QFI 2013 - travel quiz Prelims. by udupa, shiv and ramkey

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QFI 2013 - travel quiz Prelims. by udupa, shiv and ramkey

  1. 1. The QFI Travel Quiz Prelims Around the World in 80 Questions
  2. 2. QFIesta 2013 Thanks to all our sponsors, without whom this would not be possible
  3. 3. QFIesta 2013 Thanks also to IIT Madras, Dr. L. S. Ganesh and IIT Madras Quiz Club for their continued support of QFI We would also like to thank Rajen Prabhu
  4. 4. Rules  30 questions, that‘s it.  All questions are equal. We will worry about ties only if we have to.  Top 8 teams make it to the final  Prizes worth 8500/- for the team coming first, 5400/- for the team coming second, 3800/- for the team coming third
  5. 5. • Tamil : Vanakkam • Hindi : Namaste • Spanish : Hola • French : Bonjour • Swahili : _____ 1. Fill in the blanks for Swahili with the name of the most well-known attraction at Jersey Zoo (established by Gerald Durrell) through the ‗80s.
  6. 6. 2. A young journalist from Maine, Michael Paterniti was hired to drive an eighty-four-year-old pathologist named Thomas Harvey across America. This journey was the basis of the critically acclaimed travelogue ‗Driving Mr. Albert‘ What were they carrying with them, packed in a Tupperware bowl in the trunk of the Buick Skylark they were travelling in?
  7. 7. 3. Identify the airline (formerly known as Air Pacific) by the uniform of its cabin crew.
  8. 8. 4. Connect.
  9. 9. 5. Which group of islands, today a part of the Philippines, get their name from the Sanskrit word for ―victory‖?
  10. 10. 6. If in a restaurant, if the food is served table d‗hôte, what does it mean?
  11. 11. 7. Who described what as a ―teardrop on the cheeks of time‖?
  12. 12. 8. What mountain range in Italy, and a World Heritage Site to boot, did Le Corbusier call ―the most beautiful architecture in the world‖?
  13. 13. 9. Henry Charles Keith-Petty Fitzmaurice was a Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State of War and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs who had the distinction of serving under both Labour and Conservative governments. He is remembered in India for lending his name in 1887 to what remains one of the better maintained hill stations in India. Known as Kaudanda (Blackhill) in the local language, this hill station is the regimental headquarters and training centre of the Garhwal Rifles. The fact that most of this hill station is still made up of the cantonment area with British era Army quarters and offices dotting the streets and corners and the fact that the Army is responsible for decisions pertaining to local town planning apparently accounts for this place's cleanliness and unspoilt nature. Name this hill station.
  14. 14. 10. Today it is one of the most common souvenirs European tourists go back with when they visit India. While Lebanese traders had taken them to Europe many centuries ago, they were not really popular until Napoleon gifted one to his wife Josephine, thus sparking a fashion rage in Europe and increasing demand. What item of clothing?
  15. 15. 11. Author Henry James famously whined about this French fish stew calling it ―a mess of a ___________, a formidable dish requiring a French digestion‖ Identify.
  16. 16. 12. What, built in 1784 by Nawab Asafuddowlah, was modeled after this structure in Istanbul?
  17. 17. 13. These are Linzer Augen, the cookie version of Linzer Torte (claimed to be the oldest-known cake in the world) from the city of Linz in Austria. What does ‗augen‘ mean?
  18. 18. 14. After whom is the Donetsk airport in Ukraine named?
  19. 19. 15. This award is given annually to an Irish or British writer to fund a period of travel in the United States. It is named after a renowned English novelist, short story writer and essayist who is best known for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th century British society. Name the novelist whom the award is named after.
  20. 20. 16. Patan (officially known as Lalitpur) is the lesser-known twin city of which tourist destination?
  21. 21. 17. What name is given to the part of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco pointed out by the arrow—a name that one also comes across in reference to similarly shaped parts of Texas, Florida, etc.
