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Unused questions from Daksh ‘12

April 3, 2012

1) X’s pseudonym was based on the myth of the ‘_____’. Through X writings, X wanted to bring about change in the current age. Another reason behind X’s chosen name was that X learnt all about how to run a publication from Kalyana Sundaram Mudaliar, who was at that time running the publication called ‘Navashakthi’. Kalyana Sundaram, a great patriot,had worked for the cause of workers. As X was his great fan, X took a part of his name and added a part of X’s own name and made it ‘____’. FITB

2) Punxsutawney Phil ,a resident of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania,is celebrated by the town of Punxsutawney with a festive atmosphere of music and food on February 2 of each year.Traditionally, if Phil sees ________ and returns to his home, he has predicted six more weeks of winter-like weather.But if Phil does not see ________, he has predicted an "early spring."He is considered to be the world’s most famous prognosticating of his kind. During the rest of the year, Phil lives in the town library with his wife Phyllis.The Inner Circle, a select group,takes care of Phil year-round and also plans the annual ceremony. Members of the Inner Circle are recognizable by their top hats and tuxedos.Put funda.

3) The Via Salaria was an ancient Roman road in Italy.It eventually ran from Rome to Castrum Truentinum on the Adriatic coast – a distance of 242 km. The road also passed through Reate (Rieti) and Asculum (Ascoli Piceno). The Via Salaria owes its name to the Latin word for "_______", since it was the route by which the Sabines came to fetch _______ from the marshes at the mouth of the Tiber, one of many ancient _______ roads in Europe. Some historians consider the Salaria and the trade in _______ to have been the origin of the settlement of Rome. Some remains still exist of the mountain sections of the road.A modern road by this name, part of the SS4 highway, runs 51 km from Rome to Osteria Nuova.FITB

4) "X“ was coined in 1865 to describe an extremely short person with body proportions similar to those of a normal-sized person’s.P. T. Barnum indirectly helped popularize the term X when he began featuring General Tom Thumb in his circus. "Y" originally denoted people with disproportionately short limbs. "X" however became linked to referencing short people put on display for public ridicule and sport, whereas the terms "Y" or "Y-ism" have a more medical base.Like many other older terms, X has become part of popular language, although it is sometimes used in a derogatory sense.When applied to a person who is very short, X is an example of the euphemism treadmill. ID X,Y

5) The X has been proven to have a "tail" of sodium ions too dim to be perceived by the human eye. It is hundreds of thousands of miles long, and was discovered in 1998 when Boston University scientists were observing the Leonid meteor storm. X is constantly releasing atomic sodium gas from its surface, and solar radiation pressure accelerates the sodium atoms in the anti-sunward direction, forming an elongated tail( pointing away from the Sun). The 1998 Leonid meteor shower temporarily tripled the mass of the tail by adding to population of sodium atoms being outgassed by the X.ID X


5 Comments leave one →
  1. N Rajaram permalink
    April 4, 2012 11:34 am

    Sadly, could get only the first one. It is ‘Kalki’. The writer is Kalki Krishnamurthy.

  2. kkay permalink
    April 5, 2012 1:41 pm

    3-salary, salt

  3. Prithvi permalink
    July 8, 2012 2:18 am

    4.Dwarf and freak

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