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A quiz I conducted during the weekly K Circle meets. K Circle is the informal quizzing club of Hyderabad.

A quiz I conducted during the weekly K Circle meets. K Circle is the informal quizzing club of Hyderabad.

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  • 1. K Circle I promise you that most of the stuff is very workout able, so if you’ve got a hunch, just say it. Happy Quizzing!
  • 2.
    • “ At the time, Bozo was the hottest children's show on the air. You could probably have sent Pluto the Dog or Dumbo the Elephant over and it would have been equally as successful. But I was there, and I was Bozo. There was something about the combination of ______ and Bozo that was irresistible to kids. That's why when Bozo went off the air a few years later, and those people asked me to come up with a new character to take Bozo's place, I sat down and created Y.”-Willard Scott. What did Willard Scott create?
  • 3.
    • ________ is a brand of coffee sold by a huge company (not something you'd associate with hot beverages at first go) based in __________. It was initially marketed in Japan and is now the most popular coffee there. After its success there the brand of coffee got expanded to India and Bahrain. Ironically ___________ isn't sold in ________.
    • All blanks are the same
  • 4.
    • Formed by the fusion of the Aryan language Marathi and the Dravidian languages Kannada and Telugu and whose base is Punjabi, though now a dialect this was once an accepted language. What language?
  • 5. What is being constructed? Hint only if everyone wants it!
  • 6.
    • When the Royal Navy vessels would enter a port it was quite common for the prostitutes there to climb up and offer their services to the men onboard. They would generally go the _____ deck, for that’s the only place where they’d be allowed some privacy. Should the prostitute subsequently fall pregnant by the sailor, she would then attempt to obtain compensation from the father or the navy for the upkeep of the child. The children thus born had no father's name on any of the official record. Which term denoting illegitimacy was thus born?
  • 7.
    • Where would you have found Buck coming back from Hawaii, Caitlin Roran throwing a surprise party, Susan planning to have sushi and Nathan Wood barbeque on Saturday?
  • 8.
    •   “ Still, I dare to submit my imperfect work for my readers to judge. Perhaps some of you will find my bursts of word-fire too long, others may regard them too brief and broken. What matters is if my words hit the target.” Whose autobiography begins this way?
  • 9.
    • "I fell for ______ too. It was quite easy to become obsessed night and day with the character. I became ________. The real me went totally out the window. Everybody was convincing me that I was a Messiah, especially on that first American tour. I got hopelessly lost in the fantasy.” Who said all this?
  • 10. 1976. Put fundaes
  • 11. Trixie
    • Heaven 1-2 Hell
    • Hint: Literature
  • 12. What? Where? Put funda
  • 13.
    • Lawrence Sperry was the founder of the Mile High Club. His status as founder of the club is a retrospective honor derived from the fact that he is the first person reported to have engaged in aerial sexual activity, while he was flying his Curtiss Flying Boat, somewhere near NYC and crashed, though he survived. However, scientists the world over know him for something else. What?
  • 14. This device centered around centrifugal force was patented by the Blonsky Brothers.
  • 15.  
  • 16.
    • Sometime around January 2005, a really really long innings came to an end at the Kent cricket ground and the mode of dismissal was a stumping. Who was the batsman?
  • 17.
    • Traditionally, Samhain is a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. The ancient Gaels believed during this time, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops. Its also called the Celtic New Year and would frequently involve bonfires, where the bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. This is the history behind _______
  • 18.
    • In the train schedules published in American newspapers of the 1800s, the names of railroads were abbreviated.
    • X.Y was a railroad, whose hyphenated form (X-Y) started being used to describe Y people born in X. And that’s how X-Y cuisine gets its name.
  • 19.  
  • 20. Limited edition notes of what?
  • 21. That’s JP Morgan.
  • 22.
    • The famous banker and financier. He was responsible for the merger that led to the formation of General Electric.
    • Though kids (and adults) all the world over have seen him in a different avatar. What was he the inspiration for?
  • 23. Connect the three things. Put fundas, whatever The Sanskrit word for syllable
  • 24.  
  • 25.
    • Here are a couple of references regarding the usage of this really famous book in sports:
    • Australian cricket coach John Buchanan handed out excerpts from the book to his players before a match against England in 2001
    • Former Brazilian football coach, and current coach of the Portuguese national football team Luiz Felipe Scolari uses the book to plot his football strategy. In the 2002 FIFA World Cup he gave each of his players copies of this book
  • 26. So wassup?
  • 27. connect
  • 28.
    • This is a Southern U.S. specialty consisting of balls of cornmeal batter, seasoned with chopped onion, garlic, etc. and fried. The name supposedly originated when Southern hunters were gathered about the fire to cook the evening meal, and the dogs would start barking and begging for food, to which the hunters would just throw a piece in their direction to shut them up.
  • 29.
    • The bottom layer of this cocktail is creme de menthe, middle layer is banana liqueur and the top layer is cherry brandy. When poured and layered correctly, it gives the three colours red, yellow and green. The drink is well known in the Beach Resorts. What is this drink known as?
  • 30. This is an ad for Nissan and it invited a lawsuit from Mattel Inc. coz of something that the G.I Joe does
  • 31.  
  • 32. This is a common symbol used in many cultures known as the Ouroboros. What did this inspire?
  • 33. Listen carefully… What’s so special about this?
  • 34.
    • “ I said: X, you must send a message loud enough to be heard all over the world. You must make ordinary Muslims see that you aren’t their enemy, and make the West understand a little about the complexity of Muslim culture. No such luck though, the message you send isn’t always the one that’s received.”
    • This was a speech delivered by X at the Columbia Graduate School sometime around early nineties. Identify X.
  • 35.
    • “Only those who have played against Bodyline are capable of understanding its dangers. I do not know of any batsman who has played against fast bowling who is not of the opinion that it will kill cricket.”
    • Who made this ironic statement?
  • 36.
    • The name _________ comes from a loose transliteration of the Arabic word waqi meaning "falling", via the phrase an-nasr al-wāqi‘ , which translated means “the falling eagle” or “the swooping vulture”, as the constellation it belongs to was represented as a vulture in ancient Egypt, and as an eagle or vulture in ancient India.
  • 37.  
  • 38.
    • That’s the pic of the Raffles Hotel in Perth and the Canning highway leading up to it. Because the Hotel is at the bottom of a steep hill, the intersection there has had many accidents and crashes. This served as the inspiration of?
  • 39.
    • A very famous British man, lost one arm and eye in battle, and had only one testicle. Who and what did this give rise to?
  • 40. What is this?
  • 41.
    • A very famous person used to work for the CIA on a project called something which was joking referred to as One real a**hole called ______ ______.He later founded a company and named it after that project. Name the person and the company.