YOUNG WORLD

Young World Quiz (February 16, 2002)

V.V. Ramanan

1.What does RMS stand for in the name of the ill-fated RMS Titanic?

2.Who invented the bifocals?

William Shakespeare...

William Shakespeare...  

3.Which Shakespearean comedy is subtitled "What You Will''?

4. If the Louvre is in Paris, where is the Prado?

5. In Disney comics, who is the nutty inventor that Uncle Scrooge employs?

Prince Charles... soon to be king?

Prince Charles... soon to be king?  

6. If and when Prince Charles ascends the throne, he will be called Charles the..?

Peter Jacobsen, (right), and Vince Furnier share a joke.

Peter Jacobsen, (right), and Vince Furnier share a joke.  

7. Which music star's real name is Vince Furnier?

8. Which part of Australia was once called Van Diemen's Land?

9. During the days of the Raj, what was its "Jewel in the Crown"?

10. Who was the famous husband of Eva Braun, who committed suicide along with her in 1945?

11. What institution was founded as a result of the Battle of Solferino?

12. From where do these oft-quoted lines come: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.

13. What colour supposedly has the effect of counter-acting physical fatigue?

14. Which element has the symbol W?

15. Who described the 18-day Mahabharata war to the blind Kaurava king Dhritarashtra?

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