General knowledge quiz 1646

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
In 449 CE the Huns, led by Attila, are said to have reached an agreement with the Eastern Romans for war between them to cease, based on what?
A
The sister of a powerful Roman general, Honoria, was given to Attila as a wife
B
Attila paid the Romans an annual tribute of 2100 pounds of gold
C
The Romans paid the Huns an annual tribute of 2100 pounds of gold
D
Attila swore allegiance to the Eastern Roman Emperor, Theodosius II
Question 1 Explanation: 
The Romans paid the Huns an annual tribute of 2100 pounds of gold
Question 2
The Sabine River forms the border of Texas with what other area?
A
Louisiana
B
Mexico
C
Oklahoma
D
Arkansas
Question 2 Explanation: 
Louisiana
Question 3
The mathematician, al-Khwarizmi, in the royal court of Baghdad in the 9th century CE gave his name to what procedure or formula for solving a problem?
A
Algebra
B
Algorithm
C
Algol
D
Alkhema
Question 3 Explanation: 
Algorithm
Question 4
Which English king asked the Pope to annul his marriage as he had married his brother's widow?
A
Henry VIII
B
Edward VIII
C
James II
D
William III
Question 4 Explanation: 
Henry VIII
Question 5
"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act'' and ''Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind'' were written by which novelist and critic?
A
George Orwell (1903-50)
B
John Steinbeck (1902-68)
C
Toni Morrison (1931-now)
D
Joseph Heller (1923-99)
Question 5 Explanation: 
George Orwell (1903-50)
Question 6
What church, known as "the Irvingites" mainly due to the preaching of Edward Irving, was founded in Scotland in 1832?
A
Seventh Day Adventist Church
B
Presbyterian Church
C
Methodist Church
D
Catholic Apostolic Church
Question 6 Explanation: 
Catholic Apostolic Church
Question 7
The "Hyksos" was the name given to a people who assumed rule in which country in the second millennium BCE?
A
Palestine
B
Egypt
C
India
D
Persia
Question 7 Explanation: 
Egypt
Question 8
Which of these Canadian provinces is the smallest by land area?
A
Newfoundland and Labrador
B
Nova Scotia
C
Manitoba
D
Prince Edward Island
Question 8 Explanation: 
Prince Edward Island
Question 9
What term applies to an engine comprising two banks of four cylinders inclined towards each other, with a common crankshaft?
A
ABS
B
DOHC-EFI
C
Diesel
D
V8
Question 9 Explanation: 
V8
Question 10
During World War II, most of the collection of the National Gallery of British Art was put into storage. How was protection given to a very large painting by Stanley Spencer?
A
An iron shed was built around it
B
A pit was dug and it was lowered into it
C
It was taken through a tunnel to the Victoria Underground station on the Victoria Line
D
A brick wall was built in front of it
Question 10 Explanation: 
A brick wall was built in front of it
Question 11
First Disinvestment Commission was setup in 1996 under the chairmanship of..........
A
Abid Hussain
B
SR Ravi
C
RH Patil
D
EV Ramakrishna
Question 11 Explanation: 
EV Ramakrishna:First Disinvestment Commission was setup in 1996 under the chairmanship of EV Ramakrishna. Disinvestment refers to the use of a concerted economic boycott to pressure a government, industry, or company towards a change in policy, or in the case of governments, even regime change.
Question 12
What instrument is used for measuring relative humidity?
A
Macrometer
B
Hypsometer
C
Calorimeter
D
Hygrometer
Question 12 Explanation: 
Hygrometer
Question 13
Lead Bank Scheme based on area approach was launched in..........
A
1969
B
1972
C
1985
D
1956
Question 13 Explanation: 
1969:Lead Bank Scheme (LBS) was introduced in 1969, based on the recommendations of the Gadgil Study Group. The basicidea was to have an ''area approach'' for targeted and focused banking.
Question 14
Which is the first communication satellite launched by ISRO?
A
CARTOSAT
B
INSAT
C
APPLE
D
Rohini
Question 14 Explanation: 
On June 19, 1981 India launched its first geostationary satellite called APPLE. It was an experimental communication satellite launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) with a C-band transponder.
Question 15
Which of these games has 9 squares on a standard board?
A
Noughts and Crosses
B
Chess
C
Snakes and Ladders
D
Scrabble
Question 15 Explanation: 
Noughts and Crosses
Question 16
In July 2017 an iceberg with an area of about 5, 800 sq. km calved from what shelf in Antarctica?
A
Larsen C
B
Larsen B
C
Larsen A
D
Ross
Question 16 Explanation: 
Larsen C
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