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2. What‘s the significance of this title?
• Hawaii Five-O is an American police procedural
drama series produced by CBS Productions and
Leonard Freeman. Set in Hawaii, the show
originally aired for 12 seasons from 1968 to 1980.
• The phrase "Five-O" (or any variation, such as "5-
0", "5-o", and "five O", all usually pronounced "five
oh") has come from this TV series which refers to
the police in the United States.
• In 2010, the remake of this series was done under
the name Hawaii Five-0 (The title of the new show
uses a zero instead of the letter "O" in the original
Hawaii - 50th State of USA
• The Five-O in the series' title pertains to Hawaii's rank as being the 50th state to
enter the union (August 21, 1959).
This Museum in Tahiti consists of paintings of a famous artist who was responsible
for catapulting the Tahiti‘s fame and nature through his paintings.
Also a cruise ship which travels to Tahiti is named in his honour.
4. Identify the island from this famous coast
• Ahu Tongariki in 1914 (Ahu is a stone platform)
Its moai were
the island's civil
restored in the
5. a) Identify the animal
b) What did they inspire
6. Identify the song ?
• San Pedro is an island town in Belize which was famously referred in a song by
• Later the song title become the nickname of this town.
• The lyrics of the song tell about a beautiful island and was a tribute to the beauty
of the Latin people according to Madonna.
• It is the first Madonna song to have a Latino influence in it, with arrangements
of Cuban drums and Spanish guitar, maracas, harmonicas and a mix of
synthesized and real drumming.
7. Identify the place (Y) and French explorer (X)
• In 1972, famed Frenchmen X descended to the very bottom in his research vessel,
The Calypso, shedding light and fame on the deepest mysteries of the Y. He
declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world.
• There have been rumors that he used dynamite to blast through part of the coral
around the Y in order to navigate his boat, but these are fairly unsubstantiated,
although X has admitted to employing explosives in other areas of Belize.
• In the years following X‘s exploration, the Belizean government established the
site as a National Monument and UNESCO designated it a World Heritage Site,
ensuring its preservation for generations to come.
• In 2012, Discovery Channel ranked the Y as number one on its list of
"The 10 Most Amazing Places on Earth"
X - Jacques Cousteau
Y - Great Blue Hole
“The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”
- Jacques–Yves Cousteau
8. Identify this cocktail ?
This cocktail drink, a mix of coke, lime and rum is supposed to
have invented during the War of Independence in X(country)
and was named after the battle cry that inspired the soldiers.
In some parts of X, it is otherwise known as Mentirita meaning
―little lie‖ declaring that there is no ―freedom‖ for X when it is
under control of the dictator.
• Known previously as ‗Boscobel
Aerodrome’, a limited service airport
facility was upgraded into 3rd
International Airport of Jamaica in 2011.
• What is the new name given to the airport
which created controversy among locals ?
In Haiti, majority of the people follow a religion in which they worship not a
particular God but spirits and mysterious forces in return for "health, protection
What term related to "black magic" and "rituals involving spirits" comes from the
name of this official religion of Haiti ?
11. Why flight timings are
displayed in a beach resort ?
• Maho Beach is famous beach on the Dutch side
(St. Maarten) of the Caribbean islands, St.
• In most bars and restaurants on the beach the
daily arrival and departure timetables of
airlines are displayed on board.
• The Sunset Bar and Grill has a speaker on its
outside deck that broadcasts the radio
transmissions between pilots and the airport's
• Why did they display such information's or
what is the famous activity (dangerous) which
attracts people here ?
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Vivy is the name
Cricket is the game
Brother I don‘t know
How he could play
But his batting
Catching is breathtaking
Sometimes I does wonder
if it is another Sobers
In the making
That man Richard
Could really bat
Is to see him
How he does
dictate the game
No bowler holds a terror
for Vivian Richards
Not Thompson or Lillee
Nor Bedi nor Chandrasakar
of body and mind
that brother is
pace or spin
He don‘t give a France
What you bowling to him
fast or slowly
13. Tourism promotion of which country ?
• Little Tobago Island is one of the most important seabird sanctuaries in the Caribbean.
• In 1909 the island was purchased by Sir William Ingram who introduced 26 pairs of
________, in an attempt to save the species. Hence its also known as _________
• These birds were imported from New Guinea where a thriving plume trade threatened
them with extinction.
• The island was presented to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in 1924 after Sir
William's death by his heirs on the condition that it be maintained as a bird sanctuary.
• A number of factors, including the hurricane of 1963, caused the __________ to become
extinct on the island. However, it remains a sanctuary for numerous other species.
