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Saturday, July 30, 2011

OQ #76

A continuation of the previous quiz.

1. FITB and identify the guy quoted:

You are right, _________. That is just what I am, a maniac. All the greatest men are maniacs. They are possessed by a mania that drives them towards their goal. The great scientists, the philosophers, the religious leaders – all maniacs.”

2. Paint Your Wagon is a 1969 musical which has a song “I Talk to the Trees, But They Don’t Listen to Me.” Which unlikely star sang this song?


OQ #75:
1. The Coppola family. Nicolas Cage is the nephew of Francis Ford Coppola and Talia Shire, who are siblings.
cracked by Sundaram and YoPai

2. The only instance when a Nobel prize-winning author (Ernest Hemingway) was adapted for the screen by another Nobel-winning author (William Faulkner).
nobody got it.

3. according to, the most number of goof-ups in films.
cracked by Asok

Thursday, July 28, 2011

OQ #75

A Hollywood quiz, courtesy Senthil.

1. Connect.

2. To Have and Have Not (1945) is a movie with a unique distinction that may never be repeated, what?

3. What list? (only the top 5 shown)
  • Apocalypse Now (1979) - 390
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - 296
  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - 289
  • Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) - 267
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - 262.


OQ #74:
Indeed, it is Anders Behring Breivik, prime suspect behind the horrific Norway blasts. Interestingly he claims he is inspired by Hindutva ideologies.
cracked by Shtud and Sundaram

Monday, July 25, 2011

OQ #74

Just the one for today, and a simple one at that.

Identify the businessman at the left, seen here with his half-sister and mother.


OQ #73:
1. Eleanor Thornton, who modelled for the Spirit of Ecstasy, the flying lady on the hood of a Rolls-Royce.
cracked by Kartik and Shtud.

2. Google+
cracked by Shtud

3. RD Burman, and the book is RD Burman: The Man, The Music by Aniruddha Bhattarcharjee and Balaji Vittal.
cracked by Kartik and Shtud on second attempt

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A Quiz of High Caliber

What more can one expect from the man named Shyam Kumar? :)
Shyam's quiz, conducted today.

Here is the ppt for those who missed it.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crucible winners, yet again.

The CQC congratulates the Tirupur Tughlaqs, Yogesh and Ashok, for pulling off yet another win of the Coimbatore edition of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz.
Hat-trick it is!

Jun's Farewell

Arjun Mohan, secretary of the CQC, is off to Pune to do things at Symbiosis University. These are the ppt's of his farewell quiz, conducted last Sunday, for those who missed it. Unfortunately, he wasn't able to conduct the quiz due to some prior commitments, so it was mastered by Toodlechu.
All the best, Jun!

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OQ #73

Yes, yes, I know there've been no posts for a while. The moderator apologizes, yet again :|


1. The lady in the picture was an inspiration for a famous logo, and was created by an English sculptor in 1909. Identify the lady and the logo.

2. Recent funda: Which project was initially named Emerald Sea?

3. "Today, modernity and dignity have become an either/or matter. But you don't have that in X's music. His music is modern, cool and has a certain dignity; there is nothing cheap about it."
excerpt from Javed Akhtar's foreword of a particular book. Who is he talking about, and what is the name of the book?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Of X's, Y's, Z's and @'s

Today's CQC session saw Anjan aka Toodles run a (predominantly) lit-ent quiz (with a little bit of mythology and sports thrown in). 40 questions and an LVC. Here is the ppt for those of you who missed it. Enjoy!