• Each direct question carries 10 points while
a passed question contains 5 points.
• Questions will move clockwise first and
• You will get 15 seconds time to give your
answer. 5 seconds time will be given for a
passed answer. No answer will be accepted
after the time limit.
• Any other decision is at the discretion of the
• 'Anandmath', 'Durgesh
were authored by
which writer ?
• In which video game
series is the name of
• Clive Staples Lewis
is the author of
which famous book
•Le Corbusier was
the architect of
• Which team has the
appearing in 3 ICC ODI
World Cup finals, but
not winning even one?
• X, an ancient Greek
scientist, is best known
for inventing the screw
pump and doing maths
with spheres and
cylinders. Identify X.
• The first one to
calculate it was
Radhanath Sikdar, in
1851 using spherical
trigonometry. What is
being talked about?
• William Chester Minor was
a murderer who served time
in a mental asylum. During
his stay, he became the
largest contributor for
which very commonly used
X was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh on 25
June 1985. Her father is a former
government employee in Rajasthan and was
awarded the President's Medal for
Distinguished Service at the Delhi
Cantonment Board. X's family belongs to
Chhattisgarh state. X graduated from the
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological
University in 2007 with an undergraduate
degree in computer engineering. Identify X.
•The people of
are known as
• This country has no
army. It’s army was
abolished in 1949.
Name the country.
detective was created
by Agatha Christie
which was based on
Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
[ Trivia: Our national song
‘Bande Mataram’ has been
taken from Bankim Chandra
Chatterjee’s novel Anandmath ]
God Of War
[ Trivia: God of War is a third person
action-adventure video game
developed by Santa Monica Studio
and published by Sony Computer
Entertainment. It is loosely based on
Greek Mythology and set in Ancient
Chronicles of Narnia
[ Trivia: Written by Lewis between
1949 and 1954, illustrated by Pauline
Baynes and originally published in
London between October 1950 and
March 1956, The Chronicles of
Narnia has sold over 100 million
copies in 47 languages. ]
[ Trivia: The name is derived from an
ancient temple called Chandi
Mandir, devoted to the Hindu
goddess Chandi, near the city. It is a
Union Territory and the only city
serving as a capital to two Indian
states, Haryana and Punjab. ]
[ Trivia: Real Madrid has the
distinction of being the world’s richest
football club with a revenue of $3,300
million. The word ‘Real’ is Spanish for
royal and was bestowed to the club by
King Alfonso XIII in 1920 together with
the royal crown in the emblem.]
[ Trivia: England went to the finals
in 1979, 1987 and 1992 and lost to
West Indies, Australia and
Pakistan respectively. Their loss to
Australia by 7 runs is the closest
margin in World Cup history.]
[ Trivia: Born in Sicily, he is regarded as
one of the leading scientists in classical
antiquity. Among his advances in physics
are the foundations of hydrostatics,
statics and an explanation of the principle
of the lever. He is also credited with
making innovative siege engines.]
Height of Mount Everest
[ Trivia: In 1856, the Great Trigonometric
Survey of British India established the first
published height of Everest, then known
as Peak XV, at 29,002 ft (8,840 m). In 1865,
Everest was given its official English name
by the Royal Geographical Society upon a
recommendation by Andrew Waugh, the
British Surveyor General of India.]
Oxford English Dictionary
[ Trivia: The Oxford English Dictionary
(OED), published by the Oxford University
Press, is by a considerable margin the largest
dictionary of the English language. It was first
published in 1884 under the name ‘A New
English Dictionary on Historical Principles;
Founded Mainly on the Materials Collected
by The Philological Society’.]
Durga Shakti Nagpal
[ Trivia: Durga Shakti Nagpal is an
Indian bureaucrat, civil servant and
officer in the Uttar Pradesh cadre of the
Indian Administrative Service. She came
into public view after launching a
massive drive against corruption and
illegal sand mining within her
jurisdiction of Gautam Budh Nagar. ]
[ Trivia: The Hungarian people refer to
themselves by the demonym "Magyar" rather
than the term "Hungarian". Magyar is a FinnoUgric word from the Old Hungarian, mogyër.
The term "Magyar" possibly comes from the
name of the most prominent Hungarian
tribe, called Megyer. The tribal name "Megyer"
became "Magyar" referring to the Hungarian
people as a whole.]
[ Trivia: Costa Rica is a country in
Central America, bordered by Nicaragua
to the north, Panama to the
southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the
west, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
It’s capital is San Jose and currency is
Costa Rica colon.]
