Around the Globe: World GK Quiz Questions and Answers

  • 25 August, 2023
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World Gk Quiz

Our world is full of amazing things to learn and discover. There are so many facts and mysteries waiting for us to find out about. From the cool things in nature to the interesting traditions of different cultures, there's a lot to explore. Every part of our world has stories and secrets that help us understand where we come from. We've put together an article that has a fun quiz with multiple-choice questions (MCQ). It's not just reading – it's like going on a journey of learning and finding out new things. 

World Gk Quiz: 

Earth is a treasure of diverse wonders waiting to be discovered. Just like a vast library with countless chapters, our planet offers an array of unique landscapes, cultures, and natural phenomena. From the icy expanse of Antarctica to the lush rainforests of the Amazon, each corner of the Earth holds its distinct charm, waiting for explorers to discover.

Take, for instance, the exotic coral reefs nestled off the coast of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. These underwater marvels are home to an astonishing variety of marine life, a vibrant kaleidoscope of colours that mesmerize any observer. Journey to the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, perched amidst the breathtaking Andes Mountains. This archaeological wonder transports visitors to a time when civilizations thrived in harmony with nature.

But exploration isn't limited to distant lands; it extends to the depths of the oceans. In the Mariana Trench, Earth's deepest point lies an abyss teeming with mysterious creatures that challenge our understanding of life's adaptations. Similarly, the expansive Sahara Desert in Africa showcases nature's artistic prowess through its shifting dunes, a testament to the beauty found in the seemingly desolate. 

To learn and test your awareness of the topic consider giving the following quiz. 

GK Questions on Geography:

1. Which one is the smallest ocean in the World?
(A) Indian
(B) Pacific
(C) Atlantic
(D) Arctic
Answer: D (Arctic)

2. The Dead Sea is located between which two countries?
(A) Jordan and Sudan
(B) Jordan and Israel
(C) Turkey and UAE
(D) UAE and Egypt
Answer: B (Jordan and Israel)

3. In which ocean is the ‘Bermuda Triangle’ region located?
(A) Atlantic
(B) Indian
(C) Pacific
(D) Arctic
Answer: A (Atlantic)

4. Which country is known as the ‘playground of Europe’?
(A) Austria
(B) Holland
(C) Switzerland
(D) Italy
Answer: C (Switzerland)

5. Which country is also known as the ‘Land of Rising Sun’?
(A) Japan
(B) New Zealand
(C) Fiji
(D) China
Answer: A (Japan)

6. Which country is known as the ‘Land of Thunderbolts’?
(A) China
(B) Bhutan
(C) Mongolia
(D) Thailand
Answer: B (Bhutan)

7. Which continent has the highest number of countries?
(A) Asia
(B) Europe
(C) North America
(D) Africa
Answer: D (Africa)

8. Which one is the largest tropical rain forest in the world?
(A) Amazon
(B) Bosawas
(C) Southeast Asian Rain Forest
(D) Daintree Rain Forest
Answer: A (Amazon)

9. Which one is the longest continental mountain range in the world?
(A) Himalaya
(B) Andes
(C) Rocky Mountains
(D) Ural Mountains
Answer: B (Andes)

10. Which one is the biggest island in the World?
(A) Borneo
(B) Finland
(C) Sumatra
(D) Greenland
Answer: D (Greenland)

GK Questions on History and Culture:

1. Which country gifted the ‘Statue of Liberty’ to the USA in 1886?
(A) France
(B) Canada
(C) Brazil
(D) England
Answer: A (France)

2. Which country is known as the ‘Land of Thousand Lakes’?
(A) Iceland
(B) Norway
(C) Finland
(D) Switzerland
Answer: C (Finland)

3. Which Plateau is known as the ‘Roof of the World’?
(A) Andes
(B) Himalaya
(C) Karakoram
(D) Pamir
Answer: D (Pamir)

4. Which animal is known as the 'Ship of the Desert'?
(A) Camel
(B) Horse
(C) Elephant
(D) Giraffe
Answer: A (Camel)

5. How many days are there in a week?
(A) 5
(B) 6
(C) 7
(D) 8
Answer: C (7)

6. How many hours are there in a day?
(A) 12
(B) 18
(C) 24
(D) 30
Answer: C (24)

7. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
(A) 20
(B) 26
(C) 30
(D) 32
Answer: B (26)

8. Rainbow consists of how many colours?
(A) 5
(B) 6
(C) 7
(D) 8
Answer: C (7)

GK Questions on Space and Science:

1. In which ocean ‘Bermuda Triangle’ region is located?
(A) Atlantic
(B) Indian
(C) Pacific
(D) Arctic
Answer: A (Atlantic)

