Saturday, May 30, 2009

Question 390

1993 : kamikaze
1994 : antediluvian
1995 : xanthosis
1996 : vivisepulture
1997 : euonym
1998 : chairoscurist
1999 : logorrhea
2000 : demarche
2001 : succedaneum
2002 : prospicience
2003 : pococurante
2004 : autochthonous
2005 : appoggiatura
2006 : Ursprache
2007 : serrefine
2008 : guerdon
2009 : " x "

ok name " x "

Answer: Laodicean. Final Word of the final of US National Spelling bee. Cracked by all.


Question 389 : Connect

Answer: These are the various indian legendary cricketers after whom various domestic tournaments of India (for the seniors) have been named. From top D.B.Deodhar,Mohamad nissar, Vijay hazare, Duleepsinghji, ranjitsighji. Brilliant crack by all!!


Friday, May 29, 2009

Question 388: Meter down

What have I blanked out from another innovative Amul ad.?

Answer: 9-2-11 .Cracked by all!!


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Question 387

Answer: The first national studio of Warner Bros. in Burbank, California. Cracked by Pushkar, Johny Walker and saurabh.


Question 386

What is this structure?

Answer: The wizard prison Azkaban as shown in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix(movie). Cracked by Aditya, Rohit, Alok and Pushkar


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Question 385

ok this is the cheapest connect i have ever posted

connect these two elements to form a four letter word

Answer: Aila!! Totally absurd. Cracked by Ameya, Aditya Datar, Mihir and Rohan.


Question 384

Fill the blank.

Answer:Archie. Craced by Aditya and Aditya Datar. For full answer, read Aditya's comment.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Question 383

These are stills from movies and TV shows starring which actor?

Answer: Ronald Reagan. Cracked only by Johny Walker. Kudos!!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Question 382

On 4 May 1951, a Sir Hugh Beaver went on a shooting party in North Slob, by the River Slaney in County Wexford, Ireland. He became involved in an argument over which was the fastest game bird in Europe, the koshin golden plover or the grouse. That evening at Castlebridge House he realized that it was impossible to confirm in reference books whether or not the golden plover was Europe's fastest game bird.Beaver thought that there must be numerous other questions debated nightly in pubs in Britain and Ireland, but there was nothing with which such arguments could be settled. He realized then that something supplying the answers to this sort of question might prove popular. What followed?

Answer: Creation of Guinness Book of World Records. Cracked by Aditya, Rohan and Pushkar.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Question 381

Simple one. Who is X?

Are ya ready kids?

Aye, Aye captain!

I can't heeeaaar yooouuu!


Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Absorbent and yellow and porous is he.
If nautical nonsense be somethin' ya wish.
Then drop on the deck and flop like a fish.

X, X, X, X!

Answer: Spongebob Squarepants. Cracked only by Aditya.


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Question 380

Give fundae:

Answer: The Little Mermaid statue at Copenhagen in memory of Hans Andersen. Cracked by Pushkar, Johny Walker and Rithwik K.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Question 379

Geometrically, the 'X' shape can be regarded as (the area inside of) an irregular icosagon or 20-sided polygon. The proportions of were fixed based on a 5x5 diagonal grid.
Characteristic is the 90° rotational symmetry (that is, the symmetry of the cyclic group C4h) and chirality, hence the absence of reflectional symmetry, and the existence of two versions of 'X' that are each other's mirror image.
The mirror-image forms are often described as:
clockwise and counterclockwise;
left-facing and right-facing;
left-hand and right-hand.
An explanation for 'X' origin is suggested by Carl Sagan in his book Comet, proposing that the symbol was inspired by a comet approaching Earth closely enough that the jets of gas streaming from it, bent by the comet's rotation, became visible. This explanation has found some adherents among catastrophists. What is 'X'?

Answer: The Swastika. Cracked by Johny Walker, Aditya Datar, Navin Pai, Satya, Rohit and Pushkar.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Question 378

When and Where?

Answer: The aerial view of New York after the 9/11 WTC Bombings.

P.S. Attempt the annual set here.


Question 377





A, B and C follow an order same to the order followed by X, Y and Z. These two sets are connected to one person. Whom?

Answer: These are the respective victims of Yuvraj Singh's 2 hat-tricks against Deccan Chargers and Bangalore Royal Challengers respectively. Cracked by Ameya, Johny Walker and Ameya.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Question 376: Legacy

Who follows?

Answer: Neil Nitin Mukesh, preceded by Nitin Mukesh and Mukesh. Cracked only by Rohit. Well done!!

P.S. Attemp the annual set here.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Question Set 351 to 375: Annual Celebrations

Quizlexic has completed one year of quiz-blogging and to celebrate we have compiled 25 questions for you.

Answers are to be mailed to and not to be left in comments.

Question set open till the 30th of May.


1)This company's name can be split into 2 parts meaning three and rhombus, which is reflected in the company's logo. Which company?

2)This brand receives its name from the Biblical character Samson, renowned for his strength. Which brand?

3) X was a hydrographer and officer in British Royal Navy. He created the scale for indicating ____ force. That scale is based on the formula:

v=0.836 B3/ 2m/ s

where v is the equivalent _____ speed at 10 meters above sea surface and B is X scale number. Name X.

