General Knowledge Questions for Kids: Check out 100+ simplest GK questions with answers here!

Safalta Expert Published by: Harshita Pathak Updated Tue, 17 May 2022 11:03 AM IST


We are summarizing general knowledge questions and answers in a simple style for children, covering a wide variety of topics such as science, history, civics, geography, intelligence, and so on. It will help to build intellectual abilities as well as the ability to speak up when necessary.

Nowadays because of the COVID 19, pandemic children are having online classes. But, because of the online classes they are spending their maximum time on mobile phones, watching videos, playing video games, etc. In this competitive world, it is important for the kids to know what is happening all over the world. General Knowledge is the most important part of today’s generation's education. It helps them to be aware of the basic knowledge and also helps them to be aware of social awareness, supports the mental development of children, and civic senses. Hence, in this article, we will be discussing the GK questions and answers from different topics for the kids of the age group between 4 to 12. Also, the other ages students can also gain education from this. This article consists of General Knowledge questions for kids. You can check out 100+ simplest GK questions with answers here. You may also read Subject Verb Agreement: Questions And Answers With Tips

With each question, an elaborative explanation is offered to assist youngsters in understanding the topic and revising and memorizing the answers to all questions. These GK questions and answers from diverse themes are intended for children aged 4 to 12, but other students can benefit as well.

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Table of Contents

  1. General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class Playgroup to 1st
  2. General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class 2-4
  3. General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class 5-7
  4. General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class 8-10
  5. General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: True or False

General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class Playgroup to 1st

As this is an early stage of life, children are extremely curious and eager to learn. Check out the simplest yet useful GK questions for kids of age 4-7 years:

1. The baby frog is known as...
Ans. Tadpole

2. Rainbow consist of how many colours?
Ans. 7 colours

3. How many days are there in a year?
Ans. 365 days (not a leap year)

4. How many minutes are there in an hour?
Ans. 60 minutes

5. How many seconds are there in a minute?
Ans. 60 seconds

6. How many seconds make one hour?
Ans. 3600 seconds

7. How many consonants are there in the English alphabet?
Ans. 21 Consonants

8. Which animal is known as the 'Ship of the Desert"?
Ans. Camel

9. How many days are there in a week?
Ans. 7 days

10. How many hours are there in a day?
Ans. 24 hours

11. How many letters are there in the English alphabet?
Ans. 26 letters

12. How many vowels are there in the English alphabet and name them?
Ans. 5 vowels namely a, e, i, o, and u.

13. Which animal is known as the king of the jungle?
Ans. The Lion is known as the king of the jungle.

14. Name the National bird of India?
Ans. The Peacock

15. Name the National animal of India?
Ans. Tiger

16. What is the National Anthem of India?
Ans. The National Anthem of India is Jana Gana Mana.

17. Name the national flower of India?
Ans. Lotus flower

18. Name the National fruit of India?
Ans. Mango

19. What is the National song of India?
Ans. Vande Mataram

20. Who designed the National Flag of India?
Ans. The flag was designed by Pingali Venkayya.

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General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class 2-4

At this age, children begin to notice new things around them and begin to ask questions of their parents, grandparents, instructors, and so on. Check out the simplest yet useful GK questions for kids of age 8-10 years:

1. Name the densest jungle in the world?
Ans. The Amazon rainforest

2. Which festival is called the festival of colours?
Ans. Holi

3. What is the Isosceles triangle?
Ans.  A triangle in which two sides have the same length or two sides are equal.

4. What type of gas is absorbed by plants?
Ans. Carbon Dioxide

5. How many days a February month has in the leap year?
Ans. 29 days

6. Name the longest river on the Earth?
Ans. Nile

7. Name the smallest continent?
Ans. Australia

8. Which is the principal source of energy for the Earth?
Ans Sun

9. Anti-clockwise is it from left or right?
Ans. Left

10. Name the planet nearest to the Earth?
Ans. Mercury

11. Which festival is known as the festival of light?
Ans. Diwali

12. Name the place known as the Roof of the World?
Ans. Tibet

13. Who was the first Prime Minister of India?
Ans. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

14. Who is the first woman prime minister of India?
Ans. Indira Gandhi

15. Who is the first citizen of India?
Ans. The President of India 

16. How many states are there in India?
Ans. 28 states

17. How many Union Territories are there in India?
Ans. 8 Union Territories

18. How many years are there in one Millenium?
Ans. 1,000 years

19. Name the first man to walk on the Moon?
Ans. Neil Armstrong

20. Name the Oceans of the World?
Ans. The Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and the Southern (Antarctic) oceans.

General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class 5-7

At this age, children learn the most and notice things more closely. The questions mentioned below may be more difficult than those stated above. Check out the simplest yet useful GK questions for kids of age 10-12 years:

1. How many millimetres are there in a centimetre?
Ans. 10mm

2. Name the hardest substance available on Earth?
Ans. Diamond

3. Name a shape that has ten sides?
Ans. Decagon

4. Name the largest ocean in the World?
Ans. Pacific Ocean

5. Who is the real founder of Microsoft?
Ans.  Bill Gates and Paul G. Allen

6. Who gave the theory of Relativity?
Ans. Albert Einstein

7. Who is the Father of our Nation?
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi

8. Who discovered the X-rays first?
Ans. Wilhelm Roentgen

9. Who gave the universal law of gravitation?
Ans. Issac Newton

10. What is a telescope?
Ans. A telescope is an instrument in the shape of a tube with special pieces of glass (lenses) inside it. It makes things that far away appear bigger and nearer.

