Friday, December 17, 2010

India Quiz

Answer these questions.

1)X is located in the Ladakh valley between the Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan Mountains and was built by the Indian Army in August 1982 based on a system devised by a Britsh Engineer. It is 30 meters long, and is at an altitude of around 5,600 meters above sea level.What is X and what distiction does it have today?

2)With over 5 and a half lakh employees, India has the largest postal network in the world but this particular post office which is located in Lahaul Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh which was opened in nov.5,1983 and having a pin code 172114,is famous for something else. What?


3)What is blotched in this picture?



Clue:All answers are similar ;)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Connect








How can you connect the above automobile engine manufactures?It is an exhaustive list.


Sunday, December 5, 2010

Origin of What?


'X' is a word taken from the name of Y (in the picture),a British statesman who was so fond of gambling that he was reluctant to get up from the table for a meal. Instead he asked for something which we call 'X' now.Identify X and Y.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

History quiz


This is the poster a 1919 hollywood movie 'X', which is written by Aurora Mardiganian(in the picture) about her experiences in an incident 'Y'.Identify X and Y...


...and how can you connect it with the person shown below?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Connect

A very simple connect this time.Identify all and tell me the connect.
































Saturday, July 24, 2010

Mythology Quiz

Following pictures represent different Gods from different Myths.Identify them and the mythology they are associated with.What do they have in common?

1)


Clue:A planet

2)

Clue:A black metal band

3)


Clue:1889 work depicting the Goddess


4)



Clue:Name this in Japanese




Answer:Correctly answered only by Indian.All these represent Gods of underworld.Pluto,Hades[the band shown above is Hades Almighty],Godess Hel,Yama[Mountain is Yama is Japanese:)] from Roman,Greek,Norse and Indian Mythologies respectively.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

India Quiz

It was created by an IIT Bombay alumnus D Uday Kumar.It is an amalgam of the Devanagari "र" and the Roman capital "R" without the stem. The parallel lines at the top (with white space between them) make an allusion to the tricolor Indian flag and is currently in the first stage of proposal for being encoded into the Unicode character set, as a sign distinct from the existing generic sign encoded at U+20A8.What are we talking about?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Etymology Quiz

Shakespeare used the word 'X' to refer to a theater and in the 17th century there was theater in London with that name. From Henry V :

Can this 'X' hold The vastie fields of France? Or may we cramme Within this Woodden O, the very Caskes That did affright the Ayre at Agincourt?

In the 18th century, 'X' entered naval jargon, denoting the junior officer quarters on the lowest, or orlop, deck of a ship that doubled for the surgeon’s hospital during battle. Presumably, this was because the midshipmen, like roosters, would get into fights with one another. From William Falconer’s 1769 An Universal Dictionary of the Marine:
'X' of a ship of war, the apartments of the surgeon and his mates, being the place where the wounded men are dressed.
In 1914, the term was applied to airplanes.So the literal sense gave way to a naval metaphor, which was later applied to airplanes. Which word's origin are we talking about?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Trivia

The invention of 'X' is often attributed to a pioneering Baptist minister and distiller named Elijah Craig.Jacob Spears is credited with being the first to label his product 'X' .Berkley Plantation in Virginia lays claim to the first producer of 'X' in 1621, by George Thorpe, an Episcopal priest, although they did not call it "X" at the time.Also the more credible story how the name 'X' originated is like this-"When American pioneers pushed west of the Allegheny Mountains following the American Revolution, the first counties they founded covered vast regions. One of these original, huge counties was 'X', established in 1785 and named after the French royal family. While this vast county was being carved into many smaller ones, early in the 19th century, many people continued to call the region Old 'X'. Located within Old 'X' was the principal Ohio River port from which whiskey and other products were shipped. "Old X" was stencilled on the barrels to indicate their port of origin. Old 'X' whiskey was different because it was the first corn whiskey most people had ever tasted. In time, 'X' became the name for any corn-based whiskey.

What is X?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Business Quiz


What is advertised here and who is the advertiser?

Answer:This is a Ouija board(pronounced as Weeja),used for communicating with spirits or ghosts!The advertiser is none other than Parker brothers,the manufacturer of Monopoly.

kudos to Arjun

Friday, June 11, 2010

Science



This is a nebula which is sometimes called the Rotten Egg Nebula because it contains a relatively large amount of sulphur.The astronomers believe that 1,000 years from now, the this will become a fully developed planetary nebula, like a butterfly emerging from its nympha.What is it more commonly called?

Clue:FIFA

Try to answer without googling!!!

Answer:The Calabash Nebula...congrats to Deepti

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Sports



Identify this person and what is the claim of fame?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Connect








These three airports in India have something in common.What is it?('a recent incident', would be a big clue)

PS:The list is exhaustive




Answer:'Table-top runway'.The pictures are that of Calicut International Airpot,Lenpui Airport and Mangalore international Airport,where the recent accident occured.These are the only 3 airports in India with table-top runways



Monday, May 31, 2010

Trivia



This is a twelfth centuary Byzantine manuscript of an Oath, which when translated to English starts like this-

"I swear by Apollo, the healer, Asclepius, Hygieia, and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods, all the goddesses, to keep according to my ability and my judgment, the following Oath and agreement:

To consider dear to me, as my parents, him who taught me this art; to live in common with him and, if necessary, to share my goods with him; To look upon his children as my own brothers, to teach them this art..."


What is this?









Answer:Hippocratic Oath

Monday, May 17, 2010

Entertainment









Connect the above pics...The answer is obvious from the first one.Explain the connect.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Connect


Connect the above pic (from a 1936 American movie) to the following two books.





Identify all the pics...


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

History



What is written on this stela?

Clue:Ancient Babylon

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Identify

1)
Clue:Giulino di Mezzegra
2)
Clue:Juche
3)

Clue:Author of a book which includes many stories and poems which combines spiritual and moral guidance
4)


Clue:Time Man of the Year
5)


Clue:Country's light heavyweight boxing champion
If you have identified all,what would be the connect?

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Print ads







These are print ads of a bank encouraging joint account.Which bank?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

About Me

Currently student of NIT,Warangal doing Mechanical Engineering.I did my schooling from Loyola School,Trivandrum. My interests include quizzing,music and chess.I like watching movies and I play violin.