Saturday, January 03, 2009




This is the second among the series of quizzes we have planned as part
of the celebration of 5 years of the Quizzards_2k4 yahoo group.This is a General Quiz.

The edition saw 24 replies in all.Scores will be updated soon.

1.“I have worked hard on this. Every single idea in that book is mine. I am going out on a limb here; opening myself up to criticism; people I don’t know can take potshots at me.”.Who said this and about what?

Ans.Nandan Nilekani on his book ‘Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century’

2.The Unique promotion of a Bollywood Movie
To promote the film ‘Rang Rasiya’ a national level art competition is going to be held titled ‘Rang Rasiya – Freedom of Expression Movement ‘. It is the initiative of which corporation headed by Anand Mahendroo and Mehool Parekh.

Ans.Infinity Art Corporation

3.He was born on the 15th of August 1938. He did his postgraduate work in political science and studied fine arts at Sir J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai. He started his career in 1960 with the Daily Milap in New Delhi. Smt. Indira Gandhi published his cartoon book in 1983. He was awarded the ‘ Tirtholi ‘ award in 1982. His comic strips was acquired for display by the International Museum of Cartoon Art, USA.Name this famous cartoonist .

Ans. Pran,the creator of Chacha Chaudhuri

4.Sourav Ganguly along with Rahul Dravid made their test debut at Lord’s in 1996 under Mohd. Azharuddin’s captaincy but this was also the last series for one famous personality. Name him.

Ans. Harold "Dickie" Bird

5.It was first released as a beta version for Microsoft Windows on September 2, 2008. The name is derived from the graphical user interface frame of web browsers.A comic by Scott McCloud was sent to journalists and bloggers explaining the features of and motivations for the new software The public stable release was on December 11, 2008.What is it ?

Ans.Google Chrome

6.Why the traditional Red wrapper of the Kit-Kat was changed to blue during 1945 – 47?

Ans.For most of its life, KitKat has appeared in a red and white wrapper. It did, however, change to a blue wrapper in 1945, when it was produced with a plain chocolate covering due to shortages of milk after the war. This blue livery was withdrawn in 1947 when the standard milk chocolate KitKat was reintroduced

7.Who made his acting debut along side Amir Khan (his first role as an adult) in Ketan Mehta’s 1984 film ‘Holi ‘.

Ans.Ashutosh Gowarikar

8.While viewing a school quiz on Doordarshan, X found out that students knew much more of Greek or Roman mythology than Indian mythology . It prompted him to start Y.What are X and Y?

Ans.X – Anant Pai Y – Amar Chitra Katha

9.The result of an experiment at MIT went - ‘Specimen X had a specific gravity of 1.00 Specimen Y had a specific gravity of 1.06. Specific gravity of X is less than Y. ’. What did the experiment prove?

Ans.Y- Blood is thicker than Water -X.

10.Name these two awards instituted by the Maharashtra State Commission for Women

Ans.The Rakshasa award for films propagating violence
The Duryodhan award for bad films and advertisements’


I Am Nikhil said...

1. Nandan Nilekani on Imagining India
2. Infinity Film Completion Services
3. Pran
4. -
5. Google Chrome
6. was made with plain chocolate due to milk shortage during WW2
7. Ashutosh Gowariker
8. Anant Pai, Amar Chitra Katha
9. Blood is thicker than water
10.The Rakshasa and Duryodhana awards.

Quiz_Master said...

Answer 1 : Its a Quote by Nandan Nilekani made during an Interview. It is about his book "Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century" which was released on 24th November last year!
Remark: Too Easy atleast for me. I am Computer Apps student and always keeps an eye on Tech world.

Answer 2: Infinity Filmed Entertainment
Remark: I am a movie phreak. This one aws too easy!

Answer 3: Pran Kumar Sharma ( I think the comic's which Smt. Gandhi published was Hum Sab Ek Hai)
Remark: Too Easy. I grew up reading Diamond Comics and Raj Comics. And in front page of every diamond comics there is short bio. of Sir Pran Kumar. He is the walt disney of India.

Answer 4 : Sanjay Manjarekar
Remark : Really a Guess! No Idea about cricket! Not even remotely interested in it.

