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Q-The Quiz. Conducted at ILS Law College, Pune by the ILS Quiz Club on 17/8/2013

  1. 1. Q
  2. 2. Before we begin: The ILS Quiz Club would like to thank:  Our Principal, Ms. Vaijayanti Joshi  Our Coordinator, Ms. Suvarna Nilakh  Café Coffee Day  Drishtikon
  3. 3.  And our Volunteers: Sangha Rakshita Deeksha Nikita Aayushi Aradhana Raashi Yojeet Rahul Raghavendra Kunal Urvashi
  4. 4. W R I T T E N 3 0 Q E V E R Y 5 T H S T A R M A R K E D Prelims
  5. 5. Q1  The character never appears in the novels though the first two do refer to him; in subsequent novels, we read only of “_ Branch". The character does however appear in the novelizations by Christopher Wood, John Gardner and Raymond Benson.  In John Gardner's novels, the post is taken over by Ann Reilly (called Q'ute by her colleagues). She also forms a relationship with the protagonist (not in question). But it is supposed that she held on the post for a short while only as in Raymond Benson's novels, Boothroyd again takes over the post with no reasons given.  Charles Fraser-Smith is widely credited as being the inspiration for the character due to the spy gadgets he had built for the Special Operations Executive being called “_ devices”  Whom am I talking of?
  6. 6. Q2  Western publications routinely referred to X as "India's Rasputin" or "Nehru's Evil Genius” as well as "Mephistopheles in a Savile Row suit“  The jeep scandal case in 1948 was the first major corruption case in independent India. X, then Indian high commissioner to Britain, ignored protocols and signed a Rs 80 lakh contract for the purchase of army jeeps with a foreign firm.  A museum in Kozhikode is dedicated to him.  ID X.
  7. 7. Q3  ID this hybrid developed by Chef Dominique Ansel, NYC.  Pic follows.
  8. 8. Q4  Name the geographical feature in context.  Pic follows
  9. 9. Q5*  A: literally “Salt Fortress”; Mozart  B: shown alongside, (not in an island country)  C: defeated A and B C was established as a fashionable resort area under the nation‟s leader, who had his favorite dacha built here. The victory will show its aftermath in 2014. ID C B
  10. 10. Q6  The Tahitian X ( or Tahitian Y) is a short-necked fretted lute with eight nylon strings in four doubled courses, native to Tahiti. Pic follows.  X originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.  Y is frequently associated with country, folk, and Irish traditional music. Historically, Y occupied a central place in African American traditional music, before becoming popular in the minstrel shows of the 19th century.  Give me X or Y.
  11. 11. Tahitian X/Y
  12. 12. Q7.  ID the Google Doodle
  13. 13. Q8.  ID the Google Doodle
  14. 14. Q9.  ID the context.
  15. 15. Q10*  ID this 3 km campus, also known as „I-Pod City‟.
  16. 16. Q11  In June 1915 X married Irene Noel, a field hospital nurse and subsequently adopted a hyphenated surname.  X was captain of the British track team for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and carried the flag. He won his first race in the 800 metres but then concentrated on the 1500 meters, winning the silver medal behind team-mate Albert Hill.  Notwithstanding this Olympic medal, what is X‟s claim to fame which is not shared by anyone else?
  17. 17. Q12  Like many other Hindu gods and goddesses, A has a vahan. A flies across the boundless sky on a rooster. The rooster symbolizes strength and honor. A‟s weapons include the famous trishul and a sword.  A is usually mentioned in the Rigveda along with other gods and goddesses. There is no one hymn addressed to her exclusively, unlike other Vedic gods. This is perhaps due to the fact that she is not related to a particular natural phenomenon like other gods. Compared to Usha and Prithvi, A can be defined as the cosmic creatrix, the creativity of the all-creating.  ID A, who unlike other prehistoric concepts manifests itself as both: an embodiment of the Sky and Earth.
  18. 18. Q13  The INS Vikrant and INS Vishal are two Vikrant class aircraft carriers to be inducted by the Indian Navy.  Whereas the Vikrant is a STOBAR carrier, the Vishal will be a CATOBAR.  What is this STOBAR/CATOBAR funda?  A brief major difference would do.
  19. 19. Q14  Samosapaedia entry for?  This is a quota for which you don‟t need Kota. The concerned authority has absolute and wide-ranging discretion to utilize this power. The General reasons include: (a) the concerned Joshi‟s father has made a large deposit in a Swiss account (b) the concerned Ramanamoorthy is the son, grandson, nephew, niece, uncle or aunt of the MLA of a far-off constituency; or (c) Harvinder's father knows Biswas‟ father who has favours due or is in the managing authority.
  20. 20. Q15*  Ent Connect (totally non-exhaustive)  (L-R, clockwise): Dubrovnik, Croatia Ballintoy Harbour, N. Ireland Azure Window, Malta
  21. 21. Q16  Book One: Philosophers are Heathens who reject the word of God and worship logic and the Human Mind  Book Two: Secrets are evil unless sanctioned by the Clergy  Book Three: Prisoners deserve to go to jail and stay there  Book Four: X will burn forever in hell's fire  Book Five: X goes against The Order created by the Cardinal  Book Six: X and the Prince of Darkness (aka Satan)  Book Seven: X in the Deathly Gallows The Seven UnBooks in what series?
  22. 22. Q17  An excerpt from a fictional letter taken from the Unreal Times. ID the sender(Y) and recipient(X) (half points) and the subject (other half) It is not fair, Mr. X. It is not fair to say that Y never asked a single question all these years and let corruption flourish; is now shown to be asking questions and that too through you! Who has given you the right to use my name, Mr. X? This time, Y (er…well.. really) demands an answer from you. Regards, Y P.S : Kindly reply to this letter rather than making it a topic for a discussion.
  23. 23. Q18  ________ _____ is the registered trademark for an alkali- aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass manufactured by U.S. glassmaker Corning, Inc.  Engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance, it is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices including mobile phones, portable media players, laptop computer displays, and some television screens. It is manufactured using ion exchange to produce compressive residual stress at the surface to prevent cracks from propagating.  In 2012 Corning introduced Willow Glass, a flexible glass based on borosilicate glass designed for use as a display substrate and recommended for use with _______ _____ as cover glass.  FITB
  24. 24. Q19  In October 2010, upon unveiling, the following plaque was seen: “________ ______ HAS MANY HEROES BUT ONLY ONE KING GRACEFUL TECHNICIAN • NERVELESS STRIKER ICON OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES ADORED BY FANS • SCORER OF IMMORTAL CUP FINAL GOALS A BIG MAN FOR A GOLDEN AGE“  The Blanks contain a name, which in another context also gives itself to the name of a famous battle between Harold Hardrade and Harold Godwinson in 1066 AD.  FITB
  25. 25. Q2o*  The author himself, somewhat enigmatically, said of this work that it was "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle". Large sections of the work, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative. The author went on to elaborate that the best literature of his country does not conform to standard norms and hence hesitated to call this work a novel. (Instead, he regarded his 1873-77 work as his first true novel.)  He had served in the Crimean War (on the side punished by the Treaty of Paris, 1856) and written a series of short stories and novellas featuring scenes of war. He began writing this work in the year that he finally married and settled down at his country estate. The first half of the book was written under the name "1805".  ID this work in question.
