General knowledge quiz 1555

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Rebate of State Levies (ROSL) has boosted exports of readymade garments (man-made fibers) by what per cent?
A
25%
B
18%
C
16%
D
56%
Question 2
Why, during World War I, were some munition workers nicknamed "canary girls" or simply "canaries"?
A
They sang to ensure that they didn't bump into each other when their vision was obscured
B
They wore yellow overalls
C
Handling TNT can cause the skin to turn bright yellow-orange
D
They did most of their work in blast-proof cages
Question 2 Explanation: 
Handling TNT can cause the skin to turn bright yellow-orange
Question 3
..........is the author of ''Portuguese India and Mughal Relations 1510-1735''
A
Luis de Assis Correia
B
Ben Antao
C
R. V. Pandit
D
Frank Simoes
Question 3 Explanation: 
Luis de Assis Correia:Goa-based author Luis de Assis Correia in his book ''Portuguese India and Mughal Relations 1510-1735'' has claimed that Jodhabai was in fact a Portuguese woman, Dona Maria Mascarenhas, who while travelling in a Portuguese armada along the Arabian sea, could have been captured along with her sister Juliana and subsequently offered to a young Emperor Akbar as a gift by Sultan Bahadur Shah of Gujarat in the mid-150
Question 4
In 1947, Chuck Yeager was the first to do what in an aeroplane?
A
Fly under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
B
Take off vertically
C
Break the sound barrier
D
Fly above 50, 000 feet
Question 4 Explanation: 
Break the sound barrier
Question 5
Which major Roman road in England linked London to the Fosse Way, passing through Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Aylesbury and Bicester before changing direction towards the south-west, passing Woodstock and Witney to the north before heading into Cirencester?
A
Via Devana
B
Ermine Street
C
Akeman Street
D
Watling Street
Question 5 Explanation: 
Akeman Street
Question 6
What did Goldilocks eat when she visited the Three Bears house?
A
Cookies
B
Wedges
C
Beef steak
D
Porridge
Question 6 Explanation: 
Porridge
Question 7
Which 18th century painter and engraver is famous for his works "The Rake's Progress" and "Marriage A la Mode"?
A
Rudolf Opitz
B
Albrecht Durer
C
William Hogarth
D
Aubrey Beardsley
Question 7 Explanation: 
William Hogarth
Question 8
What is the name of a musical form and genre created within the African-American communities in the deep south of the USA at the end of the 19th century?
A
Oranges
B
Reds
C
Blues
D
Greens
Question 8 Explanation: 
Blues
Question 9
When was the island and port of Lagos, part of what is now the most populous city in Africa, ceded to Great Britain?
A
June 1882
B
February 1840
C
December 1899
D
August 1861
Question 9 Explanation: 
August 1861
Question 10
Which sport that started in physical education classes for young children, where the main objective is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by one of them, or forcing them outside the court boundaries, has had an International Federation since 1994?
A
Gateball
B
Airsoft
C
Dodgeball
D
Kabaddi
Question 10 Explanation: 
Dodgeball
Question 11
The 12th century Hildegard of Bingen, later Saint Hildegard, is known most usually now for what?
A
Converting the king of Sweden, Olof Skotonung, to Christianity
B
Studies of beetles
C
Her music
D
Tales of Indian society
Question 11 Explanation: 
Her music
Question 12
What is the study of fossils?
A
Archaeology
B
Ichthyology
C
Palaeontology
D
Fossilisation
Question 12 Explanation: 
Palaeontology
Question 13
What was abolished throughout the British Empire in 1833?
A
Slavery
B
Capital punishment
C
Arms sales to native persons
D
The sale of liquor to indigenous peoples
Question 13 Explanation: 
Slavery
Question 14
Which Olympic sport was contested in only 1904 and 1908, by teams from only 3 countries (Canada, USA and Germany) altogether?
A
Synchronised swimming
B
Petanque
C
Croquet
D
Lacrosse
Question 14 Explanation: 
Lacrosse
Question 15
What does the symbol for "Cornucopia" consist of?
A
Set square and a pair of compasses
B
Horn, flowers, fruit and vegetables
C
Panda
D
5 stars around a crescent moon
Question 15 Explanation: 
Horn, flowers, fruit and vegetables
Question 16
What was the title of the novelty single released by the Israeli duo Esther and Abi Ofarim, number one for 3 weeks in the UK in 1968, that features yodelling and 1920s-style lyrics and music?
A
The Legend of Xanadu
B
The Mighty Quinn
C
Cinderella Rockefeller
D
Everlasting Love
Question 16 Explanation: 
Cinderella Rockefeller
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