GK Quiz


GK Quiz

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GK Quiz

Q. ‘Myristica fragrance’ is what common spice?

Ans:   Nutmeg

Q. The constellation Mensa has what English name?

Ans:   Table

Q. Collective nouns – A family of what?

Ans:   Sardines. GK Quiz

Q. Who was the first woman to receive The Order of Merit in 1907?

Ans: Florence Nightingale

Q. In terms of hair what does FSH stand for?

Ans:   Follicle Stimulating Hormone

Q. On a prescription, the Latin expression Ter in Die means what?

Ans:   Three times daily

Q.What was Sherpa Tensing surname?

Ans:   Norgay. GK Quiz

Q. Kolduns popular in Russia as analysts in America what are they?

Ans:   Witches

Q. What month was named after Latin to open?

Ans:    April

Q. What is the more common name for Alkane?

Ans:   Paraffin or Kerosene

Q. How long can a bedbug live without food?

Ans:   One Year. GK Quiz

Q. In Portugal, if you bought sem chumbo what is it?

Ans:  Unleaded Petrol

Q. What Japanese name means fried food often at the table?

Ans:   Tempura

Q. What is Nelson Mandela’s middle name?

Ans: Rolihlahla. GK Quiz

Q. What French word literally means little skip?

Ans:  Cabriolet

Q. What country has the most Post Offices?

Ans:  India

Q. Who said about his songs “some are 10 minutes long some are 6”?

Ans:  Bob Dylan. GK Quiz

Q. Who would use an ankus in their job?

Ans:   Mahout to goad an elephant

Q. The Marino sheep originated in what country?

Ans:   Spain

Q. What magazine started in America in March 1923?

Ans:   Time

Q. Tenzin Gyatso became what in 1937?

Ans:  Dalai Lama

Q. In what country was Mother Theresa born?

Ans:  Albania. GK Quiz

Q. In 1918 what were Jelly Babies renamed?

Ans:   Peace Babies

Q. Who was Prime Minister of China from 1949 to 1976?

Ans:   Chou En-Lai

Q. ‘The Egg and I’ was whose first film?

Ans:   Marilyn Munroe

Q. What fashion designer was responsible for “The New Look”?

Ans:   Christian Dior

Q. The British Patent Office since 1949 banned patents for what?

Ans:   Perpetual Motion Machine

Q. Which Canadian won the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize?

Ans:   Suez Lester Pearson

Q. Who was the first commoner to appear Royal Mail pack in 1964?

Ans:  William Shakespeare

Q. What happened to Charles Brooks in 1982?

Ans:   First legal death by Lethal Injection

Q. What are Demy, Medium, Royal, Double Crown?

Ans:   Paper Sizes. GK Quiz

Q. Collective nouns – A Chatter of what?

Ans:  Budgerigars

Q. What word from the Persian means perfume?

Ans:   Attar

Q. What is a collection of penguins known as?

Ans:  Rookery

Q. What does a crapulent person suffer from?

Ans:   Drunkenness

Q. We have used a ‘cassette’ but what does it literally mean?

Ans:   Small Box. GK Quiz

Q. Reykjavik translates into what?

Ans:   Smoky Bay

Q. What is Christmas Disease?

Ans:  Mild Haemophilia

Q. Who wrote the 1994 biography “Princess in Love”?

Ans:   Anna Pasternak

Q. Clemantine Campbell became famous under what name?

Ans:   Cleo Lane

Q. 72% of what country is covered by forest?

Ans:   Finland. GK Quiz

Q. What was Woody Allen’s first film as a writer/actor?

Ans:   What’s New Pussycat

Q. On what are the world’s smallest paintings painted?

Ans:  Pin Heads

Q. What city used to be known as Bytown?

Ans:  Ottawa

Q. Mare Nostrum was the Roman name for what?

Ans:   Mediterranean Sea (Our Sea)

Q. Kong Zi is better known as who?

Ans:   Confucius

Q. The Romans called it ‘Cambria’ – what do we call it?

Ans: Wales

Q. ‘The Red Rose City’ has what more common name in Jordan?

Ans:   Petra. GK Quiz

Q. Chopin played what instrument as a child?

Ans:   Piano

Q. In what Shakespeare’s play does the character Caliban appear?

Ans:   ‘The Tempest’

