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General Knowledge Questions

1. How many legs do butterflies have? Six

2. Which is the country with the most people? China

3. Which is the smallest ocean in the world? Arctic Ocean

4. Who is the first lady prime minister of the world? Sirimavo Bandaranayeke

5. The age of a tree can be determined by?

a) Measuring its height


(b) Measuring its diameter
(c) Analyzing its sap
Ans: (d) Counting the annual growth rings of its stem

6. The deepest oceanic trench? Mariana? Is located in

(a) Atlantic Ocean


(b) Arctic Ocean
(c) Pacific Ocean
(d) Indian Ocean
Ans: (c) Pacific Ocean

7. Which planet is the fifth from the sun? Jupiter


8. Which travel faster, light or sound waves? Light waves

9. On which continent is the Sahara desert? Africa

10. What instrument is used for measuring temperature? A thermometer

11. What gas do plants absorb from the atmosphere? Carbon Dioxide

12. What is the capital city of Sri Lanka? Colombo

13. Which chemical element is represented by the symbol Zn? Zinc

14. which country is the world's highest waterfall? Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela

15. Which two oceans does the Panama Canal link? Atlantic / Pacific

16. How many sides does a triangle have? Three


17. What is H2O? Water
18. Which is the coldest place on the earth? Verkoyansk in Siberia

19.Which is the lowest point on earth? The coastal area of the Dead Sea

20.On which day world literacy day is celebrated? 8th September

21. Who is the author of Harry Potter Books? JK Rowling

22. In which century was Lord Buddha born? 6th century (around 560BC)

23. Who among the following has become the first Indian to score a triple century in Tests?

(a) Rahul Dravid


(b) Sachin Tendulkar
(c) V.V.S. Laxman
(d) Virender Sehwag
Ans:(d) Virender Sehwag

24. Which country is known as the land of the midnight sun? Norway
25. Sri Lanka was earlier known as? Ceylon
26. Where is the world's largest library? United States Library of Congress, Washington DC
27. How long does it take for light from the moon to reach the earth? 1.26 seconds
28. Which nation gave women the right to vote first? New Zealand
29. Which is the largest wild cat? Tiger
30. What bird is used as the sign of peace? Dove