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  1. 1. And the proceedings begin…
  2. 2. <ul><li>2 Dry Rounds </li></ul><ul><li>3 Connects </li></ul><ul><li>1 Derail Round </li></ul><ul><li>Pts scheme explained as and when… </li></ul><ul><li>Do u want infinite bounce???? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>ROUND 1 – DRY </li></ul><ul><li>+10, +5 for Pass, Teams can double - +20, -5, If it’s a pass, then +10,-5 </li></ul>
  4. 4. Q1 <ul><li>He used to be fiction’s richest character on the Forbes List despite ongoing strife with his labour force. They bemoan low-wages, lack of health care coverage and union-busting tactics. Factory operations also dogged by several documented instances of child-labour. But he says they don’t need health insurance, and says child-workers were being punished for being naughty. He is speculated to be tormented by infinite wealth. But after recent protests he was removed from the list. Who? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Q2 <ul><li>In the earlier days, ships would have more expensive cabins on the Port side when they were bound for the outward direction and it got reversed to the Starboard side on the way back home. What word came into existence by the practice of the sunny side cabins being costlier on ships? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Q3 <ul><li>In 1961, two students raised their glasses in a toast to freedom. They were later imprisoned for seven years. British Lawyer Peter Benenson was shocked by the event. To rally support for the students, he wrote a letter to local newspapers. Overwhelming response…a committee was formed…Name the committee, now a world wide movement. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q4
  8. 8. Q5 <ul><li>The British launched a massive operation to defend Gibraltar during World War II. One of the planners named a house he built in Jamaica after this operation's name. But some others say he loved the novel &quot;Reflections in a _______ ________&quot; by Carson McCullers and that’s how he got the name. Just gimme his name and the name of his house. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q6 <ul><li>While travelling on a train through Bulgaria, he was arrested for talking to a passenger about capitalist ideas on the train, and was put in jail. After 2-3 days, he was released because India was considered a 'friendly' country by Bulgaria. This was a major blow to his faith in Communism and then he determined to start an enterprise that combined the best features of capitalism and socialism. Who is this person and what enterprise did he start? </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>ROUND 2 </li></ul><ul><li>connect </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q1 <ul><li>Washington Post reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein wrote that X could have been an allusion to a notorious pornographic movie of that time. It could also have been a play with words with a term in journalism which means to reveal inside secrets of an organisation – a ’kite’. The real X came out in the open a couple of years back in an issue of Vanity Fair where he confirmed his doings. What/Who is X and why is it/he famous? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Q2 <ul><li>X’s business card claims that he was a ‘second hand furniture’ salesman. He rose from the position of saloon bouncer to crime lord within 6 years. In 1960s guiness book of world records listed him holding the record for highest personal income. But X was nailed for income tax evasion and sentenced to 11 years of federal prison. In the Tintin series he made a brief appearance in ‘Tintin in America’, marking the only notable appearance of a real person in Tintin album. Who is X? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q3 <ul><li>in 1970s, he became friends of the so called ‘movie brats’- Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas and Spielberg. He even received the Oscar award from them. He rejected the offer to direct Schindler’s List as he thought that a Jewish filmmaker should direct it. He lost 3 best director and best picture oscars to Robet Redford’s Ordinary people (1980), Kevin Costner’s Dance with the Wolves(1990) and Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby(2004). Who is he? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Q4 </li></ul><ul><li>connect </li></ul>
  15. 15. The probable places
  16. 16. Q5 - Identify
  17. 17. Q6 <ul><li>X was founded 13 July 1925 as Western Air Express. X was also a major helper in the founding of Saudi Arabian Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, and a newly revived Lufthansa. Airlines from around the world sent their pilots to X for training. X had run into bankruptcy several times & was finally acquired by Y in April 2001 after the acquisition, later in September, Y’s planes were involved in a very huge incident hence causing a panic amongst the air travelers hence Y fell into financial troubles and its then CEO Donald J Carty had to resign after union leaders discovered that Carty was planning to award handsome executive compensation packages at the same time. Identify X & Y. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Round 3 </li></ul><ul><li>DRY ROUND </li></ul>
  19. 19. Q1 <ul><li>It was set up on the recommendations of the Hilton Young Commission. The commission submitted its report in the year 1926 and X was established on April 1, 1935 as Y.    Currently X has 22 regional offices through put the India with headquarters in Mumbai. Identify X. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Q2 <ul><li>Connect the following cities:     Istanbul, Antioch, Adana, Baghdad, Tehran, Merv, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Hazarat-e-Turkestan, Bamyan, Kabul, Peshawar, Ahmedabad, Kashi (China), Xi'an. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Q3 <ul><li>X is son of music director Vipin and his wife, Madhu. X took up the music after he lost his brother to fulfil his father's wishes.He did schooling at Hill Grange school, Mumbai. He started his career at the age of 16 with a few TV soaps. Until recently hardly anything was known about his personal life. He is married and has a ten year old son. In his debut, he collaborated with Anand Raj Anand. He became famous for a movie released later in the same year as his debut. In October 2006, he became the first Indian to achieve something in England. He also created a certain history when he won the Filmfare Award. Who is X? </li></ul>
