eureqa1-30 by rishabhmishra

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									Question 1 :
     A certain game called Rathera was patronized by the kings of the Chalukya
and Rashtrakuta dynasties around the 8th -10th centuries. By what name is the
game known today ?


 Kho-kho .




Question 2 :
     What is the common Swahili word for 'lion' ?


 Simba - as in Lion King .




Question 3 :
   Victor Hugo inquiring about his work "Les Miserables" wrote a letter to his
publisher which contained only a question mark [ ? ] and nothing else. What was
the publisher's reply ?


 A letter containing only an Exclamation mark [ ! ] .




Question 4 :
   What can be Gauri, Tripura, Kalika, Ananda ?


 Tandava - all are its various forms .




Question 5 :
   The name of which hot, suffocating wind which blows in northern Africa and
Arabia literally means "To Poison" in Arabic ?
 Simoom .




Question 6 :
   Queen Isabeau [ 1371 - 1435 ] of France was the first woman in history to do
what ?


 Wear lingerie .




Question 7 :
   In which Marx brothers film do we hear these lines : My husband is dead / I'll
bet he's just using that as an excuse / I was with him to the end / No wonder he
passed away / I held him in my arms and kissed him / So it was a murder ! .


 Duck Soup.




Question 8 :
   Which famous personality turned down the Order of Merit with a statement :
" It would be superfluous, as I have already conferred this on myself ." ?


 George Bernard Shaw .




Question 9 :
   Name the champion boxer who was apparently denied a berth on the First
Class of the Titanic because he was a negro, and he refused to travel in a lower
class .
 Jack Johnson .




Question 10 :
   In 1896, Ernest Dowson wrote a poem "NON SUM QUALIS ERAM" --- I
have forgot much, Cynara !' _ _ _ _ What four words follow ?


 Gone With The Wind - the title of Margaret Mitchell's novel.




                                         Q-File 2 General Quiz



Question 1 :
   What is the significance of the killing of King Vikramaditya by Salivahan in
Indian history ?


 The Saka Era was established by King Kanishka to mark this event.




Question 2 :
   What are the tricks of divide and rule, importance of being careful in making
friends, perils of natural enemies becoming friends, losing what you already have
in hand and disastrous effects of saying things without proper forethought
together called ?


 Panchatantra; above mentioned are the 5 tantras.




Question 3 :
    A short sword is plunged into the left side of the abdomen, drawn across to
the right, then turned upward. A second stab below the heart is lengthened
downward to join the first cut. Finally a third stab pierces the throat. What is being
described here ?


 Hara-Kiri. [ Sepukku ]




Question 4 :
   Her real name was Rhodopis. One morning while bathing in the Nile, the
beautiful Rhodopis saw an eagle snatch up one of her slippers which she had left
on the sand. The bird carried the sandal to Memphis, 500 miles away, and there
he dropped it into the lap of the Egyptian king Mycerinus as he sat administering
royal justice. After many difficulties, the king married Rhodopis and made her the
Queen of Egypt. It was in honour of her that he built the Third Pyramid of Gizeh.
But who was Rhodopis ?


 Cinderella.




Question 5 :
   In International communications if A stands for Alpha, B stands for Bravo
what do the following stand for : P, R, J, W, Z ?


 P:Papa, R :Romeo, J:Juliet, W:Whiskey, Z:Zulu .




Question 6 :
   Which animal has a harelip, the teeth and stomach of a mouse, the feet of
an elephant, the blood of a bird, the temperature of a reptile, the neck of a swan,
lacks gall bladder and according to some legends has the letter G named after it
?


    Camel. The letter G was named after the shape of its hump.




Question 7 :
   Disderi, a Parisian, invented a four lens camera and patented it in 1854.
What idea did he struck upon to popularise his portraits and photographs of the
bearers made on the four lens camera ?


    The idea of visiting cards .




Question 8 :
   Which American country obtained its name from the Psalm 130: Out of the
depths have I called unto Thee. In fact it was named by Columbus after the
Spanish word for 'Depths' .


    Honduras.




Question 9 :
   What was invented by Palamedes, one of the heroes of the Trojan war by
copying the shape of the flight formation of cranes in the sky ?


    The letter Y.




Question 10 :
    What is the significance of an article "When I'm Arrested" written by
Mahatma Gandhi to Lord Irwin ?


 This gave birth to the "Dandi March" .




Question 1 :
   He was born on April 19th 1987. Almost 14 years have passed, but he is still
10 years of age. He is an expert ballet dancer. He once sold his soul for $ 5.
When he drives in what is touted as Hitler's car he screams "It's Fuhrer - ific" ! .
Who ?


 Bart Simpson .




Question 2 :
   What unit of measurement literally means "To embrace" and is defined by an
act of the British Parliament as "the length of a swain's arms around the object of
his affections" ?


 Fathom.




Question 3 :
   What in tennis is " Compression Technology " ?


 The technology involved in the special shirt worn by Martina Hingis with one sle-
Question 4 :
    Leap of the Hare , Tree Climber , Spinning Top , Chasing the Sparrow are all
described in detail in which book ?


 Kamasutra.




Question 5 :
   " This day relenting God; Hath placed within my hand; A wondrous thing and
God be praised At his command seeking his secret deeds with tears and toiling
breath ; I find thy cunning seeds O million murdering death; I know this little thing
, A myriad men will save ; O death where is thy sting , Thy victory O grave " .
Identify the poet.


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Question 6 :
   Which Indian film-maker has a production company named " Stability is a
Curse " ?


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Question 7 :
    Namita was dressed in a resplendent Orissa silk saree. Her husband Ranjan
too was accompanying her. Namita's foster father was insured for a sum of
Rs.177/-. The gifts they were carrying for their hosts included laser discs of
Pakeezah, Mughal-e-Azam. What is being described here ?


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Question 8 :
   Nirmala along with Kamdev and then Sindhu along with Kalidasa lands at
Ujjain and rents a bicycle to go to the India coffee house to meet poets Mir ,
Daag and Muktibodh and also Tansen. What is being described here ?


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Question 9 :
   What was Winston Churchill referring to when he said " It was an ineffectual
attempt to direct an uncontrollable sphere into an inaccessible hole with
instruments ill-adapted for the purpose " ?


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Question 10 :
   Doryphores , Gobbledygooks , Filibusters , Patagonians , Zapotecs ,
Pockmarks , Earthworms , Coconuts , Sea-gherkins , Goose caps , Fuzzy wuzzy
, Toffee noses , ................. the list goes on. What are these ?


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Question 1 :
    Which Daanava , son of Upasunda , assumed the form of a wild boar in
order to kill Arjuna but was himself killed by Lord Shiva in his form of a Kirata ?


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Question 2 :
    Complete the series : Airavata , Pundarika , Vamana , Kumuda , Anjana ,
Pushpadanta , Sarvabhauma , __________ .


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Question 3 :
   His name means " Hard to conquer " and his brother's name means " Hard
to rule " . Who are they ?


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Question 4 :
   What was given to Krishna by Agni for his assistance in defeating Indra and
burning the Khaandava forest ?


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Question 5 :
   Name the king of the Solar race who was vanquished and driven out of his
country by the tribes of Haihayas and Talajanghas.


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Question 6 :
   In some inferior forms or manifestations Lord Shiva is often called " Swaswa
" . What does this epithet mean ?
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Question 7 :
   He is said to be the son of Kasyapa and Kadru . He is also called Rumra - '
tawny ' . Who is he ?


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Question 8 :
   In Indian Mythology who had various epithets like Kaanina , Vaikarttana and
Champaadhipa ?


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Question 9 :
   A legend relates that this river obtained its name through the sage Vasishtha
, who , wishing to commit suicide , bound his limbs with cords and threw himself
into the water . The river , declining to drown him , cast him unbound on its bank .
Name the river.


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Question 10 :
   In the Puranas , he was the son of Mandhatri , and was called "the king of
men" . He rendered assistance to Gods in their wars with the Asuras and he
asked and obtained as a reward the boon of a long uninterrupted sleep .
Whosoever disturbed him was to be burnt to ashes by fire issuing from his body .
Kalayavana was lured into his cave by Krishna and woke the sleeper , who cast
a fiery glance upon the intruder which destroyed him . Who was he ?


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Question 1 :
   Whose first official act was a decree - certified with a baby's thumbprint -
appointing " Dame Alice Butler as our nurse , to attend our person with license to
chastise us reasonably from time to time ." ?


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Question 2 :
   In his Autobiography he recalled : ' Once I got to the hotel , Estelle managed
to reach me by telephone , saying she'd be with me by morning and that she'd
heard the news . I could hardly hear her because of the people crowding the
phone . " What happened , Ginsberg ? " - she asked . What was the reply ?


