Sunday, February 27, 2011

Question 1028: Village Dump

It's not my fault, but even X doesn't know how this guy in the picture looks like!

X's goal is to "provide the world's misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humorous way possible, through satire".
ID X, and if possible, this guy, who is X's creator.

Answer: X is Uncyclopedia, and this is Jonathan Huang.


Question 1027

Question from Aditya Datar:


Answer: Connect: Natalie Portman, who won an Oscar for her role in the 'Black Swan' and the choreographer of the movie Benjamin Millipied happens is also her boyfriend.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Question 1026: A Tribute

X was born in Karnataka and was orphaned at the age of 2. He later studied at the University of Bombay Department of Chemical Technology but did not further pursue engineering.
Founded in 1967 by X, Y has around 400 titles and is sold in about 20 languages. The inspiration behind the creation of Y was a quiz show that was aired on Doordarshan. The contestants could answer questions related to Greek myth but couldn't name the mother of Rama.

ID X and Y.

Answer: Y- Amar Chitra Katha created by X- Anant Pai aka Uncle Pai. He passed away a few days back


Friday, February 25, 2011

Question 1025

Should be easy...Connect.

Answer: Ted, Lily, Barney, Robin & Marshall;they are characters in How I Met Your Mother.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

Question 1024

Question from Abhimanyu:

WHO comes next? Explain.

Answer: Vijay Mallya, and these are the previous owners of Force India; as Jordan F1 in 1991, Midland F1 in 2005, Spyker F1 mid-season in 2006 and Mallya-bought Force India since 2008. Only one answer by Rishi Deshpande! Good job!


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Question 1023

Pie chart depicting what?

Answer:The chart categorizes everyone's tweets into these groups.


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Question 1022

"Nuke the fridge" is a colloquialism used to refer to the moment in a film series that is so incredible that it lessens the excitement of subsequent scenes that rely on more understated action or suspense, and it becomes apparent that a certain installment is not as good as (a) previous installment(s), due to ridiculous or low quality storylines, events or characters. It is a cinematic equivalent to "Jump the shark".

Which movie series does this phrase come from?

Answer: It's Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the phrase refers to the incident in which he saves himself from a nuclear bomb blast by hiding inside a fridge. After being flung 100 feet in the air, he opens the fridge door and WALKS OUT.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Question 1021: Word Perfect


Answer: The connect is that they are all types of fonts in MS Word, namely Arial (Ariel is the mermaid), Baskerville, Broadway, Centaur, Cooperblack, Georgia, Jokerman, Papyrus, Trebuchet and Tahoma.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Question 1020: I won't eat anything green!


Answer: Kurt Kobain.Little late to say this, but R.I.P.


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Question 1019: That's my name!

Question from Sukanto, also from Pune.

All these people have the same link to a sport....Connect.

Answer: Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi,after Feroz Shah Tughluq, Ranasinghe Premadasa stadium in Colombo,Lords in London , after Thomas Lord, Baghbandu stadium in Dhaka after Sheikh Mujibur Rehman, and Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi. The connect is, obviously, cricket stadia in capital cities named after them.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Question 1018

X was born in Johnstone, Scotland, and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England from the age of 5.X's father was, at various times, a swimming pool manager, a welder, and a shopkeeper; his mother and sister have been nurses. X has described his early life as "hopelessly itinerant", as his family moved constantly due to the aspirations and failures of his father.
X also played football and was first chosen to play under-14 football at age 12. He was chosen to play for Warwickshire. His football career was marked by a number of injuries, causing him to remark later in life, "Perhaps I was doomed when it came to football". That's probably why he left the sport, and took on an entirely different field, for around 25 years, for which he's famous for. ID X.

Answer:Gordon Ramsay.


Symbhav 2011 - Pune

The Symbiosis Law School Quiz Club, Pune with the support by its alumni will be
organizing a set of 5 quizzes as part of its Cultural fest-Symbhav'11.

Attractive prizes to be won. Be part of the Quizzing Extravaganza!

