Question 1 *Sylvia Kristel (born 28 September 1952) is a Dutch actress, model and singer. She gained international attention in 1974 for playing the title character in the adult film Emmanuelle which remains one of the most successful French films ever produced. Most malayalis haven’t seen Emmanuelle but know her because of another movie. Give me the name of the movie.
Question 3 Popular belief is that it represents the movement of an aircraft propeller, its white blades cutting through the blue sky. But The New York Times published a story in 2010 that claims that it was meant to show the colours of the free state of _____________(the blank would give away the answer). What are we talking about?
Question 4 ” Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn, Apple seed and apple thorn, Wire, briar, limber lock Three geese in a flock One flew East One flew West … .....................” Complete this poem
Question 5 *A particular variety of X which features the colors of the Flag of Italy originated in Italian communities in the United States during the 1900s in homage to the community's heritage. Some local names for this specific variety are: • Napoleon_____ • Seven Layer ______ • Venetian ______ • Italian flag______
Question 6 ” Mammon slept. And the beast reborn spread over the earth and its numbers grew legion. And they proclaimed the times and sacrificed crops unto the fire, with the cunning of foxes. And they built a new world in their own image as promised by the sacred words, and spoke of the beast with their children. Mammon awoke, and lo! it was naught but a follower”. Excerpt from The Book of _______??
Question 7 Animator Scott Benza said Sentinel Prime had a face "more human-like than any of the other robots" in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, having a more complex frame and "a greater number of plates" so it could be more expressive. Most of Sentinel Prime's features is based on a Scottish actor. Who is the actor?
Question 8 Elizabeth I was the fifth and last monarch of Tudor Dynasty. She was born as the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn,who was executed two and half years after her birth. It was during her period that English drama flourished under people like William Shakespeare. She remained unmarried till her death.Which US state is named after her?
Question 9 *In the Year 1980,after 31 long year and hundreds of disasterous attempts, he finally did it. His reaction to the achievement was: “ Okay Wise Guys, You always Wanted Me to Catch Him. Now what do I do?”. What event/put funda
Question 10 Born on September 30th , he is considered to be one of the finest american writers ever. As a lonely child, he taught himself to read and write before he entered his first year of schooling and was given the nickname Bulldog during his schooldays. He and Harper Lee were closed door neighbours and remained lifelong friends . He based the character of 'Idabel' on Harper Lee, and he was in turn the inspiration for the character Dill Harris in Lee's best selling book “To Kill a mockingbird”. Who are we talking about?
Question 12 The three nuclear engineers gained the attention of journalists and the anti-nuclear movement when they blew the whistle on safety problems at nuclear power plants in the United States in 1976. They rose to prominence again in 2011 during the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and described design flaws of General Electric's Mark 1 reactors, which accounts for five of the six reactors at the Fukushima 1 power plant. They are known as the ???
Question 13 He aimed to unite reason with experience to move beyond what he took to be failures of traditional philosophy and metaphysics. He hoped to end an age of speculation where objects outside experience were used to support what he saw as futile theories, while opposing the skepticism and idealism of thinkers such as Descartes, Berkeley and Hume. He said that ‘it always remains a scandal of philosophy and universal human reason that the existence of things outside us ... should have to be assumed merely on faith, and that if it occurs to anyone to doubt it, we should be unable to answer him with a satisfactory proof’. Who is he?
Question 14 The guy in the picture is a politician in the state of Meghalaya. He is a member of National Congress Party and has an unusual name which includes the name X. When asked about his name his reply was “Maybe my parents liked the name X and hence christened me with that name... I am happy with my name, although I don't have any dictatorial tendencies”. Id X or guy in the picture?
Question 15 Considered by some as part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language : “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and __________” Fill in the black with an unalienable right.
Question 17 *In 1979 the local government of Esperance in Australia fined the United States government a total of 400$ for littering in their jurisdiction. The fee went unpaid for 30 years and was paid finally thanks to a campaign by an American radio DJ named Scott Barley. How did the US litter Esperance?
Question 18 "The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought '_____ will do' I typed it out. End of story." Put funda/fill the blank
Question 19 2010 – Mark Zuckerberg 2009 - Ben Bernanke 2008 - Barack Obama 2007 - Vladimir Putin 2006 - ?
Question 21 After obtaining a Master of Arts degree, he worked as a school teacher for some time. Then he resigned and worked as a clerk for a year. He left that job to join the army, and served the British army in Manipur, Burma and British Malaya during World War II. After finishing his term in the army, he returned home and joined the then Police as a police inspector. Who is this multi-talented personality whom we all know because of the career he next took up?
Question 23 The use of this word in television was censored in US for a long time. It was said for the first time by Courtney Cox, an american actress when she was only 19 years old in an advertisement campaign of 1985. It was for a company called 'Tampax', the name being indicative of the product. Which word are we talking about?
Question 25 *If you Google for the meaning of X, you would somewhere find the words 'Be! And it is' and probably the detail that it's from Arabic. This meaning, which is literal, has something to do with the creation of this world, as per the Holy Qur'an. Even though Qur'an at some places says that the Earth and Heaven were created in six days, the holy book at other places says that God create the world instantly, with the phrase X. X?
Question 26 He was born into a Namboodiri Brahmin family. He married at 20, but for a long time, had no children. He began to propitiate the Lord of Guruvayur and a son was born. He called for a celebration and everybody known was invited, but the child died an hour before the ceremony. Grief-stricken he sought refuge at Guruvayur and started praying with the puranic story of Kumaraharanam. He considered Lord Krishna as his son and achieved enlightenement. In his work he writes: "While little Krishna is dancing in our hearts, do we need little ones of our own?“ Who?