1. The city of Salzburg saw the birth of a famous composer on this date in 1756. Name him.
2. Who is the director of the multi-award winning ‘Slumdog Millionaire’?
3. The United Nations has designated January 27 as the International Commemoration Day in Memory of the victims of which 20th Century atrocities?
4. In which month of the Islamic calendar was Prophet Muhammad born?
5. What is the nationality of the singer Celine Dion?
6. In the story about the Three Brothers in The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which brother took his own life?
7. What does an emetic medicine do?
8. Which country’s name occurs in the name of the second highest mountain in Africa?
9. Which element, with atomic number 35, gets its name from Greek for “stench”, due to its characteristic smell?
10. Who in 1705 was the first person to be knighted for scientific achievement?
11. Which current cricketer has a nickname due to his love of placing a bet?
12. The two main tools used by blind persons to write text are called?
13. Who among the last five U.S. Presidents had the nickname ‘Poppy’?
14. The name of Igor Sikorsky is associated with…?
15. Fill in the blank: In statistics, the value that occurs the most frequently in a data set or a probability distribution is called _______?
1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
2. Danny Boyle
3. The Holocaust
al-awwal, the third month
6. The middle brother
7. Induces vomiting
8. (Mount) Kenya
10. Sir Isaac Newton
11. Ricky ‘ Punter’ Ponting
12. Slate and stylus
13. George Herbert Walker Bush
Courtesy: V V Ramanan, The Hindu