Sunday, May 30, 2010

Question 656

Identify this literary character:

Answer: Dick Tracy


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Question 655

Sitter: Identify the logo:
Answer: Reddit


Friday, May 28, 2010

Question 654: Wasn't that supposed to be Wiki?

Explain and identify the company:

Answer: Nupedia, a predecessor of Wikipedia. Nupedia was a free encyclopedia consisting of articles from experts but could not be edited by anyone as in Wikipedia.


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Question 653: Let's Learn From Them

X is an educational program that was started in India by Y. Established in 2002, the program selects a certain number of meritorious and talented candidates each year from economically backward sections of society and trains them for the Z.

During his student days Y was selected for Cambridge University for higher education. But due to lack of money, he did not go there. Having witnessed extreme financial hardship since childhood, he felt the pangs of poverty so much that he decided to do something for the poor students, who invariably fade away without getting right opportunities. This led to the birth of X. In the last seven years, it has seen 182 out of 210 students from extremely economically poor background accepted in Z. During this program students are provided free tuition, board and lodge. Y was granted admission to Cambridge University, but could not attend for financial reasons.

Identify X, Y and Z.

Answer: X: Super 30 Y: Anand Kumar Z: IIT-JEE


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Question 652

Explain the funda and identify X, A, B, C :

Answer: Sri Lanka (X) hold the record for the highest team total in every format of cricket. They have scored 952/6 (declared) against India (A) in tests, 260/6 against Kenya (B) in T20s and 443/9 against Nederlands (C) in ODIs.


Question 651: Brandish sitter!!

Set A:
Set B:

Set C:

What do these sets signify? (order is important)

Answer: Rival brands endorsed by Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan. In each set, the 1st is endorsed by Aamir, 2nd is endorsed by Shah Rukh and the 3rd is endorsed by Hrithik.


Question 650: O la la!

"well all original cricket fan ah all ______
una wave una hand man!
talk dem have some little put together team around de world
ah talk bout dem want come test de big _____
Ah dutty yeah!
Yo, where una come, where una come from?
Wave una hand, wave una hand!! ...................

Ah true de want play cricket
Buh yuh tek all dem wicket
Anything dere, yuh know we goin' wreck it!
And we batsmen dem ah select it, six or a four
Yuh know we goin mek it
And him bowl LBW
He wan mek a run and we bowl him for ducks
Bowl him fi ducks and him run outta luck
West Indies will get the gold cup, yeah! ....................

Ah true beat England, beat Pakistan
Beat Sri Lanka and de Australian!
Wha happen to de team from down India?
So shock because we bowl dem over!
Ah my people yeah!

What Island we come from?!(_______!)
Answer de call!!(______!)
Show dem we culture!(______!) "

[These are excerpts of which song. Id the artist and fill in the blanks (all blanks are the same).]

Answer: Song West Indies Cricket by artist Sean Paul. Blank is also "West Indian". It has, infact, been adopted as the official West Indies cricket anthem.


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Question 649

Just id this legendary 'exotic dancer'.

Answer: Mata Hari


Monday, May 24, 2010

Question 648

Sitter:The house in the pic,'X' was created specially for filming part of an upcoming movie 'Y'.Identify X and Y.(Click pic to enlarge)

Answer: X: Shell Cottage(Bill Weasley and Fluer's house) built for the movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Y)


Question 647

'X' Man, or the Unknown Rebel, is the nickname of an anonymous man who achieved widespread international recognition as a heroic figure when he was videotaped and photographed during the protests in 'Y' on June 5, 1989. Several photographs were taken of the man, who stood in front of a cloumn of tanks. The above photo became one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century, and an international symbol at the end of the Cold War era.Time magazine has named the man one of the important and influencing people of the 20th century.What was the man protesting against?.Identify X and Y.

