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Buzzer Quiz

March 27, 2010

These are the first 10 questions of the buzzer quiz prelims conducted for NITTFEST ’10 at NITT.

1. X was a premier league football club from the midlands, they were nicknamed the dragons. Founded in 1895, they play at the ground ‘ The Dragon’s Lair’. Their chairman is Terry Harrison and Jimmy Craig is the manager.

Give X.

2. The first example of X appeared on september 14, 1980, in the Italian magazine Il Secolo Illustrato della Domenica. It was designed by Giuseppe Airoldi and titled “Per passare il tempo”. 

On December 21, 1913, Arthur Wynne, a journalist from Liverpool, England, published a _____  in the New York World that embodied most of the features of the genre as we know it. This _____ is frequently cited as the first _______, and Wynne as the inventor. Later, the name of the puzzle was changed to “X.”

Give X

3. X was born into a wealthy and successful business family. He is the scion of ______ a 40 billion Rs business empire. He attended schools in Shimla and Nainital. He disliked school, and often ran away. After his schooling, he was determined to continue with his studies in the United States. 

In 1985, while he was studying at Duke University, he ended up on charges of possessing 500 gms of cocaine, kidnapping and assault. He pleaded guilty and entered a plea-bargain, which resulted in him receiving a suspended sentence, a $10,000 fine, and 100 hours of community work. It was also during his time at Duke university that he met his wife, Minal. She was a married friend of his mother, living in London with her family. She subsequently divorced, and she and X were married in mumbai. X has recently been in news for Y.

Gimme X and Y.

4. On what grounds were Napolean’s marriage to Josephine annulled!!!!

5. X is extracted from the glands of a deer, comer through latin from the sanskrit word for scrotum. What is X????

6. Mark Nicholas reports:

Although X lost to Y, Z would not have been very disappointed. After all, Z was a coach of Y’s when they were a fledging team and he taught them all he knew and halped them become one of the best associate nations. Also, Z would have been proud of Y’s show today although X’s loss really shows the dirty side of cricket.

Identify X,Yand Z.

7. What is tween summit?

8. Which word is derived from a sanskrit word for gem mineral!!!!

9.Drummers in India were initially referred to as X becaude they were regarded as a caste of low rank who suffer from untouchability. X is a tamil word, gimme X.

10. What was the first time, a non-animal mascot was used for a major sporting event and it became a celeb. Which event is that and what is the mascot???

3 Comments leave one →
  1. cerebralpursuits permalink
    April 3, 2010 5:20 pm

    1)Its the fictional club Harchester United
    3)Lalit Modi & Modi Enterprises
    6)X-Pakistan,Y-Ireland & Z-Bob Woolmer
    9)Paraiyars?…Isn’t this Tamil?

    • knitty permalink*
      April 10, 2010 10:53 am

      all ur answers are correct!!:)

  2. meenakshi permalink
    April 7, 2011 7:54 am

    what is the answer for the 10th question ?

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