Sunday, July 31, 2011

Question 1193: New metal genre?

 ID the band

Answer: Superheavy, AR Rehman's new band with Mick Jagger. only 2 answers! I guess TinEye wasn't working this time.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Question 1192: 15 minutes of fame...gone

The Limited Edition DVD of this film is uniquely packaged to look like the protagonist’s case file from a mental institution, with notes scribbled by “doctors” and him on the inside. The DVD menus are designed as a series of psychological tests; the viewer has to choose certain words, objects, and multiple choice answers to play the movie or access special features. Notes on the DVD case offer clues to navigating the DVD. Which film?

P.S. This question was first posted on Question Markers, my other blog, by myself.

Answer: Memento it is! For those, who haven't scene the film, go watch it.


Friday, July 29, 2011

Question 1191: The Bheja

Identify, Claim to flame?

Answer: Arthur Fry, the person who invented Post-it notes.


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Question 1190: So where do atheists go?

X's today is not on its original site, being the third of three grounds that X established between 1787 and 1814. His first ground, now referred to as X's Old Ground, was where Dorset Square now stands. His second ground, X's Middle Ground, was used from 1811 to 1813 before being abandoned to make way for the construction through its outfield of the Regent's Canal. The present X's ground is about 250 yards (230 m) north-west of the site of the Middle Ground.

Id X.

Answer: Lords Cricket Ground


Thank you! BQC's Back!

 Hey guys,

You remember the time we urged you to Bring BQC Back. Bournvita Quiz Contest, India's most popular television quiz show hosted by Derek O'Brein had gone defunct and India's quiz enthusiasts had started the Bring BQC Back campaign on Facebook.

I’m sure that you would be overjoyed to know that the efforts to Bring BQC Back have finally borne its fruit. Derek O'Brien has successfully managed to convince Cadbury to join in the movement to Bring BQC Back. The movement has even managed to rope in Colors TV as the broadcast partner. If all goes well, the Bournvita Quiz Contest should once again be India's favorite Sunday morning pastime.

In fact Derek has even agreed to feature questions from the Bring BQC Back community on facebook. All one has to do is post a video of them asking a question and share it with us at MAIN BHI QUIZMASTER ( The one with the whackiest question will be hand-picked by Derek to ask a question on the show. So rush on to the website, and get your chance to be featured on Bournvita Quiz Contest.

We are extremely grateful to you for supporting our cause. Thanks to the awesome efforts of almost 166,000 quizzing enthusiasts on facebook, the Bournvita Quiz Contest will be finally making its return to Indian television.



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Question 1189: Juxtapose


Answer: Jesse James, the American television presonality. Jesse James, the American outlaw and Jesse & James, the character pair from Pokemon cartoons. Connect is Jesse James.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Question 1188: March the 14th

Cover art for which book?

Answer: Life of Pi by Yann Martel


Question 1187: Eccentrica Gallumbits


Answer: Chandler Bing(played by Matthew Perry) from FRIENDS, Francisco Scaramanga(played by Christopher Lee) the antagonist in the James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun and Krusty the Clown from the Simpsons series all are fictional characters having a "supernumary nipple" orbasically a 3rd nipple.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Question 1186 : High In The Sky

This one is sort of an irritating question. Lets just say, there's more to some elements than meets the eye ;), as a clue, they are A,B and E.


Grand Canyon
The Harbor at Rio de Janeiro
Mt. Everest
Northern Lights
Paricutin Volcano
Victoria Falls

Bashful Long beard Brown top, green hat, long eyelashes
Doc Short beard Red tunic, brown hat, glasses
B Beardless Green tunic, purple hat, big ears
Grumpy Long beard Red tunic, brown hat, scowl
Happy Short beard Brown top, orange headpiece, smile
Sleepy Long beard Green top, blue hat, heavy eyelids
Sneezy Short beard brown jacket, orange headpiece, red nose

C is the Sanskrit word for hemp.

In the United States, the symbol is usually called the pound sign and the key bearing this symbol on touch tone phones is called the pound key.In Canada, this key is most frequently called the number sign key. In most other English-speaking countries the symbol is usually called the D, and the corresponding telephone key is the D key. Beginning in the 1960s, telephone engineers have attempted to coin a special name for this symbol, with variant spellings including octothorp, octothorpe, octathorp, octotherp, octathorpe, and octatherp; none has become widely accepted.







H is usually used to describe a person(more often a plant) of a scrawny build; spindly or gawky.

