General knowledge quiz 454

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Because of the speed at which the earth and the moon move relative to the sun, a total solar eclipse can never last more than how long?
A
7 minutes 31 seconds
B
1 day
C
1 year
D
2 hours 3 minutes 15 seconds
Question 1 Explanation: 
7 minutes 31 seconds
Question 2
Which of these is a dog developed and bred solely in the former USSR by the state owned Red Star Kennel until 1957 for use as a military/working dog?
A
Giant Schnauzer
B
Caucasian Ovcharka
C
Black Russian Terrier
D
Moscow Water Dog
Question 2 Explanation: 
Black Russian Terrier
Question 3
Who is quoted as writing "Hell is other people"?
A
Greta Garbo
B
Jean-Paul Sartre
C
George Bernard Shaw
D
Oscar Wilde
Question 3 Explanation: 
Jean-Paul Sartre
Question 4
What part of the USA is known as "Tinseltown"?
A
Hollywood
B
Las Vegas
C
Dallas
D
Phoenix
Question 4 Explanation: 
Hollywood
Question 5
What is the study of the production of very low temperature and the behaviour of materials at those temperatures?
A
Iglunacy
B
Kelvinism
C
Cryogenics
D
Calormetrics
Question 5 Explanation: 
Cryogenics
Question 6
Kimberely mine is located in which country?
A
South Africa
B
North America
C
Australia
D
Zimbabawe
Question 6 Explanation: 
South Africa:The Big Hole, Open Mine, Kimberley Mine or Tim Kuilmine is an open-pit and underground mine in Kimberley, South Africa
Question 7
Which term was coined by the US computer scientist Grace Hopper in 1945?
A
Virus
B
Hard drive
C
Bug
D
Mouse
Question 7 Explanation: 
Bug
Question 8
In 2014 where is artist Ai Weiwei based?
A
China
B
USA
C
UK
D
Japan
Question 8 Explanation: 
China
Question 9
What 1965 film was credited with saving 20th Century Fox from bankruptcy?
A
The Magnificent Seven
B
The Longest Day
C
Cleopatra
D
The Sound of Music
Question 9 Explanation: 
The Sound of Music
Question 10
Which sport is played with a goal 12 ft wide by 7ft high, with a maximum of 11 players from each team able to be on the field at any time?
A
Rugby football
B
Hockey
C
Association Football (Soccer)
D
American Football
Question 10 Explanation: 
Hockey
Question 11
Which of these is most likely to use a palette knife?
A
Artist
B
Cricketer
C
Surgeon
D
Chef
Question 11 Explanation: 
Artist
Question 12
Which of these statements is not true?
A
GDP is the value of all final goods and services produced in a country
B
GDP adds net foreign investment income compared to GNP
C
GDP is the total output of a region
D
GNP is the value of the output produced by the "nationals" of a region
Question 12 Explanation: 
GDP adds net foreign investment income compared to GNP
Question 13
Which of these countries became independent from Britain on 9 December 1961?
A
Tanganyika
B
Tasmania
C
Timbuktu
D
Taiwan
Question 13 Explanation: 
Tanganyika
Question 14
What is the name of the system of lakes, canals and rivers that enables shipping to get from the Atlantic to as far as Duluth, Minnesota, on Lake Superior?
A
Moose River Complex
B
St Lawrence Seaway
C
Beaver Shipping Canal
D
Hudson Bay System
Question 14 Explanation: 
St Lawrence Seaway
Question 15
What word or phrase originates from the practice on the classical stage of introducing a god from above to effect a speedy denouement?
A
Photokineticism
B
Mon dieu et mon droit
C
Daguerreotype
D
Deus ex machina
Question 15 Explanation: 
Deus ex machina
Question 16
What does the name "backgammon" refer to?
A
The ham typically eaten during long games to sustain players
B
The type of loss in the game
C
The material of which the pieces were originally made
D
The technicalities of board production
Question 16 Explanation: 
The type of loss in the game
There are 16 questions to complete.

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