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asKQAnce 2012 Middle School Finals

  1. 1. asKQAnce 2012Middle School Quiz FINALS Quizmasters:Rajagopal PS and Venkatesh S
  2. 2. Written Round – 8 questions Clockwise – 12 questionsAnti-Clockwise – 12 questions Pounce – 8 questions
  3. 3. Write Here, Write Now! Written Round 8 visuals +5 for each, no negatives+10 bonus if you get all right
  4. 4. 1. What isbeing shown?
  5. 5. 2. Who is the inventor?
  6. 6. 3. What is he famousfor?
  7. 7. 4. Identify either of these Nobel Peace Prizewinners
  8. 8. 5. In which famous temple in India will you findthese?
  9. 9. 6. Who is this a tribute to / where will you findit?
  10. 10. 7. Name this game – be very specific
  11. 11. 8. Walt Disney after winning the Oscar forwhich movie?
  12. 12. Submit your sheets Answers follow….
  13. 13. 1. What isbeing shown?
  14. 14. Etch A Sketch
  15. 15. 2. Who is the inventor?
  16. 16. JC Bose
  17. 17. 3. What is he famousfor?
  18. 18. Heart Transplant
  19. 19. 4. Identify either of these Nobel Peace Prizewinners
  20. 20. Al GoreRK Pachauri
  21. 21. 5. In which famous temple in India will you findthese?
  22. 22. Jagannath Temple, Puri
  23. 23. 6. Who is this a tribute to / where will you findit?
  24. 24. Rahul DravidChinnaswamy Stadium - Bangalore
  25. 25. 7. Name this game – be very specific
  26. 26. Angry Birds Space
  27. 27. 8. Walt Disney after winning the Oscar forwhich movie?
  28. 28. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  29. 29. Scores…
  30. 30. Clockwise12 questions on Infinite Bounce +10 for direct and pass No negatives
  31. 31. 1“I came in with _____ _____in 1835. It is comingagain next year, and I expect to go out with it. Itwill be the greatest disappointment of my life if Idont go out with _____ _____. The Almighty hassaid, no doubt: Now here are these twounaccountable freaks; they came in together,they must go out together.‘”A few months later, in his 76th year, Mark Twaindied.What is he talking about?
  32. 32. ANSWER
  33. 33. Halley’s Comet
  34. 34. 2This word comes from the Greek term for “of firstor primary importance”.When it was recognized in the 18th century as adistinct class of molecules, the examplesincluded albumin from egg whites.Early scientists believed that it was the mostimportant nutrient for maintaining the structureof the body.What?
  35. 35. ANSWER
  36. 36. Proteins
  37. 37. 3This is the red panda. Another name for this isclaimed to be a direct translation of its Chinesename. What on the internet gets its namethus?
  38. 38. ANSWER
  39. 39. Firefox web browser
  40. 40. 4This is one of the oldest mosques in India(located in Hyderabad) and is called ______Masjid, since soil from this place was brought tobuild this.What name?
  41. 41. ANSWER
  42. 42. Mecca (Makkah) Masjid
  43. 43. 5This happened for the first time in 1992 atKingsmead, Durban for the South Africa vs. Indiaseries, and involved this player getting run out.What happened?
  44. 44. ANSWER
  45. 45. Third Umpire decision
  46. 46. Unbiased at least he was when he arrived on his mission, 6Having never set eyes on this land he was called to ________Between two peoples fanatically at odds,With their different diets and incompatible gods.Time, they had briefed him in London, is short. Its too lateFor mutual reconciliation or rational debate:The only solution now lies in separation.The Viceroy thinks, as you will see from his letter,That the less you are seen in his company the better,So weve arranged to provide you with other accommodation.We can give you four judges, two Moslem and two Hindu,To consult with, but the final decision must rest with you.‘Who and what is this poem about?
  47. 47. ANSWER
  48. 48. Cyril RadcliffePartition of India
  49. 49. 7This place was originally a large swamp settled byfishermen. In the 14th century it was known asthe "sea town" and the East India Company laid aclaim for it in 1819.The present day name came about when a visitingprince encountered a strange looking animal,which he mistook for a lion.How do we know this place today?
  50. 50. ANSWER
  51. 51. Singapore
  52. 52. 8• The Cobra• His twin brother, Derek• The Clay Camel• The Brass Monkey• Aleena, the EnchantressMain villains for which famous fictionalcharacter?
  53. 53. ANSWER
  54. 54. Mandrake, the magician
  55. 55. 9What is common to all these films?
  56. 56. ANSWER
  57. 57. All movies based on novels byIndian authors
  58. 58. 10This was the first movie of an actor. Name hisnext 8 movies!
