GK Question One Word Answer
1) In what country is there a north-eastern province called Catalonia?
2) Galvanization coats iron with zinc. True or False?
3) What is the approximate difference in length between the polar circumference and equatorial circumference of the earth?
Answer: 46 miles.
4) In 1812, Napolean’s armies began the invasion of which country?
5) Who was the tallest president in American history?
Answer: Abraham Lincoln.
6) In the Homer’s The ‘Odyssey’, where is Odysseus trying to find his way home to?
7) Of which European country do the Magyars make up 92% of the population?
8) In what year did the Reformation occur?
9) What nation was settled by the Amorites, a Semitic people from the Arabian peninsula, in 2100 B.C.?
10) Which Vietnamese socialist and one-time president of North Vietnam has a name meaning “he who enlightens”?
Answer: Ho Chi Minh.
11) The panhandle of Cyprus points toward which country?
12) What was the name of the character played by Audrey Hepburn in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s?
Answer: Holly Golightly.
13) Collimation means aligning the optics in a telescope so that you can have the best possible image. True or False?
14) Cementation of sedimentary rocks is the result of the chemical named:
Answer: Calcium carbonate.
15) A group of 6500 islands between Finland and Sweden is known as?
16) Princess Beatrix was installed as the queen of this country in 1980:
17) Which Dickens’ title was borrowed by Tasmin Archer for her first album?
Answer: Great Expectations.
18) How many different species (kinds) of insects are there?
19) Which country is bordered by the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, and Switzerland?
20) Once the wealthiest man in the world, which American billionaire established an art museum in Malibu, California?
Answer: Jean Paul Getty.
21) An egg-shaped galaxy is called:
22) Which U.S. state is the Centennial State?
23) Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, never wrote anything down. True or False?
24) Who was the first woman in space?
Answer: Valentina Tereshkova.
25) The 33 vertebrae in the human spine are divided into all these types except:
GK Question One Word Answer Part 2
26) What do you call a grouping of clams?
Answer: A bed of clams.
27) What is the second largest country (after Sudan) in Africa?
28) Who was the author of The Possessed?
Answer: Fyodor M. Dostoevsky.
29) What Russian cleric was poisoned, shot and drowned on December 30, 1916?
30) Which Great Lake (U.S.) has the largest surface area?
31) Which novel was not written by William Goldman?
Answer: Prizzi’s Honor.
32) In fashion, named for a French aerial gymnast, what “L” is a close-fitting garment worn by dancers and acrobats?
33) What state is the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America?
34) Which is the name of the largest lake in the World?
Answer: Caspian Sea.
35) Some examples in Kingdom Fungi are:
Answer: Mushrooms and yeast.
36) Which country contains the ancient region of Mesopotamia?
37) Which Caribbean island has the greatest area?
38) What building did James Bloodsworth design in May, 1788?
Answer: Government House.
39) Who ate pomegranate seeds in Hades so must spend 6 months a year there?
40) Three heavenly bodies that do not make their own light are:
Answer: Planets, moons and comets.
41) Which of the following is not a primary language of Brunei?
42) Which statement about the basking shark is false?
Answer: A.K.A. “dogfish.”
43) How many legs has an insect?
44) Which geometric shape does Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum in New York echo?
Answer: A spiral.
45) When did Lewis and Clark embark on their famous expedition to explore the new American land?
46) What did MLK consider his “first calling and greatest commitment”?
Answer: To be a preacher of the gospel.
47) Which island is the southernmost point of Canada?
Answer: Pelee Island.
48) The mass number of an atom is mainly the number of:
Answer: Protons and neutrons.
49) What momentous event occurred off the Falkland Islands in 1914?
Answer: The German battleship fleet was sunk.
50) Who was the shortest American president?
Answer: James Madison.
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51) Which Herod was in power during the time Jesus of Nazareth was born and also ordered the massacre of the innocents?
Answer: Herod the Great.
