General knowledge quiz 1625

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which of these created a popular detective character with the first name of "Jane"?
A
Agatha Christie
B
P D James
C
Patricia Cornwell
D
John le Carre
Question 1 Explanation: 
Agatha Christie
Question 2
What standard distance was selected because it was expected to be "one ten millionth of the quadrant of the earth's meridian"
A
Metre
B
Yard
C
Cubit
D
Foot
Question 2 Explanation: 
Metre
Question 3
What Latin-American word means "foreigner"?
A
Zorro
B
Senor
C
Gringo
D
Moro
Question 3 Explanation: 
Gringo
Question 4
The word "fornication" is derived from the Latin word "fornix" meaning, among other things, what?
A
Seed planting
B
Joining
C
Arch
D
Marriage
Question 4 Explanation: 
Arch
Question 5
The head office of UN Human Rights Council(UNHRC) is in
A
Austria
B
Switzerland
C
USA
D
France
Question 5 Explanation: 
Switzerland
Question 6
Which of these people was the lead singer for the group "The Verve"?
A
Richard Ashcroft
B
Michael Stipe
C
Chris Martin
D
Thom Yorke
Question 6 Explanation: 
Richard Ashcroft
Question 7
What was the name of the 1571 sea battle when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of Spain (including Naples, Sicily and Sardinia), the Republic of Venice, the Papacy, the Republic of Genoa, the Duchy of Savoy, the Knights Hospitaller and others, decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire?
A
The Battle of Lepanto
B
The Battle of Trafalgar
C
The Battle of Omdurman
D
The Battle of the Coral Sea
Question 7 Explanation: 
The Battle of Lepanto
Question 8
Which of the following is also known as Picric acid?
A
Trinitroglycerin
B
Trinitrophenol
C
Trinitrotoluene
D
Nitroglycerin
Question 8 Explanation: 
Trinitrophenol:Picric acid is an organic compound with the formula (ON)CHOH. Its IUPAC name is 2, 4, 6-trinitrophenol.
Question 9
Who is considered as the author of Hindu law?
A
Gandhi
B
Manu
C
Noah
D
Minos
Question 9 Explanation: 
Manu:In Indian mythology Manu is the first man and the legendary author of an important Sanskrit code of law. He is the author of Hindu law
Question 10
Who wrote the first stage musical version of The Phantom of the Opera, and when?
A
John Elder 1962
B
Andrew Lloyd Webber 1986
C
Ken Hill 1976
D
Giorgina Caspari 1998
Question 10 Explanation: 
Ken Hill 1976
Question 11
Of what descent was singer Bobby Darin?
A
Jewish
B
Irish
C
Italian
D
English
Question 11 Explanation: 
Italian
Question 12
Where was gridiron football developed?
A
USA
B
Canada
C
UK
D
Spain
Question 12 Explanation: 
USA
Question 13
Due to a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Britain at the time of the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games and the strict quarantine laws of Australia, where were the equestrian events held?
A
London
B
Stockholm
C
Atlanta
D
Berlin
Question 13 Explanation: 
Stockholm
Question 14
The main characters in James Goldman's play "The Lion in Winter" are Henry II, his sons John, Geoffrey & Richard, his mistress Alais Capet, and which other?
A
Queen Victoria
B
Romeo
C
Moses
D
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Question 14 Explanation: 
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Question 15
The book titled 'In the Name of Democracy:JP Movement and the Emergency' was penned by
A
Vikram Chandra
B
Barun Roy
C
Bipan Chandra
D
Jhumpa Lahiri
Question 15 Explanation: 
Bipan Chandra:The book ''In the Name of Democracy:JP Movement and the Emergency'' was authored by Bipan Chandra, an Indian historian.
Question 16
Which of these US states extends the furthest south?
A
Hawai'i
B
Florida
C
Texas
D
Louisiana
Question 16 Explanation: 
Hawai'i
There are 16 questions to complete.

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