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It is said that when X visited the Apollo Hotel,
he was denied entry as he was a Non
European. This enraged X and he built Y. Soon
Y became the centre of attraction and it put
Apollo out of business. Y became a landmark
for the city and is considered to be one of the
best in its league in the world. Identify X & Y.
X – Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata
Y- Taj Mahal Hotel
This question is dedicated to all those who died
and those who survived the Mumbai terror
On November 24th, 1804, _______ was
accorded a higher status, thus becoming the
most prominent in the region. In order to
commemorate this significance, it was decided
in 2008 that henceforth November 24th will be
celebrated as ________ Day. Fill in the blank.
Coimbatore was made the headquarters of the
neighbouring places and November 24th was
celebrated as Coimbatore Day.
X and Y conducted an undercover investigation in the summer
of 1981 inside a primate research laboratory at the Institute of
Behavioral Research in Silver Spring, Maryland. The
researcher, Dr. Edward Taub, had cut sensory ganglia that
supplied nerves to the monkeys' fingers, hands, arms, and
legs, a process called "deafferentation," so that they could not
feel them. He then deafferented their entire spinal column.
He used restraint, electric shock, and withholding of food and
water to force the monkeys to use the deafferented parts of
their bodies. The aim of the research was to determine
whether the monkeys could be forced to use the limbs, and
whether this had an effect on the structure of their brains.
X & Y were disturbed by what they saw and they published a
photo with the caption “Silver Spring Monkeys”. This caused
an outrage and led X & Y to start Z. Today Z has grown in
strength and is popular all over the world. Identify X, Y & Z.
X- Alex Pacheco
Y- Ingrid Newkirk
Z- People for the Ethical Treatment of
The 110m Hurdles Gold Medalist in
Olympics and World Record Holder from
Baron Pierre de Coubertin for Olympics
Fidel Castro for Cuba
Edwin Moses for Hurdles
S. Balakrishna concluded the date of X as
2559 BC using consecutive lunar eclipses. I. N.
Iyengar concluded the date of X as 1478 BC
using double eclipses and Saturn- Jupiter
conjunctions. B. N. Achar states the date of X
as 3067 BC using planetary positions. P. V.
Holey states the date of X as November 13,
3143 BC using planetary positions and
calendar systems. P.V.Vartak calculated the
date of X as October 16, 5561 BC using
planetary positions. What is X?
X was born into a Jewish family and was
orphaned at a very young age. With the help
of his uncle, he managed to finish education
and started a business. His business expanded
steadily and today he is a billionaire and the
main owner of private investment company
Millhouse LLC. Forbes magazine ranked him as
the fifteenth richest person in the world with
a net worth of US$23.5 billion. Despite all this,
he is better known as the owner of Y after he
purchased Y from Ken Bates in 2003. Identify X
X – Roman Abramovich
Y – Chelsea Football Club
Pambaati Siddhar – the sage who was blessed at and
was responsible for the name Marudamalai, a
landmark of Coimbatore
Tipu Sultan – the Sultan whose troops against the
British were stationed at Coimbatore
Dr. Robert Stanes – the First Mayor of Coimbatore
It was said that before the event Y, X called a
press conference and urged all journalists to
take as many photographs and interviews of
him as after Y, he would be mobbed by
journalists from all over the world and they
would be forced to wait for him. The
journalists laughed off his suggestion and
thought that he was a fool. But after Y, X
managed to achieve what was thought to be
impossible for him and indeed the same
journalists were forced to wait for him.
Identify X & Y.
X – Muhammad Ali ( Cassius Clay then)
Y – 1960 Rome Olympics
Indian Railways with over 16 lakh employees
is the organization with the largest no. of
employees in the world. Name the second
General Motors - with over 7 Lakh employees
(Not sure as to how many of those people are
still in their jobs today)
X created the character Y in 1941 as a part of
his series and named it after a ‘sad English
fish’, as suggested by his wife. Soon Y became
very popular and became one of the main
characters in all the later editions of the
series. Y was only known by his surname and
did not have a first name. Many questioned X
about Y’s first name. There were also contests
held to suggest a first name for Y. In order to
put an end to all this, X gave Y’s first name as
‘Archibald’ in one of the last editions of the
series. Identify X & Y.
Y- Captain Haddock from Tintin
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera – the
creators of Flintstones
Bed + Rock = Bedrock – the city where the
323, Cobblestone Lane – their address
Earlier in the Indianapolis 500 car race, it was
a custom that all drivers should have a
mechanic along with them in the car during
the race for various reasons. In the 1911
Indianapolis race, Ray Harroun, a racer, could
not find a mechanic to ride with him. So he
did something which changed the world of
automotives forever, What did he do?
He tied a mirror to the car and thus the rear
view mirror came into existence.
The mechanics, apart from attending to any
problem in the car, used to alert the drivers
about the other approaching cars.
