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    1. 1. Rounds
    2. 2.  2 similar looking statues at 2 different cities. Who is the subject? 1
    3. 3.  Whose statue in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA? 2
    4. 4.  I am looking for a literary connection. 3
    5. 5.  Whose statue at Ankara? 4
    6. 6.  In New York ….. Sculpted by Georg J. Lober, 1956 …. Who? 5
    7. 7.  2 similar looking statues at 2 different cities. Who is the subject? 1
    8. 8. Rocky Balboa 1
    9. 9.  Whose statue in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA? 2
    10. 10. Amelia Earhart 2
    11. 11.  I am looking for a literary connection. 3
    12. 12. Winnie The Pooh 3
    13. 13.  Whose statue at Ankara? 4
    14. 14. Mullah Naseruddin 4
    15. 15.  In New York ….. Sculpted by Georg J. Lober, 1956 …. Who? 5
    16. 16. Hans Christian Anderson 5
    17. 17. • 25 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Clockwise Infinite Bounce
    18. 18.  As per the revised criteria, exceptional service/performance of the highest order “in any field of human endeavour“ will now be considered. Earlier, it was restricted to areas like “Art, Literature, Science and Public Service“.  What am I talking about? Who is said to be responsible for this change?     1
    19. 19. Eligibilty criteria for Bharat Ratna 1
    20. 20.  Saraswatichandra, starring Nutan and Manish, won the National Film Awards in the Best Cinematography & Best Music Director categories in 1969.  As per official records, what is so special about this movie?   2
    21. 21. Last Bollywood movie to be made in black and white. 2
    22. 22.  Kate (2007), Kate's Dirty Sister (2008), Luscious Liz (2009), Randy Mandy (2010), Kinky Kylie (2011), Abbey (2012) and Hungry Heidi (2013).  Put funda. 3
    23. 23. Seb Vettel’s nicknames for his F1 cars 3
    24. 24.  Developed by Andrew Fentem, what is this variation of Rubik’s Cube called? (Video deleted) 4
    25. 25. Fentik Cube / Fentix Cube 4
    26. 26.  This geographical landmark painted by Turner, celebrated 100 years of the most famous/infamous event, associated with it, on 1991.  What reportedly happened there, on 4th May, 1891? (Bigger vis – next slide) 5
    27. 27. 5
    28. 28. Richenbach Falls. Sherlock Holmes, fought to the death with Professor Moriarty, at the end of "The Final Problem“. 5
    29. 29.  Which one-word business term literally means ‘cluster of sedimentary rocks formed of individual rounded fragments within a finer-grained matrix that have become cemented together’? 6
    30. 30. Conglomerate 6
    31. 31.  Probably the first Indian tv show of its kind, it was inspired by the true story of Kanchan Choudhary who after several hardships went to become the first Indian female Director General of Police. Name the show. (Audio deleted) 7
    32. 32. Udaan 7
    33. 33.  Which literary work is the subject of this series of stamps, issued in Great Britain in February 2005? (Bigger vis – next slide) A-1
    34. 34. A-1
    35. 35. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte A-1
    36. 36.  Original line-up. Explain. 8
    37. 37. The original tokens of Monopoly http://coolmaterial.com/feature/the-storybehind-monopoly-pieces 8
    38. 38.  This painting, titled ‘The Madonna with Saint Giovannino’, was painted in the 15th century by Domenico Ghirlandaio.  Why this painting has been a topic of discussion among the modern day scientists? (Bigger vis – next slide) 9
    39. 39. 9
    40. 40. Appearance of UFO 9
    41. 41.  As per a recent survey, this novel is ranked 5th among the ‘Top 10 Most Read Books in the last 50 Years’. It set the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.  Identify the novel. 10
    42. 42. ‘The Alchemist’ by Paolo Coelho 10
    43. 43.  In June 2013, the Hubble Space Telescope took a striking photograph of two galaxies, one apparently twisted by the gravitational pull of the other, which resulted in the image looking like a giant bird with its egg. This had led to the first galaxy being nicknamed the ‘____’ galaxy.  Fill in the blank. (Vis - next slide) 11
    44. 44. 11
    45. 45. Penguin Galaxy 11
    46. 46.  This is the introductory poem of the campaign, titled ‘Betiyaan : Save The Girl Child’. The poet himself is reciting the poem.  Identify the poet. (Audio deleted) 12
    47. 47. Kapil Sibal 12
    48. 48.  Explain the ‘buyer-seller relationship’ between these two noted Indians. Robin Sharma Ravi Subramaniam 13
    49. 49. Robin Sharma : The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari (1997) Ravi Subramaniam : I Bought The Monk’s Ferrari (2008) 13
    50. 50.  The sinister character (vis – next slide) played by Sydney Greenstreet in the movie ‘The Maltese Falcon’ had such an effect on the American physicist Robert Sarber that he named something (after the character) which had a huge impact in the world politics.  Either name the movie character or that particular thing named after him. 14
    51. 51. 14
    52. 52. Fat Man ‘Fat Man’ was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki, Japan, by the United States on 9 August 1945. 14
