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  1. 1. Finals
  2. 2. List-It Round.• There are 8 countries that lie on the Prime Meridian. List all of them.
  3. 3. Answers on the next slide.
  4. 4. 1. United Kingdom2. France3. Spain4. Algeria5. Mali6. Burkina Faso7. Ghana
  5. 5. Incognito. 3 clues per question. +15/-10 on first clue.+10/-5 after the second clue. +5/0 after the third clue.
  6. 6. Q1.• An influential Iranian author,and politician who was the fourth Iranian President.A former speaker and former member of Irans Majlis ( Council of Clerics ).
  7. 7. Q1.• An influential Iranian author,and politician who was the fourth Iranian President.A former speaker and former member of Irans Majlis ( Council of Clerics ).• Single handedly managed to convince Ayatollah Khomeini to make peace with Saddams regime.
  8. 8. Q1.• An influential Iranian author,and politician who was the fourth Iranian President.A former speaker and former member of Irans Majlis ( Council of Clerics ).• Single handedly managed to convince Ayatollah Khomeini to make peace with Saddams regime.• Bitter rivalry with Khamenei and Ahmedinejad,despite him having helped
  9. 9. Answer on the next slide
  10. 10. • Rafsanjani
  11. 11. Q2.• He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address, broadcast by the BBC on 18 June 1940, exhorting his people to resist Nazi Germany and organised the forces with exiled officers in Britain.
  12. 12. Q2.• He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address, broadcast by the BBC on 18 June 1940, exhorting his people to resist Nazi Germany and organised the forces with exiled officers in Britain.• He recognised Communist China,and on a visit to Canada in 1967, he gave encouragement to Québécois separatism with his historical "Vive le Québec Libre" speech.
  13. 13. Q2.• He escaped to Britain and gave a famous radio address, broadcast by the BBC on 18 June 1940, exhorting his people to resist Nazi Germany and organised the forces with exiled officers in Britain.• He recognised Communist China,and on a visit to Canada in 1967, he gave encouragement to Québécois separatism with his historical "Vive le Québec Libre" speech.• Upon becoming president, he was faced with the
  14. 14. Answer on the next slide
  15. 15. • Charles De Gaulle
  16. 16. Q3.• Constitutionally the "Eternal President", his birth anniversary is a national holiday in his country.
  17. 17. Q3.• Constitutionally the "Eternal President", his birth anniversary is a national holiday in his country.• Joined the Communist Party of China in 1931,enlisted and served in fighting the Japanese, later fought for the Soviet Red Army in WW II.
  18. 18. Q3.• Constitutionally the "Eternal President", his birth anniversary is a national holiday in his country.• Joined the Communist Party of China in 1931,enlisted and served in fighting the Japanese, later fought for the Soviet Red Army in WW II.• His philosophy, Juche emphasizes on self sufficiency in defence and economy, and
  19. 19. Answer on the next slide
  20. 20. • Kim Il Sung
  21. 21. Q4.• He lends his name to a type of low-cost, cement-paneled or brick three- to five-storied apartment building which was developed during the early 1960s.
  22. 22. Q4.• He lends his name to a type of low-cost, cement-paneled or brick three- to five-storied apartment building which was developed during the early 1960s.• He famously said "Berlin is the testicle of the West. When I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin."
  23. 23. Q4.• He lends his name to a type of low-cost, cement- paneled or brick three- to five-storied apartment building which was developed during the early 1960s.• He famously said "Berlin is the testicle of the West. When I want the West to scream, I squeeze on Berlin.“• Was responsible for the partial de-Stalinization of the Soviet Union, for backing the progress of the early Soviet space program, and for several relatively liberal reforms in areas of domestic policy.
  24. 24. Answer on the next slide
  25. 25. • Nikita Krushchev.
  26. 26. Q5.• Birthplace : Kaaba,Mecca and interred at Najaf,Iraq.
  27. 27. Q5.• Birthplace : Kaaba,Mecca and interred at Najaf,Iraq.• Asadullah, Murtada, Haydar and Abu Turab are some of the many titles ascribed to him.
  28. 28. Q5.• Birthplace : Kaaba,Mecca and interred at Najaf,Iraq.• Asadullah, Murtada, Haydar and Abu Turab are some of the many titles ascribed to him.• Is the first male convert to Islam and the two major sects of Islam disagree on the circumstances surrounding him and his life.
  29. 29. Answer on the next slide
  30. 30. • Imam Ali.
  31. 31. Q6.Clue 1.Coat ofArmsof X
  32. 32. Q6.• X completes the following list. St. Denis, St. Martin of Tours, St. Louis IX, St. Theresa of Lisieux and X.
