Thursday, June 30, 2011

Question 1158

Okay, last question before the month of June ends.

Identify this lady, and more importantly, identify whom she has replaced and at what global position?

Answer: Christine Lagarde was named as the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund for a five-year term, replacing Dominique Strauss-Kahn in the aftermath of his sexual assault legal case.


Question 1157

 X grew up as a football fan living in poverty in Mexico. His family escaped to Los Angeles in United States as illegal immigrants. As he became older, he became a busboy at a restaurant, while also working part-time with his father in a gardening business. A former Scottish footballer and scout, spotted X playing for an amateur club in Los Angeles, before offering him a tryout for Y. Despite his talent and the scout’s praises, X’s father did not approve of accepting the offer, claiming that the family business is more important than sports. Without the money to travel, he nearly lost all hope of going for the tryout; however, his grandmother, with her own secret money, purchased X a plane ticket to Y, which he reluctantly accepted. And as they say the rest is history…..

Identify X and Y.

Answer: X: Santiago Munez Y: Newcastle United. Story of the movie "Goal".


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Question 1156: Pulp Non Fiction

The event X is held annually on the last Wednesday of August.

At around 10am festivities begin with the first event of X. The goal of the first event is to climb a greased pole with a ham on top. Once someone is able to drop the ham off the pole, the start signal for the main event X is given. The signal is given at about 11 when a loud shot rings out, and the chaos begins.

Several trucks throw the equipment needed for the event in abundance at the venue. The equipment is brought in from a different place, where it is cheaper and is made specially for this event. Those taking part in the event are permitted to use goggles and gloves.

After exactly one hour, the second shot is fired, announcing the end. The whole venue is in a bad state with the mess created due to the event and fire trucks hose down the streets and participants use hoses that locals provide to remove the mess from their bodies. Some participants go to the pool nearby to wash.

What event?

Answer: The Tomatina festival.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Question 1155: Direction is not a question

We seem to be having a lot of the "connect" type questions lately, so one more won't do any harm...This one might be a real tough nut to crack.


Answer: Steve Harris(bassist) and Adrian Smith(guitarist) for Iron Maiden, Barack Obama, Alfred Hitchcock and the fictional character Dean Thomas from Harry Potter ALL are West Ham United supporters.


Monday, June 27, 2011

Question 1154: Two paths you can go by

Okay, today we have a guest question from frequent contributor Tejas Gokhale.


If you want to contribute to Quizlexic, send your question, its answer and your name to

Answer: Ellyse Perry and Sir Viv Richards. They both represented their respective countries on international levels for both cricket and football.


Sunday, June 26, 2011

Question 1153: As good as hue

Connect the guy X with the movie(1) and the TV series(2).




Answer: Quoting Maitreya Ghorpade, "That's Dr. Richard Ferber(x). He invented a technique or method termed 'Ferberizing' in which the parents are supposed to let the child cry everything out and the parents are not permitted from coddling the infant. Robert DeNiro character Ferberized his grandson in the movie 'Meet the Fockers'(1) and the gay couple, Cameron and Mitchell ferberize their baby in the TV series 'Modern Family'(2)."


Question 1152

“A” - is a Japanese word which means "something great is coming", "omen", "sign", or "warning“.
“B” - means to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth.
“X” - a Latin prefix meaning "all" or "every."
“Y” - "To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment."
“Z” - is a musical term, derived from the Latin meaning "high", that has several possible interpretations.  



A= Kizashi
B= Esteem
X= Omni
Y= Zen
Z= Alto
C= Swift
D= SX4
E= Baleno

Connection: Cars and Bikes manufactured by Suzuki/Maruti Suzuki


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Question 1151 : No minors please

First of all, I'd like to thank Rohan for graciously accepting me back inspite of my continuing absence and use of profanities.
I was really touched, that is, until I read the "About Us" section. So guys, all my feelings for you are best described by the answer of the following question....

Earlier on, certain types of X used to be transported by ship.
When dry, it weighs a lot less, however, once exposed to water (in this case, sea water), it not only became heavier, but also began to ferment, thus releasing methane gas.
As X was stored in bundles below deck, methane began to collect under it.
Hence, the moment anyone lit a match, candle, lantern, etc. the whole vessel would blow up into smithereens.
Several ships were destroyed before the causative agent was discovered.
Thereafter, the bundles were marked X, meaning to sailors, "ships high in transit", the reason being that the volatile cargo be stored at a certain height in the ship such that no water came in contact with it.

Identify X. The EXACT word.

Answer: S.H.I.T


Question 1150: Not the pokemon

Before today's question, an announcement. Satyavrat is back! He has decided to become a part of the blog once again and has decided to post questions from now on.
So now we can expect(?) questions from him.

Onward to today's question:
Connect the 2 pics and the video.

Answer: Gollum(Smeagul) from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Andy Serkis(1) played Gollum in the LOTR movies. Gollum browser for Wikipedia. Led Zeppelin sing about Mordor and Gollum in the song Ramble On.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Question 1149: Immigrants are coming

A + B will give you C. Identify all three and put fundae.




Answer: A: Valhalla from Norse mythology. B: Eddie Van Halen, hard rock and heavy metal guitarist. C: Valhallen, a cartoon character from Justice Friends(which is from Dexter's Laboratory). Valhallen's name is a portmanteau of the words Valhalla and Van Halen.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Question 1148: I'm not a crook

On the evening of June 17, 1972, Frank Wills, a security guard at the X Complex, noticed tape covering the latch on locks on several doors in the complex (leaving the doors unlocked). He took off the tape, and thought nothing of it. An hour later, he discovered that someone had retaped the locks. Wills called the police and five men were arrested inside the ___ office. The five were charged with attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone and other communications.

