35 Questions: Infinite Bounds 1.She was born Lekya Diveshwari in 1919. How do we know her better ? ans)The late Vijaya Raje Scindia, Rajmata (Queen Mother) of the Scindia dynasty of Gwalior. 2.Created by Tnoshiro Honda and Eiji Tsukusuya it was named after a workman at Toho studios in Tokyo. Radioactive and 164 foot high, it made its way to the cover of TIME and Newsweek in the 60s. What ? ans)Godzilla. 3.Visual(1):This gentleman was once the New Zealand High Commissioner to India. He is famous for other reasons. ans)Edmund Hillary. 4.Born in 1924 in Glencoe, Scotland to a Scottish father and a French mother. He completed his schooling at Fettes (his father's alma mater) and later went to the University of Geneva. Married Teresa, daughter of Corsican gangster Marc-Ange Draco in 1962. Who is he ? ans)James Bond. 5.In France, it is known as 'Alerte A Malibu'. Venezuelans call it 'Guardianes de la Bahia'. The Hebrew title is 'Mishmar Ha - Mifratz'. How do we know it ? ans)Baywatch. 6.Visual(2):Identify the animal. ans)Jaguar. 7.In Indian history, what was Operation Grand Slam ? ans)Pakistan’s attempt to capture Kashmir in 1965. 8.It was once advertised with the words "Let the dance begin". It is now advertised with the line 'Love Life Again'. What is it ? ans)Viagra. 9.Visual(3):Identify this geographical landmark. ans)Victoria Falls. 10.Rabindranath Tagore once wrote an essay called 'My interpretation of Indian History'. What was the famous result of this essay ? ans)Jana Gana Mana - the Indian national anthem. 11.It is known as Venture in South Africa, the Unser in Malaysia, the Zace in Taiwan and the Tamarao in Phillipines. How do we know it ? ans)Toyota Qualis. 12.Visual(4): What is being shown here ? ans)Dodo the bird. 13.Before he was President, he was a Defence Attorney and he used his knowledge to write his only detective story, 'The Trailor Murder Mystery' Who was this man ? ans)Abraham Lincoln. 14.What is the contribution of the Japanese words 'Mizaru','Kikazaru' and 'Iwazaru' to English ? ans)The phrase See No Evil , Hear No Evil , Speak No Evil . These three Japanese words stand for the three wise monkeys of Nikko. 15.Visual(5):Identify the game. ans)Hurling - a combination of hockey and rugby. 16.Sahitya Sahwas was the name of his childhood residence. La Mer is the name of his current upmarket residence. He has been given a new look by Manisha Naegamvala of the Nalini- Yasmin salon. Who is he ? ans)Sachin Tendulkar - with his new Caesar cut. 17.In the Indian parliament, after the Prime Minister, his cabinet and the leaders of the opposition parties, which MP always takes the oath of office first ? ans)Andaman and Nicobar Islands (in alphabetical order). 18.Visual(6):Who is he ? ans)Leonard Nimoy - Capt Spock in Star Trek. 19.Plato, in one of his books titled 'Laws' wrote that this practice appears to have originated from the tendency of every living creature to leap'. What was he referring to ? ans)Dancing. 20.In Indian mythology, 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 ? ans)It was here that the Mahabharata was recited for the first time ever to man by Vaishampayana pupil of Veda Vyasa. 21.Visual(7):Connect the two visuals. ans)Capt.Vikram Batra who after capturing point 5410 sent the message 'Yeh Dil Maange More'. 22.Twenty two 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 ? ans)It was the 150th birth anniversary of W.G.Grace. 23.He rides through the sky on a wooden horse called Clavileno and is named governor of the island of Barataria. Originally named Alonso Quijano, he changes his name, takes Aldonza Lorenzo as his lady love, and roams the countryside. How do we know him better ? ans)Don Quixote. 24.Visual(8):This famous person owns a resort in Jamaica, was a good enough athlete in his youth and is a very famous writer. Who ? ans)Ian Fleming - the resort is Goldeneye. 25.On the advice of Ian Fleming, a poultry breeding and health food company set up a division called Authors to take advantage of a loophole in the British tax code. What annual prize is awarded by this organisation ? ans)The Booker Prize. 26.Which football club got its present name when it became the first in that country to accept players from all nationalities ? ans)Inter Milan - hence the name. 27.Visual(9):This person was the first to cross the Mediterranian Sea by plane. Who is he ? Hint: Sports. ans)Roland Garros after whom the French Open Tennis stadium is named. 28.During the days of the Raj/Britishers who were called 'The Fishing Fleet' and 'The Returned Empties' ? ans)Fishing Fleet - girls who came from England in search of husbands, Returned Empties - Those who failed to find them and returned home unmarried. 29.This famous personality considered his finest work to be his interpretation of the Biblical book of Daniel, a work of several millon words. All of it, sadly has been disregarded by posterity. He spoke only once in the British parliament when he asked an usher to open the window. Who ? ans)Isaac Newton. 30.Visual(10):What is the claim to fame of this famous soccer player ? ans)Sir Stanley Matthews - First soccer player to be knighted. 31.If Bible is the sacred book of the Christians, what is a 'dry bible' ? ans)It is one of the chambers of the heart in ruminants (cud-chewing animals) like cow. 32.Franklin D Roosevelt called it the "sacred cow", Truman called it "Independence", Eisenhower called it "The Columbine", what did JFK and the rest of the US Presidents call it as ? ans)Air Force One - The Presidential airplane. 33.Visual(11):Name the dog. ans)Laika - the dog that went to space. 34.What is common to these bowlers: Lance Gibbs, Derek Underwood, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, and Shane Warne ? ans)All have bowled more than 1000 Maiden Overs in test cricket. 35.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 ? ans)She was hugging a tree preventing it from being cut and it started the Chipko movement. 36.Visual(12):Name the movie. ans)Devdas.