General knowledge quiz 1565

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
The round of the 2014 World Taekwondo Federation competitions to be held in Kharkiv in early October was cancelled; what was the reason?
A
More than half the competitors had severe headaches
B
Ongoing armed unrest in Ukraine
C
They decided to hold a picnic instead
D
Itching powder had been sprinkled over all the mats at the venue as well as the spares
Question 1 Explanation: 
Ongoing armed unrest in Ukraine
Question 2
During the reign of Ashurbanipal who reigned in the seventh century BC, the Susa-Babylon highway became the first recorded example of what?
A
Road with posts for "staged" horses
B
Trade route
C
Toll road
D
Concrete road
Question 2 Explanation: 
Toll road
Question 3
A German naturalist and artist, working latterly in the Netherlands, creating seminal paintings of flora and fauna including the full cycle of an insect in its plant and other context, was who?
A
Pedanius Dioscorides (c. 40-90 AD)
B
Ephraim Chambers (c.1680-1740)
C
Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717)
D
Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707-1788)
Question 3 Explanation: 
Maria Sybilla Merian (1647-1717)
Question 4
..........is theInternational Day of Families, proclaimed by theUN General Assembly in 1993
A
June 22
B
April 21
C
March 13
D
May 15
Question 4 Explanation: 
May 15:May 15 is the International Day of Families, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237. The day reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The first such day was observed on May 15, 1994.
Question 5
The song "Hark, hark, the lark at heav'n's gate sings" appears in what play"?
A
"Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare
B
"Cynthia's Revels" by Ben Jonson
C
"Dido, Queen of Carthage" by Christopher Marlowe
D
"Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell
Question 5 Explanation: 
"Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare
Question 6
What was the name of the country in west Africa which, in 1975, was re-named "The People's Republic of Benin"?
A
The Republic of Upper Volta
B
The Republic of Dahomey
C
Madagascar
D
Tanganyika
Question 6 Explanation: 
The Republic of Dahomey
Question 7
Which of these was the title of an album released by U2?
A
Rattle and Hum
B
Raggle and Hop
C
Rubble and Hops
D
Ruder and Hopeless
Question 7 Explanation: 
Rattle and Hum
Question 8
Cricketer W G Grace, a first-class cricketer from 1865 to 1908, was a member of what profession?
A
Accountant
B
Surveyor
C
Doctor
D
Architect
Question 8 Explanation: 
Doctor
Question 9
Between April and July 1997 Andrew Cunanan killed 5 people (beginning with Jeffrey Trail in Minneapolis, David Madson, near Rush City, Minnesota, Lee Miglin in Chicago, William Reese in Pennsville, New Jersey) before shooting himself. Who was his 5th victim, shot in Miami Beach, Florida?
A
John F Kennedy, Jr.
B
Ronald Reagan
C
John Denver
D
Gianni Versace
Question 9 Explanation: 
Gianni Versace
Question 10
What is the biological term for T H Huxley's theory that all living cells and organisms orginate from pre-existing living matter, not as the result of spontaneous generation?
A
Biogenesis
B
Little Bang theory
C
Devolution
D
Evolution
Question 10 Explanation: 
Biogenesis
Question 11
With what formerly enemy country has Japan not signed a peace treaty following World War II?
A
Russia
B
Korea
C
China
D
The Philippines
Question 11 Explanation: 
Russia
Question 12
Which of the following is not a sect of Buddhism?
A
Mahayana
B
Digambar
C
Theravada
D
Vajrayana
Question 12 Explanation: 
Digambar:Three dominant strains of Buddhism:Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Jainism is divided into two sects Digambara and Svetambara
Question 13
The scheme Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is funded by
A
Ministry of Human Resource Development
B
Ministry of Education, Youth and Information
C
Department of Science and Technology
D
Ministry of Finance
Question 13 Explanation: 
Department of Science and Technology:Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) is a scholarship program funded by the Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India, aimed at encouraging students to take up research careers in the areas of basic sciences, engineering and medicine.
Question 14
The UNSECO's 'Prix Jules Verne' prize has been given to which of the following serials of Doordarshan?
A
The World This Week
B
Surabhi
C
Eye Witness
D
Turning Point
Question 15
To increase the pace of.........., the Operation Flood was started
A
Green Revolution
B
Brown Revolution
C
White Revolution
D
Blue Revolution
Question 15 Explanation: 
White Revolution:Operarion flood is the program related to the white revolution
Question 16
Contribution to which field is honoured by Dadasaheb Phalke Award?
A
Films
B
Sports
C
Music
D
Literature
Question 16 Explanation: 
Films:The Dadasaheb Phalke Award is India's highest award in cinema. It is presented annually at the National Film Awards ceremony by the Directorate of Film Festivals, an organisation set up by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.Established in 1969.
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