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Daily Question # 84 December 30, 2008

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The  monthly  set  closes  tomorrow . Find  it  here  and  send  in  your  attempts  asap .

Take  them a  step  closer  to  each  other  for  a  connection .

A

A

A

B

C

C

 

The  connect –  Albums  by  Linkin  Park

A —  Charles  Darwin — the  man  behind  “Hybrid  Theory”

B — Meteora  monastery  in  Greece  after  which  “Meteora”  was  named

C — The  Doomsday  Clock  depicting  the  “Minutes  to  Midnight”

Cracked  by  Nishanth  Raman , Arun  AS , Jyothi , Jithin , Anil  Raghavan , Viswas , Anand , Dr  Naveen and  Praveen VR .

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END OF DAZE December 29, 2008

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After one long year of constant googling and reading wiki endlessly to see your name on the scoreboard, it is that time of the year again. The time when you see how many quizzes you’ve won, and how many you’ve screwed up. However, seeing that not too many people win in real life quizzes, here comes the big daddy of all virtual quizzes (the granddaddy can be found here on the 1st of  Jan ). So, this is it, mates.  The Big One .

Dreamz presents “End of Daze”, the year end online quiz, on the lines of (which means we basically ripped off the idea from) KQA’s GO Ogle. The Quizmasters of the day are Capitaine (of Basil Liddell Hart fame) and the Big Fat Panda (not of Kung Fu fame, anyway)

Googling and other various abominable practices are allowed (as if it needs telling), but seeing that the two poor souls who set this quiz will not derive much pleasure unless you screw it up considerably, the quiz is very very visual heavy.

We have provided for real life prizes: the ones that don’t vanish on the internet.

Rules:

1. Quiz will be open for 24  hours, from the time of posting . The  date  is  Sunday, the  4th  of  January ( 0000 – 2400  hrs ) .

2. One attempt a person. And no, the prize won’t be divided in half and given to two conjoined twin-quizzers.

3. Just to prove a point, (viz. you don’t really suck at this) try playing a fair game (attempting alone, for starters).

4. The quizmasters might turn out to be followers of Marquis de Sade, but there is nothing you can do about it.

5. Any crude/refined forms of cheating will be rewarded with a kick on your virtual butt and automatic disqualification.

6. Any further rules will be made up as we go along , a la Calvinball .

7. The quizmasters reserve final right of judgement, however any correct corrections will be appreciated and accepted.

That’s it, really.

So get off wikipedia, and get into life!

Adios!

P.S . – Thanks  to  the  Big  Fat  Panda , a.k.a  Hrishikesh  Varma ( whom  u’ll  find  in  the  Hall  of  fame  section  at  the  very  top )  for  the  above  qui-fi  write-up . And  Capitaine  happens  to  be  yours  truly .

Daily Question # 83 December 29, 2008

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A  shows  the  effects  of  something  which  was  initially  named  X  after  B . Identify  A &  X  and  tell  me  why  is  A  famous ?

A

A

B

B

The  Brain Virus  ,which  was  the  first  ever computer  virus, and  was initially named  Pakistani Flu , Pakistani  virus   and  many  other  things  Pakistani .

Cracked  by  Jyothi, Hrishikesh Varma , Debasish , Sreeram , Rohan , Ranjana Ninan,  Anil Raghavan,  Johny Walker , Arun Warrier , Arun A.S , Kamal Rathi ,  Jithesh  and  Dr.Naveen

Scores will be updated tomorrow.

Daily Question # 82 December 28, 2008

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The  Monthly  Set – I  closes  on  the  31st . Find  it  here .

A  manufactured  B  and  it  was  the  largest  of  its  kind  to  see  actual  combat . It  was  intended  to  be  used  at  C , but  was  finally  used  during  something  inspired  by  D . It  is  surpassed  only  by  E .

Solve  for  A – E .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

E

E

 

Quoting  Jyothi ,

” Schwerer Gustav (B) was a German 80 cm railway gun which was developed by Krupp (A), and was intended to be used against the deep forts of the Maginot Line(C). It was finally used during the siege of Sevastopol in the Operation Barbarossa that was inspired by emperor Frederick Barbarossa (D) of the Holy Roman Empire. Image E shows Little David ,a 36 inch (914 mm) caliber american mortar used for test firing bombs during World War II. It was never used in combat”

Cracked  in  full  by  Jyothi , Deepu , Deepthi  Mani , Nishanth  Raman , Karthik , Anil  Raghavan  and  Dr  Naveen . Manjith  and  Kamal  Rathi  were  almost  there .

{ P.S. – The  ‘Fist  of  God’  was  never  completed . So , cannot  be  considered  here }

Daily Question # 81 December 27, 2008

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What /where   is  the  equivalent  of  Greenwich  in  this  system of  measurement  of  time ? ( See  Arrow )

 Also  name  the  company  which  has  manufactured  the  clock .

