General Knowledge Questions and Answers

1.The great English poet who wrote two epic poems even after losing his eyesight
(A) Shakespeare
(B) William Wordsworth
(C) Chaucer
(D) John Milton

Ans: (D) John Milton

2.The disease caused by deficiency of iron in the diet :
(A) Loss of vision
(B) Anaemia
(C) Pellagra
(D) Loss of hearing

Ans: (B) Anaemia

3.Who has won the World Cup Football as a player and coach?
(A) Lisa Raymond
(B) Paolo Rossi Italy
(C) George Best England
(D) Franz Beckenbauer Germany

Ans: (D) Franz Beckenbauer Germany

4.The Animal without fingers but with nails:
(A) Tiger
(B) Lion
(C) Elephant
(D) Dog

Ans: (C) Elephant

5.Steffi Graff belongs to which country:
(A) Germany
(B) Italy
(C) England
(D) France

Ans: (A) Germany

6.Ozone layer in the atmosphere protects from:
(A) Ultra violet rays
(B) Infrared rays
(C) Heat
(D) Poisonous gases

Ans: (A) Ultra violet rays

7.What is the pH value of pure water?
(A) 7
(B) 5
(C) 8
(D) 6

Ans: (A) 7

8.The distribution of Teesta river water is a bone of contention between India and which of the following:

Ans: (D) Bangladesh

9.The acid present in an ant’s sting is :
(A) Acetic acid
(B) Methanoic acid
(C) Citric acid
(D) Tartaric acid

Ans: (B) Methanoic acid

10.Sofia is the capital of ?
(A) Bulgaria
(B) Botswana
(C) Iceland
(D) Greenland

Ans: (A) Bulgaria

11.The device used for producing electric current is called a
(A) Voltmeter
(B) Galvanometer
(C) Ammeter
(D) Generator

Ans : (D) Generator

12.Which organ in the human body is affected by Myopia?
(A) Liver
(B) Eye
(C) Ear
(D) Brain

Ans: (B) Eye

13.Which is the smallest parliament constituency in India?
(A) Sikkim
(B) Goa
(C) Andaman & Nicobar
(D) Lakshadweep

Ans: (D) Lakshadweep

14.The most abundant metal in the Earth’s Crust :
(A) Iron
(B) Magnesium
(C) Aluminium
(D) Gold

Ans: (C) Aluminium

15.In which country was the "Dodo" bird found?
(A) South Africa
(B) Spain
(C) Madagascar
(D) Mozambique

Ans: (C) Madagascar

16.Yen is a currency of which country ?
(A) China
(B) North korea
(C) South korea
(D) Japan

Ans: (D) Japan

17.Who wrote the book "The Annihilation of Caste"?
(A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
(B) Kanshi Ram
(C) Mayawati
(D) Ram Vilas Paswan

Ans: (A) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

18.German Silver is an alloy of
(A) Copper, Silver & Nickel
(B) Silver, Copper & Aluminium
(C) Zinc, Copper & Nickel
(D) Silver, Zinc & Nickel

Ans: (C) Zinc, Copper & Nickel

19.Which organ is considered as the chemical laboratory of the human body?
(A) Heart
(B) Liver
(C) Kidney
(D) Lungs

Ans: (B) Liver

20.Cricket originated in :
(A) India
(B) America
(C) South Africa
(D) England

Ans: (D) England

21.Where is "Sea of Tranquility" found?
(A) Moon
(B) Earth
(C) Saturn
(D) Jupiter

Ans: (A) Moon

22.What happens to resistance of a metal with increase in temperature of the metal?
(A) Increases
(B) Decreases
(C) Remains same
(D) First decreases and then increases

Ans: (A) Increases

23.The country that awards Nobel Prize is ?
(A) America
(B) Sweden
(C) England
(D) Japan

Ans: (B) Sweden

24.The term "Bulls Eye" is related to :
(A) Billiards
(B) Shooting
(C) Fencing
(D) Archery

Ans: (B) Shooting

25.The one and only Indian Post Office outside India is in :
(A) England
(B) Antarctica
(C) America
(D) South Africa

Ans: (A) England

26.Who was the founder of fascism in Italy?
(A) Adolf Hitler
(B) Emilio Gentile
(C) Benito Mussolini
(D) Stanley G. Payne

Ans: (C) Benito Mussolini

27.Best conductor of heat and electricity is :
(A) Copper
(B) Iron
(C) Silver
(D) Aluminium

Ans: (C) Silver

28._________ is known as the Father of Modern Medicine.
(A) Anaxagoras
(B) Anaximander
(C) Empedocles
(D) Hippocrates

Ans: (D) Hippocrates

29.The author of Long Walk to Freedom is :
(A) Amartya Sen
(B) Nelson Mandela
(C) Aung San Suu Kyi
(D) Salman Rushdie

Ans: (B) Nelson Mandela

30."One who opens a school closes a hundred prisons" who made this comment?
(A) Victor Hugo
(B) Leo Tolstoy
(C) Maxim Gorki
(D) Anton Chekhov

Ans: (A) Victor Hugo

31.Where was Stockholm Conference held?
(A) Geneva
(B) India
(C) Austria
(D) Greece

Ans: (C) Austria

32.Which country other than India has lotus as its National Flower?
(A) Egypt
(B) Japan
(C) Myanmar
(D) Algeria

Ans: (A) Egypt

33.World’'s largest producer of coffee is ________ ?
(A) Chile
(B) India
(C) Brazil
(D) Sri Lanka

Ans: (C) Brazil

34.The instrument used to measure humidity of the atmosphere :
(A) Hygrometer
(B) Thermometer
(C) Barometer
(D) Lactometer

Ans: (A) Hygrometer

35.Which company was associated with the Bhopal Gas Tragedy?
(A) Carborundum Universal
(B) United Catalysts
(C) Union Carbide
(D) Hindustan Insecticides

Ans: (C) Union Carbide

36.Michael Fred Phelps is related to ?
(A) Athletics
(B) Chess
(C) Boxing
(D) Swimming

Ans: (D) Swimming

37.Dengue fever is caused by :
(A) Virus
(B) Bacteria
(C) Monkey
(D) Birds

Ans: (A) Virus

38.Brass is :
(A) An alloy
(B) A radioactive element
(C) A non-metal
(D) A metalloid

Ans: (A) An alloy

39.Which of the following plant hormones causes wilting in leaves?
(A) Ethylene
(B) Auxin
(C) Gibberellin
(D) Abscisic acid

Ans: (D) Abscisic acid

40.Herpetology is a branch of science which deals with :
(A) Aves
(B) Mammals
(C) Reptiles
(D) Fishes

Ans: (C) Reptiles