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Clint Eastwood – the hero of that movie
Sergio Leone- the director of that movie
Ennio Morricone- whose soundtrack for that movie
became world famous
Blond for Blondie and Angel for Angel Eyes, two of the
main characters in that movie
Shivaji Ganesan and MGR acted in the
film “Goondukkili”, meaning ‘Caged
This is the only film in which the
legends have acted together.
His stint with advertising began in 1987, with
Allwyn’s Trendy Watch campaign. He went on
to compose more than 300 ad films – Boost
with Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar, MRF
Tyres, Premier Pressure cooker, Asian Paints,
Hero Puch, etc. He owns Panchathan Record
Inn, one of India’s most advanced studios.
Which person are we talking about?
According to legend, Lord Hanuman, while
carrying the Sanjeevi Mountain to Lanka, felt
very exhausted and stopped at a hill as he
could not move any further. He prayed to the
Lord of the Hills to help Him quench his thirst.
The Lord appeared before Him and pierced
the ground with his weapon. Water started
flowing out and Hanuman was able to quench
his thirst and carry on his journey. Since then
there is no cease of water flow in that place.
Identify the place where this incident is said to
Located at 12 kms from Coimbatore.
There is a Lord Muruga temple up the hill
The place gets its name from this incident.
Anu for Hanuman
Vaavi means tank (water)
Even during the dry season, there is at least a small
spate of water flow in the region.
The year 1980
Vasudevan Bhaskaran- Captain of 1980 Olympic Gold
Medal winning Hockey team
CNN- launched in June 1980
Robert Mugabe- became President of Zimbabwe after
their Independence from British in 1980
Sanjay Gandhi- died in a plane crash in 1980
Subramaniapuram- the film depicts the year 1980
X was born at Puttamangalam in the Thanjavur
district on September 9, 1899. X was an Indian
freedom fighter, novelist, short-story writer,
journalist, satirist, travel writer, script-writer, poet,
critic, and connoisseur of the arts. While serving a
prison sentence for participating in the Freedom
struggle, X came in to contact with C.Rajagopalachari
and T.Sadasivam, who were influential in shaping his
life and career. In 1941, he started his own weekly
magazine and through the stories he wrote in his
magazine (which were later published as novels), he
gained iconic status and was revered as one of the
best writers in the country. He died in 1954. His most
famous novel was translated and published under
the title “The Pinnacle of Sacrifice”. Identify X.
His novel “Ponniyin Selvan” was translated as “The
Pinnacle of Sacrifice”.
Peter Benenson, an English labour lawyer was
travelling in the London Underground on 19
November 1960, when he read of two
Portuguese students who had been sentenced to
seven years of imprisonment for having drunk a
toast to liberty. This disturbed Peter and he wrote
about his anguish in a newspaper article titled
“The Forgotten Prisoners”. Working with his
friend Eric Baker, he founded X in July 1961. Since
then X has been involved in numerous peace
making measures around the world and has
stood up for its cause. X was awarded Nobel
Peace Prize in 1977. Identify X.
The film ‘Peraanmai’.
Arnold Schwarzenegger- played Terminator
whose role would now be played by Roland
Kickinger. Roland also plays the villain of
S.P.Jananathan- Director of ‘Peraanmai’
Jayam Ravi- Hero of ‘Peraanmai’
Robert Kanigel wrote the book “ The Man who
knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius _______”.
Whose life was described in that book?
The book was called “ The Man who knew
Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan”.
They were all the Captains of Premier Hockey League
2005 – Hyderabad Sultans
2006- Bangalore Hi Fliers
2007- Orissa Steelers
2008- Bangalore Hi Fliers
In 2002, the late Pope John Paul II convened a
meeting of Representatives of all Religions of the
world for a Conference called “Prayer for World
Peace”. X represented Hinduism at the Pope’s
invitation, thereby becoming the first person since
Swami Vivekananda to officially represent Hinduism
in a World Religious Conference. Though the
significance of this achievement was not given much
importance by the media, X’s stature grew in his
region and he became one of the most prominent
personalities of his region. Identify X.
B.K.Krishnaraj Vanavarayar, the Chairman of
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Coimbatore.
This product is synonymous and gives a certain
identity to the place where it is manufactured.
The sale of this product is one of the chief
sources of income to the organization
producing it. About 60,000 of this product are
produced daily, yet it only satisfies half of the
customers’ requisite. Neravallur Srinivasa
Iyengar’s family alone is authorized to produce
this product and Vijaya Bank is the only centre
authorized to sell this product apart from the
organization itself. What product/item are we
X was born in 1956 in London. He did his
schooling at Monfort School at Yercaud,
Bombay Scottish School and Campion School
in Mumbai. He attended St.Stephen’s College
in New Delhi. He is a well known author,
diplomat and journalist today. Though
originally from Kerala, his parents lived in
Coimbatore and he visits his mother in
Coimbatore every year. Although he was
known for his diplomacy earlier, he came into
international spotlight only in 2006 but
narrowly lost in his quest for something.
