Basic GK Quiz Questions in English for Competitive Exam

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Basic GK Quiz in English 


Q. 1 Who won the Best Footballer 2016 in the World?

(A) Cristiano Ronaldo

(B) Cristiano Robert

(C) Robert Paul

(D) Mark Admin


Ans .  A



Q.2 Who is the UN Secretary General?

(A) Antonio Guterres

(B) Cristiano Robert

(C) Robert Paul

(D) Mark Admin


Ans .  A




Q. 3 What was ‘Word of the Year-2016’ according to the Dictionary.com?

(A) Xenophobia

(B) Menophobia

(C) Kemophobia

(D) Semophobia


Ans .  A



Q, 4 NASA launched the ‘OSIRIS-REx’ Mission to collect samples from which asteroid?

(A) Asteroid Bennu

(B) Cristiano Robert

(C) Robert Paul

(D) Mark Admin


Ans .  A



Q. 5 In Bihar, UNESCO has declared which place as a World Heritage Site?

(A) Bihar’s ancient Nalanda University

(B) Jaipur National University

(C) Takshila University

(D) Jagjivan University


Ans .  A



Q. 6 How many satellites in a single mission using PSLV C-34 launched in 2016?

(A) 20 satellites

(B) 30 satellites

(C) 10 satellites

(D) 05 satellites


Ans .  A



Q. 7 Reliance Jio has launched which digital wallet service for peoples?

(A) JioMoney

(B) Reliance Money

(C) Airtal

(D) Jio app


Ans .  A



Q.8  Who has been appointed as Lt Governor of Puducherry for 2 years?

(A) Kiran Bedi

(B) Indira Gandhi

(C) Sindhu

(D) Kiran Kher


Ans .  A



Q. 9  Which service is used for sending or receiving mail on the internet?

Answer:- Email.

(B) internet

(C) skype

(D) twitter


Ans .  A


Q. 10 Which planet have the ‘Great Red Spot’?

(A) Jupiter.

(B) Mars

(C) Neptune

(D) Moon


Ans .  A

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Q.11 Which is the second largest moon in our solar system?

Ans.: Titan (Saturn moon) is the second largest moon in our solar system.


Q.12 Mostly which gases found of the planet Jupiter?

Ans: Hydrogen and Helium.


Q.13 What are the name of Galilean moons?

(A) Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto (moons of Jupiter).


Q. 14 Which galaxy is closest to our galaxy?

(A) Andromeda galaxy.


Q.14 What is the age of Earth as calculated?

Ans: Age of Earth is 4.543 billion years.



Q.15 What is the full form of NASA?

Ans:  The National Aeronautics and Space Administration.


Q.16  What is the full form of ESA?

Ans:  European Space Agency.



Q.17  The term known as the electric meeting is what?

Ans: Teleconferencing.


Q.18  What do you mean by IP address?

Ans:  Internet protocol.


Q.19  What do you mean by modem?

Ans: This is the combined device for modulation and demodulation.


Q.20  Who set up the dual system of administration in Bengal?

Ans: Robert Clive.

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Q.21 Who give the first call of ‘India for Indians’ for Swarajya?

Ans: Dayanand Saraswati.


Q.22 Who established a trading post in 1612 at Gujarat?

Ans: British.


Q.23 What was the year of Regulating Act?

Ans: In 1773.


Q.24  Who was the Founder Father of Aligarh movement?

Ans: Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.


Q.25 Who was the founder of Brahma Samaj?

Answer:- Raja Ram Mohan Roy


Q.26 The Indian National Congress was formed in?

Ans: 1885.


Q.27 Ruler of Mysore was whom?

Ans: Hyder Ali.


Q.28 When British Indian Association was founded in India?

Ans: October 29, 1851 at Calcutta.


Q.29 Who achieved the discovery of ‘Vitamin C’?

Ans:James Watson.


Q.30 Which gas is most popular as laughing gas?

Ans: Nitrous oxide.

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Q.31 To measure the Humidity in air, what instrument used?

Ans: Hygrograph.


Q.32 What is the best source of Protein?

Ans: Soyabean.


Q.33 What is the radiant energy of the sun is transmitted?

Ans: Short waves.


Q.34 The Folded Earth book was written by?

Ans: Anuradha Roy.


Q.35  Which rays is very helpful in Long distance photography?

Ans: Infrared rays.


Q.36 Name of vegetable which is also known as a flower?

Ans:  Broccoli.


Q.37 ‘Foundations of Biology’ concept given by whom?

Ans: Jean Piaget.


Q.38  Which planet is commonly known as Dwarf Planet?

Ans: Pluto.


Q.39 Name the suitable material for purify the water?

Ans: Zeolites.


Q.40  Who wrote the ‘Man in the Iron Mask’?

Ans:  Alexandre Dumas.

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Q.41  Who discovered the radium?

Ans: The Curies.


Q.42  What was the world’s first high level programming language in 1957?

Ans:  IBM FORTRAN.


Q.43  What weapon was invented by Ernest Swinton which used in 1916?

Ans:  Tank.


Q.44  King Zog ruled which of the country?

Ans: Albania.


Q.45  What is the staple food of one third of the world's total population?

Ans:  Rice.

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