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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Blitzkrieg Prelims

Q1.X's main catchphrases are "Gotta Blast!", "Brain Blast!", or simply the most overused phrases, "I've Got It!" or "That's It!", which he says after coming up with the ultimate idea to solve the problem. X typically has a "Brain Blast" once an episode, usually at his climax of the story when all other ideas have failed, and it is accompanied by a display of his ideas floating within the inner workings of his brain. Who is X? Hint: X is a very famous cartoon character

Q2. David Beckham isn’t the only famous Brit playing soccer in Los Angeles. There’s also his good mate ________. For the last couple of years _______ has been playing in the Los Angeles Premier League, anchoring the defense for La Vale F.C., a team he founded in 2005 that’s made up of Hollywood/Santa Monica guys that are over 30.
Fill in the blank?

Q3. A parley between George Bush and Bill Clinton during one of their debates ran this way - Clinton said that the fact that someone as famous as X was not able to get through to Bush in spite of trying every night was an instance of the Bush administration's remoteness and inaccessibility. Bush retorted that he would consult John Major and Boris Yeltsin on foreign policy, while Clinton could always consult Boy George. Who was Clinton referring to? (Name X)

**Q4. The President of the United States lives in the White House. Who lives in the Blue House.?

Q5. Pakistan beat India 7-1 in the 1982 Asian Games final. _________, the goalkeeper, was thrown to the wolves by a blundering set of full-backs. Among them was Rajinder Singh (Sr) — featured in the film applauding after the girls’ team loses to the men 2-3 — who played with an injured knee that severely restricted his mobility. _________ is the inspiration for the protagonist in this movie. Fill in the blank and also give the name of the movie?

Q6. His latest album's name is 'Junoon'. I think you know who I am talking about but let me make it slightly "tougher" for you- What was the name of his first album?

Q7. He served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Tony Blair's government from 1997 to 2007. He also holds the positions of First Lord of the Treasury, the Minister for the Civil Service and has a PhD in history which he gained from the University of Edinburgh. Name the person.

**Q8. X was an accomplished gymnast, attending gymnastics classes until age nine and competing in state-level competitions. She performed in local dance revues and her local Baptist church choir. At age eight she auditioned for the Disney Channel series The New Mickey Mouse Club. Although she was considered too young to join the series at the time, a producer on the show introduced her to a New York City agent. X subsequently spent three summers at NYC's Professional Performing Arts School and also appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions, including 1991's Ruthless!. In 1992, she landed a spot on the popular television show Star Search. Though she won her first round in the competition, she ultimately lost. At age eleven, X returned to the Disney Channel for a spot on the New Mickey Mouse Club in Lakeland, Florida, and was accepted. Who is X?

Q9. What show would you see the following characters in? - Susan, Bree , Gabrielle, Edie and Lynette.

Q10. According to Hindu mythology,who was the first person to die when earth was created?.

Q11. The protagonists of this hit 70's American television show were two Southern California policemen: the dark-haired X, a streetwise detective with intense, childlike curiosity; and the blonde Y, who was more reserved and intellectual. Under the radio call sign "Zebra Three", they were known for tearing around the streets of "Bay City" in X's two-door Ford Torino, which was red with a large white vector stripe.
Name X and Y? Hint: The show's name is derived from X and Y itself

Q12. She started by starring in the music video for Naam Hai Tera a song from the pop album Aap Ka Suroor, an independent album by popular singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya.She recently made her cinematic debut in a Kannada film, Aishwarya, directed by Indrajit Lankesh co-starring Upendra.. The film has already been successful at the box-office, and she has received rave reviews for her screen presence. Reportedly, she has also signed on to Hindi movies like Priyadarshan's forthcoming film 'Pirate'. Who are we talking about?

