100 Interesting GK Questions in English
1) What do you call a grouping of bucks?
Answer: A brace or clash of bucks.
2) Which ruler was the last Egyptian Pharaoh to hold part of Palestine?
Answer: Ramses III.
3) This tiny country is nestled between France and Spain:
4) What is notable about the Atacama desert?
Answer: Driest in the world.
5) What year was the King James version of the Bible published?
6) Who was the youngest Beatle?
Answer: George Harrison.
7) How many theses did Martin Luther nail to the church door in Wittenberg?
8) What 1895 H. G. Wells novel was originally titled The Chronic Argonauts?
Answer: The Time Machine.
9) Who was the author of the book Great Expectations
Answer: Charles Dickens.
10) Which river is the world’s longest river?
11) Which U.S. Constitutional Amendment granted women the right to vote?
Answer: 19th Amendment.
12) In Australia, what are you if you’re crook?
13) What do you call a grouping of cats?
Answer: A clowder or clutter of cats.
14) Which popular fast-food items has the same name as a term meaning “big lie”?
15) What was the capital of Lithuania from 1920-1940, while Vilnius was seized by Poland?
16) Who was Popeye’s enemy?
17) According to the Book of Genesis, why was the moon created?
Answer: To denote the passing of time.
18) The island of Gotland belongs to which country?
19) What did Edward Binney and Harold Smith invent in 1903?
Answer: Crayola Crayons.
20) Which film director once said of Brigitte Bardot, “If she Didn’t exist, we”d have to invent her”?
Answer: Federico Fellini.
21) Who were the only three presidents to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson & Jimmy Carter.
22) What is the name of the river of which the Niagara Falls are a part?
Answer: Niagara river.
23) Which war between Britain and the US ended on 24 December 1814?
Answer: The War of 1812.
24) David Ben Gurion became prime minister of which country in 1948?
25) The asteroid belt is between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. True or False?
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26) Who are the presidents whose countenances are memorialized at Mount Rushmore?
Answer: Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt & George Washington.
27) Which country includes the states of Loreto, Madre de Dios, and Ica?
28) Which of John Batman’s parents got a free trip to Australia on a convict ship?
Answer: His father.
29) What do you call a grouping of cattle?
Answer: A herd or drove of cattle.
30) In which type of restaurant would you order soba noodles?
31) Who were the the giant gods who preceeded Zeus?
32) Which is the largest river in North America?
33) The earth is the _____ planet from the sun.
34) What word, derived from the French, denotes an archway resting on columns, or a game player’s paradise?
35) What war did the most Americans die in?
Answer: Civil War.
36) Who set sail aboard HMS Beagle to South America in December 1831?
Answer: Charles Darwin.
37) Who, when accused of being with Jesus, lied and said that he did not know him, three times?
Answer: (Simon) Peter (Matt 26:69-74).
38) How many X’s are there in the name of Queensland’s famous lager?
39) In politics, Richard Daley and his son Richard M. Daley have both served as mayor of what city?
40) Which artist claimed he hadn’t washed for days and would soil the elegant Manet if he shook his hand?
41) Which animal is among the twelve represented in the Chinese calendar, monkey or lion?
42) Although the Japanese did not start writing their history until approx. 600 A.D., the first Japanese people came from the Korean peninsula in what century B.C.?
43) Which instrument does Nigel Kennedy play?
44) According to the lyrics of the classic Christmas song, what were Frosty the Snowman’s eyes made of?
45) Cilantro and _______ come from the same plant.
46) What is the only metal that’s a liquid at room temperature and standard atmospheric pressure?
47) This actor portrayed a police detective in the television show, “Dan August”:
Answer: Burt Reynolds.
48) Polyatomic ions have at least two atoms. True or False?
49) This green pigment in plants is responsible for producing the basic elements of food:
50) What cell type contains hemoglobin?
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51) Spain and which other country share the Iberian Peninsula?