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Question 3 :
   An article " The Death and Life of Dith Pran " by Sydney Schanberg ,
published in the New York Times magazine on 20th January 1980 tells of the
journalist's quest for reunion with his former's assistant . Which movie was based
on this article ?
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Question 4 :
   What is omitted from this list : Chester , Cornwall , Rothesay , Carrick ,
Renfrew , The Isles , Scotland ?


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Question 5 :
   'We seek him here , we seek him there / Those Frenchies seek him every
where . / Is he in heaven ? - Is he in hell ? ______ _______ ________ ________ ' .
What four words follow ?


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Question 6 :
   Having completed his B.A. degree to become an IAS officer, he decided to
do CA. The intense need to make films saw him make documentaries , one of
which Glimpses of India won an award in London . He decided to use computers
in making films and stayed back in London to graduate in computer graphics and
later did his masters from UCLA . He once worked as a journalist with India
Today , Surya Magazine and Washington Post . Identify the person.


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Question 7 :
    It is owned by Despair - an "anti-motivational" company that sells humorous
posters about futility, failure and depression to "pessimists, losers and
underachievers." With U.S. trademark registration number 2,347,676, it gets the
same trademark protection as a corporate logo or other similar intellectual
property. What is it ?


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Question 8 :
   Who composed the the music for a song - "Every Day is a Rainbow Day For
Me" by Jack Lumsdaine ?


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Question 9 :
   A report by William Howard Russell in The Times - 25 October 1854
described the first stage of the Battle of Balaclava in the Crimean War . Russell
wrote of the Russian charge repulsed by the British 93rd Highlanders : ' The
ground lies beneath their horses' feet ; gathering speed at every stride , they
dash on towards ....... ' By the time he was writing The British Expedition to the
Crimea ( 1877 ) , Russell penned : ' The Russians dashed on towards _ _ _ _ ' .
Complete the sentence .


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Question 10 :
   Oh ! there once was a swagman [ itinerant labourer carrying his swag , or
bundle ] / camped in a Billabong [ dead water , backwater ] / Under the shade of
a Coolabah tree ; / And he sang as he looked at his old billy [ cooking pot ]
boiling ..... What is the famous title of this song ?


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Question 1 :
    The name was devised by Mr. A.R.Reid , to whom it came 'out of the air '
when he was travelling one evening in 1929 on his usual train home from London
to Southend-on Sea . The name also is [ or was ] that of a brand of adhesive
tape in Australia , and a consequent embarrassment to at least one lady visitor to
England who should have asked for Sellotape or Scotch tape .Identify the brand .


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Question 2 :
   The name of the first Englishman to fly his own aeroplane gave rise to a
brand name . Moreover there is a colourful theory attached to the origin . What
was the name of the Englishman ?


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Question 3 :
   The name is the Japanese for the Pleiades cluster of stars in the Taurus
constellation . The cluster in fact contains several hundred stars but mostly
people can distinguish the six brightest with naked eye - sometimes seven .
Name the company .
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Question 4 :
   The name is a Japanese one - not a personal name but that of a fishing
village north-east of Tokyo where an engineer, Fusanosuka Kuhara, organised a
mining company in the nearby hills in 1904. Kuhara was joined by a friend, also
an engineer, named Namihei Odaira, who set up a repair shop for imported
machinery in the mining site. In 1910 the two men established their own
machinery building company. Name the company.


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Question 5 :
    A famous doggerel goes like this: In costume quaint, with pan in hand/ He
would appear in antic pose/And sing the praise of ________ _________ / That
brightens homes, but Won't Wash Clothes! Fill in the blanks.


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Question 6 :
    Toyota was launched by a Japanese inventor Sakichi Toyoda in the early
1930s. Originally the company was called Toyoda. Why was the name changed
to Toyota ?


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Question 7 :
    A small town so called in south-west France , near Bordeaux gave a
Frenchman named Antoine de La Mothe a title , that eventually gave rise to a
brand name . Name the brand .


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Question 8 :
    An early but short-lived name for this product was ' Elite ' . It was first
marketed in 1928 by the County Chemical Co.,Birmingham . The company's then
manager Mr.Wilfred Hill was responsible for this product to be manufactured .
Name the product .


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Question 9 :
   At first a name based on the word Tandem was considered for it. Also
considered were 'Double Track' , 'Dimension II' , and 'Face Saver'. Eventually an
acronym was adopted. Name the brand and also expand the acronym.


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Question 10 :
   The original product was an ointment designed for Newfoundland fishermen
, whose hands became very sore in the course of their work . The product literally
means " skin care " in Latin . Name the product .


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Question 1 :
    In Indian political history ,why would people remember a person named
Maragatham Chandrasekhar ?


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Question 2 :
   As in the title of a famous novel, how was the mysterious "M de Marchiel"
who died in the Bastille in 1703, more popularly known ?


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Question 3 :
   Name the great tennis player whose name (first name and surname)
translates as "Bear Castle" in his native language .


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Question 4 :
   A court ballet called 'Ballet de la Nuit', at the Louvre on 23 February 1653
earned which person a famous nick-name ?


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Question 5 :
   " Take two turkeys , one goose , four cabbages , but no ______ , and mix
them together . After one taste , you'll ____ ____ for the rest of your life ...... " [
some words have been omitted for obvious reasons ] . Whose words and what is
being described here ?


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Question 6 :
   In 1908 , about what novel did the Times Literary Supplement opine : ' As a
contribution to natural history the work is negligible ' ?


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Question 7 :
   Who was the Scottish sheep farmer who was buried in the village of
Balquhidder, having died in 1734, after becoming a sort of real life "Robin Hood"
at the expense of rich local dukes ?


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Question 8 :
   Invented by Fred Waller in 1939 for the New York World's Fair using 11
cameras and projectors running at the same time. In 1952 the process was cut
down to three, called ________ , and started the widescreen revolution. A camera
was developed that had three lenses. The sound was recorded on separate
magnetic stock. Filming used standard 35mm film, but the height was increased
from four perforations to six, and the speed increased from 24 to 26 frames per
second. To present the film, three projectors showing their corresponding parts of
the shot had to run simultaneously along with the seven-track magnetic film, thus
requiring the four strips to be electrically synchronized for each showing. This
also became the standard for stereophonic sound for the film industry. Although
the slightly visible seems between the three images were never entirely solved; it
was a huge success. In 1963, the three projector setup was replaced with a one
projector setup using 70mm film. In 1961 the film speed was reduced back to the
standard of 24 frames per second. Fill up the blank .


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Question 9 :
   Konstantin von Neurath, Erich Raeder, Karl Donitz, Walther Funk, Baldur
von Schirach, Albert Speer, and which other person completed this list in a very
specific chronological context ?


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Question 10 :
   In the late 15th century it was called Torg . In the 16th century it was called
Trinity Square . How do we know it today ?


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Question 1 :
   She was the only child of Friedrich Alfred Krupp , who had inherited the great
engineering and armaments undertaking . She got married in 1906 and her
husband bacame head of the firm. Identify the lady .
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Question 2 :
   According to Hindu shastras what can be Brahma , Daiva , Arsa , Gandharva
, Asura , Prajapatya Rakshasa and Pisacha ?


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Question 3 :
   Give the fifth in the series: Sophie's Choice , La Traviata , Throne , Victor
Victoria ,______


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Question 4 :
   A herd of buffaloes , a flock of camels , a blackboard of teachers , a
____________ of Disc Jockeys aka DJs . i.e , what is the collective noun for DJs .


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Question 5 :
   " I would have to run to him , only I was a coward in the presence of such a
mob - would have embraced him , only , he being an Englishman , I did not know
how he would receive me ; so I did what cowardice and false pride suggested
was the best thing - walked deliberately to him , took of my hat and said : "
_____________ ,__ ________ " . Fill up the blanks .


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Question 6 :
   When translated to English from Japanese the name literally means " Lucky
One " . What is it in Japanese ?


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Question 7 :
   What term was first coined by Frank Loesch , president of the Chicago
Crime Commission , who had to try to deal with Al Capone's hold over the city in
1923 ?


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Question 8 :
   The name of which British pop group comes from the Latin for " Beyond
these things " ?


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Question 9 :
   In mathematics , " Polar Area Charts " are those diagrams where the statistic
being represented is proportional to the area of a wedge in a circular diagram .
They were developed by an innovator in the collection , tabulation , interpretation
and graphical display of descriptive statistics. Name the lady who developed
them . [ more famous in another field ]


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Question 10 :
    He manages the Shambhunarayan Trust and has founded the Akhil
Bharatiya Sena . Who is he ?


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Question 1 :
   Connect Spanish for 'tall pole' , Greek for 'dry' , the first hypertext online
system called " Augment " and Mickey Mouse ?


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Question 2 :
   Which famous writer's last words were: " I am dying. I haven't drunk
champagne for a long time ." ?


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Question 3 :
   On whose tomb would you find these words inscribed: "LECTOR, SI
MONUMENTUM REQUIRIS CIRCUMSPICE" (Reader, if you seek his monument
look around.) ?


