Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Question 801

What does this map depict?

Answer: Dharavi compared to other large slums in the world. Map according to Mike Davis.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Question 800: SuperConnect

Connect the elements in every img and then connect them to one common theme:


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Question 799


Answer: Leo Fender, inventor of the Fender electric guitar.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Question 798

No points for guessing who is this, obviously, just tell me where would you find this statue.


Question 797

What does this cartoon depict? Need a specific answer with a possible funda for it's nomenclature!

Answer: Quoting gks, who is the only one to crack this "MRSA Superbug. NDM-1, Named after New Delhi. New Delhi metallo beta lactamase". Kudos!"


Question 796: Back Home

Id the logo.

Answer: Vedanta resources.


Question 795

Logo for?

Answer: The Live Aid Concert


Friday, August 27, 2010

Question 794

Identify and connect:

Answer: Thomas Calvin and Thomas Hobbes, who give their names to the comic pair of Calvin and Hobbes.


Thursday, August 26, 2010

Question 793

Explain: well we all know that it is the timeline of Apple products
             my question is explain the red blank

Answer: Timeline of Apple products.


Question 792

The X is a legend associated with Y. It is often used as a metaphor for an intractable problem, solved by a bold stroke ("cutting the X").

At one time the Phyrgians were without a king. An oracle at Telmissus (the ancient capital of Phyrgia) decreed that the next man to enter the city driving an ox-cart should become their king. This man was a poor peasant, Z, who drove into town on his ox-cart. He was declared king by the priests. This had been predicted in a second way by a sign of the gods, when an eagle had landed on that ox-cart. In gratitude, his son Midas dedicated the ox-cart to the Phrygian god Sabazios (whom the Greeks identified with Zeus) and either tied it to a post or tied its shaft with an intricate ____ of cornel bark. The ox-cart still stood in the palace of the former kings of Phyrgia in the fourth century BC when Y arrived, at which point Phrygia had been reduced to a province of the Persian empire.

In 333 BC, while wintering here, Y attempted to "solve" X. When he could not find the end to X to "solve" it, he sliced it in half with a stroke of his sword, producing the required ends (the so-called "Y-ian solution"). That night there was a violent thunderstorm. The prophets took this as a sign that Zeus was pleased and would grant Y many victories. Once Y had sliced X with a sword-stroke, his biographers claimed in retrospect that an oracle further prophesied that the one to "solve" X would become the king of Asia.

Identify X, Y and Z.

Answer: X: The Gordian Knot, Y: Alexander the Great, Z: Gordias.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Question 791

Identify the sport and put funda.

Answer: "Muggle Quidditch"(Not human quidditch as wizards/witches are humans too!). For rules, gameplay and other details, see here


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Question 790

It is a philosophical statement in Latin used by X, which became a fundamental element of Western philosophy. The simple meaning of the phrase is that if someone is wondering whether or not they exist, that is in and of itself proof that they do exist (because, at the very least, there is an "I" who is doing the thinking).

X's original statement was from his Discourse on Method (1637). He wrote it in French, not in Latin, thereby reaching a wider audience in his country than that of scholars. He uses the Latin alternative in the later Principles of Philosophy (1644), Part 1, article 7: "This proposition, _________, is the first and the most certain which presents itself to whoever conducts his thoughts in order".).

Identify X and his statement.

Answer: "Corgito Ergo Sum" or "I Think Therefore I Am" by Rene Descartes.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Question 789

Flag of what?

Answer: Commonwealth of Nations


Question 788

This band X, appeared on stage together for the first time together in 24 years at Live 8 in London. Before the gig, the band planned out the setlist at London's Connaught Hotel. "_____ wanted to do the song 'Y', but I didn't think it was appropriate," ______ said. "This was a thing for Africa and I didn't really think that little children in Africa should be singing, 'Z'(a line from the song Y). There was no argument about it. I was absolutely right."
Identify X, Y and Z.

