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  • 1. Mosstermind Week 09 Fun ‘n Fundas
  • 2. Venky kiVi Ban
  • 3. The Rules 6 sets of 5 questions each Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer No Negatives Please email Venky for answers
  • 4. Set 1 The dog family ___________________
  • 5. 1 ID this infamous terrorist & assassin. Has been involved in kidnappings, bombings and capturing nuclear power plants.
  • 6. 2 The swampy land of Fox Tor in Dartmoor, England is the inspiration for the location in which famous early 1900s crime novel?
  • 7. 3 Awful masala flick from 2000; Shares the “animal” part in its name from a character from the Looney Tunes cartoon series.
  • 8. 4 Based out of Minneapolis, they were formed when the Lakers left for Los Angeles. Which team?
  • 9. 5 It originated as a ballroom dance. When rock and roll first emerged in the early 1950s, record companies associated their releases with it. Today the dance is customarily accompanied by big band swing music. Name it.
  • 10. Set 2 What’s in a name? ___________________
  • 11. 1 According to the web it is a candid photograph with a person in the foreground and a place or object of interest (such as a tourist destination or landmark) in the background. How do we know this?
  • 12. 2 Gangopadhyaya means “teacher from the village of Ganga”. What is the shorter form of this name, is also the family name of an Indian chess grandmaster?
  • 13. 3 Derived from the Sanskrit word for “secret” it was the name of a 1997 Rajiv Rai movie. It is also the moniker for one of Ancient India’s greatest dynasties. What word?
  • 14. 4 What surname does the author share with the person who writes the column “Swaminomics?”
  • 15. 5 Guru Gobind Singh gave the 5 Ks to Sikhs. He said that all Sikh men should have surnames Singh meaning "Lion". What surname meaning “Princess” did he want all Sikh women to have?
  • 16. Set 3 automobiles ___________________
  • 17. 1 It is a luxury vehicle marque named after the founder of Detroit. A version also serves as the presidential limousine (the car equivalent of Air Force One). Which brand?
  • 18. 2 A rendition of a Beetle copying the style of which famous artist?
  • 19. 3 It is the only panther found in the Americas and is the third- largest feline after the tiger and the lion. Name the creature!
  • 20. 4 In early 2005, Toyota renamed one of its models with the very original moniker “Sports Package.” The move was in retrospect of the disastrous weeks past. What was the original name of the car?
  • 21. 5 Named for a South African Antelope it was the ultimate luxury/prestige car. Was known for its numerous appearances in movies, and its three pair tail-lights… Name the beauty.
  • 22. Set 3 places ___________________
  • 23. 1 In 1770, British sea captain Lieutenant James Cook landed in Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula of New South Wales. The city he founded has lent its name to Brian Lara’s daughter among other things. Which place?
  • 24. 2 Also known as the millennium wheel, what is the more common name for this contraption?
  • 25. 3 It is home to the Sambódromo, a giant permanent parade stand used during Carnival and Maracanã stadium, one of the world's largest football stadiums, and hotel-lined tourist beaches, such as Copacabana and Ipanema. Which city?
  • 26. 4 This city is one of the four in India that hosts the massive Kumbh Mela. It is believed that it got its name from the Ramayana period. Shurpanakha, the sister of the demon Ravana had proposed to marry Rama. Hearing this Rama ordered Laxmana to cut off her nose. Identify the place.
  • 27. 5 Known for its vehement anti- establishment stance, the Statesman in 1911 published this line making its opinion felt in no uncertain terms: “The British have gone to the city of graveyards to be buried there". What was it referring to?
  • 28. Set 3 dot com ___________________
  • 29. 1 Called the “gentleman’s personal gentleman” he is an adorable fictional character. In the stories it is noted that "If the call comes, he can buttle with the best of them.“ To what well known online service has he lent his name?
  • 30. 2 30,000 free titles and counting… which famous online service?
  • 31. 3 Associated with the music genome project, it is a music recommendation and radio website. Name it.
  • 32. 4 America’s largest online retailer. Who?
  • 33. 5 A a popular figure in the 1001 Nights, he lived in a village near the forests of Northern Iran. He and his elder brother Kassim were the sons of a wealthy Merchant. After the death of their father, the greedy brother outcasts him from their father's inheritance and business. What online service is his name associated with?