  26. 26. Q21  Reference to Context of the following Amul topical (Aug „09)
  27. 27. Q22  Reference to Context of the following Amul topical
  28. 28. Q23  After an incident where a landlady while showing them houses, added that she did not take Jews, his mother decided that she will name him to proclaim his race to the world. Hence his name means “The Jew” in Hebrew.  While receiving the Wolf Prize in 1991, during his acceptance speech in the Knesset he criticized Israel‟s continuing occupation of West Bank  His work, entitled Shambala (c. 1970), with a fully composed violin part and space for improvisation using a sitar, is the earliest known work for sitar with western symphony orchestra, but he did not record it.  Whom am I talking of?
  29. 29. Q24  ID the movie from the minimalist poster
  30. 30. Q25*  X operates under a Royal Charter, with the current Charter having come into effect on 1 January 2007 and running until 31 December 2016, reviewed every 10 years  The 2007 Charter specifies that the mission of X is to "inform, educate and entertain". It states that the X exists to serve the public interest and to promote its public purposes: sustaining citizenship and civil society, promoting education and learning, stimulating creativity and cultural excellence, representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities, bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK, etc.  This Charter also created the largest change in the governance of the X since its inception. It abolished the sometimes controversial governing body, the Board of Governors, and replaced it with the X Trust and a formalised Executive Board.  Coat of Arms follows.
  31. 31. Q26  ID this Oscar-winning movie from the minimalist poster
  32. 32. Q27  In vertebrates this organ (cholecyst, biliary vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. In humans, its loss is, in most cases, easily tolerated.  It‟s neck is a mucosal fold called Hartmann's pouch,where stones commonly get stuck.  What organ am I talking about?
  33. 33. Q28  ID this monument and the city it is in.  No part points.
  34. 34. Q29  This machine must be turned up-side down to work.  Strangely, subsequently, it didn't have its dial. Though several times it had spaces to add Frog beside Baboon and Dinosaur.  It is one of three of the most complicated inventions. The other two are the Cerebral Enhance-O-Tron, and the concerned machine‟s gun form.  The inventor wants his arch-enemy to get in the machine with hopes of turning her into a bowl of chowder.  Only the inventor and his pet stuffed toy can see the effect of the machine, and everyone else sees them in their normal forms.  What machine?
  35. 35. Q30*  Connect..
  36. 36. T H E E N D P L E A S E H A N D O V E R Y O U R A N S W E R S H E E T S Prelims
  37. 37. A N S W E R S Prelims
  38. 38. Q1  The character never appears in the novels though the first two do refer to him; in subsequent novels, we read only of “_ Branch". The character does however appear in the novelizations by Christopher Wood, John Gardner and Raymond Benson.  In John Gardner's novels, the post is taken over by Ann Reilly (called Q'ute by her colleagues). She also forms a relationship with the protagonist (not in question). But it is supposed that she held on the post for a short while only as in Raymond Benson's novels, Boothroyd again takes over the post with no reasons given.  Charles Fraser-Smith is widely credited as being the inspiration for the character due to the spy gadgets he had built for the Special Operations Executive being called “_ devices”  Whom am I talking of?
  39. 39. Q
  40. 40. Q2  Western publications routinely referred to X as "India's Rasputin" or "Nehru's Evil Genius” as well as "Mephistopheles in a Savile Row suit“  The jeep scandal case in 1948 was the first major corruption case in independent India. X, then Indian high commissioner to Britain, ignored protocols and signed a Rs 80 lakh contract for the purchase of army jeeps with a foreign firm.  A museum in Kozhikode is dedicated to him.  ID X.
  41. 41. V K Krishna Menon
  42. 42. Q3  ID this hybrid developed by Chef Dominique Ansel, NYC.  Pic follows.
  43. 43. Cronut
  44. 44. Q4  Name the geographical feature in context.  Pic follows
  45. 45. Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands
  46. 46. Q5*  A: literally “Salt Fortress”; Mozart  B: (not in an island country)  C: defeated A and B was established as a fashionable resort area under the nation‟s leader, who had his favorite dacha built here. The victory will show its aftermath in 2014. ID C B
  47. 47. Sochi
  48. 48. Q6  The Tahitian X ( or Tahitian Y) is a short-necked fretted lute with eight nylon strings in four doubled courses, native to Tahiti. Pic follows.  X originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation. It gained great popularity elsewhere in the United States during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.  Y is frequently associated with country, folk, and Irish traditional music. Historically, Y occupied a central place in African American traditional music, before becoming popular in the minstrel shows of the 19th century.  Give me X or Y.
  49. 49. Tahitian X/Y
  50. 50. X=Ukulele, Y=Banjo
  51. 51. Q7.  ID the Google Doodle
  52. 52. Erwin Schrödinger
  53. 53. Q8.  ID the Google Doodle
  54. 54. Rebrandt
  55. 55. Q9.  ID the context.
  56. 56. Tour de France
  57. 57. Q10*  ID this 3 km campus, also known as „I-Pod City‟.
  58. 58. Largest FoxConn factory
  59. 59. Q11  In June 1915 X married Irene Noel, a field hospital nurse and subsequently adopted a hyphenated surname.  X was captain of the British track team for the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp and carried the flag. He won his first race in the 800 metres but then concentrated on the 1500 meters, winning the silver medal behind team-mate Albert Hill.  Notwithstanding this Olympic medal, what is X‟s claim to fame which is not shared by anyone else?
  60. 60. Only Olympic medalist to win a Nobel (Phillip Noel-Baker)
  61. 61. Q12  Like many other Hindu gods and goddesses, A has a vahan. A flies across the boundless sky on a rooster. The rooster symbolizes strength and honor. A‟s weapons include the famous Trishul and a sword.  A is usually mentioned in the Rigveda along with other gods and goddesses. There is no one hymn addressed to her exclusively, unlike other Vedic gods. This is perhaps due to the fact that she is not related to a particular natural phenomenon like other gods. Compared to Usha and Prithvi, A can be defined as the cosmic creatrix, the creativity of the all-creating.  ID A, who unlike other prehistoric concepts manifest itself as both: an embodiment of the Sky and Earth.
