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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