    53. 53.  Just find the connection between the web entity and these two noted Indians. A-2
    54. 54. Dhoni Jaise Hotel, Ishant Jaise Rate A-2
    55. 55.  Known as the ‘Lungs of Asia’, it was once covered with dense rainforests. But in the 1980s and 1990s, the forests underwent a dramatic transition. Deforestation happened at a rate unparalleled in human history.  Which place am I talking about? (Vis – next slide) 15
    56. 56. 15
    57. 57. Borneo 15
    58. 58.  It is an award winning print ad of …….. 16
    59. 59. Toblerone 16
    60. 60.  ‘Solah Shringar’ is a very well known term associated with Indian women which encompasses sixteen basic steps of beautification.  With which group of people would you associate ‘Satrah Shringar’ ? 17
    61. 61. Naga Sadhus 17
    62. 62.  It is the fan-made version of cover of a book, first published in the year 1859.  Name it. 18
    63. 63. On The Origin of Species 18
    64. 64.  A rare but not an exhaustive list. What connects these three hindi movie songs taken from three different decades? 1980s Current 1990s 19
    65. 65. Sung by Brother-Sister duo Star (1982) Lekin (1991) 19 SSTG (2013)
    66. 66.  Found in savannas and thick bushveld in Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Namibia and some other African nations, this type of antelope got its common name from a Zulu word meaning "gazelle".   Which best-selling brand, quite a rage in India in 70s-80s, got its name from this antelope? (Visual – next slide) 20
    67. 67. 20
    68. 68. Impala 20
    69. 69.  With the proclamation ‘Open to all parties but influenced by none’, what was started on Jan 29, 1780, basically to counter the nuisance of public announcements through peons and the distribution of hand bills in Kolkata? 21
    70. 70. Hicky’s Bengal Gazette 21
    71. 71.  Wife of Ron Miller died just a few weeks ago. She is said to be the inspiration of ‘what’, opened for the public on 17 Jul, 1955? A-3
    72. 72. Disneyland A-3
    73. 73.  Identify the performer.   22
    74. 74. Julian Assange 22
    75. 75.  As per a 4th century legend, the pirate king Raktabahu once planned to attack Puri. To avoid detection, he stealthily anchored out of sight, off the mouth to the sea. The deception was revealed by ships' refuse floating to the shore, thus alerting the locals, who escaped with all their belongings. Seeing the abandoned town, he directed all his fury towards the sea. The sea parted to let his men to march in, then surged back, drowned them all and formed X.  What is being formed thus? 23
    76. 76. Chilka Lake 23
    77. 77.  ‘What’, associated with the world of sports, is being produced through this around-theworld mechanism? (Be specific) 24
    78. 78. Wimbledon Tennis Ball 24
    79. 79.  After 55 years of X’s death under mysterious circumstances, British PM Gordon Brown, in 2009, made an official public apology on behalf of the Govt. for “the appalling way X was treated”. In May 2012, a Bill was put before the House of Lords to grant X a statutory pardon.  Who was X? 25
    80. 80. Alan Turing 25
    81. 81. 1
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    83. 83. 3
    84. 84. 4
    85. 85. 5
    86. 86. 6
    87. 87. 7
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    90. 90. 10
    91. 91. 1
    92. 92. 2
    93. 93. 3
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    95. 95. 5
    96. 96. 6
    97. 97. 7
    98. 98. 8
    99. 99. 9
    100. 100. 10
    101. 101. The connection is……. Military Operations by
    102. 102. Indian Army Operations •Operation Polo (1948) - Indian armed forces ended the rule of the Nizam of Hyderabad and led to the incorporation of the princely state of Hyderabad in Southern India, into the Indian Union. •Operation Vijay (1961) - the operation by the Military of India that led to the capture of Goa, Daman and Diu and Anjidiv Islands from the Portuguese colonial holding in 1961. •Operation Blue Star (1984) •Operation Meghdoot (1984) — Indian military's capture of the majority of Siachen Glacier . •Operation Pawan (1987) – Operations by the Indian Peace Keeping Force to take control of Jaffna from the LTTE in late 1987 to enforce the disarmament of the LTTE as a part of the Indo-Sri Lankan Accord. •Operation Trishul (1988) – An anti-insurgency operation launched by the IPKF against the LTTE in April 1988 in Northern Sri Lanka. •Operation Checkmate (1988) - It was an anti-insurgency operation carried out by the IPKF against the LTTE in theVadamarachi area of northern Sri Lanka in June 1988. •Operation Cactus (1988) — Paracommandos (India) and MARCOS oust Tamil nationalist mercenaries of PLOTE who instigated a coup in Malé in the Maldives. •Operation Vijay (1999) - name of the successful Indian operation to push back the infiltrators from the Kargil Sector, in the 1999 Kargil War. •Operation Black Tornado(2008) •Operation Surya Hope - for saving people trapped in the 2013 North India floods
    103. 103. • • • • 5 questions. Written Round. Each question carries 5 marks. Full house ensure 5 bonus.
