General Knowledge Questions with Answers for Class 9

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Understanding the world we inhabit is greatly enriched by general knowledge, making it an essential aspect of our learning journey. Hence, initiating the quest for knowledge and honing general knowledge from a young age becomes of utmost importance. Presented by The HDFC School educators, this collection of GK questions for class 9 students strives to assist young learners in enhancing their overall awareness. By bolstering their knowledge through this resource, students can distinguish themselves in the classroom setting.

Why is GK Important for Class 9 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 9 with Answers

Q1. Name the component of blood that fights infection.
Ans. WBC (White Blood Cells)

Q2. In which Indian state is Chauri Chaura village located?
Ans. Uttar Pradesh

Q3. What do you mean by "Proxima d"?
Ans. It is a new Exo-Planet.

Q4. The Crimson Rose belongs to which species?
Ans. Butterfly

Q5. Where is the headquarter of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) located?
Ans. Nairobi, Kenya

Q6. When was United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established?
Ans. 5 June 1972

Q7. 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.

Q8. Where is Hemis National Park situated?
Ans. Hemis National Park is located in Jammu and Kashmir State.

Q9. 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.

Q10. When was Bhagat Singh executed?
Ans. 23 March 1931

Q11. Name the first English President of the Indian National Congress.
Ans. George Yule was the first English President of the Indian National Congress.

Q12. Name the tissue that forms the inner lining of the mouth.
Ans. Epithelial tissue

Q13. What is the function of the Ligament?
Ans. A ligament is a type of connective tissue that connects one bone to another. These tissues are strong and elastic.

Q14. Who founded the Mauryan Empire?
Ans. Chandragupta Maurya founded the Mauryan Empire.

Q15. Nalanda University was destroyed by whom?
Ans. Bakhtiyar Khilji destroyed Nalanda University in 1193.

Q16. 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 do so. The book for which she won the prize is "The God of Small Things".

Q17. What is the relationship between the weight of an object on the moon and the weight of an object on Earth?
Ans. On the moon, an object weighs approximately one-sixth (~16.6%) of what it does on Earth. This is because the moon has less mass than the Earth, so its gravitational pull is much lower.

Q18. What is the major source of minerals in the soil?
Ans. Parent rock from which soil is formed is the major source of minerals in the soil.

Q19. Freedom of speech and expression is mentioned in which article of the Indian Constitution?
Ans. Article 19

Q20. In which year did the "Guarantee System" start?
Ans. In 1849, the "Guarantee system" for Rail Network development in India was started.

Q21. Which gas is filled in an electric bulb?
Ans. Nitrogen gas is filled in an electric bulb.

Q22. When is International Women's Day celebrated?
Ans. Every year on 8 March, International Women's Day is celebrated.

Q23. 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.

Q24. 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.

Q25. In which state of India is the Hornbill festival observed?
Ans. Nagaland

Q26. Which continent was not part of Gondwana Land?
Ans. Europe

Q27. What are Barchans?
Ans. Crescent-shaped sand dunes

Q28. What kind of climatic condition exists in the Indian Desert?
Ans. A hot and dry climate with scanty rainfall

Q29. Name the biggest waterfall in India.
Ans. Kunchikal falls

Q30. Which is the largest river basin in India?
Ans. The Ganga Basin

Q31. Mention any three Himalayan river system
Ans. Indus, Ganges and Brahamputra

Q32. What is the outermost part of a flower called?
Ans. Sepal

Q33. Saffron is derived from which flower?
Ans. Crocus

Q34. Which flowers can replace onions as a spice in cooking?
Ans. Tulips

Q35. Banana plants are related to which flowers?
Ans. Birds of Paradise

Q36. Which flower juice is used to make glue in the past?
Ans. Bluebell Flower

Q37. After whom Magnolias were named?
Ans. Pierre Magnolia

Q38. Which flower takes necessary nutrients from the air rather than soil?
Ans. Orchid

