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Inquizzitive

Derek O'Brien

This monsoon it has been raining superheroes. The trend started earlier in May with the extremely popular The Avengers, which was followed by Men in Black 3. The new Spider-Man film with young Andrew Garfield doing an ‘amazing’ job as our friendly neighbourhood Spidey is a great hit and The Dark Knight Rises promises to give all Batman fans their money’s worth. Sequels, and that too superhero sequels, seem to be the new Hollywood recipe for success. If you see the menu set for 2013, we have The Wolverine, Iron Man 3, Man of Steel, Hancock 2 and The Flash — all being prepared to be served to us hungry audience.

YOUR QUESTIONS

1. With which sport would one associate the Marquess of Queensberry rules?

Mayukh Das, Calcutta

2. Which Unesco World Heritage Site in Peru means Old Peak in Quechua, the language of the Inca?

Debasree Sinha, Calcutta

3. Which state holds the copyright to Mein Kampf, which it has used to prevent publication of the book in Germany?

Subhrangsu Mukherjee, Calcutta

4. To which fort in Rajasthan does the title of Satyajit Ray’s story Sonar Kella allude?

Sima Mazumder, Assam

5. In Calvin and Hobbes, what according to Calvin should have been named The Horrendous Space Kablooie, which is more evocative than the original?

Atreyee Mukherjee, Burdwan

6. Gouda cheese is named after a city in which European country?

Indrani Ray, Calcutta

7. Even though they both scored three goals each, who was awarded the Golden Boot in Euro 2012 on grounds that he he played less minutes than Mario Gomez?

Rimi Chatterjee, Calcutta

8. Which comedian played the role of Popeye in the 1980 film of the same name?

Nayan Ghosh, Calcutta

9. Which Hollywood actor authored the book The Education of a Bodybuilder?

Aritra Chakraborty, Calcutta

KNOW & GROW WITH DEREK

The Avengers is the third highest grossing film of all time. The movie made $538 million domestically and $1.3 billion worldwide, behind only James Cameron’s Titanic and Avatar.

ANSWER & WIN

What do the 25 windows on the Statue of Liberty’s crown symbolise?

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"

Winner of the Answer and Win

Quiz published on 1.07.12

Aritra Chakraborty, Calcutta

The Canada Post Office uses the post code HOH OHO for letters sent to which fictional character?

The Answer is: Santa Claus

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POINT OF VIEW

1. Identify this tennis player

 

 

2. Identify this economist

 

 


ANSWERS

1. Boxing
2. Machu Picchu
3. Bavaria
4. Jaisalmer Fort
5. The Big Bang
6. Netherlands
7. Fernando Torres
8. Robin Williams
9. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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