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50+ GK Questions for Class 8

Romsha Vats   •   3 Jan, 2024   •   6 mins

Complete Guide: General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Class 8

This article compiles over 55 GK questions for class 8 students. These questions aim to broaden the worldly awareness of class 8 students. A thorough reading of the article will significantly contribute to strengthening their general knowledge. It will hopefully encourage them to diversify their reading resources outside of the school curriculum!

GK Questions for Class 8

  1. Which dwarf planet is found in the Kuiper belt?
    Answer: Pluto
  2. Which is the largest desert in Asia?
    Answer: Gobi Desert
  3. Which country is the largest natural gas producer in the world?
    Answer: USA
  4. Which city is called the ‘Garden City of India’?
    Answer: Bengaluru
  5. Which two planets does the asteroid belt lie between which two planets?
    Answer: Mars and Jupiter
  6. How many Vedas are there in total?
    Answer: Four
  7. Which mosquito carries the dengue virus?
    Answer: Aedes aegypti
  8. Which is the highest lake in the world?
    Answer: Lake Titicaca
  9. Where is the Salim Ali National Park located?
    Answer: Jammu & Kashmir
  10. What is the capital of Malaysia?
    Answer: Kuala Lumpur
  11. Which was the first Indian state formed on the basis of language?
    Answer: Andhra Pradesh
  12. What is the full form of LED?
    Answer: Light-emitting diode
  13. When do we celebrate Earth Day?
    Answer: April 22
  14. Which is the largest flower in the world?
    Answer: Rafflesia arnoldii
  15. What kind of elements glow in the dark?
    Answer: Radioactive elements
  16. What is the name of the process that converts sugar into alcohol with the help of yeast?
    Answer: Fermentation
  17. What is the time span of a cricket test match?
    Answer: Five days
  18. How many players are there in a hockey team?
    Answer: Six
  19. What is the farthest point from any land on Earth, located in the Pacific Ocean?
    Answer: Point Nemo
  20. Which is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust?
    Answer: Aluminium
  21. Which is the largest city in the world?
    Answer: Chongqing, China
  22. ‘Golf’ is the national game of which country?
    Answer: Scotland
  23. Which is India’s first supercomputer?
    Answer: Param800
  24. ‘Taekwondo’ originated from which country?
    Answer: Korea
  25. Which is the world’s oldest university?
    Answer: Nalanda University, India
  26. Kumbh Mela is held after the gap of how many years?
    Answer: Twelve
  27. What is the common term for solid CO2?
    Answer: Dry Ice
  28. What disease is caused by iron deficiency?
    Answer: Anaemia
  29. Which is the largest moon in our solar system?
    Answer: Ganymede, Jupiter’s moon.
  30. Which was the first artificial satellite in the world?
    Answer: Sputnik I
  31. Which is the main substance used to make crayons?
    Answer: Wax
  32. What’s the hardest substance in the human body?
    Answer: Tooth enamel
  33. How many edges does a cube have?
    Answer: Twelve
  34. What do we call people who can use both hands equally well?
    Answer: Ambidextrous
  35. Which is the warmest sea on Earth?
    Answer: The Red Sea
  36. What is a community of ants called?
    Answer: A colony
  37. What is the currency of Japan?
    Answer: Japanese Yen
  38. Which instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
    Answer: Barometer
  39. Which animal never drinks water?
    Answer: Kangaroo rat
  40. Who is known as the ‘Father of Social Science’?
    Answer: Aristotle
  41. Who was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree?
    Answer: Hellen Keller
  42. Who was the first woman in space?
    Answer: Valentina Tereshkova
  43. Which bird can fly backwards?
    Answer: Hummingbird
  44. Which is the fastest snake on Earth?
    Answer: Black Mamba
  45. Which blood cells do not have a nucleus?
    Answer: Blood platelets
  46. Which famous artists painted the ceilings of the Sistine Chapel?
    Answer: Michelangelo
  47. Which is the fastest muscle in the human body?
    Answer: The eyes
  48. Who is the Father of Modern Economics?
    Answer: Adam Smith
  49. How many elements are there in the periodic table?
    Answer: 118
  50. Which river flows through the city of London?
    Answer: Thames
  51. Which vitamin helps in healing wounds?
    Answer: Vitamin C
  52. Where does the Narmada River originate?
    Answer: Amarkantak Plateau
  53. Which scientists proposed the 'Theory of Relativity'?
    Answer: Albert Einstein
  54. Which is the oldest sport in the world?
    Answer: Archery
  55. When do we celebrate National Science Day?
    Answer: February 28

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