Friday, December 30, 2005

Woh Joe Number 3

This is the last quiz for 2005 and has a 6 hour time limit. I've figured this is what I'd do. Set a time limit depending on the quiz. Anyway there won't be a quiz over the weekend as I will be busy frolicking like you.
The quiz this time around has a few brain teasers thrown in and is heavily into films. I've also introduced images into the quiz this time around. Adding audio and video are also on the anvil, just need to get the tech part figured out. Any suggestions here?

Time to get cracking
1-We'll start off on a very relaxed note, who invented the rocking chair?

2-After that lets get down to some serious trivia busting. Connect "Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind" and "Being John Malkovich". The connection I am looking for is not just that they have the same director or crew, there is a funda connection.

3-In Minority Report the three precogs have something in common. What?

4-Nostromo, Narcissus and Nebuchadnazzer. Pick the odd one out also kindly explain the oddity.

5-Name this Bond villian (gimme the character and the actor)



6- I decided to get cryptic here, just one of the variations I figured would make life funner. Each answer is a word made up of two separate words. I'll give you cryptic clues and a definition for the real word and its job to get the answer right? So here goes. "Waste liquid of tree fruit, or a small statuette."

7- This is a movie poster, a very scary movie it was. Gimme the name of the film.



8- Yet another variation, the words given are the scrambled name of a person. A clue to the name is contained in the entry itself.
"Name land finder, gal"

9-This one is a bloody tough soccer one so all the soccer fans give it your best shot. Who has managed the most international teams? If you can give me a list of the teams he has managed.

10- Getting back to normal trivia and an easy one at that. Initially elected in 1946, and ousted in 1955, this leader was again elected president of his country in 1973. Who are we talking about?


The Bonus One
This one is a bit off the trivia boat as well
What number is missing from this list?
8 5 4 _ 1 7 6

The answers will be up on Monday until then Adios and have a blast partying 2005 away.

The Answers and alas...

Ok we almost had a winner this time round just as I hoped. The 12 hour time limit helped I suppose didn't it Jehangir. But he tripped on the Arabian Nights question, so did Nitish. The answer I was looking for was '1001 Arabian Nights', Aladin was just the blank that I left for obvious reasons.
Now my quandry is that if I impose a shorter time restriction, then fewer people would be interested in trying out the questions. SO this is the deal for today, I will make sure that I put the quiz up before 13:00 hrs (IST) and set a limit till 15:00 hrs (IST). Anyone getting all the answers right within this time frame will get the moolah. (Am still trying to figure out the best possible combination). Oh yeah please do comment on how the quiz could be made better, its just a bare bones thingy now. Also do drop in interesting trivia tidbits if you come across any. I'll do the same.
Now for last times answers.

1- Etymologically it comes from a word that means the meeting place of three roads, more specifically a public resort such as an inn or tavern. What?
-Trivia

2-A very simple one, in M&M what does M&Mstand for?
-Mars and Murrie, the inventors of the chocolate

3- There are only two books in the bible named after women. Name them.
-Ruth and Esther

4- Which literary character was born on September 22 1290?
-Bilbo Baggins

5- Staying with books which story began as "--------- was a little Chinese boy"? (obviously there is a name instead of the blank)
-1001 Arabian nights

6-With what would you associate the term "Carriage Return"?
-Typewriting

7- Venice has gondolas, venice also has rules. What is the rule regarding the colour of gondolas in Venice?
-All to be painted black unless it belongs to a high official

8- You can duel in Paraguay as long as........
-Both you and your opponent are registered blood donors

9- In the olden days barbers in America and Europe had a red and white pole outside their shops, why?
-They also practised Bloodletting and tooth extraction. The pole was to signfy these and that whole big explanantion Jango gave

10- How did Nylon get its name?
-New York and London- this one is a problem, there are conflicting versions but we shall stickto NY Lon

Today's Bonus Question

She was the first Indian actress to model for this brand. Name the brand and the actress

Leela Chitnis, Lux

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Quiz No 2

1- Etymologically it comes from a word that means the meeting place of three roads, more specifically a public resort such as an inn or tavern. What?

2-A very simple one, in M&M what does M&Mstand for?

3- There are only two books in the bible named after women. Name them.

4- Which literary character was born on September 22 1290?

