3. The Rules
6 sets of 5 questions each
Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer
Teams of max 4 people
If you are more than 4, play as separate tables
Please mail Venkatesh for the answers
4. Set 1
The title of the show was inspired by
a 1956 song by Cole Porter.
Originally hosted by Chris Tarrant in
UK, the show was originally
supposed to be called 'The Cash
What’s the name?
A 12 time Emmy award winning comedian,
she hosts her own show, and has also done
the voice over for animated movies like
Finding Nemo. She came out on an Oprah
Winfrey Show and confessed to being a
lesbian. She hosted the Academy Awards in
2006, thereby, becoming the first openly gay
or lesbian person to host the Academy
In 1983, X relocated to Chicago to host
WLS-TV's low-rated half-hour morning talk-
show, AM Chicago. The first episode aired on
January 2, 1984. Within months after X took
over, the show went from last place in the
ratings to overtaking Donahue as the highest
rated talk show in Chicago. It was renamed ,
expanded to a full hour, and broadcast
nationally beginning September 8, 1986.
Who is X?
1992 - 2009
Who was it from 1962 - 1992?
10. Set 2
What is Italian WWI Air Ace
Count Francesco Baracca's
contribution to the world of motor
It gets its name from an aboriginal
term meaning ‘No water’. This
creature never drinks water during its
entire life. It eats only the leaves of
the Eucalyptus tree. Winners at the
Australian Open tennis grand slam
get soft toys modelled on it (apart
from the trophies of course).
In the early 1880s PT Barnum, the circus
guy purchased a huge African elephant
from the London Zoo. Thousands turned
out to see it in America. It got its name
from his keepers at the London zoo and
it's apparently a Swahili word. The word
has now entered the English language
and is very common today.
What's the good word?
This place was originally a large swamp
settled by fishermen. In the 14th century
it was known as the quot;sea townquot; and the
East India Company laid a claim for it in
1819. The present day name came about
when a visiting prince encountered a
strange looking animal, which he mistook
for a lion.
How do we know this place today?
15. In 1930, a young chemistry graduate 5
D P Dandekar felt the urge to
manufacture products that were not
easily available in India. He decided to go
with inks. He got the name for his
company from an ad slogan that he has
seen which went “I would walk a mile for
What did he name his company / what
was the slogan?
16. Set 3
You Ness Co.
-World Heritage Sites in
The name means beautiful jungle
and probably comes from names of
the trees that grow here. The nearest
railway station is Canning, 48 km
away. The nearest town Gosaba is 50
Where was this scene shot?
The Gur-e Amir is the mausoleum of Timur in
Samarkand. It occupies an important place in the
history of Islamic Architecture as the precursor and
model for later great Mughal architecture, including
_______and the ______, built by Timur's
What is the connection to a specific
21. In 1931, Frank Smythe 5
was the leader of the
expedition to climb
Kamet (7,756 m). During
the Kamet expedition
Fill in what is now called the
the ________ __ _______
blanks located in North India.
22. Set 4
In the 1932 LA Olympics, India beat USA
24-1, which was the highest margin of
defeat in the Olympics. Dhyan Chand
scored 8 goals in that game.
Who scored the maximum number of
goals for India in that game?
25. Connect the following names: 3
• Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach)
• Yossef Romano (weightlifter)
• Ze'ev Friedman (weightlifter)
• David Berger (weightlifter)
• Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge)
• Eliezer Halfin (wrestler)
• Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee)
• Kehat Shorr (shooting coach)
• Mark Slavin (wrestler)
• Andre Spitzer (fencing coach)
• Amitzur Shapira (track coach)
Michael Phelps won 8 medals at the
Olympics in 2004 and 2008. In doing
so he equalled a world record for
maximum number of medals by a
sportsman at the summer Olympics.
Whose record did he equal?
28. Set 5
29. Set 6
The Swinging ‘70s
30. His first movie was quot;Hercules in 1
New Yorkquot; in 1970 with the tagline
quot;See Him Toss Tough Men Like
His diction was so poor that his
voice in this box office dud was
Who was the star?
In 1973, Neil Young interrupted his
concert in New York, with the words
“Peace has come”.
Following the announcement the crowd
went bonkers for awhile, kissing,
hugging each other and weeping.
What did the message signify?
This is Louise Brown as she looks today (inset – circa
1980). Born on 25 July 1978 she was the first of her
kind. Her sister Natalie was the fortieth in the series!
What is Louise Brown’s claim to fame?
In 1977 he published his
autobiography “My life and the
beautiful game”. He got the
International Peace Prize in 1978. In
1980 he was named the “athlete of
the century”. Who?
The lyrics of this 1971 hit were
influenced by the book “Magic Arts in
Celtic Britain”. Full of pagan imagery,
and referring to trees, brooks, pipers
and shining white light, it has become
a timeless classic.