A= Great Barrier REEF (7 wonders of the natural world)
B= DOPEy (The 7 Dwarfs)
D=# or HASH
E=Harry POTter
F= Mary Poppins / AUNT MARY
G= Kirsten Dunst who played MARY JANE in Spider man 1 or 2 or whatever
I=GANGSTER (A bit cryptic)
The connect being that all the above are street names for Marijuana.
PS= Sorry for the mistakes in alphabets... I was high ;)


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Question 1185: Oye tere Maa(N) Ki!!

Sorry if this question seems to be too cryptic! Please bare!!

Well everyone knows the above 2 brands and the rivalry that they share. Recently their ad campaigns have also been in news. So, the above pics are from the print ads of the said brands. What's been blanked out in both? However small the blanked-out part might seem to be, if you ask me, they are probably the most important part of the whole pic! In other words the ad can't stand without them! Why so? Put complete funda!!

Answer: The blanked out part is soda, or CDs. It's basically because, it is illegal to advertise the brand for alcoholic drinks, so the companies have to set up a parallel product with the same brand name. The rivalry was recently back in the news because of the whole Mahendra Singh Dhoni - Harbhajan Singh spoof ads aired on Indian television recently.


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Question 1184: Company for Kevin James

What's the international significance of this video?

Answer: This is "Me at the Zoo" the first video ever to be uploaded on YouTube, this was done by Jawed Karim(who is seen in the video) under the username "jawed".


Friday, July 22, 2011

Question 1183: A Bag full of this

Connect the 2 dudes in (1) with the lady in (2)



Answer: Lewis and Clark, of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Mizuo Peck, the actress who played Sacagawea in the Night at the Museum. Sacagawea Wiki for more.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Question 1182: No rocket science

The Maneki Neko is a common Japanese sculpture, often made of ceramic, which is believed to bring good luck to the owner. The sculpture depicts a cat beckoning with an upright paw, and is usually displayed—many times at the entrance—in shops, restaurants, pachinko parlors, and other businesses. Some of the sculptures are electric or battery-powered and have a slow-moving paw beckoning. In the design of the sculptures, a raised left paw supposedly attracts money, while a raised right paw protects it.

Question: What cartoon/comic character was designed with this sculpture as an inspiration?

Answer: Meowth from the Pokemon series.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Question 1181: My wife is worse

What unique distinction is held only by these two Bollywood actresses?

Answer: The only two females to win the Filmfare Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role which is primarily dominated by males. Priyanka Chopra won it for Aitraaz and Kajol won it for Gupt.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Question 1180: I hope it is the 13th!

Some laughs for last Rebecca Black(don't ask) does something right:

Here's a snap of Rebecca Black's twitter page...What have I blanked out? All blanks are the same.

P.S. Forgive me for posting a question related to the wrong Black, I'm Siriusly sorry.

Answer: Justin Bieber it is.


Monday, July 18, 2011

Question 1179: I got to take a...

X is a pub and inn, located on Charing Cross Road in London, offering food, drinks and rooms to rent, alongwith serving as a gateway. It was founded by Daisy Dodderidge in 1500.The current barman and innkeeper is a guy named Tom. On the main floor, the inn has a bar, several private parlour rooms, and a large dining room for guests to dine. On the upper floors, there are a number of rooms available which have windows that allow to look out onto Charing Cross Road. People often stay at X when they come up to London on shopping trips.

Answer: The Leaky Cauldron in the Harry Potter books/movies.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Question 1178: Wat's in a name?

'X' was a British diplomat and civil servant of colonial British India. Among his numerable works is the negotiations with Abdur Rehman Khan, the Amir of Afghanistan in 1893 on boundary issues. The territorial exchanges were amicably agreed upon; the relations between the British Indian and Afghan governments, as previously arranged, were confirmed; and an understanding was reached upon the important and difficult subject of the borderline of Afghanistan on the east, towards India, leading to the formation of 'Y'. 'X' is also credited for the institution of 'Z', a recreational tournament for british troops in india, in 1888. This induced a tradition which continues to be followed today. Deservedly both 'Y' and 'Z' are named after 'X'.

X? Y? Z?

Answer: X: Sir Henry Mortimer Durand Y: The Durand Line Z: The Durand Cup.


Question 1177: You are doing it wrong

Simple One . FIB.

Answer: Facebook.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Question 1176: North by north?

 Guest question today, from Rishi Deshpande:

Identify X.

