Current GK Questions and Answers

Current GK Questions and Answers


Current GK Questions and Answers


1) Who was the author of the book ‘The Sound and the Fury’?
Answer: William Faulkner.


2) Alpha-keratin is a protein present in which thing?
Answer: Wool.


3) What does Hygrometer measure?
Answer: Relative Humidity or moisture content in atmosphere.


4) What was the first country to recognize the United States as a nation?
Answer: Morocco.


5) Which of the following is used as ‘a moderator in nuclear reactor?
Answer: Graphite.


6) How many rings on the Olympic flag?
Answer: Five.


7) The Negev desert is located in?
Answer: Israel.


8) Which planet looks reddish in the night sky?
Answer: Mars.


9) Jalabiya is the traditional dress of which country? –
Answer: Saudi Arabia.


10) The lamprey closely resembles this animal:
Answer: Eel.


11) What was the source of the blue gem stone, lapis lazuli, for the people of Harappan culture?
Answer: Afghanistan.


12) What colour is vermilion a shade of?
Answer: Red.


13) In math, which geometric shape has more sides, a hexagon or a parallelogram?
Answer: A hexagon.


14) In baseball, the two opposing teams consist of how many players?
Answer: 9 players each.


15) A ‘doe’ is what kind of animal?
Answer: A female deer.


16) What is the capital of Morocco?
Answer: Rabat.


17) In which technology do Cryogenic engines find applications?
Answer: Rocket technology.


18) King Zog ruled which country?
Answer: Albania.


19) What U.S. city is the home of Playboy magazine?
Answer: Chicago.


20) The latitude of a place is the same as which place?
Answer: Celestial pole.


21) Sarafan is the dress worn in _?
Answer: Russia.


22) The type of symmetry of a human is:
Answer: Bilateral.


23) Which element that does not occur in nature but can be produced artificially?
Answer: Plutonium.


24) What colour is Spock’s blood?
Answer: Green.


25) Which countries have hosted the Winter Olympics most often (three times each)?
Answer: United States and France.


Current GK Questions and Answers Part 2


26) Which is the element found on the surface of the moon?
Answer: Titanium.


27) What does Radar Gun measure?
Answer: Speed of moving objects.


28) Which fictional captain is not human?
Answer: Flint.


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


30) Where in your body is your patella?
Answer: Knee (it’s the kneecap).


31) Who slew the medusa?
Answer: Perseus.


32) Which vitamin is considered to be a hormone?
Answer: D.


33) What does CITIUS, ALTIUS, FORTIUS mean?
Answer: Olympic Motto meaning “Faster, Higher, Stronger”.


34) The ‘red’ planet named after the Roman god of war is:
Answer: Mars.


35) Which can be used for biological control of mosquitoes?
Answer: Gambusia.


36) Where can you find London Bridge today?
Answer: USA (Arizona).


37) How many Interstate Highways are in Hawaii?
Answer: Three.


38) Which instrument used for finding out wind-direction?
Answer: Wind vane.


39) Cheongsam is the dress worn in?
Answer: China.


40) When unripe, this bright orange fruit is notoriously bitter:
Answer: Persimmon.


41) How are Latitude and Longitude?
Answer: Perpendicular to each other.


42) What spirit is mixed with ginger beer in a Moscow mule?
Answer: Vodka.


43) What is the name given to the molten rock beneath the surface of the Earth?
Answer: Magma.


44) The improper function of which results in condition ‘Myxedema’ in human beings?
Answer: Thyroid gland.


45) The shining object on new moon day is?
Answer: Planet Venus.


46) Which architectural style dominated the period from 1400 to 1600?
Answer: The Renaissance.


47) Which was the first talkie film of India?
Answer: Alam Ara.


48) Who was the first man in space?
Answer: Yuri Gagarin.


49) Which president of the Confederate States of America was a West Point graduate?
Answer: President Jefferson Davis.


50) Where are a large number of species are found within a small unit of area?
Answer: Wet evergreen equatorial forests.


Current GK Questions and Answers Part 3


51) This is cloud of gas is typically called _?
Answer: Nebula.


52) Fill in the blank. “Ultimately a great nation is a _____ nation.”
Answer: Compassionate.