52) Which seven states have only one representative in the United States House of Representatives?
Answer: As of 2001, Alaska, Delaware, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming have only one member of the United States House of Representatives.
53) What did Mozart’s initials W. A. stand for?
Answer: Wolfgang Amadeus.
54) Where was the eastern start of the Santa Fe Trail?
Answer: Dodge City, Kansas.
55) Which US pop artist created “100 Campbells Soup Cans”?
Answer: Andy Warhol.
56) What is the speed of light?
Answer: In a vacuum, c = 299,292,458 meters per second, or about 186,250 miles per second.
57) What does the ‘MI’ of M15 and M16 stand for?
Answer: Military intelligence.
58) Jersey is a dependency of which country?
Answer: United Kingdom.
59) What is a sapote?
60) Scientists today make a very approximate estimate that there are _______ galaxies in the universe.
Answer: 100 billion.
61) In what direction do Bordeaux’s beaches face?
62) The transuranium elements are all lanthanides. True or False?
63) Which African country was formerly a Belgian territory?
Answer: Democratic Republic of Congo.
64) What undignified event occurred to the town of Canowindra twice in 1863?
Answer: It was twice captured by bushrangers.
65) Ferdinand Porsche designed which car that was launched in 1937?
Answer: Volkswagen Beetle.
66) The time of revolution of the earth is about:
Answer: 1 year.
67) To which country does the island of Mayotte belong?
68) Which biblical figure was not a king?
69) Oncology is a branch of medicine concerning what?
70) Renaissance architecture emerged from which country?
71) What geographic landmark creates the continental divide?
Answer: The Rocky Mountains.
72) True or False? King is the only American besides George Washington to have a nationwide celebration for his birthday. True or False?
73) What is the average salinity of the ocean, by weight?
74) The maximum numbers of electrons in the first four energy levels of an atom are:
Answer: 2, 8, 8, 18.
75) Who was the author of the book The Brothers Karamazov
Answer: Fyodor M. Dostoevsky.
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76) Which country landed on Juno Beach during D-Day?
77) The chief crop of Liberia and South Korea is?
78) A gorget, a tasse and a gauntlet are articles that would have been worn by:
79) In chemistry, what element on the periodic table is represented by the letter K?
80) What is the maximum number of tablespoons in a standard, 8-ounce stick of butter?
81) Which is the name of the largest island in the World?
82) The species name for humans is:
Answer: Homo sapiens.
83) Which country is responsible for about one-third of the world’s rice exports?
84) Morgiana saves—-by pouring boiling oil into the jars where thieves are hidden.
Answer: Ali Baba.
85) According to their advertisements, which brand of peanut butter do “choosy moms choose”?
86) This R&B diva, known to many as “Lady Soul,” began her singing career with her father�s gospel choir in the Detroit church where he was pastor.
Answer: Aretha Franklin.
87) Which state borders South Dakota to the south?
88) What Edward Albee play was made into a film starring Liz Taylor and Richard Burton?
Answer: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
89) Which telescope has a large mirror?
Answer: A reflecting telescope.
90) Examples of sedimentary rocks are:
Answer: Sandstone, shale and conglomerate.
91) Jiddah is located on which body of water?
Answer: Red Sea.
92) Which musical group is not a quartet?
93) What opera star sold more records in 1990 than all but Madonna and Elton John?
Answer: Luciano Pavarotti.
94) What is the official state insect for Illinois?
Answer: Monarch butterfly.
95) Of which Australian state is Melbourne the capital?
96) In television, which fitness guru stars in his workout videos “Disco Sweat” and “Sweatin’ to the Oldies”?
Answer: Richard Simmons.
97) What type of galaxy is the Milky Way galaxy?
98) Greenwich lies in which direction from central London?
99) The Arctic is one of the seven continents of the world. True or False?
100) What was discovered by Charles Best and Fredrick Banting in the year 1922?
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