1. Name the only male tennis player in the Open era to have won all the four Grand Slam singles titles and the Olympic gold.

 Andre Agassi

2. Which comedian and actor gave the voice for Barry Bee Benson in the ‘Bee Movie’?

Jerry Seinfeld

3. According to the nursery rhyme, what five things did Old King Cole call for?

Pipe, Bowl and Fiddlers 3

4. How many players to a polo team on the field?


5. In geometry, angles between 181 and 360 are called…?

Reflex angles

6. James Earl Ray is considered the assassin of which Nobel Peace Prize winner?

Martin Luther King Jr.

7. In chess, what is ‘fool’s mate’?

It’s the quickest possible checkmate in the game

8. In which country is Balaklava, made famous in a Tennyson poem?


9. Whose schoolmates were Harry Wharton, Bob Cherry and Frank Nugent?

Billy Bunter

10. In America, how is a lawyer commonly referred to?


11. In Greek myth, where do the Gods live?

Mt. Olympus

12. Which of Batman’s enemies has Jim Carrey portrayed on screen?

‘The Riddler’

13. Who is ‘Moochu Singh’?

The mascot of the Rajasthan Royals IPL team

14. According to the Bible, how long was Noah’s Ark?

300 cubits

15. A vegetarian should not have ‘lachanophobia’. What is it a fear of?


1. In the world of animated TV series, how is Herschel Krustofski better known?

Krusty the Clown (of The Simpsons fame)

2. Name the most famous Italian Renaissance polymath - scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor - born on 15 April in 1452.

 Leonardo da Vinci

3. The birthplace of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, is.?

Nankana Sahib

4. Which recurring character does Thomas Andrew Felton play in the Harry Potter movies?

Draco Malfoy

5. What is `biosonar'?

The biological sound navigating system used by animals like bats to locate objects

6. In a famous poem of his, what did William Wordsworth refer to as: "Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way."

A host of golden daffodils

7. What would one do with a `cummerbund'?

Wear it. It's a broad waist sash often worn with single-breasted dinner jackets

8. In the Mahabharata, who was the sister of Shalya?

Madri, the mother of Nakula and Sahadeva

9. Which is the most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust?


10. If one was flying the `Fighting Falcon' the aircraft would be an F-14, F-16 or F-18?


11. Which luxury car maker, founded as the Swallow Sidecar Company, is now part of Tata Motors?

Jaguar Cars Limited

12. Which Royal and minister is the Congress MP from Guna?

Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia

13. The longest and largest nerve in the human body is the...?


14. In its normal natural surroundings, why would a polar bear never attack a penguin from behind?

Polar bears live north of equator while all but one species of penguin live south of equator

15. What is the biggest contribution of Kirkpatrick Macmillan to the world of locomotion?

The bicycle.

1. An Indian soldier of the 34th Regiment of the Bengal Native Infantry, synonymous with the 1857 War of Independence, was executed in 1857. Name him.

 Mangal Pandey

2. What culinary term associated with pig also means an amateur radio operator?


3. Where is the ‘fibrous tunic’ on the human face?

Also known as the tunica fibrosa oculi, it’s the outer layer of the eyeball consisting of the cornea and sclera

4. In literary fiction, Phileas Fogg’s manservant is…?


5. Which famous war began on June 5, 1967, and ended in less than a week?

 The Six-Day War

6. How many locks does the Suez Canal have?

No locks

7. How would Rafael Nadal refer to a sauce in his native tongue?


8. Quantity-wise, how many teaspoons make up two tablespoons in the U.K. and the U.S.?


9. As part of his 12 labours, whose girdle was Hercules asked to get?

Hippolyte or Hippolyta, the Amazonian queen

10. What do formicivore animals feed on?

Ants and termites

11. Harald V is the present king of…?


12. If Salt Lake City was your capital, of which U.S. State would you be a resident?


13. Who is playing Dr. Bruce Banner in the flick “The Incredible Hulk”?

Edward Norton

14. Which was the first planet found by mathematical prediction rather than regular observation?


15. What is a ‘Baumé scale’ used to measure?

Density of liquids

The name of the state of Bihar owes its origin to theViharas built by Lord Buddha. Viharas in Sanskrit means abode.

