Multiple Choice GK Short Question and Answer
1) He wrote such books as “The Stranger,” “The Rebel” and “The Plague”:
A) Albert Camus
B) George Orwell
C) John Steinbeck
D) William Golding
E) Franz Kafka
2) What product accounts for about 90% of Nigeria’s export earnings?
C) Vegetables and Fruits
3) Graham’s law deals with …
4) The name of the galaxy in which our solar system is situated is the:
B) Milky Way
C) Clouds of Magellan
5) Which type of land cover covers the greatest area on the earth?
6) All cells have:
A) Cell membranes
B) Cell walls
C) Both cell walls and cell membranes
7) One of these words does not belong. Find the odd word out.
8) Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, never wrote anything down.
9) In which movie does Steve Martin have to share his body with Lily Tomlin?
A) The Man with Two Brains
B) The Lonely Guy
C) L.A. Story
D) Inner Space
E) All of Me
10) Which Australian state calls itself the “State of Excitement” and “The Golden State?”
A) Western Australia
C) New South Wales
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11) What are the hill and valley of a wave called?
A) It’s landscape
B) Crest and trough
C) Legth and depth
D) Top and bottom
12) What explorer is buried in the Dominican Republic?
A) Christopher Columbus
B) Hernando Cortes
C) Leif Eriksson
D) Marco Polo
13) Where would you find the state of Selangor, with a capital city of Shah Alam?
14) One of these words does not belong with the other three.[cr][cr]Find the odd word out.
15) The name of the galaxy in which our solar system is situated is the:
B) Milky Way
C) Clouds of Magellan
16) Exfoliation or flaking of rocks due to expansion in extremely high daytime temperatures with contraction in extremely low nighttime temperatures is a form of:
A) Physical weathering
B) Chemical weathering
17) Which Pacific entity is farthest north?
A) Federated States of Micronesia
C) Northern Mariana Islands
18) At the 1984 Olympics, Mary Lou Retton won the gold in the:
A) All-around gymnastics
B) Floor exercise
D) Balance beam
19) True or False? King is the only American besides George Washington to have a nationwide celebration for his birthday.
20) “Tin Men,” “Always” and “Nuts” are films starring this actor:
A) Robert Duvall
B) Alan Alda
C) Richard Dreyfuss
D) John Goodman
E) Danny Devito
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21) According to the title of a 1972 song by The Temptations, “Papa Was a” what?
A) Spinnin’ Wheel
B) Rollin’ Stone
C) Ramblin’ Man
D) Whirlin’ Dervish
22) What is the predominant religion in the Philippines?
D) Roman Catholic
23) Substances with a definite volume and take the shape of their containers are:
24) Who is Prime Minister of Canada?
A) Brian Mulroney
B) Kim Campbell
C) Jean Chretien
D) Tony Blair
25) Stonehenge is thought to have been built over a 1500 year period. Approximately when is Stonehenge thought to have been started?
A) 5000 B.C.
B) 3100 B.C.
C) 1550 B.C.
D) 1000 B.C.
26) What does Leslie West of Mountain play?
27) In which Australian state is the Cape York Peninsula located?
A) New South Wales
C) Western Australia
28) Which of the following scientists studies insects?
29) How many Great Lakes are there in North America?
30) Which artist’s name of Alessandro di Mariano Flipepi was changed to his brother’s nickname meaning ‘little barrel’?
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31) Which phase of the moon is not easily visible from Earth?
A) Full moon
B) Gibbous Moon
C) New moon
32) Scientists today make a very approximate estimate that there are _______ galaxies in the universe.
A) 100 billion
B) 1 trillion
C) 10 billion
D) 500 million
E) 10 trillion
33) In what year did the Soviet Union invade Afghanistan?
34) Which bird did American founding father Benjamin Franklin prefer for the national bird of the new United States?
B) Bald eagle
C) Red-tailed hawk
35) Forces can change the:
A) Slow down or speed up objects only
B) Speed, direction or shape of an object
C) Movement of objects but only if they were already in motion
36) “The Last of the Wine” and “The King Must Die” are historical novels set in:
A) Ancient Greece
B) Victorian England
C) Colonial America
D) Czarist Russia
E) Contemporary Israel
37) In which part of Sudan is the Darfur region?
38) What French town was the scene of history’s greatest military evacuation?
39) Who painted the Uffizi’s famous Birth of Venus?
40) “Sister of the Road” is the depression-era memoir of:
A) Boxcar Bertha
B) Aimee Semple Macpherson
C) Rosie the Riveter
D) Ma Barker
E) Winnie Ruth Judd