Conquiztador 2013 - National Finals


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This is the national final of Conquiztador 2013, the annual school quizzing championships conducted by PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore.

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Conquiztador 2013 - National Finals

  1. 1. Brought to you by
  2. 2. What's at stake… 1st Prize Winners – Dr. MR Doreswamy Trophy for Quizzing Excellence – Rs. 25,000 – PES Mastadon Watches – Individual Trophies – Certificates
  3. 3. What’s at stake .. • 2nd Prize Winners – – – – Rs. 15,000 Individual Trophies Certificates PES Mastadon Watches • 3rd Prize Winners – – – – Rs. 10,000 Individual Trophies Certificates PES Mastadon Watches
  4. 4. What’s at stake… • Finalists – Rs 5,000 – Certificates – PES Mastadon Watches
  5. 5. General Rules • 5 rounds of quizzing. • Rules explained before each round. • Till 5pm today, the QM is omnipotent, omniscient and all-knowing! His word is final. • After that, feel free to catch hold of me.
  6. 6. Round 1 - Honour thy Clock • • • • The round goes clockwise. Buzz and Pounce - +10/-10. Direct or Pass - +10/ 0 8 questions in the round.
  7. 7. 1. The curve was introduced in a 2012 speech by chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger, and the President’s Economic Report to Congress, using data from labor economist Miles Corak. The curve plotted "intergenerational income elasticity"—i.e. the likelihood that someone will inherit their parents' relative position of income level—and inequality in the United States and other countries. The name of the curve refers to the novel X, where the lowly born protagonist rises to the social set of the north shore of Long Island.
  8. 8. Great Gatsby Curve
  9. 9. 2. • James Douglas, originally a drummer and later a songwriter left his job as a drummer due to personal differences with the one he worked for. Jody Perpick, a sound engineer was forced to quit his job as he was getting married. How do we know them better??
  10. 10. Summer of 69
  11. 11. 3. • The plan was originally hatched amidst three friends - Maharaja Pateshwari Prasad Singh, head of the princely state of Balrampur, Mahant Digvijai Nath, and KKK Nair – an ICS officer. • When the Maharaja organized a yagna in early 1947, Swami Karpatri became friends with the trio, lending further fuel to the plan. • Two years later, Nair went on to become Deputy Commissioner/District Magistrate of Faizabad and went on to implement what plan?
  12. 12. The plan to install the idol of Rama at Ayodhya.
  13. 13. 4. An iconic pic taken in 1984 in front of Sona Towers in B’lore.
  14. 14. • Setting up of Texas Instruments in Bangalore which is said to be the reason for the IT boom.
  15. 15. 5. For ____________ and me to receive reprimands for our actions after the race it is comical to say the least. Great moment, and fans loved it,' X said. 'And while I'm at it, contrary to reports, there was no interaction at all with any officials after we put the fire out.' X then posted a picture of one of the stewards in Singapore, British Derek Warwick, performing a similar stunt with 10-times winner Gerhard Berger. 'Looks like even one of the Singapore stewards has done it. C'est la vie,' he added.
  16. 16. • Mark Webber hitching a ride on Alonso’s car.
  17. 17. 6. "Darshan – The Embrace," a film on the life of X, was officially selected for showcasing at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Jan Kounen, an award winning filmmaker who was born in Netherlands and is based in France, directed the film. Manuel De La Roche of France, is the producer. Jan Kounen and his crew began shooting the footage for the film in 2003 during the fiftieth birthday of X.
  18. 18. Mata Amritanadanmayi
  19. 19. 7. X works at a senior position in Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, of the Tata Group. X’s job includes training the management teams of the Tata Steel to build the team spirit through adventure activities like trekking and mountaineering; rowing and rafting; and spending time in camps and learning survival skills in difficult conditions. Identify X.
  20. 20. Bachendri Pal
  21. 21. 8. The company was founded in 1894 at Zlin by X. A large order from the army, military shoes and rising demand for them, during World War I started rapid growth and small scale manufacture turned into modern industrial concern, one of the first mass producers of shoes. X was often called the “Henry Ford of Eastern Europe”. Identify X or the company.
  22. 22. Bata
  23. 23. Round 2 - Connect • • • • 8 questions in the round. All questions to be answered on the buzzer. +10/ -5 If the first team answers wrong, buzzer will be open again.
  24. 24. 1.
  25. 25. Naapster
  26. 26. 2.
  27. 27. Virat Kohli
  28. 28. 3.
  29. 29. HalfBrick Studios
  30. 30. 4.
  31. 31. Fly Emirates
  32. 32. 5.
  33. 33. PepsiCo PespsiCO
  34. 34. 6.
  35. 35. Actors who played Devdas
  36. 36. 7.
  37. 37. Viacom 18
  38. 38. 8.
  39. 39. Julius Caesar
  40. 40. Round 3 - Choose your Pick • • • • 9 variables to pick from. We will start with the lowest placed team 2 questions under each variable. +10/0 for each correct answer.
