Sunday, July 17, 2005


2005 Jaldi Quiz - 21

Hi All,

Its time to give out the answers yet again. Lots of new faces this time. Not to take away any credit from the enthusiasm of the regulars which has shown no signs of dying down.

We have a new winner. Amresh Kumar recorded a perfect 10 closely followed by Kiran Kumar Bakka.

Regulars Anukriti Pandey and Sanjeev Mittal were not far behind.

As always keep your responses and suggestions flowing at

Answers follow the question yet again. Let me know if you guys require a change in the format in which the answers are given out.

Now the Answers:

1. This annual event was started as a publicity event for the newspaper L'Auto (presently known as the L'Equipe) by its editor and co-founder, Henri Desgrange alongwith jouranlist Géo Lefèvre to rival another event sponsored by a rival journal. The event proved a great success for the newspaper and circulation leapt from 25,000 before to 65,000 after it. The event continues even today and is organised by the Amaury Organisation (ASO), which is a part of the media group that owns l'Équipe. Which event is being talked about ?

Ans: Tour De' France.

2. As a part of a US $100 million agreement, German company Lufthansa Technik is installing a product called Rockwell Collins’ Tailwind 560 on board Qatar Airways' fleet of 15 A330s. What would this result in for the passengers flying Qatar Airways ?

Ans: Lufthansa Technik will install Rockwell Collins’ Tailwind 560 product for onboard live satellite television on the airline’s fleet of 15 A330s. Passengers will be able to watch live TV from selected networks, further enhancing their inflight entertainment options.

3. Why were Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company Ltd. of England in the news recently in India ?

Ans: They were the ones involved in the construction of the Howrah Bridge. The Bridge was in the news recently when it suffered damages recently after being hit by a barge.

4. The current top of the line models for this sports gear is the Firebolt. Other models include Nimbus 2001, Cleansweep 7s and Nimbus 2000. Which sport are we talking about ?

Ans: They are brands of Brooms. The Game: Quidditch.

5. It was originally a call used in British Army camps to signal the end of the day. Its name derives from the practice of inspecting all the sentry posts around such a camp at the end of the day, and playing a bugle call at each of them. This custom dates from at least the 17th century, and originated with British troops stationed in the Netherlands where it drew on an older Dutch custom, called 'Taptoe'. How do we better know this custom today ?

Ans: The Last Post.

6. Visual Questions:

6.1 This European Bank was set up as a federation of local credit unions primarily for farmers. It also is involved in sponsoring major sports events and even sponsors a professional road cycling team. It also has a presence in India. Identify the bank from its logo.

Ans: Rabobank.

6.2 Identify this logo of a publishing company which is in the news.

Ans: Bloomsbury , publishers of Harry Potter in the UK.

6.3 This South African is in the news more in India than in his native country. Identify him.

Ans: Albie Sachs who will hear Sourav Ganguly's appeal against the ban.

7. Audio Questions:

7.1 This Kannada song set to music by Ilayaraja is said to be the inspiration for a very well known Ad jingle. Identify the Advertisement.

this is an audio post - click to play

Ans: Idea Cellular.

7.2 From the audio piece, identify this poster boy of Adidas.

this is an audio post - click to play

Ans: Fauja Singh. The grand old man of Marathons.

Audio Courtesy: ,

For the Archives:

The week gone by has been quite an eventful one. While it opened up new challenges at the work front (leading to extra long hours on some days) to something quite refreshing and encouraging on the blog front as well.

The blog reported 100 plus hits on three consecutive days during the week. The number of people linking up to the blog grew and offers to post quizzes elsewhere also came by.

Technorati reports of this blog finding a mention in the Mumbai edition of The Times Of India (Mousetrap section) on the 17th of July,2005. Yours truly searched up the e-Paper but could not locate it. Here is the link that Technorati has fetched for me. If someone among you could officially verify it, that would be good.

The list of quiz blogs and the enlightening on a certain individual also drew people to narrate their personal experiences.

Its time to move on and for the first time this week, the quiz features "Audio" questions in addition to the Visual ones.