  33. 33. Q6.• X completes the following list. St. Denis, St. Martin of Tours, St. Louis IX, St. Theresa of Lisieux and X.• X became a symbol of the Catholic League during the 16th century. When Félix Dupanloup was made bishop of Orléans in 1849, he pronounced a fervid panegyric on X, which attracted attention in England as well as France and he led the efforts which
  34. 34. Answer on the next slide
  35. 35. • Joan of Arc.
  36. 36. Theme Round. 15 questions. +50/-25 Q1-Q3. +40/-20 Q4-Q6. +30/-10 Q7-Q9. +20/-5 Q10-Q12 +10/0 Q13-Q15.
  37. 37. Q1.• Some scholars believe that the name X comes from the local version of the name Alexander.• An alternative etymology derives its name from an ancient Buddhist kingdom.• Connect this to the picture on the next slide and give us a name.
  38. 38. Answer on the next slide.
  39. 39. • Kandahar
  40. 40. This is a Turkmen rug with a printQ2. design often referred to as the X design.
  41. 41. • Identify the structure on the right, located in X and give X.
  42. 42. Answer on the next slide.
  43. 43. • Bukhara
  44. 44. Q3. Give X.• In 64 BC, the Roman general Pompey annexed X. The Romans occupied X and subsequently incorporated it into the league of ten cities known as the Decapolis because it was considered such an important center of Greco-Roman culture.• It lends its name to a type of patterned Byzantine and Chinese silks.• It was chosen as the Arab capital of culture in
  45. 45. Answer on the next slide.
  46. 46. • Damascus
  47. 47. Q4. Give Y.• X is a loosely-woven cotton fabric which originated in then India , which was introduced to Europe from the Middle East in the 17th century. It became very popular at the end of the 18th century in France.• X is most typically an unbleached or white cloth, produced from carded cotton yarn. It is often used to make sewing patterns, such as for clothing, curtains, or upholstery. Because air moves easily through X, X clothing is
  48. 48. Answer on the next slide.
  49. 49. • Muslin• Mosul
  50. 50. Q5.• X known as Y in the British rule and Bandar in folklore, is a city and a special-grade municipality.• The town has existed since the 3rd century BCE when, according to Ptolemy, it was known as Maisolos. The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea calls it Masalia in the 1st century BCE.• The Eastern gate of Charminar is named after
  51. 51. Answer on the next slide.
  52. 52. • Masulipatnam/Machilipatnam
  53. 53. Q6. Give X.• Given its antiquity, attractive landscapes and rich culture, X is considered as one of the cradles of prehistoric cultures such as Neolithic villages.• In ancient Iranian mythology, construction of the city is attributed to Tahmoures Divband, the fabulous king of Pishdadian dynasty, however it is believed that the Sassanids have constructed X.• After The Islamic Revolution in the late 1970s, the city was shortly named "Ghahramanshahr" and later the city and its province were renamed Bakhtaran. Bakhtaran means Western,
  54. 54. Answer on the next slide.
  55. 55. • Karmanshah.
  56. 56. Q7.• Marco Polo visited the city, which he calls Cascar, about 1273-4 and recorded the presence of numerous Nestorian Christians, who had their own churches.• The name is Middle Iranic in its origin, meaning "Kush Mountains“.• Ptolemy in his works, call it Kasia.• The movie The Kite Runner was filmed in X. X and the surrounding countryside stood in for Kabul and Afghanistan, since filming in
  57. 57. Answer on the next slide.
  58. 58. • Kashgar
  59. 59. Q8.• The return of the Bucentaur to the Molo on Ascension Day is a painting by Canaletto, a European painter of landscapes or vedute. [on the next slide]• Landscape of which city?
  60. 60. Answer on the next slide.
  61. 61. • Venice.
  62. 62. Q9.• Ancient travellers and tradesmen referred to X in their writings.• The Y Jewish community called Y as Kogin, which is seen in the seal of the synagogue which is still owned by the community.• The origin of the name “X" is thought to be from the word kochu azhi, meaning small lagoon. Yet another theory is that X is derived from a word meaning harbour‘.• ] Accounts by Italian explorers Nicolo Conti (15th
  63. 63. Answer on the next slide.
  64. 64. • Kochi• Cochin
  65. 65. Q10. Id the blanked out port.
  66. 66. Answer on the next slide.
  67. 67. • Suez
  68. 68. Q11.
  69. 69. • One the previous slide, are images of a Vairocana Buddha before and after their destruction by the Taliban in 2001.• The statue was the tallest standing Buddha statue until it got destroyed.• This and three other statues are located in X.• X was a Buddhist religious site from the 2nd century up to the time of the Islamic invasion in the later half of the 7th century. Until it was
  70. 70. Answer on the next slide.
