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Mint Quiz # 40

Mint Quiz # 40
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First Published: Sat, Apr 05 2008. 12 41 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Apr 05 2008. 12 41 AM IST
Fiction/fictional characters
1. This fictional Greek-American tycoon is the owner of Cosmos Pictures. At two other points of time, he is also shown to be the head of an opium cartel and a slave trader respectively. Who?
2. According to a Time magazine article, his total wealth is one multiplujillion, nine obsquatumatillion, six hundred twenty-three dollars and sixty-two cents. According to a book by Don Rosa, his wealth is five multiplujillion, nine impossibidillion, seven fantasticatrillion dollars and sixteen cents. When he topped the Forbes list of richest people in fiction in 2007, his wealth was estimated to be $28.8 billion. Who?
3. This building in Portsmouth Street, London, was immortalized in a
book that was first published in instalments in 1840. Which book?
Etymology
4. This term comes from the Greek word for ‘household management’. The term eventually came to be used in a much more generalized connotation. Which term?
5. This term, in considerable use in the context of collaborative applications on the Internet, comes from the Hawaiian word for ‘quick’. Which word?
6. This term comes from the Spanish word for ‘square’ or ‘place’. In Spanish it referred to the town square or centre. It now is commonly used in relation to shopping. Which term?
Car bands of Maruti
7. One of the reasons for this car brand’s name was that it was said to give zero engine noise. Which brand?
8. Which car brand’s name comes from the Spanish word for ‘style’?
9. Which car brand’s name comes from the Spanish / Portuguese words for ‘high’?
The answers to this week’s quiz will be carried next week.
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First Published: Sat, Apr 05 2008. 12 41 AM IST