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  4. 4. <ul><li>It is the capital city of the Northern Province, Sri Lanka . Most of the residents of the city are Sri Lankan Tamils with a presence of Sri Lankan Moors . It had been the second largest city in the country for several decades, until the recent civil conflict. Also called Yazhpanam it means “Town of Harpers” in Sinhalese. Due to the current civil war, the city has witnessed wholesale massacres , disappearances of the civilian population and a deterioration in the human rights situation. </li></ul>back3
  5. 5. <ul><li>Which club did Zidane play for before joining Real Madrid for a record sum? </li></ul>back3
  6. 6. <ul><li>The film is a courtroom drama, with the elements of a thriller as Thakur Rakesh Singh is a lawyer whose wife Geeta dies after a prolonged illness. After her funeral Rakesh always keep thinking of her and gets depressed. Sometimes later he is informed that a criminal named sunaina, who recently has been arrested with her gang members, claims that she is Rakesh's wife Geeta. Being in disbelief he goes to meet this woman and finds that she indeed resembles her wife. Rakesh doesn't believe her, as he himself cremated her wife, but Sunaina is stubborn and the matter goes to court. Now Rakesh must find out who this woman is, is she really Geeta or an imposter. Either way he must find out before trying her for her crimes. </li></ul><ul><li>Which Film? </li></ul>back3
  7. 7. <ul><li>> Miss A.Wood was born in 1847 in London into a middle-class family of Irish origin. She was always proud of being Irish and supported the cause of Irish self-rule throughout her adult life. She came to India in the early 1900’s and in 1916 she launched the Home Rule League , once again modeling demands for India on Irish models.Identify her. </li></ul>back3
  8. 8. <ul><li>According to a popular legend, which famous institution was named after the so called Mathematical Bridge, constructed by Sir Isaac Newton, which held itself together without any nuts or bolts. </li></ul>back3
  9. 9. <ul><li>The name X has been associated with the iron industry for more than 350 years. Located in Karlskoga, Sweden, it originates from the local name for a hammer mill founded 1646. The company was founded in 1873. In 1999 Saab purchased the Celsius Group, then the parent company for Bofors. In September 2000 United Defense Industries (UDI) of the United States acquired X Weapons Systems (the heavy weapons division), while Saab retained the missile interests. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus X is today split in two parts: </li></ul><ul><li>BAE Systems X (Acquired United Defense and its X subsidiary in 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Saab X Dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>It’s most famous owner was Alfred Nobel who owned the company from 1894 until his death in December of 1896. He had the key role in reshaping the iron manufacturer to a modern cannon manufacturer and chemical industry. </li></ul>back3
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  12. 12. <ul><li>In mathematics, it is a matrix with one row or one column. In biology, it is an organism, typically a biting insect or tick, that transmits a disease or parasite from one animal or plant to another. It is also a well known term in high school physics. In many programming languages, it denotes a one-dimensional array. In aeronautics, it is the course or compass direction of an airplane. What term? </li></ul>back4
  13. 13. <ul><li>Patients suffering from a rupture of the biceps tendon may develop a bulge in their arm. This is the retracted muscle bunched up in the arm, and is sometimes referred to as a “_______ Muscle” in medical circles because the muscle is more pronounced than normal. Fill in the </li></ul><ul><li>blank.? </li></ul>back4
  14. 14. <ul><li>He was sent to Rugby at the age of 13 — from where he remembers a traumatic morning spent in figuring out how t o eat a kipper. At Cambridge, he read History, with an emphasis on Islamic subjects, and developed an interest in acting. After graduating in 1968, he moved to Pakistan, where his parents were now based. He returned within the year to England, after an att empt at staging Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story got him into trouble with the censors on account of its references to pork. His first book was published in 1974 and disappeared without a trace. It was not until seven years later that he became something of a sensation. Who? </li></ul>back4
  15. 15. <ul><li>In Arabic, this word denoted an idol. The word traveled to Urdu where it held the same sense for centuries before the lyricist Majrooh Sultanpuri used it as a synonym for ‘sweetheart’ in a1940 song. His justification was that one’s beloved is like an idol that is worshipped. What word? </li></ul>back4
