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Round 1 –As DRY as DRY!!
Full on pounce
+10 and -10
X was canonized in 1199 by Pope Innocent 3 at the
request of the citizens of Cremona.He is considered
as the patron saint of business people, tailors and
shoemakers. His name is actually derived from a
Latin name which means "good man“.ID X.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “timber
cutter” is one of the most dangerous jobs in America
, with an annual fatality rate of 117.8 per 100,000
workers, or 0.12 percent.
But, technically, __________is a more dangerous job.
In the 226 years, the overall annual fatality rate is 3.7
Which job ?
This is a type of syndrome for online users,especially
new users to assume any information published
on the internet is automatically true. This term
came into the popular culture when John F
Kennedy’s legendary press secretary ,who was
working as a correspondent to ABC news hawked a
conspiracy theory about crashing of TWA Flight
800.He repoertedly said “It was a navy missile that
killed all those people,that shot down Flight 800.I
have a proof,a document given to me by the French
government”.What syndrome?(same as the person’s
In 1893 ,a French newspaper awarded Mr M Bertaox a
French Army officer for the best method of carrying a
passenger on a bicycle. This was first mentioned in
January 1903 in a cartoon drawn by George Moore for
“Motor Cycling” in a british newspaper.American
Inventor Hugo Young designed modern version of this
which is well fitted for Motor-Cycles and later turns
out to be a type of motorcycle.What exactly?
This airlines was formed
from a merger
between Balair and Ad Astra Aero (To the Stars), in
1931 and is popularly known as “Flying Bank”. In the
late 1980s, as well as throughout the early 1990s, they
tried to merge with Air France, Lufthansa, and British
Airways in order to get access to a wider European
According to Legend ,this phrase was developed from a
meeting in about 1681 between the powerful French finance
minister Jean-Baptiste Colbert and a group of French
businessmen. French minister and champion of Marquis
d'Argenson used this in his own diaries – which happens to
also be the phrase's first known appearance in print. He
wrote"Let it be, that should be the motto of all public
powers, since the world was civilized ... That we
cannot grow except by lowering our neighbors is a
detestable notion! Only malice and malignity of heart
is satisfied with such a principle and our (national)
interest is opposed to it. Let it be, for heaven's sake!
Let it be!What popular term?
This award was created in 1957, when this asian
country lost its President who was well-loved for his
simplicity and humility in a plane crash. Among the
many friends and admirers of the late President
around the world were the Rockefeller brothers. With
the concurrence of the government, the trustees of the
Rockefeller Brothers Fund(RBF) established the Award
to honor his memory and perpetuate his example of
integrity in public service and pragmatic idealism
within a democratic society.Name this particular
The __________ effect is based on the commonly
accepted perception that you get what you pay for. This
Effect usually refers to the cost of tuition at private
colleges and universities. Many parents assume that a
higher-priced education is a better education. This is
named after a blended scotch whiskey which is named
after Gaelic seamhas ("narrow place").
________were founded as St Domingo's in 1878 so that
people from the parish of St Domingo's Methodist
Church in _____could play sports. The club was a
founding member of The Football League in 1888–
89, winning their first League Championship title in
the 1890–91 season. __________’s most widely
recognised nickname is "The Toffees" or "The
Toffeemen“.The Toffee Lady tradition in which a girl
walks around the perimeter of the pitch before the
start of a game tossing free Mints into the crowd
symbolises the connection.
Rajesh Saraiya is CEO of the UK-based company Steel
Mont, which has a turnover of about $400 million. He
has completed Aeronautical Engineering in Ukraine
and later on started a steel company in Ukraine.He has
be awarded Padma Shri recently. What is his claim to
He strongly believed that he was a Keralite in a
previous life and that his name was Ramakrishnan. He
also believed that his previous life in Kerala had
something to do with wheels. He had told some of his
friends that one astronomer predicted this and the
moment he set foot in Kerala years ago, he knew that
this was true.Who is he?
Silk Road was an online black market. It was operated
as a Tor hidden service, such that online users are able
to browse it anonymously and securely without
2011, Gawker published an article about the site,[which
led to "Internet buzz "and an increase in website
traffic. This was sometimes called the "Amazon.com of
_____ or the eBay for _____.“What was the commodity
Hyderabad, the city has produced some of the finest
Cricketers , such as former captain Mohammad
Azharuddin, VVS Laxman etc.The city is also fortunate
to produce a person who was very recently in news
who places playing cricket as his sucess mantra.He
said” I think playing cricket taught me more about
working in teams and leadership that has stayed with
me throughout my career.Who is this?
The figure shows how Hawala works: (1) a customer (A, left-hand
side) approaches a hawala broker (X) in one city and gives a sum
of money (red arrow) that is to be transferred to a recipient
(B, right-hand side) in another, usually foreign, city. Along with
the money, he usually specifies something like a password that
will lead to the money being paid out (blue arrows). (2b) The
hawala broker X calls another hawala broker M in the recipient's
city, and informs M about the agreed password, or gives other
disposition instructions of the funds. Then, the intended
recipient (B), who also has been informed by A about the
password (2a), now approaches M and tells him the agreed
password (3a). If the password is correct, then M releases the
transferred sum to B (3b), usually minus a small
commission. X now basically owes M the money that M had paid
out to B; thus M has to trust X's promise to settle the debt at a
5.Identify this Logo of an entity
which redrawn the payment
Round 3 -List It!
Write down 11 variables in a sheet of paper
+5 for every correct variable/no minus marks
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a
composite statistic of life expectancy, education, and
income indices used to rank countries into four tiers
of human development. It was created by the Pakistani
economist Mahbub ul Haq and the Indian
countries which are included with
in rank 10 in HDI as per the latest
rankings in 2013.