  22. 22. Q4 <ul><li>The name of city X is a combination of the two words, which mean &quot;enemies&quot; and &quot;run out of&quot;. It is also translated as &quot;end of strife&quot;. The country of X has long relationship with India since the times B.C. X was founded as Dagon in the 6th century by the Mon. In 1753, King Alaungpaya conquered and renamed Dagon, X. The city was destroyed by a fire in 1841, and suffered extensive damage in 1852 due to war. It was later renamed to Y. During the colonial period, Y's main industries were rice and timber, although other exports, such as raw cotton, precious stones, cheroots, and ivory were also exported. By the early 1900s, Y had public services and infrastructure on par with London. Y was heavily damaged by an earthquake and tsunami in 1930, and again during World War II. The English name Y was officially changed in 1989 back to X, at the same time as many names throughout the country were changed. This change is still debatable as the authorities who changed the name are not still recognized by many other countries. Name X and Y </li></ul>
  23. 23. Q5 Connect
  24. 24. Q6 <ul><li>X (born December 18, 1961, Mumbai, Maharashtra) is a former Indian cricketer who played in two Tests and four ODIs from 1985 to 1987. X is an MBA and works with Tata Forbes . He did his schooling in Atomic Energy Central School, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai. Identify X </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Round 4 </li></ul><ul><li>connect </li></ul>
  26. 26. Q1 <ul><li>This service was first introduced in India by Qutb-ud-din Aybak. Later developed by Alauddin Khilji in 1296. The reform was completed by Sher Shah Suri by constructing something well-known and currently in use. According to Tarikh-i-Sher-Shahi there were 3400 people employed in this service at that time. The system was retained in Mughal time. It was made public during Warren Hastings' governorship. On 1 July 1852, in Sindh district, use of something started in this service. The first of its kind was used in Great Briton in 1840, introduced by Sir Rowland Hill. This service in India is currently the largest in the world of its kind. What are we talking about? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Q2 <ul><li>X is the second longest glacier in non-polar area. In spite of the severe climate , the word 'X' ironically means 'the place of wild roses', a reference some people attribute to the abundance of wildflowers found in the valleys below the glacier, but which specifically refers to the thorny wild plants which grow on the rocky outcrops. The naming of the glacier, or at least its currency, is due to Thomas George Longstaff. It ranges from an altitude of 5,753 m (18,875 ft) above sea level at its source to its snout at 3,620 m (11,875 ft). There is a chartered service to the glacier's nearest air link, the Thoise airbase, mainly for military purposes. Identify X. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Q3 <ul><li>The idea of organizing an X came from Michel Bréal, who wanted the event to feature in the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 in Athens. This idea was heavily supported by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympics, as well as the Greeks. The Greeks staged a selection race for X, and this first was won by Charilaos Vasilakos.  What are we talking about? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Q4 <ul><li>Karan and kishan have grown apart for many years though they were childhood friends. Karan's daughter is sent to live at kishan's house when karan had to leave for work. Suman falls in love with prem, kishan's son.  kishan opposes to their marriage  as he feels  ashamed to have a poor friend, which he says so to karan.  Now rem must win  karan's heart to win suman's hand. He is set to do a difficult task by karan.  Which famous movie it is? </li></ul>
  30. 30. Q5 <ul><li>The dejected X wandered around, till he came to the bank of the river. He contemplated taking his life when he suddenly saw some women washing clothes on the edge of the river bank. He observed that the stones which the women were pounding with clothes, were smooth and rounded, while the other stones were rough and ragged. This observation hit him like a thunderbolt, and it dawned upon him that if stones could be worn through and change their shape by being pounded upon by clothes, then why couldn't his thick brains change, by being pounded upon by knowledge! X thus grew determined to become the wisest and most learned man in the country, and to achieve this end he started indulging in intellectual pastimes, reading, meditating and praying to his goddess to grant him divine knowledge. His wish was fulfilled. His work is one of the great cultural assets of India. His works have been translated into many languages like English, German and other western tongues. Who is X? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Q6 <ul><li>At Tirupati, it is a custom that devotees donate money to Venkateshwara's Hundi so that Lord Vishnu can pay back the money. This process is to continue till the end of Kali Yuga for complete repayment. According to the mythology, who is receiving this repayment? </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>ROUND 5 </li></ul><ul><li>CONNECT </li></ul>
