• How did cricketer Michael Holding end up getting the nickname ""Whispering Death"?
• Answer : It was Dickie Bird who called him Whispering Death. apparently he couldnt hear Holding pass-by during the bowling run- up and delivery.
• This historic Dingareyber mosque is one of the three mosques and 16 cemeteries and mausoleums that record the history of this ancient centre of Islamic learning. these places are now under threat from Islamic militants who recently acquired arms from the Libyan civil-war conflict. Name the city?
• You might find it on a Golf course or a shooter might use it to launch his clay pigeons. A rude person may ask to to keep it closed or you could encounter it in your kitchen or even in your Indian geography class. Any which way it may catch you unawares. What is the good word?
• What connects one of the worlds best known entertainment centres, a luxury hotel in Las Vegas, computational method, a car rally, the star of The Love Bug, and a Chevrolet 1970 model that was in production for almost four decades?
• When he realised that the French army officer Alfred Dreyfus had been wrongly jailed on spying charges, this author responded with an open letter published in the LAurore newspaper in 1898. The author lost the ensuing libel case but the furor it caused eventually led to Dreyfus being acquitted. Name the author and the famous letter?
• Answer : The author is Emile Zola and the letter was Jaccuse
• Which American Abstract Expressionist painter was known as Jack the Dripper?
• What annual award, instituted in 2009 bears the name of this sportsperson?
• Answer : Puskas award ..its ‘most beautiful goal of the year’ award awarded by FIFA annually
• The US White House rejected the the petition to begin construction of a Death Star by 2016 citing some three reasons including what it called a fundamental flaw. What flaw?
• answer :"It can be exploited by a one-man starship"
• On 4 February 2008, to mark the 40th anniversary of the song and NASAs 50th anniversary this Beatles song was transmitted into interstellar space in the direction of Polaris. Which appropriately named song?
• Answer :‘Across the Universe’ by the Beatles
• South Africa now has 11 official languages. Which of them, which may be part of a scrabble players arsenal, would Nelson Mandela claim as his mother-tongue?
• answer : The two pictures are respectively the map of the Virgin Islands and a depiction of the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula• The Islands are named for the saint
• He was an outstanding baseball player. He opened a sporting goods shops after his retirement and developed it into one of the largest sporting good franchises in the world. His misplaced sense of patriotism also led him to create a fabricated history of baseball - to deny any links to the British game of rounders and cricket, he claimed that the Civil War hero Abner Doubleday invented the game.Who?
• This small Spanish town, a town that saw the co- existence of three religions and home to several artists (including the one who painted this) was declared a World Heritage site in the 1980s. Name the town which is depicted in this painting and name the painter
• Quote from which influential 1976 book, "“We need a name for the new replicator, a noun that conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. Mimeme comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like gene. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme. If it is any consolation, it could alternatively be thought of as being related to memory, or to the French word même. It should be pronounced to rhyme with cream”?
• The tenth day of the month of Muharram is a major observance for Shia Muslims as it marks the martyrdom of Muhammads grandson, Hussain ibn Ali. What is the observance called in Iran, Turkey and most Arab countries?
• Also called an Aerosol Bomb, or a fuel-air explosive this fearful weapon uses an explosive that sets fire to the air above its target, then sucks the oxygen out of the air leading any survivor to die from asphyxiation. Accidental coal dust explosions in mines work similarly. what is such a bomb called?
• In a dream, the King was ordered to carve a deity from a log he would find washed up on the sea shore. The king found a mysterious old carpenter to carve the deity, but the carpenter insisted that he not be disturbed while he was working. The king waited anxiously outside his room, but after some time, all sound stopped. The impatient king was worried and opened the doors - only to find the deity half-finished and the carpenter gone! Where will you find this half-finished deity, today?