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1. On this date in 1884, reckoning of time was standardised in a way. How?

2. Name the great Australian swimmer nicknamed ‘Thorpedo’ born on this date in 1982.

3. Apart from India, which two other Asian Annex 2 States are yet to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty?

4. Generally which part of the body is affected by lumbago?

5. Who has been India’s longest-serving Prime Minister?

6. United Plankton Pictures Inc. produces which popular cartoon series on Nick?

7. Why did Barbie and Ken split up in 2004?

8. Who wrote The Old Curiosity Shop?

9. Whose horse was Shadowfax?

10. Expand ISDN as used in computing.

11. In which decade of the 20th Century did the Titanic sink?

12. How many pairs of ribs among three normal humans?

13. How does one commonly refer to the Italian cookie ‘savoiardi’?

14. What are ‘carcinogens’?

15. Name the parents of Zeus.

Answers

1. Greenwich was established as the universal time meridian of longitude
2. Ian Thorpe
3. North Korea and Pakistan
4. Back
5. Jawaharlal Nehru
6. SpongeBob SquarePants
7. To spend ‘quality time’ away from each other
8. Charles Dickens
9. Gandalf
10. Integrated Services Digital Network
11. Second (1912)
12. 36
13. Lady finger biscuits
14. An agent that causes cancer or in the increase of its propagation
15. Cronus and Rhea.

 

Courtesy: V V Ramanan, The Hindu

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1. Among the WWW community, what has September 22 been observed as since 2006?

2. According to the nursery rhyme ‘Hey diddle diddle…’, which herbivore jumped over the moon?

3. Name the famous German light cruiser that has become famous for its attack on Madras (now Chennai) on this date in 1914?

4. Which is the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust after Oxygen?

5. Name the landlocked nation in Africa, with Bamako as the Capital, celebrating its Independence Day today.

6. What is the common term used for a bowl-shaped circular depression caused by the destruction of the peak of a volcano?

7. After which Italian savant is the number of particles in one mole of a substance named?

8. Apart from snakes and insects, which large animal kills more people in Africa than any other?

9. In Maharashtra, the first day of Chaitra is called the ____ ____?

10. What is one doing if a potato is being ‘pared’?

11. In which South American country would one use the currency ‘Nuevo Sol’?

Answers:

1. OneWebDay
2. The cow
3. SMS Emden
4. Silicon
5. Mali
6. Caldera
7. Amedeo Avogadro
8. The Hippo
9. ‘Gudi Padwa’
10. Cutting off the skin with a knife or sharp tool
11. Peru
12. Royal Rajasthan on Wheels
13. Himachal Pradesh
14. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
15. Sodium hypochlorite. Household bleach is usually a three to six per cent solution of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) in water.

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1. What was the nationality of the famous composer Franz Joseph Haydn?

2. In Greek myth, who forged Zeus’s thunderbolt?

3. Name the Academy Award-winning director of “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July”, both of which centred on the Vietnam War.

4. For which five-line form of comic verse is Edward Lear most remembered?

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Haydn : What was his nationality?

5. Abebe Bikila was the first athlete to win which event back-to-back at the Olympics?

6. How many dozen horns would four triceratops have between them?

7. If one had Hypoglycaemia, he or she would have abnormally low concentration of what in the blood?

8. Of what is Roquefort a type?

9. According to the Bible, on what day did God create man?


WALL-E : Six nominations.

10. What fruity surname did Hercule Poirot’s secretary have?

11. Which famous American pilot was called ‘The Lone Eagle’?

12. Apart from WALL-E, which other animated film has received six Academy Award nominations?

13. Name Donald Duck’s sister and mother of Huey, Dewey, and Louie.

14. Which of the vowels has the least number of tiles in Scrabble?

15. Which common foodstuff has the adjective ‘butyric’?

Answers

1. He was Austrian
2. The Cyclopes
3. Oliver Stone
4. Limerick
5. The marathon
6. One. Each has three horns
7. Sugar
8. Cheese
9. Sixth
10. Lemon
11. Charles Lindbergh
12. Beauty and the Beast
13. Dumbella Duck
14. U
15. Butter.