Q13. The following paragraph is an excerpt from a Quentin Tarantino interview:
"Well, I started watching X and I knew it was_______. But then, the film is longer. You guys are crazy because you guys like long movies. And that’s what I like too. But we have a studio system here. But yeah, coming to the point, here I am watching a film that I’ve directed, and then it goes into each character’s background. And I am like WHOA that’s something. Because I always write the backgrounds and stuff in my scripts but it always gets chopped off during the edit. And so I was like this isn’t _______. But then it goes into the warehouse scene and I am like “WOW its back to________”. Isn’t it amazing? Wow."
Well as you would have guessed X and the blank are movies. Name the two movies?

**Q14. Complete the following list-Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, Deception Point, The Da Vinci Code, ________.

Q15. Although his family was Muslim, he was raised by Hindus for most of his life. His father Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom activist. His mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose.
Who are we talking about?

Q16. Which recent Bollywood movie did Mike Tyson make an appearance in?

Q17. In the T20 world cup, before a new batsman comes in, the broadcasters show a video clip in which the batsmen says his name and his favourite shot. Now generally the batsmen say normal shot names like cover drive, hook etc…..but two players says my favourite shot is "Anywhere for Six". Who are these two players?

Q18. Complete the list - Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, Tommy Gunn, ________ ?

Q19. With which software would one associate the tagline "Enabling Open Information Sharing"?

Q20. Which US president said this famous quote, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"?

Q21.Which Company’s slogan is "Better Sound Through Research"?

Q22. What button/option nearly never used, is often described as a "comfort button for users" on the google home page?

Q23. When he was ten, he approached Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony and told him he would drive for his team one day; four years later, he was signed for the team's driver development support programme. He is now a successful F1 driver. Who are we talking about?

Q24. "Speed of Sound" the hit Coldplay single in 2005 from the album "X and Y" was infamously beaten to the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart by the novelty song A by artist B. Give the name of the song A and the artist B?

**Q25. "Einstein, stop telling God what to do." Is a famous quote by which famous scientist?

Q26. ________ is an allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. It discusses how civility created by man fails and how man shall always turn to savagery, using the allegory of a group of school-boys trapped on a desert island who attempt to govern themselves and fail disastrously. Its stances on the already controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good earned it position 70 on the American Library Association's list of the 100 most frequently challenged Books of 1990–2000.The novel was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Give the name of the novel?

**Q27.Who wrote articles for the National Geographic under the name H.A. Largelamb (an anagram of his name) because he felt that otherwise the articles were accepted because of the name he bore and not because of any intrinsic merit?

Q28. Which nation advertises itself as "99% fun and 1% land" in tourist ads?

Q29. Which great devotee of Lord Shiva's parents were Rishi Pulastya and Kaikesi?

Q30. He called his wife 'The Believer' because she encouraged him at a time when everyone else called him crazy. He got his greatest inspiration while watching Chicago meat packers cut beef that moved past them on an overhead trolley. Who?

Q31. Which word in English Language literally means 'home of all demons' and was originally used with that meaning in mind?

Q32. Back in the 1890's Three Englishmen-an employee in a lace factory named Kilpin, a travel agency named Allison and a cobbler named Davies put their proposal to two businessmen - Edwards and Nathan. They wanted to start a sports team. Edwards, president designate, was not known for his generosity and he accepted only because, Davies the cobbler, offered a free workforce and leather to make the players' boots. They named it _________ Cricket and Football club. Name the club?

Q33. What do we get from Greek for 'Instruction in the circle of Arts and Sciences' or also meaning ‘All round Education’?

Q34. Which 19th century fictional character lived at No.7, Saville Row in the Burlington garden of London?

Q35. The “Stadium of Bright” is a pun of the “Stadium of Light”. To which football clubs are these stadiums home to?

Q36. This company was founded by Cornelius Vander Starr, an American businessman who in 1919 became the first Westerner in Shanghai to sell insurance to the Chinese. Name the company.
Hint:You have definitely seen it somewhere else

Q37. Raymond Ayala is better known as _________?

Q38. Which company was founded in 2006 by Sir Richard Branson, author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharaman and Gotham Chopra?

