India Quiz – Set 54

Question:

The first athlete from India to win an Olympic medal, he won Silver medals in both the 200m and 200m hurdles race in the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris. Educated in the St.Xavier’s College in Calcutta, he moved to the United States after his athletic career and acted in a few Hollywood movies and Broadway shows. Identify the athlete.

Answer:

Norman Pritchard. In his Hollywood career, he was known as Norman Trevor.

India Quiz – Set 53

Question:

One of the eight principal traditions in Indian classical dance, it is believed to have been created by Srimanta Sankardev, a saint who lived in the 15th century. It was originally performed by monks in the Vaishnava monasteries in Assam to present mythological teachings. It was given the recognition of being a classical dance form of India in the year 2000 by The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama. Identify the dance form.

Answer:

Sattriya.

Daily Quiz 03-Aug-2014

Question:

Find the connecting word – a fictional female character who appears in Marvel comics books, a supercomputer known for winning a game show against former human winners in 2011, a program which is included with almost all versions of the Windows operating system and a pharmaceutical company.

Answer:

Watson. Mary Jane Watson. IBM Watson. Dr.Watson (debugger). Watson Pharmaceuticals (Actavis).

Daily Quiz 02-Aug-2014

Question:

It is roughly the size of South America, and the seasons last for a long time here. The ‘Children of the Forest’ are believed to be the first known inhabitants of this region. The Crusades and the Wars of the Roses are real historic incidents which were used as inspiration while imagining the setting and history of this region. Identify the fictional region.

Answer:

Westeros, from the book A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin.

Daily Quiz 30-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. The first overseas cricket tour was played in 1859 when the English team went abroad, captained by George Parr. Whom did they play against?

2. Brian McKenhie represented New Zealand in both rugby union and cricket. He never played a Test match and has played 14 One Day Internationals. Why did he become well known in the cricketing world?

Answers:

1. United States and Lower Canada.

2. He was the batsman who faced the controversial underarm delivery from Trevor Chappell.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)