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Question 4 :
   In Britain how is the person known who the Danes call "Overste Senap", the
Spaniards "Marques de Marina", the Swiss "Mme Curry" and the Norwegians
"Oberst Gulin"?


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Question 5 :
   He is sometimes credited as: Richard Bachman or John Swithen. In June
1970, he graduated from the University of Maine with a Bachelor's degree in
English and a certificate to teach high school. His first job after college was to
pump gas and that earned him $1.25 an hour.Identify the person .


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Question 6 :
    In Edward Bulwer-Lytton's play Richeliu , the Cardinal says : Beneath the
rule of men entirely great.... What famous line follows ?


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Question 7 :
    He was known to the Arabs as Arjehir, and his writings had considerable
influence on Arabic science. He held that the earth rotates on its axis, and he
gave the correct explanation of eclipses of the sun and the moon. In mathematics
he solved the quadratic equation, although many of his geometric formulas were
incorrect. Identify this great pagan in science .


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Question 8 :
   This actor began his film career as a child artiste in "Mughal-e-Azam" and
made his debut in " Bombay Raat Ki Bahon Mein " . He made name for himself
by acting in movies like " Garam Hawa"and Julie . He was also a special
executive magistrate from 1977-1980. Identify the person.


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Question 9 :
   Name the former tennis pro whose last name means "kangaroo's nose" .


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Question 10 :
   What name/word can be derived from three Egyptian words meaning " To
bear " , " To name , and " To determine " ?


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Question 1 :
   He was the son of a mechanical engineer who had fled from the French
Revolution. At the age of 17 , he set up his own business to produce metal alloys
and bronze powder . During the Crimean War he invented a new type of gun with
a rifled barrel.


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Question 2 :
   Among his inventions were a speedometer and the locomotive 'cow-catcher'
. He also did mathematical work that contributed to the setting up of the British
postal system . He also campaigned against street noises and was largely
responsible for a Bill, restricting the rights of street musicians .


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Question 3 :
   Throughout his life, he was an eccentric recluse , appearing only rarely in
public and then chiefly at scientific meetings . He communicated with his
housekeeper by a system of notes and was such a misogynist that he ordered all
his female domestics to keep out of his sight . His first published work was Three
Papers containing Experiments on Factitious Airs .


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Question 4 :
    He served as physician to Queen Elizabeth I and briefly to James I . He
introduced the term ' magnetic pole ' .


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Question 5 :
   He introduced much of the familiar chemical apparatus , including rubber
tubing and filter paper. He had a knack of coining words for phenomena and
substances - 'catalysis' , 'isomerism' were all introduced by him. In 1807 , he was
appointed professor at the School of Surgery in Stockholm [ later the Karolinska
Institute ]. He was a meticulous experimenter and systemizer of chemistry .


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Question 6 :
   This Swedish physicist and astronomer's map of the Normal Solar Spectrum
[1869] became a standard reference for 20 years. He was also the first to
examine the spectrum of the Aurora Borealis and to measure the characteristic
bright yellow green light sometimes named for him.


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Question 7 :
   This physicist died accidentally in rather strange circumstances - he slipped
while crossing a Paris street , fell under a passing horse cab and was kicked to
death .
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Question 8 :
   This qn has to be there for it has a Bhubaneshwar [ the place where I come
from] connection - He was the director of the Laboratory of genetics and biometry
at Bhubaneshwar until his death . His books include The Causes of Evolution ,
Enzymes.


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Question 9 :
   This mathematician and philosopher graduated in law and even spent much
of his time in travel and military service , first with the army of the Prince of
Orange , Maurice of Nassau, and later with the Duke of Bavaria , Maximilian ,
with whom he was present at the Battle of the White Mountain outside Prague .
Somewhat unwisely , he allowed himself to be enticed into the personal service
of Queen Christina of Sweden . Forced to ingulge the Queen's passion for
philosophy by holding tutorials with her at 5 a.m. on icy Swedish mornings , he
died within a year from pneumonia.


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Question 10 :
   This British inventor was an amateur yachtsman and performed a crucial
experiment using kitchen scales , tin cans and a vacuum cleaner . He joined the
Marconi company as an electronics engineer where he worked on the
development of airborne navigational equipment and on radar .


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Question 1 :
    ____________ ______________ , _____________ ________________ The great
artificer Made my mate. Words from the poem My Wife by R.L.Stevenson. Fill up
the blanks and also unravel on whose tomb would you find these words
inscribed.


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Question 2 :
   On whose tomb in Dublin is it stated that he is now ' where fierce indignation
can no longer tear his heart ?


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Question 3 :
   STA SOL NE MOEARE (Stand, Sun, move not) . On whose tomb will you
find these ?


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Question 4 :
   On whose tomb is it inscribed 'My Jesus Mercy' ?
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Question 5 :
   On whose tomb will you find the words 'A Gentle Man and a Gentleman '
inscribed ?


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Question 6 :
   'A friend to honesty and a foe to crime ' - on whose tomb would you find
these words ?


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Question 7 :
   On whose tomb is it inscribed 'Good Night Sweet Prince and a flight of
angels sing to rest '?


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Question 8 :
   On whose tomb is it inscribed Fly Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." ?


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Question 9 :
    ' Though I sang in my chains like the sea ' - he wrote it , and it's on his
memorial. Who ?


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Question 10 :
   MEDAL OF HONOR DSC - SS & OLC LM - BSM & OLC - PH & 2 OLC . On
whose tomb would you find these words ?


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Question 1 :
   Which form of Hindustani classical music literally means " steady feet " ?


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Question 2 :
   He was a great lover of music and a special devotee of the thumri form . It
was under the signature of Akhtar Piya that he composed many thumris. A
devotee of Lord Krishna , he supported many singers of his time who became
masters of the thumri , among whom Kalka Bindadin was the foremost . Identify
the person.


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Question 3 :
    It is also called the mayuri veena. It is a North Indian instrument , its
resonator shaped and coloured like a peacock. It is played like a cello with the
neck on the shoulder and the peacock's feet on the ground . This instrument is
not in use any longer . Name the instrument .


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Question 4 :
   Bai Faizabadi ( 1914-1974) was one of the foremost exponents of what is
called the Poorab Ang Thumri . How do we know her better ?


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Question 5 :
    This seminal work of the fifth century gives a lucid explanation and account
of raga classification , such as suddha , chhayalaga , sankirna . It also contains a
section on Nadotpatti or the origin of nada , shruti , varna , alankara , giti , jati. It
is also said to have had a chapter on musical instruments which is now lost. To
get full points name the work and also the author.


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Question 6 :
   It literally means " made of clay " and is made out of a scooped out single
block of wood , usually a neem tree or coconut. Name the instrument.


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Question 7 :
   A bit of trivia . The ability to hear and enjoy music is the main identification of
people who cannot sing but greatly appreciate the art. A term , which is also a
playful variant on the name Tansen , is used to indicate those who become great
lovers of music but cannot sing themselves. What is the term/word ?


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Question 8 :
   This gharana derives its name from a place near Saharanpur in Uttar
Pradesh. The style of this gharana is distinctive with a vocal quality of gentle
repose . Its raga elaboration has a distinctive design as it builds up. This style is
called BARHAT. Identify the gharana.


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Question 9 :
   What can be Deepchandi , Dhammar , Jhumra , Keherwa , Rupak , Sulfakta
, Sawari , Dadra ?


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Question 10 :
   What popular concert instrument gets its name from a Persian word meaning
'sweet' ?
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Question 1 :
   Which former cricketer had a First Class Honours Degree in Classics ; a
Doctor of Philosophy Degree , had got an upper second in Moral Science at
Cambridge , taught philosophy at the University of California and also taught at a
clinic for disturbed adolescents ?


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Question 2 :
   What law states " In any organisation those who tend to work will get more
work; those who do not work will get pay , perquisites , promotions " ?


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Question 3 :
   He spent his career as professor of physics at George Washington
University and then at the University of Colorado. According to him , the primeval
atom consisted of 'YLEM', an old word which he used to refer to a mixture of
protons , electrons and neutrons. Later he founded the RNA tie club for which he
actually designed a tie. It was restricted to 20 members , one for each Amino
acid. Each member took the name of one of the acids . He was called 'phe' after
phenylalanine and Francis Crick was called 'tyr' after tyrosine. WHO ?


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Question 4 :
     " Millions of tongues record thee ,and anew Their children's lips shall echo
them ,and say - 'Here , where the ________ __________ _________ _____________
, Our countrymen were warring on that day !' And this is much , and all which will
not pass away." a) Fill up the blanks. b) Who was qouting whom c) Significance
of the qoute.


