100 Simple General Knowledge Questions and Answers

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100 Simple and Answers

 

100 Simple General Knowledge Questions and Answers

 

Basic Questions and Answers

 

1) What was the original name of Constantinople?

Answer: Byzantium.

 

2) What is the name for the mapped hexagonal geographic areas that make up the cellular phone grid?

Answer: Cells.

 

3) The last letter of the Greek alphabet is:

Answer: Omega.

 

4) In which country was Saïd Taghmaoui born?

Answer: France.

 

5) What is the name for a pointing device?

Answer: A mouse.

 

6) What is the largest joint in the human body?

Answer: Knee.

 

7) Which of these peoples once ruled Norway?

Answer: Vikings.

 

8) What does the “SIM” in SIM card stand for?

Answer: Subscriber Identity Module.

 

9) Which type of menswear is associated with swing jazz?

Answer: Zoot suit.

 

10) In the film Pan’s Labyrinth, what is the little girl named?

Answer: Ofelia.

 

Online General Questions

 

11) How many languages did the Indians of pre-Columbian South America speak?

Answer: 500.

 

12) Who was known as the Iron Chancellor?

Answer: Otto von Bismarck.

 

13) The smallest bone in the human body is the:

Answer: Stapes.

 

14) When was the first Nobel Prize in economics awarded?

Answer: 1969.

 

15) What does VoIP stand for?

Answer: Voice over Internet Protocol.

 

16) How many months was the Pony Express, the pioneer mail service in the Wild West, operational?

Answer: 18.

 

17) Through what country did Lady Godiva ride?

Answer: England.

 

18) What eminent scientist hosted the television show Cosmos?

Answer: Carl Sagan.

 

19) Human bone is made of the mineral:

Answer: Calcium.

 

20) Which manufacturing company produced the first camera phone, called the J-Phone, that could send photos over a cellular network?

Answer: Sharp.

 

Simple Questions and Answers

 

21) How many computer languages are in use?

Answer: 2000.

 

22) From what language do French and Spanish come?

Answer: Latin.

 

23) Where were the Aegean Bronze Age civilizations located?

Answer: Greece.

 

24) When did the Irish Famine take place?

Answer: 1845.

 

25) Which telephone company introduced the first mobile telephone service (MTS), in 1946?

Answer: AT&T (American Telephone and Telegraph Company).

 

26) In which of these countries did manga originate?

Answer: Japan.

 

27) Which structure was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attacks?

Answer: The World Trade Center.

 

28) What does the Internet prefix WWW stand for?

Answer: World Wide Web.

 

29) From which plant is the poison ricin derived?

Answer: Castor bean.

 

30) Who was the architect who rebuilt London after the Great Fire of 1666?

Answer: Sir Christopher Wren.

 

General Knowledge Quiz for Students with Answers

 

31) How many republics made up the former Soviet Union?

Answer: 15.

 

32) In The Wizard of Oz, who played the Wicked Witch of the West?

Answer: Margaret Hamilton.

 

33) What language does a Cajun speak?

Answer: French.

 

34) Which large reptile was recently discovered to be venomous?

Answer: Komodo dragon.

 

35) Where is the tibia found?

Answer: Leg.

 

36) Where was Abraham Lincoln assassinated?

Answer: In a theater.

 

37) When did Switzerland officially gain its independence?

Answer: 1648.

 

38) Who founded Apple Computer?

Answer: Steve Jobs.

 

39) From which language does the motto of the United States come?

Answer: Latin.

 

40) In what year was King John forced to sign the first Magna Carta?

Answer: 1215.

 

Gk Question and Answers

 

41) What is the name of the structure used by jellyfish to administer poison?

Answer: Nematocyst.

 

42) Which of these battles did not involve Roman soldiers?

Answer: Thermopylae.

 

43) What is the most commonly broken bone in the human body?

Answer: The clavicle.

 

44) Which of these battles involved Huns?

Answer: Chalons.

 

45) Who is the voice of Remy the Rat in Ratatouille?

Patton Oswalt.

 

46) With which fictional poison was King Joffrey assassinated in Game of Thrones?

Answer: The strangler.

 

47) Who was the first British Prince of Wales to learn the Welsh language?

Answer: Prince Charles.

 

48) Which famous fashion designer ushered in the New Look for women’s-wear in the late 1940s?

Answer: Christian Dior.

 

49) What was New York called before it was New York?

Answer: New Amsterdam.

 

50) What is the language spoken in Bhutan called?

Answer: Dzongkha.

