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Quiz Master Stanley David is the author of The Penguin India Quiz Book December 07, 2017
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The Unicorn is the national animal of which country?

1: Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14. Why was 14th March selected and not any other date?

2: “No one in my family had never attended the school. On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was “X”. Which great African leader shared this story, when he was asked why he was named after an English hero?

3: Jackie Coogan was a child actor in Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid. A law was named Coogan Act after him for exclusive protection of child actors. What does it primarily guarantee?

4: The key aspects of this technology were developed by the radio astronomer John O Sullivan, and codified in 1985 as IEEE standard 802.11. We use this all over today, when we use mobile phones. What is being discussed here?

5: Let us have a capital city tour. There are four world capital cities that begin with the letters Q, U, I and Z (one capital city for each letter). Name all four.

6: Which award, also called a Nobel,  is awarded for achievements that “first make people laugh, and then make them think”?

7: Which company was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943 to allow “people with limited means to furnish their houses like rich people” ?

8: It is a memorial by Yoko Ono, located on Iceland. It consists of a tall tower of light, projected from a white stone monument that has the words “Imagine Peace” carved into it in 24 languages; which is also the name of the memorial. Whom is it dedicated to?

9: Jeffrey Winters, writing in the January 1998 issue of Discover Magazine, made the following observation:  “Not only is he the first living scientist to have an element named after him, he_s also the only person who could receive mail addressed only in elements: Seaborgium, Lawrencium (for the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory where he still works), Berkelium, Californium, Americium.” Name of the scientist.

10: The Unicorn is the national animal of which country?


1. Since 3, 1 and 4 are the first three significant digits of π
2. Nelson Mandela
3. That parents of child actors cannot spend away all the earnings of these actors, and ir is designed to safeguard a portion of their earnings, until they enter adulthood
4. Wi-fi
5. Quito; Ulan Bator; Islamabad; and Zagreb
6. Ig Nobel, a parody of the Nobel, awarded every year to  celebrate ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research
7. IKEA. It is a Swedish-founded MNC, headquartered in the Netherlands, that designs and sells ready to assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories
8. John Lennon
9. Glenn T. Seaborg
10. Scotland

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