Answer: X: Pink Floyd, Y: Another Brick in the Wall, Z: We Don't Need No Education


Quizlexic in Pune Mirror

Publication: Pune Mirror; Date: Aug 23, 2010; Section: Variety; Page: 35

The quiz show
Founded more than two years ago by a group of vehement quizzers, Quizlexic went from being a Sunday morning diversion to one of the most prominent quiz blogs in the circuit. The site features an eclectic mix of questions, some of which are rather esoteric. It’s updated regularly and managed efficiently, it’s definitely recommended for quiz aficionados.


E-paper link

Quizlexic becomes one of the first quiz blogs to feature in a newspaper: Pune Mirror, a supplement of The Times of India. We would like to thank Ritwik Deshpande for making this possible.

We take this opportunity to thank all our faithful followers and blog visitors over the couple of years, who have collectively helped to keep this blog going strong. Keep up the good work guys!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Question 787

X is a theorem first proposed by ___ in the form of a note scribbled in the margin of his copy of the ancient Greek text Arithmetica by Diophantus. The scribbled note was discovered posthumously, and the original is now lost. However, a copy was preserved in a book published by ___'s son. In the note, _____ claimed to have discovered a proof that the Diophantine equation x^n+y^n=z^n has no integer solutions for n>2 and x,y,z=0.
Simple, it may seem. But this austere equation kept the sharpest of the brains puzzled for the last 360 years. Finally, in 1995, a British mathematician Andrew Wiles cracked the code after years of contemplation.
Id X and fill in the blank.

Fermat's Last Theorem


Question 786

The term X came into use in the early eighties American hardcore scene in Washington, D.C. Vocalist H.R. (Paul Hudson) of the band Bad Brains, regarded as a band that "put X-ing on the map," used the term mash in lyrics and show stage banter to both incite and describe the act of X-ing. Due to his affected Jamaican-accented pronunciation of the word, fans heard this as X instead. By the mid-eighties, the term was appearing in print with its current spelling. Through the connectedness of hardcore, crossover, and thrash in the early years of these genres, the word X spread across the spectrum of these musics. By the time East coast thrash metal band Anthrax used the term in their song Caught In A X, it was already a mainstay of hardcore and thrash scenes. Through the mainstream success of bands like Anthrax and the later success of Nirvana and The Melvins, whose sounds and culture were directly rooted in hardcore and punk, the term came into the popular vernacular. What term?

Answer: "moshing" in rock concerts


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Question 785

It is commonly believed that the coffee bean that originated in the port city of X was encountered by Marco Polo on his trip through the Arab World. After the month and a half of Polo's turbulent journey, his party were forced to go ashore at Ṣūr (modern-day Tyre, Lebanon) to resupply their stocks, because the captain, William Maurice, had provided insufficient room for food storage. In the marketplace there, Polo found a Yemenite salesman who had brought coffee beans from X, purchased some and ultimately returned with them (among many other imports) to Europe. However, the bean was not widely known through Europe until the 17th century. In 1595 Spanish Jesuit missionary Pedro Paez was the first European to taste X's coffee in place. The term "X" in relation to chocolate and coffee–chocolate blends is strictly as a result of European influence. Chocolate is not cultivated at X nor imported into it. Identify X.

Answer: Mocha which gives its name to the Mocha coffee


Question 784

X, published in 1975, features Y in his final appearance in Z's works. Z wrote the novel in the early 1940s, during World War II, wanting to have a fitting end to Y's series of novels, Z had the novel locked away in a bank vault for over thirty years. The final Y novel that Z wrote was published in 1972. Knowing that she could no longer write any novels, the elderly Z authorised X's removal from the vault and subsequent publication. It was the last of her books to be published during her lifetime.

Identify X, Y and Z.

Answer: X: Curtain:Poirot's Last Case, Y: Hercule Poirot, Z: Agatha Christie


Question 783

X is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system (usually the stomach, though it can occur in other locations.There are several varieties of X, some of which have inorganic constituents and others organic.

X were sought because they were believed to have the power of a universal antidote against any poison. It was believed that a drinking glass which contained a X would neutralize any poison poured into it. The word "X" comes from the Persian word which literally means "protection from poison."

