General knowledge quiz 589

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which UK television crime series (1996-now) premiered in 1996 with Amanda Burton as Dr Sam Ryan, and from 2004 has starred Emilia Fox?
A
Midsomer Murders
B
Lewis
C
Silent Witness
D
Casualty
Question 1 Explanation: 
Silent Witness
Question 2
Which of these is the shortest?
A
Stephen Merchant
B
Danny de Vito
C
Andre the Giant
D
Clint Eastwood
Question 2 Explanation: 
Danny de Vito
Question 3
By what name is Abyssinia now known?
A
The Persian Gulf
B
Ethiopia
C
Chasmine
D
The Marian Trench
Question 3 Explanation: 
Ethiopia
Question 4
What is the most frequently used indigenous language of Mozambique?
A
Bambara
B
Yoruba
C
Njebi
D
Makhuwa
Question 4 Explanation: 
Makhuwa
Question 5
Until 2004, when the International Judging System (IJS) (informally called the "Code of Points") was introduced, what was the highest score a judge could award in figure skating for each of the "free skate" and the "short" programmes?
A
10
B
6
C
15
D
100
Question 5 Explanation: 
6
Question 6
Which Italian-American tenor and Hollywood movie star of the late 1940s and 1950s was called "the greatest voice of the twentieth century" by Arturo Toscanini and was referred to as the "New Caruso, " and a "singing Clark Gable"?
A
Mario Lanza
B
Luciano Pavarotti
C
Carlo Ponti
D
Salvador Dali
Question 6 Explanation: 
Mario Lanza
Question 7
Which of these is a variety of daisy?
A
Calfnose
B
Bull's foot
C
Cowslip
D
Oxeye
Question 7 Explanation: 
Oxeye
Question 8
In 2012 which was the city, second only to Paris, with the most populous metropolitan area in the world?
A
Mumbai
B
Beijing
C
Madrid
D
Seoul
Question 8 Explanation: 
Seoul
Question 9
In which country is the city and naval base of Cadiz?
A
Spain
B
Tunisia
C
Bolivia
D
Afghanistan
Question 9 Explanation: 
Spain
Question 10
Which of these Canadian provinces is the largest by land area?
A
Alberta
B
British Columbia
C
Manitoba
D
New Brunswick
Question 10 Explanation: 
British Columbia
Question 11
UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) was established in
A
1919
B
1957
C
1945
D
1946
Question 12
A non-SI unit of radioactivity is named after...?
A
James Watt
B
James Prescott Joule
C
Henri Becquerel
D
Marie and Pierre Curie
Question 12 Explanation: 
Marie and Pierre Curie
Question 13
What are "Libiamo ne' lieti calici", "O soave fanciulla" and "Parle-moi de ma mere"?
A
Poems by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
B
Operatic duets for tenor and soprano
C
Mottoes of Italian army regiments
D
The opening words of all papal speeches since 1275
Question 13 Explanation: 
Operatic duets for tenor and soprano
Question 14
The 2005 Australian Open Tennis Championship titles for men's and women's singles were won, respectively by
A
Pete Sampras and Steffi Graf
B
Rafael Nadal and Venus Williams
C
Andre Agassi and Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario
D
Marat Safin and Serena Williams
Question 15
Which of these is a very large foresail for a yacht?
A
Florence
B
Verona
C
Genoa
D
Venice
Question 15 Explanation: 
Genoa
Question 16
Which Tom's first leading role was in the 1983 film "Risky Business"?
A
Cruise
B
Drift
C
Float
D
Coast
Question 16 Explanation: 
Cruise
There are 16 questions to complete.

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