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• Abhra Das (Assam, India)•Sebastian Klussmann (Germany)•Geevantha Weerasinghe (Sri Lanka)Compiled and edited byRajiv Rai (Quizician)QuizmasterNigel Jones (Malaysia/UK)
1 Based on a poem of the same name by the Russian Nicolai Necrassov, Korobeiniki is a Russian folklore song whose melody is known worldwide due to which first successful Russian entertainment export to the west?
8 In the year 1881, at La Chaux de Fonds in Switzerland, an entrepreneur named Achilles Ditesheim hired six watch makers and opened a workshop. He named the company after the Swiss Word for Always in motion. Name the company.
11 Alberto Santos-Dumont, the legendary Brazilian aviator after winning 100,000 Francs as prize in Paris cribbed his heart out to Louis Cartier about wasting time in having to do something. This resulted in Cartier inventing something for him. What?
Wrist watch. Alberto cribbed about the time wasted in checking the time from the pocket watch. Louis Cartier cracked this problem by creating the first wrist watch.
12 This clichéd phrase was first used to describe Rudolph Valentino. Mae West used the phrase to describe Cary Grant in the movie “She Done Him Wrong” (1933). The popularity of the phrase was cemented by a movie starring Cesar Romero in 1941. What phrase?
13 The Abbott of Glastonbury at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries sent the deeds of the manor of Mells to King Henry VIII concealed. The steward carrying the package knew of the contents, extracted it and ended up owning the manor. How is this event immortalized?
22 Anna Jarvis decided to launch a campaign to celebrate this day. The first of its kind was held in West Virginia in 1908, and it was celebrated with a religious service. The second Sunday in May is the designated day to celebrate what?
Named after Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin & Michael Collins
26 The Chinese call it a "little mouse", Danes and Swedes an "elephants trunk", Germans a "spider monkey", Italians a "snail", Israelis pronounce it "strudels" and the Czechs say "roll mops". What is it?
31 In 1949, Alec Pompaz, a scout for the New York Giants baseball team recommended that the team sign this 23-year old pitcher. The team refused and this young man went on to become famous in the world of politics. Who?
33 Logo of this sporting event consists of three elements in red, blue and green—the three colours that are most widely represented in national flags around the world. The motto is “the Spirit in Motion”. The name of this sporting event derives from the Greek word for “beside" or "alongside”. Which sporting event?
39 The United States Navy Fighter Weapons School was established in March 1969 at NAS Miramar, California after a United States Navy report recommended that a graduate-level school be established to train Fleet fighter pilots in air combat tactics to counter the relatively poor air combat performance of Navy aircrews over Vietnam. By what other name do we know this school better?
40 In 1686 king Louis XIV of France had a terrible operation, he was sliced open without anesthetics but he endured it bravely. A group of French nuns at the cloister of Saint Cyr celebrated this by writing a song “Dieu sauvez le roi.” A traveler from another country heard the tune, copied it and translated it. What did the song become?
41 This battle was fought on June 4, 1859 during the Austro-Sardinian War, resulting in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III against the Austrians under Marshal Ferencz Gyulai. The Sardinians regard this as a great victory, which later paved the way for Italian unification under Garibaldi and Victor Emmanuel. How has this battle been immortalized?
This was the Battle of Magenta (after which the colour takes its name).
42 Captain Ridley’s shooting party commanded by Alistair Denniston arrived at a housing site owned by property developer Captain Hubert Faulkner in August 1939. The site was originally owned by a wealthy London financier Sir Herbert Samuel Leon. What happened here in the next couple of years proved to be a game changer. Which place?
Bletchley Park-The Enigma Coding Machine was cracked here during World War II.
43 This started in medieval France, when a king would hug a new knight, placing both his arms around the knights neck. This tradition carries forward in the French military custom of kissing both cheeks of a man on whom they confer an award. In England, this took the form of a king tapping each shoulder of a knight with his sword. Which English word from the French for “To Neck” describes this practice?
45 On the 5th of March 1960, the Belgian arms transport "La Coubre" exploded in Havana harbour, killing 136 people. A memorial service was held and among the prominent guests were Simone de Beauvoir and Jean- Paul Sartre. But something much more famous happened at that memorial service which has been reproduced millions of times ever since. What?
Famous photograph of Che Guevara was taken here by Alberto Korda.
46 This metaphoric expression originally alluded to an unknown, was so used in a novel by Benjamin Disraeli (The Young Duke, 1831). The expression was soon applied to political candidates among the first of who was James Knox Polk. He won the 1844 Democratic presidential nomination over Martin Van Buren on the eighth ballot and went on to win the election. What term?
47 Which medical word in Latin literally means "straightening a deformation in children" It actually started because the correction of curvature of the spine in children was the main concern of medical practitioner at that time. Which word?
48 This concept was first discovered in 1870 by John Tyndall an English physicist, the first practical use of it occurred in 1955 when an Indian scientist Narinder. S. Kapany incorporated this in an endoscope, an optical instrument used by doctors for medical experimentation inside the human body. What?
49 This was used as an identifying symbol among Belgian freedom fighters. It was introduced in UK by a Belgian refugee Victor de Laveleye on the BBC during a broadcast and later popularized by Winston Churchill. What?
50 Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, had a decisive role to play in the royal politics of his day. He initially supported the Lancastrian Edward IV and later the Yorkist Henry VI. As a result, he was known by a particular sobriquet, which is also used in modern politics. What?