Volume 4, Issue 7 | July 2017 ISSN: 2395-2547

Grey Matters

- Manas Pratim Kashyap

Ques 1:

The Bororo (native meaning "village court") are an indigenous group of people living in parts of Brazil and Bolivia. It is said that they associate body odour with a person's life force and breath odour with the person's soul. What is so significant about this particular tribe from the biological point of view?


Ques 2:

Justin Beiber’s “Baby – ft. Ludacris” is one of the most viewed videos on Youtube. What infamous distinction does it hold?


Ques 3:

According to Peter Pan, what happens every time a child says: “I don’t believe in fairies”?



Ques 4:

From the Jordanian port of Aqaba, three other countries can be seen: can you name them?



Ques 5:

In martial arts, what is an ashi gatami?



Ques 6:

This gypsy community in Rajasthan celebrates death and mourns birth, contrary to normal system of society. They take the dead for funeral in a happy procession with dancers and singers celebrating the occasion. But the tribe believes that it is due to God’s curse that a child is born in the human cunt. Which gypsy community is being talked about?



Ques 7:

Derived from the Latin for ‘licking’ what word describes a syrupy medicinal preparation taken to relieve coughs and sore throats.



Ques 8:

In Greek mythology, who was the giant watchman with one hundred eyes?



Ques 9:

Which disease was deliberately introduced into the UK in the 1950s to control the rabbit population?



Ques 10:

The ______ monument geographically demarcates four states of the US, namely, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. It was completed in 1912 with the theme—“Here meet, in freedom, under God, four states.” Which region/monument?


Manas Pratim Kashyap is pursuing B.Tech in Civil Engineering at Central Institute of Technology, Kokrajhar. He takes pleasure in drawing, quizzing, and cricket and is an ardent MUFC fan.
email: manaspkashyap@gmail.com