[ Trivia: Its population of over 60
million makes it the world's 24th
most populous country and, at
676,578 km2 (261,227 sq miles), it is
the world's 40th largest country and
the second largest in Southeast Asia.
It’s currency is Kyat.]
[ Trivia: Jane Marple, usually referred to
as Miss Marple, is a fictional character
appearing in 12 of Agatha Christie's
crime novels and in 20 short stories.
Miss Marple is an elderly spinster who
lives in the village of St. Mary Mead and
acts as an amateur detective. ]
• Each direct question carries 20 points
, passed questions carry 10 points.
• 20 seconds time will be given for each
direct question, 10 seconds for each passed
• There are 6 questions starting from the
one with the most points in the 1st Round.
The questions will then move anticlockwise.
• Any other decision is at the discretion of
[ Trivia: Adolf Hitler was a painter and
was deeply interested in art. He produced
hundreds of works and sold his paintings
and postcards to try to earn a living
during his Vienna years (1908–1913). A
number of his paintings were recovered
after World War II and have sold at
auction for tens of thousands of dollars.
Others were seized by the U.S. Army and
are still held by the U.S. government.]
[ Trivia: Mr. India is a 1987 Indian Hindi
superhero film directed by Shekhar
Kapoor. It stars Anil Kapoor in the title
role, Sridevi as his romantic interest and
Amrish Puri in one of his best-known roles
as the villain Mogambo. The songs shown
are the famous parody song, Zindagi Ke
yehin Reet Hai and I Love you. ]
[ Trivia: El Djem is a town in
Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia,
population 18,302 (2004 census).
It is home to some of the most
impressive Roman remains in
Africa, including a fine replica of
the Coliseum of Rome.]
[ Trivia: Anushka Sharma (born 1 May
1988) is an Indian actress. In 2008, she was
signed by Aditya Chopra for a three-film
contract with Yash Raj Films and made her
acting debut in Chopra's Rab Ne Bana Di
Jodi. She later won the Filmfare Award for
Best Supporting Actress for her
performance in Yash Chopra's romance
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012).]
[ Trivia: Burma, officially the Republic of the
Union of Myanmar, adopted a new state flag
on 21 October 2010 to replace the former
flag in use since 1974. The design of the flag
has three horizontal stripes of yellow, green
and red with a five-pointed white star in the
middle. The three colors of the stripes are
meant to symbolize solidarity, peace and
tranquility, and courage and decisiveness. ]
Amar Chitra Katha’s comic on Dhyan Chand
[ Trivia: On the 108th Birth Anniversary of
Dhyan Chand the hockey legend was
unveiled in a new avatar as part of a comic
book series by well known publisher Amar
Chitra Katha. The 64-page graphicbiography was launched by Minister of State
for Human Resource Development Shashi
Tharoor at the Major Dhyan Chand National
stadium here. ]
[ Trivia: Imran Khan born Imran Khan
Niazi on 25 November 1952), is a
Pakistani politician, celebrity, and
former cricketer. He played
international cricket for two decades in
the late twentieth century and, after
retiring, entered politics. On 14 July
2010, Khan was inducted into the ICC
Cricket Hall of Fame. ]
[ Trivia: Manisha Koirala born 16 August
1970) is a Nepalese and Indian film
actress, as well as a UNFPA Goodwill
Ambassador and social activist. She made
her acting debut in the Nepali film Pheri
Bhetaula (1989). A year later, Koirala
made her Bollywood debut with the topgrossing drama Saudagar (1991). ]
• Participants have to choose one topic
among the eight given topics.
• Once a topic has been chosen by one
team, it cannot be chosen by another team.
• 3 questions shall be asked from that topic.
• 15 points for a correct answer, -5 for a
wrong one. A Pass is taken as a wrong
answer. 15 seconds time will be given for
• There will be no passing of the questions.
1.In the Mahabharata, Who was
the only daughter of
2.In the Ramayana, What was
the name of Rama's bow?
3.Sage Pulastya's grandson
later became a mighty king.
Who was he?
1. Dushala [ Trivia: Her husband,
Jayadratha lured Abhimanyu into
2. Kodanda [ Trivia: He was given
Kodanda by Vishwamitra.]
3. Ravana [ Trivia: Sage Pulatsya was
one of the Saptarishi. Ravana also
authored a book on astrology
known as Ravana Samhita.]
1. Only two of the Mughal emperors
wrote their own memoirs. One
was Babur, who was the other?
2. Who completed the construction
of the Qutub Minar?
