Q1. Conversation between A and B- identify them. A : Nothing new of any importance or is there? B : Nothing of very great consequence. The Chilean thing is getting consolidated and of course the newspapers are bleeding because a pro-Communist government has been overthrown. A : Isn't that something. Isn't that something. B : I mean instead of celebrating – in the ___________ period we would be heroes. A : Well we didn't – as you know – our hand doesn't show on this one though. B : We didn't do it. I mean we helped them. [garbled] created the conditions as great as possible. A : That is right. And that is the way it is going to be played
The conversation occurred after Augusto Pinochet resumed power in Chile .
Q2. The UEFA Champions league was inaugurated in 1955, at the suggestion of the French sports journalist and editor of L’Equipe Gabriel Hanot, as a reaction to a declaration on the part of X as being "Champions of the World" by the British press, after a successful run of European friendlies in the 1950s. The tournament was conceived as a continental competition for winners of the European national football leagues, as the European Champion Clubs' Cup, abbreviated to European Cup and now the Champions league. Identify the club X .
Q3. A : Godfrey Teale , Paul Panzer , Leslie Howard, Leonard Whiting , Leonardo Di Caprio B: Mary Malone, Florence Lawrence , Norma Shearer, Olivia Hussey, Claire Danes Identify A and B.
Romeo & Juliet They have all portrayed Romeo and Juliet in movies.
Q4. On having been denied the Nobel prize in 1979, he said “ Steven Weinberg, Sheldon Glashow and Abdus Salam built on work I had done as a 26-year-old student. If you give a prize for a building, shouldn’t the fellow who built the first floor be given the prize before those who built the second floor? “ In 2005, he was again overlooked for the Nobel prize when Roy J Glauber was given the award for a work that was discovered and initiated by him . The work for which Richard Feynman was awarded the Nobel was also based on findings of the person in question. Who?
E. C GEORGE SUDARSHAN – From Kottayam in Kerala – The man behind concept of Tachyons , particles that move faster than speed of light!
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient Mariner’, Alexander the great , Dune by Frank Herbert , Damien Omen II , Falling Down , Thin Red line of “The Battle of Balaclava” – Theme for Iron Maiden Songs
Q6. An easy one ! She started her own fragrance which was launched by “Superdrug” in the summer of 2005 , and became the store’s third best selling fragrance after Kylie Minogue’s and Victoria Beckham’s. It was called Shh… ________. ( The blank here being the name of the person) However, due to racist allegations, the perfume shop decided to remove the fragrance from its shelves. Later, when it was re-introduced, it went on to become one of the top five online sellers of fragrance till the Christmas of 2007. Who are we talking about?
Late Jade Goody , who became popular in India after allegations of racially abusing Shilpa Shetty in the TV show Big Brother . She gained much popularity for televising her own death .
*Q7 . Created in 1990 , each episode ends with one or more public service announcements. It shows the dilemmas that face the environment in relation to the episode (such as radiation or ozone depletion). One comes right after the show is over, before the final commercial break. The second—if there is one—comes before the end credits. There usually is only one, especially during the original series. What am I talking about?
YELLOW STONE NATIONAL PARK Both the posters show the famous “Old Faithful Geyser” . Yellowstone sits on a volcano and it is home to many natural geysers including the tallest in the world namely “Steamboat Geyser”
Q9. Sitter! :D The tradition known as Trick or treat for UNICEF began in the year 1950, during the night of ________ in the suburbs of Philadelphia and expanded nationally in 1952 before becoming an international event . The program involves the tradition of distribution of small boxes by schools (or in modern times , corporate sponsors like Hallmark , at their licensed stores ) to children , in which they can solicit small- change donations from the houses they visit during this night. Children go around the houses with the question “Trick or treat?”! It is estimated that children have collected more than $188 million worldwide across USA, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong , Ireland , South America and recently in Australia and New Zealand. During the night of what does this event happen?
