500 General Knowledge Questions for FPSC, PPSC, NTS, PTS, and OTS

Prepare 500 General Knowledge questions for PPSC, SPSC, BPSC, KPPSC, NTS, PTS, OTS and other quiz competitions.

500 General Knowledge Questions for FPSC, PPSC, NTS, PTS, and OTS
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  1. Ambati Balamyrali is the youngest (17-years old) doctor of Indian origin in the world who received his medical degree from Mount Sinai, New York.
  2. Ambedkar, B.R is known as the architect of the Indian Constitution.
  3. Apsra is the first nuclear reactor of India.
  4. Aquaculture refers to fish-farming or fish culture.
  5. Baku is famous for the production of petroleum.
  6. Blue revolution relates to fish farming.
  7. Borlaug, Norman Ernest was American agricultural scientist t and winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970. He was one of those who laid the groundwork of the Green Revolution.
  8. Buoy stands for a man serving in any hotel for luggage transportation or as a guide.
  9. Chakmas are refugees from Bangladesh settled in India.
  10. Charar-e-Sharief is the Dargah of Sufi saint Sheikh Nooruddin Wali in Kashmir.
  11. Charminar is located in Hyderabad (India).
  12. Chernobayl is a Russian city having a nuclear power plant where a tank of readioactive waste exploded in April, 1993. This explosion is known as “Chernobyl Disaster”.
  13. Chris Patten was the last British Governor of Hong Kong.
  14. It is summer season in Australia during Christmas.
  15. Churchill was PM of U.K during WWII. He is known to have said “ I have nothing to offer except blood, sweat and tears.”
  16. Conditioned Reflex is the term mainly discussed in Psychology.
  17. Cross-breeding is to be done for achieving quick increase in milk production.
  18. Crystal oscillator is in electric watch, the component corresponding to pendulum of a pendulum clock.
  19. The production of cultured pearls is an important cottage industry of Japan.
  20. Debenture is a certificate issued by a company promising the payment of a specified amount at a fixed rate of interest after a specified period.
  21. A deflector is a technique of adjusting for changes in price level.
  22. Desdemona is a character in the Shakespeare’s play Othello.
  23. Dicky Dolma is the youngest woman climber of Mt. Everest.
  24. Dr. Watson is a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  25. Dunkel Draft relates to international trade.
  26. Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan.
  27. E.T.A is a terrorist organization in Spain.
  28. Elephant’s tusks are called enlarged cartilaginous bones.
  29. Erasmus was a Dutch writher. His Praise of Folly is still read.
  30. Esperanto is an artificial international language created to act as world language.
  31. Euro is the name of New Single European Currency launched on January 1, 1999.
  32. Every Street is paved with Gold was authored by Kim Woo-Chung, founder of Daewoo.
  33. Exfoliation is a type of weathering common both in the cold and in the hot climate regions.
  34. Exit Poll is a term used to denote a post-election survey of voters regarding the candidate in whose favour they had exercised their franchise.
  35. The readings of a Fahrenheit and a Centigrade temperature is the same at -40°.
  36. Gregory Mendel is called the Father of Genetics.
  37. Fenugreek seeds can benefit a patient of diabetes mellitus by normalizing his blood sugar level.
  38. Powder-type fire extinguisher is used for petroleum fire.
  39. India occupies first position in the world in the production of tea.
  40. It is the President and not the PM who presides over the cabinet meetings in France.
  41. Sigmund Freud founded the technique of pshychoaralysis.
  42. Guemica is a painting by Pablo Picasso.
  43. Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement.
  44. Inflation means an increase in the amount of paper money which tends to raise general price level of commodities. It is a comparative figure showing cost of living, production prices, etc as compared with a base year. Debtors are likely to benefit by Inflation.
  45. Zero Rate Inflation obtains necessarily in a year where the annual rate of inflation is constant in every week of the year.
  46. ISBN: International Standard Book Numbering is an internation system by which a distinct identifying number is assigned to each book.