    104. 104.  This character from Assassin’s Creed is based on a real-life person who gave rise to a word which means cunning, deceptive, and ruthless in dealings.  Who? 1
    105. 105.  Screenshots from Dark Void. Who is he?  2
    106. 106.  Who appeared as himself in Civilization series of games?  3
    107. 107.  Who is this British Rock and Roll Hall of Famer featured in music-video game Lego Rock Band?   4
    108. 108.  Eternal Sonata is centered on X, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 39. The story envisions a fictional world created by X during his last hours. Who is X? 5
    109. 109.  This character from Assassin’s Creed is based on a real-life person who gave rise to a word which means cunning, deceptive, and ruthless in dealings.  Who? 1
    110. 110. Niccolò Machiavelli 1
    111. 111.  Screenshots from Dark Void. Who is he?  2
    112. 112. Nikola Tesla 2
    113. 113.  Who appeared as himself in Civilization series of games?  3
    114. 114. FDR 3
    115. 115.  Who is this British Rock and Roll Hall of Famer featured in music-video game Lego Rock Band?   4
    116. 116. David Bowie 4
    117. 117.  Eternal Sonata is centered on X, who died of tuberculosis at the age of 39. The story envisions a fictional world created by X during his last hours. Who is X? 5
    118. 118. Frederic Chopin 5
    119. 119.  The birth anniversary of one of the most illustrous sons of Bengal went almost unnoticed on Nov 16, 2013. He was an accomplished barrister, and later, India’s 2nd largest silk exporter. But his moment of glory came in another field on Sep 27, 1958.  Who? (Vis – next slide) 1
    120. 120. 1
    121. 121. Mihir Sen 1
    122. 122.  Other than close human relatives such as chimps and gorillas, X’s also have fingerprints. Though on the evolutionary tree, primates and modern Xs‘ ancestors branched apart 70 million years ago, the fingerprints of X and a human being are eerily similar.    Identify X. (Vis – next slide) 2
    123. 123. X Male Human Male 2
    124. 124. Koala 2
    125. 125.  X made his Test debut vs NZ in 2001 by taking 8 wickets for 106 runs in the match, including five wickets in the 2nd innings. He is the only bowler to notch hat-tricks in all three formats of the game.  Y recently made a sensational Test debut, by taking one more than X including a 5for in the 2nd innings.  Identify X and Y. 3
    126. 126. X = Md. Sami (Pak) Y = Md. Shami (Ind) 3
    127. 127.  She has received both praise and criticism for her take on issues such as women's education and empowerment. Who? 4
    128. 128. Burka Avenger 4
    129. 129.  X is a particular region in the country Y. The name X is also frequently used to refer to the whole of the country Y. This usage is generally accepted, but some individuals, particularly from the other parts of that country, dislike the use of ‘X’ as a substitute for Y.  Identify X. (Bigger vis – next slide) 5
    130. 130. 5
    131. 131. X – Holland; Y – The Netherland 5
    132. 132.  A lady is talking about the most significant day in her life.  Who? About what?   6
    133. 133. Shakuntala Devi 6
    134. 134.  What particular exhibit are the visitors watching at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Israel? 7
    135. 135. Memorial of Books burnt by the Nazis 7
    136. 136.  Currently associated with the world of sports.  Who? A-1
    137. 137. Roman Abramovich A-1
    138. 138.  Which geographical feature, very highly revered in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist cosmology (considered to be the center of all the physical, metaphysical and spiritual universes) is design of the Angkor Vat Temple a tribute to?  8
    139. 139. Mount Meru 8
    140. 140.  Originally released in the late 80s, this hit song again came into news because of a hit 2013 movie. Just identify the singer. 9
    141. 141. Suneeta Rao 9
    142. 142.  Kodinhi is a nondescript village in Malappuram, Kerala.  The village came to international attention for what peculiar biological reason? (Similar phenomenon has been observed in Candido Godoi, Brazil.) 10
    143. 143. Unusual no. of twins 10
    144. 144.  In June 2013, UNOOSA, a United Nations agency, organised a special event to mark fifty years of a famous occasion. The four noted guests - Roberta Bondar of Canada, Janet Kavandi from the USA, Chiaki Mukai of Japan and Liu Yang of China were celebrating one of their senior’s pathbreaking achievement.  Who was their senior? What was being celebrated? 11