The Pursuit of Happiness
Thomas Jefferson – coined the term ‘Pursuit of
Will Smith – hero of that movie
Chris Gardner – based on whose life the movie was
Albert Korda took a photograph of a certain
person in 1960. Later Jim Fitzpatrick, an Irish
artist created a portrait based on this
photograph in 1968. This portrait became very
iconic in the 20th century and it was featured
on everything from magazine covers to TShirts to bags to every other article carrying
an image. This image was also voted as “the
image of the 20th century” in an online poll.
Who was the person who featured in this
In Phoenix, Arizona in 1980, a seven-year-old boy,
Christopher James Greicius, was hospitalized with
leukemia. The Arizona Department of Public Safety,
hospital workers and members of the community
teamed up and were able to grant his wish to
become a police officer for one day. Ample media
coverage led to the founding of a permanent charity
organization X, using Christopher James Greicius'
case as a model. On 3 May 1980, just four days after
his wish was granted, Christopher Greicius died.
Since then X has been involved in various Goodwill
ventures throughout the world. In 2006, X
announced that Mariah Carey will be its first ____
Icon. Identify X.
Make A Wish Foundation
Mariah Carey is its first Wish Icon
The persons in the picture are Bent Larsen, Viktor
Korchnoi, Bobby Fischer and Veselin Topalov.
Along with Anand, they are the only Non
Soviets/Russians to have won the prestigious Chess
They were one of the most skilled military
units of the middle ages. They were originally
formed after the Crusades to protect
Christians who went on a pilgrimage to
Jerusalem. The Catholic Church also approved
them. Later they were sought by a secret
society to protect their secret keepers. When
the Church came to know of this, it disbanded
them. As time went by, their organization got
diminished. Even today, they are remembered
for their bravery and are hailed as legends.
Which middle age military group are we
In London lies a knight a Pope interred
His labor's fruit a Holy wrath incurred
You seek the orb that ought be on his tomb
It speaks of Rosy flesh and seeded womb.
Steve Jobs – Apple Computers
The answer to that riddle is Apple (from Da Vinci Code)
I-Pod is an Apple Computer product
Steve Jobs – founder of Apple Computers
Steve Jobs also founded Pixar Studios which made films
like Finding Nemo and Ratatouille
X started a canteen in Y theatres in the late
1950’s. The films those days were quite long
and had two intervals. As a result, the canteen
flourished and soon its quality came to be
noticed. In the late 1960s, X came out and
started his own hotel and named it Z. Soon it
grew in strength and many more branches
were opened. As time progressed, Z grew to
become the leading chain of restaurants in the
city. Identify X, Y and Z.
X – Sri Damodaraswamy Naidu
Y – Central Theatre
Z – Sri Annapoorna Gowrishankar Hotels in
He was born in a town called Trelawny. In his
childhood, he played cricket all the time. He would
have been a fast bowler if not for the advice of a
coach who suggested that he take up a certain other
sport. This changed his career completely and he
started winning laurel after laurels in his new sport.
His height of 1.96 m also helped him achieve in his
sport. Recently he achieved the ultimate glory in his
sport and left the world stunned with his
performance. Despite choosing a new sport, he still
admires cricket and is a fan of Sachin Tendulkar, Chris
Gayle and Matthew Hayden. Which sportsperson are
we talking about?
V for Vendetta
Wachowski brothers – the producers of V for Vendetta
Guy Fawkes – the central character in the film was
inspired by Guy Fawkes
Alan Moore- the author of the book ‘V for Vendetta’
11/5- November 5th – Guy Fawkes Day
Samuel Langhorne Clemens wrote under the
pen name X. Apart from being the author of
some well read and renowned novels, he is
rather famous for his humorous and catchy
quotes. One of his quotes reads thus:
“I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is
coming again next year, and I expect to go out
with it. It will be the greatest disappointment
of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet.
The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now here
are these two unaccountable freaks; they
came in together, they must go out together.”
Identify X .
Complete the following list:
2004 – Jose Mourinho
2005 – Rafael Benitez
2006 – Frank Rijkaard
2007 – Carlo Ancelotti
2008 - ?
Sir Alex Ferguson
They were all the managers of the UEFA Champions
League winning teams.
2004 – FC Porto
2005 – Liverpool
2006 – Barcelona
2007 – AC Milan
2008 – Manchester United
Coimbatore Jail was widely active during the
Freedom Struggle. Many renowned freedom
fighters were put up in this prison and they
were forced to do arduous tasks like pulling
the oil press. Today this oil press is placed in
the prison complex as a memorial to a famous
freedom fighter from this region. Who was
Amar Chitra Katha comic series, after
publishing over 150 titles, stopped publishing
new titles. Later after a gap of ten years, they
came out with a new title on a French Soldier.
Whom did they feature in this comeback
He was part French and part Indian. He was born in
Paris. He served in the French Army for a brief
period. He is buried at Paris.
Malcolm Nash, Tilak Raj and Daan van Bunge
along with Broad have conceded six sixes in an
over in a first class or an international game.
Gary Sobers hit six 6’s off Nash
Ravi Shastri off Tilak Raj
Herschelle Gibbs off van Bunge
Yuvraj Singh off Broad