Henry McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son, coined this word for a type of footwear. He named it
because of the rubber sole which made it quiet when worn. Name it.
In the Bible, how do we better know the ‘decalogue’?
Ans: Ten Commandments
Howard Carter was a Britisher who, in November 1922, made a famous discovery. He was later portrayed in a 1980 TV
fiction movie by Robin Ellis as well. What did he discover?
Ans: King Tut’s tomb
This word originally meant a round dance, a ring of people or a circle of pillars. It gets its present meaning
from the fact that choruses sang their songs while formed in circles or semicircles. Name it.
In Agatha Christie novels, who was Miss Marple’s writer-nephew?
Ans: Raymond Williams
Topic : explorers
What is the claim to fame of Alexander Selkirk from the island of Juan Fernandez?
Ans: Inspired Robinson Crusoe
What happened as a result of a discovery in the Bathurst Plain, Australia in 1851?
Ans: The Gold Rush
This person married a settler named Thomas Rolfe, sealing the friendship between the natives and the outsiders.
This explorer once wrote to President Thomas Jefferson offering him a mammoth’s tooth that he had found in the
How do we better know the land of the Indians called “Father of all waters”?
In 1535, Jacques Cartier sailed upto Hochelaga. There, a village was built at the foot of a mountain. What did he
Who first propounded the theory of natural selection or “survival of the fittest”?
Ans: Charles Darwin
Which American President traveled with Brazilian Explorer Candido Rondon on an expedition to the South American
Ans: Theodore Roosevelt
The Spaniards called it a truffle, or “turma”, and the natives called it “toma”. What?
Who did the Spanish refer to as “the dragon”?
Ans: Francis Drake
In 1822, French archaeologist Champollion deciphered the meaning of these using the Rosetta Stone. What?
What did Herodotus describe as “the gift of the Nile”?
What is the claim to fame of Ferdinand Hayden on 1st March 1872?
Ans: Established Yellowstone National Park
Colonel Howard Bury was first to try. General Bruce was next. It was finally done by a Nepalese. What?
Ans: Climbing the Everest
What is the claim to fame of Marie Paradis, a villager from Chamonix?
Ans: First woman to ascend Mont Blanc
How do we know the ancient rocky PreCambrian platform that extends South of the Tropic of Cancer, bordered by the
sandstone and schistose formations of the Tassili?
“The sun and the moon are the real cause of the tides”. First said by whom?
Ans: Pliny the Elder
John Hunt, Edmund Hillary and Eric Shipton collected substantial evidence of it’s existence in the Himalayas.
For every unit of this that is recycled, enough energy is saved to run a television set for an hour and a half.
Ans: Soft drink bottles
This Portugese word at first designated pure-bred Portugese born in Goa. Later, it became a racial designation
term in India. Which word?
Topic : Trivia
Beagle 2 is scheduled to rendezvous with which planet early in the next millennium?
Name the only one astrological sign, which is not based on a living or mythological creature?
Some years ago, Benetton launched a product which had no connection to the clothing industry.What was it?
What was the nationality at birth of Mother Teresa?
In which year did the first train run the stretch of 34Kms from Bombay to thane ?
What is the meaning of the word "Hi-Fi"?
Ans: High Fidelity
Which ancient work is known as the Vedas of the Tamil Land?
Who was the star of the movie `Enter the Dragon`?
Ans: Bruce Lee
Which modern state was formed from the unification of these 4 tribal provinces : Hejaz, Asir, Najd and Al Hasa?
Ans: Saudi Arabia
On the tenth day of Navratri Goddess Durga killed which demon ?
Which country in ancient times was called Sri Vijaya?
Who are the 4th estate?
In Hindu mythology, who was the first person to die?
Name the athlete who was called the Ebony Express?
Ans: Jesse Owens
Name the American professor, explorer and archaeologist, played by Harrison ford in 3 hit Hollywood films?
