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50+ GK Questions for Class 9

Romsha Vats   •   29 Jan, 2024   •   6 mins

Complete Guide: General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Class 9

This article features over 55 GK questions for class 9 students. These competent and age-appropriate GK questions will enable class 9 students to improve their general awareness. They will also motivate young learners to expand their knowledge and cultivate the habit of extra-curricular reading.

GK Questions for Class 9

  1. Where is the headquarters of the United National Environment Programme (UNEP) located?
    Answer: Nairobi, Kenya
  2. Who was the first English President of the Indian National Congress (INC)?
    Answer: George Yule
  3. Which Turkish ruler attacked the Nalanda University?
    Answer: Bakhtiyar Khilji
  4. Which gas is filled inside an electric bulb?
    Answer: Noble gases (commonly Argon)
  5. When is International Women's Day celebrated?
    Answer: March 8
  6. Which was the first vernacular language newspaper of India?
    Answer: Samachar Darpan, a Bengali weekly
  7. In which state is the Bhitarkarnika National Park located?
    Answer: Odisha
  8. Niagara Falls lies at the international border of which two countries?
    Answer: USA and Canada
  9. The oldest stock exchange in India is?
    Answer: The Bombay Stock Exchange
  10. What is the full form of ICICI Bank?
    Answer: Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India
  11. What are pencil leads made of?
    Answer: Graphite
  12. Who invented the World Wide Web (WWW)?
    Answer: Tim Berners-Lee
  13. Who is the father of the periodic table?
    Answer: Dmitri Mendeleev
  14. Who is the only known person to win the Nobel Prize twice?
    Answer: Marie Curie
  15. Hailey's comet makes an appearance after a gap of how many years?
    Answer: 75-79 years
  16. Which metal is in liquid form at room temperature?
    Answer: Mercury
  17. Which is the lightest of all metals?
    Answer: Lithium
  18. Which is the fastest fish in the ocean?
    Answer: The sailfish
  19. In which year did the Titanic ship sink?
    Answer: 1912
  20. Which is the hottest chilli in the world?
    Answer: Carolina Reaper
  21. Where is the strongest bone of the body found?
    Answer: In the jaw
  22. Which acid is found in our stomach?
    Answer: Hydrochloric acid
  23. How many times does a healthy person's heartbeat in one minute?
    Answer: 72 times
  24. What is the PH value of pure water?
    Answer: 7
  25. Which gas is used to extinguish a fire?
    Answer: Carbon dioxide
  26. Who was the founder of the Khilji dynasty?
    Answer: Jalaluddin Khilji
  27. Which railway station has the largest number of platforms in India?
    Answer: Howrah Junction, with 23 platforms
  28. Which is the wettest place in the world?
    Answer: Mawsynram, Meghalaya
  29. Which scientific principle is the atomic bomb based on?
    Answer: The principle of nuclear fusion
  30. Which architect is credited for designing the city of Chandigarh?
    Answer: Le Corbusier
  31. Which country is known as the 'Sugar Bowl of the World'?
    Answer: Brazil
  32. When do we celebrate International Yoga Day?
    Answer: June 21
  33. The Ranji Trophy is related to which sport?
    Answer: Cricket
  34. Which union territory of India has the highest literacy rate?
    Answer: Lakshadweep
  35. Which latitude passes through the middle of India?
    Answer: Tropic of Cancer
  36. Which is the second-highest peak in the world?
    Answer: Mount Ketu/K2 (Godwin Austin)
  37. When does the solar eclipse occur?
    Answer: When the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth
  38. What does 'URL' stand for?
    Answer: Uniform Resource Locator
  39. Where did India carry out its first nuclear test?
    Answer: Pokhran, Rajasthan
  40. Who is the author of the book 'The God of Small Things'?
    Answer: Arundhati Roy
  41. Which is the first feature film of India?
    Answer: Raja Harishchandra
  42. Which country is also known as the 'Playground of Europe'?
    Answer: Switzerland
  43. Which city is also known as the 'Gateway of Tears'?
    Answer: Jerusalem
  44. Which is the largest freshwater lake in India?
    Answer: Wular Lake, Jammu & Kashmir
  45. Which type of lens is used in a camera?
    Answer: Convex lens
  46. What is the capital of North Korea?
    Answer: Pyongyang
  47. Which is the fastest train in India at present?
    Answer: Vande Bharat
  48. Which is the longest road tunnel in India?
    Answer: Dr. Syama Road Tunnel in Jammu
  49. Which is the smallest flightless bird?
    Answer: The Inaccessible Island rail
  50. Which gland is responsible for the production of hormones?
    Answer: Endocrine gland
  51. In which year was the Mughal Empire established?
    Answer: 1526
  52. How many stars are there on the Chinese flag?
    Answer: Five
  53. Who was the first woman IAS officer in India?
    Answer: Anna R. Malhotra
  54. The Booker Prize is related to which field?
    Answer: Fiction writing
  55. Who is the Greek God of the Sky, Thunder, and Lightning?
    Answer: Zeus