Monthly Archives: February 2010

QFI Chennai – 526

What is this 1898 poster advertising?

Ans – The poster was an advertisement for the Shroud of Turin. 7 of you got it right.

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QFI Chennai – 525

Simple:

Just connect to a sporting moniker or a person

Answer: The connect was Master Blaster! Answer from Tejas was picture perfect. Just read it.

QFI Chennai – 524

Moving on from entertainment, here’s a lame attempt at something else.

Put Funda / Comment / Connect …

6 of you got the connect …

Ans : The connect is A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Prince is Prince Ranjitsinghji of Jamnagar (of Ranji Trophy fame) a.k.a Colonel His Highness Shri Sir Ranjithsinji Vibhaji, Maharajah Jam Saheb of Nawanagar, GBE, KCSI

The gentleman is Sir Neville Cardus (who came out with gems like “A snick by Jack Hobbs is a sort of disturbance of a cosmic orderliness”)

His colourful description of the stylish and unorthodox Ranji who was seen as one of the greatest batsmen of all time prior to World War I was “The Midsummer Night’s Dream of Cricket”.

The Painting was Henry Fuseli’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Bottom’s Dream)

QFI Chennai – 523

I agree there is too much entertainment & pop culture bias on the latest set of questions. Having said that, just connect these albums.

Ans: Vatican’s Top 10 a.k.a The Ten Commandments of Music (?!). Four of you have got it correct.

Read Kamal Rathi’s answer. It is as elaborate as it can get.



QFI Chennai – 522

From X to Y. On the occasion of Z.

Who / What are X,Y & Z?

6 People got it right;

X=George Lucas; Y=James Cameron; Z=Titanic dethroning Star Wars  as #1 Box office movie of all time.

This was taken out as a full page ad in Variety. More interesting info here

QFI Chennai – 521

Sitter – Thought the visual was interesting. The question is an old chestnut.

Fill in the Blanks.

Answer: Albert Einstein being offered the post of President in the  newly formed state of Israel.

11 of you got it right.

QFI Chennai – 520

Just Connect the 9 movies… ID them if possible

Woenvu got it right. The connect was Movies Filmed by Women Directors (As simple as that). Honorable Mention: Kaushik Saha (For identifying 8/9 movies) . Hurt Locker, You’ve Got Mail, Piano or Deep Impact would have made it much simpler

Movies & Their directors (Clockwise from top left)
Harlan County USA – Barbara Kopple (1976 Oscars for best documentary)
Lords of Dogtown – Catherine Hardwicke
American Psycho – Mary Harron
Wayne’s World – Penelope Spheeris
The White Hell of Pitz Palu – Leni Riefenstahl
Pet Sematary – Mary Lambert
Pay it Forward – Mimi Leder
Fast Times at Ridgemont High – Amy Heckerling (Cameron Crowe wrote the screenplay; Heckerling also directed Clueless)
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee – Rebecca Miller (She is Daniel Day Lewis’ better half)