General Knowledge Practice Topics Part 1: Most Important for Competitive Exams-2020

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01 The first Prime minister of Bangladesh was: Mujibur Rehman

02 The longest river in the world is the: Nile

03 The longest highway in the world is the: Trans-Canada

04 The longest highway in the world has a length of: about 8000 km

05 The highest mountain in the world is the: Everest

06 The country that accounts for nearly one third of

the total teak production of the world is: Myanmar

07 The biggest desert in the world is the: Sahara Desert

08 The largest coffee growing country in the world is: Brazil

09 The country also known as “country of Copper”is: Zambia

10 The name given to the border which separates Pakistan

and Afghanistan is: Durand line

11 The river Volga flows out into the: Caspian Sea

12 The coldest place on the earth is: Verkoyansk in Siberia

13 The country which ranks second in terms of land area is: Canada

14 The largest Island in the Mediterranean Sea is: Sicily

15 The river Jordan flows out into the: Dead sea

16 The biggest delta in the world is the: Sundarbans

17 The capital city that stands on the river Danube is: Belgrade

18 The Japanese call their country as: Nippon

19 The length of the English Channel is: 564 kilometres

20 The world’s oldest known city is: Damascus

21 The city which is also known as the City of Canals is: Venice

22 The country in which river Wangchu flows is: Myanmar

23 The biggest island of the world is: Greenland

24 The city which is the biggest centre for manufacture of

automobiles in the world is: Detroit, USA

25 The country which is the largest producer of manganese in the world is: USA

26 The country which is the largest producer of rubber in the world is: Malaysia

27 The country which is the largest producer of tin in the world is: Malaysia

28 The river which carries maximum quantity of water into the sea is the: Mississippi

29 The city which was once called the `Forbidden City ‘was: Peking

30 The country called the Land of Rising Sun is: Japan

31 Mount Everest was named after: Sir George Everest

32 The volcano Vesuvias is located in: Italy

33 The country known as the Sugar Bowl of the world is: Cuba

34 The length of the Suez Canal is: 162.5 kilometres

35 The lowest point on earth is: The coastal area of Dead sea

36 The Gurkhas are the original inhabitants of: Nepal

37 The largest ocean of the world is the: Pacific Ocean

38 The largest bell in the world is the: Tsar Kolkol at Kremlin, Moscow

39 The biggest stadium in the world is the: Strahov Stadium, Prague

40 The world’s largest diamond producing country is: South Africa

41 Australia was discovered by: James Cook

42 The first Governor General of Pakistan is: Mohammed Ali Jinnah

43 Dublin is situated at the mouth of river: Liffey

44 The earlier name of New York city was: New Amsterdam

45 The Eifel tower was built by: Alexander Eiffel

46 The Red Cross was founded by: Jean Henri Durant

47 The country which has the greatest population density is: Monaco

48 The national flower of Britain is: Rose

49 Niagara Falls was discovered by: Louis Hennepin

50 The national flower of Italy is: Lily

51 The national flower of China is: Narcissus

52 The permanent secretariat of the SAARC is located at: Kathmandu

53 The gateway to the Gulf of Iran is: Strait of Hormuz

54 The first Industrial Revolution took place in: England

55 World Environment Day is observed on: 5th June

56 The first Republican President of America was: Abraham Lincoln

57 The country famous for Samba dance is: Brazil

58 The name of Alexander’s horse was: Bucephalus

59 Singapore was founded by: Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

60 The famous British one-eyed Admiral was: Nelson

61 The earlier name of Srilanka was: Ceylon

62 The UNO was formed in the year: 1945

63 UNO stands for: United Nations Organisation

64 The Independence Day of South Korea is celebrated on: 15th August

65 `Last Judgment was the first painting of an Italian painter named: Michelangelo

66 `Paradise Regained was written by: John Milton

67 The first President of Egypt was: Mohammed Nequib

68 The first man to reach North Pole was: Rear Peary

69 The most famous painting of Pablo Picasso was: Guernica

70 The primary producer of newsprint in the world is: Canada

71 The first explorer to reach the South Pole was: Cap.Ronald Amundson

72 The person who is called the father of modern Italy is: G.Garibaldi

73 World literacy day is celebrated on: 8th September

74 The founder of modern Germany is: Bismarck

75 The country known as the land of the midnight sun is: Norway

76 The place known as the Roof of the world is: Tibet

77 The founder of the Chinese Republic was: San Yat Sen

78 The first Pakistani to receive the Nobel Prize was: Abdul Salam

79 The first woman Prime Minister of Britain was: Margaret Thatcher

80 The first Secretary General of the UNO was: Trygve Lie

81 The sculptor of the statue of Liberty was: Federick Auguste Bartholdi

82 The port of Banku is situated in: Azerbaijan

83 John F.Kennedy was assassinated by: Lee Harry Oswald

84 The largest river in France is: Lore

85 The Queen of England who married her brother-in-law was: Catherine of Aragon

86 The first negro to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize was: Ralph Johnson Bunche

87 The first British University to admit women for degree courses was: London University

88 The principal export of Jamaica is: Sugar

89 New York is popularly known as the city of: Skyscrapers

90 Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of: Cloves

91 The country known as the Land of White Elephant is: Thailand

92 The country known as the Land of Morning Calm is: Korea

93 The country known as the Land of Thunderbolts is: Bhutan

94 The highest waterfalls in the world is the: Salto Angel Falls, Venezuela

95 The largest library in the world is the: United States Library of Congress, Washington DC

96 The largest museum in the world is the: American Museum of Natural History

97 The lowest mountain ragne in the world is the: Bhieuna Bhaile

98 The country known as the Land of Cakes is: Scotland

99 The place known as the Garden of England is: Kent

100 The tallest tower in the world is the: C.N.Tower,Toronto, Canada

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