Cerebral Shangrila

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Rainbow Quiz - Identify the personality - Week 60

Here is the next weekly "Rainbow" quiz , where I would be giving 7 clues (Hence the name Rainbow) about a personality. Try to discover the person in the least number of clues . You can either leave the answer as a comment / email me . Feedback/ suggestions welcome. Googling is not preferred but then its just for fun and so go ahead if you need to.

His passion for nature and wildlife is hard to emulate. I adore his TV programmes and have learnt so much from him. So this quiz, in a small way, is my tribute to him.

clue # 1 : "X" grew up on the campus of University College, Leicester, where his father was the principal. He spent his early childhood collecting fossils, stones and other natural specimens.

clue # 2 : After an early career in Navy , he applied for a job as a radio talks producer with the BBC. However, he was rejected for that but found a job in BBC's fledgling television service.

clue # 3 : "X"'s association with natural history programmes began when he produced and presented the three-part series "The Pattern of Animals".He later formed his own department, the Travel and Exploration Unit ( in BBC) , which allowed him to travel widely around the globe and produce documentaries, notably the Travellers’ Tales and Adventure series.

clue # 4 : Foremost among "X"'s TV documentary work as writer and presenter is the "Life" series. The "Life" series is acknowledged as one of the most comprehensive TV programmes on terrestrial life.

clue # 5 : " X" is now one of the world's best known broadcasters and naturalists and widely considered one of the pioneers of the nature documentary.

clue # 6 : He was Knighted in 1985 and in 2005, "X" was awarded the Order of Merit by the Queen which recognizes exceptional distinction in the arts, sciences and other areas.

clue # 7 : An opinion poll of Britons conducted by Reader's Digest in 2006 showed "X" to be the most trusted celebrity in Britain.

Who is X?



  • Guess this Travel rainbow...before i say the first name of Mr. Attenbourough.

    #1: Yuan Chwang, the great Chinese traveler, visited the city in the 7th century and said that this city was 6 miles in circumference and that its people were famous for bravery and piety as well as for their love of justice and veneration for learning. He further recorded that Buddha had visited the place

    #2: The city was the capital of the Early Cholas as far back as the 2nd century BC and a Pallava capital between the 6th and 8th centuries.

    #3: Kalidasa has described, it to be the best among the cities just as Jati (jasmine) is the sweetest amongst the flowers, Rambha the most beautiful amongst women and Grihasthasrama the most ideal amongst the four asramas of human life.

    #4: This place finds its name in Patanjali's Mahabhashya written in the second century B.C. Manimekalai, the famous Tamil classic

    #5: The British Viceroy Robert Cleave, who is responsible for the British Ruling in India had exclaimed the architectural techniques of one of the Perumal temple and presented a fabulous jewelerry to this temple?

    #6: More than 5,000 families are engaged in handloom industry and their spectacular creations are marketed by a number of co-operative socities, located all over the world.

    #7 : This Place is located at 10.97° N 79.38° E.[2] It has an average elevation of 24 metres (78 feet). Kumbakonam is located 273 km south of Chennai, 96 km east of Tiruchirappalli, and about 40 km north-east of Thanjavur. The town is bounded by two rivers, the Kaveri River on the north and Arasalar River on the south. There is a gentle slope from north of the town to south.

    Where are we going next....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:14 PM  

  • Dave Attenborough....something wrong with the quality of your quiz nowadays...see im able to answer

    By Blogger gormandizer, at 6:48 PM  

  • I guess it must be Kumbakonam ( a place I used to visit every year during new yr) but funnily that is mentioned in clue # 7.

    By Blogger Cogito, at 10:08 AM  

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