@kunalju
Presents…

The General Quiz
@ Srijan 2014
Researched and Conducted by:
The Deyvil and Chazz
Good To Know…
30 Questions.
*-ed questions to break ties.
Mark the *-ed questions in your answer sheet.
In case of further...
1.
• Kumar, Keshu, Tulsi, Karan, Shyam,
Gangu and Arjun were a team of 7
brothers who were active during the 70s
and 80s.
...
2.
• A 1897 novel by HG Wells
• A short story by GK Chesterton
• A 1952 novel by Ralph Ellison
3.
• Since 26th January 2014 the locals in the
town of Saint-Barthélemy have started
referring to their town by what name ...
4.
• What title did Hemu take when he
acceded to the throne of Delhi on 7
October 1556 ?
*5.
• It was invented by John Thompson in
1918 and was also known as the "Trench
Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago
Typewr...
6.
• This Asian football club is based on an
island whose name means “Deer island”.
Which team ?
7.
8.
• Where did the wedding of Moni Mule
Pati and Pem Dorjee take place in 2004
?
*9.
10.
• He is the only Chief Minister in India
who has no house or a car on his name.
Even his wife takes a rickshaw while
t...
11.
• This hospital was started in the early
1900s by a man named Amadeus who was
hoping to treat patients like his mother...
*12.
• Which element, discovered in the year
1803 by William Hyde, gets its name
from the Greek word for ‘rose’?
13.
• X syndrome is an extremely rare
intestinal disorder in humans resulting
from eating hair
• The syndrome is named aft...
*14.
• Bruce Lee got his first big break in
Hollywood playing this role in a 1966 TV
series
• The role had previously been...
15.
• Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (5 ft 3 in) is the
first name on this list and Gheorghe
Mureșan (7 ft 7 in) is the last name ...
16.
• In the middle ages, the residing
Venetians named their land after
mountains such as this.
• Which place am I talking...
17.
• A Carnatic composer Purandas, wrote
“Saviour of the poor, enhancer of good
food, even to think of you is difficult…....
18.
• Connect: Zakiruddin, Nasiruddin,
Jalaluddin, Shahabuddin, Moinuddin,
Muhiuddin, Qutbuddin, Muizuddin and
Muinuddin.
19.
• The research nickname of the cancer
causing POK erythroid myeloid
ontogenic gene was changed to Zbtb7 in
2005, when ...
*20.
• Born in Lucknow in 1919 just after the
first World War, this person was named
“new happiness” because wartime was
o...
21.
• Definition according to Platt’s Dictionary of
Urdu, Classical Hindi and English: One
who lives on the earnings of hi...
22.
• The name of which pigment, originally
made by grinding Lapis Lazuli into
powder, is the Latin for 'beyond the sea'
b...
23.
• If one indulges in ego-surfing on Google,
he/she might find someone completely
different, but who shares the same
na...
24.
• Their names were chosen by their father’s
best friend at the time, poet Sumitra
Nandan Pant. "He was a godfather fig...
25.
• It is the official drink of Puerto Rico and
its name refers to the strained juice of
the fruit Ananas Comosus that i...
26.
• Which word, initially used by
antiquarians to describe the medieval
prose narratives of Iceland and Norway,
has sinc...
27.
• Carolyn Hopkins in New York, Emma
Clarke in London and Shammi Narang
in Delhi.
• What am I talking about?
*28.
• Xs are ceremonial positions in England,
Wales and India. In Australia, Canada
and Ireland Xs are legal officials si...
29.
*30.
• Until 1936, the only organized cricket
tournament in India was the Bombay
Quadrangular. The four participating
team...
Submit Your Sheet Within
30 Seconds
Answers to follow.
1.
• Kumar, Keshu, Tulsi, Karan, Shyam,
Gangu and Arjun were a team of 7
brothers who were active during the 70s
and 80s.
...
• Ramsay brothers
• Pioneers of Desi B grade horror flicks
2.
• A 1897 novel by HG Wells
• A short story by GK Chesterton
• A 1952 novel by Ralph Ellison
• The Invisible man
3.
• Since 26th January 2014 the locals in the
town of Saint-Barthélemy have started
referring to their town by what name ...
• Stan-Barthélemy (After Wawrinka)
4.
• What title did Hemu take when he
acceded to the throne of Delhi on 7
October 1556 ?
• Vikramaditya
*5.
• It was invented by John Thompson in
1918 and was also known as the "Trench
Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago
Typewr...
• Thompson Submachine gun or the
Tommy gun
6.
• This Asian football club is based on an
island whose name means “Deer island”.
Which team ?
• Kashima Antlers
7
8.
• Where did the wedding of Moni Mule
Pati and Pem Dorjee take place in 2004
?
• On top of Mount Everest
9.
• Sulabh international toilet museum in
Delhi
10.
• He is the only Chief Minister in India
who has no house or a car on his name.
Even his wife takes a rickshaw while
t...
• Manik Sarkar
11.
• This hospital was started in the early
1900s by a man named Amadeus who was
hoping to treat patients like his mother...
• Arkham Asylum
*12.
• Which element, discovered in the year
1803 by William Hyde, gets its name
from the Greek word for ‘rose’?
• Rhodium
13.
• X syndrome is an extremely rare
intestinal disorder in humans resulting
from eating hair
• The syndrome is named aft...
