6 sets of 5 questions each
Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer
Teams of max 4 people
All answers to be written down
Please put down table numbers
Give in your answers at the end of each set
Tennis Grand Slams
Roger Federer won 3 out of the 4
Grand Slam titles in a year 3 times – in
2004, 2006 and 2007. In 2006 and
2007, the other winner was Nadal.
In 2004, the French Open was won by
an Argentine player, nicknamed “El
Gato” – the cat.
Connect the following Grand Slam
• 2009 Australian Open
• 2008 US Open
• 2006 Australian Open
• 2005 Wimbledon and US Open
• 2003 Australian Open and Wimbledon
• 2002 Wimbledon
• 1999 Wimbledon and US Open
• 1997 French Open
Either Mahesh Bhupati or Leander
Paes have won the Mixed Doubles at
all these Grand Slams
This 23‐year old French player is
currently ranked #10 in the world. His
best performance till date has been
reaching the semi‐finals of the French
Open in 2008.
He won 3 out of the 4 Grand Slam titles in
2004 in the junior circuit.
Johnny Socko and the Giant Robot /
He started as a clapper boy in
Raiders of the Rail Road in 1936.
In the mid ’70s, while shooting for the
film Charas in France, he saw a family
watching TV together. He foresaw that
TV would be the medium of the future.
The thought process saw the light of
the day in 1985. Who?
When he was 17, Padma Bhushan Jasdev
Singh was inspired hearing Melville De
Mellow give commentary at Gandhi’s
funeral. Jasdev later became a legend on
radio as a hockey commentator.
What is his major involvement with DD
that he is renowned for ‐ something that
he has been doing for 47 years?
He gives commentary during the
Republic Day Parade every year
Among the first serials based on short
stories, it was directed by Jyot & Manju
Singh. It focused on Indian literature in
Actors from specific regions were used,
to get accents right. Kritika Desai and
Pallavi Joshi were among the ones who
were first spotted here.
Name the serial.
Founded in 1906 as ‘The Haloid
Legend has it that it sold its rights to
the Graphical User Interface to
APPLE as it thought that the
Personal Computer business will
never be able to sustain itself.
It traces its roots to Valley Falls,
a textile company established in Rhode
Island by Oliver Chace in 1839.
In 1929, Valley Falls merged with ‘X’
Cotton Mfg Co.
In 1955, this new entity merged with ‘Y’
Mfg Co and hence, we now know it as XY.
It is a type of construction material
typically used in Central and South
Wet clay and chopped hay were mixed
and trampled with bare feet. This was
then sun dried.
What is this material that is also the name
of an enterprise?
This company derives its name from a
Japanese phrase which means
‘Everywhere’. The government owns one
third of this company. The company’s
mascot is a mushroom which is a
celebrity in Japan.
Which iconic Japanese enterprise is this?
Spread over 150+ acres it is the arguably
the largest functioning Hindu temple
complex in the world.
The 236 feet tall gopuram here is the
tallest in Asia. Myth has it that the coast
of Ceylon can be seen from its top.
Which is this place?
Jai Ho! – India’s
This temple has a famous Ratha Yatra. In the past
people had been crushed and others injured as the
massive multi‐ton chariot went out of control.
This led the Britons of the time to contrive a word
to refer to examples of unstoppable, crushing
forces. What’s the good word?
Tamil words for tie and wood led to the naming of
this type of boat consisting of two hulls joined by
some structure, the most basic being a frame.
It was first discovered being used by the Paravas,
a fishing community in south Tamil Nadu. What?
A type of single‐story house that originated
in India. The English word derives from the
Hindi word for a quot;house in the Bengal style”.
Such houses were traditionally small, only
one story, thatched and had a wide
The word comes from the Dhivehi word
meaning a ring of coral islands or reefs. The
term was popularized by Charles Darwin,
who described these as a subset in a special
class of islands, the unique property of
which is the presence of an organic reef.