  62. 62. Aditi
  63. 63. Q13  The INS Vikrant and INS Vishal are two Vikrant class aircraft carriers to be inducted by the Indian Navy.  Whereas the Vikrant is a STOBAR carrier, the Vishal will be a CATOBAR.  What is this STOBAR/CATOBAR funda?  A brief major difference would do.
  64. 64. Short Take-Off/Catapult-Assisted Take-Off
  65. 65. Q14  Samosapaedia entry for?  This is a quota for which you don‟t need Kota. The concerned authority has absolute and wide-ranging discretion to utilize this power. The General reasons include: (a) the concerned Joshi‟s father has made a large deposit in a Swiss account (b) the concerned Ramanamoorthy is the son, grandson, nephew, niece, uncle or aunt of the MLA of a far-off constituency; or (c) Harvinder's father knows Biswas‟ father who has favours due with or is in the managning authority.
  66. 66. Management Quota
  67. 67. Q15*  Ent Connect (totally non-exhaustive)  (L-R, clockwise): Dubrovnik, Croatia Ballintoy Harbour, N. Ireland Azure Window, Malta
  68. 68. Sites for GoT shooting
  69. 69. Q16  Book One: Philosophers are Heathens who reject the word of God and worship logic and the Human Mind  Book Two: Secrets are evil unless sanctioned by the Clergy  Book Three: Prisoners deserve to go to jail and stay there  Book Four: X will burn forever in hell's fire  Book Five: X goes against The Order created by the Cardinal  Book Six: X and the Prince of Darkness (aka Satan)  Book Seven: X in the Deathly Gallows The Seven UnBooks of what series?
  70. 70. Harry Potter
  71. 71. Q17  An excerpt from a fictional letter taken from the Unreal Times. ID the sender(Y) and recipient(X) (half points) and the subject (other half) It is not fair, Mr. X. It is not fair to say that Y never asked a single question all these years and let corruption flourish; is now shown to be asking questions and that too through you! Who has given you the right to use my name, Mr. X? This time, Y (er…well.. really) demands an answer from you. Regards, Y P.S : Kindly reply to this letter rather than making it a topic for a discussion.
  72. 72. X=Arnab Goswami; Y=The Nation Sub: The Nation Demands an Answer
  73. 73. Q18  ________ _____ is the registered trademark for an alkali- aluminosilicate sheet toughened glass manufactured by U.S. glassmaker Corning, Inc.  Engineered for a combination of thinness, lightness, and damage-resistance, it is used primarily as the cover glass for portable electronic devices including mobile phones, portable media players, laptop computer displays, and some television screens. It is manufactured using ion exchange to produce compressive residual stress at the surface to prevent cracks from propagating.  In 2012 Corning introduced Willow Glass, a flexible glass based on borosilicate glass designed for use as a display substrate and recommended for use with _______ _____ as cover glass.  FOTB
  74. 74. Gorilla Glass
  75. 75. Q19  In October 2010, upon unveiling, the following plaque was seen: “________ ______ HAS MANY HEROES BUT ONLY ONE KING GRACEFUL TECHNICIAN • NERVELESS STRIKER ICON OF THE SWINGING SIXTIES ADORED BY FANS • SCORER OF IMMORTAL CUP FINAL GOALS A BIG MAN FOR A GOLDEN AGE“  The Blanks contain a name, which in another context also gives itself to the name of a famous battle between Harold Hardrade and Harold Godwinson in 1066 AD.  FITB
  76. 76. Stamford Bridge (Plaque was for Peter Osgood)
  77. 77. Q2o*  The author himself, somewhat enigmatically, said of this work that it was "not a novel, even less is it a poem, and still less a historical chronicle". Large sections of the work, especially in the later chapters, are philosophical discussion rather than narrative. The author went on to elaborate that the best literature of his country does not conform to standard norms and hence hesitated to call this work a novel. (Instead, he regarded his 1873-77 work as his first true novel.)  He had served in the Crimean War (on the side punished by the Treaty of Paris, 1856) and written a series of short stories and novellas featuring scenes of war. He began writing this work in the year that he finally married and settled down at his country estate. The first half of the book was written under the name "1805".  ID this work in question.
  78. 78. War and Peace
  79. 79. Q21  Reference to Context of the following Amul topical (Aug „09)
  80. 80. Cricketers protest against the World Anti-Doping Agency influenced Sports Bill regarding disclosure of whereabouts in advance
  81. 81. Q22  Reference to Context of the following Amul topical
  82. 82. Durga Shakti Nagpal vs. Sand Mafia
  83. 83. Q23  After an incident where a landlady while showing them houses, added that she did not take Jews, his mother decided that she will name him to proclaim his race to the world. Hence his name means “The Jew” in Hebrew.  While receiving the Wolf Prize in 1991, during his acceptance speech in the Knesset he criticized Israel‟s continuing occupation of West Bank  His work, entitled Shambala (c. 1970), with a fully composed violin part and space for improvisation using a sitar, is the earliest known work for sitar with western symphony orchestra, but he did not record it.  Whom am I talking of?
  84. 84. Yehudi Menhuin
  85. 85. Q24  ID the movie from the minimalist poster
  86. 86. Damini
  87. 87. Q25*  X operates under a Royal Charter, with the current Charter having come into effect on 1 January 2007 and running until 31 December 2016, reviewed every 10 years  The 2007 Charter specifies that the mission of X is to "inform, educate and entertain". It states that the X exists to serve the public interest and to promote its public purposes: sustaining citizenship and civil society, promoting education and learning, stimulating creativity and cultural excellence, representing the UK, its nations, regions and communities, bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK, etc.  This Charter also created the largest change in the governance of the X since its inception. It abolished the sometimes controversial governing body, the Board of Governors, and replaced it with the X Trust and a formalised Executive Board.  Coat of Arms follows.
  88. 88. BBC
  89. 89. Q26  ID this Oscar-winning movie from the minimalist poster
  90. 90. Ratatouille
  91. 91. Q27  In vertebrates this organ (cholecyst, biliary vesicle) is a small organ that aids mainly in fat digestion and concentrates bile produced by the liver. In humans, its loss is, in most cases, easily tolerated.  It‟s neck is a mucosal fold called Hartmann's pouch,where stones commonly get stuck.  What organ am I talking about?
  92. 92. Gall Bladder
  93. 93. Q28  ID this monument and the city it is in.  No part points.
