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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #9

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1. Top Gun is the codename

2. This is the flag of Asturia. You can find this flag being waved where Alonso has a following coz he is from Asturia. I think it is also the on his helmet design these days


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Rohan DSouza --- 1

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Trivial Pursuits #9

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1. It was established as United States Navy Fighter Weapons School on march 3rd 1969 at Miramar, California. It was later renamed as U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor (SFTI) course. Most people however know this place by its codename. What is the codename?

2.Id the flag

Hint: Fernando Alonso

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #8

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1. The connection is Tom Monaghan the founder of Dominos Pizza.

The first logo is that of the Detroit Tigers. Tom was once the owner of the MLB club.

The second --- Dominos ---- he was the founder

The third is an example of a prairie house. The concept of prairie house was propelled by Frank Lloyd Wright and Tom being a fan of FLW created the headquarters of Dominos Pizza as a slightly enlarged version of the prairie house.

2. The building is the Chrysler Tower.

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Monday, August 28, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #8

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1. Connect the following.



2. This is an easy one. Identify the building

Answers to Trivial Pursuit #7

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1. Andrew Wiles was presented with the silver plaque for solving the Fermat's Last Theorem

2. The logo is that of the Awaami League in Bangladesh

3. The person who connects is Kamal Haasan. Barry Fitzgerald was nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor for the same movie. This was the only instance in the oscars. A similar event happened in the FilmFare awards when Kamal was nominated for both the Best Actor and the Best supporting Actor for Sagar.

4. This is Jorge Valdano( Argentinian Footballer) talking about Riquelme.

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Answers to Trivial Pursuit #6

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1. Fred the baker is the name of the character. The company is Dunkin Donuts



2. Clyde Walcott - one of the 3 W's of West Indies Cricket

3. The song by a British artist that topped the US charts before James Blunt's track was Elton John's Candle in the Wind.

4. The graphic novel is V for Vendetta

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #7

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The answers of the previous edition and todays edition would be posted tomorrow.

1. In 1998 , he was presented a silver plaque by the chair of the Fields Medal Committee - Yuri Manin. It was the first ever International Mathematics Union Silver plaque that was given. To whom was it given and for what reason?

2. Id the logo



3. if x:y::X:Y

Following this analogy connect these pictures

Barry Fitzgerald : Oscar statue

:: ________________ : Filmfare Awards

4. "If we have to travel from point A to point B most of us would take the six-lane highway and get there as quickly as possible. He would choose the winding mountain road, the beautiful scenic route which takes him six hours instead of two."

Who said this about whom?

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #6

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1.This advertising character was portrayed by Michael Vale. When the company wanted to retire the advertising character, they asked their customers what their reaction would be if this character ceased to exist. According to what the customers wanted- the company created an official retirement celebration for the character including a parade in the city of Boston and a "free donut" day that served over 6 million customers on September 22, 1997. Which Company and what character?

2.Born in 1926, his middle name was Leopold. He is one of the seven West Indian batsmen to have an average over 50.On his death , Micheal holding had this to say - " I was very grateful for what he did for me as a youngster. Its another good man gone - he is not only a West Indies legend but a legend of the world"

3.James Blunt's track You're beautiful was the first British artist track to top the US billboard Hot 100 in almost a decade. Which track had the honour before the James Blunt track?

4. This is the cover of a famous graphic novel. Identify the graphic novel.




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Answers to Trivial pursuit #5

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1. The building is the Sears Tower - built by Sears and Roebuck company




2. The logo is that of the US Naval Academy --- Annapolis

Scores:

Sudheer Moro --- 1
Sudhin Chandy --- 1
Partha Mukherjee --- 1

Friday, August 25, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #5

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1.Commisioned by the world largest retailer at that time, it was designed by Bruce Graham and Fazlur Khan of Skidmore Owings and Merrill. The official address is 233 South Wacker Drive ,Illinois 60606.The building was built so that the thousands of employee of the retailing company could work from a single building rather than being scattered all around the area. Which building is this?

2. Whose logo is this?



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Answers to Trivial pursuit #4

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1. The circuit is named Talladega. You can see a clip from Talladega Night - The Ballad of Ricky Bobby



2. The name of the painting is Belshazzar's Feast by Rembrandt and the expression is Writing on the Wall.

Scores of those who answered this quiz


Rahul Paul --- 1
Tayal Saurabh --- 1
Provost Zakharov --- 2

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #4

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1.It is located at Speedway Boulevard , Alabama 35161. It is owned and operated by the International Speedway Corporation. It was constructed in the 1960s in place of abandoned airport runways. It is the largest oval track in the Nextel Cup series. What famous race track is this?

2. Identify the painting and the painter. Based on an incident in the Book of Daniel which expression is also depicted in the painting?

Answers to Trivial pursuit #3

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1.The two parts are that of the jose +10 adidas (Impossible is Nothing) series of ads that were created before the world cup 2006. Have a look at the videos that made up the ad.











2. The Potawatomi tribe called the place Checagou. The Europeans then named the place Chicago.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #3

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1. The first half was called Equipo while the second half was called Partido. Created by Andy Fackerell, it involved the greatest 'cast' of all time. What am I talking about?

2. The Potawatomi Tribe named the marshes in this area X. X roughly translated to Skunk cabbage or Wild onions. The present name of this place comes from the name of the river flowing through the area.The European explorers named the river. What is X and what is the present name?

Answers to Trivial pursuit #2

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X was Mika Hakkinen
Y was Keke Rosberg
Z was Nico Rosberg

2. The logo was that of the American Marquee - Mercury

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Trivial Pursuit #2

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X - a two time world champion in Formula one now drives in the DTM cars and has Y as his manager.

Now Y is also a drivers world champion in Formula one and he is one of the two people in formula 1 history to have won the drivers championship with just 1 race win in that year.

Y 's son Z is also in Forumla 1 and is currently driving for a well know F1 team.

Identify X,Y and Z

2. Id the logo



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Answers to yesterdays questions

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1. Starbucks - Starbucks has a retail music division called as Hear Music.

2. The Logo was that of the Pharmaceutical Store - Walgreens



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Monday, August 21, 2006

A couple of trivial questions to start with ...

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1. Hear Music is the retail music division of which global giant?

2. Identify the Logo --



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