Some GK Questions and Answers – Random GK Quiz
Some GK Questions and Answers Part 1
Some GK Questions 1-20
1) Who wrote Northanger Abbey?
Answer: Jayne Austin.
2) Hermann Scheer (Germany) received right Livelihood Award in 1999 for?
Answer: His indefatigable work for thepromotion of solar energy worldwide.
3) Who ran through the streets naked crying Eureka?
4) Germany signed the Armistice Treaty on ____ and World War I ended.
Answer: November 11, 1918.
5) Who composed the Brandeberg concertos full names?
Answer: Johan Sebastian Bach.
6) Frederick Sanger is a twice recipient of the Nobel Prize for?
Answer: Chemistry in 1958 and 1980.
7) Who won the World Series in 1987?
Answer: Minnesota twins.
8) The ozone layer restricts _?
Answer: Ultraviolet radiation.
9) What is the correct term of address to the Pope?
Answer: Your Holiness.
10) Eugenics is the study of _?
Answer: Altering human beings by changing their genetic components.
11) In which city was Alexander Graham Bell born in 1847?
12) During World War II, when did Germany attack France?
13) Who composed the ballets Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker?
14) Euclid was?
Answer: Greek mathematician.
15) AG Bell opened school in Boston in 1872 for Teachers of what?
Answer: The Deaf.
16) Ecology deals with?
Answer: Relation between organisms and their environment.
17) Benjamin Kubelsky 1894 fame as what comedian?
Answer: Jack Benny.
18) Filaria is caused by _?
19) In the Old Testament what book comes between Obadiah.
Answer: Micah Jonah.
20) Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) was established in?
Some GK Questions and Answers Part 2
Some GK Questions 21-40
21) Robin Williams dressed in drag for which 1993 film?
Answer: Mrs. Doubtfire.
22) DRDL stands for?
Answer: Defence Research and Development Laboratory.
23) Which chess piece could be a member of the church?
24) FRS stands for?
Answer: Fellow of Royal Society.
25) Which German word means lightning war used in WW2?
26) Escape velocity of a rocket fired from the earth towards the moon is a velocity to get rid of the _?
Answer: Earth’s gravitational pull.
27) Broccoli belongs to what family of plants?
28) Coral reefs in India can be found in?
29) Who designed the first Iron ship the Great Britain in 1845?
Answer: I. Kingdom Brunel.
30) For safety, the fuse wire used in the mains for household supply of electricity must be made of metal having?
Answer: Low melting point.
31) Economic goods are _?
Answer: All commodities that are limited in quantity as compared to their demand.
32) Whose boat Bluebird was recently raised from Coniston water?
Answer: Donald Campbell.
33) During World War I Germany was defeated in the Battle of Verdun on the western front and Romania declared war on the eastern front in the year?
Answer: 1916 AD.
34) in 1951 which (of two) car companies introduced power steering?
Answer: Buick Chrysler.
35) Hamid Karzai was chosen president of Afghanistan in?
36) Who wrote Catch 22 (both names)?
Answer: Joseph Heller.
37) Durand Cup is associated with the game of?
38) Which country set up the world’s first chemistry lab in 1650?
39) Headquarters of UNO are situated at?
Answer: New York, USA.
40) What links the names Botvinik, Tal, Karpov, Fischer?
Answer: Chess World Champs.
Some GK Questions and Answers Part 3
Some GK Questions 41-60
41) First International Peace Congress was held in London in?
42) What is the national flower of Japan?
43) For seeing objects at the surface of water from a submarine under water, the instrument used is?
44 Bombardier Billy Wells was seen on many Rank films. why?
Answer: Hit Gong.
45) G-15 is an economic grouping of _?
Answer: Third World Nations.
46) Where in France do claret wines come from?
47) Fathometer is used to measure?
Answer: Ocean depth.
48) What did mathematician John Napier invent in 1614?
49) For galvanizing iron which metal is used?
50) What was the world’s first high level programming language 1957?
Answer: IBM FORTRAN.
