Wednesday, November 25, 2009

121:Just another question

What did this movie inspire in 2009?

The movie, when released in the US was named 'The Inglorious Bastards' and the title for the new Tarantino movie comes from this

Cracked by Anurag, Mrinalini, Tanay and KAKA'

Thursday, November 19, 2009

120:Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

This place achieved international fame in 22-7-09 and its name is phonetically similart to the hindi for 'counting of stars'. It was where Bhaskaracharya set up a camp to study the movement of stars, which is a strange coincidence since this was the best place to view an event, which was calculated to be the longest in this century. Identify this place.

Answer-Taregna in Bihar.
answered by

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Which event is depicted in the painting?

Hannibal Crossing the alps. Cracked by rakloDrama and Kamal Rathi

Monday, November 16, 2009

118:Eassssy...Unlike my exams..

What is this?(click on image for better view)

This is the Las Vegas Strip
Cracked by Mrinalini, Rachit and partly by Shrey

Saturday, November 14, 2009

117: Have a bite off....

It was first popularizedby John J. Fitz Gerald in a number of New York Morning Telegraph articles in the 1920s in reference to horse-racing. The earliest of these was a casual reference on May 3, 1921:

J.P. Smith, with Tippity Witchet and others of the L. T. Bauer string, is scheduled to start for _____________ to-morrow after a most prosperous Spring campaign at Bowie and Havre de Grace.

On another instance-

Two dusky stable hands were leading a pair of thoroughbred around the "cooling rings" of adjoining stables at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans and engaging in desultory conversation.

"Where y'all goin' from here?" queried one.

"From here we're headin' for _______________," proudly replied the other.

Fill in the blanks

Answer- 'Big Apple'. The nickname for NewYork being used for the first time. Cracked by Anurag, Shrey, Varun Shenoy and Mrinalini

Friday, November 13, 2009


Fill in the blanks...

Answer- Fish n Chips.Cracked by (O.o) and Mrinalini

115:Search and Rescue?

Put Funda

Illustration of the meeting between David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley at Ujjiji, which gave the famous line 'Dr.Livingstone I presume'.Cracked by raklodrama, Anurag and Mrinalini.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

114:Catalan Classic

Identify this structure

This is the 'Sagrada Familia' or 'The Church of the Holy Family', designed by Antonio Gaudi and located in Barcelona.
Answered by Chandrashekhar


This is the route map of whose comings and goings?

The first question of the Travel and Tourism Quiz held during Waves-Winter 09

This is the travels of St.Francis Xavier (vasco da gama is a good guess). Uncracked

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Waves Winter '09

Goa's biggest cultural festival is back. And Waves Winter '09 promises to be bigger than ever before. With high profile acts by KK, Parikrama and DJ Suketu, Winter was never this hot.
Waves Winter '09 will be held from 6-8 November here at BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus. And the Quiz Club, in association with T.I.M.E, is presenting three quizzes.

One of the biggest crowd pullers of Waves, this general quiz will be conducted by KQA's renowned quiz master Shamant Rao. With awesome prizes on offer, face the very best to emerge champions.

From Thailand to Timbuktu, this quiz takes you around the world, and includes everything worth seeing. This one's for all ye intrepid ones.

Can't wait for Waves to come around? Here's an appetizing treat for the connoisseurs. All you need to do is go here, download the quiz, and get cracking.


Registrations will be on the spot.
For further queries, check out the links for the individual events, or contact:

Varun M
Co-ordinator, Quiz Club
BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus
Ph: +91 99603 60533

Lakshmy PS
Secretary, Quiz Club
BITS-Pilani, Goa Campus
Ph: +91 98237 93941

Else, contact us at quizclub.bits[AT]

Monday, September 28, 2009

112. Begged by the situation

Give me one word connecting the 4 images.

Monday, September 21, 2009

111: Back After Test-1!

What was used for the first time in this march?

Accepted answers-Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the Peace Symbol
Cracked by Stryker, KAKA and V.Chandrashekar

Sunday, September 13, 2009


An attack here was the beginning of a revolution. Identify this place.