81-a

The  pic  shows  a  clock  showing  the  Internet  Time , a  decimal  time  concept  introduced  and  marketed  by  the  Swatch  Corporation . In  this  system , a  day  is  divided  into  1000  ‘ beats ‘ and  is  denoted  by  putting  the  number  of  beats  covered  after  midnight  after  the  ‘@’  symbol . For  eg. , the  above  pic  shows  the  time  as  452  beats  after  midnight . The  company  is  headquartered  in  Biel , Switzerland  and  hence  uses  the  Biel  Mean  Time  as  the  standard .

Cracked  in  full  by   Deepu , Deepthi  Mani  and  Jyothi  &  partly  by  Rajesh , Pottan  and  Dr  Naveen .

Daily Question # 80 December 26, 2008

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Connect  them  to  the  game  of   football ( This  is  not  an  exhaustive  list ) .

A

A

B

B

C

C

D

D

E

E

The  connect – Home  grounds  of  EPL  teams  are  named  after  them

A – Anne  Boleyn — Boleyn  Ground — Westham  United                                                                                                                                 

B – Britannia — Britannia  Stadium — Stoke  City

C – St  James — St  James’  Park — Newcastle  United

D – Kingston  Communications  Group — KC  Stadium — Hull  City

E – Hawthorns — Hawthorns  Ground — West  Bromwich  Albion

Cracked  by  Manjith , Deepu , Kamal  Rathi  and  Dr  Naveen .

Daily Question # 79 December 25, 2008

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Something  which  is  close  to  my  heart 🙂

A  is  credited  with  inventing  X  and  shares  its  name  with  the  subject  of  B . B , incidentally,  is  the  largest  of  its  kind  in  the  world .

Identify  A , B  and  X .

A

A

B

B

 

A – Leonard  Nimoy  as  ‘Spock’  from  Star  Trek     

B – The  statue  of   Vulcan in  Birmingham , Alabama  which  is  the  largest  cast  iron  statue  in  the world .                                  

Spock  is  credited  with  the  invention  of  the  Vulcan  Salute  as  well  as  the  Vulcan  Nerve  Pinch . Both  accepted .

Cracked  in  full  by  Nishanth  Raman , Dr  Naveen , Anand , Aravind , Jyothi , Arun  Warrier , Manjith , Anil  Raghavan , Abhishek , Kamal  Rathi &  Deepthi  Mani  and  in  half  by  Viswas .

Daily Question # 78 December 24, 2008

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Who connects ?

A

A

B

B

C

C

 Map of New Amsterdam(A), Sailors(B) and 3 Golden Balls,the symbol of pawnbrokers(C).

The connect – Saint Nicholas(the patron saint for all three).Saint Nicholas is believed to be the inspiration for Santa Claus.Both Saint Nicholas/Santa Claus accepted.

Cracked by Vidya Ravi,Kamal Rathi,Karthik,Dr.Naveen ,Anand and Jyothi

 

Daily Question # 77 December 23, 2008

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A , then  an  employee  of  B , received  C  in  1972  for  D . D  is  based  on  happenings  around  E . F  received  his  popular  name  after  D  . D  also  served  as  inspiration  for  G ‘s  actions .

Solve  for  A – G .

A

A

B

B

C

C

E

E

F

F

G

G

Frederick  Forsyth ( A ) , then  a  reporter  with  Reuters ( B ) , received  the  Edgar  Award ( C )  in  1972  for  ”The  Day  of  the  Jackal” ( D ) . It  is  based  on  happenings  around  Charles  de  Gaulle ( E ) . Ilich  Ramirez  Sanchez ( F ) got  the  moniker  “Carlos  the  Jackal ”  from  and  Yigal  Amir  ( G ) , Yitzhak  Rabin’s  assassin , was  inspired  by  D .

Cracked  by  Debasish , Jyothi , Sreeram , Arun AS , Manjith , Quaziluffy , Karthik , Deepthi  Mani , Ranjana  Ninan , Rahul  Girish  Kumar , Johny  Walker , Arun Warrier , Anon , Jithin , Kamal  Rathi , Anil  Raghavan , Sana , Nishanth  Raman , Viswas , Pottan , Rithwik  and  Dr  Naveen .

Daily Question # 76 December 22, 2008

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Connect  the  clothing  item  A  to  the  place  shown  in  B .

A

A

B

B

Quoting  Kamal  Rathi ,

Jodhpur

A – Jodhpurs are tight-fitting trousers that reach to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horseback riding. The term can also refer to a type of short riding boot, also called a paddock boot or a jodhpur boot.

B – The city of Jodhpur, also known as Blue City due to the indigo tinge of the whitewashed houses around the Mehrangarh Fort ”

Cracked  by  Nishanth  Raman , Shrey  Goyal , Deepu , Jyothi , Anoop  Koshy , Sreeram , Deepthi  Mani , Rahul  Girish  Kumar , Ranjana  Ninan , Arun  Warrier , Kamal  Rathi , Karthik  and  Varma . Nice  job  by  Vikas .