Quiz

BUSINESS QUIZ

1. K Malleswari, the lone medal winner for India in the millenium Olympics, and the first woman from India to ever win a medal, is employed at which Central Government Corporation?

2. First there was Bridgestone, and then Mitsubishi; What giant automaker of Japan was embroiled, recently, in a quality-related (again!) controversy?

3. The Times of India launched its latest edition in which city?

4. Which famous fashion accessories House first started as leather goods shop in Florence in 1921?

5. Uncle Pai is associated with which once roaringly successful publishers of children’s literature?

6. Which international airline uses the slogan “Smooth As Silk” in its advertisements?

7. Which TV programme currently aired in India, is sponsored by a) Colgate b) Bajaj c) Dettol and d) LG?

8. Who are the maker of the soft contact lens “Accuvue”?

9. Named “Manager of the Century” by the business magazine ‘Fortune’, he was recently in India? Who is he?

10. The “Three Golden Balls” is the traditional symbol of which class of businessmen, especially in Europe?

11. Which is the largest ‘unlisted’ company in India in terms of turnover?

12. What watchmaker sells an environment-friendly brand of watches called “Eco Drive”?

13. The useful thumb rule in Economics, “Bad money drives out the good” goes by what name?

14. What is film Production Company owned by the Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman?

15.What famous place in New York gets its name from the original location of a stockade built by the Dutch in 1653 to keep out the attacking English colonists and Red Indians?

16. Which famous TV personality owns a film production company called Harpo Films? Look hard at the name, may be you can decipher the answer.

17. The person next-in-command to the CEO is often referred to as the ‘Upper Roger’. From what Indian (Sanskrit) word does this phrase come?

18. Some aeroplanes of which airline sported Meera Mehta’s “Paithan Sari Motif”on their tails for sometime?

19. Who or what is a MAMBA?

20. Under what brand name is the compound “sidenafil citrate’ sold by the pharma company, Pfizer?

21. What ‘social expression’ company (if I may coin a phrase) was started by the 18 year old Joyce Hall in 1910?

22. Which is the biggest toy retail chain in the world?

23. Here’s a Dot-buster: Which award-winning net-based furniture selling company, despite being backed by Amazon.com, filed for bankruptcy, recently?

24. What is the name given to software developed exclusively for use by infants and toddlers?

25. What major currency is known as ‘Greenbacks’ in slang?

26. Who is the only Asian to be included in Sunday Times list of ” The Wealthiest 200 in Britain since 1066″?

27. R Gopalan who is basking in the limelight for his role as a the official emissary in the Raj Kumar Kidnapping case, is the editor of which Tamil Magazine?

28. What we know as Maruti Zen was launched worldwide by Suzuki in the 90’s under what name?

29. Zee Movies is contemplating a co-branding exercise in collaboration with which major Hollywood Film studio?

30. Ashok H Advani is the publisher of which business magazine?

31. Lord Raj Kumar Bagri is the first non-Briton Chairman of what mercantile organization

32. You’ve heard of BSA motorcycles and surely seen BSA bicycles on Indian roads. What does BSA stand for?

33. What brand of Firestone tyres is creating an uproar in the USA, for causing many fatalities on the highway because of a manufacturing defect?

34. He appears in a series of books which made publishing history, and he is the most famous pupil of the “Hogwart’s Witchcraft School”. Who is this fictional character?

35. To which fashion house did the minister Maneka Gandhi address her remark, “The skin of the python is no less precious to the snake than fur is to the fox”?

36. The ‘Calatrava Cross’ is the emblem of which coveted brand of Swiss watch?

37. What famous sports goods company did Phil Knight and Bill Boweman launch in 1964?

38. Which Indian textile brand proudly proclaims “Since 1925″in its advertisements?

39. Which famous hospital chain of India sells an accident insurance cover called “Dost’?

40. What product is associated with the Colombian mascot “Juan Valdez”?

41. Which newspaper baron started his career by launching the “Adelaide Herald” when he was just 23years old?

42. The Hollywood horror flick “Crocodile 2 – Death Roll” was recently shot in which film studio in India?

43. ‘The Striding Man’ is the logo of which best selling brand of scotch whiskey?

44. In his recent visit to New Delhi, in which 5 star Hotel did Bill Gates stay?

45. What automobile, still seen on the roads with minor variations, did Ferdinand Porsche develop under the behest of Adolf Hitler?

46. Mumbai-born Fareed Zackaria has been appointed the editor of which international newsmagazine?

47. Which textile company of India is head quartered at “Neville House”?

48. What useful and innovative computer accessory did Douglas Engelbert invent in 1968?

49. At long last the Department of Telecommunications (DoT, for short) has been transformed in to a corporation. What is its name in its new avatar?

50. What ingredient of chewing gum comes from the South American sapodilla tree?

51. Which Indian confectioneries brand and Times Warner are involved in a legal wrangle over the ‘Bunny’ logo?

52. What is the consulting firm recently acquired by the electronics giant Hewlett-Packard?

53. What pharma company markets the ‘Ayurvedic Concepts’ range of health products?

54. What Hyderabad based company has been contracted by Cantor Index plc to supply giant- sized, inflatable images of the latest contenders to American Presidency-Bush and Gore?

55. What internationally famous sports apparel company was started in the 1930’s by a champion tennis-player of France?

56. Prime Minister AB Vajpayee under went knee surgery in which Mumbai hospital?

57. According to ‘BBC’s Moneytalk’ which German brand is ranked No. 1 amongst car audio products?

58. Who was chosen to be the first and only recipient in India of the choicest, limited edition champagne ‘Espirit du Siecle’?

59. Which Hollywood star and brand ambassador of Omega watches was recently in India to meet the Dalai Lama?

60. What tourist attraction in London, designed by Sir Richard Rogers especially for the millennium, is in grave financial crisis because of its failure to attract enough visitors?

61. OM Gruppen of Sweden is in the news for wanting to takeover of all things which European stock exchange?

62. Carlos Ghosn, living up to his sobriquet of ‘Le Cost-Killer’, is putting which ailing Japanese carmaker on the road to recovery?

63. In the mesmerically popular TV Game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, the prize money is issued on the cheques of which bank?

64. What redoubtable Swiss watchmaker markets a range of metal-cased watches under a clever and ironic name of “Irony”?

65. In the world of Food and Agriculture what does the acronym GM stand for?

66. The indigenously produced Hepatitis b vaccine called Shanvac B, which is giving the multinationals a run for their money, is produced by which company?

67. Sierra Leone is now always in the news for the bloody civil war which is raging there. Otherwise it was known for its highly lucrative export trade in which mineral?

68. What ‘wireless’ technology, which has almost become a buzzword, is named after an ancient Viking chief?

69. What is the new name of the TV channel TNT, after its recent rechristening?

70. Sumantra Ghoshal has been appointed the founding Dean of which fledgling Business School?

71. Arun Bajoria’s takeover threat was targeted at which company?

72. Which Bank has launched the “India Millennium Deposits” to mobilize resources of NRI&s?

73. The quality enforcing technique of ‘Six Sigma’ was first introduced by which American company?

74. Which airline uses the slogan “Be Good to Yourself” in its ads?

75. What is the expensive delicacy obtained from the fish sturgeon especially found in the Caspian Sea?

76. What is the name of the new generation fuel cell car recently developed by GM?

77. Which large chaebol, now in dire straits, was started by five friends in 1979 to manufacture and export garments?

78. Which Dutch brewery is ranked as the biggest producer of beer in Europe?

79. What prized and exclusive cars are manufactured in Malvern Link, North west of London?

80. In collaboration which Bollywood star is ‘Emami’ proposing to launch a range of Ayurvedic personal care products?

81. What is the name of the alliance formed by airlines such as Delta, Air France, Aero Mexico and Korean Air?

82. Which Budapest-born American CEO’s biography is entitled “Swimming Across”?

83. Who is the ‘person of Indian origin’ who was hailed by the online magazine ‘Valley Talk’ as “the most successful Venture Capitalist of all time”?

84. Consequent upon a long drawn out family feud, what is the new name assumed by Andersen Consulting?

85. Italy’s Monte Paschi di Seine, established in 1472, has the distinction of being the oldest of its kind. What is it?

86. Which advertising legend is supposed to have advised, “If you have nothing to say, sing it!”

87. Hans Wilsdorf, a German who set up his business in Switzerland, and later moved to London became the founder of which famous brand of watches?

88. Touted as one of the most useful inventions of this century, it was invented by George Mestral after he noticed burr sticking to his clothes on his return from a walk in the woods. What is it?

89. What is the ‘highest scoring partnership’ in cricket, which became a world famous brand of cigarettes?

90. Unit Trust’s recent intention of terminating what scheme has caused public outcry and a lot of litigation?

91.Which mobile phone manufacturer is popularizing mobile-telephone etiquette with its ‘mobile manners’ campaign?

92.Which Indian TV channel owned the transmission rights for the 50th Miss World contest held in the
Millennium Dome in London?

93. Bajaj auto is setting up a two wheeler assembly line in which South American country?

94.Merino, one of the finest types of wool, is associated with which country?

95.In the heyday of nationalization, which PSU emerged from the amalgamation of ESSO and Caltex?

96.What biscuit in McVittie’s range was originally developed by Sir Alexander Grant in the 1890’s?

97.In the world of TV transmission technology, what does the much-talked about acronym DTH stand for?

98.With what product would you associate the well-known designs such as ‘American Tank’ and ‘Tank
Francaise’?

99.Which Indian packaging company has taken over a firm called ‘Propack’ in China?

100.What is the internationally known brand of ice-cream co- promoted by an ex-hippie named Ben Cohen?

101.In what make of car did the couple from Calcutta, MS Choudhary and his wife Neena, achieve the record for first circumnavigation of the world?

102.What international brand of cigarette is named after a ritzy street in London?

103.Which is the biggest Petroleum Company in the world?

104.Nazomi 503, is the fastest of its kind in the world. What is it?

105.Dhunji Rana was the model for what enduring and macho icon in Indian advertising?

106. Who is the hotshot executive of Indian origin with PepsiCo, who appears in the Fortunes list of 50 most powerful women in corporate America?

107. What is the prized sports drink in the Quaker Oat’s portfolio which makes merger with it so desirable to suitors like Coke, Pepsi or Danone?

108. What is the Danish Electronics Company famed for producing ‘haute couture’ stuff in areas like Stereos, Televisions and Telephones?

109. What internationally famous brand of shoes is named whimsically after a rural American dish made from corn, fed to pet dogs?

110. “Beeps” and “Peeps’ were the experimental prototypes of what legendary hard terrain vehicle?

111. Tidel Park, yet another of those prestigious complexes housing software firms, is associated with which city?

112. What invention was called the Lover’s Telegraph” when first exhibited in Philadelphia, 1876?

113. What now universally popular food item was called “Food of the Gods”, by Linnaeus the eminent naturalist of the nineteenth century?

114. Which aircraft manufactures the A3XX superjumbo, slated to be the biggest civilian aircraft?

115. What international brand of shirts, marketed in India too, is observing 150 years of existence?

116. The Dynatac made in the1970’s was the first of its kind. What is this product which became extremely visible in India only in the mid 90’s?

117. What was the epoch-making book written in the 60’s by Rachel Carson, which awakened the world to the dangers of environmental pollution but incurred the wrath of industrial giants like Dupont?

118. What car being sold in India celebrated its first birthday recently with a birthday song sung especially for it by Shankar (Breathless) Mahadevan?

119. What hard liquor traditionally made from potatoes, literally means ‘Little Water’ in the native tongue?

120. What French sports fashion house has begun to sell India inspired knitwear kurta-pajamas successfully?

121. What large India retail chain proudly describes itself as ‘The Family Store’ in its advertisements?

122. Everyone has heard of the catchphrase “Intel Inside”. But who authored a book entitled “Inside Intel”?

123. What brand of ‘cold cream’, also available in India, derives its name from a latin word meaning ‘snow white’?

124. In Mumbai’s underworld slang the word ‘kavva’ refers to what handy communication device?

125. With what cigarette brand (now gone up in smoke, I’m afraid), would you associate the once ubiquitous slogan “For Men of Action– Satisfaction”?

126. What do you call the style of selling where the bid price goes down progressively until the deal is closed?

127. With which Management Guru of Indian Origin would you most associate the phrase “Core Competence”?

128. What is the popular (though not available in India) low calorie soft drink produced by Coca Cola, having a three letter name?

129. What expensive and legendary brand of cars is supposedly named after the founder of Dertroit – the car manufacturing capital of the world?

130. Which company started by Jim Clark has its headquarters at ‘Mountain View’?

131. What is name of the range of bestselling digital cameras manufactured by Sony?

132. In UK, what brand of beer is most preffered as an accompaniment to India food?

133. What potent liquor, also known a ‘the Green Fairy’, is extracted from wormwood?

134. What invention, in its early years, was described as ‘the horse that never says nay’?

135. Back to acronyms. What does the first three letters of ‘Sun Microsystems’ stand for?

136. A Navigator could mean many things. But a company has launched a toothbrush called Navigator. Which company are we talking about?

137. Tata Finance has launched a credit card with a tie up with which credit card company?

138. Kabhi Dekha Hai Aisa TV? Big Picture! Big Sound! …. Onida. Which ad agency created this award winning advertisement?

139. Which company has the advertising punchline, “The Power To Create”?
140. The movies Mohabbatein, Raju Chacha and Mission Kashmir had breath-taking special effects. Name the company that created these effects.

141. Which company makes Ujala?

142. If you can’t beat them, join them. Which clock company has decided to shift base to China so that it remains competitive?

143. An Indian businessman has been named among Businessweek’s top entrepreneurs for 2000. Name him.

144. The beautiful Ekta Kapoor, daughter of film star Jeetendra, is a highly successful producer of television serials. Name her company.