Greater Birds of Paradise
• The birds survived on the island
until at least 1958 when they were
filmed by a National Geographic
crew. There are no reliable
records after 1963 when
Hurricane Flora hit the island
and the population is presumed
to be extinct.
• The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago of 1,864 islands that
straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River . The Canadian
islands are in the province of Ontario, the U.S. islands in the state of New York.
• Zavikon Island is part of Thousand Islands archipelago and consists a pair of
tiny islands connected by footbridge, which attracts lot of tourists.
• What popular belief attracts the tourists ?
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18. What's unique about their old license plate ?
• Nunavut is the largest, northernmost and newest territory of Canada. It was
separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999 and
comprises the most of Canadian Arctic Archipelago (36,563 islands ).
• Nunavut used to be part of the Northwest Territories (N.W.T.), and it adopted
the same license plate design (unique shape) that has been used there.
• But the N.W.T. government, which holds the copyright to the design, is "making
some changes" to that territory's license plates, according to a Nunavut
government release. Since the copyright included Nunavut, the eastern Arctic
territory must change its plate design as well.
• The Nunavut government launched a contest in 2011 for a new license plate
design and finally selected the design shown in the next slide.
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22. What Guinness record does this island hold ?
• Bishop Rock is one of South West England's most dramatic and most remote
• Bishop Lighthouse is often referred to as “King of the lighthouses” and it is
indeed a very impressive structure.
• Set off the tip of the Isles of Scilly near Cornwall, England, the lighthouse stands on
a rock ledge that measures 46 m long, 16 m wide and stands 49 m high. Before the
lighthouse was installed, many a ship was shred to bits by the jagged rocks hiding
underwater, killing thousands of seamen. Construction on the first tower started in
1847, but it was swept away before the lantern could be installed. It was finally
completed in 1858.
• Bishop Rock is also the eastern end of the North Atlantic shipping route used by
ocean liners in the first half of the 20th century; the western end being the entrance
to Lower New York Bay. This was the route that these ocean liners took when
competing for the Transatlantic speed record, awarded the "Blue Riband."
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Ile de la cite (aka City Site) is one of the two natural islands located in Paris. It is
surrounded by River Seine on all sides.
This island is home to
a) A very famous landmark. Identify
b) A marker on the Place du parvis located near the landmark. What is the
significance of this marker?
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a) Notre Dame Cathedral
b) Point Zero – all the road distances in France are calculated from this point
24. i) Identify the reserve (X)
ii) Famous activity (Y)
iii) Archipelago (Z)
• ‗X Reserve‘ is a site where a commitment to defend the night sky quality. Its main
function will be to preserve the quality of the night sky and its associate values,
whether they are cultural, scientific, astronomical, natural, or landscape-related.
• ‗X Reserve‘ concept was a result of declaration at UNESCO‘s X Conference, held on
the island of La Palma in April 2007.
• Tenerife Island is named one of the best places for tourists to go for Y. Teide National
Park, Tenerife was awarded the title of ‗X Reserve‘ in 2013 thanks to its clear skies,
high altitude and proximity to the Equator - a long way from tropical storms.
• A law is in place on the island to control contamination levels and even flight paths in
order to protect the perfect Y conditions.
• Both La Palma and Tenerife Islands belongs to Z archipelago.
Until 1942 Malta flag was represented only by vertical bicolour of white and red.
From 1943 a particular addition was made to the flag exhibiting the recognition it
got from England in 1942.
a) What is featured in the canton of the flag?
b) And what is the reason behind this recognition?
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Top Left : (1091- 1943)
Top Right: (1943 – 1964)
Bottom Left: (1964 – present)
a) George Cross
b) It was awarded by George VI to the whole civilian population of Malta for their
bravery while under attack by German forces in WW II.
George Cross has usually been given to individuals. This is one of the two instances
where it was awarded collectively.
26. Which Italian food ?
Recently three scientists in Sicily launched a space program in which they attached a plastic
model of the country‘s iconic food item to a helium filled balloon and a GPS tracker.
Identify this hand rolled pastry dessert also been referenced in a 1972 movie in which a
character quotes ―Leave the gun and take the _____‖.
27. What was added to dictionary ?
• This is a pic of Blue Grotto in Mediterranean Island of Capri. What was the
inclusion that was made to the English Language in 1920 because of the striking
feature of this Grotto?
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28. What is the major export of Murano?
This island Murano near Venice once a totally isolated island became a major
commercial hub after a law passed in 1291 that the furnaces used for making a
particular commodity in Venice should be moved to this island to avoid the risk of
fire onto the wooden structures of Venice. But the real reason behind this shift was
to protect the trade secrets of this most sought after commodity that Venice
produced and thereby relocating the craftsmen to this isolated location. This put
Murano on the map and ever since this island is the major exporter of this prized
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In 1759, as a result of France economic crisis because of Seven Years War, the then
French finance minister imposed severe economic demands upon French people.