  16. 16. <ul><li>Unlike other South American countries, including Argentina and Brazil, where they are raised mainly for their hides, in Venezuela the meat is a sought -after delicacy, fetching prices almost double those for beef. The annual hunt comes before Easter. While the Roman Catholic Church generally forbids eating meat during certain days of Lent, many Venezuelans insist that this is more akin to fish than to meat. That may have something to do with how it tastes in its salted form, resembling a mixture of sardines and pork. Legend has it that eating this, known locally as chiguire, got a boost in the 18 th century when the local clergy asked the Vatican to give it the status of fish. Which animal? </li></ul>back4
  17. 17. <ul><li>A company called De La Rue Identity Systems, based in Basingstoke, UK, makes a lot of money periodically out of a product called ES/A Purple, containing silver nitrate and tetrahydrofurfuryl alcohol. The product has been marketed as far afield as India, Burundi, Rwanda and Bosnia. What is ES/A Purple used for? </li></ul>back4
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  20. 20. <ul><li>In 1987, when she was nine, mirka’s father took her to watch a tournament at Filderstadt in Germany. The event coincided with Navratilova's birthday, and her father, a huge fan, managed to hand her a present. He had his daughter by his side and Navratilova asked the youngster if she played tennis. No, she'd never tried it. Navratilova said she looked athletic and ought to give it a whirl. There the exchange might have ended had it not been for Navratilova's immense generosity of spirit. When she discovered that the girls’ family - who originally came from Slovakia - lived in Zurich, she phoned a friend there and arranged Mirka's first tennis lesson. Later, she sent one of her rackets from America for her to use. And her instincts proved remarkably astute. By 2000, Mirka was in the top 100 players in the world and in her country’s team for the Sydney Olympics. Her highest WTA singles ranking is 76 (on Sep '01).It was there that she met X. X is currently in oliver stone’s(of Alexander the great fame) hit list to play the next greek hero, he would ever direct? Who is X? </li></ul>back5
  21. 21. <ul><li>Steve rippon the famous coach of this sport remarked to BBC in august 2005, “she is one of the few women in this sport I look up to and think her technique is as good as men’s. In fact second part of her jump is better than any male competing. She has a fantastic technique, is tall, and runs in fast. 20 world records, It is not unbelievable that she got the fiver”? Who is being talked about here? </li></ul>back5
  22. 22. <ul><li>The worlds eight largest car maker, this company owns a major stake in the aerospace group EADS. Formed in 1998, the group failed to garner the automotive powerhousing the dealmakers of the firm had thought it would. The problems ultimately led to it’s sale to cerberus capital management, a private equity firm that specializes in reconstructing troubled companies? </li></ul>back5
  23. 23. <ul><li>Mother brand of companies like cartier, mont blanc, baume et mercier, international watch company, chloe, it was founded by the south african billionaire anton rupert. Its four main business areas are jewellery, watches, writing instruments and clothing. </li></ul><ul><li>At the swedish stock exchange it is listed as CFR, if that helps? </li></ul>back5
  24. 24. <ul><li>Y is the world's largest professional services firm. It is the largest of the Big Four accounting firms, the other three being Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu , Ernst & Young and KPMG . </li></ul><ul><li>It has up to six service lines in major countries: </li></ul><ul><li>Audit and Assurance, </li></ul><ul><li>Tax, (planning and compliance with local tax laws, transfer pricing ) </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory and Consulting which covers Performance Improvement, Transactions and M&A and Crisis Management in a range of specialist areas such as accountancy and actuarial advisory. </li></ul><ul><li>Y’s service lines face the market in each country by broad industry specializations such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer and Industrial Products and Service (CIPS), </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Services (FS), </li></ul><ul><li>Technology, Information, Communications and Entertainment (TICE), </li></ul><ul><li>Private Company Services (PCS) </li></ul><ul><li>These sub-divisions may vary slightly in some territories. The firm also has in-house human resource services, and a network of correspondent law firms known as Landwell Global (some of the member firms of which now use the acronym of the company). </li></ul>back5
