Quizzing league Round 1 - Indian and World History Quiz


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XIMB Quizzing league - Round 1
Winners: Saurabh Kumar, Sayed Atif and Anil Sinha
Runners Up: Nipun Yerramalla, Gaurav Misra and Arpit Narendra

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Quizzing league Round 1 - Indian and World History Quiz

  1. 1. XQuizzite – Informal Session I 03/12/2013 Anubhav Srivastava Tanvi Randhar
  2. 2. Round I – Infinite Bounce (with pounce) • Direct/Passed Question : +10/-0 • Pounce : +10/-10
  3. 3. 1. • X formed one of the sixteen Mahā-Janapadas or kingdoms in ancient India. The core of the kingdom was the area of Bihar south of the Ganges; its first capital was Rajagriha (modern Rajgir) then Y (modern Patna). • X expanded to include most of Bihar and Bengal with the conquest of Licchavi and Anga respectively, followed by much of eastern Uttar Pradesh and Orissa. The ancient kingdom of X is heavily mentioned in Jain and Buddhist texts. It is also mentioned in the Ramayana, Mahabharata, Puranas. • Identify X and Y.
  4. 4. X - Kingdom of Magadha Y - Pataliputra
  5. 5. 2. Identify X • “My life is so successful I've got everything a man could ever need. Got a 1000 dollar haircut And I even have a talk-show on TV. And I know I should be happy, but instead There's a question I can't get out of my head. What's the meaning of X ? It's killing me that no one knows Why it was built 5000 years ago. Why did they build the X ? How could they raise the stones so high Completely without the technology We have today?”
  6. 6. Stonehenge
  7. 7. 3. • X (c. 31 December 695–18 July 715) was an Umayyad general who conquered the Sindh and Punjab regions along the Indus River (now a part of Pakistan) for the Umayyad Caliphate. He was born and raised in the city of Taif (in modern day Saudi Arabia). X‟s conquest of Sindh and Punjab enabled further Islamic expansion into India. Modern day legacy of X: • X is often referred to as the first Pakistani according to Pakistan Studies curriculum. Muhammad Ali Jinnah also acclaimed X and claimed that the Pakistan movement started when the first Muslim put his foot on the soil of Sindh, the Gateway of Islam in India. • Port X, Pakistan's second major port, at Karachi, is named in honour of X.
  8. 8. Muhammad bin Qasim • Imád-uddín Muhammad bin Qasim bin Yusuf Sakifi Mujahid
  9. 9. 4. • The modern name of the city X is derived from the one given to the city by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1583. The name can be split in two parts : 1. Arabic for "Lord" or "God" 2. Persian for "to construct or to create a garden" Identify X
  10. 10. Allahabad The name in Indian languages generally is Ilāhābād (Hindi: ); ilah (Hindi: ) being Arabic for "Lord" or "God (Allah)" and -ābād (Hindi: ) is Persian for "to construct or to create a garden", which explains the meaning of the name Allahabad as "Garden of Allah"
  11. 11. 5. • Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918), also widely known as the X, was a German fighter pilot with the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I. He is considered the top ace of that war, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories. • Shadow of the X is the album of Belgian band Iron Mask, released in January 2010. • Identify X.
  12. 12. The Red Baron
  13. 13. 6. Identify X and Y • The X was a nonviolent political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston, on December 16, 1773. Disguised as Indians, the demonstrators destroyed the entire supply of Y sent by the British East India Company in defiance of the American boycott of Y carrying a tax the Americans had not authorized. • When Mohandas K. Gandhi led a mass burning of Indian registration cards in South Africa in 1908, a British newspaper compared the event to X.
  14. 14. X - The Boston Tea Party Y - Tea
  15. 15. 7. Identify X • X was a city, both factual and legendary, located in northwest Anatolia in what is now Turkey, southeast of the Dardanelles and beside Mount Ida. It is best known for being the focus of the war described in the Greek Epic Cycle and especially in the Iliad, one of the two epic poems attributed to Homer. Identify X.
  16. 16. Troy
  17. 17. 8. • I was built in Canada, but ate food made in the United States. I shifted to India, near Mumbai, in 1954. • I became useful on July 10, 1960 and owing to my contributions, the country had a blast in 1974. • I breathed my last on 31 December, 2010 due to a treaty between India and The United States. • Who am I?
  18. 18. CIRUS Reactor (BARC Trombay)
  19. 19. 9. Identify X • The X are an archaeological site of the Paleolithic age, exhibiting the earliest traces of human life on the Indian subcontinent, and thus the beginning of the South Asian Stone Age. X is located in the Raisen District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. • X exhibits the earliest traces of human life in India. X was inhabited by Homo erectus more than 100,000 years ago. Some of the Stone Age rock paintings found in X are approximately 30,000 years old. X was declared a World Heritage Site in 2003. • X lies on the railway line running from Nagpur-Bhopal between the stations of Obaidullaganj and Barkheda.
  20. 20. Bhimbetka Rockshelters
  21. 21. 10. • If one were to perform the same train journey as VS Wakankar, beyond Bhopal, the train would pass right next to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, again in the district of Raisen in Madhya Pradesh. • Which is the site we are talking about?
  22. 22. The Sanchi Stupa
  23. 23. 11. • An accomplished woman whose talents ranged from cooking, sewing, painting, dancing, fashion designing, who would pen poetry under the name of Makhfi and who is rumoured to have killed four tigers with six bullets while accompanying her husband on a hunting trip. Who am I talking about?
  24. 24. 11. Nurjahan
