# General Knowledge Quiz On World!

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The earth is one of the most exciting planets in our solar system and this is not only because of its landforms but also its ability to sustain life. How much general knowledge about the world we live in do you possess? Take up the quiz below and get to refresh your memory on some of the things happening today. All the best!

• 1.

### The layer of the earth, immediately below the crust is called:

• A.

Outer core

• B.

Inner core

• C.

Inner mantle

• D.

Outer mantle

D. Outer mantle
Explanation
The correct answer is Outer mantle. The outer mantle is the layer of the Earth immediately below the crust. It is composed of solid rock and is part of the Earth's mantle, which is the layer between the crust and the core. The outer mantle plays a crucial role in the movement of tectonic plates and the convection currents that drive plate tectonics.

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• 2.

### Approximate per-capita GDP in Sri Lanka in 2013 is the US \$,

• A.

4020

• B.

2830

• C.

1450

• D.

3280

D. 3280
Explanation
The approximate per-capita GDP in Sri Lanka in 2013 was \$3280. This means that, on average, each individual in Sri Lanka earned \$3280 in that year. Per-capita GDP is a measure of the economic well-being of a country's residents and is calculated by dividing the total GDP of a country by its population. In this case, the per-capita GDP of Sri Lanka in 2013 was \$3280, indicating the average income level of its citizens.

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• 3.

### Select five Permanent Members of the UN Secretary Council,

• A.

China, France, USSR, United Kingdom and United States

• B.

China, France, Germany, United States and Australia

• C.

Finland, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Korea and Japan

• D.

Japan, USSR, European Union, South Africa and Japan

A. China, France, USSR, United Kingdom and United States
Explanation
The correct answer is China, France, USSR, United Kingdom, and United States. These five countries are the permanent members of the UN Security Council. They were established as permanent members when the United Nations was founded in 1945. As permanent members, they have the power of veto, which means that they can block any resolution or decision made by the Security Council. This status reflects their role as major powers in the international community and their contributions to global peace and security.

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• 4.

### 135 , 45 ,180 , 60 , 240 , 80, .........

320
Explanation
The given sequence follows a pattern where each number is obtained by multiplying the previous number by 3 and then dividing it by 4. Starting with 135, we multiply it by 3 and divide by 4 to get 101.25, which is rounded to 101. Similarly, we continue this pattern to get 45, 180, 60, 240, and 80. Following the same pattern, if we multiply 80 by 3 and divide by 4, we get 60. Therefore, the next number in the sequence is 320.

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• 5.

### The headquarters of the United Nations Union is located at:

• A.

Geneva

• B.

New York

• C.

Rome

• D.

Washington

B. New York
Explanation
The headquarters of the United Nations Union is located in New York. This is where the main offices and meeting rooms of the organization are situated. New York was chosen as the headquarters because the United States is one of the founding members of the United Nations and it provides a central location for member states to convene and collaborate. Additionally, New York City is a major international hub, making it convenient for diplomats and delegates from around the world to travel and participate in UN activities.

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• 6.

### If an object travels at five feet per second, how many feet does it travel in one hour?

• A.

300

• B.

720

• C.

1800

• D.

18000

• E.

21000

D. 18000
Explanation
If an object travels at five feet per second, to find out how many feet it will travel in one hour, we need to convert the seconds to hours. There are 60 seconds in a minute and 60 minutes in an hour, so there are 60 x 60 = 3600 seconds in an hour. Therefore, if the object travels at five feet per second, it will travel 5 x 3600 = 18000 feet in one hour.

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• 7.

### The largest part of our hydrosphere is,

• A.

Atlantic Ocean

• B.

Indian Ocean

• C.

Pacific Ocean

• D.

Antarctica Ocean

C. Pacific Ocean
Explanation
The Pacific Ocean is the largest part of our hydrosphere. It covers a vast area and is the largest and deepest ocean on Earth. It stretches from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, and it is bordered by the continents of Asia and Australia to the west, and the Americas to the east. The Pacific Ocean plays a crucial role in regulating the Earth's climate and is home to a diverse range of marine life.

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• 8.

### How long does the Earth take to turn 1° Longitude during its rotation?

• A.

4 minutes

• B.

4 seconds

• C.

4 hours

• D.

40 Seconds

A. 4 minutes
Explanation
The Earth takes approximately 24 hours to complete one full rotation, which is equivalent to 360 degrees. Therefore, to find the time it takes for the Earth to turn 1 degree of longitude during its rotation, we can divide 24 hours by 360 degrees. This calculation gives us 4 minutes as the answer.

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• 9.

### The zoo had some lions and some parrots. The keeper counted 15 heads and 50 legs. How many Lions were there?

• A.

9

• B.

11

• C.

12

• D.

10

D. 10
Explanation
Since each lion has one head and four legs, and each parrot has one head and two legs, we can set up a system of equations to solve for the number of lions. Let x represent the number of lions and y represent the number of parrots. We know that x + y = 15 (the total number of animals) and 4x + 2y = 50 (the total number of legs). Solving this system of equations, we find that x = 10, indicating that there are 10 lions in the zoo.

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• 10.

### Against Which Team England Scored Highest One Day International Total?

• A.

Sri Lanka

• B.

Pakistan

• C.

India

• D.

South Africa

B. Pakistan
Explanation
England scored their highest One Day International (ODI) total against Pakistan. This means that in a match against Pakistan, England managed to score the most number of runs in an ODI.

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