General knowledge quiz 473

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
William Saville-Kent, an English naturalist in Australia in the 1880s and 1890s, studied and photographed marine life and the Great Barrier Reef in detail in order to provide what?
A
A benchmark for study of the health of Australian fish stocks and potential for development
B
Research for a paper for the Royal Zoological Society, UK
C
Material for his marine science publication for the general public
D
Material for the Great International Fisheries Exhibition in London in 1883
Question 1 Explanation: 
A benchmark for study of the health of Australian fish stocks and potential for development
Question 2
What was the stage name of Jean Francois Gravelet, a French acrobat who crossed Niagara Falls in 1859 on a tightrope 160 feet above the water?
A
Evel Knievel
B
Charles Blondin
C
Prince Rainier
D
Marcel Marceau
Question 2 Explanation: 
Charles Blondin
Question 3
What is the appropriate size of Table Flags as per Code of India 2002?
A
120 $\times$100mm
B
100$\times$100mm
C
150$ imes$100mm
D
70$\times$100mm
Question 3 Explanation: 
150$\times$100mm:The appropriate size of Table Flags as per Code of India 2002 is 150$\times$100mm
Question 4
Who was president of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), when, on 28 May 1928, the FIFA Congress in Amsterdam decided to stage a world championship?
A
Juan Antonio Samaranch
B
Jules Rimet
C
Pierre de Coubertin
D
Lord Kinnaird
Question 4 Explanation: 
Jules Rimet
Question 5
What is the last part of a famous quotation from Malcolm X that begins "we didn't land on Plymouth Rock, brothers and sisters, .........."
A
But together we can tow it out to sea
B
But we rocked Plymouth!
C
Plymouth Rock landed on us
D
But are free to stand on it together
Question 5 Explanation: 
Plymouth Rock landed on us
Question 6
Which British TV series, a contest to decide the best new pop singer in the UK based on viewer voting, debuted in October 2001 and became an international franchise?
A
Sing star
B
Singing Idol
C
Sing sing sing
D
Pop Idol
Question 6 Explanation: 
Pop Idol
Question 7
What is used on a greyhound racetrack to induce the dogs to race?
A
A very loud starting gun
B
A moving lure
C
A thrown stick
D
Video of other races
Question 7 Explanation: 
A moving lure
Question 8
What is the name for the piece of medieval armour that covers the lower part of the face and throat?
A
Beak
B
Smock
C
Schnozzle
D
Beaver
Question 8 Explanation: 
Beaver
Question 9
What is pedal oedema?
A
Swollen tissues in the foot
B
Seized up bicycle equipment
C
Bunions
D
Children's colic
Question 9 Explanation: 
Swollen tissues in the foot
Question 10
Neptune is surrounded by..........rings of sub zero temperature
A
Methane
B
Ethane
C
Methylene
D
Hydrogen and Nitrogen
Question 10 Explanation: 
Methane:The clouds farthest from Neptune's surface consist mainly of frozen methane
Question 11
A gobo is a small screen used to shape theatre lighting, but also what?
A
A small marine fish
B
Dandelion leaves and root
C
The root of a variety of burdock
D
A component in the steering mechanism of a submarine
Question 11 Explanation: 
The root of a variety of burdock
Question 12
Which Frenchman, who never learned to speak Swedish, became King Charles XIV John of Sweden and Norway?
A
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte
B
Victor Hugo
C
Napoleon II
D
Charles de Gaulle
Question 12 Explanation: 
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte
Question 13
Annealing is done to..........
A
Reduce brittleness
B
Improve ductility
C
Increase brittleness
D
Both 1 and 2
Question 13 Explanation: 
Both 1 and 2:Annealing is a heat process whereby a metal is heated to a specific temperature /colour and then allowed to cool slowly. This softens the metal which means to improve ductility and reduce brittleness.
Question 14
Who wrote the opera "The Magic Flute"?
A
Verdi
B
Mozart
C
Puccini
D
Britten
Question 14 Explanation: 
Mozart
Question 15
Who designed the British World War II fighter plane, the Spitfire?
A
Barnes Wallis
B
Christopher Cockerell
C
Reginald Mitchell
D
Clive Sinclair
Question 15 Explanation: 
Reginald Mitchell
Question 16
Which two counties did Anil Kumble play for?
A
Nottinghamshire & Lancashire
B
Nottinghamshire & Leicestershire
C
Northamptonshire & Leicestershire
D
Northamptonshire & Lancashire
Question 16 Explanation: 
Kumble had a great season with Northants taking 105 wickets.
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