Question 22

Posted September 22, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Famous Works


X is known as ‘La Gioconda’. It is a portrait painted in oil during the Italian Renaissance. The work is currently owned by the government of France and is on display at the Louvre in Paris. X is named for Lisa del Giocondo, a member of the Gherardini family of Florence and Tuscany and the wife of wealthy Florentine silk merchant Francesco del Giocondo. The painting was commissioned for their new home and to celebrate the birth of their second son, Andrea. Name X?


Question 21

Posted September 20, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Famous People


Who was the famous French seer or prophet who lived between 1503 and 1566. He predicted the great fire of London, the coming of Luis Pasteur, General Franco and the civil war in Spain and most remarkably that an Austrian named Hister(Hitler) would lead Germany in a great war, but would eventually be defeated.

Question 20

Posted September 20, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Clothing

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What article of dress or clothing comes in the following forms:  ‘Domino’, ‘Cardinal’, ‘Pelegrine’, ‘Mantle’, ‘Dolman’ and ‘Inverness’?

Question 19

Posted September 20, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Information Technology, Open Source


X was named after the South African ethical ideology “humanity towards others” and is distributed as a free and open source software. It is currently sponsored by a UK based company Canonical Ltd, owned by Mark Shuttleworth. Its upcoming version Karmic Koala is scheduled for release in late October, 2009. What is X?

Question 18

Posted September 19, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Information Technology


This company is headquartered in Round Rock, Texas and is a giant in manufacturing desktops. Its origin goes back to 1984 when its founder dropped out of Texas University to follow his passion and founded “PCs Limited”. Which company am I talking about?

Question 17

Posted September 18, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Cricket, Sports

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X was the first player to ever use an aluminium bat. He used it during a 1979 test match against England. The English captain Mike Brearley complained to the umpires that the bat was damaging the ball and they had an animated discussion with X for almost 10 minutes after which X threw the “offending lump of metal fully 40 yards towards the pavilion”, and grudgingly took a wooden bat. Who is X?

Question 16

Posted September 17, 2009 by jmburman
Categories: Game


Y is a board game published by the Parker Brothers. According to Hasbro ever since the game was patented in 1935 more than 750 million people have played it, making it the most played board game in the world. Games Magazine has also inducted the game into its hall of fame. The mascot for the game is a moustached man wearing a monocle and morning dress named Rich Uncle Pennybags. He is often refered to as Mr. Y. What is Y?