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1. Which country did Nazi Germany attack on this date 70 years ago to trigger off the start of World War II in Europe?

2. What is the URL of the ‘National Portal of India’?

3. On this date in 1979, which spacecraft became the first to visit Saturn when it passed the planet at a distance of 21,000 km?

4. Who won the ‘Compton-Miller Medal’ at this year’s Ashes?

5. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is the President of the fifth largest country (by geographical area). Name the country.

6. Which is the third largest single party in the current Lok Sabha?

7. How is the Republic of India referred to in the National language?

8. How many ’triple word score’ squares are on a normal Scrabble board?

9. Which is the smallest of the four Districts of the UT of Puducherry?

10. Who was the only sportsperson to get the Padma Bhushan in 2009?

11. What superlative record does the Chinese Giant Salamander hold in the animal kingdom?

12. Which famous work of Beethoven has words taken from the ‘Ode to Joy, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller?

13. What colour is liquid and solid oxygen?

14. Which country’s flag has a cedar tree in the centre?

15. Which famous Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer was from the southern Italian city of Syracuse?

Answers

1. Poland;
2. http://india.gov.in;
3. Pioneer XI;
4. Andrew Strauss;
5. Brazil;
6. Samajwadi Party (behind the INC and BJP);
7. ‘Bharat Ganrajya’;
8. Eight;
9. Mahe;
10. Abhinav Bindra;
11. It is considered the world’s largest amphibian;
12. Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral”;
13. Pale blue;
14. Lebanon;
15. Archimedes

 

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1. In which U.S. city was President Barack Obama, celebrating his birthday on this date, born in 1961?

2. What has India’s first indigenously built nuclear-powered submarine been christened?

3. After which mythical bird is the most recent spacecraft to land successfully on Mars named?

4. The famous romantic poet who addressed the skylark as ‘Hail to thee, blithe Spirit!’ was born on this day. Name him/her.

5. Which planet was subjected to a vast cosmic collision that left a dark scar the size of the Earth on its surface recently?

6. Which Central Asian nation, in an ambitious plan to help plant life bloom and attract migratory birds, channelling water to a 770 square miles man-made lake in the Karakum Desert?

7. What do the initials C.S. stand for in C.S. Lewis?

8. What famous online site did Jeff Bezos found?

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Happy Birthday : In which city was he born?

9. In the Donkey Kong series of video games, name the villain shaped like an obese anthropomorphic crocodilian.

10. In the context of cattle, what are rumen and omasum?

11. What weapon does the human in the Oscar statuette hold?

12. In air force slang, what is a ‘laundry bag’?

13. What is the first name of the literary butler Jeeves?

14. In which famous cricket ground would bowlers bowl from the Members End and Great Southern Stand End?

Answers:

1. Honolulu
2. INS Arihant
3. Phoenix
4. Percy Bysshe Shelley
5. Jupiter
6. Turkmenistan
7. Clive Staples
8. Amazon.com
9. King K. Rool
10. Two of the four compartments of the stomach
11. Sword
12. Parachute
13. Reginald
14. The Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Courtesy: V V Ramanan, The Hindu

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Sea of Tranquility : One small step…

1. Simple one to begin with. Name the first two humans to set foot on the moon.

2. Which U.S. President made this statement that led to the successful mission in 1969: “First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth”?

3. What did NASA call the first manned mission to land on the Moon?

4. What were ‘Columbia’ and ‘Eagle’?

5. On what date, from where and atop which rocket did the astronauts blast off?

6. Of the three men who went on the mission, who did not set foot on the lunar surface?

7. Name the ‘sea’ on which the LM came to land confirmed by the words “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed”?

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July 20, 1969 : Man on the moon.