This is Moncada Barracks, Cuban revolution sparked off from here. Answered by Stryker

Friday, September 11, 2009

109:Game, Set, Match

Connect the pics (consider only Andy Roddick in the first pic n this is one list Federer can never be a part of!and is an exhaustive list)

Uncracked. Last Home winners of the men's singles title in grand slam tennis
Roddick-Last American to win US Open
Fred Perry-Last Brit to win Wimbledon
Yannick Noah-Last French to win French Open
Mark Edmondson-Last Aussie

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

108:All I want is you!

Connect the images

Connect is who wants to a millioniare
AT&T associated themselves with phone a friend lifeline, reviving their fortunes.
Chris Tarrat, the host of the original British version
The title of the show is taken from a song in the movie 'High Society'. When the couple open their wedding present, they sing the song, 'who wants to be a millionaire? I don't. All I want is you'
Answered by Feo, Fuerte y Formal

Monday, September 7, 2009

108:The greatest newspaper article ever

Identify the context in which this newspaper article was published

Letter send by Emile Zola to the French President, titled J'Accuse (I accuse), about the imprisonment of Richard Dreyfus as he was convicted of espionage even though the evidence against Dreyfus was cooked up and it was obvious he was innocent.
Answered by KAKA and v.chandrashekar

Friday, September 4, 2009


What is happening here? What did this lead to?

Signing of Molotov-Ribbontrop pact or the non-aggression pact between USSR and Nazi Germany on Aug24th, 1939. This lead to the division of Poland and its invasion of by Germany a week later, sparking off WW2.
Answered by V.Chandrashekhar

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

One hundred and six

Promo for what? Parody of what?

Answer: Promotional poster for the 2009 film "In the Loop" parodying the Barack Obama Hope poster.

Half cracked by nikhil dubey, raklodrama and nikhil.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

A Gruesome portrait

Simply ID

Portrait of Myra Hindley of the Moors Murders, made by Marcus Harvey. He made it with the help of children, who dipped their hands in paint and pressed it on the canvas.
Answered by raklodrama

Thursday, August 27, 2009

104:WOOPS! Exposed it all!

Dud(e) lost his job because of this pic. Put Fundaes!

This is Bob Quick, former chief of anti-terror operations of Scotlandyard.
The photo shows him carrying details of an operation and thus they were revealed. He resigned for his carelessness

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

103:Freedom, Pastry and President

Connect these images.
Cracked by Anerudh Balaji
Connect is John f kennedy's "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a berliner) speech in support of west germany,after east germany constructed the Berlin wall

Pic 1 : A pastry which is called Berliner in some parts of Germany (prompting comments that JFK actually said I'm a sugar filled pastry!. Not true since the name Berliner for the pastry is not used commonly)
Pic2:Berlin Wall
Pic3:John F Kennedy

Sunday, August 23, 2009

102. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi :)

What is so special about this statue of Ganesha, and where in India (1 of 3 places) can one find this?

Answer: This is a statue of Ganesha worshipped in the female form, as Ganesani or Vainayaki. Refer here for details.

Attempted, and hence cracked by none.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Simple one for the century..Identify the website.Click on image for better view
Homepage of Bhuvan, Indian version of Google Earth.
Answered by Debasish, Vinay, Qwerty, Tanaya, Stryker and ADI

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

99. 7 minus 1 times a million

The logo of which institute?

Clay Mathematical Institute indeed, as said by Debasish. Famous for the 7 millennium problems, mathematical problems for which the first correct solution will fetch a million dollars. Read more here and enjoy :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

98. Connect...

An easy one...Identify and connect...

The connect is Machu Picchu.
1. The Location of Machu Picchu.
2. Thalaivar Rajinikanth and Aishwarya Rai shooting for a song picturization in Machu Picchu for their upcoming movie 'Endhiran'!
3. In Tintin - The Prisoners of the Sun, all of them travel to the Temple of the Sun which is part of Machu Picchu.
Cracked by Stryker and Shrid.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


This cartoon lead to a word associated with elections. Which word?

