Quiz on famous endings

Joy Bhattacharjya | Updated on December 28, 2018 Published on December 28, 2018

It’s only appropriate that the last quiz of 2018 is all about endings. Enjoy!

Goodbye to all that

1 What ended in India at 11.45 pm on Sunday, July 14, 2013 in which Ashwani Mishra and Rahul Gandhi were the main participants?

2 The last of 21,529,464 of its kind emerged from a plant in Puebla, Mexico, and was immediately sent to a museum in Wolfsburg, Germany. Which 20th-century design icon am I talking about?

3 Which iconic cricketer’s last test Man of the Match award was against Sri Lanka at Cape Town in January 2012 for scoring a double century and taking three wickets?

4 This is the last line of a film: “The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.” Name the film.

5 Hamida Djandoubi became the last person to meet his end in which specific way in 1977, ending 189 years of use?

6 The last lines of a classic novel (The language is a giveaway): “And so farewell from your little droog. And to all others in this story profound shooms of lip-music brrrrr. And they can kiss my sharries. But you, O my brothers, remember sometimes thy little Alex that was. Amen. And all that cal.” Where is this from?

7 The first of the series, officially called ‘The Pilot’ and also known as ‘The One Where It All Began’, started on September 22, 1994. The last aired on May 6, 2004, with 52.5 million US viewers tuning in. What is this?

8 If it started at the age of four, with the Tamil film Kandhan Karunai, with what, usually associated with the ancient Indian mathematician Brahmagupta, did it end in 2018?

9 What did we see the last of with a match involving Greece at the Foxboro Stadium, US, on June 21, 1994?

10If Sleeping Murder in 1976 was the last Jane Marple novel published, in which book did Agatha Christie bid farewell to her Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot?


1 The last ever telegram sent in India, after more than 150 years of operation, from the DD anchor to the Congress leader

2 The original Volkswagen Beetle, designed by Ferdinand Porsche, and first going into production in 1938

3 Jacques Kallis; his 23 test Man of the Match awards remain the highest in the sport

4 The Usual Suspects (1995)

5 The guillotine, which was first used in the French Revolution. France ended capital punishment in 1981 after abolishing the guillotine

6 A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess

7 Friends, the American television show

8 Zero, the last film of Sridevi’s career, which started in 1967

9 Diego Maradona’s last international goal and his last international appearance

10 Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case, published in 1975. The New York Times actually published his obituary


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Published on December 28, 2018
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