Ans: Indiana Jones
Morbi, a small town in Gujarat, has the world`s largest manufacturers of which household item?
Ans: Wall Clocks
Who is better known as Cristobal Colon?
Ans: Christopher Colombus
Who made her debut in the movie Aap Ki Seva Mein?
Ans: Lata Mangeshkar
Which famous cartoon figure, the mascot of a famous Indian corporate, was created by S.K. (Bobby) Kooka in 1938?
Ans: Air India
What is osculation?
Topic : general knowledge
This Dutch chess grandmaster learnt to play chess at the age of six. Apart from being a professor of mathematics,
he was chess champion of the world from 1935 to 1937, after defeating the legendary chess champion, Alexander
Alekhine, in a closely played match in 1935.
Ans: Max Euwe
This Hungarian dancer and master of ballet was the inventor of the most widely used system of ballet. Who?
Ans: Rudolf von Laban
Which species of bear has a specially adapted mouth in order to enable it to feed on insect larvae?
Ans: Sloth bear
During WWII, this psychologist researched with pigeons placed in special enclosures and subjected them to “operant
conditioning” (rewards and punishments in order to teach them certain behaviours.) He used the results of his
research in other directions too – notably in the raising and instilling of creativity in his own children. Who is
Ans: B.F. Skinner
This American army officer was the chief engineer of the Panama Canal. Who?
Ans: George Washington Goethals
Which of these is a small species of wild horse, that is now extinct?
Which tribe of Mayan people lived in the present-day Yucatan peninsula of Mexico?
Although in his seventies, he made his acting debut in The Godfather Part II. Who is this actor, who is more
famous for his teaching of the acting “Method” based on the Russian director Konstantin Stanislavski’s teachings?
Ans: Lee Strasberg
This brilliant comedian was sometimes called “the Great Stone Face” for his habitually deadpan expressions in
films. His contribution to cinema was finally acknowledged by Hollywood in 1959 when he received an honorary
Academy Award for his “unique talents which brought immortal comedy to the screen.” Who?
Ans: Buster Keaton
Which ancient Chinese dynasty is famous for its exquisite pottery?
The Battlecreek Tasted Cornflake Company, founded 1906, is better known as?
Ans: The Kellog Company
During WWII, this term was used by the Allies to describe the four-ton bombs dropped by the R.A.F. in 1942.
What/whom do the Chinese refer to as “One Lee Chang Che”.
Ans: The Great Wall
In 1970, aged about nineteen, he became the youngest head-of-state when he declared himself President-for-life of
Haiti. Who is this person, who fled the country for France in 1986 following three months of civil protest against
the government’s repression?
Ans: Jean Claude Duvalier
In urgent need of a secretary, this closely-knit society admitted Rudyard Kipling as a member in 1885. Which
Who wears the “Fisherman’s Ring”?
Ans: The Pope
Which flower’s name is Latin for ”little sword”?
Which ruler of Portugal (1495-1521 AD) sponsored Vasco da Gama’s 1498 voyage to India?
Ans: Manuel I
Which journalist and author wrote, among other things, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and other children’s stories?
Ans: Ian Fleming
This movie in the 1920s, which was a huge success, revolutionized both Warner Brothers and Hollywood, which movie?
Ans: The jazz singer
If you had a perorbital hematoma, you would have _________.
Ans: A black eye
The Arab chemist who first isolated Sulphuric acid wrote in an indecipherable code. Which word in English stems
from his name?
In the Mahabharata, from what material were Shakuni’s invincible dice made?
Ans: Sage Dadhichi’s bones
In Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, what was the “Aigyptos”.
Ans: The river Nile
What did Robert Louis Stevenson bequeath to his friend Annie Ide under the condition that if she didn’t use it
properly, it would be given to the President of the USA?
Ans: His birthday
Ludmilla Hubel, an Austrian singer and actress, was the inspiration for which fictional character?