Dry Round -2-Keeping it Simple
+10/-10 on Pounce
The first documented use of the term X was in
1806, when an Englishman, named Ralph
Wedgwood, issued a patent for his "Stylographic
Writer”. In its original form Wedgwood's "Stylographic
Writer" was intended to help the blind but later
turned out to be a revolution. The use of this was
largely declined due to technical advancement. How
do we know this Stylographic Writer better?
In 1986 when Nelson Mandela got released from
Prison he greeted Malcolm Fraser ,the then president
of Commonwealth Eminent Chairmans Group with a
question "Tell me, Mr Fraser, is ________ still alive?
Despite being cut off from the world, Mr Mandela had
remained an avid cricket fan. It "seemed to please him
greatly" when Mr Fraser replied that the _______ was
indeed still alive.FITB?
In 1948, a Frenchman named George de Mestral
returned from a relaxing nature trip with his dog, to
find himself and the dog covered with seeds. Instead
of brushing them off , De Mestral examined the clingy
seeds under his microscope. DeMestral experimented
with various cloths and hook-making processes with
custom made cotton .The velvet-like appearance of
this original cloth, lent the product its name, which De
Mestral derived from the French words for velvet
"velour" and hook - "crochet and thus this product is
invented. What product?
Muthuswamy Mudaliar of Erode District, who was a
mail runner for the British in colonial India is
considered as the founder of this Indian Super Market
Chain. It is also one of the oldest supermarket chains
in India with origins dating back to 1905 and hence its
products are sold under the brand name of “______
1905“.Name this very famous supermarket chain.
Prem Behari Narain Raizada,He is
the one who wrote Constitution of
Inspiration for this symbol came from a Greek Epsilon
a reference to the cradle of European civilization
crossed by two parallel line to certify the stability.The
final selection for this symbol was based on a contest It
is assumed that the Belgian graphic designer Alain
Billiet was the winner and thus the designer of this
symbol. What symbol?
7. it was used in large scale by the imperial
examination system in China.When spread out ,its
modern era began with France in 19th Century.US army
officials used this extensively during the WW-I which
was known as Army Alpha and Beta.The person in the
pic actually coined this term.
"I was wearing it because I do wear it all day, but I was
not using it, A lot of people don't understand how the
Says CECELIA ABADIE, the Californian woman
charged with a traffic offence which is first of its
kind.What was she wearing actually?
Shankar Rao a Legislator
from Andra Pradesh has
taken his devotion to X
said, "I want to build the
temple so that people
can offer prayers to X
every day for ending the
over Telangana. I am
donating nine acres of
my own land and with
my own money i am
building her statue.Fill
Karnataka ____ Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha
was founded on November 1, 1957 by a group
consisting of H. A. Pai, Anant Bhat, Jayadev Rao
Kulkarni, B. J. Gokhale, Vasudev Rao and B. H.
Inamdar, who wanted to create a federation to cater to
the need for growth of ____and other village
industries.This Company has got a sole monopoly in
India for a particular product.What product is this ?
This was used by NASA to help insure the successful
launch of the Apollo 8 spacecraft in 1968. The rocket
had a rubber strip holding together a covering that
protected a measuring instrument. NASA needed a
means to insure that the rubber strip could slide off
freely during the rocket’s launch. A NASA engineer
used some of this that he brought in from home. It
did the job so well that he planned to use it on all
subsequent Apollo launches.What did he use?
Round 5 –Theme Round
8 Questions Connected to a common theme
The Common Theme is Not Exhaustive.
Pounce Format ,+10 and -1o and after that we will move
in Infinite Bounce
Points for Guessing the theme will range from +80/-40
to +10/0 and will be indicated in each slide.
The name __________ may refer to any of the line of
dictionaries first developed by Noah ____ in the early
19th century. Noah ____the author of the readers and
spelling books that dominated the American market at
the time, spent decades of research in compiling his
dictionaries. His first dictionary, A Compendious
Dictionary of the English Language, appeared in 1806.
This is used primarily as a cooling agent. Its advantages
include lower temperature than that of water ice and
not leaving any residue. it is generally accepted that
this was first observed in 1835 by French
inventor Adrien-Jean-Pierre Thilorier and this is the
solid form of Carbondioxide.
It was first invented in ancient Greece.______ is in its
simplest form is an object consisting of
an axle connected to two disks, and a length of string
looped around the axle. One of the most famous tricks
on the _____ is "walk the dog”. What?
X is a type of floor covering and was invented by
Englishman Frederick Walton.
In 1855, Walton
happened to notice the rubbery, flexible skin of
solidified linseed oil (linoxyn) that had formed on a
can of oil-based paint, and thought that it might form
a substitute for India rubber. X is used in break
dancing as an alternative to cardboard as it provides a
large, slick and durable surface.
Elias Howe, who invented the sewing
machine, received a patent in 1851 for an
"Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure".
Perhaps because of the success of his sewing
machine, he did not try to seriously market it, missing
recognition he might otherwise have received.The
most importnat types of this include
Coil, Invisible, Metallic, Plasticmolded, Magnetic, Open-ended, Closed-ended.
Also known as diacetylmorphine or morphine
diacetate,this was invented by Felix Hoffman who was
working at Bayer. The head of Bayer's research
department reputedly coined the drug's new
name, “_____," based on the German "heroisch,"
which means "heroic, strong.What?
_________ is a British brand of transparent, cellulose-
based, pressure-sensitive adhesive tape, and is the
leading brand in the United Kingdom. _____was
originally manufactured in 1937 by Colin Kinninmonth
and George Gray, in Acton, West London