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¤ General Knowledge Quiz ¤

1. Who wrote the song " Sare jahan se acha "?
Answer: Muhammad Iqbal

2. Which is the worlds oldest news agency ?
Answer: AFP (Agence France Presse)

3. Which European countries are separated by Market Reef ?
Answer: Finland and Sweden

4. Who is the first and only Muslim lady ever to rule the throne of Delhi ?
Answer: Razia Sultana

5. Which is the oldest sports in the world ?
Answer: Archery ( It is the national sports of Bhutan)

6. What is the normal duration of Hockey game ?
Answer: 70 Minuets

7. The first President of Bangladesh was
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

8. The longest river in the world is the
Nile

9. The longest highway in the world is
the Trans-Canada

10. The longest highway in the world has a length of
About 8000 km

11. The highest mountain in the world is the
Mount Everest

12. The country that accounts for nearly one third of the total teak production of the world is
Myanmar

13. The biggest desert in the world is the
Sahara desert

14. The largest coffee growing country in the world is
Brazil

15. The country also known as "country of copper" is
Zambia

16. The name given to the border which separates Pakistan and Afghanistan is
Durand line

17. The river Volga flows out into the
Caspian sea

18. The coldest place on the earth is Verkoyansk in
Siberia

19. The country which ranks second in termsof land area is
Canada

20. The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea is
Sicily

21. The river Jordan flows out into the
Dead sea

23. The biggest delta in the world is the
Ganges Delta

23. The capital city that stands on the river Danube is
Belgrade

24. The Japanese call their country as
Nippon

25. The length of the English channel is
564 kilometres

26. The world's oldest known city is
Damascus

27. The city which is also known as the City of Canals is
Venice

28. The country in which river Wangchu flows is
Myanmar

29. The biggest island of the world is
Greenland

30. The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world is
Detroit, USA

31. The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world is
China & South Africa

32. The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is
Malaysia

33. The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is
China

34. The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the
Amazon River

35. The city which was once called the `Forbidden City' was
Peking

36. The country called the Land of Rising Sun is
Japan

37. Mount Everest was named after
Sir George Everest

39. The volcano Vesuvius is located in
Italy

40. The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is
Cuba

41. The length of the Suez Canal is
162.5 kilometers

42. CIBIL Bank, In a Banking Term stands for
Credit Information Bureau of India Limited

43. Bob Pettit is associated with which sport?
Basketball

44. Sharm-el-Sheikh, Dahab and Taba are all resorts in which country?
Egypt

45. Which English football club is nicknamed‘The Red Devils’?
Manchester United

46. In which year was the first FA Cup Final played?
1872

47. The Hawaiian word ‘Anela’ translates to what in English?
Angel

48. A Ryokan is a traditional inn in which country?
Japan

49. How many letters are in the Hebrew alphabet?
22

50. In medicine, Rhotacism is the difficulty in pronouncing which letter of the English alphabet?
R

51. ‘The Best Young Player Award’ was introduced at the FIFA World Cup in which year?
2006

52. Si is the symbol for which chemical element?
Silicon

53. The ‘English Riviera’ is in which county?
Devon

54. In which year was the school leaving age in England and Wales raised to 16?
- 1973.

55. What was the occupation of Casanova?
- Librarian.

56. Which war is the main setting for Kurt Vonnegut’s classic novel “Slaughterhouse-Five”?
- World War Two.

57. What is the name of the Paranoid Android in Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’?
Marvin

58. Who created Snoopy?
Charles M. Schulz

59. What does UNESCO stand for?
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

60. Who was the first non-royal to appear on a UK postage stamp?
William Shakespeare (in 1964)

61. Which birthstone is associated with the month of May?
Emerald

62. Which measurement of speed is equivalent to one nautical mile per hour?
Knot

63. Of what is semiotics the study ?
Signs and symbols

64. What is the colour of the bull of an archery target?
GOLD

65. The lowest point on earth is The
coastal area of Dead sea

66. The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of
Nepal

67. The largest ocean of the world is the
Pacific ocean

68. The largest bell in the world is the
Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow

69. The biggest stadium in the world is the
Strahov Stadium, Prague

70. The world's largest diamond producing country is
South Africa

71. Australia was discovered by
James Cook

72. The first Governor General of Pakistan is
Mohammed Ali Jinnah

73. Dublin is situated at the
mouth of river Liffey

74. The earlier name of New York city was
New Amsterdam

75. The Eiffel tower was built by
Alexander Eiffel

76. The Red Cross was founded by
Jean Henri Durant

77. The country which has highest population density is
Monaco

78. The national flower of Britain is
Rose

79. Niagara Falls was discovered by
Louis Hennepin

80. The national flower of Italy is
Lily

81. The national flower of China is
Narcissus

82. The permanent secretariat of the SAARC islocated at
Kathmandu

83. The gateway to the Gulf of Iran is
Strait of Hormuz

84. The first Industrial Revolution took place in
England

85. World Environment Day is observed on
5th June

86. The first Republican President of America was
Abraham Lincoln

87. The country famous for Samba dance is
Brazil

88. The name of Alexander's horse was
Beucephalus

89. Singapore was founded by
Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

90. The famous British one-eyed Admiral was
Nelson

91. The earlier name of Sri Lanka was
Ceylon

92. The UNO was formed in the year
1945

93. UNO stands for
United Nations Organization

94. The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on
15th August

95. 'Last Judgement' was the first painting ofan Italian painter named
Michelangelo