145. We all know what bulls and bears do. What would sheep do in the stock market?

146. Which media group (you have to name the company, not the newspaper) has launched India’s first electronic newspaper, or e-paper?

147. Nescafe has two coffee brands. One is Nescafe Classic and the other is?

148. The Human Genome Project has been in the news because government agencies and private sector companies have been racing to become the first to decipher the human genome. Name the private sector company which was in this race?

149. For which electronics brand does Rahul Dravid model?

150. Ceat. This tyre company gives the cricket ratings. To which group does this company belong?

ANSWERS

1. Food Corporation of India
2. Toyota
3. Hyderabad
4. Gucci
5. Amar Chitra Katha
6. Thai
7. Kaun Banega Crorepati
8. Johnson & Johnson
9. Jack Welch
10. Pawnbrokers
11. Maruti Udyog
12. Ciitizen
13. Greshams Law
14. Punch Productions
15. Wall Street
16. Oprah Winfrey
17. Yuva Raja
18. British Airways
19. Middle Aged Middlebrow Acheiver
20. Viagra
21. Hallmark
22. Toys R US
23. Living.Com
24. Lapware
25. US Dollars
26. L. N. Mittal
27. Nakkheeran
28. Alto
29. MGM
30. Business India
31. London Metal Exchange
32. Birmingham Small Arms
33. Wilderness
34. Harry Potter
35. Calvin Klein
36. Patek Phillippe
37. Nike
38. Raymond’s
39. Apollo
40. Coffee
41. Rupert Murdoch
42. Ramoji Film City
43. Johnny Walker
44. Maurya Sheraton
45. Volkswaggen
46. Newsweek
47. Bombay Dyeing
48. The Mouse
49. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
50. Chicle
51. Nutrine
52. Pricewaterhouse Coopers

53. Himalaya Drugs Company
54. Unique Inflatables
55. Lacoste
56. Breach Candy
57. Blaupunkt
58. Prannoy Roy
59. Pierce Brosnan
60. Millennium Dome
61. London Stock Exchange
62. Nissan Motors
63. ICICI Bank
64. Swatch
65. Genitically Modified
66. Shantha Biotechnics
67. Diamonds
68. Bluetooth
69. TCM
70. Indian School Of Business, Hyderabad
71. Bombay Dyeing
72. State Bank Of India
73. Motorola
74. The Emirates
75. Caviar
76. Hydrogen
77. Daewoo
78. Heinneken
79. Morgan
80. Madhuri Dixit
81. Sky Team
82. Andy Grove
83. Vinod Khosla
84. Accenture
85. Bank
86. David Ogilvy
87. Rolex
88. Velcro
89. 555
90. Rajyalakshmi
91. Nokia
92. Zee
93. Brazil
94. Australia
95. Hindustan Petroleum
96. Digestive
97. Direct To Home
98. Watches
99. Essel
100. Ben & Jerry
101. Contessa Classic
102. Pall Mall
103. Shell
104. Train
105. Zodiac Man
106. Indra Nooyi
107. Gatorade

108. Bang & Oluffsan
109. Hush Puppies
110. Jeep
111. Chennai
112. Telephone
113. Chocolate
114. Airbus Industry
115. Arrow
116. Mobile (Cell) Phone
117. The Silent Spring
118. Ford Ikon
119. Vodka
120. Lacoste
121. Pantaloon’s
122. Tim Jackson
123. Nivea
124. Cellular Phone
125. Scissors
126. Dutch Auction
127. C. K. Prahlad
128. Tab
129. Cadillac
130. Netscape
131. Mavica
132. Cobra
133. Absinthe
134. Bicycle
135. Stanford University Network
136. Colgate
137. American Express
138. Oglivy And Mather (O&M)
139. Epson
140. Western Outdoor
141. Jyothi Labs
142. Ajanta Quartz
143. Sunil Mittal (Bharti Telecom)
144. Balaji Telefilms
145. Follow The Leader
146. Living Media India Ltd
147. Sunrise
148. Celera Genomics
149. Thomson
150. RPG Enterprises

1. Pepsico has acquired which American food and drink company recently, which Coca Cola had also bid for but rejected by its board?
(a) Kellogg’s b) Quaker Oats c) Cadbury Schweppes d) General Milks

2. Who became the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company (The Washington Post) after her husband’s death?
a) Linda Goodman b) Nancy Eldridge c) Katherine Graham d) Denise Albrecht

3. Which of the following figures is nearest to the Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) of banks in 1999-2000?
a) Rs. 52,000 crore b) Rs. 46,000 crore c) Rs. 67,000 crore d) Rs. 75,000 crore

4. What does SMS stand for in the communications industry?
a) Sharp Microchip Service b) Simple Messaging and Start-up
c) Simple Messaging Service d) Short Messaging System

5. Match the following top four Bangalore’s businessmen with the companies they own:
I. Narayan Murthy i) Infosys
II. Azim Premji ii) Kids Kemp
III. Vijay Mallaya iii) Wipro
IV. Ravi Melwani iv) UB group
a) I-i, II-ii, III-iii, IV-iv b) I-i, II-iii, III-ii, IV-iv
c) I-i, II-iii, III-iv, IV-ii d) I-i, II-iv, III-iii, IV-ii

6. Why was the website, “Wahindia.com” in the news recently?
a) it launched a new service b) it laid off some of its employees
c) it announced its closure d) it decided to become an ISP

7. Who, among the following, is the President of the World Bank?
a) James Wolfensohn b) Michael Camadeuss c) Michael Bonsignore d) Robert Bishop

8. Which television channel has started ‘Kaun Banega Kangal’ as a spoof of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?’
a) Start TV b) Sony TV c) Channel V d) MTV

9. Which of the following banks has launched credit card co-branded with HSBC?
a) SBI b) PNB c) Bank of Baroda d) Canara Bank

10) What is ‘Red Hat’?
a) a fashion accessory b) a danger signal in shipping industry c) a medicine for AIDS
d) a company owned by Linux, the free operating system for computers

11) Which company uses the punchline “Applying thought”?
a) LML b) IBM c) Wipro d) Compaq

12) Name the company formed by film star Shah Rukh Khan for a variety of business interests?
a) SRK.com b) Shah Rukh & Co. c) SRKWORLD d) Dreamz

13) Who, among the following, has been selected as ‘Businessman of the year 2000’ by Business India magazine?
a) Narayan Murthy b) Azim Premji c) Mukesh Armbani d) Kumarmangalam Birla

14) Which company has launched personalised CDs under the brand “Hamara CD”?
a) Polydor b) EMI c) HMV d) GPI

15) Which advertising agency has created the advertisements for “Color Plus”?
a) O & M b) HTA c) Rubecon d) Euro RSCG

16. Who designed the Nike logo ‘Swoosh’ in 1971 and how much was she paid for it?
16. Caroline Davidson, a college student. She was paid $35 for it.

17. ‘Tony the Tiger’ is the mascot for which product?
17. Kellog’s Frosties.

18. What is the claim to fame of Miral Durlabhji in the world of Indian Advertising?
18. He played the Junior Onida Devil

19. “If You don’t have to answer to anyone, what would you do’ is the tag line for what?
19. Harley Davidson

20. Wrigley’s once distributed one million pieces of this company’s product as handouts for a sales promotion. What product and which company?
20. Gillette and the Disposable Shaving Razor

21. What is the Quickie P 300?
21. The brand of wheelchair that Christopher Reeve uses following his accident

22. Invented in the 1920s, by C.L.Briggs, in Missouri, this product contained Lithium salts and was initially called ‘Bib-label Lithiated Lemon Lime Soda’. What?
22. UP

23. Apart from speeds of aircraft, what is the Mach 3?
23. Gillette’s new razor that contains 3 blades

24. What are ‘Toast in New York’, ‘Mad about Mauve’, ‘Raisin’ rage’?
24. Shades of Revlon Lipstick

25. ‘Work Less, do more’ is the tag line for what?
25. Microsoft Office 97

26. Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavorotti appear in an ad for an airline. Name the airline and the service advertised.
26. Japanese Airlines and Executive Class

27. ‘A Cigarette is a perfect type of perfect pleasure’ was BAT’s first punchline. To whom are the above words attributed?
27. Oscar Wilde

28. Who started Naturence Research Labs?
28. Manoj Prabhakar

29. In the 1960s girls carried a penny in their shoes lest their dates failed to drop them home. What product got its name from this?
29. Penny Loafers

30. Which is the official footwear of the Woodstock music festival?
30. Burkinstock Sandals

30. How do we better know the company J.W.Foster and Co.?
30. Reebok

31. Sears Roebuck and Co., the retailing giant started selling products through mail order. What was the first product sold through mail order?
31. Quartz Watches

32. Launched in 1935 as a chocolate crisp, it was later renamed after an 18th century London Club. Name the product.
32. Kit-Kat

33. In the book ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, Phileas Fogg withdraws 20000 Guineas from a bank. Name the bank.
33. Barings’ Bank

34. What did Timothy Leary brand as LSD of the future?
34. The Internet

35. Singer Sewing Machines was the first company to introduce a highly innovative marketing tool. What was it?
35. Buying goods through installment schemes.

36. In the movie ‘Forrest Gump’, Tom Hanks is frequently shown drinking a particular drink. Which one?
36. Dr. Pepper

37. “Nov 7,1912 July 3,1996 I’ve lost my voice” What is the significance of this ad?
37. This was the Air India ad given out after the death of Bobby Kooka. The first date was when Air India was founded as Tata Airlines by J R D Tata. The second date was the death of Booby Kooka.

36. Which famous cricketer endorsed Colman’s Mustard?
36. W G Grace

37. Who was the Time Man of the Year 1997?
37. Andy Grove, former Intel CEO

38. The first product made by this company was a car record player. They gave themselves a name similar to the name of the market leader in record players in those days. Today, this company has a worldwide presence and is known as a premier communications company. Name the company?
38. Motorola

39. Mitchell Kapor, a Bostonian, is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and a Buddhist. In 1988, he started a foundation for electronic free speech. But he is the founder of a well-know company. Which one?
39. Lotus

40. An American inventor Herman Hollerith devised an electromechanical
counting machine that used punched cards to tabulate the results of the 1890 United States census. The firm that grew out of this business eventually became which familiar company?
40. IBM (international Business Machines)

41. Nolan Bushnell launched the video game industry with the founding of a company that took its name from the Japanese game of “Go” where the
word is used to warn an opponent that he is in danger of losing. Name the Company?
41. Atari

42. In the Internet lingo, if someone advised you to ‘RTFM’, what is he telling you to do?
42. Read the F***ing Manual

43. What is a three-finger exercise?
43. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+del on the Keyboard (cold reboot)

44. Why did Intel call the successor to the 486 Processor series “Pentium”, instead of using a combination of digits as they had always done?
44. Because Numbers cannot be trademarked.

45. He shares his first name with a character in “Peanuts” and he is known
as the person who wrote Linux. Who?
45. Linus Torvalds

46. If you find yourself in an Infinite Loop in the Bay area, where would you be?
46. Apple’s HQ

47. What is the section of Yahoo that is dedicated to kids called?
47. Yahooligans

48. What are “Bells & Whistles”?
48. Features in a software that are of cosmetic value only.

49. A program that automatically sends a default reply to the senders of
incoming email messages is called?
49. Auto Responders or Vacation Responders

50. Which Bangalorean started the free e-mail service “Hotmail”?
50. Sabeer Bhatia

51. It is the name of a very famous river in South America. However,
Amazon is also known in the wired world for what?
51. The largest bookstore in the Universe

52. What is electronic money known as in common internet parlance?
52. Cybercash

53. It is not something that you’d like to eat even if you were stranded in an island with adequate supplies of it. However, which unpopular food item is also the term used to describe unwanted mail sent to a mass of e-mail addresses to advertise products or services?
53. Spam

54. What is DPI in computer printing terminology?
54. Dots per inch

55. What is the term for a small, book-sized computer with a screen that allows you to read the digitized text of a book complete with a touch-sensitive screen and stylus that let you highlight, annotate, or bookmark the book?
55. An e-book.

56. Before the World Wide Web, what was the system for finding and displaying document files stored on the Internet. It was named for the mascot of the college where it was developed, the University of Minnesota?
56. Gopher

57. Which company started in a garage in Palo Alto received its first order from Disney, the making the film Fantasia, for Oscillators?
57. Hewlett Packard

58. What do we call software that has become so loaded with features that it practically takes up all of a computer’s hard disk and requires much too much of its RAM to run?
58. Bloatware

59. Who is called the father of computing for his contribution to the basic design of the Computer through what he called the analytical engine?
59. Charles Babbage

60. DVD, the new technology that looks like a CD-ROM but holds over 4.7 Gb of data (can hold a full length movie) stands for?
60. Digital Versatile Disc

61. Who is a 404? (clue : The Internet)
61. A clueless person, from the www error message “404 not found”

62. Which word, meaning both “an opportunistic Computer hacker” and science
Fiction dealing with future urban societies dominated by computers” was coined by writer Bruce Bethke?
62. Cyberpunk

63. What is a program that is disguised as useful software but which actually crashes your hard-disk called?
63. Trojan Horse

64. What is Spanish for a “tall pole”?(clue : ask the Document Company)
64. Palo Alto

65. In the field of Computers, the statement “the power of a microprocessor doubles every 18 months….” is better known as?
65. Moore’s Law

66. Name the first Indian product to be put up (earlier this week) on Microsoft’s Site Builder Network site? Hint – it is a customised customer e-mail manager
66. Bangalore-based Aditi Technologies’ Talisma.

