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Quiz – Study of What?

Friday, November 29th, 2019

Remember when people asked what you wanted to be when you grew up? Remember the confusion as you realized how many options were out there on what career or field you could possibly choose to pursue? As you grew up and settled on a field (or two), you must’ve come to realize as time passed that all those options that you considered as a child were just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many fields of study, and each goes on to have even further classifications and divisions, and specializations, and whatnot. There are experts out there studying everything, from hair, to stars, to microbes, to even eggs. Do you know what the study of any of these fields is called? Take this quiz to find out!

 

1. Hepatology is the study of:

a. Hepatitis     b. Liver    c. Music     d. Fruits

 

2. Oncology is the study of:

a. Cancer    b. Birds     c. Eggs     d. Ears

 

3. Trichology is the study of:

a. Color    b. Eyes    c. Camera    d. Hair

 

4. Philology is the study of:

a. Philosophy    b. Films     c. Languages    d. Baldness

 

5. Oneirology is the study of:

a. Dreams   b. Birds    c. Numbers    d. Diseases

 

6. Pomology is the study of:

a. Sports    b. Fruits    c. Hands    d. Nails

 

7. Pedology is the study of:

a. Languages    b. Soil     c. Children     d. Feet

 

8. Ornithology is the study of:

a. Bones    b. Hair    c. Fungi    d. Birds

 

9. Cosmology is the study of:

a. Universe    b. Cosmetics    c. Stars    d. Comics

 

10. Nephrology is the study of:

a. Death    b. Toxins    c. Kidney    d. Night

 

 

 

 

ANSWERS:

Remember, no peeking!!

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1. (B) Liver

2. (A) Cancer

3. (D) Hair

4. (C) Languages

5. (A) Dreams

6. (B) Frtuis

7. (B) Soil

8. (D) Birds

9. (A) Universe

10. (C) Kidney

 

How’d you do??

Quiz – Do You Know Your National Dishes?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Food. Quite possibly the best word to ever exist, right? I mean, who doesn’t love food? We certainly do! So let’s take a trip around the world, and check out how many of these countries’ national dishes you can guess right. We’ve supplied the food, can you supply the knowledge?

 

Answers are at the bottom. Remember, no peeking. Let’s go!

 

1. Hamburgers

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Image Source – Wikipedia

A. Canada     B. U.S.A.     C. England     D. Italy

 

 

2. Bulgogi

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Image Source – damndelicious.net

A. Japan     B. Malaysia     C. Korea     D. Thailand

 

 

3. Goulash

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Image Source – BBC Good Food

A. Hungary     B. Syria     C. Russia     D. Latvia

 

 

4. Roast Beef and Yorkshire Pudding

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Image Source – Tesco Real Food

A. U.S.A     B. England     C. Ireland     D. Australia

 

 

5. Ackee and Saltfish

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Image Source – That Girl Cooks Healthy

A. Jamaica     B. Barbados     C. Honduras     D. Bermuda

 

 

6. Poutine

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A. France      B. New Zealand      C. Malaysia     D. Canada

 

 

7. Falafel

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Image Source – Swasthi’s Recipes

A. U.S.A.     B. Syria     C. Abu Dhabi     D. Pakistan

 

 

8. Souvlaki

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Image Source – RecipeTin Eats

A. Greece     B. Turkey     C. Spain     D. Abu Dhabi

 

 

9. Paella

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Image Source – wholefoodsmarket.com

A. Mexico      B. Brazil     C. Portugal     D. Spain

 

10. Doner Kebab

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Image Source – Mum in the Madhouse

A. Pakistan     B. Lebanon      C. Turkey     D. Abu Dhabi

 

 

 

Now let’s see how many you managed to get right…..

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And the answers are:

1. U.S.A (B)

2.Korea (C)

3. Hungary (A)

4. England (B)

5. Jamaica (A)

6. Canada (D)

7. Abu Dhabi (C)

8. Greece (A)

9. Spain (D)

10. Turkey (C)

 

How many did you get right?

India Quiz

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

We all love our country, but how much do we really know about India? While it’s true that we learned the basics in school, such as the names of states and their capitals, water bodies, a little bit of history, most of us hardly went beyond our school syllabus to do any discovering all on our own. And as we grew older, we all eventually got caught up in the same old story – higher education, jobs, marriage, family, retirement. And if you ever ask anyone about their ideal vacation spot, chances are, most people will name a foreign location. But why? India is diverse, beautiful, and most of all, waiting for you to discover her. So let’s see how much you know about her, with a quiz about facts about India.

