100 Questions Of General Knowledge That Should Be Read At Least Once


General Science

1. Stone used in whitewash: Limestone

2. Gas is used for ripening of fruits: Ethylene

3. Planet closest to the earth: Venus

4. Sulphuric acid made by Jabir bin Hayyan

5. Lock jaws is another name for Tetanus

6. Branch of physics related to nuclei: Nuclear Physics

7. Sonar is used to calculate: Ocean depth

8. Radar receives waves called: Radio waves

9. Plaster of Paris is obtained from Gypsum

10. Phosphorus helps plant growth of Root

11. The blue color of the sky is due to Rayleigh scattering

12. Lens used to correct shortsightedness: Concave

13. Blood clotting happens in Veins

14. Newspaper can be recycled: 5 times

15. Catalyst to convert oil into ghee is Nickel

16. Conversion of oil into ghee: Hydrogenation.

17. Potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminum sulfate is a chemical compound. It is commonly called fitkari.

General Knowledge

  1. The longest and largest river in Asia is the Yangtze.
  2. The largest river in China is The Yangtze River.
  3. The Soan and the Haro are the two rivers of Potohar Plateau.
  4. Aswan dam is constructed on river Nile.
  5. World’s largest earth-filled dam is Tarbela.
  6. Victoria Falls are on the border b/w Zimbabwe & South Africa.
  7. Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world extending from Peru to Bolivia.
  8. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world. It is located in Siberia.
  9. Indus River pours into the Arabian Sea.
  10. After Indus, the longest river is Sutlej in Pakistan.
  11. The longest river in South Asia is the Brahmputra.
  12. Nile River pours its water into the Mediterranean Sea.
  13. Don River pours its water into the Sea of Azov.
  14. Tigris River pours its water into the Caspian Sea.
  15. Suez Canal is 170 Km long constructed in 1869.
  16. The Suez Canal was constructed in 1869.
  17. The Suez Canal links the Mediterranean Sea with the Red Sea. The Canal was constructed by a French
  18. Engineer, Ferdinand De Lesseps.
  19. The Suez Canal was nationalized by Col. Nasser on 26th July 1956.
  20. Mariana trench is the deepest part of the ocean and it lies in the Pacific Ocean. It is also called the deepest
  21. seafloor depression in the world.
  22. River Zambezi flows in Southeast Africa.
  23. The Euphrates flows in Syria and Iraq.
  24. Mesopotamia is the region b/w Tigris & Euphrates.
  25. Mississippi river flows in the USA.
  26. Mississippi is the longest river in America.
  27. Missouri river flows in the USA
  28. Hudson River flows in the USA.
  29. Golden River flows in Alaska, Canada.
  30. In what country are the Painted Lakes- Indonesia
  31. Name the river that flows through Baghdad- Tigris
  32. What city has the most canals- Birmingham
  33. Suez Canal was acquired by Britain in 1875 and nationalized by Egypt in 1956. It remains closed 1967-75 after the Arab Israel War.
  34. Thames River is in England.
  35. Seine River is in France.
  36. Hang He river is in China.
  37. Victoria Lake forms the boundary line b/w Tanzania and Uganda.
  38. Source River Jehlum is Verinag.
  39. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world. It is located in North America (USA-Canada).

Pakistan Studies

  1. FIFA World Cup 2018 will be hosted by Russia
  2. Number of OIC Muslim states: 57
  3. Number of European Union member states: 28
  4. Cold war period: 1947 – 1991
  5. NPT is: Non-Proliferation Treaty
  6. AFP is the news agency of France
  7. Headquarters of ICJ: The Hague (Netherlands)
  8. The oldest satellite site is in Kazakhstan
  9. UK’s Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II
  10. A country that once was the colony of the UK: Burma
  11. Oldest tennis venue: Wimbledon
  12. Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan
  13. Suez Canal connects: the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea
  14. The last census in Pakistan was held in 2017.
  15. First Muslim Nobel Laureate: Anwar Sadat (1978)
  16. Objectives Resolution was presented by Liaquat Ali Khan.
  17. The world’s largest producer of cotton: China
  18. The United States bombed Hiroshima: August 6, 1945
  19. The collapse of the USSR due to Economic failure
  20. Country having largest gas reserves: Russia
  21. Anjuman-i-Himayat-i-Islam was founded in September 1884
  22. Moen Jo Daro was discovered in 1922 (By R. D. Banerji)
  23. The Simla Deputation met the Viceroy: Lord Minto
  24. Author of “My Life A Fragment”: Mohammad Ali Jouhar
  25. Seventh Prime Minister of Pakistan: Malik Feroz Khan Noon
  26. 18th Amendment to the 1973 Constitution was passed on: April 8, 2010 (National Assembly) April 19, 2010 (Presidential Assent)
  27. Friday declared an Official holiday on July 1, 1977
  28. PTV started its color transmission in 1976
  29. Who led funeral Prayers of Quaid-e-Azam: Shabbir Ahmad Usmani
  30. Pakistan’s largest artificial lake: Keenjhar Lake
  31. The writer of Humsafar: Farhat Ishtiaq
  32. First Vice President of Pak: Nurul Amin
  33. National Anthem composed by Ahmed Ghulamali Chagla
  34. Total number of US Electoral College votes: 538
  35. Indian to receive Pakistan’s highest award: Morarji Desai
  36. Total number of Basic democrats in 1965: 80,000
  37. Recipients of Nishan-e-Haider: 11
  38. The First embassy in Pakistan opened by Iran
  39. US Ambassador who died with Gen Zia in plane crash: Arnold Lewis Raphel.
  40. The foundation stone for the construction of Minar-e-Pakistan was laid on 23 March 1960.
  41. Minar-e-Pakistan reached completion in 1968.
  42. The building of Minar-e-Pakistan was designed by Turkish-Russian born. His name was Naseer-ud-Din Murat Khan.
  43. The height of Minar-e-Pakistan is 70 meters.
  44. Afghanistan was the lone country that opposed Pakistan’s membership in the UNO.
  45. Bari Doab is the area of land between River Ravi and River Bias.
  46. Chaj Doab is between the River Jehlum and River Chenab.
  47. Rachna Doab is between the River Ravi and River Chenab.
  48. General Iskandar Mirza was the first President of Pakistan.
  49. GT Road was first constructed by Sher Shah Suri.
  50. Gwadar became a part of Pakistan in 1958.

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