Mail your guest question with its answer and your name to

Answer: X is Jerry West, who was the inspiration for the NBA logo similar to how Stefan Edberg's distinctive serve was the inspiration for the Australian Open logo.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Question 1175: Dirty Squint


Answer: Quoting wheelsandwings,
"Clint Eastwood movies:
Dave Brubeck (documentary)
Francois Pienaar (Invictus)
Iwo Jima (Letters from Iwo Jima,Flags of our Fathers)
Torino (Gran Torino)
Firefox (Firefox)"


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Question 1174: Not royal enough

What's the connection?

Answer: Richard Bachman is a pseudonym used by horror fiction author Stephen King(2).Richard Bachman's author photo taken by Claudia Inez Bachman. The actual subject of the photo is Richard Manuel(1), the insurance agent of Kirby McCauley, who was King's literary agent.


Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Question 1173

Simple one for today! What has been marked in orange?

Answer: The McMohan line.


Sunday, July 10, 2011

Question 1172 : Something stuck there








Italo X (Ferrara, June 6, 1896 – Tobruk, June 28, 1940) was an Italian Blackshirt (Camicie Nere, or CCNN) leader who served as Italy's Marshal of the Air Force (Maresciallo dell'Aria), Governor-General of Libya, Commander-in-Chief of Italian North Africa (Africa Settentrionale Italiana, or ASI), and the "heir apparent" to Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

After serving in World War I, X became the leading Fascist organizer in his home region of Ferrara. He was one of the four principal architects of the March on Rome that brought Mussolini and the Fascists to power in 1922. In 1926, he began the task of building the Italian Royal Air Force and took a leading role in popularizing aviation in Italy, and promoting Italian aviation to the world. In 1933, perhaps to relieve tensions surrounding him in Italy, he was given the government of Italian Libya, where he resided for the remainder of his life. X was the only leading Fascist to oppose both anti-Jewish racial laws and Mussolini's alliance with Nazi Germany. Early in World War II, he was killed by "friendly fire" when his plane was shot down over Tobruk by Italian anti-aircraft guns. The circumstances of his death are disputed.

Y in Hawaian means “Turn and flee.”

Connect A,B,C,D,E,F,G,X,Y and identify.

All of them are styles of facial hair A= French Fork B=Curtain as in chin curtain C=Goat, for goatee, pretty obvious D= DIck Van Dyke, for Van Dyke, E=Hollywood; Hollywoodian F=HandleBars. speaks for itself G=Mutton Chops X=Balbo Y=Hulihee


Question 1171

The origin of the term X is uncertain. The shoals of X on the Eurasian continent were separated when the Indian plate moved into it, dividing the species along the coasts of Eastern and Western India. When the rail links started on the Indian sub-continent, people from the eastern Bengal were made aware of the large availability of the locally prised fish, on India's western coasts and began importing them via the railways. Due to certain reasons, its transportation was later consigned to the 'Mail' Train. 'You smell like the X', was also a common term in use in the days of the British Raj. However, the local english speakers then called it so, but it was eventually corrupted into "X". Although the likelihood of this origin is questionable, it does have the authority of a BBC Radio 4 interview in August 2006.

Id X.

Answer: Bombay Duck


Saturday, July 9, 2011

Question 1170: 2day!!

"Oh God,
We praise and glorify You
for Your grace on ____X____,
Land of great abundance
uphold us united in peace and harmony.

Oh motherland,
we rise raising flag with the guiding star
and sing songs of freedom with joy,
for justice, liberty and prosperity
shall forever more reign.

Oh great patriots,
let us stand up in silence and respect,
saluting our martyrs whose blood
cemented our national foundation,
we vow to protect our Nation

Oh God, bless ____X____. "
National anthem of 'X'. What distinction does 'X' behold?

Answer: South Sudan, youngest nation. The 193rd member of United Nations.


Question 1169: The (D)effect

Why was this Indian youngster recently in the news?

Need a hint?:
What am I called in India?

Answer: Vaibhav Bedi, who sued Axe Deodarants(known as Lynxx in other countries) for showing misleading messages in their commercials about attracting women. You get the point....


Friday, July 8, 2011

Question 1168: Smooth transfer

Relate 1 and 2 and explain:



Answer: 1: Vikram and Betal 2. Admiral Gorshkov
Connect: Russian Aircraft carrier Gorshkov was sold to India and renamed the INS Vikramaditya


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Question 1167: Rising from the ashes, getting into clubs

A statue of John X, sits in the institution named in his honour. Despite the name of the place, the statue does not depict his true likeness, as the sculptor had no accurate image to work from. The statue claims that it depicts John X Founder, 1638, but in reality X was a contributor, not the founder; the institution was founded in 1636; and the statue is actually a likeness of someone else. The sculptor used a student as a model.

