1. The word X is an onomatopoeia, a word that imitates
the sound it represents. Through focus groups Y
decided that the name X was memorable, short, easy
to spell, and that it would function well as a URL
around the world. The word would remind people of
the sound made during "the moment of discovery and
decision making.“ Y was assisted by branding
consultancy Interbrand in their search for the best
Identify X and Y.
2. Diego Latorre( originally)
Juan Román Riquelme
What does this list represent and who is X, arguably the most
unavoidable member of this list?
3. He was born Neftalí Ricardo Reyes Basoalto. He
assumed his pen name as a teenager, partly because it
was in vogue, partly to hide his poetry from his father,
a rigid man who wanted his son to have a "practical"
occupation. His pen name ‘X Y’ was derived from
Czech writer and poet ‘Jan Y’ ; X is thought to be from
Paul Verlaine. With his works translated into many
languages, he is considered one of the greatest and
most influential poets of the 20th century.
4. On 23rd July 2009, prominent British betting firm
Ladbrokes was offering odds of 100 to 1 on either
of them winning the Wimbledon and odds of 25
to 1 on either of them winning any of the 4 Grand
lame→ crippled → handicapped → disabled →
physically challenged → differently abled
What phenomenon in language is depicted by this
flowchart? Either the specific 2-word term or an
explanation of what’s happening here will do.
7. Prominent Malayalam critic Prof. S.Guptan Nair said
of this book,
“If I were to be exiled to an uninhabited island and
offered the choice of one book to keep me company, I
would choose _____________”
Which early 20th century book was offered such lofty
praise by him?
8. ‘ _____ did not set any store by truth: he considered truth
to be the monopoly of fools who did
not have the wits to tell a
convincing lie. His instinctive
reaction to any question was
to question the motive of the
questioner and then reply in
such a way as to impugn the
Motive and serve his own ends.
Most people confused this skill
& cunning with ability. There
never was any creative ability
‘My own career as ______’s P.R.O
came to a swift & deserved end. He
never thought very highly of my ability; he never thought of
anyone having any brains except himself.’
Who is speaking of his former boss here?
10. Some _______ ______ are considered not suitable to
be used in X. The following are examples of rejected
Routes to anywhere in mainland Britain by road from
Cremation practice and law in Britain.
The banana industry.
Orthopedic bone cement in total hip replacement.
Perfect squares from 99^2= 9801.
What are we talking about?
11. The name “X" is used as a placeholder name for a
male party in a legal action, case or discussion whose
true identity is unknown or must be withheld for legal
reasons. The name is also used to refer to a male
corpse or hospital patient whose identity is unknown.
This practice is widely used in the United States and
Canada, but is rare in other English-speaking
countries. In the United States, the term X is
sometimes used to refer to a generic male. On various
forms, the first name listed is often X along with a
fictional address or other fictional information, to
provide an example of how to fill out the form.
The name is often used in general discourse and
popular culture to refer to an unknown or "typical"
person. A famous example is the Frank Capra film
12. Because of a controversial translation of ________ as
‘wormwood,’ some believe that the incident was foretold
in the Bible:
And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star
from heaven, burning as if it were a lamp, and it fell upon
the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of
waters; and the name of the star is called Wormwood: and
the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many
men died of the waters, because they were made bitter. —
Book of Revelation 8:10-11
The idea of this link appears to have spread to the West
with a The New York Times article by Serge Schmemann
(July 25, 1986 ) in which an unnamed "prominent Russian
writer" was quoted.
17. X was taken prisoner by the Germans in 1940 and
interned by them for a year, first in Belgium, then at Tost
in Upper Silesia. He is recorded as saying, "If this is
Upper Silesia, one wonders what Lower Silesia must be
While at Tost, he entertained his fellow prisoners with
witty dialogues. After being released from internment, a
few months short of his 60th birthday, he used these
dialogues as a basis for a series of radio broadcasts aimed
at America that the Germans tricked him into making
The broadcasts led to many accusations of collaboration
with the Germans and even treason. Some libraries
banned his books. Foremost among his critics was A. A.
Milne; X took revenge in a short story parody where a
character based on Milne wrote about his son, a
ridiculous character named "Timothy Bobbin".. Among
X’s defenders were Evelyn Waugh and George Orwell. An
investigation by MI5 concurred with Orwell's opinion,
concluding that X was naive and foolish but not a traitor.
20. "When I was being ______ and ______ I was in
character sometimes 14 hours a day and I came to love
them, so admitting I am never going to play them
again is quite a sad thing," he said. "It is like saying
goodbye to a loved one. It is hard, and the problem
with success, although it's fantastic, is that every new
person who sees the ____ movie is one less person I
'get' with _____ again, so it's a kind of self-defeating
form, really. It's upsetting, but the success has been
great and better than anything I could have dreamed
The person is talking about retiring 2 of his popular
Identify the fellow talking or ID the 2 characters.
Reporter: "But are you prepared to apologize?"
X: "I wasn't saying whatever they're saying I was saying.
I'm sorry I said it really. I never meant it to be a lousy
anti-religious thing. I apologize if that will make you
happy. I still don't know quite what I've done. I've tried
to tell you what I did do but if you want me to
apologize, if that will make you happy, then OK, I'm
Who’s apologizing and for what?
I fear that __________ may become like one of those popular
tenors who, having outlived their time, are still tempted to make
repeated farewell bows to their indulgent audiences. This must
cease and he must go the way of all flesh, material or imaginary.
One likes to think that there is some fantastic limbo for the
children of imagination, some strange, impossible place where the
beaux of Fielding may still make love to the belles of Richardson,
where Scott's heroes still may strut, Dickens's delightful Cockneys
still raise a laugh, and Thackeray's worldlings continue to carry
on their reprehensible careers. Perhaps in some humble corner of
such a Valhalla, _______ and his ________ may for a time find a
place, while some more astute ______ with some even less astute
comrade may fill the stage which they have vacated.
A preface to which book?
24.The phrase RTFM may have first appeared in print in 1979
on the Table of Contents page of the LINPACK Users'
Guide in the form: "R.T.F.M." – Anonymous. Apocryphally,
some of the authors heard it from a Tektronix salesman.
The phrase RTFM was in common use in the early 1950s by
radio and radar technicians in the US Air Force. Operators
frequently did not check simple faults, for example
checking whether a fuse had blown or a power plug had
Critics say that frequent users of the phrase (or similar
variants) are simply expressing elitism, and that their
attitude drives away newcomers without helping them.
Their time could better be spent adding the question and
answer to a FAQ, pointing the user to a helpful website, or
simply not responding. The Ubuntu Forums and
LinuxQuestions.org, for instance, have instituted "no
RTFM" policies to promote a welcoming atmosphere.
This small town houses the tallest and the largest
Buddhist Stupa in the world. Rising to a height of 104
feet, and much reduced than its reported original
height, it is still one foot taller than the famous
Borobodur Stupa in Java. Originally the Stupa was
reported to have been 150 feet tall, 12 feet taller than
the Borobodur stupa, which is 138 feet, according to
the A.S.I. report.
However we know the name of this place because of
something else which took place here.
While some of these name changes are closer to their
actual native pronunciations, many opposition groups and
countries continue to oppose their use in English because
they recognize neither the legitimacy of the ruling
government nor its authority to rename the country or
towns in English. Various ethnic groups choose to not
recognize the name because the term _________ has
historically been used as a label for the majority ethnic
group rather than for the country
The United Nations, of which _______ is a member,
endorsed the name change five days after its
announcement. However, governments of many countries
still refer to the country as _______. Others, like the
governments of Germany Japan China and Russia recognise
_______ as the official name.