Published 05 May, 2020

Basic General Knowledge Quiz Set-1

by Nitroquiz Official | GK Quiz

This is another general knowledge quiz with a range of questions from a variety of topics. There are 30 questions in total best suited for those who want to learn and those preparing for competitive examinations.

Take this basic question and test your knowledge, complete the quiz and check your scores.

1. Which of the following acids in a rancid butter is responsible for foul odor?
A. Butyric acid
B. Malic acid
C. Folic acid
D. Citric acid
2. The southern most tip of India located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is known as?
A. End Point
B. Indira Point
C. Gandhi Point
D. South Point
3. How many fields are Nobel prizes awarded in?
A. Five
B. Six
C. Seven
D. Eight
4. What is the retirement age of the Chief Justice of India?
A. 65
B. 70
C. 60
D. 75
5. A deep crack or a fracture found in an ice sheet or a glacier is known as?
A. Hole
B. Breach
C. Crevasse
D. Cavity
6. In which of the following oceans an archipelagic island country the Republic of Seychelles is located in?
A. Pacific Ocean
B. Arctic Ocean
C. Atlantic Ocean
D. Indian Ocean
7. How many countries border China?
A. 10
B. 14
C. 18
D. 27
8. When did the United Nations come into existence?
A. 10 Jan 1943
B. 12 June 1946
C. 24 Oct 1945
D. 18 June 1949
9. Where is the headquarters of the United Nations located?
A. New York City
B. Bejing
C. Tokyo
D. Moscow
10. When is the National Science Day celebrated?
A. 28th of February
B. 11th of June
C. 10th of May
D. 4th November
11. What is the percentage of Nitrogen in Air?
A. 30%
B. 50%
C. 60%
D. 78%
12. Which shortcut key can be used to expand a web browser to full screen?
A. F2
B. F5
C. F8
D. F11
13. Chenab, Jhelum are tributaries of which of the following Indian rivers?
A. Ganga
B. Yamuna
C. Indus
D. Brahmputra
14. What is the scientific study of soils in their natural environment called?
A. Pedology
B. Oceanology
C. Seismology
D. Epidemiology
15. The first scientist to be honored twice with a Nobel prize in chemistry and a Nobel prize in physics is?
A. Albert Einstein
B. Marie Curie
C. Issac Newton
D. James Maxwell
16. Which of the following Indian states does the "Saang" dance form belongs to?
A. Keral
B. Andhra Pradesh
C. Karnataka
D. Haryana
17. Which is the only country in the world to completely ban the sale and production of tobacco and related products?
A. Nepal
B. Bhutan
C. Singapore
D. Maldives
18. Who is the author of the famous Hindi novel "Godaan"?
A. Suryakant Tripathi Nirala
B. Jaishankar Prasad
C. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar
D. Munshi Premchand
19. Which of the following Indian citities is known as the City of Lakes?
A. Jaipur
B. Udaypur
C. Srinagar
D. Darjeeling
20. Which is the oldest of Vedas?
A. Yajur-ved
B. Sam-veda
C. Atharva-veda
D. Rig-veda
21. Kathak, one of the eight major forms of Indian classical dances originated from?
A. Kerala
B. Bihar
C. Assam
D. Uttar Pradesh
22. Who invented the dynamite?
A. J. Robert Oppenheimer
B. Niels Bohr
C. Alfred Nobel
D. Enrico Fermi
23. Who is called the Father of Atomic Bomb?
A. J. Robert Oppenheimer
B. Niels Bohr
C. Alfred Nobel
D. Enrico Fermi
24. Which of the following Indian cities was known as Patliputra in ancient times?
A. Pune
B. Patna
C. Indore
D. Jaipur
25. How far satellites should be placed from the Earth in order to be called a Geostationary satellite?
A. 36000 Kms
B. 500 Kms
C. 50 Kms
D. 3,00,000 Kms
26. Which is the largest living bird?
A. Falcon
B. Seahawk
C. Ostrich
D. Peacock
27. Which is the longest flowing river in the world?
A. Amazon River
B. Yangtze River
C. Nile River
D. Ganges
28. The Bhakra-Nangal Dam is built on which of the following rivers?
A. Jhelum
B. Sutluj
C. Brahmputra
D. Chenab
29. Which of the following is the highest military award during peacetime?
A. Vir Chakra
B. Param Vir Chakra
C. Ashok Chakra
D. Sena Medal
30. Which of the following is the highest military decoration, awarded for displaying distinguished acts of valor during wartime?
A. Param Vir Chakra
B. Mahavir Chakra
C. Ashok Chakra
D. Sena Medal
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