Thursday, September 30, 2010

Question 830

X is a former cricketer, now the first team coach of the IPL team A. His two sons Y and Z play for the IPL teams 1 and 2 respectively. Identify A, X, Y and Z.




Answer: A: Sahara Pune Warriors. X: Geoff Marsh. Y: Shawn Marsh. Z: Mitchell Marsh


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Question 829: Has He Lost His Mind? Can He See Or...

Put funda.

Answer: The XOS-2 Military suit dubbed "Iron Man" because of its stealth power and its resemblance to the fictional superhero. It is developed by American company Raytheon Sarcos.


Question 828

Identify this Scottish sportsman and the unique distinction he is going to achieve in the near future.

Answer: Willie Wood, who plays lawn balls for Scotland, is the oldest participant at this year's Commonwealth Games 2010 at 72 years of age.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Question 827

Put funda.

Answer: The Anthrax attacks in America in 2001. Wiki for more details.


Question 826: Shift+7

Traditionally, in English-speaking schools when reciting the alphabet, any letter that could also be used as a word in itself ("A," "I," and, at one point, "O") was preceded by the Latin expression "per se" (Latin for "by itself"). Also, it was common practice to add at the end of the alphabet this particular sign . Thus, the recitation of the alphabet would end in: "X, Y, Z and per se and." What sign?
Answer: Its the Ampersand symbol "&" so often used in English language. Cracked only by one guy!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Question 825

X wrote Y as a sequel to W, but was primarily based on the life of the notorious bandit Z. Z was a peasant. The subjugated social status of his class led him to become a bandit and separatist who has been mythologised during his life and after his death. He is commonly compared to the legend of Robin Hood in popular culture, due to stories pertaining to him helping the poor villagers in his area by taking from the rich. His story gained attention in the media worldwide, in part due to his handsome looks, including features in Time. Identify W,X,Y and Z.



Answer: X: Mario Puzo W: The Godfather Y: The Sicilian Z: Salvatore Giuliano


Question 824

X-Y was constructed in 1527 by order of X. Before the 1940s, it was called Y-i-Janmasthan ("Y of the birthplace") acknowledging the site as the birthplace of the Hindu deity, Z. The X-Y was one of the largest of its kind in Uttar Pradesh. Although there were several older such structures in the surrounding district, including the Hazrat Bal Y constructed by the Shariqi kings, X-Y became the largest, due to the importance of the site. Despite its size and fame, it was little used by the Muslim community of the district and numerous petitions by Hindus to the courts resulted in Hindu worshippers of Z gaining access to the site. Identify X-Y and Z.
Answer: X-Y : Babri Masjid (Mosque of Babur) and Z: Lord Rama.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Question 823

Which two Indian bank's logos have been "inspired" by these logos?



Answer: 1)Axis bank 2)Union bank of India


Friday, September 24, 2010

Question 822: No Dinner Table?

A couch gag from The Simpsons inspired by which iconic photo?

Answer: Lunch atop a Skyscraper


Question 821


Answer:1) Golstein (discovered the proton), 2) J.J. Thompson (discovered the electron) and 3) Chadwick (discovered the neutron)


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Question 820

This syndrome is characterized by multiple, symmetric, circumferential skin creases, or bands, on the forearms, lower legs, and often the neck that are present at birth. The creases disappear later in life. Associated abnormalities vary and may include facial dysmorphism, upslanting palpebral fissures, hypertelorism, cleft palate, genital anomalies, mild developmental delay, ureterocele, smooth muscle hamartoma, nevus lipomatosus and other defects. It was originally described by Ross in 1969. Twenty cases of this disorder have been reported. What is this syndrome known as?


Monday, September 20, 2010

Question 819

A really long story: Identify X, Y and the book.

The speeding motorcycle took the sharp corner so fast in the darkness that both policemen in the pursuing car shouted ‘whoa!’ Sergeant Fisher slammed his large foot on the brake, thinking that the boy who was riding pillion was sure to be flung under his wheels; however, the motorbike made the turn without unseating either of its riders, and with a wink of its red tail light, vanished up the narrow side street.

