• This is a fun quiz ! So please don’t expect serious funda
• This quiz will continue till I want to stop.
• Infinite pounce will follow.
• All questions will carry equal marks.
• Team with highest marks at the end will get a surprise
gift from me.
• QM is the boss here. So whatever he will ask is true.
• In 2003, a web-service started
which could ‘crush your face into a
pulp’. Today we know it by a better
name. What is the service?
• Mark Zuckerberg created facemash (that’s what ‘crush
your face into
a pulp’ meant) in 2003 but later
renamed and redesigned the web-service to ‘the
facebook’ and then to Facebook.
3. Its an initiative by which Indian
• This Award is an annual American award given
to short stories of exceptional merit. The award was
first presented in 1919 and funded by the Society of
Arts and Sciences. As of 2012, the series editor
chooses twenty short stories, each one an X Prize
story. All stories originally written in the English
language and published in an American or Canadian
periodical are eligible for consideration. Which
award, named after an American short story writer?
• The series __________: Riddles of Time & Space would
provide a glimpse into “the man, the myth and the
legend,” writers Michael Lent and Brian McCarthy said
. Its an illustrated book on a very famous personality.
• Identify the man in the question or on whose life this
comic series is based on?
The one in the left is Kenan Sofuoğlu, a driver from turkey and had won the
championship three times in 2007, 2010 and the one in the right is Fabien
Foret ,a driver from France and is a 2002 World champion.
My question is they are the part of a bike racing team owned by which famous
Made their ODI debut in Nehru
• Wriddhiman Saha
• Thiru Kumaran
• Richie Richardson
• Sairaj Bahutule
• Raju Kulkarni
• X is a respectful Korean term
used by females to call older
males such as older male friends
or older brothers. However the
word became familiar all over
the world last year. Which word
or how ?
• It is the logo of a fictional
organization featured in the
James Bond novels by Ian
Fleming. . Led by evil
and supervillain Ernst
the supranational organisat
ion first formally appeared
and in the movie Dr.
No (1962). Name it.
SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge
• Percy George Herbert
Fender was an
English cricketer who
played 13 Tests and was
captain of Surrey between
1921 and 1931. An allrounder, he was a middleorder batsman who bowled
mainly leg spin, and
cricketer's double seven
times. Till 2013 he hold
what distinction in 1st class
cricket, that he achieved
way back in 1920 ?
• The earliest known reference to this in literature is in the
play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, written in 458 BC. When the
title character returns from Troy, he is greeted by his
vengeful wife Clytemnestra:
• "Now my beloved, step down from your chariot, and let not
your foot, my lord, touch the Earth. Servants, let there be
spread before the house he never expected to see, where
Justice leads him in, a crimson path.“
• What am I talking about ?
• X in Roman mythology was the goddess
who "haunted crossroads, graveyards,
and was the goddess of sorcery and
witchcraft, she wandered about at night
and was seen only by the barking of dogs
who told of her approach.
• Name the goddess, very familiar to us.
• He began his career as an upper-division clerk
in the office of the Deputy Accountant-General
(Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta. In 1963, he
began teaching political science at
the Vidyanagar College (in South 24 Parganas)
and he also worked as a journalist with
the Desher Dak (Call of Motherland).
• Identify the personality in the question.
• Philip John Noel-Baker was a British politician,
diplomat and renowned campaigner for disarmament.
He'd go on to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. The
Prize, coupled with something else he did 39 years
earlier helped him accomplish a unique feat. What
The Only Man to win an Olympic
Medal and the Nobel Prize
• As you can see
his name is
Omar Borkan Al
Gala. He came
into news last
with two other
men. Why ?
• Following recent report that three men from the United Arab
Emirates were deported from Saudi Arabia because of their good
looks, one of the trio has been identified.
• The men, attending the Jenadrivah Heritage and Culture Festival
in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, were "forcibly" removed from the
event by the religious police because their sex appeal was deemed
too dangerous by organisers.
• US gossip website Jezebel has identified one of the three
handsome men that police "feared female visitors could fall for"
as Omar Borkan Al Gala.
• Al Gala, who claims to be a photographer, actor, and poet from
Dubai, has a Facebook page, with more than one hundred
thousand likes. He has also posted messages seemingly
confirming that he was involved in the incident.
• "This is what written in newspapers in over the world :) UAE men
ordered to leave Saudi Arabia for being 'too handsome'," one post
• Extract from THE HINDU.
• His name is Robert
Baron BadenPowell, also known
as B-P or Lord BadenPowell, was
a lieutenant-general in
the British Army. He is
the founder of what ?
Scout Movement and first Chief
Scout of The Boy Scouts Association.
• X is depicted as one of the world's most
prominent eco-terrorists. X is obsessed
with plants, botany, and environmentalism. X
uses toxins from plants and mind
controlling pheromones for criminal activities,
which are usually aimed at protecting
the natural environment. X’s real name is Dr.
Pamela Lillian Isley.
• Who is X ?