Well this week saw HT entering the doorsteps of Mumbaikars with juicy news from Bollywood. I guess some producer must be on his way to registering the title "Maine Phone Kyun Kiya".
Potter Mania overshowed the gloom that had engulfed 7/7 and kids flocked round the world to grab the latest offering from Ms. Rowling.

Ownership of the Taj Mahal and Leadership of the BJP were other issues to hog headlines in India.

Much as we engross ourselves in Politics and Potter, read along the achievements of 9 year old Arfa Karim Randhawa from Pakistan here.

Cool - how did you use Audioblogger to put those clips online?

I thought Audioblogger was only telephone-based. Incidentally, I'm myself trying to put some audio clips up - this might do the trick.

Also, send me yr qns, or shall I just use a few from here and credit you? (mail me the answers then)
OK, my new quiz is up, with a couple of your questions, and some audio. No answers this time - yet
I've put the answers up to Quiz 5 - Thanks Anirudha for yr questions, send me more.

Anyone is welcome to contribute qns, clips to me - email on site
Hey Anirudha, i stumbled on to your blog from somewhere. remember me, this is nattu
@Aaman - Thank you Aaman. Checked your site. Cool questions again.

@Natarajan (nattu) - Welcome. Nice hearing from you after ages.I hope you are doing well. Would love to hear from you in detail. Why dont you mail me.
Good to see you on my blog...
And I'm first time on your blog...Great going here..I have a lot of interest in quiz programs...
And I'll definitely come over here again and again...
nice blog....
i am scared of quiz.....
hey are u bengali ?
bhalo thako....
Hey...put up a post on our mutual "friend"...Parnab on my blog titled "A Beautiful Mind"

Ambitie Begint Niks. Helaas.

Wanneer u krediet nodig heeft of een hypotheek?

Of gewoon krediet of een persoonlijke lening, dan zou het kunnen zijn dat de bank doet waar ie gemaakt voor is.

Want, wat doet de bank?

Zelfs voor een doorlopend krediet of voor goedkope hypotheken dan...

Laat hij U meestal zitten.

Het service niveau kan omhoog vindt ik.

Probeer maar eens geld te storten op andermans rekening.

Kan niet!

Wat nou kan niet?

Helaas maar waar. Gaat u lekker zitten.

Ik vroeg mij af, als je om te lenen bij de bank niet slaagt, heb je dan nog kans op geldleningen bij bijvoorbeeld een online bedrijf?

Hartelijk dank.
Hallo Blogger ,

Nu ik this post zo lees, wil ik je vertellen dat ik vrijwel de best site over hypotheken heb gevonden. Je vindt deze site over hypotheken op

Alle info die je nodig hebt. Vraag zelf je eigen hypotheken aan.
Hallo Blogger ,

Nu ik this post zo lees, wil ik je vertellen dat ik vrijwel de best site over hypotheken heb gevonden. Je vindt deze site over hypotheken op

Alle info die je nodig hebt. Vraag zelf je eigen hypotheken aan.
Hallo Blogger ,

Nu ik this post zo lees, wil ik je vertellen dat ik vrijwel de best site over geldlening heb gevonden. Je vindt deze site over geldlening op

Alle info die je nodig hebt. Vraag zelf je eigen geldlening aan.

Heb jij mijn lening blog gezien?
Hallo Blogger ,

Nu ik this post zo lees, wil ik je vertellen dat ik vijwel de best site over geldlening heb gevonden. Je vindt deze site over geldlening op

Alle info die je nodig hebt.
Hi Blogger ,

Heb jij wel eens een lening bij Afab gehad? Ik heb namelijk gehoord dat ze de tweede in Nederland zijn op het gebied van lenen
Dat lijkt me trouwens niet zomaar.
Ik hoop de ervaringen snel te lezen.


Albert Haanstra
Hallo Blogger ,

Wat een mooi blog heb je hier! Succes ermee!

Groetjes Albert krediet
Van Leeuwenhoek Lyceum, Hoofddorp.
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