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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

“Eternal Salvation -- Or triple your money back”


1. "I am the living death, the Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave." Whose words?

Ron Kovic

2. Bill Brown by __________ __________, Australia v India, Sydney,

Ian Redpath by Charlie Griffith, Australia v West Indies, Adelaide,

Derek Randall by Ewen Chatfield, England v New Zealand, Christchurch,

Sikander Bakht by Alan Hurst, Pakistan v Australia, Perth,

Fill in the blanks and name the mode of dismissal.

Vinoo Mankad, Mode of Dismissal: Mankaded

3. Connect: Anil Ambani, Rahul Dravid, Shahrukh Khan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Orkut.

MTV Youth Icons

4. This writer studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. In the 1980s she did an assignment with the Italian edition of Vogue magazine, adorning Rajasthani jewelry. Identify.

Arundhati Roy

5. “On October 4, 2003, at 5 pm, about 60 people gathered outside Crossroads in Central Mumbai. First, they gesticulated wildly like stockbrokers and yelled into their phones: 'Reliance ek hazaar becho!' and 'Khareedo, khareedo!' Then they broke into an impromptu garba dance, and at a shouted signal, they froze and held their pose for exactly half a minute. A voice yelled, 'Move!' and each of the 60 odd men and women unfurled their umbrellas and melted away into the crowd.” What am I describing here?

India's first flash mob

6. Whose epitaph reads thus–

Nature, and nature's laws, lay hid in night,

God said, let __________ be! And all was light.

Isaac Newton

7. “And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.”

- from X, 7:15

Where would you find these lines and what is the significance of 7:15?

about:mozilla (The Book of Mozilla), the 7:15 chapter and verse notation refers to July 15, 2003, the day when America Online shut down its Netscape browser division and the Mozilla Foundation was launched.

9. This company, a financial dot-com, launched an incredible celebrity endorsement campaign featuring three of the most expensive celebrities in the country with the signature line – ‘Life Means More’. The campaign was used as a cover for a meticulously planned financial scam. Which company?

HomeTrade

10. X is a community of nature worshippers. X, when translated, means 29, because the founder Guru Jambheshwar laid down 29 principles to be followed by the sect. Before his death, he stated that the animal Y was his manifestation after death and should be conserved. What are X and Y?

Bishnoi, black buck

1 comment:

peter said...

good quiz...but ans shudnt be put with the post plzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

“Eternal Salvation -- Or triple your money back”


1. "I am the living death, the Memorial Day on wheels. I am your Yankee Doodle Dandy, your John Wayne come home, your Fourth of July firecracker exploding in the grave." Whose words?

Ron Kovic

2. Bill Brown by __________ __________, Australia v India, Sydney,

Ian Redpath by Charlie Griffith, Australia v West Indies, Adelaide,

Derek Randall by Ewen Chatfield, England v New Zealand, Christchurch,

Sikander Bakht by Alan Hurst, Pakistan v Australia, Perth,

Fill in the blanks and name the mode of dismissal.

Vinoo Mankad, Mode of Dismissal: Mankaded

3. Connect: Anil Ambani, Rahul Dravid, Shahrukh Khan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Orkut.

MTV Youth Icons

4. This writer studied architecture at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. In the 1980s she did an assignment with the Italian edition of Vogue magazine, adorning Rajasthani jewelry. Identify.

Arundhati Roy

5. “On October 4, 2003, at 5 pm, about 60 people gathered outside Crossroads in Central Mumbai. First, they gesticulated wildly like stockbrokers and yelled into their phones: 'Reliance ek hazaar becho!' and 'Khareedo, khareedo!' Then they broke into an impromptu garba dance, and at a shouted signal, they froze and held their pose for exactly half a minute. A voice yelled, 'Move!' and each of the 60 odd men and women unfurled their umbrellas and melted away into the crowd.” What am I describing here?

India's first flash mob

6. Whose epitaph reads thus–

Nature, and nature's laws, lay hid in night,

God said, let __________ be! And all was light.

Isaac Newton

7. “And so at last the beast fell and the unbelievers rejoiced. But all was not lost, for from the ash rose a great bird. The bird gazed down upon the unbelievers and cast fire and thunder upon them. For the beast had been reborn with its strength renewed, and the followers of Mammon cowered in horror.”

- from X, 7:15

Where would you find these lines and what is the significance of 7:15?

about:mozilla (The Book of Mozilla), the 7:15 chapter and verse notation refers to July 15, 2003, the day when America Online shut down its Netscape browser division and the Mozilla Foundation was launched.

9. This company, a financial dot-com, launched an incredible celebrity endorsement campaign featuring three of the most expensive celebrities in the country with the signature line – ‘Life Means More’. The campaign was used as a cover for a meticulously planned financial scam. Which company?

HomeTrade

10. X is a community of nature worshippers. X, when translated, means 29, because the founder Guru Jambheshwar laid down 29 principles to be followed by the sect. Before his death, he stated that the animal Y was his manifestation after death and should be conserved. What are X and Y?

Bishnoi, black buck

1 comment:

peter said...

good quiz...but ans shudnt be put with the post plzzzzzzzzz