General knowledge quiz 534

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What was unusual about the catching of two examples of a species of fish, called the "Coelacanth", in 1938 and 1953?
A
Both had developed legs
B
Both were radioactive
C
They were thought to have been extinct for 50 million years
D
It was believed that they communicated by thought waves
Question 1 Explanation: 
They were thought to have been extinct for 50 million years
Question 2
What does the Saffir-Simpson Scale measure?
A
Earthquake damage to housing
B
Parkinsonian movement disorder
C
Wind speed
D
Intensity of tsunami
Question 2 Explanation: 
Wind speed
Question 3
Haughton impact crater, at latitude 75 degrees north one of the most northerly impact craters known, is located where?
A
Novaya Zemlya, Russia
B
Hammerfest, Finland
C
Devon Island, Canada
D
Wrangel Island, Russia
Question 3 Explanation: 
Devon Island, Canada
Question 4
Who replaces Shah Rukh Khan as India's Most Valuable Celebrity Brand?
A
MS Dhoni
B
Virat Kohli
C
PV Sindhu
D
Sachin Tendulkar
Question 4 Explanation: 
Cricketer Virat Kohli has replaced actor Shah Rukh Khan as India's top-ranking celebrity brand. The 'Rise of the Millennials:India's Most Valuable Celebrity Brands' report for 2017 was published by Duff & Phelps. It has stated that Virat Kohli is the top scorer in the list with brand value of $144 million. He is followed by actors Shah Rukh, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Ranveer Singh. The report highlights trends in brand endorsements, like celebrities endorsing tourism campaigns, sports tournaments, and launching their own line of merchandise.
Question 5
Presently known as the European Union, the EEC was established in
A
1957
B
1958
C
1959
D
1960
Question 6
"The Rachel Papers" was the first novel by which author?
A
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
B
Martin Amis
C
Jennifer Aniston
D
Ernest Hemingway
Question 6 Explanation: 
Martin Amis
Question 7
Who plays Arizona Robbins in the US TV series "Grey's Anatomy"?
A
Sara Ramirez
B
Jessica Capshaw
C
Sandra Oh
D
Kevin McKidd
Question 7 Explanation: 
Jessica Capshaw
Question 8
Astana is the capital city of..........
A
Korea
B
Kyrgyzstan
C
Kuwait
D
Kazakhstan
Question 8 Explanation: 
Kazakhstan:Kazakhstan-Astana (Capital) and Tenge(Currency)
Question 9
What was the film to win a "Best Picture" Oscar in 2009 without receiving any acting nominations?
A
The Hurt Locker
B
Slumdog Millionaire
C
Titanic
D
Happy Feet
Question 9 Explanation: 
Slumdog Millionaire
Question 10
The Rent theory of profit is given by whom?
A
Rachel Carson
B
John Deere
C
Cyrus McCormick
D
Prof F. A. Walker
Question 10 Explanation: 
Prof F. A. Walker:Prof F. A. Walker propounded the theory of profit, known as rent theory of profit. According to him ''as rent is the difference between least and most fertile land similarly, profit is the difference between earnings of the least and most efficient entrepreneurs.
Question 11
What 1973 film starring Al Pacino, John Randolph and Tony Roberts is based on the true story of New York City policeman who went undercover to expose the corruption of his fellow officers?
A
Rain Man
B
Serpico
C
The French Connection
D
The Third Man
Question 11 Explanation: 
Serpico
Question 12
When was Shakespeare born?
A
1564 AD
B
1618 AD
C
1642 AD
D
1776 AD
Question 13
How much treacle was there in the nursery rhyme "Pop! Goes the Weasel"?
A
An ounce and a half
B
A quarter pound
C
Fifty pounds
D
Half a pound
Question 13 Explanation: 
Half a pound
Question 14
What medium had its first test with a recording of Richard Strauss's "Eine Alpensinfonie" by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan in 1981, and its first commercial pressing with "The Visitors" by ABBA a year later?
A
DVD
B
8 track
C
Cassette tape
D
Compact disc
Question 14 Explanation: 
Compact disc
Question 15
By what road do the Joads and Jim Casy travel west to California in Jim Steinbeck's novel of the great depression in America, "The Grapes of Wrath"?
A
Going-to-the-Sun Road
B
Route 66
C
Highway 31
D
Route 1
Question 15 Explanation: 
Route 66
Question 16
The word "Scandinavian" refers to which part of the world?
A
Nepal, Tibet and southern China
B
Spain and Portugal
C
Northern South America
D
Northern Europe
Question 16 Explanation: 
Northern Europe
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