67. What was Project Memphis?
67. Code name for the development of Windows 98. Project Chicago was Windows 95.

68. M.H.Hasham lost his family business of rice exports when the Govt. nationalised it in 1940. Unfazed he plunged into the oil business setting up Western India Vegetable Products in 1945. At the time of partition he was invited by Mohd. Ali Jinnah to join his ministry in Pakistan. He refused and chose to stay on in India. His company did not grow too much and at the time of his death in 1967 had just two fairly successful Vanaspati brands Sunflower and Camel. Which company?
68. WIPRO

69. Why did Homi Sethna of TOMCO name India’s first detergent bar, 501?
69. All the soaps at that time were imported from England and came in batches of 500. Homi Sethna was instrumental in launching India’s first ever detergent bar and in order to drive the point home to the British he named it 501.

70. Which company was founded by Frank A. Seiberling and his brother Charles in 1900. Its main product was lined with long staple cotton?
70. Good Year

71. Why is IBM called the ‘Big Blue’?
71. IBM built its reputation on customer service. It had an army of blue suited salesmen who swarmed all over the US. Therefore it got the name Big Blue

72. This brand was launched in India with one of the largest advertising budgets – Rs. 15 Crore which was 60% of its turnover. 1.5 Crore of this was used to buy up 5 minutes of airtime on the same day at the same time on every TV Channel thus accomplishing for the first time in India, what in advertising jargon is known as a ‘road block’. Which brand?
72. Real Value vacuumiser.

73. Revlon was founded by Charles Revson. Then why is it called Revlon?
73. The ‘L’ was added in honour of the nail polish supplier Charles Lachman.

74. The 1900 Corporation, USA introduced a product under a brand name which became a huge success. The company soon adopted the brand name as the name of the company. Which company?
74. Whirlpool

75. In 1980, Rolls Royce launched their ‘Silver Spirit’ model highlighting a particular feature. What feature and why?
75. David Ogilvy’s ad for the Rolls Royce had the adline ‘At 60 miles per hour, the only sound comes from the clock’. The team of engineers who designed the car were not impressed that the clock made a noise. So Rolls Royce worked on installing a noise free digital clock that was soundless and installed it in the ‘Silver Spirit’. This was the feature that was highlighted.

76. One morning in 1935, a small time businessman Bishandas Basil hit upon the idea of setting up a sewing machine factory in Calcutta. He thus set up Jay Engineering Works. The machines went on to become a huge success. What name were the machines sold under and why?
76. It was called Usha after Bishandas’s daughter.

77. This person named his company’s leading brand after his nephew, the son of his brother Ramniklal. What brand and who?
77. Vimal and Dhirubhai Ambani

78. ‘I have 3 priorities – God, family and __________, and at work these get reversed’. So said the founder of this famous company. 8 months after he died his company sold its 50 billionth product and dislodged Sears Roebuck to enter the Dow Jones 30 Index. Name the founder and the company.
78. Ray Kroc and McDonald’s.

79. In the Ford Escort ad featuring Leander Paes he drinks a particular soft drink and has two books in the car. Name all three.
79. 7 Up, Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 and Jack Higgins’ Thunderpoint.

80. In 1884, a practicing and self-dispensing doctor in Calcutta, Dr. S.K.Burman launched three ayurvedic machines. The medicines were sold on a ‘value for money plank’ and were sent to patients through VPP. Two of the brands he launched were Juri Tap, an anti-malarial and Plaguin for Plague. He also launched a third brand, which was a digestive and exists even today. Later a company which was named in his honour took over the brands. Name the doctor and the company.
80. The doctor was Dr. S.K.Burman. He was affectionately called Daktar Burman by the locals thus giving the company the name Dabur. The third brand was Pudin Hara.

81. Who on whom – ‘If he was a plumber, he would control all the water in the world and force anyone who wants a drop of the precious liquid to cut a deal with him’.
81. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle on Bill Gates
82. The owner of this well known Indian brand once worked as a lab assistant at the Lalbhai Group’s New Cotton Mills, followed y the Gujarat Govt.’s Dept. of Mining and Geology. In his free time he would manufacture his product, which he sold door-to-door on Sundays for Rs. 3 a Kg. While his nearest competitor sold it at Rs. 15. Who and what?
82. Karsanbhai Patel and Nirma.

83. In 1994, IBM ran a campaign whose punchline was ‘Flight 4.0 to Chicago is delayed’. What was IBM referring to?
83. Microsoft’s delay in launching Windows 95 (Windows 4.0 officially) which was codenamed ‘Chicago’.

84. What was the contribution of Caroline Davidson, a college student to the world of business in 1971?
84. She designed the Nike logo ‘Swoosh’ for which she was paid $35.

85. This company was founded by Joyce and brother Rolle. Together they developed one of the world’s largest art organisations with over 400 artists. What?
85. Hallmark Cards.

86. What is the claim to fame of Sergei Zyman in the marketing world?
86. He was behind the disastrous launch of ‘New Coke’ in 1984.

87. In 1947, Digamber Parasuram Dandekar, a small time entrepreneur was sitting in an Irani restaurant in Bombay, drinking tea. An advertisement caught his eye then. Inspired, he launched a brand which controls 60% of its market today. Which brand?
87. Camel and Camlin Stationery. He saw the ad for Camel cigarettes, which went ‘I would walk a mile for a Camel’. He started Camel Stationery and his first product was Camel Ink with the line ‘Camel Ink writes for mils and miles without a break’.

88. What did Nestle do in 1938, on the request of the Brazilian Govt.?
88. It invented ‘Instant Coffee’.

89. Which brand’s logo, in the form that it appears on it products, always weighs 0.38 gms and is the surest sign of the authenticity of the product?
89. Lacoste

90. In corporate jargon, what is ‘Cold Calling’?
90. Making an unsolicited call in person on a perspective customer to sell a product.

91. According to Business Week, when the New York trade center was bombed in 1993, a man by name Jim McIntyre led a group of people across 34 floors in total darkness to safety. What did he use for light?
91. A Times Indiglo watch.

92. The first wholly Indian made commercial was for Dalda Vanaspati. Who sang the jingle?
92. Talat Mehmood.

93. Which major Japanese company started in 1915 with the manufacture of pencils and only later moved on to the products that they are today famous for, also retaining the brandname of the pencils for all their products?
93. Sharp

94. In the UK, what is a ‘Pink Pound’?
94. Money earned from offering services or selling products to gays.

95. According to McDonald’s , what is the ‘Golden Arches theory of Conflict prevention’?
95. No country with McDonald’s has ever gone to war with each other.

96. Bill Gates and his team at Microsoft took a team of reporters into a submarine during a product launch. Why did Gates do this?
96. To show what it was like, to live in a ‘windowless world’. The product of course was Windows

97. In 1891, James C. Fargo, then President of a particular company went on a business trip to Europe. Fed up with a certain kind of hassle that he repeatedly faced, he asked the manager of the European branch of the company, Marcellus Berry, to devise a solution. What resulted?
97. Fargo had problems carrying money abroad. He could carry currency gold or non-negotiable drafts or letters of credits, all acceptable only at the banks they named. Berry came up with the idea of a cheque that could be signed and paid for on purchasing and again on encashment, thus allowing safe carrying anywhere the cheques were accepted. In other words, he invented Travellers’ Cheques. The company was American Express.

98. What is common to Aspirin, Cellophane, Corn flakes, Escalator, Kerosene, Nylon, thermos and Zipper?
98. Brand names that have become words in English language.

99. Which TELCO product is named after its long time chief Sumant Moolgaonkar?
99. The Tata Sumo

100. What was concocted by a pharmacist named Caleb D Bradham as a cure for dyspepsia?
100. Pepsi

101. What did a newly wed Johnson and Johnson employee named Earl G Dickson come up with in 1920 because his wife, who was inexperienced in the kitchen kept burning and cutting herself?
101. Band –Aid

102. Which Indian brand gets its name from the Latin word for ‘strength’ or ‘vigour’?
102. Vim detergent

103. Which Indian product was launched by ace magician Franz Hararay at a magic show in Delhi?
103. The TVS Spectra

104. Which soft drink, invented in the 1920s by C.L.Briggs in Price’s Branch, Missouri was originally called Bib-Label Lithianted Lemon Hearted Soda and was guaranteed to take the ‘ouch out of the grouch’?
104. 7-UP

105. The name of the cassette and record company TIPS is an acronym for what?
105. To Improve and Promote Singing

106. By 1861, this product, produced in USA, enjoyed higher sales abroad than in the USA. In Africa, salesmen had to customise the machine because the tribesmen wanted it to be noisier, because they believed ‘good iron made more noise’. Mahatma Gandhi described it as ‘One of the few useful things ever invented’. What?
106. The Singer Sewing Machine

107. What does the T in the name of the Indian entertainment conglomerate T-Series stand for?
107. Trishul

108. What do the letters ESPN in the name of the TV channel stand for?
108. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
109. Which European supermarket chain opened their first Indian outlet in Bangalore and later sold out to the Tatas who renamed it ‘Westside’?
109. Littlewoods

110. What was designed by Umesh Rao, a young empoyee of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency on an idea by Booby Kooka?
110. The Air India Maharaja

111. What do the letters in the names of the Indian corporate giants BPL and MRF stand for?
111. BPL – British Physical Laboratories, MRF – Madras Rubber Factory

112. What is common to MRF, Britannia, Elf, BPL?
112. All corporate giants who run sports academies in India viz. The MRF Pace Foundation at Chennai, The Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy at Chennai, The Elf Vengsarkar Cricket Academy at Mumbai and the BPL Padukone Badminton Academy at Bangalore.

113. What according to the Indian government is the only 3 wheeler that you can drive without a license?
113. The Road Roller

114. Persis Khambatta and Protima Bedi both died on the same day. A month earlier they had been interviewed together on a Television show. Name the show and the host.
114. ‘Not a nice man to know’ hosted by Kushwant Singh on Star Plus

115. What name is derived from the Persian for ‘Huge sheet of water’?
115. India. Since the Persians couldn’t pronounce Sindhu, they referred to it as ‘the huge sheet of water’ or ‘India’.

116. Which animal is the largest member of the Pig family?
116. The Hippopotamus

117. This vehicle was used for all general purposes during the World Wars and it was said that it could do anything but talk. What?
117. The General Purpose Vehicle or the Jeep (from GP)

118. In Tirupati, the Hundi receives millions of rupees every year. What is the mythological reason for the Hundi to be there in the first place?
118. Once Vishnu was reborn on earth to take back Lakshmi who had come away after a fight. In that birth he needed money to marry her and he borrowed it from Kubera since he had none. Till today his devotees are helping him pay back the loan by contributing to the Hundi.

119. Nowadays, there is this trend of conducting marriages at weird locales, like on a plane. But, for a wedding conducted on a plane, the rule is that Sikh rites have to be followed even though it is a Hindu wedding. Why?
119. Because the Sikh rites of marriage don’t need the marriage to be conducted in the presence of Agni or fire.

120. Complete the lines – “Till earth and sky stand, presently at God’s great judgement seat, _____________”.
120. “East is East and West is West and the Twain shall never meet” from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Ballads of the East and West’

121. In the world of Children’s fiction, if you followed the directions “Second to the right and straight on till morning”, where would you go?
121. Neverland (Peter Pan)

122. The road outside the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago was originally called Michigan Avenue. Now it has been renamed after an Indian. Who?
122. Swami Vivekananda

123. Captain Haddock is the President of an organization called SSS. What odes SSS stand for?
123. Society of Sober Sailors

124. The chief architectural planner of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, David H. Burnham wanted to produce a homegrown structure that would rival the Eiffel Tower. He conducted a competition. The winner was George Washington Gale. What did he invent?
124. The Giant Wheel or the Ferris Wheel

125. What practice evolved when Eskimos murdered the captain of the ship Heartsease in 1612?
125. The practice of flying the flag at half-mast.

126. The San Francisco Chronicle described this person as having ‘the determination of Bjorn Borg, the grunt of Jimmy Connors and the laugh of Woody Woodpecker’. Who?
126. Monica Seles

127. In 1979, the Nobel Prize winners for medicine Sir Geoffrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack were neither doctors nor physiologists. Why were they then awarded the Nobel Prize?
127. For inventing the CAT scan.

128. What, during the French Revolution, were called Liberty, Equality and Fraternity?
128. The King, Queen and Jack on a pack of cards.

