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General Knowledge

Here’s a list of 120+ general knowledge questions and answers for school students. This compilation aims to engage students in simple and fun learning.

 

  • Q: What is the capital of India?
  • A: New Delhi

 

  • Q: Who was the first Prime Minister of India?
  • A: Jawaharlal Nehru

 

  • Q: What is the national flower of India?
  • A: Lotus

 

  • Q: What is the largest state in India by area?
  • A: Rajasthan

 

  • Q: What is the national bird of India?
  • A: Indian Peafowl (Peacock)

 

  • Q: Who wrote the Indian national anthem?
  • A: Rabindranath Tagore

 

  • Q: When did India gain independence?
  • A: August 15, 1947

 

  • Q: What is the currency of India?
  • A: Indian Rupee (INR)

 

  • Q: Who is known as the Father of the Nation in India?
  • A: Mahatma Gandhi

 

  • Q: Which river is considered the holiest in India?
  • A: The Ganges (Ganga)

 

  • Q: What is the highest civilian award in India?
  • A: Bharat Ratna

 

  • Q: Which city is known as the Silicon Valley of India?
  • A: Bengaluru (Bangalore)

 

  • Q: Who was the first President of India?
  • A: Dr. Rajendra Prasad

 

  • Q: What is the national fruit of India?
  • A: Mango

 

  • Q: Which monument is known as the symbol of love in India?
  • A: Taj Mahal

 

  • Q: What is the national animal of India?
  • A: Bengal Tiger

 

  • Q: Who was the first woman Prime Minister of India?
  • A: Indira Gandhi

 

  • Q: Which is the longest river in India?
  • A: The Ganges

 

  • Q: What are the colors of the Indian national flag?
  • A: Saffron, White, and Green

 

  • Q: Who is known as the Iron Man of India?
  • A: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

What is the capital city of India?

A: New Delhi

 

 Who is known as the Father of the Nation in India?

A: Mahatma Gandhi

  • 3. What is the national bird of India?
  • A: Peacock

 

  • 4. Which is the longest river in India?
  • A: The Ganges

 

  • 5. Who wrote the Indian national anthem?
  • A: Rabindranath Tagore

 

  • 6. What is the currency of India?
  • A: Indian Rupee (INR)

 

  • 7. Who was the first President of India?
  • A: Dr. Rajendra Prasad

 

  • 8. What is the main ingredient in traditional Indian curry?
  • A: Turmeric
  • 9. How many states are there in India?
  • A: 28 States and 8 Union Territories

 

  • 10. Who was the first woman Prime Minister of India?
  • A: Indira Gandhi

 

  • 11. What is the national fruit of India?
  • A: Mango

 

  • 12. What is India’s national sport?
  • A: Field Hockey

 

  • 13. What was the ancient name of India?
  • A: Bharat

 

  • 14. Who wrote the epic poem ‘Ramayana’?
  • A: Valmiki

 

  • 15. Which gas is responsible for the greenhouse effect?
  • A: Carbon Dioxide

 

  • 16. Who invented the telephone?
  • A: Alexander Graham Bell

 

  • 17. What is the smallest planet in the Solar System?
  • A: Mercury

 

  • 18. Who wrote “Discovery of India”?
  • A: Jawaharlal Nehru

 

  • 19. What is the standard unit of electrical resistance?
  • A: Ohm

 

  • 20. What is the main source of energy for plants?
  • A: Sunlight

 

  • 21. Who is known as the Missile Man of India?
  • A: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

 

  • 22. What is the minimum voting age in India?
  • A: 18 years

 

  • 23. What is the time difference between IST (Indian Standard Time) and GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)?
  • A: 5 hours and 30 minutes

 

  • 24. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?
  • A: Mars

 

  • 25. Who was the first Indian to go into space?
  • A: Rakesh Sharma

 

  • 26. What is the chemical formula for water?
  • A: H₂O

 

  • 27. Which city is famous for its marble industry in India?
  • A: Makrana

 

  • 28. What is the largest mammal?
  • A: Blue Whale

 

  • 29. Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?
  • A: Karnataka

 

  • 30. What is the distance between the Earth and the Sun?
  • A: Approximately 93 million miles (150 million kilometers)

 

  • 31. What is the boiling point of water?
  • A: 100°C or 212°F

 

  • 32. Who is the author of “My Experiments with Truth”?
  • A: Mahatma Gandhi

 

  • 33. Who was the first Indian to win a Nobel Prize?
  • A: Rabindranath Tagore

 

  • 34. What is the largest desert in India?
  • A: The Thar Desert

 

  • 35. What is the primary difference between a frog and a toad?
  • A: Frogs usually have smooth, moist skin, while toads have dry, bumpy skin.

 

  • 36. What is photosynthesis?
  • A: The process by which plants convert sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water into food.