Ans: Irene Adler
Lytta vesicatoria is an insect more familiar to us as?
Ans: Spanish Fly
“Ectoplasm!”, “Bashi-bazouks!” and “Sea-lice!” are choice invectives used by which comic character?
Ans: Captain Haddock
According to Norse mythology, what joined Asgard to Midgard?
Ans: The rainbow
Referring to a certain book, Albert Einstein said that “anyone who was not transformed by this book in youth was
not born to be a theoretical researcher.” Which book?
Ans: Euclid’s Elements
What's the common name for hydrogen hydroxide?
What film about World War II won the Oscar for best picture in 1942?
Ans: Mrs. Miniver
What city dug the first subway?
Who was the first artist to have his work displayed in the Grand Gallery of the Louvre in Paris while still alive?
Ans: Pablo Picasso
The royal house of Russia suffered from this genetic affliction which is now known as "The Royal Disease"?
What city is the capital of Alaska?
Who flew for 43 years without a pilot's license?
Ans: Orville Wright
When you hit a home run in baseball what distance do you run to traverse all the bases?
Ans: 360 feet
Born in India, she won two Academy Awards (1940 & 1952). Who?
Ans: Vivien Leigh
Who is the only Asura to have been spared by Lord Vishnu?
Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel called “Gadsby”. What is its claim to fame?
Ans: Not a single word contained the letter ‘E’
Something silly to end with. Whose words are these: "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt."
Ans: Mark Twain
This word literally means “talking to women”. Which word?
In Australian cricket slang, what is a 'Coughie'?
Ans: A bad umpiring decision
What is Occam’s Razor?
Ans: A rule of thumb that states that the better scientific theory is the simpler one
According to legend, the Gordian knot was an intricate knot, tied by Gordius, king of Phyrgia. Whoever cut it was
destined to rule all of Asia. Who supposedly cut it?
Ans: Alexander the Great
On whose epitaph would you find: S = k log W.
Ans: Ludwig Boltzmann
During the design stage, the length of the compact disc was changed from 60 minutes to 74 minutes at the
insistence of the head of the design team. Why?
Ans: Seventy-four minutes is the length of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Topic : General quiz
Why did Francis Bacon, who published his Advancement in Learning in English in 1605, have it republished in Latin
Ans: English was spoken and read by only a small nation. Latin was used by many nations and was the international
language of the time
Who was it that once wrote, “If all knew what others say about them there would not be four friends in the world”?
Ans: Blaise Pascal
Whose plays fall into two categories, ‘pieces noires’ and ‘pieces roses’?
Ans: Jean Anouilh
The Greeks explained the annual return of spring by the story of a rape. Who was the victim?
Madrigals are associated with Elizabethan England, but from which language did the English borrow the word?
There are several river Avons in England. What did the name ‘Avon’ mean originally?
Born in Stockholm, this famous actress first won fame in a Swedish film Gosta Berling in 1924. Who is she?
Ans: Greta Garbo
What was Paris, prince of Troy, doing when the three goddesses, Hera, Aphrodite and Athena asked him to judge
which of them was the fairest?
Ans: Tending his father’s sheep
If you were in a hummum, in all likelihood, what would you be doing?
Ans: Having a bath (hummum is the actual name for a Turkish bath)
What is the name given to the art and practice of bell ringing?
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men were a very famous theatrical company. Who was their most famous member?
Ans: William Shakespeare
From the realms of literature and mythology: who were Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos?
Ans: The Three Fates
In 1572, who observed a nova in the constellation of Cassiopeia?
Ans: Tycho Brahe
Of the three Gorgons in Greek mythology, which was the only mortal? (This one is easy to figure out: combine logic
‘Arnolfini and his Wife’ is a famous painting by whom?
Ans: Jan Van Eyck
What is the mark called that fixes the maximum load line of a merchant vessel in salt water?
Ans: Plimsoll Line, named after Samuel Plimsoll, MP
Who said, “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested”?