  94. 94. Shinde Chhatri, Pune
  95. 95. Q29  This machine must be turned up-side down to work.  Strangely, subsequently, it didn't have its dial. Though several times it had spaces to add Frog beside Baboon and Dinosaur.  It is one of three of the most complicated inventions. The other two are the Cerebral Enhance-O-Tron, and the concerned machine‟s gun form.  The inventor wants his arch-enemy to get in the machine with hopes of turning her into a bowl of chowder.  Only the inventor and his pet stuffed toy can see the effect of the machine, and everyone else sees them in their normal forms.  What machine?
  96. 96. Transmogrifier
  97. 97. Q30*  Connect..
  98. 98. 15 August (1948, 47, 60)
  99. 99. The Finals Q
  100. 100. 6 0 Q U E S T I O N S 4 0 ( 2 0 + 2 0 ) I R 1 2 S U B J E C T R O U N D 2 V C 6 ( 5 [ + 1 ] ) C O N N E C T Format
  101. 101. 4 S L I D E S E X H A U S T I V E Visual Connect 1
  102. 102. +30/-15
  103. 103. +20/-10
  104. 104. Hint?
  105. 105. +10/-5
  106. 106. +5
  107. 107. Answer
  108. 108. ( F R O M T H E S O U N D O F M U S I C ) Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti
  109. 109. ( M O D I F I E D ) 2 0 Q S + 1 5 4 P O U N C E S P E R T E A M , N O N - C A R R Y F O R W A R D A B L E P O U N C E : + 1 0 / - 1 0 IR 1
  110. 110. Q1  Following is a picture of a tomb near Chausath Khamba, Nizamuddin, Delhi.  It is the tomb of a man called Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan. He is better known by names that meant „Lion‟ and „Dominant‟.  Today he remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also diaspora communities.  He is credited for making a complex language into a simple one, such that can be easily understood in prose.  How do we better know him?
  111. 111. Q1
  112. 112. Answer
  113. 113. Mirza Ghalib
  114. 114. Q2  William Rutherford (20 April 1839 - 21 February 1899) was a Scottish physician and physiologist who was Professor of Physiology at Edinburgh University for 25 years, and contributed to the development of experimental physiology. He was Fullerian Professor of Chemistry from 1872-75.  Joseph Bell, (2 December 1837 – 4 October 1911) was a famous Scottish lecturer at the medical school of the University of Edinburgh in the 19th century. He was a great-grandson of Benjamin Bell, a forensic surgeon. In his instruction, Bell emphasized the importance of close observation in making a diagnosis.  What is common to them?
  115. 115. Answer
  116. 116. Inspiration for Doyle
  117. 117. Q3  This story is regarding an incident. It is narrated by X: he tells of his early childhood (when he was about six years old) when Y was shy, overweight and bullied.  After the other kids picked on Y one too many times, X decided to help him by getting him to drink some of Z‟s secret when the villagers went out. However as legends go, Y slipped.  What incident am I talking of?  This would later on affect him throughout his life, wherein he will never need Z‟s secret again whereas X would.  The story ends with a villager man saying "Fat lot of good fighting you, Y.", to which Y angrily retorts "WHO ARE YOU CALLING FAT?!“  I don‟t want X/Y/Z. Just the incident.
  118. 118. Answer
  119. 119. Obelix falling into the cauldron of Magic potion
  120. 120. Q4  An unusual situation occurred in a 1993 game between Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov. Karpov was in serious time trouble, with one minute to make 16 moves. In this position, Kasparov (BLACK) captured the rook on d1 with the pawn on c2.  Kasparov's clock was running while the arbiter was gone, so he started Karpov's clock. Karpov immediately played 25.Qxe4.  Kasparov told him that he was in check. Karpov replied "From what? It might be a bishop!”  Kasparov said that if he had been attentive, he would have chosen a rook, which was available.  What unusual situation?  FYI: Files are labelled by the letters a to h from left to right from the white player's point of view, and the rows by the numbers 1 to 8, with 1 being closest to the white player.
  121. 121. Answer
  122. 122. Promotion to a Queen; none of which were available.
  123. 123. Q5  The term MENA, is an acronym often used for a region in academic, military planning, disaster relief, and business writing.  Due to the geographic ambiguity and Eurocentric nature of the term ME, many people prefer use of the term WANA.  In April 2013, the International Monetary Fund created a new analytical region called MENAP which adds two more individual countries, (A hence is used twice in the expansion).  Expand MENAP and WANA.
  124. 124. Answer
  125. 125. Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, Pakistan/West Asia and North Africa
  126. 126. Q6  Amrish Puri : “X developed his own style of acting and delivery of dialogue. We still remember his style of acting which is guidance to the new generation of actors."  Prem Chopra: "He had a subtle sense of humour. He was a cultured man. We had a common interest -- reciting Urdu shairi."  Kiran Kumar: "Our relationship was more personal than professional. I must have been hardly eight or ten years when my father used to take me to Paradise Bakery opposite which was X's residence. Father would call him Hamid. X would come down, wearing lungi and jaali banian to chat with my father.”  22 Oct 1998  ID X
  127. 127. Answer
  128. 128. Ajit Khan
  129. 129. Q7  It was a cloth of perhaps 20 ft (6 m) in length . It was made of wool. After the 2nd century BC, it was exclusively used by men, and only citizens. After this time, women were expected to use the stola.  It is also used by peoples that can claim descent from Romanized Punics, such as the Arabized Berbers of Tripolitania, in Libya, the most prominent example probably being the late Muammar Gaddafi.  Recently, parties using bedsheets have become popular in the US.  What am I talking of?
  130. 130. Answer
  131. 131. Toga
  132. 132. Q8  _______ism is the conscious policy of liquidating indigenous culture through the planned substitution of the alien culture of a colonizing power via the education system.  His children are people born of Indian ancestry who adopt Western culture as a lifestyle, or display attitudes influenced by colonisers – This expression is used disparagingly, and with the implication of disloyalty to one's country and one's heritage.  FITB
  133. 133. Answer
  134. 134. Macaulay
  135. 135. Q9  Taken from Encyclopaedia Brittanica  "For a long period X was supposed to be the highest mountain in Y, but actual survey makes it only 7353 ft. above sea-level. This elevation is chiefly remarkable as the resort of pilgrims from all parts of the East. The hollow in the lofty rock that crowns the summit is said by the Hindus to belong to Siva, by the Buddhists to Buddha, by the Muslims to Adam, whilst the Portuguese Christians were divided between the conflicting claims of St Thomas and the eunuch of Candace, queen of Ethiopia. This hollow is covered by a handsome roof, and is guarded by the priests of a rich monastery half-way up the mountain, who maintain a shrine on the summit of the peak.“  ID X and Y.
