General Knowledge ke Question
1) Monatomic ions have ___
Answer: One atom.
2) Taiwan lies on which line of latitude?
Answer: Tropic of Cancer.
3) Who published the first translation of the Bible into English?
Answer: Miles Coverdale.
4) Of the six vanished ancient Wonders of the World, which was the last to disappear?
Answer: The Lighthouse of Alexandria.
5) Nagasaki can be found on Japan’s southwesternmost island. What is the island’s name?
6) Which of Chaucer’s well-known works is unfinished?
Answer: The Canterbury Tales.
7) The fastest insect is the deer bot fly. What is its fastest speed?
Answer: 90 mph.
8) What is Pakistan’s capital city?
9) In history, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago established a peace between Mexico and which other country?
Answer: United States of America.
10) The centre of a solar system is a:
11) Salsette island lies near which coastal Indian city?
12) In what year was the U.S. Monroe Doctrine introduced?
13) What is a synapse?
Answer: A gap between nerve cells.
14) What do you call a grouping of coyote?
Answer: A band of coyote.
15) What is the second smallest country (after Suriname) in South America?
16) What was Doc Holiday’s real name?
Answer: James Henry Holiday.
17) Which period of music was perfected by J. S. Bach, featuring exquisite ornamentation and lasting from about 1600 – 1750?
Answer: The Baroque Period.
18) For what crime was Al Capone finally convicted?
Answer: Tax evasion.
19) Who discovered the molecule?
Answer: Amadeus Avogadro.
20) Where were Anne Boleyn, Catherine Howard and Lady Jane Grey beheaded?
Answer: Tower of London.
General Knowledge ke Question Part 2
21) Which country lies on both the equator and the Tropic of Capricorn?
22) At sea level, with a temperature of 70° Fahrenheit, approximately how fast does sound travel through the air?
Answer: 770 mph.
23) In which direction does the Amazon river flow?
24) Amu is the abbreviation for atomic mass unit. True or False?
25) Which Italian city lies on the Adriatic Sea?
26) Who was Atahualpa?
Answer: Last Inca Emperor of Peru.
27) Who was the only president to fight in the Spanish-American war?
Answer: Theodore Roosevelt.
28) The first Roman landing in Britain was led by Julius Caesar and happened in what year?
Answer: 55 B.C.
29) Who was the author of the book Medea?
30) Who was the teacher who died when the space shuttle Challenger exploded?
Answer: Christa McAuliffe.
31) The component distinguishing the Latin American city is?
Answer: A commercial spine.
32) What Shakespeare character says “Good night, sweet prince” to Hamlet?
33) What island is Pearl Harbor on?
Answer: Hawaiian Island of Oahu.
34) Lichens are not classified as plants because:
Answer: They are two organisms – alga and fungus.
35) Where were the southernmost Winter Olympics?
Answer: Nogano, Japan.
36) What Tasmanian governor gave his name to a port, mountain range, river and lake?
Answer: Sir George Arthur.
37) According to Greek mythology Who was the son of Zeus strongest of mortals?
38) The air around a planet is its:
39) Which country was first to grant women the right to vote?
Answer: New Zealand.
40) Mel Brooks does not act in this film:
Answer: Young Frankenstein.
General Knowledge ke Question Part 3
41) What kind of an organism is a truffle?
42) “That’s not writing; it’s typing” was one American author’s comment on another’s work. Who was talking about whom? (Answer: author on author)
Answer: Truman Capote on Jack Kerouac.
43) Which Indian city is farthest north?
44) The lightest gas is:
45) In language, what “E” is the honorary title given to a professor in retirement?
46) Which founding member of the Rolling Stones left the band in 1992?
Answer: Bill Wyman.
47) Georgian Bay is part of which Great Lake?
Answer: Lake Huron.
48) Is an aberration a distorted /defect optical image?
49) Igneous rocks that cool deep beneath the earth’s surface are:
50) Fleas would win a gold medal for jumping at the Insect Olympics. How high can they jump?