Q39. What are the male parts of flowers called?
Ans. Stamens

Q40. What are the female parts of flowers called?
Ans. Carpels

Q41. You must have seen LTE written on your smartphone. What does LTE stand for?
Ans. Long Term Evolution

Q42. Niagara Falls is an international border between which two countries?
Ans. Canada and the USA

Q43. When was the first International yoga day celebrated?
Ans. 2015

Q44. What is the full form of MGNREGA?
Ans. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act ( 2005 )

Q45. The oldest stock exchange in Asia is situated in India. Which is it?
Ans. Bombay Stock Exchange

Q46. When did the Right to Information Act pass?
Ans. 2005

Q48. Where do the Onge and Jarawa tribes find?
Ans. Andaman Islands

Q49. Where was the session of Congress held in 1919?
Ans. Amritsar

Q50. What is the full form of ICICI Bank?
Ans. Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India

Q51. Who is the inventor of dynamite?
Ans. Alfred Nobel

Q52. Asiatic Lions are only found in?
Ans. India(Gir Forest, Gujrat)

Q53. Mohiniattam is a folk dance of which state?
Ans. Kerala

Q54. What was the name of the mother of Indira Gandhi?
Ans. Kamala Nehru

Q55. When did World War I happen?
Ans. 28 July 1914 - 11 November 1918

Q56. Who was the founder of the Khilji Dynasty?
Ans. Jalaluddin Khalji

Q57. Who was the first female IAS officer?
Ans. Anna R. Malhotra

Q58. Where is Tehran located?
Ans. Iran

Q59. What is Petra?
Ans. One of the 7 wonders of the world in Jordan

Q60. "As you like it" is written by?
Ans. William Shakespeare

Q61. Who was Farruksiyar?
Ans. Mughal Emperor (1713 - 1719)

Q62. Where is the Kalahari desert situated?
Ans. Africa

Q63. What is the capital of the country Monaco?
Ans. Monte Carlo

Q64. From where does the Nile River originate?
Ans. Lake Victoria

Q65. Where did volleyball originate from?
Ans. The US

Q66. Who invented the World Wide Web (WWW)?
Ans. Tim Berners-Lee

Q67. Who invented the World Wide Web (WWW)?
Ans. Tim Berners-Lee

Q68. When does a solar eclipse occur?
Answer: When the moon comes between the sun and the earth

Q69. Which is the longest day of the year?
Ans. The summer solstice (June 20th, 21st, or 22nd)

Q70. What are inert gases known as?
Ans. Noble gases

Q71. Which country won the 2021 Euro Cup?
Ans. Italy

Q72. Who is the father of the periodic table?
Ans. Dmitri Mendeleev

Q73. ECG can detect the disease of which organ?
Ans. Heart

Q74. Which country won the FIFA World Cup in 2022?
Ans. Argentina

Q75. Who is the founder of Facebook?
Ans. Mark Zuckerberg

Q76. Who invented the telephone?
Ans. Alexander Graham Bell

Q77. Which is the wettest place in the world?
Ans. Mawsynram

Q78. Who is the only person to win the Nobel Prize twice?
Ans. Marie Curie

Q79. What is a crimson rose?
Ans. A butterfly

Q80. Who discovered Cuba?
Ans. Christopher Columbus

Q81. After how many years does Halley’s comet make an appearance?
Ans. 75-79 years

Q82. Which technology allows you to share data between two electronic devices within a short distance?
Ans. Bluetooth

Q83. Which is the world’s first talking movie?
Ans. The Jazz Singer

Q84. Which is the largest freshwater lake in the world?
Ans. Lake Superior

Q85. Which instrument is used to measure atmospheric pressure?
Ans. Barometer

Q86. Which metal is the lightest?
Ans. Lithium

Q87. How many elements are there in the periodic table?
Ans. 118

Q88. Where is Harvard University situated?
Ans. Massachusetts, US

Q89. Which structures in Egypt are also included in the Wonders of the World list?
Ans. Pyramids of Giza

