General knowledge quiz 408

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which of these is a small chain of islands that connects Sri Lanka to southern India?
A
Rama's Bridge
B
The Giant's Causeway
C
Devil's Bridge
D
Offa's Dyke
Question 1 Explanation: 
Rama's Bridge
Question 2
Part of a great lake many millions of years ago, re-formed by seismic activity, and functioning as a cradle of human activity for at least 1.9 m years, Oldupai Gorge in the Tanzanian part of the Great Rift is named after what?
A
A deity who was the centre of local worship
B
The archaeological term for the earliest stone tool industry in prehistory
C
The local Masai tribe
D
A sisal plant which grows in the gorge
Question 2 Explanation: 
A sisal plant which grows in the gorge
Question 3
What is the Tipitaka (sometimes called Tripitaka)?
A
A type of Mexican cooking
B
A Maori storehouse
C
The doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism
D
The royal library in Mandalay
Question 3 Explanation: 
The doctrinal foundation of Theravada Buddhism
Question 4
The state which declared 1995-1996 as the Hockey year is
A
Punjab
B
Gujarat
C
Tamil Nadu
D
New Delhi
Question 5
What is the world's largest carnivore species found on land, which is native to the north of the northern hemisphere?
A
Equator bear
B
Polar bear
C
Capricorn bear
D
Cancer bear
Question 5 Explanation: 
Polar bear
Question 6
What do Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, Eugene O'Neill, Athol Fugard and Frances Boothby have in common?
A
They are playwrights
B
They especially enjoy pavlova for dessert
C
They stood for the European Parliament
D
They are Olympic champions
Question 6 Explanation: 
They are playwrights
Question 7
In the USA between 1852 and 1883, who were Reelfoot Williams, Tom Bell, Rattlesnake Dick and Charles Bolles (a.k.a. "Black Bart")?
A
Stagecoach robbers
B
Gold miners
C
Mayors of San Francisco
D
Songwriters
Question 7 Explanation: 
Stagecoach robbers
Question 8
Who wrote the book "The Sheep Pig", on which the 1995 film "Babe" was based?
A
Sarah Ferguson
B
Roald Dahl
C
Madonna
D
Dick King-Smith
Question 8 Explanation: 
Dick King-Smith
Question 9
What did the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 signify in British history?
A
End of effective challenge by ex-King James II of England to his replacement, King William III
B
Establishment of English rule over Ireland
C
Union of all Ireland under one ruler
D
End of Scottish hopes of conquering Ireland and imposing their own religious settlement
Question 9 Explanation: 
End of effective challenge by ex-King James II of England to his replacement, King William III
Question 10
Which of the following is the currency of Burundi?
A
Lek
B
Franc
C
Euro
D
Kwanza
Question 11
In which century was the Suez Canal opened?
A
17th
B
12th
C
21st
D
19th
Question 11 Explanation: 
19th
Question 12
Fudgi is a famous dance form of..........
A
Goa
B
Lakshadweep
C
Puducherry
D
Maharashtra
Question 12 Explanation: 
Goa
Question 13
What electricity voltage is provided as mains power in Britain?
A
100 Volts
B
120 Volts
C
110 Volts
D
230 Volts
Question 13 Explanation: 
230 Volts
Question 14
Polocrosse is a sport combining polo and what else?
A
Angry Birds
B
Cross-country running
C
Lacrosse
D
Ice hockey
Question 14 Explanation: 
Lacrosse
Question 15
The remaining period until maturity date of a security is known as..........
A
Remaining Maturity
B
Residual Maturity
C
Redundant Maturity
D
All of these
Question 15 Explanation: 
The remaining period until maturity date of a security is known as Residual Maturity.
Question 16
How many US states lie north of the Tropic of Cancer?
A
49
B
1
C
25
D
13
Question 16 Explanation: 
49
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