‘We’ve got ‘em now!” cried PC Anderson excitedly. ‘That’s a dead end!”

Leaning hard on the steering wheel and crashing his gears, Fisher scraped half the paint off the flank of the car as he forced it up the alleyway in pursuit. There in the headlights sat their quarry, stationary at last after a quarter of an hour’s chase. The two riders were trapped between a towering brick wall and the police car, which was now crashing towards them like some growling, luminous-eyed predator.

There was so little space between the car doors and the walls of the alley that Fisher and Anderson had difficulty extricating themselves from the vehicle. It injured their dignity to have to inch, crab-like, towards the miscreants. Fisher dragged his generous belly along the wall, tearing buttons off his shirt as he went, and finally snapping off the wing mirror with his backside.

‘Get off the bike!’ he bellowed at the smirking youths, who sat basking in the flashing blue light as though enjoying it.

They did as they were told. Finally pulling free from the broken wind mirror, Fisher glared at them. They seemed to be in their late teens. The one who had been driving had long black hair; his insolent good looks reminded Fisher unpleasantly of his daughter’s guitar-playing, layabout boyfriend. The second boy also had black hair, though his was short and stuck up in all directions; he wore glasses and a broad grin. Both were dressed in T-shirts emblazoned with a large golden bird; the emblem, no doubt, of some deafening, tuneless rock band.

‘No helmets!’ Fisher yelled, pointing from one uncovered head to the other. ‘Exceeding the speed limit by – by a considerable amount!’ (In fact, the speed registered had been greater than Fisher was prepared to accept that any motorcycle could travel.) ‘Failing to stop for the police!’

‘We’d have loved to stop for a chat,’ said the boy in glasses, ‘only we were trying -’

‘Don’t get smart – you two are in a heap of trouble!’ snarled Anderson. ‘Names!’

‘Names?’ repeated the long-haired driver. ‘Er – well, let’s see. There’s Wilberforce… Bathsheba… Elvendork…’

‘And what’s nice about that one is, you can use it for a boy or a girl,’ said the boy in glasses.

‘Oh, OUR names, did you mean?’ asked the first, as Anderson spluttered with rage. ‘You should’ve said! This here is X, and I’m Y!’

‘Things’ll be seriously black for you in a minute, you cheeky little -’ But neither X nor Y was paying attention. They were suddenly as alert as gundogs, staring past Fisher and Anderson, over the roof of the police car, at the dark mouth of the alley. Then, with identical fluid movements, they reached into their back pockets. For the space of a heartbeat both policemen imagined guns gleaming at them, but a second later they saw that the motorcyclists had drawn nothing more than -

‘Drumsticks?’ jeered Anderson. ‘Right pair of jokers, aren’t you? Right, we’re arresting you on a charge of -’ But Anderson never got to name the charge. X and Y had shouted something incomprehensible, and the beams from the headlights had moved. The policemen wheeled around, then staggered backwards.

Three men were flying – actually FLYING – up the alley on ___________ – and at the same moment, the police car was rearing up on its back wheels. Fisher’s knees bucked; he sat down hard; Anderson tripped over Fisher’s legs and fell on top of him, as FLUMP – BANG – CRUNCH – they heard the men on brooms slam into the upended car and fall, apparently insensible, to the ground, while broken bits of __________ clattered down around them.

The motorbike had roared into life again. His mouth hanging open, Fisher mustered the strength to look back at the two teenagers.

‘Thanks very much!’ called Y over the throb of the engine.

‘We owe you one!’ ‘Yeah, nice meeting you!’ said X. ‘And don’t forget: Elvendork! It’s unisex!’

There was an earth-shattering crash, and Fisher and Anderson threw their arms around each other in fright; their car had just fallen back to the ground. Now it was the motorcycle’s turn to rear.

Before the policemen’s disbelieving eyes, it took off into the air: X and Y zoomed away into the night sky, their tail light twinkling behind them like a vanishing ruby.

