500 General Knowledge Questions – GK Quiz and Answers


500 General Knowledge Questions – Five Hundred GK Quiz and Answers


500 General Knowledge Questions - GK Quiz and Answers


General Knowledge Questions Part 1


1) Which capital city has the highest elevation?

Answer: Quito, Ecuador


2) Alpha-keratin is a protein present in which thing?

Answer: Wool


3) Which town in Umbria was the birthplace of St. Francis?

Answer: Assisi.


4) This capital of Latvia is sometimes known as the “Paris of the Baltic.”

Answer: Riga


5) Which is used as ‘a moderator in a nuclear reactor?

Answer: Graphite


6) Which species are known by the name robust australopithecine?

Answer: Australopithecus boisei and Australopithecus robustus.


7) Which planet looks reddish in the night sky?

Answer: Mars


8) Which country lies directly to the east of Iraq?

Answer: Iran


9) What was the source of the blue gem stone, lapis lazuli, for the people of Harappan culture?

Answer: Afghanistan


10) What are the typesettings that produce text only?

Answer: Hot-metal typesetting and phototypesetting.


11) Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century against which’ country ?

Answer: Bangladesh


12) Which east African language developed as the lingua franca between Africans and Arab traders?

Answer: Swahili


13) In baseball, the two opposing teams consist of how many players?

Answer: 9 players each


14) The earliest record of Greek drama dates backs to which year when a contest for tragedy was established in Athens?

Answer: 534 B.C.


15) The improper function of which results in condition ‘Myxedema’ in human beings?

Answer: Thyroid gland


16) Which country is the world’s leading producer of olives and grapes?

Answer: Italy


17) In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet?

Answer: Jupiter


18) Which legal term indicates pledging of properties?

Answer: Mortgage.


19) In the Vedic society, which was the term used to denote a group of families?

Answer: Grama


20) Which street divides New York City’s East Side and West Side?

Answer: Fifth Avenue


21) Carlo Collodi wrote a story about a wooden puppet which became human. What is its title?

Answer: The Adventure of Pinocchio.


22) What is the name of the lens which is used in cinematography and television for making a quick transition from a distant to a close-up shot without moving the camera?

Answer: Zoom kiss.


23) What is the term for a person with assets of over 1000 million dollars?

Answer: Billionaire.


24) In which country did the Baha’i religion originate?

Answer: Iran


25) Which district of London gave its name to the Prime Meridian?

Answer: Greenwich.


26) How many members were in the Issachar tribe including their genealogies?

Answer: Fifty four thousand and five hundred.


27) How are Latitude and Longitude?

Answer: Perpendicular to each other


28) Which country lies adjacent to the Andaman Sea?

Answer: Burma


29) Which Philosophy holds that the world is created and maintained by Universal Law?

Answer: Jain Philosophy


30) Who is known as ‘Priyadarshini’?

Answer: Indira Gandhi.


31) Which book is authored by V.S. Naipaul ?

Answer: A House for Mr. Biswas


32) Which is the country in the British Isles is said to have the highest density of sheep in the world?

Answer: Wales.


33) Which can be used for biological control of mosquitoes?

Answer: Gambusia


34) What is jerkin?

Answer: Sleeveless leather jacket.


35) In which country are England’s largest lake and highest mountain situated?

Answer: Cumbria.


36) Where is the Gulf of Carpentaria?

Answer: Australia


37) The latitude of a place is the same as which place?

Answer: Celestial pole


38) Who was the organizer of Marxism?

Answer: Lenin.


39) What was the script used in the earliest Tamil inscriptions?

Answer: Brahmi


40) The Battle of the Bulge was a counter-offensive move of the _______ in World War II.

Answer: Germans


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 2


41) In which technology do Cryogenic engines find applications?

Answer: Rocket technology


42) What is the name of an instrument that gives a three-dimensional effect to photographs viewed through it?

Answer: Stereoscope.


43) In which town did Isaac Newton attend the grammar school, and Margaret Thatcher attend the local girl’s school?

Answer: Grantham.


44) Which English physicist and mathematician was born in the same year that Galileo died?

Answer: Isaac Newton.


45) Which British city is the home of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television?

Answer: Bradford.


46) What is the Currency of Barbados:

Answer: Barbadian dollar.


47) Which instrument used for finding out wind-direction?

Answer: Wind vane


48) Which performer received a gold single for the song “Daniel” in 1973?

Answer: Elton John


49) What is the emblem of Islam, displayed, for example, on the national flags of Turkey, Pakistan and Tunisia?

Answer: Crescent moon.


50) Where is the biggest and world-famous museum located?

Answer: In Paris.


51) Which vitamin is considered to be a hormone?

Answer: D


52) What is the English name for the Danish Port of Helsinger, the setting for Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”?

Answer: Elsinore.


53) Which UK government-funded body has an official symbol of quality called a ‘kite’ mark?

Answer: British Standards Institute.


54) How much is the percentage of carbon in average chemical structure of the hair?

Answer: 50.65%.


55) Which is the element found on the surface of the moon?

Answer: Titanium


56) “Play it Again, Sam” and “Don’t Drink the Water” are hit plays by:

Answer: Woody Allen


57) Why is ‘Beaufort Scale’ used ?

Answer: To measure wind velocity


58) Which is the western border of Northern Plateau?

Answer: Karakoram Range.


59) Which Tomar ruler is credited to have established Delhi?

Answer: Anangpal


60) What is the name of the guitar-like Russian stringed instrument with a triangular body?

Answer: The balalaika


61) ‘My Music, My Life’ is the autobiography of which person?

Answer: Pt. Ravi Shankar


62) Name the theatrical dance in which a formal academic dance technique is combined with other artistic elements such as music, costume and stage scenery?