 

  • 37. Which country is India’s northern neighbor?
    A: China

 

  • 38. What are the three primary colors?
  • A: Red, Yellow, and Blue

 

  • 39. What is the largest planet in the Solar System?
  • A: Jupiter

 

  • 40. Who discovered gravity?
  • A: Sir Isaac Newton

 

  • 41. What is the largest continent?
  • A: Asia

 

  • 42. What was the first cloned animal?
  • A: Dolly the Sheep

 

  • 43. Who composed the national song of India?
  • A: Bankim Chandra Chatterjee

 

  • 44. What is the largest ocean in the world?
  • A: Pacific Ocean

 

  • 45. Who is the current Prime Minister of India? (as of 2023)
  • A: Narendra Modi

 

  • 46. What is the main ingredient in glass?
  • A: Sand

 

  • 47. What is the hottest planet in the Solar System?
  • A: Venus

 

  • 48. Who built the Taj Mahal?
  • A: Emperor Shah Jahan

 

  • 49. Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
  • A: Neil Armstrong

 

  • 50. What is the square root of 144?
  • A: 12

 

  • 51. What is the largest bone in the human body?
  • A: Femur

 

  • 52. Which metal is liquid at room temperature?
  • A: Mercury

 

  • 53. What is the tallest mountain in the world?
    A: Mount Everest

 

  • 54. Who was the first Mughal Emperor of India?
  • A: Babur

 

  • 55. What is the scientific name for the common tiger?
  • A: Panthera tigris

 

  • 56. Who wrote the book “Wings of Fire”?
  • A: Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
  • 57. Which planet is known as the Ringed Planet?
  • A: Saturn

 

  • 58. What is the freezing point of water?
  • A: 0°C or 32°F

 

  • 59. Who is known as the Iron Lady of India?
  • A: Indira Gandhi

 

  • 60. What is the largest state in India by area?
  • A: Rajasthan

 

 

  • 61. Who was the first Indian woman astronaut?
  • A: Kalpana Chawla

 

  • 62. What is the smallest continent by land area?
  • A: Australia

 

  • 63. Who was the leader of the Indian National Congress during India’s Independence?
  • A: Jawaharlal Nehru

 

  • 64. What is the chemical symbol for gold?
  • A: Au

 

  • 65. What is the most populated country in the world?
  • A: China

 

  • 66. Who invented the light bulb?
  • A: Thomas Edison

 

  • 67. What are the three states of matter?
  • A: Solid, Liquid, and Gas

 

  • 68. Who is known as the Nightingale of India?
  • A: Sarojini Naidu

 

  • 69. What is the largest country by land area?
  • A: Russia

 

  • 70. What is the deepest ocean in the world?
  • A: Pacific Ocean

 

  • 71. Who wrote “Gitanjali”?
  • A: Rabindranath Tagore

 

  • 72. What is the national flower of India?
  • A: Lotus

 

  • 73. Who was the first Indian woman Prime Minister?
  • A: Indira Gandhi

 

  • 74. What is the third planet from the sun?
  • A: Earth

 

  • 75. What is the national game of England?
  • A: Cricket

 

  • 76. Who discovered penicillin?
  • A: Alexander Fleming

 

  • 77. What is the smallest prime number?
  • A: 2

 

  • 78. What is the period of the Earth’s revolution around the sun?
  • A: 365.25 days

 

  • 79. Who wrote the famous speech “Tryst with Destiny”?
  • A: Jawaharlal Nehru

 

  • 80. Who was the first Asian woman to become the head of government?
  • A: Sirimavo Bandaranaike of Sri Lanka

 

  • 81. What is the densest planet in the Solar System?
  • A: Earth

 

  • 82. Who was the first Vice President of India?
  • A: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

 

  • 83. What is the official language of Brazil?
  • A: Portuguese

 

  • 84. Who was the first Indian to win an individual Olympic gold medal?
  • A: Abhinav Bindra

 

  • 85. What is the longest bone in the human body?
  • A: Femur

 

  • 86. Who wrote “War and Peace”?
  • A: Leo Tolstoy

 

  • 87. What is the largest country in South America?
  • A: Brazil

 

  • 88. Who is known as the Father of Modern Physics?
  • A: Albert Einstein

 

  • 89. What is the full form of UNICEF?
  • A: United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund

 

  • 90. What is the national tree of India?
  • A: Banyan Tree

 

  • 91. Who invented the World Wide Web?
  • A: Tim Berners-Lee

 

  • 92. What is the state animal of Karnataka?
  • A: Indian Elephant

 

  • 93. Who is known as the Father of the Indian Constitution?
  • A: Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

 

  • 94. What is the full form of NASA?
  • A: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

 

  • 95. What is the main difference between a crocodile and an alligator?
  • A: Generally, crocodiles have a V-shaped snout, and alligators have a U-shaped snout.

 

  • 96. Who was the first woman president of the United Nations General Assembly?
  • A: Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit

 

  • 97. What is the currency of Japan?
  • A: Yen

 

  • 98. Who is known as the Birdman of India?
  • A: Dr. Salim Ali

 

  • 99. What is the largest gland in the human body?
  • A: Liver

 

  • 100. Who was the first Education Minister of independent India?
  • A: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

 

 

 

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