53) In 1610, Galileo Galilei discovered four moons of which planet?
Answer: Jupiter.


54) What would you do with a Yashmak?
Answer: Wear it – it’s an Arab veil.


55) When an atom loses an electron, it becomes a:
Answer: Positive ion.


56) When does Relative humidity decreases?
Answer: With increased temperature.


57) What does Spirometer measure?
Answer: Volume of air inspired and expired by the lungs.


58) In 1987, which presidential candidate was photographed with Donna Rice aboard the yacht “Monkey Business”?
Answer: Gary Hart.


59) Through which Translocation of food materials in plants takes place?
Answer: Phloem.


60) Who betrayed Jesus to the Romans?
Answer: Judas Iscariot.


61) Oak Park, Burbank, and Skokie are suburbs of which U.S. city?
Answer: Chicago.


62) Why is ‘Beaufort Scale’ used ?
Answer: To measure wind velocity.


63) Ashes Trophy is related to which sport?
Answer: Cricket.


64) What TV detective was based on the character of Petrovitch in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment?
Answer: Columbo.


65) Which is the tree requiring minimum water for its growth?
Answer: Babul.


66) Which animal lays eggs?
Answer: Duck billed platypus.


67) An eyepiece is sometimes called an ocular. True or False?
Answer: True.


68) In which is ‘Foot and Mouth Disease’ found?
Answer: Cattle.


69) What does Seismometer measure?
Answer: Motions of the ground.


70) Vesuvius is located near which major Italian city?
Answer: Naples.


71) In which latitudes largest quantities of bauxite is found?
Answer: Tropical latitudes.


72) On television what was Flipper?
Answer: Dolphin.


73) This type of poem became popular in the mid 19th century:
Answer: Limerick.


74) Which tree, once very popular in social forestry, is now taken to be environmental hazard?
Answer: Eucalyptus.


75) Masters Trophy is related to which sport?
Answer: Golf.


Current GK Questions and Answers Part 4


76) What nationality was Vincent van Gogh?
Answer: Dutch.


77) In which animal is respiration done by skin?
Answer: Frog.


78) Who’s band was The Quarrymen?
Answer: John Lennon.


79) In which country are Bat-Yam and Holon?
Answer: Israel.


80) The Ruhr-Westphalia region is a famous industrial region of which country?
Answer: Germany.


81) Thomas and Uber cup is related to which sport?
Answer: Badminton.


82) In movies, for which film did Paul Newman win an Academy Award for Best Actor?
Answer: The Color of Money.


83) Which was the most successful Grand National horse?
Answer: Red Rum.


84) Which country is the largest producer of Bauxite?
Answer: Australia.


85) Davis cup is related to which sport?
Answer: Men’s Tennis.


86) A mass of frozen rock and gas that has a tail pointing away from the sun is a:
Answer: Comet.


87) What denotes the smallest temperature?
Answer: 1° on the Kelvin scale.


88) Who starred as the Six Million Dollar Man?
Answer: Lee Majors.


89) A mass of frozen rock and gas that has a tail pointing away from the sun is a:
Answer: Comet.


90) Foot-and-Mouth disease in animals, a current epidemic in some parts of the world, By which is this
Answer: Bacterium.


91) What metal has the chemical symbol Pb?
Answer: Lead.


92) Scorpions are eight-legged arachnids, like spiders. True or False?
Answer: True.


93) ‘Gobar gas’ contains mainly which gas?
Answer: Methane.


94) In the song Waltzing Matilda, What is a Jumbuck?
Answer: Sheep.


95) Flower growers use the concept of capillary action when they:
Answer: Place cut flowers in dyed water to colour the petals.


96) What is the principal reason for the formation of metamorphic rocks?
Answer: Extreme heat and pressure.


97) Bronze is made from what two metals?
Answer: Copper and tin.


98) Which African leader is the only person in history to have addressed both the League of Nations and the UN?
Answer: Haile Selassie I.


99) Medicine for epilepsy is obtain from which lichen?
Answer: Parmelia.


100) Who was Dan Dare’s greatest enemy in the Eagle?
Answer: Mekon.


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