• Rapunzel
*14.
• Bruce Lee got his first big break in
Hollywood playing this role in a 1966 TV
series
• The role had previously been...
• Kato
• Green Hornet’s assistant
15.
• Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (5 ft 3 in) is the
first name on this list and Gheorghe
Mureșan (7 ft 7 in) is the last name ...
• List of players to have played in the
NBA arranged in ascending order of
height
16.
• In the middle ages, the residing
Venetians named their land after
mountains such as this.
• Which place am I talking...
• Montenegro
17.
• A Carnatic composer Purandas, wrote
“Saviour of the poor, enhancer of good food,
even to think of you is difficult…....
• Chilies (This was the first recorded
mention of chilies in India)
18.
• Connect: Zakiruddin, Nasiruddin,
Jalaluddin, Shahabuddin, Moinuddin,
Muhiuddin, Qutbuddin, Muizuddin and
Muinuddin.
• The Mughal Emperors :P
19.
• The research nickname of the cancer
causing POK erythroid myeloid
ontogenic gene was changed to Zbtb7 in
2005, when ...
• Nintendo
*20.
• Born in Lucknow in 1919 just after the
first World War, this person was named
“new happiness” because wartime was
o...
• Naushaad
21.
• Definition according to Platt’s Dictionary of
Urdu, Classical Hindi and English: One
who lives on the earnings of hi...
• Chutiya
22.
• The name of which pigment, originally
made by grinding Lapis Lazuli into
powder, is the Latin for 'beyond the sea'
b...
• Ultramarine
23.
• If one indulges in ego-surfing on Google,
he/she might find someone completely
different, but who shares the same
na...
• Googleganger
24.
• Their names were chosen by their father’s
best friend at the time, poet Sumitra
Nandan Pant. "He was a godfather fig...
25.
• It is the official drink of Puerto Rico and
its name refers to the strained juice of
the fruit Ananas Comosus that i...
26.
• Which word, initially used by
antiquarians to describe the medieval
prose narratives of Iceland and Norway,
has sinc...
• Saga
27.
• Carolyn Hopkins in New York, Emma
Clarke in London and Shammi Narang
in Delhi.
• What am I talking about?
• Voices (Announcement system) of the
Subway/Tube/Metro
*28.
• Xs are ceremonial positions in England,
Wales and India. In Australia, Canada
and Ireland Xs are legal officials si...
• Sheriff
29.
• Farrah Fawcett
• Charlie’s Angels
get you half
points.
*30.
• Until 1936, the only organized cricket
tournament in India was the Bombay
Quadrangular. The four participating
team...
• The Rest
FINALS
•45 dry questions.
•2 Written Rounds.
•1 Long Visual Connect.
Ze Beeg Written Round
•12 Answers.
•5 points per correct answer.
•+20 for a full house.
Exchange your sheets please.
#deyvilsays
+20/-10 for pounce.
1. Official

Unofficial
• Country names prefixed with “The”
• The Gambia and The Bahamas are the
only 2 official ones
• The Netherlands, The Ukrai...
2.
• Man: “Tumne Sholay picture dekhi
hain?”
• P: “Haan. Dus Baar”
• A quips mockingly: “Iske baap ne likhi
hogi”
• Give m...
• This is from Andaz Apna Apna
• Salman’s father Salim Khan actually cowrote Sholay
3.
• The value of this was £87.3 million in 199192.
• It has come down significantly in recent
years.
• In 2009-10 it was ...
• The British Royal family receives this
grant from the British parliament for
their maintenance
4.
• In what is still considered a huge Oscar
upset, a romcom rated 7.2 by IMDB won
the Best Picture award over an all tim...
• Shakespeare in Love
• Saving Private Ryan
5.
• Although there are many similarities
between A and B there are a few
differences as well.
• Camel and Shellfish are p...
• A-Halal
• B-Kosher
• C-Alcohol
6.
Connect.
• Wartime gallantry awards:
• Param Veer Chakra (Supercomputer
Param)
• Maha Veer Chakra (Mahavir)
• Veer Chakra (Still fr...
7.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

436 – Champawat (Nepal/Northern India)
400 – Panar (Northern India)
200+ – Gustave (Burundi)- Rumo...
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

436 – Champawat Tiger (Nepal/Northern India)
400 – Leopard of Panar (Northern India)
200+ – Gustave (...
8. Connect.
• Scored EPL hat tricks coming on as subs
9.
• Johan Jambor saved a severely injured
X’s life during the Battle of Somme. X
recovered but is rumored to have become
...
• Hitler
• Monorchism: Presence of only one
testicle
10.
• She was created in 1861 and named the
Amazon. The name was changed in
1869.
• Between November 24, 1872 and
December...
• Mary Celeste
11.
• The first book in this literary subgenre was
written by Henry Haggard in 1885.
• This was followed by quite a few ot...
• The Lost World
12.
• He was born as McKinley Morganfield
on April 4, 1913 in Issaquena County,
Mississippi and was raised by his
Grandmot...
• Muddy Waters
13. Connect.
• Balarama, Lakshmaṇa, Ramanuja,
Manavala Mamunigal, Nityananda
Prabhu and Patanjali are all considered
avatars of Sheshna...
14.
• The US interstate highway system
requires that one mile in every five be
straight.
