One of his legendary team mates called him the best batsman he ever saw. Another says he could probably have been the greatest batsman to have ever played for his country. His batting career graph is shown. Name him.
Question 3 John Pearce in “Why X says Y is catholic”, National Catholic register (Jan 12 -19, 2003) At its most profound level, Y is a sublimely mystical passion play. The carrying of _____ — the emblem of sin — is the carrying of the cross. This is the ultimate applicability of Y — that we have to lose our life in order to gain it; that unless we die we cannot live; that we must all take up our cross and follow him. All of this would be deducible from the story itself but X makes the parallel even more explicit. "I should say," he wrote, explaining the final climactic moments, "that within the mode of the story [it] exemplifies (an aspect of) the familiar words: 'Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive them that trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.'" As if this were not enough to silence those sceptics who obstinately refuse to acknowledge the overriding Christian dimension in Y , X makes it even more unmistakable, and unavoidable, in the fact that the climactic attempt to..blah blah… occurred on "the twenty-fifth of March." The significance of this date will not escape the attention of Catholic scholars, though it is certainly overlooked all too often by X's non-Christian admirers. Tom Shippey, an Anglo-Saxon scholar , states in his book that in "Anglo-Saxon belief, and in European popular tradition both before and after that, March 25 is the date of the Crucifixion." It is also, of course, the Feast of the Annunciation, the celebration of the absolute centre of all history as the moment when God himself became incarnate as man.
Y: The Lord of the Rings
Back in the 18th century, Eton College had a grammar book which
listed a set of words from Latin which all meant "of little or no
value". As a joke, somebody put all four of these together and
created a new word. The first recorded use is by William
Shenstone in 1741. What word?
Germantown Cricket Club
Richard Gere, George Clooney and LeBron James: the only three men to appear on the front cover of Vogue magazine.
The town is about 80 miles southwest of Denver. A peculiarity is that it is almost always winter there and usually snow on the ground. The town flag was changed from the racist image of white people lynching a black man, to a politically correct one featuring a black man being lynched by people of all races and nationalities, including another black man. Name the town.
Peace is a lie, there is only passion.
Through passion, I gain strength.
Through strength, I gain power.
Through power, I have victory.
Through victory, my chains are broken.
__________ shall free me
This is the Sith Code. The last line is, “ The force shall set me free. ”
Question 9 Identify the book
Guidebook to Enigma coding.
Ad for which company?
Tata Airlines (Not Air India!)
What does this map of Bombay represent?
Division of the city by underworld dons.
Question 12 What two word phrase thus entered sporting lexicon?
What did the father create using the son as the model ?
The logo of Dreamworks SKG
Notice the background. The logo itself has been blacked out for obvious reasons.
Identify the pair.
Rafael and Tony Nadal.
Question 15 In 1912 Walter Deubner was looking for a way to give his business a boost. He invented a product that helped his customers go from buying in 10 pound quantities to buying in 75 pound quantities. What was his invention?
The shopping bag
Question 16 An unimaginative ad for which product?
Australian ex-test cricketer Mike Whitney said ,"I'm the only cricketer to take a hat-trick with 2 balls." Why?
His wife gave birth to triplets.
This word was first coined during World War II to mean a powerful bomb which could destroy large parts of the city. Its most popular usage, however is in an entirely different field. What?
A highly controversial list of the 8 most influential people in history.
Among others, their name has also been attributed to this quote, although it’s generally believed that they came across this one later:
"We now return our souls to the creator, as we stand on the edge of eternal darkness. Let our chant fill the void in order that others may know. In the land of the night the ship of the sun is drawn by the ______________"
The Grateful Dead
A slightly modified version of the original article that appeared in the New York times on 16 th February, 1992:
"We want to make sure that when it comes Tuesday, February 18th, that you all go out there and help the President and pump up his vote," Mr. X told a crowd in a school gymnasium that got to its feet, cheered, whistled, squealed and generally gave him a much bigger ovation than it granted the President. 'Send a Message to Pat'
"I want you to vote, and at the same time send a message to Congress," said Mr. X, who is chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. "At the same time, send a message to Pat Buchanan: _____________"
Identify X and fill in the blank with an immortal phrase
X; Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The blank: Hasta la Vista, baby.
It is believed that in Medieval France, upon gaining employment a workman would carry his implements in a bag made of sheepskin or leather and carry it to work on the first day. Upon completing the days work, he would deposit this bag with his employer for safe keeping as it would be quite cumbersome to carry the bag to work everyday. This practice has given rise to a phrase in the English language. What phrase?
A bag is called a sac in French. When the worker was fired, his sac was returned. Hence the phrase getting the sack or getting sacked.
What did this guy inspire in the world of comics?
Calvin’s father in Calvin and Hobbes . The guy is Bill Waterson himself. Calvin’s father’s character was based on Waterson’s own while his features were based on those of Waterson.
Question 24 The British launched a massive operation to defend Gibraltar during World War II. One of the planners named a house he built in Jamaica after this operation. Name him, and name his house.
Ian Fleming; Goldeneye
Everyone knows what a litmus test is. What’s a Titmus test?
The ICC’s test to check whether a bowler’s action is satisfactory
His invention was subtitled “Ars artium omnium conservatrix” meaning “The Art Preservative of all the Arts”. Who and what invention?
Johanes Gutenberg; The Printing Press
"I am happy to greet the geniuses who made me a born-again writer, having announced my retirement in 1978, I now have six books in the works and two probables, all through …..X"
Arthur C. Clarke made the above remarks on meeting Rubenstein and Barnaby. Identify “X”?
"When I first heard X’s voice I just knew that I wasn't going to work for anybody; and nobody was going to be my boss. Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail.”
Name X and the speaker.
Bob Dylan on Elvis Presley.
X is an important oil producing area in South-east Turkey, and has the country's oldest refinery, established in 1955. There is also a regional airport. Recently, the mayor of the province’s capital placed the blame for a number of unsolved murders and a high female suicide rate on the psychological impact that Y had on the city's inhabitants and began looking into the possibility of legal action. Identify X and Y.
Y: The Dark Knight
It was originally meant to be used in the Broadway version of V.S. Naipaul’s “A house for Mr. Biswas”. What?