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Sourabh banthia school quiz

  1. 1. The simple, not easy but workable school quiz
  2. 2. Me. <ul><li>Sourabh Banthia, finished 10 th board exams, Lisieuxite. </li></ul><ul><li>Foodie. </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of Procrastination Dept. at Joblessness Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>Potterfan. </li></ul><ul><li>Green Day addict. </li></ul><ul><li>Quizmaniac. With a capital Q. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Rules: <ul><li>20 questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Infi-bounce. </li></ul><ul><li>Each question fetches 10 points. </li></ul><ul><li>No negatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Please don’t leave any question unanswered. </li></ul><ul><li>And as always, the quizmaster is God. </li></ul>
  4. 6. BEFORE WE BEGIN…..
  6. 9. Q1 <ul><li>The exact origins of the use of a X are lost in history, although there are many theories. A possible theory is that horse races during the early days of the settlement of the American Midwest were followed by large public meals and that to signal that the meals were ready and racing should come to an end , a _______ was waved. </li></ul>
  7. 10. ANS: The chequered flag.
  8. 12. Q2 <ul><li>&quot;For the forerunners it is always more difficult. They tread the unknown paths and these paths are not straight, they have sharp turns, surprises and dangers. But anyone who takes the pathway into orbit never wants to leave it. And no matter what difficulties or obstacles there are, they are never strong enough to deflect such a man from his chosen path. While his heart beats in his chest, a cosmonaut will always continue to challenge the universe. </li></ul><ul><li>X was one of the first on this treacherous path.” </li></ul>
  9. 13. ANS: <ul><li>Vladimir Komarov, the first person to die in space. </li></ul>
  10. 15. Q3 (sitter) Connect.
  11. 16. ANS: <ul><li>“ I came in with Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’” </li></ul>
  12. 18. Q4 <ul><li>In a 2006 study conducted by Student Monitor, a New Jersey-based company specializing in research concerning the college student market, X was named the second most popular thing among undergraduates, tied with beer and only ranked lower than the iPod. What? </li></ul>
  13. 19. ANS: 
  14. 21. Q5
  15. 22. ANS: <ul><li>The National Democratic Party led by Hosni Mubarak, which was recently overthrown by the Egyptian Revolution for ‘overall political reform’. </li></ul>
  16. 24. Q6 <ul><li>What is common between the countries of Cyprus, Christmas Island and Kosovo? </li></ul>
  17. 25. ANS: <ul><li>They all have the actual shape of their states in their respective flags. </li></ul>
  18. 27. Q7 <ul><li>In a letter to X, Y wrote: &quot;We have no doubt about your bravery or devotion to your fatherland, nor do we believe that you are the monster described by your opponents.” </li></ul><ul><li>Both X and Y are world famous personalities, and I’m sure all present here know the two people. </li></ul>
  19. 28. ANS: <ul><li>X – Adolf Hitler Y- Mahatma Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>But in his continuation, he wrote - </li></ul><ul><li>  &quot;But your own writings and pronouncements and those of your friends and admirers leave no room for doubt that many of your acts are monstrous and unbecoming of human dignity, especially in the estimation of men like me who believe in human friendliness. Such are your humiliation of Czechoslovakia, the rape of Poland and the swallowing of Denmark.&quot; </li></ul>
  20. 30. Q8 <ul><li>ID. </li></ul>
  21. 31. ANS: <ul><li>Carlos Slim Helú is the wealthiest man in the world, with assets worth about $74 billion. :O </li></ul>
  22. 33. Q9 <ul><li>The five goals of the X party, led by Y , are </li></ul><ul><li>100% voting </li></ul><ul><li>100% nationalist thought </li></ul><ul><li>100% boycott of foreign companies, adoption of ‘swadeshi’ </li></ul><ul><li>100% unification of the people of the nation </li></ul><ul><li>100% yoga-oriented nation </li></ul>
  23. 34. ANS: The Bharat Swabhiman Party, led by Baba Ramdev, played a major role in the Anna Hazare movement against corruption .