  25. 25. <ul><li>The 1960s and 1970s saw the team in decline. In 1961 the club president Enric Llaudet dissolved the team in spite of its popularity. However, in 1962 , the club was reformed after a campaign by the fans. In 1964 the league's Primera División was cut from fourteen teams to eight and the club found themselves in the Segunda División . However they quickly returned to the top division after being crowned Segunda champions in 1965 . During the 1970s the club was persistently overshadowed by its rivals Real Madrid and Joventut . </li></ul><ul><li>The club built on this success during the 1990s , winning a further four Spanish League titles and two Copas del Rey. They were still unable to win the European Cup despite playing in a further four finals in 1990 , 1991 , 1996 and 1997 . They also made a record six Final Four appearances. Currently they are reigning runners up of the league having lost to real Madrid in this years final? The team and be specific? </li></ul>back5
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  28. 28. <ul><li>Born on 3rd november 1963, this heavyweight boxer is also known as The Siberian Bull, Death from above and The Siberian Express. The following is his boxing record: </li></ul><ul><li>Total fights </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur – 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional – 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Wins </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur – 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional – 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Wins by KO </li></ul><ul><li>Professional – 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur – N.A </li></ul><ul><li>Losses </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur – 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional – 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Draws </li></ul><ul><li>Amateur – 0 </li></ul><ul><li>Professional – 0 </li></ul><ul><li>No contests 0 </li></ul><ul><li>He has been immortalized by the game “X: the justice enforcer” and a popular song “hearts on fire” dedicated to his brutality? Which famous boxer immortalized in a sense in history? </li></ul>back2
  29. 29. <ul><li>Her personality was based on that of Alice Kramden , wife of Ralph Kramden on the 1950s television series The Honeymooners . Thus, much like Alice, she played the strong-willed, level-headed person in her marriage, often criticizing her husband for pursuing his various ill-fated schemes.She would also often be the one to bail out her husband when one of his schemes landed him in trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>As a young adult, she worked with Betty as cigarette girls/waitresses at a resort. There, they first met and fell in love with their future husbands. After getting married she became a homemaker , keeping house with absurd aids.In the original series' third season, she became pregnant, and gave birth to the couple's only child, Pebbles. Later still. After Pebbles grew up and left home, she started a successful catering business with her neighbor and friend Betty, before becoming a grandmother to Pebbles' twin children, Chip and Roxy. Which fictional character? </li></ul>back2
  30. 30. <ul><li>His is a male first name derived from the Greco-Roman name Dionysius meaning &quot;servant of Dionysus &quot;, the Thracian god of wine , which is ultimately derived from the Greek Dios combined with Nysos or Nysa (Νυσα), where the young god was raised. In the words of Bjarne Stroustrup , developer of C++ said that 'if X had decided to spend that decade on esoteric math, Unix would have been stillborn'. He is called dmr on his company’s LAN network? </li></ul>back2
  31. 31. <ul><li>Her first major screen role was in 1980 in the film, The Hollywood Knights, and Falling in Love Again, however both films failed to get her widespead notice. She tried a TV career when she stared in Great Yellow Bird, Fantasy Island,Callie & Son,Splendor in the Grass, and The Children Nobody Wanted. She returned to film in Grease 2, although it was weakly received by critics and audiences, despite gaining a cult following. After a long absence from the spotlight, she returned to acting in 2006. Her first round of projects teamed her with director Amy Heckerling in the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman (opposite Paul Rudd, scheduled for release November 2007) as well as opposite Robert De Niro, Claire Danes, and Sienna Miller in the fantasy epic Stardust. she co-starred in the film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Hairspray as Velma Von Tussle. She will make a cameo appearance in The Prince and the Pauper, a film in which her sister Dedee stars. she received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 6, 2007 in front of the Hollywood & Highland Center.Who is this amazingly beautiful woman? </li></ul>back2