3. Who wrote Mudraraksasa, a
drama which highlighted the
ascent to power of Chandragupta
1. Jahangir [ Trivia: His original name was
Nur-ud-din Salim. His memoirs are known
2. Iltutmish [ Trivia: Shams-ud-din Iltutmish
was the third ruler of the Mamluk dynasty
of Delhi of Turkic origin. He was a slave of
Qutb-ud-din Aibak and later became his
son-in-law and close lieutenant.]
3. Vishakhadatta [ Trivia: Only two of his
plays, the Mudrārākṣasa and the
Devichandraguptam are known to us.]
1.The name of which desert is
derived from the Tswana
word for ‘Great Thirst’?
2.The currency of which
country is Krone?
3.What is the capital of
1. Kalahari Desert [ Trivia: Derived from the
Tswana word Kgala, meaning "the great
thirst", the Kalahari has vast areas covered by
red sand without any permanent surface water.]
2. Norway [ Trivia: The krone (sign: kr; code: NOK)
is the currency of Norway and its dependent
territories. The name translates into English as
3. Bucharest [ Trivia: It lies on the banks of the
Dâmbovița River, less than 70 km(43 mi) north
of the Danube. It became the capital of Romania
1.Who is the first Indian
woman to win an Asian
Games gold in 400m run?
2.Who was the 1st ODI captain
3.Name the only football
player who has scored a hat
trick in a World Cup Final?
1. Kamaljit Sandhu [ Trivia: She hails from
Punjab. She received Padma Shri in
1971. She participated in the 1972
Olympics and was the first Indian
woman to reach the finals of an olympic
2. Ajit Wadekar [ Trivia: The Government
of India honored him with the Arjuna
Award (1967) and Padma Shri (1972).]
3. Geoff Hurst [ Trivia: He scored three for
England against West Germany in the
1966 FIFA World Cup Final.]
1. After Jawaharlal Nehru’s
death, who took over the post
of Prime Minister?
2. Who is the current president
of France ?
3. Who was the First woman
president of a country?
1. Gulzari Lal Nanda [ Trivia: He was the
interim Prime Minister of India twice
for thirteen days each, the second
time after the death of Prime Minister
Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966.]
2. Francois Hollande [ Trivia: François
Gérard Georges Nicolas Hollande is
the 24th and current president of
France and co-prince of Andorra ]
3. Isabel Peron [ Trivia: Her real name is
María Estela Martínez Cartas de Perón
and she was the former president of
1. Who is the youngest person to
have received the Nobel
2. Which is the most expensive
element in the world?
3. Which are the only tissues in
the human body which do not
1. Lawrence Bragg [ Trivia: He was joint
winner (with his father, Sir William
Bragg) of the Nobel Prize for Physics
in 1915 for X-Ray crystallography.]
2. Californium [ Trivia: Its atomic
number is 98. 1g of Californium costs
about $60 million.]
3. Cornea [ Trivia: Cornea has no blood
vessels, it gets oxygen directly from
the air. This is done to maintain
transparence of cornea. ]
1. Which was the first Indian
movie submitted for an Oscar?
2. The middle name of which
cartoon character is Fauntleroy?
3. Ustad Bismillah Khan is
famous for popularizing which
1. Mother India [ Trivia: It was India's first
submission for the Oscar award for Best
Foreign Language Film in 1958. ]
2. Donald Duck [ Trivia: Donald Duck is a
funny animal cartoon character created
in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions. His
first appearance was in The Wise Little
3. Shehnai [ Trivia: He was an Indian
musician credited with popularizing the
shehnai, a sub-continental wind
instrument of the oboe class.]
1. Nano, Shuffle, Classic and
Touch are variations of what?
2. Who created Pretty Good
3. The technologically advanced
humanoid robot ASIMO is
made by which car company?
1. Apple iPod [ Trivia: The iPod is a line of
portable media players designed and
marketed by Apple Inc. The first line was
released on October 23, 2001 ]
2. Phil Zimmermann [ Trivia: He created the PGP
in 1991. It is a data encryption and
decryption computer program that provides
3. Honda [ Trivia: ASIMO, an acronym for
Advanced Step in Innovative MObility, is a
humanoid robot designed and developed by
Honda introduced on 21 October 2000.]
• There shall be 6 questions. 1 minute will
be given for each question.
• A direct question fetches 20 points. A
passes question fetches 10 points. No
• Participants have to give the connection
as well as two connects correctly to get
• Any other decision is at the discretion of
• Connection – Cricketing Shots
• Connects – The first picture
shows the Helicopter Shot made
famous by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
The second picture signifies the
‘Cut’ shot. The third picture
signifies the ‘Pull’ shot while the
fourth picture is of an ice-cream
scoop, showing the ‘Scoop’ shot.
