Whenever there is a shortage of food, be it home or hotel, Uppuma comes to the rescue.
There was a shortage of time to prepare this quiz as Anand could not make it to today’s meet, hence this Uppuma Quiz.
I hope you find it palatable
Biochemist by education and medical transcriptionist by profession
Quizzing on and off for 34 years now
Been to most of quizzes (School, College, Corporate), won some lost some.
Sports nut, compulsive reader, passionate about scrabble, fanatic about playing bridge.
Few and only to keep order
7 points each (because I feel like it..)
I get to have the last word
Let us begin
Round #1 Clockwise Warm-Up
Which toy was originally called “Pluto
Platter” when it was launched?
Occurring once a year, what is the modern
day equivalent of the ancient Roman festival
What make of car is named after the latin word meaning “I hear”
Which Nintendo arcade game first introduced the character Mario?
________ Millicent Roberts is her name and she is quite popular with young girls.
What is her first name and what is her nickname?
What does a funambulist do?
In a standard deck of cards what does all the queens hold in their hands?
By which other name was Erich Weiss better known?
What is the singular of graffiti?
Gaspar and Melchior were two out of the three who was the third?
Round #2 Anticlockwise
Whiskey-A-Go-Go was America’s first ________
“ Honey I forgot to duck” was how this guy explained the incident to his wife.
Who was he and what was he alluding to?
What is/was “Fevernova?”
What are Stayman, Blackwood & Roman Blackwood?
The practice started on 12 th September 1919. Nowdays, it is “fixed” by phone. The five participants are Scotia-Mocatta, Barclays Capital, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, and Societe Generale
Which food item inspired the computer game Pac man?
Widely used in English, this word means “little war” in Spanish … name the word
What is the shortest word in which the same vowel is repeated 5 times?
If you are being lapidated what is happening to you?
Blood Mary becomes Bloody Maria if you replace Vodka with _________
Round #3 Clockwise
After whom is the Liverpool airport named?
Which is the only river that flows both north and south of the equator?
In math, what name is given to the series of numbers where each number is the sum of the previous two?
Which city, according to available records is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world?
Jack Kavorkian is associated with a controversial concept… what is it?
Captain Mingaud was imprisoned during the French Revolution. During his imprisonment, he learnt and fell in love with this game so much that he asked for a longer sentence so he could study the game better. He also perfected an invention to better the game.
Name the game and his invention for full marks
In the spring of 1918, what began in an army camp in Kansas, moved eastwards with the American troops, and spread worldwide?
This movie was scripted by Ernest Lehman who also wrote “North by Northwest” and “Sweet smell of success”. When Burt Lancaster heard what his friend was up to, he remarked, “Jesus! You really must need the money”
The movie was one of the all-time hits name the film
In 2005, researchers of Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute changed the name of the cancer gene “POK erythroid myeloid oncogenic gene” to Zbtb7 under legal pressure from which company?
This Flemish stew is made by boiling oxtail, breast of beef, or pigs ears and tails with potatoes, cabbages, carrots, and onions.
The name comes from the French word “to shake together”
Due to the chaotic nature of ingredients, the word is used as an adjective for a careless mixture.
What is the good word?
Round #4 Anticlockwise
Robert ________ the Scottish Patriot and “Mad” Anthony ______ leant parts of their names to this fictional character.
Name the character
Contrary to popular myth, it was not his physical toughness, or mental resilience, or credentials that won the decision in his favor over 5 others but the fact that he took off his shoes when he visited a prototype that won him the coveted chance.
Who and what am I talking about?
Traditionally, the last person to finish this is called the “lantern rouge” or red lantern with reference to the rear end of the train where it hung in old times.
What event are we talking about?
This corporate buzzword has been banned in multiple organizations as a matter of “political correctness” as it was perceived to be offensive to people who suffered from epilepsy.
Thought to have been originated by Alex Osborn (The “O” in BBDO) name the word?
A matrix with a single row or column.
An insect or tick that transmits disease from one organism to another.
Course or compass direction of an airplane
Romancing the Stone was a popular adventure-comedy starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Name its sequel.
By what other popular names are the following American cities known as?
The Poplars, New Mexico
The Plains, Nevada
Arbalest was its name during middle ages.
It is a weapon.
By what other name do we call it now?
“ I knew if I stayed long enough, something like this would happen”
was the chosen epitaph of a famous personality but was not used on his grave.
Who was the wit?
It was scheduled to show up on June 29, 1456. The pope at that time, Pope Calixtus III, issued a papal bull or decree against it and requested that it “be entirely diverted against the Turks, the foes of the Christian name.”
Round #5 Clockwise
December 5, 1664
December 5, 1785
December 5, 1860
J. Edgar Hoover
Who wrote the book “De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium” (1540-1543)
The largest selling book in the world is The Bible. What is the second largest selling/distributed book of all time?
Produced in Italy ….. Tuscany region to be specific.
Named after a mountain range…
Bottled (squat shape) and enclosed in a straw basket called fiasco
This is the French word for foot soldier in earlier times.
Now, it means anyone who is the first in to a field of research or settles in a region.
What is the good word?
This literary work begins by describing how 7 young women and 3 young men flee the plague infested city of Florence to a villa in Naples. To pass the time, each one tells a story for each night spent at the villa. So, in 10 days, 100 stories are told…
Identify the literary work
Finniston Farm, Smuggler’s Top, Billycock Hill, & Demon’s Rocks