Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fortnightly Quiz-284

1 Which party recently won the Uttar Pradesh Assembly poll with a clear mandate after more than 14 years?

2 Who has been elected President of France?

3 From which place did India’s First War of Independence begin?

4 Name the three persons of Indian origin who figure in the Time magazine’s coveted list of 100 most influential people.

5 Which Hollywood film recently shattered all previous US box office records, grossing a whopping $148 million in its opening weekend?

6 Name the world’s biggest passenger aircraft — with a seating capacity up to 850 — that was in India recently ?

7 Who is the recipient of Ramon Magsaysay Award for activating India’s Right to Information Movement (RTI) and empowering the poorest to fight corruption?

8 Which only aircraft carrier in the Indian Navy recently completed its two decades of service?

9 Name the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.

10Where is the world’s second longest beach situated?

11Name the President of the World Bank?

12Name the world’s highest bridge with a height of 343m, connecting Paris with the Mediterranean coast.

13Who led England to victory in the 1966 Football World Cup final?

14Name India’s national game.

15Which country won the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament for the fifth time recently?



School address……………..

Winners of quiz 283: The first prize by draw of lots goes to Gunveen Grewal, XII-B, Army Public School, Beas, km stone 49, PO Dhilwan, district Kapurthala, Punjab-144804. Second: Yogesh Jain, VI-B, DAV Public School, BRS Nagar, Ludhiana-141001 Third: Anupreet Kaur, XII-G, Kundan Vidya Mandir, Civil Lines, Ludhiana -141001.

Answers to quiz 283: Italy; Eleven; Gliese 581; Stephen Hawking; Boris Yeltsin; 2006; 46; April 24; Mauritius; Tibet; 2010; Steve Bucknor; Australia; Glenn McGrath; Glenn McGrath

Cash awards of Rs 400, 300 and 200 are given to the first, second and third prize winners, respectively. These are sent at the school address.

Note: Kindly mention the pincode of your place to facilitate the delivery of the prize money.

Answers can also be sent at

— Tarun Sharma