Q90. How many moons does Jupiter have?
Ans. 80

Q91. Which gas is used in floating balloons?
Ans. Helium

Q92. Which element is the most reactive?
Ans. Fluorine

Q93. When did the Second World War (WWII) end?
Ans. 1945

Q94. In which country is Mecca located?
Ans. Saudi Arabia

Q95. Which city has no roads?
Ans. Venice, Italy

Q96. Which technology is used to connect a smartphone to the Internet?
Ans. Wi-Fi

Q97. Who is the founder of Microsoft?
Ans. Bill Gates and Paul Allen

Q98. Where is Oxford University situated?
Ans. The United Kingdom

Q99. Who is the author of the book “The Da Vinci Code”?
Ans. Dan Brown

Q100. Which children’s book had the character named the Madhatter?
Ans. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Fun General Knowledge Facts for Class 9

  1. The festive tradition of the Christmas tree dates back thousands of years to the Romans and Ancient Egyptians.
  2. 'Arachibutyrophobia' is the fear of getting a peanut bar stuck to the roof of your mouth.
  3. The shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.
  4. An ostrich's eye is bigger than its whole brain.
  5. Octopuses have blue blood and nine brains.
  6. Emperor penguins can last 27 minutes underwater and can dive as deep as 500m.
  7. You might think that stars are all the same, but each star is a different colour depending on its temperature.
  8. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on a beach.
  9. It won't be possible to walk on planets like Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn or Uranus as they don't have a solid surface and are made of gases mostly.
  10. There may have been four different Ice Ages, where the world was completely covered in ice, not just one.
  11. There is a tree called the Idiot Fruit, it grows in Australia's Daintree rainforest
  12. It took nearly 1500 years to build Stonehenge.
  13. The city of Bangkok in Thailand has the longest name in the world and is actually called Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
  14. Lionesses, the female lions, do most of the hunting for the Pride and work together to take down large animals like zebras and wildebeests.
  15. Lions have a special adaptation called retractable claws that allow them to extend their sharp claws for hunting and retract them when walking.

Tips for Parents to Improve Their Child’s General Knowledge

Improving general knowledge is essential for class 9 students as it lays a strong foundation for their academic and personal growth. Here are some tips to help increase general knowledge:

  1. Read Regularly: Encourage yourself to read newspapers, magazines, and books regularly. This habit will expose you to a wide range of topics and keep you updated on current affairs.
  2. Watch Educational Programs: Watching educational TV programs, documentaries, and TED talks helps a lot. These platforms present information in engaging ways that can help retain knowledge.
  3. Use Educational Apps and Websites: There are numerous educational apps and websites available that provide interesting facts, quizzes, and interactive content on various topics.
  4. Join Quiz Competitions: Participating in quiz competitions, either within the school or at a broader level, can motivate students to learn and remember information effectively.
  5. Group Discussions: Organize group discussions on different topics. It not only helps in sharing knowledge but also enhances communication and critical thinking skills.
  6. Follow Trusted News Sources: Help students identify reliable news sources. Following reputable news outlets ensures they receive accurate and unbiased information.
  7. Explore History and Geography: Learning about the history and geography of various countries and regions enhances understanding and appreciation of different cultures.
  8. Use Flashcards: Creating flashcards for important facts and concepts can aid in quick revision and reinforcement of knowledge.
  9. Encourage Writing: Encourage students to maintain journals, blogs, or even social media pages where they can write about topics of interest. Writing helps in organizing thoughts and solidifying knowledge.


General knowledge is crucial for Class 9 students, going beyond textbooks. Reading, curiosity, and seeking answers are vital. Engage in educational programs, quizzes, and discussions. Explore languages, reliable news, and hobbies. Learn history, geography, and embrace technology. Patience and consistency are key. It broadens understanding, critical thinking, and appreciation of different cultures. Foster writing and debates. General knowledge enriches individuals, empowering them to make informed decisions and contribute actively to society. It is an ongoing pursuit, shaping a strong foundation for future success and personal growth as students progress through their academic journey and stay updated with the changing world.

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