General knowledge quiz 178

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Who was the first recipient of the Pierre de Coubertin Medal, established 1964 to honour athletes who exemplify the spirit of sportsmanship in Olympic events or those who give exceptional service to the Olympic movement?
A
Luz Long, 1936 Olympics
B
Emil Zatopek, 1952 Olympics
C
Karl Heinz Klee, 1976 Olympics
D
Franz Jonas, 1969
Question 1 Explanation: 
Luz Long, 1936 Olympics
Question 2
The night of 9 March 1945 saw, according to historians, the most devastating World War II bombing raid on what city?
A
Dresden, Germany
B
Nagasaki, Japan
C
Tokyo, Japan
D
Kobe, Japan
Question 2 Explanation: 
Tokyo, Japan
Question 3
Which city was the site of the dervish rebellion and the death of the British General Gordon in 1885?
A
Khartoum
B
Wadi Halfa
C
Cairo
D
Sedan
Question 3 Explanation: 
Khartoum
Question 4
At the Grand National 1967 a major upset halted one of the races causing some of the horses to turn and run the wrong way. What caused the upset?
A
A streaker ran onto the track waving a banner
B
A riderless horse cutting across the front row of the riders
C
Children let off a string of firecrackers on the track
D
An earthquake
Question 4 Explanation: 
A riderless horse cutting across the front row of the riders
Question 5
According to Reserve Bank of India Regulations, ''Universal Banks'' are permitted to pick up stake in Payment Banks up to..........
A
25%
B
20%
C
40%
D
30%
Question 5 Explanation: 
RBI regulations allow universal banks to invest up 30 per cent in payments banks
Question 6
In the James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" who played Bond girl Camille Montes?
A
Eva Green
B
Olga Kurylenko
C
Halle Berry
D
Sophie Marceau
Question 6 Explanation: 
Olga Kurylenko
Question 7
The Vacancy of the office of the President must be filled within how many months?
A
3 months
B
2 months
C
6 months
D
1 months
Question 7 Explanation: 
6 months:If any vacancy arises out of death/ resignation / removal in the office of the President it must be filled within 6 months.
Question 8
In 2008 there were 193 members of the United Nations. How many "nations" were represented at the 2008 Summer Olympics?
A
32
B
14
C
204
D
500
Question 8 Explanation: 
204
Question 9
Which state has been selected for Krishi Karman Award 2015-16 for highest production of wheat?
A
Uttar Pradesh
B
Madhya Pradesh
C
Punjab
D
Haryana
Question 9 Explanation: 
Madhya Pradesh has been selected for this award fifth time in a row. Tamil Nadu has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category I-where food grains production is higher than 10 million tonnes. Himachal Pradesh has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category II-where food grains production is between 1-10 million tonnes. Tripura has been chosen for Krishi Karman award 2015-16 in Category III-where food grains production is lesser 1 million tonnes.
Question 10
Which race, the first of which was in 1829 and held annually since 1856 (with the exception of the two world wars) is rowed each spring on the Thames in London?
A
Head of the River Fours
B
Henley Regatta
C
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
D
Goldthwait Cup
Question 10 Explanation: 
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race
Question 11
What is an important Jewish religious site located in the Old City of Jerusalem which dates from the end of the Second Temple period, being constructed around 19 BCE by Herod the Great?
A
The Laughing Gas
B
The Crying Shame
C
The Wailing Wall
D
The Moaning Mini
Question 11 Explanation: 
The Wailing Wall
Question 12
Which of the following is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset?
A
Hedge
B
SPV
C
MBS
D
MCLR
Question 12 Explanation: 
A Hedge is an investment to reduce the risk of adverse price movements in an asset.
Question 13
The refrigerant commonly used for domestic refrigerators is
A
alcohol
B
ammonia
C
neon
D
None of the above
Question 14
Who won Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine 2012, and for what?
A
R Steinman:the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity
B
E A von Behring:serum therapy and development of a vaccine against diphtheria
C
J B Gurdon, S Yamanaka:stem cell research
D
R G Edwards:development of in vitro fertilisation
Question 14 Explanation: 
J B Gurdon, S Yamanaka:stem cell research
Question 15
Which country, and its leader, hosted the 1936 Summer and Winter Olympics?
A
Japan
B
Germany
C
USA
D
Netherlands
Question 15 Explanation: 
Germany
Question 16
Australopithecus sediba, an early hominid, whose only discovered remains date to 1.78 to 1.95 million years ago, is known from two partial skeletons discovered where?
A
France
B
Australia
C
South Africa
D
Arizona, USA
Question 16 Explanation: 
South Africa
There are 16 questions to complete.

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