  47. Jain Commission was associated with probing the conspiracy angle of the Rajiv Gandhi assassination.
  48. James Bond is a character in the novels written by Ian Fleming.
  49. Jana-gana-mana is India’s National Anthem.
  50. Jantar Mantar is an observatory in Delhi constructed in 1724 during the days of Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
  51. Thomas Jefferson authored American Declaration of Independence.
  52. Jurassic Park was directed by Steven Spielberg.
  53. Kabalega is a National Park of Uganda.
  54. Kalidas was the greatest of the Sanskrit daramatist. He authored Shakukntala, etc.
  55. Kalinga Prize is awarded for popularization of science each year by UNESCO.
  56. Gary Kasparov is associated with Chess.
  57. Dr. V. Kurein is associated with Dairy Farming.
  58. Bhutan is called the “Land of Thunder Dragon”.
  59. Laos is the only land-locked country in South-East Asia.
  60. Last Supper is a famous Renaissance painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
  61. Leningrad is a famous town in Russia situated on the bank of river Neva.
  62. LIBOR is the basic interest rate on interbank loans in London.
  63. Lifeline Express is the world’s first hospital on rails operated in India.
  64. G.J. Mendel is known as founder of genetics.
  65. Meri Ekyaven Kavitayen is collection of poems of Atal Behari Vajpayee.
  66. Milk is an example of emulsion.
  67. Missionaries of Charity is the religious order established by Mother Teresa.
  68. Montesquieu gave the theory of separation of power.
  69. Mother Teresa was born in Albania in 1910.
  70. New Moore Island is situated in the Bay of Bengal.
  71. Parliament of Switzerland is known as Federal Assembly.
  72. Pasumpatinath temple is in Nepal.
  73. Photolysis is dissociation of water molecule in the chemical reaction of photosynthesis.
  74. Pierry Cardin is famous fashion designer.
  75. Pondicherry is the Union Territory of India which has a legislature.
  76. India has 16% of world’s population.
  77. Postal Zone is indicated by the first two digits from left of the Pincode.
  78. Eyes of potato are used for vegetative propagation.
  79. Prunning is associated with the cultivation of tea.
  80. The concept of Public Interest Litigation originated in UK.
  81. Pulitzer Prizes are awarded to Americans for excellence in journalism.
  82. Quill feathers are on the wing and tail of birds and are helpful during their flight.
  83. Red Cross Movement was launched by J.H. Dunant.
  84. Saw-scaled viper is the only snake that builds a nest.
  85. Scenes from a writer’s life is the autobiography of Ruskin Bond.
  86. The average salinity of sea water is 3.5%.
  87. Gram, Pea and Soyabean group of seeds are richer in protein than Rice and Maize.
  88. A team of men in opposition to take over the different portfolios in case the party is able to wrest power is known as Shadow Cabinet.
  89. Shahtoosh is the finest, warmest and lightest wool in the world produced in Uzbekistan.
  90. If a ship desires to travel the shortest route, it must follow longitude connecting the two joints b/w which travel is to be undertaken.
  91. Vatican is the smallest country in the world in terms of area.
  92. Snake is a limbless reptile.
  93. USA is the world’s principal producer of Soyabean.
  94. Stromboli is a volcano in Sicily.
  95. Tape worm has no digestive system because it is a saprophyte.
  96. The Road Ahead is written by Bill Gates.
  97. Torah is the sacred book of the Parsis.
  98. United Kingdom consists of England, Northern Island, Scotland & Wales.
  99. Wheatstone Bridge is used to measure resistances.
  100. In Lawrence of Arabia Nobel Laureate Pearl S.Buck collaborated.
  101. Length of a terrestrial mile is lesser than that of a nautical mile.
  102. Bhakta Tukaram was a contemporary of Aurangzeb.
  103. Universal Product Code (UPC) is adopted against adulteration in eatables.
  104. Dolby B or Dolby C is printed on tape recorders and other sound systems refers to Noise reduction circuit.
  105. The new administrative capital proposed for Myanmar is Pyinmana.
  106. Bulgaria and Greece are disputing over the historical Macedonian territory.
  107. Historical materialism is a tenet of Marxims- approach to study mankind with respect to society, economy and history.
  108. Lightning is formed when strong opposite charges in different clouds break down the resistance offered by intervening air.
  109. John Locke published a famous pamphlet known as ‘Right of Mass’ and urged the people in England, America and France to fight for their liberty.
