Saturday, March 14, 2009

High Yield quiz qestions for all major GK quiz competitionsHenry McKinney, an advertising agent for N.W. Ayer & Son, coined this word for a type of fo

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.


Ans: Sneaker


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.


Ans: Carol


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.


Who?


Ans: Pocahontas


This explorer once wrote to President Thomas Jefferson offering him a mammoth’s tooth that he had found in the


Andes. Who?


Ans: Humboldt


How do we better know the land of the Indians called “Father of all waters”?


Ans: Illinois


In 1535, Jacques Cartier sailed upto Hochelaga. There, a village was built at the foot of a mountain. What did he


name it?


Ans: Montreal


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


Continent?


Ans: Theodore Roosevelt


The Spaniards called it a truffle, or “turma”, and the natives called it “toma”. What?


Ans: Potatoes


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?


Ans: Hieroglyphs


What did Herodotus describe as “the gift of the Nile”?


Ans: Egypt


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?


Ans: Sahara


“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.


What?


Ans: Yeti


For every unit of this that is recycled, enough energy is saved to run a television set for an hour and a half.


What?


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?


Ans: Caste


Topic : Trivia


Beagle 2 is scheduled to rendezvous with which planet early in the next millennium?


Ans: Mars


Name the only one astrological sign, which is not based on a living or mythological creature?


Ans: Libra


Some years ago, Benetton launched a product which had no connection to the clothing industry.What was it?


Ans: Condom


What was the nationality at birth of Mother Teresa?


Ans: Albanian


In which year did the first train run the stretch of 34Kms from Bombay to thane ?


Ans: 1853


What is the meaning of the word "Hi-Fi"?


Ans: High Fidelity


Which ancient work is known as the Vedas of the Tamil Land?


Ans: Tirukural


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 ?


Ans: Mahishasur


Which country in ancient times was called Sri Vijaya?


Ans: Sumatra


Who are the 4th estate?


Ans: Journalists


In Hindu mythology, who was the first person to die?


Ans: Yama


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?


Ans: Kissing


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


he?


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?


Ans: Tarpan


Which tribe of Mayan people lived in the present-day Yucatan peninsula of Mexico?


Ans: Itza


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?


Ans: Ming


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.


Ans: Block-busters


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


society?


Ans: Freemasons


Who wears the “Fisherman’s Ring”?


Ans: The Pope


Which flower’s name is Latin for ”little sword”?


Ans: Gladiolus


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?


Ans: “Gibberish”


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?


Ans: Water


What film about World War II won the Oscar for best picture in 1942?


Ans: Mrs. Miniver


What city dug the first subway?


Ans: London


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"?


Ans: Hemophilia


What city is the capital of Alaska?


Ans: Juneau


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?


Ans: Mahabali


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?


Ans: Ghazal


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


later?


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?


Ans: Persephone


Madrigals are associated with Elizabethan England, but from which language did the English borrow the word?


Ans: Italian


There are several river Avons in England. What did the name ‘Avon’ mean originally?


Ans: Water


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?


Ans: Campanology


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


with myth)


Ans: Medusa


‘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?


Ans: Hephaestus


Which famous bank collapsed in England in 1890?


Ans: Barings


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?


Ans: Scramble


The first magazines of Disney were published in which language?


Ans: French


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?


Ans: Kathak


Which word in common use now originally meant ‘Water of Life’ in gaelic?


Ans: Whiskey


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


General trivia


Quinchua was the language of which ancient civilisation?


Ans: Incas


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?


Ans: Adam


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?


Ans: Churchill


If Indian Airlines is IA, what is PF?


Ans: Vayudoot


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.


Ans: KLM


One country’s Intelligence and special Operations Bureau’s motto is "By dececption, we shall do war." Name the


organisation.


Ans: Mossad


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.


Ans: Aida


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?


Ans: Pomegranate


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


named after?


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.


Ans: Oklahoma


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?


Ans: Venus


In Greek mythology, which goddess sprang from chaos and became the mother of all things?


Ans: Gaia


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?


Ans: Saxon


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?


Ans: Louisiana


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?


Ans: Asgard


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.


Ans: Winston


How do we better know the popular Hindi film singer M. Zoravar Chand Mathur, who died in Detroit in 1976?


Ans: Mukesh


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?


Ans: Karachi


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?


Ans: Samaveda


When Hanuman leapt up at birth to eat the sun, which God stopped his progress by breaking his jaw?


Ans: Indra


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?


Ans: Athenia


What name is given to a person who has learnt the Koran by heart?


Ans: Hafiz


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?


Ans: Hamlet


Name the man made fibre invented by Wallace Carruthers.


Ans: Nylon


Hammerhead, hog-nosed, slit-faced, mouse-tailed, sucker-footed are all types of what?


Ans: Bats


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


Hadhramaut?


Ans: Sheeba


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


1873?


Ans: Sherrif “Wild Bill” Hickok


What does the Campbell-Stokes recorder measure?


Ans: Sunshine


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?


Ans: Aerosmith


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...


Ans: Spiders


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?


Ans: Bahamas


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


in Hollywood”?


Ans: Ronald Reagan


The first woman golfer in recorded history was...?


Ans: Mary, Queen of Scots


How is Sildenafil Citrate better known?


Ans: Viagra


Trivia


On which planet is it so cold that the atmosphere freezes and it snows methane?


Ans: Pluto


In the Oral-B brand of dental care products, what does the B in Oral-B stand for?


Ans: Brush


In the Mahabharata, who was killed with the Anjalika astra?


Ans: Karna


Which city in Sudan is at the meeting point of the Blue and the White Nile?


Ans: Khartoum


Who discovered electricity?


Ans: Benjamin Franklin


Which popular snack gets its name from the phrase 'Baked Twice'?


Ans: Biscuit


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?


Ans: Tagore


Which is the largest island in the world?


Ans: Greenland


Which is the largest ocean on Earth?


Ans: Pacific Ocean
Topic : Mortal Kombat


Who is the cop in the game?


Ans: Stryker


Who developed Mortal Kombat?


Ans: Midway


Who is the hidden fighter in the game Mortal kombat3?


Ans: Smoke


What is the highest form of the fighters?


Ans: Warrior


Who is the only character in the game that can fly?


Ans: Sindel


In the final game, who is Shao Khan related to?


Ans: Raiden


Who is the “God of thunder”?


Ans: Raiden


Who was the first person to win the tournament?


Ans: Shan Sung


Who is Milena’s sister?


Ans: Kitana


Who is the main hero of the game?


Ans: Lui Kang


Topic: DJ


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...


Ans: UK


Pop up lights, slipmats and cartridges are associated with...


Ans: Turntables


EP stands for...


Ans: Extended Play


Who replaced Michelle Stephenson and certainly has every reason at present to consider herself extremely


fortunate?


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 ?


Ans: Elvira


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.


Why?


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?


Ans: Vrihadaswa.


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


drink called?


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?


Ans: DAVP


Complete: Gigantic, Oceanic, _______


Ans: Titanic

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