General Knowledge For Kids (105 Questions and Answers)


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?

Answer: Seven

2. How many days are there in a year?

Answer: 365 (not a leap year)

3. How many colours are there in a rainbow?

Answer: 7

4. Which animal is known as the ‘Ship of the Desert?’

Answer: Camel

5. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?

Answer: 26

6. How many consonants are there in the English alphabet?

Answer: 21

7. How many sides are there in a triangle?

Answer: Three

8. In which direction does the sun rise?

Answer: East

9. What do you call a type of shape that has five sides?

Answer: Pentagon

10. Which month of the year has the least number of days?

Answer: February

11. Which is the largest flower in the world?

Answer: Rafflesia

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?

Answer: Five

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?

Answer: 52

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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?

Answer: Lion

19. How many bones does an adult human have?

Answer: 206

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?

Answer: Left

23. How many equal sides does an isosceles triangle have?

Answer: 2

24. How many millimetres are there in 1cm?

Answer: 10

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?

Answer: Sun

27. What do you call a house made of ice?

Answer: Igloo

28. Which is the longest river on the earth?

Answer: Nile

29. Which is the principal source of energy for earth?

Answer: Sun

30. Which is the coldest location in the earth?

Answer: East Antarctica

31. How many lungs does the human body have?

Answer: Two

32. What is the standard taste of the water?

Answer: Water is tasteless

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33. Which country is called the land of rising sun?

Answer: Japan

34. Which is the tallest mountain in the world?

Answer: Mount Everest

35. Which is the fastest animal on the land?

Answer: Cheetah

36. Which continent is known as ‘Dark’ continent?

Answer: Africa

  1. Who is the inventor of electricity?

Answer: Benjamin Franklin

38. Which is the largest animal in the world?

Answer: Blue whale

39. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

Answer: Mars

40. Which is the tallest animal on the earth?

Answer: Giraffe

41. Which is the most sensitive organ in our body?

Answer: Skin

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?

Answer: India

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?

Answer: Sphygmomanometer

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?

Answer: Holi

54. How many players are there in a cricket team?

Answer: 11

55. Which day is observed as World Literacy Day?

Answer: September 8

56. Who is the inventor of Radio?

Answer: Marconi

57. What colour symbolises peace?

Answer: White

58. Who is the founder of Microsoft?

Answer: Bill Gates

59. During which year did World War I begin?

Answer: 1914

60. Which festival is called the festival of light?

Answer: Diwali

61. How many Cricket world cups does India have?

Answer: 2

62. Which place is known as the roof of the world?

Answer: Tibet

63. How many teeth does a healthy adult have including the wisdom teeth?

Answer: 32

64. Which gas is most abundant in the earth’s atmosphere?

Answer: Nitrogen

65. How many people are there in the world?

Answer: Over 7 billion

66. Which is the continent with the most number of countries?

Answer: Africa

67. True or false: Chameleon’s have extremely long tongues, sometimes as long as their bodies?

Answer: True

68. Which is the most common non-contagious disease in the world?

Answer: Tooth Decay

69. How many strings does a violin have?

Answer: Four

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?

Answer: 52

72. What is the name of the biggest rain forest in the world?

Answer: The Amazon

73. Which African nation is famous for chocolate?

Answer: Ghana

74. What makes up (approx.) 80% of our brain’s volume?

Answer: Water

75. Which instrument is used for measuring wind speed?

Answer: Anemometer

76. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain. True or False?

Answer: True

77. How many planets are there in our solar system?

Answer: 8

78. Which is the hottest continent on Earth?

Answer: Africa

79. Which is the smallest continent in the world?

Answer: Australia

80. What is the top colour in a rainbow?

Answer: Red

81. How many years are there in a millennium?

Answer: 1000

82. Which country is home to the kangaroo?

Answer: Australia

83. ‘Stars and Stripes’ is the nickname of the flag of which country?

Answer: United States of America

  1. Which language is used by the computer to process data?

Answer: Binary language

85. What type of bird lays the largest eggs?

Answer: Ostrich

86. What covers approximately 71% of the Earth’s surface: Land or water?

Answer: Water

87. Which is the hardest substance available on earth?

Answer: Diamond

88. Which is the biggest desert in the world?

Answer: Sahara desert

89. Which country gifted The Statue of Liberty to the United States?

Answer: France

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?

Answer: Apollo

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?

Answer: Hydrogen

95. Which is the longest written Constitution in the world?

Answer: India

96. What is the largest joint in the human body?

Answer: Knee

97. What does the Internet prefix WWW stand for?

Answer: World Wide Web

98. How much of Earth’s surface is covered by ocean?

Answer: 71%

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?

Answer: 50

102. Which instrument is used to measure Atmospheric Pressure?

Answer: Barometer

103. Which is the largest continent in the world?

Answer: Asia

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.