General knowledge quiz 974

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
In the 1960s, which instrument was associated with Mick Avory, John Steel, Keith Moon, Ginger Baker, Charlie Watts, Dave Clark, Richard Taylor, Viv Prince and Jim McCarty?
A
Rhythm guitar
B
Bass guitar
C
Organ
D
Drums
Question 1 Explanation: 
Drums
Question 2
Which of these cities is the furthest from London?
A
Brussels
B
Athens
C
Paris
D
Rome
Question 2 Explanation: 
Athens
Question 3
Who were the contenders in the longest cricket test match ever played?
A
England v South Africa
B
New Zealand v South Africa
C
England v West Indies
D
West Indies v India
Question 3 Explanation: 
England v South Africa
Question 4
What is the alternative name for Pluto, the Greek God of the underworld, that has come to mean Hell?
A
Charon
B
Styx
C
Hades
D
Gehenna
Question 4 Explanation: 
Hades
Question 5
In 2004, who left the band Westlife?
A
Robbie Williams
B
Brian McFadden
C
Les McKeown
D
John Mayer
Question 5 Explanation: 
Brian McFadden
Question 6
After watching US president Barack Obama giving a speech, David Letterman commented that it was nice to have a president who could pronounce which word?
A
Disarmament
B
Hurricane
C
Iraq
D
Nuclear
Question 6 Explanation: 
Nuclear
Question 7
The colloquial name "cockney" is traditionally applied to a Londoner born within the sound of the bells of which church?
A
Westminster Abbey
B
St Pauls Cathedral
C
St Martin-in-the-Fields
D
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
Question 7 Explanation: 
St Mary-le-Bow, Cheapside
Question 8
The Haldia Port is situated in..........
A
West Bengal
B
Karnataka
C
Telangana
D
J & K
Question 8 Explanation: 
West Bengal
Question 9
The novel 'The Vegetarian' was authored by
A
Han Kang
B
Ismail Kadare
C
Deboarh Smith
D
Lydia Davis
Question 9 Explanation: 
Han Kang:The Vegetarian by Han Kang announced as the winner of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize. It is a South Korean three-part drama novella written by Han Kang and first published in 2007.
Question 10
Which of these words means spraying or dusting a chemical on plants to cause their leaves to fall off?
A
Disparagement
B
Deregistration
C
Disenchantment
D
Defoliation
Question 10 Explanation: 
Defoliation
Question 11
Which of these is not one of the Seven Dwarfs?
A
Bashful
B
Spacey
C
Grumpy
D
Sleepy
Question 11 Explanation: 
Spacey
Question 12
In 1983 British athlete Ayodele (Daley) Thompson simultaneously held Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth Games titles in what sport?
A
Shot put
B
Long jump
C
Decathlon
D
Pentathlon
Question 12 Explanation: 
Decathlon
Question 13
Leon Trotsky, who had been Russia's foreign secretary from 1918 under Lenin, was exiled to Siberia in 1927 after Lenin's death. How did he die?
A
Shot by Russian forces as a spy, 1944
B
Worked to death in a gulag, 1931
C
Assassinated in Mexico, 1940
D
Shot while defending Stalingrad, 1944
Question 13 Explanation: 
Assassinated in Mexico, 1940
Question 14
What nickname was given to Mary Mallon, who infected a known 53 people working as a cook in New York and, in 1907, was the first healthy typhoid carrier to be identified?
A
Death Angel
B
Typhoid Mary
C
Pretty Woman
D
Mary of the Camellias
Question 14 Explanation: 
Typhoid Mary
Question 15
What coal-fired power station in North Yorkshire, England, near the River Ouse, has the highest generating capacity of any power station in the UK and Western Europe?
A
Battersea
B
Sellafield
C
Drax
D
Cowes
Question 15 Explanation: 
Drax
Question 16
According to Greek legend, which of the 9 Muses was the muse of Choral poetry?
A
Erato
B
Polymnia
C
Terpsichore
D
Melpomene
Question 16 Explanation: 
Polymnia
There are 16 questions to complete.

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