Q39. Akleem Akhtar, was a close friend of Yahya Khan during his reign. She lovingly called Yahya Khan as Agha Jani. Due to her close association with Yahya Khan and powers she exercised due to this relation, she was known as General Rani. She is grandmother of leading pop star Fakhre Alam and ________. _______ was married to Safa Galadhari and has a son from another previous marriage with Zeba Bakhtiar. Fill in the blank.

Q40. Which club, located at 103, Gaunt Street, Southwark, London, opened in 1992 was founded by Jamie Palumbo?

answers will be released in some time....

7 comments:

peter said...

oh and one more thing.....really vella...so was scrolling through abhimanyu sir's profile since he was the one who sent me an invite....im sure hes gonna answer most of the questions i have posted...but heres one more

Q41. How on earth does "KAAL" figure on your favourite movies list?... :) : )

rider of rohan said...

1. Dexter
3. George W Bush
5. Chak de India, Ranjan Negi
6. (sorry! not into indi-pop)
7.Gordon brown
8. hillary duff
9.Desperate Houswives
10 yama
11. starsky nd hutch
12.Deepika Padukone
14.The solomon key (too easy)
15.SRK
16. He did!! Long time I saw any hindi movie!!
17. shahid afridi nd chris gayle
18.Mason Dixon (rocky balboa's opponents)
19. Gnutella
20. JFK
21 Bose
22.I am feeling lucky
23.Hamilton
25.Neils bohr
27Graham Bell
28 thailand
29raavana
31 pandemonium
32AC Milan
33 syllabus
35 sunderland nd fulham(guess)
37 Daddy Yankee (I hate Gasolina!)
38 Virgin Comics
39 Adnan Sami

rider of rohan said...

How many did i get??

sachin said...

1. jimmy neutron
2. tom cruise
4. president of korea
6.aapka abhijeet
8. britney spears
13. kaante n reservoir dogs
16. fool n final
17. afridi n imran nazir
26. lord of flies
rest wht rohan answered..

peter said...

Here's the official answer key..do the math yourself : )

ANSWER KEY TO BLITZKRIEG PRELIMS


1. Jimmy Neutron, popular Nickelodeon Cartoon
2. Robbie Williams
3. Bono of U2
4. President of South Korea
5. Mir Ranjan Negi and the movie is Chak De India
6. Aapka Abhijeet Sawant
7. Gordon Brown
8. Britney Spears
9. Desperate Housewives
10. Yama,the God of Death
11. X is Starsky Y is Hutch (1/2 +1/2)
12. Deepika Padukone
13. X is Kaante and the Blank is Reservoir Dogs(1/2+1/2)
14. The Solomon Key (Yet To Be Released)
15. Shahrukh Khan
16. Fool n Final
17. Shahid Afridi and Mohammed Asif (1/2+1/2)
18. Masson Dixxon, The connection is that they are all opponents in the Rocky movies. Masson Dixxon was Rocky's opponent in the latest Rocky movie
19. LimeWire
20. John F. Kennedy
21. BOSE
22. "I'm Feeling Lucky" button
23. Lewis Hamilton
24. Axel F by Crazy Frog
25. Niels Bohr
26. Lord of The Flies
27. Alexander Graham Bell
28. Mauritius
29. Ravana
30. Henry Ford
31. Pandemonium
32. AC Milan
33. Encyclopaedia
34. Philleas Fogg, from Around The World in 80 days
35. Sheffield United and Sunderland
36. AIG
37. Daddy Yankee
38. Virgin Comics
39. Adnan Sami
40. Ministry of Sound

abhimanyu said...

