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By Sweety Sharma, Alpha-I, Greater Noida

 

    Are you a dog lover?

    If yes, then you must know that..... 

  • Which regal hounds, bred to course game across mountanious terrain, used to be premier hunters of leopards.
  • Which is the little German Spitz better known as.
  • Which is the only breed of dog that cannot bark.
  • What breed of Indian wild dog does Mowgli attack with bees in Kipling’s novel, The Second Jungle Book.
  • What dog gets its name from the German for a pool and means ‘water dog’.
  • Which breed of dog was called ‘Firehouse Dog’, having been the mascot of American fire stations for a long time.
  • Which breed of dog does the Indian Syndicate Bank have as its logo.
  • What ferocious breed was bred by German butchers to herd cattle.
  • What breed of salt and pepper terriers is named after a character in Sir Walter Scott’s, Guy Mannering.
  • What breed of wolfhound did Russian nobleman prize for their skill in hunting.
  • In Scotland, which breed of dog is most commonly used to herd sheep.
  • Which breed was developed by a tax collector in the village of Apolda in Germany in the late 19th century as a fearless protection dog.
  • Which ancient breed of dog did St Hubert, patron saint of hunters, and his monks develop in the 7th century AD.
  • Which breed of little dogs was allowed access to the British Parliament by a decree issued by king Charles II.
  • Which canine is the descendant of an ancient breed of dog called Techichi, which was integral to the rituals of ancient Toltecs and Aztecs.
  • Which wild dog, also called Warragal, has contributed to the extermination of the native Tasmanian wolf and Tasmanian devil.
  • Which dog did monks of a Swiss monastery breed to rescue people trapped in snowfalls.
  • Which popular lap dog, with a long body and short legs, was originally bred to crawl down badger holes.
  • Which canine family includes the small breeds maltese, havanese and Bolognese.
  • In 1894, which breed of dog did Sir Dudley Marjoribanks first develop as an excellent companion for humans.

     

 

Are you a fan of Big B …. Amitabh Bachchan?

If yes, then do you  know…..

  • For playing which character did Bachchan win his first Filmfare award.
  • Which of Bachchan’s films takes its title from a poem by his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
  • In the credits of Shahenshah, who is given credit for the story idea.
  • In the film Satte pe Satta, after which day of the week was the character played by Bachchan named.
  • What was the recurrent nightmare motif of the central character played by Bachchan in the film Zanjeer.
  • Which Bachchan film was based on the 1941 Frank Capra classic with Gary Cooper,meet John Doe.
  • Who has directed Bachchan in as many movies as Manmohan Desai, eight in all.
  • Which was the first, of eight films, in which Bachchan acted with Jaya Bachchan.
  • Which number was inscribed on the badge of the porter played by Bachchan in Deewar, as a good luck talisman.
  • In a guest appearance in the film Gol Maal, for which movie was Bachchan ostensibly shooting.
  • Which 1973 O.P. Ralhan film had Bachchan enacting a double role for the first time.
  • In which 1974 murder mystery does Bachchan use his own name-Amit Srivastava.
  • Which versatlile poet and actor wrote the story for the off beat Bachchan film Aalaap.
  • Which comedian directed and produced the 1978 Bachchan film Besharam.
  • The Tamil film Orur Kaathiyan Diary was remade into which Hindi film starring Bachchan.
  • In which 1979 film did Bachchan make his singing debut.
  • Which is the only film in which Bachchan has played a mute character.
  • Which line and song did Bachchan borrow from the hit Bobby mcferin single in Toofan.
  • Which was he first film in which Bachchan had the screen name Tiger.
  • Which Bachchan film was based on the Chasnala mine tragedy of 1975.

 

 

Are you an admirer of  Indira Gandhi?

If yes, then do you know?

  • Which is Indira Gandhi’s ancestral village, located in the Kashmir valley.
  • After which member of the family was Indira named.
  • At which city did Indira attend L’ecole Internationale.
  • In support of which nationalist and freedom fighter did the Indira led ‘Vanar sena’ organize a strike in schools on September 13,1930.
  • Which was the first school she attended as a boarder.
  • At which airport did she sit astride Jawaharlal’s shoulders to see charles Lindberghg’s arrival.
  • Where was Indira with her mother in the summer of 1928 when Jawaharlal wrote the first of his educative Letters of a Father to a Daughter.
  • What was the name of the Left wing dominated students organization at Oxford which Indira joined before World War II.
  • Which Booker prize winner, who once studied with her at Oxford, said that ‘Indira was regarded by us as a princess with some sort of destiny.’
  • Where was Indira interred after arrest during the 1942 Quit India movement.
  • In 1955, which congress President invited Indira Gandhi to become a member of the congress Working committee, eventually to be replaced by her.
  • Feroz Gandhi’s revelations regarding corruption in the Life Insurance Corporation led to the resignation of which Union Cabinet Minister in 1958.
  • What decisions by the Indira led ministry in 1966 resulted in the Congress working Committee, for the first time in its history, denouncing its own government for the decision.
  • On which losing candidate’s election petition was Indira’s 1971 election to the Lok Sabha set aside by the Allahabad High Court.
  • Which associate of her father wrote in his diary on her declaration of Emergency in 1975 that she has certainly grown too big for her boots and is being tough and difficult with everybody.
  • In 1975, which Congressman was quoted as having said.’Indira is India, India is Indira, the two are inseparable.
  • In 1977, which spiritual guru at Hardwar gave Indira Gandhi a rosary of 108 rudraksha berries to wear.
  • Which former Karnataka Chief Minister did Indira defeat at Chikmagalur in the 1980 Lok Sabha elections.
  • In 1982, which French University honoured Indira by awarding her an honorary degree of ‘Doctor of Letters’.
  • In 1983, from whom did Indira take over as the Chairman of the Non Aligned movement in new Delhi.

