Quiz 5

February 9, 2009
  1. The founders of digg.com wanted to name it as dig, but since the name was already taken they had to settle for digg. Who owned dig?
  2. The first few of these numbers are 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31, 32, 33, 36, 38, 42, 43, 44, 46, 47, 48, 49, 54, 56, 57, 59, 62, 63, 64, 66, 67, 69, 71, 72, 76, 77, 79, 81, 83, 84. What are these numbers called?
  3. This is a fort built by Portuguese in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It gets its name owing to the fact that there was a fresh water spring inside the fort. Name or why has it been in the news



  4. The verses of this hymn can be found in the Yudhha Kanda (Book 6) Canto 105 in Valmiki’s Ramayana. How do we better know this?
  5. Which company has entered into retailing space with the launch of Mom & Me stores which specialize in infant care and maternity products?
  6. 1973 pic of X who was in the news on 15th January 09. Who



  7. Identify the inventor and the invention



  8. Itinerary of ______ __.
    03 Feb Chennai
    05 Feb Vellore
    06 Feb Krishnagiri
    07 Feb Salem
    11 Feb Erode
    12 Feb Tiruppur
    14 Feb Coimbatore
    18 Feb Dindigul
    19 Feb Madurai
    23 Feb Tirunelveli
    25 Feb Nagercoil
    27 Feb Tuticorin
    02 Mar Pudukkottai
    03 Mar Tiruchirappalli
    06 Mar Thanjavur
    08 Mar Kumbakonam
    10 Mar Neyveli
    12 Mar Cuddalore
    13 Mar Tiruvannamalai
    Not the itinerary of a politician. So who/what


Answers to quiz 4

February 7, 2009
  1. Koutons
  2. Raj Kundra owns this brand which has got a stake in Rajasthan Royals
  3. Google Latitude
  4. Kumara Dharmasena
  5. Norman Brookes & Daphne Akhurst after whom the Australian open singles trophies are named. It would be in the hands of Rafel Nadal and Serene Williams

Quiz 4 (After a loooooong time)

February 4, 2009
  1. q11 Identify the brand?
  2. Essential General trading LLC is a trading company based in UAE. Why has this company been in the news recently?
  3. What is goole’s latest service that helps one keep track of their friedns anywhere in the world?
  4. Who is the former Srilankan cricketer who made his debut as an umpire in the recent Ind Srilanka ODI series?

In whose hands would you have seen the two of them 🙂

Answers to Quiz 3

November 12, 2008
  1. Decoy
  2. Univercell
  3. Anil Kumble
  4. Credit cards
  5. Moogambigai Engg college (Gautam Menon’s alma mater)
  6. Xylo
  7. This is supoosed to be place where the famous exchange between Veerapandiya Kattaboman and Jackson durai is supposed to have taken place
  8. Tombolo
  9. UN
  10. Salman Khan

Quiz 3

November 4, 2008

Before giving the questions of this quiz, kudos to http://www.quizblogs.com for blog rolling all the quizzes. They are doing a commendable job. Keep it going guys !!!!!

  1. This was originally a small pond with a long cone shaped wickerworktunnel used to catch wild ducks. After the ducks settled a trained dog would herd the dog into the tunnel. This word actually comes fromt the dutch word for duck cage. What is the good word?
  2. Which Chennai based company recently got an investment of 100 crores from Peepul investments (for QFI regulars, Varada works for this company formely know as i labs)?
  3. Meerabhai not out is a soon to be released movie featuring Mandira Bedi. In this movie Mandira Bedi is a big fan of X, an Indian cricketer and is infact madly in love with him. X also makes a cameo appearance in the movie. Identify X
  4. Most of these adhere to the ISO 7810 standard. ISO 7810 has four formats namely ID 1, ID 2, ID 3 and ID 000. This adheres to ID 1 format. This was first used in the utopian novel Looking Backwards. What am I talking about?
  5. Which TN engineering college features in the movie “Vaaranam Aayiram“?
  6. What is the new SUV from M&M that is being launched to take on the Toyota Innova?
  7. The palace(especially the Durbar) of the sethupathy king in Ramanathapuram district is a major tourist attraction. What is the unique reason why this is such a major tourist attraction?
  8. This is a deposition landform such as a spit or a bar which is attached to the mainland by a narrow piece of land. Examples of these are the isthmus @ Aden and Yemen. What am I talking about?
  9. where would one see this?q8
  10. Identify the artist?

    Question 5

    Question 10

Answers to quiz 2

October 28, 2008
  1. Cameron White and Peter Siddle. The connect being players whose 1st international wicket has been Sachin Tendulkar
  2. Mylswamy Annadurai, project director of Chandrayaan
  3. KPN travels
  4. He introduced the T 20 format
  5. Sanskar
  6. Arasan soap; Remember the radio jingle arasan soap romba romba nalla soap
  7. Dhanushkodi (Danush = bow and kodi = Corner)
  8. Mettur
  9. Yazhpanam now known as Jaffna
  10. Vai Ko

Quiz 2

October 22, 2008
  1. Two more people would connect with the remaining guys shown in the picture. What are their good names
  2. Identify the gentleman?
  3. What service did Kuppana goundar ponmalai goundar natarajan start in the year 1971 at the age of 23 that has grown by leaps and bounds?
  4. What is the claim to fame of Stuart Robertson who is currently employed with Hampshire cricket club in the world of cricket?
  5. Which channel advertises itself as “The channel of India”?
  6. This company was founed in the year 1979 by Shri Arul singh. Predominantly into soaps market, identify the most famous brand of soap from this company’s stable?
  7. This place gets its name from the mythologial event where Rama at the behest of Vibeeshana broke the Ram sethu with one end of his bow. Which place?
  8. This place literally means “town with crests and troughs” owing to the undulating rocky nature of the land. Which place in TN?
  9. This place’ s name is derived from the tamil words for “land of harp player”. This stems froma legend that it was given as a grant to a blind lute player. Identify the name by which the place is now known?
  10. Which Indian politician is writing a book by the title of “Yes, We can” based on Barack Obama’s life?

Answers to Quiz 1

October 22, 2008
  1.  He has developed an alternative to the duckworth lewis system which is being used in the ICL
  2. He is the grandfather of Aravind Adiga who won the Man booker prize recently
  3. The connect is Nano. First pic is that of Lord Henry Northcote. The new Nano plant is going to be located in Northcotepura which is named after him. Second pic is that of Nusserwanji Tata who had given grant for a cattle farm which used to stand at the same place and the third one is that of Girish Wagh who designed the Nano
  4. Goof up apologies for the wrong pic
  5. This shows the famous D/L method

First Quiz

October 16, 2008
  1. V Jayadevan is an engineering researcher from Thrissur in Kerala. Why has this gentleman been in the news during the past week?
  2. Dr. U Mohan Rao was one of the finsest surgeons of Madras. Infact there is a hospital in his name in Ponamalle. Why has he been in the news over the last couple of days?
  3. Connect the three pics below?
  4. Connect the three pics above
  5. What does this picture show





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October 16, 2008

It’s been a long time coming, I wanted to start a blog for posting my quizzes. Finally felt that I was obliged to do so. I have been reading every quizzng blog for the last few months, and felt it was just not right to just consume from blogsophere and not contribute. Hope I am atleast regular in this.