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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Scores and Answers to General Quiz - I

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Decent reply to the quiz. Here are the scores and answers to the quiz.

Suraj Menon - 1
Srinidhi Rai - Good Attempt!!
Rajiv D Silva - 2.5
Vinod Krishna - 1
Ninad W - 3
Hussain Poonawala - 3
Venkatesh S - 3
Shovon Chakraborty - 3
Kamal Rathi - 1
Batty Bryant - Good Attempt
Bhargav Raghavan - 3



1. Who is the third in the sequence?

A: - Chris Gayle - The first Pic is that of Charles Bannerman , second is of Dennis Amis. These are the first people to score centuries in Test matches , One day internationals and Twenty20.














2. The name of this island is believed to have been derived from the sounds of parrots that inhabited the island. Another theory for the origin of its name is believed to be from the sanksrit word for Lobster or Crab. One of the earliest mention of this island was in the map of Lucas Waghenaer The dramatic skyline in Edward Munch's The Scream is thought to be based on global optical effects caused by an event on this island. What island is this?
a. Krakatoa

3. Who are X and Y. On X's birthday on November 8 , 2002 , Y stated - "Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to X and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You're right, we did it. We're very sorry. But thanks to you, we won't do it again."
X- Milton FriedMan , Y- Ben Bernanke

4. What connects these three visuals

X- Connection is Seabiscuit. The horse was owned by a Buck car dealer and Tobey Mcguire acted in the movie Seabiscuit as Red Pollard. THe lady is Laura Hillenbrand - who authored the Book - Seabiscuit and American Legend on which the movie is based














5. He broke the 100m world record in 1968 and then ran an electronically times 9.95 seconds 100m the Olympics. He won the 100m race in the Olympics which had the first all black finals in the history of olympics. His record stayed for 15 years before it was broken. He also signed for the Miami Dolphins , but did not play any games for them. Who was this person?
A: Jim Hines

Friday, October 05, 2007

General Quiz - 1

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1. Who is the third in the sequence?















2. The name of this island is believed to have been derived from the sounds of parrots that inhabited the island. Another theory for the origin of its name is believed to be from the sanksrit word for Lobster or Crab. One of the earliest mention of this island was in the map of Lucas Waghenaer The dramatic skyline in Edward Munch's The Scream is thought to be based on global optical effects caused by an event on this island. What island is this?

3. Who are X and Y. On X's birthday on November 8 , 2002 , Y stated - "Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to X and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You're right, we did it. We're very sorry. But thanks to you, we won't do it again."

4. What connects these three visuals














5. He broke the 100m world record in 1968 and then ran an electronically times 9.95 seconds 100m the Olympics. He won the 100m race in the Olympics which had the first all black finals in the history of olympics. His record stayed for 15 years before it was broken. He also signed for the Miami Dolphins , but did not play any games for them. Who was this person?

Connect

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Connection is Vince Papale. Mark Wahlberg played the role of Vince Papale in the film Invincible. He played for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1975 to 1978 under coach Dick Vermeil before retiring due to shoulder Injury. He also played in the World Football league for Philadelphia Bells before that and was called Rocky by his team mates after the Sylvester Stallone Character

Thursday, October 04, 2007

When they were Kings!!!

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During the 1806 Vellore Mutiny and the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny , the rebelling Indians tried to establish a King and proclaim a leader from the earlier ruling dynasty in the place. Who were the two people who were proclaimed as Kings during the Vellore Mutiny and the Sepoy Mutiny?

Fateh Hyder one of the sons of Tipu Sultan and Bahadur Shah Zafar were proclaimed Kings during the Vellore Mutiny and Sepoy Mutiny Respectively.

Joan of Orange Revolution?

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She was called the Joan of Arc of the Orange Revolution. Her daughter is married to the rock Musician Sean Carr. In July 2005 she was named as the third most powerful women in the world after Condoleeza rica and Wu Yi.Under the Perestroika initiatives , she founded and headed a video rental chain and then entered the Gas business to make her fortunes. Who is this person?

Yulia Tymoshenko. She is also know for her distinct hairstyle and wardrobe and has been dubbed as 'The Yuliya' by the London Times