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50 Quiz for General Knowledge – GK Quick Quiz

50 Quiz for General Knowledge – GK Quick Quiz


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?
Answer: Benelux.


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?
Answer: Froebel.


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?
Answer: Gospel.


7. What is the title of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical based on a collection of animal poems by T.S. Eliot?
Answer: Cats.


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?
Answer: Tog.


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?
Answer: Bethlehem.


14. Who was the Maratha commander-in-chief in the third battle of Panipat?
Answer: Sadashivrao.


15. What is the currency of Saudi Arabia?
Answer: Riyal.


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?
Answer: Buddhism.


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?
Answer: Housefly.


22. Androcles was a Roman slave. Which animal was he friendly with?
Answer: Lion.


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?
Answer: 7.


25. Which country was the first to domesticate cats?
Answer: Egypt.


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’:
Answer: Sledging.


28. Who discovered the source of the Nile?
Answer: John Hanning Speke).


29. In which sport has Jack Nicklaus distinguished himself?
Answer: Golf.


30. Which monetary unit is the most common in the world?
Answer: Dollar.


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?
Answer: Siachen.


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?
Answer: Syria.


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.


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