129. Which is the most famous publication of the company Bennett and Coleman?
129. The Times of India

130. In 1935, Carl Van Ossietzsky, German journalist and pacifist won the Nobel Prize by beating a much more famous person whose nomination for the Prize was vehemently opposed by the British. Who?
130. Mahatma Gandhi

131. Sage Bhagiratha performed penance to bring Ganga to earth. Sage Kashyapa performed penance to bring which river to earth?
131. Saraswathi

132. Devonshire House is one of the most popular haunts of Bangaloreans. By what name is it better known?
132. Galaxy Theatre

133. She was the first winner of the Asian Women’s amateur Table Tennis title but is better known for her professional life. Who?
133. Kiran Bedi

134. The controversial movie ‘Fire’ is the first of director Deepa Mehta’s ‘Elements’ trilogy. Name the other two.
134. Earth and Water

135. Which two cricketers and singer have been signed on to endorse Coca Cola in addition to Saurav Ganguly and Javagal Srinath?
135. Robin Singh, Anil Kumble and Daler Mehndi

136. Which celebrity made her Hindi film debut in the small role of the wife of tribal Raghubir Yadav in the award winning ‘Massey Saheb’?
136. Arundhati Roy

137. Who was awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize for 1998?
137. Amartya Sen (The Bank of Sweden Prize is the Economics Nobel)

138. Recently a Dubai based company launched a range of perfumes called ‘SK’. After whom is it named?
138. Shahrukh Khan

139. In the world of comics whose mind ‘works faster than a computer’?
139. Chacha Chaudhary

140. Which Kannada movie won the National Award for Best Film in 1998?
140. Girish Kasaravalli’s ‘Thayi Saaheba’

141. Where in Bangalore would you find the following words inscribed ‘Government’s work is God’s work’?
141. On the Vidhana Soudha

142. What is advertised with the line ‘Nothing else matters at nine’?
142. Star News

143. In the world of Indian classical music how are Lalitha and Haripriya better known?
143. Hyderabad Sisters

144. In the name of the popular computer iMAC, What does the ‘i’ stand for?
144. Internet

145. It was earlier called as ‘The Statuette’. How do we know it today?
145. The Oscar

146. Who or what did Shakespeare describe as ‘the green eyed monster’?
146. Jealousy

147. In the Mahabharata, other than the Kauravas who else had a hundred brothers?
147. Shakuni

148. Whose autobiography is titled ‘Wings of Fire’?
148. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

149. Who edits the women’s magazine ‘New Woman’?
149. Hema Malini

150. Which cricketer is slated to star opposite Madhuri Dixit in a forthcoming film?
150. Ajay Jadeja

1. What was born in a pub in London during a barroom argument on which bird was the fastest in the British Isles?
1. The Guinness Book of Records

2. Which king, the son of Sage Pulyasta was an accomplished veena player and his royal flag bore it as his insignia?
2. Ravana

3. What according to the Indian government is the only 3 wheeler that you can drive without a license?
3. The Road Roller

4. Persis Khambatta and Protima Bedi both died on the same day. A month earlier they had been interviewed together on a Television show. Name the show and the host.
4. ‘Not a nice man to know’ hosted by Kushwant Singh on Star Plus

5. What name is derived from the Persian for ‘Huge sheet of water’?
5. India. Since the Persians couldn’t pronounce Sindhu, they referred to it as ‘the huge sheet of water’ or ‘India’.

6. Which animal is the largest member of the Pig family?
6. The Hippopotamus

7. This vehicle was used for all general purposes during the World Wars and it was said that it could do anything but talk. What?
7. The General Purpose Vehicle or the Jeep (from GP)

8. In Tirupati, the Hundi receives millions of rupees every year. What is the mythological reason for the Hundi to be there in the first place?
8. Once Vishnu was reborn on earth to take back Lakshmi who had come away after a fight. In that birth he needed money to marry her and he borrowed it from Kubera since he had none. Till today his devotees are helping him pay back the loan by contributing to the Hundi.

9. Nowadays, there is this trend of conducting marriages at weird locales, like on a plane. But, for a wedding conducted on a plane, the rule is that Sikh rites have to be followed even though it is a Hindu wedding. Why?
9. Because the Sikh rites of marriage don’t need the marriage to be conducted in the presence of Agni or fire.

10. Complete the lines – “Till earth and sky stand, presently at God’s great judgement seat, _____________”.
10. “East is East and West is West and the Twain shall never meet” from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Ballads of the East and West’

11. In the world of Children’s fiction, if you followed the directions “Second to the right and straight on till morning”, where would you go?
11. Neverland (Peter Pan)

12. The road outside the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago was originally called Michigan Avenue. Now it has been renamed after an Indian. Who?
12. Swami Vivekananda

13. Captain Haddock is the President of an organization called SSS. What odes SSS stand for?
13. Society of Sober Sailors

14. The chief architectural planner of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, David H. Burnham wanted to produce a homegrown structure that would rival the Eiffel Tower. He conducted a competition. The winner was George Washington Gale. What did he invent?
14. The Giant Wheel or the Ferris Wheel

15. What practice evolved when Eskimos murdered the captain of the ship Heartsease in 1612?
15. The practice of flying the flag at half-mast.

16. The San Francisco Chronicle described this person as having ‘the determination of Bjorn Borg, the grunt of Jimmy Connors and the laugh of Woody Woodpecker’. Who?
16. Monica Seles

17. In 1979, the Nobel Prize winners for medicine Sir Geoffrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack were neither doctors nor physiologists. Why were they then awarded the Nobel Prize?
17. For inventing the CAT scan.

18. What, during the French Revolution, were called Liberty, Equality and Fraternity?
18. The King, Queen and Jack on a pack of cards.

19. Which is the most famous publication of the company Bennett and Coleman?
19. The Times of India

20. In 1935, Carl Van Ossietzsky, German journalist and pacifist won the Nobel Prize by beating a much more famous person whose nomination for the Prize was vehemently opposed by the British. Who?
20. Mahatma Gandhi

21. Sage Bhagiratha performed penance to bring Ganga to earth. Sage Kashyapa performed penance to bring which river to earth?
21. Saraswathi

22. Devonshire House is one of the most popular haunts of Bangaloreans. By what name is it better known?
22. Galaxy Theatre

23. She was the first winner of the Asian Women’s amateur Table Tennis title but is better known for her professional life. Who?
23. Kiran Bedi

24. The controversial movie ‘Fire’ is the first of director Deepa Mehta’s ‘Elements’ trilogy. Name the other two.
24. Earth and Water

25. Which two cricketers and singer have been signed on to endorse Coca Cola in addition to Saurav Ganguly and Javagal Srinath?
25. Robin Singh, Anil Kumble and Daler Mehndi

26. Which celebrity made her Hindi film debut in the small role of the wife of tribal Raghubir Yadav in the award winning ‘Massey Saheb’?
26. Arundhati Roy

27. Who was awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize for 1998?
27. Amartya Sen (The Bank of Sweden Prize is the Economics Nobel)

28. Recently a Dubai based company launched a range of perfumes called ‘SK’. After whom is it named?
28. Shahrukh Khan

29. In the world of comics whose mind ‘works faster than a computer’?
29. Chacha Chaudhary

30. Which Kannada movie won the National Award for Best Film in 1998?
30. Girish Kasaravalli’s ‘Thayi Saaheba’

31. Where in Bangalore would you find the following words inscribed ‘Government’s work is God’s work’?
31. On the Vidhana Soudha

32. What is advertised with the line ‘Nothing else matters at nine’?
32. Star News

33. In the world of Indian classical music how are Lalitha and Haripriya better known?
33. Hyderabad Sisters

34. In the name of the popular computer iMAC, What does the ‘i’ stand for?
34. Internet

35. It was earlier called as ‘The Statuette’. How do we know it today?
35. The Oscar

36. Who or what did Shakespeare describe as ‘the green eyed monster’?
36. Jealousy

37. In the Mahabharata, other than the Kauravas who else had a hundred brothers?
37. Shakuni

38. Whose autobiography is titled ‘Wings of Fire’?
38. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

39. Who edits the women’s magazine ‘New Woman’?
39. Hema Malini

40. Which cricketer is slated to star opposite Madhuri Dixit in a forthcoming film?
40. Ajay Jadeja

41. What was born in a pub in London during a barroom argument on which bird was the fastest in the British Isles?
41. The Guinness Book of Records

42. Which king, the son of Sage Pulyasta was an accomplished veena player and his royal flag bore it as his insignia?
42. Ravana

43. During the late 80s the Times of India group had launched a super premium tea brand which met with a quick death in the market. Name the brand.
43. Editor’s Choice

44. Which industrialist began his career ass an attendant for Burmah Shell Gas in Aden(Yemen)?
44. Dhirubhai Ambani

45. If IBM is the Big Blue, Coca Cola the Big Red, what is Big Black?
45. United Parcel Service
46. Whose first foray into business was the founding of the ‘Laugh-O-gram’ corporation in 1921 which went bankrupt barely two years later?
46. Walt Disney

47. Which company started as a playing card company in 1889 in Japan and literally means ‘Leave luck to Heaven’?
47. Nintendo

48. Which product was launched with the adline ‘It helps a school girl to maintain her complexion’?
48. Palmolive Soap

49. Which brand employs Mercury, the swift messenger of the Gods, a connotation of speed, as its trademark?
49. Good Year

50. The name of which Japanese company literally means ’50 Bells’?
50. Isuzu

51. In the mid 80s, the Beatles’ song ‘revolution’ was licensed for a TV commercial, the first time ever that a Beatles’ song had been licensed for advertising purposes. Name the brand
51. Nike

52. Which was the first commercial symbol to be displayed at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum?
52. The Singapore Girl of Singapore Airlines

53. Derived from the Japanese word for ‘great Prince’, it found its way into English, after foreigners mispronounced it, as something else which came to mean ‘a man of great wealth’. What word?
53. Tycoon from ‘taikon’

54. Which company has its headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire, CWI, 3pl, England?
54. Rolls Royce

55. Who once advertised with the slogan ‘Nothing improvises the circulation of a magazine like a dirty picture’?
55. The Sportstar, the picture in question was the infamous ball tampering incident where Mike Artherton is seen pulling out some sawdust from his pocket and rubbing it on the ball

56. David Whitebread is a little known stage actor and part time model. What is he best known as?
56. The Onida Devil

57. Which ad agency keeps a bowl of fresh apples in the reception areas of its offices all over the world?
57. Leo Burnett

58. Which celebrity owns ‘Unsquashable Inc”?
58. Jahangir Khan

59. Who said ‘I have done more than anyone else to change the face of mankind’?
59. King Camp Gillette

60. Warner Communications & American Express paid Manhattan Design 1000 dollars to design a logo. What?
60. MTV logo
61. In the 1880s a person called Richardson sold this ointment in USA. It was named after his son-in-law. What?
61. Vicks

62. What is the Roman word for ‘To roll over’?
62. Conglomerate (Latin for Roll over is Volvo)

63. Which brand had the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra play at its Indian Launch?
63. Seagram

64. Which media baron was born Jan Ludwik Hoch and died under mysterious circumstances abroad his yacht ‘Lady Ghislaine’?
64. Robert Maxwell

65. Who recently launched a website ‘India 2002’?
65. Harshad Mehta

66. Which computer company recently taken over by Samsung, was founded in 1980 and derives its name from the combination of first letters of first names of the founders?
66. AST, from Albert Wong, Safi Qureshi and Tom Yuen

67. Who heads a Delhi based beauty company called ‘Naturence Research Labs’?
67. Manoj Prabhakar

68. Who actually built a bridge in Sri Lanka for the film ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’?
68. Larsen and Toubro

69. What US Presidential election campaign slogan was lifted in an Indian softdrink jingle to claim that a coke replacement had arrived?
69. ‘Happy days are here again’ by Thums Up

70. This brand of alcohol advertised abroad with the line ‘I thought the Kamasutra was an Indian restaurant until I discovered ________. Their ads also cautioned ‘Remember whatever happens do not over do it’.
70. Smirnoff

71. This brand manufactured by Kazuo Tazima gets its name from three words – Machine, Instrument, Optical. Which brand?
71. Minolta

72. Which company gets its name from a fruit which used to be exported to England from a Moroccan port?
72. Tangerine

73. Hasbro has a tie up with Funskool India to market its toys and games in India. Name the
parent company of Funskool.
73. MRF

74. The ad featuring Moon Moon Sen’s daughter Riya Dev Varma for Nirma lime Soap looks very similar to the Liril ad. Could it be because it was directed by the same person? Who directed them?
74. Kailash Surendranath

75. Name the newspaper started by industrialist Vijaypath Singhania of the J.K. Group.
75. The Indian Post
76. What does TIMES stand for in the name of TIMES Television, the Television division of Bennett and Coleman Ltd.
76. Television for Information, Music, Entertainment and Sports

77. A Bombay based jewellery house launched a range of earrings called H.B. a couple of years ago. Why were they called H.B.?
77. After Henry Blofeld the popular cricket commentator known for his penchant for earrings

78. When Henry Ford died, amongst his last possessions was a test tube. What did it supposedly contain?
78. The last breath of Thomas Alva Edison

80. Which Indian businessman was part of the design team at Intel that designed the Intel 80486 microprocessor?
80. Rajeev Chandrasekhar of BPL

81. In which merchant bank did P.G.Wodehouse work for two years?
81. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

82. To which company did the shipment of tea destroyed by the American colonists during the Boston Tea Party in 1773 belong?
82. The East India Company

83. What was advertised with the slogan “You press the button and we do the rest”?
83. Kodak

84. What is an unrhymed Japanese poem of 3 lines, containing 17 syllables called? It is also the name of an Indian saree range.
84. Haiku

85. Honda advertised in the 1960s with the line “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”. Which Indian automobiles advertised two decades later with the same line?
85. Kinetic Honda and Contessa

86. Which brand created a sensation by sticking a Ford Cortina to a billboard at a busy junction in London?
86. Araldite

87. During Wimbledon 1995 Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi played a mock tennis match at Trafalgar Square in London. Why?
87. To shoot a commercial for Nike

88. Which Indian brand combined the Coke and Pepsi ad slogans to come up with the line “The real thing is the choice of the new generations”?
88. London Pilsner Beer

89. What was launched in 1959 in Kansas by the Carney Brothers?
89. Pizza Hut

90. The highest ever wicket partnership in England was between Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes in 1923 against Essex in Leyton. How is this significant to the present day corporate world?
90. They scored 555 runs giving 555 cigarettes their name

91. Complete this line “There is but one cup to win, eleven proud people, twelve proud nations, lean to win the cup ________ .
91. Share the Magic

92. What food item was patented in 1830 and called ‘Dr. Miles compound Tomato extract’?
92. Tomato Ketchup

93. Which Indian clothing brand gets its name from Greek for ‘Circle of Animals’?
93. Zodiac

94. Which industrialist – Philanthropist donated $800,00 for the land on which the U.N. General Assembly has been built?
94. John D. Rockefeller Jr.