In the tower of the famous Se Cathedral in Goa, there is a bell that can be heard 14 kilometres away in Panjim and yet when one stands next to the bell, its soft melodious tones fall lightly on the ear.




1. In 1930, the cities of Constantinople and Angora changed their names to…?

Istanbul and Ankara

2. Who or what is a ‘mouse potato’?

An addictive computer user

3. The structure in the cells of plants and algae where photosynthesis takes place is/are called…?


4. On March 28, 1987, the world lost the Austria-born singer on whom the character of Julie Andrews was based in the classic “The Sound of Music”. Name her.

Maria von Trapp

5. Which is the only recognised natural predator of the polar bear?


6. Which astronaut is the only person to fly on Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions?

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr. He flew on the Sigma

7. What distinction does Victoria Woodhull have in America politics?

She was the first ever woman candidate for President of the U.S.

8. What would an entomophagist prefer in his/her food?


9. Which essential organic compound gets its name from the Greek for ‘primary’?

Protein (from ‘proteios’)

10. Which American legend has the most career men’s singles tennis titles with 109 titles?

Jimmy Connors

11. What is a ‘flex-cuff’?

 A plastic strip that can be fastened around one’s wrists as a restraint

12. In which country is the Atacama Desert?


13. Which of these natural phenomena is said to cause the most fatalities: floods, heat wave or hurricanes?

Heat wave

14. From whose neck did the winged horse Pegasus spring?


15. What type of a firearm is a SLR?

Self Loading Rifle

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March 4, 1774 - First sighting of Orion Nebula by William Herschel.

MArch 4, 1789 - In New York City, the first United States Congress meets, putting the Constitution of the United States into effect.

March 5, 1968 - U.S. launches Solar Explorer B, aka Explorer 37 from Wallops Island to study the Sun.

March 5, 1912 - Italian forces are the first to use airships for military purposes, using them for reconnaissance behind Turkish lines.

March 7, 1926 The first successful trans-Atlantic radio-telephone conversation took place, between New York City and London.

March 7, # 1876 - Alexander Graham Bell is granted a patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent # 174,465).




March 3, 1575 - Indian Mughal Emperor Akbar defeats Bengali army at the Battle of Tukaroi

March 3, 1971 - Beginning of Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 and India's official entry to the Bangladesh Liberation War in support of Mukti Bahini

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Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawensi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania. Although it does not have the highest elevation, Kilimanjaro is the tallest free-standing mountain rise[1] in the world,[2] rising 4,600 m (15,100 ft) from its base, and includes the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,340 ft), providing a dramatic view from the surrounding plains.

McKinley, Mt- Norht Pk 20,320 feet (North America)

South America, the planet's 4th largest continent, includes (12) countries and (3) major territories. It contains the massive Amazon River and surrounding basin - the largest tropical rain forest in the world; the toothy-edged Andes Mountains, that stretch the entire length of the continent, and some of the most diverse and spectacular landforms on the planet.

Argentina's Aconcagua (22,835'/6960m) is famous as the highest peak in the western hemisphere, but Andean peaks rise to over 20,000'/6100m in Chile, Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador as well, and Colombia (18865'/5750m) and Venzuela (16427'/5007m) are not far behind. Make no mistake, these are big, glaciated, and serious mountains for almost their entire length.

The tallest Mountain in Antarctica is Vinson Massif rising 4,892 metres (16,050 feet) above sea level

The lowest point in Antarctica is within the Bentley Subglacial Trench, which reaches 2,555 meters below sea level. This is also the lowest place on earth not covered by ocean (although it is covered by ice)

Extreme point of Europe: Northernmost point — Cape Fligely, Rudolf Island, Franz Josef Land, Russia (81° 48′ 24″ N)

The geography of Australia encompasses a wide variety of biogeographic regions being the world's smallest continent but the sixth-largest country in the world. The population of Australia is concentrated along the eastern and southeastern coasts. The geography of the country is extremely diverse, ranging from the snow capped mountains of Tasmania to large deserts, tropical and temperate forests.

Neighbouring countries include Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and the French dependency of New Caledonia to the northeast, and New Zealand to the southeast. Highest point is Mount Kosciuszko