General knowledge quiz 980

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
Where is the Afar Triple Junction, or Afro-Arabian Rift System?
A
Alexandria, Egypt
B
Northern Mozambique
C
At the Red Sea's eastern end
D
South Somalia
Question 1 Explanation: 
At the Red Sea's eastern end
Question 2
To qualify for entry in the Iditarod Trail sled dog race a musher must have completed one of a number of stringent sled dog races or trials, and what else?
A
Met standards in physical and mental aptitude, preparedness, wilderness and mushing skills
B
Be under 50 years old
C
Have at least one substitute sled available if needed
D
Demonstrated wilderness and mushing skills
Question 2 Explanation: 
Met standards in physical and mental aptitude, preparedness, wilderness and mushing skills
Question 3
When the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe was declared in 1975, from what country did it declare independence?
A
Morocco
B
Spain
C
Mexico
D
Portugal
Question 3 Explanation: 
Portugal
Question 4
What is commemorated in Great Britain by Trafalgar Day every 21 October, and by the name of Trafalgar Square in London?
A
The first colony in Africa
B
A 19th century sea battle
C
A 20th century land battle
D
Advances in medical science
Question 4 Explanation: 
A 19th century sea battle
Question 5
Jean Claude van Damme has which of these nicknames?
A
Muscles from Brussels
B
Hellman from Belgium
C
Da Mon from Bonne
D
Twerp from Antwerp
Question 5 Explanation: 
Muscles from Brussels
Question 6
Which of Queen Elizabeth II's children was married last?
A
Edward
B
Charles
C
Anne
D
Andrew
Question 6 Explanation: 
Edward
Question 7
The Stanley Cup, the oldest professional sports trophy in North America, commissioned in 1892, is awarded in which sport?
A
Lacrosse
B
Field hockey
C
Baseball
D
Ice hockey
Question 7 Explanation: 
Ice hockey
Question 8
What is a spider?
A
A computer virus
B
A program that catalogs Web sites
C
A hacker who breaks into computer systems
D
An application for viewing Web sites
Question 8 Explanation: 
Spiders are also referred to as "bots" or "crawlers, " and constantly scan the Internet for new and updated Web sites.
Question 9
Who launched a career with the book "Kitchen Confidential:Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly"?
A
Anthony Bourdain
B
Jamie Oliver
C
Gordon Ramsay
D
Nigella Lawson
Question 9 Explanation: 
Anthony Bourdain
Question 10
Which of these is not a component of an atom?
A
Proton
B
Photon
C
Neutron
D
Electron
Question 10 Explanation: 
Photon
Question 11
What is the name of the supercomputer at the National Supercomputer Center in Tianjin, China, one of the few petaFLOP-level supercomputers in the world, that in October 2010 became the world's fastest supercomputer, performing at peak computing rate of 2.507 petaflops?
A
Tiananmen-11
B
Yang Tse-1A
C
Mao 6
D
Tianhe-1A
Question 11 Explanation: 
Tianhe-1A
Question 12
How many lanes are there in an Olympic-sized swimming pool?
A
12
B
6
C
10
D
8
Question 12 Explanation: 
8
Question 13
What name was given by the Greeks to cave dwellers who supposedly lived in the Caucasus or on the banks of the Red Sea?
A
Dagoes
B
Troglodytes
C
Fledermaus
D
Caucasians
Question 13 Explanation: 
Troglodytes
Question 14
Which of these is a homophone of "lough", meaning a narrow bay or an arm of the sea?
A
Loch
B
Luff
C
Cough
D
Bough
Question 14 Explanation: 
Loch
Question 15
Which has been vested with power to punish anyone for contempt of any court in India including itself?
A
Supreme Court
B
High Court
C
Lok Sabha
D
Rajya Sabha
Question 15 Explanation: 
s:Under Articles 129 and 142 of the Constitution the Supreme Court has been vested with power to punish anyone for contempt of any court in India including itself
Question 16
Of the 37 venues used to host events at the 2008 Summer Olympics, how many new ones were constructed for use at the Games?
A
30
B
4
C
12
D
6
Question 16 Explanation: 
12
There are 16 questions to complete.

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