The archives – Weekly quiz for the week 20-27 July 2007

June 23, 2008 at 6:15 pm Leave a comment

By Sinnerman

Answers posted at the same time as the questions as this is an old quiz

1. Which type of coffee is named after a major coffee exporting port near the place of origin of coffee itself?

2. Dadabhai Naoroji in 1886, 1893, 1906. Jawaharlal Nehru in 1929, 1930, 1936, 1937, 1951, 1953, 1954, Mahatma Gandhi in 1924, Subhash Chandra Bose in 1938 and 1939 (replaced by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in 1939). What are we talking about and who is it now?

3. Pyeongchang and Salzburg lost. Who won? And what was the contest?

4. He is regarded as one of the finest strikers of all time. He scored 276 goals in a career that was, unfortunately, cut short. He was European Footballer of the year three times (1988, ’89, and ’92) and FIFA World footballer of the year in 1992. He scored on his club debut after having been brought on as a substitute for the only man considered greater than him in his nation’s footballing history. He was nicknamed “The Swan of Utrecht”, and not without reason. Who?

5. Who was the only Formula 1 driver to win the World Championship posthumously?

6. Dave Evans, Larry Mullen Jr., Adam Clayton and Paul Hewson are together better known as_______?

7. He was born in Kuçszek in 1972. He is the son of Asimbala and Boltok; Boltok is also his maternal grandfather. His sister is the fourth best in the country at her profession. He himself has been a newsreader, sports reporter, government spokesman, documentary film-maker, awards show host and even an MTV VJ. His favourite song is “Bing Bang” by Corky Buçek. Obvious question – Who is he?

8. He was once told that the crowds didn’t like him; he replied, “It’s ****ing mutual.” His most notorious creation is now known as X but he preferred to call it “The fast leg theory”. One of his most famous quotes started like this: “We haven’t come 3000 miles to make friends. We’ve come to…”. Who was he, and what had he come for? And for bonus points, what is X?

9. In March 2006, he was rated the 11th richest man in the world; everyone above him on the list was at least ten years older. He started his career by opening five companies from 1992-95. But most of his wealth came from buying companies cheap when Russia was privatizing its state-run firms. He bought himself a majority stake in Sibneft, an oil company, and later merged smaller companies to form Rusal, the world’s second largest aluminium producer. In 1999, he was elected to his country’s parliament. He also bought the UK’s second most expensive car registration number – “VIP1” for a whopping £285,000. But to us, he’s known for something else altogether. Who’s he?

10. Ian Messiter, an employee of the BBC, was on a London bus in 1967 on his way to work when he recalled an incident from his school days. He had been rather distracted from his lessons in class when his master caught him, made him stand up and repeat whatever he (the master) had been saying for the past minute without “hesitating or repeating himself”. Needless to say, Messiter couldn’t, and was punished appropriately. But the memory gave him an idea for a show which he produced until his death. It continues on the BBC even now, 40 years after it began, still hosted by its original host Nicholas Parsons, who has not missed a single episode yet. Which show is it?

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1. Mocha

2. Congress Presidents, the incumbent being Sonia Gandhi

3. Sochi in Russia – the race to host the 2014 Winter Olympics

4. Marco van Basten

5. Jochen Rindt of Austria in 1970

6. U2!

7. Borat Sagdiyev, the fictitious Kazakh reporter parody played by Sacha Baron Cohen

8. Douglas Jardine, X being Bodyline bowling. He had gone “3000 miles to win the Ashes”

9. Roman Abramovich, owner of Chelsea FC

10. Just a Minute (JAM, as any culfest veteran would know)


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