51) Which country’s lower house of Parliament is called Wolesi Jirga?
52) Consumption was the former name of which disease?
53) Hockey was introduced in the Asian Games in?
Answer: 1958 in Tokyo.
54) Which American state is nicknamed The Diamond State?
55) Who was chosen for the UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize for the Promotion of Tolerance and Non-Violence in 2002, but was allowed to accept the prize only in November 2011?
Answer: Aung San Suu Kyi (Myanmar).
56) What are the Sirocco, Mistral and Chinook?
57) ESCAP stands for?
Answer: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific.
58) Who wrote about Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory?
Answer: Roald Dahl.
59) Which day is observed as the International Day for Tolerance?
Answer: November 16.
60) Who, at USA customs declared, nothing but my genius?
Answer: Oscar Wilde.
Some GK Questions and Answers Part 4
Some GK Questions 61-80
61) Firdausi was a _?
62) Issur Danielovitch became famous a who?
Answer: Kirk Douglas.
63) Scientists have found the best evidence yet for water just beneath
the surface of Europa. Europa is the icy moon of which planet?
64) Who sailed in the Golden Hind?
Answer: Sir Francis Drake.
65) Himalayan Mountaineering Institute is at?
66) What was the name of the plantation in Gone with the Wind?
67) Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was arrested for electoral fraud. She was the President of _ country?
68) Who won the 1988 Superbowl?
Answer: Washington Redskins.
69) Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit was _?
Answer: A German Physicist.
70) Which group believes in The Great Architect of the Universe?
71) Sarath Fonseka was sentenced to spend three more years in
prison in November 2011. He is the former army chief of _ country?
Answer: Sri Lanka.
72) Robert Alan Zimmerman real name of who?
Answer: Bob Dylan.
73) During the first crusade, crusaders reached Jerusalem and captured it in?
Answer: 1099 AD.
74) Processed Galena produces which metal?
75) Which was the first non-Arab state to recognize the Palestine
Liberation Organization (PLO) in 1975?
76) Who wrote Gulliver’s Travels (both names)?
Answer: Jonathon Swift.
77) Dr. Linus Carl Pauling is the only person to have won two Nobel prizes individually for _?
Answer: Chemistry in 1954, Peace Prize in 1962.
78) What is a Ha Ha?
Answer: Sunken Fence.
79) For purifying drinking water alum is used?
Answer: For coagulation of mud particles.
80) In Japan what is Seppuku (Hari Kari)
Some GK Questions and Answers Part 5
Some GK Questions 81-100
81) Who won the Men’s singles title at the Hong Kong Open
badminton championships in November 2011?
Answer: Lin Dan.
82) Who discovered blood circulation?
Answer: William Harvey.
83) East Timor, which became the 191st member of the UN, is in the continent of _?
84) The dunnock is another name for which common bird?
Answer: Hedge Sparrow.
85) Which city will host the 2018 Commonwealth Games?
Answer: Gold Coast (Australia).
86) If someone said they were from Hellas. which country?
87) Free surface of a liquid behaves like a sheet and tends to contract to the smallest possible area due to the _?
Answer: Force of cohesion.
88) Who was the son of Zeus and Maia, Gods Messenger?
89) The term Bull’s eye is associated with which sports?
90) Roy Scherer jr became famous as who?
Answer: Rock Hudson.
91) GNLF stands for?
Answer: Gorkha National Liberation Front.
92) Who wrote Brave New World (full name)?
Answer: Aldus Huxley.
93) The Doing Business Report (DBR) is released every year by which institution?
Answer: World Bank.
94) What links Calabria, Liguria, Puglia and Veneto?
Answer: Regions of Italy.
95) Excessive secretion from the pituitary gland in the children results in _?
Answer: increased height.
96) Which city in Rajasthan has riding breeches named after it?
97) Which country’s currency is called Yen?
98) Portugal has had six Kings with what first name?
99) Fa-Hien was?
Answer: The first Buddhist pilgrim of China to visit India during the reign of Chandragupta Vikramaditya.
100) What martial arts name means gentle way?