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General knowledge is an important aspect of a student’s life and though, is not always prescribed in the syllabus forms an important foundation for the intellectual building. Some important GK questions for Class 5 have been mentioned below.

Some sample questions

Question: What does UPS stand for?
Answer: Uninterrupted Power Supply


Question: Name the four metropolitan cities of India

Answer: Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi


Question: Name the birthplace of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Answer: Cuttack in Odisha


Question: What is the boiling point of water?
Answer: 100 degree is the boiling point of water.


Question: Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of which states?
Answer: Gujarat


Question: Which state has taken up Sanskrit as an official language?
Answer: Uttarakhand


Question: Name the first female Indian Astronaut

Answer: Kalpana Chawla


Question: Who was the first Indian to go to space?

Answer: Rakesh Sharma


Question: Who was India’s longest serving Prime Minister?
Answer: Jawaharlal Nehru


Question: Which is the smallest continent?
Answer: Australia


Question: Who invented the telephone?
Answer: Alexander Graham Bell


Question: Which acid is found in lemon?
Answer: Citric Acid


Question: What is India’s form of Governance?
Answer: Democracy


Question: How many states does India have?
Answer: 29


Question: Who was the first Indian Woman to climb Mount Everest?
Answer: Bachendri Pal


Question: ‘Madhubani’, a style of folk paintings, is popular in which of the following states in India?

Answer: Bihar


Question: Australia lies between which two oceans?
Answer: The Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean


Question: Name the 14th President of India

Answer: Ram Nath Kovind


Question: Which Indian woman was the first to win the Nobel Prize?

Answer: Mother Teresa


Question: Who was the inventor of the light bulb?

Answer: Thomas Edison


Question: Who is the Finance Minister of India?

Answer: Arun Jaitley


Question: What is the national game of USA?

Answer: Baseball


Question: What is the full form of NEWS?
Answer: North East West South


Question: What is the full form of AM and PM?

Answer: Ante Meridiem and After Midday


Question: Who is the Vice President of India?
Answer: Venkaiah Naidu


Question: Name the lightest gas

Answer: Hydrogen


Question: Who wrote Panchatantra?
Answer: Vishnu Sharma


Question: Who was the first Indian to have won the Nobel Prize?
Answer: Rabindranath Tagore


Question: Name the region that has the oldest rocks

Answer: Aravalli


Question: Name the highest mountain peak of India

Answer: Mount Kanchenjunga


Question: Entomology is the science that studies

Answer: Insect


Question: How many layers are there in Earth’s atmosphere?

Answer: 5


Question: Name the biggest planet in our solar system

Answer: Jupiter


Question: Which is the largest plateau in the world?

Answer: Tibetan Plateau


Question: What is the order of the planets in the Solar System?

Answer: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune


Question: Who invented the Television?

Answer: John Logie Baird


Question: Where is the Ajanta caves situated?

Answer: Maharashtra


Question: What is the name of India and Pakistan’s border?

Answer: Radcliffe Line


Question: What is the ratio of width to the length of National Flag of India?

Answer: 2:3


Question: Which gas commonly known as laughing gas

Answer: Nitrous oxide


Question: Gandhi Ji started the Dandi March in which year?

Answer: 1930


Question: What is the study of Universe known as?

Answer: Cosmology


Question: Why are the leaves of a plant so important?

Answer:  They produce food for the plant through photosynthesis


Question: The famous Ganga Sagar Mela an annual fair is held in which state of India?

Answer: West Bengal


Question: Who is considered the founder of the Sikh religion?

Answer: Guru Nanak


Question: Who was known as the Indian Napoleon?

Answer: Samudragupta


Question: Who gave the slogan Do or Die?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi


Question: What is the distance between Earth and Sun?

Answer: 149.6 Million km


Question: Which is the largest country in the world based on the area?

Answer: Russia


Question: What is the most spoken language in the world?

Answer: Mandarin or Chinese


Question: Which is the longest river in the world?

Answer: Nile


Question: Which is the largest bone in the human body?

Answer: Femur, also known as the thighbone


Question: Which is the first biosphere reserve in India?

Answer: Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve


Question: Which is the largest freshwater lake in India?

Answer: Wular Lake


Question: What is the full form of HTTP?

Answer: Hypertext Transfer Protocol


Question: Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

Answer: Mars


Question: Place these shapes in order of how many sides they have—square, triangle, octagon, and hexagon?

Answer: Triangle, square, hexagon, octagon


Question: Who discovered the theory of relativity?

Answer: Albert Einstein


Question: When is Hindi Diwas celebrated?

Answer: September 14th of every year


Question: What is the script for Hindi language?

Answer: Devanagari


Question: Who was the most sought-after social reformer after the end of Sati?

Answer: Raja Ram Mohan Roy


Question: What is the name of our galaxy?

Answer: Milk Mekhela also known as the Milky Way


Question: What is the percentage of water on the floor of our planet?

Answer: 71 percent


Question: When is Earth Day celebrated?

Answer: April 22nd of each year


Question: Which is the longest and shortest river in India?

Answer: Brahmaputra and Tapi, respectively.


Question: Name the metals known to the people of Indus Valley Civilisation?

Answer: Copper, bronze, silver and gold


Question: Who was the first female Governor of an Indian State?

Answer: Sarojini Naidu


Question: Jhum cultivation is a method of cultivation which is used to be practised in which state?

Answer: Nagaland


Question: Which planet is the coldest planet in our solar system?

Answer: Neptune


Question: Who was the first Muslim lady to rule the Delhi Throne?

Answer: Razia Sultana


Question: Where will you find the largest museum of India?

Answer: Chennai

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