  41. 41. TENDULKAR
  42. 42. 1. FITB _________ is an Indian weekly magazine, founded by Tarun Tejpal. Started as a news portal, in 2000, it transitioned through a printed newspaper format until it became a magazine in 2007. Created with the motto, “Free-Fair-Fearless”, _______ mixes hard-core investigative journalism with strong perspective pieces on politics and major debates in modern India including the tribal issue, Northeast India and Kashmir conflict.
  43. 43. Tehelka
  44. 44. 2. Identify
  45. 45. Ajit Tendulkar
  46. 46. 1. FITB • The _____________ are a network of sculpted caves located on the __________ Island, or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves") in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east of the city of Mumbai. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves—the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves.
  47. 47. Elephanta Caves
  48. 48. 2. Whose ? Their motto is If it's in the game, it's in the game. This tag line, strategized by Don Transeth, written by Jeff Odiorne and Michael Wilde, and delivered by the voice of _____ , Andrew Anthony, has become a cultural rallying cry throughout the sports universe.
  49. 49. EA Sports
  50. 50. 1. A Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system. His works are often miscredited to be works of another scientist. Who is this ?
  51. 51. Nikola Tesla
  52. 52. 2. Who ? • ____________ is an Indian politician affiliated with the Indian National Congress party. He was thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (2002–2007). • In 1986–1987, he served in Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's cabinet as Minister for External Affairs. He was serving as Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 2007 until 2009, when he was forced to resign following a sex scandal.
  53. 53. ND Tiwary
  54. 54. 1. Which project ? "Gattu likes to write his own films. He believes he can do his best when he is able to create something from scratch. With Chetan's book, he spent more than two years before the final draft was transformed into a movie." However, for this project with Ekta, he was willing to make an exception. A source said: "It was a big challenge to come on a common ground for Gattu and Ekta. They had prolonged discussions before she was convinced that he could pull it off."
  55. 55. David Copperfield
  56. 56. 2. Which game ? • _______ ______ is a 1988 computer game by John Romero. It was developed for the Apple II and DOS as an example game to accompany his article about his GraBASIC. • The object of the game was to collect gold cups to move on to the next level. Not many people have actually finished the entire game.
  57. 57. Dave
  58. 58. 1. FITB • A ________ is a community or society possessing highly desirable or perfect qualities. • The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas More for his 1516 book _______, describing a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean.
  59. 59. Utopia
  60. 60. 2. Early singing career of whom? She started singing in a small nightclub in Chennai called as Nine Gems in the basement of the erstwhile Safire theater complex on Mount Road, when she was 20, wearing a saree and leg callipers. Her performance was so well received that the owner of the nightclub asked her to stay on for a week. After her first night club gig, she began singing in Calcutta at night clubs such as "Trincas".
  61. 61. Usha Uthup
  62. 62. 1. Give me a name.  • Third Wealthiest Person in the world. • Has a commercial pilot license to his name. • He is also reportedly the owner of a Lexus LFA and a Lexus LS600hL. • Owns a yatch club and runs them in races across the world.
  63. 63. Larry Elison
  64. 64. 2. Connect
  65. 65. Las Vegas
  66. 66. 1. Who ? • When asked about the unique styling of X’s name in its spelling, X replied saying : “Everyone keeps talking about money and I just don’t get the fascination behind it. So it’s out of irony I think, if you’d ask me why I write my name like this.”
  67. 67. Ke$ha
  68. 68. 2. Which company did the guy here start ?
  69. 69. Kodak
  70. 70. 1.A girl’s not so best friend, Id !
  71. 71. Annabelle
  72. 72. 2. Identify
  73. 73. Anna Hazare
  74. 74. 1. • Built in 1890, in Kanpur, the portals of Dashanan temple open once a year on the occasion of Dussehra at 9 in the morning. The idol of X is bedecked with ornaments and then an aarti is performed by followers. • The effigy of X is consigned to flames in the evening, after which the doors of temple are closed, only to be reopened on next Dussehra. • "The 123-year-old, one-of-its-kind temple built by Maharaj Guru Prasad Shukl is located next to Lord Shiva's shrine in Kailash temple premises here," programme coordinator of the temple.
  75. 75. Raavana
  76. 76. 2. Logo of ?
  77. 77. Rio
  78. 78. Round 4 - DisHonour thy Clock • • • • The round goes anti - clockwise. Buzz and Pounce - +10/-10. Direct or Pass - +10/ 0 8 questions in the round.
  79. 79. 1. 1. 4 Clicked by the pioneer photographer Jitendra Arya and published in one of the issues of Femina magazine during 1975, the pic in the next slide has actress Zeenat Aman (left) as one of the models, who is other model on the right ?
  80. 80. Shobhaa De, during her days as a model
  81. 81. 2. X was born in Saint-Denis, Réunion. He started his aviation career in 1909. X joined the French army at the outbreak of World War I. On April 18, 1915, his fuel line clogged and he glided to a landing on the German side of the lines. X managed to escape from a prisoner-ofwar camp in Germany in February 1918 and rejoined the French army. On October 5, 1918, he was shot down and killed near Vouziers, Ardennes, a month shy of the end of the war.