In 1575, the surgeon Ambroise Pare described an experiment to test the properties of the X. At the time, X was deemed to be able to cure the effects of any poison, but Paré believed this was impossible. It happened that a cook at Paré's court was caught stealing fine silver cutlery. In his shame, the cook agreed to be poisoned. He then used X to no great avail as he died in agony seven hours later. Paré had proved that X could not cure all poisons as was commonly believed at the time.

Answer: The Bezoar stone


Friday, August 20, 2010

Question 782

Identify the logo.

Answer: WikiLeaks


Question 781

This is a very poorly formed question, but interesting nonetheless:

"A" is described as resembling "a small, thin, flexible lap computer" encased in a "sturdy plastic cover". It is presumably of robust construction, able to withstand falling through time/space wormholes and being thrown into swamps, being rescued, and still operating. Its entries are arranged alphabetically on the screen and accessed via typing entry codes on a keyboard.

The entry for X in "A" describes X in the words "E".

A group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Answer to the Question of "C" from a supercomputer specially built for this purpose. It takes the supercomputer 7½ million years to compute and check the answer. Being unsatisfied with the Answer, they set about finding the Question which would give the Answer meaning, whereupon the supercomputer designed X, to calculate it. However, ten million years later, and just five minutes before the completion of the program X was designed to execute, X is demolished. When you enter "B"(a place), they announce:
"Ladies and gentlemen," he said, "The Universe as we know it has now been in existence for over one hundred and seventy thousand million billion years and will be ending in a little over half an hour. So, welcome one and all to _________, the "B"!"

A group of hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings demand to learn the Answer to the Question of "C" from a supercomputer specially built for this purpose. It takes the supercomputer 7½ million years to compute and check the answer. Being unsatisfied with the Answer, they set about finding the Question which would give the Answer meaning, whereupon the supercomputer designed X, to calculate it. However, ten million years later, and just five minutes before the completion of the program X was designed to execute, X is demolished.

"D" is the message left by the dolphins when they departed X just before it was demolished to make way for a hyperspatial express route.

Identify A, B, C, D and E.

Answer: X is Earth. A, B, C, D, E and F are "The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy", "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe", "Life, the Universe and Everything", "So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish" and "Mostly Harmless" respectively. They are the 6 books of the Hitchhikers' series written by Douglas Adams.


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Question 780

These two persons are the only ones to hold what Indian Army rank? Identify both.

Answer: Sam Maneckshaw and K.M. Cariappa, the only 2 persons to have held the Field Marshall rank of the Indian national army. Cracked by one and all!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Question 779


Answer: Leaders who have been victims of Shoe-hurling attacks during public rallies. L.K Advani and Hu Jintao also are in the list.


Question 778


Answer: Actor who have lent their voices for the 4 main characters of Madagascar. (Clockwise from top left: Jada Pinkett Smith-Gloria, Chris Rock-Marty, David Schwimmer-Melman, Ben Stiller-Alex


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Question 777

The traditional recorded celebration of X has long included giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions. The European tradition has been dated to the Middle Ages, but the exact origin is unknown and there are some claims that it goes back to the late Roman/early Christian era; metal boxes placed outside of churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen. In the United Kingdom, it certainly became a custom of the nineteenth-century Victorians for tradesmen to collect their "Christmas boxes" or gifts on the day after Christmas in return for good and reliable service throughout the year. Another possibility is that the name derives from an old English tradition: in exchange for ensuring that wealthy landowners' Christmases ran smoothly, their servants were allowed to take the day off to visit their families. The employers gave each servant a box containing gifts and bonuses (and sometimes leftover food). Celebration of what?Answer: Boxing Day


Monday, August 16, 2010

Question 776

This is a pic from CWG Melbourne 2006. Id the venue.

Answer: Telstra Dome


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Question 775

Simple! Who's this?

