•The Quiz will have a written preliminary round and a 4 round final.
•Two member teams.
•Please do not cheat from someone else’s answer sheet. Even if you do, make sure they don’t
find out. The Quiz Master will not entertain any such nonsense. He’s just too lazy.
•Google-ing is injurious to the spirit of quizzing. You will (not so kindly) be asked to leave the
•The rules for each round will be shown before it. Don’t be enthu-cutlets!
•The Quiz Master’s decision will be final and binding.
•Try to have fun!
Rules for the Prelims:
•24 questions. 8 star marked questions (1, 10-16)
•The stars will be used in case of a tie. In case of a double tie, sudden death.
•Let the Quizzing begin!
Seshrao Krishnarao X (September 24, 1914 in Nagpur – January 30, 1988
in Mumbai) was a cricket administrator and politician.
X had his early college education in Nagpur and entered the bar in England. On
his return, he started practice in Nagpur. In the 1940s, he entered politics and
was jailed for taking part in the Indian freedom struggle.
X was the President of the BCCI for some time.
X is an area in Southern Kolkata named after Major William ________. His dream project of
building a canal came alive in 1776 and that has been called ______'s Nullah since then. The
market close to this canal has been called X since then. The Bengali cinema industry is based in X
“Spaceman Spiff" is a heroic spacefarer who narrates his experiences in the third person
"Tracer Bullet," a hardboiled private eye, says he has eight slugs in him ("One's lead, and
the rest are bourbon.")
"Stupendous Man“ a superhero in disguise, wearing a mask and a cape made by his
mother, and narrating his own adventures. While in character as Stupendous Man, he refers
to his alter ego as a mild mannered millionaire playboy. Stupendous Man almost always
"suffers defeat" at the hands of his opponent
X is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component, i.e. a line drawn
starting from the seam down the middle will meet back at the seam but at the "other side".
X is used as a popular symbol Y, but in an entirely different context.
Give me Y.
ID the poem.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeoning of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
The song X was written for the soundtrack of the film Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid.
X has been covered by numerous artists and bands alike. Some of the more famous cover
versions of X are of Avril Lavigne, Guns N Roses, Eric Clapton, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and
The Sisters of Mercy.
It has also been featured on numerous movies and TV shows such as Watchmen, I’m Not
There, My Name is Earl, Days of Thunder and ER.e song describes the feelings and impressions of
a deputy, who feels that he is dying and can no longer continue his role as a law enforcer.
X - Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door by Bob Dylan.
X in his previous birth was known as Abhikasura a demon. He was a friend of King Kamsa who
left no stone unturned to kill his nephew Krishna. After Krishna killed Kamsa, Abhikasura vowed
to take revenge on the former. Krishna, sensing the moves of the demon, wove a magic around
Abhikasura, transformed him into an insect and captured him in a box. When Krishna’s sister
_______ accidentally opened the box, the insect got into her womb. Abhikasura was then born
“Thanks to the ongoing National Security Administration surveillance scandal X is enjoying a
surge in popularity, landing at No. 4 on Amazon's list of "Movers and Shakers." Sales of X have
risen an astonishing 5,771% as of Tuesday morning, with a current sales rank of 213, up from
12,507 just a few days ago. A different edition of X has even made it onto Amazon's top 100
-Source : LA Times, June 11th 2013
Geoge Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty Four.
Blank: Big Brother
X was the ruler of Caria (377–353 BC). He took part in the revolt against Artaxerxes Mnemon
, the emperor of Persia , and conquered a great part of Lycia, Ionia and several Greek. He moved
his capital from Mylasa – the ancient seat of the Carian kings – to Halicarnassus.
In 353 BC, X died, leaving his wife(and sister) Artemisia to rule alone. As a tribute to him, she
decided to build him a tomb so famous that X’s name is now the eponym for all stately tombs, in
the word Y, derived from his name.
The construction was also so beautiful and unique it became one of the Seven Wonders of the
The name of this musical instrument comes from the Greek words for “wood” and for “voice” or
The instrument has obscure, ancient origins. According to Nettl, it originated in southeast Asia
and came to Africa c. 500 AD when a group of Malayo-Polynesian speaking peoples migrated to
It has traditional significance in Africa, Malaysia, Melanesia, Indonesia, Thailand, and regions of
the Americas. The instrument was imported to South America by Africans, where it developed
into the marimba.
Most people would be aware of the name of this instrument, for a reason that has nothing to do
X is a German food and beverage brand owned by the Anglo-Dutch company Unilever since
2000, when Unilever acquired Best Foods. The only country where Unilever did not have rights
to the name X is in Japan, where trademark of the product there is controlled by Ajinomoto.
It is sold under the name Royco in Indonesia, and under the name Continental in Australia.
X was founded in 1838 by Carl Heinrich Theodor X. X’s headquarters is in Heilbronn, Germany.
With annual sales topping €3 billion, X is Unilever's biggest-selling brand.
Its major focus is on spices, condiments and dehydrated ______.
The oldest and largest city in Central Asia, peace talks between India and Pakistan began here on
January 4th, 1966. Indian PM Lal Bahadur Shastri suddenly expired here on January 11th of the
same year. Which city am I talking about?
The books have been criticized for their derivative nature. The two most commonly discussed
sources are Star Wars (because of numerous similarities in the plots) and The Lord of the Rings.
Even many positive reviews note that the work pulls strongly from the conventions of fantasy, in
characters, maps, dialogue and concepts.
The reviews of X2 were similar. Y was cited as having developed as a writer from X1, but also
noted were strong use of The Empire Strikes Back as source material, as well as The Two Towers
and Dune. USA Today also cited strong echoes of Star Wars in X1’s plot, while Entertainment
Weekly writes that the plot closely resembles that of The Lord of the Rings.
His real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, though he is famous as X(a pen name).
His most famous work is Y.
It is said that Queen Victoria herself enjoyed Y so much that she suggested he dedicate his next
book to her, and was accordingly presented with his next work, a book entitled An Elementary
Treatise on Determinants.
ID X and Y.