Q 1. Connect
Q 2. Bette Claire Graham was a single mother who began work as a secretary for the Texas Bank & Trust in 1951. She eventually became an executive secretary for the chairman of the board.
As electric typewriters came into widespread use after World War II, Bette Graham and countless other secretaries let out a collective groan. The new machines did make typing easier, but their carbon-film ribbons were annoying for some reason and made their life difficult. As a result of this predicament, Graham ended up inventing one of the most widely used office products of the 20th century.
Her invention came to be in such a high demand that she started a company of her own. She sold the company to Gillette Corporation in 1979.
What did she invent?
Q 3. Here’s an easy one:
What does the map represent?
Q 4. The Las Vegas Strip is renowned for its high concentration of casino resort hotels. These casinos have a regular influx of visitors throughout the year and generate a heavy revenue every year.
Here are some tricks casinos use:
1) There are no windows, so people don’t know if it’s day or night outside.
2) They design casinos to be like mazes so you can’t find your way out.
3) They give free alcohol to the gamblers so they continue to gamble.
Casinos in Las Vegas have gone a step ahead and removed something from the gambling areas so that it increases the sense of freedom, a disconnect from reality and thus, increases the dollars spent in gambling.
What did they remove?
Q 5. Which country has
i) Longest national anthem – 158 stanzas
ii) Shortest national anthem – 4 lines
Q 6. It was introduced by Horatio Nelson who used this type of cutlery after losing his right arm in 1797. It combines the features of both knife and fork.
What is it called?
Q 7. Job, Hook, Cross and Uppercut related to _____________? (Hint: From the world of sports)
Q 8. Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the coast of South India in South Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon, Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.
What is the administrative capital of Sri Lanka?
Q 9. Red Blood Cells, also called erythrocytes, are the most common type of blood cell in the vertebrate organisms and are the principal means of delivering oxygen to the body tissues–via blood flow through the circulatory system.
RBCs take up oxygen in the lungs or gills and release it into tissues while squeezing through the body’s capillaries.
RBCs are formed in the bone marrow. What is the average lifespan of Red Blood Cells?
Q 10. Which is the oldest paramilitary force of India?
c.) Assam Rifles
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Ans 1. Inventions by Dupont
Images (Clockwise): Kevlar, PET bottles, Nylon, Neoprene, PVC pipes at the bottom.
Ans 2. Liquid paper
Ans 3. Map of calling codes
Ans 4. Clocks – You will not find any clocks in the casinos of Las Vegas.
Ans 5. Greece has the longest and Japan has the shortest national anthem.
Ans 6. Knork = (Knife + Fork)
Ans 7. These are the types of basic punches in Boxing
Ans 8. Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte. (Did you answer Colombo? Colombo is the commercial capital and the largest city of Sri Lanka)
Ans 9. 120 days
Ans 10. Assam Rifles raised in 1835.