    145. 145. Valentina Tereshkova The first woman in space 11
    146. 146.  How would you connect these well known personalities? (Some obvious ones are left out delibarately) (More vis – next slide) Ian Joseph 12 Jean-Claude
    147. 147. 12
    148. 148. Fathers were also the Presidents of their respective countries * Ian Khama, the current President of Botswana. His father Seretse Khama was the President from 1966 to 1980. * Joseph Kabila is the President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo since January 2001. Laurent-Désiré Kabila, his father served as the President from May 17, 1997, until his assassination by one of his bodyguards on January 18, 2001. * Jean-Claude Duvalier is the son of Papa ‘Doc’ Duvalier. ……………………………… 12
    149. 149.  Adopted in 2008, colour red in the new logo symbolises the colour traditionally associated with the entity and also passion & commitment towards society. Image of bird’s wings in yellow represent hope and happiness.  Which logo is this? 13
    150. 150. India Post 13
    151. 151.  This upcoming tv-series is produced by …….? 14
    152. 152. Rajya Sabha TV 14
    153. 153.  Satyajit Ray at the location…….. which movie? A-2
    154. 154. The River A-2
    155. 155.  Whose birthday has been celebrated by this Google Doodle on 9th May, 2012? 15
    156. 156. Howard Carter 15
    157. 157.  Kaithoon, famous for Kota Doria sarees, is an ancient city on the banks of river Chambal. It is the only city to have a temple of a particular ‘deity’. An annual fair is also organised here in the month of March.  ‘Who’ is being worshipped here? (Vis of the deity – next slide) 16
    158. 158. 16
    159. 159. Vibhisana 16
    160. 160.  This painting, titled ‘Particles Whirling Round in Space’, was created using sand mixed with paint by Lucinda L. Mackay .  Which Noble-laureate is the subject of this painting?  (Bigger vis – next slide)   17
    161. 161. 17
    162. 162. Peter Higgs 17
    163. 163.  Manna Dey won his first National Award for this particular song (picturised on Raj Kumar). Name the movie. 18
    164. 164. Mere Huzoor 18
    165. 165.  A. C. Banerjee, K. K. Daftari, N. C. Lahiri and J. S. Karandikar were some of the members of a Central Committee formed in 1952. Headed by Meghnad Saha, this Committee was assigned to deal with 30 prevalent models all over India, keeping local sentiments and traditions into consideration.  What did the Committee come up with? 19
    166. 166. Indian National Calendar 19
    167. 167.  The Greenlandic Federation of tae- kwondo, badminton, handball, volleyball, biathlon and table tennis have gained full membership of the respective international federations. But FIFA is not allowing their national football team to be a part of FIFA or any of its associations.  Why? 20
    168. 168. Due to lack of natural grass, Greenland isn't green enough to be part of FIFA. 20
    169. 169.  Apart from Walt Disney, X is the only person to have ever been nominated in six different categories in Academy Awards. X got nominations in the following categories – Best Actor, Supporting Actor, Director, Screenplay (Original), Screenplay (Adapted) and Best Picture.  Who is X? (X has won 2 Oscars till date) 21
    170. 170. George Clooney 21
    171. 171.  The London based management company 77 was launched by Simon Fuller alongwith X in September, 2013. The name was chosen to highlight a particular achievement by X around a month ago.  Who is X? A-3
    172. 172. Andy Murray A-3
    173. 173.  Some cryptic clues .…Who is their ‘master’? 22
    174. 174. Phantom 22
    175. 175.  Identify this musical instrument. 23
    176. 176. Continuum Fingerboard 23
    177. 177.  There are five known manuscript copies of X which are named after Edward Everett, George Bancroft, Alexander Bliss, John Nicolay and John Hay. Among these, Hay and Nicolay Copies are preserved in specially designed, temperature-controlled, containers with argon gas in order to protect the documents from continued deterioration.  What is X? 24
    178. 178. Gettysberg Address 24
    179. 179.  Completely unaided by the colonial British Govt., what was founded on March 27, 1914, by the great visionary Sir Asutosh Mukherjee using generous donations from some local Indians? 25
    180. 180. University College of Science and Technology 25

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