2. Which one is the World’s highest-altitude civilian airport?
(A) Daocheng Yading Airport, China
(B) Kushok Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh
(C) Qamdo Bamda Airport, China
(D) None of the above
Answer: A (Daocheng Yading Airport, China)


Science and Nature:

1. What causes the phases of the Moon?
(A) Earth's Shadow
(B) Sun's Light
(C) Clouds
(D) Lightning
Answer: B (Sun's Light)

2. What is the name of the closest star to Earth?
(A) Venus
(B) Mars
(C) Sun
(D) Jupiter
Answer: C (Sun)

3. Which planet is known for its beautiful rings?
(A) Venus
(B) Mars
(C) Saturn
(D) Uranus
Answer: C (Saturn)

4. What is the largest planet in our solar system?
(A) Mars
(B) Saturn
(C) Jupiter
(D) Neptune
Answer: C (Jupiter)

Current Affairs GK Questions on

1. What is the launch date for the Chandrayaan 3 mission?
(A) August 15, 2023
(B) July 14, 2023
(C) September 1, 2023
(D) June 30, 2023
Answer: B (July 14, 2023)

2. Which country is known as the ‘playground of Europe’?
(A) Austria
(B) Holland
(C) Switzerland
(D) Italy
Answer: C (Switzerland)

3. Who designed the National Flag of India?
(A) Subhash Chandra Bose
(B) Jawaharlal Nehru
(C) Rabindranath Tagore
(D) Pingali Venkayya
Answer: D (Pingali Venkayya)

4. How many countries were participated as founding members of the United Nations?
(A) 30
(B) 45
(C) 51
(D) 60
Answer: C (51)

Famous Personalities:

1. Who is known as the 'Father of our Nation'?
(A) Mahatma Gandhi
(B) Subhash Chandra Bose
(C) Jawaharlal Nehru
(D) Bhagat Singh
Answer: A (Mahatma Gandhi)

2. Who is the real founder of Microsoft?
(A) Steve Jobs
(B) Bill Gates
(C) Mark Zuckerberg
(D) Jeff Bezos
Answer: B (Bill Gates)

3. Who wrote "Malgudi Days"?
(A) R. K. Narayan
(B) Rabindranath Tagore
(C) Ruskin Bond
(D) Vikram Seth
Answer: A (R. K. Narayan)

4. Who was the first woman to go into space?
(A) Valentina Tereshkova
(B) Sally Ride
(C) Mae Jemison
(D) Kalpana Chawla
Answer: A (Valentina Tereshkova)

GK Questions 

1. Which sport is known as the 'Gentleman's Game'?
(A) Football
(B) Cricket
(C) Tennis
(D) Basketball
Answer: B (Cricket)

2. Which country is known for inventing the game of Rugby?
(A) England
(B) France
(C) Australia
(D) New Zealand
Answer: A (England)

3. Who won the FIFA World Cup 2018?
(A) Germany
(B) Brazil
(C) France
(D) Argentina
Answer: C (France)

4. Which athlete is known as the 'Fastest Man on Earth'?
(A) Michael Phelps
(B) Usain Bolt
(C) Cristiano Ronaldo
(D) Lionel Messi
Answer: B (Usain Bolt)

5. How many states are there in India?
(A) 26
(B) 28
(C) 29
(D) 30
Answer: B (28)

6. How many Union Territories are there in India?
(A) 5
(B) 7
(C) 9
(D) 8
Answer: D (8)

7. Who is known as the 'Father of the Indian Constitution'?
(A) Jawaharlal Nehru
(B) Mahatma Gandhi
(C) Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
(D) Sardar Patel
Answer: C (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar)

8. Which festival is known as the 'Festival of Lights'?
(A) Diwali
(B) Christmas
(C) Holi
(D) Eid
Answer: A (Diwali)

Famous Inventions:

1. Who invented the telephone?
(A) Thomas Edison
(B) Alexander Graham Bell
(C) Nikola Tesla
(D) Albert Einstein
Answer: B (Alexander Graham Bell)

2. What did the Wright brothers invent?
(A) Telephone
(B) Television
(C) Airplane
(D) Car
Answer: C (Airplane)

3. Who is known for discovering the laws of motion and gravitation?
(A) Isaac Newton
(B) Galileo Galilei
(C) Albert Einstein
(D) Johannes Kepler
Answer: A (Isaac Newton)

4. Who invented the light bulb?
(A) Thomas Edison
(B) Benjamin Franklin
(C) Nikola Tesla
(D) James Watt
Answer: A (Thomas Edison)

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