It is crucial for young students to enhance their understanding of the world they live in. This helps their development at an early age and sparks their curiosity and thirst for knowledge. This compilation of GK questions for class 6 students, curated by The HDFC School educators, aims to aid young learners in elevating their general awareness. Strengthening their knowledge in this way will set them apart in the classroom.
General knowledge broadens students’ understanding of everyday things around them. It also enhances critical thinking skills, and encourages curiosity. It helps in the holistic development of children by building self-confidence, improving communication skills and decision-making. GK supports academic performance, prepares students for future challenges, and lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Good general knowledge is a life skill that will help in developing many other skill sets.
At The HDFC Schools, we ensure that your child receives the holistic development they require to improve their academic performance in school and set them up for success in later life. This has helped our schools in Gurugram, Bengaluru and Pune to consistently rank among the top CBSE Schools in these cities.
Q1. When was the Battle of Plassey fought?
Q2. Which Mughal emperor was famous as Zinda Pir?
Q3. When is World Health Day observed?
Answer: April 7
Q4. Where is the Raimona Reserve forest situated?
Q5. What is the only even prime number?
Q6. What is the capital of Argentina?
Answer: Buenos Aires
Q7. Who is known as "Jawahar of Uttarakhand"?
Answer: Jagmohan Singh Negi
Q8. In which state are Zawar mines located?
Q9. The Padma Shri awardee, Lakshmi Nandan Bora, belonged to which field?
Q10. On which date does the Autumn Equinox occur?
Answer: September 23
Q11. Who founded the Chola dynasty?
Q12. Name the player who won India's first Olympic bronze medal in boxing.
Answer: Vijender Singh
Q13. Who founded the Kushana Empire in India?
Answer: Kujula Kadphises
Q14. What are the functions of connective tissue?
Answer: The functions of Connective Tissue are: insulating, helping in binding the organs together and providing support, and also providing shape to the body, conserving body heat, and also storing energy.
Q15. When did the First World War take place?
Answer: 28 July 1914 – 11 November 1918
Q16. Who coined the quote "Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”
Answer: Oscar Wilde
Q17. In which state is Varkala Beach situated?
Q18. What was the ancient name of Patna?
Q19. The International Space Station is located in which orbit?
Answer: Low Earth Orbit
Q20. Which is the biggest bone in the human body?
Q21. What is the capital of Finland?
Q22. The ozone layer lies in which layer of the atmosphere?
Q23. Which is the longest river in the world?
Q24. National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) is located in which state of India?
Answer: Arunachal Pradesh
Q25. Where is Mount Aconcagua located?
Q26. Which planet is known as the "Red Planet"?
Q27. What is the largest continent in the world by land area?
Q28. What is the capital city of Australia?
Q29. Who painted the famous artwork "Mona Lisa"?
Answer: Leonardo Da Vinci
Q30. What is the tallest mountain in the world?
Answer: Mount Everest
Q31. What is Vincent Van Gogh's most famous painting called?
Answer: Starry Night
Q32. In which year did Gandhiji start the Quit India Movement?
Q33. When was the battle of Buxar fought?
Q34. Who is popularly known as the Napoleon of India?
Q35. Name the invention of John Logie Baird.
Q36. Lala Lajpat Rai is popularly known as?
Answer: Punjab Kesari
Q37. Name the author of Panchatantra.
Answer: Vishnu Sharma
Q38. Name the state which is the largest in India according to the area.
Q39. The largest living animal in the world.
Answer: The Blue Whale
Q40. Name the folk dance of Punjab.
Q41. Colt is the name of which animal’s baby?
Q42. Who is the fastest man in the world?
Answer: Usain Bolt
Q43. At which age Gautham Buddha got Nirvana?
Q44. Who is known as the father of history?
Q45. What is the square root of 144?
Q46. Who gave the slogan “Do or Die”?
Answer: Mahatma Gandhi
Q47. Why are the leaves green in colour?
Answer: Due to the presence of Chlorophyll
Q48. Name the acid that is secreted in the stomach.
Answer: Hydrochloric acid
Q49. Which is the highest civilian award of the Republic of India?
Answer: The Bharat Ratna Award
Q50. WWW stands for?
Answer: World Wide Web
Q51. What are plants that develop in dry conditions called?
Q52. Where is ‘Great Bear Lake’ found in the world?
Q53. Who was the inventor of the light bulb?
Answer: Thomas Alva Edison
Q54. Which Vitamin helps to heal the wound?
Answer: Vitamin C
Q55. Which is the mineral found in teeth and limestones?
Q56. Who was at the helm of the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2011 season?
Answer: Charlie Manuel
Q57. Which is the largest lake in Japan?
Q58. Who invented the number zero?
Q59. How many degrees are there in a circle?
Q60. What is the shape of the dice?
Q61. How many seconds are there in an hour?
Q62. A triangle with all sides equal is called?
Answer: Equilateral triangle
Q63. Which is the first odd composite number?
Q64. What is a polygon with five sides called?
Q65. How many years is a decade?
Q66.A raindrop is of which geometric shape?
Q67. What is the approximate value of pi?
Q68. What is the value of the Golden Ratio?
Q69. What is a triangle with all three sides of different lengths called?
Answer: Scalene triangle
Q70. Which polygon has opposite sides and angles equal?
Q71. Which number is neither prime nor composite?
Q72. In which year did Mahatma Gandhi start Dandi March?
Q73. What is the capital of Morocco?
Q74. Which Indian state was the first to introduce the “Oak Tussar Industry”?
Q75. Which is the largest river on Earth?
Answer: Amazon river
Q76. Which is the most spoken language in the world?
Answer: Mandarin Chinese
Q77. Which is the highest mountain peak in India?
Q78. Which is the largest river on Earth?
Answer: Amazon river
Q79. Which is the most spoken language in the world?
Answer: Mandarin Chinese
Q80. Which is the highest mountain peak in India?
Here are a few tips that can help class 6 students improve their general knowledge:
The thrilling voyage of cultivating general knowledge in grade 6 holds limitless possibilities for exploration and learning. Introducing suitable books, educational videos, and interactive activities can kindle the curiosity of young minds.
We have an entire library of General Knowledge content for students from class 1 right up to class 10, which you can find linked below:
General Knowledge Questions for Class 6