My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire?. You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it extensively.
Here is what Jamal told us about the 250.000 Euro question:
During the next commercial break, Prem Kumar moved his face really close to mine. In a low voice, he made an offending remark that I'm not going to repeat here. Strangely enough, when the show resumed, he beamed at me with a gaze of pure paternal pride, and even chuckled at my first remark.
The 250.000 Euro question was a catastrophe, and I did not know any of the three terms mentioned in it, strange and peculiar sounding terms indeed. I decided to use the answers to get some better insight. At this level of the show, every wrong answer actually fits part of the question, and the trick is to identify the answers that do not fit more than that.
Answer A almost fit the first strange term in the question, but I knew that this was a Japanese product, and that it should have been spelled with a double-S. Answer B was obvious nonsense and a pure give-away for Indian citizens, anyway. At least the second strange term in the question was neither Braman nor Visnun. Nothing in answer C rang a bell. Answer D again touched my area of expertise, and I immediately knew that it had to be wrong: the third strange term in the question had a letter R in the end that did not belong there, similarly to Delphir and Basicr.
As I had successfully excluded A, B, and D, the only good answer was C. And so I said to Prem: "This time I will go for C!". Nailed it!!
What was the 250.000 Euro question?
What were the four possible answers A, B, C, D?