90 General Knowledge Questions to Sharpen Your Mind

90 General Knowledge Questions to Sharpen Your Mind

Expand your horizons and become a well-rounded individual with this collection of 90 general knowledge questions and answers. Whether you’re a student, trivia enthusiast, or simply curious about the world, this blog post has something for everyone.

Science (20 Questions)

  1. Who developed the theory of relativity? – Albert Einstein
  2. What is the smallest unit of life? – Cell
  3. What is the process by which plants make food? – Photosynthesis
  4. Which is the lightest element? – Hydrogen
  5. What is the national animal of India? – Bengal Tiger
  6. What is the deficiency of which vitamin causes rickets? – Vitamin D
  7. What is the greenhouse gas responsible for most of the global warming? – Carbon dioxide (CO2)
  8. What is the largest planet in our solar system? – Jupiter
  9. What is the study of stars called? – Astronomy
  10. Which metal is liquid at room temperature? – Mercury

History & Geography (20 Questions)

  1. Who wrote the Indian National Anthem? – Rabindranath Tagore
  2. When did India gain independence? – 15th August 1947
  3. What is the capital of France? – Paris
  4. Which is the longest river in the world? – Nile River
  5. What is the largest continent? – Asia
  6. In which continent is the Amazon rainforest located? – South America
  7. When was the first world war? – 1914-1918
  8. Who was the first Mughal emperor? – Babur
  9. What is the currency of Japan? – Japanese Yen
  10. Which mountain range separates India from China? – Himalayas

Literature & Current Affairs (20 Questions)

  1. Who wrote the famous play “Hamlet”? – William Shakespeare
  2. What is the full form of BRICS? – Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa
  3. What is the largest ocean on Earth? – Pacific Ocean
  4. Which Indian scientist won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2020? – Abhijit Banerjee (Economics, not Physics)
  5. What is the national currency of India? – Indian Rupee
  6. What is the name of the dam on the river Nile? – Aswan Dam
  7. Which is the tallest building in the world? – Burj Khalifa (Dubai)
  8. Who wrote the novel “Moby Dick”? – Herman Melville
  9. What is the headquarters of the United Nations (UN)? – New York City
  10. What is the name of the space agency of India? – Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

General Knowledge (20 Questions)

  1. What is the capital of India? – New Delhi
  2. How many sides does a hexagon have? – Six
  3. What is the chemical symbol for water? – H2O
  4. What is the national sport of hockey? – Field Hockey
  5. What is the Internet’s main communication protocol? – TCP/IP
  6. What is the largest living organism on Earth? – The Honey Fungus
  7. What is the name of the world’s driest desert? – Atacama Desert (Chile)
  8. What is the biggest bone in the human body? – Femur
  9. What is the hottest planet in our solar system? – Venus
  10. What is the name of the international space station? – International Space Station (ISS)

India Specific (20 Questions)

  1. Who is the current Prime Minister of India? – [Insert Current Prime Minister’s Name] (as of May 17, 2024, information is not available yet)

  2. What are the fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian Constitution? – There are six fundamental rights.

  3. Which state in India is known as the “Spice Garden of India”? – Kerala

  4. What is the highest civilian award in India? – Bharat Ratna

  5. In which state is the Taj Mahal located? – Uttar Pradesh

  6. What is the main language spoken in South India? – Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam (depending on the region)

  7. Which river is considered holy in Hinduism? – River Ganga

  8. What is the national dance of India? – Not officially declared, but Bharatanatyam is often considered

  9. What is the largest freshwater lake in India? – Chilka Lake

  10. Which state in India has the longest coastline? – Gujarat

Science (20 Questions)

  1. What is the process by which animals obtain energy from food? – Cellular respiration
  2. What is the study of weather called? – Meteorology
  3. What force keeps the Earth in orbit around the sun? – Gravity
  4. What is the basic unit of heredity? – Gene
  5. What is the process called when a liquid turns into a gas? – Evaporation
  6. What are the three primary colors of light? – Red, Green, Blue
  7. What is the study of insects called? – Entomology
  8. What part of the brain controls balance? – Inner ear
  9. What is the process by which plants lose water vapor? – Transpiration
  10. What is the scientific name for a common cold? – Rhinovirus infection

History & Geography (20 Questions)

  1. What is the largest desert in the world? – Sahara Desert
  2. Which continent is Antarctica located in? – Antarctica
  3. What is the largest country in the world by land area? – Russia
  4. Which city hosted the 2020 Summer Olympics? – Tokyo
  5. What is the largest artificial lake in the world? – Lake Mead (USA)
  6. What is the Great Barrier Reef located near? – Australia
  7. When did World War II end? – 1945
  8. Who painted the Mona Lisa? – Leonardo da Vinci
  9. What is the capital of Egypt? – Cairo
  10. What mountain range runs along the west coast of North America? – Rocky Mountains

Literature & Current Affairs (20 Questions)

  1. Who wrote the famous detective character Sherlock Holmes? – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  2. What is the name of the global navigation system we use for positioning? – GPS
  3. What is the largest freshwater lake by volume? – Lake Baikal (Russia)
  4. Which country won the 2022 FIFA World Cup? – Argentina
  5. What is the most abundant element in the universe? – Hydrogen
  6. What is the name of the world’s largest search engine? – Google
  7. Who wrote the novel “Pride and Prejudice”? – Jane Austen
  8. What is the international space station primarily used for? – Scientific research and development
  9. What is the largest social media platform by monthly active users? – Facebook
  10. What is the world’s most populous country? – China

Bonus (10 Questions)

  1. What is the name of the first book in the Harry Potter series? – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (or Sorcerer’s Stone in the US)
  2. What is the chemical formula for table sugar? – C12H22O11
  3. What is the capital of Australia? – Canberra
  4. What is the tallest mountain in the world? – Mount Everest
  5. What is the currency of the United Kingdom? – British Pound Sterling
  6. What is the name of the world’s largest ocean by surface area? – Pacific Ocean
  7. What is the process by which water changes from a gas to a liquid? – Condensation
  8. What is the national bird of the United States? – Bald Eagle
  9. What is the name of the world’s longest river system (by combined length)? – Nile-Congo River System
  10. What is the process by which plants take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen? – Photosynthesis

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