Wait
D
World Wide War
Question 16
The English sovereigns Henry VII and Mary I were members of which Royal House?
A
Tudor
B
Stuart
C
Hanover
D
Windsor
Question 16 Explanation: 
Tudor
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