Answer: This is the Harry Potter prequel by JK Rowling. X is James Potter and Y is Sirius Black.


Question 818

Born to be Wild is a rock song made famous by the Canadian rock band Steppenwolf. It is often used in popular culture to denote a biker appearance or attitude. It is sometimes described as the first _____ _____ song, and the second verse lyric "_____ _____ thunder," marks the first use of this term in rock music.
"Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
_____ _____ thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild"

Fill in the blanks.(all blanks are the same)

Answer: Heavy Metal.


Friday, September 17, 2010

Question 817


Answer: Medieval pundits. Read comments for the full details.


Question 816

Identify the book.

Answer: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson


Question 815

First model of what?

Answer: Johannes Kepler's heliocentric model of the solar system


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Question 814: Out of the Shadows

Surprising, a tennis feat which does not include Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on its list?! What remarkable feat have these 5 players achieved?

Answer: David Nalbandian, Nikolay Davydenko, Juan Martin Del Porto, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are the only players who have defeated Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer in the same tournament.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Question 813

Identify the logo.

Answer: The 2014 Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow


Question 812

X marked the border between the Y and Z. The island of Big W in Y is only 2.4 mi (4 km) from the island of Little W in the Z. Traditionally, the indigenous peoples in the area had frequently crossed the border back and forth for "routine visits, seasonal festivals and subsistence trade", but were prevented from doing so during the Cold War. Identify W, X, Y and Z and put funda.

Answer: W=Diomede, X=Bering Strait, Y=Russia, Z=USA.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Question 811

Connect A,B, C and D:



Album cover of the album D by the band C

Answer: Bands which Ronnie James Dio has been a part of in his career: A: Elf, B: Rainbow, C: Black Sabbath, D: Heaven and Hell.


Question 810

Okay, back after a week of layoff. All these scientists propose theories for what? Identify all.

Answer: Scientists who have proposed theories for acids-bases: G.N. Lewis, Bronsted and Lowry, and Arrhenius.


Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Question 809


Answer: Tony Hawk


Monday, September 6, 2010

Question 808

These were inexpensive _____ magazines, published from 1896 through the 1950s. A typical one magazine was seven inches wide by ten inches high, half an inch thick, and 128 pages long and printed on cheap paper with ragged, untrimmed edges.

The name comes from the cheap wood ____ paper on which the magazines were printed. Magazines printed on better paper were called "glossies" or "slicks." In their first decades, they were most often priced at ten cents per magazine, while competing slicks were 25 cents apiece. Although many respected writers wrote for these, they are best remembered for their lurid and exploitative stories and sensational cover art. What literary term?

Answer:Pulp fiction/pulp magazines


Question 807

X is a murder mystery play written by Y. It had been the longest running play in the world. The play is famous for its twist ending, which is a closely guarded secret among the viewers of the play, since they're asked not to reveal it after the end of the lay. Recently, wikipedia on its page revealed the secret, to which the masses expressed disappointed, and asked for its removal. Id X and Y.

X- Mousetrap, Y- Agatha Christie


Friday, September 3, 2010

Question 806

Connect the following food items to something which is not even remotely related to food and drink: (Order is important)

Answer: The "codenames" of the different Google Android versions: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Question 805

Identify this person from the world of blogging:

Answer: Anupam Mukherjee, the face behind The Fake IPL Player


Question 804

Identify this damsel in distress and why she is in the news:

Answer: Veena Malik, the ex-girlfriend of Pakistani pacer Mohammad Asif, embroiled in the spot-fixing controversy.


Question 803

Today's question by Chinmay Buzruk(indirectly).
Connect the following companies to something which means "tall stick/pole/tree":'s
Hewlett Packard
Tibco Software
The Wall Street Journal
among others...

Answer: Companies having their headquarters in Palo Alto, California


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Question 802


Answer: The capital of Liberia(2), Monrovia is named after James Monroe(1) US President. Read the comments for details.