General knowledge quiz 165

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Why did the British parliament pass Acts such as the Dress Act (1746), the Act of Proscription (1746), and the Heritable Jurisdictions Act (1746)?
A
To improve the moral tenor of society
B
To destroy the Scottish clan system
C
To regulate commercial transactions
D
To restore the authority of parliament over the king
Question 1 Explanation: 
To destroy the Scottish clan system
Question 2
The tropical cyclones with maximum sustained surface winds of 33 ms are called
A
tropical depressions
B
tropical storms
C
hurricane
D
None of the above
Question 3
Where is the Walled City of Shibam, one of the oldest and best examples of urban planning based on the principle of high rise construction?
A
India
B
Egypt
C
Saudi Arabia
D
Yemen
Question 3 Explanation: 
Yemen
Question 4
What is the first name of Agatha Christie's character Miss Marple?
A
Janet
B
Jane
C
Margaret
D
Marjorie
Question 4 Explanation: 
Jane
Question 5
..........is credited with the expounding of the theory of black holes
A
Albert Einstein
B
David Finkelstein
C
S. Chandrashekar
D
Robert Oppenheimer
Question 5 Explanation: 
S. Chrandrashekar:The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole.In 1931, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar calculated, using special relativity, that a non-rotating body of electron-degenerate matter above a certain limiting mass has no stable solutions
Question 6
Cow is the national animal of
A
Pakistan
B
India
C
Bhutan
D
Nepal
Question 6 Explanation: 
Nepal:Cow, which is sacred to Hindus, has been declared the national animal of Nepal in the country's newly-unveiled secular Constitution.
Question 7
Which of these films was set in Turkey?
A
The Sugarland Express
B
Von Ryan's Express
C
Midnight Express
D
Pineapple Express
Question 7 Explanation: 
Midnight Express
Question 8
Which of these was an Irish-born figurative painter of English descent known for his bold, austere, graphic and often tortured imagery such as is found in his paintings called "Head" and the "Screaming Popes" series?
A
Joshua Reynolds
B
Thomas Gainsborough
C
Francis Bacon
D
Ronald Searle
Question 8 Explanation: 
Francis Bacon
Question 9
Which of these can mean a list of options for a computer program?
A
Manifest
B
Index
C
Agenda
D
Menu
Question 9 Explanation: 
Menu
Question 10
What is a characteristic of the balsa tree?
A
A hardwood
B
A softwood
C
A conifer
D
A smooth bole with little or no branching below the crown
Question 10 Explanation: 
A hardwood
Question 11
What is Sarah Fergusson's character called "Budgie"?
A
Taxi
B
Steam engine
C
Helicopter
D
Ship
Question 11 Explanation: 
Helicopter
Question 12
When was the bridge celebrated in the French nursery song new?
A
12th century
B
1060
C
1185
D
1087
Question 12 Explanation: 
1185
Question 13
Which of these actresses was born in Australia?
A
Isla Fisher
B
Cate Blanchette
C
Nicole Kidman
D
Sophie Monk
Question 13 Explanation: 
Cate Blanchette
Question 14
What is the British Engineerium, in Hove?
A
An engineering and steam power museum
B
An advanced wind tunnel facility
C
A university
D
A land transport museum
Question 14 Explanation: 
An engineering and steam power museum
Question 15
A swallowtail is a type of what?
A
Butterfly
B
Deer
C
Beetle
D
Reptile
Question 15 Explanation: 
Butterfly
Question 16
Which of these was a city-state of ancient Mesopotamia, the remains of which are in present-day Al Hillah, Babil Province, Iraq, about 85 kilometers (55 miles) south of Baghdad?
A
Samaria
B
Alexandria
C
Babylon
D
Philippi
Question 16 Explanation: 
Babylon
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