General Quiz: Dt 27.6.2001 Q-File 28 Qns by: G.Sreekanth 1. 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......... ans)The New Colossus - The poem by Emma Lazarus which is graven on a tablet within the pedestal on which The Statue of Liberty stands. 2."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. ans) Rene Lacoste aka "Le Crocodile" or the alligator. 3. 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 ? ans) Cedric Gibbons - . The designer of the Oscar, the Academy statuette. 4. In Greek myths who were also called "Oiropatas" meaning 'man-killers' ? ans) Amazons - the female warriors. 5. What is common to: Bernard Webb; Apollo C.Vermouth; Paul Ramon; Percy "Thrills" Thrillington. ans) All pseudonyms used by Paul McCartney. 6. 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. ans) J.W.H.T.Douglas aka Johny Won't Hit Today. 7. What contemptuous phrase was used by the socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia to describe Smt.Indira Gandhi ? ans) Goongi Gudiya. 8. 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. ans) Pope John Paul II ! 9.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. ans) Moron. 10. Indian history. Complete the series: Multan, Nagarkot, Kannauj, ___________. ans) Somnath. All attacked and ravaged by Mahmud of Ghazni.
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