QUIZ # 278
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WINNERS OF QUIZ 277
1) Saad Ahmad, Patna
2) S. Tripathi, New Delhi
3) Sourish Biswas, New Delhi
This is a special quiz to mark the end of a decade. There are 10 questions, one for each year. Here goes:
- On January 3, 2001, BBC News reported the appearance of a "black, steel monolith" in Magnuson Park, Seattle. What popular work did the "unmarked sculpture" refer to?
- 28 December 1932 6 July 2002. Describes someone's lifetime. Who?
- The year 2003 marked the end of something, whose name originates from the word that means 'agreement' or 'harmony'. What's it?
It's 2004, and you see a chief executive taking part in a government's antitrust trial. Which chief executive is being depicted in this artist interpretation of what happened? (pic 1)
- Andrew (1992), Ike (2008), Wilma (2005) and Charley (2004) are said to be No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 with respect to what they cost the US economy. What's No. 1?
This intellectual died in April 2006. Who? (pic 2)
- The American Dialect Society voted this word over words such as Facebook, water-boarding and Googleganger as the 2007 word of the year. Which is it?
- In the largest single drop in a single day since 9/11, Dow Jones closed over 500 points on a September day, 2008. What was the trigger?
- AM ALONE, PLUS US
Unscramble the above for a twoword name of the advisor to John F. Kennedy who died in 2009.
The man who drew a lot of ?ak in 2010. Who? (pic 3)