1. On this date in 1984, the first commercially successful PC to feature a mouse and a GUI was introduced. Name it.

2. At 7mm (0.27 inches) long, Paedophryne amauensis, discovered in Papua New Guinea, was recently described as the world's smallest vertebrate. What type of animal is it?

3. In “Finding Nemo”, what type of an animal was the titular character?

4. Blue Ivy, born on January 7, has become the youngest person ever credited on the U.S. Billboard chart, when her cries and coos were featured in a single by her singer-father. Name him and her mother.

5. Who is said to be the sculptor of the Statue of Zeus at Olympia (one of the Wonders of the Ancient World)?

6. The English language version of which widely-used site went offline on January 18 to protest against proposed anti-piracy laws in the U.S.?

7. Name the chief architect of the Indian atomic energy programme who was killed in a plane crash at Mt. Blanc on this date in 1966?

8. Which sporting icon, known for his charities but now afflicted with Parkinson's disease, turned 70 on January 17?

9. What type of a dairy product is an “asiago”?

10. Russia's unmanned Fobos-Grunt spacecraft disintegrated over the Pacific Ocean on January 16 after a failed mission to which planet's satellite?

11. Which item of clothing could also mean “go around the edge of…”?

12. Padma Vibhushan awardee Homai Vyarawalla, who passed away recently at the age of 98, is considered the first Indian woman to take up which profession?

13. A Liverpudlian is a resident of….?

14. Name the famous composer of Albumblatt, an undiscovered short piano piece since 1853, that had its world premiere last week.

15. In the story about Goldilocks and the bears, what edible item did she eat?


1. Apple Macintosh; 2. Frog; 3. Clownfish; 4. Jay-Z and Beyonce; 5. Phidias; 6. Wikipedia; 7. Dr. Homi J. Bhabha; 8. Muhammad Ali; 9. Cheese; 10. Mars' Phobos; 11. Skirt; 12. Photojournalist; 13. Liverpool; 14. Brahms; 15. Porridge