52) “A piece of baked dough or pastry shaped into a crescent, usually moist, flaky, and very rich in fat, originally made in France.” (National Spelling Bee winning word from 1970)
53)Who was the author of the book Berlin Alexanderplatz?
Answer: Alfred Doblin.
54) The Little Belt Strait separates an island and the mainland of which country?
55) What is the name of the only Broadway show tune recorded by the Beatles?
Answer: Till There Was You.
56) From which island is the tail-less Manx cat thought to originate?
Answer: Isle of Man.
57) What is the world’s driest desert?
58) This is Evelyn Waugh’s biting satire on American life and Hollywood mortuaries:
Answer: The Loved One.
59) Below how many inches of rain per year usually requires irrigation for successful farming?
60) Who is Harry’s least favorite teacher?
Answer: Professor Snape.
61) What was the purpose of the 1884 Berlin Conference?
Answer: To partition Africa into colonies.
62) According to a notable public service announcement, “Friends Don’t Let Friends” do what?
Answer: Drive Drunk.
63) Who was the first person in space?
Answer: Yuri Gagarin
64) What is the capital of Ukraine?
65) The sun is thought to be:
Answer: Half-way through its life cycle.
66) In which year was the Selective Service Act enacted?
67) Which Emperor of the Roman Empire’s name meant, Little Soldier’s Boot?
68) An example of the ability of an organism to respond to a stimulus is:
Answer: A moth flying towards the light.
69) DNA is found in which part of the cell?
70) The positively charged particle in an atom is the:
71) Which country leads the world in rice exports?
72) Which public official can order an inquest into instances of sudden, violent or suspicious death?
73) What does the letter A stand for in the military abbreviation “MIA”?
74) Vitsyebsk, Mahilyov, and Baranavichy are cities in which country?
75) Adhesion is the force of attraction between particles close to each other in:
Answer: Different substances.
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76) Cohesion is the force of attraction between particles close to each other in:
Answer: The same substance.
77) Who was the author of the book Jacques the Fatalist and His Master?
Answer: Denis Diderot.
78) Three main rock types are sedimentary, igneous and:
79) What is the acronym for the agency set up in 1923 to provide co-operation between police forces worldwide?
80) Which country had prior capital cities in Rabaul and Lae?
Answer: Papua New Guinea.
81) The place in the atom which contains the protons and the neutrons is the:
82) Chlorine, fluorine and bromine belong to which family of elements?
83) Where is the White Sands Missile Range?
Answer: New Mexico.
84) The correct order from smallest to largest of an is:
Answer: Cell, tissue, organ, system, organism.
85) Which World War II leader was born on July 29, 1883?
Answer: Benito Mussolini.
86) What is the world’s poorest country, based on GNP per capita?
87) Our Solar System
Answer: Alpha Centauri.
88) What was the largest city in the U.S. in 1800?
89) Which country does not use a peso as its monetary unit?
90) Which city is farthest east?
Answer: Knoxville, Tennessee.
91) Where is the Black Forest?
92) What was the Eighteenth Amendment, and when was it passed?
Answer: The Eighteenth Amendment, which was adopted on January 29,1919, prohibited the manufacture, sale, importation, and exportation of intoxicating liquors. Prohibition was repealed by the Twenty-First Amendment, which was adopted on December 5,1933.
93) What is the distance between the U.S. and Russia at the narrowest point of the Bering Strait (not including islands)?
Answer: 56 miles (90 km).
94) What’s the name of Captain Kangaroo’s human friend?
Answer: Mr. Green Jeans.
95) What recording company released the first recordings of Elvis Presley?
Answer: Sun Records.
96) According to the World Bank, which country is not a peripheral country?
97) The Falkland Islands are a territory of?
Answer: United Kingdom.
98) “The action or process of making somebody a god or goddess.”
99) The colors of the flag of Somalia are based on the colors of which flag?
Answer: United Nations.
100) In 1517, who nailed The 95 Theses onto the door of the Palace Church of Wittenberg?
Answer: Martin Luther.
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