The quizzes are as follows –
1) Bharat Ek Khoj - India Quiz
Date – 25 February 2011
Venue –SLS Class [2] (204-205)
Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 10:30 am till 1:30 pm

2) Jigyasa – General Quiz
Date – 25 February 2011
Venue – SLS Auditorium
Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 02:00 pm till 4:30 pm

3) Quizzine – Music, Entertainment, Literature, Arts, and Sports (MELAS) Quiz
Date – 26 February 2011
Venue – SLS Auditorium
Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

4) Shantanu Tomar Memorial Quiz on Law, Politics, Economics and International
Date – 26 February 2011
Venue – SLS Class [1] (203)
Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 02:00 pm till 4:30 pm

1st– Rs. 7,000
2nd– Rs. 5,000
3rd– Rs. 3,000
4th-6th- Vouchers and other attractive coupons.

Rules and Regulations for the above mentioned four Quizzes–
• Two Members per Team (Open to COLLEGES and SCHOOLS only)
• On the Spot-Registration
• Cross- College Teams Allowed
• Top Six Teams in the Finals

5)Biz Ipsa Loquitor – College and Corporate Tech-Business Quiz
Date – 27 February 2011
Venue – Vishwabhavan Auditorium
Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 10:00 am till 1:00 pm

1st– Rs. 20,000
2nd– Rs. 10,000
3rd – Rs. 5,000
4th- 6th places- Rs 1,000

Rules and Regulations –
• Two Members per Team (College and Corporate Teams Allowed)
• On the Spot Registration
• Cross- College and Cross-Corporate Teams Allowed (A College-Corporate Team
Would be Considered a Corporate Team for the Qualification Purposes)
• Top 3 College Teams and Top 3 Corporate Teams Make it to the Finals

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Website: Symbhav 2011


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Question 1017: Cattle

Connect. Or rather what are these?

Answer: Major stock exchanges of Tokyo, London, Japan, Greece, China and Australia


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Question 1016: This is one for the books!

Easy sitter...
On November 3, 1948 this famous picture of a jubilant Harry Truman was taken right after he won the presidential election. What are the three words that have been blanked out from the headline?

Answer: quoting Rahul Varma, "
Dewey Defeats Truman" was a famously inaccurate banner headline on the front page of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948, the day after incumbent United States President Harry S. Truman beat Republican challenger and Governor of New York Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 presidential election in an upset victory." The title is, by the way, Truman's words.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Question 1015: Crazy?!

The phrase 'X' trace its origin to the time when mercury was used in the manufacture of ______.
It was known to have affected the nervous system causing aggressiveness, mood swings, and anti-social behaviour, in short making one appear insane. Mercury poisoning is still known as 'X's disease'. The phrase X has been popularised by a charcter with the same name.

Id X.

Answer: Mad Hatter


Monday, February 14, 2011

Question 1014:

ID the blanked out space.

Answer: It is Stephen Hawking.


Question 1013:

The above palace is situated in the city X. It is named after the last king of Y who spent his last years in this palace when he was exiled after the British conquered Y. The palace was later converted into the official residence of the collector in the post independence period. A major makeover for this palace has recently been planned.

Id X, Y and the name of the king/palace.

Answer: Thibaw Min was the last king of Burma(Y), now Myanmar and was exiled to Ratnagiri(X) in Goa.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Question 1012:

Connect and ID all elements.

Answer: Operations undertaken by the Indian Army - Viraat, Woodrose, Polo, Cactus, Bluestar, Vijay, Meghdoot and Tornado. Only Sid and Saswat got all correct.


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Question 1011

X inherited a Maltese ancestry from his grandmother. As X's father was a diplomat, he grew up traveling around the world with his parents. Subsequently, most of his youth was spent growing up in his parents' native England, Israel, Portugal, and Austria, and part of the time in Cascais, Portugal, situated close to Lisbon, where he attended St Julians School. In 1973, X's family returned to Canada and momentarily settled down in Vancouver, British Columbia. He washed dishes, sold pet food, and worked in record stores.


Answer:Bryan Adams it is!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Question 1010: Californication!

Question from Abhimanyu

Fill in the blank and put funda

Answer: The man in the blank is Ronald Reagan, 33rd Governor of California succeeded by Jerry Brown, who has also succeeded Arnold Schawrzenegger to presently occupy the post


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Question 1009: Follow that planet!

