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Engraved portrait of President of the United S...

Engraved portrait of President of the United States Thomas Jefferson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who is the first President of the United States of America?
a) George Washington
b) Thomas Jefferson
c) James Monroe
d) John Adams

2) Who was born on August 15, 1769?
a) Winston Churchill
b) Queen Victoria
c) Napoleon Bonaparte
d) George V

3) Which city was previously known as Salisbury?
a) London
b) Paris
c) Harare
d) New York

4) Who is the author of “A streetcar named desire”?
a) Jhumpa Lahiri
b) Tennessee Williams
c) Ian Fleming
d) Salman Rushdie

5) Which film is in Aramaic and Latin?
a) The Ten Commandments
b) Ben-Hur
c) Apocalypto
d) The Passion of the Christ

Queen Victoria taking the Coronation Oath

Queen Victoria taking the Coronation Oath (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

6) Who won Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship in 1977?
a) John McEnroe
b) Arthur Ashe
c) Boris Becker
d) Bjorn Borg

7) Who won the Olympic Gold Medal for hockey in 1980 Moscow Olympics?
a) India
b) UK
c) USA
d) USSR

8) What name was taken by Cardinal Joseph Sarto when he became pope?
a) John XXIII
b) Paul VI
c) Benedict XVI
d) Pius X

9) How many metres is one mile?
a) 1000
b) 100
c) 1609.344
d) 1705.212

10) What are vertebrates that live both under water and on land called?
a) Amphibians
b) Cats
c) Grasshoppers
d) Frogs

English: Napoleon Bonaparte monument in Warsaw

Napoleon Bonaparte monument in Warsaw (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

11) Which of the following books is not part of Pentateuch?
a) Genesis
b) Numbers
c) Ruth
d) Exodus

12) Which of the following countries is landlocked?
a) Brazil
b) Cuba
c) Bolivia
d) Colombia

13) What does Yugoslavia mean?
a) The land of the rising sun
b) The land of the midnight sun
c) The land of the Southern Slavs
d) The land of Yahoos

14) Which state of USA was once part of Russia?
a) Alaska
b) Louisiana
c) Florida
d) California

15) What did the Greeks call the present day Amu River in Iran?
a) Indus
b) Ganges
c) Jhelum
d) Oxus

English: Ben-Hur (1925) film poster.

Ben-Hur (1925) film poster. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16) Which of these is not a metal?
a) Gold
b) Diamond
c) Silver
d) Copper

17) Which language is written in five scripts?
a) Hindi
b) Urdu
c) Konkani
d) Telugu

18) Which British monarch in 20th century was not crowned?
a) George V
b) Edward VIII
c) George VI
d) William IV

19) Who was told “Beware the Ides of March.”?
a) Julius Caesar
b) Augustus Caesar
c) Mark Antony
d) Cleopatra

20) Which country’s postal stamps have the name Helvetia?
a) Finland
b) Iceland
c) Switzerland
d) Swaziland

2000 Yen banknote with Shureimon.

2000 Yen banknote. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

21) Yen is the currency of which country?
a) Japan
b) China
c) Nepal
d) Bhutan

22) Which is the national flower of Australia?
a) Red Rose
b) Lotus
c) Tulip
d) Golden Wattle

23) What is the number of squares on a chess board?
a) 72
b) 64
c) 32
d) 48

24) Which city was the summer capital of India during British Rule?
a) Nainital
b) Darjeeling
c) Simla
d) Ooty

25) The name of which city was changed to Petrograd and Leningrad?
a) Moscow
b) Tashkent
c) Kiev
d) St. Petersburg

General Knowledge Quiz Questions with Answers – 1

George Washington

George Washington (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

1) Who is the first President of the United States of America?
a) George Washington

2) Who was born on August 15, 1769?
c) Napoleon Bonaparte

3) Which city was previously known as Salisbury?
c) Harare

4) Who is the author of “A streetcar named desire”?
b) Tennessee Williams

5) Which film is in Aramaic and Latin?
d) The Passion of the Christ

6) Who won Wimbledon Men’s Singles Championship in 1977?
d) Bjorn Borg

7) Who won the Olympic Gold Medal for hockey in 1980 Moscow Olympics?
a) India

8) What name was taken by Cardinal Joseph Sarto when he became pope?
d) Pius X

9) How many metres is one mile?
c) 1609.344

English: Modern bronze statue of Julius Caesar...

Modern bronze statue of Julius Caesar, Rimini, Italy. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

10) What are vertebrates that live both under water and on land called?
a) Amphibians

11) Which of the following books is not part of Pentateuch?
c) Ruth

12) Which of the following countries is landlocked?
c) Bolivia

13) What does Yugoslavia mean?
c) The land of the Southern Slavs

14) Which state of USA was once part of Russia?
a) Alaska

15) What did the Greeks call the present day Amu River in Iran?
d) Oxus

16) Which of these is not a metal?
b) Diamond

17) Which language is written in five scripts?
c) Konkani

18) Which British monarch in 20th century was not crowned?
b) Edward VIII

Australian Golden Wattle Blossums

Australian Golden Wattle Blossums (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

19) Who was told “Beware the Ides of March.”?
a) Julius Caesar

20) Which country’s postal stamps have the name Helvetia?
c) Switzerland

21) Yen is the currency of which country?
a) Japan

22) Which is the national flower of Australia?
d) Golden Wattle

23) What is the number of squares on a chess board?
b) 64

24) Which city was the summer capital of India during British Rule?
c) Simla

25) The name of which city was changed to Petrograd and Leningrad?
d) St. Petersburg

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  1. The questions were very amazing………….but one person here has stated that the 23rd ques is wrong but it is 100 percent correct…………………………..

  2. Your question about the 1980 Winter Olympics in Moscow is not correct. The 1980 Winter Olympics were held in Lake Placid, NY. The summer Olympics were held in Moscow. And the USA won the gold medal in the 1980 Olympics.

    1. The question is correct

      7) Who won the Olympic Gold Medal for hockey in 1980 Moscow Olympics?

      It is not about “1980 Winter Olympics”. It is about “1980 Moscow Olympics”.

      “1980 Moscow Olympics” is “1980 Summer Olympics”.

      http://www.olympic.org/content/results-and-medalists/gamesandsportsummary/?sport=31441&games=1980%2f1&event=31475

      USA won the gold medal in “Men’s Ice Hockey” event in the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics.
      http://www.olympic.org/content/results-and-medalists/gamesandsportsummary/?sport=31910&games=1980%2f2&event=32500

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