General knowledge quiz 689

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
What was the theme of the 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit?
A
Economic Development with Vibrant Gujarat
B
Discovering New Gujarat
C
Vibrant Gujarat:Connecting India to the World
D
Transforming Gujarat to Global Business Hub
Question 1 Explanation: 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a two day visit to Gujarat from January 9-10, 2017 to inaugurate the eighth edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2017 at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, Gujarat on January 10, 2017. The theme of the three day Summit is ''Vibrant Gujarat:Connecting India to the World''. The summit was started in 2003 with the aim to attract investment in Gujarat by the then state Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi.
Question 2
Often celebrated as the first, and great, detective novel in English literature was "The Moonstone" by whom?
A
H.G.Wells
B
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
C
Wilkie Collins
D
Charles Dickens
Question 2 Explanation: 
Wilkie Collins
Question 3
Who among these was not nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role in 2015 in either the British BAFTAs and American Oscars?
A
Bradley Cooper-"American Sniper"
B
Jake Gyllenhaal-"Nightcrawler "
C
Timothy Spall-"Mr Turner"
D
Steve Carrell-"Foxcatcher"
Question 3 Explanation: 
Timothy Spall-"Mr Turner"
Question 4
Under what plan, Central Government has infused capital of Rs. 51858 crore in public sector banks (PSBs)?
A
Sukanya samridi account
B
MUDRA Bank Yojana
C
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana
D
Indradhanush
Question 4 Explanation: 
Central Government has so far infused capital of Rs. 51858 crore in public sector banks (PSBs) under the Indradhanush Plan. Mission Indradhanush by Indian Government is an attempt to resolve issues faced by Public Sector banks and make them capable to compete with Private Sector banks. During the FY 2016-17, amount of Rs. 22915 was allocated to 13 PSBs. 75% of this amount was infused upfront while the remaining amount was infused on basis of banks' individual performance. As per the broad plan, Government of India will infuse total Rs. 70000 crore in PSBs through budgetary allocation spread across financial years, 2015-16 to 2018-19.
Question 5
Who has been married to golfer Greg Norman?
A
Tennis star Chris Evert
B
Squash star Susan Devoy
C
Pop star Debbie Harry
D
Princess Caroline of Monaco
Question 5 Explanation: 
Tennis star Chris Evert
Question 6
Who won the World Darts Championship 13 times between 1995 and 2010 inclusive?
A
Andy Hamilton
B
Phil Taylor
C
William O'Connor
D
Dennis Smith
Question 6 Explanation: 
Phil Taylor
Question 7
What is the currency of Malaysia?
A
Baht (THB)
B
dong (VND)
C
Kip (LAK)
D
None of these
Question 7 Explanation: 
None of these; Currency-Ringgit (MYR), Capital-Kuala Lumpur & Official language-Malaysian
Question 8
What are marram, fescue, and rye?
A
Types of grass
B
Beers
C
Ceramic designs
D
Frogs
Question 8 Explanation: 
Types of grass
Question 9
The English agronomist, agriculturist, barrister and writer, Jethro Tull, was known for what inventions in the early 18th century?
A
Telephone
B
Movable lead type printing press
C
Horse-drawn seed-drill and hoe
D
A rock music flute
Question 9 Explanation: 
Horse-drawn seed-drill and hoe
Question 10
In what country was Johnny Depp, at least until May 2015, filming the 5th chapter in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series?
A
Australia
B
New Zealand
C
Barbados
D
The Canary Islands
Question 10 Explanation: 
Australia
Question 11
For senior citizens, the exemption of interest income on deposits, with banks and post offices are proposed to be increased from Rs. 10, 000 to..........?
A
Rs. 25, 000
B
Rs. 50, 000
C
Rs. 60, 000
D
Rs. 75, 000
Question 11 Explanation: 
For the Senior citizens, Exemption of interest income on deposits with banks and post offices to be increased from '10, 000/-to '50, 000/-and TDS shall not be required to be deducted on such income, under section 194A. This benefit shall be available also for interest from all fixed deposits schemes and recurring deposit schemes.
Question 12
What British sitcom that aired from 1979 to 1981 in the UK, starred Penelope Keith and Peter Bowles?
A
The Goodies
B
To the Manor Born
C
Robin's Nest
D
The Good Life
Question 12 Explanation: 
To the Manor Born
Question 13
What was the setting for the 1980 film "Fame"?
A
New York High School of Performing Arts
B
The Juilliard School, at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City
C
Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood
D
American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Los Angeles, California
Question 13 Explanation: 
New York High School of Performing Arts
Question 14
What is the profession of the title character in the UK TV series "Doc Martin"?
A
Surgeon and village GP
B
Shoemaker
C
Ornithologist
D
Fur trader
Question 14 Explanation: 
Surgeon and village GP
Question 15
Which English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose 20th-century fame established him posthumously among the leading Victorian poets, was praised because "his experimental explorations in prosody... and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse"?
A
William Wordsworth
B
John Masefield
C
John Betjeman
D
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Question 15 Explanation: 
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Question 16
The first Transit of Venus in the 21st century took place on 8 June 2004. What is the date of the next one?
A
December 2125
B
December 2117
C
June 2012
D
June 2204
Question 16 Explanation: 
June 2012
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