Daily Archives: August 7, 2008

Daily Question – 55

Before we get to today’s question, first an announcement:

The Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai is hosting the second edition of ‘Successful Women in Management (SWIM)’, an initiative to create awareness among women about essential traits required to assume leadership roles in different walks of life. The event strives to empower women by providing an opportunity to interact and draw inspiration from eminent personalities. As part of the proceedings, there will be a quiz.

This quiz will be a general quiz with a tilt towards women. Teams of maximum three members each, with only one condition. Every team has to have at least one woman.

The official page for the SWIM 2008 event is available here. Scroll to the bottom of the page for information about the quiz and how to register. Fantastic cash prizes on offer, with Rs. 20,000 for the winning team, and many other prizes as well. So, don’t miss this quiz for any reason!! The details are as follows:

Time: 02:00 p.m (prelims) and 03:00 p.m (finals), Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Quizmaster: Vinod Ganesh

Venue: Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani, Chennai

And now for today’s question, which comes to us from a man whose quizzing conquests include every quiz that’s ever been conducted in India, except one – The Odyssey Quiz. But that’s only because he is one of the quizmasters there. He now resides in Mumbai, but for a long time, liked to spend his Sunday mornings thrashing Chennai quizzers. One of the best quizzers in the country, Rajiv Rai.


Visuals 1 and 2 show the ‘LongPen’, a device that can be used to sign books from faraway locations. It was invented by Margaret Atwood (Visual 2).

Cracked by 23 of you! In order – Sharath, ganesh, zizzyphus, TKB, Thejaswi Udupa, Andy, Dinesh, Ashwin, anannyad, Priya, ba_ku_69, Udatta, philip, Venkatesh S (Venky), bobo, Mc Neill Ivan S, Giantrun, li’l_boy-fat_man, Chandrakant Nair, Ranjana Ninan, Gokul, anil raghavan, and Mario.