The BITS-PILANI QUIZZING FORUM!

Keep 'em Coming

Had saved these questions and others up for a SEQC but looks like we won't have any more this sem...thanks to our lethargic Sec...anyways this should revive our now atrophied quizlog...
As always, gglr's won't be tolerated.

1)His name is now synonymous with betrayal against his home country, when he sided with the invading Nazis during WW2.

2) Connect Ziauddin, a pashtun insurance agent, and Count Orlando Mazzota, an Italian nobleman.

3)Wolfram Freiherr voh Richthofen of the Condor Legion was involved in which famous air raid?


4)Connect...
"Chavez ravine, a Los Angeles story"
"The last express", a Comp game
"Karateka"
These are the not so famous works of this stalwart...

5) What are these (Be specific)

* 1990: bushlips (similar to "bullshit" – stemming from President George H.W. Bush's 1988 "Read my lips: no new taxes" broken promise)
* 1991: mother of all (as in Saddam Hussein's foretold "Mother of all battles")
* 1992: Not! (meaning "just kidding")
* 1993: information superhighway
* 1994: cyber, morph (to change form)
* 1995: Web and (to) newt (to act aggressively as a newcomer)
* 1996: mom (as in "soccer mom")
* 1997: millennium bug
* 1998: e- (as in "e-mail")
* 1999: Y2K
* 2000: chad (from the 2000 Presidential Election controversy in Florida)
* 2001: 9-11
* 2002: weapons of mass destruction (WMDs)
* 2003: metrosexual
* 2004: red state, blue state, purple state (from the 2004 presidential election)
* 2005: truthiness, popularized on The Colbert Report
* 2006: plutoed (demoted or devalued, as happened to the former planet Pluto)

ANSWER TIME -
1)Vikdum Quisling, Norwegian leader during WW2
2)Identities assumed by Netaji Bose during his travels
3)The Guernica air raid during the Spanish Civil War (the Condor legion was formed during the Civil War)
4)Jordan Mechner
5)American Dialect Society's Word of the Year

6 comments:

At November 19, 2007 at 4:01 PM Vivek Krishnan said...
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At November 19, 2007 at 4:05 PM Vivek Krishnan said...

1.Quisling
2.Salman Rushdie
4.Neil Gaiman
5. Slang of the year.

 
At November 19, 2007 at 7:35 PM Aravind said...

1. Quisling
2. Subash Chandra Bose
3. Was he the Red Baron??
5. Word of the Year Award given by some American Society

-Lethargic Sec

 
At November 19, 2007 at 11:30 PM soumava said...
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At November 19, 2007 at 11:31 PM soumava said...

2. subhash chandra bose's pseudonyms

 
At November 21, 2007 at 1:33 AM rishabh said...

3. The guy is Red Baron and the raid is something during WW1??
4.The guy who made prince of persia, dunno his name.
5.American Dialect society's word of the year

 

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