  110. Eli Whitney of America invented the cotton gin that separates seeds from cotton three hundred times faster that by hand in 1793.
  111. In terms of the evolution of organism bat is the most advanced among pigeon, shark & vultures.
  112. Large aperture telescopes are used for greater resolution.
  113. Anton van Leeuwenhoek first time saw bacteria through a microscope made by him in 1683.
  114. A seed is a ripened ovule.
  115. Mr. Barack Hussein Obama is America’s 44th President.
  116. Pea can fix nitrogen from air.
  117. Exbiology is the study of life or its possibility on other planets.
  118. Sandy soil is dry in comparison to clay due to Capillary action.
  119. The framers of the Constitution borrowed the idea of judicial review from the Constitution of USA.
  120. Savana grasslands are found in Africa.
  121. The production of cultured pearls is an important cottage industry of Belgium.
  122. When two organisms exit in such a way that only one is benefited by the other, the relationship is called Parasitism.
  123. Qutub Minar made by Iltutmish, Gol Gumbaz made by Mohammad Adil Shah, Buland Darwaza made by Akbar and Moti Masjid made by Aurangzeb.
  124. El Nino is associated with world weather.
  125. The Red Fort was built by Shahjehan.
  126. 200th anniversary of the scientist in 2009.... Charles Darwin
  127. BIN is the intelligence agency of.... Indonasia
  128. Silicon valley in California is famous because of Software Industry
  129. In 2008 monarchy ended in a country after 240 years... Nepal
  130. Country celebrating 50th anniversary of communist revolution... Cuba
  131. Pearl Harbor is in the state of USA.... Hawaii
  132. The term Intifada means... Uprising
  133. Hamas was founded by.. Sheikh Ahmad Yasin in 1987.
  134. Likud and Kaldima parties belong to... Israel
  135. Cities of Afghanistan border along with Pakistan border......?????
  136. Which city of Afghanistan produces most opium... Helmand
  137. Transit trade agreement b/w pak and afghan in....1965
  138. Oldest organization among OIC, ECO, SAARC and D8 ........OIC
  139. Tamils are fighting in which are of Srilanka... Jaffana
  140. Naxalite movement is in ... India
  141. Teges is the currency of.... Kazikhstan
  142. Hemmant Thakare was the... Chief of Indian Squad during Mumbai drama
  143. The Idea of AESM meeting organization was given by a person of country...Singapore....?????
  144. World Bank president is .... Zollick
  145. Petticoat government is the government by... Woman
  146. Brain Drain is.. migration of skilled labour
  147. Russia is worried about the Missile defence system of US in.....poland and czech republic.
  148. Russia gives oil to Europe through the route of... Ukraine
  149. The word Philately means.. Stamps collection
  150. Study of Human races.... Ethnology
  151. Marco Polo was.. Traveler
  152. East India Company was established during the period of ... Jehangir
  153. Operation cast lead was the name which killed 1400
  154. Winner of 8-oscar awards movie in 2008....Slum dog Millionaire
  155. Madam Tausand museum is in .. London
  156. 1-metric ton is equal to...1000kgs
  157. UN spends $8-billion every year on........peacekeeping..??????
  158. US under agreement of partnership with Pakistan will give .........opportunity zones Recently Pakistan is aided by 200mw by.. UAE
  159. Oldest anthem in the world is.... Netherlands
  160. Hung Parliament is....No single party has the majority
  161. Country with the largest Kurd population... Iraq
  162. Country recently elected to IAEA.... Afghanistan
  163. Country with which Pakistan is having most of his trade.... USA...?????
  164. Karachi Nuclear Power plant is with the help of ... Canada
  165. A country closed her station for USA... Kyrgyzstan
  166. World economic crisis was due to... Housing and mortgage problem in USA
  167. African Union President.... Moammar Gadhafi
  168. Oil company Aramaco is of.. Saudi Arabia
  169. The country with foreign reserves of above $2 trillion... Japan
  170. Khmer Rouge was attacked by.... combodia's communist party
  171. Statement to combat terrorism by task forces.... Zardari
  172. A place between the seven wonders..???????
  173. Russian News agency.....Itar-Tass
  174. Israel peace process with palestine was stalled....size of palestinian state
  175. A persons name was written and was asked about the organisation... red cross,
  176. scouts, CNN, etc.
