Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Answers to weekend tadka 1

Dear all,
We apologise for the delay in giving out the answers. Also, due to a technical error, we are unable to spell out the individual scores for this edition.

Here go the answers..

1. Sued Akshay Kumar for obscene behaviour at the Lakme India Fashion Week (the unbuttoning episode).

2. Bret “The Hitman” Hart

3. Catamaran

4. Rabindranath Tagore (Tough One)

5. The Wailing Wall

6. “Bear” Grylls (Man Vs Wild fame).

7. Erdos-Bacon Number

8. Ford (The car in Pic is Ford T Model)

9. Clockwork Orange

10. Tasmanian Devil (“Devil” was the clue here)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Weekend Tadka 1

We are back. Please post your answers on this link.
1. In the world of Fashion, what is social worker Anil P Nayar’s claim to fame?
2. X was born in a family well known in this sport. All his brothers were associated in one way or the other in this sport. Three of his brothers-in-law, Dynamite Kid, Davey Boy Smith, and Jim Neidhart, had successful careers in the same sport. X frequently described himself as "The best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be". Id X.
3. What was created and used by Paravas, a fishing community of Tamil Nadu, the name of which comes from Tamil for “tied wood”?

4. Identify this eminent Indian polymath.

5. What is this/ Give funda.

6. Edward Michael _________ ________ was one of the youngest to climb the Mt Everest at the age of 23. He was a part of the United Kingdom Special Forces and served in the capacity of a trooper and patrol medic. According to Edward, he suffered a near fatal parachute accident in Kenya, after which it was doubted he would ever walk again. Having spent close to 18 months in recovery, he then directed his efforts to fulfilling his childhood dream of climbing the Mt Everest. He also holds the distinction for being an attendee of the highest open-air formal dinner party, a guiness record for the longest indoor freefall, crossing the north-atlantic in an open rigid inflatable boat etc. How do we better know this maverick personality who was nicknamed “showman” for his alleged use of TV trickery on his programmes?

7. Hank Aaron (Baseball Player) : 3
Danica McKellar (Actor) : 4
Brian Greene (String Theorist) : 6
Stephen Hawking (Theoretical Physicist) : 7
What are we talking about here.

8. What connects: A word for a place in a watercourse which is shallow enough to be crossed by wading, on horseback or in a wheeled vehicle, and the picture below:

9. Identify the movie

10. The Looney Tunes depicts this animal as a snarling, lunatic is not far from the truth. These are notoriously cantankerous creatures and will fly into a maniacal rage when threatened. Early Europeans settlers gave this animal its present name after witnessing such displays of growling, lunging and an array of spine chilling guttural growls. Identify.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Answers to quiz 3

1) Hamdard- the person is (was) Hakim Abdul Hameed
2) Australian Open (most of you got this one)
3) Wrangler (no right answers on this)
4) Googly (sitter)
5) Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid
6) The ".tv" extension
7) Consular Diplomats
8) NS Reddy
9) Aung san Suu Kyi
10) Safdar Hashmi

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Quiz 3

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1. The person in the picture below was awarded the Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to Unani system of medicine. The pharmaceutical house he was associated with today boasts of one of the largest Unani GMP certified and ISO 9001 facilities in the world at Manesar. Give the name of the company/pharmaceutical house.

2. 1905 through 1987 : Grass

1988 until 2007: Rebound Ace

2008-present: Plexicushion Prestige.

What are we talking about?

3. The historical British meaning of "X" is a person who excels at debate. The title "X" was, in fact, given to a student obtaining first class in the Cambridge Mathematics Tripos I examination. The student obtaining the highest marks used to be described as the "senior X" These titles were officially abandoned by Cambridge University in 1909. What title? ( Clue : It is also a brand)

4.Bernard James Tindal played seven Test matches for England between 1903/04 and 1905. He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1904. What is his most important contribution to cricket?

