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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Quiz Club Meet on 08/08/06

1. A sitter to begin with. In the world of Renaissance art, how do we better know the model who was also the wife of Florentine banker Zanobi Del Giaconda?

2. What word for a subversive agent was coined by British author John Le Carré in his 1974 novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

3. Which Indian cartoon character started life on 2 December, 1957 in a spoof on the Russian spaceship Sputnik I?

4. Parvati Patil and Padma Patil are the two characters of Indian origin in the Harry Potter series. According to J K Rowling which book served as an inspiration for these two characters?

5. As a kid, I grew my hair and tied a band around it to copy my idol John McEnroe. I was a bully at school and loved to pick a fight. I am ambidextrous (autograph and eat with my left). Who am I?

6. If Othello : Omkara, then Macbeth : ________________

7. The official website of X is GaneshaSpeaks.com. X also writes a column for the Sunday Times of India titled Ganesha Says. Identify X.

8. As a young student in England, Osama bin Laden used to support a popular English football club, and often attended their matches. Which club?

9. Chunkylover53 has an AOL member profile:
Name: _____________ _____________
Location: _____________, USA
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married to M_____________
Hobbies & Interests: What was the question again?
Favorite Gadgets: I'm not the one on trial here!
Occupation: ____________________________
Personal Quote: This book's too hard.

10. Warrd, a carbonated drink comprising of a blend of pomegranate and trinj juice mixed with rosewater was specially created in 2004 for which annual event?

11. Sir Barry Robson, former Barcelona coach once said, “X is a country and FC Barcelona is their army.” The current Spanish Grand Prix circuit derives its name from the region X. Recently, the people of X approved a new autonomy charter with a 74% yes vote. Identify X.

12. X was rejected from the 49th Bengali Regiment because of his poor eyesight. X achieved fourth rank in the Indian Civil Services examination in 1920. Identify X.

13. Which 1965 film was based on the work The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Austrian born writer Maria Augusta Kutschera?

5 comments:

Harish A said...

1. Mona Lisa
2. Saboteur
3. Chacha Chaudhary
4. A Suitable Boy
5. Sachin Tendulkar
6. Maqbool
7. Lifeless Boozeguy
8. Liverpool
9. Homer Simpson, Springfield, Marge, Nucular Thingy Guy
11. Catalan
12. NS from NSIT
13. Sound of Music

Anonymous said...

Missed the Bahrain GP for 10.

Anonymous said...

thought provoking quiz...
i did very badly.( i dont do any googling or wikianswering though)

abhimanyu said...

The answers:
1. MonaLisa
2. Mole
3. R K Laxman's Common Man
4. Rushdie's Midnight's Children
5. Sachin Tendulkar
6. Maqbool
7. Bejan Daruwalla
8. Arsenal
9. Homer Simpson
10. Bahrain GP
11. Catalonia
12. Subhas Chandra Bose
13. The Sound of Music

Scores:
Harish - 7.5 (half for catalan)

Harish into 42, Jimbo and Higgs Field said...

Why half? :(
Btw, thanks for getting ans.7!
Matter of principle: I don't google quizzes.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Quiz Club Meet on 08/08/06

1. A sitter to begin with. In the world of Renaissance art, how do we better know the model who was also the wife of Florentine banker Zanobi Del Giaconda?

2. What word for a subversive agent was coined by British author John Le Carré in his 1974 novel, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy?

3. Which Indian cartoon character started life on 2 December, 1957 in a spoof on the Russian spaceship Sputnik I?

4. Parvati Patil and Padma Patil are the two characters of Indian origin in the Harry Potter series. According to J K Rowling which book served as an inspiration for these two characters?

5. As a kid, I grew my hair and tied a band around it to copy my idol John McEnroe. I was a bully at school and loved to pick a fight. I am ambidextrous (autograph and eat with my left). Who am I?

6. If Othello : Omkara, then Macbeth : ________________

7. The official website of X is GaneshaSpeaks.com. X also writes a column for the Sunday Times of India titled Ganesha Says. Identify X.

8. As a young student in England, Osama bin Laden used to support a popular English football club, and often attended their matches. Which club?

9. Chunkylover53 has an AOL member profile:
Name: _____________ _____________
Location: _____________, USA
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married to M_____________
Hobbies & Interests: What was the question again?
Favorite Gadgets: I'm not the one on trial here!
Occupation: ____________________________
Personal Quote: This book's too hard.

10. Warrd, a carbonated drink comprising of a blend of pomegranate and trinj juice mixed with rosewater was specially created in 2004 for which annual event?

11. Sir Barry Robson, former Barcelona coach once said, “X is a country and FC Barcelona is their army.” The current Spanish Grand Prix circuit derives its name from the region X. Recently, the people of X approved a new autonomy charter with a 74% yes vote. Identify X.

12. X was rejected from the 49th Bengali Regiment because of his poor eyesight. X achieved fourth rank in the Indian Civil Services examination in 1920. Identify X.

13. Which 1965 film was based on the work The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Austrian born writer Maria Augusta Kutschera?

5 comments:

Harish A said...

1. Mona Lisa
2. Saboteur
3. Chacha Chaudhary
4. A Suitable Boy
5. Sachin Tendulkar
6. Maqbool
7. Lifeless Boozeguy
8. Liverpool
9. Homer Simpson, Springfield, Marge, Nucular Thingy Guy
11. Catalan
12. NS from NSIT
13. Sound of Music

Anonymous said...

Missed the Bahrain GP for 10.

Anonymous said...

thought provoking quiz...
i did very badly.( i dont do any googling or wikianswering though)

abhimanyu said...

The answers:
1. MonaLisa
2. Mole
3. R K Laxman's Common Man
4. Rushdie's Midnight's Children
5. Sachin Tendulkar
6. Maqbool
7. Bejan Daruwalla
8. Arsenal
9. Homer Simpson
10. Bahrain GP
11. Catalonia
12. Subhas Chandra Bose
13. The Sound of Music

Scores:
Harish - 7.5 (half for catalan)

Harish into 42, Jimbo and Higgs Field said...

Why half? :(
Btw, thanks for getting ans.7!
Matter of principle: I don't google quizzes.