Answer: Ballet.


63) Which was the first talkie film of India?

Answer: Alam Ara


64) Which former house painter began the Cubist movement with Picasso?

Answer: Braque


65) Through which Translocation of food materials in plants takes place?

Answer: Phloem


66) Where did Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s marriage with Kasturbai take place?

Answer: Porbandar.


67) When does Relative humidity decreases?

Answer: With increased temperature


68) How many cities are there in Northern Ireland?

Answer: Two


69) Who was the Sultan of Delhi who is reputed to have built the biggest network of canals in India?

Answer: Feroze Shan Tughlaq


70) Which are the five basic forest strata (layers) of plants?

Answer: 1. The canopy 2. The understory 3. The shrub layer 4. The herb layer and 5. The forest floor.


71) The famous scientist Thomas Alva Edison was died on:

Answer: October 18, 1931.


72) How many years after the Battle of Trafalgar did the Battle of Waterloo take place?

Answer: 1805 – 1815. 9 years and 8 months.


73) In which year was the artificial rubber – Neoprene – discovered?

Answer: 1932.


74) How many years after the Battle of Trafalgar did the Battle of Waterloo take place?

Answer: 1805 – 1815. 9 years and 8 months.


75) In which year vaccine for Yellow fever formulated?

Answer: 1932.


76) What kind of energy did Blondie sing about?

Answer: Atomic.


77) In which year Frequency Modulation (EM) radio transmission started?

Answer: 1933.


78) The idea which holds that species arose in the past as a result of a supernatural act, is known as the:

Answer: Special creation theory.


79) Which state in the USA is known as “The Land of Enchantment”?

Answer: New Mexico.


80) Which period is often called the “Age of Fishes”?

Answer: Devonian period.


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 3


81) Which president was succeeded upon his death by Theodore Roosevelt?

Answer: William McKinley


82) Folk painting ‘Madhubani’ is famous in which state?

Answer: Bihar


83) The theories in metaphysics include:

Answer: Materialism, idealism, mechanism and teleology.


84) Which is the tree requiring minimum water for its growth?

Answer: Babul


85) What do you call a grouping of bass?

Answer: A shoal of bass


86) Which one of the five Great Lakes lies totally within the United States?

Answer: Lake Michigan.


87) Materialism maintains:

Answer: The only matter has real existence and that feelings, thoughts and other mental phenomena are produced by the activity of matter.


88) Which country is the largest producer of Bauxite?

Answer: Australia


89) Which is the third largest continent?

Answer: North America


90) Which Indian rulers was a contemporary of Akbar?

Answer: Rani Durgawati


91) What would be the colour of the blood which bleed from the artery?

Answer: Strong red.


92) What is the other name of Vitamin A?

Answer: Retinol.


93) What was the first name of Clark, of the Lewis & Clark expedition?

Answer: William


94) From where did India introduce cultivation of tobacco/tapioca/ pineapple?

Answer: South America


95) Below what level of Hemoglobin, is Anaemia said to be present?

Answer: Below 13.5 g/dL in a man or less than 12 g/dL in a woman.


96) When was the Reserve Bank of India taken over by the Government?

Answer: 1948


97) What structure is considered to be the oldest man-made building still standing?

Answer: Pyramid of Djoser


98) Which is found on the western coast of continents between 30° and 40° latitudes?

Answer: Mediterranean Climate Region


99) What is the branch of zoology that deals with the study of nuclear cytology?

Answer: Karyology.


100) Which school of paintings developed independently during the Mughal Period?

Answer: The Bijapur School


101) Who was the author of the book ‘The Stranger’?

Answer: Albert Camus.


102) In which is ‘Foot and Mouth Disease’ found?

Answer: Cattle


103) The greatest pyramid is _

Answer: Khufu.


104) Which Scottish waterway links the North Sea with the Atlantic Ocean?

Answer: Caledonian Canal.


105) Who was the last English king to die in battle?

Answer: King Richard III.


106) What denotes the smallest temperature?

Answer: 1° on the Kelvin scale


107) Constantinople was captured by the:

Answer: Turks.


108) In which latitudes largest quantities of bauxite is found?

Answer: Tropical latitudes


109) In Norse mythology, which of the following was known as the god of mischief?

Answer: Loki.


110) Which was the first English ship that came to India?

Answer: Red Dragon


111) What is the real name of Mother Theresa:

Answer: Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu.


112) Which tree, once very popular in social forestry, is now taken to be environmental hazard?

Answer: Eucalyptus


113) Which disease in children is caused by the intensive use of nitrate fertilizers?

Answer: Methemoglobinemia.


114) Foot-and-Mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world, By which is this caused?

Answer: Bacterium


115) The Postal system in India dates back to the year:

Answer: 1837.


116) In which animal is respiration done by skin?

Answer: Frog


117) What does a lepidopterist study?

Answer: Moths and butterflies.


118) The Ruhr-Westphalia region is a famous industrial region of which country?

Answer: Germany


119) The island that China had to cede to England as a result of the Opium War:

Answer: Hong Kong.


120) Which was the first newspaper to be published in India?

Answer: Bengal Gazette


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 4


121) Of which American state is Boston the capital?

Answer: Massachusetts.


122) Which European country has been ruled by Harald V since 1991?

Answer: Norway.


123) Where did the Great Trek take place and who were the trekkers?

Answer: In South Africa -they were Boers who trekked from Transvaal to the orange free state.


124) ‘Gobar gas’ contains mainly which gas?

Answer: Methane


125) Which bushranger’s gang did Sir Frederick Pottinger fail to capture?

Answer: Ben Hall’s.


