Saturday, 21 July 2012


1. Which famous tourist attraction in Anaheim, California, was opened by its creator (and named after him) on this date in 1955?
2. Name the tallest building in Europe, standing 309.6 metres, inaugurated recently in London.
3. Name the country with Bratislava as its Capital remembering its Independence Day on July 18.
4. By winning his seventh Wimbledon crown, Roger Federer joined which two players for having won the most Gentlemen Singles titles there?
5. Which is the saltiest major ocean?
6. What momentous announcement in the world of particle physics was made at CERN recently?
7. The fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane is crushed is called…?
8. The widow of which Nobel Laureate has said his body can be exhumed following a recent report that he could have been poisoned with radioactive substances.
9. Which popular super-hero celebrates his birthday on February 29?
10. Which African cricketer, the youngest captain in Test history, retired at 29 to focus on working for the church?
11. ‘Lama glama’ is the scientific name of which animal?
12. Nik Wallenda of the U.S. recently became the first person to walk across which natural wonder on a high wire?
13. Which planet has also been called ‘horned planet’?
14. Which Asian Laureate personally accepted a Nobel Prize recently, 21 years after being awarded the prize in absentia?
15. Who authored the epic poem ‘The Song of Hiawatha’?
Answers: 1. Disneyland; 2. ‘The Shard.’; 3. Slovakia; 4. Pete Sampras and William Renshaw; 5. Atlantic; 6. Scientists working with the LHC have observed particle consistent with long-sought Higgs boson; 7. Bagasse; 8. Yasser Arafat; 9. Superman; 10. Tatenda Taibu of Zimbabwe; 11. Llama; 12. The Niagara Falls; 13. Venus; 14. Aung San Suu Kyi; 15. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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