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    • Mosstermind Fun n Fundas Week 11
    • Venky kiVi Ban
    • The Rules • 6 sets of 5 questions each • Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer • No negatives • Teams of max 4 people • More than 4 - play as separate tables • All answers to be written down • Include table # on your answer sheet • Hand in answers at the end of each set
    • Set 1 Sporting Brands!
    • 1 1975-1983 1987 ? 1992 1996
    • It is perhaps one of the longest 2 associations of a brand with a tournament – in this case, The Wimbledon. The brand has been the official one since 1902. The company was founded in 1881 and also makes cutting edge cricket, hockey and tennis equipment. Name.
    • It is a French word meaning "Without 3 Parallel”. Established 1931, the company has been a one-stop-shop for all international cricket brands to source their cricketing needs from. In 1982, they started selling in India with a brand name that seemed to establish a connection with a leading Indian sportsman, who in fact used the brand. Name the brand
    • Official Partners: Zee Sports, Airtel 4 National League Sponsor: ONGC National Team Kit Sponsor: Nike Tournament Cup Sponsor: Hero Cycles Which sport / sporting body?
    • • Arcsaber (Arc): newest carbon technology 5 applied • Armortec (AT): more power • Nanospeed (NS): faster movement; nanotechnology applied • Titanium (Ti) • Muscle Power (MP): rounded archways that allows all strings to be equal throughout the string bed • Isometric (Iso) Series of equipment by which brand?
    • Answers 1. Wills – sponsors of Cricket World Cups 2. Slazenger 3. Sanspareils Greenlands or SG 4. All India Football Federation 5. Yonex
    • Set 2 Movie Remakes
    • 1 One day Sean Connery told his wife that he was done with the role of Bond. His wife’s reply later became the title of which Bond movie (a remake of the one in the poster)
    • 2 If this was the original, name the 1957 copy.
    • 3 Who plays Danny Ocean in this version?
    • 4 The original is highly ranked on most mystery genre lists. Which movie?
    • 5 Which Chaplin classic that comments on the troubled times of the Great Depression, was inspired by this movie?
    • Answers 1. Never Say Never Again 2. Mother India 3. Frank Sinatra 4. Dial M for Murder 5. Modern Times
    • Set 3 Rivers
    • What is the superfast day express train 1 running between Chennai Egmore Railway Station and Madurai Junction Railway Station, which is one of the most prestigious trains of Southern Railway, called?
    • Formerly called Kauśiki, after sage 2 Viśhwāmitra, who was a descendant of sage Kuśika, because he is said to have attained the status of Rishi on its banks. It flows in Nepal and Bihar in northern India is a major tributary of the Ganges. It is also the lifeline of the Mithila region, today spread over more than half of India's state of Bihar. Give the current name.
    • The notorious Burma-Siam railway, built by 3 Commonwealth, Dutch and American prisoners of war, was a Japanese project driven by the need for improved communications to support the large Japanese army in Burma. An estimated 13,000 PoWs and 80,000 to 100,000 civilians died in the course of the project, chiefly forced labour brought from Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, or conscripted in Siam (Thailand) and Burma (Myanmar). What is the most famous section of the Burma Railway?
    • 4 One-word Connection please!
    • Literally means “Moon River”. It is formed by 5 the confluence of the Chandra and Bhaga rivers at Tandi located in the upper Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh. It is the iconic river around which Punjabi consciousness revolves, and plays a prominent part in the tale of Heer Ranjha. The waters of the river are allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty. Name the river
    • Answers 1. Vaigai Express 2. Kosi 3. Bridge on the River Kwai 4. Mississippi 5. Chenab
    • Set 4 Indian Authors
    • The Ibis trilogy is a series of books, of 1 which only the first has been released so far. The book in question was short-listed for the Man Booker prize in 2008. The main characters of the story are Deeti, an ordinary village woman, an American sailor named Zachary, an Indian zamindar called Neel and an evangelist opium trader. Name the book
    • 2 Who is the author?
    • He was born on July 31, 1880 in a village 3 near Varanasi to Ajaib Lal, a clerk in the post office, and his wife Anandi. His parents named him Dhanpat Rai while his uncle, Mahabir, a rich landowner, called him Nawab, the name he first chose to write under. His early education was at a local madarsa, where he studied Urdu. Name him
    • 4 ? 2003 1999 2008
    • 5 Movies based on whose works?
    • Answers 1. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh 2. Upamanyu Chatterjee 3. Munshi Premchand 4. The Namesake, Jhumpa Lahiri 5. Mahasweta Devi
    • Set 5 heard here
    • Set 6 siblings
    • 1 Among the three kids born to Maria Dhairyam and Robert, one of them won the Padma Shri in 1983, and has acted in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home among other movies. Another has produced over 800 movies. Which family?
    • 2 With his wife Vilma, at their wedding in 1959... Which lesser known sibling?
    • 3 Aside from what they are more famous for, they have also worked on a 33 volume German dictionary.
    • 4 Part of a duo with a squeaky clean image that many critics usually judged them to "drink milk, eat apple pie and take showers."
    • Their father Laszlo, a psychologist, married 5 their Klara, a Ukrainian foreign language teacher after convincing her of an experiment – he believed he could turn his kids into prodigies. He home schooled his kids and taught them German, English, math and even Esperanto. He also tutored them in something else that made this family produce three of the most successful champions ever. Who are we talking about?
    • Answers 1. Amritraj Brothers 2. Raul Castro and Fidel Castro 3. Brothers Grimm 4. Carpenters 5. Polgar sisters