  22. 22. 20. Apart from the kind of literature he is most famous for producing, he also wrote a number of travelogues. Chief among them were Shadow Pictures of a Journey to the Harz, Swiss Saxony, etc. etc. in the Summer of 1831, A Poet's Bazaar, In Spain, and A Visit to Portugal in 1866. Even his autobiographical novel The Improvisatore had many elements of a travelogue to it, talking about the author‘s travels through Italy. Identify the author.
  23. 23. 21. This aerial image clearly shows the two things this ‗Pearl of the Adriatic‘ is known for—red roofs, and the massive city walls that have protected the city since the 12th Century. Which city?
  24. 24. 22. Who accompanied Charley Boorman on these two epic motorbike journeys?
  25. 25. 23. In 2005 a film crew arrived in Glod (meaning mud) a dirt poor village in country A . Glod was a stand in for another country B. The inhabitants of Glod were persuaded to play small roles in the film something they thought would go some way in drawing attention to their unknown village and alleviating their poverty. When the film came out though they were furious and initiated legal action against the filmmakers. B, the place which was depicted by A however embraced the attention which followed the release of the film, an attitude which resulted in a significant increase in tourist arivals. B's foreign minister even thanked the filmmakers last year. Just identify the two countries, A & B.
  26. 26. 24. Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research is a travelogue published by a leading American author and his friend Ed Ricketts, shortly after their return from the marine specimen-collecting boat expedition to this water body also referred to as the Sea of Cortez or Vermilion Sea. The American author embarked on this expedition as he was exhausted and looking for a new start after having achieved recognition in his profession by 1939 with the publication of his Pulitzer-prize winning realist novel which was cited prominently when he won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Identify the author. Also, by what other name is the Sea of Cortez known?
  27. 27. 25. This local tourist landmark, situated in a 21 meter-long passageway in downtown San Luis Obispo, California is known for its accumulation of a specific embellishment of all colours, shapes and flavours on the walls of the alley. The history of the wall is unknown, but locals say the display was in full swing by the 1970s. Politicians and shop owners have tried to have the alley permanently cleansed of its smelly embellishment, but it continues to out-stick its critics and attract tourists. It has been featured on a number of television shows, news programs and in newspapers around the world. Weird Al Yankovic name- checked this alley in his 1978 song "Take Me Down". Name the alley (or) what embellishes its walls?
  28. 28. 26. It is a popular festival in the northern Italian city of Ivrea, which includes a tradition of throwing a certain edible item between organized groups. It is the largest food fight in Italy. A popular account has it that it commemorates the city's defiance against a tyrant who attempted to rape a young commoner on the eve of her wedding. His plan backfired when the young woman decapitated the tyrant, after which the populace stormed and burned the palace. Every year the citizens remember their liberation with the _______ __ ___ ________ where teams of Aranceri on foot throw these edible items (representing ancient weapons and stones) against Aranceri riding in carts (representing tyrant's ranks). Fill in the blanks with the name of the festival.
  29. 29. 28. Which 1998 book logs a journey on foot on a route indicated by the red line.
  30. 30. 29. Bridge section of which song? Well goes from St. Louie down to Missouri Oklahoma City looks oh so pretty You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino
  31. 31. 30. A panchaloha idol of Subramania Bharathi (called Bharathi Azhvar) amidst idols of Ganesha, Hanuman, Surya, Siva, Mannika Vasagar, the poet Abhirama Bhattar with goddess Abhirami, and even that of a half-Ganesha half-Hanuman form called Ayanthra Mahaprabhu! Where would you find all these deities?
  32. 32. Answers follow…
  33. 33. • Tamil : Vanakkam • Hindi : Namaste • Spanish : Hola • French : Bonjour • Swahili : _____ 1. Fill in the blanks for Swahili with the name of the most well-known attraction at Jersey Zoo (established by Gerald Durrell) through the ‗80s.
  34. 34. Answer  Jambo
  35. 35. 2. A young journalist from Maine, Michael Paterniti was hired to drive an eighty-four-year-old pathologist named Thomas Harvey across America. This journey was the basis of the critically acclaimed travelogue ‗Driving Mr. Albert‘ What were they carrying with them, packed in a Tupperware bowl in the trunk of the Buick Skylark they were travelling in?
