General Knowledge helps a person in attaining success in this world of immense competition. General knowledge makes an individual a good decision maker. Moreover, they are helpful in forming opinions about various things.
Here is a list of 100 most common general knowledge (GK) questions and answers for school children and kids to enhance their encyclopedic knowledge.
Q. How many months do we have in a year?
Ans. 12 months
Q. How many days do we have in a week?
Ans. 7 days
Q. How many days are there in a year?
Ans. 365 days
Q. How many colors are there in a rainbow?
Q. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
Q. How many consonants are there in the English alphabet?
Q. Which is the tallest mountain in the world?
Ans. Mount Everest
Q. Which is the largest plateau in the world?
Ans. Tibetan Plateau
Q. Who invented the mobile phone?
Ans. Martin Cooper
Q. Which two parts of the body continue to grow for your entire life?
Ans. Nose and ears
Q. Which is the first country to print a book?
Q. What type of whale is the biggest animal in the world?
Ans. Blue Whale
Q. What was the Buddha’s original name?
Ans. Siddhartha Gautama
Q. Which instrument is used for measuring wind speed?
Q. Who is considered as the master of Greek comedy?
Q. Which animal is known as the ‘Ship of the Desert?’
Q. How many sides are there in a triangle?
Q. Who is known as the father of Modern Medicine?
Q. What does UPS stand for?
Ans. Uninterrupted Power Supply
Q. In which direction does the sun rise?
Q. Name the first satellite launched by India?
Q. How many weeks are there in one year?
Q. Name the colours in a rainbow?
Ans. Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red
Q. How many bones does an adult human have?
Q. What is the national animal of India?
Q. Which is the smallest bird?
Ans. Humming Bird
Q. Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Ans. Neil Armstrong
Q. How many primary colours are there?
Ans. Three (Red, Yellow, Blue)
Q. How many millimetres are there in 1cm?
Q. Which is the nearest star to planet earth?
Q. What do you call a house made of ice?
Q. What is the boiling point of water?
Ans. 100 °C or 212 °F
Q. Which is the longest river on the earth?
Q. Which is the principal source of energy for earth?
Q. Which country is called the land of rising sun?
Q. Which is the fastest animal on the land?
Q. What is the full form of AM and PM?
Ans. AM: Anti Meridiem, PM: Post Meridiem
Q. Which is the largest animal in the world?
Ans. Blue whale
Q. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?
Q. Which is the tallest animal on the earth?
Q. Which is the most spoken language in the world?
Ans. Mandarin (Chinese)
Q. Name the biggest planet in our solar system?
Q. Name the largest ‘Democracy’ in the world?
Q. Who is the inventor of Television?
Ans. John Logie Baird
Q. Which is the largest ocean in the world?
Ans. Pacific Ocean
Q. Which day is observed as World Environment Day?
Ans. June 5
Q. Which is the largest country in the world?
Ans. Russia (By area)
Q. Who invented the Computer?
Ans. Charles Babbage
Q. Which day is observed as World Literacy Day?
Ans. September 8
Q. What is the full form of HTTP?
Ans. Hyper Text Transfer protocol
Q. Who is the inventor of Radio?
Q. What colour symbolises peace?
Q. Who is the founder of Microsoft?
Ans. Bill Gates
Q. Which festival is called the festival of light?
Q. How many teeth does a healthy adult have including the wisdom teeth?
Q. What is the name of our galaxy?
Ans. Milky Way
Q. Global warming is caused by the excess of which type of gas?
Ans. Carbon dioxide
Q. How many cards are there in a complete pack of cards?
Q. Name the biggest rain forest in the world?
Ans. The Amazon
Q. Which is the hardest substance available on earth?
Q. What is the largest organ in the human body?
Q. Which is the biggest desert in the world?
Ans. Sahara desert
Q. When is International Women’s Day?
Ans. March 8
Q. Which country gifted The Statue of Liberty to the United States?
Q. What is the capital of Kenya?
Q. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
Ans. Leonardo da Vinci
Q. What’s the smallest country in the world?
Ans. Vatican City
Q. Who invented the telephone?
Ans. Alexander Graham Bell
Q. In what year did World War II end?
Q. What does the ‘SIM’ in the SIM card stand for?
Ans. Subscriber Identity Module
Q. When was telephone invented?
Q. What is the largest joint in the human body?
Q. Who is known as the Iron Man of India?
Ans. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Q. What does the Internet prefix WWW stand for?
Ans. World Wide Web
Q. Who is the father of geometry?
Q. How much of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean?
Q. Who is known as the father of the English language?
Ans. Geoffrey Chaucer
Q. Who discovered Penicillin in 1928?
Ans. Alexander Fleming
Q. Who is the father of history?
Q. Which is the largest island in the world?
Q. Which instrument is used to measure Atmospheric Pressure?
Q. Which is the largest continent in the world?
Q. Who is the inventor of the electric Bulb?
Ans. Thomas Edison
Q. Which is the biggest bird in the world?
Q. On whose memory Nobel Prize is awarded?
Ans. Alfred Nobel
Q. When did the French Revolution begin?
Ans. 5 May 1789