Answer is Gerrymandering. Answered by-Aditya Venkataraman aka Jicks

96:The dream of every cartographer...

Connect...and explain the connect...

P.S - Pls click on the last pic to enlarge it if it isn't visible in its present form...
The connect is Magellan.
1. The Magellan probe which landed on Venus
2. The Small Magellanic Cloud along with the Large Magellanic Cloud(not in pic) which have been named after Magellan.
3. Strait of Magellan discovered by Ferdinand Magellan
4. Magellan Explorer - a dual pane file manager that can be used in conjunction with Windows Explorer.
5. The International Date Line - which become a necessity to invent after Magellan's expedition around the world.
Cracked By Debasish.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Identify and connect these.

Partly answered by Rahul.
It is communists v US. But these are the four curtains separating communists and the World.
Iron Curtain(The first pic)
Cacti Curtain(a wall of cactus built by the cubans surrounding Guantanamo Bay)
Ice Curtain(berring strait)
Bamboo Curtain(around China)


Many banks in post-Renaissance Europe issued small, porcelain "borrower's tiles" to their creditworthy customers. Like credit cards, these tiles were imprinted with the owner's name, his credit limit, and the name of the bank. Each time the customer wanted to borrow money, he had to present the tile to the bank teller, who would compare the imprinted credit limit with how much the customer had already borrowed.
Which colloquial term comes from something to do with this practice?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Great work !!

Nice to see that Waves has 3 quizzes this time around. After coming out of our place I would probably say that we have a great quizzing culture compared many other top notch schools in India.
@ Club President: Please start sharing all the quizzes conducted in some ppt sharing website and post the link for the same in the blog.

Friday, August 7, 2009

93. Another Tribute....

Pretty easy. What is being spoken about here?

"For scientists and laymen alike, this week's historic ____ was the first indication of the progress made in the greatest and most secret research race of this era. Except for a few breathless tales of mysterious walled laboratories and factories whose workers were interned for the duration, scarcely a word leaked out....hidden under the official designation '___________ ________', the vast forbidden areas in Tennessee, Washington and New Mexico got top priorities not only on material but also on scientific brains and effort."

- Time Magazine, August 13, ____

The 64th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki disaster was commemorated on 6th August, 2009.

The blanks are 'blast', 'Manhattan Project', and 1945.
Cracked by T.R., Nidheeshwar and Anon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

89:As a tribute to GE...

This is my first post from outside campus...and my first one in a very long time...sorry about that people... Anyway, connect the pictures shown above...
Alright...hasn't been cracked by I've uploaded one more pic which might make things easier to figure out...I hope someone gets it now...It's a tribute to my present place of work...
The connect is NBC Universal/General for either answer.
1. The 1st pic is the GE building with the address 30, Rockefeller Plaza which houses the NBC Universal(owned by GE) HQ.
2. The Mummy was produced by Universal pictures which is a subsidiary of NBC and GE.
3. 30 Rock is a TV series which airs on NBC. 30 Rock focusses on the life of people who run a TV show which is being shot at 30, Rockefeller Plaza.
4. Contrary to everyone's comments, The Simpsons does not air on NBC. The connect with Simpsons is the fact that Universal Studios owns a resort in Orlando which has an amusement ride called 'The Simpsons Ride'!
5. The fruit is calabash also known as hulu. is an online video streaming website owned by NBC and GE.
Completely cracked by noone.
Almost cracked by Rahul Raghuraman and Stryker.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

92. Identify the flag

Whose flag is this? [It has its own constitution]

The flag belongs to our state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Credits to Debasish, raklodrama and Nidheeshwar.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

91. Connect

Identify and connect the pictures.

The connect is Ku Klux Klan.

The first pic is of Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was a member [and allegedly the Grand Wizard] of the KKK.

The Adventure of the Five Orange Pips is centred around the KKK.

Forrest Gump reveals in the opening scenes, that he has been named after Nathan Forrest.

Kudos to Shridhar, who got the 3rd connection.

Credit to Nidheeshwar and Rahul for getting the connect right.