100 Interesting GK Questions in English

100 Interesting GK Questions in English


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:
Answer: Andorra.


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?
Answer: 1611.


6) Who was the youngest Beatle?
Answer: George Harrison.


7) How many theses did Martin Luther nail to the church door in Wittenberg?
Answer: 95.


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?
Answer: Nile.


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?
Answer: Ill.


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”?
Answer: Whopper.


15) What was the capital of Lithuania from 1920-1940, while Vilnius was seized by Poland?
Answer: Kaunas.


16) Who was Popeye’s enemy?
Answer: Bluto.


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?
Answer: Sweden.


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?
Answer: Israel.


25) The asteroid belt is between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. True or False?
Answer: True.


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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?
Answer: Peru.


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?
Answer: Japanese.


31) Who were the the giant gods who preceeded Zeus?
Answer: Titans.


32) Which is the largest river in North America?
Answer: Mississippi.


33) The earth is the _____ planet from the sun.
Answer: Third.


34) What word, derived from the French, denotes an archway resting on columns, or a game player’s paradise?
Answer: Arcade.


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?
Answer: 4.


39) In politics, Richard Daley and his son Richard M. Daley have both served as mayor of what city?
Answer: Chicago.


40) Which artist claimed he hadn’t washed for days and would soil the elegant Manet if he shook his hand?
Answer: Cezanne.


41) Which animal is among the twelve represented in the Chinese calendar, monkey or lion?
Answer: Monkey.


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.?
Answer: 3rd.


43) Which instrument does Nigel Kennedy play?
Answer: Violin.


44) According to the lyrics of the classic Christmas song, what were Frosty the Snowman’s eyes made of?
Answer: Coal.


45) Cilantro and _______ come from the same plant.
Answer: Coriander.


46) What is the only metal that’s a liquid at room temperature and standard atmospheric pressure?
Answer: Mercury.


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?
Answer: True.


49) This green pigment in plants is responsible for producing the basic elements of food:
Answer: Chlorophyll.


50) What cell type contains hemoglobin?
Answer: Erythrocyte.


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51) Spain and which other country share the Iberian Peninsula?
Answer: Portugal.


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)
Answer: Croissant.


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?
Answer: Denmark.


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?
Answer: Atacama.


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?
Answer: 20.


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?
Answer: Kiev.


65) The sun is thought to be:
Answer: Half-way through its life cycle.


66) In which year was the Selective Service Act enacted?
Answer: 1917


67) Which Emperor of the Roman Empire’s name meant, Little Soldier’s Boot?
Answer: Caligula.


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?
Answer: Nucleus.


70) The positively charged particle in an atom is the:
Answer: Proton.


71) Which country leads the world in rice exports?
Answer: Thailand.


72) Which public official can order an inquest into instances of sudden, violent or suspicious death?
Answer: Coroner.


73) What does the letter A stand for in the military abbreviation “MIA”?
Answer: Action


74) Vitsyebsk, Mahilyov, and Baranavichy are cities in which country?
Answer: Belarus.


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:
Answer: Metamorphic.


79) What is the acronym for the agency set up in 1923 to provide co-operation between police forces worldwide?
Answer: Interpol.


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:
Answer: Nucleus.


82) Chlorine, fluorine and bromine belong to which family of elements?
Answer: Halogens.


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?
Answer: Ethiopia.


87) Our Solar System
Answer: Alpha Centauri.


88) What was the largest city in the U.S. in 1800?
Answer: Philadelphia.


89) Which country does not use a peso as its monetary unit?
Answer: Brazil.


90) Which city is farthest east?
Answer: Knoxville, Tennessee.


91) Where is the Black Forest?
Answer: Germany.


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?
Answer: Greece.


97) The Falkland Islands are a territory of?
Answer: United Kingdom.


98) “The action or process of making somebody a god or goddess.”
Answer: Deification.


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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