126) Who is the patron saint of music?

Answer: St. Cecilia.


127) The isotherms indicate:

Answer: The temperatures in particular areas.


128) Which rocks is transformed into marble?

Answer: Limestone


129) Who was the God of the Sun & Music?

Answer: Apollo.


130) Which ‘Englishmen was fellow of Gandhi in South Africa?

Answer: Polak


131) Who is regarded as the richest man in the world?

Answer: Bill Gates.


132) By which number the quality of gasoline’ sample is determined?

Answer: By its octane number


133) In which century was most of the construction of the White House completed: 18th, 19th or 20th?

Answer: 18th century (1790s).


134) Due to bite of mad dog the disease hydrophobia is caused by which virus?

Answer: Rabies virus


135) The Hindu Kush is located in:

Answer: Just north of Kabul.


136) Which were the two factions of the Russian Social Democratic Party whose names were taken from the words the ‘majority’ and ‘minority’?

Answer: Bolshevik and Menshevik.


137) In law, what attorney lists the Boston Strangler, Patty Hearst, and O.J. Simpson among his clients?

Answer: F. Lee Bailey.


138) What is the principal reason for the formation of metamorphic rocks?

Answer: Extreme heat and pressure


139) What is the British portion of Ireland called?

Answer: Ulster.


140) Who said “I therefore want freedom immediately, this very night, before dawn if it can be had”?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi


141) What “L” is a cross-legged Yoga position named for its resemblance to an aquatic flower?

Answer: The lotus position.


142) A temperature at which both the Fahrenheit and the centigrade scales have the same value?

Answer: -40°


143) The highest peak in Africa is:

Answer: Mount Kilimanjaro.


144) With which is the ‘Tennis court oath’ associated?

Answer: French Revolution


145) At the Vatican when a new pope is elected, it is announced by a plume of which color of smoke?

Answer: White.


146) Where is Van Gogh museum located?

Answer: Amsterdam.


147) What is the westernmost American territory in North America?

Answer: Attu Island.


148) Where is the Sargasso sea located?

Answer: North Atlantic Ocean


149) Atomic radius is the distance between two adjacent atoms. True or False?

Answer: False.


150) Who com merited that Cripps Mission was a postdated cheque on a crashing bank?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi


151) Where is New Amsterdam?

Answer: Guyana.


152) Medicine for epilepsy is obtain from which lichen?

Answer: Parmelia


153) Which two planets are almost identical in size?

Answer: Earth – Venus.


154) How many chemical components does coffee consist of?
Answer: 1800.


155) Where exactly in Australia would you find Coromandel?

Answer: North Island, New Zealand.


156) Which type of glass is used for making glass reinforced plastic?

Answer: Quartz glass


157) In the sequence “2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13,” what is the next number?

Answer: 17.


158) Which is the greatest known ocean depth (which lies in the Pacific Ocean)?

Answer: 11,033 m


159) Most of the surface of which country lies below the sea level

Answer: Holland (Netherlands).


160) At which one place did Mahatma Gandhi first start his Satyagraha in India?

Answer: Champaran


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 5


161) A mass of frozen rock and gas that has a tail pointing away from the sun is a:

Answer: Comet.


162) With which country is “Orange’ Revolution” associated?

Answer: Ukraine


163) Name the author of “Mathematical Analysis for Economists”:

Answer: R.G.D. Allen.


164) With which field was Pandit Bhimsen Joshi associated?

Answer: Music’s


165) The part of a microscope where the microscope slide is placed is the:

Answer: Stage.


166) What percentage of water is lost during transpiration?

Answer: 99%


167) What is the full form of GSLV?

Answer: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle.


168) Which is the most populous city in the world?

Answer: Tokyo


169) 100 degrees Celsius is the boiling point of:

Answer: Pure water.


170) By which ruler was the practice of military governorship first introduced in India?

Answer: Greeks


171) Which is the only Shakespearean film to have won the Best Film Oscar?

Answer: Hamlet (1948).


172) Which country has the briefest Constitution in the world?

Answer: USA


173) What is formed when gases such as carbon dioxide, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides mix with rain?

Answer: Acid rain.


174) What is meant by PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)?

Answer: Proprietary information technology standard for organizations that handle credit cards from the major card schemes.


175) Who wrote “The Biography of Raj Kapoor”?

Answer: Bunny Reuben.


176) What is the mean of Invisible Export?

Answer: Export Services


177) Weight is a force of gravity where the gravitational acceleration is:

Answer: The rate of increase of speed of falling objects.


178) Which is the country with the highest density of population in Europe?

Answer: Netherlands


179) When was Bangladesh admitted to the U.N?

Answer: 1974.


180) Bhakt Tukaram was a contemporary of which Mughal emperor?

Answer: Jahangir


181) Who said ‘That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind’ on 20 July 1969 ?

Answer: Neil Armstrong.


182) Who was the first person to cross the Alps with army?

Answer: Hannibal


183) Who awards the prize for peace?

Answer: The Norwegian Nobel Committee.


184) What is the loss of water in the form of water drops called?

Answer: Guttation


185) Snowflakes are symmetrical. How many sides do they have

Answer: Six.


186) Who is the author of the book, “The Pigeon Tunnel”?

Answer: John Le Carre.


187) Which athlete had to abandon the marathon in 1980 as he suddenly developed diarrhea during the race?

Answer: Lasse Viran, 1980.


188) Which foreign country is closest to Andarnan Islands?

Answer: Myanmar


189) Which Mexican leader was assassinated in 1923?

Answer: Pancho Villa.


190) Who was called Zinda Pir (living saint) in Mughal India?

Answer: Aurangzeb


191) Which was the first football match broadcast?