• Connection – NDTV
• Connects – The first one is NDTV
India. The second one is NDTV
Imagine ( Imagine is a song performed
by John Lenon ). The third one is
NDTV Profit. The fourth one is NDTV
Lumiere ( picture shows Lumiere
brothers, French film makers ). The
fifth one is NDTV Imagine Showbiz (
Showbiz is a picture by Mukesh Bhatt).
• Connection – Names of Hurricanes
which struck North America.
• Connects – Katrina is the name of
the destructive hurricane which
struck in 2005. Barbara struck in
1953. Tomas struck in October
2010. Isaac recently struck in
• Connection – Different Types
• Connects – The different types
of Moustache are Walrus,
Mexican, Horseshoe and
Toothbrush, as depicted by the
• Connection – English words
derived from Hindi
• Connects – Pajamas come from
"leg garment“, Yoga from Hindi
, Bangle from
type of bracelet and Bungalow
• Connection – Big Bang Theory
• Connects - The first picture is of a
Pokémon called Shieldon ( Sheldon
Cooper ). The next picture is that of a
Penny ( Penny ). Third picture is of
Amy Winehouse ( Amy Farrah Fowler ),
the fourth picture is of Rajesh Khanna
( Rajesh Koothrappali ) and the fifth
picture is of Dwight Howard ( Howard
• Connection – Names of Major
• Connects – The operations are
Operation Darwin ( first airborne
operation by British Military ),
Operation Black Tornado ( to flush out
terrorists in 26/11 ), Operation Darwin
( Disaster Relief Operation by the
Royal Australian Navy ) and Operation
Polaris ( in the Second World War ).
• Connection – Ben 10
• Connects – The aliens are
HEATBLAST, UPGRADE, X
LR8 and DIAMONDHEAD.
• There shall be 7 questions per team.
The teams will get 1 minute to answer
• 10 points for a correct answer, -5
points for a wrong answer. Not giving
an answer does not count as a wrong
• The questions will be first read out
and then displayed on the screen.
• If there is time left at the end, the
passed questions will be repeated.
1. Which unit is used for measuring the speed
of a computer mouse?
2. Which land mammal has the largest heart?
3. Who built the first mechanical calculator?
4. According to scientific research, which
color is the most soothing for the eyes?
5. What is the C.G.S. unit of energy?
6. Who was the 1st Indian to win UNESCO's
Pyramide con Marni award for charity?
7. According to legend who flew too close to
the sun, melting the wax on his wings?
1. Ryder Cup is associated with which
2. The idea of „Sulahkul' was propagated by
which Mughal emperor?
3. Saina Nehwal plays for which team in the
Indian Badminton League?
4. What is the capital of Northern Ireland ?
5. In Census 2011, which state registered
the minimum population density ?
6. “Delhi Chalo” is the famous quote of
which freedom fighter ?
7. Whose real name is Antonia Edvige
Albina Maino ?
1. What is the study of human beings
2. What is the full form of MBBS?
3. What is the currency of Brazil?
4. Who won the Arjuna award for
Badminton in 2013?
5. Who is the world‟s most-translated
6. Traditionally, what wood do Rolls
Royce cars use in their dashboards?
7. Who was named as „TIME‟s Person of
the Century‟ in December, 1999?
2. Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor
4. P.V. Sindhu
5. Agatha Christie
7. Albert Einstein
1. Chichen Itza, one of the wonders of the
world, is located in which country?
2. Devdas, the movie of 2002, was based on a
book called Devdas written by whom?
3. Which Indian wrestler won the Bronze medal
in London Olympics 2012?
4. What is the full form of HUD?
5. Who is the president of the Bharatiya Janta
6. Foodles is a new brand of noodles launched
by which company?
7. What is the name of the founder of Hotmail?
1. On which date is the World Peace Day
2. Which was the 1st non-Test playing country
to beat India in an international match?
3. Who is the most successful athlete in the 30year history of the world championships?
4. Which is the most populated city in the
5. Vikram Sarabhai Space centre is located in
which Indian city?
6. Which film won this year's „Best Picture‟
7. Which vitamin is also known as
1. January 1st
2. Sri Lanka
3. Usain Bolt
7. Vitamin K
1. In which country is an astronaut known as
2. Which crop is sown over the largest area in
3. Who is regarded as the real „Father of the
4. With which instrument is Ustad Mushtaq
Ali Khan associated?
5. Which noble gas is also known as „Stranger
6. What is the capital of Tripura?
7. Who is the Greek goddess of the hunt?
3. Norman Borlaug
• There will be 6 questions.
