And another recent initiative is by one of the earliest members Suhel Banerjee ,to revive group activity,through regular postings on his awesome quiz-blog(http://inquizzitivegoogle.blogspot.com ) about which you have already have received a mail
In response to the poll conducted as to whether FNQs should be given another try,Almost all membersof quizzards_2k4 responded with a resounding yes So every fortnight I'll be posting a quiz on my blog as well as sending the mails to all the other quizgroups
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1.Which former England footballer makes an appearance in the opening scene of Basic Instinct sequel Risk Addiction?
ans. Stan Collymore
2. Recently technology is being increasingly used to elimintae errors in umpiring in sports like cricket and tennis. What contribution of Dr Paul Hawkins in 2001 transformed sports broadcasting and umpiring?.
ans. Hawk Eye
3. Which award(not necessarily given each year) is given by the Academy of Motion Pictures,Arts and Sciences to producers whose work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production. Also tell me what is unusual about this award.
ans. Irving G Thalberg Memorial Award.
It is the only award on Oscar night which is not in the form of the Oscar statuette
It was named in honor of the man who became head of production at the Universal Film Manufacturing Co. at the age of 20 and three years later vice president and head of production for Louis B. Mayer. A year later, Mayer's studio became part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) with Thalberg assuming the position of vice president and supervisor of production. Over the next eight years MGM became Hollywood's most prestigious film studio, with Thalberg personally supervising the studio's top productions. Thalberg died of pneumonia in 1936 at the age of 37. The following year, the Academy instituted the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
4.Which film was nominated in 5 categories at the 78th Oscar awards,but failed to win a single award.
Nominated for adapted screenplay,best motion picture,Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score),
Achievement in film editing ,Achievement in directing
I have accepted Good Night and Good Luck as well.
5.Her real first name was Roma,born in Patna in 1934,she studied at Shantiniketan for 4 years and made her acting dbeut in an unrealeased film in 1952.In 1953 her film career was launched opposite another graet actor,and the pair ruled screens for several years.Who is the actress I am talking of?
ans. Suchitra Sen
6.This author began writing while in University and won a competetion with a short story called "Dileas".He served as a torpedo man during WWII and was captured and tortured by the Japanese,later worked as a teacher.His war experiences formed the basis of most books.In 1960 to prove that his books sold due to their content and not his name he wrote two novels under a pseudonym.Identify the author.
ans. Alistair Maclean
7. The founders of this famous software company were working on a consulting project for the CIA (Central Intelligence
Agency). The code name for the project gave the name of the company they founded.Which company
Larry Elison and Bob Oats were working on the CIA project aclled ORACL:E
8.Annie Lennox, Guns n' Roses, Def Leppard, Elton John, George Michael, David Bowie, Metallica, and Liza Minnelli performed together at Wembley stadium in London on April 20,1992 to pay tribute to which musician ?
9.Which country recently adopted a new flag to include eight stars instead of seven on the original design ?
10 After which American physicist ,best known for inventing the cyclotron--- a device used to accelerate nuclear particles, is the elememnt with symbol Lr and atomic number 103 is named ?
ans. Ernest Lawrence (Lawrencium)
11.What links Focaccia in Italy, halkaka in Finland ,mankoush in Lebanon and pistolet in Belgium ?
ans. Different Breads
12. What significant contribution was made to the world of rock music by 24 children,aged 13-14 then, from the Islington Green School in London around 25 years back. Though the students didnot receive any money, the school was paid a 1000 pounds then.
ans: .They were the boys and girls in the school choir who performed the chorus in Pink Floyd's ,Another Brick in The Wall. According to the 1996 Copyright Act the students are supposed to get royalties everytime this 'Youngsters's Anthem' is broadcast on radio or TV
13. In the world of fiction how is Englishman Charles Calthrop better known as ?
ans.Jackal(Day of the jackal-Fredrick Forsyth)
In French ChaCal means jackal
14.After which Italian born American physicist is the unit of length equal to10^-15(10 raised to minus 15) commonly used in nuclear and atomic physics named ?
15.The founder of this successful e-business company wanted to call its website “Cadabra” as in “abracadabra”, which company and who was the founder?
ans. Amazon.com,Jeff Bezoes
16This is the logo of an award given out annaully by the Golden Raspberry Foundation to honour something.Identify the award .
Ans. Razzies.They celebrate the worst cinematic achievements
17..Identify this famous Belgian,who used a pseudonym (by which most of us know him) created from the French pronounciation of "R.G" ?
Ans. Jules Rimet himself
Ans. Vitas Gerlaitis