MCQS Solved General Knowledge Papers

201. Which Shakepeare play was set in Elsinore Castle, Denmark?
Hamlet.

202. Who said: 'Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration'?
Edison.

203. The Kyukyu Island chain lies between which two countries?
Japan & Taiwan.

204. Which fibrous protein is the major constituent of hair, nails, feathers, beaks and claws?
Keratin.

205. Of which fruit is morello a variety?
Cherry.

206. Which explorer discovered Victoris Falls in Africa?
David Livingstone.

207. Who was the last king of Egypt?
Farouk.

208. What is the literal meaning of the word mafia?
Bargging.

209. Which war lasted 16 years longer than its name implies?
The Hundred Year's War.

210. What is the national sport of Malaysia and Indonesia?
Badminton.

211. Which is the shallowest of the Great Lakes?
Lake Erie.

212. What name is given to minute or microscopic animals and plants that live in the upper layers of fresh and salt water?
Plankton.

213. Which country was originally named Cathay?
China.

214. Sinhalese is a language spoken in which country?
Sri Lanka.

215. The Sao Francisco river flows through which country?
Brazil.

216. In which sport do teams compete for the Dunhill Cup?
Golf.

217. Which Shakespeare character's last words are: 'The rest is silence'?
Hamlet.

218. In economics, whose law states that: 'bad money drives out good money'?
Gresham's

219. Who made the first navigation of the globe in the vessel Victoria?
Magellan.

220. Which mountaineer on being asked why he wanted to climb Everest said: 'Because it's there'?
George Mallory.
221. What was the former name for Sri Lanka?
Ceylon.

222. Of which Middle East, country is Baghdad the capital?
Iraq.

223. How many arms does a squid have?
Ten.

224. Which indoor game is played with a shuttlecock?
Badminton.

225. Do stalactites grow upwards or downwards?
Downwards.

226. What food is also called garbanzo?
Chick-pea.

227. What is the quality rating for diesel fuel, similar to the octane number for petrol?
Catane number.

228. Which German city and port is at the confluence of the rivers Neckar and Rhine?
Mannheim.

229. Where in Europe are the only wild apes to be found?
Gibraltar.

230. The Brabanconne is the national anthem of which country?
Belgium.

231. In which country is the River Spey?
Switzerland.

232. Which international environmental pressure group was founded in 1971?
Greenpeace.

233. What is the capital of Morocco?
Rabat.

234. How many balls are on the table at the start of a game of pool?
Sixteen.

235. In which country is the volcano Mount Aso?
Japan.

236. What name is given to inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain, swelling and restriction of movement?
Arthritis.

237. Which mineral is the main source of mercury?
Cinnabar.

238. What A is the national airline of Russia, code name SU?
Aeroflot.

239. What would be kept in a quiver?
Arrows.

240. What 'ology' is concerned with the study of unidentified flying objects?
Ufology.
241. Coal and longtailed are types of which bird family?
Tit.

242. In the game of darts, what is the value of the outer bull?
25.

243. In which part of the human body is the cochlea?
Ear.

244. What is the modern name of the rocky fortress which the Moors named Gabel-al-Tarik (the Rock of Tarik)?
Gibraltar.

245. What was the name of German terrorist Andreas Baader's female partner?
Ulrike Meinhof.

246. And what was the name of the urban guerrilla organisation they headed?
The Red Army Faction.

247. Which German bacteriologist discovered Salvarsan, a compound used in the treatment of syphilis, before the introduction of antibiotics?
Paul Ehrlich.

248. Which ancient Roman satirist wrote the 16 Satires?
Juvenal.

249. Who became the Queen of Netherlands in 1980?
Beatrix.

250. Who was the last Bristish king to appear in battle?
George II.

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