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50 GK Questions for Class 1

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September 18, 2020

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The general knowledge (GK) component in a child’s education gives the child a basic understanding of the world in which they live. 

The formative years of 0-6 are the most crucial in developing a child’s association with the world. And therefore, to give general knowledge inputs to the child up to and especially in class 1 goes a long way in preparing a child to live with ease in society. 

Some of the crucial components of general knowledge for a class 1 student are a sense of size, shape, direction, colour, the different groups of people and objects in day to day life, social courtesies, the natural world of plants/animals/celestial objects /geographical spaces, the human body and the immediate cultural environment like the community and nation. 

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The questions and answers that will follow encapsulate these key components for class 1 students.

The various areas of GK covered hereunder prepare the child to do well in both school and in life. The questions are formed in class 1-appropriate, easy to understand English, and an answer accompanies each question.


GK Questions for Class 1

GK Questions for Class 1: Maths

The math questions covered under GK for class 1 test a child’s understanding of shapes, size, increase/decrease, and direction. 

The idea is to test whether the child sees structure and form in the world and whether they can assess change and quantify it. 

1. What would you call this?

triangle

A Triangle

2. In which direction is the arrow pointing?

 

down arrow

Downward 

3. Which figure is bigger, Figure A or Figure B? 

Figure A: rectangle-a
Figure B: rectangle-b

Figure B 

4. Which of these is a rectangle: Figure A or Figure B?
Figure A: 
 rectangle-1
Figure B:  rectangle-2

Figure A

5. How many sides does an octagon have?

8

6. If this Straight line  is a straight line, what kind of line is this: 

line

A slanting line

7. What is the shape of the sun?

Round

8. Rohan has some ice cream cones. If he gives some cones to his friend, he will be left with 

  • More cones than before
  • Less cones than before  
Less cones than before

9. My mother has 3 spoons. If I give her some more spoons, she will have 

  • More than 3 spoons
  • Less than 3 spoons
More than 3 spoons

10. What is the given figure called?

pentagon

A pentagon

11. Finish the sequence: 9, 18, 27, __

36

12. Your mom gave you 12 candies. Your brother took away 3 candies from you, but then your mother gave you 5 more candies. How many candies do you have? 

14

13. If you started doing your homework at 11 am and finished it at 1pm, how much time did you take?

2 hours 

14. Finish the sequence: 4, __, 12, 16

8

GK Questions for Class 1: Science

A child co-exists in a world with various elements of nature, which include animals, birds, and plant life. Besides, the child depends on and is affected by water bodies, various land surfaces, and celestial bodies. 

Lack of acquaintance with these will hamper the child’s understanding of physical existence in the world and thereby inhibit personal and intellectual growth. 

Such inputs automatically feed the child’s natural curiosity about the world. And hence, besides being essential, this knowledge is extremely interesting for a child. This section covers the critical GK questions related to the natural world for class 1 students. 

15. Which part of a plant is under the ground?

The roots

16. On which part of a plant do bees and butterflies sit on?

The flowers

17. Leaves are attached to which part of a tree?

Its branches

18. Which animal has tusks made of ivory?

An elephant

19. This small creature is seen on walls. It has four legs, it is grey, and it eats insects. It looks like a little crocodile. What is it?

A lizard

20. What is the colour of a ripe banana? 

Yellow 

21. What is the colour of the moon?

White

22. How many planets revolve around the sun?

Eight

23. Name the colours of the rainbow in the right order. 

Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet 

24. Is a beach found near an ocean or a mountain? 

An Ocean

25. Which is bigger: a river or an ocean?

An Ocean

26. What is the largest animal on earth?

Blue whale

27. How do kangaroos carry their offsprings?

In their pouch

28. The Offspring of cats are called ___?

Kittens

29. What do humans breathe to survive?

Oxygen

30. Which is the world's tallest animal?

Giraffe

GK Questions for Class 1: General knowledge

In this section, we offer GK questions related to the general world for class 1 students. The moment a human being is born, they become a part of the society. And society has its codes, rules, regulations, and laws. 

Children automatically learn these through instructions given to them and by observing the adults around them. 

Hence, in this section, we cover a range of questions that test the child’s familiarity with the general surroundings, their bodies, people who perform various roles in their lives, etc. 

31. What do we say when someone does something nice for us? 

Thank you

32. Where do we throw away trash? 

In the dustbin

33. Who makes furniture from wood? 

A Carpenter

34. When a light or fan stops working, who do we call to help us? 

An Electrician

35. At what time of the day do we have lunch? 

In the afternoon 

36. What is cheese made of?

Milk

37. On which day every year, do we celebrate Independence Day in India?

15 August 

38. Who was the first Prime Minister of our country? 

Jawaharlal Nehru

39. Who is called the father of our nation? 

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

40. How does sugar taste?

Sweet

 

41. To protect ourselves from the rain, we hold an  __________________ in our hand. 

Umbrella

42. In which season do we wear a sweater?

Winter

43. How many hours make a day?

24

44. 365 is the number of ___________________ in a year. 

Days 

45. Which day comes after Tuesday?

Wednesday

46. When we feel hungry, which part of our body feels empty? 

The stomach

47. On which part of our body do we wear a watch?

The wrist 

48. What should we do to our hands before we begin eating?

Wash them

49. What goes faster: walking or running? 

Running 

50. Which day comes after Friday?

Saturday

Conclusion 

We have provided a list of easy core GK questions that should be a necessary component of any class 1 child’s knowledge base. These, of course, are sample questions to illustrate the key GK areas that need to be covered by a class 1 student. 

There’s always scope to go beyond these subjects. Your class 1 child could be interested in languages or sports or art, let them take their pick. 

Do write back to us to offer any feedback about the kinds of questions asked, the areas covered, the language, or anything else that you think needs to be modified. Also, if you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.
 


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