Friday, September 30, 2011

Question 1250: Jingo all the way

X is a shareholder of the football club Y (which is based in the town he was born) in an attempt to assist the club from debt. According to reports, X owns 10 percent shares and was also requested to hold the position of vice president of the club, which he turned down. Though, his uncle, who represented Spain in international football, became assistant coach of the main team of Y. Shortly after acquiring his share in Y, he slammed UEFA for alleged hypocrisy in banning Y from the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League for excessive debts. He claimed that if that was the criteria upon which UEFA was operating, then the European competition will only have 2 or 3 clubs as most of the other clubs have enormous debts too.

He is also a longtime supporter of the Spanish national team, and was one of only six people not connected to the team or the national federation allowed into the team's locker room after Spain won the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Identify X and Y. No half points.

Answer: X: Rafael Nadal Y: RCD Mallorca(which is based in Mallorca, Rafael Nadal's birthplace).


Thursday, September 29, 2011

Question 1249: 'believe. become'

In 1931 brothers Kedarnath and Dwarakanath Anand establish Sanspareils Co. in Lahore. The company manufactured a wide range of sports goods. Some time later, the company shifted base to Sialkot. In 1945 the brothers also established a company named Greenlands to facilitate export at a time when world was overshadowed by World War II. It acted as the international wing of Sanspareils.
In 1947 after independence the companies moved to Meerut and started building business from scratch. In 1965 Sanspareils joined hands with Frank Bryan Ltd., a leading manufacture of protective sports gear. This association turned out to be a milestone in it's history, ushering it into premium manufacturing. Soon after, the company introduced the 'Featherlite' brand which was endorsed by Vijay Manjrekar.
In 1979, following an exclusive agreement, the company began manufacturing protective gear for the legendary 'X'. The company also stereo-typed it's sports production in order to achieve quality and specialization. Ironically following a merger in 1982, the company started marketing sports gear under the name 'Y', mistakenly related to 'X'. 'X' endorsed 'Y' till 1987 making it #1 brand in India. Today 'Y' is not only the #1 brand in India but also the world's largest manufacturer in it's domain.

X? Y? Funda behind the name Y?

Answer: X: Sunil Gavaskar Y: Sanspareils Greenlands (SG)


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Question 1248: Walking down the memory lane..........

Well after an uncharacteristic lay-off Quizlexic is back in business!
Who's been felicitated here? (Give me the team as a whole. Individual pics are a clue. Couldn't get a better resolution for the team pic!)

Answer: The Indian national football team which reached the semi-finals of the 1956 Summer Olympics


Friday, September 23, 2011

Question 1247: Green with Envy?

Easy one for today! What's been marked in the purple circle? Layout of what?

Answer: Marked in purple is the Buddh International Circuit. The layout is of the Jaypee Green Sports city, which includes the BIC, being developed by JPSI.


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Question 1246: 3-2-1 let it...

An easy one. Id 'X' as well as 'Y'

Lineage of  'Y'
Name Reign
Fa´iz Talab Khan 1806–1829
Akbar Ali Siddiqui Khan 1829 - March 1862
Mohammad Ali Taqi Siddiqui Khan 1862–1867
Mohammad Mokhtar Siddiqui Ali Khan 1867 - March 1878
Mohammad Momtaz Siddiqui Khan 1878–1898
Mohammad Mozaffar Siddiqui Khan 1898–1913
Mohammad Ebrahim Siddiqui
Iftikhar Ali Hussain Siddiqui 30 November 1917 - 1952
                     'X' 1952–1971
Answer: Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Nawab of Pataudi.


Question 1245 : Stairway to Heaven

What is so special about the highlighted path?

Answer: Yanna rascalla, that was the bus route of Rajnikanth's bus when he used to work as a bus conductor.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Question 1244: Being inhuman

Connect the following to a certain system and give me a four word phrase.

