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Derek O'Brien

It’s fascinating how one tiny rodent could have held the imagination and been part of the formative years of so many of us across the globe for over 80 years. This octogenarian made his first appearance on celluloid in a test screening of Plane Crazy on this day, in 1928. The screening was a disaster, and that is why Steamboat Willie, released a few months later, is considered as the rodent’s debut. Thank you Walt Disney for giving us Mickey Mouse!

YOUR QUESTIONS

1. Cadbury started its factory in a model village in Birmingham. They also named a famous product after it. Name the place.

Pratik Shome, Calcutta

2. Besides calling it the International Year of Biodiversity, what did United Nations designate the year 2010?

Srijan Bose, Howrah

3. Which country has the largest number of post offices in the world?

Preeta Pragya Barua, Assam

4. Which Indian classical dance form has its origin in Andhra Pradesh and is believed to have taken its name from a village there?

Chandrani Chatterjee, Calcutta

5. In 1954, Ronald Herrick became the world’s first organ donor in a successful transplant procedure. What did he donate?

Bijit Sanyal, Jamshedpur

6. According to popular legend, in which place did Goddess Parvati in her incarnation as Devi Kanya, pray to obtain the hand of Lord Shiva?

Brotish Dey, Calcutta

7. Which was the first feature-length cartoon produced by the Walt Disney Company?

Sayanti Raha, Calcutta

8. Which animal has the heaviest brain, although it weighs only 0.02 per cent of its total body weight?

Manish Das, Calcutta

9. Crush, tear, and curl or cut and twist are various methods of processing which beverage?

Srimoyee Bhowmick, Calcutta

KNOW & GROW WITH DEREK

In 1978, on his 50th anniversary, Mickey Mouse became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

ANSWER & WIN

What are Kleenex, the long-sleeved shirt, the hat trick, the buddy system and the grab-bag, different methods of?

For Answer and Win, send a quiz question of your own along with the answer. The prize will go to the reader with the correct answer and the best question. Send in answers with your full name and address to: graphitiquiz@gmail.com"

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Quiz published on 1.05.11

Srimoyee Bhowmick, Calcutta

Which Indian city derived its original name from the Portuguese for ‘good bay’?

The answer is: Mumbai

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ANSWERS

1. Bournville
2. The International Year of Youth
3. India
4. Kuchipudi
5. Kidney
6. Kanyakumari
7. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
8. Sperm whale
9. Tea

WHO AM I ? Mihir Bose
POINT OF VIEW1 R. K. Laxman
POINT OF VIEW2 Bhisham Sahni

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