General knowledge quiz 479

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
The first of what event, organised by journalist Henri Desgrange in 1903, was won by Maurice Garin?
A
Gordon Bennett race
B
Tour de France
C
Peking to Paris car rally
D
Swimming race across the English Channel
Question 1 Explanation: 
Tour de France
Question 2
Which of these deserts is in Africa?
A
Negev
B
Gobi
C
Gibson
D
Kalahari
Question 2 Explanation: 
Kalahari
Question 3
Which of these countries is not landlocked?
A
Zimbabwe
B
Central African Republic
C
Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
D
Burkina Faso
Question 3 Explanation: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
Question 4
Which English explorer commanded the ships "Discovery" and "Terra Nova" to explore the Antarctic?
A
Ernest Shackleton
B
Edmund Hillary
C
Robert Falcon Scott
D
Dr Livingstone
Question 4 Explanation: 
Robert Falcon Scott
Question 5
In 1961, orienteering organisations representing 10 European nations founded the International Orienteering Federation (IOF); what does orienteering involve?
A
Navigating, using a map and compass only, in usually unfamiliar surroundings
B
Finding your way in strange places using all resources available
C
Travelling in the Middle East
D
Following the rising sun in the fastest round-the-world route
Question 5 Explanation: 
Navigating, using a map and compass only, in usually unfamiliar surroundings
Question 6
Cyclone distributed in china Sea is called as..........
A
Willy Willies
B
Tornadoes
C
Typhoons
D
Tropical Cyclone
Question 6 Explanation: 
Typhoons:Cyclone distributed in china Sea is called as Typhoons. Typhoon Haiyan, known as Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, was one of five additional landfalls in the country before emerging over the South China Sea.
Question 7
After being called various names including the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo and Congo-Leopoldville, what was the (now) Democratic Republic of the Congo known as?
A
Zambia
B
Zanzibar
C
Zaire
D
Zimbabwe
Question 7 Explanation: 
Zaire
Question 8
Chloride is a..........substance
A
Diamagnetic
B
Ferromagnetic
C
Paramagnetic
D
All of these
Question 8 Explanation: 
Ferromagnetic:Permanent magnets (materials that can be magnetized by an external magnetic field and remain magnetized after the external field is removed) are either ferromagnetic or ferrimagnetic, as are othe rmaterials that are noticeably attracted to them.Ex-Chloride, iron
Question 9
What do African-American football players Ernie Davis, Archie Griffin, and Tony Dorsett have in common?
A
They all played for Pittsburgh
B
They all won the Heisman Trophy
C
They all led to Super Bowl titles
D
They dont have any similarity
Question 9 Explanation: 
Ernie Davis was the first African American to win the prize in 1961, and Archie Griffin is the only player to have won it twice, in 1974 and 1975. Only Dorsett played for Pittsburgh. Davis played for Syracuse and Griffin played for Ohio State. Only Dorsett did lead his team to a Super Bowl title as NFC Rookie of the Year in 1977-78.
Question 10
Which of these cities lies between Philadelphia and Washington, DC?
A
Baltimore
B
Newark
C
Allentown
D
Richmond
Question 10 Explanation: 
Baltimore
Question 11
The Food For Work(FFW) Program was introduced in which year to give food grains instead of wages?
A
1976-77
B
1980-81
C
1986-87
D
1977-78
Question 11 Explanation: 
1977-78:Food For Work(FFW) Program was introduced in 1977-78 by giving food grains instead of wages which later found revamping and restructuring and the present National Food for Work Programe with changes introduced in 2001 for the most backward districts. In 2006 the Food for Work Programme got merged with Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act with many changes in policy enactment, implementation and control.
Question 12
What sport is played by the Catalan Dragons?
A
Hockey
B
Soccer
C
Rugby League
D
Baseball
Question 12 Explanation: 
Rugby League
Question 13
Jitu Rai is related to which sport?
A
Wrestling
B
Shooting
C
Tennis
D
Badminton
Question 13 Explanation: 
Shooting
Question 14
In the late 1940s, a soldier named Constantin Esmont made detailed records of the various types of dog known as borzoi, concerned that the breed was degenerating. Where did the breed originate?
A
China
B
Russia
C
France
D
Ireland
Question 14 Explanation: 
Russia
Question 15
In many countries, the Second Sunday of May is dedicated to which group?
A
Children
B
Fathers
C
Mothers
D
Lovers
Question 15 Explanation: 
Mothers
Question 16
Why were the fossilised remains of an extinct race, discovered in 1856, called "Neanderthal man"?
A
They were named after a cat that frequently visited the dig
B
They were found by Heinrich NeandertAl
C
Carbon dating proved they came from the Neanderthal period
D
They were found in the Neander Valley
Question 16 Explanation: 
They were found in the Neander Valley
There are 16 questions to complete.

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