  25. 25. 12. • A 3,300 year old painted object made of limestone is one of the most copied works of the country it comes from. However, it is presently not located in its country of origin. The said object‟s hairstyle was the source of inspiration for the monster‟s wife in the American horror movie, the Bride of Frankenstein. What am I talking about?
  26. 26. 12. The Bust of Nefertiti
  27. 27. 13. • Gustave Eiffel is credited for designing the Eiffel Tower. However, he played a major role in the construction of another world famous landmark. Which one is it?
  28. 28. 13. The Statue of Liberty
  29. 29. 14. • Ancient Indian kings were supposed to follow the concept of Rajdharma. However, one ruler inspite of his many conquests got motivated to abandon it. Who was it and what was the event that prompted his decision?
  30. 30. 14. Ashoka, The Kalinga War
  31. 31. 15. • The President of the Indian National Congress in 1905 established an organisation to further the cause of Indian education. Sadly, the organisation is almost defunct presently. He was also one of the first generation of Indians to receive university education. Who am I talking about and what is the name of the organisation?
  32. 32. 15. Gopal Krishna Gokhale, The Servants of India Society
  33. 33. 16. • In the 1770s this man developed the cow pox vaccine which would further aid in control of deadly diseases like Small pox. He is known as the father of immunology. Who is he?
  34. 34. 16. Edward Jenner
  35. 35. 17. • The „Mango of Salem‟ who founded the Swatantra Party was among the first few people to receive the Bharat Ratna. Who is he?
  36. 36. 17. C Rajagopalachari
  37. 37. 18. • Ustad Ahmad Lahauri was the chief architect of this structure that has inspired similar buildings in Bangladesh, Aurangabad, Milwaukee and Atlantic City. What is it?
  38. 38. 18. The Taj Mahal
  39. 39. 19. • The X are an extinct species of the genus Homo, possibly a subspecies of Homo sapiens. They are closely related to modern humans, differing in DNA by only 0.3%, just twice the variability across contemporary humans. • Identify X
  40. 40. 19. The Neanderthals
  41. 41. 20. •X was the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, Latin, and the Ottoman empires. It was re-inaugurated in 324 AD at ancient Byzantium, as the new capital of the Roman Empire and dedicated on 11 May 330 AD. In the 12th century, the city was the largest and wealthiest European city
  42. 42. 20. Constantinople
  43. 43. Round II – Connect! • Same rules as Round I
  44. 44. 1. This event changed the course of world history
  45. 45. Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
  46. 46. 2. Connect
  47. 47. Kabir
  48. 48. 3. Connect
  49. 49. Maharaja Ranjit Singh
  50. 50. 4. Connect Since 1865
  51. 51. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
  52. 52. 5. Connect
  53. 53. Bungalow on the Beach, Tharangambadi (Tranquebar), Distt. Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu (17th Cent.) The Danish East India Company The Danes in India
  54. 54. 6. Connect
  55. 55. Navratnas of the Court of Mughal Emperor Akbar • • • • • • • • • Abul-Fazel Faizi Raja Man Singh Miyan Tansen Raja Todar Mal Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana Fakir Aziao-Din Mullah Do Piaza Raja Birbal
  56. 56. 7.
  57. 57. The American Civil War
  58. 58. 8. Vs.
  59. 59. Gibraltar An Anglo-Dutch force captured Gibraltar from Spain in 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession on behalf of the Habsburg pretender to the Spanish throne. The territory was subsequently ceded to Britain "in perpetuity" under the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. It was an important base for the Royal Navy; today its economy is based largely on tourism, online gaming, financial services, and shipping.
  60. 60. 9. Connect
  61. 61. St. Thomas the Apostle
  62. 62. 10. Who?
  63. 63. Sir Mir Osman Ali Khan Asaf Jah VII Last Nizam of Hyderabad
  64. 64. Round III – What am I? • Six Clues to an answer • Points as per slide
  65. 65. A) +30,-15 • The X is the national Standards Body of India working under the aegis of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Government of India. It was established by the X Act, 1986 which came into effect on 23 December 1986 • Identify X.
  66. 66. B) +30,-15 • X is a term for handspun and hand-woven cloth from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan primarily made out of hemp. • The raw materials may sometimes also include silk, or wool, which are all spun into yarn on a spinning wheel. It is a versatile fabric, cool in summer and warm in winter. In order to improve the look, X is sometimes starched to give it a stiffer feel. It is widely accepted in fashion circles.
  67. 67. C) +20,-10 • X belonged to a Telugu Brahmin family and was an Indian freedom fighter. • The AICC met at a two day session at Bezawada (31 March-1 April 1921). At this session X approached Gandhi with his claim to fame. Gandhi‟s approval was instrumental in the ultimate adoption of his creation. • Who is X?
  68. 68. D) +20,-10 •X (born 9 March 1970) is an Indian politician and Member of Parliament (MP) from the Kurukshetra Lok Sabha constituency in the northern Indian state of Haryana. He is the Chairman of a major power company, which is part of the $17 billion diversified business conglomerate founded by his late industrialist father.
  69. 69. E) +10,-5 • According to Hindu religion, Puranas mentioned that only 24 Rishis wielded the whole power of the Gayatri Mantra. These 24 rishis in Himalayas are represented through the 24 letters of the Gayatri Mantra. All the 24 spokes of X are the representation of all these 24 rishis of Himalayas, in which Vishvamitra is first and Yajnavalkya is last who governs the religion (Dharma).
  70. 70. F) +10,-5 This South Asian country‟s name was derived from a river flowing across its north western part.
  71. 71. The Indian Tricolour • • • • • • Bureau of Indian Standards Khadi Pingali Venkaiyyah Naveen Jindal Dharmachakra India
  72. 72. Thank You!