 

General Knowledge for School Students

 

51) From where are the defensive toxins used by poison dart frogs derived?

Answer: Insects.

 

52) Who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial?

Answer: Maya Lin.

 

53) What country was Vasco da Gama from?

Answer: Portugal.

 

54) For what is Wedgwood china named?

Answer: A person.

 

55) A duffle coat is fastened with what?

Answer: Toggles and loops.

 

56) What is the name of the poison responsible for fatalities in those who consume improperly prepared puffer fish?

Answer: Tetrodotoxin.

 

57) What animal often symbolizes peace in art?

Answer: Dove.

 

58) Who was Karl Marx’s associate and fellow political theoretician?

Answer: Friedrich Engels.

 

59) Which of these was not a British prime minister?

Answer: John Maynard Keynes.

 

60) What was the name of Franz Ferdinand’s assassin?

Answer: Gavrilo Princip.

 

Common Knowledge Questions and Answers

 

61) Which fashion designer is credited with having launched the skinny silhouette for menswear in the 2000s?

Answer: Hedi Slimane.

 

62) The toxin of which plant was once used by women to dilate their pupils for cosmetic purposes?

Answer: Belladonna.

 

63) What kind of animal is a grunt?

Answer: Fish.

 

64) What kind of fish is not referred to as scrod?

Answer: Tuna.

 

65) Early photographers made their images on which of these materials?

Answer: Glass.

 

66) A network designed to allow communication within an organization is called:

Answer: An intranet.

 

67) What scientist was British industrialist Josiah Wedgwood related to?

Answer: Charles Darwin.

 

68) Where would you most likely find crinoline?

Answer: Under a woman’s skirt.

 

69) What animal did William F. Cody’s Wild West show introduce to audiences in London?

Answer: Bison.

 

70) Which architect founded the Bauhaus school of design?

Answer: Walter Gropius.

 

Questions with One-word Answers

 

71) Why does the boomslang snake need to chew its venom into its prey in order for it to deliver a sufficient dose?

Answer: Its fangs are short and in the rear of the mouth.

 

72) Who was the uncle of King Richard II?

Answer: John of Gaunt.

 

73) How much of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean?

Answer: 71%.

 

74) What kind of animal is a bongo?

Answer: Antelope.

 

75) The name for which type of pants originated in Genoa, Italy?

Answer: Jeans.

 

76) Which Indian president was involved in the struggle for Irish independence?

Answer: V.V. Giri.

 

77) What did I.M. Pei design outside the Louvre, in Paris?

Answer: Pyramid.

 

78) What is a taiga?

Answer: Northern boreal forest.

 

79) Mercantile theory holds that colonies best serve their mother country by providing what?

Answer: Raw materials.

 

80) What kind of animal is a matamata?

Answer: Turtle.

 

General Knowledge for All Students with Answers

 

81) Which term describes a dress with a triangular silhouette?

Answer: A-line.

 

82) What major airline began as a crop-dusting service?

Answer: Delta.

 

83) To which artistic movement does Paul Gauguin’s The Yellow Christ belong?

Answer: cloisonnism.

 

84) The mandible is located in the:

Answer: Jaw.

 

85) Which book was written by Niccolò Machiavelli?

Answer: The Prince.

 

86) A garment wrapped around the body and tucked in at the waist or the armpits is called what?

Answer: Sarong.

 

87) What kind of animal is a silverside?

Answer: Fish.

 

88) Which of these is a paint made from pigments and plastic?

Answer: Acrylic.

 

89) What nickname is given to the period preceding the Great Depression in America?

Answer: The Roaring Twenties.

 

90) Which of these typically features a layer of permafrost?

Answer: Tundra.

 

General Questions and Answers

 

91) The paper dress was a short-lived fad in which decade?

Answer: 1960s.

 

92) How many bones does an adult human have?

Answer: 206.

 

93) What was the subject of the earliest known paintings?

Answer: Animals.

 

94) What kind of animal is a thickknee?

Answer: Bird.

 

95) Of what country was Simón Bolívar president?

Answer: Peru.

 

96) The clothing trend exemplified by black clothing, dark makeup, and black-dyed hair is called what?

Answer: Goth.

 

97) How many stars are there in the American flag?

Answer: 50.

 

98) Where can you find kelp forests?

Answer: North Pacific Ocean.

 

99) What does the Venus of Brassempouy represent?

Answer: A woman’s head.

 

100) What kind of animal is a gourami?

Answer: Fish.

 

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