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- The river Danube rises in which country?
- Which US state has the sugar maple as its state tree and is the leading US producer of maple sugar?
- Which country is nicknamed ‘The Cockpit of Europe’ because of the number of battles throughout history fought on its soil?
- What is the capital of Libya?
- Apart from French, German and Romansch, what is the fourth official language of the Switzerland?
- Which country is the world’s largest producer of coffee?
- In which city was the world’s first underground train was service opened in 1863?
- How many pairs of ribs are there in the human body?
- Which country is separated form Ethiopia by the Red Sea?
- What is the main port of Italy?
- Mount Logan is the highest peak in which country?
- In which state is Harvard University?
- Which is larger: Norway or Finland?
- Which city was the first capital of the Kingdom of Italy until 1865?
- What is measured by an ammeter?
- What is a rhinoceros horn made of?
- Which three countries, apart from the former Yugoslavia, share borders with Greece?
Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey.
- The Palk Strait separates which two countries?
India and Sri Lanka.
- Ga is the symbol for which element?
- In the Greek alphabet, what is the name for the letter O?
- What, in the 16th and 17th century, was a pavana?
- A nephron is the functional unit of which organ in the human body?
- In which country is the ancient city of Tarsus?
- The Khyber Pass links which two countries?
Afghanistan and Pakistan.
- Name the six US states that comprise New England.
Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.
- Which musical instrument is played by both exhaling and inhaling?
Harmonica (or mouth organ).
- The northern part of which country is called Oesling?
- Napier is a city in which country?
- What is the Hook of Holland?
A port in the southeast Netherlands,
- The river Douro forms part of the border between which two countries?
Spain and Portugal.
- In which country is the Great Slave Lake?
- Which six countries border the Black Sea?
Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
- Kathmandu is the capital of which country?
- What name is given to a mixture of bicarbonate of soda and tartaric acid used in cooking?
- AOL are an internet service provider. What does AOL stand for?
- Who discovered penicillin?
- Which English queen had an extra finger on her hand?
- Which precious metal has the symbol Pt?
- The Gobi desert extends over which two countries?
China and Mongolia.
- Apart from America, which is the only country in the world to which alligators are native?
- Which are the highest types of clouds: stratocumulus or cirrus?
- Which ancient measure of length was based on the length of the arm from fingertip to elbow?
- After World War I, Transylvania became part of which country?
- Which sea in Northern Europe is bounded by several countries including Sweden, Finland, Poland and Germany?
- A road tunnel runs from Pelerines in France to Entreves in Italy under which mountain?
- The Barents Sea is part of which ocean?
- Which two countries are either side of the mouth of the River Plate?
Argentina and Uruguay.
- Quicklime is an alkaline powder obtained by strongly heating which other material?
- What is the longest river solely in England?
- The Great Barrier Reef is off coast of which Australian state?
- What is the name of the milky fluid obtained from trees which is used to produce rubber?
- Of what is entomology the study?
- Of where is Amman the capital?
- How many innings are there for each team in a game of baseball?
- Which is the only mammal with the power of active flight?
- Which lower level of clouds are commonly called ‘rain clouds’?
- What is the longest river in India?
- Which metallic element has the property of catching fire if dropped in hot water?
- Which month of the year obtains its name from the Latin verb for ‘to open’?
- On what river does Rome stand?
- Quanta’s is the national airline of which country?
- What in Scotland is the meaning of the prefix ‘Inver’?
- Which US state has the lowest population?
- Which county is nicknamed the Garden of England?
- Which African country was formerly called French Sudan?
- Which sport was originally called ‘soccer-in-water’?
- Which unit of measurement is derived from the Arabic quirrat, meaning seed?
- Which Italian city was originally built on seven hills?
- What does the acronym NAAFI stand for?
Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.
- Dolomite is an ore of which metal?
- Manama is the capital of which country?
- On which river does Berlin stand?
- What type of clock was invented in 1656 by Christian Huygens?
The pendulum clock.
- In which desert is the world’s driest place?
- Which is the world’s saltiest sea?
The Red Sea.
- …… and which is the least salty?
The Baltic Sea.
- Which nun won the Nobel prize for peace in 1979?
- How many points in the pink ball worth in snooker?
- Which scientist was named ‘Person of the Century’ by Time Magazine?
- What kind of creature is a monitor?
- Which medical specialty is concerned with the problems and illnesses of children?
- Who sailed in Santa Maria?
- What name is given to the stiffening of the body after death?
- Which country was formerly known as Malagasy Republic?
- Addis Ababa is the capital of which country?
