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Friday, July 28, 2006

Visual Quiz # 03 (Identify celebrities)

After a long hiatus, here is another Visual quiz. Set of 10 visuals.

1. Identify the cricketers in action. Explain the incident please.

Ans: Dennis Lille & Sunil Gavaskar. Instead of me explaining the incident, you can watch here in

(Thanks to Suchintan Chatterjee for forwarding the link)

2. Identify the cricketer. Clues: Yorkshire, England, died due to a type of lung cancer.

Ans: Fred Trueman

3. Easy one. Identify this celebrity

Ans: Amrish Puri

4. Another Simple one.
Identify both (0.5 pts for each)

Ans: Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert (I thought it was easy, but not cracked by many)

5. Not so easy. Clues: American born - Indian origin, recieved monetary help from Pamela

Ans: Mohini Bharadwaj. Some guessed this lady to be a porn star.

6. Another not so easy. Clues: England, South Africa, Aparthied

Ans: Basil D'Oliveira. A very gud non-white cricketer during his times, he had to move to England in 1960. He got his British citizenship in 1966 and was about to be selected to 1968-69 england tour of SA. He was initially kept out due to political reasons. But he was re-instated when one of the England selectors dropped out. SA was dead against his inclusion in the visiting england team, and all the harakiri that followed ensured that South Africa is kept out of World Cricket for a period of around 20 years.

7. Identify both. Clue: Bus

Ans: Rosa Parks with Martin Luther King. She is the lady who was arrested for refusing to give her bus seat for a white man.

8. Every easy. Identify the cricketer in "action".

Ans: Javed Miandad. Bowler was Dennis Lillee. If anybody has a link to a vdo of this incident, please inform me.

Copy pasting from wikipedia. Here is a description of what happened.

Described as "one of the most undignified incidents in Test history", the clash between Lillee and Pakistani batsman Javed Miandad in 1981 was especially explosive. Miandad turned Lillee behind square for a single, and in completing an easy run, he collided with the bowler.

Eyewitnesses agreed that Lillee was to blame and most observed that he had deliberately moved into the batsman's path. According to Lillee, Miandad struck him from behind with his bat. Lillee then turned to confront Miandad, and Miandad lifted his bat above his head as if to strike him.

The unedifying images of Tony Crafter, the umpire, stepping in to hold back Lillee while Miandad wielded his bat like a deranged javelin thrower were beamed around the world. The Australian Board acted, reducing the fine fixed by players from A$200 to A$120 and adding a two-match ban. Cynics noted that the punishment ensured that Lillee missed two fairly low-key one-day internationals, and none of the Tests

9. A toughie. Clues: Started a business conglomorate in Chennai, former Finance Minister of India, Maps :)

Ans: TT Krishnamachari (TTK). Not sure if 'maps' is a good clue. My Geography teacher in school used to insist us to buy "TTK" brand maps and not other brands.

10. Identify this techie. Clues: Popular site is named after him.

Ans: Orkut Buyukkokten. Need to admit that I Was surprised when many cracked this easily. This guy's website..

By the way my orkut profile is

The scores (not in any particular order)

Jaikarpan 8
Santanu Dey 9 (kudos for taking the top honors)
Guru Rajan 4.5
karthik narayan 4.5
Ramji Sundararajan 7
rameshbabupv 5.5
Jacob Dijo 6
rajesh mohan 8.5
kaushik saha 6
amaresh patil 2
mindfree7 4
Anand Shankar 3
Indranil Adak 5.5
Arijit Mukhopadhyay 4.5
Pranav Wankawala 4
Sathya Narayanan 4
Abhra Dutta 7
AmEyA MaRdOlKaR 3
sangeeth ravindran 4
Sachin g_o_v_i 6
nikhil ranade 4.5
lewin sivamalai 5
Brij 5 (U got TTK wrong even after google :) appreciate that u admitted using google)

Suchintan Chatterjee 7 (Thanks for the link sir)
Pallavi Roy 9 (kudos for taking the top honors)

Puneet Rohidekar 4 (arey... har sawaal ka tumne aadha jawab diya.. humara next quiz tu conduct karega kya?)

Bajpai, Vaibhav 8
Anurag Singh 6.5
Vijay Chada 6
kiran c.s 3
S K triviayogi 8.5
Praveen Laxmeswar 7
Rohan Nair 8
Praveen GT 5
Husain Poonawala 4
Sadashiv N 6
Mayukh Bose 5
Biren Gandhi 4
Atul patel 2
Chandan Shahi 6
Ananth K 4.5