  136. 136. Answer
  137. 137. Sri Pada/Adam‟s Peak; Sri Lanka
  138. 138. Q10  The company was founded by Harold Humphreys, along with his brother Wallace in a small workshop in Wilmslow, Cheshire, inspired by the growing interest in football witnessed nationwide. The word “Z" is an acronym derived from Humphreys Brothers Clothing.  On October 2012, Nike Inc. announced that it had agreed with Iconix Brand Group to sell Z for USD 225 million.  ID Z
  139. 139. Answer
  140. 140. Umbro
  141. 141. Q11  Map of?
  142. 142. Answer
  143. 143. Map of Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud
  144. 144. Q12  It has been called „Peacocks at Sunset‟ „Ritual Dance between Bitter Brothers‟ „Carefully Choreographed Contempt‟ „No-touch Tango hybrid of Ballet and Battle‟  What am I talking of?
  145. 145. Answer
  146. 146. Wagah Border Ceremony
  147. 147. Q13  In a July 2012 Foreign Policy article, Gal Luft compared A and the B to the Ottoman Empire and the Dardanelles (the strait of Istanbul), a choke point for shipments of Russian grain a century ago.  Millennium Challenge 2002 was a major war game exercise conducted by the United States armed forces in 2002.The assumptions were controversial: that A would exercise power to close B thus bringing a significant global portion of the global oil trade to a halt.  ID B.
  148. 148. Answer
  149. 149. Straits of Hormuz
  150. 150. Q14  ID this sport.
  151. 151. Answer
  152. 152. Bandy
  153. 153. Q15  Connect. Exhaustive.
  154. 154. Answer
  155. 155. Priyanka Chopra discography
  156. 156. Q16  X was launched in the 1950s to counter Coca-Cola.  Though Pepsico phased out most drinks under the brand in 2004, it retained lemonade and X.  Marketed in western India, X was the market leader in the segment in that region. Pepsico slowly merged X with Slice.  As of 2010, only one franchise of X had been retained in Mumbai, since it was loyal to the brand  ID X.
  157. 157. Answer
  158. 158. Mangola
  159. 159. Q17  A certain honour and trade safety measure was achieved through the efforts of a Goan industrial lobby and the Department of Science, Technology & Environment of the Government of Goa.  The application for the coconut version has been neglected whereas the cashew version is described as colourless, clear that when kept in wooden barrels for a period of time develops a golden brown tint.  Give funda.
  160. 160. Answer
  161. 161. Feni
  162. 162. Q18  In Madagascar 3, when the villain, Inspector Dubois, wants to resurrect her colleagues, who are in hospital due to her, she sings a song. A song through which she explains that she does not regret her actions/past. The song was originally dedicated to the French Foreign Legion who rebelled against the de Gaulle Government in Algeria.  It was also used in a 2010 science-fiction film for „warning purposes.‟  ID the song.
  163. 163. Answer
  164. 164. Non, je ne regrette rien. . .
  165. 165. Q19  Whereas Pakistan did this on Jan 27, 2006 and Nepal on 1 Jan 2009; India did not do this until July this year.  What am I talking of?
  166. 166. Answer
  167. 167. Ceasing Telegram Services
  168. 168. Q20  ID these actions of the Eternal Charioteer and FITB.  Ram‟s Chariot (1990) People‟s Order (1993) Golden Jubliee (1997) _______ _____ (2004) India‟s Protection (2006) Warning to the People/People‟s Awareness (2011)
  169. 169. Answer
  170. 170. Advani‟s Yath Yatras; India Shining
  171. 171. E A C H T E A M G E T S T O C H O O S E A S U B J E C T . E A C H S U B J E C T C O N T A I N S T W O Q U E S T I O N S , B O T H W O R T H 1 0 P O I N T S . A N S W E R I N G B O T H C O R R E C T L Y G E T S Y O U A B O N U S 5 P O I N T S . O T H E R T E A M S C A N N O T A N S W E R . Subject Round
  172. 172. Food and Politics Sports and Wildlife Literature and Science History and Biz Geography and Ent Tech and Mythology Language and Current Events
  173. 173. Food and Politics
  174. 174. Q1.  It is named after the 17th-century Welsh privateer of the Caribbean, who died on 26 August 1688. Since 2011, the used slogan is "To Life, Love and Loot.”  Varieties of this brand include „Parrot Bay‟, „Silver Spiced‟, „Tattoo‟, „Lime Bite‟, „100 Proof‟ etc.  The brand is of Jamaican origin and is golden coloured.  ID this brand.
  175. 175. Answer
  176. 176. Captain Morgan
  177. 177. Q2.  X's tenure as Law Minister of India was so successful that the Late Shri. Pramod Mahajan famously said that despite X being the lone MP of his party, X was the Government whereas, he, being the leader of the single-largest part in the Parliament was merely the opposition.  As a strong Marathi supporter X ensured that Marathi became the official language of Goa despite the Congress, which was the ruling party favoured Konkani.  ID X.
  178. 178. Answer
  179. 179. Ramakant Khalap
  180. 180. Geography and Ent
  181. 181. Q1.  Hindu legends say that the it once showed a tendency to grow so high as to obstruct the usual trajectory of the sun. This was accompanied by increasing vanity, which demanded that Surya should circum-ambulate it just as he did Mt. Meru.  Agastya Muni journeyed from north to south, and could not pass. In reverence for Agastya, it bent low enough to enable the sage and his family to cross over and enter southern India along with a promise not to increase in height until Agastya Muni and his family returned to the north. Agastya Muni then settled permanently in the south near Nashik, preventing further growth.  What geographical feature am I talking of?
  182. 182. Answer
  183. 183. The Vindhyas
  184. 184. Q2.  “The King and his men stole the queen from her bed and bound her in her bones. The Seas be ours and by the powers, where we Will, we‟ll roam Yo-Ho, all together Hoist the Colours High Heave-ho, thieves and beggars, never shall we die”  What is the collective name for the King and his men in this context?  The queen here, is a „heathen goddess‟.  ID her too. No part points.
  185. 185. Answer
  186. 186. The Brethren Court; Calypso
  187. 187. History and Biz
  188. 188. Q1.  The Battle of the Pyramids was fought between Napoleon‟s forces and the massive and highly developed Mamluk heavy cavalry in Egypt in 1798.  In this battle, Napoleon put to use one of his most significant contribution to infantry tactics, which put significant losses to enemy cavalry, but minimal to his own cavalry and baggage trains as well as infantry.  This tactic would later be most effectively used against him at Waterloo.  What was this tactic?