Answer: 200 times their body length.
51) On which river is Baton Rouge?
52) The satellite that orbits a planet is a:
53) The Donetsk mining and industrial region lies in which country?
54) Antarctica contains 70% of the world’s fresh water. True or False?
55) The movement of water from the tree roots up to the leaves is by:
Answer: Capillary action.
56) Which U.S. state was first to elect a woman to Congress?
57) The scientific study of insects is known as:
58) What do you call a grouping of cranes?
Answer: A sedge or siege of cranes.
59) Vieques Island is part of which territory?
Answer: Puerto Rico.
60) The capital city of a state is not always the largest city in the state. What are the capital cities of the following states: Kentucky? Wisconsin? Vermont? Pennsylvania? California? Washington?
Answer: Frankfort, Kentucky; Madison, Wisconsin; Montpelier, Vermont; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Sacramento, California; and Olympia, Washington.
General Knowledge ke Question Part 4
61) Which period of music saw the prominence of church music fade as orchestral music blossomed, lasting from the period of about 1750 to 1825?
Answer: The Classical Period.
62) Who founded the state of Taiwan in 1949?
Answer: Chiang Kai-shek.
63) What secondary school has produced the most Nobel Prize winners in Science?
Answer: Bronx High School of Science, New York.
64) Where is the Basque region of Spain?
65) What is the speed of sound through water as opposed to through air?
Answer: 4 times faster.
66) In which direction does the Sphinx face?
67) Which country is directly north of Belgium?
68) Which Anglo-Saxon rebel had the nickname “the Wake”?
69) Who were the only two presidents to fight in World War I?
Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman.
70) The Canaanites were one of the two main groups that made up the Phoenician civilization. Who was the other group?
71) Who was the author of the book Absalom, Absalom
Answer: William Faulkner.
72) Who was the father of Cleopatra’s twins?
Answer: Mark Antony.
73) Which city started as an island village?
74) In literature, The Bourne Identity is on of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers written by what author?
Answer: Robert Ludlum.
75) What is the largest US state east of the Mississippi?
76) The type of symmetry where an organism can be divided into equal parts along radii is:
77) Which South American country is a member of OPEC?
78) Tandoori is a populart style of cooking that originated in:
79) What profession did Mortimer Lewis achieve fame in?
80) Who was a wise centaur?
General Knowledge ke Question Part 5
81) The gravity of a planet compared with the gravity of the sun is much:
82) Which country is not considered one of the “economic tigers” of the Pacific Rim?
83) What is kohlrabi?
84) In Celsius, what is the boiling point of water?
85) Which is the largest Roman amphitheater in the world?
Answer: The Coliseum (Rome).
86) One famous American poet was a West Point cadet. Who was he?
Answer: Edgar Allen Poe.
87) What day was the last speech Dr. King gave the day before his death?
Answer: April 3, 1968.
88) In which country is Darjeeling, known of one of the finest views on the planet?
89) Compounds that share electrons when the atoms bond are:
90) What twenty-foot-long missile that cruises at subsonic speeds shares its name with a hatchetlike Native American fighting axe?
Answer: The Tomahawk.
91) Based on GNP per capita, what is the world’s richest country?
92) What was the name of Leonard Bernstein’s first musical?
Answer: On the Town.
93) Catadioptric is another name for a rich field telescope. True or False?
94) Igneous rocks that cool quickly from lava are called:
95) Which body of water can be found in the Mediterranean Sea?
Answer: Tyrrhenian Sea.
96) What is the material from which most micro-electronic chips are made?
97) What word did Picasso define as ‘a lie that makes us realize the truth’?
98) Who was the first to sail around the Cape of Good Hope?
Answer: Vasco De Gamma.
99) According to the 1990 U.S. Census, the four largest metropolitan areas (in order) are?
Answer: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C.
100) Developed at Scotland’s Roslin Institute, what is the name of the world’s first cloned sheep?
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