Answer: The Pay What You Want pricing system, which offers the customer the option of paying whatever price he/she feels like. It was used for Radiohead's album In Rainbows. In 2010 Panera Bread used the system in a St. Louis, Missouri suburb. In October 2007, Moshpit Tragedy Records became the first record label to operate fully under the pay-what-you-want download system. The Humble Indie Bundle was a set of six independently-developed digitally-downloadable videogames which were distributed using a pay-what-you-want system.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Question 1243

 Guest question from Sukanto.

Identify the lady to the extreme left and the unique "achievement" to her name.

Send your guest questions to  

Answer: Graça Machel. She is the third wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela and the widow of the late Mozambican president Samora Machel. Graça Machel is also known for being the only woman in the world to have been first lady of two different countries.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Question 1242: Rock-paper-scissors-lizard

The X salute first appeared in 1967. It based it on the Priestly Blessing performed by Jewish Kohanim with both hands, thumb to thumb in this same position, representing the Hebrew letter Shin ש)) The accompanying spoken blessing is inspired from a famous line in ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Which famous term has derived from it?


Identify X.
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Answer: X is the Vulcan salute.And the term, "Live Long and Prosper".


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Question 1241: Rap is crap, hip-hop is flop

What's common to these 2 albums?



P.S. This question does not exhibit xzibit my musical tastes.

Answer: 50 Cent(aka Curtis Jackson) - Curtis and Eminem(aka Marshall Mathers) - The Marshall Mathers LP. Both albums are named after the artists real names, while the artists use assumed names in the entertainment industry.


Question 1240: Bros before hoes

X; one of the most well known compositions in the world, was originally known as "Aboveground". It is one of the six themes composed by Koji Kondo, however, only this one is renowned. The music has a calypso rhythm and was originally played on the piano accompanied by steel drums. Today, however, most of it is synthesized to suit the purpose and is mostly found in 8-bit or 16-bit format.

Name X


A is a soft, malleable, poor metal. It is also counted as one of the heavy metals. Metallic A has a bluish-white color after being freshly cut, but it soon tarnishes to a dull grayish color when exposed to air. A has a shiny chrome-silver luster when it is melted into a liquid.
A, at a certain exposure level is poisonous to animals.
A is known as B in Latin.

The hint is B.

The answer is the Super Mario BRos. theme.
A= Lead B=Plumbum; clue being that Mario is a plumber.


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Question 1239: Ready for battle

Connect the following elements X, Y and Z to one single entity:

1)In 1932, Forrest X, the son of an American business magnate, rented a factory and began manufacturing a chocolate bar having the ingredients nougat, caramel and milk chocolate. Today the basic recipe remains the same but the size and specifications of the bar have changed frequently. In 2002, the recipe was subject to minor changes in the proportions of the ingredients, but was met with strong criticism. Identify X.

2) Y means "I roll" in Latin which is a reference to ball bearings. Y was originally registered and was meant to be used for a special model of ball bearings, but this idea was only used for a short period of time.

3) The female and male counterparts of a certain name Z.

Answer: X: Mars(Mars Bars) Y: Volvo Z: Iron Man and Iron Lady/Woman. So the symbol of masculinity: a circle with a arrow protruding from it diagonally is used as the symbol for the planet Mars, as a part of the logo of Volvo as well as the ancient symbol of Iron metal.


Friday, September 16, 2011

Question 1238: Pop quiz, hotshots!

X (1847 - 1922) was a French actor, and the younger brother of another French actor. Before entering into films and plays, X studied medicine and also became a doctor. Among his many critically acclaimed roles, he also acted in Macbeth and Romeo & Juliet.

X again!

So the question is not to identify X. His name is irrelevant, so to say. Put complete funda regarding why X has recently gaining popularity all over the internet. COMPLETE funda... Just identifying X won't get you any points.

Answer: The actor is Paul Mounet. Some people have been intrigued by the striking resemblance between Paul Mounet and Keanu Reeves(who is now believed to be immortal). Check this out:
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Question 1237: Enter the question

Another long ass question, and for all the critics, haters gonna hate :)
Basically this is another 2 level connect, identify all the elements, then interpret all the elements in a form by which the elements form a list.
I need the elements and the connect.
Heads up, you may need a paper and pen for this one.
Marks will be given as Rohan finds suitable.

