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  • 1. Kurukshetra 2012
  • 2. Each question : 30 points without hint, 20 with hint, 10 when passed
  • 3. Round I - 1Mexican free tailed bat is the ‘official state bat’ for theOklahoma and Texas , USA.Which is the only brand to feature this animal on itslogo?
  • 4. Round I - 1 - HintMexican free tailed bat is the ‘official state bat’ for the Oklahoma andTexas , USA. Which is the only brand to feature this animal on its logo?It’s from a company which was founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862. Current headquarters in Hamilton, Bermuda.
  • 5. Round I - 2Which bank in US was called Bank of Italy before 1930 ?
  • 6. Round I - 2 - HintWhich bank in US was called Bank of Italy before 1930 ? It was founded by Amadeo Giannini in 1904 inCalifornia. He and the "Bank of Italy" were also the basisfor the classic 1932 Frank Capra movie “AmericanMadness”
  • 7. Round I - 3Which American multiplex chain of 5000 screens wasrecently acquired by the Chinese group Dalian Wandafor over 2.5 billion $ ?
  • 8. Round I - 3 - HintWhich American multiplex chain of 5000 screens was recently acquiredby the Chinese group Dalian Wanda for over 2.5 billion $ ?The acquisition, completed on September 4, 2012, makes Wanda the largest movie chain in the world.The slogan of the American chain is “Experience the Difference”
  • 9. Round I - 4In Dec 2012, Ratan Tata is going to retire as the chairmanof Tata Sons. His designated successor is going to be thefirst Non-Indian national to head Tata group. Whichcountry does he hail from ?
  • 10. Round I - 4 - HintIn Dec 2012, Ratan Tata is going to retire as the chairman of Tata Sons. Hisdesignated successor is going to be the first Non-Indian national to headTata group. Which country does he hail from ? The combined revenue of Tata group of companieswas $100 billion in 2011-2012. The GDP of the thiscountry was roughly equivalent to $200 billion for thesame period.
  • 11. Round I - 5Kimberley process was established by United NationsGeneral assembly in 2003 to stop the trade of whatcommodity?
  • 12. Round I - 5 - HintKimberley process was established by United Nations General assemblyin 2003 to stop the trade of what commodity? The trade of this commodity was the basis of a 2006Hollywood movie which was nominated for Oscars in 4categories.
  • 13. Round I - RESERVEMeasured by Number of subscribers Airtel is world’sthird largest mobile phone network operator,Vodfone is the second, what is the name of thelargest one?
  • 14. Round I - RESERVE - HintMeasured by Number of subscribers Airtel is world’s third largest mobilephone network operator, Vodfone is the second, what is the name of thelargest one? It is not a carrier based in North America or Europe.
  • 15. Each question : 20 points, 10 when passed. No hints
  • 16. Round II - 1When Spanish Explorers first landed in the New Worldthey discovered an animal which had been previouslyunknown to them. For want of a better name they simplycalled it El Lagarto. What is this Animal?
  • 17. Round II - 2Connect the following:Murder, pride, streak, cackle and crash
  • 18. Round II - 3Kangaroos and several other species of animal inAustralia are ‘marsupials’, who carry their young inpouches. Which is the only marsupial native to NorthAmerica?
  • 19. Round II - 4It was planted in 288 BC in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka,and is the oldest living human-planted tree in the worldwith a known planting date.What species is this tree?
  • 20. Round II - 5In the famous cartoon show Tom and Jerry what is thename of the bulldog?
  • 21. Round II - RESERVEWhat were Benjy and Laska, which were sent into spacein 1958?
  • 22. Each question : 30 points without hint, 20 with hint, 10 when passed
  • 23. Round III - 1 Photorealistic Renderman or PR Man is the product owned by which company?
  • 24. Round III - 1 - HintPhotorealistic Renderman or PR Man is the product owned by whichcompany? PRMan got the first Oscar awarded to a softwarepackage for its outstanding contributions to the field ofMotion Pictures.
  • 25. Round III - 2 The French minister for culture and communication Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres wrote this “I do not believe that the only access to our culture is automatic ranking by popularity.” What was he referring to?
  • 26. Round III - 2 - HintThe French minister for culture and communication Renaud Donnedieude Vabres wrote this “I do not believe that the only access to our culture isautomatic ranking by popularity.” What was he referring to? He is referring to something whose patent is assignedto Stanford University and whose use is exclusivelylicensed by a company based in Mountain view,California.
  • 27. Round III - 3 In 1964 , John G Kemeny and Thomas E Kurtz created X at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, USA to provide computer access to non-science students. What is X?
  • 28. Round III - 3 - HintIn 1964 , John G Kemeny and Thomas E Kurtz created ‘X’ at DartmouthCollege in New Hampshire, USA to provide computer access to non-science students. What is ‘X’ ? ‘X’ is believed to be an important factor in the earlygrowth in the popularity of microcomputers.
  • 29. Round III - 4 Last year state of California declared 16th October as ‘X’ day . What is X?
  • 30. Round III - 4 - HintLast year state of California declared 16th October as ‘X’ day . What is X ? X is to be in memory of a famous IT personality whohad died on October 5th
  • 31. Round III - 5 Drupal, Joomla, ModX,Concrete5, Ektron all are names of software systems , all of them belong to which category of software?