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Question 5 :
   Darling , In great haste & because I can not get a reply from your phone -
Alas something's blown up tommorrow night & I can't therefore make it. I'm
terribly sorry especially as I leave the next day for various trips & then a holiday
so won't be able to see you again until in September . Blast it. Please take care
of yourself & don't run away. Love J I'm writing this cos I know you're off the day
after tommorrow & I want you yo know before you go if I still can't reach you by
phone. TO WHOM WAS THIS NOTE WRITTEN ?


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Question 6 :
   The Americans and the British both have different names for Tintin's funny
hairstyle. WHAT ARE THEY ?


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Question 7 :
   This strange slang term for 'nothing at all' has a rather gory history. In 1820 a
young girl from Hampshire was brutally murdered by a solicitor's clerk and was
chopped into pieces.Just at this time , a new type of preserved food was
introduced into Royal Navy Ships - tinned mutton. It was evidently not to the taste
of British sailors , and to express their dislike of it , they devised an appropriately
distasteful name . According to one account , the choice of the name was
inspired by a sailor who found a button in his portion of meat , and ghoulishly
suggested to his messmates that it came from the clothing of the murdered girl.
WHAT IS THAT SLANG TERM ?


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Question 8 :
   A huge theatre seats 6000 people and has room for crowd scenes with 500
actors. Only native born villagers may be considered for the 600 roles . Selection
for the principal parts is made by ballot more than 12 months before the
performance . Rehearsals begin in May for the first performance in May of the
following year. The chorus consists of 50 singers . WHAT IS BEEN DESCRIBED
HERE ?


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Question 9 :
     a) Name the German submarine that caused widespread panic in India
during World War I and ironically became a symbol of India's freedom struggle.
The name of the ship has passed into the folk - consciousness of the Tamils ,
with the word used - especially among the older generations - as a synonym for a
performer of awesome feats. b) Also name the vice-captain of the ship when the
vessel left the port of Kyachyev in North China in August 1914 .
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Question 10 :
   More than an axiom than a theorem , this states that the consistency of a
logical system such as whole number arithmetic cannot be proved or refuted by
using the rules of that system. It follows that the system of mathematics can
never be fully consistent or fully complete . This theorem contradicts the
premises of Formalism under which Bertrand Russel sought to establish that
pure mathematic truths could be deduced from the laws of logic. WHAT
THEOREM ?


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Question 1 :
   In the little villages of Brittany , on the north coast of France , it has long
been the custom for each fisherman to toss a bit of his catch into a common
mess of fish and biscuit that cooks in a community pot. This dish was so good
that its fame spread to Newfoundland and so to the east coast of United States ,
and the name of the pot was soon applied to the contents . What was the pot
called ?


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Question 2 :
    Complete the series : boxing great Muhammed Ali , actor Michael Douglas ,
basketball legend Magic Johnson , opera star Luciano Pavarotti , Nobel Peace
Prize winner Eli Wiesel , Italian author Anna Cataldi , French singer Enrico
Macias , ___________________ .


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Question 3 :
   Name the island in the Aegean sea , floating until Zeus made it stationary , in
order that it might be a safe resting place for Leto at the time of the birth of her
twin children Apollo and Artemis .


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Question 4 :
   Who has been variously called Snotnose , Stainface , Baldy , Sniffer ,
Buddha and even Piece - of - the - Moon ?


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Question 5 :
     ______________________ was advertised as the film in which "Garbo
Laughs!", recalling the "Garbo Talks!" campaign of ____________________ . Fill
up the blanks.


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Question 6 :
   Pete Buck,Mike Mills and Bill Berry from REM once teamed up with poor
man's Bruce Springsteen, Warren Zevon to form a " side-project " band. What
was the band called ?


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Question 7 :
   Identify this masterpiece of world literature from the lines that follow.
"Everyday the factory whistle bellowed forth its shrill , roaring , shuddering noises
into the smoke-begrimed and greasy atmosphere of the workingmen's suburb ;
and obedient to the summons of the power of steam , people poured out of little
gray houses into the street......... "


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Question 8 :
   Baseball trivia. What is a 'Squatcho' ?


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Question 9 :
   Between the late 1950's and the late 1970's who was responsible for
creations called "The Shape", the "Nancy Kwan", the "Five-point Cut" and the
"Feather Cut" ?
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Question 10 :
   'If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea'
. On whose tomb would you find these words inscribed ?


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Question 1 :
   Whom/What did Mark Twain describe as "a cabbage with a college
education" ?


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Question 2 :
   In 1766 , a chef named Boulanger opened the first public dining place in
Paris . The owner placed a sign in front of his establishment . The sign bore an
adaptation of the famous quotation from St.Matthew's(XI,28) " Come unto me all
ye , that are hungry and I shall restore you " . What is the significance of the
sentence ?


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Question 3 :
   In cricket , what term , coined by umpire David Constant, refers to the ploy
used by modern-day fielders , whereby they congratulate one another before the
umpire has given his decision ?


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Question 4 :
   Which seemingly non-existent points were named in 1965 by the John
Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory as being in Ireland , south east of the Cape
of Good Hope , west of the Peruvian Coast and between New Guinea and Japan
?


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Question 5 :
       Who / What is an 'odalisque' ?


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Question 6 :
   "Rhus Radicans", a shrub with green flowers and white berries, causes an
itching rash on contact with the skin. What is its common name ?


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Question 7 :
   Connectomania [ slightly vague ] : Connect Sharon Prabhakar to the movie
Alam Ara.


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Question 8 :
   Who/what evolved from an impromptu dinner called in 1934 by literary
essayists Christopher Morley and Vincent Starrett followed by the adoption of an
eccentric constitution , proposed by a journalist Elmer Davis , with its celebrated
final clauses -- " All other business shall be left to the monthly meeting ; " There
shall be no monthly meeting " ?


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Question 9 :
    Rather more famous for other literary efforts, whose only detective novel,
published in 1921, was called 'The Red House Mystery'?


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Question 10 :
   What name in the Bible means 'He who strives with God' and was the name
given to Jacob after he'd wrestled with an angel ?


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Question 1 :
   A telegram containing information " Moustache taken off , grown a beard "
led to what incident ?
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Question 2 :
   He wrote a manual of wireless telegraphy which became a standard
instruction work ; his dictionaries of French and German naval terms are still the
best available. He had always been poor at games but he decided to master
polo. Carefully he made slow motion films of the best players , studied them at
length , then went out and and practised . He also published a book titled " An
Introduction to Polo " , by " Marco " . Who ?


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Question 3 :
     Complete the following and also tell me who wrote it : " Not all that long ago ,
when children were even smaller and people had especially hairy knees , there
lived an ........"


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Question 4 :
     What did this famous newspaper headline refer to : 'GOTCHA!' ( in Sun )


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Question 5 :
    Eleven years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat, he was
court-martialed for a similar offense while in the army. He was acquitted and
discharged before spending several years playing baseball for the Kansas City
Monarchs in the Negro Leagues. He was elected into the Hall of Fame in his first
year of eligibility, a decade after he started in the Major League. Nine days
before his death in October of 1972, he threw the first pitch in the World Series,
twenty-five years after Major League Baseball was integrated.


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Question 6 :
   Which great Hollywood star's name was used as a slang term for the four-
sided jibs, or double-clewed jibs, used on large racing yachts in the mid 1930's?


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Question 7 :
   This film actress's mother's name was Prabhabati [ later Iqbal Begum ] .
Prabhabati was the grand-daughter of Rabindranath Tagore's younger brother.
Hence , in a way this actress was related to Tagore. Name the Indian actress.


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Question 8 :
   He was a voluminous writer , with books to his credit like Winning of the
West , Hunting Trips of a Ranchman , African Game Trials , Through the
Brazilian Wilderness and The Rough Riders . In his own words " he was a sickly ,
delicate boy , suffered much from asthma , and frequently had to be taken away
on trips to find a place where he could breathe " . He was an accepted authority
on natural history and had his own private museum. Identify the person.


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Question 9 :
    There was an Italian author called Fracastoro who lived in the 16th century .
He was a poet and a physician , a high-minded sort of fellow who , as a critic of
the time said , " did not write for fame " . Yet one of his characters achieved a
questionable immortality . This was the shepherd-hero of his book . His name
literally means ' friend of swine ' . A word based on his name has now become a
part of our medical terminology . What is that word ?


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Question 10 :
   The young wealthy leader of the opposition party falls in love with Lucille, the
wife of Antonio Molara the tyrannical dictator of Laurania in North Africa.
Revolution breaks out. Molara is assassinated by a communist. Lucille and the
"hero" are forced to leave Laurania but return later to rule it. Of which novel is
this a synopsis ?


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Question 1 :
   Which former cricketer worked at a grocery at the age of 13 , was a caddie
at the local golf club at 14 , bought a sweet and a tobacco shop when he was 41
and was a storekeeper and a watchman in Australia ?


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Question 2 :
   " If only I could sleep " - were the last words of which legendary cricketer ?