Answer: X: Tankman Y: Tianamen Square in Beijing


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Question 646

Identify the logo which is seen a lot on the internet these days:

Answer: Sachin Tendulkar's monogram on his Twitter profile


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Question 645

Dry martini,' X said. 'One. In a deep champagne goblet.'
'Oui, monsieur.'
'Just a moment. Three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. SHAKE it very well until it's ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel. Got it?'
'Certainly monsieur.' The barman seemed pleased with the idea.
'Gosh, that's certainly a drink,' said Y.
X laughed. 'When I',' he explained, 'I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold, and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I think of a good name.'
This is the first instance of what? Identify X.

Answer: The first instance of the phrase "Shaken, not stirred." used by James Bond (X),which is the first instance of bond ordering a drink that is SHAKEN,NOT STIRRED.


Friday, May 21, 2010

Question 644

Sitter for today: Izentify ze charactuer.

Answer: Inspector Jacques Clouseau


Question 643: Connect

Answer: The connect is Kite: Khalid Hossieni (author of The Kite Runner), Anurag Basu (director of Kites) and Makar Sankrant (the festival of Kites).


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Question 642: RIP


This might help:

Answer: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


Question 641

The original title given to The X by Y was The X of Nature. In a page in Y's diary headed 22.01.1892, Y described his inspiration for the image thus:

I was walking along a path with two friends — the sun was setting — suddenly the sky turned blood red — I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence — there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city — my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety — and I sensed an infinite X passing through nature.
One theory advanced to account for the reddish sky in the background is that Y had observed the event Z in 1883: the ___ that was ejected from the Z left the sky tinted red in much of eastern United States and most of Europe and Asia from the end of November 1883 to mid February 1884. This explanation has been disputed by scholars who note that Y was an expressive, rather than descriptive painter, and was therefore not primarily responsive to literal rendering.

Identify X, Y and Z.

Answer: The Scream (X) by Edvard Munch (Y) which is inspired by the Eruption of Krakatoa (Z)


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Question 616 to 640: 2nd Anniversary Celebrations

Hi all,
Its 20th May and Quizlexic is 2 years old now and has become Pune's best quizzing blog thanks to the efforts of the entire team. Cheers!
Here are 25 questions compiled together by Rohan, Rohit, Alok, Siddharth and Aditya. This particular set is open till May 30th. Answer in comments as usual.

1) This person was born on 9 April 1954 at his grandfather’s coffee plantation in Chikmagalur, adjacent to Bhadra Wildlife Sanctuary and Project Tiger Reserve in Karnataka. He is of Tamil origin while he speaks Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and English.
His acquaintance with the natural world began when he was nine and was gifted Edward Pritchard Gee’s book The Wildlife of India which has stayed with him all these years.
He graduated with a B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Between 1975-77 he studied at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College and received a Master of Science in Management and public policy. In 1977-78, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology he studied technology policy, economics, engineering, and management, as part of the newly-established inter-disciplinary technology policy programme.He is a founding member of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and is a member of the International Council of the New York-based Asia Society. He has been an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi since 2002. He considers himself a student of Buddhism. Who?

2) X is nothing but a virtual world networking and community site, an initiative by Y. X has five imaginary planets namely ‘Solaria’, ‘Mayuraprasth’, ‘Noom’, ‘Turqua’, ‘Snow-flash’, and ‘Re-janm’ each world with different landscape, architecture and life style. 13,000 registrations occured in the first 13 hours of the launch of the website. Identify X and Y.

3) X was, according to the New Testament, one of the twelve original apostles of Jesus.
Of the twelve, he alone is reported to have kept a "money bag" ( but he is best known for his role in betraying Jesus into the hands of Jewish religious authorities.
Y is a character in the Arthurian legend, known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed and Arthur fatally wounded.
Tradition varies on his relationship to Arthur, but he is best known today as Arthur's illegitimate son by his half-sister Morgause. Identify X and Y.
This formed the basis for the storyline of which two famous literary characters?

4) X is a historical name used in the context of Ancient Rome in references to the region of Western Europe approximating present day France, Luxembourg and Belgium, but also sometimes including the Po Valley, western Switzerland, and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine. In English, the word X may also refer to an inhabitant of that region , although the expression may be used more generally for all ancient speakers of the language (an early variety of Celtic). This language was widespread in Europe, but it shared X with other languages (including at least the Aquitanian language, and also possibly a separate Belgic language. What is X?

