General knowledge quiz 482

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
At the beginning of the 7th century CE a member of the Banu Hashim clan of the Arabian Quraysh tribe took the first steps to create a world-changing movement. Who was he?
A
Siddhartha Gautama who transformed himself into the Buddha
B
The Iranian prophet Zoroaster (or Zarathustra)
C
Lao-Tze, whose writings form a substantial part of the basis of Taoism
D
Muhammad, prophet and founder of Islam
Question 1 Explanation: 
Muhammad, prophet and founder of Islam
Question 2
Tijuana and San Diego are on either side of what?
A
Pacific Ocean
B
USA / Mexico border
C
Panama Canal
D
Rocky Mountains
Question 2 Explanation: 
USA / Mexico border
Question 3
Who played ''Jemima'' in the then new musical ''Cats'' in 1981, and later starred in more of Lloyd Webber's work, with two roles written for her:in the mass ''Requiem'', and ''Christine Daae'' in ''The Phantom of the Opera''?
A
Sarah Brightman
B
Julie Covington
C
Elaine Paige
D
Yvonne Elliman
Question 3 Explanation: 
Sarah Brightman
Question 4
The Kaua'i mole duck, the Great auk, the Cuban giant owl and the Stephens Island wren are all flightless birds and are...?
A
Extinct
B
The subject of a New Zealand Department of Conservation ten year study
C
Particularly susceptible to lead poisoning from hunters' lead shot
D
Amphibious
Question 4 Explanation: 
Extinct
Question 5
A book named ''The Z Factor''written by..........
A
Ayad Akthar
B
Dr. Sandeep Joshi
C
Subhash Chandra
D
Ramesh Chandra Shah
Question 5 Explanation: 
Subhash Chandra:The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today released a book named ''The Z Factor'' written by Shri Subhash Chandra.
Question 6
Which of these means "in addition"?
A
Too
B
To
C
Two
D
Tu
Question 6 Explanation: 
Too
Question 7
The term Brahmadeya occurs for the first time in
A
early Vedic texts
B
early Buddhist texts
C
pre-Gupta inscriptions
D
post-Gupta inscriptions
Question 8
Which state is hosting the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival?
A
Maharashtra
B
Andhra Pradesh
C
Madhya Pradesh
D
Gujarat
Question 8 Explanation: 
Araku Valley of Andhra Pradesh is hosting the first edition of its Hot Air Balloon Festival. The Hot Air Balloon Festival is organised by SkyWaltz and supported by Andhra Pradesh tourism. The festival will feature unique balloons from 13 countries. Some of the participating countries are India, Australia, USA, Brazil and South Korea. Extraordinary shaped balloons like the Seahorse, the Kiwi, the Bee and many more are lined up in the festival. This festival is being organised to promote tourism.
Question 9
The largest sweet water lake in the world is..........
A
Lake Caldera
B
Lake
C
Lake Baikal
D
Lake Superior
Question 9 Explanation: 
Lake Superior:Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world in area (if Lakes Michigan andHuron are taken separately; see Lake Michigan-Huron), and the third largest in volume, behind Lake Baikal in Siberia andLake Tanganyika in East Africa
Question 10
Which date is observed as the International Nurses Day?
A
May 17
B
May 10
C
May 16
D
May 12
Question 10 Explanation: 
12-May
Question 11
Who painted "Red Car Crash" as a part of his 1962-63 "Death and Disaster" series?
A
Peter Blake
B
Jackson Pollock
C
Vincent van Gogh
D
Andy Warhol
Question 11 Explanation: 
Andy Warhol
Question 12
Under Section 19 of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, the RBI has been prohibited from..........
A
making loans or advances
B
drawing or accepting bills payable otherwise than on demand
C
allowing interest on deposits or current accounts
D
All of these
Question 12 Explanation: 
In terms of section 19 of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 the central bank may not make loans or advances, draw or accept bills payable otherwise than on demand and allow interest on deposits or current accounts.
Question 13
Which article prohibits the employment of children below the age of 14 in any Organization?
A
Article 17
B
Article 23
C
Article 33
D
Article 24
Question 13 Explanation: 
Article 24:No child below the age of 14 years shall be employed to work in anyfactory or mine or engaged in any other hazardous employment (Article 24)
Question 14
Which of these is a fish?
A
Eel
B
Starfish
C
Sperm whale
D
Jellyfish
Question 14 Explanation: 
Eel
Question 15
French intelligence service (DGSE) agents Captain Dominique Prieur and Commander Alain Mafart were convicted of the manslaughter of photographer Fernando Pereira and sinking a ship, Greenpeace's the "Rainbow Warrior", in 1985, in which harbour?
A
Auckland, New Zealand
B
Noumea, New Caledonia
C
Sydney, Australia
D
Nadi, Fiji
Question 15 Explanation: 
Auckland, New Zealand
Question 16
The river which carved out the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA, is thought to have begun in its present course about how long ago?
A
10, 000 years
B
50, 000 years
C
1 billion years
D
17 million years
Question 16 Explanation: 
17 million years
There are 16 questions to complete.

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