• Each question will have 3 clues. If the team
gives the correct answer on the 1st
clue, they get 20 points, if they give it on
the 2nd clue, they get 10 points and if they
give it on the 3rd clue they get 5 points.
However, if a team gives the wrong answer
they get -10 points and they cannot answer
further on that question.
• The clues will be first read out and then
displayed. If a team pushes the buzzer
before the clue is read out, then the clue
will not be displayed on the screen.
• He signed a manifesto with British
philosopher Bertrand Russell after the
Second World War which highlighted
the danger of nuclear weapons.
• He was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of
Württemberg in the German Empire on
14 March 1879 but he became an
American citizen in 1940. He died in
• He is famous for formulating the
Theory of Relativity.
• He was the first Non-Australian
cricketer to address at the Bradman
Oration in Canberra in December, 2011.
• Born on 11 January, 1973, Wisden
Cricketer‟s Almanac ranked him the
third greatest cricketer of all time
behind Don Bradman and Sachin
• His nicknames include Jammy and Mr.
• With an economic growth of 10.3%, it is
the second fastest growing major
metropolis in India, and is also the
country's fourth largest fast moving
consumer goods market.
• On 11 December 2005, the State
government announced that it had
accepted a proposal by Jnanpith Award
winner U. R. Ananthamurthy to rename
• It is the capital city of Karnataka.
• It was founded in 1886 in Woolwich
and in 1893 became the first club from
the south of England to join the
• It holds the record for the longest
uninterrupted period in the English
top flight and would be placed first in
an aggregated league of the entire
• It is based in Holloway, London.
• He established an Urdu weekly
newspaper in 1912 called Al-Hilal and
openly attacked British policies while
exploring the challenges facing common
• India Wins Freedom, an exhaustive
account of India's freedom struggle and
its leaders, which was published in 1957.
• His birthday is celebrated as „National
• He started his career as a child actor in
Nasir Hussain's film Yaadon Ki Baaraat
• On 30 November 2011, he was
appointed as national brand
ambassador of UNICEF to promote child
• He began his professional career with
Holi (1984) and had his first
commercial success with Qayamat Se
Qayamat Tak (1988).
• His first appearance was in the
movie “Puss In Boots” as Jasper.
• He was created by William Hanna
and Joseph Barbara.
• He is a blue/grey
anthropomorphic domestic shorthaired cat appearing in Metro
Goldwyn Mayer cartoons.
• Albert Einstein [ Trivia:
Einstein signed the Russell–
Einstein Manifesto, which
highlighted the danger of
nuclear weapons. His theory
of relativity is dubbed as the
„World‟s most famous
• Rahul Dravid [ Trivia: He is a former
Indian cricketer, who captained the
national Test and One Day International
teams. Born in a Marathi family, he
started playing cricket at the age of 12
and later represented the state team at
the under-15, under-17 and under-19
levels. Hailed as The Wall, he received
the Player of the Year and the Test
Player of the Year awards at the
inaugural ICC awards ceremony in 2004.
• Bangalore [ Trivia: The name
"Bangalore" represents an Anglicized
version of the Kannada language
name, "Bengaḷūru”. Located on the
Deccan Plateau in the south-eastern
part of Karnataka, Bangalore is
India's third most populous city and
fifth-most populous urban
agglomeration. Bangalore is well
known as the hub of India's
information technology sector. ]
• Arsenal [ Trivia: One of the most
successful clubs in English
football, it has won 13 First Division
and Premier League titles and 10 FA
Cups. It is the second side to
complete an English top flight season
unbeaten (in the 2003–04
season), and the only one to do so
across 38 matches.]
• Maulana Abul Kalam Azad [ Trivia:
He was an Indian scholar and a
senior political leader of the Indian
independence movement. . Following
India's independence, he became the
first Minister of Education in the
Indian government. In 1992 he was
posthumously awarded India's
highest civilian award, the Bharat
• Aamir Khan [ Trivia: He was born
on 14 March 1965. The
Government of India honored him
with the Padma Shri in 2003 and
the Padma Bhushan in 2010 for his
contributions towards the arts. In
April 2013, he was among TIME
magazine's 100 Most Influential
People in the World List.]
• Tom [ Trivia: Thomas "Tom" Cat is a
fictional character and one of the two
protagonists in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's
series of Tom and Jerry theatrical
cartoon short films. Tom was originally
known as "Jasper" during his debut in “
Puss in the Boots” however, beginning
from his next appearance in The
Midnight Snack and onwards, he is
known as "Tom" or "Thomas". ]