General knowledge quiz 256

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which of these was a leading British civil engineer, who built bridges, tunnels, dockyards, a major railway line and a series of famous steamships in the first half of the 19th century?
A
Damien Hirst
B
Michael Parkinson
C
Colin Chapman
D
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Question 1 Explanation: 
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Question 2
What is the occupation of the serial killer hero of the TV series "Dexter"?
A
A blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department
B
A medical orderly in Sacred Heart Hospital
C
A reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle
D
A free-lance photographer working out of Chicago
Question 2 Explanation: 
A blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department
Question 3
..........was located in Bihar
A
Mahabodhi temple
B
Khajurao temple
C
Mahabalipuram temple
D
Sun Temple
Question 3 Explanation: 
Mahabodhi temple:The Mahabodhi Vihar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a Buddhist temple in Bodh Gaya, marking the location where the Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment. Bodh Gaya is located about 96 km from Patna, Bihar state, India
Question 4
What are three types of lasers?
A
Gas, metal vapor, rock
B
Pointer, diode, CD
C
Diode, inverted, pointer
D
Gas, solid state, diode
Question 4 Explanation: 
The first laser was a solid state laser. Solid state refers to any solid material like a glass rod. Diode lasers are very common because they are used to read compact disks and digital video disks in computers, CD players, and DVD players. Before diode lasers, the most common type of laser may have been the helium-neon laser, in which the active medium is a combination of the two gasses helium and neon.
Question 5
What fully-fledged fictional language, which has a number of typologically uncommon features, was deliberately designed to be "non-human" by Marc Okrand?
A
Klingon
B
Lapine
C
Qenya
D
Newspeak
Question 5 Explanation: 
Klingon
Question 6
Who played the title role in the film "Saving Private Ryan"?
A
Colin Farrell
B
Matt Damon
C
Toby Maguire
D
Tom Hanks
Question 6 Explanation: 
Matt Damon
Question 7
Which song was sung by Aretha Franklin just before Barack Obama was sworn in as President of the USA in 2009?
A
The Star Spangled Banner
B
My Country 'Tis Of Thee
C
Hail To The Chief
D
This Land Is Your Land
Question 7 Explanation: 
My Country 'Tis Of Thee
Question 8
Which soprano, who had a highly successful opera career between 1968 and 2004, starred as Maria in the "operatic version" of Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story"?
A
Marni Nixon
B
Maria Callas
C
Jessye Norman
D
Kiri Te Kanawa
Question 8 Explanation: 
Kiri Te Kanawa
Question 9
Soccer player George Best once said that he spent 95% of his money on wine, women and song, and the other 5% he... what?
A
Used to buy houses
B
Saved
C
Gave to the poor
D
Wasted
Question 9 Explanation: 
Wasted
Question 10
The last Asian Games took Place in 2002 at
A
Bangkok, Thailand
B
Busan, South Korea
C
Hiroshima, Japan
D
Beijing, China
Question 11
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, as well as creating what became the cult British sci fi TV series "Thunderbirds", created what series around the adventures of a 9 year old boy?
A
The Adventures of Twizzle
B
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
C
Joe 90
D
Dick Spanner, P.I.
Question 11 Explanation: 
Joe 90
Question 12
What is the oldest and southernmost city in Russia, with 7 miles of city wall?
A
Hyannisport
B
Kiev
C
Krakow
D
Derbent
Question 12 Explanation: 
Derbent
Question 13
In which decade was the first solid state integrated circuit demonstrated?
A
1950s
B
1960s
C
1970s
D
1980s
Question 13 Explanation: 
On September 12, 1958, Jack Kilby demonstrated the first working IC while working for Texas Instruments, although the U.S. patent office awarded the first patent for an integrated circuit to Robert Noyce of Fairchild.
Question 14
In what year did the Symantec Corporation first release Norton Antivirus?
A
1990
B
1995
C
1988
D
1997
Question 14 Explanation: 
1990 Symantec launches Norton AntiVirus, one of the first anti-virus programs developed by a large company.
Question 15
Which TV series had, as some of the characters, pigs called Pinky and Perky, a goat called Geraldine and a cockerel called Lenin?
A
To the Manor Born
B
The Good Life (Good Neighbors in the USA)
C
The Norman Conquests
D
Ever Decreasing Circles
Question 15 Explanation: 
The Good Life (Good Neighbors in the USA)
Question 16
Which is the highest mountain in Africa?
A
Mount Kilimanjaro
B
Mount Kenya
C
Mount Speke
D
Mount Karisimbi
Question 16 Explanation: 
Mount Kilimanjaro
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