X is an asteroid which is in normal elliptic orbit the Sun. Its period of revolution around the Sun, approximately 364 days at present, is almost equal to that of the Earth. Because of this, X and Earth appear to "follow" each other in their paths around the Sun. This is why X is sometimes incorrectly called "Earth's second moon". X's distance from the Sun and orbital speed vary a lot more than the Earth's, so from the Earth's point of view X actually follows a kidney bean-shaped horseshoe orbit ahead of the Earth, taking slightly less than one year to complete a circuit of the "bean".


Answer: The asteroid 3753 Cruithne


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Question 1008:

Rishi's question:

On 21st February 2006, the verdict was announced for an incident that had taken place seven years ago sparking off nationwide protests. The next day, Times of India reported the news with a headline that went on to become the title of a movie.

Identify the incident and the headline/movie.

Answer: The headline was 'No one killed Jessica' published a day after the court acquitted the accused in the Jessica Lal murder case


The New About Us Page

Hi all,

The ABOUT US page has been updated and the complete history of Quizlexic has been chronicled in chronological order. Check it out in the pages tabs below the header.
Also some minor changes have been made in the other pages too here and there.
The scoreboard which seems to be eagerly in demand in many other quiz blogs, will be setup some time around May, as I will need to go over all the previous questions to update the points right from Question 1. If the scoreboard is started from now on, it will be really unfair to all those who have answered till now. Hence, have patience till May.



Monday, February 7, 2011

Question 1007

X was born as Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros to a Hungarian father and Russian mother. She later married an Indian army officer, took up Indian nationality and went on to contribute something to the Indian army.

ID X and connect with Y.

Answer: Savitri Khanolkar, the designer of the Param Veer Chakra. Major Somnath Sharma was the first recipient and coincidentally her daughter's brother in law


Sunday, February 6, 2011

Question 1006: Dr.What?

Question from Rishi...since he cant post for a while due to some reasons...

Identify the common compound..

Answer: N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)acetamide better known as Paracetamol


Question 1005: Flower Power

The Dignity Revolution is a series of street demonstrations which started in December in the country X.The protests were sparked by the self immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi and led to the ousting of the President of X. It has created a domino effect in the Arab block, affecting Algeria, Morocco, Syria, Jordan, Yemen, Lebanon and the most recent Egypt. The protests and resultant political crisis have generally been dubbed the Y Revolution by foreign media in keeping with the naming of 'colour revolutions' (related movements that develop in a society). However, the term is not widely used in X itself.

Id X and Y
Answer: X- Tunisia Y- Jasmine


Friday, February 4, 2011

Question 1004

"Fate has ordained that the men who went to X to explore in peace will stay on X to rest in peace.
These brave men, Y and Z, know that there is
no hope for their recovery. But they also know that there is hope for
mankind in their sacrifice.
These two men are laying down their lives in mankind’s most noble goal: the search for truth and understanding.
They will be mourned by their families and friends; they will be
mourned by the nation; they will be mourned by the people of the world."

Identify X, Y and Z, and put funda.

Answer: X- Moon Y-Neil Armstrong Z-Edwin Aldrin
This is the 'what if' speech prepared by the then president of USA, Richard Nixon in case Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin died


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Question 1003

The X of Y is a symbol used in the flags of two countries. The specification "of Y" is a reference to the Y Revolution which took place in the week from 18 to 25 May 1810, which marked the beginning of the independence from the Spanish for the countries that were part of the Viceroyalty of the Rio de la Plata by then. There is a legend that as the new government was proclaimed, the X broke through the clouds, which was seen as a good omen.

What is the X of Y? Which two countries use it as a symbol on their flags?

Answer: The Sun of May, a symbol used on the flags of Argentina and Uruguay


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Question 1002

Identify the logo...
Answer: Bhuvan, ISRO's very own version of Google Earth


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Question 1001: Excuse me, I seem to have Lost something...

ID the building behind.

Answer: This is indeed CIA Headquarters, and the sculpture is Kryptos by Jim Sanborn, mentioned in the Lost Symbol.