1. Which sport was popularized by Australian swimmer Annette Kellerman in a performance in New York in 1907?
2. Who holds the world record for the maximum distance in men’s long jump, a record set in 1991 and unbroken till this day?
3. Name the legendary Ethiopian long distance runner who holds his arm crooked while running, a habit picked up when he used to run to school carrying books when young.
4. Which famous German goalkeeper in association football was nicknamed ‘the cat from Anzing’ because of his sharp reflexes?
5. Who is considered to be the first undisputed world champion in chess, a recognition he obtained in 1886?
1. Synchronized Swimming.
2. Mike Powell.
3. Haile Gebrselassie.
4. Sepp Maier.
5. Wilhelm Steinitz.
1. Connect – Britto, Chrome, Illusion, Svea and Denim.
2. Which was the main company behind HD DVD, the competing format against Blu-Ray discs, but later began making Blu-Ray players themselves?
3. Name the French jewelry company who collaborates with Vertu in producing luxury mobile phones.
4. What is the ‘holiday’ which occurs on the first Monday of a New Year, and is used to signify having another year of the privilege to work.
5. What is the business term used to describe a situation when a company attracts buyers with a discount or a thing of value, but locks in the buyer and forces the person to spend a lot of money with the company?
1. They are all names of special bottles of Absolut Vodka.
4. Global Day.
5. Trojan Horse.
1. Which movie, set in the midst of the war in Bosnia, won the Best Foreign Language film in both the Academy and Golden Globe awards in 2001?
2. The 1996 film Last Man Standing starring Bruce Willis is a remake of a Japanese film by Akira Kurosawa. Which film?
3. Who was supposed to direct a movie based on the novel ‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts, but the project was shelved in 2009?
4. Name the legendary editor who has worked with Martin Scorcese for forty years and has won the Academy Award thrice.
5. Which American film starring Tom Cruise is a remake of the Spanish movie ‘Open Your Eyes’?
1. No Man’s Land.
3. Mira Nair.
4. Thelma Schoonmaker.
5. Vanilla Sky.
1. How is Robyn Fenty better known as?
2. Who started the radio channel ‘Shade 45′ primarily focusing on hip-hop and rap music?
3. Who founded the music group called ‘Table Beat Science’ in 1999 along with bassist Bill Laswell?
4. His real first names were Charles Hardin, and is known to be one of the most influential people in rock’n'roll. He died in an airplane crash in 1959. Who is he?
5. What was founded by Jann Wenner in 1967, to which he is associated till today?
3. Zakir Hussain.
4. Buddy Holly.
5. Rolling Stone magazine.
1. Name the legendary cricket correspondent who worked for The Manchester Guardian who also held the post of chief music critic for the paper, and is known for the books ‘Second Innings’ and ‘Full Score’.
2. Which former World No.1 tennis player has appeared in the movie ‘Anger Management’ as himself?
3. Who was the opponent of Bobby Fischer in ‘The Game of The Century’ in chess, a game won by Fischer in 1956?
4. Who at the age of 14 became the youngest male to represent Australia in swimming?
5. Connect – a two player abstract strategy game, a technique of swimming and a manufacturer of sporting equipment.
1. Neville Cardus.
2. John McEnroe.
3. Donald Byrne.
4. Ian Thorpe.
1. Who is the author of the book ‘Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead’?
2. Which former engineer of Facebook started the popular Q&A site Quora along with Adam D’Angelo?
3. It’s trademark is a lion, and was founded in 1810 to manufacture coffee mills and bicycles. Which company?
4. Which well known designer started a company called ‘Tangerine’ in London before moving on to the company where he is now famous for his work?
5. Name the company founded by Robert Knight, now owned by Berkshire Hathaway, and is well known as a manufacturer of clothing.
1. Sheryl Sandberg.
2. Charlie Cheever.
4. Sir Jonathan Ive.
5. Fruit of the Loom.
1. Which company’s symbol in the Nasdaq-100 index is ATVI?
2. Amazon.com filed a patent lawsuit against this company in 1999 claiming violation of their ’1-Click’ patent. Which company?
3. What was designed in 1986 by Pam Woodall for The Economist magazine which is used till this day?
4. Which company was founded in 1994 by Kumar Mahadeva as an in-house technology unit of Dun and Bradstreet?
5. Connect – Coritel, Avanade, Digiplug and Navitaire.
1. Activision Blizzard.
2. Barnes and Noble.
3. Big Mac Index.
5. They are all subsidiaries of Accenture.
1. Which Austrian classical musician of the Romantic era died before 32 years of age, but composed nine symphonies during this time?
2. Which famous jazz musician’s first names were John Birks?
3. Which American rock band’s first single was called ‘Radio Free Europe’?
4. How is Michiel Verwest better known as?
5. Which band was formed in 1965 by a guitarist named Rudolf Schenker?
1. Franz Schubert.
2. Dizzy Gillespie.
4. DJ Tiesto.
1. Which well NBA team plays their home games in the arena called TD Garden?
2. Which Formula One driver was also a world karting champion when young, a feat which he achieved in 1996?
3. Margaret Court has the best winning percentage in singles matches in women’s professional tennis. Who has the second best?
4. Whose last names were Edward Gunderson when he was born in 1971?
5. Who is the only professional heavyweight boxer who held the title and was never defeated in his career?
1. Boston Celtics.
2. Fernando Alonso.
3. Chris Evert.
4. Lance Armstrong.
5. Rocky Marciano.
1. Name the American cable television network launched in 1980 by Robert L.Johnson to cater primarily to African American audiences, and now owned by Viacom.
2. What was launched by Perry Chen, Yancey Strickler and Charles Adler in 2009?
3. What term is said to have been coined by Ralph Vaerst, and first published by Don Hoefler?
4. Which major publication was originally known as ‘Customers’ Afternoon Letter’?
5. Who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994 along with Reinhard Selten and John Harsanyi?
1. Black Entertainment Television.
3. Silicon Valley.
4. The Wall Street Journal.
5. John Nash.