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.
1. What is special about the Ericsson GS 88 ‘Penelope’?
2. Connect the following – Mythos, Lav, Tuborg, Saku and Pirinsko.
3. Originally founded in 1901 by a person named King Camp, this company merged with Procter and Gamble in 2005. Name the company.
4. Name the brand, founded by singer Bono to raise awareness about AIDS in Africa, and licensed to multiple companies which includes Hallmark, Nike, Apple, Starbucks and Amex.
5. Which well known education and media company owns the Financial Times and the Penguin Group?
1. It was the first phone to be described as a ‘smart phone’ as early as 1997.
2. They are all beers manufactured by the Carlsberg Group.
4. Product Red.
5. Pearson PLC.
1. Which infamous African President was the light heavyweight boxing champion of his country, a swimmer and a reasonably good rugby player?
2. Name the actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in the Charlie Chaplin movie ‘City Lights’.
3. How is the French philosopher Francois-Marie Arouet better known to the world?
4. Which former Victoria’s Secret ‘Angel’ is also known for creating the television reality show America’s Next Top Model?
5. She has dated boxer Mike Tyson, is referred to as ‘honorary granddaughter’ by Nelson Mandela and has been banned for life from British Airways. Who?
1. Idi Amin.
2. Virginia Cherrill.
4. Tyra Banks.
5. Naomi Campbell.
1. Which famous author has a restaurant named after him in the Eiffel Tower and his first published work was ‘Five Weeks in a Balloon’?
2. He was well known as the manager of the group Spice Girls, and became famous for the ‘Idol’ franchise which led to popular shows like American Idol. Name the person.
3. Name the Canadian group who composed the theme song for the popular television series ‘The Big Bang Theory’.
4. Which fictional place means ‘Black Land’ in Sindarin and ‘Land of Shadow’ in Quenya, where Sindarin and Quenya are both fictional languages?
5. Richard Chamberlain starred as this character in a television movie based on a novel. This character became popular later due to two movies by Paul Greengrass. Name the character.
1. Jules Verne.
2. Simon Fuller.
3. Barenaked Ladies.
5. Jason Bourne.
1. What is credited to have been invented by Christian Buschmann in the 19th century, even though others created similar instruments during the same time?
2. Which legendary music conductor’s name finds mention in the 1972 song ‘Billy The Mountain’ by Frank Zappa?
3. Find the common link – The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar.
4. Which musical, written by Warren Casey and Jim Jacob in 1971, was adapted into a film and went on to become one of the most popular Hollywood movie soundtracks ever?
5. How is Ladonna Adrian Gaines, sometimes called the ‘Queen of Disco’, better known to the world?
2. Zubin Mehta.
3. They are all musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
5. Donna Summer.
1. Martina Navratilova and Margaret Court share the record with another person for most consecutive singles major titles in tennis. Who?
2. Which well known stadium in England is also a venue for the American NFL’s International Series, and was the first stadium outside North America to do so?
3. Which English footballer was subject to an internet joke where he was featured participating in the fall of the Berlin Wall, the victory of Rocky Balboa as well as the freeing of Nelson Mandela?
4. Which English club won the English Premier League 98-99 season, and accomplished a treble by winning the FA Cup and European the same season?
5. Which game is played in a court, has some similarity to squash but its name shares a word with a full contact sport, and finds mention in the novel ‘Tom Brown’s School Days’?
1. Maureen Connolly.
2. Wembley Stadium.
3. John Terry.
4. Manchester United.
5. Rugby Fives.
1. Started by Richard Yoo in 1996, it is a major hosting provider today and also known as a great place to work. Name the company.
2. Which company was fined US $2.3 billion for pleading guilty to the illegal marketing of arthritis drug Bextra in 2009?
3. Which American construction business magnate is recently in the news because of his plans to buy the English club Coventry.
4. The movie ‘Barbarians At The Gate’ is based on a book by the same name depicting the leveraged buyout of an American tobacco and food conglomerate. Which one?
5. Find the connecting word – a record label, a golf championship, a brand of cigarette and a luxury goods company.
1. Rackspace Hosting.
3. Preston Haskell.
4. RJR Nabisco.
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.