Thursday, November 10, 2011

11th October 2011

1. January this year the Faculty of Visual Arts of Colombo opened a new art gallery in the campus
with an exhibition of work by its students and lecturers. This gallery is expected to broaden the space for contemporary art in Sri Lanka. This gallery was named after a great pioneer of the art education of Sri Lanka.
What is the name of this gallery?

2. File:Equatorial Convention centre.jpg The 17th SAARC summit is currently being held in Maldives. What is the exact venue of the SAARC summit this year?

3. The SAARC youth award is an award awarded to outstanding individuals from the saarc region. The award is based on specific themes which apply to each year. In 2010 a Sri Lankan youth won this award for her outstanding contribution for the protection of environment and mitigation of climate change. 
What was the name of this climate champion?

4.In June 2003 the American Film Institute announced Anthony Hopkins  as the no #1 movie villain for his role in 1991 OSCAR winning movie 'The Silence of the Lambs'. In the film he portrayed the character created by Thomas Harris as a cannibalistic serial killer. What was the name of this character?  

5. In 1947 a Japanese theoretical physicist won the Nobel prize for physics becoming the first Japanese to win a Nobel prize.He received the prize after the discovery of the 'Pion' or the Pi Meson which was predicted by him.
Who was this physicist?

6. ' To kill a Mocking Bird' was a Pulitzer winning novel published in 1960. The novel has become a classic of modern American Literature. The book was adopted into an oscar winning film in 1962. Who was the author of this influential novel which discusses the aspects of racial inequality which were prevailing in America?

7. One of the greatest boxers of all times passed away on November 7th because of a cancer. He was the bitter rival of Muhammad Ali in the famous 1975 boxing match known as Thrilla in Manila. His boxing record included an astounding 32 wins in a total of 37 matches. Who was this famous boxer?

8.File:Paul C├ęzanne, Les joueurs de carte (1892-95).jpg This was a famous painting done by French Post Impressionist artist Paul Cezanne. Can you identify this painting?

9. Considered in her times as the best female athlete this Mexican athlete made history by becoming the first woman ever to light the Olympic cauldron at the 1968 Mexico City olympics. What was the name of this athlete?

10. This is the longest river in Italy having its origins in the Cottian Alps. What is the name of this river?

11. This was the year of Michaelangelos death and the birth of William Shakespeare. Can you identify the year?

12. File:Michelangelo Caravaggio 065.jpgThis beautiful youth depicted in Greek mythology was so beautiful that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis saw this and attracted him to a pool where he saw his own reflection in water and fell in love with it. Unable to leave his reflection he died there. Who is this mythical character?

13. The gunpowder plot was a failed assassination attemt against King James 1 and vi of Scotland. The conspirators planned to blow up the House of Lords. However the plan was revealed to authorities and Guy Fawkes, one of the conspirators was discovered guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder. Up to this day the English commemorate this historical event on the Guy Fawkes Day or the Bonfire Night. What was the historical date on which Gunpowder plot was scheduled to be carried out?

14. Who is the current secretary general of the SAARC. She is the first woman to hold the position as well as the youngest person to hold the post?

15. A subglacial lake is a lake under a glacier typically an ice cap or ice sheet. What is the largest subglacial lake in the world which is found in Antartica?
The answers for the questions will be published next week.

Answers to the questions of last week

1. Richard Phillips Feynman
3.The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade or Marat- Sade
4. Mazhar Majeed
5. Fred Shuttlesworth
6. Lotus Pond
7. Iago
8. Alexander Hamilton
9. Mona Simpson
10. Mikio Oda
11. C.P. de Silva
12. 6 Pennies
13. Macau
14. Rosetta Stone
15. 1843


  1. J.D.A Perera
    Dr. Death
    5.Hideki Yukawa
    6.(nelle) Harper Lee
    7.mathaka nae
    13. "Remember remember 5th of November, Gunpowder trason and plot"

  2. 6 correct.
    4. Hannibal Lecter or Hannibal the Cannibal
    7. Joe Frazier
    8. 1564
    13. It was 05 Nov 1605 to be precise ( Loved V for Vendetta )