His name became synonymous with anything done cheap because of his nature of
unwilling to spend money during his time.
More famously he gave his name to:
a) an island in Seychelles.
b) outline portraits which was seen as an inexpensive alternative to painting or
30. Famously known as ?
• The capital city of Seychelles Islands was
named after Queen Victoria of England.
• The main attraction of Victoria is a clock tower
(LORLOZ) which was constructed to mark the
Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897.
It was modelled on ‗Little Ben‘
• Situated at the intersection of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Victoria
Street in London.
• It mimics the famous clock tower colloquially known as Big Ben at
the Palace of Westminster, found at the other end of Victoria
31. Identify X
• Sideroxylon grandiflorum, known as tambalacoque or X tree, is a long-lived tree
in the family Sapotaceae, endemic to Mauritius. It is valued for its timber.
• In 1973, it was thought that this species was dying out. There were supposedly
only 13 specimens left, all estimated to be about 300 years old. The true age
could not be determined because tambalacoque has no growth rings.
• Stanley Temple, an American biologist hypothesized that the X, ate
tambalacoque fruits, and only by passing through the digestive tract of the X
could the seeds germinate. Although this theory is contested by other scientists.
• To aid the seed in germination, botanists now use turkeys and gem polishers to
erode the endocarp to allow germination.
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32. What's the special
purpose of the long middle
• ___ ___ can be found only on the island
• It is the world‘s largest nocturnal primate
and it has a long thin middle finger which
helps them in finding their food (tree
• Many people native to Madagascar
consider the ___ ___ an omen of ill luck.
For this reason they often have been killed
on sight. Such hunting, coupled with
habitat destruction, have made them
Only primates thought to use echolocation to find prey.
33. Why is this Island a most visited tourist
Robben Island is situated near the coast of Cape Town, South Africa. It was
designated in 1999 as a world heritage site mainly because of its historical
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Served as the prison during Apartheid.
Also where Mandela was incarcerated.
Maldives, Underwater cabinet meeting
• To attract international
attention to the dangers of
global warming and sea
level rise .
• In 2007, the UN's
Intergovernmental Panel on
Climate Change warned
that a rise in sea levels of
seven to 24 inches by 2100
would be enough to make
the country virtually
35. Identify the place and the record
• The ______ _____ lighthouse (established in 1972) is an important landmark
for ships bound to or from the Strait of Malacca.
• This place was earlier known by different names (Parsons, Pygmalion) but
currently named after a famous person who visited this place.
• This place also holds a geographical record which was usually associated with
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Indira Point – Southern most point of India
• It was renamed Indira Point after then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi made a
visit to the light station.
• Note: Kanyakumari is the southern most point of mainland India.
36. Why was this in news last year?
• This is a seafood restaurant near Lake Toba in Indonesia which was closed in 1997.
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38. Why there was height restriction ?
How merger of these islands solved the problem ?
• Even though lack of space is a major problem for Hong
Kong (HK), strict height restrictions were in force for the
buildings of Kowloon.
• As a solution to this, Two small islands - Chek Lap Kok
and Lam Chau – were leveled and merged via land
reclamation. In 1993, the two islands became one – some
10,000 years after they had been separated by the rise of
• Even though the merger of this two islands only increased
the total area of HK by 1%, the height restrictions have been
lifted by 1998.
• This led to the raise of many skyscrapers in Kowloon area,
notably the International Commerce Center, tallest building
Hong Kong International Airport
• Kai Tak Airport was located in
Kowloon area and due to that Kowloon
had strict height restrictions.
• In 1998, when it was closed and
replaced by the new Hong Kong
International Airport the height
restriction was lifted.
40. Which iconic building are we talking about ?
When the architects planned to design this building they went for a more
traditional look and the resultant design was the combination of two of the
elements that symbolizes China's cultural heritage.
2. Tall Bamboo stem - symbol of growth and learning
Bento is a Japanese packed meal that holds different varieties of traditional
Japanese food in a box shaped container. The ―simple, practical and place for
everything‖ concept of this Bento box served as the inspiration for a famous
technology company to design its flagship product in 1992.
Identify the company and the product.
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42. Encrusted by ruby and diamond, the Nepal
King‘s royal crown is made of birds feathers
from which island nation ?
