General knowledge quiz 415

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
As well as writing "Les Liaisons Dangereuses", the torrid depiction of aristocratic sexual and social scheming to humiliate and degrade, for which other of these was the 18th century French novelist, soldier and diplomat Choderlos de Laclos responsible?
A
A speech to a Grand Masonic Lodge supporting the initiation of women
B
A philosophical debate on materialism, as part of the work "La Promenade du Sceptique"
C
An Act of Parliament abolishing the French slave trade
D
Design of a range of sex aids
Question 1 Explanation: 
A speech to a Grand Masonic Lodge supporting the initiation of women
Question 2
What is the world's longest traffic (railway or road) tunnel?
A
Gotthard Rail Tunnel in Switzerland that connects Goschenen with Airolo
B
Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France
C
The Simplon Tunnel that connects Switzerland with Italy.
D
Seikan Tunnel that connects the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido
Question 2 Explanation: 
Seikan Tunnel that connects the islands of Honshu and Hokkaido
Question 3
What was the cause of the sinking of the German battleship the "Admiral Graf Spee"?
A
A single shell from the British ship "Ajax"
B
Her captain sank her
C
An aerial torpedo attack launched from land
D
It ran aground on a submerged reef
Question 3 Explanation: 
Her captain sank her
Question 4
Which is is the primary building block for plant protoplasm?
A
Calcium
B
Nitrogen
C
Magnesium
D
Phosporous
Question 4 Explanation: 
Nitrogen:Nitrogen is the primary building block for plant protoplasm. Protoplasm is the translucent substance that is the living matter in cells. It is needed for flower differentiation, speedy shoot growth, the health of flower buds and the quality of fruit set. It also acts as a catalyst for the other minerals.
Question 5
Where was BBC presenter and journalist Ade Adepitan born?
A
London, UK
B
Lagos, Nigeria
C
Accra, Ghana
D
Quebec, Canada
Question 5 Explanation: 
Lagos, Nigeria
Question 6
Who is credited with the invention of boxing gloves?
A
Jack Broughton (1705-1789)
B
Jack Johnson (1769-1789)
C
Billy Edwards (1844-1907)
D
Jake Kilrain (1859-1937)
Question 6 Explanation: 
Jack Broughton (1705-1789)
Question 7
Greta Garbo is associated with
A
Classical dance
B
Literature
C
Journalism
D
Acting
Question 8
Which of the following is the headquarters of Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering?
A
Rome
B
Geneva
C
Paris
D
Washington DC
Question 9
One of the longest ruling monarchs of the 20th century and a massive and dangerous volcano in the USA share which name?
A
Augustine
B
Lassen
C
Rainier
D
Helen
Question 9 Explanation: 
Rainier
Question 10
Piggyback, fireman's, and Estonian-style are holds in what sport with Championships in North America, Finland, and (in 2011) India?
A
Firefighters
B
Carrying the fire
C
Caber tossing
D
Wife-carrying
Question 10 Explanation: 
Wife-carrying
Question 11
Which of these is a type of cotton fabric?
A
Meadow
B
Grass
C
Lawn
D
Lea
Question 11 Explanation: 
Lawn
Question 12
Which of these places is a ski and holiday resort on the banks of Lake Wakatipu?
A
Queenstown, Tasmania, Australia
B
Queenstown, South Africa
C
Queenstown, Ireland
D
Queenstown, New Zealand
Question 12 Explanation: 
Queenstown, New Zealand
Question 13
Which of these cities is in the Canadian province of Alberta?
A
Montreal
B
Calgary
C
Toronto
D
Vancouver
Question 13 Explanation: 
Calgary
Question 14
What is an alcoholic aperitif, a type of bitters, obtained from the infusion of bitter herbs, aromatic plants and fruit in alcohol and water?
A
Corleone
B
Ferrari
C
Volare
D
Campari
Question 14 Explanation: 
Campari
Question 15
Doklam Plateau is disputed border territory between the Kingdom of Bhutan and which other country?
A
People's Republic of China
B
Republic of India
C
Burma / Republic of the Union of Myanmar
D
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Question 15 Explanation: 
People's Republic of China
Question 16
The term 'Bend dribble' is related with..........
A
Football
B
Volleyball
C
Golf
D
Basketball
Question 16 Explanation: 
Football:Dribbling means travelling with the ball. It is the name used to refer to a whole set of ball-control skills, including using the chest, knees and head as well as the feet
There are 16 questions to complete.

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