Answer 5: Google's Chrome
Remark: Too Easy, Reason - same as of remark 1.

Answer 6: Because of War. Kind of they changed Wrapper cause of shortage of mil they started to use plain chocolate. (That still doesn't explain the wrapper change... ). Ok I accept, I am not sure what the EXACT answer is!

Answer 7: Ashutosh Govarikar
Remark: Easy. I know his history because of Sharukh Khan. Now go figure how he's related to Shahrukh :p Sab Circus hai... woopss!

Last 3.. I dont know.. Will I get 3 life lines? I want to use Public Vote, Phone a Friend and 75-25 on these :D


Nice Quiz! Really tough, dont mind me when I said they are easy- I r a socially inactive bookworm with nothing to do but read and read.

Anyways, I r a Quiz_Master too :p

Anubhav Chatterjee said...


aditya M said...

1 nandan neilkeni
3 pran sahab
5google chrome
6 milk shortages
7 ashutosh gaovarikar!


1. Nandan nilekani, about his book - "Imagining india, ideas for new century"
2. Infinity Film Completion Services.
3. pran kumar sharma
4. B S Chandrasekhar
5. google chrome
6. milk shortage resulted in dark/plain chocolate coating.
7. ashutosh gowariker
9.blood is thicker than water
10. Duryodhana Awards for ‘bad’ films and sexist advertising

Anonymous said...

1.Nandan Nilekani abt Imagining India
2.Infinity India
3 Pran
4 Manjrekar's last series- Dravid replaced him after manjrekar got injured after the edgabaston test.

6 SHortage of milk chocolate... plain chocolate was used
7 asutosh gowariker
8 amar chitra katha- anant pai
9 blood is thicker than water
10Rakshasha award for violence against women...
Duryodhana awards for sexist advertising or some such..

- Pradeep Ramarathnam

rahul said...

1.nandan nilekani on his book Imagining India
3.Pran cartoonist
4.paras mhambarey chrome
6.they made plain chocolates due to shortage of milk
7.Ashutosh gowariker
8.Amar chitra katha and anant pai
9.blood is thicker then water
10.Duryodhana and Rakshasha

AP UBS said...

1. nandan nilekani
2. Infinity films
3. pran
4. Dickie Bird's
5. Google chrome
6. When it was produced with a plain choclate covering due to shortage of milk after the world war 2
7. ashutosh gowariker.

Ashish Gupta said...

3. R.K. Laxman
4. Navjot S Sidhu
9. Blood is thicker than water

Grondmaster said...

1. Nandan Nilekani about his book Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century

2. Infinity Filmed Entertainment

3. Pran

4. Umpire Dickie Bird

5. Google Chrome

6. Post WW-II milk shortages caused a darker caoating to be used.

7. Ashutosh Gowarikar

8. X = Anant Pai (aka Uncle Pai) who started Y = Amar Chitra Katha

9. Y = Blood is thicker than X = water.

10. The Duryodhana and Rakshasa Awards for gender insensitivity and violence in films, tv and advertising.

Harshal Modi

anit said...

1)nandan nilekani
2)infinity film completion services
4)harold dickie bird
5)google chrome
6)it was made with a plain chocolate covering due to shortages of milk after the war.
7)Ashutosh Gowariker
8)mahabharath,baldev raj chpra
9)blood is thicker than water
10)rakshasa award and duryodhana award

Leonine said...

1)nandan Nilekani on his book "Imaginign India"

2)Infinity Film Services

3)Cartoonist Pran

4)I think yu are looking for navjot Singh Siddhu, but he played after that. Acctually it was the first and last series for Paras Mhambrey

5) Google Chrome

6) Shortage of Milk led to dark chocolates

7) Paresh Rawal

8) Anant pai and Amar Chitra katha

9)Blood is thicker than water

10) Rakshasa and Duryodhana Awards

quizzophillic said...

1.nandan nilekani about his book imagining india chrome
4.ashutosh gowarikar
5.blood is thicker than water

Husain Poonawala said...

1. james frey on every little thing
3. mario miranda
4.kapil dev
6. looked like the supported the communists
8. amar chitra katha

Sunil said...

