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Quiz Master Stanley David is the author of The Penguin India Quiz Book January 10, 2019
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Ranginui and Papatuanuku are the Sky father and Earth mother in which people’s mythology?
 
1. Nicknamed The Pocket Hercules,  this 4ft 10 inch weightlifter  is Turkey’s most successful Olympian with three Gold Medals in weightlifting between 1988 and 1996. What is his name?

2. A fashion and music trivia question. Who made a dramatic appearance at the top of a staircase in a brown hooded robe, surrounded by other hooded “monks” singing Gregorian-esque chants. As the chanting continued, she slowly lifted her hood, revealing her face, and launched into a slowed-down version of her 1989 classic “Like a Prayer.” which was in sync with the theme of the Met Gala show of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, held in May 2018?

3. Who is Britain’s most successful Formula 1 driver with five Championship wins-he has won the world title in 2008, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018?

4. What is significant about the death of the three cosmonauts of Soyuz 11 (Union 11) — Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vladislav Volkov and Viktor Patsayev in 1971?

5. Ranginui and Papatuanuku are the Sky father and Earth mother in which people’s mythology?
 
6. What is Foreign accent syndrome?

7. Reed Hastings was fined $40 because he was said to have rented Apollo 13 from his local Blockbuster Video store and lost it. This resulted in the idea of ordering DVD by mail, and finally led to the founding of what internet venture?

8. Déjà vu is the phenomenon that a person experiences when they feel that they’ve experienced an event in their past. What then is deja reve?

9. What is a baby porcupine called?

10. In the February 2018 release of the The Disney-Marvel movie, the superheroic T’Challa returns to his remote African kingdom to assume the throne. What was the name of the kingdom?

Answers

1. Naim Süleymano_lu

2. Madonna

3. Lewis Hamilton

4. They were the first humans to have died outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Aside from being a tragedy of early space exploration, the accident prompted all space agencies in the world to introduce pressurized spacesuits

5. Maori. This interesting account of the Sky and the Earth in a tight embrace is a colorful account of creation by the Maori society of New Zealand

6. It is a speech disorder that causes a sudden change, whereby a native speaker is perceived to speak with a “foreign” accent. It is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury

7. Netflix

8. Déjà rêvé is kind of like déjà vu in reverse - instead of feeling a sense of been-here-done-this, in dejavu, in the case of deja reve,  on the other hand, you get a strong sensation that you’ve dreamed this experience before it happened

9. Porcupette

10. Wakanda, the fictional country in sub-Saharan Africa, home to the Black Panther
 

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