  189. 189. Answer
  190. 190. The Infantry Square
  191. 191. Q2.  ID the logo
  192. 192. Answer
  193. 193. BEST
  194. 194. Language and Current Events
  195. 195. Q1  Sometimes, it's possible to simply be born at the wrong time. Here, one doesn't mean born during the wrong era, no, one means, say, that you were born on July 20, 1982 (Prince William) or November 1, 1973 (Aishwarya Rai).  A solution is that you marry a tree first, such as a Peepal tree, and then have it cut, OR marry a matka and then have it broken.  Or, if you marry another _______, the negative vibes you both exert on each other will cancel each other out.  FITB with a word which has the potential of killing your spouse.
  196. 196. Answer
  197. 197. Manglik
  198. 198. Q2  ID him
  199. 199. Answer
  200. 200. P P Pandey
  201. 201. Literature and Science
  202. 202. Q1  Chapter 1 : Book of Beginning  Chapter II : Book of Assembly Hall  Chapter III : Book of Forest  Chapter V : Book of War Effort  Chapter X : Book of Sleeping Warriors  Chapter XI: Book of Women  Chapter XII: Book of Peace  Chapter XIII: Book of Instructions  Chapter XIV: Book of Horse Sacrifice  Chapter XV: Book of Hermitage  Chapter XVI: Book of Clubs  Chapter XVII: Book of the Great Journey  Chapter XVIII: Book of Final Ascent to Heaven Chapters IV and VI to IX all are „Books of <names>‟. These are chapters from what famous work?
  203. 203. Answer
  204. 204. Mahabharat
  205. 205. Q2  Connect, exhaustive
  206. 206. Answer
  207. 207. Moons of Pluto  Charon, Nix, Hydra, Styx and Kerberos
  208. 208. SPORTS AND WILDLIFE
  209. 209. Q1.  Rosemary and Elizabeth were two women who played a cricket match for New Zealand in 1984 against England.  What is their claim to fame?
  210. 210. Answer
  211. 211. First twins to play in the same match  (Not Steve and Mark Waugh)
  212. 212. Q2.  In Greek mythology, X was half woman half snake, known as the "Mother of All Monsters" because most of the monsters in Greek myth were mothered by her.  She gives her name to a family of spiny anteaters who lay eggs.  ID X.
  213. 213. Answer
  214. 214. Echidna
  215. 215. Tech and Mythology
  216. 216. 1. English Countryside 2. Lighthouse Cove 3. Winter Wonderland 4. Hawaiian Paradise 5. Jade Falls 6. Haunted Hollow 7. Mistletoe Lane 8. Sunflower Meadows (mini) 9. Lavender Meadows (mini) (coming soon) 10. Anglers Pond (mini) 11. Enchanted Glen 12. Atlantis 13. Hanging Gardens 14. Australia 15. Celestial Pastures Q1.These are all listed in their order of introduction (not release). What is the funda? First release date: Fri 19/6/09 Platforms: Adobe Flash, iOS, HTML5 (Thu, 13/10/2011)
  217. 217. Answer
  218. 218. Farmville
  219. 219.  In Egyptian mythology, Shu, the wind God kept apart his daughter Nut, the sky from his son, Geb, the Earth so that life could be created.  The same task is given to another in Greek Mytholgy, as a punishment. Whom? Q2.
  220. 220. Answer
  221. 221. Atlas
  222. 222. 4 S L I D E S I N E X H A U S T I V E Visual Connect 2
  223. 223. +30/-15
  224. 224. +20/-10
  225. 225. Hint?
  226. 226. +10/-5
  227. 227. +5
  228. 228. Answer
  229. 229. Fireworks!
  230. 230. ( M O D I F I E D ) 2 0 Q S + 1 5 4 P O U N C E S P O U N C E : + 1 0 / - 1 0 IR 2
  231. 231. Q21  The Ho-Am Prize is a Korean annual award awarded to "domestic/abroad ethnic Korean who have made outstanding contributions to the development of science and culture and enhancement of the welfare of mankind," often referred to as the Korean equivalent of the Nobel Prize.  Awarded since 1991, it is named after Lee Byung-chull (Ho- Am is his pen name which means filling up a space with clear water as lakes do, and being unshakeable as a large rock).  The award consists of a 6 oz gold medal, a laureate diploma, and 300 million Korean won (approximately $265,000 US dollars).  The prize is currently awarded in five fields: Science, Engineering, Medicine, Arts and Community Service.  Who funds this prize?
  232. 232. Answer
  233. 233. Samsung
  234. 234. Q22  ID the logo.  Though the related Act was enacted in India in 1948, it came into reality from 25th February 1952, established in Kanpur and Delhi. Total beneficiaries as of 2011-12 are above 65.5 million.  It is an autonomous corporation under the Ministry of Labour and Employment but most dispensaries and hospitals are run by state governments.
  235. 235. Answer
  236. 236. Employees‟ State Insurance Corporation
  237. 237. Q23  His first managerial role was at a cash stricken Fiorentina at only 35 years old and managed to win a Coppa Italia, but left with Fiorentina facing bankruptcy. Months later, he took over as manager at Lazio, where again he inherited financial constraints and was forced to lose a number of key players. With limited resources during his two season tenure, he managed to guide the club to another Coppa Italia.  On 19 Dec 2009, having been appointed half-way through the season, his arrival had an immediate impact on form of an English club, with four consecutive wins.  Whom am I talking of?
  238. 238. Answer
  239. 239. Roberto Mancini
  240. 240. Q24  ID this first Indian woman to win a gold medal in track and field events of Commonwealth games.
  241. 241. Answer
  242. 242. Krishna Poonia
  243. 243. Q25  Achievements (some of) which institute? 1. In 2011, successfully tested India's 1st indigenous civilian aircraft, NAL NM5 made in association with National Aerospace Laboratories and Mahindra Aerospace. 2. Successfully challenged the grant of patent in the USA for use of haldi (turmeric) for wound healing and neem as insecticide. 3. With TCS, developed a versatile portable PC-based software 'Bio- Suite' for bioinformatics. 4. Helped India to be the first Pioneer Investor under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. 5. Rejuvenated India's one hundred year old refinery at Digboi using the most modern molecular distillation technology. 6. Designed India's first ever parallel processing computer Flosolver.