95. Ken Follett has written a book ‘On the wings of Eagles’ which deals with the true story of how 40 odd employees of an American Company EDS corporation escaped from Iran when caught in the Islamic Revolution. Who owns EDS and appears throughout the book?
95. Ross Perot

96. 17 year old Rudyard Kipling roamed India as Assistant Editor of the Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore. He then wrote ‘Soldiers Three’ a series of short tales that launched a pervasive, nation wide enterprise which exists to date. What?
96. The A.H.Wheeler publishing House and chain of bookstores

97. What is a ‘Sen’ in monetary terms?
97. 1/100th of a Yen

98. Which brand derives its name from the Japanese God of Mercy?
98. Canon from Kwanon

99. Following the super success of Food World, the Spencers Group has launched two other chains of superstores. Name them.
99. Music World and Health&Glow

100. Which Indian newspaper advertises with the line “Why settle for anything else”?
100. The Statesman

101. Ads for which Indian product feature the following – a raunchy novel titled ‘fantasies’, perfume and a registered postal package?
101. VIP Frenchie

102. Which Indian newspaper claims along with its price on the masthead that ‘One Paise goes to charity for every issue sold”.
102. The Afternoon Despatch and Courier

103. This was the classification of the highest quality of ships, by the Lloyds shipping Registrar of the world famous insurance association Lloyds. It has now become a phrase in the language meaning something of superior quality. What?
103. The term ‘A-1’

104. Sachin Tendulkar was named after his brother Ajit’s favourite music director. Who?
104. Sachin Dev (S D ) Burman

105. Who is known as the ‘Terror of MM Hills’?
105. Veerapan

106. In which Indian city did Shivaji marry?
106. Bangalore
107. Which British General was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre?
107. General Dyer

108. What is the Sanskrit word for ‘refined’?
108. Sanskrit

109. In telephone terminology what does ISD stand for?
109. International Subscriber Dialing

110. Which Indian author’s first names are Rasipuram Krishnaswamy?
110. R.K.Narayan

111. Name the wife of Agni.
111. Swaha

112. By what name do we know the Hindi actor Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia better?
112. Akshay Kumar

113. Which place in Bangalore was originally known as South Parade?
113. Mahatma Gandhi Road

114. Two wards in the Tihar Jail in New Delhi were named after Indian cricketers by supercop Kiran Bedi. Who?
114. Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli

115. To avenge whose death did Bhagat Singh shoot and kill General Saunders?
115. Lala LAjpat rai

116. Why did Pakistan supposedly name its missile ‘Ghauri’?
116. Because it thought India had named Prithvi after Prithviraj Chauhan

117. From which ancient Indian work do we get the lines ‘Satyameva Jayate’?
117. Mandokya Upanishad

118. This product is manufactured only by one company – The Mysore Paints & Varnishes Ltd.What?
118. Voter’s Indelible Ink

119. Whose ashes are supposedly stored at the Renkoji Temple in Japan?
119. Subhash Chandra Bose

120. Which actor and director both made their debut in the Kannada film ‘Pallavi Anu Pallavi’?
120. Maniratnam and Anil KApoor

121. What is the name of the play by Girish Karnad dealing with Basavanna and his Sharanas?
121. Ghatashraddha

122. Who founded the Mysore Bank now known as the State Bank of Mysore?
122. Sir M. Vishweshvarayya

123. Who is the Indian God of Medicine?
123. Dhanvantri

124. Which of India’s greatest freedom fighters got his name because his familywere originally sellers of perfume?
124. Gandhi from gandha
125. The Chipko movement was found to save trees from destruction. By what name was it known inKarnataka?
125. Appiko Movement

126. The letters that he wrote to his daughter from jail were published as a book ‘Letters from afather to a daughter’ . Name both.
126. Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira GAndhi

127. Which state has the distinction of having the most Jnanpith Award winners?
127. Karnataka

128. Who promotes Kannada theatre through his troupe called Rangayana?
128. B V Karanth

129. Which great writer and poet introduced and promoted the sport of Judo in India?
129. Rabindranath TAgore

130. Who wrote the book “The God of Small Things’ which won the Booker Prize last year?
130. 

 
Some more GK questions – 23-04-2003, 11:32 PM
1. What was renamed as Rajiv Gandhi National Park?
1. Nagarhole

2. She was the first woman president of the INC and the first woman Governor of India. Who?
2. Sarojini Naidu

3. He was the first Indian to be the member of the British Parliament and President of INC thrice. Who?
3. Dadabhai Naoroji

4. Her real name was Agnes Gonha Bojaxhiu. She won a Nobel Prize in 1979 and died in 1997 and before her death said ‘Love others as I have loved you’.Who?
4. Mother Teresa

5. The foremost Maratha patriot, his real name was Ramachandra Pandurang. He got his nickname from the fact that he was in charge of the firing of cannons. Who?
5. Tantya Tope

6. This place gets its name because it was here that Lakshmana cut of the nose of Shurpanakha. Which place?
6. Nasik

7. When Ravana set fire to Hanuman’s tail, he set fire to entire Lanka. How was the fire put out?
7. Ravana played the Amruthavarshini raga on his Veena and brought forth rain

8. What was the principle of peace and friendship enunciated by Nehru called?
8. Panchsheel

9. Two famous Indian cricketers starred in a movie called ‘Kabhi Ajnabi The’. Who?
9. Syed Kirmani and Sandeep Patil

10. According to Hindu myth who was the first mortal to die?
10. Yama

11. In the Mahabharatha other than the Kauravas who else had a 100 brothers?
11. Shakuni

12. Whose residence is called ‘Matushri’?
12. Bal Thackeray

13. What does the M.F. in M.F.Hussain’s name stand for?
13. Maqbool Fida

14. What well known verse is actually part of an over all poem titled ‘Bharat Vidhatha’?
14. Jana Gana Mana

15. Who sang the theme song of France’98?
15. Ricky MArtin

16. Whose last words were ‘Don’t worry, relax’?
16. Rajiv Gandhi

17. Who is the only Indian to win a Grand Slam title?
17. Mahesh Bhupati

18. Which place would be the Indian equivalent of the Pakistani Chagai Hills?
18. Pokhran

19. What is common to Clinic All Clear, Pepsi, Nippo, Reebok?
19. Rahul Dravid endorses all of them

20. Who made the popular T.V. serial Malgudi Days?
20. Shankar Nag

21. Who owns a little known software company in Bangalore called D’n’A Systems?
21. Anil Kumble

22. He calls his dog Chewbacca Khan. He won the Sword of Honour in the 12th std. At St. Columbus, Delhi. He made his debut on television as a soldier. Who?
22. Shahrukh Khan

23. In restaurants today, the computerised bill is heavily in use. The items are often abbreviated. If you found MS Dos written on your bill what would you have eaten?
23. Masala Dosa

24. Created by Tnoshiro Honda and Eiji Tsukusuya it was named after a workman at Toho studios in Tokyo. Radioactive and 164 foot high, it breathes fire and made its way to the cover of TIME and Newsweek in the 60s. What?
24. Godzilla

25. If you went to Ooty and asked for a “Filmi Chakkar” what would you get?
25. A tour of the locations where movies are shot in Ooty

26. This man’s first direct contribution to the test field was a leg-break over where he gave nine runs. The place was Port of Spain in 1971. Who?
26. Sunil Gavaskar

27. Which vehicle has the registration no. NCC 1701?
27. Star Trek Enterprise

28. It is called the Hoysala in Bangalore. What is it in Mysore?
28. Garuda

29. What is the duck that appears on Channel 9’s cricket scorecards called?
29. Waddles

30. What would you find at 1600, Pennsylvania Avenue?
30. The White House

31. Who is the daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone?
31. Pebbbles

32. It made its first appearance in the New York Times supplement in 1913. What?
32. The Crossword

33. He is the son of accomplished choreographer Sundaram Master. He made his first on screen appearanceas an extra in a song in the movie ‘Agni Nakshatram’. Who?
33. Prabhudeva

34. What does the 31 in Baskin Robbins 31 signify?
34. That it is available in 31 favours

35. His residence is called “Neverland Ranch’. His autobiography is titled Moonwalk. Who?
35. Michael JAckson

36. What is common to Rajnikanth, Johnny Walker, John Major?
36. All were bus conductors at some point of time

37. In the Bofors case who was nicknamed ‘Lotus’?
37. Rajiv Gandhi

38. His heir apparent Baby was killed a year ago. His brother Arjunan and his two associates Ayyandorai and Karanangalur Ramaswamy committed suicide. Who?
38. Veerappan

39. Which brand’s new adline is ‘I Can’?
39. Nike

40. Which cricketer is nicknamed ‘Jammy’ because his father used to work in Kissan?
40. Rahul Dravid

41. His middle name is Fauntleroy. His father’s name is Quackmore. Who?
41. Donald Duck

42. He made his debut as a stunt double for Bruce Lee because Lee refused to jump from 30 feet for a sequence. Who?
42. Jackie Chan

43. Who is the only real life character to appear in Tintin comics?
43. Al Capone

44. Who was the target of the Jackal in the ‘Day of the Jackal’?
44. Charles De GAulle

45. One of the two main components of the dowry given by Catherine Braganza to Charles I was the Moroccan city of Tangiers. What was the other?
45. Bombay

46. Abandoned in front of a cathedral, he was brought up by a priest. His name in Latin means ‘half formed’. He became the church bell ringer by the age of 14 and lost his hearing as a result. He was dubbed the’Pope of Fools’. Who?
46. Quasimodo, the Hunchback of Notre Dame

47. Which animal gets its name, from Tamil, because it supposedly has the strength to kill an elephant?
47. Anaconda

48. What does the NE in the Premier 118 NE stand for?
48. Nissan Engine

49. Under what category does the Guinness Book of Records enter itself?
49. As the most stolen book from Libraries

50. This linguist knows 13 languages. He recently released a semi-autobiography titled ‘The Insider’. Who?
50. P.V. Narasimha Rao

51. The video of which recent chartbuster is based on Indiana Jones?
51. Aqua’s Dr. Jones

52. Who represents the constituency of Gurdaspur in the current Lok Sabha?
52. Vinod Khanna

53. His father was the dreaded dacoit Bhairav Singh. He is the founder chief of the Citizens Security Force. Who?
53. Bahadur

54. Who would you find with Raveena Tandon on the cover of the latest issue(Aug 9 of Filmfare?
54. Ricky MArtin

55. Which popular comic character made his first appearance in Pep Comics No. 22 in Dec 1941?
55. Archie

56. What did the Romanian Govt. ban in 1935 saying that it frightened children?
56. Mickey Mouse

57. Who wrote romantic novels under the pen name Mary Clarissa Westmacott?
57. Agatha Christie

58. What was the football world cup trophy called before it was renamed the FIFA trophy?
58. Jules Rimet Cup

59. If you were ‘oscitating’ what would you be doing?
59. Walking backwards

60. Who, at a Nobel awards banquet, wished that the dinner could have been packed and carried to the more needy back home?
60. Mother TEresa

61. India is developing an ICBM called Surya and also an underwater missile. What is it called?
61. Sagarika

62. Who is the host of a new Star Plus chat show called “Not a nice man to know” which is also the title ofhis autobiography?
62. Kushwant Singh

63. In Hindu myth it is referred to as the Pralaya, in Christianity as Armageddon. What is it referred to as in Islam?
63. Qayamat

64. A famous lexicographer upon being approached by a lady thanking him for omitting 4-letter words from his dictionary, is said to have replied with consternation “ So you have been looking for them madam”. Who?
64. Noah Webster

65. What is the German word for ‘store’ or ‘storehouse’?
65. Lager, therefore Lager beer

66. If your IQ is below 20, you are an ‘idiot’, if it is between 20 and 49 you are an ‘imbecile’. What are you if it is between 50 and 69?
66. Moron

67. What is a ‘Mexican breakfast’?
67. A glass of water with a cigarette

68. In the world of Indian fiction, who won the ‘All India Rifle Competition’ in 1975?
68. Feluda

69. “We contemplate the ultimate reality which is in the earth, the sky, the heaven,
Let us bring our minds to meditate in the glory of the divine earth. May truth inspire our reflection“. This is the last prayer of a cult. Which one?
69. Heaven’s Gate

70. Which sportsman’s name is a corruption of the title ‘Ayo Dele’ which means ‘Joy in the house’ and was bestowed upon him by his Nigerian father while it got corrupted due to a mispronunciation by his Scottish mother?
70. Daley Thompson

71. In Greek myth when Theseus offered to kill the Minotaur, Ariadne, Daughter of the King of Crete gave him a thread to help him find his way back from the Minotaur’s dwelling. What word came into English language from this?
71. Clue

72. What commodity was originally called a ‘delirious drug’ in France and ‘a product that causes the shrivelled look of the orient’ in Germany?
72. Tea

73. Where in the world would you find the only digital Rolex clock?
73. Wimbledon Centre Court

74. She works 10-12 hours a day. She smokes 5 packets of cigarettes a day while working. She is the daughter of the renowned poet, Manish Ghatak and niece of director Ritwik Ghatak. She runs a tribal welfare organisation called ‘Paschim Bangla Keriya Sabar Kalyan Samiti’. Who?
74. Mahashweta Devi

75. ‘RUPTUREWORT’ is the largest word that can be made from the letters on the first row of a typewriter. What is the second largest?
75. Typewriter

76. What is the female equivalent of a ‘runway’?
76. Catwalk

77. The fusion of the Chinese ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’ is the symbol of which organisation in India?
77. Doordarshan

78. Who is the first Indian to be appointed the Master of the Trinity College at Oxford?
78. Amartya Sen, now Nobel laureate

79. What did Winston Churchill describe as ‘an ineffectual attempt to direct an uncontrollable object into an inaccessible hole with instruments ill-adapted for the purpose’?
79. Golf

80. In Table Tennis a ball is so spun on the table that the opponent does not reach it. This inspired a person named Bosanquet to invent something. What?
80. The Googly in cricket