This was the a series of unfortunate events leading to what in the early 70's?

Answer: The Watergate Scandal.


Question 1147: Doing time ain't lonely

Connect in order:

Answer: The posters of Rita Hayworth, Raquel Welch and Marilyn Monroe are used in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Question 1146: Happy Father's Day!

 So it is Father's day, and let's post a question today as a tribute to those brave souls who decided the bring us into this world.

Let's hope that we never hear them utter these words
"Daddy mujhse bola, Tu galati hai meri
Tujhpe Zindagani guilty hai meri"

 Anyways, I'm just horsing around. Onwards to today's question:

Identify the advertiser.

Answer: Durex it is!


Friday, June 17, 2011

Question 1145

This guy here sure doesn't look like much, but he sure has a killer name that caught Y's attention when he was writing his first story. He wrote the following.

ID Y and the name.

Answer: Y: Ian Flemming, name: Bond. James Bond


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Question 1144



Identify and relate (1) (2)
(Easy Sitter)

Answer: King George IV who had a stutter was treated by Lionel Logue, a speech instructor and successfully cured. Became the story of the Oscar winning The King's Speech


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Question 1143

Easy sitter...connect these pics.


Answer: Characteres in Family Guy: Peter, Lois, Stewie, Brian, Megan, etc.


Monday, June 13, 2011

Question 1142: Tis a sin to kill 'em!

X, an American writer has published only one novel till date. However, that novel went on to win a Pulitzer, much to the surprise of X and remains a bestseller till date. The novel's plot and background is believed to be loosely autobiographical and based on an incident which happened in X's village when she was pretty young.

Id X and connect X/the novel to:

Answer: X: Harper Lee and her novel "To Kill A Mockingbird". Rapper Marshal Mathers aka Eminem has a song named "Mockingbird".


Question 1141: Never backing down

A pretty straightforward one for today. Identify the cool dudes...

Answer: Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss and Divya Narendra. Harvard Connection, which allgedly became the inspiration for Facebook, was their idea.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Question 1140: What's all the tussle?

Connect and put funda.

Answer: Barack Obama's comment on Sarah Palin, "If you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Question 1139: The die is cast(e)

X-Y was the founder of the Y Empire. X-Y succeeded in conquering most of the Indian subcontinent. Having defeated the Greek satrap in the Khyber mountains, X-Y was crowned King. As a result, X-Y is considered the first unifier of India and its first genuine emperor. In foreign Greek and Latin accounts, X is known as Sandrokyptos, Sandrokottos or Androcottus.

Z was born in Asia Minor (modern day Turkey) and became an ambassador of Syria to the court of Sandrocottus, who possibly is X-Y. However the exact date of his embassy is uncertain. Scholars place it before 288 BC, the date of X-Y's death.

Identify X-Y and Z.

Answer: X-Y: Chandragupta Maurya and Z: Megasthenes


Friday, June 10, 2011

Question 1138: Much like the previous title

FIll in the blank.

Answer: Pentagon, Hexagon, OREGON! :D


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Question 1137: Blood & gore, no more

1 is responsible for creating 2. 2 is hence also know by a different "catchier" name derived from 1's name.

What is this funnier name by which 2 is known?



Answer: Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore who urged for warning labels to be put on records containing 'heavy language', also known as Tipper Stickers


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Question 1136: I FELL for him

 Who came out with his own list of "Ten Commandments (for X)"?

  1. Be a patient listener (it is this, not fast talking, that gets a X his _____).
  2. Never look bored.
  3. Wait for the other person to reveal any political opinions, then agree with them.
  4. Let the other person reveal religious views, then have the same ones.
  5. Hint at sex talk, but don't follow it up unless the other person shows a strong interest.
  6. Never discuss illness, unless some special concern is shown.
  7. Never pry into a person's personal circumstances (they'll tell you all eventually).
  8. Never boast - just let your importance be quietly obvious.
  9. Never be untidy.
  10. Never get drunk.

    Answer: Victor Lustig, X=conmen


    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Question 1135

    What are these symbols?

    Answer: Pythagorean symbols. Went uncracked...


    Question 1134: She sells seashells on the sea shore

    The following is an English translation of a Chinese poem called the Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den, and was written by Yuen Ren Chao.

    In a stone den was a poet called Shi, who was a lion addict, and had resolved to eat ten.
    He often went to the market to look for lions.
    At ten o'clock, ten lions had just arrived at the market.
    At that time, Shi had just arrived at the market.
    He saw those ten lions, and using his trusty arrows, caused the ten lions to die.
    He brought the corpses of the ten lions to the stone den.
    The stone den was damp. He asked his servants to wipe it.
    After the stone den was wiped, he tried to eat those ten lions.
    When he ate, he realized that these ten lions were in fact ten stone lion corpses.
    Try to explain this matter.

    What is unusual about this poem?

    Answer: The Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den consists of 92 characters, all with the sound "shi" in different tones when read in Mandarin.


    Monday, June 6, 2011

    Question 1133: First among equals

    A guest question after many days...

    This one is from Anindita Ravikumar.

    These 3 individuals have all achieved a particular feat. (1) is the first man to achieve it, (2) is the first woman to achieve it.

    Question: What particular feat? Identify (3) And why is (3)'s achievement even more special than the others?




    If you have questions which you would like to contribute to Quizlexic, e-mail them to along with the full answer and your name.

    Answer: Mark Inglis, the first double amputee to climb Mt. Everest.


    Sunday, June 5, 2011

    Question 1132: Down with the flu

    Meme time.

    This is a fake cover of the National Geographic Magazine Cover. What's blanked out?

    Answer: The main blank is Angry Bird. For other info, read indian's answer.