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     NOTICE: We have decided to move to Wordpress for reasons stated below. We request you to continue the response and support you have been giving us.

    From now on, you can find us at www.quizzicallyours.wordpress.com

    A hearty welcome to the quizzer in you, currently visiting Quizzically Yours. With more than 250 questions posted during 2010, Quizzically Yours has always been one of the most dynamic blogs around (at least from our side). For quite some time we the Blog Admins, though happy with response the blog has been getting, have been thinking about the limits of having a conventional quiz blog. So, when trying to get the blog moving and make it even more happening, we found out that it is really the participation from you that mattered the most. As a result, we have taken inspiration from the mother source of all quizzes, the great Wikipedia and have realized the potential of an open source quiz blog community.

    We had to make this transition from Blogger to WordPress to accommodate difficulties which may arise with managing the user roles. Even though we did post the questions you had previously sent us, we felt that if you could post the questions directly on the blog, it would encourage more users to contribute to the community. From now on, anyone can share their posts to the site at their own will.

    To be able to post, all you need to do is send a request email to quizzicallyours@gmail.com. The blog moderators will add you as a fellow author of this blog and from then on it becomes your own responsibility to manage your posts.
    We request the fellow authors not to spam* the website. Any content which is considered as spam will be removed by the moderators immediately and might lead to permanent removal of the user from the site.

    We feel that the biggest positive of this change is the option provided to you for posting a question without actually creating a new blog for yourself. Although this way of wiki-quizzing does seem to have a lot of potential, its on you that its success rides on.

    *according to section 42, spam is defined as any material that isn’t related to the world of quizzing. Other quiz bloggers are encouraged to promote their own blogs and do try posting your questions here. Notifications on any quiz being organized by you are most welcome.

    Quizzically Yours,
    Blog Admins

    Questions from you (satya saha)



    1.Connect and give fundae.

    2.What unique distinction does this head of state hold?

    Legal Matters ...

    1)The recently passed law in US allowing homosexuals to be part of the army troops is known by this phrase. the phrase has 3 parts. The first part mandates that military or appointed officials will not ask about or require members to reveal their sexual orientation. The second part states that a member may be discharged for claiming to be a homosexual or bisexual or making a statement indicating a tendency towards or intent to engage in homosexual activities. The third part establishes what is minimally required for an investigation to be initiated. A fourth part was was added to the policy later. It ensures that the military will not allow harassment or violence against service members for any reason.

    Now only the first 2 parts are used to denote the law. Give the phrase.

    2) Kalaga Prabhu, a Goud Saraswat Brahmin merchant from Cochin was the foremost among the Konakani merchants in Cochin. As punishment for conspiring with the Mysorean king Hyder Ali to overthrow the king of Cochin, Kalaga Prabhu and his son Chorda Prabhu were arrested by the Dutch and exiled with their families for life to the Cape of Good Hope in 1771. What is significant about this?

    Questions from you (satya saha)


    1.He holds the distinction of being the first and only Indian to be 'something'. Who's this?


    3.What 'nickname' did this 19th century American criminal earn for himself from a Scotland Yard detective due to his famed exploits? (Hint : British historian Ben Macintyre has penned a book about him.)

    Questions by you ( from Satya Saha)


    1.Claim to fame of the book?

    2.Identify the controversial founder of a popular Swedish site.

    3.The dargah of Sufi saint Bu Ali Shah Qalandar is located nearby this place. This place was renovated by the British in 1866. Whose simple unadorned tomb is this?




    "I have _______ ______, and no hatred. None of the police who have monitored, arrested and interrogated me, the prosecutors who prosecuted me, or the judges who sentence me, are my enemies. While I’m unable to accept your surveillance, arrest, prosecution or sentencing, I respect your professions and personalities, including ____ and ______ who act for the prosecution at present. I was aware of your respect and sincerity in your interrogation of me on December 3.

    For hatred is corrosive of a person’s wisdom and conscience; the mentality of enmity can poison a nation’s spirit, instigate brutal life and death struggles, destroy a society’s tolerance and humanity, and block a nation’s progress to freedom and democracy. I hope therefore to be able to transcend my personal vicissitudes in understanding the development of the state and changes in society, to counter the hostility of the regime with the best of intentions, and defuse hate with love....

    I do not feel guilty for following my constitutional right to freedom of expression, for fulfilling my social responsibility as a _______ citizen. Even if accused of it, I would have no complaints."

    Statement written by X to be read at his trial. Identify X. All the blanks are NOT the same.

    2) Historically it is believed that the first ______ were staged by Megha Bhagat, one of the disciples of Tulsidas in about 1625 AD, though there are some evidence of its existence in some form before the creation of this version as well.

    Some scholars believe its first appearance somewhere between 1200 and 1500 AD. Later according to some, Akbar is said to have watched a performance. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu once he got carried away while performing in ______ in Puri, thus proving the existence of _______, before it was reported in literature.

    Though it would safe to conclude that its implosion into the Hindi heartland, happened only after the literature was written in the people's language Ayadhi. Earlier the text were in Sanskrit which excluded much of masses from experiencing the inspirational saga,.

    What fills the blanks?

    1) Liu Xiabao

    2) Ram Lila plays

    Questions from Satya Saha

    1. The illustration depicts a 16th century Indian ruler's first meeting with a local dancer in his kingdom. Identify the lady.

    2. Overlooking the Bay of Bengal, this 19th century fort was built by a Maratha ruler to commemorate what event? It derives its name from the word 'minaret'.

    3. This guy, who was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME, has quite a way with words. Name him.

    4. Identify the person bowling. (Hint: 'God help us' err... 'God is Great')

    See comments for answers



    Sorry could not put it any better.

    kapinjal is correct...
    The funda is that this particular pic of Bernie Ecclestone was used in a print ad
    by Hublot to promote their watches.
    It's a pretty interesting story how the ad came about. For more, read this.

    Yagnyesh came close too.