  177. Obama's convoy to Middle East.... John Mitchel
  178. National Income of the country is...all income earn in year
  179. Petra is a new archaelogical place in the country..... Jordan
  180. Madhya Pradesh is the largest state in India (by area); Uttar Pardesh (by population)
  181. Sigmund Freud, physiologist, medical doctor, psychologist and father of psychoanalysis, is generally recognized as one of the most influential and authoritative thinkers of the twentieth century and the father of modern psychology.
  182. The term digital divide refers to the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no.
  183. Which gas company of Russia supplies gas to European states? Gazprom
  184. Which famous character is produced by J.K Rowling? Harry Potter
  185. Which Railway line connects Pakistan and Iran? The Quetta-Zahedan line connects Pakistan and Iran by railway
  186. In which state of USA Hollywood is located? California.
  187. What is Ivy league? Ivy League is the name generally applied to eight universities (Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Pennsylvania, Princeton, and Yale) that over the years have had common interests in scholarship as well as in athletics.
  188. Which female PM served for the longest period of time in the world? Margret Thature.
  189. Which member of Gandhi family died a natural death? None.
  190. Smeary (Dajla & Euphrates), Indian/Mohinjodaro. (Gangies & Sindh) were flourishing at the banks of the mighty rivers.
  191. Which of the Mughal emperor is burried outside the present Pak and India territory? Babur at Bagh-e-Babur (Kabul) (Afghanistan) & Bahadur Shah Zafar (Yangoon).
  192. What is the freezing point of heavy water? Freezing point (°C) 3.82, Boiling point (°C) 101.4
  193. A pariah state is one whose conduct is considered to be out of line with international norms of behavior.
  194. What name is given to the place of 9/11? Ground Zero
  195. Gestapo" was the secret police of which country? Germany.
  196. Khalil Jibran belonged to which country? Lebanon
  197. 79.What it is called when Stock Exchange is going down? Bearish
  198. Akelman desert is in which country? China
  199. When did Greenwich Meridian Watch start to work? 1884
  200. What is Evangelicals?
  201. Which monarchy has recently allowed females to rule?
  202. Which was the native town of Babar? Farghana
  203. Who is considered as the Leader of modern Chinese economy? Deng Xiaoping
  204. When did Crusade begin? 1099
  205. When for the first time 'Doctrine of Necessity" was used in Pakistan? Mulvi Tameez-ud-din case
  206. How many zero'z are in 1 trillion? 12 zero
  207. What Chinese Muslims are called in province ____of China?province= Xinjiang Uygur, muslims named as = Geys' Mazars
  208. The conquest of China, begun under Genghis, was completed 65 years later under KUBLAI KHAN.
  209. How many members were in the UN when it was established? 51
  210. South Pole is in Antactica.
  211. Tallest tree is Redwood.
  212. East Timore got independence from Indonesia.
  213. Kosovo got indidependence from Yogoslavia.
  214. Asia’s population is 58.6% of world population.
  215. Asia size is 29.5% of the world.
  216. Average temp: on siachen is -40 degree Celcius.
  217. Siachen means place of wild roses.
  218. India and Pak: are fighting on Siachen since 1984.
  219. India launched operation Vidhara on Siachen in 1984.
  220. Length of line of control is 720 km.
  221. All parties Huriyat Conference is a party of 23 parties.
  222. %age of Muslims in Jammu & Kashmir is 95%.
  223. Afghan ruler at the time of USSR invasion was BArbark Kermal.
  224. Taliban regime came into power in 1996.
  225. Second largest ethinc group in Afghanistan is Tajik.
  226. Intifada means uprising.
  227. PLO established in 1964 its HQ is in Rammalah.
  228. Al-Fateh was established in 1958.
  229. PLO was expelled by Jordon.
  230. Hazbullah means Party of God.
  231. Yasir Arafat passed away in Paris on 11 Nov: 2004.
  232. Hamas was formed in 1987.
  233. Egypet is both in Africa & Asia (Northeastern Africa & Southwestern Asia). Sinai Peninsula is the part of Egypt that lies in Asia.
