24 Apr 2016

Quiz 4- 10 Questions on Footprints

"I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They are upstairs in my socks."
-Groucho Marx ,A Night at the Opera

1. Shrines called Qadam Rasul are found in Delhi, Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Gaur (Malda), Murshidabad in West Bengal, Cuttak (there are others in the world, these are in India). What are they believed to contain or once contained? 

2.On February 6th 1971, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews sent an urgent telegram. It read thus "Before leaving a bunker, a player should fill up and smooth over the footprints he has made". To whom was it sent?

3.In Chinese folklore what was invented by the legendary inventor Ts'ang Chieh (Cangjie) and got his ideas from observing animals' footprints and birds' claw marks on the sand?

4. At which place in Hollywood, California will you find the footprints, handprints and signatures of stars since 1920 ?

5. Where will you find this ? 
Just the place will not do- I want the name of the memorial.  

6.Which English word meaning a footprint, originates from the Hindi word with the same meaning ?

7. In the Buddhist tradition it symbolizes the feet, or the footprints, of the Buddha. It is often placed at the beginning and end of inscriptions, and modern Tibetan Buddhists use it as a clothing decoration. With the spread of Buddhism, it has passed into the iconography of China and Japan, where it has been used to denote plurality, abundance, prosperity, and long life.What?

8. This large, hairy humanlike creature has been variably described by many as a primate ranging from 6 to 15 feet tall. Its Footprints have measured up to 24 inches in length and 8 inches in width. The credit for the discovery of its first set of footprints is attributed to British explorer David Thompson and hundreds of alleged prints have been adduced since then. Visual sightings and even alleged photographs and filmings notably by Roger Patterson in 1967 have also contributed to the legend, though none of the purported evidence has been verified and the creature still remains elusive. Which creature?

9. This peak in the local language is called 'Samanhela'. The peak contains a depression about 1.5 m long by about 76 cm wide that is shaped like a human footprint.Buddhist believe that it is the footprint left by Buddha, while for the hindus it is the footprint of lord Shiva. But it is the muslim belief that gives this peak its English name. Ibn Battutah climbed the peak in 1345 to see the footprint. Which peak ?

10. Cacus, an ancient Roman fire god and son of Vulcan, another Roman god of fire inhabited a cave on Mount Aventine, and plundered the surrounding country.When Hercules came to Italy with the cattle of Geryon, a three-headed monster, Cacus stole some of the cattle and took them to his cave.What stratagem did Cacus use to prevent the footprint of the cattle from showing where they were taken ?


  1. 1. Mohammed
    4. Hollywood walk of fame LA
    8. Yeti

  2. Wow, this is a tough set!
    1. Footprints of the Prophet
    2. Jack Nicklaus?
    3. Chinese ideograms
    4. Hollywood Boulevard, in front of Graumann's Chinese Theatre
    5. Birla House, Delhi
    6. -
    7. -
    8. Bigfoot
    9. Adam's Peak
    10. He shod them backwards.

    -- Annie

  3. 4. Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles where OSCAR ceremony held?
    5. Gandhi Memorial in Delhi?
    Regards. Paul

  4. 1. Footsteps of Ram
    3. Snowshoes
    4. Chinese Theatre
    8. Bigfoot
    10.Made the cows walk backwards

  5. 1.Footprint of Prophet Muhammad
    2.The guy who played golf on the moon?
    3.Chinese script
    5.Birla House
    10.Walk Backward

  6. 1. Footprints of Prophet Mohammad.
    2. Neil Armstrong
    3. The Mandarin script
    4. The Hollywood Walk of Fame
    5. The Indira Gandhi memorial. Don't know what its called.
    6. Pug
    7. Two marks like this - ||
    8. Bigfoot
    9. Mt. Ararat
    10. Tied leafy branches to the rear ends of the cows

  7. 4. Hollywood walk of fame
    5. MK gandhi, Birla House
    6. pedal from paidal?

    8. bigfoot

  8. 1. Footprints of the Prophet Mohammad?
    3. Some printing technique?
    4. The walk of fame?
    5. Rajghat?
    6. Pugmark?
    7. The Lotus flower?
    8. Bigfoot
    9. Some peak in Sri Lanka
    10. By leading them in one direction first, and then in the opposite direction, so as to camouflage the prints?

  9. 1. Footprints of Prophet Mohammed
    2. Jack Nicholas?
    3. Chinese / Mandarin Letters (of alphabet)
    4. Hollywood Walk of Fame?
    5. Rajghat – Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial
    6. Pug marks
    7. Ashok Chakra? (don’t know if it symbolised Buddha feet; but is symbol for progress, prosperity)
    8. Bigfoot
    9. Adam’s Peak?
    10. Carried them on his shoulders and flew to the cave (he is god after all)?

    I have seen two footprints on rock. The first one I saw was on a rock in Paladka (near Moodabidri) along the River Shambhavi. Allegedly it is footprint of the Pandava, Bheema. This was when they were sent out of their palace to live in disguise as Brahmins. Apparently, there is another footmark at Kateel.
    The second footmarks I have seen are purportedly of Prophet Job (Nabi Ayub) next to what is called the mosque (praying area) of the Prophet atop a peak in the Dhofar Mountains near Salalah in Oman.
    Also had read about supposed foot imprints of Jesus in a shrine called Roza Bal in Srinagar, Kashmir. The footmarks show crucifixion marks. The shrine is believed to be of Yuz Asaf, another name for Gautam Buddha (Yudhasaf in Arabic derived from Bodhisatva). Some believe Yuz Asaf is the name of Jesus, Asaf meaning healer.

  10. 8. Yeti
    6. Parachute
    5. Anand bhavan
    4. MGM studios
    3. Shoes

  11. 3. the chinese langauge script
    4. At the studio of 20th century fox
    8. Yeti

  12. 1. Footprints of the Prophet
    2. Boulevard of Stars
    3. Where Gandhi was shot dead in Delhi on Tees January Marg - Gandhi Smarak Bhavan
    6. Pugmark
    7. Yin and Yang Symbol
    8. Yeti
    9. Shankaracharya Hill - Kashmir
    10. Tied something, probably feathers, to their tails so they wipe out their footprints