4)At the time of the War of 1812, Samuel Wilson was a prosperous middle-aged meat-packer in Troy. He obtained a contract to supply beef to the Army in its campaign further north, which he shipped in barrels. The barrels, being government property, were branded with the initials "U.S." Over time, it is believed, anything marked with the same initials (as much Army property was) also became linked with his name. How do we know him better?

5) The poet X was moved by Y's accomplishments to write the famous epitaph:

Nature and nature's laws lay hid in night;
God said "Let Y be" and all was light.

Identify X and Y. Hint:

6)Connect these two gentlemen:

7)Connect again:


10)Guess the word which is blanked out and give funda:
11)Identify the 2nd and 3rd person from the left in the lower row and guess what they all were accused of?

12)Identify and explain what he is doing:
13)Google doodle commemorating whom?
16)Which award? Awarded for what reason?
17)Who in his childhood days?

20) Put fundae:

21) What?

22) Who?
23) This is an image of a dead Japanese soldier. It was an inspiration for which famous mascot?
24) What?

Happy Quizzing.
Questions compiled by Rohan, Sanket and Rohit.



Sunday, May 17, 2009

Question 350

X wrote about this event in his diary:
".....I was sitting writing in my textbook, but the work did not progress; my thoughts were elsewhere. I turned my chair to the fire and dozed. Again the atoms were gamboling before my eyes. This time the smaller groups kept modestly in the background. My mental eye, rendered more acute by the repeated visions of the kind, could not distinguish larger structures of manifold combination; long rows sometimes more closely fitted together all twining and twisting in snake-like motion. But look! What was that? One of the ______ had seized hold of its own tail, and the form whirled mockingly before my eyes. As if by a flash of lightning I awoke, and this time also i spent the rest of the night in working out the consequences of the hypothesis."

Identify X, the event and its consequences.

Answer: Friedrich Kekule on his dream of snake with its tail in its mouth leading to the structure of Benzene. Cracked only by Johny Walker !! Well done !!


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Question 349

X is the Italian word for God.

X is also a heavy metal band formed by Ronnie James X, who has also performed in the bands Elf,Rainbow and Black Sabbath.

X is also a popular mode of transportation (specific name), whose tagline is, "get noticed". X is most popular with Indian youth, owing to its light-weight fibre body and enhanced performance.

Y is a homophone of X, but has a completely different meaning. Y is an abbreviation of YZW, which has an etymological meaning. YZW is generally used by males emitting Z.

W is a particular insect of the family Formicidae, a particular subspecies realising formic acid on its bite.

Identify W,X,Y and Z


X: Dio

Y: Deo

W: Odour

Z: Ant

Cracked by Rohan and Alok


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Question 348

'X' is an administrative district in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan located 160 km/100 miles from Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan. It is the upper region of the 'X' River, which rises in the Hindu Kush range. The capital of 'X' is Saidu Sharif, but the main town is Mingora. It was a princely state in the NWFP until it was dissolved in 1969. With high mountains, green meadows, and clear lakes, it is a place of great natural beauty that used to be popular with tourists as "the Switzerland of Pakistan".
In December 2008 most of the area was captured due to militant insurgency and it is now too dangerous for tourism. The Islamist militant leader Maulana Fazlullah and his group Tehreek-e-Nafaz-e-Shariat-e-Mohammadi have banned all illegal acts, that are against the humanity. These days again this region has emerged as a cause of concern and international deliberation. Which place am I talking about?

Answer: The swat valley in Pakistan which is in Taliban hands.
Cracked by Adi, alok and Rohan.


Question 347

Although there is no official record of such an incident ever taking place,the story goes that in the third century BC,the roman emperor,Claudius II,imprisoned a young priest guilty of secretly conducting the marriage of several roman soldiers.The priest was executed for his crimes.Before being executed,the young priest sent a message to his beloved,reaching out to her with his love.
In reality,nothing is known of him except his name and the fact that he was buried at the Via flaminia north of rome on a particular date and that a feast is given in his name on that particular date.It is unclear,however whether the feast of that day celebrates one saint or more saints of the same name.
How is this person remembered widely even today?

Answer:Saint Valentine,remembered through the celebration of love on Feb 14, Valentine's day.
Cracked by all(9 people)!!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Question 346

Born in 1963 in Delhi, India, XY studied at the prestigious St.Joseph's College, Nainital. He attended Duke University in the United States, graduating in 1986 with a degree in marketing.

He is the scion of Y Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar group, the industrial conglomerate founded in 1933; it has interests in agro-chemicals, steel, tobacco, tea and beverages, education, entertainment and Real estate. He also sits on the board of Godfrey Philips, one of India's tobacco companies.

XY was charged and pleaded guilty to possession of 400 grams of cocaine, assault and kidnapping in 1985 while he was a student at Duke University, USA. He pleaded guilty on all charges and was sentenced to two years in prison. However, he did not serve any prison time and came back to India in 1986 after being released on probation.


Answer: Lalit Modi
Cracked by all(10 guys)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good response guys, keep the good work going...........


Monday, May 11, 2009

Question 345

The following people(although last one is a company) have something in common and it is related to the words written above their photos.
What is it?
(Don't think sports and you will get it!)






Answer: The pics are of Graemme Smith, Svetlana Kuznetsova, David Ferrer, Paulo Ferreira and Ferrari.
Their names(Smith, Kuznetsova, Ferrer, Ferreira and Ferrari) literally mean "blacksmith" in the respective languages.

Cracked only by Johny Walker. Well done!