  234. Only African country that remained independent during colonial rule was Ethiopia.
  235. UAE comprises of 7 states.
  236. Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980.
  237. Protectorate state of world is Bhutan.
  238. Temple of Tooth(Budha’s tooth) is at Kandy.
  239. Napoleon was exiled to St: Helena in Mediterranean in 1814-15.
  240. Leif Eriesson reaced North America.
  241. Columbus discovered South America in 1494.
  242. Sir Hugh Willoighby & Richard Chancellor discovered white sea and ocean route to Russia.
  243. Wiiliam Janszoon discovered Australia.
  244. Abel Taman discovered Newzealand, Tongo & Fiji in 1642.
  245. Confucianism is found in China & Taiwan.
  246. Jesus Christ was born at Bethalhem, Jerusalem.
  247. Gautam Siddharta Buddha was born in Nepal.
  248. Shintoism is in Japan.
  249. Roman Empire was established in 27 B.C by Octavian.
  250. Mughals ruled India for 331 years.
  251. Opium war waged from 1839-42 b/w China & Britain.
  252. Boston Tea Party event is related to American Independence.
  253. First WW lasted for 4 years.
  254. Germany was defeated by England in a naval fight in 1916 in battle of Jutland.
  255. Shortes ever war fought that lasted for 6 days Arab-Israel war.
  256. First civil war among Muslims was battle of Jamal.
  257. In 1845 British defeated Sikhs and captured Lahore in the battle of Sabraon.
  258. Where can you find London bridge today: USA ( Arizona )
  259. Which animal lays eggs: Duck billed platypus
  260. What do deciduous trees do Lose their leaves in winter
  261. How many feet in a fathom Six
  262. Christopher Columbus sailed in the Nina - Pinta and Santa Maria
  263. Which leader died in St Helena: Napoleon Bonaparte
  264. What does ring a ring a roses refer to: The Black Death
  265. What would you do with a maris piper :Eat it - it’s a potato
  266. What is the currency of Austria: Schilling
  267. What is the Islamic equal to the red cross: Red Crescent
  268. What are Munroes: Mountains in Scotland
  269. What does an alopecia sufferer lack Hair
  270. What is a baby rabbit called Kit or Kitten
  271. Which country had The Dauphin as a ruler France
  272. What is a Winston Churchill Cigar
  273. Who or what lives in a formicarium Ants
  274. It’s a flock of sheep what's a group of owls called Parliament
  275. What animal would you find in a form- Hare
  276. John browe minnoch (1941-83) of USA was the heaviest man. He weighted 635 kgs.
  277. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley's gum.
