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The Gulf Today - Time Out - - FOUNTAIN HOOD - QUIZ MASTER STAN­LEY DAVID IS THE AU­THOR OF THE PEN­GUIN IN­DIA QUIZ BOOK

Which bald vil­lain is the neme­sis of Su­per­man?

This is­land’s high­est peak is Mount La Marmora. The Camp­i­dano plain is the main agri­cul­tural re­gion, and is where the cap­i­tal Cagliari is lo­cated. Can you name this large Mediter­ranean is­land sep­a­rated by the Strait of Boni­fa­cio from Cor­sica and by the Tyrrhe­nian Sea from main­land Italy?

This city is fa­mous for its In­ter­na­tional Ice and Snow Scult­pure Fes­ti­val that re­sumed in 1985 fol­low­ing the Cul­tural Rev­o­lu­tion. Ly­ing on the Songhua River, iden­tify this city, known as the “Ori­en­tal Moscow,” a city in North­east­ern China.

Which bald vil­lain is the neme­sis of Su­per­man?

Be­fore recorded mu­sic be­came pop­u­lar, he be­came the irst com­poser to write a song that sold one mil­lion copies of sheet mu­sic. Name this com­poser of Some­thing Do­ing, The En­ter­tainer, and Maple Leaf Rag?

In botany, which this term de­scribes plants that store water in leshy stems or leaves. Ac­cord­ing to a dic­tio­nary, this nine-let­ter ad­jec­tive means full of vi­tal­ity, fresh­ness, or rich­ness?

They don’t moo like other cat­tle species. This pref­er­ence has got them a bi­o­log­i­cal name mean­ing ‘grunt­ing bull’. Which is this cat­tle species found in cold cli­mates?

This Cuban ish­er­man char­ac­ter called San­ti­ago says: “But a man is not made for de­feat. A man can be de­stroyed but not de­feated.” A big Joe DiMag­gio fan, he en­dures eighty-four days of bad luck but is still re­spected by his ap­pren­tice Mano­lin. In which book by Hem­ming­way is this char­ac­ter fea­tured?

Ac­cord­ing to leg­end, he wrote down the book he is known for, which is one of the most trans­lated books ever, just be­fore leav­ing his na­tive coun­try and was never heard from again. He was a lit­tle bit older than Con­fu­cius. Name this writer who is cred­ited with the Tao Te Ching.

One of the hor­mones it pro­duces con­tains io­dine, and it gets swollen when there is no io­dine in the diet. Name this gland lo­cated in the front of the neck.

The paint­ing “Ed­mond de Be­lamy, from La Famille de Be­lamy,” was auc­tioned at Christie’s re­cently for $432,500 in­clud­ing fees, more than 40 times the ini­tial es­ti­mate of $7,000 to $10,000. What was sig­ni­icant about this paint­ing?

ERNEST HEM­ING­WAY

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