General knowledge quiz 984

By | July 29, 2018

One lakh general knowledge MCQ questions answers

Question 1
On 21 May 2004, Pemba Dorjie set a new record for climbing to the top of Mt Everest from Basecamp in the fastest time. What was the new record?
A
8 hours and 10 minutes
B
2 days and 3 hours
C
24 hours
D
1 hour 30 minutes
Question 1 Explanation: 
8 hours and 10 minutes
Question 2
Who instigated the first complete translation of the Bible into English?
A
John Lennon
B
John the Baptist
C
John McCain
D
John Wycliffe
Question 2 Explanation: 
John Wycliffe
Question 3
Mickey Mantle was a star of which sport?
A
Baseball
B
Basketball
C
American football
D
Ice hockey
Question 3 Explanation: 
Baseball
Question 4
Shashi Tharoor is the author of which book?
A
An Era of Darkness:The British Empire in India
B
Water Peace War
C
An Era of Darkness:The India Empire in British
D
The Speech of Shashi in British
Question 4 Explanation: 
An Era of Darkness:The British Empire in India:Shashi Tharoor released his new book 'An Era of Darkness:The British Empire in India'. It is a originated from a speech made by Shashi Tharoor at the Oxford Union in 2015
Question 5
What was the name of the 1976 film that told the story of Woody Guthrie?
A
Bound for Glory
B
This Land is my Land
C
Life in the Fast Lane
D
The Rock Island Line
Question 5 Explanation: 
Bound for Glory
Question 6
1944 marked what in Iceland?
A
End of the Danish-Icelandic Act of Union and election of the first President of the new republic
B
Allied occupation forces took over the country
C
The banking sector was nationalised
D
The island of Surtsey erupted above sea level
Question 6 Explanation: 
End of the Danish-Icelandic Act of Union and election of the first President of the new republic
Question 7
From which Olympic Games were Germany and Japan excluded?
A
Atlanta, 1996
B
Melbourne, 1956
C
Sydney, 2000
D
London, 1948
Question 7 Explanation: 
London, 1948
Question 8
At various times Mauritania has hosted which of these?
A
Grand National
B
Islamic Solidarity Games
C
Stages of the Dakar Rally
D
Summer X Games
Question 8 Explanation: 
Stages of the Dakar Rally
Question 9
Who was King of England from 1307 until he was deposed by his wife Isabella in 1327 and made to abdicate in favour of his son?
A
Edward II
B
Charles II
C
William II
D
Henry II
Question 9 Explanation: 
Edward II
Question 10
Which of these African countries has the largest area?
A
South Africa
B
Kenya
C
Ghana
D
Nigeria
Question 10 Explanation: 
South Africa
Question 11
New Zealand celebrates Matariki, Maori New Year in late May or early June, marking the rising in the southern hemisphere of the seven stars of what?
A
Ocean's Three and a Half
B
Brat Pack
C
Blake's 7
D
Pleiades
Question 11 Explanation: 
Pleiades
Question 12
Courteney Cox, from the TV series "Friends", starred in which of these films, released in 1996?
A
Scream
B
Speed
C
Steam
D
Spray
Question 12 Explanation: 
Scream
Question 13
Who wrote the "Outlander" series of novels, in which the heroine, Claire Randall, travels in time?
A
Diana Gabaldon
B
Jules Verne
C
Robert Louis Stevenson
D
J K Rowling
Question 13 Explanation: 
Diana Gabaldon
Question 14
Magnetism at the centre of a bar magnet is
A
minimum
B
maximum
C
zero
D
minimum or maximum
Question 15
Which Charcoal adsorbs colouring matter and odoriferous gases?
A
Activated Charcoal
B
Animal Charcoal
C
Wood Charcoal
D
All of these
Question 15 Explanation: 
Wood Charcoal:Wood Charcoal adsorbs colouring matter and odoriferous gases, thus used in decolourising sugar solutions and in gas masks
Question 16
"Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled pepper" is an example of what?
A
Mouth mover
B
Eyebrow lifter
C
Nose scruncher
D
Tongue twister
Question 16 Explanation: 
Tongue twister
There are 16 questions to complete.

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