August 100 Rupee Quiz

The 100 Rupee Quiz was a monthly quiz with a prize of 100 Rupees!! The results and answers of the previous 100 Rupee quizzes can be found at the 100 Rupee Quiz answers page.

Welcome to the August-September 100 Rupee Quiz.
Some details about this quiz.

  1. There will be one quiz a month, with each being posted around the 15th. If the dates fall on a weekend, then the quiz will be posted on the following Monday. A mail will be sent to all the major quizzing groups as soon as the quiz is posted.
  2. Answers are to be sent by email to the email id 100rsquiz at gmail.
  3. The prize for each quiz is a 100 Indian Rupee Gift Voucher from Fabmall.
  4. The prize will be give to the highest scorer in each quiz. If there is more than entry with the same highest score, then the prize would be given to the person whose email was received earlier.
  5. The prize (the voucher) would be sent to the email id from which the answers were received.
  6. Any number of attempts can be mailed. The latest attempt will be considered for the scoring.
  7. Needless to say, you are allowed to beg, borrow or google for the answers. Googling has become synonymous with quizzing. So, i hope that atleast some of the questions would give you a “a-ha” after begging, borrowing or googling.
  8. Also, check out my quizzing section, where i collate links to interesting quiz sites/blogs.
  9. As always, my decision is final in all matters including the selection of the winners and by attempting this quiz, you accept this supreme and unquestionable authority!

The August-September Quiz is officially over. You can see the answers here.

Quiz 1 – August 15th

1) During the late 1700s, a person named James Daly made a bet that he could introduce a word into the language within twenty-four hours. He then went out and hired a bunch of street urchins to write the word on walls around the city. Within a day, the word became well known and had acquired a meaning. Everyone thought it meant “some sort of test”, as they didn’t know the actual meaning of the word. What word did he coin?

2) Which English word originates from the first 2 Greek Letters?

3) Ampersand : & :: Octothorpe : # :: ??? : Infinity Sign (sleeping 8)

4)”http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&aq=t&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLJ,GGLJ:2006-20,GGLJ:en&q=rajaram+sethuraman”. What am i doing ?

5) Connect Labs, Scholar, Alerts, Sets and X ?

6) Complete the passage- “It’s almost like a powder. (The) ground mass is very fine. I’m going to step off the LM now. .___________________________________.”

7) In “The C++ Programming Language” Bjarne Stroustrup has quotes at the beginning of each chapter; the quote at the beginning of chapter 13 is “Your quote here”. What does Chapter 13 talk about ? Below are the starting pages of Chapters 12 and 13.Click to see a bigger version.

8) There are groups of women in US who often go up in arms for the cause of Women’s rights and other exploitation issues. Once this group staged a massive protest against the publication of Playboy which they said portrayed women as sex objects. Playboy in turn argued that the magazine was not only bought by people for the pictures but for the educative and informative articles in them. They gave a very strong proof to support this argument. What ?

9) In the olden days people would have their yearly bath in the month of May. June was the month when weddings normally took place. So by the time the time of wedding came, both the bride and the groom would start to stink. What practice has its origin because of this reason?

10) China regulates internet access very tightly, in fact occasionally, sites like blogspot have been banned. What creative term has been coined by Chinese IT guys to describe this access control?

11) This is a pic of Downtown Atlanta. What is the claim to fame of the marked building?

12) Connect these seven Flags. The second flag in the second row is not in the “F” format. Just that the third horizontal strip is in black, the same colour as the background.

13) Below you see two pictures, one of a man’s shirt and another of a woman’s shirt. There is one small, but significant difference between the shirts (nothing stupid like the size, colour, brand etc). What is this difference and what is the historical reason for it ?

14) In 1931, the famous illustrator Haddon Sundblom created an advertisement featuring Santa Claus with X. This resulted in the way we see Santa Today. Identify X.

15) What is the claim to fame of the guy below, whose first name is Dennis?

16) In 1999, AT&T wanted to increase its public awareness. So, their advertising consultants came up with an idea to place their product into a TV programme. What idea and which programme?

17) Connect the picture below to the Mojave National Preserve in California. I am looking for a phrase.Btw, this is a bad question if asked in any stage/written quiz. Since this is an online quiz and googling is allowed, i guess this will pass.

18) What do you mean by pornoake?

19) www.youtube.com is a site where one can upload videos and share it with others. What is the website which has copied this concept (similar naming) for upload and sharing of porn videos and photos?

20) Identify the movie whose trailers are currently been shown as being within a postage stamp?

