General Knowledge MCQs with Answers and Explanation

Q. The Second largest city of Pakistan is:

A. Rawalpindi

B. Lahore

C. Multan

D. Quetta

Answer: B


Lahore is the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab. It is the country’s 2nd largest city after Karachi and 18th largest city in the world.

Q. Where is the Tomb of Great “Salahuddin Ayyubi” Located?

A. Iraq

B. Afganistan

C. Pakistan

D. Syria

Answer: D


The tomb of Salahuddin Ayyubi (Saladin) is just outside the Umayyad Mosque, Damascus, Syria


Q. What is the name of Shah Walliullah’s father?

A. Shah Abdur Rahim

B. Qutbuddin Alam

C. Syed Alam Hussain

D. None of these

Answer: A


Shah Walliullah was born on 21st February 1703 in Delhi and he died in 1762. His father was a famous religious personality at that time his name was Abdur Rahim.

Q: Area of Thar Desert in square miles is _________?

A. 77,000 square miles

B. 88,000 square miles

C. 66,000 square miles

D. 55,000 square miles

Answer: A

Explanation: The Thar Desert, also called the Great Indian Desert, covers more than 77,000 square miles (200,000 sq. km), forming a natural border between India and Pakistan.


Q: How many Countries Are the Members of NATO?

A. 30

B. 29

C. 28

D. 27

Answer: A

Explanation: At present, NATO has 30 members. In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance.


Q: Who discovered the Solar system?

A. Copernicus

B. Newton

C. Galileo

D. Kepler

Answer: A


The main idea of the solar system was proposed by the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543).

Q: Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) belonged to __________ family.

A. Madni

B. Hashmi

C. Quraishi

D. Makki

Answer: B


Banu Hashim is the clan of the Quraysh tribe, to which the prophet Muhammad belonged. His great-grandfather was Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, after whom the clan is named. Members of this clan are referred to as Hashemi.

Q: Which companion of Prophet (PBUH) was awarded with the title of “The sword of Allah”?

A. Khalid bin Waleed (R.A)

B. Ali Al-Murtaza (R.A)

C. Umar Farooque (R.A)

D. Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A)

Answer: A

Explanation: Khalid ibn Al-Walid earned the title ‘Saif-ullah’ meaning “The Sword of Allah”