Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Fortnightly Quiz-288

1 Who recently emulated Bjorn Borg by winning the Wimbledon men’s singles title for the fifth time in a row?

2 Name the world’s largest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

3 Who elects the Vice-President of India?

4 Which historic monument in New Delhi was recently added to the Unesco-designated World Heritage Sites?

5 Which Indian monument was recently voted as one of the seven wonders of the world in a global poll?

6 In which city of Pakistan is Lal Masjid situated?

7 Which country has the second fastest growing travel and tourism economy in the world?

8 Who is the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?

9 What is the capital of Scotland?

10Which country recently returned about 375 smuggled star-patterned tortoises to India?

11Name the IAF Wing Commander who recently became the first Indian to fly across the Bering Sea, linking Russia with North America, in a microlight aircraft?

12What is Bangladesh’s lowest Test innings score?

13How many batsmen have scored five or more double hundreds in Test cricket history?

14Who is the only batsman to have scored more than 15,000 runs in One-day international cricket?

15Who won the women’s singles Wimbledon title for the fourth time recently?



School address……………..

Winners of quiz 287: The first prize by draw of lots goes to Parul Setia, 8th, Holy Angels School, Rajpura-140401. Second: Mukesh Kumar ‘Gola’, XI (non-med), Dayanand Sr Sec School, Hodal, district Faridabad-121106. Third: Aastha, IX-C, CL Kapoor Memorial Public School, Kahan Niwas, The Mall, Solan-173212.

Answers to quiz 287: October 2; ‘Sivaji — The Boss’; Neelam Sanjiva Reddy; Mt Qomolangma; CPM; Mumbai; Salman Rushdie; Sunita Williams; Tirana; Meghalaya; 30; China; New Delhi; Bhavik Gandhi; India

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.

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— Tarun Sharma