Thursday, November 17, 2011

18th November 2011

1. The Sri Lankan woman you see in the photograph had been working at the IMF
since 1984 till she recently retired in September this year. She worked as the Senior assistant to several IMF managing directors including the controversial Dominique Strauss-Kahn. What is her name?

2. The 19th ASEAN summit is currently being held in Bali, Indonesia from 14th to 19th December. The first ASEAN summit was also held in Bali. Then host leader was president Suharto. In which year was the first ASEAN summit held?

3. The ASEAN day is celebrated on August 8 every year to celebrate the Association's origin in 1967. Founding document of ASEAN was signed by the original 5 member nations namely Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. What is the name used to refer to the founding document of ASEAN?

4. Currently there are 10 memeber nations in ASEAN. ( Brunei, vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar plus the original five). However negotiations are underway to admit two new countries into the association. What are these 2 countries?

File:Bpp logo.PNG5. Founded in California in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale this organisation was an African American revolutionary organisation. It was active in the US from 1966 until 1982. FBI director J. Edgar Hoover called the party " the greatest threat to the internal security of the country" What was the name of this controversial party?

6. File:Andy Serkis 2011 CC.jpg 
The English actor you see in the picture played many popular roles including Gollum in Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong in the 2005 remake and the character of the Chimpanzee Caesar in the 2011 movie Rise of the planet of apes. Can you identify him?

7. In which Shakespeare play do you find the famous lines "To be or not to be, that is the question"?

8. In which city would you find the Uffizi art gallery, home to some of the world's finest paintings?

9. In which country would you find lake Balkash?

10. File:Sandro Botticelli - La nascita di Venere - Google Art Project.jpg
This painting by Sandri Botticelli is currently placed in the Uffizi art gallery. Can you identify it?

11. The Kingdom of Denmark consists of Denmark and two other self governing dependencies. One of them is Greenland. What is the name of the other island group situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic ocean?

12. A high IQ society is an organization which limits its membership to people who are within a certain high percentile of Intelligence Quotient. What is the name of the oldest and the largest high IQ society of the world founded in 1946?

File:Deep Blue.jpg13. In a spectacular chess match between Gary Kasparov (then world chess champion) and an IBM chess computer in 1997 the computer beat Kasparov. This has since been called the most spectacular chess event in history. What was the name of this computer?

14. This musical group which topped the musical charts between 1972 to 1982 was the first pop group to come from a non English speaking country (namely Sweden) and to enjoy consistent success in the charts of the English speaking countries. They are the fourth best selling music artists in the history of recorded music behind only Elvis Presley, The Beatles and Michael Jackson. What was the name of this band?

15. Who won the 1973 tennis match 'Battle of the sexes' defeating Bobby Riggs. She was also an advocate against sexism in sports and society?

Answers to the questions of last week

1. J.D.A. Perera art Gallery
2. Equatorial Convention Centre - Addu city
3. Anoka Primrose Abeyrathne
4.Dr. Hannibal Lecter or Hannibal the Cannibal
5. Hideki Yukawa
6. Harper Lee
7. Joe Frazier
8. The Card Players
9.Enriquetta Basilio
10. river Po
11. 1564
12. Narcissus
13. O5th of November 1605
14. Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed
15. Lake Vostok


  1. i know only two answers
    10.Birth of Venus
    15.Billie Jean King

  2. 2.1978
    10. The Birth of Venus
    13. Deep blue
    14. ABBA.
    15. Billy Jean King

  3. You got 6.
    2.1976 not 78
    8. Florence(Italy is one hell of a Country)