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GENERAL AWARENESS : QUIZ - 14
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NO.

QUESTION

ANSWER

01

The first Prime minister of Bangladesh was

Mujibur Rehman

02

The longest river in the world is the

Nile

03

The longest highway in the world is the

Trans-Canada

04

The longest highway in the world has a length of

about 8000 km

05

The highest mountain in the world is the

Everest

06

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

Myanmar

07

The biggest desert in the world is the

Sahara desert

08

The largest coffee growing country in the world is

Brazil

09

The country also known as "country of Copper"is

Zambia

10

The name given to the border which seperates Pakistan and Afghanistan is

Durand line

11

The river Volga flows out into the

Capsian sea

12

The coldest place on the eartn 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

Sunderbans

17

The capital city that stands on the river Danube is

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

USA

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

Malaysia

28

The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the

Mississippi

29

The city which was once called the `Forbidden City'was

Peking

30

The country called the Land of Rising Sun is

Japan

31

Mount Everest was named after

Sir George Everest

32

The volcano Vesuvias is located in

Italy

33

The country known as the Suger Bowl of the world is

Cuba

34

The length of the Suez Canal is

162.5 kilometres

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 discoverd 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 Eifel tower was built by

Alexander Eiffel

46

The Red Cross was founded by

Jean Henri Durant

47

The country which has the greatest population density is

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 at

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 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 Srilanka was

Ceylon

62

The UNO was formed in the year

1945

63

UNO stands for

United Nations Organisation

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 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

Federick Auguste Bartholdi

82

The port of Banku is situated in

Azerbaijan

83

John F.Kennedy was assassinated by

Lee Harry Oswald

84

The largest river in France is

Lore

85

The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was

Catherine of Aragon

86

The first negro 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 largest museum in the world is the

American Museum of Natural History

97

The lowest mountain ragne in the world is the

Bhieuna Bhaile

98

The country known as the Land of Cakes is

Scotland

99

The place known as the Garden of England is

Kent

100

The tallest tower in the world is the

C.N.Tower,Toronto,Canada

101

The country famous for its fish catch is

Japan

102

The old name of Taiwan was

Farmosa

103

Montreal is situated on the bank of river

Ottawa

104

The city of Bonn is situated in

Germany

105

The literal meaning of Renaissance is

Revival

106

Julius Caesar was killed by

Brutus

107

The title of Desert Fox was given to

Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

108

The largest airport in the world is the

King Khalid Int.Airport,Saudi Arabia

109

The city in Russia which faced an earthquake in the year 1998 was

Armenia

110

The largest bay in the world is

Hudson Bay,Canada

111

The largest church in the world is

Bascilica of St.Peter,Vatican City,Rome

112

The largest peninsula in the world is

Arabia

113

The largest gulf in the world is

Gulf of Mexico

114

The tallest statue in the world is the

Motherland,Volgagrad Russia

115

The largest railway tunnel in the world is the

Oshimzu Tunnel,Japan

116

The world's loneliest island is the

Tristan da cunda

117

The word `Quiz'was coined by

Jim Daly Irishman

118

The original meaning of `Quiz'was

Trick

119

The busiest shopping centre of London is

Oxford Street

120

The residence of the Queen in London is

Buckingham Palace

121

Adolf Hitler was born in

Austria

122

The country whose National Anthem has only music but no words is

Bahrain

123

The largest cinema in the world is the

Fox theatre,Detroit,USA

124

The country where there are no Cinema theatres is

Saudi arabia

125

The world's tallest office building is the

Sears Tower,Chicago

126

In the year 1811,Paraguay became independent from

Spain

127

The cross word puzzle was invented by

Arthur Wynney

128

The city which was the capital of the ancient Persian Empire was

Persepolis

129

WHO stands for

World Health Organisation

130

WHO is located at

Geneva

131

FAO stands for

Food and Agriculture Organisation

132

FAO is located at

Rome and London

133

UNIDO stands for

United Nations Industrial Development Organisation

134

UNIDO is located at

Vienna

135

WMO stands for

World Meteorological Organisation

136

WMO is located at

Geneva

137

International Civil Aviation Organisation is located at

Montreal

138

The Angel Falls is located in

Venezuela

139

The Victoria Falls is located in

Rhodesia

140

Ice Cream was discovered by

Gerald Tisyum

141

The number regarded as lucky number in Italy is

Thirteen

142

Napoleon suffered from alurophobia which means

Fear of cats

143

The aeroplanes was used in war for the first time by

Italians(14 Oct.1911)

144

Slavery in America was abolished by

Abraham Lincoln

145

The Headquarters of textile manufacturing in England is

Manchester

146

The famous Island located at the mouth of the Hudson river is

Manhattan

147

The founder of plastic industry was

Leo Hendrik Bakeland

148

The country where military service is compulsory for women is

Israel

149

The country which has more than 10,000 golf courses is

USA

150

The famous painting `Mona Lisa'is displayed at

Louvre museum,Paris

151

The earlier name for tomato was

Love apple

152

The first President of USA was

George Washington

153

The famous words `Veni Vidi Vici'were said by

Julius Caesar

154

The practice of sterilization of surgical instruments was introduced by

Joseph Lister

155

The number of countries which participated in the first Olympic Games held at Athens was

