General knowledge quiz 156

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which of these is an inlet in the East Coast of North America?
A
Gulf of Carpentaria
B
Ganges Delta
C
Galway Bay
D
Chesapeake Bay
Question 1 Explanation: 
Chesapeake Bay
Question 2
What beverage was introduced to England from China by the Dutch in 1645?
A
Ovaltine
B
Coffee
C
Chocolate
D
Tea
Question 2 Explanation: 
Tea
Question 3
Which of these games does not involve the use of dice?
A
Parcheesi
B
Patolli
C
Go
D
Backgammon
Question 3 Explanation: 
Go
Question 4
Vikings, ruling East Slavic peoples in the 9th to the 12th centuries were known as what, which led to the name for which present country?
A
The Poles; Poland
B
The Rus; Russia
C
The Bulgurs; Bulgaria
D
The Kaz, Kazakhstan
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Rus; Russia
Question 5
In astronomical terms, what is a conjunction?
A
An apparent meeting or passing of two or more bodies in space
B
When two stars pass within 10 parsecs of one another
C
Collision of two planets
D
When two or more bodies in space are lined up behind one another when seen from Earth
Question 5 Explanation: 
An apparent meeting or passing of two or more bodies in space
Question 6
The US TV quiz shows "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" pits contestants against questions taken from what source?
A
Questions submitted by elementary school students
B
Elementary school textbooks from first to fifth grade
C
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology
D
Wikipedia
Question 6 Explanation: 
Elementary school textbooks from first to fifth grade
Question 7
Who makes horseshoes?
A
Farrier
B
Cowper
C
Ostler
D
Milliner
Question 7 Explanation: 
Farrier
Question 8
Who is credited with writing the software for Skype?
A
Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn
B
Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, Jaan Tallinn, Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom
C
Huw Price, Martin Rees, and Jaan Tallinn
D
Georgy Adelson-Velsky
Question 8 Explanation: 
Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn
Question 9
Kylie Minogue released which perfume in 2006?
A
Coquette
B
Eau de Wombat
C
Flutter
D
Darling
Question 9 Explanation: 
Darling
Question 10
Dynamo converts..........into..........
A
Sound waves, Mechanical energy
B
Electrical Energy, Mechanical energy
C
Mechanical energy, Electrical Energy
D
Mechanical energy, Sound Energy
Question 10 Explanation: 
Mechanical energy, Electrical Energy:A dynamo is a device that converts mechanical energy into electrical energy
Question 11
According to a song by Billy Idol "It's a nice day for a white..." what?
A
Wedding
B
Christening
C
Baptism
D
Funeral
Question 11 Explanation: 
Wedding
Question 12
In cricket, what is the name for bowling faults by one side that are counted as points and awarded to the other?
A
Wickets
B
Slips
C
Extras
D
Strikes
Question 12 Explanation: 
Extras
Question 13
What best selling novel begins "The great fish moved silently through the night water, propelled by short sweeps of its crescent tail"?
A
20, 000 Leagues Under The Sea
B
Jaws
C
Kidnapped
D
Moby Dick
Question 13 Explanation: 
Jaws
Question 14
Which of these men has walked on the moon?
A
James Cook
B
Michael Jackson
C
Neil Armstrong
D
Richard Burton
Question 14 Explanation: 
Neil Armstrong
Question 15
What is the title of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater's sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera"?
A
Tomorrow Never Knows
B
Twilight
C
The Fat Lady Sings
D
Love Never Dies
Question 15 Explanation: 
Love Never Dies
Question 16
What is the primary reference for the Palermo Technical Scale, used for?
A
''Quantifying the risk posed by potential Earth impacts'' 2002 by Chesley et al.
B
"Mitigation of hazardous comets and asteroids" 2004, by Belton
C
"Apophis:The story behind the scenes" 2008 by Sansaturio and Arratia
D
"On coordinated approach to the problem of asteroid-comet impact hazard" 2010 by Shustov
Question 16 Explanation: 
''Quantifying the risk posed by potential Earth impacts'' 2002 by Chesley et al.
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