Monthly Archives: August 2008

Daily Question – 78

Whose statue is this? (Spelling important)

Moses Cleaveland, who founded the U.S. city of Cleveland, which was later named after him.

Cracked by two people only – Thejaswi Udupa and Raghuvansh. Well done, both of you!

No one got all seven answers right this week, but one person managed to get six – Raghuvansh. Well done! So, presenting the ninth QFI Chennai Super King – Raghuvansh!


Daily Question – 77

Connect, with details.

Tian Han (Visual 1) wrote ‘March Of The Volunteers’, the Chinese National Anthem, which was originally released as an album by Pathe Records, the cover of which forms Visual 2. It was also the theme song of the propaganda movie ‘Sons and Daughters in a Time of Storm’ (Visual 3) before being chosen as the national anthem.

Cracked by six people! In order – zizzyphus, citybank(rupt), Kamal Rathi, Thejaswi Udupa, Ajay Parasuraman, and Raghuvansh.

Daily Question – 76

What is its common name?

A ‘Kissing Gourami’, also known as a ‘Kisser’. Point given to anyone who has mentioned ‘kiss’.

Cracked by 13 of you! In order – TKB, Sumo, Thejaswi Udupa, vijaysarathy, Raghuvansh, Soda, Goutham, nidhi, zizzyphus, Ludwig, Priya, anantha, and Derek No Brain. However, special mention must be made of Lord Labak Das whose answer was ‘Quizzing Gouramis’!

Daily Question – 75

Today’s question comes from Meera Krishnaswamy, a long time QFI member, and former semi-finalist on ‘Mastermind India’ (Topics: ‘Friends, the TV show – Seasons 1-6’ and ‘Indian Test Victories Abroad’). A notable feature of her Mastermind adventure was that she scored a perfect 20/20 in her specialized subject round on ‘Friends’, answering blinders such as ‘What is Joey’s last name?’. This was in the quarter-final where she defeated, among others, former QFI Secretary, the legendary Gopal Kidao!

An exhaustive list. Identify and connect.

Percy Sherwell of South Africa (Visual 1), Gerry Alexander of the West Indies (Visual 2) and Imtiaz Ahmed of Pakistan (Visual 3) are the only Test captains to keep wickets and also open the batting in the same match.

Cracked by just two of you – vijaysarathy and Raghuvansh! Well done!

Daily Question – 74

Identify both guys. What connects them?

‘Fritz the Cat’. Robert Crumb (Visual 1) created the character and Ralph Bakshi (Visual 2) made the hit 1972 movie based on the comic books. This movie famously turned out to be the first X rated animated movie.

I must say it gives me some perverse pleasure to announce that the question went unanswered!

Daily Question – 73

Name all the the characters, except the robot on the extreme left and the guy in a reclining position.

The characters from ‘Clone High’ – John F. Kennedy, Cleopatra, Abraham Lincoln, Joan of Arc and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Cracked by 11 of you! In order – zizzyphus, Thejaswi Udupa, vijaysarathy, Goutham, Ajay Parasuraman, Nidhi, Raghuvansh, Priya, Cranial Rub, anil raghavan, and harsha.

Daily Question – 72

Identify both and connect.

The visuals showed Matthew Webb and Gertrude Ederle, who were the first man and woman, respectively, to swim across the English Channel.

Cracked by 7 of you! In order – vijaysarathy, ixo, Thejaswi Udupa, Raghuvansh, Nidhi, zizzyphus, and Cranial rub.