1. The MIT students calculated my speed to be around 1046 km/sec, bout 3000
times the speed of light. The total load weight involved in my transfer is
321000 tonnes. 214000 living organisms of the same species are involved in my
transfer. I have 918 million destinations to reach in 31 hours across 24 time
zones visiting 822.6 destinations per second. Who or what am I?
Ans.: Santa Claus
1. Who were the models for the campaign for safe sex initiated by Johnny
condoms, the adline being ‘Appearances can be deceptive. Use Johnny condoms’.
Ans.: Prince Charles and Lady Diana
2. What instrument was originally invented as a torture device to pull out
Ans.: The Screwdriver
3. Many objects in India are trademarked with the ISI stamp. What is
trademarked ISI No.1?
Ans.: The National Flag
4. ‘There is no God and Mohammed is the Prophet of God’ Where would you find
Ans.: On the Saudi Arabian National Flag
5. 50 colonials and members of the committee of correspondence met at the
home of a printer named Benjamin Edes at but 4 P.M. on Dec. 16, 1773. Later
that evening they drank from a massive punch bowl of rum concoction which
Peter, Edes’ son kept filled. After that they left to do what?
Ans.: They attended the Boston Tea Party
6. A New York stock broker Bill W on a business trip to Akron met Doctor Bob
in a pub on Jun 10, 1935 and discussed the horrible brawls they had in pubs.
They decided they should do something sand about it. What id they do the next
Ans.: Founded Alcoholics Anonymous
7. A total of 321,360 persons viewed his body as it lay in state at
Westminster Hall for 3 days. Crowds stood 5 to 10 hours in bitter cold to see
the procession to St. Paul’s Cathedral for the first ever state funeral accorded
to a commoner in 50 years. Who?
Ans.: Winston Churchill
8. On Aug 9, 1945 the US Army Air Force HQ radio station received a message
from a 25 year old major in the force. It said ‘What have we done’? Who sent the
message and why?
Ans.: Paul Tibbeths who bombed Hiroshima
9. The result of an experiment at MIT went - ‘Specimen X had a specific
gravity of 1.00 Specimen Y had a specific gravity of 1.06. Specific gravity of
XLY. Hence QED’. What did the experiment prove?
Ans.: That Blood is thicker than Water
10. The Texas theatre was featuring a B grade war movie ‘War is Hell’
starring Tony Russell. A man ducked into the theatre without paying the
admission and drew attention from the staff. He was arrested for this. who?
Ans.: Lee Harvey Oswald
11. The novel begins in 1648 and tells the story of Carl Emannuel Madruzzo
who is the Archbishop of Trent and Prince of Trentino and of his mistress of 20
years Claudia Particella whose father is the Archbishop’s closest friend and
counsellor. The peasants and priests hate Claudia and want them banished. They
feel that this would make Madruzzo a better man but Madruzzo is hell bent on
marrying Claudia. Name the novel or author.?
Ans.: Mussolini - 'Cardinal's Mistress'
12. His main foe was sexual passion. He tried various methods of restraint.
He devised various methods, the most used amongst them being the ‘earth
treatment’. Consisting of application of clear earth moistened with cold water
and spread on fine linen on the abdomen and at bedtime and removed it in the
day, supposed to be a radical care. Who devised this method?
Ans.: Mahatma Gandhi
13. What was begun on 19th June, 1969 in a flat by 6 like-minded people in
Ans.: The Shiv Sena
14. The SB company is marketing the Bengali version of Paul Robson’s ‘We are
in the same boat brother’. Who has rendered this version?
Ans.: Saurav Ganguly
15. The Andhra Bank is the only bank in the country licensed to sell food
Ans.: It sells Tirupati Laddoos
16. What connects Calcutta, San Fransisco, tennis courts and Apache Indian?
17. How does the popular pharmaceutical brand Disprin get its name?
Ans.: Dissolvable Aspirin hence Dispirin
18. Built in 1920 by Count Zborowski on his estate near Canterbury ,England,
she had a pre 1914 war chain drive, 75 horsepower, Mercedes chassis which was
installed with a 6 cylinder Maybach Aero engine, same type as used in Zeppelins.
She had a gray steel body with an immense polished hood 8 ft in length and
weighed over 5 tons. In 1921 she won the 100 mph ghost handicap at Brooklands
and again in 1922, the Lightning Ghost handicap. But in that year she met with
an accident and she never raced again. What?
Ans.: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
19. The abode of the gods was the summit of Mt. Olympus in Thessaly. A Gate
of clouds was kept by a set of goddesses who opened the doors of celestials to
earth and welcomed them on return. Name them.?
Ans.: The Seasons
20. Callisto was converted into an Animal by Juno as Jove was captivated by
her beauty. One day she was espied but a youth whom she recognised as her son.
She was inclined to embrace him but the youth seeing the animal rushing towards
him took position to kill it. Jove saw this situation and prevented it. How?
