General Quiz : Dt.1.6.2001 Q-file 16 Qns by : G.Sreekanth 1. Who / What is an 'odalisque' ? ans) A female slave in a harem. 2. 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 ? ans) Four corners of the earth. 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 ? ans) Water-drip Effect. 4. 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 ? ans) Israel. 5. "Rhus Radicans", a shrub with green flowers and white berries, causes an itching rash on contact with the skin. What is its common name ? ans) Poison Ivy. 6. Whom/What did Mark Twain describe as "a cabbage with a college education" ? ans) Cauliflower, 7. Connectomania [ slightly vague ] : Connect Sharon Prabhakar to the movie Alam Ara. ans) Sharon Prabhakar - wife of Alyque Padamsee - Alyque Padamsee essayed the role of Jinnah in Gandhi - Jinnah was the lawyer of Master Vithal in the breach of contract case during Alam Ara. 8. Rather more famous for other literary efforts, whose only detective novel, published in 1921, was called 'The Red House Mystery'? ans) A.A.Milne - of Winnie the Pooh fame. 9. 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 " ? ans) The Baker Street Irregulars. 10. 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 ? ans) This gave rise to the word ' Restaurant' from the French word meaning ' to restore' .