As always, the answers are at the end, but you won’t peek and cheat, will you? No, we know you won’t. Ready, steady, go!

 

Q.1 The highest cricket ground (7500 ft above sea level) in the world is in India. Can you name it and where it is?

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Image source – TourMyIndia

 

Q.2 Who wrote the Indian National Anthem, Jana Gana Mana?

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Image source – Goodreads

 

Q.3 With an altitude of 8,586 meters, which is the highest mountain peak of India?

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Image source – Himalayan Exploration

 

Q.4 Five international championships of this game have been held, and India has won all of them. Which sport are we referring to?

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Image source – South Street Community

 

Q. 5 Switzerland celebrates May 26th as Science Day, to commemorate a visit by which Indian President?

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Image source – Dreamstime

 

Q. 6 India has a floating postal office. Where is it?

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Image source – inmarathi

 

Q.7 Zero was invented by which famous Indian mathematician?

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Image source – Quora

 

Q.8 Farrokh Bulsara was born in India, but went on to change his name and become the lead singer for an International band. What name did he take?

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Image source – Starts at 60

 

Q.9 The world’s hottest chilli is from India. Can you name it?

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Image source – pepperseeds.eu

 

Q.10 What is the national bird of India?

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Image source – Indiamart

 

 

 

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Answers.

1. Chail Cricket Ground in Chail, Himachal Pradesh

2. Rabindranath Tagore

3. Kanchenjunga

4. Kabbadi

5. Dr. ABJ Abdul Kalam

6. Dal Lake, Srinagar

7. Aryabhatta

8. Freddie Mercury

9. Bhut Jolokia

10. Peacock

 

So, how many did you get right? And if you weren’t able to answer at least half of these correctly maybe it’s time to read up a bit about our country. Trust us, India is absolutely fascinating. Try to get to know her a little, we promise she won’t disappoint.

Musical Instruments Quiz – Part II

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

And we’re back with a second round of musical instruments for you to figure out! And if you thought that the last one was too “easy” for you, we promise to make this one a bit more interesting. So are you ready to go?

The answers are at the bottom, but you know the drill. No peeking!

 

Q.1 This instrument might look like a guitar to the untrained eye, but it has only four strings, often made of nylon, and is a native Hawaiian instrument.

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Q.2 This is a native Australian instrument, often made from Eucalyptus timbre.

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Image source – Live Music Management

 

Q.3 It might look like a child’s toy, but it’s really not. What is it?

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Q. 4 This instrument is synonymous with the sound of jazz.

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Image source – Amazon

 

 

Q.5 Can you identify this one?

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Q.6 This is an Indian percussion instrument consisting of bowls filled to certain levels with water.

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Q.7 This one is an ancient Chinese string instrument, and sounds absolutely lovely. The strings are plucked, not strummed.

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Q. 8 This percussion instrument can be played with its sticks or even just using the hands.

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Image source – YouTube

 

Q.9 This Russian folk instrument’s body has jokingly been likened to a Dorito chip. But what’s it called?

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Image source – YouTube

 

Q.10 This brass wind instrument is often found in an orchestra formation.

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And drum roll!!!

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Answers:

1. Ukulele

2. Didgeridoo

3. Kazoo

4. Saxophone

5. Accordion

6. Jal tarang

7. Zither

8. Hapi drum

9. Balalaika

10. French horn

 

So how many did you get right?

 

Musical Instruments Quiz

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

In the words of Friedrich Nietzsche “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Which makes it safe to say that music tends to be involved in most aspects of life. We know you love your music, but how’s your knowledge of instruments? Take this quiz and find out!

Answers are at the end. Be a sport, and don’t peek. Good luck!

 

Q.1 Identify this instrument.

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Q.2 This instrument is native to Scotland. Name it.

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Q.3 How many strings does a guitar typically have?

 

Q.4 What do the black keys on the piano or keyboard signify?

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Image source – iTunes

 

Q.5 Is the following instrument a -

A) Trombone                        B) Tuba                  C) French horn

 

Q.6 An upright bass is also known by what name?

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Q.7 Name this traditional African drum

 

Q.8 Identify this instrument.

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Q.9 The piano is which of the following?

A) String instrument                               B) Wind instrument                                 C) Percussion instrument

 

Q.10 This Indian instrument is traditional played at weddings to mark the auspicious occasion. Can you identify it?

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Answers

Q.1 Violin

Q.2 Bagpipes

Q.3 Six

Q.4 Sharp or flat notes

Q.5 B) Tuba

Q.6 Cello

Q.7 Djembe

Q.8 Harp

Q.9 A) String instrument

Q.10 Shehnai

Coffee Quiz: How well do you know your favorite beverage?