  24. 36. Q10 <ul><li>Easy one. </li></ul><ul><li>The common saying “X” is nowadays used to denote a special day. </li></ul><ul><li>Its usage originated from the practise of marking the dates of church festivals on calendars in red. </li></ul>
  25. 37. ANS: <ul><li>“ Red Letter Day” </li></ul>
  26. 39. Q11 <ul><li>Whose Character-profile is this? </li></ul><ul><li>Full name: ___________ </li></ul><ul><li>Birthday:  November 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Blood type:  A </li></ul><ul><li>Height:  5 Apples </li></ul><ul><li>Weight:  3 Apples </li></ul><ul><li>Place of birth:  In the suburbs of London, England </li></ul><ul><li>Favourite food:  Mama's homemade Apple Pie </li></ul><ul><li>Favourite word:  &quot;Friendship&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Description:  A bright and kind-hearted girl, good at baking cookies and loves Mama's apple pie. Very close to her twin sister Mimmy. </li></ul>
  27. 40. ANS: Kitty White. (Hello Kitty)
  28. 42. Q12 <ul><li>Which gadget recently broke the Guinness World Record for “the fastest selling electronic device” , a record previously held by the iPhone and then the iPad? </li></ul>
  29. 43. ANS: Kinect for Xbox 360 is Microsoft’s answer to PlayStation Move and Wii, the motion-controlled gaming consoles from Sony and Nintendo respectively.
  30. 45. Q13 <ul><li>Where would you come across the line “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus” , which loosely translates to “Never tickle a sleeping dragon”? </li></ul>
  31. 46. ANS: The Coat of Arms of Hogwarts’ school of Witchcraft and Wizardry
  32. 48. Q14 ID.
  33. 49. ANS:
  34. 51. Q15 <ul><li>“ You are now cursed. You must send this on or you will be killed tonight at 12:00am, by X. This is no joke. So don't think you can quickly get out of it and delete it now because X will come to you if you do not send this on.” </li></ul><ul><li>This an excerpt from a famous e-mail chain letter hoax. </li></ul><ul><li>X is also a popular cocktail drink , with tomato juice as the base element, along with other flavorings. </li></ul>
  35. 52. ANS: Bloody Mary.
  36. 54. Q16 ID. Clue: This is quite an unusual picture. :)
  37. 55. ANS:
  38. 57. Q17 <ul><li>The fact that X suffered from tuberculosis was a fiercely hidden fact by his close ones, because if it was leaked, a significant event in history would not have happened. X died just an year after the event. </li></ul>
  39. 58. ANS: <ul><li>Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the prime person behind India’s partition, was suffering from the last stages of tuberculosis in the 1940s. </li></ul><ul><li>Mountbatten : ‘Had they known that Jinnah was about to die, they'd have postponed India's independence by a few months as he was being inflexible on Pakistan'. </li></ul>
  40. 60. Q18 <ul><li>ID the two world famous people. </li></ul>
  41. 61. ANS: <ul><li>Helen Keller and Alexander Graham Bell.  While he was working as a private tutor, one of his most famous pupils was Helen Keller, who came to him as a young child unable to see, hear, or speak. She was later to say that Bell dedicated his life to the penetration of that &quot;inhuman silence which separates and estranges.&quot; </li></ul>
  42. 63. Q19 <ul><li>“ Great Soul”, written by </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Lelyveld, is a </li></ul><ul><li>biography of Mahatma </li></ul><ul><li>Gandhi, which was </li></ul><ul><li>recently banned in Gujarat </li></ul><ul><li>for creating controversy </li></ul><ul><li>over something. What? </li></ul>
  43. 64. ANS: <ul><li>According to a review, the book allegedly depicts Mahatma Gandhi as a bisexual, and portrays him having an ‘intimate’ relationship with Hermann Kallenbach. </li></ul>
  44. 66. Q20 <ul><li>“ X &quot; is a song by The Beatles composed by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) for the album  Abbey Road . It was the last song recorded collectively by all four of the Beatles. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Oh yeah, all right Are you going to be in my dreams Tonight?  Love You, Love You, (x15) And in the end The love you take Is equal to the love you make. “ </li></ul>
  45. 67. THE END