1. What is the specific branch of geology which studies the structure and formation of rocks?
2. Which is the only country in South Asia to be rated ‘high’ in the Human Development Index?
3. Which well known newspaper was originally founded by Scottish banker and businessman James Wilson in 1843?
4. Which snake belongs to the genus Ophiophagus but shares it’s common name with snakes from another genus?
5. Connect the following – Nite Owl, Captain Metropolis, Mothman, Big Figure and Janey Slater.
2. Sri Lanka.
3. The Economist.
4. King Cobra. The genus for true cobras is ‘Naja’.
5. They are all characters appearing in the comic book series ‘Watchmen’.
1. Connect the following – Clinicus, Bucinator, Optio, Velites and Aenator.
2. He is married to former Finnish model Heini Wathen and owns the English football club Fulham. Who?
3. Which well known luxury department store’s motto is ‘All Things For All People, Everywhere’?
4. The early days of his music career involved a trio featuring guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black. Whose career?
5. Who was the first ever winner of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1962?
1. They were all different types of units in the ancient Roman army.
2. Mohammed Al-Fayed.
4. Elvis Presley.
5. Bing Crosby.
1. I was named after the nickname of the girlfriend of the author who created me, and am a fox terrier. Who am I?
2. He is considered to be one of the fathers of computer animation, and his best known work in the early days appeared in the 1958 film ‘Vertigo’. Name the person.
3. Which university in the United States was originally established as the University of Deseret?
4. Name the spell, appearing in Harry Potter books, which is responsible for magnifying the speaker’s voice.
5. What was created using code purchased from Spyglass Software, and was first released as part of an add-on package called Plus! in Windows?
1. Snowy, Tintin’s dog.
2. John Witney, Sr.
3. University of Utah.
5. Internet Explorer.
1. Which two North European countries were united under a single monarch but were divided into two separate states in 1905?
2. Whose birthday is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence, after a resolution by the UN General Assembly in 2007?
3. She was born as Gladys Smith, and was one of the original founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Which famous actress are we referring to?
4. Which famous cultural landmark can trace it’s origin back to a theater set up by Walter Murray and Thomas Keane around 1750?
5. Name the Jewish mythological character considered to be a female demon and the first wife of Adam in Jewish folklore.
1. Norway and Sweden.
2. Mohandas ‘Mahatma’ Gandhi.
3. Mary Pickford.
1. Connect the following – Bareskin, Enz, Magnum, Twisted and Supra.
2. Connect – Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Methuselah, Salmanazar and Balthazar.
3. The Australian national men’s hockey team shares it’s name with a large company which manufactures sporting equipment. Which one?
4. Juergen Fitschen and Anshuman Jain are the co-CEOs of a large banking conglomerate. Which one?
5. Who replaced Jeffrey Skoll as the President of Ebay in 1998 and remained in the position till 2008?
1. They are all products sold under the Trojan brand of condoms.
2. They are all standard champagne bottle sizes.
4. Deutsche Bank.
5. Meg Whitman.
1. He helped bring photography into the mainstream by popularizing the use of roll film, and was known for hundreds of millions of dollars of donations under the alias ‘Mr.Smith’. Name the person.
2. Which company’s logo is the ‘Cavallino Rampante’ and usually use the colours yellow and black?
3. Business class seats in Singapore airlines were named in honour of a person till the year 2006. Who?
4. What was founded by Rollin King and Herb Kelleher in 1967 and pioneered a concept in the aviation industry?
5. In which country will you find a Singer railway station, built specifically to serve the sewing machine company owned by Singer in 1907?
1. George Eastman.
3. Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore.
4. Southwest Airlines. It was the first low-cost carrier.
1. Zhang Jike, the world table tennis champion, was named after a famous soccer player. Who?
2. Which is the largest living species of lizard, and is usually found in the islands of Indonesia?
3. Name the temple appearing on the national flag of Cambodia.
4. Ernst Blofeld, a villain who appears in the James Bond series, heads an organization. Which one?
5. Which French scientist, usually associated with electrodynamics, was also known for his mathematical work on games and gambling?
2. Komodo Dragon.
3. Angkor Wat.
5. Andre Ampere.
1. Connect – The city of books, The Queen of El Plata and The capital of Tango.
2. What is a term used to describe together the highly advanced economies of Taiwan, South Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong?
3. What is the Enhanced Fujita Scale used for, particularly in the United States and Canada?
4. Which kingdom is considered to have been founded by Sang Nila Utama and is a highly developed country today?
5. Connect – Barbary, Masai, Transvaal, Katanga and Asiatic.
1. They are all nicknames used to describe the city of Buenos Aires.
2. Four Asian Tigers.
3. Strength of tornadoes.
5. They are all used to describe various sub-species of lions.
1. Which multinational bank is known for it’s mobile banking application ‘Breeze’, a product launched in 2010 to very positive reviews?
2. The headquarters of professional services firm Deloitte is located in a building popularized by a television show. Name the building.
3. Name the well known chocolate biscuit, created by Ian Norris in 1958, and produced by Australian company Arnott’s.
4. Which American jewelry company would you associate with the song ‘Diamond’s are a girl’s best friend’ in the movie ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’?
5. Which magazine, published by Conde Nast, was subject to a lawsuit filed by film director Roman Polanski in 2005?
1. Standard Chartered Bank.
2. 30 Rockefeller Plaza, also known as GE Building.
3. Tim Tam.
4. Tiffany & Co.
5. Vanity Fair.
1. Which American singer was once the lead vocalist of the band ‘Big Brother And The Holding Company’?
2. Which game’s origins can be traced to back to ‘The Landlord’s Game’, a game designed by American Elizabeth Magie in 1903?
3. Which famous pianist published an album comprising of music composed by the band The Doors, but converted to solo piano music?
4. The ‘Winglet’ and ‘U3-X’ are considered to be the competitors to this product invented by Dean Kamen. Which product?
5. Connect – Sonji Roi, Belinda Boyd, Veronica Porsche and Yolanda Williams.
1. Janis Joplin.
3. George Winston.
5. They have all been married to boxer Muhammad Ali.