Krisztina Egerszegi of Hungary and Dawn Fraser of Australia Only swimmers in olympic history to win gold for the same event in three consecutive olympics !! Dawn Fraser- 100m freestyle ( 1956,1960, 1964) Krisztina Egerszegi – 200 m backstroke ( 1988, 1992, 1996 )
Q12. This hard rock band was formed in Pasadena , California in 1972. As of 2007, they have sold 80 million albums worldwide and have had the most number one hits on the Billboard Mainstream rock chart. They also entered the Guinness book of world records for the highest paid single appearance of a band : $1.5 million for a 90 minute set at 1983 US festival. Their album titled ‘ 1984 ’ was so popular that it was peaking at #2 on billboard only behind MJ’s Thriller. But they gained the most popularity for drama surrounding the exits of former members which includes names like Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar, Garry Cherone , Mark Stone and Mitch Alloy. Identify the band.
Q14 . X has two restaurants: Altitude 95 , on the first floor; and the Jules Verne , an expensive gastronomical restaurant on the second floor, with a private lift. This restaurant has one star in the Michelin Red Guide. In January 2007, the multi-Michelin chef Alain Ducasse was brought in to run Jules Verne . What is X ?
Charlie Chaplin, Laurence Olivier and Roberto Benigni have directed themselves to acting Oscars !
Q16. Basesar Ram: the father and was an alcoholic Bhagwanti: the mother was a housewife and used to sleep in her kitchen itself Lallu (Lalit Prasad): the eldest son, unemployed and looking for a job Nanhe: the younger son Badki: the eldest daughter, a social worker Majhli: the second eldest daughter, aspiring to be an actress Chutki: the youngest daughter, aspiring to be a doctor What am I speaking of?
Characters in “Hum Log” - The first ever soap opera in India !!
Q17. This European company was busy manufacturing forest products like paper in the initial 130 years of existence . They expanded to manufacturing of television in the 1980’s , but lost a lot of money. It then ventured into the computer field which lead to a total burn out forcing the CEO to take away his life. During Russian recession of early 90’s, it underwent a big slump and was on the verge of termination when the new CEO decided to concentrate on just one sector they are now synonymous with . Which company am I talking about?
Q18. 1990 Saga Africa 1991 Black & What 1993 Urban Tribu 1998 Zam Zam 2000 ____ ____ 2003 Pokhara 2005 Métisse 2006 Charango The albums released by a superstar who ventured into the field of music after he established himself as a legend in a different field altogether. He is also popular for his charity works and also owns a restaurant named “Do Brazil” in French West Indies. Who?
Yannick Noah Legendary tennis player from France. Only the second black player ,after Arthur Ashe to win grand slam singles’ final – remains the last native to win the French Open.
Q 19. Whose marriage life is being described? Conrad “Nicky” Hilton (6 May 1950 – 29 January 1951) (divorced) Michael Wilding (21 February 1952 – 26 January 1957) (divorced) Michael Todd (2 February 1957 – 22 March 1958) (widowed) Eddie Fisher (12 May 1959 – 6 March 1964) (divorced) Richard Burton (15 March 1964 – 26 June 1974) (divorced) Richard Burton (again) (10 October 1975 – 29 July 1976) (divorced) John Warner (4 December 1976 – 7 November 1982) (divorced) Larry Fortensky(6 October 1991 – 31 October 1996) (divorced)
Q21. This city has 6 stadiums which have hosted at least one ODI , thus making it a world record holder. The city that comes closest is Colombo with 4 stadiums . Just name the city.
NAIROBI the grounds being the Gymkhana Club, which has now hosted 57 ODIs, the Jaffrey and Ruaraka Sports Club grounds (five each), the Aga Khan Sports Club , the Nairobi Club and the Simba Union ground (one each)
Q22. In a bizarre decision, On the 6th of September 2009, the Prime minister of an island nation X ordered the whole of country’s traffic to be switched over to left side of the road from the normal right side travel. This is the first time a country is shifting traffic sides in nearly 40 years. The reasons cited included – enabling more citizens to get hand-me-down cars from the neighboring nations which drive on the left and ability to escape from tsunamis which remains an open question as to how , even now. To get accustomed to the new rules, the Prime minister also declared September 7th and 8th as national holidays. Identify the nation X.
