General knowledge quiz 1629

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What is chalcedony?
A
A liquid used for cleaning diamonds
B
Bankruptcy
C
The "waiting room" for Heaven
D
Semi-precious stone
Question 1 Explanation: 
Semi-precious stone
Question 2
Harike Bird Sanctuary located in which state?
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Haryana
C
Punjab
D
J & K
Question 2 Explanation: 
Punjab:The wetland was declared a bird sanctuary in 1982 and named as Harike Pattan Bird Sanctuary, It was located in Punjab.
Question 3
The lyrics of which song were inspired by the successful American defence of Fort McHenry in September 1814?
A
My Country 'Tis Of Thee
B
The Star-Spangled Banner
C
Hail To The Chief
D
This Land Is Your Land
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Star-Spangled Banner
Question 4
Who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)?
A
Lightnin' Hopkins
B
Gerard Manley Hopkins
C
Anthony Hopkins
D
Anthony Quinn
Question 4 Explanation: 
Anthony Hopkins
Question 5
Where was ex-British Prime Minister Tony Blair born?
A
Canada
B
Switzerland
C
Scotland
D
South Africa
Question 5 Explanation: 
Scotland
Question 6
Where was the decisive battle on 24 June 1314 where Robert Bruce defeated Edward II's army and secured the independence of Scotland at that time?
A
Bosworth Field
B
Culloden
C
Bannockburn
D
Runnymede
Question 6 Explanation: 
Bannockburn
Question 7
The brightest planet is..........
A
Venus
B
Mars
C
Neptune
D
Saturn
Question 7 Explanation: 
Venus:Venus is so bright because its thick clouds reflect most of the sunlight that reaches it (about 70%) back into space, and because it is the closest planet to Earth.
Question 8
India announced that it had destroyed all of its chemical weapons stocks in..........
A
2004
B
2009
C
1998
D
1989
Question 8 Explanation: 
2009:India informed the United Nations in May 2009 that it had destroyed its stockpile of chemical weapons in compliance with the international Chemical Weapons Convention. With this India has become third country after South Korea and Albania to do so
Question 9
East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of
A
Asia
B
Africa
C
Europe
D
South America
Question 10
Kalinga Award was instituted by
A
UNESCO for exceptional contribution of efforts to popularise science
B
Indian Military.
C
Jnanpith, a cultural literacy society for encouraging creative writing in modern languages
D
Indian Adult Education Association for outstanding contribution of adult literacy in India
Question 11
Pierre Konowaloff, a Parisian engineer, sued New York's Metroplitan Museum of Art to recover which painting that, he says, the Bolsheviks stole from his grandfather during the Russian Revolution?
A
"Portrait of Pere Tanguy" by Vincent van Gogh (1887)
B
"Madame Cezanne in the Conservatory" by Paul Cezanne (1891)
C
"Girls at the Piano"by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1892)
D
"Portrait of Gertrude Stein" by Pablo Picasso (1906)
Question 11 Explanation: 
"Madame Cezanne in the Conservatory" by Paul Cezanne (1891)
Question 12
Helmut Kohl has passed away recently, he was the architect of which country reunification?
A
Bangladesh
B
Russia
C
Europe
D
Germany
Question 12 Explanation: 
Germany
Question 13
The autobiography and, later, film "Gorillas in the Mist" dealt with work by whom?
A
Dian Fossey
B
Steve Irwin
C
David Attenborough
D
Birute Galdikas
Question 13 Explanation: 
Dian Fossey
Question 14
What does the Tokyo-based Project Persephone focus on?
A
Interpretation of Greek mythology in the light of UFO culture
B
Evolvable biotechnology in space
C
Genetically modified rice varieties
D
Women in business
Question 14 Explanation: 
Evolvable biotechnology in space
Question 15
Who were the first recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize?
A
Charles Albert Gobat & Elie Ducommun
B
Jean Henri Dunant & Fre'de'ric Passy
C
Tobias Michael Carel Asser & Alfred Hermann Fried
D
Klas Pontus Arnoldson & Fredrik Bajer
Question 15 Explanation: 
Jean Henri Dunant & Fre'de'ric Passy
Question 16
Who is the author of Travelling Through Conflict?
A
Hamid Ansari
B
IK Gujral
C
Daisy Hason
D
Gopinath Mohanty
Question 16 Explanation: 
Hamid Ansari:Travelling through Conflict:Essays on the Politics of West Asia-Kindle edition by Mohammad Hamid Ansari
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