Exactly 55 years ago, on November 2, 1959, Charles Lincoln Van Doren famously admitted before a US Congressional committee: "I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception." This famous confession brought to rest months of speculation involving the infamous Twenty One television quiz show scandal. Van Doren admitted to the show being rigged, and to being coached by the producers on how to answer the questions to maintain viewer interest and ratings. Shocking is the only word that comes to mind, especially for me. Maintaining the sanctity of one's questions is of utmost importance to any quiz presenter. It is the one commandment that we should and must religiously follow.
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1 Which city is considered to be the 'Abode of Dronacharya' as it is believed that he had his hermitage nearby to perform his devotions at a lonely spot?
Arpan Basu, Calcutta
2 The Chicago Boys, a group of free-market economists funded by the Ford Foundation, were responsible for shaping the economy of which country in the '70s?
Namrata Jhunjhunwala, Calcutta
3 Which language is also known in some areas as Gorkha Bhasa?
Protim Dey, Calcutta
4 The award for best first film at the Canne Film Festival, is shaped like which object?
Prakash Gomes, Calcutta
5 If the Raj Ghat commemorates M. K. Gandhi, who is commemorated at the Vijay Ghat?
Asha Kujur, Guwahati
6 The name of which Indian city is described in the OED as 'a source of wealth, advantages, or happiness'?
Shantanu Dutta, Kharagpore
7 Which monument portrayed the first distinct example of proper Mughal style, which was inspired by Persian architecture?
Kajari Ghosh, Calcutta
8 Which word's first known use in literature was in A Telephonic Conversation, a comic sketch written in 1880 by Mark Twain?
Aakash Chaudhary, Ranchi
9 The video game character Sonic the Hedgehog's shoes were designed after which famous singer's shoes?
Priya Roy, Calcutta
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1. Identify this fashion designer
2. Identify this CEO
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In late 2005, Martin Flood was investigated after coughs were heard coming from the studio audience on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, Australia. The producers later exonerated him, and he ultimately went on to win $1 million.
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Middlesex and which other team is the home team for Lord's cricket ground?
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Quiz published on 19.10.2014
Priya Roy, Calcutta
The Question asked was: In 1964, when Pope Paul VI came to India, he gave a ceremonial limousine to which famous lady?
The Answer is: Mother Teresa
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5 Lal Bahadur Shastri
7 Humayun's Tomb
9 Michael Jackson
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