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  • 1. Mosstermind Fun n Fundas Week 12
  • 2. Venky kiVi Ban
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Set 1 Kings
  • 5. The Aztec believed these were the 1 incarnation of their fallen warriors, wearing the colors of battle. ID.
  • 6. ID the story 2
  • 7. 3 We know a lot about him through Hiuen Tsang’s accounts. Who?
  • 8. 4 What is this?
  • 9. 5 Also the name of a line of 36 rulers, from 1299 to 1923, what are these pieces of furniture called?
  • 10. Answers 1. The Monarch butterfly 2. King Solomon’s Mines 3. Harshavardhana 4. King Tutankhamen’s tomb 5. Ottoman
  • 11. Set 2 Crime Fiction
  • 12. 1 Identify the film
  • 13. Her first published appearance was in 2 issue 350 of The Royal Magazine for December 1927, with the first printing of the short story The Tuesday Night Club. First full-length novel was Murder at the Vicarage. Sources claim that the character is partly modeled on the author’s grandmother. Name, please.
  • 14. 3 This is a depiction of a short story first published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It is claimed to be the first detective story. Which story / author?
  • 15. The epitaph on his gravestone in the 4 churchyard at Minstead in New Forest, Hampshire, reads: STEEL TRUE BLADE STRAIGHT _____________ KNIGHT PATRIOT, PHYSICIAN & MAN OF LETTERS Who?
  • 16. “He has no original. He is a 5 dream man… For your private detective wants to be a hard and shifty fellow, able to take care of himself in any situation, able to get the best of anybody Use this actor as he comes in contact with, a clue whether criminal, innocent bystander or client.” This is the author talking about which character?
  • 17. Answers 1. Nancy Drew 2. Miss Jane Marple 3. Murder in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allen Poe 4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 5. Sam Spade from Maltese Falcon
  • 18. Set 3 Parliament 2009
  • 19. 1 If Shashi Tharoor and Preneet Kaur are the current Ministers of State for this ministry, who is the Cabinet Minister? He is a former CM and governor.
  • 20. 2 There are 33 Cabinet-rank Ministers in the govt currently. 27 of them are from the Congress. From the non-Congress parties are A Raja, Dayanidhi Maran, MK Azhagiri, Mamta Bannerjee, Sharad Pawar and who else? He holds the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
  • 21. 3 There are four father – son pairs in the 15th Lok Sabha. 1.Ajit Singh - Jayant Chaudhary 2.Mulayam Singh Yadav - Akhilesh Yadav 3.Adhikari Sisir Kumar - Adhikari Suvendu Name the fourth pair.
  • 22. 4 The youngest Cabinet Minister in the current Cabinet is 42 years old, and holds the Textiles Ministry after being elected from the Chennai Central constituency. Who?
  • 23. 5 The Cabinet Minister for Water Resources in India vacated the post 3 days after being sworn into office and went on to create a record of sorts. Who is this, and for what reason?
  • 24. Answers 1. SM Krishna 2. Farooq Abdullah 3. HD Deve Gowda and HD Kumaraswamy 4. Dayanidhi Maran 5. Meira Kumar, who became the first Woman Speaker of the Lok Sabha
  • 25. Set 4 World Cup Cricket
  • 26. 1 ID this cricket umpire who was the only India umpire selected to officiate the 1992 world cup?
  • 27. 2 CONNECT
  • 28. 3 Who is missing? 1975: Faroukh Engineer 1979: Surinder Khanna 1983: Syed Kirmani 1987: Kiran More 1992: Kiran More 1996: Nayan Mongia 1999: Nayan Mongia 2003: ???
  • 29. 4 Who was the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 1975 Prudential World Cup?
  • 30. 5 CONNECT: Dennis Amiss 137 vs Ind 1975 J Miandad 103 vs S.L 1987 Martin Crowe 100 vs Aus 1992 Nathan Astle 101 vs Eng 1996 Brian Lara 116 vs S.A 2003
  • 31. Answers 1. Piloo Reporter 2. Anderson Cummins, Graeme Hick and Kepler Wessels – Represented multiple countries in World Cups 3. Rahul Dravid 4. Srinivas Venkatraghavan 5. Centuries in the first matches of each of these World Cups
  • 32. Set 5 heard here
  • 33. Set 6 Queens
  • 34. Fill in the blank. 1
  • 35. 2 Name the lady with Michelle Obama.
  • 36. 3 Cheese was not added until 1889, when the Royal Palace commissioned the Neapolitan Raffaele Esposito to create one in her honor. She strongly preferred one in the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella). What are we talking about?
  • 37. If this is his latest, what was the earlier one? 4
  • 38. In 353 B.C. Queen 5 Artemisia decided to build the most splendid tomb ever, in memory of her husband. It became so famous that it is now associated with stately tombs everywhere.
  • 39. Answers 1. Queen Victoria 2. Queen Rania of Jordon 3. Margherita Pizza 4. Elizabeth, Shekhar Kapur’s next film 5. Mausoleum