50 Quiz for General Knowledge – GK Quick Quiz
1. Which were the two factions of the Russian Social Democratic Party whose names were taken from the words the ‘majority’ and ‘minority’?
Answer: Bolshevik and Menshevik.
2. What is the collective name for the three Low Countries of Europe?
3. Which day of the week is named after the wife of the Norse god Odin?
Answer: Friday (Freya)
4. Which German educationist first opened “kindergartens” where children learned through play?
5. What is identified by its ISBN?
Answer: A book.
6. Which type of music developed from the spirituals sung in the Baptist churches of the southern U.S.A?
7. What is the title of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on a collection of animal poems by T.S. Eliot?
8. Who called China, ‘Cathay’?
Answer: Marco Polo.
9. What is a unit of thermal insulation used in the textile trade and is often associated with duvets?
10. Which body of people is sometimes referred to as “The Fourth Estate”?
Answer: The Press.
11. In which Thai temple can you see a Buddha of solid gold, standing three meters high and weighing more than 5 metric tons?
Answer: Wat Traimit.
12. What is the currency of Malaysia?
Answer: The Ringgit.
13. In which city of Jordan can you visit the church of Nativity where Christ was born?
14. Who was the Maratha commander-in-chief in the third battle of Panipat?
15. What is the currency of Saudi Arabia?
Quiz for General Knowledge – GK Quick Quiz Part 2
16. Thailand is famous for the temple of the Emerald Buddha. Can you name it?
Answer: Wat Phra Keo.
17. The shrine of the Book, in Jerusalem, houses a sacred and ancient religious text. Name it:
Answer: The Dead Sea Scrolls.
18. Which Mosque has the largest expanse of open court in the world?
Answer: Badshahi Mosque, Lahore.
19. In the high mountains of Afghanistan, at Bamian, is a vertical cliff in which rooms and temples have been cut. Which religion are they dedicated to?
20. In the vaulted dome of which Church can you admire the work of the famous painter, Michelangelo?
Answer: St. Peter’s Basilica.
21. Which insect is the greatest disease carrier?
22. Androcles was a Roman slave. Which animal was he friendly with?
23. Of the renowned American symphony orchestras, name the earliest:
Answer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
24. How many letters of the alphabet make the Roman numbering system?
25. Which country was the first to domesticate cats?
26. What does officious mean?
Answer: Unnecessarily eager to offer one’s services.
27. In cricket, name the term used for. ‘Loudly abusing the opposing players continuously to make them lose their cool’:
28. Who discovered the source of the Nile?
Answer: John Hanning Speke).
29. In which sport has Jack Nicklaus distinguished himself?
30. Which monetary unit is the most common in the world?
Quiz for General Knowledge – GK Quick Quiz Part 3 (Questions 31-50)
31. What is meant by Missile Technology Control Regime?
Answer: Multilateral export control regime.
32. Which is the world’s highest battlefield?
33. Who wrote the novel “The Sellout”?
Answer: Paul Beatty.
34. James Cameron was in the news recently. Who is he?
Answer: Canadian film maker, director, producer, and screenwriter.
35. Who is the first person to sequence DNA in space?
Answer: Kate Rubins.
36. What is meant by DNA Sequencing?
Answer: Process of determining the precise order of nucleotides within a DNA molecule.
37. Where is Google headquartered?
Answer: Mountain View, California.
38. What is meant by Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement?
Answer: Tentative free trade agreement between Canada and the European Union.
39. What is meant by air quality index?
Answer: Number used by government agencies to communicate to the public how polluted the air currently is or how polluted it is forecast to come.
40. What is anticyclone?
Answer: Weather phenomenon defined as a large scale circulation of winds around a central region of high atmospheric pressure.
41. What is meant by Metal Organic Framework?
Answer: Compounds consisting of metal ions or clusters coordinated to organic ligands to form one, two or three dimensional structures.
42. What is meant by Gini coefficient?
Answer: Measure of statistical dispersion intended to represent the income distribution of a nation’s residents.
43. Who is Peter Casey?
Answer: Entrepreneur and television personality based in Atlanta.
44. List the member nations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership?
Answer: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, China, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand.
45. Where is Mount Qasioun located?
46. Quentin Tarantino was in the news recently. Who is he?
Answer: American filmmaker and screenwriter.
47. What is meant by “Curiosity”?
Answer: Car sized robotic rover exploring Gale crater on Mars as a part of NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Mission.
48. What is meant by “fly ash”?
Answer: One of the coal combustion products composed of fine particles that are driven out of the boiler with the flue gases.
49. Who wrote the book, “The Vegetarian”?
Answer: Han Kang.
50. Who wrote the book, “The Game Goes on “?
Answer: Alan Mc Gilvray.