• Every question is addressed to the team succeeding the team
that answered the previous question. If no team answers the
question, the next question is addressed to the same team to
which the previous question was addressed.
• There are a total 0f 12 questions in this round. The order of the
teams will be reversed after the 6th question irrespective of the
team to which it was addressed.
This song was copyrighted in 1935 by Summy
Company, the publisher of ‘Good Morning to
All’. Birch Tree Group was formed to protect
and enforce the song’s copyright. In 2008,
Warner collected $2 million in royalties for the
song. In European Union, the copyright will
expire on December 31, 2016 and in the
United States by 2030. Name this very popular
The NBA logo with its silhouetted basketball player was based
upon the form of one of the NBA’s greatest basketball players.
The 14-time NBA all-star and NBA Champion for the LA Lakers
has the characteristics that has symbolised the NBA of the 1960-
70’s. Identify the great sportsman.
X holds the Guinness World Record for the most
expensive man-made object ever. X weighs 450
tons and it is roughly the same size as a football
field. X has been in existence for 15 years and
taken around $150 billion to build.
Christmas is celebrated more than once a year over
International Space Station.
The Russian Orthodox Church uses the Julian Calendar
while the Catholic Church uses the Gregorian Calendar
He currently holds the Guinness World
Record for the most screen credits for a
living actor and has appeared in more than
He is considered as one of the most versatile
Indian comic actors and was honoured with
the Padma Shri in 2009 for his contribution
to the Indian cinema.
Arsene Wenger, working as a French TV pundit during Euro
2012, asked the commentators to stop talking so that the
viewers could hear the fans of a team singing in spite of
trailing 4-0. Most channels around the world did the same
thing, and this moment was regarded as the saving grace for
a tournament troubled by racism and violence. The song,
‘The Fields of Athenry’, is the most popular anthem for
sports teams from the nation involved and tells the story of
a man named Michael who is punished for stealing for his
Name the team. What is the subject of the song?
Flag of Mars. It’s a tricolour used by the Mars society
and The Planetary Society to represent the planet
Mars. The flag is designed to portray the future of
Mars. The red strip symbolizes mars as it is today. The
green and the blue strips symbolize stages in the
possible terraforming of Mars, should humanity ever
have the will and the ability to undertake such a task.
Although the actual reason for this strange remains a
mystery, some people claim it is because the pineapple
is a symbol of hospitality. Others say that it is because
pineapple were a symbol of status and wealth in late 19th
century. A spokesperson for the X museum offered the
explanation that it could date back to the tradition where
Captains in British Navy coming back from sea put
pineapple on the gateposts of their home. However, none
of the explanations have anything to do with X itself.
What is X?
The name of this Japanese City means little beach. Around
2006, the city inhabitants and the administrations noted that
a certain person was gaining widespread international
popularity and thus decided to associate with the person. It
sent that person a set of the city’s famous lacquer
chopsticks, a DVD about the city and a letter wishing him
the best. As the person became even more popular in early
2008, it began to organize parties, posters and T-shirts in
Name the city.
The city is called Obama. This was
the time when Obama’s Presidential
campaign was on in the US.
Which term popular in sports/competitions
originates from the sporting practice shown
in the next slide?
The use of the term is believed to have come
from the blood-sport known as bear-baiting
where the ‘top-dog’ was trained to attack the
bear’s throat and head, and the ‘underdog’
was trained to attack the bear's underside. The
top-dog had a better chance of surviving and
of beating the bear, whereas the underdog was
more likely to die.
She is a famous Italian actress who won a Golden
Globe and her credits include films like Come
September and Hotel Paradiso.
She happened to be the favourite actress of an
Indian. This fondness actually lead to something very
The actress is Gina Lollobrigida. She
happened to be the favourite actress of
Babita. Babita nicknamed her daughter Lolo
after her favourite actress. We better know
Lolo as Karishma Kapoor.