  278. The Mona Lisa has no eyebrows. It was the fashion in Renaissance Florence to shave them off.
  279. The cigarette lighter was invented before the match
  280. Every drop of seawater contains approximately 1 billion gold atoms
  281. The US national anthem actually has three verses, but everyone just knows the first one.
  282. The total combined weight of the worlds ant population is heavier than the weight of the human population.
  283. Buckingham Palace in England has over six hundred rooms
  284. The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid
  285. Butterflies taste with their feet
  286. One of the countries through which equator passes is: Malaysia
  287. Clocks, which moves with the velocities comparable with the velocity of light, run: with zero velocity
  288. Humming bird belongs to a category called: Endotherm
  289. PERT is a technique used for which one of the following? Project Management
  290. Han myung has become the first woman prime minister of south korea.
  291. At which international film festival is the ‘Golden Lion’ awarded to the best film? Venice Film Festival
  292. Which of the following planets takes nearly the same time for a rotation on its own axis as does the Earth? Mars
  293. Who was the founder of the Asiatic Society? William Jones
  294. Fortis Hospitals chain is an enterprise of Ranbaxy
  295. The major natural regions of the world are delineated primarily on the basis of temperature, rainfall and cultivated vegetation
  296. The agreement between India and China, by which both accepted Panchsheel as the basis of their relations, was signed in 1954
  297. Which of the following territories of India was/were invaded by China on November 19, 1962? Ladakh and NEFA
  298. Deflation is contraction in volume of money or credit that results in a decline of price level
  299. Which one of the following is not allied to Geophysical Sciences? Palaeontology
  300. The conservation of hawks and owls is important to mankind chiefly because these birds eat many harmful rodents
  301. the plane of the earth’s equator were not inclined to the plane of
  302. In which city was the famous black hole: Calcutta
  303. If you had rubella what would you have caught: German Measles
  304. La Giaconda is better known as what: Mona Lisa
  305. Eric Arthur Blaire was the real name of which author: George Orwell
  306. Which country do Sinologists study: China
  307. What is Orchesis - either professional or amateur: Art of Dancing
  308. Whose autobiography was The long walk to Freedom: Nelson Mandela
  309. Clyde Tonbaugh discovered what planet in 1930: Pluto
  310. Which chess piece could be a member of the church: Bishop
  311. Which American state is nicknamed The Diamond State: Delaware
  312. What martial arts name means gentle way: Judo
  313. Kimberlite contains what precious item: Diamonds
  314. Which country introduced the worlds first diesel loco in 1912: Germany
  315. What animals name translates as water horse: Hippopotamus
  316. Which two metals are alloyed to make pewter: Tin and Lead
  317. What is the longest river in Italy: Po
  318. Oil seed rape belongs to which plant family: Mustard
  319. Zambia and Zimbabwe used to be called what: Rhodesia
  320. What is the staple food of one third of the worlds population: Rice
  321. What digit does not exist in Roman Numerals: Zero
  322. Who was nicknames The desert Fox (both Names): Erwin Rommel
  323. Which European country is divided into areas called Cantons: Switzerland
  324. Who created Tarzan (all names) in 1914: Edgar Rice Burroughs
  325. Who is the only American president elected unopposed: George Washington
  326. Which countries men use the most deodorant: Japan
  327. What was the first credit card: Diners Club
  328. Which country made the worlds first feature film in 1906: Australia Story of Kelly gang
  329. Where is the worlds largest gold depository: Federal reserve bank Manhattan
  330. What is 6 inches bigger in Summer: Eiffel tower
  331. Which 1956 film caused riots in cinemas: Rock around the clock
  332. From what language does the word alphabet come: Greek -alpha beta
  333. What was the first film made in cinemascope: The robe
  334. A pearmain is what type of fruit: Apple
  335. What did God create on the fifth day (both): Sea creatures and birds
  336. What were the first false teeth made from: Ivory
  337. Which leader lives in the Potola: Dalai Lama
  338. Which country invented the concentration camp: Britain - Boer war
  339. Scotopic people can do what: See in the dark
  340. What is the most critical thing keeping bananas fresh transport: Temperature not below 13 C 55F
  341. What city has Kogoshima as its airport: Tokyo
  342. What is a baby whale called: Calf
  343. On what is the Mona Lisa painted: Wood
  344. Which bird turns it head upside down to eat: Flamingo
  345. Who rode a horse called Bucephalus: Alexander the Great
  346. Who invented popcorn: American Indians
