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Derek O'Brien

A warm, sweaty winter is an ominous sign of what lies ahead. Scientists say global warming is in its ‘irreversible’ phase and soon king penguins will lose their majestic robe. No more ‘happy feet’? It looks grim and the Poles are melting. Soon, the great white bears and the Arctic fox would be lost forever. And the situation is not going to improve in a thousand years. We need a Noah to build his Ark before we all get drowned in the great deluge. Gasp! Glug! H-e-e--p!

YOUR QUESTIONS

1. In which state did the dance form Kuchipudi originate?

Deepti Sen, Howrah

2. Which scientist was invited to become the president of Israel in 1952 but turned down the offer?

Namita Sinha, Calcutta

3. Girnar Hills is the highest point of which state?

Ambalika Poddar, North Dinajpur

4. The name of which gemstone comes from the Greek ‘smaragdos’?

Preeti Dave, Jamshedpur

5. Which 1913-born film actor contributed regularly to Nai Kahani, a Hindi magazine edited by his brother?

Sayani Nag, Asansol

6. From which lake does the maximum amount of caviar come?

Arijit Dasgupta, Siliguri

7. In The Ramayana, who was Shatrughna’s mother?

Barnali Mitra, Sodepur

8. The dislikes of which cartoon character include his boss, Mr Burns, yard work and neighbour Ned Flanders?

Nilav Kumar Pyne, Tezpur

9. The Weir of Hermiston is an unfinished novel by which famous author?

Salik M. Borbora, Tezpur

KNOW & GROW WITH DEREK

The largest breeding colonies of penguins are on the islands between 50° south latitude and Antarctica.

ANSWER AND WIN

The Shatabdi Express was launched to commemorate whose birth centenary?

Send in your answers with your full name and address to: graphitiquiz@gmail.com

Winner of the Answer and Win

Quiz published on 25.1.2009

Salik M. Borbora, Tezpur.

Thomas Alva Edison recited the first stanza of which poem to test his invention of the phonograph in 1877?

The answer was Mary had a little lamb.

Name this actress

POINT OF VIEW

1. Identify this politician

 

 

2. Name this author

 

 


ANSWERS

1 Andhra Pradesh
2 Albert Einstein
3 Gujarat
4 Emerald
5 Balraj Sahni
6 Caspian Sea
7 Sumitra
8 Homer Simpson
9 Robert Louis Stevenson

WHO AM I ? Freida Pinto
POINT OF VIEW 1 Shibu Soren
POINT OF VIEW 2 John Updike

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