Ans: Francis Bacon
Who, according to Greek myth, created Pandora, the first mortal woman?
Which famous bank collapsed in England in 1890?
Why did the women of Lemnos live without men when the Argonauts arrived?
Ans: They had killed them
Topic : Trivia
Which brand of shirts does James Bond wear?
Ans: Sea islands
Which popular indoor game was originally called LEXICO?
The first magazines of Disney were published in which language?
The first supersonic aircraft was launched in 1969, in a co-operative venture between two countries. Name them?
Ans: Britain and France
What has `Enquire`, a program written by Tim Berners-Lee in Geneva grown into?
Ans: World Wide Web
Who was the first man on the moon?
Ans: Neil Armstrong
Of which dance form are these various parts - Tatkar, Paltas, Thoras, Amad and Parans?
Which word in common use now originally meant ‘Water of Life’ in gaelic?
Who made his debut in the film ‘Steamboat Willie’?
Ans: Mickey Mouse
Who has been an assistant director under Shyam Benegal, a carpet cleaner and a popular singer of Indipop songs?
Ans: Lucky Ali
Quinchua was the language of which ancient civilisation?
In most shoes, which part is called an ‘aglet’?
Ans: The plastic end of the shoelaces
In fiction how do we better know Phil Fairbanks of Her Majesty’s Secret Service?
Ans: Agent 002
The ‘501 Blues’ was the original model for which famous item of clothing?
Ans: Levis jeans
‘One world, one language’ is the motto of which group of people?
Ans: Ham radio operators
In film versions of ‘Frankenstein’, the monster generally goes unnamed; but in the book, Victor Frankenstein
refers to him with a particular name only once. What is the name?
Joy and George Adamson raised a lioness called Elsa birth in 1956 till they set her free. Their story has been
portrayed in several TV series and a famous movie as well. Name the movie.
Ans: Born Free
‘Agent’ was the Allied code name for whom during WW2?
If Indian Airlines is IA, what is PF?
On May 28, 1959, Abel and Baker were shot into space from Cape Canaveral and they subsequently returned to earth.
What was so unique about them?
Ans: They were chimpanzees
What are the alcoholic ingredients of the drink ‘Cowboy’s Cocktail’?
Ans: Neat whiskey
He recorded songs like ‘Stand by Me’ and ‘I am the Greatest’ and starred as himself in movies like ‘Requiem for a
Heavyweight’. Name him.
Ans: Muhammed Ali
Name the oldest national airline in the world.
One country’s Intelligence and special Operations Bureau’s motto is "By dececption, we shall do war." Name the
This was the opera composed by Giuseppe Verdi to commemorate a particular occasion and it was first performed in
Cairo on December 24, 1871. Name it.
He had the title Field Marshal Doctor President before his name and he has been portrayed in movies like ‘Victory
at Entebbe’ by Julius Harris and ‘Raid on Entebbe’ by Yaphet Kotto. Name him.
Ans: Idi Amin
She was the first real woman to appear on a US coin when she was depicted on a $1 coin. The portrait on the coin
is of her at the age of 48. Name her.
Ans: Susan B Anthony
Parsis squeeze the juice of this fruit into the mouth of a dying man. Which fruit?
Al Brown was the pseudonym used by which famous criminal?
Ans: Al Capone
Name the first US Secretary of State.
Ans: Thomas Jefferson
Topic : General quiz
Every year, the ‘Harvard Lampoon’ confers an award on the worst supporting actress in Hollywood. Who is this award
Ans: Ava Gardner
Who was described by Nehru as ‘The Greatest Dictator in the World’?
Ans: The Viceroy of India
Which US President’s presidential campaign plane was called ‘Air Elvis’?
Ans: Bill Clinton
Name the famous multimillionaire businessman who sank with the ‘Titanic’?