  33. 33. Q1 <ul><li>X was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner and music critic Ralph J. Gleason. X was initially identified with and reported on the hippie counterculture of the era. X is an American based magazine devoted to music, liberal politics and popular culture that is published biweekly. A very controversial cover and, perhaps one of the Magazine's most famous, is of Janet Jackson who was photographed topless with her then husband's hand covering her breasts. Leading up to what it called the &quot;50th Anniversary of Rock&quot; in 2004, X published a series of all-time greatest lists to recognize historic achievements in the field. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Q2 <ul><li>X is a pioneering figure in his field & had undergone training at a very young age from Baba Allaudin Khan. He began writing scores for film and ballet and started a recording career with HMV's Indian affiliate. He became music director of All India Radio in the 1950s. X has composed extensively for films and ballets in India, Canada, Europe, and the United States, including Chappaqua, Charly, Gandhi, and the Apu Trilogy. X along with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Billy Preston, among many others attended Concert for George in London, where X dedicated the memorial to George Harrison. In 1986 he was nominated to be a member of the Rajya Sabha for six years. He is a recipient of many awards including Bharat Ratna, Magsaysay Award and the Polar Music Prize along with Ray Charles. Identify X? </li></ul>
  35. 35. Q3 <ul><li>X is a syndicated daily and Sunday comic strip written and illustrated by Y, which ran from October 2, 1950, to February 13, 2000 . Z was developed from some of the painful experiences of Y's formative years. Z’s main characteristic is either self-defeating stubbornness or admirable determined persistence to try his best against all odds: “he can never win a ballgame but continues playing baseball; he can never fly a kite successfully but continues trying to fly his kite.” In 1957, a strip in which W tossed Linus into the air and boasted that he was the first dog ever to launch a human, parodied the hype associated with Sputnik 2's launch of &quot;Laika&quot; the dog into space earlier that year. In 2002 TV Guide declared W and Z equal 8th in their list of &quot;Top 50 Greatest Cartoon Characters of All Time&quot;, published to commemorate their 50th anniversary. Identify X? </li></ul>
  36. 36. Q4 <ul><li> X was an American left handed guitarist, singer and songwriter. X is considered one of the greatest and most influential guitarists in rock music history. In 2006, his debut album, Are You Experienced, was inducted into the United States National Recording Preservation Board's National Recording Registry. Rolling Stone named X number 1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003. He died a tragic death at the green age of 27.Identify X? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Q5 <ul><li>This place was discovered by the by the Dutch East India Company with the yacht Half Moon under the command of Henry Hudson in 1609 and was Given the name New Netherlands. How do we know it now? </li></ul>
  38. 38. Q6 <ul><li>X perceived the dominant culture as a corrupt, monolithic entity that exercised undue power over their lives, calling this culture &quot;The Establishment&quot;, &quot;Big Brother&quot;, or &quot;The Man&quot;.[9][10][11] Noting that they were &quot;seekers of meaning and value,&quot; scholars like Timothy Miller describe X as a new religious movement. Flower child or Flower Children originated as a synonym for X, especially those who gathered in San Francisco and environs during the summer of 1967, which was called the Summer of Love. It was the custom of &quot;Flower Children&quot; to wear flowers to symbolize peace (pic given) and love. What are we talking about? </li></ul>
  39. 40. <ul><li>DE-RAIL </li></ul>
  40. 41. Q1 <ul><li>In 1923, he left Kansas and boarded a train to California with $40 in his pocket. When a fellow passenger asked him about his intentions, he said ‘I’m going to direct great Hollywood motion pictures’ . After seeing ‘The Jazz Singer’ he wrote to his brother : &quot;I think this is Old Man Opportunity rapping at our door. Slap a big mortgage on everything we’ve got and let us go after this thing in the right manner&quot; . In 1938, he received honorary degrees from both Harvard and Yale universities, and also accepted an award from the League of Nations. He started the ‘Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow’ .Who is he. </li></ul>
  41. 42. Q2 <ul><li>&quot; I'll make it real simple, I'm a 36-C. In the game, she's a double-D. In the movie, she's a D. We split the difference....&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Who is talking about whom? </li></ul>
  42. 43. Q3
  43. 44. Q4 <ul><li>Connect the pic with the movie ‘Chariots of Fire’ </li></ul>
  44. 45. Q5 <ul><li>This UNESCO World Heritage Site stretches for more than 30,000 hectares, between the foothills of a volcano and the valley of the Rio Grande River. It is an exquisitely blue landscape shaped by the cultivation of a plant which has found use since the 16th century. What product of the plant is the most popular, worldwide? </li></ul>
  45. 46. Q6 <ul><li>Singled out by his captors in the mistaken belief that he was the navigator of the British vessel that had supposedly strayed into Iranian waters, Arthur Batchelor was blindfolded, tied and kept in solitary confinement. But what enraged the 20 -year-old Royal Navy operator maintainer was his interrogation. . All I could make out in their language were the words ‘__ ___’. They were laughing at me... making m e feel about three inches tall,. he later told the Mirror . .I asked the interpreter what was going on and he said: .They think you look like ‘__ ___’ .. Fill in the blanks . they refer to the persona associated with an entertainer. </li></ul>