General Knowledge Questions with Answers for Class 6

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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.

Why is GK Important for Class 6 Students?

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 pay great attention to ensuring that our students become street smart and astute as well as academically sound, by going beyond just the textbook. It is this attention to detail when it comes to the holistic development of children that has helped us rank among the best schools in Gurugram, top schools in Bengaluru and also among the 10 best schools in Pune.

List of GK Questions for Class 6 with Answers

Q1. When was the Battle of Plassey fought?
Answer: 1757

Q2. Which Mughal emperor was famous as Zinda Pir?
Answer: Aurangzeb

Q3. When is World Health Day observed?
Answer: April 7

Q4. Where is the Raimona Reserve forest situated?
Answer: Assam

Q5. What is the only even prime number?
Answer: 2

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?
Answer: Rajasthan

Q9. The Padma Shri awardee, Lakshmi Nandan Bora, belonged to which field?
Answer: Literature

Q10. On which date does the Autumn Equinox occur?
Answer: September 23

Q11. Who founded the Chola dynasty?
Answer: Vijayalaya

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?
Answer: Kerala

Q18. What was the ancient name of Patna?
Answer: Pataliputra

Q19. The International Space Station is located in which orbit?
Answer: Low Earth Orbit

Q20. Which is the biggest bone in the human body?
Answer: Femur

Q21. What is the capital of Finland?
Answer: Helsinki

Q22. The ozone layer lies in which layer of the atmosphere?
Answer: Stratosphere

Q23. Which is the longest river in the world?
Answer: Nile

Q24. National Research Centre on Yak (NRCY) is located in which state of India?
Answer: Arunachal Pradesh

Q25. Where is Mount Aconcagua located?
Answer: Andes

Q26. Which planet is known as the "Red Planet"?
Answer: Mars

Q27. What is the largest continent in the world by land area?
Answer: Asia

Q28. What is the capital city of Australia?
Answer: Canberra

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?
Answer: 1942

Q33. When was the battle of Buxar fought?
Answer: 1764

Q34. Who is popularly known as the Napoleon of India?
Answer: Samudragupta

Q35. Name the invention of John Logie Baird.
Answer: Television

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.
Answer: Rajasthan

Q39. The largest living animal in the world.
Answer: The Blue Whale

Q40. Name the folk dance of Punjab.
Answer: Giddha

Q41. Colt is the name of which animal’s baby?
Answer: Horse

Q42. Who is the fastest man in the world?
Answer: Usain Bolt

Q43. At which age Gautham Buddha got Nirvana?
Answer: 35

Q44. Who is known as the father of history?
Answer: Herodotus

Q45. What is the square root of 144?
Answer: 12

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?
Answer: Xerophytes

Q52. Where is ‘Great Bear Lake’ found in the world?
Answer: Canada

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?
Answer: Calcium

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?
Answer: Biwa

Q58. Who invented the number zero?
Answer: Aryabhatta

Q59. How many degrees are there in a circle?
Answer: 360

Q60. What is the shape of the dice?
Answer: Cube

Q61. How many seconds are there in an hour?
Answer: 3600

Q62. A triangle with all sides equal is called?
Answer: Equilateral triangle

Q63. Which is the first odd composite number?
Answer: 33

Q64. What is a polygon with five sides called?
Answer: Pentagon

Q65. How many years is a decade?
Answer: Ten

Q66.A raindrop is of which geometric shape?
Answer: Sphere

Q67. What is the approximate value of pi?
Answer: 3.14

Q68. What is the value of the Golden Ratio?
Answer: 1.618

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?
Answer: Parallelogram

Q71. Which number is neither prime nor composite?
Answer: 1

Q72. In which year did Mahatma Gandhi start Dandi March?
Answer: 1930

Q73. What is the capital of Morocco?
Answer: Mozambique

Q74. Which Indian state was the first to introduce the “Oak Tussar Industry”?
Answer: Manipur

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?
Answer: Kanchenjunga

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?
Answer: Kanchenjunga

Fun General Knowledge Facts for Class 6

  1. Members of the British Royal Family are not allowed to sign autographs. This is to prevent somebody from trying to copy or forge their signature.
  2. No word in the dictionary rhymes with the word orange.
  3. More than 480 million people have played Monopoly.
  4. Tomatoes and avocados are actually fruits, not vegetables.
  5. The opposite sides of the dice always add up to seven.
  6. A bolt of lightning is five times hotter than the sun.
  7. The world's tallest man was Robert Wadlow from Michigan, America. He measured 8 feet and 2 inches (or 272cm).
  8. Princess Diana's wedding dress, in 1981, was decorated with over 10,000 pearls.
  9. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its whole brain.
  10. Every step you take uses 200 different muscles in the body.

Tips for Parents to Improve Their Child’s General Knowledge

Here are a few tips that can help class 6 students improve their general knowledge:

  1. Television or visual media: TV plays a vital role in a child's life, offering entertainment and learning. Parents favour educational channels like Discovery and National Geographic. Kids' channels provide art, quizzes, and reality shows. Cartoons can teach about cultures. Using TV smartly enriches kids' knowledge.
  2. Take trips with your Child: Taking trips with your child exposes them to new places, cultures, and experiences, fostering curiosity and learning. It broadens their horizons, enhances observational skills, and encourages questioning, thereby enriching their general knowledge.
  3. Quiz Shows: Though not so regular anymore, you can always enjoy quiz shows with your child on the internet. Past episodes of popular quiz shows can easily be watched on video websites with your child in your free time. Encourage him or her to answer, and make him or her participate in family quizzes as well.
  4. Encouraging your Child to Socialize: Your child needs friends not just to play with but also to help her learn about various things on earth, including technology, sports and other important events. Call her friends over to your house for a fun quiz one Sunday morning.
  5. Visit Museums: India is a country of culture and heritage, which counts numerous museums across the country. No matter where you stay, take your child on a trip to the museum and let her explore the area he or she feels interested in. Be it a history, science or art museum, encourage him or her to talk to the officials and ask questions.


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:

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