  36. 36. Answer  Albert Einstein‘s brain
  37. 37. 3. Identify the airline (formerly known as Air Pacific) by the uniform of its cabin crew.
  38. 38. Answer  Fiji Airways
  39. 39. 4. Connect.
  40. 40. Answer  Etymologies of Canadian provinces/territories
  41. 41. 5. Which group of islands, today a part of the Philippines, get their name from the Sanskrit word for ―victory‖?
  42. 42. Answer  The Visayas
  43. 43. 6. If in a restaurant, if the food is served table d‗hôte, what does it mean?
  44. 44. Answer  Set menu with little or no choice
  45. 45. 7. Who described what as a ―teardrop on the cheeks of time‖?
  46. 46. Answer  Rabindranath Tagore  Taj Mahal
  47. 47. 8. What mountain range in Italy, and a World Heritage Site to boot, did Le Corbusier call ―the most beautiful architecture in the world‖?
  48. 48. Answer  The Dolomites
  49. 49. 9. Henry Charles Keith-Petty Fitzmaurice was a Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India, Secretary of State of War and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs who had the distinction of serving under both Labour and Conservative governments. He is remembered in India for lending his name in 1887 to what remains one of the better maintained hill stations in India. Known as Kaudanda (Blackhill) in the local language, this hill station is the regimental headquarters and training centre of the Garhwal Rifles. The fact that most of this hill station is still made up of the cantonment area with British era Army quarters and offices dotting the streets and corners and the fact that the Army is responsible for decisions pertaining to local town planning apparently accounts for this place's cleanliness and unspoilt nature. Name this hill station.
  50. 50. Answer  Lansdowne (Fitzmaurice was the Marquess of Lansdowne)
  51. 51. 10. Today it is one of the most common souvenirs European tourists go back with when they visit India. While Lebanese traders had taken them to Europe many centuries ago, they were not really popular until Napoleon gifted one to his wife Josephine, thus sparking a fashion rage in Europe and increasing demand. What item of clothing?
  52. 52. Answer  Pashmina shawls
  53. 53. 11. Author Henry James famously whined about this French fish stew calling it ―a mess of a ___________, a formidable dish requiring a French digestion‖ Identify.
  54. 54. Answer  Bouillabaisse
  55. 55. 12. What, built in 1784 by Nawab Asafuddowlah, was modeled after this structure in Istanbul?
  56. 56. Answer  Rumi Darwaza, in Lucknow (modeled after the Sublime Porte of the Ottoman)
  57. 57. 13. These are Linzer Augen, the cookie version of Linzer Torte (claimed to be the oldest-known cake in the world) from the city of Linz in Austria. What does ‗augen‘ mean?
  58. 58. Answer  Eyes
  59. 59. 14. After whom is the Donetsk airport in Ukraine named?
  60. 60. Answer  Sergei Prokofiev
  61. 61. 15. This award is given annually to an Irish or British writer to fund a period of travel in the United States. It is named after a renowned English novelist, short story writer and essayist who is best known for his ironic and well-plotted novels examining class difference and hypocrisy in early 20th century British society. Name the novelist whom the award is named after.
  62. 62. Answer  EM Forster
  63. 63. 16. Patan (officially known as Lalitpur) is the lesser-known twin city of which tourist destination?
  64. 64. Answer  Kathmandu
  65. 65. 17. What name is given to the part of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco pointed out by the arrow—a name that one also comes across in reference to similarly shaped parts of Texas, Florida, etc.
  66. 66. Answer  Panhandle
  67. 67. Answer  Glissade
  68. 68. Answer  The Man Who Knew Too Much  Marrakech
  69. 69. 20. Apart from the kind of literature he is most famous for producing, he also wrote a number of travelogues. Chief among them were Shadow Pictures of a Journey to the Harz, Swiss Saxony, etc. etc. in the Summer of 1831, A Poet's Bazaar, In Spain, and A Visit to Portugal in 1866. Even his autobiographical novel The Improvisatore had many elements of a travelogue to it, talking about the author‘s travels through Italy. Identify the author.
  70. 70. Answer  Hans Christian Andersen
  71. 71. 21. This aerial image clearly shows the two things this ‗Pearl of the Adriatic‘ is known for—red roofs, and the massive city walls that have protected the city since the 12th Century. Which city?