Ans.: He converted them into the Little Bear and the Great Bear
21. The Greeks believed that was a circular disc divided into 2 equal parts
by sea. They also assumed that around the earth flowed a river its course being
from South to North. Which sea?
Ans.: The Mediterranean
22. “ A computer program is like a henchman of a ship charting its course
through unknown waters”. This statement gave rise to a word. Which word?
23. What word was derived from Latin for “To put away or remove flesh’
referring to the abstinence of meat during Lent.
24. The Maha Kumbh Mela occurs 4 times every 12 years in 4 places Hardwar,
Ujjain, Prayag and Nasik. Why these four places?
Ans.: The four places where Garuda spilt Nectar while bringing them from
25. The King Daksha had a daughter who committed suicide as she was unable to
bear the fact that her husband had not been invited to the great sacrifice when
all other Gods were. Who is this and what practice takes its name from her?
Ans.: Sati and Sati
26. King Janaka is said to have been the only King to have coined a shloka.
Why did he do this?
Ans.: The shloka recited during Kanyadaana
27. The sage Bharatha is the author of Natyashastra. But he is believed to
have been taught the art by a sage who watched Shiva’s cosmic dance. Name the
sage? Ans.: Sage Tandu (Therefore Tandava Nritya)
28. It is composed of 3 parts. Each is made up of 9 twisted strands. It can
be made only from cotton, hemp or wool depending on strata. What?
Ans.: The Sacred Thread or ‘Poonal’
29. In 1456, the first known book to be printed movable type in Europe was
brought out in Mainz, Germany. Which book?
Ans.: The Gutenberg Bible
30. This French princess was slain by her incestuous father and is the patron
saint of the insane. Who?
31. What first appeared in the newspaper ‘Belle life in London’ in 1835?
Ans.: The first Chess column
32. It was created by Ub Iwerks who gave its voice too. Later its voice was
given by James McDonald. It first appeared on Jan 13, 1930 with Floyd
Gottfredson as writer of the column. Bob Lampett designed the doll version of
Ans.: Mickey Mouse
33. Which instrument meaning ‘3 stringed’ in Persian was introduced by a
resident of Etah district in UP. He was called Hindu Turk in his home town. Who?
Ans.: Amir Khusro
34. How do we know Atah Mohammed Khan, husband of Hussaini, a maid in the
service of Queen Mriganayanee, the widow of the king of Gwalior better?
35. In the world of comics what is the Mabel Syrup’s claim to fame?
Ans.: Author of Calvin's favourite book ' Hamster Yoiee and Goeey
36. In the 18th century, wealthy visitors thoroughly enjoyed the mineral
springs and baths in a village in South East Belgium near the German Border.
What was the village called?
37. This book originally came out with the adline “ A full vacations’ reading
for $3” but didn’t sell because $3 was considered too expensive for it. Then it
became a best seller with its alternative adline. Book or new adline?
Ans.: Gone with the Wind
38. Who was the first sportsman to be given a memorial service at the
Ans.: Sir Frank Worell
39. ‘If you understand ______ completely, we failed. We wanted to raise few
more questions than we answered.‘ Who about what?
Ans.: Arthur C. Clarke on 2001-A Space Odyssey
40. He was the first sportsman to have ever modelled for any product. The
product was Coleman’s Mustard. Who?
41. She began studying drama at the age of 11 and her first acting job was
dancing with the Honey monster in a commercial for Sugar Puff cereal. Who?
Ans.: Kate Winslet
42. This singer. For $8 an hour used to smoke cigarettes for a scientific
experiment at UCLA. Who?
Ans.: Axl Rose
43. In 1969, a world famous personality challenged Broadway in a musical
version of ‘By time Buck White’, a play which described the turmoil that ensues
when the militant dynamic hero arrives at the address of the beautiful Allelujah
Day Soe. It flopped after running for 7 days. Who was the hero?
Ans.: Mohammed Ali
44. Her ashes were scattered by plane over Marvin County and in her will she
left $2500 ‘so that my friends can get blown when I am gone’. Who?
Ans.: Janis Joplin
45. The legend of Romulus and Remus being suckled by the wolf has inspired
two literary characters of the present day. Name both.
Ans.: Mowgli and tarzan
46. This phrase comes into the language during medieval times where
signatures in a petition were placed in a circle so as not to reveal the order
in which they were signed. Which phrase?
Ans.: Round Robin
47. Maine Pyar Kiya was released as “When Love Calls’ in English. What was
released as ‘Me stud, you dud’?
Ans.: Main Khiladi Tu Anadi
48. Hayby Mills who played twins in the ‘Parent Trap’ is the parent of
musical son Crispian Mills. Which band?
Ans.: Kula Shaker
49. It was banned in Iran for 2 reasons, one that it runs counter to Islamic
spirit. The other that it damages the hips. What?