• Why this requirement ?
• These straight sections function as
airstrips in times of war and other
emergencies.
15. ID these two Oriental fruits.
• Dragon-fruit & Kumquat
#chazzspeak
+20/-10 for pounce.
1.
• The name of this British dish
dates back to 1919 and was
popularized during World
War II as it could be made in
large...
• Bangers and Mash
2.
CONNECT
and
EXPLAIN.
3
• The construction of the Aswan Dam had
led to removal and re-installation of the
Abu Simbel and other temples in the
ar...
• The formation of the UNESCO World
Heritage Committee
4.
• X is a Latin phrase which literally means
“for this”. It generally signifies a solution
designed for a specific probl...
• Ad hoc
5.
• As the story goes Mary Godwin and Percy
Shelley were visiting Lord Byron near
Lake Geneva when the weather suddenly
b...
• The eruption of Tambora in 1815
6.
• The components of what are usually the
chaquetilla (a jacket), the taleguilla
(three-quarter breeches made of silk an...
7.
• Initially cloths and rags were used as
Xs. Then came the plastic model which
tended to move out of place and would
so...
8. CONNECT.
• Tautonyms
9. Connect.
10.
• The artist usually has an assistant and an inhouse photographer at external sessions, but
when they take place at th...
• Making a wax statue at Madam
Tussauds
11.
• The red and white
stripes on Athletico
Madrid’s crest
symbolize the colour of
their jersey. The stars
and the bear a...
12.
• There have been many fan-made theories
about the logo of this company being
criticized for having dark references. S...
13.
• Whenever a tab closes unexpectedly or a
page has to be killed we can see either of
two error messages.
• One is a fa...
14.
• Founder of his namesake studio, Marc Friedland
Couture Communications, and his agency Creative
Intelligence, Inc., M...
15.
• What is defined as: “A Psychic
automatism in its pure state, by which
one proposes to express—verbally, by
means of ...
• Surrealism
#deyvilspeaksagain
+20/-10 for pounce.
• 1.
• This is a still from a
promotional event for
a 2013 Dreamworks
film.
• We can see a former
F1, IndyCar, World
Sport...
• Turbo
• Mario Andretti
2.
• Only one athlete from this country
competed at the Helsinki Olympics.
• This was the first time the country took
part...
• China
3.
• The lyrics for the original song were
written by an African American
Reverend, Charles Tindley in 1901.
• A slightly ...
• We shall overcome
4.
• It was named because it resembled a
miniature pine cone and it has been
found to be photosensitive in many nonmammali...
• Pineal gland
5.
• Anna Boch (1848-1936) was a Belgian
painter, born in Saint-Vaast, Hainaut.
• She is believed to be the only person to...
• Bought a painting (The Red vineyard at
Arles) from Van Gogh
6.
• This somewhat derogatory term is used
to describe a pair of siblings born within
12 months of one another.
• It has i...
• Irish twins
7.
• “Who killed X ?” Is a 2013 book by Susan Williams that
delves deeper into an accident that took place 52 years
back.
...
• Dag Hammarskold
8.
• Tarkeswari Sinha and Indira Gandhi
• Suchitra Sen’s role in Aandhi was based
on them
9.
• They are created by the War Khasis
using the unique properties of the Ficus
elastica and can take up to 15 years to
b...
• The living root bridges of Cherrapunji
10.
• In the 1996 World cup game between Sri
Lanka and Kenya, Sri Lanka who batted
first racked up a mammoth 398 in their
...
• Hasan Tilekeratne bowled 3 balls right
handed and 3 left handed
11.
• Which King's college educated lawyer
and judge , passed an eponymous act in
1919 to effectively authorize the Britis...
• Sir Sidney Arthur Taylor Rowlatt.
12.
• The term is believed to have originated
in the 17th century from the French
words for “Pretty” and “Red” which were
...
• Jolly Roger from Joli Rouge
13.
• The monument to the Party Founding
• Pyongyang
14.
• Which film earned Aamir his first
National Award ?
• Raakh 1989
15. Connect.
• Animals that did the killing in different
Sherlock Holmes stories
• Lions Mane jellyfish
• Speckled band (Swamp Adder)
•...
Written Round
Rules
• 5 Questions.
• +5 for each part.
• +10 for full house.
Exchange your sheets please.
Answers
•
•
•
•
•

1. Star Wars, Han Solo and Chewbacca
2. Back to the future, Doc and Marty
3. Pulp Fiction, Vince and Ju...
Theme
Inexhaustive.
8 slides.
+40/-20
+35/-17.5
+30/-15
+25/-12.5
+20/-10
+15/-7.5
+10/-5
+5
Theme…
Characters from Moby Dick
• Captain Boomer (Acquaintance of Captain
Ahab who lost his right arm to Moby Dick)
• Dough Boy ...
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  1. 1. @kunalju Presents… The General Quiz @ Srijan 2014 Researched and Conducted by: The Deyvil and Chazz
  2. 2. Good To Know… 30 Questions. *-ed questions to break ties. Mark the *-ed questions in your answer sheet. In case of further ties, “best streak rule” to be applied. • 8 – team final. • • • • • Disclaimer: If you have an issue with the content, there are two things you can do1. Resolve it amicably after the quiz. 2. Face Dottoh’s wrath otherwise.
