1. This king from Macedon in Greece was taught by the great philosopher Aristotle. There are more than twenty cities in the world which are named after him. His empire extended for thousands of miles including the whole of Persia which he obtained by defeating King Darius III. Name the king.
2. This list of books was first created in the 16th century by Pope Paul IV but was abolished in 1966. Works of famous scientists or philosophers which includes Johannes Kepler, Rene Descartes and Voltaire have been in this list at some point of time. Which list?
3. This “medicine” was created using research carried out by Frank Colton in the 1950s. The clinical trials for this was conducted in Puerto Rico due to restrictions according to US laws. It was approved for sale by the United States FDA in 1960. Name the medicine.
4. This political scandal took place in the early 1970s and led to the resignation of the then President of the United States. It was primarily about the cover-up of a burglary, where the stolen money was connected to a fund to raise money for the election campaign of the President. Name the scandal.
5. This Iranian business man established Plasco, one of the largest manufacturers of plastics in Iran. His death caused a large percentage of around 100,000 people to leave Iran. The day of his death is speculated to have been embedded in the Stuxnet internet worm. Name the man and the nature of his death.
1. Alexander the Great.
2. Index Librorum Prohibitorum – a list of prohibited books which were “banned” by the Catholic Church.
3. Enovid, the first oral contraceptive pill.
4. Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon.
5. Habib Elghanian, the first Jew to be executed by the Islamic leadership in Iran.