After taking his dog for a walk one day in the early 1940s, George de Mestral, a Swiss inventor, became curious about X that had attached themselves to his clothes and to the dog's fur. Under a microscope, he looked closely at the hook-and-loop system that X use to hitchhike on passing animals aiding it's dispersal, and he realised that the same approach could be used to join other things together. The result was an item of everyday use.

On his recent "visit" to Mumbai, X was seen wearing a bright red kurta , dancing to Aankhon ki gustakhiyan and Hum dil de chuke sanam while shooting a love story based on his own life.

X is a colloquial term for skin and bone injury caused by abrasion with road surfaces, usually as consequence of cycling and motorcycling accidents. The term may be applied to both a fresh injury and the scar tissue left by an old one. The term is sometimes applied to longboarding, skateboarding, and roller skating abrasion accidents, especially those caused at high speeds (as in longboarding).

Characteristics of highly collectible Y include:
  1. A proven track record of holding well over time.
  2. A window plateau (i.e., the period for maturity and approachability) that is many years long.
  3. A consensus amongst experts as to the quality of the Y.
  4. Rigorous production methods at every stage, such as appropriate barrel-aging.
X is not the element; but relate X to Y; to get the element.

The descriptive Greek name of the genus Raphanus means "quickly appearing" and refers to the rapid germination of these plants. Raphanistrum from the same Greek root is an old name once used for this genus. The common name "D" is derived from Latin (D= root).



For this element; connect the following:

- Whats so special about Adansonia?

Another name for ;
(British slang with word corresponding to)


Finally, an element to help identify the connect.

1 point for the overall connect and funda.
3 points for identifying 7/6 elements.
2 points for identifying 5/4 elements.
1 points for identifying 3/2 elements.
No point for getting just 1 element.
So 4 points are up for grabs, go get 'em.

A-> Burdock Seeds -> Bardock
B-> Archie -> Carrot top -> Kakarot
C-> Roadrash + Wine -> Napa Valley (famous for wine) -> Naapa
D-> Raddish-> Radditz
E->Broccoli -> Brolli
F-> Condoleeza Rice -> Rice -> Gohan (gohan is japanese for rice)
-Adansonia is the baobob tree, famous for being the tree with the largest trunk.
-Boot is British for trunk of a car.
-Elephanta caves-> elephant -> Trunk
The helping element = Dear Japan , from the meme.
Congratulations to Vasudev,Gklclap and DM!


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Question 1236: Hello, Mr. Engel!

After World War II, 'X', son of Ukranian immigrants, left the navy and began working at Teletype Corporation, a subsidiary of Western Electric. In 1950, he received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT).In 1954 , he was hired by_______, and attended classes and studied at night. He went on to earn a master's degree in electrical engineering from IIT in 1957, and taught night school classes at the university.

In the 1960s, 'X' was instrumental in turning pagers from a technology used in single buildings to one that stretched across cities. 'X' helped fix a flaw in the quartz crystals that ________ made for its radios. This encouraged the company to mass-produce the first crystals for use in wrist watches. 'X' also worked on developing handheld police radios, made for the Chicago police department in 1967.

In the early 1970s, 'X' was put in charge of _______'s car phone division. But 'X' had a different vision. Thanks to years of research and development directed by 'X' and new technologies from all over the company, when the pressure was on, it took only 90 days in 1973 to create the first of a certain prototype, which was destined to become a rage in the years to come.

X? FIB. What am I talking about?

Answer: X is indeed Martin Cooper who invented the first prototype of a cell(mobile) phone at Motorola. He made the world's first handheld cellular phone call to rival Dr.Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Question 1235: Alternative to make

Give me a 3-word phrase as a connect.

Answer: The Heart Break Kid/The Heartbreak Kid. Ben Stiller(1) starred in a movie of that name. Shawn Michaels, the wrestler also uses the name as a ring name.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Question 1234: But obvious

Obscure knowledge time!
Okay, today's question is extremely trivial to say the least. Though, it has a certain cryptic element(which is given before the question starts) which might give away the answer right away. Try to look for this certain element. Cheers!