The statue is located centrally in X Yard. Tour guides often tell visitors it is good luck to rub John X's left foot. There is, however, among the residents of the institution a longstanding tradition of urinating on the statue at night.

Identify X.

Eeeww, why is my hand smelling so funny now?

Answer: John Harvard it is.


A Note of Thanks

Hi all,

We all know how Soumya and Rishi had agreed to be temporary authors on the blog from February to May. This move was done as all of Quizlexic's authors were in the 12th grade and had all the engineering entrance exams looming ahead. Soumya and Rishi had extended the deadline and have been authors for June too. They have posted a lot of interesting questions and have maintained the standard of Quizlexic without any major slip-up. They have also kept the blog updated regularly, complete with the job of posting the answers and updating the scoreboard. It was a difficult task for these two youngsters, who have never tried their hand at blogging before. And considering that, they have done a pretty good job.

With all the exams done and the results out, we are now in a position to continue the smooth functioning of the blog. So, with a heavy heart, we have to say goodbye to Soumya and Rishi as authors. But I'm sure they'll keep on visting the blog regularly. We also wish them best of luck as they are now in the 12th grade and will go through all the mindnumbing exams which we gave this year. We are thankful to them and cannot find the right words to express our gratitude. We wish them luck in life, and hope they keep on quizzing till eternity.



Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Question 1166 : Geometry huh....???

Question:- What is the dotted line called?
Answer:-???????(the black part)

Answer: Elder Wand it is! For those guys who mentioned mathematical terms, hard luck.


Question 1165

'X' and 'Y' who had been assigned to work on the ________(a building) and the Secretariats, began on friendly terms. 'Y' had been assigned to work on the two buildings which were in front of ________. The original plan was to have ________ on the top of Raisina Hill, with the secretariats lower down. It was later decided to build 400 yards back, and put both buildings on top of the plateau. While 'X' wanted ________ to be higher, he was forced to move it back from the intended position, which resulted in a dispute with 'Y'. After completion of the place, 'X' argued with 'Y', because the view of the front of ________ was obscured by the high angle of the road. 'X' wanted to make a long inclined grade all the way to _________ with retaining walls either side. While this would give a view ________ from further back, it would also cut through the square between the other buildings. The committee with 'X' and 'Y' established during January 1914 said the grade was to be no steeper than 1 in 25, though it eventually was changed to 1 in 22, a steeper gradient which made it more difficult to see the ________. 'X' thought 'Y' was more concerned with making money and pleasing the government, rather than making a good architectural design.

'X' had to reduce the size of ________ from 13,000,000 cubic feet (370,000 m3) to 8,500,000 cubic feet (241,000 m3). because of the budget restrictions. While he had demanded that costs be reduced, he nevertheless wanted ________ to retain a certain amount of ceremonial grandeur.

What am I talking about? What's the blank? (all blanks are same). Brownie points for 'X' and 'Y'!!

Answer: The Blank is Viceroy's House or Rashtrapati Bhavan of India and X and Y are Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker respectively.


Question 1164: Overrated

Fill in the blank:

Montezuma's revenge - Mexico
Pharaoh's Revenge/mummy's tummy - Egypt
Karachi crouch - Pakistan
Suryavarman's Revenge - Cambodia
Katmandu quickstep - Nepal
_____ _____ - India

Answer: Delhi Belly.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Question 1163 : Watta' plan!

Whose seal is this? What's it's significance? Designed by whom?

Answer: Quoting wheelsandwings, "City of Chandigarh's official seal. Its designed by Le Corbusier and conveys a message of peace and unity".


Question 1162: No wonder!

The X, colloquially referred to as the Y is a censorship and surveillance project operated by the Ministry of Public Security division of the Chinese government. The project was initiated in 1998 and began operations in November 2003.

It has been nicknamed the Y in reference to its role as a network ________ and to one of China's most historic monument. A major part of the project includes the ability to block content by preventing IP addresses from being routed through. The government does not appear to be systematically examining Internet content, as this appears to be technically impractical. Because of its disconnection from the larger world of IP routing protocols, the network contained within the Y has been described as "the Chinese autonomous routing domain".

Question: What is Y?

Answer: X: The Golden Shield Project Y: The Great Firewall of China