5)In Norse mythology, X (from Old Norse for "chooser of the slain") is one of a host of female figures who decide who will die in battle. The X's bring their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. X also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens, and sometimes connected to swans. Connect X with the image below.

6)These 3 politicians have the unique distinction of being the only 3 ________ _________ of India. Fill in the blanks.

7) Identify and connect: (Order is important)

8) Connect to a place:
9) Simply Connect:

10) Put funda:

11) Identify the guy in the middle:

12) Identify this recently deceased personality.

13) Logo for which yet-to-come soccer tournament?

14) On what date was this iconic photograph taken?

15) Identify this pair:

16) Headquarters of which company?

17) Old logo of?
18) Identify the guy with MJ who has changed the life of many across the world:

19) Sitter: Identify:

20) Another sitter: Whose ride is this?
21) Inspiration for which recently released movie?
22) Identify:
23) This is the logo of which airport? (Give full name)

24) Who is he? Who's archenemy is he?
25) Identify the artist.

So long.....and thanks for all your support!

1. Jairam Ramesh
2. GoJiyo(X) and Godrej(Y)
3. Albus Dumbledore and Severus Snape
4. Gaul
5. Valkyries (picture shows the last attempt on Adolf Hitler's life as as shown in the movie Valkyrie)
6. Acting Presidents of India: V.V. Giri, Muhammad Hidayatullah, Basappa Danappa Jatti.
7. Sean Connery(Indian Jones I), Harrison Ford(Indian Jones II) and Shia LaBeouf(Indian Jones III).
8. Iwo Jima (the soldiers who lifted the flag on Iwo Jima, the location of the island and the movie Letters from Iwo Jima)
9. Noah (Steve Carrell portraying a character similar to Noah in the film Evan Almighty, painting depicting Noah and a dove and Mt. Ararat where Noah landed his Ark after the great flood.
10. These are images taken by IBM through their revolutionary Scanning Tunneling Microscope. The three images are of surfaces of metals copper and iron.
11. Freddy Mercury in his first band The Hectics
12. Late Polish president Lech KaczyƄski
13. UEFA Ero 2012
14. 6th June 1944 aka D-Day
15. Duckworth and Lewis
16. Air India in Mumbai
17. VH1
18. Simon Fuller, creator of American Idol.
19. 50 cent
20. John Lennon
21. Bum Bum Bole
22. Tiger Woods
23. Charles De Gaulle Airport of Paris
24. Green Goblin, archenemy of Spiderman
25. Andy Warhol


Question 613 to 615: Triple Treat

Identify all the three music bands:


Answer: 1)Red Hot Chili Peppers 2)U2 3)Metallica


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Question 612

Answer: Darsheel Safary


Question 611



Question 610: Say Cheese

Who clicked this photograph? What is so special about it?


Question 609



Monday, May 17, 2010

Question 608

The caffeine, potassium benzoate, aspartame, and CO2 gas contained in the X and the gelatin of the Y all contribute to the jet effect.In addition, the physical structure of the Y is the most significant cause of the eruption due to nucleation. When Y with a smooth waxy coating were tested in X there was hardly a reaction, whereas standard Y added to X formed an energetic eruption, by claim, affirming the nucleation-site theory. The surface of the Y is littered with many small holes, allowing CO2 bubbles to form very rapidly and in great quantity, in turn causing the jet of foam. This was further supported when rock salt was used as an effective substitute for Y.

ID X,Y and the phenomenon

Answer: X: Diet Coke Y: Mentos and the phenomenon is the Coke Eruption Reaction with mentos


Question 607

Id this dude and his claim to fame.

Answer: Nitin Nohria, first Indian dean of Harvard Business School


Question 606

Identify the movie and the actor.

Answer: Robert DeNiro in a still from Taxi Driver


Question 605


Answer: The 2 former Beatles members Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best