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Do you proclaim coffee to be the only beverage that can brighten up your day? Do you believe it can put a smile on your face? Do you claim to know at least three different ways to prepare your daily brew? If your answer to these three questions is a resounding ‘yes!’ then you’re surely a die-hard coffee lover. But, do you really know your favourite beverage as well as you think you do? Here’s a quick quiz to check your coffee IQ and EQ. How many of these can you get right?

(Answers at the end of the quiz. Don’t cheat!)

  1. Where was coffee first discovered?

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  • Ethiopia
  • Turkey
  • Brazil
  • Columbia
  1. Where do you find coffee beans?

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  • On the bush
  • On vines
  • On trees
  • At the roots of the coffee plant
  1. What is the colour of a ripe coffee bean?

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  • Black
  • Green
  • Red
  • Brown
  1. How large is a shot of espresso?

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  • 30 ml
  • 35 ml
  • 37 ml
  • 40 ml
  1. What type of coffee is equal parts espresso, steamed milk and foam?

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  • Cappuccino
  • Flat white
  • Latte
  • Macchiato
  1. A cappuccino is called so because it’s colour resembles:

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  • The walls of the Capuchin crypt in Rome
  • The robes of Capuchin monks
  • The colour of the fur of the Capuchin monkey
  • The Italian puccino meaning “light brown one”

Answers:

1. Ethiopia

2. On the bush

3. Red

4. 30 ml

5. Capuccino

6. The robes of Capuchin monks

Has this quiz made you thirsty for coffee? Step in to QTube Cafe and enjoy a warm cuppa Joe for free! You can also pull out a book from our well-stocked library shelf to go with your coffee.

Poetry Puzzle – Can you Guess the Poem?

Friday, October 7th, 2016

We’ve often played games that require us to guess the name of a movie or a song. But, we’ve never tried doing the same when it comes to poems. Why? Because it’s hard; it’s hard to guess the name of a poem just by hearing a few lines from it. The lines might seem familiar, and we could swear we’ve heard them before, but, the name of the poem stubbornly evades us. Isn’t it frustrating to realize you can’t remember the name of a poem you spent days reading and trying to understand? Well, the only way to get better at this game is by quizzing ourselves incessantly and untiringly. Slowly, we’ll surely be able to name at least the few famous ones we’ve read even if our only clue is a couple of lines from one of its verses.

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Here are key verses from five well-known poems. How many of these poems can you name? (Answers shared at the end, but no cheating!)

1.

“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;

Conspiring with him how to load and bless

With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run”

(Hint: The poem pays tribute to a season in which trees lose their verdant coats!)

2.

“Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight

Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

(Hint: The poem urges the reader to put up a tough fight against the universal leveller – death)

3.

“The caged bird sings with a fearful trill

Of things unknown but longed for still

And his tune is heard on the distant hill for

The caged bird sings of freedom.”

(Hint: The realization you reach after reading the poem)

4.

“Exult O shores, and ring O bells!

But I with mournful tread,

Walk the deck my Captain lies,

Fallen cold and dead.”

(Hint: Robbin Williams takes the name of this poem on as a nickname in the movie Dead Poets Society)

5.

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,

starving hysterical naked,

dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking

for an angry fix,

angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly

connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,”

(Hint: ‘Yowl’ works as a good synonym for the title)

 

Answers:

  1. Ode to Autumn – John Keats, 2. Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night – Bob Dylan, 3. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou, 4. O Captain! My Captain! – Walt Whitman, 5. Howl – Allen Ginsberg

Creative Quotient Quiz: Are you the Creative Type?

Friday, August 5th, 2016

It is a known fact that creative people are different from the rest. People find them loonier, lonelier and mostly, lost. But, they aren’t really any of these, for they’re actually just absorbed in their own little creative worlds, thinking up something fabulous. So, do you get picked on for daydreaming too much, or for running away from human contact like a mouse flees a cat? Well, maybe you’re a creative person then. Here’s a a quiz to help you check whether you are one or not. Answer these questions truthfully.

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If you’ve chosen mostly A’s, then congrats! You are a creative person. So, wear your quirks proudly on your sleeve for that’s what makes you stand out in the crowd, and in your field.

If you’ve chosen mostly B’s, you’re an analytical person and you tend to be systematic, well-organized and deliberate. You value discipline and this helps you complete tasks on time, always. However, remember to let your hair down once in a while too, for YOLO, you know. :)