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Thursday, May 19, 2011

General Knowledge Questions and Answers


No. General Knowledge Question Answer
1 The first Prime minister of Bangladesh was Mujibur Rehman
2 The longest river in the world is the Nile
3 The longest highway in the world is the Trans-Canada
4 The longest highway in the world has a length of About 8000 km
5 The highest mountain in the world is the Mount Everest
6 The country that accounts for nearly one third of
the total teak production of the world is
Myanmar
7 The biggest desert in the world is the Sahara desert
8 The largest coffee growing country in the world Brazil
9 The country also known as "country of copper" is Zambia
10 The name given to the border which separates
Pakistan and Afghanistan is
Durand line
11 The river Volga flows out into the Caspian sea
12 The coldest place on the earth is Verkoyansk in Siberia
13 The country which ranks second in terms of land area is Canada
14 The largest Island in the Mediterranean sea is Sicily
15 The river Jordan flows out into the Dead sea
16 The biggest delta in the world is the Ganges Delta
17 The capital city that stands on the river Danube Belgrade
18 The Japanese call their country as Nippon
19 The length of the English channel is 564 kilometres
20 The world's oldest known city is Damascus
21 The city which is also known as the City of Canals is Venice
22 The country in which river Wangchu flows is Myanmar
23 The biggest island of the world is Greenland
24 The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of automobiles in the world is Detroit, USA
25 The country which is the largest producer of
manganese in the world is
China & South Africa
26 The country which is the largest producer of rubber
in the world is
Malaysia
27 The country which is the largest producer of tin in
the world is
China
28 The river which carries maximum quantity of water
into the sea is the
Amazon River
29 The city which was once called the `Forbidden City' Peking
30 The country called the Land of Rising Sun is Japan
31 Mount Everest was named after Sir George Everest
32 The volcano Vesuvius is located in Italy
33 The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world Cuba
34 The length of the Suez Canal is 162.5 kilometers
35 The lowest point on earth is The coastal area of Dead sea
36 The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of Nepal
37 The largest ocean of the world is the Pacific ocean
38 The largest bell in the world is the Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow
39 The biggest stadium in the world is the Strahov Stadium, Prague
40 The world's largest diamond producing country is South Africa
41 Australia was discovered by James Cook
42 The first Governor General of Pakistan is Mohammed Ali Jinnah
43 Dublin is situated at the mouth of river Liffey
44 The earlier name of New York city was New Amsterdam
45 The Eiffel tower was built by Alexander Eiffel
46 The Red Cross was founded by Jean Henri Durant
47 The country which has highest population density Monaco
48 The national flower of Britain is Rose
49 Niagara Falls was discovered by Louis Hennepin
50 The national flower of Italy is Lily
51 The national flower of China is Narcissus
52 The permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located Kathmandu
53 The gateway to the Gulf of Iran is Strait of Hormuz
54 The first Industrial Revolution took place in England
55 World Environment Day is observed on 5th June
56 The first Republican President of America was Abraham Lincoln
57 The country famous for Samba dance is Brazil
58 The name of Alexander's horse was Beucephalus
59 Singapore was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles
60 The famous British one-eyed Admiral was Nelson
61 The earlier name of Sri Lanka was Ceylon
62 The UNO was formed in the year 1945
63 UNO stands for United Nations Organization
64 The independence day of South Korea is celebrated on 15th August
65 'Last Judgement' was the first painting of an
Italian painter named
Michelangelo
66 Paradise Regained was written by John Milton
67 The first President of Egypt was Mohammed Nequib
68 The first man to reach North Pole was Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary
69 The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso was Guermica
70 The primary producer of newsprint in the world is Canada
71 The first explorer to reach the South Pole was Cap. Ronald Amundson
72 The person who is called the father of modern Italy is G.Garibaldi
73 World literacy day is celebrated on 8th September
74 The founder of modern Germany is Bismarck
75 The country known as the land of the midnight sun is Norway
76 The place known as the Roof of the world is Tibet
77 The founder of the Chinese Republic was San Yat Sen
78 The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was Abdul Salam
79 The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was Margaret Thatcher
80 The first Secretary General of the UNO was Trygve Lie
81 The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was Frederick Auguste Bartholdi
82 The port of Baku is situated in Azerbaijan
83 John F Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald
84 The largest river in France is Loire
85 The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law Catherine of Aragon
86 The first black person to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was Ralph Johnson Bunche
87 The first British University to admit women for
degree courses was
London University
88 The principal export of Jamaica is Sugar
89 New York is popularly known as the city of Skyscrapers
90 Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of Cloves
91 The country known as the Land of White Elephant is Thailand
92 The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is Korea
93 The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is Bhutan
94 The highest waterfalls in the world is the Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela
95 The largest library in the world is the United States Library of Congress, Washington DC
96 The author of Harry Potter Books is JK Rowling
97 Nickname of New York city is Big Apple
98 What do you call a group of sheep? A Flock of Sheep
99 In which sport do players take long and short corners? Hockey
100 Who was the youngest President of the USA? Theodore Roosevelt
101 How many legs do butterflies have? 6 Legs & 2 Pair of Wings
102 Who invented the Nintendo Wii? Kashi Kabushiki
103 What year does the Nintendo Wii come out? Late 2006
104 Who invented the Light Bulb? Humphry Davy
105 Who invented the washing machine? James King
106 Who invented the first electric washing machine? Alva Fisher
107 Who invented the safety pin? Walter Hunt
108 Who invented the Vacuum Cleaner? Hubert Booth
109 Who won the Football World Cup in 2006? Italy
110 Which country hosted the Football World Cup in 2006? Germany
110 Who is the new Prime Minister of the United
Kingdom?
David Cameron
111 Who won Men's Singles title in French Open 2010? Rafael Nadal (Spain)
112 Who won Women's Singles title in French Open 2010? Francesca Schiavone (Italy)
113 Who won Men's Doubles title in French Open 2010? Daniel Nestor (Canada) & Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia)
114 Who won Women's Doubles title in French Open 2010? Serena & Venus Williams (USA)
115 What is the longest word in English in which each
letter is used at least two times?
Unprosperousness
116 What is the most popular breed of dog? Retrievers
117 Who is the CEO of search company Google? Eric Schmidt
118 Who is Miss USA 2010? Rima Fakih
119 Which country won the Thomas Cup title for Badminton in 2010? China
120 Who was the first Indian to join the Indian Civil
Services?
Satyendranath Tagore
121 Who was the first woman Governor of India? Sarojini Naidu
122 Which two countries have signed the Nuclear Swap
deal with Iran?
Brazil and Turkey
123 Who won the Madrid Masters men's tournament in 2010? Rafael Nadal
124 Who is CEO of Yahoo? Carol Bartz
125 Who is the first man to climb Mount Everest without
oxygen?
Phu Dorji
126 How many words can you make from a five letter word  by shuffling the places of each alphabet? 120
127 Speed of computer mouse is measured in which unit? Mickey
128 Who topped Forbes list of 'Billionaire Universities' in 2010? Harvard University
129 Barack Obama's birthday is on which date? August 4, 1961
130 Which bird is the international symbol of
happiness?
Bluebird
131 What is the pirate's flag with the skull and
cross-bones called?
Jolly Roger
132 What is the common name for ascorbic acid? Vitamin C
133 Which useful household item is made from
naphthalene?
Mothballs
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