General Knowledge 2019 – Top 102 Online GK Questions and Answers with Explanations
Online General Knowledge 2019 part 1
1. An emergency treatment which gives before medical treatment if any accident happened is called:
Answer: First Aid.
First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
2. The study about the hairis _
Trichology is the branch of dermatology that deals with the scientific study of the health of hair and scalp.
3. What is the currency of Tibet?
As in the rest of China, Renminbi (RMB) is the legal currency in Tibet.
4. ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ was written by James Joyce. Who wrote:
‘Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog’?
Answer: Dylan Thomas.
Dylan Marlais Thomas was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems “Do not go gentle into that good night” and “And death shall have no dominion”; the ‘play for voices’ Under Milk Wood; and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child’s Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.
5. One American Poet won the Pulitzer prize for poetry in 1924,1931,1937 and 1943. Who is he?
Answer: Robert Frost.
Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America.
6. When the moon’s disc reaches near the sun’s disc in each sign, the moon’s disc comes below the sun’s disc and hence we don’t get the light of the moon. What is the name of that day?
Answer: New moon day.
In astronomy, the new moon is the first lunar phase, when the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude.
7. What is called the vertical movement of the complete body of a vehicle?
8. Name the Buddhist followers, who are believed to be lived before Buddha?
Answer: Vipassī, Sikhī, Vessabhū Buddha, Kakusandha Buddha, Koṇāgamana Buddha and Kassapa Buddha.
9. Which English rock group had a stage show that often ended with them destroying their instruments?
Answer: ‘The Who.’
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964. Their classic line-up consisted of lead singer Roger Daltrey, guitarist and singer Pete Townshend, bass guitarist John Entwistle, and drummer Keith Moon.
10. At the resonant, frequency, the capacitive and inductive reactance are exactly equal and:
Answer: Neutralize each other.
11. What is the name of the process of the generation of plant nutrients from dead and decaying organic matter?
Mineralization in soil science is the decomposition, i. e. oxidation, of the chemical compounds in organic matter, by which the nutrients in those compounds are released in soluble inorganic forms that may be available to plants.
12. “The world can be made intelligent in terms of right angles.” This statement was made in a world famous classic of Plato. Which is that classic?
Timaeus is one of Plato’s dialogues, mostly in the form of a long monologue given by the title character Timaeus of Locri, written c. 360 BC.
13. What is the European method of the STOP board?
Answer: STOP and border in white or yellow on red background.
14. Name the water that is available to the plants and readily absorbed:
Answer: Capillary water.
Capillary water is held in the capillary pores (micro pores). Capillary water is retained on the soil particles by surface forces. It is held so strongly that gravity cannot remove it from the soil particles.
15. What is Psychology?
Answer: It is the scientific study of mental processes and behavior.
Psychology is the science of behavior and mind, including conscious and unconscious phenomena, as well as feeling and thought.
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16. What is Philosophy?
Answer: The study that seeks to understand the mysteries of existence and reality.
Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems concerning matters such as existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language. The term was probably coined by Pythagoras. Philosophical methods include questioning, critical discussion, rational argument, and systematic presentation.
17. What was the name of the architect who built the first Pyramid?
Imhotep was an Egyptian chancellor to the pharaoh Djoser, probable architect of the step pyramid, and high priest of the sun god Ra at Heliopolis.
18. By whom was the planet Uranus discovered?
Answer: Sir William Herschel in 1781 (He discovered Uranus with the help of his giant sized reflector telescope)
Frederick William Herschel, KH, FRS was a German-born British astronomer, composer and brother of fellow astronomer Caroline Herschel, with whom he worked.
19. Which is the floating brown algae that covers thousands of hectares of sea in Atlantic ocean?
Sargassum is a genus of brown macroalgae in the order Fucales. Numerous species are distributed throughout the temperate and tropical oceans of the world, where they generally inhabit shallow water and coral reefs, and the genus is widely known for its planktonic species.
20. Name a bleaching agent:
Answer: Sulfur dioxide.
Sulfur dioxide is the chemical compound with the formula SO ₂. It is a toxic gas with a burnt match smell.