  347. For what is spirits of salt another name: Hydrochloric acid
  348. What flower is the symbol of secrecy: Rose
  349. What is the white trail behind a jet plane made from: Ice Crystals
  350. If you were doing vaccimulgence what doing: Milking a cow
  351. Who was the Greek goddess of love: Aphrodite
  352. What is the only creature that can turn its stomach inside out: Starfish
  353. What is the worlds most popular green vegetable: Lettuce
  354. Which country had the first women MPs 19 in 1907: Finland
  355. Which Mediterranean countries orchestra is bigger than its army Monaco
  356. Where can you buy a copy of Penguin News: Falkland Islands
  357. Which African country was founded by Americans: Liberia
  358. What was Britain called - before it was Britain: Albion
  359. What part of a frog do you rub to hypnotise it: Its belly
  360. What was the first gramophone record made from: Tinfoil
  361. which famous person invented the cat flap: Isaac Newton
  362. What was invented by Dr Albert Southwick in 1881: Electric chair
  363. Where would you find line of Mars - Girdle of Venus: Palm - lines in Palmistry
  364. What do Ombrophobes fear: Rain
  365. Who landed on Timor Island after being cast adrift: Captain Bligh
  366. A C-Curity was the original name of what common object: Zip Fastener
  367. What does ludo mean (literally): I Play
  368. An elephant has 400000 what in its trunk: Muscles
  369. What colour is cerulean: Deep Blue
  370. What does Zip stand for in the American Zip Code: Zone Improvement Plan
  371. Percy Shaw invented what in 1934: Cats eyes
  372. Which acid was first prepared from distilled red ants: Formic acid
  373. Milton lost which sense: Sight
  374. Eiffel designed the Eiffel tower - what was his first name: Gustave
  375. The Koh-i-Nor is a famous diamond - what does the name mean: Mountain of Light
  376. What was Britain's first colony (annexed in 1583): Newfoundland
  377. A skulk is a group of which animals: Foxes
  378. Who was the Goddess of the rainbow: Iris
  379. Who was the first actor to appear on cover of Time magazine: Charlie Chaplin
  380. In which country did the turnip originate: Greece
  381. Which animals can live longest without water: Rats
  382. Which fruit contains the most protein: Avocado
  383. In sailing ship days who often acted as the ships doctor: Cook
  384. A muster is a group of which birds: Peacocks
  385. Which country grew the first Orange: China
  386. Gossima was the original name of what game: Table Tennis
  387. A kindle is the name for a group of what young animals: Kittens
  388. Minerva is the Goddess of what: Wisdom
  389. One person every 6 seconds dies from what: Contaminated water diseases
  390. The length of what is approximately 1/10th circumference of earth: Great wall of China
  391. USA has most airports which country has second most: Australia
  392. In 1829 Walter Hunt invented what common item: Safety Pin
  393. Who invented punched cards used in early computing 1880s: Herman Hollerith
  394. 1500 paces was what Roman measurement: League
  395. Who gave the UN the land in NY to build their HQ: John D Rockerfeller
  396. Which writer coined the word Cyberspace in 1984: William Gibson –Neuromancer
  397. What is the oldest known infectious disease: Leprosy
  398. What was invented in 1855 45 years later than it was needed: Can Opener
  399. Chogori is better know by what boring name: K2
  400. Which country has the worlds biggest (on land) National Park: Canada – Wood Buffalo 17300s ml
  401. What was Edison’s first practical invention: Tick a Tape for stockmarket
  402. Which company invented the transistor radio in 1952: Sony
  403. What metal impurity makes rubies red and emeralds green: Chromium
  404. What is dittology: Double meaning
  405. Which country invented the mariners compass: China
  406. How was Alexander the Greats body preserved: In large jar of honey
  407. What was invented 1903 - patented 1906 G C Beilder: Photocopier
  408. What country consumes the most coal each year: China
  409. What does soviet mean: Workers Council
  410. In which city is the worlds oldest museum - Ashmolian 1679: Oxford
  411. To what family does the hippopotamus belong: Pig
  412. In which city is the worlds oldest tennis court from 1496: Paris
  413. Who said Politics is the art of the possible 11 Aug 1867: Otto Von Bismarck
  414. In which country did Turkeys originate: USA
  415. What colour is worn for funerals in Egypt: Yellow
  416. An Arab horse has less what than other horses: Bones - one vertebra less
  417. In what country did red onions originate: Italy
  418. What job did Ernest Hemmingway do in WW1: Ambulance Driver
  419. What was the name of the Roman God of sleep-Somnos
  420. What is the name of the four holy books of the Hindus-The Vedas
  421. What animal always gives birth to same sex twins-Armadillo
  422. What colour is named after a battle fought in Italy in 1859-Magenta