- The name of which North African city literally means ‘white house’?
- Of what sort of fish is the dogfish a small variety?
- Which Asian country was divided at the 38th parallel after World War II?
- What is the name of the Winter Olympics event that combines cross-country skiing and shooting?
- Which American science-fiction writer wrote Fahrenheit 451?
- For which powerful opiate is diamorphine the technical name?
- How many dominoes are there in a normal set?
- Who was cartoonist who created Batman?
- Aerophobia is a fear of flying, agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces, what is acrophobia a fear of?
- In computing, how is a modulator-demodulator more commonly known?
- An auger bit is used to drill what type of material?
- What part of the wheelbarrow is the fulcrum?
- What C is a device used to determine small lengths, of which a vernier is one type?
- Rip, chain and band are types of which tools?
- What calibrated tool was the standard tool for engineers and scientists prior to the invention of the hand-held calculator?
- What P is sometimes referred to as block and tackle?
- For what purpose would a gardener use a dibber?
- What J is a device used to raise an object too heavy to deal with by hand?
- Ball-pein, club, claw and bush are types of which tool?
- Which African animal’s name means ‘river horse’?
- Which Indian religion was founded by Guru Nanak?
- What is the most distant of the giant planets?
- What is the capital of Austria?
- What in printing do the letters ‘u.c.’ stand for?
- Which eye infection is sometimes called pinkeye?
- What sort of creature is an iguana?
- What, politically, does UDI stand for?
Unilateral declaration of independence.
- Wagga Wagga is a city in which Australian state?
New South Wales.
- Which Indian religion celebrated the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1999?
- What do the initials FBI stand for?
Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- By what name is the fruit of the plant Ananas comosus known?
- Donnerstag is German for which day of the week?
- What type of citrus fruit is a shamouti?
- Apiphobia is a fear of what?
- Which Asian capital city was known as Batavia until 1949?
- Which astronomical unit os distance is greater, a parsec or a light year?
- The ancient city of Carthage is now in which country?
- What in Russia is Izvestia?
- Which is the world’s windiest continent?
- In the book Treasure Island what is the name of the ship?
- In which part of the body are the deltoid muscles?
- E is the international car registration letter for which country?
- Vienna stands on which river?
- What type of camel has two lumps?
- In the MG motor car, what do the letters MG stand for?
- The name of which Roman god means ‘shining father’ in Latin?
- What is the central color of a rainbow?
- Which French city is a meeting place for the European Parliament?
- What part of the body consists of the duodenum, the jejunum and the ileum?
- Annapurna is a mountain in which mountain range?
- What kind of foodstuff is Monterey Jack? (It was also a cartoon’s name
‘What’s for breakfast?’
- What is the name of a person, plant or animal which shuns the light?
- What, in field of optics, is biconvex?
A lens which is convex on both sides.
- Which country was invaded in Iraq in 1980?
- What did Johann Galle discover in 1846?
- What, in internet terminology, does SMTP stand for?
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
- How is October 24 1929 remembered?
- The River Danube flows into which sea?
The Black Sea.
- Which strait separates the North and South islands of New Zealand?
- What, in internet terminology, does FTP stand for?
File Transfer Protocol.
- Who wrote Black Beauty?
- What is the capital of Poland?
- Ice-cream was first produced in which country in the 17th century?
- In medicine, what does the acronym SARS stand for?
Severe Acute Respiratory System.
- Which popular name for Netherlands is actually a low-lying region of the country?
- Which Shakespeare play was set in Ellsinore Castle, Denmark?
- Who said: ‘Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration’?
- The Kikuyu Island chain lies between which two countries?
Japan & Taiwan.
- Which fibrous protein is the major constituent of hair, nails, feathers, beaks and claws?
- Of which fruit is morello a variety?
- Which explorer discovered Victoris Falls in Africa?
- Who was the last king of Egypt?
- What is the literal meaning of the word mafia?
- Which war lasted 16 years longer than its name implies?
The Hundred Year’s War.
- What is the national sport of Malaysia and Indonesia?
- Which is the shallowest of the Great Lakes?
- What name is given to minute or microscopic animals and plants that live in the upper layers of fresh and salt water?
- Which country was originally named Cathay?
- Sinhalese is a language spoken in which country?
- The Sao Francisco river flows through which country?
- In which sport do teams compete for the Dunhill Cup?
- Which Shakespeare character’s last words are: ‘The rest is silence’?
- In economics, whose law states that: ‘bad money drives out good money’?
- Who made the first navigation of the globe in the vessel Victoria?
