General knowledge quiz 1689

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
The term used when a member of a legislature leaves his party on whose ticket he was elected to join the ruling party or the opposition, is called
A
floor crossing
B
fourth estate
C
fifth column
D
free ports
Question 2
What is the highest waterfall in the world?
A
Sutherland Falls, New Zealand
B
Victoria Falls, Zambia
C
Niagara Falls, US/Canada
D
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Question 2 Explanation: 
Angel Falls, Venezuela
Question 3
Madeleine Albright was appointed by Bill Clinton as the USA's first woman to hold what position?
A
Head of the Supreme Court
B
Secretary of State
C
Ambassador to Great Britain
D
Ambassador to the United Nations
Question 3 Explanation: 
Secretary of State
Question 4
In the southern hemisphere, when does the winter solstice occur?
A
September
B
December
C
March
D
June
Question 4 Explanation: 
June
Question 5
Which 19th century American writer is best known for his "Tales of Mystery and Suspense", "Tales of the Arabesque and the Grotesque", and his poems "The Raven", "The Bells" and "Annabel Lee"?
A
Stephen King
B
Ernest Hemingway
C
Wilbur Smith
D
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 5 Explanation: 
Edgar Allan Poe
Question 6
Whose epitaph by Johnson in Westminster Abbey reads in part "Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit" ("He touched nothing without adding a lustre to it"?
A
George Eliot
B
Christopher Marlowe
C
William Shakespeare
D
Oliver Goldsmith
Question 6 Explanation: 
Oliver Goldsmith
Question 7
Which of the following Atomic Power Station is located in Tamilnadu?
A
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant
B
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
C
Tarapur Atomic Power Station
D
Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant
Question 7 Explanation: 
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant:Kundankulam Nuclear Power Plant is located Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. The construction of plant was started from 31 March, 2002 and started operating from year 2013.It is first nuclear power plant to use the imported PWR technology.
Question 8
What office exercises executive authority over the island of St Helena?
A
The British monarchy
B
The Legislative Council of St Helena
C
The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa
D
The Parliament of the Republic of Namibia
Question 8 Explanation: 
The British monarchy
Question 9
The monetary ceiling of amount for settlement through Lok Adalat is..........
A
5 lakh
B
10 lakh
C
15 lakh
D
20 lakh
Question 9 Explanation: 
The monetary ceiling of amount for settlement through Lok Adalat is INR 20 Lakh
Question 10
The St Bernard Pass connects Switzerland to what other country?
A
Denmark
B
Namibia
C
Italy
D
Canada
Question 10 Explanation: 
Italy
Question 11
What country is the origin of the wine tokay?
A
Iraq
B
Greece
C
Hungary
D
Japan
Question 11 Explanation: 
Hungary
Question 12
Royal mistress Nell Gwynn famously sold what items?
A
Oranges
B
Table cloths
C
Steak knives
D
Home made jewellery
Question 12 Explanation: 
Oranges
Question 13
What musical instrument is used to indicate that someone has "cooked the books"?
A
Cornet
B
Oboe
C
Clarinet
D
Fiddle
Question 13 Explanation: 
Fiddle
Question 14
Playing squash involves...?
A
Getting to the shopping counter first
B
A pumpkin
C
Sumo wrestlers
D
A racquet and ball
Question 14 Explanation: 
A racquet and ball
Question 15
..........is given to cricket
A
Nehru Trophy
B
Todd Memorial Trophy
C
Wills Trophy
D
Sanley Cup
Question 15 Explanation: 
Wills Trophy:The 1992-93 Wills Trophy was a One Day International (ODI) cricket tri-series where the United Arab Emirates played host to Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe.
Question 16
JUrgen Grobler is a famous coach in what sport?
A
Golf
B
Soccer
C
Tennis
D
Rowing
Question 16 Explanation: 
Rowing
There are 16 questions to complete.

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