Saturday, August 8, 2009

Weekly Quiz

Q The following excerpts are from the April 26th 1996 edition of the New York Times:
"Bill Gates gets the credit but somebody else did most of the work'.
'For the first time in this decade something from Microsoft has been shipped on time'.
'Regardless of the problems with this one calling Microsoft Support won't help'.
'For at least another year it'll suck.“
About what ?

Q This word is derived from the 1960 film La dolce vita directed by Federico Fellini. One of the characters in the film is a news photographer played by Walter Santesso. In his book Word and Phrase Origins, Robert Hendrickson writes that Fellini took the name from an Italian dialect that describes a particularly annoying noise, that of a buzzing mosquito . What am i talking about ?

Q What are the names given to the two decks of the chinese abacus?

Q This was a brief from the agency to the musician - "We want a piece of music that is inspiring, universal, optimistic, futuristic, sentimental and emotional, etc" a whole list of adjectives, and then at the bottom it said "and it must be 3 1/4 seconds long." The musician's name at birth was Brian Peter George. How do we know him better and identify the piece he created ?

Q The name of which company means "Leave luck to heaven" in Japanese ?

Q Founded in 1923 in Berlin as "Ideal" , this company changed its name in 1938 after a bluedot on its headphones ? Name the company .

In Latin, this word means a female animal used for breeding. It was first used in English in the 16th century to refer to the uterus or womb. In biology, it is the intercellular substance of a tissue, and in geology it is the natural material surrounding a metal or gem or fossil embedded in the earth. Commonest use is however in mathematics. The word?

Q Born in 1954 in Hamburg, she graduated with a doctorate in physics from the University
of Leipzig, after which she worked in the field of quantum chemistry. Since 1998, she has
been married to a Berlin chemistry professor Joachim Sauer and has no children. Her
doctoral thesis was entitled The Calculation of Speed Constants of Elementary Reactions
in Simple Carbohydrates. Who is this newsworthy person?

Q The very first patent issued in Thomas Edison's name was for what?

Q What was so unique about the dismissal of Jim Burke (Australia) in the Old Trafford Test of the 1956 Ashes?

3 comments:

ABHI MAHIPAL said...

3.EARTH & HEAVEN
5.NINTENDO
6.BLAUPANT
7.MATRIX
9.VOTING MACHINE
10."LAKERS TEST",JIM ONLY ONE NOT TO BE DISMISSED TWICE BY HIM.

Anonymous said...

answers-
2-paparazzi
4-brian eno
8-angela merkel



senders name-v.chandrashekar

Manu Abbi said...

These are the answers

1) The Birth of His Daughter
2)Paparazzi
3)Heaven and Earth
4)Brian Eno , Startup Music of Win95
5)Nintendo
6)Blaupunkt
7)Matrix
8)Angela Merkel
9)Electronic Voting Machines
10) Not to be dismissed twice by laker

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