2. UTV Movies
3. R K Laxman
4. Navjot Singh Siddu
5. Google Chrome

8. Y = Amar Chitra Katha

partha s g said...

hi -didnt try the first part. here are my answers to the second part
1-Nandan Nilekani about his book Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century
3-Bal Thakaray
4- Navjot Singh Sidhu
5-Google Chrome
6-due to milk shortage at the end of WWII - kitkat was produced with a dark chocolate covering instead of milk chocolate. to denote that , red wrapping was changed to 1947- when milk chocolae was reintroduced- red wrapping returned
7-Ashutosh Gowarikar
8-X- Anand Pai, Y-Amar Chitra Katha
9- it proved that blood is thicker than water.
10-The Rakshasa and Duryodhan awards.



The Clerk said...

1. Nandan NIlekani - Imagining India
2. Infinity Film Completion Services
3. Pran (creator of Chacha Chaudhary)
4. Sanjay Manjrekar
5. Google Chrome
6. They used plain chocolate instead of milk chocolate. So to signify this change, they changed the wrapper colour
7. Ashutosh Gowariker
8. Anant Pai & Amar Chitra Katha
9. Blood is thicker than water
10. Duryodhana Award and Rakshas Award. for sexist ads and films and violence in films.

jaipal said...

1.nilenki nandan and imagining india
4.Dicky Bird
5.Google chrome
6.Milk shortage,so the chocolate used was regular and not milk chocolate
7.Ashutosh Gowarikar
8.Anant Pai and Amar Chitra Katha
9.Blood is thicker than water
10.against Domestic voilence is what i get from the picture

Nirad said...


2. Anand Mahendroo? Can't think. SARASWATI VISUAL?

3. The only cartoonist i know is the inimitable R K LAXMAN




7. if it's a child artiste, i say JUNIOR MEHMOOD




shrid said...

1. Nandan Nilakeni on Imagining India
3.Pran Kumar Sharma
4.Navjot Singh Sidhu chrome
6.That was because it was produced with a plain chocolate covering due to shortages of milk after WW2.
7.Ashutosh Gowariker
8.X= Anant Pai; Y= Amar Chitra Katha
9.blood is thicker than water?
10.Duryodhana Awards

Swarun said...

1-Nandan Nilekani on his book Imagining India
5-Google Chrome
6-Due to the War it used plain chocolate instead of milk chocolate
8-Anant Pai- Amar Chitra Katha
9-Blood is thicker than water!! (nice question!!)

Debaduta Mohanty said...

1) Nandan Nilekani about his book “Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century”
2) Infinity Art Corporation
3) Pran Kumar Sharma
4) Dickie Bird
5) Google Chrome
6) After World War II in 1945, there was a shortage of milk, so Kit Kats began to be made with plain chocolate and used a blue wrapper to reflect this change.
7) Ashutosh Gowariker
8) Anant Pai is X and Amar Chitra Katha is Y.
9) Blood is thicker than Water
10) Rakshasa and Duryodhan awards

Prateek Vijayavargia said...

Great Quiz, My answers:

1. Nandan Nilekani on - Imagining India
3. Pran
4. Manoj Prabhakar?
5. Google Chrome
7. Ashutosh Gowariker?
8. X - Anant Pai Y- Amar Chitra Katha Book Series

Mariam said...

Answers to Quizzards Anniversary Quiz#2 (Posted January 3,2009)

1. Nandan Nilkeni about his book- "Imagining India: Ideas for the New Century"
2. Infinity Film Completion Services
3. Pran
4. Harold 'Dickie' Bird
5. Google Chrome
6. In 1945, due to wartime shortage of milk, KitKat was made with only plain chocolate covering, therefore wrapper color was changed to blue to indicate this change
7. Ashutosh Gowariker
8. X is Anant Pai, Y is Amar Chitra Katha
9. Specimen Y had higher density than specimen X.
10. Rakshasa and Duryodhana awards

Mariam Ahmed

partha s g said...

damn - wat stupid mistakes on the cricket question. how could i forget sidhu's heroics in the australian series in 1998. bad miss abt pran too.

overall -good quiz -bring on the next

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