General knowledge quiz 1693

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which country withdrew from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2008 after it became a net importer of oil?
A
Nigeria
B
Indonesia
C
Ecuador
D
Venezuela
Question 1 Explanation: 
Indonesia
Question 2
Which country will host a mini-ministerial meeting of 40 WTO (World Trade Organisation) members?
A
China
B
India
C
Russia
D
Japan
Question 2 Explanation: 
Suresh Prabhu, Commerce and Industry Minister, announced that India will host a mini-ministerial meeting of 40 WTO (World Trade Organisation) members in February 2018. The aim of this mini-ministerial meeting is that the WTO should also focus on relevant issues of today's world. In the meeting support for food security and other issues will be discussed. India has been bringing up agricultural issues at the WTO. It also opposes the practice of bringing issues to WTO which are not directly linked to trade. The 11th WTO meet collapsed recently in Buenos Aires. It ended without any ministerial declaration or outcome.
Question 3
The Cocoa plants were introduced from which country?
A
West Indies
B
Bangladesh
C
Egypt
D
New Zealand
Question 3 Explanation: 
West Indies:In 1843 Cocoa plants introduced in India from West Indies
Question 4
Where was Meredith Hunter killed by a group of Hell's Angels on 6 December 1969 during a performance by the Rolling Stones?
A
Altamont Speedway
B
Yasgur's Farm, Woodstock
C
Riverfront Coliseum, Cincinnati, Ohio
D
The Hollywood Bowl
Question 4 Explanation: 
Altamont Speedway
Question 5
What was the last of these Star Wars films to be released?
A
Attack of the Clones
B
Revenge of the Sith
C
The Phantom Menace
D
A New Hope
Question 5 Explanation: 
Revenge of the Sith
Question 6
What is the first name of Senor Domingo, one of the "Three Tenors"?
A
Placido
B
Vasco
C
Jose
D
Luciano
Question 6 Explanation: 
Placido
Question 7
Dayaks are native to what area?
A
Andes
B
China
C
Borneo
D
Urals
Question 7 Explanation: 
Borneo
Question 8
In Samuel Beckett's play "Waiting For Godot", which 2 characters appear together, briefly, once in each act?
A
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
B
Pozzo and Lucky
C
Nagg and Nell
D
Mickey and Minnie
Question 8 Explanation: 
Pozzo and Lucky
Question 9
What was the Russian Osip Mandelstam known for?
A
As a discus world champion
B
Theoretical physics
C
Chess strategy
D
Poetry and essays
Question 9 Explanation: 
Poetry and essays
Question 10
GST day is observed on which date?
A
June 1
B
July 1
C
July 5
D
July 10
Question 10 Explanation: 
1-Jul
Question 11
When, for the first time in history, were all 4 of the top acting honours in the Academy Awards awarded to non-Americans?
A
The 49th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1976)
B
The 80th Academy Awards (for the best films of 2008)
C
The 27th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1954)
D
The 37th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1965)
Question 11 Explanation: 
The 37th Academy Awards (for the best films of 1965)
Question 12
In the southern USA, what is the name for an embankment that allows the water to flow at a higher level than the surrounding land?
A
Levee
B
Canal
C
Dyke
D
Streetcar
Question 12 Explanation: 
Levee
Question 13
Whicht football (soccer) teams played in the last game at the historic Boleyn Ground, London, UK, on 10 May 2016?
A
Argentine v Croatia
B
West Ham v Manchester City
C
West Ham v Swansea City
D
West Ham v Tottenham Hotspur
Question 13 Explanation: 
West Ham v Manchester City
Question 14
In May 2017 there was a worldwide ransomware cyber attack, called what?
A
WannaCry
B
Hiccups
C
Gotcha
D
Get a Handkerchief
Question 14 Explanation: 
WannaCry
Question 15
Which skilled scat singer has also won 5 Emmy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, and has an honorary doctorate from the Juilliard School of Dance, Drama and Music, New York?
A
Diana Krall
B
Nancy Wilson
C
Dianne Reeves
D
Freddy Cole
Question 15 Explanation: 
Dianne Reeves
Question 16
Which was the person credited with saying "The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits"?
A
Albert Einstein
B
Dianne Feinstein
C
Harvey Weinstein
D
The Rhinestone Cowboy
Question 16 Explanation: 
Albert Einstein
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