  • 32. Round III - 5 - HintDrupal, Joomla, ModX,Concrete5, Ektron all are names of softwaresystems , all of them belong to which category of software? The most pouplar name in this category is Wordpress
  • 33. Round III - RESERVE Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger are all big cats. In context of IT how are they related ?
  • 34. Round III - RESERVE - HintCheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger are all big cats. In context of IThow are they related ? Snow Leopard is the newest addition to their family
  • 35. Each question : 20 points, 10 when passed. No hints
  • 36. Round IV - 1Who took over as the “Supreme Leader of North Korea”after the demise of Kim-Jong Il ?
  • 37. Round IV - 2Who is on the top of Forbes’ most powerful women inthe world List for last 4 times out of last five years?
  • 38. Round IV - 3He was born in Poland and emigrated to Palestine in1906. He became the first Prime Minister of the State ofIsrael. Who was he?
  • 39. Round IV - 4Which British Prime Minister worked as a researchchemist in industry before becoming a barrister, beforebecoming a Member of Parliament in 1959?
  • 40. Round IV - 5Who came to prominence when he overthrew thedictator Fulgencio Batista in 1959?
  • 41. Round IV - RESERVE‘Papa Doc’ and his son and successor ‘Baby Doc’ weredictators who ruled this country for almost 80 years.Which country?
  • 42. Each question : 30 points without hint, 20 with hint, 10 when passed
  • 43. Round V - 1  This is the image associated with an patent for special type of shoes which can be worn on a stage event. This patent was granted to a music celebrity. Who ?
  • 44. Round V - 1 - Hint  It can allow a person to lean forward at an ‘impossible’ angle
  • 45. Round V - 2  In July 2000, a Russian rocket blasted in to space, prominently displayed on its side was a commercial logo. Which companies logo?
  • 46. Round V – 2- Hint  The logo belonged to a fast food company which was making the ‘first space delivery’ of fast food to the astronauts in the International space station.
  • 47. Round V - 3  This and similar types of tricycle is used widely by a fortune 500 company. Which company and what is it used for?
  • 48. Round V – 3- Hint  It has panoramic cameras mounted on top of it.
  • 49. Round V - 4  This is the formula one race track where the first F1 night-time race was held. What is the name of this city?
  • 50. Round V -4- Hint  This night race on the street circuit held on September 2008, it was the inauguration event for this F1 venue.
  • 51. Round V - 5 This is the promotional poster for which product?
  • 52. Round V – 5-Hint The product is also used in the world of IT & Communication
  • 53. Round V - RESERVEWhat is thename of thetrain which youwould catchhere?
  • 54. Round V - RESERVEThis platformwas created atKings Crossstation based ona famous fantasynovel.
  • 55. Each question : 20 points, 10 when passed. No hints
  • 56. Round VI - 1The Chaco War (1932–1935) was fought between the onlytwo land-locked countries in South America. Whichcountries are these?
  • 57. Round VI - 2Which part of India was occupied by the Japanese inWW II?
  • 58. Round VI - 3Helots were a big portion of the society in Sparta (inancient Greece). What were they?
  • 59. Round VI - 4Helots were a big portion of the society in Sparta (inancient Greece). What were they?
  • 60. Round VI - 5Connect the following:Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword
  • 61. Round VI - RESERVE‘Glasnost’ meaning “Openness” was the foreign policyimplemented by this head of state in late 1980s. Hisother famous policy is called ‘Perestroika’ meaning“Reconstruction”Who is he ?
  • 62. Each question : 20 points, 10 when passed. No hints
  • 63. Round VII - 1In 1977 a new category of Academy award (Oscars) wasintroduced, ‘Academy Award for Visual Effects’. Whichwas the first movie to receive it?
  • 64. Round VII - 2Connect :King John , Richard III, Julius Caesar and King Lear
  • 65. Round VII - 3“He better be worth it. He better go home and cure somedisease, or invent a longer-lasting light bulb”These are the dialogues from 1998 movie who wonmultiple academy awards.Which movie ?
  • 66. Round VII - 4What links the following:The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, TheSphere, The 13th Warrior and The Jurassic Park
  • 67. Round VII - 5A catch-22 is a paradoxical situation in which anindividual cannot or is incapable of avoiding a problembecause of contradictory constraints or rules. How did this phrase come into being
  • 68. Round VII - RESERVEWhose autobiography is “The long walk to Freedom”?
  • 69. Each question : 40 points on question, 30 with visual help, 20 with text hint, 10 when passed
  • 70. Round VIII-1 Question
  • 71. Round VIII-1 – Visual help
  • 72. Round VIII-1- Hint World Famous athlete from Yugoslavia
  • 73. Round VIII-2-Question
  • 74. Round VIII-2-Visual Help
  • 75. Round VIII-2-Hint
  • 76. Round VIII-3-Question
  • 77. Round VIII-3-Visual Help
  • 78. Round VIII-3-Hint Real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972)
  • 79. Round VIII-4-Question
  • 80. Round VIII-4-Visual Help
  • 81. Round VIII-4-Hint American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur
  • 82. Round VIII-5-Question
  • 83. Round VIII-5-Visual help
  • 84. Round VIII-5-HintWas based inMenlo Park, NewJersey
  • 85. Round VIII-RESERVE
  • 86. Round VIII-RESERVE
  • 87. Round VIII-RESERVEWas ‘Knighted’ in1929, ReceivedLenin peace prize in1957. Died in 1970.