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Question 3 :
   Dick-a-Dick , Mosquito , Tiger , Red Cap , Sundown , Tuppenny , Jim Crow ,
King Cole , Bullocky and Johny Mullagh - quite funny names . But what have
these names got to do with cricket ?


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Question 4 :
   'It was Gavaskar ; The Real Master ; Just like a wall ; You know the West
Indies couldn't out Gavaskar at all '. Who sang this after the great debut by
Sunny in 1971 ?


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Question 5 :
   Who/What in cricket is ' Rent-a-Waggon ' ?
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Question 6 :
   Why would all Don Bradman fans remember the 2nd test vs England at
Sydney in 1928-29 ?


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Question 7 :
   In 1972 which cricketer attempted to get into the Guinness Book of World
Records by beating the world egg-throwing record ? [ He failed because he
couldn't work out a method by which eggs thrown over a long distance would
remain intact when they landed in his hand ]


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Question 8 :
   " A righthand fast bowler with a good swing , although he does not use his
head enough . As a batsman he has very much improved and he gets
extraordinarily well to the pitch of the ball. Has wonderfully improved in field ,
though hampered by his eyesight " .... Wisden carried a 44 page obituary of this
famous person in 1976. Who is he ?


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Question 9 :
    In cricket what is/was 'Operation Chessmatch' ?


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Question 10 :
   There was a certain wicketkeeper called Storer whose name is immortalised
in cricket because of a catch he had taken to dismiss a cricketer of repute. Of
whose bowling did he take the catch ?


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Question 1 :
   The following is a conversation between George Harrison and a burglar
named Michael Abram , who believed he was on a mission from God to kill the
musician. Abram - " You get down here " George Harrison - " __________
__________ _____________ ____________ " What were the four words that George
Harrison uttered in a bid to confuse the burglar ?


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Question 2 :
   A young orphan named Sidappa has a dream: He sees Lord Krishna
dancing on his chest. Twenty years and after much tapas and study, he became
Siddhendra Yogi to whom is once again revealed the higher truth. He sees
himself as Satyabhama in her adoration of Krishna. His dream gave birth to
Bhagavata Mela Natakam. How do we better know it today?


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Question 3 :
   Shanta Apte, like Kanan Devi, was one of the great singing stars in the pre-
playback era.She starred in AmritManthan and Duniya Na Maane. What is her
infamous claim to fame in Hindi cinema history?


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Question 4 :
   Which famous slogan was inspired by a comment Theodore Roosevelt made
in 1907 after sampling a product that had been perfected by a certain Joel
Cheek?


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Question 5 :
   If a noble has broken another noble's bone , they shall break his bone .If he
has destroyed the eye of a commoner or has broken the bone of a commoner ,
he shall pay one mina of silver. Theft from a noble will be repaid thirty times. If a
house collapses and kills the owner , the builder shall be put to death . What is
being described here ?


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Question 6 :
   A qn on the legendary Carnatic Trinity of Thyagaraja, Shyama Shastri,
Muthuswamy Dikshitar. Thyagaraja's Todi raga kriti beginning 'Evaru taliyaka'
and 'Karmane balwanta' in Saveri , Shyama Shastri's 'Nilayatakshi' in Phanaz
raga and Muthuswamy Dikshitar's 'Amba nilayakshi' in Nilambari are all
dedicated to the deities of a temple in a town located in Thanjavur district. Name
the deities as well as the town.


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Question 7 :
   It is an important piece of evidence in the reconstruction of the history of the
alphabet . It was discovered in 1868 by Rev. F.A.Klein , a German missionary ,
who was travelling in the Trans-Jordan area . It was a block of black basalt with a
34 line inscription belonging to the 9th century B.C , the earliest representation of
the Phoenician alphabet that can be dated with tolerable accuracy . What was
the block called ?


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Question 8 :
   Back in October 1925, in Frith Street, London, a 15 year-old office boy called
William Taynton was paid half a crown for which sum he was required to keep
perfectly still until told otherwise. As a result of his restraint Master Taynton can
lay claim to which particular distinction ?


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Question 9 :
   " Cricket: A sport in which contenders drive a ball with sticks in opposition to
each other." Who defined cricket thus ?


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Question 10 :
   A venture capital firm was set up on the prestigious Sand Hill road in Palo
Alto, California. It was named IN - Q - IT . By whom was it established and why
such a peculiar name ?


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Question 1 :
   "Dedicated to the second best advertising agency in the whole world ;
Whoever they might be." Name the book.


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Question 2 :
   What is " Bill Gates tax " ?


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Question 3 :
   Two of the current management jargons in vogue are FIB & FIPB . What do
they stand for ?
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Question 4 :
   Which product has/had the punchline " men are from mars , woman are just
down to earth " ?


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Question 5 :
   The first clone of Apple II computer appeared in 1979. What was its name ?


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Question 6 :
   What could have been Neon , Lyric , Pepper or Silk ?


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Question 7 :
    On whose tombstone would you find the inscription : " Here lies a man ; Who
knew how to enlist ; in his service; Better men than himself " .


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Question 8 :
    When Steve Wozniak was 18 yrs old , he used to sell illegal devices that
allowed free long distance phone calls. This was at a place called Homebrew
Computer Club . To whom did he make his first free phone call ?


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Question 9 :
    In IT world who or what is 'NOISE' ?


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Question 10 :
   The first U.S. coin to bear the words "United States of America," was a
penny piece made in 1727. There was plain spoken motto inscribed on it . What
was the inscription ?


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Question 1 :
   There is more than one way of spelling it but what is the Yiddish word, used
prominently in North America, which means "shameless audacity" or"self-
confidence" and is normally applied to a person who says or does something
outrageous without any outward sign of embarrassment ?


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Question 2 :
    Monsignor John O'Connor (1870 --1952), who lived and worked in or near
Bradford for much of his life, was the inspiration for which famous fictional
character who habitually wore black?


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Question 3 :
    After the attempt on his life in 1981, Ronald Reagan is supposed to have
said to his wife "Honey, I forgot to duck". He was, however, quoting a man who
had made the same remark in very different circumstances in 1926. Who ?


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Question 4 :
    Which three words complete this extract from a famous 1930's poem? "He's
the bafflement of Scotland Yard, The Flying Squad's despair, / For when they
reach the scene of crime - - -".


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Question 5 :
    Ultimate trivia. What is " Sizzlethighophobia " the fear of ?


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Question 6 :
    In the 1960's, who used the pseudonyms Eric Galt, Paul Edward Bridgeman,
George Ramon Sneyd and John Willard ?


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Question 7 :
   Where, among many others, can be seen: Lenny Bruce, H G Wells,
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Edgar Allen Poe, Sir Robert Peel, Karl Marx, Dr David
Livingstone, Marilyn Monroe, Albert Stubbins, and Max Miller ?


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Question 8 :
   In the world of fiction whose mother, Monique Delacroix, died in a climbing
accident near Chamonix when he was 11 ?


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Question 9 :
   Who trained as a surgeon at St. Bartholomew's and Westminster hospitals;
practised as such for some 20 years in Bristol; died during WWI; and is buried at
Beckenham Cemetery, Elmers End Road, in Kent ?


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Question 10 :
    Nelly Thornton, who was travelling to Egypt with her lover, Lord Montagu,
perished at sea in 1916 when their ship was torpedoed by a German submarine.
It is generally believed that a sculptor called Charles Sykes used her as a model
for something that became extremely famous. What was this ?


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Question 1 :
   This Greek philosopher and mathematician claimed that he had been
Euphorbus, a warrior in the Trojan War, and that he had been permitted to bring
into his earthly life the memory of all his previous existences.He is said to have
been driven from Samos by his disgust for the tyranny of Polycrates (r.about 533-
522 BCE). Who is he ?


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Question 2 :
   Athenian painter known as Skiagraphos (the "Shadow Painter"). By skillful
use of light and shade he improved perspective and the modeling of figures in
order to heighten the illusion of three-dimensional space. His innovations were
further developed by Zeuxis. Identify the person in the qn ?


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Question 3 :
   This Greek mathematician, astronomer, geographer, and poet, was born in
Cyrene (now Shahhat, Libya). Among his teachers was the Greek poet
Callimachus. About 240 BCE, he became the head of the library at Alexandria,
Egypt. He measured the obliquity of the ecliptic with an error of only 7 min of arc,
drew up a catalog (now lost) of 675 fixed stars, and measured the circumference
of the earth with extraordinary accuracy by determining astronomically the
latitudes of Aswan and Alexandria, Egypt, and measuring the distance between
them. His most important work was a systematic treatise on geography. After
becoming blind, he died in Alexandria of voluntary starvation. Who is he ?


