105 Basic GK Questions And Answers For Kids

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GK questions and answers for kids can boost their all-around knowledge and broad understanding of all aspects of life. It may or may not be related to a child’s academic studies, but it has the potential to unwittingly mold their personality, boost confidence, and help them make interesting conversations.

If you want your child to start learning about various topics and become wiser, then try this collection of general knowledge (GK) questions for kids.

GK Questions For Kindergarten And Class 1

Age group: 3-6 years

This section has specially curated basic general knowledge questions and answers for preschool kids. But before you begin with the questions, introduce them to the concept of quizzing with easy and simple GK games like the odd one out or pick the right color. And then, you can start quizzing them on this questions!

So, shall we get started?

1. How many months do we have in a year?

Answer: 12 months

2. How many days do we have in a week?

Answer: 7 days

3. How many days are there in a year?

Answer: 365 days

4. What is 2+2?

Answer: 4

5.Which number comes after 6?

Answer: 7

6. How many colors are there in a rainbow?

How many colors are there in a rainbow?

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Answer: 7

7. What are your ears for?

Answer: Listening/hearing.

8. Which day comes after Friday?

Answer: Saturday

9. We use our eyes to — see, hear, feel, eat?

Answer: See

10. What type of insect do you see in this picture— bee, ant, butterfly, spider?

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Answer: Butterfly

GK Questions For Class 2 & 3

Age group: 4 to 8 years

In this section, we have covered fun

GK questions and answers about festivities, simple math, English, and logic, along with a photo quiz suitable for Classes Two and three kids.

11. What is a baby frog called?

Answer: Tadpole

Did you know?
Tadpoles breathe through gills like fish (1). Once they are ready to transition into adulthood, they lose their gills and start breathing through other respiratory organs, including the lungs.

12. Where does a pig live?

Answer: Sty

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

Answer: Camel

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

Answer: 26

15. What do you call the person who brings a letter to your home from post office?

Answer: Postman

16. How do you relate to your maternal grandfather?

Answer: Mother’s father

17. We smell with our _______

Answer: Nose

18. Baby of a dog is called__________

Answer: Puppy

19. How many flamingos do you see in the picture?

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Answer: 12 flamingos

20. What is this beautiful structure called?

Taj Mahal related GK questions and answers for kids

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Answer: The Taj Mahal

GK Questions For Class 4, 5 & 6

Age group: 9-12 years

Children of this age group see and learn several things. We have listed down GK questions for kids from entertainment, simple math, English, basic science, movies, history, and geography for them.

21. Can you name the seven dwarfs of Snow White?

Answer: Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Dopey, Bashful and Sneezy.

22. Trout, carp and barracuda are names of what?

Answer: Fish

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

Answer: 21

24. What grows quicker—hair or toenails?

Answer: Hair

25. Which is the tallest mountain in the world?

Answer: Mount Everest

26. Which Saint’s Day is celebrated on 14th February?

Answer: Saint Valentine

27. Which famous children’s book has two characters named Tweedledum and Tweedledee?

Answer: Alice, Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll

28. Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

Which planet is known as the Red Planet?

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Answer: Mars

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

Answer: Triangle, square, hexagon, octagon

30. Which of the following is not a metal: gold, resin, glass?

Answer: Resin

31. Which is the largest plateau in the world?

Answer: Tibetan Plateau

32. In which ocean did the famous Titanic sink in 1912— Pacific, North Atlantic, or the Mediterranean?

Answer: North Atlantic Ocean

Did you know?
On the Titanic, 14,000 gallons of drinking water were used every 24 hours (2).

33. What is the next number in the following sequence– 7, 14, 21, 28?

Answer: 35

34. Which two parts of the body continue to grow for your entire life?

Answer: Nose and ears

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

Answer: Water

GK Questions For Teens And Older Kids

Age group: 13-19 years

So far we have covered exciting and intriguing GK questions for teens. Now, we have GK questions and answers for teens and older kids. To make quizzing fun for teens, you could even let them be the quiz master every once in a while.

GK questions for Class 7 & 8

Here is a list of GK questions related to sports, famous or important personalities, history, geography, arts, and science.

36. Which country does volleyball originate from?

Answer: The USA

37. What is Zumba?

Answer: A dance workout

38. Is the temperature of the moon higher or lower during the day?

Answer: Higher

39. Which planet is the smallest: Neptune, Mars, Mercury?

Answer: Mercury

40. Your blood type is determined by the genes you inherit from your parents: True or False?

Answer: True

41. What is the square root of 144?

Answer: 12

42. What is three-fifths of 50?

Answer: 30

43. During which year did World War I begin?

Answer: 1914

44. Which famous explorer discovered Cuba?

Answer: Christopher Columbus

45. Who hunts most – male or female lion?

Answer: Female

46. What type of whale is the biggest animal in the world?

Answer: Blue Whale

47. Who was nicknamed “Trey” (Three in card terminology), when he was young?

Answer: Bill Gates

48. His tomb in France reads “He taught us how to become free” as his writings were instrumental in creating a spirit of freedom during the French Revolution. Who was he?

Answer: Voltaire

49. The name ‘Teddy Bear’ is used to describe a soft, toy bear. The name comes from President Theodore ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt who once set a bear cub free: True or False

The name ‘Teddy Bear’ is used to describe a soft, toy bear

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Answer: True

50. Which first electrical item did Thomas Edison invent?

Answer: Lightbulb

GK questions for class 9 & 10

Age group: 16-19 years

At this age, children need subject-specific, culture-specific and contemporary awareness. Here are a few questions to go through for that.

51. How many players are there in an ice hockey team?

Answer: Six

52. LPG(Liquefied Petroleum Gas) is mainly a mixture of which gases?

Answer: Propane and Butane

53.Which instrument is used for measuring wind speed?

