In the early part of the century a mysterious
monolith appeared on Kite Hill in Seattle. No
one knew who put it there. What famous
movie was this a tribute to?
Its last hurrah was in Oct 2003 when the
afterburning Roll-Royce/Snecma Olympus
engines finally came to a stop.
At a farewell, fire trucks sprayed red,
white and blue water in the air to
symbolize the colors of the British, French
and American flags.
What is being referred to?
This is his
(actually his first,
but this was
he hit fame in
2008). Name the
• Was the youngest MLA from
Maharashtra in 1962 and has held
different portfolios at the state level
• Was considered for the post of
Maharashtra Chief Minister in 1980 but
lost out to AR Antulay
• Elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991 to the
What next on July 19, 2007?
Located in South Western Germany and bound
by the Rhine valley to the West and South. The
highest peak is Feldberg with an elevation of
This mountain range also lends its name to a
very popular variety of ham and a pastry.
ID the mountain range.
The highest mountain in the Alps was also
hosted the first winter Olympics. Also referred
to as the “the white lady”.
Its height of 4810 meters has also given rise to
a common recurring branding theme.
What are we talking about?
The other name of the Western Ghats
is also the name of a regional
What is the name?
This mountain range runs between the Caspian
Sea and Black Sea. There is no agreement on
whether it is a part of Europe or Asia. Its
highest peak is the Mount Elbrus at 5642
meters. This mountain range will also host the
2014 Winter Olympics.
Name this mountain range.
The Gold Flake Open Tournament was
inaugurated in 1999. It was later
renamed as the Tata Open. It is South
Asia’a only ATP tournament.
Marin Cilic is the defending champion.
How do we know this tournament today?
Who is the only Indian to have reached the
semi finals of 2 consecutive Wimbledon
singles tournaments, where he lost both
times to the eventual champions (Neale
Fraser and Rod Laver) ?
Saina Nehwal has put India back on the
world badminton map by winning the
Indonesian Open. Badminton originated in
India in the late 19th century in an Indian
What was it called then?
X is an indigenous sport of India. Was
played as early as 1856 by the royal
family of Tanjore. A team game that
usually consists of 2 or 5 players in each
team. The objective of the game is to
score 29 points in a set. Exponents of
this sport have received Arjuna Awards
in the past.
Name the racquet sport.
It is a high ranking title given to
clerics, and those who carry the title
are experts in Islamic studies such as
jurisprudence, ethics, and
A Middle Eastern country’s Supreme
Leader carries this title. Name it.
We use the same pronunciation for it
today as we do for “a piece of grain”!
It has its origins from the Italian for a
person selected to lead a column of
men in battle.
What military term?
In the British
system it ranks
right at the
bottom of the
The Persians first came up with this 4
word for a revenue officer. It was
derived from the word for an accounts
The alternate meaning for a “long,
cushioned seat” is due to such seats
being used in the accounts offices.
They could not command
British troops and it was a
convenience created by the
Brits to make it easier for them
to communicate with the lower
ranks. What was this rank that
was equivalent to that of a
Who is the Last
Mughal referenced in
A peace pagoda at a place where a famous king
repented fighting a bloody war and reformed.
1526 – Babur against Ibrahim Lodi
1556 – Akbar against Adil Shah Suri & Hemu
1761 – Afghans against the Marathas
What are these?
“Tu bola….aur mein chala … hahaha …
“Jawaab de nahi toh mein tere sar ke hazaar
tukde kar dunga”
Memorable lines from which 1985,
Ramanand Sagar produced TV serial about an
Means “Divine Faith”, and was an ethical 5
system that prohibits lust, sensuality, slander
and pride, considering them sins. Piety,
prudence, abstinence and kindness are the
core virtues. Celibacy and the slaughter of
animals is forbidden. There are neither sacred
scriptures nor a priestly hierarchy in this
There were only 18 or 19 followers of it.
What and started by whom?