Answer: 1928 – F.A Cup Final, England.


192) Which metal is non toxic in nature?

Answer: Gold


193) Which is the largest natural lake in the world?

Answer: Caspian Sea, Europe.


194) What is meant by Pulmonary edema?

Answer: Fluid accumulation in the tissue and air spaces of the lungs.


195) Write the length of the stump:

Answer: 28 inches above the ground.


196) Who is the first American to orbit the earth?

Answer: John Glenn.


197) Where is the longest railroad tunnel in the world?

Answer: Japan.


198) Which State shares boundaries with the maximum number of other States of India ?

Answer: Assam


199) Who was called “The Clown Prince of Tennis”?

Answer: Freddie Huber (Australia).


200) The first railway line in India was opened in which year?

Answer: 1853


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 6


201) When did R.E. Peary discover the North Pole?

Answer: 6th April 1909


202) What is Study of growth and development of the embryo?

Answer: Embryology


203) Where is the submerged sandbank Dogger Bank located?

Answer: Off the east coast of England


204) Name South Korea’s first Woman president?

Answer: Park Geun-hye.


205) Name the world’s oldest astronaut.

Answer: John Glenn.


206) Give one example of marine angiosperm:

Answer: Zostera


207) Angular separation between two colours of the spectrum depends upon which thing?

Answer: Angle of deviation


208) The Sea of Azov is part of which sea?

Answer: Black


209) Which is the highest civilian honour in USA?

Answer: Presidential Medal of Freedom.


210) Which mineral has the nickname ‘fool’s gold’?

Answer: Iron Pyrite


211) Who wrote the book “When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change”?

Answer: Mohamed El Erian.


212) Where are the Cambrian Mountains?

Answer: Wales


213) Where is the headquarter of the International Atomic Energy Agency is located?

Answer: Vienna


214) What is meant by Quick Response(QR) Code?

Answer: Trademark for a type of matrix code.


215) The book ‘Diplomatic Encounter’ has been written by which author?

Answer: Arundhati Roy


216) Which fraction best represents the amount of garbage deposited in landfills in the U.S.A.?

Answer: 2/3


217) What is the Study of pulse and arterial blood pressure called?

Answer: Sphygmology


218) The simplest example of Vigenère cipher is the:

Answer: Caesar cipher


219) The Himalayas are formed of parallel fold ranges of which the oldest range?

Answer: The Great Himalayan Range


220) Gaborone is the capital of which country?

Answer: Botswana


221) Rigveda is divided into 10 books. Which books are the oldest?

Answer: Second and seventh


222) Which is the Low Frequencies (LF) band?

Answer: 30-300 khz


223) Name the world’s oldest sea bird?

Answer: Laysan Albatross.


224) The southern tip of Greenland is near which line of latitude?

Answer: 60


225) Which is the element that has the highest first ionization potential?

Answer: Nitrogen


226) Gates provided for dock entrances are known as:

Answer: Caisson


227) What is the meaning of opprobrious?

Answer: Expressing scorn or abuse


228) In which U.S. state would you most likely experience fog on any given day?

Answer: Washington


229) Which state has the largest number of salt lakes in India?

Answer: Rajasthan


230) Which is the most important resource to man of today?

Answer: Freshwater


231) Who was the last of the 24th Jain Tirthankaras?

Answer: Mahavira


232) Mount Godwin Austin is also known as:

Answer: K2


233) Who is the author of the book ‘The Rights of Man’?

Answer: Thomas Paine


234) Who introduced ‘ellipse’ as the shape of orbits of planets around the sun?

Answer: Johannes Kepler


235) What is considered as the easily digestible source of protein?

Answer: Soyabean


236) Which hideous ailment is not correctly matched with body part it affects?

Answer: Pyorrhea-intestines


237) What is meant by order of friendship?
Answer: State decoration of the Russian federation.


238) Velocity of sound in a diatomic gas is 300 m/s. What is its r.m.s. velocity?

Answer: 430 m/s


239) What is meant by European Economic Area?

Answer: Area in which the agreement on the EEA provides for free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital within the European Single Market.


240) Flavored with almonds, raisins and orange peel, what is glogg?

Answer: Hot punch


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 7


241) How many kilometers is an international nautical mile?

Answer: 1.85 Km


242) Total internal reflection of light is possible when light enters from which thing?

Answer: Water to air


243) In Muslim society, what is a hajj?

Answer: Holy pilgrimage


244) The book ‘Worshipping False Gods’s is written by which person?

Answer: Arun Shourie


245) Who said: ‘I’m afraid there’s many a spectacled sod Prefers the British Museum to God

Answer: W.H. Auden


246) Which endurance race is due to run from Lima–Tucumán–Santiago in 2013?

Answer: Dakar Rally.


247) On which food would you put remoulade?

Answer: Cold cooked crab


248) Which is a global biodiversity hotspot in India?

Answer: Western Ghats


249) Otter name of solar signs:

Answer: The signs having nature of fire


250) Who wrote ‘The Kite Runner’ and ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’?

Answer: Khaled Hosseini.


251) Violin bows are made from a brazilwood named Pernambucno and what other material?

Answer: Horse hair


252) In the human body, cowper’s glands form a part of which system?

Answer: Reproductive system


253) Which one occupies more space, internal or external combustion engine?

Answer: External combustion engine


254) The resolution for removing the Vice-President of India can be moved in which sabha?

Answer: Rajya Sabha alone


255) Which letter did Pieter Breughel drop from his name?

Answer: H


256) Which transition metal is in liquid state?

Answer: Mercury


257) Which is the main centre of Jainism in India?

Answer: Mathura


258) Which type of forest exhibits highest bio-diversity ?

