Intro• This online quiz is conducted as a prelude to Bazinga – Pegasus Culturals 2012 at CMC Vellore.• Pegasus Culturals will be kicked off by the Quiz fest to be held on July 18, 2012.• There will be 3 quizzes on the same day : 1. The Main Quiz – General quiz. Teams of 3. 2. Spent Quiz – Sports + Entertainment. Teams of 3. 3. Lone Wolf quizAll 3 quizzes are open to all.
The quiz is open to all.Only one participant per team and only one submission allowed per participant. Mail your answers to:Last date to submit set 1 answers along with name and contact details is June 15, 2012. Incase of a tie, the first person to answer will get preference. Googling and Wiki-ing accepted. KISSing is always appreciated. QM’s decision is final and other regular B.S.
Q1. An Elvis Presley stamp was issued onJanuary 8 , 1993 by USA to commemorate hisbirthday. His fans deliberately mailed letterswith this stamp affixed to them to non-existent addresses.Why ?
Q8: Martin Knight collaborated with the legendary George Best to bring out his final memoirs in 2003..”Scoring at Half - Time.” How did this George Best memoir get its title?
Michael Parkinson: What was the nearest amount of time, before orafter a game, that you ever had sex, George?George Best: Er...It was in half time, I think.... "Scoring At Half Time"
Q 9: Catherine RosalieGerard Duthé (1748–1830) was acelebrated French courtesan.● A companion of French kingsand European nobility, she hasbeen called “the first officiallyrecorded ___ ____”.● Duthé was an often requestedsubject for portraits, includingpartial and full nudes, many ofwhich still exist in museums andprivate collections.
Dumb blonde• In Parisian society Duthé developed a certain "reputation by adopting the habit of pausing for extended periods of time before speaking.“ She appeared not only stupid, but dumb in the literal sense. This inspired a one-act satire about her called Les Curiosités de la Foire (Paris 1775) that "kept Paris laughing for weeks.“ Although the origin of the stereotype of the dumb blonde is not entirely clear, cultural historian Joanna Pitman has noted that “Rosalie Duthé acquired the dubious honour of becoming the first officially recorded dumb blonde.”
Q10:"X is A seven-stringed harp", as referenced by Will Cuppy in the first chapterabout the Pharaoh Cheops or Khufu, in his book "The Decline and Fall ofPractically Everybody." Dorset Press, New York, 1950. Cuppy was most certainlykidding, since the book was a satire, but it is important to know that thefabrication of the term preceded its most common usage as a catchy phrase toaccompany your clever pranks.X is thought to be derived from ____ which means, informally, to criticize orridicule someone and formally, to suggest energy, zest, or verve.Another theory is that the word is a direct or derived Klingon term.This word can be used in place of such words and phrases such as Your mom, Inyour face, Face, and the That 70s Show word - Burn.Identify X.