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50+ GK Questions for Class 10

Romsha Vats   •   27 Feb, 2024   •   6 mins

Complete Guide: General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Class 10

This article lists over 55 GK questions for class 10 students. The goal is to introduce class 10 students to age-appropriate GK questions which will help strengthen their general awareness of the world. A thorough understanding of these questions will also serve as a motivation for young students to expand their reading material beyond school textbooks.

GK Questions for Class 10

  1. Which country is known as the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’?
    Answer: Japan
  2. What is the chemical symbol for gold?
    Answer: Au
  3. Who painted the famous artwork ‘The Starry Nights’?
    Answer: Vincent van Gogh
  4. Which is the driest inhabited continent on the planet?
    Answer: Australia
  5. Which is the highest plateau in India?
    Answer: Deccan Plateau
  6. What is the currency of Iraq?
    Answer: Iraqi Dinar
  7. When was the State Bank of India (SBI) founded?
    Answer: July 1, 1995
  8. The book ‘Home and the World’ is written by which Indian author?
    Answer: Rabindranath Tagore
  9. Which planet spins on its side?
    Answer: Uranus
  10. What is the colour of liquid and solid oxygen?
    Answer: Pale blue
  11. Which is the world’s longest freshwater lake?
    Answer: Lake Tanganyika
  12. Which mountains serve as a boundary between Europe and Asia?
    Answer: Ural Mountains
  13. Which strait lies between the Andaman Sea and the South China Sea?
    Answer: Malacca Strait
  14. Who are the founders of YouTube?
    Answer: Steve Chen, Jawed Karim & Chad Hurley
  15. Which was the first metal to be used by humans?
    Answer: Copper
  16. Which is the oldest civilisation in the world?
    Answer: Mesopotamian Civilisation
  17. Which instrument is used to measure the depth of the Ocean?
    Answer: Fathometer
  18. Which principle does a washing machine work on?
    Answer: Centrifugal force
  19. MOSSAD is the intelligence agency of which country?
    Answer: Israel
  20. The Panama Canal links which two water bodies?
    Answer: The Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean
  21. Who wrote ‘The Social Contract’?
    Answer: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  22. Who was the president of the first Lok Sabha?
    Answer: GV Mavlankar
  23. Which monument is considered as “The National Monument of India”?
    Answer: The India Gate
  24. Which is the most populous city in the world?
    Answer: Tokyo
  25. Who was the architect of the Taj Mahal?
    Answer: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri
  26. Who was the first Indian to win the Ramon Magsaysay Award?
    Answer: Vinayak ‘Vinoba’ Bhave
  27. Who is known as the ‘Barefoot Painter’?
    Answer: M.F. Hussain
  28. Which is the deepest land-locked port in India?
    Answer: Visakhapatnam
  29. Who is known as the ‘Grand Old Lady’ of Indian Nationalism?
    Answer: Annie Besant
  30. Which state is known as the ‘Spice Garden of India’?
    Answer: Kerala
  31. In which Indian city was the first Metro Rail laid?
    Answer: Kolkata
  32. Which term is used to describe the exact shape of the Earth?
    Answer: Oblate spheroid
  33. ‘Wings of Fire’ is the autobiography of which Indian?
    Answer: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  34. Where was the first nuclear power plant in India set up?
    Answer: Tarapur, Maharashtra
  35. Who was the first to propose the atomic theory of matter?
    Answer: JJ Thomson
  36. Which city is referred to as the ‘City of Golden Gate’?
    Answer: San Fransico, USA
  37. What is the capital of Finland?
    Answer: Helsinki
  38. What is the name of the international border between India and China?
    Answer: McMohan Line
  39. Who is known as the ‘Father of Radio Science’?
    Answer: Jagdish Chandra Bose
  40. Which vitamin helps in the clotting of blood?
    Answer: Vitamin K
  41. Which phenomena is responsible for the twinkling of stars?
    Answer: Refraction of light
  42. Which freedom fighter wrote the book ‘The Story of My Deportation’?
    Answer: Lala Lajpat Rai
  43. In which year did the Kargil War take place?
    Answer: 1999
  44. Which is the longest river of the Indian peninsula?
    Answer: Godavari
  45. Who was the first foreigner to receive the Bharat Ratna?
    Answer: Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan
  46. Who is the mascot of the Indian Railways?
    Answer: Bholu, the Elephant
  47. When is National Science Day celebrated?
    Answer: February 28
  48. Which was India’s first National Park?
    Answer: Hailey National Park (Now Jim Corbett National Park)
  49. Who was the chief architect of the Taj Mahal?
    Answer: Ustad Ahmad Lahouri
  50. Which animal sleeps with one eye open?
    Answer: Dolphin
  51. Who was the first female speaker of the Lok Sabha?
    Answer: Meira Kumar
  52. What is the currency of China?
    Answer: Chinese Renminbi
  53. Which city is also known as the ‘Eternal City’?
    Answer: Rome
  54. Which states perform the semi-classical ‘Chhau’ dance?
    Answer: Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Odisha.