Q23. _________ is often used in a similar context to which ‘Garden of Eden’ might be used, to represent a perfect paradise that exists hidden from modern man. It can sometimes be used as an analogy for a life-long quest or something elusive that is much sought. For a man who spends his life obsessively looking for a cure to a disease, such a cure could be said to be that man's ________. It also might be used to represent perfection that is sought by man in the form of love, happiness, or Utopian ideals . What’s it?
SHANGRI-LA Term which which first appeared in James Hilton’s novel “Lost Horizon” . The US Presidential retreat Camp David is now officially called Camp David “Shangri La” .
Q24. What am I describing? Axle – “A model bad boy, cruel and ruthless. Don't try to get on Axle's good side - he doesn't have one”. Bose Jefferson - "Don't be fooled by Bose's casual demeanor - his punch feels like a ten-car pile up on your head." Cydney Bass- "A spoiled rich girl living on the edge. Treat Cyd right or she'll throw a tantrum in your face. “ Milwaukee Jon- "An Ex-con with a death wish. Jon's dare devilish style strikes fear in the hearts of seasoned fellows” Pearl McKurdy -"A competitive and reckless retro-punk. Pearl lives for anarchy” Slim Jim -"Would've been the class clown if he hadn't dropped out. Voted 'Most Likely To Die Young' by classmates." Teflon Mike -"Dropped on his head at an early age, Mike is a gonzo wild man: fearless, un-predictable, brain damaged."
Character from the very popular game – ROAD RASH! Remember the famous cheat code ? XYZZYSPOON!
Richard Gere, LeBron James and George Clooney – The only men to have appeared on the cover of VOGUE Magazine.
Q26. Nrityagram is India's first modern Gurukul (residential school) and a intentional community in the form of a dance village, set up by Odissi danseuse _____ _____ in 1990. It is situated 35 km away from Bengaluru. In _____ _____'s own words, "It is a community of dancers in a forsaken place amidst nature. A place where nothing exists, except dance. A place where you breathe, eat, sleep, dream, talk, imagine - dance. A place where all the five senses can be refined to perfection. A place where dancers drop negative qualities such as jealousy, small-mindedness, greed and malice to embrace their colleagues as sisters and support each other in their journey towards becoming dancers of merit.“ Fill in the blanks .
Q27. Who am I talking of? At the age of 11,He contracted Perthes disease in his hip which left his left leg shorter than the right . Spent two years in traction, but later often had a slight limp. In 1959, He became the youngest driver to score points in formula one , the youngest driver to set fastest lap in formula one and the youngest driver to score a podium position in formula one, records which were later broken. Apart from formula one victories , he has also won the 24 hours Le Mans race . He published a book in 1964 titled “ From the Cockpit” . He died at the age of 32 when his car crashed in the Good wood circuit in England in 1970.
Q28.The title of this English movie is taken from a 1717 poem by Alexander Pope called “Eloisa to Abelard”
“ How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd “...
Interestingly, three filmi songs from old Hindi movies can be heard playing in the background in this movie. "Mera Man Tera Pyaasa" from the movie performed by Mohammed Rafi, "Tera Sang Pyaar Mein" performed by Lata Mangeshkar, and "Wada Na Tod" by Lata Mangeshkar from the movie Dil Tujhko Diya .
Q29. The phrase ___ ____ was first used during the Battle of Albeura (1811) in the Peninsular war. During the battle, Lieutenant-Colonel William Inglis of the 57 th (West Middlesex) Regiment foot was wounded by canister shot. Despite his injuries, Inglis refused to retire from the battle but remained with the regimental colors, encouraging his men with the words “___ ____ 57th, ___ ____!" as they came under intense pressure from a French attack. The ‘___ ____' subsequently became the West Middlesex’s regimental nickname. Now used widely , which is this phrase?
Lasse Viren(Athletics), Patrik Antonius (Poker) , Shefki Kuqi(football) Hannu Mikola(Rally), Keke Rosberg(F-1) All are nicknamed “Flying Finn”
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