meshugah12 (meshugah12) wrote in quizbusters,


I had posted answers as a comment...So redoing it as a msg

1. According to Garuda Purana, there are 84 lakhs of these, out of which 21 are more dreadful than the others, and the most heinous specimens are seen here...What am I talking about here?

Hells----It is true in Kaliyug also.

2. Which comparative failure in the recent soccer World cup (rather his best night came in a relatively immaterial match) has a name which in his native lingo means 'Pig Climber'?

Bastian Schweinsteiger

3. Arent de Peyster,a sailor sighted this island in 1819. He was sailing on his ship 'Rebecca'. He named it after Edward Ellice, a British politician and merchant. This country changed its name and got independence from Kiribati, which itself has been renamed of late. Name the island country.

Tuvalu ( Ellice Isles) of the .tv domain name fame

4. Which cult literary personality created a cocktail called Hangman's Blood whose ingredients are gin, whiskey, rum, port wine, brandy, stout and champagne?

Anthony Burgess

5. If the Ranji trophy is trophy for seniors, Vijay Merchant trophy is for Under 17s, then what is for the Under 15s?

Polly Umrigar…And believe me, he was very much alive when I set this question…Prescient me!

6. Which foreign diplomat with a prominent India connection coined the terms "Corporate Scandal" and "Conspicuous Consumption"?

The author of Affluent Society JK Galbraith

7. When General Motors launches a model in Europe under the subsidiary Opel, the same auto models are released in America under which badge?
Not answered…surprise, it’s the Vauxhall….Vectra, Corsa, Astra, et al.

8. One on etymology, This word was first used to describe compositions set to choir music of the church. It derives itself from the Greek 'antiphonos' meaning verse response. Later through latin it got to present situation. Which word?

Anthem…a few correct ones there!

The answers have dried up..
So here goeth!!!


PUN 23 – 3 **(nice one on hells)……..DOS
DAVENCHIT – 1 (Galbraith)
LOCKS – 1(hells fetches u mark)
JAYASANKAR – 2 (Galbraith & Anthem are ok)….Thorsten Veblein???? My data sayeth Galbraith…
FIERY FIONA – Thanx 4 tryin
LATHISH V – 4****- Good Show!-----NUMERO UNO

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November 22 2006, 17:04:49 UTC 8 years ago

Critiques, eh?

4 was vague. Pure trivia: there are hundreds of alcoholic celebrities. Nothing in your question gave a clue to help us narrow down the list.

7. Why do you imagine anyone who doesn't live in those geographies would know this? Why should we care?

8. Anyone with a modicum of musical knowledge would guess canon rather than anthem. Again, it could not be worked out. At all.

>The answers have dried up..

btw, as I understand the policy of this group [<lj user="madhav"] please feel free to correct me], answers, regardless of responses, have to be given within 7-10 days of the initial posting. Not that I'm complaining, I'm next, but I want to do an offline quiz, and am reluctant to reveal the questions. ;) All that said, great quiz. I liked it when I first saw it, and I still like it. btw, if you're still wondering about my identity, just go to the BQC blog. There aren't too many posts about Great Cthulhu there.


November 23 2006, 12:25:45 UTC 8 years ago

I see that. So is a truckload of BQC members going to Pune for Samrat Sen Gupta's BCQC event?


November 23 2006, 12:51:49 UTC 8 years ago

Once we get the truck, yes. but I won't be coming.


November 24 2006, 13:55:29 UTC 8 years ago

Hey I was in Pune..

Now I am in the intellectually unfriendly environs of Punjab, trying to drink a few drops of wisdom from Delhi Opens.


November 23 2006, 16:25:51 UTC 8 years ago

But I see from jayasankarvs's answers that he's worked out anthem rather neatly. So All Is Forgiven. ;)


November 24 2006, 13:52:14 UTC 8 years ago

hmm...i like brickbats more than bouquets


November 23 2006, 14:26:43 UTC 8 years ago

Which is your data for Galbraith? If I remember my Civil Services Sociology correctly, it should be Veblen.


November 24 2006, 13:53:12 UTC 8 years ago


Obituaries in national newspapers...when Galbraith passed away..

It is Veblen


November 28 2006, 09:02:56 UTC 8 years ago

Please see Chapter four.


Re: It is Veblen


December 4 2006, 16:50:50 UTC 8 years ago


Re: It is Veblen


December 6 2006, 15:49:17 UTC 8 years ago

okie dokie