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Byomkesh visual quiz

I apologize for the hiatus. In the interim I conducted an online quiz on Twitter @kweezzz.

Here are the questions:

Q.1.

Which famous case of Byomkesh Bakshi does this clue refer to?

Q.2.

Byomkesh figured this one out and you can crack it too. Why would you want someone who looked exactly like you to take your place at your own home and ask this person to look for someone wearing this in Calcutta?

Q.3.

What natural quirk let did the intended victim of attack by this innovative weapon survive?

Q.4.

After which milestone in Byomkesh Bakshi’s life was he retired by Sharadindu Bandopadhyay. He was brought back after sixteen years after that.

Q.5.

What was the physical sign that led to Byomkesh Bakshi figuring out how Nandadulalbabu obtained the venom of this spiny creature  to which he was addicted?

Q.6.

This was the vital clue that lead Byomkesh Bakshi to solving a particular case: What was it? I’ll take Bengali, Hindi, or English. Alternatively, whose eyes lead to cracking the case?

Q.7.

How did the actor Sukanta Som suffer this fate?

Q.8.

What was this fishing rod used to pull out? Be specific!

Q.9.

In one case this item was swapped for a more deadly brand of a similar item. Where was real chemical version of this harmless object hidden in the end?

Q.10.

Connect this image to a particular alibi. Or if you’re adventurous identify the chemical.

Answers in comments section.

 

 

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Byomkesh Quiz 8- Monimondon (মণিমন্ডন)

This is the eighth part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Monimondon. If you’ve read the story or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

1.  What was stolen from Rasamoy Sarkar’s house?

2.  What was Bhola’s role in the household? When asked by Byomkesh Bakshi what he did outside the Sarkar household for one hour that evening before the theft, what did Bhola say?

3. Where did Bhola’s brother, Bhootnath work?

4. Who was the Police Inspector investigating the case?

5. What was the gift that Rasamoy Sarkar brought from his father for Byomkes for solving the case? Who finally got to keep this gift?

6. What was the animal that Ajit teasingly called Byomkesh because he never spoke?

Answers:

1.  A diamond necklace

2. Bhola was a personal servant (খাস চাকর). He said he went to buy a gaamcha (গামছা) before spending sometime here and there

3. Bhootnath was a worker in the Postal Department. He was responsible for removing letters from postal-boxes in the area.

4. Inspector Amaresh Mandal was investigating the case.

5. Rasamoy Sarkar brought a diamond ring as a gift from his father. Satyabati took it at the end of the story.

6. Ajit said that Byomkesh was a tortoise (কচ্ছপ) to Satyabati.

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Byomkesh Quiz 7- Dushtochokro (দুষ্টচক্র)

This is the seventh part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Dushtochokro. If you’ve read the story or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

1.  What was Bishu Pal’s profession? How did he know Dr. Suresh Rakshit?

2.  According to Bishu Pal, how what was the collateral (জামানত) for which he loaned Abhay Ghoshal 30,000 Rupees?

3. What was Ramapatibabu’s role in the case?

4. How did Bishu Pal convince the police medical team that he was paralyzed?

5. What was the demand that Byomkesh Bakshi made to Bishu Pal in order to keep quiet?

Answers:

1.  Bishu Pal was a moneylender (মহাজন). Dr. Suresh Rakshit was his family physician and a tenant.

2. According to Bishu Pal, he didn’t take any collateral at all. He only made Abhay Ghoshal sign a promissory note.

3. Ramapatibabu was the Officer-in-Charge of the local Police Station investigating the murder of Abhay Ghoshal.

4. Bishu Pal got Dr. Rakshit to inject him with the local anesthetic procaine before medical team showed up. This fooled the physicians into thinking that he was paralyzed from the waist down.

5. Byomkesh Bakshi was not convinced that the case would stand in front of a jury because the motive establishing that Bishu Pal killed Abhay Ghoshal was weak. So he demanded that Bishu Pal deposit one lakh Rupees in the National Security Fund.

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Byomkesh Quiz 6- Makorshar Rosh (মাকড়সার রস)

This is the sixth part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Makorshar Rosh. If you’ve read the story or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

*1. To what substance was Nandadulalbabu addicted according to Ajit’s former school friend, the physician Mohan?

2. What was inside the parcel that Rebecca Light regularly used to send to Nandadulalbabu?

3.  What brand of pen did Nandadulalbabu use to write his vulgar stories?

4. What was the colour of Nandadulalbabu’s tongue?

Answers:

1. Extract of a Tarantula spider

2. Pages of white paper

3. Parker

4. Red

*Questions similar to the ones marked with an asterisk were also asked in BBC Mastermind India, 2000.