Answer: Tropical rain forest


259) How many countries drive on the left – 8, 28 or 58?

Answer: 58


260) Which Rashtrakuta ruler established a victory pillar in Rameshwaram ?

Answer: Krishna III


261) Who said “Whom God wishes to destroy, he first makes mad”?

Answer: Euripides


262) Who directed the famous T.V. serial ‘Tandoori Nights’?

Answer: Saeed Jaffrey


263) What was the number of the last King Louis to be king of France?

Answer: 18th (Louis XVIII 1814.24).


264) The UNESCO declared 2011 as which International Year?

Answer: International Year of Chemistry


265) Who collaborated with Elvis Costello on his recording of “Back on my Feet”, and with Michael Jackson on “Say, Say, Say”?

Answer: Paul McCartney


266) In absence of ribosome in cell which function does not takes place?

Answer: Protein synthesis


267) What is the name of the fictional village in Noel’s House Party?

Answer: Crinkley Bottom.


268) Where are Tapovan and Vishnugarh Hydroelectric Projects located?

Answer: Uttarakhand


269) What is the connection between Greek mythological character Procrustes and a bed?

Answer: Procrustes was a monster who killed his victims by either stretching them, or truncating them to fit his bed


270) Who was the last ruler of the Tughlaq dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate?

Answer: Nasir-ud-din-Mahmud


271) Which president was succeed upon his death by Harry S. Truman?

Answer: Franklin Delano Roosevelt


272) To whom does the Public Accounts Committee submit its report?

Answer: The Speaker of the Lok Sabha


273) Which English philanthropist led the parliamentary campaign against the slave trade which was eventually abolished in 1807?

Answer: William Wilberforce


274) If a bar magnet is cut length wise into 3 parts, what will the total number of poles be?

Answer: 6


275) What do you call a grouping of bears?

Answer: A sleuth or sloth of bears


276) Why does the Issue Department of the RBI maintain a against printing of note?

Answer: Minimum Reserve System


277) Movement of surface water over oceans is known as:

Answer: Drift


278) With which river is the Omkareshwar Project associated?

Answer: Narmada


279) What is the highest mountain in western Europe?

Answer: Mont Blanc


280) The ruler which was not invited to join the confederacy to fight against Vijaynagar in the battle of Talikota?

Answer: Berar


General Knowledge Quiz Questions and Answers Part 8


281) The way of life is mainly dictated by climate or terrain in:

Answer: Small-scale Societies


282) The United Nations declared 2010 as which International Year?

Answer: Rapprochemont of Cultures


283) While trying to fly around the world Amelia Earhart disappeared…

Answer: in 1937


284) Which tissue take part in healing the wounds?

Answer: Epithelium tissue


285) In Christianity name the eldest son of Adam and Eve:

Answer: Cain


286) Which is the highest and final judicial tribunal in respect of the Constitution of India?

Answer: Supreme Court


287) What leader is responsible for creating the Persian Empire of the 6th century B.C.?

Answer: Cyrus the Great


288) What is the state the main activity associated with the fold mountain?

Answer: Earthquakes


289) On the basis of the nature of securities attached to bonds, there are three types of bonds. Which are they?

Answer: Mortgage bonds, Collateral bonds, Debenture bonds


290) Who was the Afghan ruler of India whose administrative system was emulated by the British?

Answer: Sher Shah


291) What was Socrates forced to drink to commit suicide?

Answer: Hemlock


292) Temporary hardness of water is due to the presence of which thing?

Answer: Magnesium bicarbonate


293) When did the national post office become one of the biggest and most important departments of government in many countries?

Answer: By the late 1800’s


294) Regatta is associated with which sports event?

Answer: Rowing


295) In 1893, what country was the first to grant women the right to vote?

Answer: New Zealand


296) Rupee was devalued by what percent in July 1991?

Answer: 20 Percent


297) Which country established diplomatic relations with China in 1979?

Answer: The United States


298) What is the term as the drainage pattern developed on folded sedimentary rocks?

Answer: Trellis


299) From 1925 until 1961, which of these Russian cities was known as Stalingrad?

Answer: Volgograd


300) Whose tomb is ‘Biwi Ka Maqbara’?

Answer: Aurangzeb’s wife


301) Francis I style was named after whom?

Answer: French king Francis I


302) Which energy do not have the problem of pollution?

Answer: Sun


303) Who was the author of the book Poems?

Answer: Paul Celan


304) When was the Madras State renamed Tamil Nadu?

Answer: 1969


305) What is known as a belt of subduction zones that encircles the Pacific and includes most of the world’s volcanoes?

Answer: Ring of Fire


306) What is a suitable unit for expressing electric field strength?

Answer: N/C


307) General Franco was dictator of which country?

Answer: Spain


308) Rotation of the earth causes deflection of wind by which force?

Answer: Coriolis force


309) When was Devonian period began?

Answer: About 410 million years ago


310) Who organised a Maratha confederacy against the English leading to the Third Anglo Maratha War?

Answer: The Peshwa


311) In the 1999 James Bond movie The World Is Not Enough, who is being groomed to replace the character “Q”?

Answer: R


312) Which woman has become the highest individual scorer in an innings in Tests?

Answer: Kiran Baloch


313) Which Australopithecus species had larger molars and more powerful jaws than the others?

Answer: Robust Australopithecines


314) What is the name of the person that controls a football match?

Answer: An umpire


315) What group released the album Days of Future Past?

Answer: The Moody Blues


316) Which air pollutant affect the nervous system of man?

Answer: Lead


317) Which Australopithecus species had larger molars and more powerful jaws than the others?

