General Knowledge Questions

The highest part of the earth is Mount Everest (Asia).

The lowest part of the earth is Dead Sea (Asia).

The deepest part of the earth is Mariana Trench (Pacific Ocean).

World’s highest waterfall is Angel Waterfall (Drop=979 meters).

 World’s coldest place (recorded at ground level on Earth) is Vostok, Antarctica (Temp= -89.2 C).

Oymyakon, Russia, widely recognised as the coldest inhabited place on Earth.

World’s hottest place is Death Valley, USA (Temp= +56.7 C).

World’s smallest bird is Humming bird (5-6cm).

World’s smallest continent is Australia (Area is 8.6 million km2).

World’s largest Continent is Asia (44.58 million km2).

Smallest planet in the solar system is Mercury (Radius= 2440km).

Largest planet in the solar system is Jupiter (Radius= 69,911km).

Hottest planet in the solar system is Venus.

The largest salt water lake in the world is Caspian Sea.

World’s Deepest Lake is Lake Baikal (Siberia) (Depth=1,642 m).

Highest navigable lake” in the world is Lake Titicaca.

Biggest fresh water lake in the world is Lake Superior.

The first navigator to sail around the world was Magellan.

The world’s largest glacier is Lambert.

The largest sea of the world is South China Sea (3,500,000 km²).

The smallest sea of the world is Baltic Sea.

The largest desert of the world is Sahara.

Tibet is known as the roof of the world.

World’s tallest animal is Giraffe (14-19f).

World’s tallest building is Burj Khalifa (828m).

The most illegally traded animal in the world is Pangolin.

The warmest sea in the world is the Red Sea.

The first metal used by man was Copper

West Indies won the first Cricket World Cup in 1975.

Uruguay won the first football World Cup in 1930.

Pakistan won the first hockey World Cup in 1971.

People of New Zealand are known as Kiwis.

Amnesty International is an organization for Human rights.

The sea route from Europe to India was discovered by Vasco de Gama .

Maria Montessori’s name is associated with Child education.

World Longest River is Nile (Africa).

World largest river (by volume) is Amazon (South America).

The largest landlocked country in the world is Kazakhstan.

The biggest island in the world is Greenland.

Longest strait of the World is Strait of Malacca.

First ascent made on Mount Everest, May 29, 1953.

White Book” is official publication of Portugal.

Yellow Book is official book of France.

Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg are the Benelux countries.

Mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart.

Printing press was invented by Johannes Gutenberg.

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Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to Saint Helena after renowned war of battle in Waterloo 1815.

 CT scan stands for Computer Tomography.

RAM in computer stand for Random access memory.

URL stands for Uniform Resource Locator.

First Noble prize in physics was awarded to Roentgen in 1901

Lighthouse of Alexandria is among the ancient wonder of the world.

The ‘Stonehenge‘ is among the Seven Wonders of the World, situated in England.

The Noble prize for Economics was introduced in 1969.

Amartya Sen was first Asian who got Nobel Prize in economics in 1998.

The former Soviet Union disintegrated in December 1991.

The idea of “State of nature” was given by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Belgium is called the ‘Cockpit of Europe‘.

World’s largest Delta is Ganges Delta.

The average weight of human heart is 300g.

 ‘Renaissance‘ is a period of revival or rebirth of learning.

The system of writing and printing for the blind was invented by Louis Braille.

Charles Drew” was the first pioneered the idea of a blood bank.

 The World’s smallest country by area is Vatican City.

The oldest inhabited capital in the world is Damascus.

Strait of Gibraltar connects Mediterranean Sea with Atlantic Sea.

Panama Canal connects Atlantic Ocean with Pacific Ocean.

Florence Nightingale pioneered the modern nursing system.

Sea of Japan is famous for Fishing.

Red Cross was founded by J.H Durant.

The founder of Wikipedia is Jimmy Wales.

Fourth Estate means The Press.

The French Revolution began in the year 1789

The second largest landlocked country in the world is Mongolia.

Ural Mountain Separate Asia from Europe.

Asia Watch‘ is a Human rights organization established in 1985(H.Q: New York).

The World-famous Bridge ‘Golden Gate” is located in San Francisco.

The Secretary-General of UNO who died in an air crash was Dag Hammarskjold (Belonged Sweden) .

The distance of a place south or north of Equator is called Latitude.

The Second World War was fought between the years 1939-1945.

European Union has 27 member states.

The number of bones in the human body is approximately 206.

 Insulin was discovered by Dr. F.G. Banting

Citrus fruits are considered rich in vitamin C

Poor night vision is because of the lack of Vitamin A.

Garlic is useful in keeping the cholesterol level down.

 Balloons are filled with Helium.

 Red phosphorus is used in safety matches.

Total volume of blood in a normal human being is 5-6 liters.

 A color television set makes colors by mixing light of Blue, green and red colors.

Wood is the least conductor of electricity.

The red color of the blood is due to the presence of a pigment known as Hemoglobin.

Lachrymal glands secretes tears

Tungsten metal has the highest melting point.

Trachoma is a disease of the Eye.

A plant cell is distinguished from an animal cell by the presence of cell wall.

Sakhalin Island is disputed between Russia and Japan.

Largest producer of uranium is Kazakhstan.

 The country situated below the sea level is Netherlands.

The painter of famous painting Mona: Lisa Leonardo Da Vinci.

One horse power is equal to 746 watt.

One ounce is equal to 28.35 grams.

How many Furlongs in one mile? 7.99998

Wall Street, New York is famous for Stock Exchange Market.

The Commonwealth of Nations was established in 11 December 1931.

The First President of the Chinese Republic was Dr. Sun Yat-sen.

The theory of ‘Clash of Civilizations’ was presented by Samuel P. Huntington.

Climate Change Conference COP 21 was held in Paris.

The study of Birds is called Ornithology.

Study of earthquakes is called Seismology.

The study or science of population is called Demography.

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MOSSAD is the intelligence agency of Israel.

RAW is the foreign intelligence agency of INDIA.

ISI is the intelligence agency of Pakistan.

M16 is the Secret Intelligence Service of the UK.

CIA is the intelligence service of the USA.

Karen Armstrong authored the book ‘History of God‘.

Karl Marx wrote the the famous book ‘Communist Manifesto’.

United Nations Day is observed every year on 24th October

World’s No Tobacco day is observed on 31st May.

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