General knowledge quiz 253

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which South African city has lost the chance to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games?
A
Durban
B
Gauteng
C
Benoni
D
Cape Town
Question 1 Explanation: 
Durban:Durban was stripped of the right to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Monday after a trail of missed deadlines and financial problems that highlights the daunting burdens facing host cities for major sporting events.
Question 2
Hoylake Beach in the UK and St Peter Ording in Germany have been the venues for international championships since 2007 for which sport?
A
Sand yachting
B
Beach volleyball
C
Surf lifesaving
D
Frisbee
Question 2 Explanation: 
Sand yachting
Question 3
Which of these statements is incorrect?
A
The square of an odd number is always an even number
B
The sum of two whole numbers, whether they are odd or even, is always a whole number
C
The sum of two numbers, where both are either odd or even, is always an even number
D
The sum of an even number and an odd number is always an odd number
Question 3 Explanation: 
The square of an odd number is always an even number
Question 4
What has parts to which the terms escapement and tourbillon can apply?
A
Microwave
B
Mill
C
Hot air balloon
D
Clock or watch
Question 4 Explanation: 
Clock or watch
Question 5
Iodoform is used as an..........
A
Antiseptic
B
Drug
C
Antipyretic
D
All of these
Question 5 Explanation: 
Antiseptic:Iodoform can also be used as an antiseptic for treating skin infections, sores, bruises, boils, burns etc. When applied on the skin, iodoform decomposes to release iodine. It is iodine which acts as the actualantiseptic, killing bacteria and fungi.
Question 6
In medicine, what does "GP" mean?
A
Gorgeous patient
B
Grumpy professor
C
Great prices
D
General practitioner
Question 6 Explanation: 
General practitioner
Question 7
Who was the American who, in 1871, collected animals and freaks for a travelling circus, menagerie and museum, which by 1872 was billing itself as "The Greatest Show on Earth"?
A
William Cody
B
Phineas Taylor Barnum
C
Albert Ringling
D
James Bailey
Question 7 Explanation: 
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Question 8
In which country do these laws apply:the 1975 State Protection Act (Article 10 b), which grants the government the power to imprison persons for up to five years without a trial, and the Law to Safeguard the State Against the Dangers of Those Desiring to Cause Subversive Acts (Article 10 a)?
A
Thailand
B
Fiji
C
Myanmar
D
Pakistan
Question 8 Explanation: 
Myanmar
Question 9
On or with what does a hoatzin move around?
A
Claws
B
Suckers
C
Feet
D
Fins
Question 9 Explanation: 
Claws
Question 10
Where were descendants of intermarriage between Arawak and Carib Indians and Nigerian ex-slaves originally found?
A
French Guiana
B
Cuba
C
Belize
D
St Vincent
Question 10 Explanation: 
St Vincent
Question 11
What gave rise initially to the introduction of Standard Time?
A
Invention of the telephone
B
Transoceanic exploration
C
Establishment of Greenwich Mean Time
D
Rail travel
Question 11 Explanation: 
Rail travel
Question 12
Who is the President of Myanmar?
A
Htin Kyaw
B
Hage Geingob
C
Baron Waqa
D
Kim Jong-un
Question 12 Explanation: 
Htin Kyaw
Question 13
Sound waves in air are
A
transverse
B
longitudinal
C
electromagnetic
D
polarised
Question 14
Which red dwarf star, approximately 4.2 light-years distant in the constellation of Centaurus is the nearest star to the Sun?
A
Procyon
B
Sirius
C
Lalande 21185
D
Proxima Centauri
Question 14 Explanation: 
Proxima Centauri
Question 15
The novel ' Kalkatta' penned by whom?
A
Samit Basu
B
Kunal Basu
C
Samaresh Basu
D
Bani Basu
Question 15 Explanation: 
Kunal Basu:Kalkatta is a new novel by Kunal basu on Kolkata (Calcutta)
Question 16
Which of the following is used as a lubricant?
A
Graphite
B
Silica
C
Iron Oxide
D
Diamond
There are 16 questions to complete.

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