Ans: John Jacob Astor
Robert Baden-Powell served in WW1 as a British spy against both Russia and Germany and in 1908 went on to form a
famous organisation. Name it.
Ans: Boy Scouts
This Oscar Hemmerstein Richard Rogers musical was based on Lynn Rigg’s book ‘Green Grow the Lilacs’ and was
originally titled ‘Away We Go’. Name it.
If you are drinking from a ‘Diogenes Cup’, what are you drinking from?
Ans: The hollow of your palm
Who provided the voice for Bambi in the 1942 Disney cartoon movie of the same name?
Ans: Never been revealed
Born Betty Joan Perske, she made her movie debut at the age of 19 opposite Humphrey Bogart. She was nicknamed ‘The
Look’ and one of her 2 husbands was Jason Robards Jr. Name her.
Ans: Lauren Bacall
On August 16, 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets performed at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, New York. What was
unique about this performance?
Ans: First white band to perform there
Which musician uttered the following lines: “I don’t believe in randomness. I believe in random order”?
Ans: Billy Corgan (from Smashing Pumpkins)
Aphrodite Terra and Ishtar Terra are the two major landmasses on which planet?
In Greek mythology, which goddess sprang from chaos and became the mother of all things?
Which Central Asian capital city literally means ‘Red Hero’ in the native language?
Ans: Ulan Bator
The fictional character, Humpty Dumpty, makes an appearance in which one of Lewis Carroll’s works?
Ans: Through the Looking Glass
What was the sum of the yearly rental for which the British crown leased Bombay to the East India Company?
Ans: 10 pounds
What was the ancient Greco-Roman name for Britain?
Steven Soderbergh won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival 11 years ago, aged only 26, the youngest movie-
maker ever to win the honour. Name the movie that won him this coveted accolade.
Ans: Sex, Lies and Videotape
Which West Indian Test Cricketer was nicknamed the “Black Bradman”?
Ans: George Headley
“Sadness isn’t sadness it’s happiness in a black jacket …” Who is the purveyor of these lines?
Ans: Paul McCartney
Topic : General
Which Southern state was sold to the USA by France in 1803?
In Norse mythology, what name is given to the home of Gods and heroes killed in battles, which could be reached by
crossing a rainbow?
Which 1976 Nobel Prize winner for Economics coined the phrase, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”?
Ans: Milton Friedman
What was John Lennon’s middle name? It was inspired by a British Prime Minister.
How do we better know the popular Hindi film singer M. Zoravar Chand Mathur, who died in Detroit in 1976?
In 1962, which film star produced and also won an Oscar for his role in the film To Kill a Mockingbird?
Ans: Gregory Peck
Which was the first work of fiction ever to appear on the New York Times Trade paperback bestseller lists, where
it remained for more than five months?
Ans: The Sword of Shannara
Which was the first capital of Pakistan?
How do we better know the Cockney actor Maurice Micklewhite? To give you a clue, he got the idea for his new name
after watching a certain Humphrey Bogart film.
Ans: Michael Caine
Which famous poem, monumental in its scope as far as style, technique and content went, written by T.S. Eliot
opens with the lines “April is the cruellest month”?
Ans: The Wasteland
Indian musical lore is said to be derived from which of the Vedas?
When Hanuman leapt up at birth to eat the sun, which God stopped his progress by breaking his jaw?
In 1950, who became the first Indian player to be seeded at Wimbledon?
Ans: Dilip Bose
Why Not the Best and Keeping Faith are the biographies of which twentieth century U.S. President?
Ans: Jimmy Carter
Which Sikh guru compiled the Guru Granth Sahib in 1604 A.D.?
Ans: Guru Arjun Singh
Which British passenger vessel was sunk by a U-boat taking down over 1100 passengers, within two days of the
commencement of World War II?
What name is given to a person who has learnt the Koran by heart?
What is the name of the silver salver awarded to the Ladies Singles’ winner at Wimbledon?
