IQL Indian Quiz League – Episode 14

Questions from Episode 14 (7 Mar 2013) of India Quiz League (IQL) being shown on National Geographic Channel India.

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(R1)In India, how is Edvige Antonia Albina Maino more popularly known?
a. Menaka Gandhi b. Kanimozhi c. Sonia Gandhi d. Nira Radia
Ans. Sonia Gandhi

(R1)Which of these cities is named after an honorary post held by Arthur Wellesley?
a. Sydney b. Melbourne c. Wellington d. Auckland
Ans. Wellington

(R1)The inspiration for which of these occurred to the creator when he was a slice missing from a pizza?
a. Mario b. Pac-Man c. Crazy Frog d. Angry Birds
Ans. Pac-Man

(R1)On the 1st Oct 2012, which of these Indians took over as the chief Economist at the World bank?
a. Raghuram Rajan b. Kaushik Basu c. Amartya Sen d. Kalpana Kochar
Ans. Kaushik Basu

(Sports)Which of these games was formerly called Poona?
a. Table Tennis b. Badminton c. Tennis Elbow d. Squash
Ans. Badminton

(Entertainment)Which river’s title completes the name of this waltz composed by Johann Strauss II? On the beautiful blue _____
a. Thames b. Volga c. Danube d. Ural
Ans. Danube

(Business)Which of these companies acquired Skype, the popular Internet telephony tool, in May 2011?
a. Google b. Yahoo! c. Microsoft d. Logitech
Ans. Microsoft

(R3)Before the 100 paise system was introduced, 1 Rupee was equal to how many annas?
a. 8 b. 12 c. 16 d. 20
Ans. 16

(R3)Which of these diseases is often called Hydrophobia?
a. Plague b. Malaria c. Rabies d. Diabetes
Ans. Rabies

(R3)The film Omkara is an Indian adaptation of which masterpiece?
a. Macbeth b. Othello c. King Lear d. Antony and Cleopatra
Ans. Othello

(R3)Sunil Gavaskar is the brother-inlaw of which of these Indian Cricketer?
a. Ajit Wadekar b. Dilip Vengsarkar c. Gundappa Vishwanath d. Anshuman Gaekwad
Ans. Gundappa Vishwanath

(R3)The bosphorus bridge links which two continents?
a. Europe-Africa b. North Africa – South America c. Asia – Africa d. Europe – Asia
Ans. Europe – Asia