81. He was recently in India to inaugurate the India Internet World exhibition in Delhi. Originally from Bangalore, he was the co-founder of the popular Hotmail free e-mail service which he sold to Microsoft for $400 million last year. Who?
81. Sabeer Bahtia

82. It’s official name is ‘The Albert Victor Conservatory’ and is spread over an area of 2180 sq.m. What are we talking about?
82. The Glass House at lalbagh, Bangalore

83. This person originally had the surname ‘Little’. Influenced by Elijah Mohd., he joined the Nation of Islam. After a pilgrimage to Mecca, he returned under the name G Haj Malik el Shahbazz, a Sunni Muslim. Who?
83. Malcolm X

84. In a fit of madness this person killed his wife Megara and their children. In order to atone for his sins he did something. Who and what?
84. Hercules and he performed the 12 tasks

85. He was named so because he was born in the same year as that his father first tasted success, in the movie ‘Choti Behan’. He cleaned carpets, worked on an oil rig and on a horse farm. He is now settled as a farmer in New Zealand. Who?
85. Lucky Ali

86. Its predecessor was codenamed ‘Chicago’. Its codename was ‘Memphis’. It was released about two months ago after a delay of nearly a year. What are we talking about?
86. Windows 98

87. A 2 word answer: The first word is the common name for a South American shrub whose dried leaves are chewed as a stimulant. The second word is a West African tree whose seed is used as a condiment and tonic.
87. Coca Cola

88. ‘The god of wind brought about the winds of change in India’. What was once advertised thus?
88. Maruti

89. Which literary personality’s last work was ‘The Phoenix and the Turtle’?
89. William Shakespeare

90. In Phantom comics what are the names of the Phantom’s two pet dolphins?
90. Solomon and Nefertiti

91. Who recently won the “Businessperson of the Year” Award for 1998 instituted by The Economic Times newspaper?
91. N. Chandrababu NAidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

92. About which music group did the legendary Phil Spector remark “ The only difference between a pornographic movie and them is that the pornographic movie has better music”
92. The Spice Girls

93. In the film Mr. And Mrs. 55 Guru Dutt was a cartoonist. Who actually drew the cartoons?
93. Bal Thackeray

94. His wife said of him “he is frightened of the titles and degrees on peoples visiting cards” and his card reads ‘ senior shoe salesman’. Who?
94. Thomas J. Bata
95. It is called ‘deuce’ in English, ‘egalite’ in French. What is it in German?
95. Einstein

96. So sure were the distributors of the success of this film , that they split up the film into 20 minute segments for a kids morning show. Which film?
96. Star Wars

97. If you were engaged in an altercation with a friend and he gave you a ‘circum orbital Hemotopo’ what would you have?
97. A black eye.

98. What is referred to as ‘blue sky research’?
98. Spending enormous amounts of money on futile projects like finding out why the sky is blue etc.

99. What do psychologists define as ‘a disorder in which strongly felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longing often of a perverse nature’?
99. Love

100. Locals affectionately refer to it as ‘bobby’. It is 90 ft long, has a sinuous body, tail, snake like head and a long neck. What?
100. The Loch Ness Monster.

101. According to legend Allah has 1001 names. To be good men, men need know only 1000 names. Who is the only one to know all 1001 names?
101. The Camel

102. What contribution did a vague movie by name ‘Rooplekha’ make to Indian cinema?
102. First movie with a flashback sequence.

103. The word ‘stadium’ comes from ‘stade’ a unit of distance. What was the unit?
103. The distance that Hercules could walk holding his breath.

104. In Asterix comic Unhygienix buys a plot of land from Obelix. How do we supposedly know this land today?
104. As Stonehenge.

105. Which day to day medical term is derived from the Latin for Cow?
105. Vaccination.

106. Based on Hamlet, it was the first English movie to be dubbed into Zulu and was also the first English movie not to feature a single human. Which movie?
106. The Lion King

107. It was believed that the devil was present at all important occasions during the medieval period. What practice arose from this?
107. The practice of clinking glasses to toast. They believed that the sound made was similar to church bells which scared the Devil away.

108. When King George first met him he asked him ‘Tell me , how did you pee’? Who are we talking about?
108. Sir Charles Lindbergh

109. She is a graduate of the National School of Drama . She replaced Mita Vashist in her most celebrated role to date. She is also starring in Kamal Hassan’s under-production film ‘Ladies Only’. Who
109. Seema Biswas.

110. What is common to hearty, Patiala, silent, cocktail, open heart, dancing and round?
110. All are types of laughter.

111. If you were playing with the Devil’s Book what would you be doing?
111. Playing cards.

112. In medieval times, in Europe, 1/3 of taxes went to the King, 1/3 to the nobility and 1/3 to the common man. How is this immortalised?
112. Through the nursery rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’

113. Born with the body of a mastiff, looks of a lamb, teeth of a bunny rabbit and is one of those mutations that happen when God plays dice. Who or What are we talking about?
113. Ronaldo

114. Following the demolition of the Babri Masjid, there were many debates in Parliament regarding what to be done with the disputed land. One of the most popular suggestions came from a first time M.P. from Uttar Pradesh who suggested that a sweet shop be built there. What was his logic?
114. Rama + Babri = Rabri which was a sweetmeat.

115. This bird has the unique distinction of being called by the names of two different countries in different parts of the world. Give both names.
115. Turkey and Peru in Latin America.

116. “There was neither non-exist nor exist. There was neither the realm of space nor the sky beyond”. Opening lines of what?
116. The Rig Veda.

117. In February 1935, the superpolyamide formed from hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid was made by Du Pont. How do we know this compound better?
117. As Nylon

118. This person wrote about himself thus :”Principal virtues : keeps his nails clean. Principal faults : that he has no family, is bad tempered and has a poor digestion. One and only wish : Not to be buried alive. Greatest sin : that he does not worship Mammon. Important events in his life : None”. Who?
118. Alfred Nobel

119. There’s a story that, around 1600, two children were playing with lenses in a shop in Middleburg. What resulted, according to the story, from the game?
119. The telescope. They were playing in Hans Lippershey’s shop. Lippershey is considered to be the probable inventor of the telescope. By holding together the two lenses, the children found, they could magnify the objects kept in the shop. This led Lippershey to construct the telescope.

120. What was patented by Hippolyte Mege Mouries in 1869, after he was commissioned by the Victualing Department of the French Navy to find an alternative for butter at a time of acute butter shortage?
120. Margarine

121. They began to appear in quantities in the 1860s. “I hate those redbreasts”, cried “Punch” in 1869. In 1877 “The Times” magazine declared them a great social evil, and it was following difficulties with them in 1879 that the London Post Office in 1880 cried out “Post Early”. What are we talking about?
121. Christmas Cards
122. His first voyage, in 1607, was intended to find a quick way to China by way of the North Pole, but resulted instead in the establishment of the Spitzbergen whale fisheries. In 1608, in the service of the Dutch East India Company, he sailed 150 miles past the site of New York, but returned back. In 1610, he explored the site that is now known by his name and was frozen in it. Who?
122. Henry Hudson, of Hudson Bay

123. A man by name Friedrich Froebel, walking with two of his disciples over the Steiger Pass on the way to the village of Blankenburg, scratched his head for the right name to give the institution, and then suddenly shouted out “Eureka ! I have it ! It shall be called _______________!”. Fill in the blank.
123. Kindergarten. Froebel, the German educational reformer was the inventor of the Kindergarden system of education.

124. Back in 1890, Johnson & Johnson put together the first of its kind in response to a plea from railroad workers who needed treatment on the scene as they toiled to lay tracks across America. What?
124. First Aid kits

125. To the Hopi Indians, who feared it and filled it with frightening myths, it was the trail made by the God Ta-Vwoats when he took a mourning chief to find his wife in the other world; the river associated with it, according to them was an addition to hold back the unworthy. What?
125. The Grand Canyon and the River Colorado.

126. An author, as a sign of gratitude to the nurse who had cared for his firstborn child, gave a script and asked her to sell it when she was in need of money. Years later, when the nurse was really in want of money, she sold it and lived in comfort for the rest of her life. The manuscript was the first part of a famous work of this author Name the book and author?
126. Rudyard Kipling and the Jungle Book

127. Though Magellan is regarded as the first person to circumnavigate the world, technically he was not, and it was a person by name Juan Sebastian del Cano, who is technically the first circumnavigator. Why?
127. Magellan, while on the expedition, was killed in a squabble with the natives in the Philippines, and it was Cano who assumed command of the expedition and sailed the expedition through the rest of its journey

128. In the United States, currently a small stock of this exists at only one location – at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Some additional stocks are available in Great Britain, Russia and China. Stocks of what?
128. The Small pox virus

129. Masaru Ibuka, after graduating in engineering, failed the entry examination for lifetime employment at Toshiba, and decided to start his own small business. He was fortunate to find a partner who had a flair for finance and salesmanship. Who was this partner?
129. Akio Morita. They together started the company that later became Sony.

130. US banned her entry calling her ‘a communist good’. She was kept in On her journey to the USA from China she got into trouble when the London for time’s sake and became a major attraction there. Who?
130. Chi-Chi the Panda, who became the mascot of the WWF

131. The comic character Yogi Bear lives in a national park that takes its name from the world’s first national park. Name both.
131. Jellystone and Yellowstone

132. The byline of which company, rather ironically went ‘What we do will touch your lives in some way everyday’?
132. Union Carbide Limited (Bhopal Gas Tragedy)

133. Cubatao, in Brazil has certain epithet because it is the world’s most polluted place. What epithet?
133. The Valley of Death

134. Which popular brand takes its name from a particular species of deer native to South Africa?
134. Reebok

135. Which metal was responsible for the fatal brain disease that affected people eating fish caught from the Minamata Bay off the Japanese island of Kyushu?
135. Mercury

136. What is the claim to fame of a body called the Dasohli Gram Swarajya Mandali?
136. Pioneered the Chipko movement

137. A certain kind of bird called Storm Petrels are named after St. Peter. Why?
137. Because they can walk on water

138. The largest flower in the world is named after the person who forced Lord Minto to occupy Java and was at one time the keeper of the London Zoo. We know him best for a city that he founded. Name him and the flower?
138. Sir Stamford Thomas Raffles and the Rafflesia arnoldi

139. In which book would you find the lines ‘All animals are equal but some animals are more equal’.
139. George Orwell’s ‘Animal farm’

140. The Indian television series ‘Living on the edge’ was the first in Asia to win the prestigious Panda Award. By what popular name is this award known?
140. The Green Oscar

141. Which animal is mentioned as the teacher of Yudhishthira in the Mahabharatha?
141. The Mongoose

142. Which comic character cannot stand trees being cut down?
142. Dogmatix of Asterix

143. Which Banking and Finance corporate major recently tied up with the WWF to issue special WWF branded credit cards wherein the company would donate a certain amount of money on the customer’s behalf to WWF everytime he used the card?
143. Citibank

144. A few years ago a certain insect called the Mexican Beetle was imported into Bangalore in large numbers. Why?
144. To eradicate the weed Parthenium

145. India’s premier environmental magazine is edited by activist Bittu Sahgal. Name it.
145. Sanctuary

146. Who said ‘A nation’s wealth, its real wealth can be gauged by its tree cover ‘?
146. Richard St. Barbe Baker, ‘The Man of Trees’

147. Who is the patron saint of ecology?
147. St. Francis

148. Of which media powerhouse is the Discovery Channel a division?
148. Disney

149. Who authored a bestseller ‘Overload’ which is concerned with a fight between environmentalists and an engineer over the building of a thermal power station?
149. Arthur Hailey

150. This American industrialist donated about 1/5th of his property to WWF in return for which the WWF gives an annual Wildlife Conservation Prize to individuals and organisations for distinguished service to the cause of conservation, in his name. Who?
150. J. Paul Getty

 

more collection – 24-04-2003, 11:01 PM
1. Which ancient Indian text contains rules and regulations on how to run a protected forest or a ‘abhayaranya’?
1. Kautilya’s Arthashastra

2. The oldest of the species is supposedly more than 600 years old and is found in Kerala’s Perambikulam game sanctuary. Now it is a primary component for reforestation and its bark and flowers are used as medicine for Bronchitis. Its name originated in Malayalam and entered Portuguese to mean ‘carpenter’. Which tree?
2. The Teak

3. This tree was supposedly brought to India from Sri Lanka by Hanuman when he was carrying messages from Sita. He felt so delighted by it that he threw the seeds on what is presently Maharashtra. Which tree?
3. The Mango

4. What is the area adjoining the Kuntipuzha river in Kerala called?
4. The Silent Valley

5. Which comic achieved the distinction of being the first to be printed on recycled paper as early as the mid 80s?
5. Archie Comics

6. Petra Kelly founded a political party in Germany whose agenda is conservation. Name the party.
6. The Greens Party

7. Who was the star of a film “Grime goes green’ along with John Cleese?
7. Prince Charles

8. The first environmentally conscious community are found in Rajasthan and get their name from the fact that the follow 29 commandments?
8. The Bishnois

9. If you were a Gargencian with whom would you mate?
9. The Amazon tribe

10. Carl Sagan headed a research team called TTAPS which introduced a phrase into the English language. What phrase?
10. Nuclear Winter

11. In an irony of war in the Gulf, a US owned tanker flying a Pan American flag carrying Iranian oil struck a mine off Fujirah port in UAE and caused an oil slick, the first in the Indian Ocean. Name the ship.
11. Texaco Carribean

12. In 1992, At the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro two countries, rather incongruously announced they would resume whale hunting. Name them.
12. Iceland and Norway

13. What was E.P.Gee referring to in his book ‘Wildlife of India’ when he wrote ‘ There are floating islands in Burma, Kashmir and North America that I have heard of. But I think ________ is the only floating wildlife sanctuary in the world. Fill in the blank.
13. Keibul Lamjao floating sanctuary in Manipur

14. Sir John Randel and H.A.H. Bart of Birmingham University invented the magnetron for use in Britain’s radar
system during WW II. It produced waves of 12 cm long frequency 2450 Hz. A company called Raytheon Inc.
patented the concept in 1945. What did it do with the concept?
14. It Made microwave ovens.