8. What happened at 02:56 GMT on July 21, 1969?

9. A disc made of silicon containing goodwill messages from leaders of 73 countries was left on the Moon. Which Indian’s message was included in it?

10. What was/is ‘Armalcolite’?

11. About what did Neil Armstrong say: “I’m not particularly articulate. I think reasonable people will realise the ‘a’ was intended. I hope history would grant me the leeway. They can put it in parentheses”?

12. Who is reflected in whose visor in the iconic photograph of the man on the moon?

13. Complete the inscription on the plaque left on the lunar surface: “Here Men From The Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon, July 1969 A.D. We Came in….”?

14. In which ocean did the terrific trio splash down after their path-breaking voyage?

15. To sum up, name the highest civilian award in the U.S. that was bestowed on the three spacemen for their daring adventure?

Answers

1. Neil Alden Armstrong and Edwin Eugene ‘Buzz’ Aldrin, Jr.;

2. John F. Kennedy;

3. Apollo 11;

4. The call signs for the Command Module and Lunar Module respectively;

5. June 16, 1969 from the Kennedy Space Center (Florida) riding on the Saturn V rocket;

6. Michael Collins;

7. Mare Tranquillitatis;

8. Neil Armstrong placed his left foot on the surface of the moon to become the first human on earth’s natural satellite;

9. Indira Gandhi (the then Prime Minister);

10. A mineral discovered at Tranquility Base on the Moon by the Apollo 11 crew and named in their honour;

11. The missing ‘a’ in the first part of his historic “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" quote;

12. Neil Armstrong, the photographer, on ‘Buzz’ Aldrin’s visor;

13. “… Peace For All Mankind”;

14. Pacific Ocean;

15. The Presidential Medal of Freedom

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1. In U.S. currency, how many dimes to six nickels?

2. In cartoons, who is the canine friend/partner of Fred, Daphne, Velma and Norville?

3. In the night sky, how many stars are there on Orion’s Belt?

4. Whom did Michael Jackson refer to as ‘She was more like a beauty queen from a movie scene’ in a hit song of the same name?

5. In the original Star Trek series, which iconic character was played by Leonard Nimoy?

6. Which famous German commander in WWII was called ‘The Desert Fox’?

7. Of which planet are Ariel, Oberon and Umbriel satellites?

8. David Balfour is the central character of which Robert Louis Stevenson novel?

9. In the United Kingdom, who also has titles like Baron Renfrew and Great Steward of Scotland?

10. Which Arabic phrase appears 22 times on the flag of Iran and once in the Iraqi flag?

11. In which U.S State is Cincinnati?

12. In which western African country, once known as ‘Gold Coast’, is Cedi the unit of currency?

13. In the context of an opera, what is a ‘libretto’?

14. Which organs get inflamed when one has nephritis?

15. Which famous automobile brand has its HQ in the small Italian village of Sant’Agata Bolognese?

Answers

1. Three; 2. Scooby Doo; 3. Three; 4. Billie Jean; 5. Mr. Spock; 6. Erwin Rommel; 7. Uranus; 8. Kidnapped; 9. The Prince of Wales; 10. The ‘Takbir’; 11. Ohio; 12. Ghana; 13. The text of the opera; 14. Kidneys; 15. Lamborghini.

 

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1. Of the 10 common ecosystems called biomes, which is the coldest?

2. On this date in 1985, an Air India aircraft that was blown up in midair by a bomb killing 329 people. After which Indian king was it christened?

3. What did the initials in the name of the former President of India V.V. Giri stand for?

4. In geology, what is a ‘longshore drift’?

5. At what temperature is water said to boil on the top of Mt. Everest?

6. In the context of film awards, expand IIFA.

7. What colour does Phenolphthalein turn in basic solutions?

8. Which famous Indian city lies on Salsette Island?

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IIFA : Brand Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan.