Ans.: Rock and Roll
50. What was started as a result of a discovery made by Mackay, Fair O’Brien
Ans.: The Gold Rush
51. During the American Civil War, temporary Telegraph wires were set up on
trees for speedy processing of info. Which phrase came as a result of this?
Ans.: From the Grapevine
52. Which consumer good gets its name from the Latin word for ‘Vigour’?
53. The poem “The old man’s daughter’ and how he gained them by Robert
Southey has been parodied by a famous author. The parody being more famous than
the original. Which one?
Ans.: Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland
54. Whose motto is ‘Best Care Anywhere’?
Ans.: MASH 4077
55. Which magazine’s first issue carried a special message from the editor on
the cover saying “Please buy this magazine’?
56. IN 1932, Japan planned to kill 2 Americans with a view of provoking them
to war. One was Joseph Curran, the American Ambassador. Who Was the other?
Ans.: Charlie Chaplin
57. The title of which music album was inspired by a series of paintings by
Ans.: U2's Unforgettable Fire
58. Which music group gets its name from a sadomasochistic novel by Michael
Ans.: Velvet Underground
59. During the Gulf War, all low brow condom manufacturing companies in the
US received major bulk orders resulting in a great financial rejuvenation. Why
were these bulk orders placed all of a sudden?
Ans.: To prevent sand from getting into the nozzles of Guns
60. Which English word comes from Cambridge slang for room or chamber mate?
61. ‘He who paints the sky Green and the grass blue must be sterilised’. Who
Ans.: Hilter on Picasso
62. His autobiography is ‘My Story’ and he starred in the movie ‘Le Boheur
est dans le pre’. Who?
Ans.: Eric Cantona
63. Recitation of Rig Veda, Music of the Sama Veda , mime of the Yajur Veda
and sentiments of the Atharva Veda came together to form what?
64. The first Pestilence rode a white horse and carried a bow ready to
conquer, war rode a red horse carrying a sword. Famine rode a black horse and
then came a grey horse with death on it. How do we know them better?
Ans.: Horsemen of the Apocalypse
65. Whose epitaph ‘The philosophers have only interpreted the world in
different ways, the point however is to change it. Workers of all lands unite.’?
Ans.: Karl Marx
66. What was first advocated in a booklet by the name of ‘A memory of
Ans.: The Red Cross
67. Aware of the unpopularity of his job, a German tax collector of Apolda in
Thuringia developed in the 1880s an especially fierce breed of dogs to help him
on his rounds and this breed takes its name from him. Which one?
68. Which comic character is also known by the name Marquis De Gorgonzola?
69. Who translated the ‘Jabberwocky’ for Alice in ‘Through the looking
Ans.: Humpty Dumpty
70. Darrell Waters first’ book was ‘A Child Whispers’, a book of poems. How
do we know her better?
Ans.: Enid Blyton
71. John Bunyan once said’ Sin will prevent you from reading this book or
this book will prevent you from sinning’. Which book?
Ans.: The Bible
72. Whose said ‘There, where I have passed, the grass will not grow again’?
Ans.: Attilla the Hun
73. Who advertised with the line’ Only the umpires have a closer view’?
Ans.: Channel Nine
74. Sachin Tendulkar's father-in-law Anand Mehta is a national champion in
75.How does Sachin Tendulkar get the name Sachin?
Ans.: He was given the name by his brother Ajit because his(Ajit's)
favourite composer was Sachin Dev (S D) Burman.
76.This year SRT broke his own world record of scoring max runs in ODIs in a
calendar year. How much did he score?
77. SRT has endorsed three brands of shoes. The well-known ones are Adidas
and Action. Which is the third?
78. In which tournament did SRT put up a world record score of 664 with Vinod
Ans.: Harris Shield
79. On his ODI debut he scored 0, how much did he score on his test debut?
80. In the early 1990s SRT was frequently but incorrectly linked with a
Bollywood starlet several times in the gossip mags. Who was she?
Ans.: Shilpa Shirodkar
81. SRT and Azhar appeared together in an ad for which product(excluding
Pepsi where they appeared along with Kambli)?
82. When he opened the innings for the first time in ODIs in New Zealand, Who
opened with him?
Ans.: Vinod Kambli
83. In the Mohinder Amarnath benefit ODI against S.A. in Bombay, SRT is
supposed to have played this stroke the only time in his career according to
Gavaskar. Which stroke?
Ans.: The reverse sweep
84. SRT was the first batsman to given out by a third umpire when he was run
out . Who was the non-striker?
Ans.: Ravi Shastri
85. SRT admits to having just one superstition. What?
Ans.: That he always wears his left pad first.
86. Name SRT’s daughter.?
87. SRT and Imran Khan have a non-cricketing connection. What is it?
Ans.: Their mother-in-laws names. Both Jemima Godsmith and Anjali Mehta’s
mothers are named Annabel.
88. Against which country did SRT debut as opener in ODIs?
Ans.: New Zealand, at Auckland in 91-92.