General knowledge quiz 808

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Guion ''Guy'' Bluford, Jr. made history as what in 1983?
A
First person to play trumpet underwater
B
First African American in space
C
First legally recognised sex-change in the USA
D
First jazz drummer to have 5 #1 hit records
Question 1 Explanation: 
First African American in space
Question 2
What is the name of the strait which links the Gulf of Aden with the Red Sea?
A
The Strait of Gibraltar
B
The Strait of Hormuz
C
Port Said
D
Bab-el-Mandeb
Question 2 Explanation: 
Bab-el-Mandeb
Question 3
Why is the most southern part on the South American continent, Cape Horn, so called?
A
It was named by a Dutch sailor who was born in Hoorn
B
It looks like a cow's horn on the map
C
It is populated by many cows
D
The wind through the caves makes a sound like a trumpet
Question 3 Explanation: 
It was named by a Dutch sailor who was born in Hoorn
Question 4
Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana is a program launched by GOI, which will be benefited by whom?
A
School Children
B
Youths
C
Underprivileged
D
Backward Class
Question 4 Explanation: 
Union Minister of Communications Manoj Sinha launched a pan India scholarship program for school children called Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana to increase the reach of Philately. Abbreviation SPARSH stands for SPARSH(Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby). Under this scheme annual scholarships will be awarded to children of Standard VI to IX who have good academic record
Question 5
St Vitus Cathedral is in which of these capital cities?
A
Brussels
B
Vilnius
C
Paris
D
Prague
Question 5 Explanation: 
Prague
Question 6
What fruit is mentioned in the official nickname of the US state of Georgia?
A
Pomegranate
B
Pear
C
Plum
D
Peach
Question 6 Explanation: 
Peach
Question 7
The northernmost capital city in South America is Caracas, Venezuela. Which capital is the next most northern in the continent?
A
Paramaribo, Guyana
B
Georgetown, Guyana
C
Cayenne, French Guiana
D
Bogota, Colombia
Question 7 Explanation: 
Georgetown, Guyana
Question 8
Which of these is not one of the four main divisions of the Stone Age?
A
Monolithic
B
Eolithic
C
Palaeolithic
D
Mesolithic
Question 8 Explanation: 
Monolithic
Question 9
The border crossing known as "Checkpoint Charlie" was between which two places?
A
France and Switzerland, near Geneva
B
Detroit, Michigan, USA and Windsor, Ontario, Canada
C
San Diego, USA and Tijuana, Mexico
D
East and West Berlin
Question 9 Explanation: 
East and West Berlin
Question 10
Who became president of the Mormons in 1847, organised settlement of the Mormons in Utah 1847 and founded Salt Lake City?
A
Adam Smith
B
Mary Baker Eddy
C
Joseph Smith
D
Brigham Young
Question 10 Explanation: 
Brigham Young
Question 11
What are the two forms of parsley that are used as herbs?
A
Long stem & short stem
B
Green leaf & gold leaf
C
Acapulco Gold & Purple Haze
D
Curly leaf & flat leaf
Question 11 Explanation: 
Curly leaf & flat leaf
Question 12
A group of quails or snipe is usually called what?
A
Gaggle
B
Covey
C
Shoal
D
Pod
Question 12 Explanation: 
Covey
Question 13
In astronomical terms during the latter half of the 19th century what was Vulcan?
A
The furthest white dwarf in the Milky Way galaxy
B
Another Earth planet
C
A planet in orbit around the star 40 Eridani A
D
A large plain on the surface of Jupiter's moon Callisto
Question 13 Explanation: 
Another Earth planet
Question 14
..........was the first indigenous tank of the Indian Army.
A
Vijayanta
B
T-90
C
Arjun
D
Ariete
Question 14 Explanation: 
Vijayanta:The Vijayanta was a main battle tank built in India based on a licensed design of the Vickers Mk.1. The Vijayanta was the first indigenous tank of the Indian Army. The prototype was completed in 1963 and the tank entered service in 1965
Question 15
George Gershwin wrote a piece of music called "Rhapsody in..." what?
A
Blue
B
Bed
C
Paris
D
The afternoon
Question 15 Explanation: 
Blue
Question 16
The 19th century painting, Le Dejeuner sur l'herbe, by Edouard Manet (two men and two women) possibly drew inspiration from the 16th century The Pastoral Concert by Giorgione or Titian (three men and two women); what is a feature of the two paintings?
A
The men are fully clothed and the women are nude or effectively so
B
The painting is in the Pointillist style
C
The picnic features only cheeses
D
All the characters are stroking an orangutan
Question 16 Explanation: 
The men are fully clothed and the women are nude or effectively so
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