General knowledge quiz 1593

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What large flightless bird found in Mauritius by the Portuguese is believed to have died out in 1681?
A
Dodo
B
Kiwi
C
Emu
D
Moa
Question 1 Explanation: 
Dodo
Question 2
What is most closely linked with the original meanings from which the word "person" is derived?
A
Family characteristic
B
Voice or sound
C
Mind
D
Individual
Question 2 Explanation: 
Voice or sound
Question 3
Where did the car manufacturer Fiat originate?
A
Sweden
B
Italy
C
France
D
Germany
Question 3 Explanation: 
Italy
Question 4
The Colorado beetle destroys what kind of crop?
A
Wheat
B
Potato
C
Coffee
D
Grapes
Question 4 Explanation: 
Potato
Question 5
Which of these is a flowering plant native to the eastern Mediterranean region and Southwest Asia, known for its flavour which resembles liquorice, fennel and tarragon?
A
Aniseed
B
Agapanthus
C
Aspidistra
D
Gladioli
Question 5 Explanation: 
Aniseed
Question 6
Which BBC TV programme of 4 series featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, with Chris Langham in the first series?
A
Not the Nine O'Clock News
B
The Good Life
C
Yes, Prime Minister
D
The Goodies
Question 6 Explanation: 
Not the Nine O'Clock News
Question 7
Whose famous "Chinese Theatre" is at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood?
A
Ho's
B
Newman's
C
Grauman's
D
Mao's
Question 7 Explanation: 
Grauman's
Question 8
The International Human Rights Convention adopted by the United Nations in 1990 relates to
A
disabled
B
stateless persons
C
migrant workers
D
children
Question 9
Who is known as ''father of the Indian nuclear programme''?
A
Homi Jehangir Bhabha
B
A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
C
Rakesh Sharma
D
Vikram Sarabhai
Question 9 Explanation: 
Homi Jehangir Bhabha:Homi Jehangir Bhabha is mostly known as the chief architect of India's nuclear programme. However, his contribution to India's development goes far beyond the sphere of atomic energy. He also known as ''father of the Indian nuclear programme''
Question 10
Who was the first person to win a Tony Award, an Academy Award and an Emmy Award in the same year, and the only person to have won all 3 awards in the category of "Best Director"?
A
James Cameron
B
Busby Berkeley
C
Bob Fosse
D
Barbra Streisand
Question 10 Explanation: 
Bob Fosse
Question 11
BRICS was originally known as..........before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010.
A
BRIC
B
RBC
C
GATT
D
G4
Question 11 Explanation: 
BRIC:BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economies:Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.The grouping was originally known as BRIC before the inclusion of South Africa in 2010.
Question 12
Which 2009 film is set in 2154?
A
Coraline
B
Transformers:Revenge of the Fallen
C
The Hangover
D
Avatar
Question 12 Explanation: 
Avatar
Question 13
Which pantomime is about the Lord Mayor of London?
A
Dick Whittington
B
Sleeping Beauty
C
Puss in Boots
D
Alladin
Question 13 Explanation: 
Dick Whittington
Question 14
According to John Aubrey in "Brief Lives", Sir Francis Bacon's death was caused after he contracted a fatal case of pneumonia after an experiment to do what?
A
Find a foolproof way to keep a hat on
B
Ski downhill
C
Use snow to preserve meat
D
Make a waterproof material from latex
Question 14 Explanation: 
Use snow to preserve meat
Question 15
By what name is Gordon Sumner better known?
A
Bono
B
Elton John
C
Sting
D
Prince
Question 15 Explanation: 
Sting
Question 16
Which of these characters appears last in the film musical "The Sound of Music"?
A
Rolf
B
Baroness Elsa Schraeder
C
Liesl
D
Captain von Trapp
Question 16 Explanation: 
Baroness Elsa Schraeder
There are 16 questions to complete.

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