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The Telegraph Online   |   Published 27.03.11, 12:00 AM

Derek O'Brien

Six days from today, a cricketing nation will be crowned World Champions. Who will it be? The World Cup has come a long way since ’75, where only eight teams competed. The ’83 World Cup, apart from being the most memorable for every Indian, was also the first where non-Test grounds were used. While 1992 saw coloured clothing and day-night matches for the first time, 1996 will be remembered for Australia and the West Indies forfeiting their matches, in Sri Lanka, to the hosts for security reasons. Every World Cup has its memorable moments. What will this one be remembered for: Kevin ’Brien’s century or the controversial Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS)?


1. Which spice gets its name from the Sanskrit word sinabera meaning ‘shaped like a horn’?

Sushmita Lahiri, Durgapur

2. Mysore Paints & Varnish Ltd is the sole supplier of which product to the Election Commission of India?

Sandipan Ghosh, Calcutta

3. The English translation of which poet’s autobiography was entitled In the Afternoon of Time?

Asmi Roy, Calcutta

4. Which art director, himself a winner of 11 Academy awards, designed the Oscar Statuette?

Debanjan Biswas, Calcutta

5. In which daily newspaper, started by her, did Annie Besant popularise the slogan ‘Home Rule’?

Moumita Sarkar, Calcutta

6. How do we better know Ramchandra Pandurang, famous for his artillery during the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny?

Manajit Mandal, Bankura

7. Which Indian of the ancient era is recognised as the Father of Plastic Surgery?

Rajat Sen, Calcutta

8. Which famous cartoon character made his debut in the 1928 silent film, Plane Crazy?

Indrajit Ghosh, Calcutta

9. Which popular sport patented in 1875 by Major Walter Wingfield was known as ‘Sphairistike’?

Ayashman Dey, Calcutta


UDRS was launched by the International Cricket Council on November 24, 2009 during the first Test between New Zealand and Pakistan at the University Oval in Dunedin. It was first used in ODIs in January this year, in the England-Australia series.


Which character in the Harry Potter series is named after the brightest star in the night’s sky also called the Dog Star?

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Quiz published on 6.03.11

Ayashman Dey, Calcutta

In 2007, which American comic-strip for the first time introduced an American-Indian character called Raj Patel?

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