American photographer and d
She is best known as the first
permitted to take pictures
of Soviet industry, the first
female war correspondent
permitted to work in combat
zones). Apart from these she
has another feat. What ?
• The first female photographer
for Henry Luce's Life magazine,
where her photograph appeared
on the first cover.
a Czech journalist,
writer and poet, one
Czech Realism and a
member of "the May
school". Which world
laureate took his pen
his father didn’t want
him to be a writer?
• The gentleman in the picture is Jan Nepomuk
• An architect who worked on the Daley Center project,
Richard Bennett, wrote Picasso a poem asking him to
make the sculpture. Picasso accepted saying "You
know I never accept commissions to do any sort of
work, but in this case I am involved in projects for
the two great gangster cities" (the other being
Marseille, France). Picasso refused the $100,000
payment considering his work a gift to the people of
• You just have to name the sculpture in this context,
which is named after Picasso himself.
• Greatest Military Commander of All
• Military Leader of Europe
• High Protector of the Holy Mountain
• These are some of the honorary titles
referencing to a world famous leader.
• X is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from
person to person within a culture. A X acts as a unit for
carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can
be transmitted from one mind to another through
writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable
phenomena. The word X originated with Richard
Dawkins 1976 book The Selfish Gene. Dawkins cites as
inspiration the work of geneticist L. L. Cavalli-Sforza,
anthropologist F. T. Cloak and ethologist J. M. Cullen.
• What is the word ?
• X is a three-day rock music festival held annually at
Donington Park, England .It usually takes place in June
(although in 2003, the first day of the festival took
place on the last day of May). The festival is owned and
managed by Live Nation.
• The name X was chosen for the festival for two
reasons. X was a dirty word in the music industry at
the time, due to file sharing, and rock is seen as a
rebellious genre of music.
• Name the festival.
• Logo of the festival is in the next slide……
37. A sitter
• She is the Earth-Two counterpart of Supergirl and the
first cousin of Kal-L, Superman of the pre-Crisis EarthTwo. The infant X’s parents enabled her to escape the
destruction of Krypton. Although she left the planet at
the same time that Superman did, her ship took much
longer to reach Earth-Two.
• Possessing all standard Kryptonian powers, she is a
member of the Justice Society of America and the
team's first chairwoman.
• Name this comic character from DC Comics.
• The Arabic word X is a shortened version meaning
simply "Garden". According to Islamic eschatology,
after death, one will reside in the grave until the
appointed resurrection on Yawm alQiyāmah. Muslim believe that the treatment of the
individual in the life of the grave will be according to
his or her deeds in the worldly life.
• What common word in Hindi/Urdu language is
derived from this description?
• Eugene Polley (November 29, 1915 – May 20, 2012)
was an engineer and engineering manager for Zenith
Electronics. He invented many things while working
with it. Best known among these was called the "FlashMatic", a revolutionary new product that eventually
became an (now almost) indispensable household
product. "Flash" because it focused visible light (from a
device like a flashlight) to a set of photo-cells.
• So what product thus came about?
Only women to have won the Palme
• As of 2013, Jane Campion, Adèle
Exarchopoulos and Léa Seydoux are the only women
to have won the Palme d'Or. Exarchopoulos and
Seydoux won as the stars of Blue Is the Warmest
Colour with director Abdellatif Kechiche in an
unorthodox move by the Steven Spielberg-headed
is the Hindu god of war and victory, worshiped
primarily in areas with Tamil influences,
Lanka, Mauritius, Malaysia, Singapore and Reunion
Island. His six most important shrines in India are
theArupadaiveedu temples. He is also known as
'clever'), Saravaṇa, Arumugam, Sanmuga (from
Sanskrit Ṣaṇmukha), Shadanana(meaning 'one with six
faces'), Kumāra (meaning 'prince or child or young
a Club), Guhan or Guruhuha (meaning 'cavedweller'), Skanda (meaning 'that which is spilled or
Sanskrit),Vēlaṇ and Swaminatha.
• Identify this Hindu deity?
• He studied at the Scottish Church College, Calcutta. He
started his career as a wicketkeeper, playing for cricket
clubs (including his college team) in Calcutta and had
once made a double-century. He joined his father's
firm and made it into one of India's top construction
firms. His firm constructed Calcutta's M.P.Birla
Planetarium in 1963. He was the treasurer of BCCI in
1983 ,the year India won the Cricket World Cup. In
2005 he was awarded the International Journal of
the History of Sports Achievement award for
administrative excellence in global sport.
• Who is he?
48. This is one of the few rare
instances in world cricket. What am I
talking about ?
Three pairs of brothers played
together in the Zimbabwe side.
• Flower Brothers.
• Rennie Brothers.
• Strang Brothers.
• Born in 1918 in Barpeta, he was one of the
pioneers of modern Assamese music. He
directed music in three Assamese films; those
were Badan Borphukan (1947), Paarghat
(1949) and Nimila Onko (1955).
• Identify him.