Jan 28, 2010

Quiz 2010 - 2

1. Identify the loving father and the great son





Ans.: Ramesh Tendulkar and son Sachin Tendulkar.



2. A question inspired by the Kumbh Mela :

Why do the Sadhus smoke Charas, Hashish etc.?






Ans.: Sadhu smoking charas, a common practice amongst Sadhus(mostly Shaivite) to suppress and eventually destroy their sexual desire and just concentrate on meditation.




3. Identify






Ans.: Goddess Saraswati (Thuyathadi in Burmese) represented in Bamar fashion, seated on a hamsa, and holding scriptures of the Tipitaka, by a river.


4. XKCD Parody of which famous story?






Ans.: The Gift of the Magi


5. Connect the ladies to a fictional character.






Ans.: Sir Harry Paget Flashman

Flashman's stories are dominated by his numerous amorous encounters. Several of them are with prominent historical personages. These women are sometimes window dressing, sometimes pivotal characters in the unpredictable twists and turns of the books. Among the real women Flashman bedded, some were:

Jind Kaur, Dowager Maharani of Punjab (Flashman and the Mountain of Light).

Lakshmibai, Dowager Rani of Jhansi (Flashman in the Great Game) (a dancing girl may have taken the rani's place)

Lillie Langtry, actress and mistress of Edward VII (Flashman and the Tiger)


Lola Montez (Marie Dolores Eliza Rosanna Gilbert James) (Royal Flash).


Yehonala, Imperial Chinese concubine, later the Dowager Empress Ci Xi (Flashman and the Dragon).


6. Connect






Ans.: An antimacassar is a small cloth placed over the backs or arms of chairs, or the head or cushions of a sofa, to prevent soiling of the permanent fabric.The name is attributable to macassar oil, an unguent for the hair commonly used in the early 19th century. The fashion for oiled hair became so widespread in the Victorian and the Edwardian period that housewives began to cover the arms and backs of their chairs with washable cloths to preserve the fabric coverings from being soiled. Around 1850, these started to be known as antimacassars. They were also installed in theatres, from 1865.
The Macassar oil originated from Makassar, a town port in Indonesia.



7. Connect





Ans.: Rupee - the common name for the currencies used in India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, Mauritius, and Seychelles, Indonesia and Maldives, which are cognate words of Hindi rupiya

8. This is an advertisement for an innovative service. Put Fundaez






Ans.: Fazilka, a small town in Punjab is the first place in India to implement a Call-A-Cab format for calling rickshaws. This was implemented as a part of IIT project and is highly successful.


9. A website displays pictures like this, as a promotion. Put fundaez.





Ans.: www.bhopalwater.com packs water in bottles, which is not suitable for consumption. The water is highly contaminated due to the Bhopal Gas Tragedy. The website write :
The unique qualities of our water come from 25 years of slow-leaching toxins at the site of the world's largest industrial accident.

To this day, Dow Chemical — who bought Union Carbide — has refused to clean up and whole new generations are being poisoned.


10. Where in India could you find this scene?






Ans.: Near the Bhikhiwind village in the Khemkaran area, a strip of land was called
Patton Nagar for a short while in 1965. It was here that more than 60 tanks of the Pakistani army were displayed at the end of the September India-Pakistan conflict. The Pakistan Army tanks were captured at the Battle of Asal Uttar by India's 4 Mountain Division and it became a memorial to the Pakistani tanks being bogged down in the marshes during the 1965 War. The tanks were displayed for some time after which they were shipped to various cantonments and army establishments for display as war trophies.





9 comments:

Paresh said...

1. Sunil Gavaskar

7. ASEAN

8. Battery operated cycle rikshaw

Kaushik said...

1.Ramesh Tendulkar and Sachin Tendulkar

2. The Naga Sadhus, Aghoris and Tantric Bhairav sects smoke it freely because they claim its use as being an integral part of their daily life. Also because Lord Shiva is said to have smoked charas, cannbis etc, so it makes them feel at one with the lord

3. Saraswati (Thuyathadi in Burmese) represented in Bamar fashion, seated on a hamsa, and holding scriptures of the Tipitaka

4. Theft of the Magi

5. Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman's women (if I may say that) - Jind Kaur, Rani Laxmibai, Lillie Langtry, Lola Montez, Yehonala

6. South Sulawesi - supposedly formed by Pillow Lava and basaltic flows

7. Saarc - members, observers, future observers etc (india pakistan nepal indonesia maldives sri lanka mauritius myanmar etc)

8. It has made the popular mode of local transportation—cycle rickshaw—just a phone call away.Initiated by the Graduates Welfare Association of former IITians, Ecocab Call Centres have been set up to enable accessing cycle rickshaws without difficulty.

9. B'Eaupal Water - to commemorate 25 years of Bhopal tragedy and to shame the Union Carbide officials. This water is made from poisonous groundwater in Bhopal

10. Patton Nagar or Patton City, the imaginary name given to a stretch of land at the Bhikiwind village in the Khem Karan sector in 1965

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Kaushik said...

1.Ramesh Tendulkar and Sachin Tendulkar

2. The Naga Sadhus, Aghoris and Tantric Bhairav sects smoke it freely because they claim its use as being an integral part of their daily life. Also because Lord Shiva is said to have smoked charas, cannbis etc, so it makes them feel at one with the lord

3. Saraswati (Thuyathadi in Burmese) represented in Bamar fashion, seated on a hamsa, and holding scriptures of the Tipitaka

4. Theft of the Magi

5. Brigadier-General Sir Harry Paget Flashman's women (if I may say that) - Jind Kaur, Rani Laxmibai, Lillie Langtry, Lola Montez, Yehonala

6. South Sulawesi - supposedly formed by Pillow Lava and basaltic flows

7. Saarc - members, observers, future observers etc (india pakistan nepal indonesia maldives sri lanka mauritius myanmar etc)

8. It has made the popular mode of local transportation—cycle rickshaw—just a phone call away.Initiated by the Graduates Welfare Association of former IITians, Ecocab Call Centres have been set up to enable accessing cycle rickshaws without difficulty.

9. B'Eaupal Water - to commemorate 25 years of Bhopal tragedy and to shame the Union Carbide officials. This water is made from poisonous groundwater in Bhopal

10. Patton Nagar or Patton City, the imaginary name given to a stretch of land at the Bhikiwind village in the Khem Karan sector in 1965

do check u=out my quiz blog too: http://ksquiz.blogspot.com/

Ramki said...

1. going for ramesh and sachin tendulkar
2.
3. Japanese version of saraswati.. cant remember the name
4.
5. flashman
6. ??
7. currency is rupee
8. call rickshaw??
9. the himalayan glacier melting and its water is being packaged to all parts of India except in kashmir
10. longewalla?

Ramki said...

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mridul said...

1.sachin tendulkar
2. to suppress and eventually destroy their sexual desire and just concentrate on meditation.
3.
4.theft of maggi
5.
6.indonesia tourism
7.saarc
8.fazllka rickshaw cab-pollution free transport servic
9.www.bhopalwater.com,b'eau-pal ,The unique qualities of our water come from 25 years of slow-leaching toxins at the site of the world's largest industrial accident.

To this day, Dow Chemical — who bought Union Carbide — has refused to clean up and whole new generations are being poisoned.

10.

Jwala said...

3. Some Nepali goddess?
4. Gift of the Magi by O Henry
7. Commonwealth countries :D
8. Some two seater cabs which are eco-friendly. Not sure about the ox-cart connection.

sukhi_area said...

nice set of questions !

Shivam...The Supertramp said...

hey really nice questions!!
keep 'em coming!
Shivam.