• Google declined to make any comments on their
recent action, saying that they wanted the illustration
to speak for itself.
• Atypically, Google did this late afternoon instead of
the usual midnight Eastern US time so as to time it
with another event taking place in another part of the
• The effort has been lauded by a lot of human rights
GRACE( Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment).
It’s a joint mission of NASA and the German Aerospace Center,
has been making detailed measurements of Earth's gravity field
anomalies since its launch in March 2002.
The two satellites are nicknamed as Tom and Jerry and they
investigate the Earth's shifting water masses and map their effects
on the planet's gravity field.
• Question are connected to a common theme. Marks
for correctly identifying the theme are given in each
X is known as Asia Minor in modern Turkish
geography. X denotes the westernmost
protrusion of Asia, which makes up the majority
of the Republic of Turkey. The region is bounded
by the Black Sea to the north, the Mediterranean
Sea to the south, and the Aegean Sea to the west.
Formula 1 driver X started his career in 2010 with
team Y. Team Y set an unwanted record of most
number of starts (39) without scoring a single
point at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix.
The picture shows X driving in a Lotus car at the
2004 Brazilian Grand Prix which he had received
as a gift at the 2004 San Marino Grand Prix.
X and Y?
What’s special about the car?
X – Bruno Senna (nephew of Ayrton
Y – Hispania
The car was the replica of Lotus 98T and was gifted to
his nephew to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his
X is a mythical creature with the body of a fish and the
head of a lion— occurs in a number of different artistic
traditions. X can be found on Indian murals at Ajanta
and Mathura, and on Etruscan coins of the Hellenistic
period. X is an established element of Western heraldry,
and have been used on the coat of arms of the cities of
Portsmouth and Great Yarmouth in the United
Kingdom; the City of Manila; and the East India
On January 1, 1863, then US President Abraham
Lincoln released the Emancipation Proclamation,
thus giving freedom to all the slaves in the 10 states
that were in rebellion. The Emancipation
Proclamation also affected foreign nations'
involvement in the war. In this political cartoon, a
slave begs to not support the Confederacy now that
Lincoln has issued the Proclamation.
Whom is he begging to?
X’s are mythological creatures typically portrayed as
long, scaled, serpentine creatures with four legs and
traditionally symbolize potent and auspicious powers,
particularly control over water, rainfall, hurricane, and
floods. In Yin and Yang terminology, a X is yang and
complements a yin ‘Fenghuang’ (Phoenix).
What is X?
Theme: National Personifications
Anatolia – Turkey
Hispania – Spain
Merlion – Singapore
John Bull – England
Dragon – China
Mother India - India
1. The Barn Burner
He is the US senator of Texas from
Republican Party. He provoked a shutdown
of the federal government in a hopeless
quest to undo the President’s signature
legislative achievement. He later tried to
explain himself and ended up giving one of
the longest speeches in Senate history.
2. The Lethal Tyrant
• His family have run their as a mafia family business since
1970, when his father gained control in a Baathist coup. His
family belongs to Alawites, a Shi‘ite-related minority sect, and
his father ruled his 80% Sunni country with a relentless
brutality. In 1982 he put down a rebellion by the Muslim
Brotherhood in the city of Hama, killing an estimated 20,000
• He has served as President since 2000, when he succeeded his
father, who led his country for 30 years until his death.
• He had been trained in England as an ophthalmologist and
was married to a stylish investment banker.
3. The Unlikely Activist
In her ninth decade, she started a judicial
odyssey, fighting a battle she never
expected to wage—let alone win. Now
she's the matriarch of the gay-rights
4. The Dark Prophet
He pulled off the year's most spectacular heist by
disclosing thousands of classified documents to several
media outlets.The leaked documents revealed
operational details of global surveillance programs run
by the NSA and the other Five Eyes governments of the
United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand,
with the cooperation of a number of businesses and
European governments. Exiled from his country, this 30-
year-old computer whiz has become the doomsayer of
the information age.