General knowledge quiz 659

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What is the common name for London's Criminal Court?
A
Old Maid
B
Old Glory
C
Old Lady
D
Old Bailey
Question 1 Explanation: 
Old Bailey
Question 2
What was the Giotto spacecraft sent to investigate in 1985?
A
Saturn's rings
B
Halley's comet
C
The Asteroid Belt
D
The atmosphere of Uranus
Question 2 Explanation: 
Halley's comet
Question 3
Which team won the Hockey World Cup the most times in the first 30 years of competition, which has been held every 2 to 3 years since 1971?
A
India
B
Netherlands
C
Pakistan
D
Australia
Question 3 Explanation: 
Pakistan
Question 4
What is the surname of twin brothers Mike and Bob, who became the world's number 1 ranked men's tennis doubles team in 2007?
A
Greenhalgh
B
Williams
C
Woods
D
Bryan
Question 4 Explanation: 
Bryan
Question 5
What, among many other things, did the HMS Challenger expedition of 1872-76 discover?
A
The "Marie Celeste"
B
A previously unknown bat, Syconycteris hobbit, the Moss-forest Blossom Bat
C
The North-East Passage
D
Part of the Mariana Trench and one of the deepest known places on the ocean floor
Question 5 Explanation: 
Part of the Mariana Trench and one of the deepest known places on the ocean floor
Question 6
The book titled 'Home of the Brave' penned by who among the following?
A
Nitin A Gokhale
B
S K Chatterji
C
Manohar Parrikar
D
Both 1 and 2
Question 6 Explanation: 
Both 1 and 2:General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on 27 March 2017 at South Block, New Delhi, released the book 'Home of the Brave' on the history of Indian Army's Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR). The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired).
Question 7
Which Olympic Games were the first where all continents were represented, with all athletes competing in one stadium?
A
1920, Antwerp
B
1908, London
C
1912, Stockholm
D
1924, Paris
Question 7 Explanation: 
1912, Stockholm
Question 8
Who decided the quantity of coins to be minted?
A
Government
B
Ministry of Finance
C
RBI
D
All of these
Question 8 Explanation: 
Government:The Government of India decides the quantity of coins to be minted on the basis of indents( official order) received from the Reserve Bank.
Question 9
What unusual item is used as an instrument in the chorus of Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore"?
A
Vacuum cleaner
B
Anvil
C
Cannon
D
Wine glasses
Question 9 Explanation: 
Anvil
Question 10
Vikramaditya, a king of Ujjain, started the Vikrama samvat in 58 BC in commemoration of his victory over
A
Indo-Greeks
B
Sakas
C
Parthinas
D
Kushanas
Question 11
Jim Carrey played which role in the 1995 film "Batman Forever"?
A
The Penguin
B
Two-Face
C
The Riddler
D
The Joker
Question 11 Explanation: 
The Riddler
Question 12
How long are professional Golf Tour players allotted per shot?
A
45 seconds
B
25 seconds
C
1 minute
D
2 minutes
Question 13
11.00100100001111110110..........is an approximation, in binary, of a mathematical constant relating to what?
A
A circle's circumference and diameter
B
The electron's gyromagnetic ratio using quantum electrodynamics
C
The reciprocals of twin primes
D
Conic sections
Question 13 Explanation: 
A circle's circumference and diameter
Question 14
Yemen, in addition to being devastated by civil war from 2014, bombings by external allies of the factions, and lack of food, water and medicines, suffered the worst known outbreak of what disease in 2016/7?
A
Malaria
B
Tuberculosis
C
Cholera
D
Poliomyelitis
Question 14 Explanation: 
Cholera
Question 15
Which fictional character in a popular book published in 1876 was born in St Petersburg?
A
Lyubov Andreyevna Ranevskaya
B
Ivan Denisovich
C
Tom Sawyer
D
John Gabriel Borkman
Question 15 Explanation: 
Tom Sawyer
Question 16
The prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award was conferred was conferred upon Ms. Kiran Bedi for her excellent contribution to which of the following fields?
A
Literature
B
Community Welfare
C
Government Service
D
Journalism
There are 16 questions to complete.

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