It is very tough to select only a few GK questions for kids as it is a vast area and in fact boundless. Some of the questions may seem too simple for higher class students but it is always good to revise what you know before you add in more information to your knowledge base.
Here we can have a look at some of the randomly picked basic GK questions for kids of all ages.
1. How many days do we have in a week?
2. How many days are there in a year?
Answer: 365 (not a leap year)
3. How many colours are there in a rainbow?
4. Which animal is known as the ‘Ship of the Desert?’
5. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
6. How many consonants are there in the English alphabet?
7. How many sides are there in a triangle?
8. In which direction does the sun rise?
9. What do you call a type of shape that has five sides?
10. Which month of the year has the least number of days?
11. Which is the largest flower in the world?
12. Which are the vowels in the English alphabet series?
Answer: A, E, I , O, U
13. How many zeros are there in one hundred thousand?
14. How many hours are there in two days?
Answer: 48 hours (24+24)
15. How many months of the year have 31 days?
Answer: 7 (January, March, May, July, August, October and December)
16. How many weeks are there in one year?
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17. Which are the colours in a rainbow?
Answer: Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red
18. Which animal is called King of Jungle?
19. How many bones does an adult human have?
20. Who was the first man to walk on the moon?
Answer: Neil Armstrong
21. How many primary colours are there?
Answer: Three (red, yellow, blue)
22. Which way is anti-clockwise, left or right?
23. How many equal sides does an isosceles triangle have?
24. How many millimetres are there in 1cm?
25. How many days are there in the month of February in a leap year?
Answer: 29 days
26. Which is the nearest star to planet earth?
27. What do you call a house made of ice?
28. Which is the longest river on the earth?
29. Which is the principal source of energy for earth?
30. Which is the coldest location in the earth?
Answer: East Antarctica
31. How many lungs does the human body have?
32. What is the standard taste of the water?
Answer: Water is tasteless
33. Which country is called the land of rising sun?
34. Which is the tallest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mount Everest
35. Which is the fastest animal on the land?
36. Which continent is known as ‘Dark’ continent?
Answer: Benjamin Franklin
38. Which is the largest animal in the world?
Answer: Blue whale
39. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?
40. Which is the tallest animal on the earth?
41. Which is the most sensitive organ in our body?
42. Which is the most spoken language in the world?
Answer: Mandarin (Chinese)
43. Which two parts of the body continue to grow for your entire life?
Answer: Nose and Ears
44. The largest ‘Democracy’ in the world?
45. Who is the inventor of Television?
Answer: John Logie Baird
46. Which is the largest ocean in the world?
Answer: Pacific Ocean
47. Which is the largest plateau in the world?
Answer: Tibetan Plateau
48. Which is the instrument used to measure Blood pressure?
49. Which day is observed as World Environment Day?
Answer: June 5
50. How many years are there in a century?
Answer: One Hundred
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51. Which is the largest country in the world?
Answer: Russia (By area)
52. Who invented the Computer?
Answer: Charles Babbage
53. Which festival is known as the festival of colours?
54. How many players are there in a cricket team?
55. Which day is observed as World Literacy Day?
Answer: September 8
56. Who is the inventor of Radio?
57. What colour symbolises peace?
58. Who is the founder of Microsoft?
Answer: Bill Gates
59. During which year did World War I begin?
60. Which festival is called the festival of light?
61. How many Cricket world cups does India have?
62. Which place is known as the roof of the world?
63. How many teeth does a healthy adult have including the wisdom teeth?
64. Which gas is most abundant in the earth’s atmosphere?
65. How many people are there in the world?
Answer: Over 7 billion
66. Which is the continent with the most number of countries?
67. True or false: Chameleon’s have extremely long tongues, sometimes as long as their bodies?
68. Which is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?
Answer: Tooth Decay
69. How many strings does a violin have?
70. Global warming is caused by the excess of which type of gas?
Answer: Carbon dioxide
71. How many cards are there in a complete pack of cards?
72. What is the name of the biggest rain forest in the world?
Answer: The Amazon
73. Which African nation is famous for chocolate?
74. What makes up (approx.) 80% of our brain’s volume?
75. Which instrument is used for measuring wind speed?
76. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. True or False?
77. How many planets are there in our solar system?
78. Which is the hottest continent on Earth?
79. Which is the smallest continent in the world?
80. What is the top colour in a rainbow?
81. How many years are there in a millennium?
82. Which country is home to the kangaroo?
83. ‘Stars and Stripes’ is the nickname of the flag of which country?
Answer: United States of America
Answer: Binary language
85. What type of bird lays the largest eggs?
86. What covers approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface: Land or water?
87. Which is the hardest substance available on earth?
88. Which is the biggest desert in the world?
Answer: Sahara desert
89. Which country gifted The Statue of Liberty to the United States?
90. Who painted the Mona Lisa?
Answer: Leonardo da Vinci
91. Who invented the telephone?
Answer: Alexander Graham Bell
92. What is the name of the Greek God of music?
93. What does the “SIM” in the SIM card stand for?
Answer: Subscriber Identity Module
94. Which is the first element on the periodic table of elements?
95. Which is the longest written Constitution in the world?
96. What is the largest joint in the human body?
97. What does the Internet prefix WWW stand for?
Answer: World Wide Web
98. How much of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean?
99. Which is the smallest bone in the human body?
Answer: Stapes (Ear bone)
100. Who discovered Penicillin in 1928?
Answer: Alexander Fleming
101. How many stars are there in the American flag?
102. Which instrument is used to measure Atmospheric Pressure?
103. Which is the largest continent in the world?
104. Who is the inventor of the electric Bulb?
Answer: Thomas Alva Edison
105. On whose memory Nobel Prize is awarded?
Answer: Alfred Nobel
These are just a few among the most asked and discussed general knowledge questions among kids.
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Parents and teachers should take an effort to see that kids have at least a basic general knowledge right from their initial days.
They can slowly build it through reading and research in the upcoming years.
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