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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kutub Quizzers Meet

Here are a few questions from Kutub Quizzers meet held on 13th January. I am posting only the ones that I can recollect.

1. Greek river in which a dip resulted in memory loss.

2. Bunny Manders is the sidekick of which hero.

3. Known as foreign-mango in Kerala, it is not used for offerings in temples because it was a favorite of Ravana.

4. Sivaji Ganeshan's first hit film in 1952.

5. Sir Ed Hillary donated many things to HMI at Darjeeling. The telescope he donated was of another famous world leader. He never explained how he got the telescope. Who was the leader?

6. Which school of Art was founded by Shambhoji and has extensive glass and pearl work as its part?

7. This was the earliest mineral used by man for hunting and making spears, has lent its name to a famous fictional family.

8. Statue of Liberty was given a blue hue in 1998 in the memory of a certain person. Who?

9. Asian Capital city, gets its name from "2 days ahead of Saturday" in Sanskrit.

10. Rohan Wijiveda founded an organisation. Many world nations came together to help the host country fight his organisation. Which organisation?

11. Connect : Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, The Man who knew too much.

12. Reclusive mathematician to be interviewed only once ever by journalist who did famous interview of John Nash.

13. Fashion Label whose designer was a grand-niece of an astronomer.

14. Who said " The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."

15. Baggu is the mascot of which football club?

3 comments:

abhiram said...

2.raffles
3.paraasakthi
7.flintstones
13.schiaparelli
14.hitchcock
15.mohan bagan

Anonymous said...

Just a comment -

For 3, the mallu name for cashew is Parangi-manga. Parangi is from "firangi" and manga is "mango", but I strongly suspect that unlike firangi, "parangi" is not a generic term and refers only to the Portuguese.

Anonymous said...

you are right. parangi refers specifically to portuguese.

- Sharat

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Kutub Quizzers Meet

Here are a few questions from Kutub Quizzers meet held on 13th January. I am posting only the ones that I can recollect.

1. Greek river in which a dip resulted in memory loss.

2. Bunny Manders is the sidekick of which hero.

3. Known as foreign-mango in Kerala, it is not used for offerings in temples because it was a favorite of Ravana.

4. Sivaji Ganeshan's first hit film in 1952.

5. Sir Ed Hillary donated many things to HMI at Darjeeling. The telescope he donated was of another famous world leader. He never explained how he got the telescope. Who was the leader?

6. Which school of Art was founded by Shambhoji and has extensive glass and pearl work as its part?

7. This was the earliest mineral used by man for hunting and making spears, has lent its name to a famous fictional family.

8. Statue of Liberty was given a blue hue in 1998 in the memory of a certain person. Who?

9. Asian Capital city, gets its name from "2 days ahead of Saturday" in Sanskrit.

10. Rohan Wijiveda founded an organisation. Many world nations came together to help the host country fight his organisation. Which organisation?

11. Connect : Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, The Man who knew too much.

12. Reclusive mathematician to be interviewed only once ever by journalist who did famous interview of John Nash.

13. Fashion Label whose designer was a grand-niece of an astronomer.

14. Who said " The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder."

15. Baggu is the mascot of which football club?

3 comments:

abhiram said...

2.raffles
3.paraasakthi
7.flintstones
13.schiaparelli
14.hitchcock
15.mohan bagan

Anonymous said...

Just a comment -

For 3, the mallu name for cashew is Parangi-manga. Parangi is from "firangi" and manga is "mango", but I strongly suspect that unlike firangi, "parangi" is not a generic term and refers only to the Portuguese.

Anonymous said...

you are right. parangi refers specifically to portuguese.

- Sharat