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Question 4 :
   Greek philosopher of nature, the last member of the Ionian school founded
by the philosopher Thales. Born at Miletus, Ionia, in Asia Minor, he held that air is
the primary element to which everything else can be reduced. To explain how
solid objects are formed from air, he introduced the notions of condensation and
rarefaction. These processes, he claimed, make air, in itself invisible, visible as
water, fire, and solid matter. He thought that air becomes warmer and turns to
fire when it is rarefied and that it becomes colder and turns solid when it is
condensed. His importance lies not in his cosmology but in his attempt to
discover the ultimate nature of reality. Identify this pagan .


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Question 5 :
   Greek anatomist, born in Iulis (now Kea). As a young man he became
physician at the court of Seleucus Nicator, king of Syria. Later, he founded a
school of anatomy in Alexandria. He traced sensory and motor nerves to the
brain, and veins and arteries to the heart. He believed that the nerves carried
"nervous spirit" from the brain and that the arteries carried "animal spirit" that the
heart created out of air from the lungs. His remarkably modern concepts were
replaced by those of Galen and were not revived until the Renaissance. Who is
he ?


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Question 6 :
   Greek philosopher, born in Miletus, Asia Minor. He was the founder of Greek
philosophy, and was considered one of the Seven Wise Men of Greece. He
became famed for his knowledge of astronomy after predicting the eclipse of the
sun that occurred on May 28, 585 BCE. He is also said to have introduced
geometry in Greece. According to him, the original principle of all things is water,
from which everything proceeds and into which everything is again resolved.
Before him, explanations of the universe were mythological, and his
concentration on the basic physical substance of the world marks the birth of
scientific thought. He left no writings; knowledge of his teachings is derived from
an account in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Who ?


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Question 7 :
    Greek philosopher, born in Ephesus in Asia Minor. Because of the loneliness
of his life and the obscurity and misanthropy of his philosophy, he was called the
dark philosopher or weeping philosopher. He was in a sense one of the founders
of Greek metaphysics, although his ideas stem from those of the Ionian school of
Greek philosophy. He postulated fire as the primal substance or principle that,
through condensation and rarefaction, creates the phenomena of the sensible
world. He added to the "being" of his predecessors the concept of "becoming," or
flux, which he took to be a basic reality underlying all things, even the most
apparently stable. Identify the person .


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Question 8 :
    Greek philosopher, who developed the atomic theory of the universe, which
had been originated by his mentor, the philosopher Leucippus.He was born in
Abdera, Thrace. He wrote extensively, but only fragments of his works remain.
According to his exposition of the atomic theory of matter, all things are
composed of minute, invisible, indestructible particles of pure matter (atoma,
"indivisibles"), which move about eternally in infinite empty space (kenon, "the
void"). Although atoms are made up of precisely the same matter, they differ in
shape, size, weight, sequence, and position. Qualitative differences in what the
senses perceive and the birth, decay, and disappearance of things are the
results not of characteristics inherent in atoms but of quantitative arrangements
of atoms. He viewed the creation of worlds as the natural consequence of the
ceaseless whirling motion of atoms in space. Atoms collide and spin, forming
larger aggregations of matter.He also wrote on ethics, proposing happiness, or
"cheerfulness," as the highest good th a condition to be achieved through
moderation, tranquillity, and freedom from fear. In later histories, he was known
as the Laughing Philosopher, in contrast to the more somber and pessimistic
Heraclitus, the Weeping Philosopher. His atomic theory anticipated the modern
principles of the conservation of energy and the irreducibility of matter. Who was
this great pagan ?


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Question 9 :
    Greek philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer, born in Miletus in what
is now Turkey. He was a disciple and friend of the Greek philosopher Thales. He
is said to have discovered the obliquity of the ecliptic, that is, the angle at which
the plane of the ecliptic is inclined to the celestial equator. He is credited with
introducing the sundial into Greece and with inventing cartography. His
outstanding contribution was his authorship of the earliest prose work concerning
the cosmos and the origins of life. He conceived of the universe as a number of
concentric cylinders, of which the outermost is the sun, the middle is the moon,
and the innermost is the stars. Within these cylinders is the earth, unsupported
and drum-shaped. He postulated the origin of the universe as the result of the
separation of opposites from the primordial material. Hot moved outward,
separating from cold, and then dry from wet. Further, he held that all things
eventually return to the element from which they originated. Who ?


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Question 10 :
   Lets round it off with a simple one . This astronomer/mathematician's
synthesis of the geocentric theory that the earth is the center of the universe
dominated astronomical thought until the 17th century. His earliest and most
famous treatise, originally written in Greek, was translated into Arabic as Al-
Majisti (Great Work). Who is this great pagan ?


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Question 1 :
   During World War II , after having a stint with the European Theatre this
gentleman was content to be posted to Quetta and then to Simla . In 1936 when
the Indian hockey team was felicitated by the Indian High Commisioner in
London for winning the Olympic gold , he was present as the guest of honour .
He was also interested in mysticism and Eastern Philosophy , study of which
made him apathetic to Christianity . He also learnt Hindi and became quite fluent
in the language. Identify this sportsman .


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Question 2 :
    He is a member of the band Cibo Matto and in 1998 released his debut solo
effort 'Into the Sun'. Identify the person .


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Question 3 :
   Which mountain peak is called Ti-Se in Tibet , literally meaning 'Precious
jewel of the snow ' ?


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Question 4 :
   Why was a retired mechanical engineer Mr.William Rouveral in the news in
the year 2000 ?


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Question 5 :
   He retired from India in 1843 after 25 years of hard work. At first he refused
a knighthood but accepted it when he married a much younger woman . He and
his wife lived near Hyde Park. He went on to become the Vice-President of the
Royal Geographical Society. He died in 1866 and is buried in Hove. Identify the
gentleman .


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Question 6 :
   Complete the series: An unknown American photographer , racing driver
Michael Bartells , Alexander Mronz , Simply Red lead act Mick Hucknall ,
__________ .


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Question 7 :
   Who wrote the following limerick during World War II : " Few thought he was
a starter ; Many thought themselves much smarter ; But he became the P.M/C.H
and O.M ; An Earl , and even a knight of the Garter ! " ?


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Question 8 :
   Who , on May 20 1873, received a patent bearing the number 139121 for "
Improvement in Fastening Pocket Operative " .


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Question 9 :
    " I made him reverence and he bowed his body .... I demanded a chair , but
was answered no man ever sat in that place , but I was desired as a courtesy to
ease myself against a pillar , covered with silver that held up his canopy !" - who
said this on meeting a famous Indian emperor at Ajmer ?


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Question 10 :
   At the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics , Arthur Jonah won the bronze medal in
the 100 metres clocking an impressive 10.4 seconds . But for what other reason
is he remembered today ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 1 :
   Can you name the very well known person who wrote a column in 1950 in
his father's short-lived rugby magazine "Tackle", using the pseudonym Chang-
Cho?


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
   In fiction whose surname literally means "Go Everywhere" and also "A
master key" in French ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 3 :
   'I must say I like bright colours....I rejoice with the brilliant ones , and am
genuinely sorry for the poor browns. When I get to heaven I want to spend a
considerable portion of my first million years in painting , and so get to the bottom
of the subject. But then I shall require a still gayer palette than I get here below. I
expect orange and vermillion will be the darkest , dullest colours upon it , and
beyond them there will be a whole range of wonderful new colours which will
delight the celestial eye.' Who wrote this passage ?


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Question 4 :
   In Konigsberg, Germany, a river ran through the city such that in its centre
was an island, and after passing the island the river broke into two parts. Seven
bridges were built so that the people of the city could get from part to another.
What has this got to do with the world of mathematics ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
   He has built the Children's Fantasy Garden in Washington and the
Washington Building Congress gave him the Superior Craftsmanship Award in
1986.When the Berlin wall was felled , he was invited to Germany to create art
from its debris. His long list of awards include the Rolex Award for
Enterprise,Padmashree and the Great Model of Burmeal title from France.
Recently the BBC shot a documentary celebrating the the untutored creativity of
this man who didn't study beyond the 10th standard. Identify the person.
 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   What connects a science student Mileva Maric, Elsa Lowenthal, Ilse
Lowenthal, Helen Dukas, Alice Calaprice- senior editor at Prince University Press
and a Russian spy Margarita Konenkova ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   What is the common term of affection for children in and around Allahabad ?


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Question 8 :
   He was once sued by a certain US writer Robert Sapolsky for allegedly
accessing uncredited material. He owns a media company My Potential. In 1977,
he was an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Boston Medical School.
Identify the person.


 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   Complete the series with respect to 1924 Paris Olympics: Leonard
Carpenter, Howard Kingsbury, Daniel Lindley, John Miller, James Rockefeller,
Frederick Sheffield, Laurence Stoddard , Alfred Wilson , _____________ .