21. What is another name for “ownership securities”?
In financial markets, a share is a unit used as mutual funds, limited partnerships, and real estate investment trusts.
22. The language of the Web is called:
23. A circuit consisting of an inductance, capacitance and resistance, all in series is called:
Answer: Series resonant.
Series resonance is a resonance condition that usually occurs in series circuits, where the current becomes a maximum for a particular voltage.
24. What is the term used for the three processes weathering, mineralization and Humification taken collectively?
Pedogenesis is the process of soil formation as regulated by the effects of place, environment, and history.
25. Who narrates his experiences in a one-dimensional world as depicted in the classic science fiction ‘Flatland’?
Answer: A Square.
Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions is a satirical novella by the English schoolmaster Edwin Abbott Abbott, first published in 1884 by Seeley & Co. of London.
26. Name the company which invented SDR-4X Robot:
Sony developed SDR-4X as a part of the SDR series. It has 24 synchronized joints; can walk, balance on one leg, get up, kick a ball, dance; and recognize image and sound.
27. Which are two basic road markings?
Answer: 1. Carriageway markings, 2. Object markings.
28. ‘The Golden Treasury’ is perhaps the most famous anthology of English Poetry still current today. Who is the compiler?
Answer: Francis Turner Palgrave.
Francis Turner Palgrave was a British critic, anthologist and poet.
29. Who was the king that built the first pyramid?
Answer: Djoser of the 3rd dynasty.
Djoser was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 3rd dynasty during the Old Kingdom and the founder of this epoch.
30. What is the scientific term used to refer to the study of the universe, its origin and evolution?
Cosmology is a branch of astronomy concerned with the studies of the origin and evolution of the universe, from the Big Bang to today and on into the future.
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31. Who studied the sexual reproduction in plants for the first time?
Answer: Rudolf Jakob Camerarius.
Rudolf Jakob Camerarius or Camerer was a German botanist and physician.
32. Oxygen can accept electrons from all elements except what?
Fluorine is a chemical element with symbol F and atomic number 9. It is the lightest halogen and exists as a highly toxic pale yellow diatomic gas at standard conditions.
33. From the tourists of which country, Australia earns more foreign money?
34. What is a form of literature which has its greatest effect when it is performed?
Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance: a play, opera, mime, ballet, etc, performed in a theatre, or on radio or television.
35. What is the expanded form of IPR?
Answer: Intellectual Property Rights.
Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time.
36. From where the term camera is derived?
Answer: Camera Obscura.
Camera obscura, also referred to as pinhole image, is the natural optical phenomenon that occurs when an image of a scene at the other side of a screen is projected through a small hole in that screen as a reversed and inverted image on a surface opposite to the opening.
37. What is another name for “creditorship securities?
In corporate finance, a debenture is a medium- to long-term debt instrument used by large companies to borrow money, at a fixed rate of interest.
38. HTML stands for:
Answer: Hypertext Markup Language.
39. What are the basic movements a vehicle suspension is subject to while in motion?
Answer: Bouncing, Pitching and Rolling.
40. Who is the founder of Buddhism?
Answer: Gautama Buddha.
Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama in Sanskrit or Siddhāttha Gotama in Pali, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, after the title of Buddha, was a monk, mendicant, and sage, on whose teachings Buddhism was founded.
41. Which Canadian Singer/Song writer recorded the albums ‘Blue’ and ‘Hejira’?
Answer: Joni Mitchell.
Roberta Joan Mitchell professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell’s songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy.
42. Which handsome god was killed by a twig of mistletoe in Norse mythology?
Balder the Brave is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is based on the deity Baldr from Norse mythology.
43. How many readings does an act of Parliament have in the House of Commons before being given royal assent?
44. What do you mean by the term ‘Calcareous ooze’?
Answer: Oceanic deposits formed by organisms – pteropods and globigerina.
Calcareous ooze is a calcium carbonate mud formed from the hard parts (tests) of the bodies of free-floating organisms.
45. Organized social life exists among:
Answer: A few animal species.