5- Staying with books which story began as "--------- was a little Chinese boy"? (obviously there is a name instead of the blank)

6-With what would you associate the term "Carriage Return"?

7- Venice has gondolas, venice also has rules. What is the rule regarding the colour of gondolas in Venice?

8- You can duel in Paraguay as long as........

9- In the olden days barbers in America and Europe had a red and white pole outside their shops, why?

10- How did Nylon get its name?

Today's Bonus Question

She was the first Indian actress to model for this soap. Name the brand and the actress

Answers

The last quiz didn't get any complete correct response. A few in my mailbox had 7 out of the 10 responses. Jehangir got 9 out of the 10 questions within 30 mins of the quiz being up. He didn't get the Star Wars one and the pecularity about Santa's reindeer.
I'm putting up the answers and will be postig Quiz No 2 in a bit. Oh one more thing to get this thing up and runing at full steam I'm extending the time limit to 12 hours. Fair enough?
Also do let me know what sort of questions you would like, collaborations are also allowed, even all of the ertswhile desimediabitch can participate as a team.
Here are the answers

1- Baskin Robbins once made a vegetable flavoured ice-cream. What flavour was it?
]Ketchup

2- The Midnight Cowboy was the only X-rated film to win an Academy award. After it won the something happened to the 'look' of the film, what?
]Rating changed to R

3- Liberia is a country in Africa, its capital in Monrovia. Who is the capital named after and why?
]American President James Monroe. It wa named after Monroe as he was the President of the United States when Liberia was created as the country for slaves freed from America.

4- This one is a little weird. What is weird about the swan?
]Only bird to have a penis

5- April 4th 1964 is a seminal day (no puns) for the Beatles. Why?
]Held the top 5 spots on the Billboard singles chart

6- This part of the human body takes in oxygen directly from the air and not through blood, which part are we talking of?
]The cornea

7- Breathing in the fumes of mercury over a long period of time causes erethism, a disorder characterized by nervousness, irritability, and strange personality changes. The element was used by a particular profession very often. What phrase has come into existence because of this connection?
]Mad Hatter

8- Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek [episode number 78 in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even. How?
]He gave Hartley "two" belly buttons in the sci-fi movie Genesis II (1973).

9- Sticking to the stars. Who was the first character in the Star Wars series to mouth a dialogue? (Sitter for all star wars fans)
]C3PO

10- Round this 1st installment with yet another entertainment one. What is Donald Duck's middle name?
]Fauntleroy


The Bonus One

Name all of Santa's 8 reindeers. Explain a pecularity.
Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen.
]Rudolph was not a reindeer in any folk lore or story. He was created by Robert May for the Montgomery Ward department store chain in 1939. The song came a couple of years later.

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Lets get down to business Q 1

1- Baskin Robbins once made a vegetable flavoured ice-cream. What flavour was it?

2- The Midnight Cowboy was the only X-rated film to win an Academy award. After it won the something happened to the 'look' of the film, what?

3- Liberia is a country in Africa, its capital in Monrovia. Who is the capital named after and why?

4- This one is a little weird. What is weird about the swan?

5- April 4th 1964 is a seminal day (no puns) for the Beatles. Why?

6- This part of the human body takes in oxygen directly from the air and not through blood, which part are we talking of?

7- Breathing in the fumes of mercury over a long period of time causes erethism, a disorder characterized by nervousness, irritability, and strange personality changes. The element was used by a particular profession very often. What phrase has come into existence because of this connection?

8- Because of TV censorship, actress Mariette Hartley was not allowed to show her belly button on Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek [episode number 78 in 1969] but later Roddenberry got even. How?

9- Sticking to the stars. Who was the first character in the Star Wars series to mouth a dialogue? (Sitter for all star wars fans)

10- Round this 1st installment with yet another entertainment one. What is Donald Duck's middle name?

The Bonus One

Name all of Santa's 8 reindeers. Explain a pecularity.

The Answers will be up tomoroww morning.

Woh Joe Quiz

Its been a while and I am very bad at spouting Gyaan. So I'm just sticking to doing what I like. Starting today this blog will host a daily quiz that has 10 questions and a weekly bumper one. The first person to get all questions right within 2 hours of the questions being posted will be given 100 rupees. Do I have a lot of money to throw around? No but I have a few plans. Lets see if it works.

The first quiz follws in the next post.