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Finals
Conducted on Nov 2nd 1998, the quiz masters were Ajith .S and Amith Kumar .B Questions that were asked in the quiz are listed below, the answers are at the bottom of the page, after the questions.
  1. Which world famous brand name originates from the name of an African ape?
  2. For which newspaper did Tintin work as journalist?
  3. Who are known as the Trimurti's (or the 3 gods) of Carnatic music?
  4. This honour was fought for by Taj Mahal, Pyramids of Giza, Great Wall of China, Statue of Liberty. However it went to a small village in England. Name the honour?
  5. What was Vinobha Bhave's slogan?
  6. Which common household utility was introduced in the year 1682?
  7. Name the goal keeper of England when Maradona scored a goal off his hand (He later called it The Hand of God)
  8. Which sport was the late Aga Khan connected to?
  9. Identify this person: He once hooked Imran Khan for a six. His is 'anti superstitious' and has a strong connection with David Duchovny
  10. Which was the team that had booked its return ticket for the day after the first round, before the start of France 98?
  11. Which cricketer confessed "I wouldn't be honest if I said that I was unaware that mine is an ability out of the ordinary." Born with a deformity with an extra finger in each hand?
  12. What is common to Eastern, Western and Continental in Tennis? (Clue: Shake hands)
  13. "Someone told me that each equation I included in the book would halve the sales. I therefore resolved not to have any equations at all. But I did put in one equation E=mc2 . I hope this will not scare off half of my potential readers." Who is this person?
  14. "My dying shocked me, although I don't know why, I've been killing myself for years. But I never wanted to admit it to myself. I have lots of excuses." This is taken from a biography 'Clothed in light' in which the protagonist himself is presented as the narrator. Who is the protagonist? (Clue: Some people believe he is still alive)
  15. After 'Flight into danger' was written by Aurthur Hailey what changes were brought about in airline operations?
  16. "I believe there are two ways of writing novels. One is mine, making a sort of musical comedy without music and ignoring life altogether, the other is going right deep down into life and not caring a damn." Which writer said this?
  17. He was born in 1889 and was admitted to the California bar in 1911. He was famous in his time for defending poor Chinese & Mexicans. In the 1940's, he founded the Court of Last Resort, an organization to help the unjustly imprisoned. His experience forms the basis for his work. Name him.
  18. "I see my dead friends for whom I'm giving my life, living peaceful, useful, happy lives. I see them holding a special place for me in their hearts, remembering me with love, as no one ever did before. Yes, this is a far, far better thing that I'm doing than anything I have ever done in my life. The eternal rest that I'm going to will be a far, far better rest that any I have ever known…" These are the last thoughts of Sidney Carton. In which classic novel did he appear?
  19. During the Atlanta Olympics, Nike came out with an ad campaign, which had a slogan, which offended a lot of athletes. What is the slogan?
  20. What do the words POTUS and FLOTUS mean in secret service jargon?
  21. Jefferson Airplane was the name of a famous band. What does Jefferson Airplane actually mean?
  22. Identify this person: He acted as Kato in the popular series 'The Green Hornet'. He had a group of students like Steve McQueen, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, James Coburn and Dan Inosanto.
  23. Which rapper's 1992 album 'The Chronic' was certified triple platinum and became the highest selling hardcore rap album in music industry?
  24. Who is the 'Old Lady of Threadneedle street' ?
  25. In sailing was is the name given to improvised mast used instead of a lost or broken mast?
  26. Tea is a word, derived form Chinese. From which language did we get the word coffee?
  27. Originated in a suggestion by the Dean of Westminister in 1857, this work was dedicated to Queen Victoria in 1897 and was completed in 1928 when 2 copies were presented to King George and President Coolidge. Name the work. (Clue: When in doubt….)
  28. Whose hit single was 'Video killed the radio star'?
  29. In which Fredrick Forsyth novel and film does a German journalist hunt for a Nazi war criminal?
  30. What is the name of the hurricane that hit the USA and claimed more than a 100 lives?

Answers
  1. Reebok
  2. Tintin was a freelancer
  3. Muthuswamy Dikshitar, Tyagaraja & Shama Shastry
  4. The International Standard Time/date line
  5. Jai Jagat
  6. Pressure Cooker
  7. Peter Shilton
  8. Horse Racing
  9. Salil Ankola
  10. Scotland
  11. Sir Gary Sobers
  12. These are the types of grips to hold a tennis racket
  13. Stefan Hawkings
  14. Elvis Presley
  15. The pilot and co-pilot began to be served food cooked in two different kitchens
  16. P.G. Wode House
  17. Erle Stanley Gardner
  18. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  19. You don't win silver, you lose gold
  20. President Of The United States and First Lady Of The United States
  21. A forked stick used to hold Marijuana cigarettes
  22. Bruce Lee
  23. Dr. Dre
  24. Bank of England
  25. Jury Mast
  26. Arabic or Turkish
  27. The Oxford English Dictionary
  28. The Buggles
  29. The Odessa File
  30. Mitch



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