Kaal is an excellent movie, innit?

peter said...

no absolutely not....i thought you only saw the item number in the beginning : )

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Blitzkrieg Prelims

Q1.X's main catchphrases are "Gotta Blast!", "Brain Blast!", or simply the most overused phrases, "I've Got It!" or "That's It!", which he says after coming up with the ultimate idea to solve the problem. X typically has a "Brain Blast" once an episode, usually at his climax of the story when all other ideas have failed, and it is accompanied by a display of his ideas floating within the inner workings of his brain. Who is X? Hint: X is a very famous cartoon character

Q2. David Beckham isn’t the only famous Brit playing soccer in Los Angeles. There’s also his good mate ________. For the last couple of years _______ has been playing in the Los Angeles Premier League, anchoring the defense for La Vale F.C., a team he founded in 2005 that’s made up of Hollywood/Santa Monica guys that are over 30.
Fill in the blank?

Q3. A parley between George Bush and Bill Clinton during one of their debates ran this way - Clinton said that the fact that someone as famous as X was not able to get through to Bush in spite of trying every night was an instance of the Bush administration's remoteness and inaccessibility. Bush retorted that he would consult John Major and Boris Yeltsin on foreign policy, while Clinton could always consult Boy George. Who was Clinton referring to? (Name X)

**Q4. The President of the United States lives in the White House. Who lives in the Blue House.?

Q5. Pakistan beat India 7-1 in the 1982 Asian Games final. _________, the goalkeeper, was thrown to the wolves by a blundering set of full-backs. Among them was Rajinder Singh (Sr) — featured in the film applauding after the girls’ team loses to the men 2-3 — who played with an injured knee that severely restricted his mobility. _________ is the inspiration for the protagonist in this movie. Fill in the blank and also give the name of the movie?

Q6. His latest album's name is 'Junoon'. I think you know who I am talking about but let me make it slightly "tougher" for you- What was the name of his first album?

Q7. He served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer in Tony Blair's government from 1997 to 2007. He also holds the positions of First Lord of the Treasury, the Minister for the Civil Service and has a PhD in history which he gained from the University of Edinburgh. Name the person.

**Q8. X was an accomplished gymnast, attending gymnastics classes until age nine and competing in state-level competitions. She performed in local dance revues and her local Baptist church choir. At age eight she auditioned for the Disney Channel series The New Mickey Mouse Club. Although she was considered too young to join the series at the time, a producer on the show introduced her to a New York City agent. X subsequently spent three summers at NYC's Professional Performing Arts School and also appeared in a number of off-Broadway productions, including 1991's Ruthless!. In 1992, she landed a spot on the popular television show Star Search. Though she won her first round in the competition, she ultimately lost. At age eleven, X returned to the Disney Channel for a spot on the New Mickey Mouse Club in Lakeland, Florida, and was accepted. Who is X?

Q9. What show would you see the following characters in? - Susan, Bree , Gabrielle, Edie and Lynette.

Q10. According to Hindu mythology,who was the first person to die when earth was created?.

Q11. The protagonists of this hit 70's American television show were two Southern California policemen: the dark-haired X, a streetwise detective with intense, childlike curiosity; and the blonde Y, who was more reserved and intellectual. Under the radio call sign "Zebra Three", they were known for tearing around the streets of "Bay City" in X's two-door Ford Torino, which was red with a large white vector stripe.
Name X and Y? Hint: The show's name is derived from X and Y itself

Q12. She started by starring in the music video for Naam Hai Tera a song from the pop album Aap Ka Suroor, an independent album by popular singer-composer Himesh Reshammiya.She recently made her cinematic debut in a Kannada film, Aishwarya, directed by Indrajit Lankesh co-starring Upendra.. The film has already been successful at the box-office, and she has received rave reviews for her screen presence. Reportedly, she has also signed on to Hindi movies like Priyadarshan's forthcoming film 'Pirate'. Who are we talking about?

Q13. The following paragraph is an excerpt from a Quentin Tarantino interview:
"Well, I started watching X and I knew it was_______. But then, the film is longer. You guys are crazy because you guys like long movies. And that’s what I like too. But we have a studio system here. But yeah, coming to the point, here I am watching a film that I’ve directed, and then it goes into each character’s background. And I am like WHOA that’s something. Because I always write the backgrounds and stuff in my scripts but it always gets chopped off during the edit. And so I was like this isn’t _______. But then it goes into the warehouse scene and I am like “WOW its back to________”. Isn’t it amazing? Wow."
Well as you would have guessed X and the blank are movies. Name the two movies?