  3. 3. 1. • Kumar, Keshu, Tulsi, Karan, Shyam, Gangu and Arjun were a team of 7 brothers who were active during the 70s and 80s. • They are considered to be the pioneers of something in India. • Give me their surnames
  4. 4. 2. • A 1897 novel by HG Wells • A short story by GK Chesterton • A 1952 novel by Ralph Ellison
  5. 5. 3. • Since 26th January 2014 the locals in the town of Saint-Barthélemy have started referring to their town by what name ?
  6. 6. 4. • What title did Hemu take when he acceded to the throne of Delhi on 7 October 1556 ?
  7. 7. *5. • It was invented by John Thompson in 1918 and was also known as the "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder" and "The Chopper. • How do we know it better ?
  8. 8. 6. • This Asian football club is based on an island whose name means “Deer island”. Which team ?
  9. 9. 7.
  10. 10. 8. • Where did the wedding of Moni Mule Pati and Pem Dorjee take place in 2004 ?
  11. 11. *9.
  12. 12. 10. • He is the only Chief Minister in India who has no house or a car on his name. Even his wife takes a rickshaw while traveling, with no personal security guards. He donates his full salary to his party and in return, gets Rs. 5,000 per month as his allowance. Who ?
  13. 13. 11. • This hospital was started in the early 1900s by a man named Amadeus who was hoping to treat patients like his mother Elizabeth who had been suffering for long with mental illness. • As fate would have it, a few years after the institute started Amadeus ended up being admitted here after himself losing his marbles. He breathed his last within the walls of this institute • Name the institute
  14. 14. *12. • Which element, discovered in the year 1803 by William Hyde, gets its name from the Greek word for ‘rose’?
  15. 15. 13. • X syndrome is an extremely rare intestinal disorder in humans resulting from eating hair • The syndrome is named after a character whose origins have been traced back to the 3rd century Saint Barbara and the 10th century tale of Princess Rudaba of Kabul • Who is X ?
  16. 16. *14. • Bruce Lee got his first big break in Hollywood playing this role in a 1966 TV series • The role had previously been played by Keye Luke (1940) and much later by Jay Chou (2011) • Name the character.
  17. 17. 15. • Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (5 ft 3 in) is the first name on this list and Gheorghe Mureșan (7 ft 7 in) is the last name on this list. • What list ?
  18. 18. 16. • In the middle ages, the residing Venetians named their land after mountains such as this. • Which place am I talking about?
  19. 19. 17. • A Carnatic composer Purandas, wrote “Saviour of the poor, enhancer of good food, even to think of you is difficult…. I saw you green, then turning redder…” • What was he describing?
  20. 20. 18. • Connect: Zakiruddin, Nasiruddin, Jalaluddin, Shahabuddin, Moinuddin, Muhiuddin, Qutbuddin, Muizuddin and Muinuddin.
  21. 21. 19. • The research nickname of the cancer causing POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic gene was changed to Zbtb7 in 2005, when a company threatened to take legal action against the researchers. • Which company?
  22. 22. *20. • Born in Lucknow in 1919 just after the first World War, this person was named “new happiness” because wartime was over and it was the time for peace. • ID this bigshot from the Bollywood industry.
  23. 23. 21. • Definition according to Platt’s Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English: One who lives on the earnings of his wife’s prostitution; a term of abuse, a blockhead, dolt. • Name of an Assamese community (they were banned from FB) who share the same spelling but a slightly different pronunciation. • What am I talking about here?
  24. 24. 22. • The name of which pigment, originally made by grinding Lapis Lazuli into powder, is the Latin for 'beyond the sea' because it used to be imported from Asia by sea?
  25. 25. 23. • If one indulges in ego-surfing on Google, he/she might find someone completely different, but who shares the same name. What term is used to describe such people?
  26. 26. 24. • Their names were chosen by their father’s best friend at the time, poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. "He was a godfather figure," recalls Y. • "The names that were chosen for us are Bengali names. X means the light that cannot be extinguished. Y means the light you cannot conquer; it also means the sun.” • X and Y please.
  27. 27. 25. • It is the official drink of Puerto Rico and its name refers to the strained juice of the fruit Ananas Comosus that is one of the principal ingredients. • Identify this ‘in the news’ drink.
  28. 28. 26. • Which word, initially used by antiquarians to describe the medieval prose narratives of Iceland and Norway, has since 1857 been used to refer to any long or convoluted story?
  29. 29. 27. • Carolyn Hopkins in New York, Emma Clarke in London and Shammi Narang in Delhi. • What am I talking about?
  30. 30. *28. • Xs are ceremonial positions in England, Wales and India. In Australia, Canada and Ireland Xs are legal officials similar to bailiffs and judges in Scotland. • X comes from the old English for a peacekeeping official (a ‘reeve’) for a county on behalf of the king.
  31. 31. 29.
  32. 32. *30. • Until 1936, the only organized cricket tournament in India was the Bombay Quadrangular. The four participating teams were the Europeans, the Parsees, the Hindus and the Mohammedans. Then a fifth was added and it became the Pentangular until the advent of the Ranji Trophy. • What was the name of the fifth team?
  33. 33. Submit Your Sheet Within 30 Seconds Answers to follow.
