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List of 100+ GK Questions for All Classes

Manavi Chauhan   •   11 Jul, 2023   •   8 mins

Complete Guide: General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Classes 1-12

General knowledge is an invaluable part of a child’s development and curriculum. A well-informed, broad GK base helps children become more involved in conversations around them. GK also helps them build curiosity and further encourages children to ask and answer questions.

Reading up on general knowledge enriches a child’s understanding of historical events, natural phenomena, essential figures and inventors. The best way to brush up on GK is to read encyclopaedias and the news regularly!

Since kids are mostly interest-based learners, they will likely be interested in knowing more about their favourite subjects and topics. However, it is also essential for there to be a distinctive baseline of GK that children of a particular age group should be familiar with.

GK Questions for Class 1

  1. Who ruled over India until it gained independence?
    Answer: The British Empire
  2. Which animal is called the ship of the desert?
    Answer: Camels
  3. Which animal did early man evolve from?
    Answer: Apes or monkeys
  4. Name the primary colours.
    Answer: Red, yellow, and blue
  5. What is the fastest animal on the planet?
    Answer: Cheetah
  6. How many colours are in the rainbow?
    Answer: Seven colours
  7. What do we call people who travel into outer space?
    Answer: Astronauts
  8. Homes made with blocks of ice are called?
    Answer: Igloos
  9. What is India’s national animal?
    Answer: Royal Bengal Tiger
  10. Which animal do we get wool from?
    Answer: Sheep

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GK Questions for Class 2

  1. How many continents are there on Earth?
    Answer: Seven continents
  2. Which country was known as Sone ki Chidiya?
    Answer: India
  3. Which ocean is the biggest in the world?
    Answer: The Pacific Ocean
  4. What do you call a doctor for animals?
    Answer: Veterinarian
  5. How many bones are there in the human body?
    Answer: 206
  6. What is the National Flower of India?
    Answer: Lotus
  7. Which company makes iPads, iPhones and iPods?
    Answer: Apple
  8. Who is called the father of our nation?
    Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
  9. When did India gain independence?
    Answer: 1947
  10. How many years are there in one century?
    Answer: Hundred

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GK Questions for Class 3

  1. Who was the first Prime Minister of India?
    Answer: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
  2. Who is the first woman prime minister of India?
    Answer: Indira Gandhi
  3. Which was the earliest civilisation in India?
    Answer: Indus Valley Civilization (Harappan Civilization)
  4. Which is the longest river in the world?
    Answer: Nile
  5. In which country did Chess originate?
    Answer: India
  6. Which planet is known as the red planet in the solar system?
    Answer: Mars
  7. Who was the inventor of the Steam Engine?
    Answer: James Watt
  8. Which famous children's author wrote ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’?
    Answer: Roald Dahl
  9. What is the smallest bird in the world?
    Answer: Bee Hummingbird
  10. What is the name of a mountain that oozes hot lava?
    Answer: Volcano

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GK Questions for Class 4

  1. Which Mughal Emperor built the Taj Mahal?
    Answer: Shahjahan
  2. Which popular hill station is known as Queen of the Hills?
    Answer: Mussoorie
  3. Who is the founder of Buddhism?
    Answer: Gautam Buddha
  4. How many states and union territories are in India?
    Answer: 28 states and 8 UTs
  5. When is world environment day celebrated?
    Answer: 5th June
  6. Who is known as the Nightingale of India?
    Answer: Sarojini Naidu
  7. How many days are there in a leap year?
    Answer: 366 days
  8. Who invented penicillin?
    Answer: Alexander Fleming
  9. Who is called the ‘Magician of Hockey’?
    Answer: Major Dhyan Chand
  10. Which is the largest island in the world?
    Answer: Greenland

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GK Questions for Class 5

  1. What are the grasslands of North America called?
    Answer: The Prairies
  2. Which is the largest river in the world?
    Answer: Amazon
  3. When is Children's Day celebrated?
    Answer: 14th November
  4. Which social reformer helped put an end to child marriage in India?
    Answer: Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  5. Which is the largest plateau in the world?
    Answer: Tibetan Plateau
  6. Which is the tallest statue in India?
    Answer: The Statue of Unity
  7. Who invented the computer?
    Answer: Charles Babbage
  8. Where is Jim Corbett National Park located?
    Answer: Uttarakhand
  9. Which organ purifies the blood in our bodies?
    Answer: Kidney
  10. What is the blue wheel in the Indian national flag known as?
    Answer: The Ashok Chakra

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GK Questions for Class 6

  1. What is the full form of WWW?
    Answer: World Wide Web
  2. Who was the first President of the United States?
    Answer: George Washington
  3. Which city in India is called the City of Lakes?
    Answer: Udaipur
  4. How regularly do the Olympic Games occur?
    Answer: Every four years
  5. Which sport is Saina Nehwal associated with?
    Answer: Badminton
  6. Which dam is the highest ever built in India?
    Answer: Tehri Dam
  7. Which is the highest mountain peak in India?
    Answer: Kanchenjunga
  8. Which is the largest bone in the human body?
    Answer: Femur
  9. Which is the mineral found in teeth and limestones?
    Answer: Calcium
  10. Which is the smallest country in the world?
    Answer: The Vatican City

