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Sunday, December 13, 2009

General Knowledge, Geography Quiz for PCS, IAS Pre Exams

Geography
Q: The deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century outside of Asia occurred in which location in 1908?
Central Guatemala
Huanuco Province, Peru
Messina, Italy
Chlef, Algeria
The correct answer to:
The deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century outside of Asia occurred in which location in 1908?
is:
Messina, Italy
Q: Jan Mayen is a territory of which country?
Norway
Sweden
Finland
Denmark
The correct answer to:
Jan Mayen is a territory of which country?
is:
Norway
The correct answer to:
The Dinaric Alps are adjacent to which water body?
is:
Adriatic Sea

Q: What is the French Name for the Strait of Dover?
Golfe de Gascogne
Golfe du Lion
Pas de Calais
La Manche
The correct answer to:
What is the French Name for the Strait of Dover?
is:
Pas de Calais
Q: The Gaspe Peninsula is located in which Canadian province?
Newfoundland and Labrador
Quebec
Ontario
Nova Scotia
Correct! ANSWER
IS:
QUEBEC

Q: What is the name of the reservoir created by Hoover Dam?
Pyramid Lake
Lake Powell
Lake Boulder
Lake Mead
The correct answer to:
What is the name of the reservoir created by Hoover Dam?
is:
Lake Mead
Q: Manaus, Brazil sits at the confluence of the Amazon River and which other river?
Negro
Tapajos
Parana
Madeira
The correct answer to:
Manaus, Brazil sits at the confluence of the Amazon River and which other river?
is:
Negro
Q: What is the approximate average depth of the Pacific Ocean?
2000 meters
4000 meters
6000 meters
8000 meters
The correct answer to:
What is the approximate average depth of the Pacific Ocean?
is:
4000 meters
Q: Which river flows through St. Petersburg, Russia?
Neva
Luga
Onega
Severnaya Dvina
correct answer
IS:
NEVA
Q: In which African country would you find the Massif Ennedi?
Mali
Niger
Sudan
Chad
The correct answer to:
In which African country would you find the Massif Ennedi?
is:
Chad
Q: Which South African province contains the country's southernmost point?
Free State
Kwazulu-Natal
Western Cape
Eastern Cape
The correct answer to:
Which South African province contains the country's southernmost point?
is:
Western Cape
Q: Which flag consists of more colors than just red and white?
Denmark
Bahrain
Austria
Lebanon
The correct answer to:
Which flag consists of more colors than just red and white?
is:
Lebanon
Q: In which U.S. state are the Philip Smith Mountains found?
Alaska
Utah
New York
New Mexico
THE CORRECT ANSWER
IS:
ALASKA



General Knowledge
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 separates Pakistan and Afghanistan is Durand line
11 The river Volga flows out into the Capsian sea
12 The coldest place on the earth 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 Vesuvius is located in Italy
33 The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is Cuba
34 The length of the Suez Canal is 162.5 kilometers
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 discovered 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 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 Sri Lanka was Ceylon
62 The UNO was formed in the year 1945
63 UNO stands for United Nations Organization
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 Frederick 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
 
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