  32. 32. <ul><li>Born on July 16, 1984, this bollywood actress started her modelling career at the age of 14. professionally she started off as a model with photographer Atul Kasbekar, and upon being accepted, she received offers from LG, Cola, Fevicol, Lakme, & Veet. It was the Lakme commercial that got her noticed. She retained Matrix as her Manager to accept work on her behalf and at the price she deserved. </li></ul><ul><li>Although her first movie bombed big time, two other Telegu movies &quot;Malliswari&quot; and &quot;Pidugu&quot; did get her noticed. She grossed Rs.70 lakhs for Malliswari - making her top the list of the highest paid actresses during a South Indian movie debut. Not done with South Indian movies, she has been signed in a Tamil movie &quot;Bheema&quot; opposite National Award Winner Vikram. Which bollywood actress? </li></ul>back2
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  36. 36. <ul><li>William E Fairbairn and Shanghai Municipal Police originally pioneered the concept in 1920’s. SMP established what was called a ‘Reserve Unit’ under Fairbairn’s command to deal with riots, urban guerillas and terrorists of Shanghai. The unit was taught ‘defendu’ – a jujutsu based hand-hand combat technique. What did Fairbairn create? </li></ul>back1
  37. 37. <ul><li>The mobile manufacturer Nokia has major product placements in this movie. There were various scenes featuring Nokia 8210,6210, 9110 and 7110.The three lead actors were each given an 8210 and Nokia ads changed the slogan from Connecting People to Connecting X. What was X or name the movie.( Ask for a hint  ) </li></ul>back1
  38. 38. <ul><li>The idea of the series was born as Cherry - the creator and his mom were watching a news report on Andrea Yates, a mother of five convicted for drowning her children. When Cherry himself was incapable of understanding what would cause someone to kill their own children, Cherry’s mother told him “I have been there”. The thought that “a perfectly sane, national woman could have the life she wanted being a wife and mother and still have moments of insanity” had Cherry’s imagination starting and eventually formed an idea of a possible TV show, naming it as ______. Ki??? </li></ul>back1
  39. 39. back1 In 2002, Hasbro began developing its property into films. Don Murphy was looking to adopt GI-Joe when US invaded Iraq, Hasbro suggested __________ instead. Tom De Santo met Murphy and combined with Simon Furman and researched the Generation 1 cartoon and comics. They decided to explore why ______ exist focussing on Creation Matrix, later changed it as they felt it would clash with the already popular Matrix series. Murphy wanted it to feel realistic with the tone akin to that of a disaster films
  40. 40. <ul><li>They were originally a one panel gag and the creator never developed the character or give away names till the sitcom was developed. Their credo according to the film version was Sic Gorganus Allios Subjectatos Numc (We gladly feast on those who would subdue us) The mansion they lived in was inspired by the College Hall in Philadelphia Pennsylvania where the creator attended the University of Philadelphia. Mars recently aired a commercial for ‘dark’ chocolate with the opening being a shot for shot remake of original opening sequence with original theme. </li></ul>back1
  41. 41. <ul><li>Apple Computers apparently paid millions of dollars in return for a Macintosh to be featured in this movie. But Alas, the movie was shown with a 1980 style DOS interface. It was the first a film to be shown across 3000 theatres in US. Mullen and Clayton of U2 fame recorded the theme for this movie and earned them a nomination in the Grammy Awards. </li></ul>back1
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  44. 44. <ul><li>He studied at The Army Public School, Delhi. This investment banker has been working with the goldman sachs since 1999. his achievements for his out of the job endeavours earned him the Society Young Achiever's award in 2004 and the Publisher's Recognition award in 2005. according to him his work falls into the “humour category with dark undertones”.? Who is the person in question? </li></ul>back
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  46. 46. <ul><li>In ancient Persia, it was taken from the heart of rock by a hunter’s misdirected arrow. For the Dakota Indians, it was struck from the earth by the claws of a jaguar -god. For the Aztecs, it originated from the sun. In Polynesia, Maui is said to have brought it up from the bowels of the earth. According to some Australian tribes, it was discovered by women while the men were away hunting . they then hid within their bodies when the men returned. According to the Greeks, it was brought down by somebody who chose not to ally with Olympus. What? </li></ul>back
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  49. 49. <ul><li>His company is called the ‘Wheels of Zeus’. A very introvert character, he plays the guitar for the band “My Technical Romance” He was the first consumer to buy a Segway PT and is a member of the Segway Polo Team. </li></ul>back