DH News Quiz Answers - Sunday - 29th November 2020

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Q.1 The last one was given a name meaning ‘sky’ suggested by Thailand. The most recent one meaning ‘light’ in Persian was picked from a list of 169 names contributed by 13 countries on a round-robin basis. What name are we referring to?

Answer: Nivar

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Q.2 This gentleman’s debut effort saw him chronicle life in post-industrial, working-class Glasgow in the Thatcher-era. What was the two-word title of the work that earned him £50,000?

Answer: Shuggie Bain

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/entertainment/arts-books-culture/scottish-writer-douglas-stuart-wins-booker-prize-for-shuggie-bain-917684.html


Q.3. Which popular artist, whose surname may remind you of the bird pictured, added to their ‘folklore’ by winning a record 6th Artist of the Year at the American Music Awards? Use this Anagram as a clue: flora twisty (6,5)

Answer: Taylor Swift

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/entertainment/entertainment-news/taylor-swift-voted-artist-of-year-for-6th-time-at-american-music-awards-918930.html

Q.4. Patrick Quinn, who passed away recently, helped popularize which social media viral challenge to raise awareness and funds for research of a disease, named after this American baseball player? Use this Anagram as a clue: tec kubiee egnhacllc (3, 6, 9)

Answer: Ice Bucket Challenge is also known as Lou Gehrig disease.

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/international/world-news-politics/us-ice-bucket-challenge-activist-dies-age-37-918913.html


Q.5. Three elements for week 3, along with week 1 and 2, as a part of long visual connect, the answer to which will be revealed at the end of six weeks.

SPEAK OUT Q.6. A quote from which famous 18th-century author, who was born François-Marie Arouet, has been used as a contrast in this ‘Speak Out’ feature?

Answer: Voltaire


Q.7. The blanked-out word in the caricature is a pun on a term defined as a form of far-right, authoritarian ultranationalism generally characterized by dictatorial power. Identify the term.

Answer: Fascism/Fascist (blanked out word - Farce-ist)

Q.8. According to the author, the biggest influence for writing this 1300+ pages novel was the five-volume 18th-century Chinese novel, The Story of the Stone by Cao Xueqin. Written during the turbulent times of the Babri Masjid demolition, this novel was recently adapted into a web series. Name the award-winning novel.

Answer: A Suitable Boy

Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/national/north-and-central/a-suitable-boy-controversy-madhya-pradesh-police-book-2-netflix-officials-919055.html

Q.9. Located roughly 150 kilometres from Dubai, Al Ain is a township centred around six oases. This site has earned the UAE’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site tag because of the ancient tombs discovered at the foothills of the Al Hajar mountains.

Al Ain is popularly known by what two-word nickname also associated with a south Indian state's capital?

Answer: Garden City (Bengaluru) Read more here: https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sh-top-stories/an-oasis-in-the-empty-quarters-917886.html

Q.10. Connect

Answer: Diego Maradona George Best passed away on 25th November on the same day as Diego Maradona passed away.

Diego Maradona played for Napoli Football Club. D10S is the symbol of the religion-based in Argentina that worships football player

Diego Maradona. Read more here:


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