Answer: Robust Australopithecines


318) Which is the chief characteristics of wet and dry tropics?

Answer: Constant heating


319) Which of the following scientists would study motion, forces, & energy?

Answer: Physicist


320) By whom was Shuddhi movement (conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism) started?

Answer: Swami Dayanand Saraswati


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321) Who was the earliest known actor and dramatist who was the winner of the first competition in Athens?

Answer: Thespis


322) Which Union Territory attained statehood in February, 1987?

Answer: Goa


323) Which Sicilian volcano is the highest in Europe?

Answer: Etna


324) Which oxyacid of halogen has maximum acidic nature?

Answer: HClO4


325) What is the name given to the capacity of a lens and of a photographic emulsion to reproduce sharply and accurately all the fine details in a picture?

Answer: Resolving power


326) From when was the Zero Base Budgeting in India first experimented?

Answer: April , 1987


327) Earthshine is seen on the moon – earthshine is light reflected from the Earth. True or False?

Answer: True


328) What is most important reason for dwindling forest resources today?

Answer: Over felling


329) How many members are there in the Zebulun tribes?

Answer: Fifty seven thousand and four hundred


330) “The best and bravest of the military leader of the rebels”- about whom was this said by Sir Hugh Rose?

Answer: Rani of Jhansi


331) Which explorer became the first white man to discover the Shoalhaven River?

Answer: George Bass


332) Who is the leading wicket taker in the history of Test cricket?

Answer: Shane Warne


333) Who is ‘bard of heaven’?

Answer: Shakespeare


334) The greatest threat to organisms and biodiversity in which process?

Answer: Process of habitat loss


335) Who was the God of War?

Answer: Ares


336) Which Article of the Constitution of India makes a specific mention of Village Panchayats?

Answer: Article 40


337) What is the name of a woolen dress worn by men?

Answer: Jersey


338) How much of earth surface is covered by the forests?

Answer: 30 percent


339) Which architect designed the city of Brasilia?

Answer: Oscar Niemeyer (born 1907)


340) Who was the first Indian woman President of the Indian National Congress?

Answer: Sarojini Naidu


341) The Communist States claim to draw inspiration from who?

Answer: Marx


342) The unidirectional property of a pn-junction is useful for its use as which thing?

Answer: Rectifier


343) Using the pseudonym Richard Saunders, which American founding father wrote Poor Richard’s Almanac?

Answer: Benjamin Franklin


344) Who has been awarded the Prem Bhatia Award for the year 2012?

Answer: P.R. Ramesh


345) What is the use of the instrument, calipers?

Answer: For measuring the inside or outside diameter of bodies


346) Who is the chairman of 13th Finance Commission?

Answer: Vijay Kelkar


347) In music, Gwen Stefani is the lead singer of which Ska-Pop band?

Answer: No Doubt


348) The Himalyas are approximately how many kilometer broad?

Answer: 150 to 400


349) What is the currency of Belarus:

Answer: Ruble


350) During India’s Freedom Struggle, which led to the first ‘All India Hartal’?

Answer: Protest against Rowlatt Act


351) In theater, Oscar Hammerstein wrote the lyrics for the Broadway show South Pacific; who composed the music?

Answer: Richard Charles Rogers


352) Which animals have a diet mainly consisting of bamboo?

Answer: Red pandas


353) Which country is the important tourist centre of Japanese in Europe?

Answer: France


354) Which Amendment of the Constitution of India deals with the issue of strengthening of the Panchayati Raj?

Answer: 73rd


355) What is known as “the dismal science”?

Answer: Economics


356) Thermal decomposition of alkanes is known as which name?

Answer: Cracking


357) How much is the percentage of nitrogen in average hair?

Answer: 17.14%


358) How many islands of India are located in the Bay of Bengal?

Answer: 204


359) Dalton’s Atomic Theory states all of the following:[cr][cr]matter is made up from tiny, indestructible particles called atoms[cr]the atoms of one element are all identical[cr]that atoms of different elements have the same mass. True or False?

Answer: False


360) In ancient India, at where was the earliest capital of Magadha kingdom?

Answer: Rajgir


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361) Northern border of Northern Plateau:

Answer: Kunlun Mountains


362) Amarya Sen, the NRI Nobel laureate got the honour for which work?

Answer: Poverty and famines


363) Instead of lungs what organs in a fish absorb the oxygen from the water?

Answer: Gills


364) Where did India made her debut in Olympic football?

Answer: London in 1948


365) With which dance form Pierre Beauchamp associated?

Answer: Ballet


366) Which plant is used for green manuring in India?

Answer: Sunhemp


367) What is litmus paper? What do the colors indicate?

Answer: Litmus paper is paper treated with a dye that measures the acidity and alkalinity of a solution, or its pH. If the paper turns red, it is acidic; if it turns blue, it is alkaline.


368) Which city is known as the ‘Manchester of South India’?

Answer: Coimbatore


369) Which layer of plants consists mainly of the crowns (branches and leaves) of the tallest trees?

Answer: Canopy


370) The Government of India has decided to declare river as ‘National River’?

Answer: Ganga


371) At the time of the arrival of the Europeans, what was the range of the American bison in North America?

Answer: The American bison, commonly known as the buffalo, once roamed over all of North America, coast-to-coast, all the way from the West to the eastern seaboard. The size of the herd was estimated to be as high as 50 million animals. By 1900, there were fewer than 1500 bison left.


372) What does the Preamble of our Constitution contin?

Answer: The spirit of the Constitution


373) Large rivers that begin in a rainy area and flow across a desert without drying up are:

Answer: Exotic rivers


374) Which energy of the electron at absolute zero is called?

Answer: Fermi energy


375) What name is given to the cooler darker spots on the sun’s surface?