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GK Questions for Class 7

  1. What is the currency used in Japan?
    Answer: Japanese Yen (JPY)
  2. Where is the Ranthambore National Park situated?
    Answer: Rajasthan
  3. Who was the first Indian woman to climb Mount Everest?
    Answer: Bachendri Pal
  4. What is the capital of Norway?
    Answer: Oslo
  5. What is the full form of the UN?
    Answer: United Nations
  6. Which is the world’s largest democracy?
    Answer: India
  7. Where is the Dead Sea located? 
    Answer: Between Israel and Jordan
  8. Who wrote the play, Romeo and Juliet?
    Answer: William Shakespeare.
  9. Where did the Madhubani style of painting come from?
    Answer: Bihar
  10. What are the tiny pores present in plant leaves called?
    Answer: Stomata

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GK Questions for Class 8

  1. Ranji Trophy is awarded for which sport?
    Answer: Cricket
  2. How many players are on a basketball team?
    Answer: 12 players
  3. Where is the Sunderban Delta located?
    Answer: West Bengal
  4. What is the name of Ganga’s largest tributary?
    Answer: Yamuna
  5. Which terrorist’s name was connected to the deadly 9/11 attacks in New York, America?
    Answer: Osama Bin Laden
  6. Who invented Facebook?
    Answer: Mark Zuckerburg
  7. What currency is used in the UAE (United Arab Emirates)?
    Answer: Dirham
  8. When is Earth Day celebrated?
    Answer: 22nd April
  9. What is Jamshedpur famous for?
    Answer: Steel
  10. What is the full form of ISRO?
    Answer: Indian Space Research Organisation

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GK Questions for Class 9

  1. Name the component of blood that fights infection.
    Answer: White Blood Cells
  2. What is the full form of AIDS?
    Answer: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
  3. Who wrote ‘My Experiments with Truth’?
    Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
  4. In which Indian state is Chauri Chaura village located?
    Answer: Uttar Pradesh
  5. When is Women’s Day celebrated?
    Answer: 8th March
  6. Where does the prime meridian pass through?
    Answer: Greenwich, United Kingdom
  7. Who was responsible for the Holocaust?
    Answer: Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party
  8. Which scientist developed the theory of evolution?
    Answer: Charles Darwin
  9. Name the author of the novel ‘The Great Gatsby’?
    Answer: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  10. What is the full form of UNICEF?
    Answer: United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund

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GK Questions for Class 10

  1. Who publishes the Human Development Index (HDI)?
    Answer: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  2. Which company owns Google?
    Answer: Alphabet
  3. What were the names of the atomic bombs dropped by the US on Japan?
    Answer: ‘Little Boy’ and ‘Fat Man’
  4. Who was the last Viceroy of India?
    Answer: Lord Louis Mountbatten
  5. What is the name of Elon Musk’s space company?
    Answer: SpaceX
  6. Where is the Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary situated?
    Answer: Kerala
  7. What is the first page of the Constitution known as?
    Answer: Preamble
  8. What was the name of the new capital that Akbar built?
    Answer: Fatehpur Sikri
  9. How many elements are there in the periodic table?
    Answer: 118
  10. Which element is the least reactive?
    Answer: Helium

GK Questions for Class 11

  1. Who heads the UN?
    Answer: The Secretary-General
  2. Who made the statue of David?
    Answer: Michelangelo
  3. Who is the Greek God of the Sea?
    Answer: Poseidon
  4. Who painted ‘The Starry Night’?
    Answer: Vincent van Gogh
  5. Who is the founder of the Ramakrishna Mission(1897)?
    Answer:  Swami Vivekananda
  6. Which newspaper was the first to be published in India?
    Answer: The Bengal Gazette
  7. Which is the longest-running Newspaper in India?
    Answer: Mumbai Samachar
  8. What does RSVP stand for?
    Answer: Respondez sil-vous plait (please reply in French)
  9. Which Athlete is nicknamed the Golden Girl?
    Answer: PT Usha
  10. Which famous psychologist is credited with the development of psychoanalysis?
    Answer: Sigmund Freud

GK Questions for Class 12

  1. What does UIDAI stand for?
    Answer: Unique Identification Authority of India
  2. Who discovered radium?
    Answer: Marie Curie
  3. Which prestigious award is awarded to playwrights and theatre artists?
    Answer: Tony Awards
  4. What is the full form of FIFA?
    Answer: Federation Internationale de Football Association
  5. Where is Mecca located?
    Answer: Saudi Arabia
  6. Who first proposed the atomic theory of matter?
    Answer: John Dalton
  7. The Rohingyas are a minority of which state?
    Answer: Myanmar
  8. What is AFSPA?
    Answer: Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
  9. Who is the Pulitzer Prize named after?
    Answer: Joseph Pulitzer
  10. Who is known as the father of Modern Medicine?
    Answer: Hippocrates