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
   In White House lingo who/what are Pencils, Stills and Sticks ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 1 :
   What is Dolly Roy's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
   Every time we got something into the camera it was as if we were saying to
the 6 million ghosts--with a wry smile on our faces, and a sense of
accomplishment--"That's for you!" That s quite a statement.Who said that ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 3 :
   What were Uri, Gretel and Harry during the Sydney Olympics ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 4 :
    Paul Crake from North Lyneham, Australia won the event sponsored by
Fleet Bank held on February 7, 2001 and broke his own record set last year by
finishing in 9mins, 37secs. What event ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
    Tokyo Rose, Orphan of the Pacific" was written by Masayo Duus in
1979.What s the book about ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   Which famous sportsman was nicknamed 'GASOLINA' for his amazing
speed ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   What is Jyotindra "Joe" Mehta's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
   Which American born Berkeley Graduate was the first Asian-American to be
in the American congress in 1956 ?
 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   What is the contribution of a place near Ermenoville, 50 km from Paris to the
world of tennis ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
   In TAQATWAR, who played the role of John D'Mello Ding Dong Wallah, a
take-off on Amitabh Bachchan's Anthony Gonsalves character in Manmohan
Desai's cult entertainer, Amar Akbar Anthony ?


 And the answer is ...


Question 1 :
   What is Dolly Roy's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
    Every time we got something into the camera it was as if we were saying to
the 6 million ghosts--with a wry smile on our faces, and a sense of
accomplishment--"That's for you!" That s quite a statement.Who said that ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 3 :
   What were Uri, Gretel and Harry during the Sydney Olympics ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
    Paul Crake from North Lyneham, Australia won the event sponsored by
Fleet Bank held on February 7, 2001 and broke his own record set last year by
finishing in 9mins, 37secs. What event ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
    Tokyo Rose, Orphan of the Pacific" was written by Masayo Duus in
1979.What s the book about ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   Which famous sportsman was nicknamed 'GASOLINA' for his amazing
speed ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 7 :
    What is Jyotindra "Joe" Mehta's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
   Which American born Berkeley Graduate was the first Asian-American to be
in the American congress in 1956 ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   What is the contribution of a place near Ermenoville, 50 km from Paris to the
world of tennis ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
   In TAQATWAR, who played the role of John D'Mello Ding Dong Wallah, a
take-off on Amitabh Bachchan's Anthony Gonsalves character in Manmohan
Desai's cult entertainer, Amar Akbar Anthony ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 1 :
    What is Dolly Roy's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
   Every time we got something into the camera it was as if we were saying to
the 6 million ghosts--with a wry smile on our faces, and a sense of
accomplishment--"That's for you!" That s quite a statement.Who said that ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 3 :
   What were Uri, Gretel and Harry during the Sydney Olympics ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
   Paul Crake from North Lyneham, Australia won the event sponsored by
Fleet Bank held on February 7, 2001 and broke his own record set last year by
finishing in 9mins, 37secs. What event ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
   Tokyo Rose, Orphan of the Pacific" was written by Masayo Duus in
1979.What s the book about ?
 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   Which famous sportsman was nicknamed 'GASOLINA' for his amazing
speed ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   What is Jyotindra "Joe" Mehta's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
   Which American born Berkeley Graduate was the first Asian-American to be
in the American congress in 1956 ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   What is the contribution of a place near Ermenoville, 50 km from Paris to the
world of tennis ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 10 :
    In TAQATWAR, who played the role of John D'Mello Ding Dong Wallah, a
take-off on Amitabh Bachchan's Anthony Gonsalves character in Manmohan
Desai's cult entertainer, Amar Akbar Anthony ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 1 :
    What is Dolly Roy's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
   Every time we got something into the camera it was as if we were saying to
the 6 million ghosts--with a wry smile on our faces, and a sense of
accomplishment--"That's for you!" That s quite a statement.Who said that ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 3 :
   What were Uri, Gretel and Harry during the Sydney Olympics ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
   Paul Crake from North Lyneham, Australia won the event sponsored by
Fleet Bank held on February 7, 2001 and broke his own record set last year by
finishing in 9mins, 37secs. What event ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
   Tokyo Rose, Orphan of the Pacific" was written by Masayo Duus in
1979.What s the book about ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   Which famous sportsman was nicknamed 'GASOLINA' for his amazing
speed ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   What is Jyotindra "Joe" Mehta's claim to fame ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
   Which American born Berkeley Graduate was the first Asian-American to be
in the American congress in 1956 ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 9 :
   What is the contribution of a place near Ermenoville, 50 km from Paris to the
world of tennis ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
     In TAQATWAR, who played the role of John D'Mello Ding Dong Wallah, a
take-off on Amitabh Bachchan's Anthony Gonsalves character in Manmohan
Desai's cult entertainer, Amar Akbar Anthony ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 1 :
   What is common to: Bernard Webb; Apollo C.Vermouth; Paul Ramon; Percy
"Thrills" Thrillington.


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
     In Greek myths who were also called "Oiropatas" meaning 'man-killers' ?


 And the answer is ...
Question 3 :
    Giornalino is the title of a comic book. The narrator in the comic book is
Grandpa. The hero's mother died when he was nine years old. His arch enemies
are Communists and Beelzebub. Name the hero of the comic book.


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
    Identify the poem from its opening lines that follow: Not like the brazen giant
of Greek fame; With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-
washed, sunset gates shall stand.........


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Question 5 :
    "There are ... things that just don't have any good explanation," he said. "I
suppose you could say that if it had been a really nice animal, something
sympathetic, then maybe nothing would have happened. Suppose I had picked a
rooster. Well, that's French, but it doesn't have the same impact." Identify the
former tennis great who said in a 1973 interview with The Associated Press.


 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   The most celebrated and probably the most important and influential
production designer in the history of American films. The son of an architect, he
worked briefly for his father after graduating from New York's Art Students
League, and entered films in 1915 as Hugo Ballin's assistant at the Edison
Studios. Within two years he was assigned the responsibilities of an art director,
moving over to Goldwyn in 1918. In 1924, he joined the staff of newly formed
MGM, remaining with the company for 32 years as supervising art director. He
designed most of his films in collaboration with other artists. His MGM contract
assured him credit on all major studio productions. His name appeared on some
1500 films, on many of which he worked only in a limited supervisory capacity.
But many of his own designs were quite original and some influenced interior
decoration in affluent American homes. He won the Oscar Award 11 times. He
also co-directed one film, TARZAN AND HIS MATE (1934), and was married to
actress Dolores del Rio from 1930 to 1941. Who is he ?


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Question 7 :
   In 1910, Dr.Henry Goddard invented a word to officially describe someone
whose IQ is below 75; this word is the only word ever to have been voted into the
English language by a convention of psychologists. Name the word.


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Question 8 :
   Indian history. Complete the series: Multan, Nagarkot, Kannauj,
___________.


 And the answer is ...
Question 9 :
    Identify the cricketer from the clues that follow - He is the only man to have
captained England before and after the first World War. He played for England
against Bohemia in soccer and won the gold medal in the middleweight division
in boxing in the 1908 Olympics. He drowned when the boat on which he was
returning from Finland collided with its sister ship and sank. His father also
drowned with him.


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
   What contemptuous phrase was used by the socialist leader Ram Manohar
Lohia to describe Smt.Indira Gandhi ?


 And the answer is ...


Question 1 :
   Vivian Richard's autobiography, Hitting Across The Line, has been into a
video. Which famous rock star introduces the film ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
    A little nugget of trivia. Which Polynesian fire goddess, associated with the
flow of lava, eventually settled in Hawaii ? Hint - Soccer.


 And the answer is ...
Question 3 :
    "He is a nice fellow, soft spoken, he sometimes works as a cement
salesman. Fortunately for me, some of his better cement lodged in his elbow at a
critical stage during the third set, " said Rod Laver. About whom ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
    This Olympic gold medallist was the innocent victim of a bank robbery
shootout and during the autopsy that followed it was discovered that she was a
male. Identify the sportsperson.


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
    "His turban is the toast of the media. He has been snapped as much as the
Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. His strong turbaned features find
room in countless photo albums from Boston to San Diego,'' wrote Britain's
famous Serve & Volley magazine some time ago. HBO did 'A day in the life' on
him. He was picked up by the British Tennis Association as a linesman 27 years
ago. Identify the person.


 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   His mother was a prostitute in Manchester. His autobiography is titled
Autobiography. Identify the person.
 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   Nike sponsored Nellamakkada Hockey Cup takes place every year in May at
Ammathi, Karnataka. But what is so unique about the tournament ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
   Which former Miss India was the first woman head of the Women's
Commission of the Indian Olympic Association ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   "Serious sport has nothing to do with fairplay. It is bound up with
hatred,jealousy, boastfulness,disregard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in
witnessing violence. In other words it is ......... Who said this and what words
follow ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
   The marathon of the 1908 Olympics came to be known as the Dorando
marathon. Dorando Pietri, an Italian sweet-maker, became the hero of the
Olympics even though he failed to win a medal. He was even awarded a special
gold cup by Queen Alexandria. Why did he receive all this apparently
undeserved attention ?


