General knowledge quiz 1732

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
During the reign of which English king was there a succession crisis between his supporters and those of his cousin, the Empress Matilda?
A
Joe
B
Mark
C
Stephen
D
Vern
Question 1 Explanation: 
Stephen
Question 2
Which of these is a German astronomer who assigned most of the brighter stars their first systematic names in 1603 in his star atlas "Uranometria"?
A
Johannes Kepler
B
Johann Bayer
C
Edwin Hubble
D
Johann Sebastian Bach
Question 2 Explanation: 
Johann Bayer
Question 3
Which family of 3 painters depicted the life of peasants, paintings in which devils and witches appear, and landscapes?
A
Rembrandt
B
Dali
C
Brueghel
D
Holbein
Question 3 Explanation: 
Brueghel
Question 4
Rowan Atkinson created which character that first appeared on British TV in 1990?
A
Mr Turnip
B
Mr Plum
C
Mr Potato
D
Mr Bean
Question 4 Explanation: 
Mr Bean
Question 5
Vindaloo is a type of what?
A
Curry
B
Car
C
Religion
D
Clothing
Question 5 Explanation: 
Curry
Question 6
Which of these is a term used in tennis?
A
Clean bowled
B
Volley
C
Struck out
D
Forward pass
Question 6 Explanation: 
Volley
Question 7
What 2005 science fiction-thriller film starring Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea and John Hurt, is an adaptation of a comic book by Alan Moore and David Lloyd?
A
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
B
V for Vendetta
C
From Hell
D
X-Men
Question 7 Explanation: 
V for Vendetta
Question 8
If a shawm were a member of the modern orchestra what section would it be in?
A
Percussion
B
Brass
C
Strings
D
Woodwind
Question 8 Explanation: 
Woodwind
Question 9
Before 918 CE, when Alfred's the Great's son Edward accepted their submission, who ruled in East Anglia and parts of Mercia in England?
A
Norsemen
B
The Danes
C
The Swedish
D
The French
Question 9 Explanation: 
The Danes
Question 10
Why is the ratio of the speed of a projectile to the speed of sound called the Mach number?
A
It is a shortened form of the Italian word "Macho"
B
It is an acronym for "Moving Article Calculated for Haste"
C
It is named after the first plane to exceed the sound barrier
D
It is named after an Austrian physicist
Question 10 Explanation: 
It is named after an Austrian physicist
Question 11
Where is a brinicle found?
A
On trees beside the sea
B
In undersea caves
C
On trees beside salt marshes
D
Underneath forming sea ice
Question 11 Explanation: 
Underneath forming sea ice
Question 12
In 1970 the Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer Thor Heyerdahl built and sailed a craft based on ancient Egyptian models. Where did he sail the craft, called Ra II, and what was it made of?
A
From Senegal to Cuba, mangrove wood
B
From Chile to Easter Island (Rapa Nui), balsa wood
C
From Peru to the Tuamotus in French Polynesia, balsa wood
D
From Morocco to Barbados, papyrus
Question 12 Explanation: 
From Morocco to Barbados, papyrus
Question 13
What murderer lived at 10 Rillington Place, Notting Hill, London?
A
George Chapman
B
John Christie
C
David Ferguson
D
Mark Martin
Question 13 Explanation: 
John Christie
Question 14
What explorer sailed on the ship "Terra Nova"?
A
Ernest Shackleton
B
Robert Falcon Scott
C
Vivien Fuchs
D
James Cook
Question 14 Explanation: 
Robert Falcon Scott
Question 15
The Neckar, Main and Ruhr are tributaries of which river?
A
Main
B
Rhone
C
Rhine
D
Essen
Question 15 Explanation: 
Rhine
Question 16
What nationality is the director of the BAFTA-and Palme d'Or-winning drama "Paris, Texas" (1984)?
A
American
B
German
C
British
D
French
Question 16 Explanation: 
German
There are 16 questions to complete.

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