21) September 11 was not the first instance of an aeroplane crashing onto a skyscraper in New York. On July 28th, 1945, a B-52 bomber crashed into the 79th floor of another skyscraper. Which one?

22) Many of us love travelling. But, if you are caught travelling in a sport, you can be penalised. Which one ?

23) What in online quizzing circles is known as a “NG question” ?

24) What do you get if you count the number of times a cricket chirps in one
minute, subtract it by 40, then divide it by 4 and finally add 50?

25) What do you have to do to become a member of “The Mile High Club”?

26) Google’s website offers alternative versions in languages ranging from regular ones such as French or German to the more exotic ones such as Pig Latin. If this was the page, which version would you be viewing?Click for a bigger version.

27) Hattie McDaniel (Mammy) and Butterfly McQueen (Prissy), two actresses with major roles in Gone with the Wind could not attend the movie’s premiere in Atlanta, though they wanted to. Why?

28) This utility was named after a submariner’s term for a sonar pulse that would typically help find objects around. In a network context it performs a similar function. Which tool?

29) Identify these waterfalls from Southern India.

30) Connect these two images.

31) What has been blanked out in the Dilbert cartoon below ?

32) What is the game being played below? Click for a bigger version

  

33) What are the real names of the two people (in the front) in this picture ?

34)Architecturally, which is the only arched structure in the world that can be built without a supporting structure to start with?

35) Which is the only country to have its map on its flag ?

36) What does this signal mean in the game of cricket?

37) Pollock to Sangakkara, another fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Sangakkara goes for the drive and ends up hitting it in the air towards point, didn’t get his foot to the pitch of the ball but went through with the shot – X swoops forward and takes it inches away from the ground.
Y is heard commenting “The Z has got another wicket”. Identify X, Y and Z.

38) Connect Squidgy, Monica, Water and Camilla amongst many others.

39) A doll within a doll within a doll within a doll within.. is better known as

40) Which word describes a sentence such as “Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag”?

41) Choose the correct answer
Former world champion in Chess Ruslan Ponomariov , while playing in Bulgaria in 2003 had to forfeit a game because

a) His cell phone rang during a match he was playing
b) He sneezed which resulted in all the coins falling off the table
c) He was about to lose a match and he pushed all the coins away in anger
d) His opponent queen took one of his powers and he sweared “the bitch”

42) Absolutely Everybody who’s anybody watches ______.Which television channel ?

43) How do we better know the phrase “Zoning Improvement Plan” ?

44) Connect


I have purposefully blacked out a section of the first pic.

45) A 10th century ruler, Veera Ballala, lost his way hunting in a forest.Night fell, as he wandered around the forest, lost. He came upon a cottage, where an old woman lived. She offered him shelter and shared with him her dinner of “benda Kalu” or Boiled Beans. The king stayed for the night and the next morning, before he left , he told the old woman that she could for anything she wanted. All she asked for, was a supply of food enough for herself and any other traveller passing through. This incident became part of folklore that when a village was set up there, it was called “Benda Kaluru” (Town of Bolied beans). How do we know this place now?

46) Identify the state marked by ?

47) Which structure during its earliest phase of construction looked like this ?

48) Until July 31st, he held the record for the longest serving Defence Minister, after which he had to assume the duties of the president in a temporary transfer of power. Who?

49) The below pic is a caricature/cartoon of which (in)famous movie, released on DVD?

50) Between the years 1916-1931, which currency was the legal tender in what is now Iraq?

51) The ironic thing is what they need to do is to get Syria, to get Hezbollah to stop doing this ___, and it’s over.” Fill in the blank.

52) To whom is the domain extension .ps allotted ?

53) What is the name given to the connection wire between an Astronaut and his spacecraft during
extra-vehicular activity?

54) On what occassion did google use this logo on their webpage?

55) Identify this stadium, as seen through Google Earth.Click on the pic for a bigger picture.

56) Identify this place. The shape and colour of something in this pic might give you a clue.

57) Identify this place linked to the mainland by a bridge.

58) Which video in the year 2005 won the AVN(Adult Video news) award for “Best Selling Title of the Year”, “Best Renting Title of the Year” and “Best Overall Marketing Campaign – Individual Project.”?

59) Identify the brand of Jeans. What does the Arabic name mean?

60) The last question of the quiz.
What is a block shaped like a human foot, used by a cobbler for making or repairing shoes called ?

If you are interested in solving puzzles and cracking cryptic clues, check out The Hunt, a collection of puzzles and riddles used in my previous puzzle hunts.