  244. 244. Answer
  245. 245. CSIR
  246. 246. Q26  NSEL is the national –level, institutionalized, electronic, transparent spot trading platform for commodities. It is a structured market place, set-up to transform the commodity market by way of reducing the cost of intermediation and thereby improving marketing efficiency. Its state-of-the-art technology facilitates risk free and hassle free purchase and sale of various commodities. NSEL provides customized solution to farmers, traders, processors, exporters, importers, arbitrageurs, investors and other stakeholders pertaining to commodity procurement, storage, marketing, warehouse receipt financing, etc.  NSEL commenced “Live” trading on October 15, 2008. At present, NSEL is operational in 16 States in India, providing delivery-based spot trading in 52 commodities.  Expand NSEL.
  247. 247. Answer
  248. 248. National Spot Exchange Limited
  249. 249. Q27  Confirming her status as the pole-vault queen, who clinched her fairy-tale third world title on 14 August 2013?  She is a two-time Olympic champion and her success is attributed to high level of body control (courtesy of her gymnastics background) which especially pays off in the so-called "L-Phase", where it is vital to use the pole's rebound to convert horizontal speed into height.
  250. 250. Answer
  251. 251. Yelena Isinbayeva
  252. 252. Q28  This name of this country was coined by Flora Shaw, who later married Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century. The British colonised this country in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, setting up administrative structures and law while recognizing traditional chiefs. It became independent in 1960. Several years later, it had civil war as Biafra tried to establish independence. Military governments in times of crisis have alternated with democratically elected governments.  This country, known as "the Giant of Africa", is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.  A minority of the population practice traditional and local religions, including the Igbo and Yoruba religions. Its oil reserves have brought great revenues to the country. It is listed among the "Next Eleven" economies.  It is a member of both the Commonwealth of Nations, and the African Union.  What country?
  253. 253. Answer
  254. 254. Nigeria
  255. 255. Q29  On 14 August 2013, a Justice of the Bombay High Court summoned a traffic cop to his chambers. This was because of inordinate delay caused to him due to the CM‟s convoy which was to reach YB Chavan Centre near Mantralaya for a first anniversary.  The memorial service was of a person who rose from the Panchayat and Zilla Parishad Level to the Central Government. The person died of MOF at Global Hospitals, Chennai.  Who?
  256. 256. Answer
  257. 257. Vilasrao Deshmukh
  258. 258. Q30  In the early days Jan of 2011, a great war broke out between India and Pakistan, purely retaliatory in nature.  Whereas the decision was taken by the government on the Paksitani side, it was taken by about 40-odd people from Amritsar on the Indian Side.  However after some cross border talks by our astute S M Krishna, peace reigned, and there was no blood- shed.  Explain the funda.
  259. 259. Answer
  260. 260. The Onion-Tomato War
  261. 261. Q31 1. Battlecry of the Sea 2. Flag of the Sea 3. King of the Sea 4. Valiant of the Sea 5. Jewel of the Sea 6. Lion of the Sea 7. Fame of the Sea 8. Victory of the Sea 9. Protector of the Sea (no more) 10. Weapon of the Sea How could hydrogen have caused the death of the Protector/What is the funda?
  262. 262. Answer
  263. 263. Explosion aboard the Sindhurakshak
  264. 264. Q32  _______ is a bowed, short-necked string instrument from South Asia which originated from Gandarbha folk instruments. It is said to most resemble the sound of the human voice – able to imitate vocal ornaments such as gamakas (shakes) and meend (sliding movements).  It is also a traditional stringed musical instrument of Nepal, commonly played by the Gaine or Gandarbha ethnic group but the form and repertoire of the instrument is more towards the folk music as compared to the heavy and classical form of repertoire in India.  What instrument?
  265. 265. Answer
  266. 266. Sarangi
  267. 267. Q33  Muppalla Lakshmana Rao was born to Gopal Rao at Beerpur village in Sarangapur mandal in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. He is a science graduate and also holds a B.Ed. degree. He worked as teacher in Karimnagar district but deserted his job to pursue higher education in Warangal.  The National Investigation Agency has announced an award of 1,500,000 for any information leading to his arrest. Why?
  268. 268. Answer
  269. 269. He is Ganpathy, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Maoist)
  270. 270. Q34  The first issue of ______hit the stands on the 3rd of April, 1947, the year India gained its independence. It was the only Hindi publication those days to use rotary machines for producing the paper. A skeletal staff of 12 people used to produce a six-page newspaper that was then sold for one anna. The publication was led by few of the renowned Hindi journalists and was considered to be the Mecca of journalism.  Today circulation is restricted to Mumbai and Delhi.  FITB
  271. 271. Answer
  272. 272. Navbharat Times
  273. 273. Q35  Initially it was to be named after Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. However Veerappa Moily kicked up a storm by saying that a road could be named after a criminal.  Later on the naming got embroiled into further controversy. The background being the renaming of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link as Rajiv Gandhi Setu by the Cong-NCP.  The Cong-NCP wanted to rename the concerned structure after a veteran congress leader. This was vehemently opposed by the SS- BJP who wanted it to be named after P. L. Deshpande.  However this opposition failed, and the concerned structure was named after a person whom Thackeray called a „most obedient servant of the Congress High Command, humiliated by Indira Gandhi‟  What structure?
  274. 274. Answer
  275. 275. Mumbai-Pune Expressway
  276. 276. Q36  „X Darbar‟ is a trust and spiritual program run by X came under media and legal attacks because of its allegedly fraudulent activities and for charging exorbitant sums of money from people claiming to solve their problems with the help of self-proclaimed "divine powers" and solutions through eating certain things like rabdi, pani-puri, halwa, masala dosa etc.  X began his brick kiln business in 1981. However, he suffered losses and following this, he started a cloth shop but again failed in his venture. He claims to have attained nirvana in a Jharkhand jungle in the 1980s. He then cut his Sikh hair, shaved off his beard and adopted the name X.  ID X.
  277. 277. Answer
  278. 278. Nirmal Baba
  279. 279. Q37  The L squadron was the German equivalent of the Japanese K pilots during the Second World War.  They were to fly manned versions of the V-1. They were rarely used, however, during the Battle of Berlin, 35 pilots flew against Soviet bridges over the Oder, with little effect.  The name L was chosen to draw inspiration from a 480 BC king who died at Thermopylae.  ID L and K.
  280. 280. Answer
  281. 281. Leonidas, Kamikaze
  282. 282. Q38  X is a monarchy, located in the Balkans.  The capital is Klow, formerly Zileheroum, located at the confluence of the Moltus and Wladir Rivers.  It is also called the “Kingdom of the Black Pelican” and has a black pelican on a yellow flag.  ID this country, whose major export is mineral water.
  283. 283. Answer
  284. 284. Syldavia
  285. 285. Q39  This theorem is exemplified in real-life by truisms like "there must be at least two left gloves or two right gloves in a group of three gloves".  The first formalization of the idea is believed to have been made by Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet in 1834 under the name Schubfachprinzip ("drawer principle" or "shelf principle")  The formal statement goes "there does not exist an injective function on finite sets whose codomain is smaller than its domain”  With what avian name do we better know it as?