 The question:
The X's are an all-female Japanese rock trio, whose music has shades of American surf music, rockabilly and garage rock. They are mostly known for covering American rock and roll songs. The trio is based in Tokyo.

This awesome threesome had a cameo appearance in the film Kill Bill Volume 1. This cameo appearance was responsible for making them famous in the west. According to Kill Bill's director Quentin Tarantino, he discovered the trio's music after hearing it in an urban clothing store in Tokyo, hours before going to the airport. One of their songs was also featured in the The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift soundtrack. They also became renowned for the use of one of their cover songs in commercials for brands such as Carling lager and Vonage VoIP service.

 Identify X. (For brownies, also the "cryptic element")
Answer: X: The's. The cryptic hint being that this question was #1234.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Question 1233: Turbulence

*Parental guidance advised*

This is a FastTrack commercial featuring Virat Kohli and Genelia D'Souza which you might have seen on T.V.

The X Club is a slang used to describe a group of individuals who have achieved a certain feat. The X Club has not beed formed formally. Still, becoming a member of this club solely depends on the claim of the individual that he/she has qualified for it. One notable personality who is a member of this club is Ralph Fiennes.

Supposed reasons why people desire to be a member:
1) The effect of turbulence of the plane
2) Fantasies about pilots/flight attendants
3) Aeroplane fetishes
4) Risk of being exposed

So, put complete fundae regarding the commercial, X and the aforementioned feat.

Answer: The Mile High Club, the group of people who have claimed to have had sex on an aeroplane. Featured in the Fastrack ad.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Question 1232:

Over the years, the band have been asked many times what "X" really means. While there are many speculations, the band generally answer that it's a gibberish word, meaning nothing. According to X's official FAQ :

    X doesn't mean anything. At the time we formed (early '80s) there was a rush of bands with obvious names. It was the time of ‘peace punk' and you couldn't get across a youth club dance floor without bumping into a Disorder, a Subhumans, a Decadent Youth or an Anthrax t-shirt. We liked the sound of X because it wasn't nailing ourselves down. Thatcher On Acid were a good band but it's lucky for them that Thatcher stayed in power for 11 years. If her influence had only lasted 18 months Thatcher On Acid's sell-by date would have come and gone a lot sooner. We wanted a name which wouldn't date.

Other explanations which have been given include the following:

On an episode of BBC Two's pop music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks the answer to the question was that they got it from what a monkey wrote on a typewriter when an experiment took place involving monkeys and typewriters (as in the infinite monkey theorem).

In an interview on a German website with Alice and Boff, the members claimed that the "X" was the mascot of a football team, Walford Town, which they found in the Rothman's Yearbook, a collection of old facts and figures about British football. One of the members said:

"...And we just thought it was funny, so we used the name". There has never been a team in English football called Walford Town, although the name has occasionally been used to represent the local team in the BBC soap opera EastEnders."

It is also that the name was derived from the chanting of African street musicians which the band members had heard while busking in Paris. However, this fact is a lie, as is every other explanation that the band have given over the years.

According to a Pop-Up Video on VH1, the name "X" is derived from a dream that one of the members had.

Give me 'X' .
Answer: Chumbawamba, the alternative rock band.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Question 1231: You are doing it right

We have a guest question for today. Today's question is contributed by frequent contributor and former author on Quizlexic, Rishi Raj(who recently won the Pune edition of the TCS IT Wiz Quiz). Heartiest conrgatulations to you!

The question:

Identify both the blanks (and make your answers creative).

If YOU have questions you would like to contribute, please send them along with its answer and your name to and get a chance to feature on Quizlexic!

Answer: A guide by Matt Lewis, the actor famous for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. Justin Bieber needs this book.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Question 1230: Release The Kraken

The 1966 original X was built by car crafter George Barris in just three weeks. It took him only 3 weeks for the job. His was based on a Ford Futura concept.
The new X is based on a Lincoln Continental, restyled in the USA.
Under the long bonnet is a bespoke 5.7 litre Chevrolet V8 with 280 BHP fired by a push button ignition. Inside, it's loaded with gadgets including a red phone and a radar screen. Other details include blue and red strobes, torch taligaters.
It is 19.5 feet long , 7 feet wide and weighs in at 1.75 tonne. It is available only in black.
It will cost you 86.45 lakhs to buy one.
Name X.
Answer: The Batmobile.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Question 1229

Looks like we are having a few votes for the "un-tineyeable photos" in the poll...So here's one for today:

Identify the dude and the company he co-founded.

