General knowledge quiz 1688

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What was the most populous city in the world in 1800?
A
New York, USA
B
London, England
C
Canton, China
D
Tokyo, Japan
Question 1 Explanation: 
Canton, China
Question 2
A tour by a sporting group caused major unrest in their host country, 1971 in Australia and 1981 in New Zealand, leading to a state of emergency being declared during the tour. Which was the group?
A
West Indies national cricket team
B
Citroen World Rally Team
C
Chinese national athletics team
D
South African rugby union national team
Question 2 Explanation: 
South African rugby union national team
Question 3
'Dandia' is a popular dance of
A
Punjab
B
Gujarat
C
Tamil Nadu
D
Maharashtra
Question 4
What is the usual colour of gondolas in Venice?
A
Green
B
Multi-coloured
C
White with black trimmings
D
Black
Question 4 Explanation: 
Black
Question 5
A shadoof is for lifting what?
A
Bricks
B
Water
C
Camels
D
Hot air balloons
Question 5 Explanation: 
Water
Question 6
Brothers Joseph-Michel and Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier were the inventors of a style of what?
A
Hot air balloon
B
Dancing
C
Handbag
D
Telephone
Question 6 Explanation: 
Hot air balloon
Question 7
"Coppelia", a sentimental comic ballet with original choreography by Arthur Saint-Leon to a ballet libretto by Saint-Leon and Charles Nuitter and music by Leo Delibes, was based upon two macabre stories by whom?
A
The Brothers Grimm
B
E T A Hoffmann
C
Hans Christian Andersen
D
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 7 Explanation: 
E T A Hoffmann
Question 8
The hymn "I vow to thee, my country" was set by Gustav Host to which of his "The Planets" suite?
A
Mars
B
Jupiter
C
Saturn
D
Mercury
Question 8 Explanation: 
Jupiter
Question 9
Which phrase that first came to public attention as a U.S. television commercial for the Wendy's chain of hamburger restaurants in 1984 became associated with the 1984 U.S. presidential election when Walter Mondale ridiculed Gary Hart's candidacy?
A
Think
B
Where's the beef?
C
Who's Got Big Buns?
D
Low fat formula
Question 9 Explanation: 
Where's the beef?
Question 10
What name is given to the unit of electrical power represented by a current of 1 ampere flowing through a circuit whose potential difference is 1 volt?
A
Ohm
B
Watt
C
Kilowatt
D
Amstrong
Question 10 Explanation: 
Watt
Question 11
Where did the International Science Festival's Start-up Summit-2017 held at?
A
Trichy
B
Madurai
C
Chennai
D
Kolkatta
Question 11 Explanation: 
Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) has received an award from All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), at the International Science Festival's Start-up Summit-2017, at Chennai. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII) received the award from AICTE for supporting, promoting and mentoring technology start-ups.
Question 12
First economic survey of India was published in the year..........
A
1952-53
B
1950-51
C
1951-52
D
1954-55
Question 12 Explanation: 
1950-51:India's first economic survey was presented for the financial year 1950-51.
Question 13
Which of these can be a synonym for "capital"?
A
Biggest
B
Block
C
Strong
D
Building
Question 13 Explanation: 
Block
Question 14
Jacques Seguela wrote "Autobiographie Non Autorisee" about Carla Bruni, supermodel-singer, and her most recent lover at the time, which was who?
A
TV star Ellen Degeneres
B
Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones
C
Film star Brad Pitt
D
French president Nicolas Sarkozy
Question 14 Explanation: 
French president Nicolas Sarkozy
Question 15
What is the currency used in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon?
A
Lira
B
Dinar
C
Pound
D
Riyal
Question 15 Explanation: 
Pound
Question 16
March 8th is observed as..........
A
World Consumer Rights Day
B
World Kidney Day
C
World Women's Day
D
International Day of Happiness
Question 16 Explanation: 
World Women's Day:International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.
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