**Q14. Complete the following list-Digital Fortress, Angels and Demons, Deception Point, The Da Vinci Code, ________.

Q15. Although his family was Muslim, he was raised by Hindus for most of his life. His father Taj Mohammed Khan was a freedom activist. His mother Lateef Fatima was the adopted daughter of Major General Shah Nawaz Khan of the Janjua Rajput clan, who served as a General in the Indian National Army of Subash Chandra Bose.
Who are we talking about?

Q16. Which recent Bollywood movie did Mike Tyson make an appearance in?

Q17. In the T20 world cup, before a new batsman comes in, the broadcasters show a video clip in which the batsmen says his name and his favourite shot. Now generally the batsmen say normal shot names like cover drive, hook etc…..but two players says my favourite shot is "Anywhere for Six". Who are these two players?

Q18. Complete the list - Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang, Ivan Drago, Tommy Gunn, ________ ?

Q19. With which software would one associate the tagline "Enabling Open Information Sharing"?

Q20. Which US president said this famous quote, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"?

Q21.Which Company’s slogan is "Better Sound Through Research"?

Q22. What button/option nearly never used, is often described as a "comfort button for users" on the google home page?

Q23. When he was ten, he approached Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony and told him he would drive for his team one day; four years later, he was signed for the team's driver development support programme. He is now a successful F1 driver. Who are we talking about?

Q24. "Speed of Sound" the hit Coldplay single in 2005 from the album "X and Y" was infamously beaten to the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart by the novelty song A by artist B. Give the name of the song A and the artist B?

**Q25. "Einstein, stop telling God what to do." Is a famous quote by which famous scientist?

Q26. ________ is an allegorical novel by Nobel Prize-winning author William Golding. It discusses how civility created by man fails and how man shall always turn to savagery, using the allegory of a group of school-boys trapped on a desert island who attempt to govern themselves and fail disastrously. Its stances on the already controversial subjects of human nature and individual welfare versus the common good earned it position 70 on the American Library Association's list of the 100 most frequently challenged Books of 1990–2000.The novel was chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 best English-language novels from 1923 to the present. Give the name of the novel?

**Q27.Who wrote articles for the National Geographic under the name H.A. Largelamb (an anagram of his name) because he felt that otherwise the articles were accepted because of the name he bore and not because of any intrinsic merit?

Q28. Which nation advertises itself as "99% fun and 1% land" in tourist ads?

Q29. Which great devotee of Lord Shiva's parents were Rishi Pulastya and Kaikesi?

Q30. He called his wife 'The Believer' because she encouraged him at a time when everyone else called him crazy. He got his greatest inspiration while watching Chicago meat packers cut beef that moved past them on an overhead trolley. Who?

Q31. Which word in English Language literally means 'home of all demons' and was originally used with that meaning in mind?

Q32. Back in the 1890's Three Englishmen-an employee in a lace factory named Kilpin, a travel agency named Allison and a cobbler named Davies put their proposal to two businessmen - Edwards and Nathan. They wanted to start a sports team. Edwards, president designate, was not known for his generosity and he accepted only because, Davies the cobbler, offered a free workforce and leather to make the players' boots. They named it _________ Cricket and Football club. Name the club?

Q33. What do we get from Greek for 'Instruction in the circle of Arts and Sciences' or also meaning ‘All round Education’?

Q34. Which 19th century fictional character lived at No.7, Saville Row in the Burlington garden of London?

Q35. The “Stadium of Bright” is a pun of the “Stadium of Light”. To which football clubs are these stadiums home to?

Q36. This company was founded by Cornelius Vander Starr, an American businessman who in 1919 became the first Westerner in Shanghai to sell insurance to the Chinese. Name the company.
Hint:You have definitely seen it somewhere else

Q37. Raymond Ayala is better known as _________?