Answer: The late Alan Shugart who founded Shugart Associates and later Seagate Technologies.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Question 1228: Nemo done. Onwards to...

Pretty easy one.

This is a clip from a 2000 drama film. Just explain this particular clip's significance.

Answer: YTMND an initialism for "You're the Man Now, Dog", is an online community centered on the creation of hosted web pages (known within the community as YTMNDs or sites) featuring a juxtaposition of an image (still or short animation) centered or tiled along with optional large zooming text and a looping sound file. Images and sound files used in YTMNDs are usually either created or edited by users. YTMND is generally a humor website, owing its tone and culture to the original YTMND and its early imitators. Many YTMNDs, however, range the entire spectrum of what may interest the viewer, from high art to simple entertainment to the political. YTMND originated in 2001 from Max Goldberg's original website, "", which he registered along with "" after seeing a trailer for the movie Finding Forrester in which Sean Connery says the line "You're the man now, dog!". The video is the said scene from the film.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Question 1227: Not suitable for men

Complete the analogy and identify X. 1:2::3:X

Answer: 1: Hippocrates 2: Valentina Rossi a.k.a. The Doctor 3: Florence of Nightingale. So X is nurses, the funda being that as Doctors have to take the Hippocrates Oath, similarly Nurses need to take the Florence of Nightingale Pledge.


Sunday, September 4, 2011

Question 1226: Could pass of as one of the Gauls

Looks like I've caught the Satya bug. Here's another multiple element connect which may take way more time... Although, I can assure you, it can never be as farfetched as Question 1220 was.

Oh, I forgot the plot twist. One of these elements does not fit in with the others. That is, whatever connects all these elements together, that connection does not exist for one of the elements. (Although, that particular difference is so minute, you might not notice it at first glance)

Ahoy then,

A) Alchemists of the Byzantine era are credited with an opium-based elixir, whose specific formula was allegedly destroyed during Ottaman's conquest. In the 16th century, a famous alchemist made reference to an opium-based elixir that he described as a potent painkiller, albeit to be taken in very limited amounts. In the late 1800s, when the East India Company  had a stronghold in the opium trade through India, another very similar composition gained popularity among physicians and their patients.These were the first examples of the drug which we today know by the name of "A".



D) This image shows the basic working of a specific type of "D". If what is shown in the image was broadly classified, it would fall under the class of  "D". (D is a very generic name)

E) The cheat, if you may

F)The very first of its kind

G)RHS image subtracted from the LHS image


Points system:
1 point for getting the overall connect.
1 point for correctly singling out the wrong element among the lot.
4 points - Identifying 8 or 7 elements
3 points - Identifying 6 or 5 elements
2 points - Identifying 4 or 3 elements
1 points - Identifying 2 or 1 element(s)
So a total of 6 points are up for grabs.

Good luck, Chuck.

Answer: Okay, let's go step by step. 
A. The drug is "morphine" which is named after the god of dreams MORPHEUS. 
B. Three NEOpets characters from the virtual pets website of the same name. 
C. Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh collectively known as Trimurti or the Hindu TRINITY. 
D. The image is that of a "rot13" CIPHER. 
E. Panzer is the cheat code I was looking for. Panzer is the German word for TANK.
F. The very first kind of a computer MOUSE. 
G. Bulldozer - Bull = DOZER 
H. The film SWITCH. 

