General knowledge quiz 915

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Mahatma Gandhi became the president of congress in
A
1923
B
1924
C
1921
D
1927
Question 1 Explanation: 
In 1924(Belgaum)
Question 2
What was the cause of the Great Stink in London, UK, in the summer of 1858?
A
A parliamentary sexual scandal
B
An exceptionally good harvest supplying too many vegetables and fruit, which rotted
C
Unusually hot weather acting on human waste and industrial effluent on the banks of the River Thames
D
A rash of roundarm bowling in cricket games
Question 2 Explanation: 
Unusually hot weather acting on human waste and industrial effluent on the banks of the River Thames
Question 3
What is the name given to the sample of the original lunar crust retrieved by astronauts James Irwin and David Scott during the Apollo 15 mission which is composed almost exclusively of the calcium-rich feldspar mineral anorthite.
A
The Blarney Stone
B
The Lunar Block
C
The Astronomers Stone
D
The Genesis Rock
Question 3 Explanation: 
The Genesis Rock
Question 4
The Indian Air Force celebrated its Golden Jubilee in
A
1962
B
1972
C
1982
D
1992
Question 4 Explanation: 
The Indian Air Force was officially established on 8th October 1932, and on 1st April 1954, Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee, one of the founding members of the Air Force took over as the first Indian Chief of Air Staff.
Question 5
Artists Pieter Brueghel the Elder, Frederic Edwin Church, Jane Frank and Thomas Cole painted in what style?
A
Art Deco
B
Still life
C
Pointillism
D
Landscape
Question 5 Explanation: 
Landscape
Question 6
Which Saint's Day is 23 April?
A
St Patrick
B
St Andrew
C
St David
D
St George
Question 6 Explanation: 
St George
Question 7
In economics, what is TWI?
A
Trade Weighted Index
B
Trans World Incorporation
C
Trending While Intransigent
D
Taxation World Index
Question 7 Explanation: 
Trade Weighted Index
Question 8
At which battle, which began on 4 May 1942, were Japanese losses at least 7 warships, with over 20 others damaged, and USA losses included the aircraft carrier "Lexington" and two other ships?
A
Battle of the Nile
B
The Battle of Copenhagen
C
The Battle of Trafalgar
D
The Battle of the Coral Sea
Question 8 Explanation: 
The Battle of the Coral Sea
Question 9
As per the Union Budget 2017-18, the government aims to eliminate unmanned level crossings on Broad Gauge lines by which year?
A
2022
B
2018
C
2019
D
2020
Question 9 Explanation: 
Railways will eliminate all unmanned level crossings on broad gauge lines by 2020 and expert international assistance will be harnessed to improve safety preparedness and maintenance practices as per the Budget 2017-18. Unmanned level crossings are a major reason for train accidents.
Question 10
The Ice age ended about..........years ago.
A
140
B
1, 400
C
14, 000
D
140, 000
Question 11
What system was added in 1858 to boost communication via the transatlantic telegraph cable between the USA and the UK?
A
Morse signal
B
Mirror galvanometer
C
Telegraph recorder
D
Repeaters
Question 11 Explanation: 
Mirror galvanometer
Question 12
Who created the cartoon series called "Stanley the Palaeolithic Hero", "Bruce the Barbarian", "All the King's Comrades" and "Footrot Flats"?
A
Murray Ball
B
Ronald Searle
C
"Giles"
D
Jim Davis
Question 12 Explanation: 
Murray Ball
Question 13
Which of these instruments has frets?
A
Guitar
B
Cello
C
Violin
D
Harpsichord
Question 13 Explanation: 
Guitar
Question 14
Who designed the jet boat?
A
Sir Ernest Rutherford
B
Sir Edmund Hillary
C
Sir Russell Coutts
D
Sir William Hamilton
Question 14 Explanation: 
Sir William Hamilton
Question 15
Who is the native American subject of a poem by Longfellow?
A
Sitting Bull
B
Pocahontas
C
Hiawatha
D
Running Bear
Question 15 Explanation: 
Hiawatha
Question 16
Which of these is another word for graphite?
A
Impetigo
B
Plumbago
C
Caruso
D
Rallentando
Question 16 Explanation: 
Plumbago
There are 16 questions to complete.

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