Answer: Sunspots


376) What is an essential attribute of inflation?

Answer: Increase in prices


377) The idea which holds that many species arise from non-living matter is known as the:

Answer: Spontaneous generation theory


378) Which city is known for silk wearing industry?

Answer: Kanchepuram


379) The lens of a microscope that is close to one’s eye is the:

Answer: Eyepiece lens


380) Which Rajputa king defeated Muhammad Ghori for the first time?

Answer: Prithviraj III


381) Which type of systematic assessment is a study that measures people’s attitudes and activities by asking the people themselves?

Answer: Survey


382) Where were first Olympic Games held?

Answer: 776 B.C.


383) If a person has a mass of 50 kilograms, the person’s weight in Newtons will be about:

Answer: 500


384) What is the characteristic odour of garlic?

Answer: A sulphur compound


385) Idealism states:

Answer: The every material thing is an idea or a form of an idea


386) The source of India’s sovereignty lies in which thing?

Answer: Preamble to the Constitution


387) The melting point of water in degrees Celsius is:

Answer: 0


388) What can be the maximum duration of totality for a solar eclipse?

Answer: 7 minutes 40 seconds


389) What is the colour of the blood which bleed from the vein:

Answer: Dark red


390) Which region of India was ruled by Sultan Zainul Abidin ?

Answer: Kashmir


391) Many people do not plant climbing vines near their homes because:

Answer: The decomposing leaves release acids that break down paint and concrete


392) Which is the vitamin that is most readily manufactured in our bodies?

Answer: Vitamin D


393) What is the study of the philosophy of causation of diseases called?

Answer: Etiology


394) The celebrated novel ‘The Godfather’ was authored by which author?

Answer: Mario Puzo


395) Which town in Umbria was the birthplace of St Francis?

Answer: Assisi


396) What is the best means of saving during inflation?

Answer: Money


397) Why does the Mantle material not contribute to the magnetic anomalies?


Answer: Because it contains only Ultramafic rocks which are essentially nonmagnetic


398) What is the total surface area of earth?

Answer: 510 million sq km


399) What name is given to the brittle kind of iron used for making engine blocks and manhole covers?

Answer: Cast iron


400) Sirajuddaulah was defeated by Lord Clive in which battle?

Answer: Plassey


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401) Bag like outgrowth from the hindgut in embryos of Amniote for storing excretory products is known a:

Answer: Allantois


402) In human body, which are the leg bones?

Answer: Humerus and Femur


403) What was the world’s first electrically lighted city?

Answer: Wabash, Indiana


404) When the Vice-President acts as President he gets the emoluments of which post?

Answer: President


405) The great temple of ancient Egyptians which was dedicated to the Sun God:

Answer: The temple of Abu Simbel


406) Which of the following is good nuclear fuel?

Answer: Plutonium-239


407) The United States has the largest Gross Domestic Product. Which country is second?

Answer: China


408) All the watches of a country are set according to which time?

Answer: Standard time of the country


409) In feudalism, the person who held the land was called:

Answer: Vassal


410) Near the banks of which river excavations have brought to light that Indus Valley Civilization percolated to far south?

Answer: Krishna


411) Which of the following is not a Philippine island?

Answer: Timor


412) Which book is entitled as ‘Bible of Communism’ ?

Answer: Das Kapital


413) The battle in which Napoleon was defeated in 1815:

Answer: The Battle of Trafalgar


414) Who is popularly known as ‘Nightingale of India’ ?

Answer: Sarojini Naidu


415) Which country’s flag does not contain a crescent?

Answer: Indonesia


416) In metabolism, how enzymes act?

Answer: As catalyst


417) The Prime Minister of a country who won Nobel Prize for literature (in 1953):

Answer: Winston Churchill of U.K


418) If it is 4 P.M. on Monday at 150°W, what will be the time at 150°E?

Answer: 12 Noon on Tuesday


419) What is the world’s most visited mountain?

Answer: Mt. Fuji


420) The term nishka, which meant an ornament in the Vedic period, was used in latertirnes, what did it denote?

Answer: A coin


421) The first Roman emperor:

Answer: Augustus Caesar


422) In India, the concept of single citizenship is adopted from which country?

Answer: England


423) Where would you find the Qattara Depression?

Answer: Egypt


424) Which is the essential element in all organic compounds?

Answer: Carbon


425) Who were the member countries of Triple Alliance formed during the First World War:

Answer: Germany, Austria, Hungary & Italy


426) Which is the oldest ‘stock exchange of India?

Answer: Bombay Stock Exchange


427) Where are the Apennines in relation to the Alps?

Answer: South


428) What are the ‘Temperate lows’?

Answer: Sub-polar low pressure belts


429) What was the name of the society formed by Arthur Griffiths in 1905 which called itself by the Gaelic words interpreted as “ourselves alone”?

Answer: Sinn Féin


430) Which are Tile earliest Buddhist literature that deal with the stories of the various birth of Buddha?

Answer: Jatakas


431) A cusec measures what?

Answer: Water flow


432) Dr. M. S. Swaminathan distinguished himself in which field?

Answer: Agriculture


433) The isthmus means:

Answer: A narrow neck of land that connects two larger landmasses


434) By which plants is the maximum fixation of solar energy done?

Answer: Green plants


435) Which city was Australia’s first settlement of convicts from Britain?

Answer: Sydney


436) In which year was the first no confidence motion moved in the Lok Sabha after independence?

Answer: 1963


437) Which is claimed to be the coldest place in Asia?

Answer: Dras


438) Which hot and dry winds that help in the ripening or grapes in the Alps region?

Answer: Foehn


439) Which Chinese city is located on the coast?