  82. 82. 3. • X is a term initially used in Japan to describe James Bond movies, since they consisted mostly of sex and action. So much so that James Bond was given the title of Mr. X. A song called ‘X’ featured on the “Thunderball” soundtrack. Now, the term encompasses all such sex and action laden totally commercial movies, novels, television shows, etc. • There is also a movie by name X which pays homage to the genre. X?
  83. 83. 4. • There were three cricketers who in 1993 were invited by Kiran Bedi, the then jailer at Tihar Jail to interact with the inmates. These three cricketers were called “role models” and wards in the jail were renamed after them. • While two of them still have their names up at Tihar Jail courtesy a then record breaking partnership in the domestic scene, the third has had his name struck off the ward list courtesy an arrest in 2001 for having introduced a gentleman called M K Gupta to several international players among others.
  84. 84. • Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli • The black sheep being Manoj Prabhakar
  85. 85. 5. X was created by the London bakery Peek Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It became popular throughout Europe, particularly in Spain where, following the Civil War, the X became a symbol of the country's economic recovery after bakeries produced mass quantities to consume a surplus of wheat.
  86. 86. Maria/Marie Biscuits 
  87. 87. 6. • Jhumri Telaiya is a city in the Koderma District of Jharkhand. Prosperous businessmen built huge mansions in Jhumri Telaiya. Till late 1960s, Mercedes and Porsche cars used to be common in Jhumri Taliya. The city once boasted of most number of phone connections and phone calls made in India. • Originally a little-known town, Jhumri Telaiya became famous in India in 1957 owing to its connection with Vividh Bharati, a nationally broadcast radio service of the All India Radio. Many listeners of Vividh Bharti used to doubt the existence of such a village. What made this town so famous in the 60’s ?
  88. 88. • AIR / Vividh Bharati used to get the most number of requests for song from this village.
  89. 89. 7.
  90. 90. • Lord Cornwallis and Tipu Sultan The caricature depicting the defeat of British forces led by Lord Cornwallis during the 3rd Anglo-Mysore War, which was won by Tipu Sultan
  91. 91. 8. • The Chilkur Balaji temple is considered to be one of the oldest temples in Hyderabad and was built before the time of Bhakta Ramdas. • The temple does not have any hundi and does not accept money from devotees and offers no special queue to VIPs. • My question however is this, What is the more popular name that this temple is known by? Considering the name, people of my ilk and final year students must throng the temple.
  92. 92. • The Chilkur Balaji temple is known as the Visa Balaji Temple as majority of wishes by the devotees are Visa related. • So all you eager America mappilais to be, Keep Calm and bolo Visa Balaji ki jai 
  93. 93. Round 5 – Parts Paarts Clue • • • • • 3 Clues to a question. +15 on the first clue. +10 on the second clue. +5 on the third clue. A constant -10 for a wrong answer.
  94. 94. 1. • It was launched on 15 March 1993 by Dr Simon King, a British researcher at the University of Minnesota with help from students and researchers at universities around the world. • It was acquired by Paul Getty’s Wisden Group in 2003. • In June 2007, ESPN Inc. announced that it had acquired it from the Wisden Group.
  95. 95.
  96. 96. 2. • He further went on to obtain an M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995. After graduation, he worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London. • In 2002 he was one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd. • He is the member of Parliament from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh.
  97. 97. Rahul Gandhi
  98. 98. 3. • It is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. The company, originally a division of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., has been a wholly owned subsidiary since November 2005. • It furnished the uniforms for Japan's Olympic athletes in the 1998, 2002, and 2004 Olympic Games, as well as the uniforms for J.League's Thespa Kusatsu team.
  99. 99. 4. • He was born on 20 October 1956 in Radcliffe, Lancashire, to Irish parents from County Galway. Although he now describes himself as a "spiritual atheist", he was raised in a workingclass Irish Catholic environment. He was an altar boy for eight years and his mother had the priesthood in mind for him, but aged 14 he was persuaded by a priest not to transfer from school to a seminary. • The first movie he directed was Shallow Grave. The film was the most commercially successful British film of 1995 and led to the production of Trainspotting, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh. • He won the Oscar for Best Direction in the year 2009.
  100. 100. Danny Boyle
  101. 101. 5. • He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Although he originally wanted to be a historian, he initially chose a career in finance because he couldn't afford the former. He worked for 14 years in the financial services industry, in companies such as Standard Chartered, DBS Bank and IDBI Federal Life Insurance. • His grandfather was a Sanskrit scholar and a Pandit in Benares. He says that he’s learnt most of his knowledge of Hindu theology and religion from his grandfather and his very religious parents. • The film rights to his book trilogy has been bought by Karan Johar.
  102. 102. Amish Tripathi
  103. 103. Thank You !!
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