Q38. Which company was founded in 2006 by Sir Richard Branson, author Deepak Chopra, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and entrepreneurs Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharaman and Gotham Chopra?

Q39. Akleem Akhtar, was a close friend of Yahya Khan during his reign. She lovingly called Yahya Khan as Agha Jani. Due to her close association with Yahya Khan and powers she exercised due to this relation, she was known as General Rani. She is grandmother of leading pop star Fakhre Alam and ________. _______ was married to Safa Galadhari and has a son from another previous marriage with Zeba Bakhtiar. Fill in the blank.

Q40. Which club, located at 103, Gaunt Street, Southwark, London, opened in 1992 was founded by Jamie Palumbo?

answers will be released in some time....

7 comments:

peter said...

oh and one more thing.....really vella...so was scrolling through abhimanyu sir's profile since he was the one who sent me an invite....im sure hes gonna answer most of the questions i have posted...but heres one more

Q41. How on earth does "KAAL" figure on your favourite movies list?... :) : )

rider of rohan said...

1. Dexter
3. George W Bush
5. Chak de India, Ranjan Negi
6. (sorry! not into indi-pop)
7.Gordon brown
8. hillary duff
9.Desperate Houswives
10 yama
11. starsky nd hutch
12.Deepika Padukone
14.The solomon key (too easy)
15.SRK
16. He did!! Long time I saw any hindi movie!!
17. shahid afridi nd chris gayle
18.Mason Dixon (rocky balboa's opponents)
19. Gnutella
20. JFK
21 Bose
22.I am feeling lucky
23.Hamilton
25.Neils bohr
27Graham Bell
28 thailand
29raavana
31 pandemonium
32AC Milan
33 syllabus
35 sunderland nd fulham(guess)
37 Daddy Yankee (I hate Gasolina!)
38 Virgin Comics
39 Adnan Sami

rider of rohan said...

How many did i get??

sachin said...

1. jimmy neutron
2. tom cruise
4. president of korea
6.aapka abhijeet
8. britney spears
13. kaante n reservoir dogs
16. fool n final
17. afridi n imran nazir
26. lord of flies
rest wht rohan answered..

peter said...

Here's the official answer key..do the math yourself : )

ANSWER KEY TO BLITZKRIEG PRELIMS


1. Jimmy Neutron, popular Nickelodeon Cartoon
2. Robbie Williams
3. Bono of U2
4. President of South Korea
5. Mir Ranjan Negi and the movie is Chak De India
6. Aapka Abhijeet Sawant
7. Gordon Brown
8. Britney Spears
9. Desperate Housewives
10. Yama,the God of Death
11. X is Starsky Y is Hutch (1/2 +1/2)
12. Deepika Padukone
13. X is Kaante and the Blank is Reservoir Dogs(1/2+1/2)
14. The Solomon Key (Yet To Be Released)
15. Shahrukh Khan
16. Fool n Final
17. Shahid Afridi and Mohammed Asif (1/2+1/2)
18. Masson Dixxon, The connection is that they are all opponents in the Rocky movies. Masson Dixxon was Rocky's opponent in the latest Rocky movie
19. LimeWire
20. John F. Kennedy
21. BOSE
22. "I'm Feeling Lucky" button
23. Lewis Hamilton
24. Axel F by Crazy Frog
25. Niels Bohr
26. Lord of The Flies
27. Alexander Graham Bell
28. Mauritius
29. Ravana
30. Henry Ford
31. Pandemonium
32. AC Milan
33. Encyclopaedia
34. Philleas Fogg, from Around The World in 80 days
35. Sheffield United and Sunderland
36. AIG
37. Daddy Yankee
38. Virgin Comics
39. Adnan Sami
40. Ministry of Sound

abhimanyu said...

Kaal is an excellent movie, innit?

peter said...

no absolutely not....i thought you only saw the item number in the beginning : )