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Byomkesh Quiz 5- Uposonghaar (উপসংহার)

This is the fifth part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Uposonghaar. If you’ve read the story or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

1. What brand of matches did Byomkesh and Ajit use? What was the brand it was replaced with by the suspicious stranger that Byomkesh met?

*2. What was the name that the villain used to introduce himself by in Uposonghaar? What was his actual name?

*3. What is the name of Byomkesh’s faithful servant?

4. How did Byomkesh’s servant remember the number on the taxi that the villain used to escape even though he didn’t know any English?

5. What was the name printed on the letter given to Byomkesh? (Hint: Byomkesh couldn’t remember knowing anyone with this unusual name).

*6. What was the name of the newspaper that Byomkesh read? Whose death in Srirampur was published in this newspaper?

7. The villain took two items that in clear view when he escaped from his quarters. One was a hand-bag; what was the other item?

8. What was the price of the matchbox as advertised in the newspaper?

Answers:

1. The used the “Horse brand” matches (ঘোড়া মার্কা). The stranger had exchanged it the Satyagrahi brand (সত্যাগ্রহী).

*2. Anukulbabu who Byomkesh first met in Satyanveshi introduced himself as Byomkesh Bose.

3. Puntiram

4. It is true that Puntiram didn’t know any English. Due to extremely good fortune, the number on the license plate which he saw was 8008 (in English) which Puntiram recalled to Byomkesh as 4004 since it resembles ৪০০৪. The character for the number “four” is “৪” in Bengali/Bangla.

5. Kokonod Gupta, a rather odd name that the villain used to indicate his association with cocaine in Satyanveshi.

6. Dainik Kalketu (দৈনিক কালকেতু). The death of an unknown 30-year-old who Byomkesh hoped the villain would think was him had been announced in this newspaper

7. A clay water pot (জলের কুঁজো)

8. One lakh (100,000) Rupees

*Questions similar to the ones marked with an asterisk were also asked in BBC Mastermind India, 2000.

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Byomkesh Quiz 4- Khunji Khunji Nari (খুঁজি খুঁজি নারি)

This is the fourth part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Khunji Khunji Nari. If you’ve read the story or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

1. What was the smell coming from the bottle of glue in Rameswar Ray’s room in Khunji Khunji Nari?

2. What was the main reason that Labanya, daughter-in-law of Rameswar Ray, didn’t want to employ any servants in the household?

3. Why did Rameswar Ray need to write a last will and testament document to bestow part of his property to his daughter, Nalini?

4. Nalini’s husband, Debnath mentions that there needs to be two witnesses present for a will to be legally binding in Bengal. Byomkesh mentions that there is an exception. What is it?

5. Where was the letter which Rameswar Ray sent to Byomkesh and Ajit misplaced?

Answers:

1. The smell of pureed onions which Rameswar Ray used to write “invisibly” with.

2. Labanya was afraid that Rameswar Ray would reestablish regular communication with his daughter-in-law Nalini.

3. The story is based before the Hindu Succession Acts of 1956 and 2005, by which a daughter is equally entitled to inherit her father’s estate. If Rameswar Ray didn’t write it out in his will, his daughter would not inherit anything.

4. If the person wanting his or her last will and testament enacted writes it out completely in his or her handwriting it is valid.

5.The letter was placed inside Kaliprasanna Singha’s Bengali Mahabharata (Volume II)

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Byomkesh Quiz 3- Chorabali (চোরাবালি)

This is the third part of a series of trivia quizzes on Byomkesh Bakshi. This quiz is based on the story, Chorabali. If you’ve read the book or seen the television episode, then you should have no trouble answering these questions.

Questions:

*1. Which character in Chorabali had the amazing gift of being able to imitate animal noises?

*2. At the beginning of Chorabali, Byomkesh and Ajit are on a hunting expedition. Their host was introduced in an earlier story. Can you name him and the story?

3. What geographical discovery did Byomkesh explicitly tell Ajit to keep secret from everyone else?

4. Byomkesh leaves Ajit to visit the nearest town for part of a day. What does he do there?

5. What does Byomkesh learn about the night that Harinath disappeared from an almanac (পাঁজি)?

Answers:

*1. Kaligati Bhattacharya

*2. Kumar Tridib, first introduced in Seemanto-heera (সীমন্ত-হীরা)

3. The discovery of the chorabali (চোরাবালি) or quicksand pit on Himangshubabu’s property.

4. Two things- he stalks out Anadi Sarkar’s widowed daughter, Radha, and he visits the government registry office or office of records.

5. That night was a new moon (অমাবস্যা).

*Questions similar to the ones marked with an asterisk were also asked in BBC Mastermind India, 2000.

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