1. Connect the following words – Troglodyte, Popinjay, Carpetsellers, Diplodocus and Goosecaps.
2. Which fictional character is inspired by Tom Blankenship, the real-life son of a sawmill labourer?
3. Robert Morris, along with Paul Graham, created the online store Viaweb which was bought by Yahoo. What was Robert Morris famous for earlier?
4. What is unique about John David Sweeney Jr?
5. How is Shams ad-Din, an Islamic scholar and one of the greatest travellers of all time, better known as?
1. All are curses and exclamations by Captain Haddock from Tintin comics.
2. Huckleberry Finn.
3. Created the Morris Worm, which was one of the first Internet worms. First person to be convicted in the US under the 1986 Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
4. He received the first Social Security Card in the USA (although it was more symbolic due to the nature of the process by which he was declared the first).
5. Ibn Battuta.
1. What is special about these names – Eustace, Muriel, Francis, Karen, E?
2. Which former head writer of Saturday Night Live created a television comedy which is named after the address of a prominent building in New York?
3. Name the character in Seinfeld played by Brian George. Brian George appears as Raj Koothrapalli’s father in The Big Bang Theory.
4. Which Emmy award winning actor’s first appearance was in a 1984 movie No Small Affair?
5. Which well known character is voiced by Nancy Cartwright?
1. Middle names of characters in ‘Friends’. Ross Eustace Geller, Chandler Muriel Bling, Joseph Francis Tribbiani, Rachel Karen Green, Monica E Geller and Phoebe Buffay. E is never revealed while Phoebe’s middle name is never mentioned.
2. Tina Fey. 30 Rock.
3. Babu Bhatt, a Pakistani restaurateur.
4. Jon Cryer, who plays Alan Harper in Two and a Half Men.
5. Bart Simpson, from the The Simpsons. Yes, he is voiced by a woman!!
1. Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals, Shape Up or Slip Out and Love for Sail! are all part of a Series of adventure games published by Sierra starting in the mid 1980s. Name the series.
2. The company ‘Ion Storm’ was founded in 1996 under the slogan ‘Design is Law’. They developed critically acclaimed games like Deus Ex and Thief: Deadly Shadows. Which was their first game?
3. Which lead singer of a well known rock band provided the voice of a radio station host in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?
4. What is common between these people – Bob Hoskins, Angelina Jolie, Karl Urban and Mark Wahlberg.
5. SimCity is considered to be one of the most influential games every. Who designed SimCity?
1. Leisure Suit Larry.
2. Dominion: Storm Over Gift 3.
3. Axl Rose, of Guns’n’Roses.
4. All have played characters in movies based on video games. Super Mario Brothers, Tomb Raider, Doom and Max Payne.
5. Will Wright.
1. Which comic book was included in Time Magazine’s list of 100 greatest novels from 1923 to 2005?
2. Which publisher was incorporated as ‘Timely Comics’ by New York magazine publisher Martin Goodman in 1939?
3. How is the Marvel comics character Norrin Radd better known as?
4. In his book ‘Seduction of the Innocent’, author Fredrick Wertham claimed that two popular superheros were a ‘gay couple’. Who was he referring to?
5. Iron Man, Ant Man, Thor, Black Panther and Hawkeye are all members of which group?
2. Marvel Comics.
3. Silver Surfer.
4. Batman and Robin.
1. Which famous guitarist built the Electric Lady Studios in New York in 1970?
2. Who was arrested on 16 October, 1967 for protesting against the Vietname War?
3. Which guitarist died in a freak accident while in a test flight in a 55 Beechcraft Bonanza?
4. Klaus Meine of Scorpions underwent throat surgery, and during this time another vocalist rehearsed with them for the album ‘Blackout’. However, Meine recovered in time to record the album. Who was this another vocalist?
5. Which band was supposed to perform in Saturday Night Live in 1987 but cancelled as their lead singer had a skateboarding accident?
1. Jimi Hendrix.
2. Joan Baez.
3. Randy Rhoads. Friend and guitarist of Ozzy Osbourne.
4. Don Dokken.
5. Metallica. The lead singer is James Hetfield.
1. Which famous director’s first screenplay was titled “Captain Peachfuzz and the Anchovy Bandit” which was never actually made into a film?
2. How is Ramon Antonio Gerardo Estevez better known as?
3. Which movie had the codename ‘The Burly Man’ while in production?
4. What is common between these movie characters – Frank, Weenie, Otis, Goodchance my Delila, Percy and Mr.Pappy?
5. Who was the first Indian person to win an Oscar (Academy Award)?
1. Quentin Tarantino.
2. Martin Sheen.
3. The Matrix Reloaded.
4. All of them are ‘pugs’ (breed of dog) in movies.
5. Bhanu Athaiya.
1. How would connect the following companies – Quill Corporation, Medical Arts Press, Chiswick, Thrive Networks, American Identity and Corporate Express?
2. Which company produces the humanoid robot ASIMO? What does ASIMO stand for?
3. Find the common link – a Brazlian rock band, an American multinational content provider and search engine and beings in Gulliver’s Travels with filthy and unpleasant habits.
4. My mother’s name was Suzanne Briere. My first business mentor was a Scotsman named John Peterson. I received the Guggenheim medal for aviation in 1988. Who am I?
5. Which company’s brands include Smirnoff, Johnny Walker, Baileys and Guiness?
1. All of these are companies acquired by Staples.
2. Honda. Advanced Step in Innovative Mobility.
4. JRD Tata.
1. Originally called ‘Sphairistike’, this game was designed by Major Walter Clopton Wingfield in 1876. W Spencer Gore won the first championship in 1877. Which sport and event are we referring to?
2. Pele played in four Football (Soccer) world cups – 1958, 1962, 1966 and 1970 – and scored in each of them. Who is the only other player to do the same?
3. Who was the oldest person to win a F1 championship?
4. Sachin Tendulkar was the first person to be given out (run out) by a television umpire. Name the umpire.
5. What is James Naismith famous for?
1. Lawn Tennis. Wimbledon.
2. Uwe Seeler, from Germany.
3. Juan Manuel Fangio.
4. Karl Liebenberg. South-Africa India Test, 1992-93. Cyril Mitchley was the square leg umpire who called for the review.
5. Inventing the sport of basketball in 1891.
1.Name the company founded by Claude Ryan and Jim Casey in a Seattle basement with a $100 loan.
2. Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous creation was Sherlock Holmes. Name the other well known character created by him who appears in the novel ‘The Lost World’.
3. Whose political ideology was called “Third International Theory” published in “The Green Book”.
4. Born Josephine Esther Mentzer, she co-founded a company along with her husband and was later named among the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century by TIME magazine. How is she better known as?
5. Name the Harry Potter spell used to magically lock doors (Alomohora is the counter spell).
2. Professor Challenger.
3. Muammar Gaddafi.
4. Estee Lauder.