96. Paradise Regained was written by
John Milton

97. The first President of Egypt was
Mohammed Nequib

98. The first man to reach North Pole was
Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary

99. The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso was
Guermica

100. The primary producer of newsprint in the world is
Canada

101. The first explorer to reach the South Pole was
Cap. Ronald Amundson

102. The person who is called the father of modern Italy is
G.Garibaldi

103. World literacy day is celebrated on
8th September

104. The founder of modern Germany is
Bismarck

105. The country known as the land of the midnight sun is
Norway

106. The place known as the Roof of the world is
Tibet

107. The founder of the Chinese Republic was
San Yat Sen

108. The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was
Abdul Salam

109. The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was
Margaret Thatcher

110. The first Secretary General of the UNO was
Trygve Lie

111. The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was
Frederick Auguste Bartholdi

112. The port of Baku is situated in
Azerbaijan

113. John F Kennedy was assassinated by
Lee Harvey Oswald

114. The largest river in France is
Loire

115. The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was
Catherine of Aragon

116. The first black person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was
Ralph Johnson Bunche

117. The first British University to admit women for degree courses was
London University

118. The principal export of Jamaica is
Sugar

119. New York is popularly known as the city of
Skyscrapers

120. Madagascar is popularly known as the
Island of Cloves

121. The country known as the Land of White Elephant is
Thailand

122. The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is
Korea

123. The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is
Bhutan

124. The highest waterfalls in the world is the
Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela

125. The largest library in the world is the
United States Library of Congress, Washington DC

126. The author of Harry Potter Books is
JK Rowling

127. Nickname of New York city is
Big Apple

128. What do you call a group of sheep?
A Flock of Sheep

129. In which sport do players take long and short corners?
Hockey

130. Who was the youngest President of the USA?
Theodore Roosevelt

131. How many legs do butterflies have?
6 Legs & 2 Pair of Wings

132. Who invented the Nintendo Wii?
Kashi Kabushiki

133. What year does the Nintendo Wii come out?
Late 2006

134. Who invented the Light Bulb?
Humphry Davy

135. Who invented the washing machine?
James King

136. Who invented the first electric washing machine?
Alva Fisher

137. Who invented the safety pin?
Walter Hunt

138. Who invented the Vacuum Cleaner?
Hubert Booth

139. Who won the Football World Cup in 2006?
Italy

140. Which country hosted the Football World Cup in 2006?
Germany

141. Who is the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
David Cameron

142. Who won Men's Singles title in French Open 2010?
Rafael Nadal (Spain)

143. Who won Women's Singles title in French Open 2010?
Francesca Schiavone (Italy)

144. Who won Men's Doubles title in French Open 2010?
Daniel Nestor (Canada) & Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia)

145. Who won Women's Doubles title in French Open 2010?
Serena & Venus Williams (USA)

146. What is the longest word in English in which each letter is used at least two times?
Unprosperousness

147. What is the most popular breed of dog?
Retrievers

148. Who is the CEO of search company Google?
Eric Schmidt

149. Who is Miss USA 2010?
Rima Fakih

150. Which country won the Thomas Cup titlefor Badminton in 2010?
China

151. Who was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil Services?
Satyendranath Tagore

152. Who was the first woman Governor of India?
Sarojini Naidu

153. Which two countries have signed the Nuclear Swap deal with Iran?
Brazil and Turkey

154. Who won the Madrid Masters men's tournament in 2010?
Rafael Nadal

155. Who is CEO of Yahoo?
Carol Bartz

156. Who is the first man to climb Mount Everest without oxygen?
Phu Dorji

157. How many words can you make from a five letter word by shuffling the places of each alphabet?
120

158. Speed of computer mouse is measured in which unit?
Mickey

159. Who topped Forbes list of 'Billionaire Universities' in 2010?
Harvard University

160. Barack Obama's birthday is on which date?
August 4, 1961

161. Which bird is the international symbol of happiness?
Bluebird

162. What is the pirate's flag with the skull and cross-bones called?
Jolly Roger

163. What is the common name for ascorbic acid?
Vitamin C

164. Which useful household item is made from naphthalene?
Mothballs

165. CIBIL BANK, In Banking Term stands for
Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd

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