Slumdog Millionaire question

Slumdog Millionaire question

Post by RSC Poste » Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:45:49


> > I don't think the cricket question was for the big prize, maybe the 2nd biggest.
> > That's still too high for any cricket question in India, let alone the widely
> > known one that they asked.

> I'm not sure about that. I wouldn't be surprised if first-class
> cricket was rather an esoteric concept for kids in India, with odos or
> T20s being far more widely followed.

I'd be surprised if more than very few Indians knew this factoid about
Hobbs. I was amused to see this in Bill Maher's show (http://

"A majority of Americans cannot name a single branch of government, or
explain what the Bill of Rights is. Twenty-four percent could not name
the country America fought in the Revolutionary War. More than two-
thirds of Americans don't know what's in Roe v. Wade; two-thirds don't
know what the Food and Drug Administration does.

Some of this stuff you should be able to pick up simply by being
alive. You know, the way the "Slumdog" kid knew about cricket?"