The connect is characters from The Matrix film series. Morpheus, Neo, Trinity, CYPHER, Tank, Mouse, Dozer, Switch are the characters. So the wrong element among the lot is D. Cipher. CYPHER AND CIPHER are two different words. CYPHER:

Note - It was brought to my notice that the element E is not correct. I had meant it to be a screenshot of the game GTA Vice City, in which the cheat code is Panzer. However, one of our followers is positively sure that the screenshot is from GTA III in which the cheat code is "giveustank". Still, that too gives us the element "tank" from giveusTANK. So it is not that important.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Question 1225: Old is gold

Well as most of you must have guessed this is a pic from the evergreen song "O Mere Raja" from the movie "Johny Mera Naam". No Indian woman has ever looked more beautiful than Hema Malini in that movie! But it's the Background and not the Foreground that's important in this question. All I want is the place where this song was shot. For a complete video here is the link: O Mere Raja

Answer: The song is indeed shot at the ruins of the renowned NALANDA UNIVERSITY. There are plans to refurbish and re-run the historical institution.


Friday, September 2, 2011

Question 1224: Musical mess

OKay, this is sort off a connect with 6 elements. You have to identify one, and then you can workout the other elements from it.

"A" is a parody/tribute/combination band which plays music mixed from songs of "B" and "C". To avoid lawsuits, the band provides all its recorded songs available for free download and till recently had kept their real names a mystery from the public. They resorted to made up names combining the names of the band members of "B" and "C". The members of "C" have even declared publicly that they enjoy A's music.

The "D" Album is the 5th studio album by "C". This album is also known eponymously as "C" itself. (The name of the band and the name of this album is the same) The album is a part of the Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album cover for this album is inspired by a flag shown in pic 1.

The "E" Album is the 9th studio album by "B". This album is also known eponymously as "B" itself. (The name of the band and this album is the same) The album is a part of the Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Though he is uncredited, Eric Clapton played lead guitar on one of the songs in the album. "B"'s original guitarist who invited Clapton to record with "B" returned the favour by teaming up with Clapton on a song for one album by Cream(Clapton's band).

"D or E" is a song by pop musician "F". The music video for this song features Macaulay Culkin alongside "F". The song's guitar riff is wrongly credited to former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash. His work is only played in the intro for the song.


 So, identify A,B,C,D,E and F.

Since we have 6 elements, we will give multiple points for this one.
Identify all 6: 3 points (let's say a +0.5 bonus if you are the only person to get all 6 correct)
Identify 5: 2.5 points
Identify 4: 2 points
Identify 3: 1.5 points
Identify 2: 1 point
Identify 1: 0.5 point.

Also, Satya's Question 1220 is still not cracked by any of you. Although we have had 2 fairly good guesses, but nowhere closer to the right answer. Do try it, it's pretty vague though(I should warn you).

And another thing, also check out Aditya Karve's quiz blog which is on the roll once again.

A: Beatallica (a combination of the words Beatles and Metallica) B: The Beatles C: Metallica D: The Black Album (also known as Metallica) E: The White Album (also known as The Beatles) F: Michael Jackson (and his song "Black or White")


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Question 1223: Historical mess

The X was conferred upon Y posthumously in 1992. The award was later withdrawn due to a legal technicality. This is the only case of the Y being withdrawn. It was withdrawn in response to a Supreme Court directive following a PIL filed in the Court against the posthumous nature of the award. The Award Committee could not give conclusive evidence of Y’s death and thus it invalidated the posthumous award.

Z was a mysterious Indian monk who in 1985 lived Uttar Pradesh. Till date, his real identity and activities remain obscure. A great number of people maintain that he was indeed Y, living incognito. There had been at least four known occasions when Z reportedly claimed he was Y himself. Handwriting analysis experts deposed that the handwritings of Z and Y did match.

W, who probed into the disappearance of Y, stated in his report that Z was not Y as there was no clinching evidence to prove it. However, he inadvertently stated in a documentary shoot that he believed Z was none other than Y. Quoting W, “It is my personal feeling…But I am 100 per cent sure that Z is Y.”

Lot of elements... id all. W, X, Y and Z. Answer: X: Subhash Chandra Bose Y: The Bharat Ratna Z: Bhagwanji/Gumnami Baba W: Justice Mukherjee. Full Points will be given for identyfing atleast 3 elements. And half a point for identifying 1 or 2.