19 Jun 2016

Quiz 12 - 10 questions on Dwarfs

10 questions on Dwarfs

"The dwarf sees farther than the giant, when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on."- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

1. In Indian mythology which avatar of Vishnu was a dwarf ? (Not the number, the name...)

2. In 1938 Walt Disney won the  "Special Academy Award for pioneering a great new entertainment field" for the motion picture cartoon Snow white and the Seven dwarfs. The award was presented to Disney by Shirley Temple. Other than the Oscar statue what else was presented to Disney?

3.According to Nordic mythology, to seal the truce between Aesir and Vanir, gods of both factions spat into a bowl and from this mixture created Kvasir, the God of knowledge and inspiration, who would act like an intermediary between the two groups . Unfortunately he was murdered by the dwarfs Fjalar and Galar  and his blood was mixed with honey and the dwarfs made something from this mixture.  This Nordic story explains the origin of what ?

4. This element gets its name from the German word for  “harmful goblin,”  because the presence of its ore made it more difficult to extract silver and miners believed that the ore of this element was harmful to neighboring silver ores.Which element?

5.Other than being heavenly bodies what connects Ceres, Pluto, Haumea, Makemake and Erisrf ?

6.The name of which breed of dog means " Dwarf dog" in Welsh?

7. In the late 1950's and into the 1960's, it was common to refer to the computer industry as “IBM and the Seven Dwarfs,” a reference to the relatively diminutive market share of its nearest rivals. Five of the seven companies that constituted the dwarfs were; Control Data Corporation(CDC), Univac, Burroughs, RCA, and National Cash Register. Name the other two?

8.Which famous image would you be seeing, if you were seeing the dwarf 'Apasmarapurusa' (or Apasmara) ?

9. Because the producers of this movie could not afford a real plane in the background at the airport scene. They used a small cardboard cutout, with midgets portraying the crew preparing the plane for takeoff. Which Oscar winning movie?
The plane in the background is a cardboard cutout and the aircraft crew are midgets, dressed in overalls give a false perspective.

10.Which prefix, generally used in science and maths, originates from the Greek word for "dwarf  ?"


  1. 9. Casablanca
    10. Sigma

  2. 7. Microsoft and Intel
    9. Casablanca

  3. Ancil Concessso19 June 2016 at 14:24

    1. Vamana – the dwarf Brahmin
    2. Seven dwarf Oscar statuettes?
    3. Making cocktails?
    4. Cobalt (goblinkoblin)??
    5. They are Dwarf Planets
    6. Pomeranian??
    7. Apple and Dell?
    8. Laughing Buddha?
    9. -Pass-
    10. Demi-??

  4. 2. Shovel
    6. Corgi
    9. Casablanca

  5. 1. Vaman
    2. Seven 'dwarf' Oscars
    3. Booze?
    4. Cobalt
    5. Dwarf planets
    6. Corgi?
    7. Hewlett-Packard and Sinclair?
    8. The Laughing Buddha?
    9. 'Casablanca'
    10. Nano?

    – Annie

  6. Madhura

    3. Mead
    9. Casablanca
    10. micro

  7. 1. Vamana
    2. A poisoned apple. :-)
    3. Mead
    4. Tungsten
    5. They are all designated as dwarf planets.
    9. Casablanca
    10. Nano

  8. 1. Vamana
    2. 7 dwarf oscar statutes
    5. Dwarf planets
    8. Nataraja
    10. Nano

  9. 3. Elixir of Life
    4. Sulphur
    5. Dwarf planets
    6. Dachshund
    7. AT&T and Bell Labs
    9. The Dwarf

  10. 1) Vaman
    2) A mini Oscar statue was also gifted.
    3) Origin of Man.
    4) Iron
    5) Pluto was demoted from being a planet because of its small size, so I'm guessing they are all dwarf heavenly bodies.
    6) Dachshund
    7)Apple, Google
    8)Krishna as an infant


  11. 1. Vamana
    2. Seven smaller Oscar statuettes
    3. The Aurora Borealis
    4. Aluminium
    5. They are Dwarf Planets
    7. General Electric & Haloid Corp.
    8. The bearded Harappa statue that looks like Modi.
    9. Casablanca
    10. Meta