My friends, our February game is over. Although it was not very active, there were a few very interesting questions. So, let's choose the best. As usual, we vote for 5 questions.
Here they are:
Question: One boy behaved so terribly that when he was kidnapped and his father was asked for the ransom, he proposed the malefactors to pay him money to take the boy away from them so that they could get to the Canadian border while he was not letting the boy off. You should tell me:
1. the name of the novel.
2. the name of its author.
3. the name of the boy.
1) The Ransom of Red Chief.
2) O. Henry.
3) Johnny (Red Chief).
Round 2 (Mishaikh).
Question: Attachment is a piece of art (sculpture) (Sorry can't copy paste - I am poor in this)
you have to tell the name of
1) Sculptor (The artist)and
2) this sculpture.
Answer: Admonia Lewis, Forever Free that represents the emancipation of African-American slaves after civil war.
Round 3 (Muskan).
Question: He was British song writer, record producer and lead vocalist of very famous rock band. He is one of the celebrity who died due to AIDS/HIV. Though by nationality he was British but he belonged to Indian immigrants. I guess I have given enough clues, who is he and what is name of his band?
Answer: Freddy Mercury from the band Queen.
Round 4 (Dan).
Question: What is the name of the first underwear people started using many centuries ago?
Round 5 (Mishaikh).
Question: If you suffer from this problem your blood pressure jumps as soon as a doctor or nurse approaches you. YOU HAVE TO TELL THE MEDICAL TERM USED FOR THIS PROBLEM.
Answer: white coat hypertension.
Round 6 (Risty).
In one continent I am one of its deadliest and venomous residents and in just one sting I could possibly kill 15 adults within hours. I have this poison which acts on the nervous system that will affect your vision and speech. Who am I?
Answer: Cone Snail from Australia
Round 7 (Dan).
Question: How do we call such techinque of sculpture? (Picture)
Answer: bas-relief or low relief.
Round: 8 (Risty).
Question: I’m a very popular Indian snack, Risty likes me and I was originated in the state of Tamil Nadu. My name derives from my shape. I may look like creepy but I taste good (for Risty). Typically I was made of rice flour, but the process of cooking is to fry me. I’m a perfect partner of a very long conversation, you’ll never get bored of my bit salty and bit bland flavor. Who am I?
Round 9 (Tanya).
Question: Both American and Ukrainian traditional wear has always been decorated with embroidery. However, technique of embroidery is different. Looking at the following pictures, you should tell me:
1. How do we call each of the technique?
2. Which of them is Ukrainian and which of them is American?
- 1. A) satin stitch; B) cross stitch.
- 2. American male button-shirt is on the left. Ukrainian male shirt is on the right. Both are the parts of the traditional wear.
Round 10 (Muskan).
Question: It is a novel written by a Nobel laureate from Germany but the novel has all Indian background.
Which novel is it? and who is the writer?
Answer: Hermann Hesse and his Siddhartha.
Round 11 (Mishaikh).
Question: He was Swedish author and journalist (1954-2004), authored a psychological thriller novel (trilogy).
You have to give the names of the three novels (trilogy - English Version), and the name of the author.
Answer: Stieg Larsson and the books are The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in 2005, The Girl Who Played with Fire in 2006, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest in 2007.
Round 12 (Dan).
Question: Three friends decided to spend their vacations on the river. One of them thought he was a master of cooking Irish ragout. You should tell me:
1. The name of the novel.
2. Its author.
3. The name of that character.
- 1. Three men in a boat.
- 2. Jerome K. Jerome.
- 3. Harris.
Round 13 (Luci).
Actress who lived in the 20th century.
Obsessed with her appearance, always had mirror by herself to check herself.
She was scared to death of bacteria.
Her lover was JFK.
She liked quotations and also came up with own ones.
Answer: Marlene Dietrich.
Round 14 (Dan).
Question: Today is a Christian holiday, the Meeting. However, this day was celebrated by many nations before Christ and the name of the holiday was the same. So, what did they celebrate on February 15?
Answer: the meeting of winter with spring. If the day was sunny and warm, it meant that spring would come soon. If it was cold and snowy, it meant late spring.
Round 15 (Onee).
Question: You know that every moving particle has a speed, so does the light. I only have two questions. :D
1) How fast is the light speed?
2) How long does it take the Sun's light to travel to Earth?
Answer: 300,000 km per second. It reaches the Earth in about 8 minutes.
Round 16 (Mishaikh).
Question: The Taming of the Shrew is a comedy by William Shakespeare. In March 1967 a movie was released based on this story. You have to tell the names of the leading actor and actress played in the movie.
Answer: Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Round 17 (Dan).
Question: It is a branch of medicine that studies the proper doses of this of that medicine for a particular patient.
Round 18 (Onee).
Question: Japanese uses three types of scripts in their language. What are they?
One of them is used to write loanwords, e.g. アメリカ[amerika=America], テレビ [terebi=television], コンピュータ [konpyuuta=computer]. What type of this script?
Answer: They are Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji. And Katakana is the script I wrote above and is used to write loanwords.
Hiragana is used to write their original language, and it is more formal to use some Kanji (Chinese letter) when writing.
Round 19 (Valentine).
Question: Why doesn't the Queen of England got a passport and what can she use instead of it, something that other people can't?
Answer: Because she is Her Majesty in Commonwealth nations, and a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty. If she is asked to identify herself, she can show the British money with her portrait.
Round 20 (Onee).
Question: What does this marking mean? (Two yellow stripes on the black background).
Answer: "no passing" or "no passing is allowed".
Question: What is the name of this nature phenomena? Where is it existed? (Picture).
Answer: It is not a natural phenomenon. It is so called "bell-mouth spillway", a giant funnel in the middle of the artificial lake in Portugal. A spillway is a structure within a dam used to divert water to a downstream area. In this case, a 1.5km tunnel, so that the water doesn’t spill over the top of the dam and damage it. Its name is Covao do Conchos.
Round 22 (Dan).
Question: It is the process by which (in some theories) an object would be stretched and ripped apart by gravitational forces on falling into a black hole.
Round 23 (Peppo).
Question: What is the name of city which is not exist yet but it's already mentioned as the place where World cup (football) 2022 will be held?