Answer: Anemometer

54. How many straight edges does a cube have?

Answer: 12

55. Which layer of planet Earth is made up of tectonic plates: Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle, or Crust?

Answer: Crust

56. Convection, Frontal and Relief are the three main types of clouds, rainfall, or winds?

Answer: Rainfall

57. Can you name the legendary Benedictine monk who invented champagne?

Answer: Dom Perignon

58. Which actress has won the most Oscars?

Answer: Katherine Hepburn (4 Oscars and 12 nominations)

59. Which kind of ‘bulbs’ were once exchanged as a form of currency?

Answer: Tulips

60. What does the term ‘Piano’ mean?

Answer: ‘To be played softly.’

61. What does the term ‘birdie’ mean in a game of golf?

Answer: One under par

Golf was invented at the St. Andrews Golf Links in Scotland.

62. Which naturalist sailed in the famous ship called Beagle and found the breakthrough island called the ‘Galapagos’?

Answer: Charles Robert Darwin

63. Apart from cheese and tomato, what other two toppings are usually there on a Hawaiian Pizza?

Answer: Pineapple and Ham

64. What kind of weapon is a falchion?

Answer: Sword

65. What is another word for a ‘lexicon’?

Answer: Dictionary

66. What color is a Himalayan poppy?

Answer: Blue

67. In football (soccer), who was nicknamed ‘The Divine Ponytail’?

Answer: Roberto Baggio

GK True or False Questions for Kids

The best part about True or False questions is that you only have two answer choices and you have a 50% chance of scoring a point even if you do not know the right answer. Here are a few primary GK questions and answers in this format.

Remember, the answer can either be True or False. So, ready to begin?

68. Caterpillars turn into butterflies.

Answer: True

69. Adults have a total of 34 teeth.

Answer: False

70. There are 30 days in May.

Answer: False

71. New York is the capital of America.

Answer: False

72. Cinderella’s carriage turns into a potato.

Answer: False

73. Half of 250 is 125.

Answer: True

74. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain

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Answer: True

75. A jellyfish is 95% water.

Answer: True

76. Plants give us oxygen.

Answer: True

77. Bubble gum contains rubber.

Answer: True

78. 8 o’clock in the evening is written as 8 am.

Answer: False

79. Bacon was part of the first meal eaten on the Moon.

Answer: True

80. Spinach originally comes from Iran.

Answer: True

81. Watermelons are originally from Australia.

Answer: False (originally from West Africa)

82. Black Forest cake has the same colors as the traditional dress of the inhabitants of the Black Forest in Germany.

Answer: True

83. There are over 330 different dog breeds in the world.

Answer: True

84. Thunderstorms have particular sound frequencies that can hurt a dog’s ears.

Answer: True

85. Adult dogs and adult humans have the same number of teeth.

Answer: False

86. The deadliest earthquake of 2017 took place in Iran and Iraq.

Answer: True

Did you know?
The Iran earthquake caused over 10,000 casualties leaving more than 500 people dead (3).

87. Electrons are larger than molecules.

Answer: False

GK Quiz Games For Kids

Quizzes are fun when they are played like games. Here is a fun GK quiz game for kids, you can try to help them learn about different topics. The game is called Odd One Out, and all you have to do is ask your kids to find out which one is not related to the others in the group.

88. Theater, Ticket, Movie, School

Answer: School

89. Medicine, Injection, Ointment, Laptop

Answer: Laptop

90. Brinjal, Potatoes, Cabbage, Chocolate

Answer: Chocolate

91. Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Photograph

Answer: Photograph

92. Knife, Poison, Gun, Books

Answer: Books

93. Paper, Poster, Book, Rug

Answer: Rug

94. Sarah, Rita, Fiona, Matthew

GK Questions And Answers For Kids

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Answer: Matthew

95. Earrings, Necklace, Wood, Bracelet

Answer: Wood

96. Television, History, Science, Math

Answer: Television

97. Flower, Tree, Sock, Grass

Answer: Sock

Basic GK Quiz – Multiple Choice Questions

Multiple choice GK quiz question format is relatively easier than the basic question and answer format. Here are some general knowledge questions in that format.

98. How many cards are there in a complete pack of cards?

A. 20
B. 32
C. 40
D. 52

Answer: 52

99. What is the hottest continent on Earth?

A. Asia
B. Europe
C. Africa
D. South America

Answer: Africa

100. What is the most popular sport throughout the world?

A. Soccer
B. Cricket
C. Volleyball
D. Football

Answer: Soccer

101. Where does Parmesan cheese come from?

A. India
B. China
C. Italy
D. France

Answer: Italy

102. What type of tree do dates grow on?

A. Coconut
B. Pine
C. Palm
D. Birch

Answer: Palm

103. What is the 15th letter of the English alphabet?

A. F
B. I
C. M
D. O

Answer: O

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

A. 7
B. 8
C. 9
D. 5

Answer: 8

105. Which was the occupation or job of the following famous people: Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh?

A. Musician
B. Painter
C. Carpenter
D. Dancers

Answer: Painter

GK questions and answers for kids can enhance thinking and intelligence. It helps children have more social awareness and understanding of general aspects that support life. This may promote civic sense and improve mental development. GK questions can be based on various topics, including science, history, civics, and current events. You may choose the questions that are appropriate for the child’s age. It can be interesting and easy to learn a few questions every day and remind them the next day rather than learning a lot of questions at a time.

Infographic: GK Questions And Answers For Children

Having general knowledge is essential for children, irrespective of how good they are at academics. It gives them the confidence to speak in a group and makes them well-rounded individuals. So, check out these basic yet essential GK questions and answers below to test and hone your child’s knowledge on diverse topics.

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