  59. 59. ANSWER
  60. 60. Daniel Radcliffe played Harry in theHarry Potter movies
  61. 61. 11Give one word and connect
  62. 62. ANSWER
  63. 63. ChetakRana Pratap’s horse, HALhelicopters, Bajaj Chetak scooter
  64. 64. 11What is common to these comics? Explain
  65. 65. ANSWER
  66. 66. Based on real life people – SunilGavaskar and Amitabh Bachchan
  67. 67. Scores…
  68. 68. Anti-Clockwise12 questions on Infinite Bounce +10 for direct and pass No negatives
  69. 69. 1This is the magazine ofthe American VeganSociety.The person who startedthis wanted to linkVeganism with theprinciples of a religionand so, gave the taglineto the magazine.Which word isblanked out from thetagline?
  70. 70. ANSWER
  71. 71. Ahimsa
  72. 72. Who died because of injuries he got at a 2lathi charge in 1928; what was heprotesting?
  73. 73. ANSWER
  74. 74. Lala Lajpat Rai, while protesting againstthe Simon Commission
  75. 75. 3This symbol is one of the recent entries into theEnglish Dictionary.In many early religious texts, it was linked to thesoul. As early as the 15th century, it wascommonly used as one of the suits in a deck ofplaying cards.Its use in modern popular culture, can be tracedback to the wildly popular slogan designed byMilton Glaser as a tourism logo in the 1970s.Which symbol and which tourism campaignmade it popular?
  76. 76. ANSWER
  77. 77. The heart symbol for ‘love’
  78. 78. 4The person on the left is the son of David and one of thegreat kings of Israel. On the right is the Egyptian greatroyal queen who was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten.In which comic strip would you find their namestogether?
  79. 79. ANSWER
  80. 80. Solomon and Nefertiti, the dolphinsin Phantom
  81. 81. 5While the five rings in the Olympics logowas chosen to represent the five continents,why were these colours chosen?
  82. 82. ANSWER
  83. 83. At least one of these colours was onthe flag of every country in theworld in 1896
  84. 84. 6The Great Trigonometrical Survey of India startedon 10 April 1802 with the measurement of abaseline near Madras. The East India Companythought that this project would take about 5 yearsbut eventually it took more than 60 years! Theproject among other things, measured the heightsof various geographical entities.Who was the leader of this survey throughmost of the 19th century?
  85. 85. ANSWER
  86. 86. Sir George Everest after whom themountain is named
  87. 87. 7In 1882-1883, Rabindranath Tagore stayed at_______. According to a story, he went on a boatride upstream along the river Kali; inspired bywhat he saw and experienced, Tagore wrote“Prakritir Pratishoota” or Nature’s Revenge, adramatic poem, and his very first play.Which place in Karnataka?
  88. 88. ANSWER
  89. 89. Karwar
  90. 90. 8The deer in ‘Bambi’ as originally written byAustrian author Felix Salten looked like this. Itwas changed in the Disney movie release.Why was it changed?
  91. 91. ANSWER
  92. 92. Roe deer do not inhabit the US, so theychanged it into a deer that audienceswould identify with
  93. 93. 9The story is set in a small village of HimachalPradesh, where a little girl, Binya, trades herleopard claw necklace for a pretty, frilly __________. The shopkeeper in the town becomesenvious of the _____ and employs a boy to stealit. One day the girl finds her ______ missing.Soon after the shopkeeper gets a similar ______in red. With this, the centre of attraction shiftsfrom Binya to the shopkeeper. Finally, she gifts itto him.Name this short story made into a featurefilm and the author
  94. 94. ANSWER
  95. 95. The Blue Umbrella by Ruskin Bond
  96. 96. 10The Batu caves, a limestone complex near KualaLumpur contain some remarkable temples fromthe 1860s. They are the site of the famous ThaiPusam festival.At the base of the caves stands a 43-meter goldstatue of ________, the largest in the world.What / who’s statue?
  97. 97. ANSWER
  98. 98. Lord Muruga
  99. 99. 11Why was the village of Haradanahalli in Hassandistrict in Karnataka, in rapturous celebrationson May 30, 1996?
  100. 100. ANSWER
  101. 101. HD Deve Gowda, who hails from therebecame India’s 14th Prime Minister
  102. 102. 12Spread over 156 acres, it is arguably the largestfunctioning Hindu temple complex in theworld. In the Vaishnava parlance, the term"KOIL" signifies this particular temple.With 7 enclosures and 21 towers, this 236 feettall gopuram here is the tallest in Asia. Mythhas it that the coast of Ceylon can be seen fromits top.Which is this place?
  103. 103. ANSWER
  104. 104. Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple -Srirangam
  105. 105. Scores…
  106. 106. Final Scores and Winners!
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