 And the answer is ...




Question 1 :
    Known as Captain Zap among his friends, he was the first hacker to be tried
and convicted as a felon. He broke into AT&T's computers in 1981 and changed
the internal clocks that metered billing rates. People were getting late-night
discount rates when they called at midday. Name this guy who also inspired the
movie "Sneakers".


 And the answer is ...




Question 2 :
   David Low, the late British political cartoonist, called him "the most significant
figure in graphic arts since Leonardo." His talents were first used in a silent
cartoon entitled "Plane Crazy." This mercurial genius also personally directed the
design of an Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, planned as a
living showcase for the creativity of American industry. Who?


 And the answer is ...




Question 3 :
   "If a lion chases you to the bank of a river filled with crocodiles, you will leap
into the water convinced you have a chance to swim to the other side. But you
would never accept such odds if there were no lion." About which famous event
in science is this being said?


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
   "It was love at first sight." So said he about his physics class. His colleagues
sometimes called him the "prize wild idea man" because of the huge range of his
activities. He was part of the Manhattan project in Los Alamos and was on board
the bomber Enola Gay when it dropped the bomb on Hiroshima. He also assisted
the Warren Commission that investigated the assassination of President
Kennedy and holds 22 patents, including an indoor golf-training machine he
developed for President Eisenhower. Name this Nobel-winning physicist.


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
   Written during a politically-oppressive atmosphere in the early 1950s when
McCarthyism was rampant, this film's screenplay was tightly scripted from a
Collier's Magazine story titled The Tin Star by John W. Cunningham. The story
has often been interpreted as a metaphor for the Hollywood blacklisted artists
who faced persecution from the HUAC. The time span of the film (about 105
minutes) approximates the actual screen length of the film - 85 minutes -
accentuated by frequent images of the clock. Name this inimitable western.


 And the answer is ...
Question 6 :
    Over 2 years in making, this film employed 3,700 extras, 1,000 of whom
were unemployed men who agreed to have their heads shaved for a particular
sequence. Although it caused quite a stir upon its release, the picture was so
expensive that UFA, the studio that had bankrolled it, was nudged toward
bankruptcy and was ultimately sold. Name this film which was ....(now this gives
away!!)....inspired by a street ablaze with neon.


 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   This company's mission was "creative integration of soy into the average
American diet." They launched a soymilk product called Silk, which was
instrumental in their phenomenal sales growth from $6 million in 1993 to $81
million in 2001. Name the co.


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
   "The Italian navigator has just landed in the new world." What is the
significance of this statement in the world of science?


 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   She was once anointed by Barron's as "Queen of the Net", lovingly profiled
by the New Yorker, equated with Alan Greenspan and Warren Buffett as a
market mover by Wall Street Journal. Once the most important voice for Internet
during the dotcom craze, her importance has now diminished as the stocks she
has never downgraded, namely, Amazon, Priceline, Yahoo, Freemarkets, have
all declined between 85% and 97% from their peak. Who?


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
    He has a staggering 558 patents, costing companies around the world some
$1.5 billion in licensing fees. The cos paying for licenses on his patents include
an eclectic mix of Boeing,Alcoa,GE,Ford,GM, IBM,HP,Cisco. His patents have
covered Velcro darts and industrial robots, crying dolls and semiconductors, and
also the ubiquitous bar-code scanner. Who?


 And the answer is ...




Question 1 :
   Spectators cheered and a brass band blared as 22 tourists walked onto a
floating pier off Long Island on June 28, 1939. The little pack of pioneers boarded
the Dixie Clipper, a flying boat in Pan American World Airways fleet, and took off
for France. Once airborne, they freshened themselves in the giant seaplane's two
dressing rooms, then strode to its dining room for a feast of turtle soup, steak,
and ice cream. After dinner, they read, played bridge, and, in comfortable berths
with fluffy white linens, got a good night's sleep high over the ocean. The next
day, the Clipper reached Marseilles, ending a 42-hour trip . What is being
described here?


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Question 2 :
   Fed up with wet diapers , wet sheets and baby clothes, Marion Donovan, a
former Vogue magazine editor, cut off a patch of shower curtain and sat down at
her sewing machine. A few prototypes later, she came up with the Boater, a
waterproof diaper-cover that was a minor sensation when it went on sale at Saks
Fifth Avenue in 1949. The Boater gave her the confidence and capital to attempt
a bigger breakthrough-a diaper made of absorbent paper. Although the chieftains
of American industry could not see it initially, yet it led to a now very commonly
used product. What?


 And the answer is ...




Question 3 :
   He was a corps commander in the Army of the Potomac during the Civil
War. At the battle of the Wilderness, while inspecting his troops, he approached
a parapet and peered out over the surrounding countryside. His officers and men
urged him to take cover from small arms fire, but he scoffed at their concerns,
"What! What men! This will never do, dodging from single bullets!" As the general
spoke his last words, he was shot in the head by a Confederate sharpshooter.
Who?


 And the answer is ...




Question 4 :
   When in 1910, a Detroit man died after a crank handle hit his face, a
distraught friend, Cadillac boss Henry Leland, vowed that cranks had to go.
Hearing this, this genius made and successfully tested the first electrical self-
starter in Cadillac's 1912 model. It later went on to become a roaring success to
add to his other innovations which included no-knock gasoline, four-wheel
brakes, a diesel engine that led railroads away from the steam locomotive, and a
coolant-freon-that gave the world the modern refrigerator. Who is this genius?


 And the answer is ...




Question 5 :
   Son of a builder who had specialized in the swankier old-style suburban
construction, he set out with his brother after World War II to build inexpensive
housing for returning veterans and their families in Los Angeles. His approach,
organizationally and financially, relied on Depression-era innovations-the Federal
Housing Administration loan and the mass-produced tract house-that Los
Angeles developers had earlier exploited. His result was mocked as "ticky-tacky
little boxes in rows all the same" but people-mostly of the lower middle class-
came, bought the houses, and forged cohesive communities. Who?


 And the answer is ...




Question 6 :
   Tipplers at Andy Capp's tavern in Sunnyvale, California, were mystified by
the machine. A cheap black-and-white TV encased in a wooden cabinet, the
contraption emitted odd blurps quite unlike the dings of pinball, the game it would
eventually shove aside. Patrons puzzled over the instructions, which consisted of
a lone directive: "Avoid missing ball for high score." When a quarter was
deposited, a dot of light traversed the screen, zinging between two rectangular
"paddles" that players moved up and down by twisting knobs. Less than two days
after its arrival, the machine conked out; the sawed-off plastic milk container that
served as the coin box was overstuffed with change. What was the machine
called?


 And the answer is ...




Question 7 :
   Muggy weather was more than just uncomfortable for the Sackett-Wilhelms
Lithographing & Publishing Co. in Brooklyn,New York. Sticky air caused ink to
bleed and paper to bloat, hampering the printer's ability to churn out the humor
magazine Judge. In 1902, Sackett-Wilhelms called the Buffalo Forge Co., a fan
and heater manufacturer, for help. A 25-year-old staffer fresh out of Cornell
University and making an unimpressive $10 a week, was assigned the task. He
designed equipment that sucked humid air through a filter, passed it over coils
containing chilled brine, then redirected it back into the room. The simple
contraption provided the cooling equivalent of melting 54 tons of ice per day and
rendered air dry and clean. He dubbed his device the "apparatus for treating air."
A modified version of the system was patented in 1906 and will always be ranked
as one of the greatest products in history. Who was the designer?


 And the answer is ...




Question 8 :
    She was a devotee of the existentialist novelist Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Her salon served as an intellectual meeting place for Girondists and Jacobins,
including Maximilien Robespierre and Georges Danton, alike. When the
moderate Girondists lost popularity and fell into disfavor with the radical leaders
of the revolution following their protests over the killing of the aristocracy, her
husband was forced to flee Paris for safety. Eventually she was arrested and
sent to prison. Before she was executed, she bowed to a nearby statue of Liberty
and spoke her last words. Who?


 And the answer is ...




Question 9 :
   TIME Magazine noted him as "the only actor since Erich Von Stroheim and
Charles Coburn who can wear a monocle without looking as if he is going to drop
it into his soup." When he committed suicide by taking an overdose of pills, his
last words were : "Dear World. I am leaving you because I am bored. I feel I have
lived long enough. I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool.
Good luck." Identify this fine actor.


 And the answer is ...




Question 10 :
   He was the notorious gangland money man who made a fortune on the 1919
World Series fix. A partner of Meyer Lansky, he was shot while playing poker at
Park Central Hotel in New York City on November 4, 1928. He was taken to
Polyclinic Hospital where despite intensive police questioning he refused to name
his killer. He was fictionalised by F. Scott Fitzgerald in his novel, The Great
Gatsby. Who?


 And the answer is ...

								
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