1. This 13th century emperor, based out of present day Asia, was also known by the name ‘Shizu’. In popular literature, he appears in a well known poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and his exploits were also documented by Marco Polo. He belonged to the empire which was the largest contigous empire in history. Who are we talking about?
2. This event, perpetrated by Fletcher Christian, happened in the later part of the 18th century. The British government deployed a special ship called ‘Pandora’ to capture the perpetrators. The event has been captured extensively in popular culture, including a poem by Lord Byron, a novel by R.M.Ballantyne and a movie starring Anthony Hopkins. Which event are we referring to?
3. It’s name is derived from a Gaelic word which means ‘water’. It is made using the remains of various grains – including wheat and corn – and usually prepared in wooden casks. Campbeltown and Speyland are two regions associated with this product. What are we talking about?
4. This organization was founded after the Paris Peace Conference, and its first head was Sir James Drummond. It no longer exists, but once had as many as 58 member countries. It was based out of Geneva in Switzerland. Name the organization.
5. This British actor’s middle name was Leigh, and he is considered to be one of the greatest actors in history. He was once married to actress Vivian Leigh. He is well known for his roles in Shakespearean plays Othello and Twelfth Night. His last film was ‘War Requiem’. Name the actor.
1. Kublai Khan.
2. Mutiny on The Bounty.
4. League of Nations.
5. Laurence Olivier.