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SET 3

  1. The New Oxford American Dictionary announced the Word of the Year for 2010 is _____. Who invented this word?
  2. This term came into prominence in the summer of 2010. It is a technique used for damage control in oil wells.
  3. The phrase ______ has no meaning in Arabic nor in any of the Berber languages spoken in Libya. If X did teach a sex act by that name to Y, he might have taken his inspiration from an old English-language joke. The joke, in short, involves three Westerners captured by a primitive tribe. The chief offers each of them a choice between death and ______. The first two choose ______ and are sexually tortured in various ways before being killed. The third, seeing what’s come before, selects death. At this, chief sighs heavily. “Death you have asked for, death you shall have,” he says. “But first a little ____.” What is the phrase and who are X,Y?

4. Who is the person in the picture. This is a spoof of a famous photograph. Name the photograph.

     

    5. The X web site was created by Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow, Russia. Ternovskiy says the concept arose from video chats he used to have with friends on Skype, and that he wrote the first version of X in “two days and two nights”. Ternovskiy chose the name after watching The Deer Hunter, a 1978 film set in the Vietnam War in which prisoners of war are forced to play Y. X?

    6. Connect

7)Mantle, Cooper, Jones, Andrews and Lodge are surnames you’d encounter in __________?

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Answers for Set 2

1) Ramlila

2)English Cricket,the oval, australia.

3)maryada raamanna

4)S.Y Quraishi , current chief election commissioner of India

5)suri

suri cruise-tom cruise’s daughter

suri-surya’s character in Rakht charitra

and the name of the amazon tribe depicted

6)A-transformer/TX, being developed by U.S Army,inspired from transition, the flying car concept designed by a team of MIT graduates

Score(for set 2 only)

1) mmmuuah-6

2) kukusash-5, karvy279-5, vinodisdbest-5, manideep04-5

3)kvnikhilreddy-4

4) tadityasrinivas-1

Aggregate score leaders:

1. mmmuuah – 12

2. manideep04 – 11

3. vinodisdbest – 10

4. tomraven123, abrambenny, chitchha, whistleblower, kukusash-6

More next week………….

Set 2

Hello there! Hope everyone’s having a good time in the holidays. Although we were supposed to put up a new set every week, its been a month since our first set was posted. You didn’t really expect us to be that efficient, did you? Come on, Mahesh took a break for 3 years, still you went to watch Khaleja like it was your Fundamental Duty.  Anyway, we’ve had to take a break because November was packed with exams. Now that acads are out of the way, we hope to have this running more regularly.

So here is the new set of questions.

1. Which annual event is depicted here?

2. Whose obituary? Fill in the blanks.

3.

This is a silent comedy directed, produced, written by and starring Buster Keaton. It was released in 1923 by Metro Pictures Corporation. The movie uses slapstick and situational comedy to tell the story of Willie McKay, a city slicker who gets caught in the middle of the infamous Canfield & McKay feud, an obvious satire of the real-life Hatfield-McCoy feud. Which recent Indian movie was an adaptation of this one?

4.Identify

5. Connect (one word)

6.       (A) is a concept vehicle that a top army force is working on. It is inspired from (B).Name the concept.

Answers for set 1

The answers for Set 1 are:

1. Juggernaut. Jagannath doesn’t get you points.

2. abracadabra. abraxas was the clue.

3. rohan (bopanna, kanhai and the kingdom)

4.manhattan

5. jalebi

6. Ark of the Covenant.

Points table:

tomraven123 – 6

manideep04 – 6

abrambenny – 6

chitchha – 6

mmmuuah – 6

whistleblower – 6

vinodisdbest – 5

kanisht – 4

kukusash – 1

PS A big Thank You to all of you who wasted your time answering questions that wont help you get a nice job. Keep patronizing us. To those who still care, hopefully Set 2 will be up soon. We havn’t been able to devote time to make it. Bye.

Set 1: KICK OFF

Here’s the first set of questions. Please go through the introduction to the blog in the “About” page before you begin. Happy Quizzing!!

1. The word is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “Lord of the Universe”. One of the most famous of Indian temples, which is dedicated to this Lord has the Ratha Yatra. A popular 14th-century work The Travels of Sir John Mandeville describes Hindus casting themselves under the wheels of these huge chariots and being crushed to death. Based on this claim, British colonials promulgated the claim that Hindu devotees were “lunatic fanatics who threw themselves under the wheels of these chariots in order to attain salvation”. This word is also the name of a Marvel Comics character. What’s the word?

 

2. According to the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica it was used as a magical formula by the Gnostics of the sect of Basilides in invoking the aid of beneficent spirits against disease and misfortune. It is found on Abraxas stones which were worn as amulets. Subsequently its use spread beyond the Gnostics, and in modern times it is applied contemptuously to a conception or hypothesis which purports to be a simple solution of apparently insoluble phenomena.The word is now commonly used as an incantation by stage magicians and their imitators. Which word?

 

3.       Give one word to connect:

a.       The world no. 14 mens’ doubles tennis player (on 1.11.2010.)

b.      A great West Indian batsman of the 60s.

c.       A kingdom in Middle Earth.

 

4.       The ________ Project was the codename for a project conducted during World War II to develop the first atomic bombs for wartime use. The project’s roots began in 1939 when Albert Einstein signed a letter to President Roosevelt expressing his concerns that Nazi Germany may be trying to develop nuclear weapons. The American atomic effort began as a small research program into the feasibility of using nuclear fission for wartime purposes, but would expand to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly US$2 billion by August 1945. Fill in the blank.

 

5.    The earliest written references to X is in a 13th century cookbook by Muhammad bin Hasan al-Baghdadi. In Iran, where it is known as Zlebia, X was traditionally given to the poor during Ramadan. It likely arrived during Muslim rule of the Indian Subcontinent, through cultural diffusion and trade. X has existed in the Indian subcontinent for at least 500 years. X?

 

6.

This is the most important church in Ethiopia. What is it supposed to house?