Quizlings – January 2013 Part 1https://www.facebook.com/groups/Quizlings/
• The word is from Latin where it means ‘society’ which explains why it has several meanings other than just being a kind of synonym for ‘University.’ One of its alternative uses (as a body of persons) gets highlighted every four years during the election of the US President. Which word?
• In 1963, Svetlana met and fell in love with Brijesh Singh. Though she referred to him as her husband, it is unlikely that they actually married. When Brijesh Singh died in 1966, Svetlana who was permitted to take his ashes back to India, adopted Indian mysticism and decided to request asylum at the US embassy in New Delhi. The incident was a cause celebre and Svetlana continued to be in the news for two more decades. Who was Svetlana?
• These single-celled primitive versions of true bacteria have no cell nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles within their cells. They seem to thrive in extreme environments, notably near undersea thermal hot spots that eject sulfurous compounds on which many of them feed. One researcher found a couple of species in a mans belly-button. Previously classified as Bacteria, they are now classified as a separate domain. Name?
• This is the cover of Mark Haddons Whitbread Prize-winning murder mystery, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. What is the inspiration for the title?
• answer : From the Sherlock Holmes short story “Silver Blaze” by Arthur Conan Doyle. ["Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?" "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time." "The dog did nothing in the night-time." "That was the curious incident," remarked Sherlock Holmes
• Who did the first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion often call as “the only man in the cabinet”?
• In 1984, Disney Pictures fired this film director for wasting company resources as his short film was "too scary" for children. Eighteen years later, the same director made a feature length, 3D stop-motion version of the same story for Disney with the same name. Name movie and the Director
• US sports tycoon Malcolm Glazer announced in 2005 that he had raised his stake in an entity called “the world’s biggest sporting franchise,” to over 98%. The move made the LSE listed entity a privately owned one. Which entity?
• Which Hollywood legend (whose peak was in the 1930s and 40s though she continued acting till the 1970s) claimed she was born in Tasmania, although her birth certificate showed that she was an Anglo-India was born in Mumbai?
• Which Egyptian ruler of the 14th century BC attempted by royal edict to abandon Egypts polytheism, replace the existing priesthood and convert the Kingdom into the worship of a single Sun God Aten? (a move that was reversed after his death)
• Rwenzori Mountains on the border of Uganda and the DRC are permanently snow-capped and are home to the largest glacier in Africa, despite being only a few miles north of the equator. What are these Mountains also called as?
• During the Mark Chapman trial for the killing of John Lennon, conspiracy theorists claimed that Mark was a X, an assassin who has been brainwashed and programmed to kill on a post-hypnotic command. X is the name of a 1959 novel that has been made twice into film, once in the 1960s and again (less successfully) in 2004. what is X?
• Chris Brasher, winner of 3000m steeplechase gold at the 1956 Olympics and one-time 5000m world record holder along with Chris Chataway were the pacers when Roger Bannister first broke the 4 minute mile barrier. Chris Basher has another important contribution to sport. which one?
• It is a synonym for a pirate or a buccaneer, though it is seldom used in that sense anymore. Today it is mainly used as a verb meaning a long-winded and rambling speech primarily intended to delay or scuttle the passing of a bill in Parliament. Which word?