Q. Cerumen is the technical name for what body part?

Ans:  Earwax. GK Quiz

Q. If a dish is served Florentine what will it contain?

Ans:   Spinach

Q. If you saw ‘Cave Canem’ written what would you know?

Ans:   Beware of the Dog

Q. Sextilis was the original name for what?

Ans: August. GK Quiz

Q. What does a copoclephist collect?

Ans:  Key Rings

Q. Who is the Patron Saint of florists and gardeners?

Ans:  Saint Dorothy

Q. Jobs from names – what did a Wayne do?

Ans:   Wagon Maker

Q. What country’s highest award is ‘The Order of the Elephant’?

Ans:   Denmark

Q. What is ‘Thalassophobia’ a fear of?

Ans:   The Sea. GK Quiz

Q. Who does a Filicide kill?

Ans:   Son or Daughter

Q. Where would you find your Coxa?

Ans:   Hip Joint

Q. What name from the French to quibble means a no-trump hand?

Ans:   Chicane. GK Quiz

Q. Collective nouns – what is a group of swans?

Ans:   Herd or Bevy

Q. Who was the third and favourite son of David in the Old Testament?

Ans:  Absalom

Q. Richard Carlisle invented the early vending machine selling what?

Ans:  Books

Q. ‘Nevada’ means what when translated from Indian?

Ans:   Snow

Q. Where is the oldest known restaurant in the world?

Ans:   Madrid. GK Quiz

Q. Who is the Roman Goddess of orchards and gardens?

Ans:   Pomonia

Q. In a recent survey what % of US wives thought husband cheating?

Ans: 90 %

Q. What was the first country to recognise the US as an independent country?

Ans:   Morocco, GK Quiz

Q. What soft drink was developed as a hangover remedy?

Ans:  Pepsi Cola

Q. Edinburgh Castle stands on Arthur’s Seat what was ‘Arthur’s Seat’?

Ans:   Volcano

Q. Who should have played Indiana Jones and dropped out?

Ans:  Tom Selleck. GK Quiz

Q. The San Andreas is what type of geological fault?

Ans:   Conservative

Q. Name any of the demonstration sports at the Sydney Olympics?

Ans:   Ballroom Dancing – Snooker

Q. Where was the first Miss World contest held in 1951?

Ans:  London. GK Quiz

Q. Japanese hi-tech toilets auto wipe buts using what?

Ans:  Lasers

Q. In Greek legend who turned men into swine?

Ans:   Circe

Q. After California what US state produces the most wine?

Ans:  New York. GK Quiz

Q. What series was voted the best fiction of the 20th century?

Ans:   ‘Lord of the Rings’

Q. What US state was the last to ratify abolition slavery 1990s?

Ans:   Mississippi

Q.Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia is the fear of what?

Ans:   Big words. GK Quiz

Q. Every day in the US people steal $20000 from where?

Ans:  Vending machines

Q. C17 H21 N04 is the chemical formula for what?

Ans:   Cocaine

Q. What is the world’s most widely eaten fish?

Ans:  Herring. GK Quiz

Q. What is the literal meaning of ‘Kangaroo’?

Ans:  I don’t understand

Q. A digitabulist collects what?

Ans:   Thimbles

Q. Who said, “I’ve watched a lot of baseballs – on the radio”?

Ans:   Gerald Ford. GK Quiz

Q. Collective nouns – a group of police officers?

Ans:  A Mess

Q. In Norse mythology, ‘Tyr’ is the god of what?

Ans:   War

Q. The Hula Hoop was illegal in what country?

Ans:   Finland. GK Quiz

Q. Leonato is the main character in what Shakespeare’s play?

Ans:   ‘Much Ado About Nothing’.

Q. A Chinese eunuch invented what in the second century?

Ans:   Paper

Q. Hannibal had only one what?

Ans:  Eye after Rome attack

Q. What bird can see the colour blue?

Ans:   An Owl. GK Quiz

Q. Ignoring the obvious what links Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn?

Ans:   All have Rings

Q. What country had three presidents – in the same day?

Ans:   Mexico

Q. In England, it is specifically illegal to be drunk where?

Ans:  In a pub. GK Quiz

Q. What mammal has hair – on the soles of its feet?

Ans:   Polar Bear

Q. There are 300 distinct different types of what food?

Ans:   Honey

Q. What is the coldest capital city in the world?

Ans:  Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Q. The human bodies got 45 miles of them – what?

Ans:   Nerves. GK Quiz

Q. What dog has the best eyesight?

Ans:  Greyhound

Q. What is the most common sexual fantasy act?

Ans:  Oral Sex

Q. What is the national religion of Scotland?

Ans: Presbyterianism

Q. What should be done with a used worn-out flag?

Ans:  Burned. GK Quiz

Q. In Elkhart Indiana, it’s illegal for a barber to threaten to do what?

Ans:   Cut off youngster’s ears

Q. In 1907 who was the first English writer to win Nobel Prize in literature?

Ans:  Rudyard Kipling

Q. Name the science fiction writer who lived in Sri Lanka?

Ans:  Arthur C Clark

Q. The Ionian Islands are nearest what country?

Ans:    Greece

Q. What European language is unrelated to any other language?

Ans:  Basque

Q. In the 70s The Bahamas gained independence from whom?

Ans:   Great Britain

Q. Who was with Macbeth when he met the witches?

Ans:   Banquo. GK Quiz

Q. A lion and a sword appear on what country’s flag?

Ans:  Sri Lanka

Q. Who is the Greek God of the sky and the universe?

Ans:  Uranus

Q. Fallstaff first appears in what Shakespeare’s play?

Ans:   Henry IV, part I

Q. Who wrote the book ‘Coma’?

Ans:   Robin Cook

Q. What country designed and developed the bayonet?

Ans:  France. GK Quiz

Q. In Russia by law, the homeless must be where after 10 pm?

Ans:  At Home

Q. In what modern country is Mount Ararat?

Ans:   Turkey

Q. USSR saying: No ugly women in the world just shortage of what?

Ans:  Vodka

Q. ‘Aphallatosis’ is a mental disorder caused by the lack of what?

Ans:  Sex life. GK Quiz

Q. Collective nouns – a spring of what?

Ans:   Pheasants

Q. Name two self-cleaning organs?

Ans:   Eye, Vagina

Q. ‘Hebrew’ comes from a Babylonian word meaning what?

Ans:   Vagrant

Q. What activity burns up 140 calories per hour?

Ans:   Standing. GK Quiz

Q. Who wrote the book ‘The Complete Angler’ in 1653?

Ans:   Isaac Walton

Q. What is the currency of Egypt?

Ans:  Pound

Q. Which country grows the most sugar?

Ans:   Brazil

Q. 5 African Mediterranean countries share what language?

Ans:  Arabic. 0 0 0.

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