Birds of Paradise
• According to historian Percival Landon the bird-of-
paradise feathers were first introduced in the Nepalese
crowns by Mathbar Singh Thapa after he was recalled
from the court of Maharajah Ranjit Singh of the Punjab
by Queen Rajya Laxmi and was asked to lead the
Nepalese government as prime minister in 1843 A.D.
Mathbar had fallen afoul of the Nepalese court after the
fall of his uncle Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa and his
eventual suicide in captivity. He had chosen to seek
asylum in the court of the Punjab. It was in the Punjab
that Mathbar must have been introduced to the
millinery traders catering to the ladies of the British
43. What are we talking about ?
• _______ is one of the major issue in south pacific region.
• Reasons for this issue include mining operations that have left not much arable
land; as a result, much of the local diet is of processed, imported food such as
Spam or corned beef, rather than fresh fish, fruit and vegetables.
• The epidemic levels of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Pacific region
are closely linked to the progressive substitution of traditional foods with cheap,
energy-dense and nutrient-poor imported foods — i.e., processed ―junk.‖
• In a list of the world's 10 most ______ countries, eight are in the South Pacific
and Nauru holds the world record for this.
• The same problem must have been the reason for Samoa Air‘s controversial
policy change last year which they say is fair.
South Pacific is the world's most overweight region.
• Nauru is the world's smallest island country and world's Fattest Country
• Obesity has grown as a result of the importation of Western foods paid for with
proceeds from phosphate mining. The problem is leading to increased levels of
illness, including diabetes and heart diseases.
• Samoa Air - The world's first airline to charge passengers by their weight rather
than per seat says the policy has helped to raise obesity awareness and improve
44. Identify the author (X) and the bird (Y)
• Last Chance to See is a 1989 BBC radio documentary series and its
accompanying book, written and presented by X and Mark Carwardine. In the
series, X and Carwardine travel to various locations in the hope of encountering
species on the brink of extinction.
• In 2009, the BBC broadcast a television follow-up series of the same name, with
Stephen Fry replacing the late X.
• X is best known as the author of a famous book, which originated in 1978 as a
BBC radio comedy.
• ―We put a big map of the world on a wall, X stuck a pin in everywhere he fancied
going, I stuck a pin in where all the endangered animals were, and we made a
journey out of every place that had two pins.‖ - Mark Carwardine
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X - Douglas Adams
Y – Kakapo (Only flightless Parrot)
45. Identify X and Y
• FutureBrand Australia was selected by X as its lead design partner to assist the
with rebranding its identity and experience, as it transforms to ‗Y‘ in mid-2013.
• When tasked to search for a new visual language for ‗Y‘. The FutureBrand team
was sent to Fiji‘s Mamanuca outer islands. The team saw first-hand the respect
that Fiji has for tradition and its traditional Masi art – an ancient art that
embodies the spirit and stories of Fijian culture.
• FutureBrand partnered with X and locally renowned Masi artist Makereta
Matemosi to create the identity for ‗Y‘.
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46. What was message displayed by
Godaddy.com while buying the .tv domain ?
.tv is the toplevel domain of Tuvalu
• If Tuvalu ceases to exist, current
ICANN policy dictates that the .tv
domain name will be phased out.
• Kim Davies, Manager of Root Zone
Services for Internet Assigned
Numbers Authority, wrote in an email
to Domain Name Wire:
“The simple answer is if a country ceases
to exist, under existing policy the domain
will need to be retired. ICANN will permit
a reasonable transition period so the
affected parties can transition to other
domains. In the most recent case, .YU
(replaced with .RS and .ME), there was a 3
year transition period assigned by the
47. i) Identify the place (X)
ii) Original movie (Y) in which this song is featured
• Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (known as Iz), was a famous musician from
• His voice became famous outside X when his album Facing Future
was released in 1993. His medley of ―Z" was subsequently featured in
several films, television programs, and television advertisement
commercials. Featured in the movies like,
• Meet Joe Black,
• Finding Forrester,
• 50 First Dates,
• Men With Guns (Hombres Armados),
• Fred Claus,
• IMAX: Hubble 3D and in several TV series.
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X – Hawaii
Y – The Wizard of Oz
• "Over the Rainbow" - Judy Garland
48. a) Give these islands famous nicknames (X & Y)
b) Person (Z)
• The Diomede Islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland
Alaska and Siberia.
• Little Diomede – USA
• Big Diomede - Russia
• The islands are sometimes called X Island (Big Diomede) and Y Isle (Little Diomede)
because they are separated by the International Date Line, thus Big Diomede is 23 hours
ahead of Little Diomede.
• "They're our next-door neighbours, and you can actually see Russia from land here in
Alaska, from an island in Alaska.― – Z
• The above quote is said by famous personality which is often misquoted and become