Wednesday, March 22, 2006

First Entry

Intelligent life on a planet comes of age when it first works out the reason for its own existence. If superior creatures from space ever visit earth, the first question they will ask, in order to assess the level of our civilization, is: "Have they discovered evolution yet?"*

Till the time we work out the reason for our own existence, we will ask ourselves questions. That's why we are here.

* first lines of Selfish Gene.


Rahul Ghosh said...

Dear Fellow Quizzers

I think a Bombay Quiz Club id a great idea! But it's important to make sure that it doesn't stay just as an idea.

I think the karma of a Quiz Club is to quiz. Not discuss places to host a quiz. So let's quiz.

I enclose a set of 10 questions. And give you a week.

On the 18th of April, you can have the answers.

1. Janet Jackson, Hurrican Katrina, Tsunami, Xbox 360, Bradd Pitt, Michael Jackson, American Idol, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Harry Potter: What is being described?

2. A piston fires.
The next piston fires at 315 degrees.
There is a 405-degree gap.
A piston fires.
The next piston fires at 315 degrees.
There is a 405-degree gap.
And the cycle continues. What is being described here?

3. Where in India (specific location) is the TJ Brand of Confectioneries (including Potato Chips/Wafers) manufactured?

4. Guarantee Trust is the first and so far only non-South African insurance company to do what?

5. This 1975 Ford Escort has no radio, hub caps or air conditioning and still contains carved rosary beads, a box of matches and a tin of sweets and a dashboard medallion of a saint. Its new owner is millionaire John O’ Quinn who plans to put the car in a private museum. Now the question: who was the car’s earlier owner?

6. A Raipur boy, was rusticated from school. He started as an employee of New India Assurance Company which he later quit. He propounded the ‘Replacement Value Assets Theory’. Whom are we talking about?

7. One of the first questions Nelson Mandela asked on being released from prison in 1990 was, “Is Sir ________ still alive?” Who?

8. The Nobel Peace Prize for the year 1948 was not awarded to anyone. On November 18, 1948 a statement was made about the award not being given because “there was no suitable living candidate”. Why?

9. Steven Spielberg was not paid for this film. He refused to accept a salary citing that it would be "blood money". Which movie are we talking about?

10. 1909: $950, 1912:$780, 1913: $600, 1916: $440. 1917: $360, 1926:$290. What?

Anonymous said...

hey this might sound a bit stupid but where will the answers be posted to this one bu mr. rahul ghosh??
and when??
please can u mail the link to
or just post them here

Rahul Ghosh said...


1. These are the ten most popular search words on Google news in the last 365 days.

2. The production of the Harley Davidson “Potato” sound.

3. Tihar Jail.

4. Guarantee Trust offers normal life insurance to those who have tested HIV-positive.

5. Pope John Paul II. The car was sold at an auction for almost Rs 2.72 crore. Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI’s Volkswagen Golf car was sold at an auction.

6. Harshad Mehta.

7. Donald Bradman.

8. In honor of Gandhiji, who was assassinated that year.

9. Schindler’s List.

10. The price of the Ford Model T. Henry Ford slashed the prices every year.