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)

Daily Quiz 29-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. In the single test match series between Australia and New Zealand in Perth in 1989, a heroic performance by a batsman saved the match for New Zealand after following on in the first innings. The batsman played for 14 and a half hours over three days, scoring 146 in around 485 balls. Who was the batsman?

2. Who among the first Indian team ever to play Test cricket was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers of The Year in 1933?

Answers:

1. Mark Greatbatch.

2. C.K.Nayudu.

(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)

Daily Quiz 28-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. What links the following cricketers – Tip Foster, Lawrence Rowe, Brendon Kuruppu, Matthew Sinclair and Jacques Rudolph?

2. Considered to be the first great left-handed batsman, he was the first batsman to make 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year, a record which stood for 45 years. His Test career ended after the ‘Big Six’ controversy in Australia in 1912, and he died in a tram accident in 1968. Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. They have all scored a double century on their Test debut.

2. Clem Hill.

(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)

Daily Quiz 27-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Which organization, related to cricket, had a blimp flying over the ground in every match of the 2010 Indian Premier League? Chaminda Vaas, Heath Streak and Mitchell Johnson have been part of this organization in the past.

2. Who was the first player to score more than 200 runs in a Test match on debut?

Answers:

1. MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai.

2. KS Ranjitsinjhi.

(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)