General knowledge quiz 873

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
In which country, on June 1, 2001, was there a massacre in the royal palace when King Birendra, Queen Aiswarya, Crown Prince Dipendra and 7 other members of the royal family were killed?
A
Nepal
B
China
C
Belgium
D
Greece
Question 1 Explanation: 
Nepal
Question 2
Jimmy Somerville fronted which 1980s band?
A
Duran Duran
B
Bronski Beat
C
Culture Club
D
West Life
Question 2 Explanation: 
Bronski Beat
Question 3
"Lux" is a measurement of what?
A
Rainfall
B
Humidity
C
Luminous emittance
D
Density of metals
Question 3 Explanation: 
Luminous emittance
Question 4
From 1815 until 1864, the Ionian Islands off the western coasts of Greece were under the protection of which country?
A
Turkey
B
Venice
C
United Kingdom
D
France
Question 4 Explanation: 
United Kingdom
Question 5
What US city is home to a basketball team called the Cavaliers and a football team called the Browns?
A
Boston
B
Cleveland
C
Seattle
D
Washington
Question 5 Explanation: 
Cleveland
Question 6
Which of these historical periods in Britain is most recent?
A
Edwardian
B
Victorian
C
Georgian
D
Caroline
Question 6 Explanation: 
Edwardian
Question 7
Which of these is a small cultivated mushroom?
A
Truffle
B
Zip
C
Field
D
Button
Question 7 Explanation: 
Button
Question 8
What kind of gemstones are the Cullinane and the Hope?
A
Diamond
B
Beryl
C
Amethyst
D
Sapphire
Question 8 Explanation: 
Diamond
Question 9
When Alger Hiss, an official involved in the establishment of the United Nations was accused of having been a communist and then of being a Soviet spy, and took a defamation case against his accuser, of what was he convicted in 1950?
A
Treason
B
Perjury
C
Homicide
D
Espionage
Question 9 Explanation: 
Perjury
Question 10
BCG is a vaccine, the only one currently recognised by the World Health Organisation, for what disease?
A
Amoebic dysentery
B
Malaria
C
Gonorrhoea
D
Tuberculosis
Question 10 Explanation: 
Tuberculosis
Question 11
Sir Mortimer Wheeler was famous in which field?
A
Painting
B
Archaeology
C
Archery
D
Fox hunting
Question 11 Explanation: 
Archaeology
Question 12
What actor had the title role in the film "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"?
A
Ben Stiller
B
Will Ferrell
C
Adam Sandler
D
Steve Carell
Question 12 Explanation: 
Steve Carell
Question 13
Seattle Grace Hospital is the setting for which TV series?
A
Gray's Anatomy
B
House
C
Scrubs
D
Emergency Ward 10
Question 13 Explanation: 
Gray's Anatomy
Question 14
Which of these paintings was painted first?
A
Laughing Cavalier
B
Mona Lisa
C
The Haywain
D
Whistler's Mother
Question 14 Explanation: 
Mona Lisa
Question 15
Which of these islands is directly south of Cuba?
A
Puerto Rico
B
Jamaica
C
Hispaniola
D
Barbados
Question 15 Explanation: 
Jamaica
Question 16
What was a doublet, a common item from the 14th century to the 17th century?
A
Pistol with two barrels
B
Man's jacket
C
Cart or carriage pulled by two horses
D
Cart with two wheels
Question 16 Explanation: 
Man's jacket
There are 16 questions to complete.

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