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Sjc quizzers m2

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Sjc quizzers m2

  1. 1. Meeting Two 2 July 2015 21 Questions QM: Arul Mani SJC Quizzers
  2. 2. 1.Why was Shreya Singhal, a law student, all over the newspapers in March 2015?
  3. 3. ANSWER She filed the case that resulted in Sec 66A of the IT Act being struck down
  4. 4. 2. The cocklebur or burdock has a characteristic fruit, shown below. What invention did it inspire?
  5. 5. ANSWER Velcro
  6. 6. 3. Identify the sports shown below. The one on the left takes its name from the Dutch word for basket, while the other was originally a stripped-down version of basketball deemed suitable for women.
  7. 7. ANSWER Korfball Netball
  8. 8. 4. Fruit with an 8-letter name.
  9. 9. ANSWER Rambutan
  10. 10. 5. While most of the units used in this pastime refer to medieval social structures, one element’s name takes us back in history to the Persian/Indian chariot which still plays an important part. What pursuit? What element?
  11. 11. ANSWER Chess Rook from the Persian, derived from the Sanskrit rath
  12. 12. 6. Nobody refers to her by the surname Adkins, making her five-letter first name a _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (7). Who? What term?
  13. 13. ANSWER Adele Mononym
  14. 14. 7. Which Indian public figure shares his name with a bird from Persian myth, literally King of Birds?
  15. 15. ANSWER The name for the mythical bird is Shah Rukh
  16. 16. 8. Ferule, Open Cap, Top Notch, Rib, Stretcher, Top Spring, Centre Spring and Bottom Spring, followed by a tip cup, and then a crook. Top to bottom description of what?
  17. 17. ANSWER An umbrella
  18. 18. 9. In 1995 it appeared in a book of useless inventions in Japan. Since then, it has gone on to be called ‘the wand of Narcissus’. What?
  19. 19. ANSWER The Selfie Stick
  20. 20. 10. The Dari Persian word for shade, also present in Indian languages, was used in the Sufi tradition as a way of referring to the protection offered by a spiritual leader. When used in Marathi etc, the nasal ending is dropped. The word has become a name on account of a popular personage from that part of the world.
  21. 21. ANSWER Sayee(n), a form of Saaya The name Sai is most probably derived thus
  22. 22. 11. Tribute to writer. Who?
  23. 23. ANSWER Agatha Christie
  24. 24. 12. Doodle tribute to book?.
  25. 25. ANSWER Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
  26. 26. 13.Tribute to which 2500-year-old practice?
  27. 27. ANSWER The Marathon
  28. 28. 14. Asteroid mission that took its name from the Japanese word for Peregrine Falcon.
  29. 29. ANSWER Hayabusa
  30. 30. 15. In tribute to what script?
  31. 31. ANSWER Hangul
  32. 32. 16. Tribute to which writer?
  33. 33. ANSWER Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  34. 34. 17. Book and writer in this Doodle tribute?
  35. 35. ANSWER The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
  36. 36. 18. On the occasion of which country’s national day?
  37. 37. ANSWER Argentina
  38. 38. 19. Give one of the two things blanked out, and put funda.
  39. 39. ANSWER Suisse and Svizzera The French and Italian names for Switzerland
  40. 40. 20. What did this convention vote on?
  41. 41. ANSWER On the design for the Canadian flag
  42. 42. 21 The subject of this portrait wrote a book titled Dear to Behold, about a niece. Name both people..
  43. 43. ANSWER Niece: Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi Aunt: Krishna Hutheesingh