15. This phrase originated from the name of a tax levied on the Irish by the Danes in the 9th century. Those who did not pay had this part of the body cut off. What is the phrase?
15. To Pay through the nose. The nose of those who did not pay was cut off.

16. This artist declared “I am still a victim of Chess. It has all the beauty of art – and much more. It cannot be commercialised. Chess is much purer than art in its social position.” Another time he commented that “while all artists are not chess players all chess players are artists. He gave up chess in the 1920s to pursue full time painting. Who?
16. Marcel Duchamp, who painted the 1911 painting ‘The Chess Players’.

17. In evolutionary theory parlance, what is this phenomenon called – “All organisms are evolving at a furious pace just to stay in the same balance”?
17. The Red Queen phenomenon. In Alice in Wonderland, the red Queen tells Alice to run as fast as possible just to stay where she is.

18. Since 1982, the English Department at San Jose University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest, encouraging writers to submit the worst possible opening sentence for a novel. This is in honour of Edward Bulwer-Lytton who had a famous line to open his 1830 novel ‘Paul Clifford’. What was the line?
18. It was a dark and stormy night.

19. What does a ‘u in a small circle ‘ on a food product signify?
19. That it is a Kosher food product. The u is a stamp of approval from the union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America that the product is prepared for use according to Jewish dietary laws.

20. When Sir Alec Bedser was knighted he remarked. ” I suppose no bowler has been knighted since _____.” Who?
20. Francis Drake.

21. Who wrote the following lines and what was he referring to – “It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with ____. The Almighty has said, no doubt: Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.”?
21. Mark Twain – Halley’s Comet. (1835-1910) He wrote this in 1909.

22. Sunil Gavaskar scored one century against Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy. What was strange about it?
22. He played left handed during the course of the innings because the wicket was turning.

23. Why are HAM actors called HAM actors?
23. Because in early days extras used Ham for make up while the costly make-up was reserved for the stars.

24. He holds the record for being Christchursh College’s longest staying Dean. HE was co-author of the Scot Greek dictionary and a revised version of Passawo’s Greek German Dictionary. HE got into trouble later in his life when he was forced to remove a Greek word meaning “to thrust a radish up the fundament’. Which was a punishment for adulterer’s in ancient Greece. Who?
24. John Liddell.
25. When the Skipper doll was introduced in the market a major controversy followed because of a fad which caught on called the “Skipper Salute’ What was it?
25. The doll was so designed that when you turned her arms her waist became smaller and the breasts became larger and the toy became taller and people began trying this with their wife etc.

26. The first German colony in Transylvania was said to have been established in the 1380s as a result of about 130 people migrating across the Koppellberg Hill from a place in Westphalia. Who were these people?
26. Rattenfanger- Pied Piper of Hamelin. These were the children who were led away by him.

27. In the year 1775, Paul Revere made his historic ride to Lexington. With him was a drummer boy who assisted him at the age of 10. The boy later attained international fame and was immortalised by the artist James Montgomery Flagg. Who?
27. Sam Wilson – Uncle Sam.

28. Hengist desired to have a friendly meeting with Vortigern who in turn fell upon him with his army and put to death Hengist and his entire coterie of attendants. Aurelius Ambrosious requested the Court Advisor to recommend a memento for this event . What was the memento?
28. The Stonehenge.

29. The Abott of Glastonbury at the time of the Dissolution of the monasteries sent the deeds of the mAnor of Mells to King Henry VIII concealed. The steward carrying the package knew of the contents extracted it and ended up owning the manor. How is this event immortalised?
29. By the nursery rhyme Little Jack Horner. (He put in his thumb and pulled out a plum)

30. King Louis IX , later St. Louis was so upset by the fact that people swore using the nam of God like ‘ pardieu’, etc. that he banned these words which resulted in the introduction of a few more words in the language. Which words and how?
30. They cursed using the name of Bleu (the King’s dog). Hence words like ‘sacre bleu’ came in to the language.

31. Henri Matisse’s ‘Le Bateau’ hung in New York’s Museum of Modern Art for days in 1961. 116,000 people watched and appreciated it and then on the 48th day a major error was noticed. What?
31. It was hung upside down.

32. He was Jack Dempsey’s sparring partner. Later in life Jack Dempsey in his autobiography confessed that the only time he was knocked out was in an altercation informally with him over a girl. Who is the person?
32. J.Paul Getty.

33. He was cited to play the role that Nirmal Pandey finally played in Bandit Queen, and then was relegated to play the role of Man Singh. His favourite author is Shakespeare as he shares his birthday with him .Who?
33. Manoj Bajpai

34. Its now considered a path breaking concept in humour psychology. Its called the Stephen Hawking syndrome. Its making great news in Britain and every psychologist presents his patient with a poster of Hawking at the beginning of the treatment. What is it all about?
34. Impotent people are given Stephen Hawking’s poster cause he has 5 children inspite of his disabilities and if he could do it you can do it kind of inspiration.

35. The Jain Dilwara temples at Mt.Abu are incomparable in detail and ornamentation . But this is supposed to have been the side result of a unique idea of the Maharaja . What?
35. The rule was that payment in Silver would be equal to the weight of marble filed and cut out. Hence the workers chose to file instead of carve sice they could make more silver that way.
36. One pf the current managemant acronyms in vogue amongst B-school graduates is FIB or Fire in Belly referrring to young, raring to go managers. What is FIPB?
36. Fire in Pot Belly for fat, middle aged managers

37. Amrita devi, a member of the Bishnoi tribe was killed by the soldiers of the Maharaja of Jodhpur. What was she doing at the time of her death and what did It trigger?
37. She was hugging a tree preventing it from being cut and it started the Chipko movement..

38. King Janamejaya once conducted a Snake Sacrifice at the city of Taxila in order to ward of a curse on his Grandfather Pareekshit. What event of great significance occurred here?
38. It was here that the Mahabharata was recited for the first time ever to man by Vaishampayana pupil of Veda Vyasa.

39. The inventor of this concept was Francis Bacon. He called it the biliteral cipher. How has it been immortalised now?
39. It originally was used to assist the secret service of the queen. The Binary system

40. In 1987, the Low Pay Unit of Britain instituted this award. In the I year a Wiltshire stable owner who paid a qualified groom only 28 pounds a week and runners up was a doctor who paid his telephonist only 30p. Name the award?
40. The Scrooge Prize.

41. This person’s first foray into show business was in a popular wild west show where she demonstrated her sharp shooting skills to Annie Oakley. Buffalo Bill who was the organiser offered this 16 year old a job. Who?
41. Florenze Ziegfield.

42. This word has its origin from Hungarian from the fact that the Hungarian King Crathias Corvinus used to enlist one horseman from every 20 houses. which word?
42. Hussars from Hungarian for 20.

43. This person went into debt and was sued by the Theological Society in the late 1700s for maligning a household name. He fought back and lost and his house , tools and workplace were confiscated. Who is this guy?
43. Johann Gutenberg

44. In corporate jargon who are referred to as ‘Whistle blowers’?
44. Those who reveal company secrets.

45. Directed by Martin Scorcese it was part inspired by the life of Edmund Perry gifted Black Graduate of Philips Exater Academy whose violet death revealed a violent and troubled existence?
45. BAD the video.

46. ‘Modern Times ‘ was the remake of a French Movie ‘A nous la liberte’ by Rene Clair. Since it was made under a German banner J Goebbels wanted to sue Chaplin but couldn’t as Rene Clair refused to support him. Why?
46. Rene Clair refused saying that he was honoured to have inspired Chaplin.

47. At the Karnidevi Temple in Rajasthan they are worshipped as the deity’s descendants. They are referred to as Kabas (Marwari for children). This temple was ordered to be closed during the plague? Why?
47. Because the prasad at the temple is given only after the rats have tasted it.

48. During the Ayodhya riots, many solutions were put across in Parliament to solve the crisis. But one of the unique ones was from a MP from Up who suggested that a sweet shop be built on the disputed land selling only one product. What?
48. Rabri – Ra, Bri (rama and Babri)
49. One of the earliest use of the beep to censor was when a US television Network presented a live telecast of the trials of the Nazi judges who had allowed the atrocities during the WW II What was being censored?
49. American National Gas tried to censor the word gas since they were the sponsors.

50. This person was the inventor of the first Alarm Clock. When the time was reached a bell would peal and a lighted lamp would come out. He was decorated for his application of electricity to docks by the French Govt. in 1855. Who?
50. Jean Eugene Houdin after whom Houdini takes his name.

51. In the early1860s a New York firm offered a prize of $10,000 for a satisfactory substitute of making billiards balls. It was won by John Wellessley Hayack. What did he invent?
51. The first synthetic plastic – celluloid.

52. The Matshushita company is the pioneer of the worker control room. Seeing the rise in popularity most Japanese companies have adopted it. What is this concept?
52. Dummies of foremen are hit by workers to give vent to their frustration on Friday evenings.

53. ” Some day they will go down together, And they will bury them side by side. To a few it means grief, To the law its relief, But its death to ________.” Fill in the blank.
53. Bonnie and Clyde.

54. This person as a cub reporter of the Times of India in 1944 had the memorable assignment of interviewing Mahatma Gandhi which he says was the most inspiring moment of his life. Who?
54. K.R.Narayanan

55. ‘Pheri Betaunia’ was the first movie of which Bollywood actress?
55. Manisha Koirala. It was a Nepali movie

56. The first person from Harvard University to be knighted has a street in London named after him. Who?
56. Sir George Downing and Downing Street.

57. This phrase, originated from the name of a British clothes shop, where men could buy their suits and everything else required for their outfits. It originally meant just the opposite of what it means today. What phrase?
57. The Full Monty. The name of the shop was Montague-Burton’s.

58. The film ‘Bobby’ which resurrected Raj Kapoor after the mega debacle of Mera Naam Joker was based on a script originally written in Tamil by whom?
58. Murasoli Maran

59. Tazio Secchiaroli, a photographer died in June this year. What is his claim to fame?
59. He was the original paparazzo who inspired the Paparazzo in Fellini’s La Dolce Vita.

60. Minutes before his death, he had his will testified in which he said, “My ashes may be sunk in the holy Sindhu river, when she will again flow freely under the aegis of the flag of a unified Hindustan. It hardly matters even if it took a couple of generations for realising my wish. Preserve the ashes till then..” Who?
60. Nathuram Godse.

61. This French company started publishing a road guide. As it became popular it soon started reviewing the hotels and inns on the major routes. Name this company and what was the outcome of this practise?
61. The company was Michelin Tyres and The Star Ratings came out of it.
62. M.M.Hasham’s family business of Rice exports was lost when the Government nationalised it in 1941. Undeterred he plunged into the oil business and founded Western India Vegetable Products. In 1947, during partition he was offered a ministerial post by Jinnah if he went to Pakistan. But he chose to stay on in India. At the time of his death in 1967 his company had done reasonably well had two popular oil brands Sunflower and Camel. His son took over the business and entered a new field in which it is the leader today. How do we know this company?
62. WIPRO

63. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes him a ___ ___. Fill in the blanks.
63. a mere toy.

64. Which term was coined by Don Hoeffler in 1971 writing in “electronic News’ describing a particular area of the USA?
64. Silicon Valley.

65. Gandhiji’s ashes were carried on a scheduled train from Allahabad to Delhi for immersion. But something was different about the train on that journey. What?
65. There were no first and second class coaches since Gandhiji always travelled by third class.

66. Which Indian musical instrument’s name when translated into English means Royal Flute?
66. Shehnai

67. According to Islamic lore , two lumps of clay were left after God created the universe. One was fashioned into the camel. What happened to the other?
67. It became the date palm tree.

68. Which invention of confectioner George Smith was named after a famous race horse of the early 20th Century?
68. Lollipop

69. Dwight Davis was the secretary of war during the regime of Edgar J. Hoover. What is his claim to fame?
69. The Davis Cup is named after him.

70. Why are Bill Clinton and Pamela Anderson in the Guinness Book?
70. Most mentioned male and female names on the Internet.

71. The oaths in Christianity were always taken by the name of the Lord’s mother. Hence all agreements were taken to be true and definite when this phrase was uttered. Which word came from this practise?
71. Marry from Virgin Mary

72. What was originally built by King Joonkar as a wedding gift for his wife Sheba, queen of Tigra so that he could spend the first night of his marriage with her, there?
72. The Jade Hut at Keela Wee in Phantom

73. In feudal times peasants were not allowed to climb trees or cut them down for firewood by the landlords. They could use only branches lying on the ground or those that they could pull down. How do we remember this practise?
73. By the phrase ‘By hook or crook’. The peasants used a hook to pull down branches and a crook to gather those on the ground.

74. The Houston Astrodome was the first place where it was tested and was appreciated by the teams who took part in a local baseball match. What?
74. Astroturf
75. The HAM operators creed has been now adopted by a product as its ad-line. Product and line?
75. ‘One world. One Language’ and Durex Condoms.

76. Whose advertisement in the London Times read “Are you happy? If not consult _____ , 17, Richmond Street”?
76. Parker Pyne

77. Connect Boardwalk, Rue de la Paix, Schlossallee, Paseo De L Prado and Mayfair.
77. The costliest properties in different language versions of Monopoly.

78. This magazine was the first to feature a nude male in the centrefold under the editorship of Curly Brown. This model posed for the April 1972 edition. Model and Magazine?
78. Burt Reynolds and Cosmopolitan.

