October 100 Rupee Quiz

Welcome to the October 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 October Quiz is officially over.

Quiz 2 – October 2nd

1) Identify this person.

2) Second generation Indians in the UK are called by a particular word/term because of the fact that they are brown from outside (skin colour), but white on the inside (behave like the whites). What word ?

3) Identify this musical instrument.

4)Connect Sergeant, Abroad, Behind, Cabby, Camping, Cleo, Columbus, Constable, Cowboy, Cruising, Dick, Doctor, Emmanuelle, England, Girls, Henry, Jack, Loving, Matron, Nurse, Regardless, Screaming, Spying, Teacher and few others.

5) When you get “plutoed”, what does it mean?

6) A still from the movie U571. Identify the person on the left.

7) The name of this brand of camera was originally derived from the Buddhist goddess of compassion and mercy. Which brand?

8) The people of Pentecost Island used to do something to make sure that the ground was fertile enough for the next year’s crop. What ?

9) According to Article 366(2) of the Indian Constitution, who is defined as “…a person whose father or any of whose other male progenitors in the male line is or was of European descent but who is domiciled within the territory of India and is or was born within such territory of parents habitually resident therein and not established there for temporary purposes only”.

10) Identify this pair.

11) Identify this forgotten hero.

12) Identify this famous bridge.

13) The command “High, Jack!” was a slang used to tell a person being robbed to raise his arms into the air. The origins of a word, more famous now, are rumoured to have been from this command. Which word ?

14) This country is named after Mouzinho de Alburquerque , a 19th Century Portuguese colonalist who put down rebellions in the territory and established Portuguese control. Which country ?

15) The link here gives the scorecard of the second ODI (in the Sep/Oct 1983 series) between India and Pakistan at Jaipur on Oct 2nd 1983. A new rule was introduced in this match. Which one ? This is the second Oct 2nd related question in this quiz!

16) Identify the respective entities (states/Union Territories) to which the four dotted areas belong to. The dots are not according to scale and the position of the dots is not 100% accurate. But, if you understood the reason behind the question, then you would get the answers.

17) Identify the missing one. Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean and ?

18) Identify this statue. This is a photo of its base.

19) This phrase is derived from the practice of serving a particular “Dish” to unwelcome guests during olden times. The meaning of this phrase is to “deliberately ignore or disregard”. Which two-word phrase?

20) What is common to all the people in this photograph?

21) What english word is derived from the arabic word meaning “The Date Palm from India”?

22) How do we better know this famous stamp?

23) If you are caught by a cop for DUI, you are in serious trouble. What is DUI ?

24) The photo below is that of a standard helicopter. The rotor on top of the helicopter is used to lift the helicopter off the ground and when slanted at an agle, to propel the helicopter forward. What is the smaller vertical rotor at the tail of the helicopter needed for ?

25) According to English law, what is deemed to be the first priority for payment from the estate of a deceased person?

26) Complete the blank. The “XX XX” stands for the same two words which appear many times in the text. They might give you a clue as to what _____ might be.

An epitome of beauty, she is full of grace, radiates warmth and keeps you comfortable in every way. She is indeed XX XX _______ – which distinguishes her from her counterparts in other jobs. A typical XX XX _______ is warm with a pleasing personality. A keen interest in people and places along with being dedicated and conscientious is what makes her unique. She is intelligent, committed, enthusiastic and creative. Her traditional welcome is like no other’s and for her it is a pleasure more than a duty to serve you as a special guest aboard XX XX.

27) Which is the longest word in the english language which has all its letters in the proper alphabetical order ?

28) Identify the circled island in the picture below. This island is inhabited by a tribe who refuse any kind of contact with the outside world and are reputed to be amongst the last few people on earth to remain untouched by modern civilisation?

29) What is the primary difference in the arrows used to shoot at humans and the ones used to shoot at animals ?

30) What happens when two rikhishis meet inside a dohyo?

31) “He’s fun and friendly, he’s on the go,

he’s cool as they come … he’s ????”

32) Four elements in the periodic table have derived their name from this town in sweden. Which town?

33) Identify the brand being advertised.

34)Guru Jambheshwar laid down 29 principles to be followed by a sect of people. He also told them to worship Lord Vishnu. The Hindi translation of the number 29 and the local pronunciation of the name of Lord Vishnu led to this sect being called by its current name. Which community?