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46. Who was endowed with the gift of prophecy by Apollo, but fated never to be believed?
Cassandra or Kassandra, also known as Alexandra, was a daughter of King Priam and of Queen Hecuba of Troy in Greek mythology
47. What was the opposition to communism?
Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian ultranationalism, characterized by dictatorial power, forcible suppression of opposition and strong regimentation of society and of the economy, which came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe.
48. What is ammeter?
Answer: An instrument for measuring current in amperes.
An ammeter is a measuring instrument used to measure the current in a circuit. Electric currents are measured in amperes, hence the name. Instruments used to measure smaller currents, in the milliampere or microampere range, are designated as milliammeters or microammeters.
49. In which year was the voting age reduced from 21 to 18 in UK?
50. The people of which country started wearing wigs (Ancient)?
51. Capital of Tibet is _
Lhasa, the capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, lies on the Lhasa River’s north bank in a valley of the Himalayas.
52. “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” was written by:
Answer: Robert M. Pirsig.
Robert Maynard Pirsig was an American writer and philosopher.
53. The Buddhist who lived after Buddha:
Answer: Maitreya Buddha.
According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma.
54. With which religion is ‘Tripiṭaka’ associated?
Buddhism is the world’s fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
55. Which was the first banking institution?
Answer: The Bank of Venice.
The first bank was established in Venice with guarantee from the State in 1157.
56. What is ‘letters patent’?
Answer: From the beginning of the print era, monarchs in each European country granted a few leading printers a legal right. It is known as a letters patent.
57. Eastern and Western bloc viewed the Cold War as a:
Answer: Dispute between right and wrong.
58. A new Western European art style during the 1200’s was called what?
Gothic architecture is a style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.
59. According to scientists at the beginning of which era animals became abundant?
Answer: Paleozoic Era.
The Paleozoic Era is the earliest of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic Eon. It is the longest of the Phanerozoic eras, lasting from 541 to 251.902 million years ago, and is subdivided into six geologic periods: the Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, and Permian.
60. Which are the earliest known species of Australopithecus?
Answer: Australopithecus anamensis.
Australopithecus anamensis is a hominin species that lived approximately four million years ago. Nearly one hundred fossil specimens are known from Kenya and Ethiopia, representing over 20 individuals.
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61. Which is one of our most important and first means of mass communication?
62. Name the supreme evil spirit in Zoroastrianism who wages eternal war with Ahura Mazda?
63. The Bank of Venice was founded in:
64. Who passed the first national copyright law?
Answer: British Parliament.
The world’s first copyright law, the Statute of Anne, was enacted in England in 1710. Exercising its power under the newly adopted Constitution to secure the rights of authors and inventors, Congress passed an act almost identical to the Statute of Anne as the first American copyright law in 1790.
65. Who viewed every revolt and every international incident as part of the World War?
Answer: Western bloc and Eastern bloc.
66. When did the earliest high-quality oriented furniture was produced in China?
Answer: During the 200’s B.C.
67. Write an example of Dome mountains?
Answer: Black Hills of South Dakota.
The Black Hills are a small and isolated mountain range rising from the Great Plains of North America in western South Dakota and extending into Wyoming, United States. Black Elk Peak, which rises to 7,244 feet, is the range’s highest summit.
68. When and where was Australopithecus anamensis appeared?
Answer: Around 4,000,000 years ago, Africa.
69. When did printing begin in Europe?
Answer: Less than 600 years ago.
70. Which art form tells a story through the speech and actions of the characters in the story?
71. How does the Dome mountains form?
Answer: Geological forces lift the earth’s crust into a broad bulge or dome.
72. At which place was Gandhiji born?
Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama.
73. Kinds of plants and animals that can live in a forest is determined by:
Answer: Climate, soil and water.
74. What do you mean by ‘California Current’?
Answer: Warm ocean current along the coast of California.
The California Current is a Pacific Ocean current that moves southward along the western coast of North America, beginning off southern British Columbia and ending off southern Baja California Peninsula.