9. Who was Leander Paes’s partner when he won the French Open men’s doubles title recently?

10. In Gulliver’s Travels, what is the Capital of Laputa?

11. What is the collective noun for a group of apes?

12. In which century did Dr. Edward Jenner invent the vaccine against smallpox?

13. Name the ‘grim’ brother of Zeus and Poseidon who was the ruler of the Greek Underworld.

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“Winningest coach” : Won his 10th title. 14. In an opera, the songs by the soloists are called..?

15. Who recently became the ‘winningest’ coach in NBA finals history with his 10th title?

Answers

1. Tundra or polar biome
2. Emperor Kanishka
3. Varahagiri Venkata
4. Process by which sediments such as sand move along a beach shore
5. Around 68-70 degrees Celsius
6. International Indian Film Academy
7. Pink to fuchsia
8. Mumbai/Bombay
9. Lukas Dlouhy
10. Lagado
11. Shrewdness
12. 18th Century
13. Hades
14. Arias (Italian for “air”)
15. Phil Jackson.

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1. The world’s longest-serving current head of state ascended to the throne on this date in 1946. Name him.

2. Name the very loveable cartoon character whose birthday is officially recognised as June 9, 1934. That’s the day his debut film “The Wise Little Hen” was released.

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Savage Mountain : Difficult to ascent.

3. Which top-10 mountain is also called ‘Savage Mountain’ because of the difficulty of ascent and the high fatality rate?

4. Which religious movement is colloquially referred to as the Mormon Church?

5. The three mean and wealthy farmers in Roald Dahl’s “Fantastic Mr. Fox’” were called…?

6. Which famous dancing star of some of the best musicals was born Frederick Austerlitz?

7. Name the premier team competition in women’s tennis considered the equivelant of the Davis Cup?

8. If the IATA code is LGW, in which London airport would one be?

9. Which bird’s name comes in the common name for the ailment Varicella?

10. The study of rocks is called…?

11. Alphabetically, who would come first in Biblical ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’?

12. In “The Simpsons”, name Marge’s two sisters.

13. Which Indian actress was part of the feature film jury at the recently concluded prestigious Cannes Film Festival?

14. Who calls Charlie Brown as Chuck in the Peanuts comic strip?

15. Which was the last South American country to win the FIFA World Cup before Brazil?

Answers

1. King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand;

2. Donald F. Duck;

3. K2;

4. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints;

5. Boggis, Bunce and Bean;

6. Fred Astaire;;

7. Fed Cup;

8. Gatwick;

9. Chicken (pox);

10. Petrology;

11. Death;

12. Patty and Selma;

13. Sharmila Tagore;

14. Peppermint Patty;

15. Argentina (1986)

 

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1. She is the first American woman and the third woman in space. She celebrates her birthday today. Name her.

2. The UN Headquarters in New York was built with an interest-free loan from which country?

3. On which sea is Zimbabwe located?

4. Bibendum is the symbol/mascot of a famous tyre company.

5. In which Asian country, always in the news in recent times, are Pashto and Dari official languages?

6. In which popular comic book series would one meet Old Man Mozz, Rex and Guran?

7. Which part of the body is affected by Gingivitis?

8. On which river does Lisbon stand?

9. What was the first name of the famous artist Gauguin?

10. Who was the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha?

11. For which wild cat is pardine the adjective?

12. Which was the first country to retain the football World Cup?

13. What is housed in a scabbard?

14. The direct-to-video sequel to the 1992 hit Disney film ‘Aladdin’ was called…?

15. Who is a ‘gaffer’ in movie production?

Answers

1. Sally Ride; 2. United States of America; 3. No sea! It’s a landlocked country; 4. Michelin; 5. Afghanistan; 6. The Phantom; 7. The gums or mouth; 8. Tagus; 9. Paul; 10. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was the first Chairman of the Rajya Sabha; 11. Leopard; 12. Italy; 13. Sword; 14. The Return of Jafar; 15. The head of the electrical department or chief electrician

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