Top 20 Important GK Questions for competitive Exams

1.    Lending her name to a famous brand, who was the Greek Goddess of Victory?

Answer : Nike

2.        From what port did the Titanic set sail on its fateful voyage?

Answer: Southampton

3.       What is the capital of Thailand?

Answer: Bangkok

4.       Give the correct name for the hormone which stimulates the nervous system and raises heartbeat?

Answer: Adrenaline

5.       What awards, founded by a Swedish chemist and inventor of dynamite, were first conferred on December 10th, 1901?

Answer: Nobel Prizes

6.       What do English-speaking people often say when they are being photographed?

Answer: ‘Cheese!’ Then they look as though they are smiling.

7.       How many permanent teeth does an adult have?

Answer: 32

8.       What is the boiling point of water?

Answer: 100′ centigrade

9.   What is the American English word for the British English word-lift?

Answer: Elevator

10.  What are the 5 largest countries of the world?

 Answer: 1-Russia, 2-China, 3-Canada, 4-USA, 5-Brazil

11.  What is the capital city of Kenya?

Answer: Nairobi

12.  Who invented the helicopter?

Answer: Sikorsky-American-1935

13.  Who invented the electronic computer?

Answer: Berry Atanosoff-American-1942

14.  What is the sport with the largest playing field?

Answer: Polo

15.  Which fictional character had two ugly sisters?

Answer: Cinderella

16.   What are the colors of the French flag?

Answer: Red, white and blue

17.  Which is the longest river in the world?

Answer: 6,670 for the Nile

18.  Which river flows through London?

Answer: The Thames

19.  How many bits are there in a byte?

Answer: 8

20.  Which is the most famous long island?

Answer: Long Island in New York State, containing Brooklyn, Queens and John F Kennedy Airport


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