Ans: Venus Rosewater Dish
From which Shakespearian play did Alfred Hitchcock borrow the title for the film North by North West?
Name the man made fibre invented by Wallace Carruthers.
Hammerhead, hog-nosed, slit-faced, mouse-tailed, sucker-footed are all types of what?
How was Earth defined, in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy?
Ans: “mostly harmless”
Grigori Potemkin took the name “Rasputin”, which, in his mother tongue (Russian) means:
Ans: “Debauched one”
What was the Biblical name for the region of Saudi Arabia that includes modern-day Yemen and a region called
How does James Bond like his favourite Vodka Martinis?
Ans: Shaken, not stirred
Who was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall while playing poker in a saloon in the town of Deadwood in
Ans: Sherrif “Wild Bill” Hickok
What does the Campbell-Stokes recorder measure?
Marcelle Duchamp painted a copy of the Mona Lisa, except with a moustache! He titled it “L. H. O. O. Q.” Spell
that out quickly and it sounds like French for...?
Ans: “she has hot pants”
Henri Donat Mathieu took over Christian Dior’s fashion house after his death in 1957. We know him better as…
Ans: Yves Saint Laurent
In the movie Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, what was the futuristic villain band called?
Which popular TV series is telecast in France as Aux Frontieres du Reel?
Ans: The X-Files
Redback, funnelweb, wolf, hunstman, Brown Recluse, Mouse, Ladybird, St. Andrews Cross, Cardinal and Trapdoor are
all types of...
Which organisation founded by Arthur Griffith in 1905 translates to “we, ourselves”?
Ans: Sinn Fein
Which famous personality owns The Really Useful Company?
Ans: Andrew Lloyd Webber
What makes knuckles (and other joints) “crack”?
Ans: The sound of bubbles in the synovial fluid popping as the pressure is decreased
Discovered by Pance De Leon in 1513, it was named “shallow water” in Spanish. What is it in English?
In the childrens’ series Thomas the Tank Engine, who lent his voice to Thomas?
Ans: Ringo Starr
In 1940, according to the Department of Fine Arts, University of South California, who had the “most perfect body
Ans: Ronald Reagan
The first woman golfer in recorded history was...?
Ans: Mary, Queen of Scots
How is Sildenafil Citrate better known?
On which planet is it so cold that the atmosphere freezes and it snows methane?
In the Oral-B brand of dental care products, what does the B in Oral-B stand for?
In the Mahabharata, who was killed with the Anjalika astra?
Which city in Sudan is at the meeting point of the Blue and the White Nile?
Who discovered electricity?
Ans: Benjamin Franklin
Which popular snack gets its name from the phrase 'Baked Twice'?
Who is the music director who acted in two movies - Bhoot Bangla and Pyaar Ka Mausam?
Ans: Rahul Dev Burman
Who wrote Jana Gana Mana - the Indian national anthem?
Which is the largest island in the world?
Which is the largest ocean on Earth?
Ans: Pacific Ocean
Topic : Mortal Kombat
Who is the cop in the game?
Who developed Mortal Kombat?
Who is the hidden fighter in the game Mortal kombat3?
What is the highest form of the fighters?
Who is the only character in the game that can fly?
In the final game, who is Shao Khan related to?
Who is the “God of thunder”?
Who was the first person to win the tournament?
Ans: Shan Sung
Who is Milena’s sister?
Who is the main hero of the game?
Ans: Lui Kang
Which DJ was known as the Mad Stuntman in the band Real 2 Reels?
Ans: Eric Morillo
Which famous German dance producer remixed Tom Jones recently?
Ans: Mousse T
How long was the world’s longest dance party that took place at the Fireball in Delhi?
Ans: 48 hours
If a DJ is a Disc Jockey, what is an RJ?
Ans: Radio Jockey
Who is the driver in Madonna’s music video 'Music'?
Ans: Ali G
Who is the ''Queen of Miami''?