75. Who said “Sociology as a queen of the Sciences”?
Answer: Auguste Comte.
Isidore Marie Auguste François Xavier Comte was a French philosopher and writer who formulated the doctrine of positivism. He is sometimes regarded as the first philosopher of science in the modern sense of the term.
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76. Which legal synonym indicates “Let the buyer beware” under Sale of Goods Act?
Answer: Caveat emptor.
The principle that the buyer alone is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.
77. What is the name of the process by which pictures are made by the chemical action of light on a sensitized plate or film?
78. What is the meaning of ‘Succoth’?
79. What is the pen name of Maria Louise Ramé who was an English writer of romantic novels?
Ouida was the pseudonym of the English novelist Maria Louise Ramé (although she preferred to be known as Marie Louise de la Ramée). Maria Louise Ramé was born at Bury St Edmunds, England.
80. The fashion designer, Rifat Ozbek belongs to which country?
Rıfat Özbek is a Turkish-born fashion designer, known for his exotic, ethnically-inspired outfits. He was named British Designer of the Year in 1988 and 1992.
81. Which is the most striking political phenomenon of our times?
Answer: The rise and growth of communism.
In political and social sciences, communism is the philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of the communist society, which is a socioeconomic order structured upon the common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money, and the state.
82. What is the name of an instrument for measuring quantity of heat?
A calorimeter is an object used for calorimetry, or the process of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes as well as heat capacity.
83. What is the currency of Afghanistan:
The afghani is the currency of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, issued by the central bank Da Afghanistan Bank. It is nominally subdivided into 100 pul, although there are no pul coins currently in circulation.
84. Which is the altar erected by Jacob in Shechem City?
85. Which is the year of birth of the woman, Donna Karan who is a fashion designer?
Donna Karan, also known as “DK”, is an American fashion designer and the creator of the Donna Karan New York and DKNY clothing labels.
86. What is the currency of Albania:
The lek is the official currency of Albania. It is subdivided into 100 qindarka, although qindarka are no longer issued.
87. Majority of the tourists reach at which places in Australia?
Answer: Melbourne and Sydney.
88. In which country state dancer make use of fan to create additional gestures?
89. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on which year:
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule. Employing nonviolent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.
90. What is forest?
Answer: Forest is a large area of land covered with trees.
91. A large natural stream of water that flows over land within a channel is:
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92. In which country the dancers face remains impassive but their hand gestures are elaborate?
Java is only the fourth largest island in Indonesia but contains more than half of the nation’s population and dominates it politically and economically.
93. Most rivers are beginning from:
Answer: Mountains or hills.
94. Which water is non available to the plant?
Answer: Hygroscopic water.
Hygroscopic water Water absorbed from the atmosphere and held very tightly by the soil particles, so that it is unavailable to plants in amounts sufficient for them to survive.
95. Who observes and records that how people and other animals relate to one another and to the environment?
96. The term philosophy comes from:
Answer: The Greek word ‘Philosophia.’
Meaning of the word philosophy comes from the Greek roots philo- meaning “love” and -sophos, or “wisdom.
97. Who is known as steel woman?
Answer: Margaret Thatcher.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, DStJ, PC, FRS, HonFRSC was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
98. What is the Sistine Chapel in Rome?
Answer: Pope’s private chapel in the Vatican.
The Sistine Chapel is a chapel in the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope, in Vatican City. Originally known as the Cappella Magna, the chapel takes its name from Pope Sixtus IV, who restored it between 1477 and 1480.
99. The Bank of England was established in:
The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based.
100. Give some examples of the Intellectual Property Rights Protection Legislation:
Answer: 1. Trade Marks Act, 2. Patent Act, 3. Copy Right Act etc.
Intellectual Property Protection is protection for inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, and images created by the mind.
101. After Fascism, which political phenomenon was even more influential?
102. Who was the famous dancer who tried to blend modern dance with the ornate and exotic styles of the orient?
Answer: Mary Wigman.
Mary Wigman was a German dancer, choreographer, notable as the pioneer of expressionist dance, dance therapy, and movement training without pointe shoes.