  34. 34. 1. • Kumar, Keshu, Tulsi, Karan, Shyam, Gangu and Arjun were a team of 7 brothers who were active during the 70s and 80s. • They are considered to be the pioneers of something in India. • Give me their surnames
  35. 35. • Ramsay brothers • Pioneers of Desi B grade horror flicks
  36. 36. 2. • A 1897 novel by HG Wells • A short story by GK Chesterton • A 1952 novel by Ralph Ellison
  37. 37. • The Invisible man
  38. 38. 3. • Since 26th January 2014 the locals in the town of Saint-Barthélemy have started referring to their town by what name ?
  39. 39. • Stan-Barthélemy (After Wawrinka)
  40. 40. 4. • What title did Hemu take when he acceded to the throne of Delhi on 7 October 1556 ?
  41. 41. • Vikramaditya
  42. 42. *5. • It was invented by John Thompson in 1918 and was also known as the "Trench Broom", "Trench Sweeper", "Chicago Typewriter", "Chicago Piano", "Chicago Style", "Chicago Organ Grinder" and "The Chopper. • How do we know it better ?
  43. 43. • Thompson Submachine gun or the Tommy gun
  44. 44. 6. • This Asian football club is based on an island whose name means “Deer island”. Which team ?
  45. 45. • Kashima Antlers
  46. 46. 7
  47. 47. 8. • Where did the wedding of Moni Mule Pati and Pem Dorjee take place in 2004 ?
  48. 48. • On top of Mount Everest
  49. 49. 9.
  50. 50. • Sulabh international toilet museum in Delhi
  51. 51. 10. • He is the only Chief Minister in India who has no house or a car on his name. Even his wife takes a rickshaw while traveling, with no personal security guards. He donates his full salary to his party and in return, gets Rs. 5,000 per month as his allowance. Who ?
  52. 52. • Manik Sarkar
  53. 53. 11. • This hospital was started in the early 1900s by a man named Amadeus who was hoping to treat patients like his mother Elizabeth who had been suffering for long with mental illness. • As fate would have it, a few years after the institute started Amadeus ended up being admitted here after himself losing his marbles. He breathed his last within the walls of this institute • Name the institute
  54. 54. • Arkham Asylum
  55. 55. *12. • Which element, discovered in the year 1803 by William Hyde, gets its name from the Greek word for ‘rose’?
  56. 56. • Rhodium
  57. 57. 13. • X syndrome is an extremely rare intestinal disorder in humans resulting from eating hair • The syndrome is named after a character whose origins have been traced back to the 3rd century Saint Barbara and the 10th century tale of Princess Rudaba of Kabul • Who is X ?
  58. 58. • Rapunzel
  59. 59. *14. • Bruce Lee got his first big break in Hollywood playing this role in a 1966 TV series • The role had previously been played by Keye Luke (1940) and much later by Jay Chou (2011) • Name the character
  60. 60. • Kato • Green Hornet’s assistant
  61. 61. 15. • Tyrone "Muggsy" Bogues (5 ft 3 in) is the first name on this list and Gheorghe Mureșan (7 ft 7 in) is the last name on this list. • What list ?
  62. 62. • List of players to have played in the NBA arranged in ascending order of height
  63. 63. 16. • In the middle ages, the residing Venetians named their land after mountains such as this. • Which place am I talking about?
  64. 64. • Montenegro
  65. 65. 17. • A Carnatic composer Purandas, wrote “Saviour of the poor, enhancer of good food, even to think of you is difficult…. I saw you green, then turning redder…” • What was he describing?
  66. 66. • Chilies (This was the first recorded mention of chilies in India)
  67. 67. 18. • Connect: Zakiruddin, Nasiruddin, Jalaluddin, Shahabuddin, Moinuddin, Muhiuddin, Qutbuddin, Muizuddin and Muinuddin.
  68. 68. • The Mughal Emperors :P
  69. 69. 19. • The research nickname of the cancer causing POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic gene was changed to Zbtb7 in 2005, when a company threatened to take legal action against the researchers. • Which company?
  70. 70. • Nintendo
  71. 71. *20. • Born in Lucknow in 1919 just after the first World War, this person was named “new happiness” because wartime was over and it was the time for peace. • ID this bigshot from the Bollywood industry.
  72. 72. • Naushaad
  73. 73. 21. • Definition according to Platt’s Dictionary of Urdu, Classical Hindi and English: One who lives on the earnings of his wife’s prostitution; a term of abuse, a blockhead, dolt. • Name of an Assamese community (they were banned from FB) who share the same spelling but a slightly different pronunciation. • What am I talking about here?
  74. 74. • Chutiya
  75. 75. 22. • The name of which pigment, originally made by grinding Lapis Lazuli into powder, is the Latin for 'beyond the sea' because it used to be imported from Asia by sea?
  76. 76. • Ultramarine
  77. 77. 23. • If one indulges in ego-surfing on Google, he/she might find someone completely different, but who shares the same name. What term is used to describe such people?
  78. 78. • Googleganger
  79. 79. 24. • Their names were chosen by their father’s best friend at the time, poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. "He was a godfather figure," recalls Y. • "The names that were chosen for us are Bengali names. X means the light that cannot be extinguished. Y means the light you cannot conquer; it also means the sun.” • X and Y please.
  80. 80. 25. • It is the official drink of Puerto Rico and its name refers to the strained juice of the fruit Ananas Comosus that is one of the principal ingredients. • Identify this ‘in the news’ drink.
  81. 81. 26. • Which word, initially used by antiquarians to describe the medieval prose narratives of Iceland and Norway, has since 1857 been used to refer to any long or convoluted story?
  82. 82. • Saga
  83. 83. 27. • Carolyn Hopkins in New York, Emma Clarke in London and Shammi Narang in Delhi. • What am I talking about?
  84. 84. • Voices (Announcement system) of the Subway/Tube/Metro
  85. 85. *28. • Xs are ceremonial positions in England, Wales and India. In Australia, Canada and Ireland Xs are legal officials similar to bailiffs and judges in Scotland. • X comes from the old English for a peacekeeping official (a ‘reeve’) for a county on behalf of the king.
  86. 86. • Sheriff
  87. 87. 29.
  88. 88. • Farrah Fawcett • Charlie’s Angels get you half points.
  89. 89. *30. • Until 1936, the only organized cricket tournament in India was the Bombay Quadrangular. The four participating teams were the Europeans, the Parsees, the Hindus and the Mohammedans. Then a fifth was added and it became the Pentangular until the advent of the Ranji Trophy. • What was the name of the fifth team?
  90. 90. • The Rest
  91. 91. FINALS •45 dry questions. •2 Written Rounds. •1 Long Visual Connect.
  92. 92. Ze Beeg Written Round •12 Answers. •5 points per correct answer. •+20 for a full house.
  93. 93. Exchange your sheets please.
  94. 94. #deyvilsays +20/-10 for pounce.
  95. 95. 1. Official Unofficial
  96. 96. • Country names prefixed with “The” • The Gambia and The Bahamas are the only 2 official ones • The Netherlands, The Ukraine, The Phillipines and The Yemen use the “The” prefix unofficially. There are many other countries which use “The” unofficially
  97. 97. 2. • Man: “Tumne Sholay picture dekhi hain?” • P: “Haan. Dus Baar” • A quips mockingly: “Iske baap ne likhi hogi” • Give me P & A and explain.
  98. 98. • This is from Andaz Apna Apna • Salman’s father Salim Khan actually cowrote Sholay
  99. 99. 3. • The value of this was £87.3 million in 199192. • It has come down significantly in recent years. • In 2009-10 it was £38.2 million • In 2012-13 it was £33.3 million • It has been set at £36.1 million for the 2013-14 financial year • Who or what receives this grant ?
  100. 100. • The British Royal family receives this grant from the British parliament for their maintenance
  101. 101. 4. • In what is still considered a huge Oscar upset, a romcom rated 7.2 by IMDB won the Best Picture award over an all time classic film rated 8.6 by IMDB. • The unexpected win is thought to be a result of a massive pre Oscar publicity campaign, worth almost US$ 6 million, carried out by the Producer Harvey Weinstein. • Give me both 7.2 and 8.6
  102. 102. • Shakespeare in Love • Saving Private Ryan
  103. 103. 5. • Although there are many similarities between A and B there are a few differences as well. • Camel and Shellfish are permissible according to A but not according to B • C is absolutely forbidden according to A but permissible according to B • ID A, B & C
  104. 104. • A-Halal • B-Kosher • C-Alcohol
  105. 105. 6. Connect.
  106. 106. • Wartime gallantry awards: • Param Veer Chakra (Supercomputer Param) • Maha Veer Chakra (Mahavir) • Veer Chakra (Still from Salman’s Veer) • • • • Peacetime gallantry awards: Ashok Chakra (Still from SRK’s Ashoka) Kirti Chakra (Cricketer Kirti Azad) Shaurya Chakra (Still from the film Shaurya)
  107. 107. 7. • • • • • • • • • • 436 – Champawat (Nepal/Northern India) 400 – Panar (Northern India) 200+ – Gustave (Burundi)- Rumored 150 – Central Provinces (Central Provinces of India) 135 – Tsavo (Kenya) 125+ – Rudraprayag (India) 113 – Gévaudan (France) 50+ – Chowgarh (India) 42 – Gummalapur (India) 40 – Paris (France)
  108. 108. • • • • • • • • • • 436 – Champawat Tiger (Nepal/Northern India) 400 – Leopard of Panar (Northern India) 200+ – Gustave (crocodile) (Burundi)- Rumored 150 – Leopard of the Central Provinces (Central Provinces of India) 135 – Tsavo Man-Eaters (lions) (Kenya) 125+ – Leopard of Rudraprayag (India) 113 – Beast of Gévaudan (France) 50+ – Tigers of Chowgarh (India) 42 – Leopard of Gummalapur (India) 40 – Wolves of Paris (France)
  109. 109. 8. Connect.
  110. 110. • Scored EPL hat tricks coming on as subs
  111. 111. 9. • Johan Jambor saved a severely injured X’s life during the Battle of Somme. X recovered but is rumored to have become monorchismic as a result of his injuries. • ID X and what is monorchism ?
  112. 112. • Hitler • Monorchism: Presence of only one testicle
  113. 113. 10. • She was created in 1861 and named the Amazon. The name was changed in 1869. • Between November 24, 1872 and December 4, 1872 her whereabouts are unknown. • She was destroyed by her owner in 1885 who was hoping to claim the insurance. • Who or what am I talking about ?
  114. 114. • Mary Celeste
  115. 115. 11. • The first book in this literary subgenre was written by Henry Haggard in 1885. • This was followed by quite a few other novels with the same general theme written by various authors like Conan Doyle, Kipling, Edgar Rice Burroughs, HP Lovecraft and our very own Bibhuti Bhushan. • A book written in 1912 shares it’s name with this literary subgenre. • Which book ?
  116. 116. • The Lost World
  117. 117. 12. • He was born as McKinley Morganfield on April 4, 1913 in Issaquena County, Mississippi and was raised by his Grandmother after the early death of his mother • She gave him a nickname because he loved playing in the water of the nearby Deer Creek • How do we better know him ?
  118. 118. • Muddy Waters
  119. 119. 13. Connect.
  120. 120. • Balarama, Lakshmaṇa, Ramanuja, Manavala Mamunigal, Nityananda Prabhu and Patanjali are all considered avatars of Sheshnaga or Adishesha
  121. 121. 14. • The US interstate highway system requires that one mile in every five be straight. • Why this requirement ?
  122. 122. • These straight sections function as airstrips in times of war and other emergencies.
  123. 123. 15. ID these two Oriental fruits.
  124. 124. • Dragon-fruit & Kumquat
  125. 125. #chazzspeak +20/-10 for pounce.
  126. 126. 1. • The name of this British dish dates back to 1919 and was popularized during World War II as it could be made in large quantities relatively quickly. • The first part of the name comes from the fact that the type of sausage used to make the dish tended to explode under high heat if not cooked carefully. The second part of the name comes from an abbreviated form of a very common addition to most continental dishes. • Identify the dish.
  127. 127. • Bangers and Mash
  128. 128. 2. CONNECT and EXPLAIN.
  129. 129. 3 • The construction of the Aswan Dam had led to removal and re-installation of the Abu Simbel and other temples in the area which, otherwise, would have been submerged due to flooding of the area. The whole project was carried out by UNESCO and had $40 million donated by other countries. • What did this subsequently lead to?
  130. 130. • The formation of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee
  131. 131. 4. • X is a Latin phrase which literally means “for this”. It generally signifies a solution designed for a specific problem or task, non-generalizable, and not intended to be able to be adapted to other purposes. • It can also mean makeshift solutions, shifting contexts to create new meanings, inadequate planning, or improvised events. • ID the term.
  132. 132. • Ad hoc
  133. 133. 5. • As the story goes Mary Godwin and Percy Shelley were visiting Lord Byron near Lake Geneva when the weather suddenly became too cold to participate in outdoor activities. The friend suggested that they have a competition to see who writes the best ghost story and thus, Frankenstein was born. • What natural phenomenon is given credit for initiating this whole thing?
  134. 134. • The eruption of Tambora in 1815
  135. 135. 6. • The components of what are usually the chaquetilla (a jacket), the taleguilla (three-quarter breeches made of silk and ornamented with rich gold braids),the corbatin (a narrow black necktie), the camisa (a ruffled lace shirt), the medias (pink silk socks or stockings), the zapatina (flat ballerina-like slippers) and the montera (a winged black hat)?
  136. 136. 7. • Initially cloths and rags were used as Xs. Then came the plastic model which tended to move out of place and would sometimes shatter on impact. Nowadays Xs are made from high density plastic which is shatter proof and distributes the absorbed impact evenly. Identify X which is also known as Hector Protector.
  137. 137. 8. CONNECT.
  138. 138. • Tautonyms
  139. 139. 9. Connect.
  140. 140. 10. • The artist usually has an assistant and an inhouse photographer at external sessions, but when they take place at the Merlin Studio the artist can also expect assistance from additional Merlin Studio artists - experts in assessing hair, eyes and skin colouring and discussing wardrobe requirements. A sitting can very from 15 minutes to 4 hours where the pose, expression and image is discussed with the sitter. The main process after that can take up to 6 months. • What is being talked about here?
  141. 141. • Making a wax statue at Madam Tussauds
  142. 142. 11. • The red and white stripes on Athletico Madrid’s crest symbolize the colour of their jersey. The stars and the bear are taken from the coat of arms of Madrid, where bears and strawberry trees were plentiful at one point of time. What are the stars a reference to?
  143. 143. 12. • There have been many fan-made theories about the logo of this company being criticized for having dark references. Some say the there are three 6s hidden in the logo which, of course, refers to the number of the beast. The most common allegation is that, the company has paid a tribute to the KKK due to the prominent presence of what looks like a drop of blood on their logo. • ID the company.
  144. 144. 13. • Whenever a tab closes unexpectedly or a page has to be killed we can see either of two error messages. • One is a fairly common expression indicating a sudden realization; a sort of a mild swear word. • The lesser seen one is that of something famously uttered by a character previously portrayed by DeForest Kelley and now by Karl Urban. • No half points. Gimme both.
  145. 145. 14. • Founder of his namesake studio, Marc Friedland Couture Communications, and his agency Creative Intelligence, Inc., Marc Friedland has created custom invitations, visual branding and social marketing for 27 years. • He is popularly known as “The godfather of invitations” and boasts of a rich list of clientele. His success in the field led him to get a project in 2011 which he has been continuing till date. About his creation(s) that year , Tom Hanks rightly commented: “These are a works of art in themselves”. • What project was bagged by Friedland?
  146. 146. 15. • What is defined as: “A Psychic automatism in its pure state, by which one proposes to express—verbally, by means of the written word, or in any other manner—the actual functioning of thought. Dictated by the thought, in the absence of any control exercised by reason, exempt from any aesthetic or moral concern.”?
  147. 147. • Surrealism
  148. 148. #deyvilspeaksagain +20/-10 for pounce.
  149. 149. • 1. • This is a still from a promotional event for a 2013 Dreamworks film. • We can see a former F1, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR driver who is a part of the voice cast for the film. • Which film and who is the F1 champ ?
  150. 150. • Turbo • Mario Andretti
  151. 151. 2. • Only one athlete from this country competed at the Helsinki Olympics. • This was the first time the country took part in the Olympics. • They did not take part in any of the Summer or Winter games after Helsinki until the Los Angeles Olympics where they fared quite well, winning 32 medals. • Which country ?
  152. 152. • China
  153. 153. 3. • The lyrics for the original song were written by an African American Reverend, Charles Tindley in 1901. • A slightly changed version of the song was heard all around the US and the world in the 1960s • A hindi version was penned by Kidar Sharma. • Which song ? It’s been in the news
  154. 154. • We shall overcome
  155. 155. 4. • It was named because it resembled a miniature pine cone and it has been found to be photosensitive in many nonmammalian vertebrates. • What am I talking about ?
  156. 156. • Pineal gland
  157. 157. 5. • Anna Boch (1848-1936) was a Belgian painter, born in Saint-Vaast, Hainaut. • She is believed to be the only person to have done what ?
  158. 158. • Bought a painting (The Red vineyard at Arles) from Van Gogh
  159. 159. 6. • This somewhat derogatory term is used to describe a pair of siblings born within 12 months of one another. • It has it’s origins in the common perception that Catholics from a certain region use no birth control and thus have children in quicker succession. • Just give me the term
  160. 160. • Irish twins
  161. 161. 7. • “Who killed X ?” Is a 2013 book by Susan Williams that delves deeper into an accident that took place 52 years back. • Her findings identify several governments, companies, and individuals with both the opportunity and motive to kill X. • Included in the list of potential culprits are the governments of Rhodesia, the United Kingdom, and South Africa along with Western European business interests (mostly Belgian and French mining companies) that operated in Katanga as well as rogue elements of the CIA or MI5. It is quite possible, even likely, that the plot was implemented by some combination of these individuals. • Who is X ?
  162. 162. • Dag Hammarskold
  163. 163. 8.
  164. 164. • Tarkeswari Sinha and Indira Gandhi • Suchitra Sen’s role in Aandhi was based on them
  165. 165. 9. • They are created by the War Khasis using the unique properties of the Ficus elastica and can take up to 15 years to become functional. Some of the oldest currently existing ones are over 500 years old. • What am I talking about ?
  166. 166. • The living root bridges of Cherrapunji
  167. 167. 10. • In the 1996 World cup game between Sri Lanka and Kenya, Sri Lanka who batted first racked up a mammoth 398 in their allotted 50 overs. What was special about the last over of the Kenyan innings ?
  168. 168. • Hasan Tilekeratne bowled 3 balls right handed and 3 left handed
  169. 169. 11. • Which King's college educated lawyer and judge , passed an eponymous act in 1919 to effectively authorize the British government to imprison , without trial , any person suspected of terrorism in British India?
  170. 170. • Sir Sidney Arthur Taylor Rowlatt.
  171. 171. 12. • The term is believed to have originated in the 17th century from the French words for “Pretty” and “Red” which were used to describe a red flag seen on certain vessels • What term ?
  172. 172. • Jolly Roger from Joli Rouge
  173. 173. 13.
  174. 174. • The monument to the Party Founding • Pyongyang
  175. 175. 14. • Which film earned Aamir his first National Award ?
  176. 176. • Raakh 1989
  177. 177. 15. Connect.
  178. 178. • Animals that did the killing in different Sherlock Holmes stories • Lions Mane jellyfish • Speckled band (Swamp Adder) • Silver Blaze • The Hound of Baskervilles
  179. 179. Written Round
  180. 180. Rules • 5 Questions. • +5 for each part. • +10 for full house.
  181. 181. Exchange your sheets please.
  182. 182. Answers • • • • • 1. Star Wars, Han Solo and Chewbacca 2. Back to the future, Doc and Marty 3. Pulp Fiction, Vince and Jules 4. Hunger Games, Katniss and Peeta 5. The Shining, the Grady twins
  183. 183. Theme Inexhaustive. 8 slides.
  184. 184. +40/-20
  185. 185. +35/-17.5
  186. 186. +30/-15
  187. 187. +25/-12.5
  188. 188. +20/-10
  189. 189. +15/-7.5
  190. 190. +10/-5
  191. 191. +5
  192. 192. Theme…
  193. 193. Characters from Moby Dick • Captain Boomer (Acquaintance of Captain Ahab who lost his right arm to Moby Dick) • Dough Boy (Steward) • Starbucks (First mate) • Flask (Third mate) • Elijah (Elijah Wood) • Ishmael (From Ismail Darbar) • Moby (Herman Melville’s descendant) • Captain Ahab (King Ahab from the Bible)

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