  71. 71. • Bamyan
  72. 72. Q12.• On the next slide is a screen shot from Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2.• This level is set in X in the year 2025?
  73. 73. Answer on the next slide.
  74. 74. • Peshawar
  75. 75. Q13.• The name X has its origin possibly from the names of the two rivers , for the old city lies in the north shores of the Ganges bounded by its two tributaries, with the Ganges being to its south.• Through the ages, X was variously known as Avimuktaka, Anandakanana, Mahasmasana, S urandhana, Brahma Vardha, Sudarsana, Ramya, and Y.
  76. 76. Answer on the next slide.
  77. 77. • Varanasi
  78. 78. 14. Give X• The origin of the word X is disputed. Some authors claim that the word has Arabic origins – from moscha, meaning an inflated hide or skin. Other authors claim that the name X means anchorage or the place of "letting fall the anchor".• Other derivations include Y from Old Persian, meaning strong-scented, or Arabic meaning falling-place, or meaning hidden.• X in the old Persian means "fishing place" (Moscha Portus). Even Masandam means "massan (fishes)+ dam (net)" in the old Persian. The old sumerian name Magan (Maa-kan) means sea-people in Persian and Arabic.
  79. 79. Answer on the next slide.
  80. 80. • Muscat
  81. 81. Q15. Give the name of a city.
  82. 82. Answer on the next slide.
  83. 83. Theme• Silk Road.
  84. 84. Infinite Bounce Round.• Pounce will be open for 10-15 seconds.• +15/-5 on Pounce. 10 on a direct/pass.
  85. 85. Q1.• There is a wide array of opinions on the origin of the word X. The name is not a very old one and has come into popular usage only in the last few centuries. The name X was popularized during the Maratha period and was first used in an official document in 1795. It is widely believed that X comes from the number of pillars of the X Devi temple.• British chronicler, J.B. Beglar provides a different explanation of the origins of the name. According to Beglar, "the real name is slightly different. There is "a traditional saying that ages ago, about the time of Jarasandha (age of Mahabharata), some families of chanmars (leather workers) emigrated southward from Jarasandhas kingdom and established themselves in this region, which after them is called X."
  86. 86. Answer on the next slide.
  87. 87. • Chattisgarh
  88. 88. Q2.• Colonel Muammar Gaddafi gave a speech at the 2nd Organisation of the Islamic Conference meeting in Lahore in favour of Pakistans right to pursue nuclear weapons, in 1974. Pakistan was very pleased and did what?
  89. 89. Answer on the next slide.
  90. 90. • Renamed the Lahore stadium to Gaddafi stadium
  91. 91. Q3.
  92. 92. Answer on the next slide.
  93. 93. • Cuban Missile Crisis.• Satellite images captured by USA’s U2 plane.
  94. 94. Q4.• The best-known X leaders to establish political domain in the region were the Ayyubid in 1171, first under the leadership of sultan, Saladin.• Born in the city of Tikrit in present-day Iraq, Saladins ancestry was of a X tribe who originated in the city of Dvin in northern Armenia.• The Ayyubids went on to rule Cntd. on the next slide
  95. 95. • The exact origins of the name “X" are unclear. G.S. Reynolds believes that the term X is most likely related to the ancient term Qardu. The common root of X and Qardu is first mentioned in a Sumerian tablet from the third millennium BC as the "land of Kar- da."• Qardu is etymologically related to the Assyrian term Urartu corresponding to Ararat
  96. 96. Answer on the next slide.
  97. 97. • Kurd.
  98. 98. Q5.• The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia is a 1975 travelogue written by the American novelist Paul Theroux. It recounts Therouxs four-month journey across Asia by train, travelling through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, before finally returning via the Trans-Siberian Railway.• The first part of the route, to India, follows X. slide Cntd. on the next
  99. 99. • Xs would typically start from countries in western Europe, often London or Amsterdam. Many from the US took Icelandic Airlines to Luxembourg. Most journeys passed through Istanbul, from where routes divided. The usual northern route passed through Tehran, Herat, Kandahar, Kabul, Pesha war and Lahore to India. An alternative route was from Turkey via Syria, Jordan, and Iraq to Iran and Pakistan.• All travellers had to cross the Wagah border.
  100. 100. Answer on the next slide.
  101. 101. • Hippie Trail.
  102. 102. Q6.• During the 1960s and 1970s, there was a phase of X in the Western world, with a rise of interest in Indian culture. This was largely associated with the hippie counterculture movement.• Indian musical influence, particularly the use of the sitar, became evident in jazz and rock music, among popular Western artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Jimi Hendrix, among others, leading to the
  103. 103. Answer on the next slide.
  104. 104. • Indomania or Indophilia.

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