  423. What does the name Ghengis Khan mean-Very Mighty Ruler
  424. What is the most common disease in the world-Dental Caries
  425. Which country was the first to make seat belts compulsory-Czechoslovakia
  426. A young what is called an Eyas-Hawk
  427. In a Gynocracy - who rules- Women
  428. What type of animal is a markhor-Wild Goat
  429. What is the last book of the Bible-Revelations
  430. What historical event was referred to as Black 47-Irish Potato Famine
  431. Tempera uses water and what to paint with- Egg Yoke
  432. Which company developed the Laser Printer -Cannon
  433. The name of which countries capital means good air-Argentina – Buenos Aires
  434. Which dictator preferred 50,000 rifles to 50,000 votes-Benito Mussolini
  435. What country was once named New France- Canada
  436. In which country were modern banknotes first used-Sweden
  437. What does the syrinx help a bird to do-Sing
  438. What food item in French literally means twice cooked-Biscuit
  439. The Titanic has a sister ship - name it-The Olympic
  440. Halcyon is the poetic name for which bird-Kingfisher
  441. Which country invented French fried potatoes-Belgium
  442. The word bungalow comes from which language-Hindi
  443. What is the Japanese Shinkasen-High speed Train
  444. What is a travelator-Horizontal Escalator
  445. Where was Napoleon born-Ajaccio -Corsican capitol
  446. In the wild what animal pollinates banana plants-Bats
  447. What colour is the Black Box carried in aircraft-Orange
  448. Allium Sativum is better known as what-Garlic
  449. What was Madam Curie's husbands name-Pierre
  450. The USA president lives in the White House - Who Blue House-President South Korea
  451. What does an aronophobe fear -Internet
  452. Which world famous landmark is found on Mount Lee? The Hollywood Sign
  453. The name of which Indian city means Village of Boiled Beans -Bangalore
  454. What county has its map on its flag-Cyprus
  455. Lucknow is a city in India - and what other country-Canada
  456. What invention was nicknamed the Noisy Serpent in 1902-Vacuum Cleaner
  457. What country has a regiment of bicycle mounted soldiers-Switzerland
  458. Which animal has legs but cant walk- Hummingbird
  459. In what city 1985 was the worlds first computer museum opened-Boston
  460. Skeleton is derived from Greek - what is its literal translation-Dried Up
  461. Edward Hunter USA Journalist invented what term Korean war-Brainwashing
  462. What word in English has the most definitions-Set
  463. Desire for more cows is the translation what Sanskrit word-War - same in English
  464. What is the most mentioned name in the Bible-David - Jesus is second
  465. What is a spermologer interested in- Trivia
  466. What is 2000 in Roman Numerals- MM
  467. What is the sacred animal of Thailand-White Elephant
  468. We have all heard Hari Krishna - what does Krishna mean-Dark as a cloud
  469. Feline cats - Bovine Cows - Aquiline what -Eagle
  470. What animal is the symbol of long life in Korea-Deer
  471. What animal was the symbol of freedom in ancient Rome-Cat
  472. Time Magazine named what as the Man of the Year 1982-The Computer
  473. What animals teeth were used as knife blades by the Indians-Beaver
  474. If you were studying latrology what would you be studying-Science of Medicine
  475. The United Nations in New York were originally where-San Francisco
  476. In what country is the northernmost point of Africa-Tunisia
  477. In what film - Charlie Chaplain have his first speaking part 1940-The Great Dictator
  478. What Prophet in the Bible had a talking donkey-Balaam
  479. What common word comes from the Latin for who are you-Quiz
  480. Napoleon had a fear of what - Aelurophobia-Cats
  481. If you graduate with a degree in music what colour tassel wear-Pink
  482. In the Bible who built the ancient city of Babylon-Nimrod
  483. What was the first day of the year in the Roman calendar-25th March
  484. What does Karaoke literally mean -Empty Orchestra
  485. In what country did stamp collecting start -France
  486. Where do the White and Blue Niles join-Khartoum - in Sudan
  487. What are young bats called-Pups
  488. What plant has flowers but no leaves-Cactus
  489. Who was the Roman Goddess of peace-Pax
  490. What is a baby squirrel called-Kit or Kitten
  491. If you are born in March what is your Flower-Violet
  492. What is the only word in English that ends in mt-Dreamt
  493. What country has a Bible on its flag-Dominican Republic
  494. What is the only number in English that has letters in alpha order-Forty
  495. What is the name for 100th of a second-A Jiffy
  496. 10% (by weight) of the worlds land animals are what species- Ants
  497. The milk of what creature will not curdle- Camel
  498. What do cockroaches do every fifteen minutes-Fart
  499. Noah's Ark had two of everything including what feature- Windows
  500. The word vinegar come from French meaning what-Sour Wine

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