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IISc Quiz. Annapurna 8091m. Broad Peak 8051m. Cho Oyu 8188m. Dhaulagiri 8167m. Everest 8848m. Gasherbrum I 8080m. Gasherbrum II 8034m. K2 8611m. Kangchenjunga 8586m. Lhotse 8516m. Makalu 8485m. Manaslu 8163m. Nanga Parbat 8126m. Shishapangma 8027 m. Reinhold Messner.

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Annapurna 8091m

Broad Peak 8051m

Cho Oyu 8188m

Dhaulagiri 8167m

Everest 8848m

Gasherbrum I 8080m

Gasherbrum II 8034m

K2 8611m

Kangchenjunga 8586m

Lhotse 8516m

Makalu 8485m

Manaslu 8163m

Nanga Parbat 8126m

Shishapangma 8027 m

Reinhold Messner


The Eight-thousanders.

The fourteen independent mountains on Earth that are more than

8,000 metres (26,247 ft) high above sea level.


Rika Hiraki

French Open ‘97

Ayi Sugiyama

US Open ‘99

Elena Likhovtseva

Wimbledon ‘02

Mary Pierce

Wimbledon ‘05

Daniela Hantuchova

US Open ‘05

Martina Hingis

Australian Open ‘06

Sania Mirza

Australian Open ‘09


This person was almost exchanged at birth with a fisherman’s family. Fatefully he was reunited with his mother when an eagle-eyed relation Mr Narayan Masurekar, cracked the case of the little hole near the top of left ear lobe . He recalls the incident and muses on the possibilities of fishing in Mahim, if not for the Nana kaka. Who?


He was selected and ran for Britain at the Stockholm Olympic Games (1912), and was team manager as well as a competitor in the1920 and 1924 Olympics. In 1920 at Antwerp (Belgium) he won a silver medal in the 1500 metres. A renowned campaigner for disarmament who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1959. Who his he ?


1. Virender Sehwag (IND) 2. Marvan Atapattu (SL) 3. Aravinda de Silva (SL) 4. Kevin Pietersen (ENG) 5. Carl Hooper (WI) 6. *Shahid Afridi (PAK) 7. †Kamran Akmal (NZ) 8. Craig White (ENG) 9. Shoaib Akhtar (PAK )10. Steve Harmison (ENG)11. Stuart MacGill (AUS)

Andy Zaltzman in his Cricinfo Blog on 08 April 2009


Post 1980 World Unpredictable XI

The truly unpredictable player must generate the feeling that, as he takes guard or stands at the end of his run-up, no-one in the stadium knows what will happen, least of all himself.

That is a team that I guarantee could win or lose any match by an innings and 400.


Which famous author’s one and only first class wicket was that of the legendary W.G.Grace (He played10 matches for MCC). He was so proud of this achievement, that he composed a celebratory poem called

‘A Reminiscence of Cricket’ which began:

‘Once in my heyday of cricket,

Oh, day I shall ever recall!

I captured that glorious wicket,

The greatest, the grandest of all.’

This author is also the creator of the science fiction character Professor Challenger.

Who is this author we are talking about?


Lance Armstrong dedicates his win as he crosses the line to the late Fabio Casartelli (Italy), a teammate (Motorola) who had died just a few days (Stage 15) earlier in the race.


He was the member of three-peat NBA championship team (1991,1992,1993). He abruptly retired (1993) to pursue a career in baseball to envision dream of his late father, who was murdered earlier in the year. He announced his return to the NBA through a two-word press release: "I\'m back" (1995) and led them to another three-peat (1996, 1997, 1998). He retired for the second time in 1999, but returned for two more NBA seasons in 2001. He also starred in the 1996 feature film ‘Space Jam’. He is one of the three American men\'s basketball players to win Olympic gold as amateurs and professionals. Name this person ?


My father was a kitchen fitter and my mother was a hairdresser. I started as a cross country runner, but had to pursue my parent’s passion. My ex-bodyguard nicknamed me The Eagle for my extraordinary ability to see small objects from a great distance. I was Google\'s most searched of all sports topics in both 2003 and 2004. I have tattooed my wife’s name in Hindi on my left arm. I was in England, I was in Spain, I am in USA !!! Who am I ?


