General Knowledge (GK) MCQ questions answers

Q1. Who is known as the “Father of the Indian Constitution”?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
c) Sardar Patel
d) Mahatma Gandhi

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar[/expand]

Q2. What is the national flower of India?

a) Rose
b) Marigold
c) Lotus
d) Jasmine

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Lotus[/expand]

Q3. Who wrote the Indian National Anthem

a) “Jana Gana Mana”?
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
d) Subhas Chandra Bose

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru[/expand]

Q4. Which Indian state is known as the “Land of Five Lakes”?

a) Kerala
b) Jammu and Kashmir
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Sikkim

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Jammu and Kashmir[/expand]

Q5. What is the official emblem of India?

a) Ashoka Chakra
b) Lotus
c) Tricolor Flag
d) Sarnath Lion Capital

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Sarnath Lion Capital[/expand]

Q6. Which national park is known for being the last refuge of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros?

a) Jim Corbett National Park
b) Ranthambhore National Park
c) Kaziranga National Park
d) Bandipur National Park

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Kaziranga National Park[/expand]

Q7. Which Indian state is home to the famous Sunderbans Tiger Reserve?

a) Odisha
b) West Bengal
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Rajasthan

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: West Bengal[/expand]

Q8. Which river forms the famous Sundarbans delta in India?

a) Brahmaputra
b) Ganges
c) Godavari
d) Yamuna

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Ganges[/expand]

Q9. What is the name of India’s national aquatic animal?

a) Tiger
b) Lion
c) Dolphin
d) Crocodile

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Dolphin[/expand]

Q10. Which Indian environmentalist is known for her efforts in saving the forests of Uttarakhand and is often referred to as the “Chipko Movement” leader?

a) Medha Patkar
b) Arundhati Roy
c) Vandana Shiva
d) Sunderlal Bahuguna

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Sunderlal Bahuguna[/expand]

Q11. Who is the author of the famous novel “The God of Small Things”?

a) Salman Rushdie
b) Vikram Seth
c) Arundhati Roy
d) Chetan Bhagat

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Arundhati Roy[/expand]

Q12. Which Indian poet and philosopher is known for his collection of poems titled “Gitanjali”?

a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Sarojini Naidu
c) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
d) Kalidasa

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Rabindranath Tagore[/expand]

Q13. Who wrote the famous historical novel “The Immortals of Meluha”?

a) Amish Tripathi
b) Chetan Bhagat
c) Arundhati Roy
d) Jhumpa Lahiri

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Amish Tripathi[/expand]

Q14. The White Tiger is a novel written by which Indian author?

a) Aravind Adiga
b) R.K. Narayan
c) Salman Rushdie
d) Vikram Seth

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Aravind Adiga[/expand]

Q15. Which Indian author is known for the book “Train to Pakistan”?

a) Ruskin Bond
b) R.K. Narayan
c) Khushwant Singh
d) Vikram Seth

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Khushwant Singh[/expand]

Q16. Who is often referred to as the “King of Bollywood” in the Indian film industry?

a) Shah Rukh Khan
b) Aamir Khan
c) Salman Khan
d) Amitabh Bachchan

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Shah Rukh Khan[/expand]

Q17. Which Indian film won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009?

a) Lagaan
b) Slumdog Millionaire
c) Taare Zameen Par
d) Rang De Basanti

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Slumdog Millionaire[/expand]

Q18. Who is considered one of India’s greatest film directors and is known for classics like “Sholay” and “Mili”?

a) Yash Chopra
b) Raj Kapoor
c) Hrishikesh Mukherjee
d) Ramesh Sippy

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Ramesh Sippy[/expand]

Q19. What is the name of India’s highest-grossing film of all time

a) as of 2023?
b) Baahubali: The Beginning
c) Dangal
d) Bajrangi Bhaijaan

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Baahubali 2: The Conclusion[/expand]

Q20. Who is the first Indian actor to win an Academy Award (Oscar)?

a) Amitabh Bachchan
b) Aamir Khan
c) Irrfan Khan
d) Rajkumar Rao

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Irrfan Khan[/expand]

Q21. Who is considered the founder of Buddhism and is known as the “Buddha”?

a) Krishna
b) Rama
c) Mahavira
d) Siddhartha Gautama

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Siddhartha Gautama[/expand]

Q22. Which Hindu god is known as the “Destroyer” in the Holy Trinity of Brahma

a) Vishnu
b) and Shiva?
c) Brahma
d) Vishnu

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Shiva[/expand]

Q23. What is the sacred river in Hinduism

a) known as the “Ganges”?
b) Yamuna
c) Brahmaputra
d) Ganges

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Saraswati[/expand]

Q24. Which Indian festival is known as the “Festival of Lights”?

a) Diwali
b) Holi
c) Navratri
d) Eid

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Diwali[/expand]

Q25. Who is the author of the ancient Indian epic

a) the Ramayana?
b) Valmiki
c) Vyasa
d) Tulsidas

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Kalidasa[/expand]

Q26. Who was the leader of the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in 1919?

a) Bhagat Singh
b) Lala Lajpat Rai
c) Udham Singh
d) General Dyer

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: General Dyer[/expand]

Q27. Who was the first woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress?

a) Annie Besant
b) Sarojini Naidu
c) Kamala Nehru
d) Indira Gandhi

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Sarojini Naidu[/expand]

Q28. What was the main demand of the Non-Cooperation Movement led by Mahatma Gandhi?

a) Complete independence from British rule
b) Immediate withdrawal of the Rowlatt Act
c) Full responsible government for India
d) Boycott of foreign goods and institutions

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Boycott of foreign goods and institutions[/expand]

Q29. Who is known as the “Iron Man of India” for his role in the integration of princely states into the Indian Union?

a) Jawaharlal Nehru
b) Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
c) Subhas Chandra Bose
d) Bhagat Singh

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel[/expand]

Q30. Which event is celebrated as India’s Republic Day?

a) 42217
b) 46023
c) 37530
d) 41944

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: 46023[/expand]

Q31. What is the capital of Karnataka?

a) Chennai
b) Hyderabad
c) Bengaluru
d) Mumbai

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Bengaluru[/expand]

Q32. Which state is known as the “Land of Five Rivers”?

a) Punjab
b) Haryana
c) Himachal Pradesh
d) Jammu and Kashmir

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Punjab[/expand]

Q33. What is the capital of West Bengal?

a) Kolkata
b) Patna
c) Bhubaneswar
d) Ranchi

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Kolkata[/expand]

Q34. Which state is known as the “God’s Own Country”?

a) Kerala
b) Tamil Nadu
c) Karnataka
d) Andhra Pradesh

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Kerala[/expand]

Q35. What is the capital of Rajasthan?

a) Jaipur
b) Jodhpur
c) Udaipur
d) Bikaner

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Jaipur[/expand]

Q36. Which river is known as the “Lifeline of Delhi”?

a) Yamuna
b) Ganges
c) Brahmaputra
d) Sutlej

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Yamuna[/expand]

Q37. Which Indian river is sometimes referred to as the “Sorrow of Bengal” due to its annual flooding?

a) Ganges
b) Brahmaputra
c) Yamuna
d) Godavari

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Brahmaputra[/expand]

Q38. Which is the longest river in India?

a) Ganges
b) Brahmaputra
c) Yamuna
d) Godavari

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Brahmaputra[/expand]

Q39. Which is the largest saltwater lake in India?

a) Dal Lake
b) Vembanad
c) Chilika Lake
d) Wular Lake

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Chilika Lake[/expand]

Q40. Which river is known as the “Ganga of the South”?

a) Yamuna
b) Godavari
c) Cauvery
d) Tungabhadra

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Cauvery[/expand]

Q41. Who is known as the “Missile Woman of India” for her contributions to India’s ballistic missile program?

a) Kiran Bedi
b) Indira Nooyi
c) Kalpana Chawla
d) Tessy Thomas

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Tessy Thomas[/expand]

Q42. Who is the founder of Infosys

a) one of India’s largest IT services companies?
b) Ratan Tata
c) N. R. Narayana Murthy
d) Mukesh Ambani

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Lakshmi Mittal[/expand]

Q43. Which Indian physicist is known for his work on the theory of the Bose-Einstein condensate and is often called the “father of the Indian nuclear program”?

a) Dr. C. V. Raman
b) Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
c) Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
d) Dr. Homi J. Bhabha

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Dr. Homi J. Bhabha[/expand]

Q44. Who is known as the “Nightingale of India”?

a) Lata Mangeshkar
b) Asha Bhosle
c) Kishore Kumar
d) Sarojini Naidu

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Sarojini Naidu[/expand]

Q45. Who is the first Indian woman to become a commercial pilot?

a) Kalpana Chawla
b) Bachendri Pal
c) Rani Padmini
d) Rajiv Gandhi

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Bachendri Pal[/expand]

Q46. Who is the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize in Physics?

a) C. V. Raman
b) S. Chandrasekhar
c) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
d) Amartya Sen

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: C. V. Raman[/expand]

Q47. Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic works in 1913

a) becoming the first non-European to receive the honor?
b) Rabindranath Tagore
c) Sarojini Naidu
d) Kazi Nazrul Islam

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: R. K. Narayan[/expand]

Q48. Who is the Indian economist and philosopher who won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1998 for his work on welfare economics?

a) Amartya Sen
b) Raghuram Rajan
c) Manmohan Singh
d) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Amartya Sen[/expand]

Q49. Who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 for his work on the structure and function of the ribosome?

a) C. V. Raman
b) Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
c) Amartya Sen
d) Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Venkatraman Ramakrishnan[/expand]

Q50. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for her struggle for the right of all children to education?

a) Kiran Bedi
b) Malala Yousafzai
c) Mother Teresa
d) Kailash Satyarthi

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Malala Yousafzai[/expand]

Q51. Which national park is known for being the last refuge of the Indian one-horned rhinoceros?

a) Jim Corbett National Park
b) Ranthambhore National Park
c) Kaziranga National Park
d) Bandipur National Park

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Kaziranga National Park[/expand]

Q52. Which Indian state is home to the famous Sunderbans Tiger Reserve?

a) Odisha
b) West Bengal
c) Madhya Pradesh
d) Rajasthan

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: West Bengal[/expand]

Q53. Which river forms the famous Sundarbans delta in India?

a) Brahmaputra
b) Ganges
c) Godavari
d) Yamuna

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Ganges[/expand]

Q54. What is the name of India’s national aquatic animal?

a) Tiger
b) Lion
c) Dolphin
d) Crocodile

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Dolphin[/expand]

Q55. Which Indian environmentalist is known for her efforts in saving the forests of Uttarakhand and is often referred to as the “Chipko Movement” leader?

a) Medha Patkar
b) Arundhati Roy
c) Vandana Shiva
d) Sunderlal Bahuguna

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Sunderlal Bahuguna[/expand]

Q56. Who is the author of the famous novel “The God of Small Things”?

a) Salman Rushdie
b) Vikram Seth
c) Arundhati Roy
d) Chetan Bhagat

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Arundhati Roy[/expand]

Q57. Which Indian poet and philosopher is known for his collection of poems titled “Gitanjali”?

a) Rabindranath Tagore
b) Sarojini Naidu
c) Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
d) Kalid

[expand title=”View Answer”]Answer: Rabindranath Tagore[/expand]

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