Answer: Shanghai


440) Which language was used in the literature of Sangam period?

Answer: Tamil


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441) Which countries does the Gulf of Bothnia separate?

Answer: Sweden and Finland


442) What is the wavelength of visible spectrum?

Answer: 3900-7600 A


443) Which type of sediment has the smallest particles?

Answer: Clay


444) The fragments of which comet system collided with Jupiter in July 1994?

Answer: Shoemaker-Levy 9


445) The northernmost city in Africa is:

Answer: Bizerte


446) The National Housing Bank was set up in India as a wholly-owned subsidiary of which bank?

Answer: Reserve Bank of India


447) Who was making headlines in late summer and fall of 1888?

Answer: Jack the Ripper


448) Wine production is mainly carried out in natural region?

Answer: Mediterranean region


449) Which Canadian town was the boom town of the Gold Rush?

Answer: Klondike


450) Which was the most important factor in transforming ancient Indian society into feudal society?

Answer: Practice of land grants


451) Name the reclusive author of “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Franny and Zooey”:

Answer: J.D. Salinger


452) Which animal resembles most to human beings in terms of physical and mental capabilities?

Answer: Chimpanzee


453) What is the capital of Uruguay?

Answer: Montevideo


454) From where can a Member of Parliament claim immunity?

Answer: From civil cases only


455) Which was the only major league baseball team to win two World Series in the 1980’s?

Answer: Los Angeles Dodgers


456) Salts of which element pre vide colours to fireworks?

Answer: Strontiur and barium


457) Which Australian State enjoys a tropical climate?

Answer: Queensland


458)  Where are the Postaz temperate grassland?

Answer: Hungary


459) Which was the only major league baseball team to win two World Series in the 1980’s?

Answer: Los Angeles Dodgers


460) Which was the Chola king who conquered the northern part of Sri Lanka and made it a province of his empire?

Answer: Rajaraja


461) What type of map is used for showing the topography of the sea floor?

Answer: Bathymetric


462) Where is the largest automobile manufacturing centre in the world located?

Answer: Detroit


463) Someone known as a finagler is one who:

Answer: Cheats


464) ORT (Oral Rehydration Therapy) is associated with the treatment of which disease?

Answer: Diarrhea


465) Who is the author of the famous work “Asian Drama: An Inquiry into the Poverty of Nations”?

Answer: Gunnar Myrdal


466) To suspect HIV/AIDS in a young individual, which symptom is mostly associated with?

Answer: Chronic diarrhoea


467) Sherlock Holmes, the fictional British detective, played what instrument?

Answer: Violin


468) Which is the chief industry of Afghanistan?

Answer: Carpet making


469) What is the name of the Satellite launching station set up in Andhra Pradesh?(

Answer: Sriharikota Range


470) Why did Muhammad-bin-Tughlaq transfer his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad?

Answer: To control South India better


471) Which style of art was produced in, or under the influence of, the Eastern Roman Empire?

Answer: Byzantine


472) With which the executive power relating to concurrent subjects remain?

Answer: The Centre


473) Who wrote the biography of Satyajit Ray called “The Inner Eye”?

Answer: Andrew Robinson


474) We cannot see during a fog. why?

Answer: Because of scattering of light


475) How many great pyramids are there at Giza?

Answer: Three


476) Which situation makes a firm most efficient?

Answer: Lowest average costs


477) The name United Nations Organisation was adopted at the suggestions of whom?

Answer: Mr. Franklin Roosevelt


478) Silk textiles are mainly produced in which countries?

Answer: China and India


479) What fugitive prophet slept in the bottom of a ship as it rolled in a storm?

Answer: Jonah


480) The Portuguese traveller, Nuniz visited Vijayanagar during the reign of which rular?

Answer: Achyuta Raya


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481) The Norwegian Nobel Committee is elected by:

Answer: The Norwegian Parliament


482) Which type of coal is difficult to light in the open air?

Answer: Peat


483) Who said “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”?

Answer: Samuel Johnson.


484) Leukaemia or blood cancer is characterised by abnormal increase of which cells?

Answer: White blood cells


485) Who was Kenya’s first track medalist in the Olympics?

Answer: Wilson Kiprugut, 800 m, 1964


486) Howmany subjects are in the Union list?

Answer: 97 subjects


487) In which year did Gloria Gaynor have a number one hit with “I Will Survive”?

Answer: 1979.


488) Which instrument instrument used for recording earthquake waves?

Answer: Seismograph


489) Which was the first football match telecast?

Answer: 1978 Arsenal Vs Preston


490) Which Mughalemperor gave land for the construction of the Golden Temple at Amritsar?

Answer: Akbar


491) Which president was succeed upon his death by John Tyler?

Answer: William H. Harrison


492) What does Oxidation involve?

Answer: Loss of electrons


493) What is the circumference of a cricket ball?

Answer: 8 13/16 and 9 inches


494) Among South Asian countries which one is the Maternal Mortality Ratio (per 1,000 live births) lowest?

Answer: Bangladesh


495) What do you call a grouping of beavers?

Answer: A colony of beavers


496) What is meant by ‘Underwriting’, the term frequently used in financial sector?

Answer: Under valuation of the assets


497) Name the great Wimbledon’ Champion who, after winning Wimbledon five times in a row, switched to golf in which she won several championships, became an international hockey player, and also won laurels in skating and archery?

Answer: Charlotte Dod


498) ‘Caldera’ is a feature associated with which thing?

Answer: Volcanoes


499) Which ocean is the deepest?

Answer: Pacific


500) Under the leadership of which Guru did the Sikh become a political and military force?

Answer: Guru Gobind Singh


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