Brain Teasers… How many can you get right?

Ok these questions may seem a bit beyond our scope, but our resident quizmaster has informed me that we are encouraged to google the answers, so guys and gals, feel free to check: Lehnsherr..

1. He was born on August 11, 1943 in Daryaganj in Delhi. He is from a family of civil servants. His grandfather, Qazi Mohtashimuddin, bought Neharwali Haveli in the old walled city of Delhi where he was born. The haveli, with its high roofs and arches, is believed to have been the home of a “Wazir” (Minister) in the court of Bahadur Shah Zafar.Who is he?

2.Stephen Anthony ………………… was a high school mathematics teacher and sports coach. He was a FIFA referee in the World Cup qualifier between El Salvador and the Netherlands Antilles in 1988. In October 2007 he was awarded the Order of Jamaica, Commander Class, for “outstanding services in the field of sports”. Who are we talking about?

3.In a letter to Ezra Pound, he describes why bulls are better than literary critics: “Bulls don’t run reviews. Bulls of 25 don’t marry old women of 55 and expect to be invited to dinner. Bulls do not get you cited as co-respondent in Society divorce trials. Bulls don’t borrow money. Bulls are edible after they have been killed.” Identify.

4. ……………… …. ..……… is a 1990 power ballad written by Klaus Meine, vocalist of XXXX. It appeared on their 1990 album Crazy World, but did not become a worldwide hit single until 1991. In 2005 the viewers of the German television network ZDF chose this song as the song of the century. It is widely known in Germany as the song of German reunification (and fall of communism in Eastern Europe generally), even though it only rose to popularity two years later. Song?

5.Which famous Automobile manufacturer’s name means “I Roll” in Latin, a reference to Rolled Steel being used in the manufacture of their vehicles??

6.N. S. Raghavan, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh ,Ashok Arora, _____________ & _____________.

7. ________ Diego José Santiago Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Blasco y _________. Fill up the blank

8.Glenn Hoddle, Peter Reid, Kenny Sansom, Terry Butcher, Terry Fenwick & Pe_____ _____on, tell me what happened next??

9.this woman, a descendant of Tipu sultan, was the subject of two books in the last few years. half indian, half american, she was born in Moscow, where her father was performing (as a sufi mystic who was trying to spread peace through music) her childhood was spent in london and paris, and she became a radio broadaster, primarily of children’s stories. when world war 2 broke out, she escaped from paris to england and joined the waaf, where she was spotted by the secret service and sent back to paris as a radio operator, code names madeleine. she was captured in october 1943, tortured for 10 months in german prisons and finally sent to dachau in september 1944, where she died.she was a posthumous george cross awardee, and will probably be the subject of shyam benegal’s next film. who?

10.This epic English poem of anonymous authorship, is the oldest surviving piece of literature in the language. The events described in this poem take place in the late 5th century, after the Anglo-Saxons had begun their migration and settlement in England. It tells the story of X, a hero of the Geats (people from Geatland, modern southern Sweden), who battles three antagonists: Grendel, Grendel’s mother and a dragon. The hero eventually dies in the battle. Just name the poem/hero.

11.Mr. Rachett aka Cassetti, kidnapped and held to ransom, a three year old girl named Daisy Armstrong. He killed her despite receiving the ransom and this led to the death of her grieving parents as well. The family’s maid, who was a police suspect, committed suicide. The retribution that fell on Mr. Ratchett, forms the plot of which famous work of fiction? Also identify the real life incident which inspired the Rachett story.

12.He is one of Britain’s best known entrepreneurs who is known for his enthusiasm and his love for high-risk, high-adventure world record-breaking attempts.He has been a entrepreneur from his childhood days.By the age of 15 he had started two ventures that eventually failed: one growing Christmas trees and another raising budgerigars.He has been involved in a number of world record-breaking attempts .He was knighted by the Queen in 1999 for “services to entrepreneurship” .He also was the star of a reality television show on Fox contestants were tested for their entrepreneurship and sense of adventure. It did not succeed as a rival show to Donald Trump’s The Apprentice and only lasted one season.Can you guess who he is?he does cameos in movies too.

13.James Daly, a theatre manager in Dublin, was challenged by his friends to find a new word which has no meaning at all. The same night Daly called some streetboys and gave them some money and asked them to write the word ‘X’ on the walls of the city. The city woke up the next day to the see ‘X’ written throughout the city. What was X?


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