 

Are you  crazy for TITANIC?

If yes, then do you know….

  • Which company built the Titanic & presented it to the public as ‘the unsinkable ship.
  • In 1902, which American financier bought the White Star Line Company from Bruce Ismay & brought in the money to build three Olympic class liners including the titanic.
  • Who designed the Titanic.
  • At which shipyard was the Titanic built.
  • Which novel, published in 1898, uncannily presaged the name & size of the Titanic and even the location of the iceberg damage to it.
  • What was the name given to the route which the titanic was taking to North America.
  • With which vessel did the Titanic almost collide, while leaving the harbour on her maiden voyage.
  • How many watertight compartments constituted the double-bottomed hull of the Titanic.
  • From where did the final passengers board the titanic after it sailed from Southampton.
  • What was the total number of passengers and crew traveling on the Titanic.
  • Which director of the White Star Line Company, present on the maiden voyage of the Titanic, escaped death by getting into a lifeboat.
  • At what speed was the titanic traveling when it collided with an iceberg south of Newfoundland.
  • Which passenger exchanged his lifebelt for a sweater saying that if he was to perish, he wanted to die like a gentleman.
  • Which ship was the first to send an iceberg warning to the Titanic.
  • What was the name of the lookout, who first spied the iceberg that sunk the titanic.
  • Which was the first ship to reach the Titanic after receiving its distress signal.
  • Which was the last hymn played by the ship’s band as the Titanic went down.
  • How many lives were lost when the Titanic went down into the icy waters of the Atlantic on April 15, 1912.
  • Where was the first memorial service for those dead in the tragedy held on April 19, 1912.
  • In july 1980, which research vessel sailed from port Everglades, Florida as part of the first expedition to explore the wreck of the Titanic.

     

     

     

    ANSWERS OF BREEDS OF DOG 
     

  • Afghan Hound
  • Pomeranian
  • Basenji
  • Dhole
  • Poodle
  • Dalmatian
  • Alsatian
  • Rottweiler
  • Dandie Dinmont
  • Borzoi
  • Collie
  • Dobermann pinscher
  • Bloodhounds
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Chihuahua
  • Dingo
  • Saint Bernard
  • Dachshund
  • Barbichon / Bichon / Barbet
  • Golden Retriever

 

Check your answers here..Big B

 

  • Dr. Bhaskar Bannerji
  • Agneepath
  • Jaya Bachchan
  • Sunday
  • A white horse
  • Main Azaad Hoon
  • Hrishikesh Mukherjee
  • Bansi Birju
  • 786
  • Jurmana
  • Bandhe Haath
  • Benaam
  • Harindranath Chattopadhyay
  • Deven Vema
  • Aakhri Raasta
  • Mr.Anatwarlal
  • Reshma aur Shera
  • Don’t worry, be happy
  • Khoon Pasina
  • Kala Patthar

Check your answers here....Indira Gandhi

 

  • Bij Bihara
  • Indirarani (Indira’s great grandmother)
  • Geneva
  • Jatindra Das
  • L’ecole Nouvelle
  • Le Bourget
  • Mussorie
  • Majlis
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Naini jail
  • U N Dhebar
  • T T Krishnamachari
  • Devaluation of the rupee
  • Raj Narain
  • Lord Louis Mountbatten
  • D K Barooah
  • Ananda maye Maa
  • Veerendra Patil
  • Sorbonne University
  • Fidel Castro

 

Check your answers here...The Titanic

 

  • White star company
  • J Pierpont Morgan
  • Thomas Andrews
  • Harland and Wolff
  • Futility
  • Newfoundland Route
  • The New Yorker
  • 116
  • Queenstown
  • 2,227
  • Bruce Ismay
  • 22 knots
  • Ben Guggenheim
  • Caronia
  • Frederick Fleet
  • Carpathia
  • Autumn
  • 1,513
  • St.Paul’s Cathedral, London
  • HJW Fay

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