- Which mountaineer on being asked why he wanted to climb Everest said: ‘Because it’s there’?
- What was the former name for Sri Lanka?
- Of which Middle East, country is Baghdad the capital?
- How many arms does a squid have?
- Which indoor game is played with a shuttlecock?
- Do stalactites grow upwards or downwards?
- What food is also called garbanzo?
- What is the quality rating for diesel fuel, similar to the octane number for petrol?
- Which German city and port is at the confluence of the rivers Neckar and Rhine?
- Where in Europe are the only wild apes to be found?
- The Brabanconne is the national anthem of which country?
- In which country is the River Spey?
- Which international environmental pressure group was founded in 1971?
- What is the capital of Morocco?
- How many balls are on the table at the start of a game of pool?
- In which country is the volcano Mount Aso?
- What name is given to inflammation of one or more joints, causing pain, swelling and restriction of movement?
- Which mineral is the main source of mercury?
- What A is the national airline of Russia, code name SU?
- What would be kept in a quiver?
- What ‘ology’ is concerned with the study of unidentified flying objects?
- Coal and longtailed are types of which bird family?
- In the game of darts, what is the value of the outer bull?
- In which part of the human body is the cochlea?
- What is the modern name of the rocky fortress which the Moors named Gabel-al-Tarik (the Rock of Tarik)?
- What was the name of German terrorist Andreas Baader’s female partner?
- And what was the name of the urban guerrilla organization they headed?
The Red Army Faction.
- Which German bacteriologist discovered Salvarsan, a compound used in the treatment of syphilis, before the introduction of antibiotics?
- Which ancient Roman satirist wrote the 16 Satires?
- Who became the Queen of Netherlands in 1980?
- Who was the last British king to appear in battle?
- What is the art of preparing, stuffing and mounting the skins of animals to make lifelike models called?
- What is the Beaufort scale used to measure?
- What is the technical name for abnormally high blood pressure?
- What part of eye is responsible for its color?
- The letter RF on a stamp would indicate it is from which country?
- What is the meaning of the musical term cantabile?
In a singing style.
- San Juan is the capital of which island in the West Indies?
- Which profession gets its name from the Latin word for lead?
- On which part of the body do grasshoppers have their ears?
Hind legs. 261. Who wrote children’s stories about the land of Narnia?
- What is the second planet from the sun?
- What is the highest mountain in the Alps?
- Of which Caribbean country is Port-au-Prince the capital?
- Which German city is associated with the legend of the Pied Piper?
Hameln, or Hamelin.
- What name is given to the wind pattern that brings heavy rain to South Asia from April to September?
- What is the first book of the New Testament?
The Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
- What name is given to the time taken for half the atoms in a sample of a radioactive isotope to decay?
- Who was president of Kenya from 1964 to 1978?
- Which German author wrote the anti-war novel All Quiet on the Western Front?
Erich Maria Remarque.
- Which country had a police force called the Tonton Macoutes?
- What would you find in formicary?
- Who was the first British sovereign to make regular use of Buckingham Palace when in residence in London?
- Of where is Sofia the capital?
- What is meant by the musical term andante?
At a moderate tempo.
- In a bullfight, what is the mounted man with a lance called?
- Which team has a soccer team called Ajax?
- Which Dutch explorer discovered New Zealand?
- Who became first black world heavyweight boxing champion in 1918?
- The name of which city in South America means Vale of Paradise?
_____281. Which gas used in advertising signs has the symbol Ne?
- Which branch of mathematics uses symbols to represent unknown quantities?
- What does the abbreviation RAF stand for?
Royal Air Force.
- What name is given to the use of live animals in the experiments?
- Viti Levu is the largest island of which country?
- The Golden Arrow was a famous train that ran from Paris to which destination?
- Which country fought on both sides during World War II?
- What centigrade temperature is gas mark 6 equal to?
200 degrees C.
- In the game of chess, which piece is called Springer in Germany?
- What is the meaning of the Russian word ‘mir’?
- Who, in World War II, were Axis Power?
Germany, Italy. Japan.
- Which scientist used kites to conduct electrical experiments?
- What is the longest river in France?
- Which inventore had a research laboratory at Menlo Park?
- Which birds fly in groups called skeins?
- In medicine, which is the most widespread parasitic infection?
- What nationality was the explorer Ferdinand Magellan?
- Which Italian city is called Firenze in Italian?
- What is Autralia’s largest city?
- Which term meaning ‘lightning war’ was used to describe military tactics used by Germany in World War II?
MCQs 300 General Knowledge Paper PPSC Solved MCQs 2017 Must Prepare Now