YOUNG WORLD

The Young World Quiz (March 16, 2007)

WHO PLAYED HOST? The 79th Academy awards.   | Photo Credit: PHOTO: AP

V.V. RAMANAN

1. What is the main component of the exoskeleton of an insect called?2. In which peninsula is the famous Chichen Itza?3. How is the World Wide Fund for Nature officially known in the U.S.?4. How many independent states are members of The Commonwealth?5. Chester Bennington is the frontman and lead vocalist of which music band?6. Which famous island is known in the native language as Rapa Nui?7. William Gopallawa was the first President of which SAARC country?8. Who hosted the recently held 79th Academy Awards ceremony?9. Of which of these "professionals" is St. Peter generally not considered a "Patron Saint": fishmongers, doctors, sailors or bakers?10. Which famous European artist did Kirk Douglas portray in the acclaimed film "Lust For Life"?11. Which team finished runner-up at both the 1982 and 1986 FIFA World Cup?12. Who created Lord Peter Wimsey?13. Of which club is Phileas Fogg a member in Around the World in Eighty Days?14. What term is colloquially applied to the leaves of palms and ferns?15. In terms of area, which is the second largest State in the U.S. after Alaska?