  286. 286. Answer
  287. 287. Pigeonhole Principle
  288. 288. Q40  Explain.
  289. 289. Answer
  290. 290. Hydrogen Peroxide
  291. 291. 5 E L E M E N T S E V E R Y I N D I V I D U A L A N S W E R G E T S + 1 0 Connect
  292. 292. Q1 +40/-20  The term is used as an informal unit of length.  Until the middle of the 20th century, the highest resolution of measurement was considered to be the same order of magnitude, around 10−5 metres, as the diameter of a <deleted>.  This measurement is not a precise one. The diameter varies , ranging anywhere from 30 μm to 100 μm. One nominal value often chosen is 75 μm.  Such measures can be found in many cultures. The English term in question has a direct analogue in the formal Burmese system of Long Measure. A "tshan khyee", the smallest unit in the system, is literally a “<the term>". 10 "tshan khyee" form a "hnan" (a Sesame seed), 60 (6 hnan) form a mooyau (a species of grain), and 240 (4 mooyau) form an "atheet" (literally, a "finger's breadth").  Some formal definitions even existed in English. In several systems of English Long Measure, it has a formal definition. William Withering An Arrangement of British Plants, published in 1818, states that a it is one 12th of a line, which is one 144th of an inch (a line itself being one 12th of an inch).
  293. 293. Q2 +30/-15  A _____ is a fleshy growth or crest on the top of the head of gallinaceous birds, such as turkeys, pheasants, and domestic chickens.  FITB
  294. 294. Q3 +20/-10  S is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics Universe. Its purpose is to deal with extraterrestrial threats to world security.  The group was first introduced in Astonishing X- Men vol. 3, #6, by Joss Whedon. S is a counterpart of the better known S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, but since the departure of Nick Fury as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., relations between the two organizations have become strained. The head of S is Special Agent Abigail Brand. Its primary command-and-control headquarters is aboard the orbital space station known as the Peak.  In video games, S is featured in Marvel Super Hero Squad as an evil version of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Silver
  295. 295. Q4 +10/-5  Collectively, a pair of Bs refer in slang to handcuffs.  The origin of the term B is from the Greek 'brachile' meaning 'of the arm', via the Old French 'barcel'.  Types of Bs include Charm (which contain personal decorative items); Bangles; Slap; Beaded; Link; Alternative health (karma, ionized, magnetic); Sports (colored silicone rubber alternatively known as wristbands)  ID this piece of jewellery, B.
  296. 296. Q5 +5  They are specially designed short, shalwar-like loose undergarments with a tie-knot worn by baptized Sikhs.  The Sikh Code of Conduct states "For a Sikh, there is no restriction or requirement as to dress except that he must wear K and turban.“  The K is the Guru's gift and it reminds the Sikhlibus of the Guru's message regarding the control of the Five Evils, especially lust. Further, this garment allows a Sikh soldier to operate in combat freely and without any hindrance or restriction. It serves its purpose efficiently and effectively and is easy to fabricate, maintain, wash and carry compared to other conventional garments, such as the dhoti.  ID K.
  297. 297. E V E R Y I N D I V I D U A L A N S W E R G E T S + 1 0 Exchange Sheets
  298. 298. E V E R Y I N D I V I D U A L A N S W E R G E T S + 1 0 Answers
  299. 299. Q1 +40/-20  The term is used as an informal unit of length.  Until the middle of the 20th century, the highest resolution of measurement was considered to be the same order of magnitude, around 10−5 metres, as the diameter of a <deleted>.  This measurement is not a precise one. The diameter varies , ranging anywhere from 30 μm to 100 μm. One nominal value often chosen is 75 μm.  Such measures can be found in many cultures. The English term in question has a direct analogue in the formal Burmese system of Long Measure. A "tshan khyee", the smallest unit in the system, is literally a “<the term>". 10 "tshan khyee" form a "hnan" (a Sesame seed), 60 (6 hnan) form a mooyau (a species of grain), and 240 (4 mooyau) form an "atheet" (literally, a "finger's breadth").  Some formal definitions even existed in English. In several systems of English Long Measure, it has a formal definition. William Withering An Arrangement of British Plants, published in 1818, states that a it is one 12th of a line, which is one 144th of an inch (a line itself being one 12th of an inch).
  300. 300. Hair‟s Breadth
  301. 301. Q2 +30/-15  A _____ is a fleshy growth or crest on the top of the head of gallinaceous birds, such as turkeys, pheasants, and domestic chickens.  FITB
  302. 302. Comb
  303. 303. Q3 +20/-10  S is a fictional counterterrorism and intelligence agency in the Marvel Comics Universe. Its purpose is to deal with extraterrestrial threats to world security.  The group was first introduced in Astonishing X- Men vol. 3, #6, by Joss Whedon. S is a counterpart of the better known S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, but since the departure of Nick Fury as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., relations between the two organizations have become strained. The head of S is Special Agent Abigail Brand. Its primary command-and-control headquarters is aboard the orbital space station known as the Peak.  In video games, S is featured in Marvel Super Hero Squad as an evil version of S.H.I.E.L.D. that Silver
  304. 304. S.W.O.R.D.
  305. 305. Q4 +10/-5  Collectively, a pair of Bs refer in slang to handcuffs.  The origin of the term B is from the Greek 'brachile' meaning 'of the arm', via the Old French 'barcel'.  Types of Bs include Charm (which contain personal decorative items); Bangles; Slap; Beaded; Link; Alternative health (karma, ionized, magnetic); Sports (colored silicone rubber alternatively known as wristbands)  ID this piece of jewellery, B.
  306. 306. Bracelet
  307. 307. Q5 +5  They are specially designed short, shalwar-like loose undergarments with a tie-knot worn by baptized Sikhs.  The Sikh Code of Conduct states "For a Sikh, there is no restriction or requirement as to dress except that he must wear K and turban.“  The K is the Guru's gift and it reminds the Sikhlibus of the Guru's message regarding the control of the Five Evils, especially lust. Further, this garment allows a Sikh soldier to operate in combat freely and without any hindrance or restriction. It serves its purpose efficiently and effectively and is easy to fabricate, maintain, wash and carry compared to other conventional garments, such as the dhoti.  ID K.
  308. 308. Kachhehra
  309. 309. T H E 5 K S O F S I K H I S M Connect
  310. 310. T H A N K Y O U . H O P E Y O U E N J O Y E D T H E Q U I Z . The End

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