79. It was originally made of wood. The revised version was initiated by Sir Peter Colechurch. and was finally completed in 1831. It was designed by John Rennie and cost 1,458,000 Pounds. What?
79. The London Bridge

80. What is the Celtic word for ‘bush’?
80. Perth

81. Fill in the blank in this work of John Derrick(1593) -” ……. free school of Gulderforde, he and his fellowes did runne and play there at ________ and other plaies.”
81. Cricket. The first recorded use of the word.

82. She made her debut in ‘Raja Ki Aayegi Baarat’ and was suppose to play Priety Zinta’s role in Dil Se.. . Who?
82. Rani Mukherjee

83. 22 of the world’s best cricketers battled it out at Lord’s in the one-dayer between the MCC XI led by Mike Atherton and the Rest Of The World XI led by Sachin Tendulkar on July 18, 1998 (Diana Memorial Match). Why that particular date?
83. It was the 150th birth anniversary of W.G.Grace

84. It comes in two types – The English type and the Indian type. The English styled one is made of ashwood and the semi-circular extension is smaller than its Indian counterpart which is made of mulberry wood. What are we talking about?
84. A hockey stick.

86. A graduate of SSG Medical College, Baroda, he got his PhD. From Mumbai University in 1987 where his Doctorate thesis was “Anatomy of human body in Dance’. Later he got an Honorary doctorate from Zoroastrian College, Mumbai in 1990. He writes for Science Express and conducts gym classes for Bollywood Elite. Who?
86. Dr. Ali Irani, former physiotherapist of the Indian Cricket team.

87. It comes from the Phoenician word meaning ‘house’. It is said to have had its origins in a Hieroglyphic sign for a ladder and others continue to insist it comes from the sign for the crane. What?
87. The letter ‘B’.

88. If ABCDs are American Born Confused Desis, what are BBCDs?
88. Bombay born Confused Desis

89. This music group’s name is a direct dig at the British scepticism of the India Business scene in London and has its origins in an old British joke about an Indian’s attitude in setting business establishments. Name the group.
89. Corner Shop

90. On the banks of which river does Jammu stand?
90. River Tawi

91. Herodotus wrote his first book on History in the V Century B.C. Name the book.
91. History. That’s why History is called History.

92. Poor Anglo-Indians during the Raj could not afford Fowl for their Christmas dinner and instead came up with a cheaper substitute. This when blended with Indian spices tasted exactly like Fowl thus getting its English name. What?
92. Bombay Duck

93. Fill in the missing words in this epitaph found on a grave in Kirklees, Yorkshire near Halifax. – “Here underneath this Latil Staen, Laiz ______________________, Nea Arcir Ver Az Hae Sae Geud, An Pipl Kauld Him __________ , Sich Vtlaz Az He And Hizmen, VII England Nivr Si Agen”
93. The Earl of Huntingdon And Robin Hood.

94. About which music group did the legendary Phil Spector remark “ The only difference between a pornographic movie and them is that the pornographic movie has better music”?
94. The Spice girls

95. Who is also known by the title ‘Guardian of the Eastern Dark’?
95. The Phantom

96. The Leonid showers were meteors formed due to mass shed by which comet?
96. Temple Tuttle

97. His wife said of him “he is frightened of the titles and degrees on peoples visiting cards” and his card reads ‘ senior shoe salesman’. Who?
97. Thomas J. Bata

98. It is called ‘deuce’ in English, ‘egalite’ in French. What is it in German?
98. ‘Einstein’

99. So sure were the distributors of the success of this film , that they split up the film into 20 minute segments for a kids morning show. Which film?
99. Star Wars

100. If you were engaged in an altercation with a friend and he gave you a ‘circum orbital Hemotopo’ what would you have?
100. A Black Eye

101. What is referred to as ‘blue sky research’?
101. Wasting money on research to find out why the sky is blue etc. etc.

102. What do psychologists define as ‘a disorder in which strongly felt ethical and altruistic impulses are perpetually warring with extreme sexual longing often of a perverse nature’?
102. Love

103. Locals affectionately refer to it as ‘bobby’. It is 90 ft long, has a sinuous body, tail, snake like head and a long neck. What?
103. The Loch Ness Monster
104. According to legend Allah has 1001 names. To be good men, men need know only 1000 names. Who is the only one to know all 1001 names?
104. The Camel

105. What contribution did a vague movie by name ‘Rooplekha’ make to Indian cinema?
105. First movie to feature a flashback sequence

106. The word ‘stadium’ comes from ‘stade’ a unit of distance. What distance was the unit equal to?
106. The distance that Hercules could run in a single breath

107. In Asterix comics Unhygienix buys a plot of land from Obelix. How do we supposedly know this land today?
107. The Stonehenge

108. It was believed that the devil was present at all important occasions during the medieval period. What practice arose from this?
108. The practise of toasting a drink, since it was believed that the clinking sound of glasses resembled a church bell’s ring and that sound would drive the devil away.

109. When King George first met him he asked him ‘Tell me , how did you pee’? Who are we talking about?
109. Sir Charles Lindbergh

110. What is common to hearty, Patiala, silent, cocktail, open heart, dancing and round?
110. All types of Laughter

111. In medieval times, in Europe, 1/3 of taxes went to the King, 1/3 to the nobility and 1/3 to the common man. How is this immortalised?
111. By the nursery rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’

112. Born with the body of a mastiff, looks of a lamb, teeth of a bunny rabbit and is one of those mutations that happen when God plays dice. Who or What are we talking about?
112. Ronaldo, the footballer

113. This bird has the unique distinction of being called by the names of two different countries in different parts of the world. Give both names.
113. As the Turkey in the rest of the world and as Peru in Turkey

114. “There was neither non-exist nor exist. There was neither the realm of space nor the sky beyond”. Opening lines of what?
114. The Rig Veda

115. In February 1935, the superpolyamide formed from hexamethylene diamine and adipic acid was made by Du Pont. How do we know this compound better?
115. As Nylon

116. This person wrote about himself thus :”Principal virtues : keeps his nails clean. Principal faults : that he has no family, is bad tempered and has a poor digestion. One and only wish : Not to be buried alive. Greatest sin : that he does not worship Mammon. Important events in his life : None”. Who?
116. Sir Alfred Nobel

117. There’s a story that, around 1600, two children were playing with lenses in a shop in Middleburg. What resulted, according to the story, from the game?
117. Hans Lippershey who observed these children was inspired to invent the Telescope.
118. What was patented by Hippolyte Mege Mouries in 1869, after he was commissioned by the Victualing Department of the French Navy to find an alternative for butter at a time of acute butter shortage?
118. Margarine

119. They began to appear in quantities in the 1860s. “I hate those redbreasts”, cried “Punch” in 1869. In 1877 “The Times” magazine declared them a great social evil, and it was following difficulties with them in 1879 that the London Post Office in 1880 cried out “Post Early”. What are we talking about?
119. Christmas Cards

120. His first voyage, in 1607, was intended to find a quick way to China by way of the North Pole, but resulted instead in the establishment of the Spitzbergen whale fisheries. In 1608, in the service of the Dutch East India Company, he sailed 150 miles past the site of New York, but returned back. In 1610, he explored the site that is now known by his name and was frozen in it. Who?
120. Henry Hudson after whom the Hudson Bay is named

121. A man by name Friedrich Froebel, walking with two of his disciples over the Steiger Pass on the way to the village of Blankenburg, scratched his head for the right name to give the institution, and then suddenly shouted out “Eureka ! I have it ! It shall be called _______________!”. Fill in the blank.
121. Kindergarten

122. Back in 1890, Johnson & Johnson put together the first of its kind in response to a plea from railroad workers who needed treatment on the scene as they toiled to lay tracks across America. What?
122. First Aid Kits

123. To the Hopi Indians, who feared it and filled it with frightening myths, it was the trail made by the God Ta-Vwoats when he took a mourning chief to find his wife in the other world; the river associated with it, according to them was an addition to hold back the unworthy. What?
123. The Grand Canyon

124. An author, as a sign of gratitude to the nurse who had cared for his firstborn child, gave a script and asked her to sell it when she was in need of money. Years later, when the nurse was really in want of money, she sold it and lived in comfort for the rest of her life. The manuscript was the first part of a famous work of this author Name the book and author?
124. The Jungle Book and Rudyard Kipling

125. Though Magellan is regarded as the first person to circumnavigate the world, technically he was not, and it was a person by name Juan Sebastian del Cano, who is technically the first circumnavigator. Why?
125. Because Magellan died halfway through the voyage, killed by the natives

126. In the United States, currently a small stock of this exists at only one location – at the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia. Some additional stocks are available in Great Britain, Russia and China. Stocks of what?
126. The Small Pox Virus

127. Masaru Ibuka, after graduating in engineering, failed the entry examination for lifetime employment at Toshiba, and decided to start his own small business. He was fortunate to find a partner who had a flair for finance and salesmanship. Who was this partner? What did they launch?
127. Akio Morita and Sony
128. He made his debut as a hero in Shah-E-Nissar and then starred in Durbar with Naseer Banu, Saira Banu’s mother but his carer never took off. His first wife was a woman by name Gwendolyn Rita de Monte. His father was a Pathan and had been honoured for his bravery by Queen Victoria in the Afghan War. His screen name was given to him by K.Amarnath with the release of Bekasoor opposite Madhubala. Who?
128. Ajit alias Hameed Ali Khan

129. This person signs his paintings using the corruption of the word ‘Au Fait’ meaning ‘its done’. The name was suggested to him by Frank Dudley Wright. He replaced Gina Lollobrigida as the Guest of Honour at the Carnival celebrations at Rio in 1965 and is the lead singer of the band ‘The 3 quarks’ with Ralph Leighton laying the drums and Tom Rutishauser playing the guitar. Who?
129. Richard Feynman

130. Whose epitaph in Newsteed reads ‘To mark a friends’ remains these stones arise, I never knew one and here he is’?
130. Botswain, Lord Byron’s Dog

131. He created the first universe(different from the present world) and his personal scribe is Weneg. His eternal enemy is represented by a giant serpent. He is always represented with Uraeus the asp who spits flame and destroys god’s enemies. Who?
131. Ra, the sun god

132. “My debts amount to 3000, 300 to the Jews, 800 to Mrs. B of Nottingham, to the coachmaker and the other tradesmen a 1000 more and these must be increased before they are lessened.” To his lawyers he wrote on April 26, 1809. ‘The whole of my wishes are summed up in thes procure me, either of my own or borrowed of others , 3000 pounds,…. Allow me to depart from this cursed country and I promise to turn Mussalman rather than return to it.’ Whose words?
132. Lord Byron

133. The Teary Folliculties disease is quite prevalent among the youth of this generation. If you were suffering from it what would be the cause of this disease?
133. Wearing tight jeans

135. Born in Pasadena, he was arrested for a minor offence when he was 20. In prison he wrote a book about these experiences called ‘They tortured me to hell’. After release he went back with the name James Clark because he was afraid that the KGB would assassinate him. Who?

136. The publication of the first supplement of the Oxford Dictionary was postponed for one particular reason. What?
136. To include the word Bodyline

137. What instigated Paul Delaroche to quip, ‘from today paintings are dead’?
137. The invention of Photography

138. What is the claim to fame of Marcel Marceaus’ utterance ‘Non’ I the history of cinema?
138. Only spoken word in “The Silent Movie’

139. An author was reading the Times Literary Supplement which carried a review of ‘Human Bondage’. The author, impressed by the review took the name of his next book from it. Who and book?
139. Somerset Maugham and ‘The Moon and Sixpence’

140. An illegitimate son of a nobleman he craved for the Royal recognition he could never get from the upper classes. Trained as a chemist and a mineralogist his achievements include analysis of Zinc ores one of which, ZnCo3 is named after him. Who?
140. Jjames Smithson of Smithsonite fame

141. In the old theatres a mixture of CaCO3 and Phosphorous was used to produce effects on stage. Which phrase originates from this?
141. The term ‘In the limelight’

142. This person was almost exchanged at birth with a Koli fisherman’s family. Fatefully he was reunited with his mother when the resident doctor cracked the case of the missing mole on the bottom. He recalls the incident and muses on the possibilities of fishing in Mahim, if not for the doctor. Who?
142. Sunil Gavaskar

143. A particular hill range in Orissa is a haven for Botanists and home of some of the rarest herbs in the world and attracts experts from all over the world who conduct research there. How do we know this hill?
143. The Gandhamadhana Hill from where Hanuman obtained the Sanjeevani herb

144. What did Oliver Pollock create to be first used by the US on 1st April 1778?
144. The ‘$’ sign

145. The Chinese have ideograms to represent ideas. What does the one with ’two women under the same roof’ represent?
145. Trouble

146. Why were Edgar Rice Burroughs’ books banned in the USA for a large part of their published life?
146. Because tarzan and Jane were unmarried and therefore living in sin

147. ‘I don’t know who you are or what you do, but I ‘am gonna get you’. Who to whom?
147. Deep blue to Gary Kasparov.

148. In cyber lingo what does ‘PEFKUSH’ stand for?
148. Push Every Fucking Key Until Something Happens

149. The walk of this animal is supposed to be sensuous to look from behind that there are instances in ancient Hindu literature asking women to follow the walk of this animal. Who is the latest woman to join this bandwagon?
149. Madhuri Dixit (Gaj Gamini)

150. ‘She is older than the rocks among which she has been dead many times and has learned the secrets of the grave and has been a diver in the deep seas and keep their falling days about her’. Mark quoted about her saying “She has the look of a woman who has had just her husband for dinner’. Who?
150. The Monalisa

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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132. Devonshire House is one of the most popular haunts of Bangaloreans. By what name is it better known?
132. Galaxy Theatre


 
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