Nine

156

Mercury is also known as

Quick Silver

157

Disneyland is located in

California,USA

158

The country which built the first powerful long range rockets is

Germany

159

Sewing Machine was invented by

Isaac M.Singer

160

Adding Machine was invented by

Aldrin

161

The national emblem of Spain is

Eagle

162

Archimedes was born in

Sicily

163

The total area of Vatican city is

0.272 Sq.kms

164

The largest temple in the world is

Angkorwat in Kampuchea

165

The largest dome in the world is

Louisiana Superdome,New Orleans,USA

166

The largest strait in the world is

Tartar Strait

167

The Mohenjodaro ruins are found in

Larkand District of Sind,Pakistan

168

The largest city of Africa is

Cairo

169

The founder of KODAK Company was

Eastman

170

The Cape of Good Hope is located in

South Africa

171

The Heathrow Airport is located in

London

172

The neon lamp was invented by

Georges Claude

173

The last letter of the Greek alphabet is

Omega

174

The place known as the land of Lincoln is

Illinois

175

The US state Utah is also known as

Beehive state

176

The Kalahari desert is located in

Africa

177

The Pentagonian desert is located in

Argentina

178

The person known as the father of aeronautics is

Sir George Cayley

179

The most densely populated Island in the world is

Honshu

180

The two nations Haiti and the Dominion Republic together form the Island of

Hisponiola

181

The largest auto producer in the USA is

General Motors

182

The largest auto producing nation is

Japan

183

The famous General Motors company was founded by

William Durant

184

The country that brings out the FIAT is

Italy

185

The first actor to win an Oscar was

Emil Jannings

186

The first animated colour cartoon of full feature length was

Snow White and Seven Dwarfs

187

The first demonstration of a motion picture was held at

Paris

188

The first country to issue stamps was

Britain

189

The actor who is considered as the biggest cowboy star of the silent movies is

Tom Mix

190

The Pentagon is located at

Washington DC

191

The world's largest car manufacturing company is

General Motors,USA

192

The world's biggest manufacturer of bicycles is

Hero cycles,Ludhiana

193

The world's oldest underground railway is at

London

194

The White House was painted white to

Hide fire damage

195

The largest oil producing nation in Africa is

Nigeria

196

The longest river in Russia is

Oblrtysh

197

The first Emperor of Germany was

Wilhelm

198

The last French Monarch was

Louis Napoleon III

199

"History is Bunk"was said by

Henry Ford

200

The term ``astrology' literally means

Star Speech

201

Togo is situated in

Africa

202

Coal is also known as

Black Diamond

203

The first Boxer to win 3 gold medals in Olympics was

Laszlo Papp

204

The first ruler who started war games for his soldiers was

Genghis Khan

205

The first cross word puzzle in the world was published in

1924 by London Sunday Express

206

The lightest known metal is

Lithium

207

The atacama desert is located in

North Chile

208

The oil used to preserve timber is

Creosote oil

209

The founder of USA was

George Washington

210

The first talkie feature film in USA was

The Jazz Singer

211

The chemical name of laughing gas is

Nitrous oxide

212

The US state Mississipi is also known as

Tar Heel state

213

The US state Indiana is also known as

Volunteer state

214

The US state Missouri is also known as

Hoosier state

215

The US state West Verginia is also known as

Blue Grass state

216

The US state known as`Pine Free State'is

Vermount

217

The US state known as `Mountain state'is

Pensylvania

218

The US state known as`Land of `Land of 1000 Lakes'is

Arkansas

219

The popular detective character created by Agatha Christie is

Hercule Poirot

220

The Pakistani President who died in an aircrash was

Zia-ul-Huq

221

Yoghurt means

Fermented milk

222

Yankee is the nickname of

American

223

The International court of Justice is located in

Hague,Holland

224

The headquarters of World Bank is located at

Washington DC

225

Victoria Falls was discovered by

David Livingstone

226

The technique to produce the first test tube baby was evolved by

Patrick Stepote and Robert Edwards

227

The oldest residential university of Britain is the

Oxford University

228

The name of the large clock on the tower of the House of Parliament in London is called

Big Ben

229

Prado museum is located in

Madrid

230

The number of keys in an ordinary piano is

Eighty eight

231

`Man is a Tool Making Animal'was said by

Benjamin Franklin

232

The term 'anesthesia'was coined by

Oliver Wendell Holmes

233

The first man to reach Antartica was

Fabian Gotileb

234

The Kilimanjaro volcano is situated in

Tanzania

235

The invention that is considered to have built America is

Dynamite


 

 



 

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