Sunday, December 18, 2011

Weekly Quiz - 3

Here's the third edition of the Supernova Weekly Quiz. This week we introduce connect questions and pictorial questions. Hope you enjoy them!

1. DRS means Decision Review System in cricket. But it has quite a different meaning in the context of F1 racing. What is it?

2. Musheer Khan of India recently made headlines. How?

3. Connect.

4. X was used to make cutlery for royalty during the time of Napoleon. X was valued more than gold before a process for commercial extraction was discovered. Identify X.

5. What are alembics used for?

6. Connect.


7. What is special about the pair of actors shown below?  


8. Tirupathi Devasthanam possesses 200 cows of a special breed, whose milk is very rich in fat and is believed to have medicinal properties. It is also one of the smallest cows in the world. Identify the breed.

9. What galactic catastrophe could possibly take place in 3 to 5 billion years time?

10. There's probably no one out there who hasn't heard of Yahoo!, the popular multipurpose domain. Expand Yahoo!.

11. 12th December 2011 marked the completion of 100 years of which important administrative change in India?

12. The word methionyl........isoleucine is the longest technical word in English containing 1,89,819 letters. It is the IUPAC name of which protein?

13. Identify the man in the picture.

14. Which is the only country other than India to celebrate it's Independence Day on August 15th?

15. The Naga Viper Pepper is the spiciest chilli in the world. What unit is used to measure the spiciness of chillies and presence of which chemical is indicated by these units?                                 

1 comment:

  1. Here are the answers to this week's quiz:

    1. DRS means Drag Reduction System is F1 racing.

    2. He was the 6 year old boy who took part in the Giles cricket tournament and took 6 wickets. He is the youngest player to take part in a recognized tournament like this.

    3. Hamburger and Frankfurter : Both named after major cities in Germany.

    4. Aluminium

    5. They are used for water distillation in alchemy.

    6. Both Arjuna and Mahatma Gandhi were ambidextrous - they could use both hands with the same skill - for different reasons though.

    7. Actress Meena is the only person to work with actor Rajnikanth as both a child artist and a heroine.

    8. Punganur cow

    9. The Milky Way galaxy could collide with the Andromeda galaxy.

    10. Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle

    11. Delhi was made Capital of India on this date 100 years back.

    12. Titin

    13. Fauja Singh, the oldest marathon runner in the world at the age of 100.

    14. South Korea

    15. Scoville Heat Units. They are used to measure the level of capsaicin.