Her great grandfather field Marshall K.M.Cariappa played squash, so too her grandfather who was a Lt. Col. in the army, and of course her father who plays regularly at the Madras Cricket Club courts and has represented Tamilnadu many times. She created history in the Indian sports, by winning the senior national title, at the age of 14 years (2000). She was the first Indian girl to win the British Squash Championship title in 2003. She is the first beneficiary of the 40 crore Mittal Champions trust. Name her


He was a competitive swimmer in Greece and set a national record in the 50-meter freestyle competition. He have BA degree in Psychology (University of Minnesota). His compositions have been included in all Olympic Games television broadcasts since 1988, and his music has been used extensively in television and televised sporting events. He have a honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from his alma matter. Name him


Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyuktha Sangha in Hubli is the only organization authorized to produce what?


He threw away his engineering degree, his job and left his wife and children to take up what he does today. In his own words "I am not a singer like Rafi or Kishore Kumar, when they sing they make people forget reality. I am a people\'s singer, I sing their pain, spit at their tormentors and remind them of reality". On his public appearance at Nizam College grounds Hyderbad 2,00,000 people came to see him (1990). Identify this person.


Gaddar (Gummadi Vittal Rao).

The name Gaddar was adopted as a tribute to the pre-independence

Gadar Party which opposed British colonial rule in Punjab during 1910s.


 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”?


When Ravana set fire to Hanuman’s tail, he set

fire to entire Lanka. How was the fire put out?


Ravana played the Amruthavarshini raga

on his Veena and brought forth rain


Aztec sun stone

Blue agave fields

Location of the municipality of

Tequila in the State of Jalisco

Aging in oak barrels


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?


By the nursery rhyme

‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’


He was an electrician in Lenin Shipyard at Gdansk. He was a trade union and human rights activist. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of his country from 1990 to 1995. He played himself in Andrzej Wajda’s 1981 fictional film about Solidarity, “Man of Iron”and footage of him appears in Michael Jackson’s music video "Man In The Mirror". In the late 1990s he was offered $1,000,000 to shave off his trademark moustache in a Gillette commercial, but he refused. A couple of years later though, he did shave off his moustache for a brief period \'just for fun\'. He has been awarded 35 honorary degrees. Named "Man of the Year" by: Time Magazine (1981), The Financial Times (1980), The Observer (1980).


It is a geographically low-lying country, with about 27% of its area and 60% of its population located below sea level. It is known for its traditional windmills, tulips, clogs (wooden shoes), delftware, Gouda cheese and bicycles. The country known for its liberal policies toward drugs, prostitution, homosexuality and euthanasia. (They are the first country to legalize same-sex marriage). Name this modern day Utopia?


Midsagittal image of the anatomy

of sexual intercourse

“The Copulation” as imagined and

drawn by Leonardo da Vinci.

“Magnetic resonance imaging of male and female genitals during coitus and female sexual arousal” W. W. Schultz et. al British Medical Journal 319 1596 (1999)



Tata DoCoMo, is a GSM based cellular operator. It was formed in 2008 as an alliance between Tata Teleservices and NTT DoCoMo. It has also emerged as the first mobile operator in India to have ‘per second’ pulse. What does the word DoCoMo means ?


DoCoMo an abbreviation of the phrase, “do communications over the mobile network” (officially), and is also from a phrase dokodemo, meaning "everywhere" in Japanese.


I have a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (1988). While working as a environmental consultant in Atlanta I co-produced and directed a short film, One

culture at a time (1994). In 1998 I wrote, directed, produced and acted in my first Indian film. The entire movie was shot in 17 days with a budget of Rs. 17 lakhs. The film being featured in ten international film festivals. Who am I?


Dil Dil Pakistan (1987) is a famous patriotic song of Pakistan. This song became

extremely popular right after its release practically giving it a status of Pop Anthem

or Second National Anthem of Pakistan. It was voted the 3rd most popular song of

all time by BBC World (2003). Name this “pioneers of pop” music in Pakistan


This video was entitled Me at the zoo, featuring Jawed Karim at San Diego Zoo.

Whats so special about this video ?


The first YouTube video.

Jawed Karim was co-founder of YouTube along with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen.