General knowledge quiz 874

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Which of these plays by Shakespeare was set in Italy?
A
Hamlet
B
Julius Caesar
C
Macbeth
D
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Question 1 Explanation: 
Julius Caesar
Question 2
On what continent are the following found:Mt Kilimanjaro, Ngorongoro Crater (the world's largest unbroken caldera), Nile River, Okavango Delta, Red Sea Reef, Sahara Desert, and the Serengeti Migration?
A
Asia
B
Africa
C
Australia
D
America
Question 2 Explanation: 
Africa
Question 3
Which of these names is associated with reference books about ships and aircraft?
A
Jenny
B
Janet
C
Joan
D
Jane
Question 3 Explanation: 
Jane
Question 4
In 2001, Karen England and Rebecca Knight, found busking in Covent Garden to support singing lessons, were invited to perform at the FA Cup Final & the UEFA Champions League final in Milan. Their album "Beyond Imagination" was #1 in the UK Classical Charts for 11 weeks and #4 in the USA. What are they better known as?
A
The Opera Babes
B
Diva Duo
C
Arias on Toast
D
The English Knights
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Opera Babes
Question 5
What is the name of 11 Roman Emperors, the first of which transferred the capital to Byzantium in 330 AD, and the last of which died when it was captured by the Turks in 1453?
A
Romulus
B
Julius
C
Nero
D
Constantine
Question 5 Explanation: 
Constantine
Question 6
The food known as "whitebait" consists of small what?
A
Sausages
B
Eels
C
Mushrooms
D
Fish
Question 6 Explanation: 
Fish
Question 7
Churning cream produces what?
A
A sore arm
B
Honey
C
Butter
D
Wine
Question 7 Explanation: 
Butter
Question 8
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women's World T20 event in which year?
A
2020
B
2018
C
2019
D
2021
Question 8 Explanation: 
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to organise the first ever ICC Women's World T20 event in 2020. A decision to this effect was taken at the ICC Board meetings which concluded in Cape. Cricket Australia, hosts for the men's and women's ICC World Twenty20 in 2020, proposed holding the women's tournament as a stand-alone event six months ahead of the men's edition.
Question 9
Joseph Pulitzer, founder of the Pulitzer Prizes, made his fortune from what?
A
Furniture making
B
Oil
C
Horse racing
D
Newspapers
Question 9 Explanation: 
Newspapers
Question 10
Chauth was..........of the land revenue paid to the Marathas
A
One-third
B
Two-third
C
One-fourth
D
One-sixth
Question 10 Explanation: 
One-fourth:Chauth (from Sanskrit meaning one-fourth) was a regular tax or tribute imposed, from early 18th century, by the Maratha Empire in India. It was an annual tax nominally levied at 25% on revenue or produce, hence the name. It was levied on the lands which were under nominal Mughal rule.
Question 11
BAFTA winning film "The Theory of Everything" is adapted from which book?
A
"Alan Turing:The Enigma" by Andrew Hodges
B
"Travelling to Infinity:My Life with Stephen" by Jane Wilde Hawking
C
"Good Omens:The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch" by T. Pratchett and N. Gaiman
D
"The Left Hand of the Electron" by Isaac Asimov
Question 11 Explanation: 
"Travelling to Infinity:My Life with Stephen" by Jane Wilde Hawking
Question 12
Which of these flags does not have an eagle on it?
A
National flag of Pakistan
B
National flag of Egypt
C
National flag of Mexico
D
Presidential Standard of the United States
Question 12 Explanation: 
National flag of Pakistan
Question 13
Besides crosswords, where is the only place that you could see an emu in its native environment?
A
Asia
B
Africa
C
South America
D
Australia
Question 13 Explanation: 
Australia
Question 14
The Sports Authority of India is was registered as a society in
A
1982
B
1983
C
1984
D
1985
Question 15
Where is the grave of Bing Crosby?
A
Culver City, Los Angeles County, USA
B
Hampstead, London, UK
C
Madrid, Spain
D
Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France
Question 15 Explanation: 
Culver City, Los Angeles County, USA
Question 16
The World Para Athletics Championships 2017 held in..........
A
UK
B
Australia
C
South Africa
D
Canada
Question 16 Explanation: 
UK:The World Para Athletics Championships 2017 held in London. For India, the event was one to remember as it culminated in its highest ever tally at a Para Athletics World Championships. The nation ended the Championships with a total tally of five medals. These include one gold, two silver and two bronze medals
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