Ans: Gloria Estefan
What is the Macarena?
Ans: A dance
Drum 'n' bass originated in...
Pop up lights, slipmats and cartridges are associated with...
EP stands for...
Ans: Extended Play
Who replaced Michelle Stephenson and certainly has every reason at present to consider herself extremely
Ans: Emma Bunton
Graham Greene was once on a two year contract with MGM , and wrote for them a story in 1944 which lay in their
archives , unused and forgotten . It was recovered in 1983 , revised by Greene and published in 1985.. Which is
the novel ?
Ans: The Tenth Man
Who said of Everest that he liked to climb it because it was there?
Ans: Eric Shipton
What did Henry Ford call as the worst thing that ever struck earth?
Ans: Labour Unions
This person obtained his PhD. thesis in The life and works of John Keats and emphasised the concept of return to
childhood in a unique fashion. Who?
Ans: Harivansh Rai Bachhan
In 'North by Northwest', Cary Grant as Roger O. Thornhill, claims that the O in his name stands for nothing. Who
was Hitchcock spoofing through this funda?
Ans: David O. Selznick
Portions of this book appeared in England in the magazine Egoist, as it was being written, until the post office
confisticated 3 issues of it and fined the editor hundred pounds. Name the book.
Ans: Lady Chatterley's Lover
What's your real name now ? George Peters , mum . Well , try to remember it , George . Don't forget and tell me
it's Alexander before you go , and then get out saying it's George Alexander when I catch you . . Where does this
famous dialogue occur ?
Ans: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Don Juan, the proverbial heartless seducer has been celebrated by poets, dramatists and musicians like Byron,
Browning, Pushkin, Shaw and Mozart among others. Don Juan, however had a much injured wife. What is her name ?
According to J.R.R. Tolkien, he helped slay a dragon and recovered treasure in the company of the wizard Gandalf.
Ans: Bilbo Baggins
Fagin was a well known character from Oliver Twist.He was an old Jew who made his money by training a host of 12-
13 year olds to pick pockets and cashing in on the booty. Dilip Singh once described Queen Victoria as Lady Fagin.
Ans: For having taken the Kohinoor
What is common to Abraham Lincoln , Lord Mountbatten , Jawaharlal Nehru and Giani Zail Singh ?
Ans: They are special types of hybrid roses grown only in the gardens of the Indian Parliament
Which rishi consoled the exiled Pandavas at Kamakya forest by telling them the story of Nala and Damayanti?
If you bought a bottle of Mescal what would you look for in the bottle as a mark of authentification?
Ans: A worm
A particular childrens drink is made with ginger Ale or 7up with a dash of Grenadine or Cherry . What is this
Ans: Shirley Temple
If 10 to the power minus 3 is milli, what is 10 to the power minus 21 and 10 to the power minus 24?
Ans: Yacto and zepto, no one got this !!!
Which Indian newspaper claims on its masthead along with the price One paise goes to charity for every issue sold?
Ans: The Afternoon Despatch and Courier
Who is this person? B.Tech.,Chemical Engineering ,Osmania University; MBA- IIM Ahmedabad; Member of the Rohinton
Baria award winning Osmania Univ. team; Biographer for Mohammed Azharuddin; Worked for sometime at the Clarion ad
agency; researcher for Sunil Gavaskar presents on Doordarshan.Now a scribe in his own right?
Ans: Harsha Bhogle
Frank and Tony , members of Royal Statistical society and lecturers in Computational studies in Mathematics dept
in the University of West England have become household names for their mathematical proposition . Which one ?
Ans: Duckworth Lewis ratings
The name of the Kit Kat club was derived from Christopher Cat's mutton pies, and it was at his shop that its
members, poets, dramatists and essayists assembled. Who were these members?
Ans: Pope , Steele , Addison , Congreve
Which is the official advertising agency of the government of India?
Complete: Gigantic, Oceanic, _______