Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quiz Week 14

this is part 2

1) Gaddafi had some hatred against Italians. So he renamed the months July and August. What were the new names of these months?

2) New York was named after King James II , who was the duke of York. After whom is Albany, the capital of the New York State named after?

3) Antoine Galland was the first to translate the Thousand And One Nights. But his version had two stories references of whom were not to be found in any Syrian or Arabian manuscript. Who are these two characters? Also, who illustrated these books?

4) X is a literary or musical work (often musical theatre) characterized by freedom of style and structure and usually containing elements of burlesque, pantomime, music hall and parody. It sometimes also has elements of cabaret, circus, revue, variety, vaudeville and mime. X may more broadly refer to an elaborate, spectacular, and expensive theatrical production.
Identify X.

5) X was a polymath of the 19th century and a cousin of Darwin. As the initiator of scientific meteorology, he devised the first weather map, proposed a theory of anticyclones, and was the first to establish a complete record of short-term climatic phenomena on a European scale.
He was the first to apply statistical methods to the study of human differences and inheritance of intelligence, and introduced the use of questionnaires and surveys for collecting data on human communities, which he needed for genealogical and biographical works and for his anthropometric studies. His book, Hereditary Genius (1869), was the first social scientific attempt to study genius and greatness. As an investigator of the human mind, he founded psychometrics (the science of measuring mental faculties) and differential psychology and the lexical hypothesis of personality.  He invented a whistle for testing hearing ability.
He also devised the methods which are used a lot in India it seems.
Who is X and what did he devise?

6) Called the four gentlemen or the four noble ones, Chinese art symbolises these four plants as the seasons.
If two of these plants are the orchid (spring) and the plum blossom (winter), which plants signify summer and autumn?


7) Mahatna Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Nizam of Hyderabad, Praveen Babi, Rajiv Gandhi,  _______

8)  When Rai Sodhi was born in 1666 in Bihar, his father was travelling across Bengal and Assam. Returning to Patna in 1670, the father asked his family to return to the Punjab. How is Rai Sodhi more well known as?

9) Whose memorial?

10) Who designed this perfume bottle? What was the inspiration for it?

11) The term first appeared in a short story by David Gerrold in Galaxy magazine in 1969 and later in his 1972 novel, When HARLIE Was One. Michael Crichton's The Terminal Man also had a sideline story of this concept. What are we talking about?

12) Written by _______X_______  of _________Y________ in circa 5th century BC this book is considered is considered to have laid the foundations of a certain subject or study. 

The book was divided into 9 sub books with these specifications.
  • Cyrus, 557-530 BC: Book 1;
  • Cambyses, 530-522 BC: Book 2 and part of Book 3;
  • Darius, 521-486 BC: the rest of Book 3 then Books 4,5,6;
  • Xerxes, 486-479 BC: Books 7, 8, 9.

Who is this X of Y and what subject did he found?


12 answers:

1. hannibal and nasser (googled)
3. Aladdin?
4. Opera
5. Francis Galton
6. Cherry blossom - summer?
7. Prateek bharara
8. Guru Gobind
12. Foundation of history, the book waas called histories by herodatus.

12.x-herodotus,Y-halicarnassus.he founded the subject of history.

11.self-replicating machine(computer virus)

10.designed by jean paul gaultier,inspired from madonna

5.X-francis galton.he devised heritability of ability

2.duke of albany,the future james ii of england,7james vii of scotland.

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