5. Connect these two gentlemen with the song “Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head”

6. Tuvalu is an island in the Great Pacific situated Northeast of Australia. What is its claim to fame?

7. You would have seen those cars belonging to foreign missions with blue number plates and the number written in white. These contain the letters "CD". What does CD stand for?

8. Name the only Indian president who won unopposed. (to the post- obviously)

9. Name the very famous nobel-laureate alumnus of Lady Sriram College, University of Delhi to whom this quote is attributed… "It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."

10. Identify the individual

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Answers to Quiz 2

Here are the answers

1) William Shakespeare

2) Charlie's Angels- Almost all of you got this one right. Guess Charles was the hint.

3) Theory of Gloden arches is the right answers.
@Aseem- ur answer is right too- 2 countries having mcdonalds do not goto war with each other. There's more trivia on this- Nato bombed serbia just a few months after this theory became public ;-)
@ Somnath- "Bangalored" was a good guess

4) Tough one- Loonie was the right answer

5) Sitter- Kapil Dev

6) Harvard Business School was the right answer.
@ Pankaj- Yale was a close answer

7) Tough one- Aerosmith was the answer (trivia: the book mentioned was Arrow Smith)

8) All of you got this one- Shilpa Shetty

9) Jeffery Archer

10) Indian Farmer's Fertilizers Coopoerative
(The funniest one was Indian Farmer's Fertilization Coopoertaive)

Lokesh Kaushal... u top the quiz... congrats

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Quiz 2

Since we are able to see each others' answers in the comments, the exercise may turn out to be boring. We are introducing a new format here where you can give in your answers in the link provided below. Your answers shall be visible only to the moderator. These shall be published after 72 hours from the time of the quiz post.

We acknowledge the inputs from our Technical Advisor, Shri Sanjeev Grover.

Enjoy the Quiz..

1. Name the poet: ‘The Phoenix and the Turtle’, ‘Venus and Adonis’, ‘Sonnets’, and ‘The Rape of Lucrece’.

2. Created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, The Alley Cats’ graduated from police academy and their first assignment was switchboard handling and traffic. It was their assignments with Mr. Charles Townsend that shot them to fame. How do we better know them?

3. Which famous political-economic theory first appeared in Thomas Friedman’s, ‘The Lexus and the Olive Tree’?

4. What is the Canadian one dollar coin colloquially called? Its 'pet-name' name comes from the name of a bird?

5. Middle name is Ramlal Nikhanj; author of book, ‘Straight from the Heart’; and member of the Indian Territorial Army; brand ambassador for Haier and Birla Sun Life Insurance; known for his achievements in sport. Who is he?

6. The emblem of which organization is inscribed with the term, 'Veritas'?

7. There many stories doing the rounds on how the band got its name. One says it’s a distorted version of the name of a book by Sinclair Lewis. The other one says that once when the drummer was sitting in his school with his girlfriend he went about doodling a name in his notebook and then was born a new name for the band. Which band?

8. Who recently launched a perfume brand, S2 (S-Square)?

9. Identify:

10) If you have been in Gurgaon, you have probably crossed and gone around IFFCO Chowk a million times. What does IFFCO in IFFCO Chowk stand for?

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Enjoy and All the very best.

PS- Do not write in the answers in the "Comments" section. You may give any other inputs there.

Thank you

Thank you for the responses. Here are the answers to Quiz 1-

1) Vikram Sarabhai
2) Lalit Modi, BCCI
3) A Tale of Two Cities
4) To kill a mockingbird
5) The guy who stabbed Monica Seles in '93

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The first one

1) Identify

2) ED of Godfrey Philips in India; Awarded the "Business Standard Award" for making XYZ the most innovative company in India for 2008.

Name the individual and identify XYZ.

3) Sitter: These are the opening lines of a timeless classic. Identify the book.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. "

4) Identify the film

5) What is Gunter Parche's claim to fame (he's rather infamous)?