  72. 72. Answer  Dubrovnik
  73. 73. 22. Who accompanied Charley Boorman on these two epic motorbike journeys?
  74. 74. Answer  Ewan McGregor
  75. 75. 23. In 2005 a film crew arrived in Glod (meaning mud) a dirt poor village in country A . Glod was a stand in for another country B. The inhabitants of Glod were persuaded to play small roles in the film something they thought would go some way in drawing attention to their unknown village and alleviating their poverty. When the film came out though they were furious and initiated legal action against the filmmakers. B, the place which was depicted by A however embraced the attention which followed the release of the film, an attitude which resulted in a significant increase in tourist arivals. B's foreign minister even thanked the filmmakers last year. Just identify the two countries, A & B.
  76. 76. Answer  A – Romania  B – Kazakhstan
  77. 77. 24. Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research is a travelogue published by a leading American author and his friend Ed Ricketts, shortly after their return from the marine specimen-collecting boat expedition to this water body also referred to as the Sea of Cortez or Vermilion Sea. The American author embarked on this expedition as he was exhausted and looking for a new start after having achieved recognition in his profession by 1939 with the publication of his Pulitzer-prize winning realist novel which was cited prominently when he won the Nobel Prize in 1962. Identify the author. Also, by what other name is the Sea of Cortez known?
  78. 78. Answer  John Steinbeck  Gulf of California
  79. 79. 25. This local tourist landmark, situated in a 21 meter-long passageway in downtown San Luis Obispo, California is known for its accumulation of a specific embellishment of all colours, shapes and flavours on the walls of the alley. The history of the wall is unknown, but locals say the display was in full swing by the 1970s. Politicians and shop owners have tried to have the alley permanently cleansed of its smelly embellishment, but it continues to out-stick its critics and attract tourists. It has been featured on a number of television shows, news programs and in newspapers around the world. Weird Al Yankovic name- checked this alley in his 1978 song "Take Me Down". Name the alley (or) what embellishes its walls?
  80. 80. Answer  Bubblegum Alley
  81. 81. 26. It is a popular festival in the northern Italian city of Ivrea, which includes a tradition of throwing a certain edible item between organized groups. It is the largest food fight in Italy. A popular account has it that it commemorates the city's defiance against a tyrant who attempted to rape a young commoner on the eve of her wedding. His plan backfired when the young woman decapitated the tyrant, after which the populace stormed and burned the palace. Every year the citizens remember their liberation with the _______ __ ___ ________ where teams of Aranceri on foot throw these edible items (representing ancient weapons and stones) against Aranceri riding in carts (representing tyrant's ranks). Fill in the blanks with the name of the festival.
  82. 82. Answer  Battle of the Oranges
  83. 83. Answer  Pangong
  84. 84. 28. Which 1998 book logs a journey on foot on a route indicated by the red line.
  85. 85. Answer  A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson
  86. 86. 29. Bridge section of which song? Well goes from St. Louie down to Missouri Oklahoma City looks oh so pretty You'll see Amarillo and Gallup, New Mexico Flagstaff, Arizona don't forget Winona Kingman, Barstow, San Bernadino
  87. 87. Answer  Route 66, by Nat King Cole
  88. 88. 30. A panchaloha idol of Subramania Bharathi (called Bharathi Azhvar) amidst idols of Ganesha, Hanuman, Surya, Siva, Mannika Vasagar, the poet Abhirama Bhattar with goddess Abhirami, and even that of a half-Ganesha half-Hanuman form called Ayanthra Mahaprabhu! Where would you find all these deities?
  89. 89. Answer  Madhya Kailash temple, Adyar
  90. 90. In case of ties…
  91. 91. What is this dapper young lad wearing? In which country is it the national dress for men?
  92. 92. Answer  Gho  Bhutan
  93. 93. In 1867, JMW Silver released a book titled ‗Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs‘ based on things he saw in Japan the two years he was posted there—and for a lot of people in the Western world, this was their first introduction to many customs of Japan. What does the sketch above depict?
  94. 94. Answer  Punishment for infidelity

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