11. Name a natural satellite of Earth?
Ans. Moon

12. Name the National game of the USA?
Ans. Baseball

13. Who invented Watch?
Ans. Peter Henlein

14. Name the largest 'Democracy' in the world?
Ans. India

15. Which is the smallest bone in the human body?
Ans. Stapes (Ear bone)

16. Name the country known as the Land of the Rising Sun?
Ans. Japan

17. Who invented electricity?
Ans. Benjamin Franklin

18. Which continent is known as the ‘Dark’ continent?
Ans. Africa

19. Name the planet known as the Red Planet?
Ans. Mars

20. Who wrote "Malgudi Days"?
Ans. R. K. Narayan

General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: Class 8-10

1. Name the first English President of the Indian National Congress?
Ans. George Yule was the first English President of the Indian National Congress.

2. Name the tissue that forms the inner lining of the mouth?
Ans. Epithelial tissue

3. What is the function of Ligament?
Ans. Ligament is a type of connective tissue that connects one bone to another. These tissues are strong and elastic.

4. Who founded the Mauryan Empire?
Ans. Chandragupta Maurya founded the Mauryan Empire.

5. Nalanda University was destroyed by whom?
Ans. Bakhtiyar Khilji destroyed Nalanda University in 1193.

6. In which year did Arundhati Roy win the Booker Prize?
Ans. In 1997, Arundhati Roy won the Booker Prize. She was the first Indian to win the Booker Prize. The title of the novel for which she won the Booker Prize is "The God of Small Things".

7. What is the relationship between the weight of an object on the moon and the weight of an object on Earth?
Ans. The moon weighs one-sixth the weight of the Earth.

8. What is the major source of minerals in the soil?
Ans. Parent rock from which soil is covered is the major source of minerals in the soil.

9. Freedom of speech and expression is mentioned in which article of the Indian Constitution?
Ans. Article 19

10. In which year did the "Guarantee System" start?
Ans. In 1849, the "Guarantee system" for Rail Network development in India was started.

11. Which gas is filled in an electric bulb?
Ans. Nitrogen gas is filled in an electric bulb.

12. When was United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established?
Ans.  5 June 1972

13. Name the elements that make up the xylem tissue?
Ans. Xylem tissue consists of four types of elements namely tracheids, vessels, xylem fibres, and xylem parenchyma.

14. Where is Hemis National Park situated?
Ans. Hemis National Park is located in Jammu and Kashmir State.

15. What is  “Kilonova”?
Ans. It is a transient astronomical event that occurs in a compact binary system when two neutron stars and a black hole merge into each other. They are thought to emit short gamma-ray bursts and strong electromagnetic radiation due to the radioactive decay of heavy r-process nuclei that are produced and ejected fairly isotropically during the merger process.

16. When was Bhagat Singh executed?
Ans. 23 March 1931

17. When is International Women's Day celebrated?
Ans. Every year on 8 March, International Women's Day is celebrated.

18. What was the first vernacular newspaper in India?
Ans. Samachar Darpan was the first vernacular newspaper in India. It was a Bengali weekly newspaper published by the Baptist Missionary Society.

19. Which Sikh Guru introduced the Gurmukhi Script?
Ans. As per the Sikh tradition, Gurmukhi was invented by Guru Angad, who was the second Sikh Guru in the mid-16th century.

2. In which state of India is the Hornbill festival observed?
Ans. Nagaland

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General Knowledge Questions and Answers for Kids: True or False

1. Metre per second is the unit of Speed.
Ans. True

2. William Shakespeare is a scientist.
Ans. False (William Shakespeare was an English dramatist, poet, and actor).

3. There are 200 bones in the Human Body.
Ans. False (206 bones are there in Human Body).

4. Electrons are larger than molecules.
Ans. False

5. With the help of Photosynthesis plants make their own food.
Ans. True

6. Chemical formulae of Hydrochloric acid is HCl.
Ans. True

7. There are 11 players in a cricket team.
Ans. True

8. In 1916  Olympic Games were cancelled because of World War I?
Ans. True

9. In Football, the term Hat-Trick is used.
Ans. False ( The term Hat-Trick is used in cricket).

10. There are nine players in one team of Kho Kho.
Ans. True11. Commonwealth Games are held every four years.
Ans. True

12. Bosnia and Herzegovina's largest city and capital is Sarajevo.
Ans. True

13. Plants absorb Oxygen?
Ans. False (Plants absorb Carbon Dioxide).

14. Denmark's capital and the most populous city is Copenhagen
Ans. True

15. Half of 250 is 125.
Ans. True

16. 34 teeth in total adults have.
Ans. False (The adult has 32 teeth in total).

17. Barometer used to measure Atmospheric Pressure.
Ans. True

18. Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to go into space.
Ans. True

19. Sparrow is a bird known for its intelligence.
Ans. False (Owl is known for its intelligence).

20. Europe is the second smallest continent and the third most populous continent
Ans. True


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