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  1. IISc Quiz ClubGeneral Quiz 8 November 2009 UlkaKelkar Siddhartha Gadgil

  2. What is the subject of this Google logo, used on 6 June 2009? 1

  3. Answer

  4. 25th anniversary of Tetris

  5. What is common among • Bjorn Borg • Pat Cash • Stefan Edberg • Roger Federer 2

  6. Answer

  7. Only Wimbledon Boys’ Champions to also win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles title.

  8. How is Joseph AloisRatzinger, born 16 April 1927, better known? 3

  9. Answer

  10. Pope Benedict XVI

  11. The most traded commodity, by value, in the world is crude oil. Which is the second most traded commodity? 4

  12. Answer

  13. Coffee

  14. Which English expression owes its origin to the use of mercury in the manufacture of felt (during the 18th and 19th centuries)? 5

  15. Answer

  16. Mad as a hatter

  17. He was a lecturer and newspaper editor before being elected MP of Birmingham East. He was the Minister of Administrative Affairs during the 1980s. Who are we talking about? 6

  18. Answer

  19. Rt. Hon. James Hacker, M.P. in Yes Minister

  20. “Two whatevers” • “Three represents” • “Four olds” • “Eight dos and donts” What are these examples of? 7

  21. Answer

  22. Chinese (numbered) policies

  23. Long hours of monotonous work resulted in acts of random violence committed by members of a certain profession. Which English expression did this give rise to? 8

  24. Answer

  25. Going postal

  26. “It's true that by blundering about we stumbled on gold, but the fact remains that we were looking for gold.” Who said this and about what? 9

  27. Answer

  28. Francis Crick about the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA

  29. Of what are “standard”, “medium”, “miniature”, “toy”, and “teacup” categories? 10

  30. Answer

  31. Poodles

  32. Identify this sport 11

  33. Answer

  34. Mugglequidditch

  35. Japanese food commonly includes sushi and sashimi. We often use the word sushi to mean raw fish, but that is actually sashimi. What exactly is sushi, or what is its main ingredient? 12

  36. Answer

  37. Rice

  38. What is the subject of this cartoon, published in the last week of October? 13

  39. Answer

  40. On 21 October 2009, Northwest Airlines Flight 188 to Minneapolis overshot its destination by 150 miles (and the flight was out of contact with air traffic control for more than 90 minutes) because the pilots were busy on their personal laptops and lost track of time and place.

  41. Connect 14

  42. Answer

  43. Film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels Pride and Prejudice Sense and Sensibility Emma

  44. What is unique about this cloth, which went on display at the American Museum of Natural History in September 2009? 15

  45. Answer

  46. It is the only large piece of cloth made from natural spider silk. The silk was extracted from more than 1 million golden orb spiders in Madagascar.

  47. Which beverage brand, which gets its special flavour from the oil of a type of orange, is named after the British Prime Minister during 1830-34? 16

  48. Answer

  49. In Frances Burnett’s 1886 children’s novel, a boy from a poor American family turns out to be the heir to an irritable old English Earl. It created a major fashion trend for a type of boys’ suit. It is also the middle name of a famous duck. Name the novel / title character. 17