General knowledge quiz 690

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Five new sports approved for inclusion in the Summer Olympics for 2020 were baseball/softball, karate, surfing, sport climbing and which other?
A
Squash
B
Skateboarding
C
Bowling
D
Wushu
Question 1 Explanation: 
Skateboarding
Question 2
What was the name of the autobiography of motor racing commentator Murray Walker, published in 2003?
A
Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken
B
Stop the Startwatch!
C
He's Watching with his Injured Knee
D
Unique, Except for the Other One
Question 2 Explanation: 
Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken
Question 3
What can be done to water to make it freeze at a lower temperature than normal?
A
Reduce impurities
B
Add impurities
C
Increase pressure
D
Reduce pressure
Question 3 Explanation: 
Add impurities
Question 4
Where is Parma, which is famous for its cured ham?
A
East Germany
B
Southern France
C
Northern Italy
D
Portugal
Question 4 Explanation: 
Northern Italy
Question 5
During the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, what did Kennedy threaten if Khrushchev did not agree to remove missiles from the Soviet intermediate-range ballistic missile site under construction in Cuba?
A
A fact-finding mission to explore launching US missiles stationed in Turkey into the USSR
B
Sanctions to prevent export of Russian caviar
C
A "naval quarantine", when the US Navy would inspect all ships arriving in Cuba
D
A mid-Atlantic blockade to prevent all Russian ships crossing
Question 5 Explanation: 
A "naval quarantine", when the US Navy would inspect all ships arriving in Cuba
Question 6
The Water gas compositions is..........
A
Carbon-di-oxide and Oxygen
B
Carbon monoxide and Hydrogen
C
Carbon monoxide and Nitrogen
D
Carbon-di-oxide and Oxygen
Question 6 Explanation: 
Carbon monoxide and Hydrogen:water gas is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide
Question 7
The Reign Of Terror was a period in the revolution of which country?
A
Russia
B
France
C
USA
D
Portugal
Question 7 Explanation: 
France
Question 8
The human eye can distinguish about..........colours
A
10 million
B
5 billion
C
1 million
D
50, 000
Question 8 Explanation: 
10 million:The human eye is an amazing instrument and can accurately distinguish between the tiniest, most subtle differences in color.
Question 9
..........is related to Chess
A
Gambit
B
Set up
C
Smash
D
Foil
Question 9 Explanation: 
Gambit:A gambit is a chess opening in which a player, more often White, sacrifices material, usually a pawn, with the hope of achieving a resulting advantageous position
Question 10
What became, In July 1959, the first socialist state in the Western Hemisphere?
A
Venezuela
B
Haiti
C
Mexico
D
Cuba
Question 10 Explanation: 
Cuba
Question 11
With what decade was the Dust Bowl, the period of prolonged dust storms and severe drought, in the USA and Canada mainly associated?
A
1930s
B
1950s
C
1890s
D
1900s
Question 11 Explanation: 
1930s
Question 12
What did the explorer Karl Mauch discover in 1871 while looking for King Solomon's mines and the biblical land of Ophir?
A
Great Zimbabwe, a great ruined walled city in the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe
B
The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
C
Malapa Fossil Site, now part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
D
Meroe, one of the wealthiest cities of the ancient Kingdom of Kush.
Question 12 Explanation: 
Great Zimbabwe, a great ruined walled city in the southeastern hills of Zimbabwe
Question 13
Where is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport located?
A
Mumbai, Maharashtra
B
Nagpur, Maharashtra
C
Pune, Maharashtra
D
Imphal, Manipur
Question 13 Explanation: 
Mumbai, Maharashtra
Question 14
Dermatitis affects what part of the body?
A
Liver
B
Skin
C
Kidneys
D
Lungs
Question 14 Explanation: 
Skin
Question 15
Which country's dissolution in 1993 was known as the Velvet Divorce?
A
Yugoslavia
B
United Arab Republic
C
Soviet Union
D
Czechoslovakia
Question 15 Explanation: 
Czechoslovakia
Question 16
The Jordan, Bear and Weber Rivers empty into which major lake in central USA?
A
Great Bear Lake
B
Lake of the Woods
C
Great Salt Lake
D
Lake Titicaca
Question 16 Explanation: 
Great Salt Lake
There are 16 questions to complete.

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