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Young World Quiz (June 30, 2001)


V.V. RAMANAN

1. Comics. In which town did the Kents raise Superboy?

2. For which book did India-born Salman Rushdie win the prestigious Booker Prize?

3. Which European capital city's name literally translates to "City of Smoke"?

4. One for the stargazers. Which constellation is also called "The Hunter"?

5. What is common to tennis stars Maureen Connolly, Margaret Court and Steffi Graf?

6. Your dad must be investing in PPF to offset his tax liability. Expand PPF.

7. One of most famous opening lines reads: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...". Name this famous Victorian work.

8. Which metal is extracted from the ore galena?

9. Captain Edward Smith was the heroic captain of...?

10. In Greek myth, as part of his eleventh task, what fruit was Hercules asked to get?

11. If your grandparents had a Ruby Anniversary, for how many years have they been married?

12. Complete the saying: To err is human, to forgive...?

13. Name the three colours used in a TVs cathode ray tube (guns)

14. Pasta is a favourite dish amongst children. In which country did it originate?

15. Harry Potter trivia. What is common to Griphook the goblin and Bill Weasley?

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