Answer: Josep Guardiola, current manager of FC Barcelona)


Question 774: FRA, JAP, JAP, GBR

Connect and identify the nation which completes this list:

Answer: The last nation is India. All countries celebrating their Independence Day on 15th August


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Question 773: Pony Tale

Though it might seem to be a simple wooden horse but this picture taken in 1911 depicts one of the earliest apparatus used for a particular routine. The current one is similar yet different!! What am i talking about? Put fundae! (Allegedly even Alexander-the great possessed such apparatus leading to the routine)

Answer: The Pommell horse used in Gymnastics.


Question 772: Exclusive

'X' is located at 20°07′N 85°50′E / 20.12°N 85.83°E / 20.12; 85.83. It has an average elevation of 25 metres (82 feet). It is thirty-five kilometres from Puri, at the junction where the Konark road branches from the Bhubaneswar to Puri road.

As of 2001[update] India census, X had a population of 14,263. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. It has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In 'X', 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. X? (it shares it's name with something more significant supposedly based on it) Moreover, there are possibly many more with the same name.

Answer: Peepli. Great explanation given by Aditya Datar.


Question 771

After many days, a connect:

Answer: Connect is Sixth Sense. Pranav Mistry, with his invention the Sixth Sense device. M. Night Shyamalan, who has directed the movie The Sixth Sense. Zener cards used in ESP(ExtraSensory Perception) which if often associated with sixth sense.


Question 770

Put funda:

Tuesday 22 June 2010
  • 6:13 pm – Match begins
  • 9:07 pm – Match suspended
Wednesday 23 June 2010
  • 2:05 pm – Match resumes
  • 5:45 pm – Match sets record
  • 9:10 pm – Match suspended a second time
Thursday 24 June 2010
  • 3:43 pm – Match continued
  • 4:48 pm – Match ended

Answer: The longest tennis match in history played at Wimbledon between Nicholas Mahut and John Isner


Friday, August 13, 2010

Question 769

Ad for?

Answer: Viagra it is. Why would Axe make men...you know...


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Question 768

 ID the construction
& explain its significance


Question 767

Today's question contributed by Chinmay Buzruk.
Where is this sculpture? What mythological event does it depict?

Answer: Samudra Manthan, the mythological event being depicted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand. Everyone get's the funda right too.


Monday, August 9, 2010

Question 766

Sculpture of?

Answer: Chandrashekhar Azad


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Question 765: You're in it

Put fundae.

Answer: The number of internet connectons shown by a map.


Friday, August 6, 2010

Question 764

Simple one. Identify the logo.

Answer: The Hockey India logo


Question 763

Answer: The Powerpuff Girls


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Question 762

Amswer: Pragyan Ojha, Muralitharan's 800th victim.


Question 761

Put funda w.r.t. to the picture.

Answer: For several years during the 1990s, the boxes of the current CORELDRAW software suites were graced by a large Corel-drawn image of Hedy Lamarr, in tribute to her pre-computer scientific discoveries. These pictures were winners in CORELDRAWs yearly software suite cover design contests. Far from being flattered, however, Lamarr sued Corel for using the image without her permission. Corel countered that she did not own rights to the image. They reached an undisclosed settlement in 1999.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Question 760


Answer: Marc Mezvinsky, the man who recently tied the knot to Chelsea Clinton.


Question 759

Identify this little character.

Stumpy, the mascot of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 to be held in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Question 758

Answer: Both the blanks are one person, Suresh Raina. First box comprises of players who have scored a century in all the 3 formats of the game while the 2nd box shows players who have played the most number of ODIs before making their test debut.


Question 757

What one word connects?
1)This place specifically:
and 2) This among other such places:

Answer: Connect was Oval. The Oval Office and the Oval ground


Question 756

Identify the logo.

Answer: Logo of the new browser Epic which is built on Mozilla. It is the first browser for India having various Indian widgets. Free download is available on the Epic Browser website


Monday, August 2, 2010

Question 755

Connect: (order important)

Answer: Aerosmith, Metallica and Van Halen bands which have Guitar Hero versions dedicated to them.