Monday, January 23, 2006

66-44

Not so long ago I had put up quiz number 8, I suppose. Then I went around on a trivia hunting spree and came up with 10 mor questions. Also I've been asked to collate questions for some upcoming B-School fest, the names which I cannot reveal. So the questions posted today are culled from that file, hence the weird numbering.

66] Eli Cohen, an Israeli spy based in Damascus disguised as a Syrian, was arguably Israeli’s most successfulspy ever. He passed on vital information about Syrian war plans and defense equipment during the 1960s, which played a key role in Israel’s spectacular victory against Syria during the six-day war. The exposure of his real identity and his subsequent arrest and execution, ironically, had an unintended Indian connection. What was the connection?

40] "Peace is a lie, there is only passion / Through passion, I gain strength / Through strength, I gain power / Through power, I gain victory/ Through victory, my chains are broken/ The Force shall free me." In popular culture/fiction, this is called "The ------- Code". What?

41] This residential area of lower Manhattan, New York gained a reputation in the early years of the 20th century for its bohemianism, and is associated with unconventional writers, artists and musicians, especially members of the Beat generation. What place are we talking about?

43] The original, dating back to 1952, is owned by Steven Spielberg, who has no intentions of selling it. Market buzz places the value of this item at $100,000 or higher. It is done largely in blue and has three people cowering up against a wall while a shadow lengthens in their direction. What are we talking about?

47] What are the specifications of the Field's Medal awarded to mathematicians? (Poor guys do not get the Nobel)

62] What is Fredrico Fellini's contribution to the English language?

72] For those who dwell in Wodehouse, if Jeeves is Wooster’s butler, who are the butlers of Lord Emsworth and Sir Watkyn Basset?

37] What was the Spruce Goose?

39] What did N G Bhansai and Hancock design based on the actress Kamini Kaushal?

BONUS

44] Names such as 'Jot & Jerk', 'Mount & Show', 'Press & Peel', 'Papillon' etc were once proposed for this invention, later featured at the New York Museum of Modern Art as an icon of beautiful everyday design in its "Humble Masterpieces" exhibit. Name the invention.

4 comments:

  1. 66. Junal Aviv

    40. The Jedi Code.

    41. Woodstock.

    43. Orson Welles' Rosebud sled.

    62. The term 8 1/2.

    37. The World's Heaviest Plane invented by Howard Hughes.

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  2. 40. The Jedi Code.

    41. Woodstock.

    43. Orson Welles' Rosebud sled.

    62. The term 8 1/2.

    37. The World's Heaviest Plane invented by Howard Hughes.

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  3. Junal Aviv? What connection
    And if you say Jedi think of the other side. Think hard
    Spruce goose was fairly simple wasn't it

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  4. Bonus - post it's
    39 - the filmfare award

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