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Weekly Quiz 
June 16, 2018
Subrata Dass

1. Who is he?

•He might be the youngest player in the squad, but you won’t find anyone faster, bolder, or more skilful with a football. His talent nearly always contributes to his team winning the match.

•Key characteristics:

·         He is charming, confident and social and has always dreamt of becoming a football star.

·         His favourite sporting pastime is playing football. He is a fair player, values his team members and respects his opponents, and he plays with skill and purpose.

·         He is always fun to be around – as the joker in the pack, he knows how to make others laugh.

·         He has taken to wearing cool sports glasses when he’s in action; he believes they give him special targeting powers on the pitch. And he loves to pose for photos!


2. Zbtb7, originally named X, is a gene that may act as a master switch for cancer and is responsible for the proliferation of cancer throughout surrounding cells. The leader of the research team which discovered this, geneticist Pier Paolo Pandolfi from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, said the gene is unique in that it is needed for other oncogenes to cause cancer.

The original name, X, stands for "POZ domain Kruppel erythroid myeloid ontogenic factor “. It was sued by the X Media company which did not want an association with a harmful onco gene. ID X


3. The XY syndrome is a constant fear in Cancer survivors related to the recurrence of the disease. The uncertainty of life post cancer treatment and the constant fear of recurrence has been compared to the story of X as told by Cicero. X was a courtier in the court of Dionysius II of Syracuse, a fourth century BC tyrant. X exclaimed that, as a great man of power and authority, Dionysius was truly fortunate. Dionysius offered to switch places with him for a day, so he could taste first hand that fortune. What happened next gave him an idea of the constant fear that the tyrant lived with every minute of his life. Name the syndrome

Damocles Sword

4. Which recent migrant, after being denied citizenship in UK due to rapidly deteriorating relationship with his country of birth has become the richest man in Israel post assuming citizenship of the country?

Roman Abrahamovich

5. Salim Durrani was an Indian allrounder very popular with the crowds. So much so that once when he was dropped from a test the crowd chanted “No Durrani no Test”.

Not surprisingly he was also the coach for someone who although did not go on to become a cricketer became a renowned crowd puller in his own right. Who?

Salman Khan

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