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Around The World in 80 Minutes Quiz @IIM Kozhikode

  1. 1. T H E T R A V E L A N D P L A C E S Q U I Z AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 MINUTES Your guide for the day - Utkarsh Rastogi 
  2. 2. Q1: IDENTIFY THESE OBJECTS • The most famous objects produced by the House were the larger ones made for Alexander III and Nicholas II of Russia; these are often referred to as the 'Imperial' __________. Approximately 50 eggs were made; 42 have survived. • The _________ are made of precious metals or hard stones decorated with combinations of enamel and gem stones.
  3. 3. FABERGE EGGS
  4. 4. Q2: WHAT ARE THE FOLLOWING REASONS FOR ? • In 1541, reforms implemented by John Calvin, including a ban on wearing jewels, forced the goldsmiths and other jewelers to turn to a new, independent craft. • Calvin himself was a stickler for timekeeping and in 1541 issued an edict imposing fines on anyone who turned up late for church. • In 1685, Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes, thereby severely restricting the freedom of French Protestants. Thousands of them left the country, and many settled in the nearby Protestant stronghold of Geneva, bringing their skills with them
  5. 5. WATCHMAKING IN SWITZERLAND
  6. 6. Q3: CONTINENTAL POLE OF INACCESSIBILITY • A pole of inaccessibility marks a location that is the most challenging to reach owing to its remoteness from geographical features that could provide access. Often it refers to the most distant point from the coastline. • Which city is closest to the point shown on the map and hence the most inaccessible city in Eurasia ?
  7. 7. URUMQI, CHINA. HALF POINTS FOR KASHGAR
  8. 8. Q4: WHAT DO WE KNOW THE ISLAND BETTER AS ? • The most visible element on the island of Rapa Nui was the production of massive statues called moai that represented deified ancestors. It was believed that the living had a symbiotic relationship with the dead where the dead provided everything that the living needed (health, fertility of land and animals, fortune etc.) and the living through offerings provided the dead with a better place in the spirit world. • Most settlements were located on the coast and moai were erected along the coastline, watching over their descendants in the settlements before them, with their backs toward the spirit world in the sea.
  9. 9. EASTER ISLAND
  10. 10. Q5: WHICH CITY ? • This city in Argentina is commonly regarded as the southern-most city in the world • A show named ______ : The Ultimate Adventure presented by Nicolas Hulot on Discovery made this city very popular
  11. 11. USHUAIA
  12. 12. Q6: WHICH FAMOUS STATUE IS THIS ? • Legend states that in the 14th century, Brussels was under siege by a foreign power. The city had held its ground for some time, so the attackers conceived of a plan to place explosive charges at the city walls. A little boy named Julianske happened to be spying on them as they were preparing. He urinated on the burning fuse and thus saved the city. • There was at the time (middle of the 15th century, perhaps as early as 1388) a similar statue made of stone. The statue was stolen several times. In 1619, it was replaced by the current bronze statue, created by Franco-Flemish Baroque sculptor Jerome Duquesnoy
  13. 13. MANNEKEN PIS (LITTLE MAN PEE)
  14. 14. Q7: WHAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT ? • It was started by refugees who came to India in the 19th Century from Yazd. The traditional business of these people; all such places are located at prime spots, as Hindus wouldn’t use the land where 3 streets met. Each such place has a list of 10 prohibitions; some dealing with gambling, combing, outside food and talking to the cashier. What is being talked about ?
  15. 15. IRANIAN CAFES
  16. 16. Q8: WHICH CITY IS X ? • Being used in this sense since at least 1863, English dictionaries now cite X as a metaphor for any faraway place. • Nowadays X is a place that bears with it a sense of mystery: a 2006 survey of 150 young Britons found 34% did not believe the town existed, while the other 66% considered it "a mythical place“ • This inspite of it being a World Heritage Site
  17. 17. TIMBUKTU
  18. 18. Q9: ICE-CREAM, ANYONE ? • By 1898, X, Réunion, and the Comoros Islands produced 200 metric tons of vanilla beans, about 80% of world production. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, X is currently responsible for the vast majority of the world's Bourbon vanilla production and 58% of the world total vanilla fruit production.
  19. 19. MADAGASCAR
  20. 20. Q10: WHICH CITY ?
  21. 21. LUCKNOW
  22. 22. Q11: TAX HAVEN: WHICH COUNTRY ?
  23. 23. MONACO
  24. 24. Q12: WHERE WOULD YOU FIND THESE SIGNS ?
  25. 25. A12: UC BERKELEY
  26. 26. Q13: WHICH MONUMENT ? • Although this monument is not dedicated to science, it has the name of 72 scientists embedded in it in steel • The names are written just under the first balcony, 18 on each of the four sides • 7.1 million people visited the monument in the year 2011
  27. 27. EIFFEL TOWER
  28. 28. Q14: WHICH REGION IS THIS ? • X is a historical region in central Europe, occupying the western two-thirds of the traditional Czech Lands. It is located in the contemporary Czech Republic with its capital in Prague. • The word X was used to denote the Czech people as well as the Czech language before the word "Czech" became prevalent in English. “X" may also denote "a socially unconventional person, especially one who is involved in the arts.”
  29. 29. BOHEMIA
  30. 30. Q15: WHICH CITY ? • This Capital city has a river flowing through it dividing it into two halves A and B • The name of the city is AB
  31. 31. BUDA+PEST = BUDAPEST
  32. 32. Q16: WHAT IS X ? • The X rock shelters are an archaeological World Heritage site located in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The shelters exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India; a number of analyses suggest that at least some of these shelters were inhabited by hominids like homo erectus more than 100,000 years ago. • The name X is associated with Bhima, a hero-deity renowned for his immense strength, from the epic Mahabharata and literally means "sitting place of Bhima"
  33. 33. BHIMBETKA CAVES
  34. 34. Q17: SERPENT DESCENDING THE STAIRCASE • You’ll find this sight on equinoxes and solstices. Which structure is this ?
  35. 35. CHICHEN ITZA
  36. 36. Q18: WHICH COUNTRY ? • X became an independent state on 9 July 2011, following a referendum that passed with 98.83% of the vote. It is a United Nations member state, a member state of the African Union, and a member state of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. • In July 2012, X signed the Geneva Conventions making it the youngest country in the world
  37. 37. SOUTH SUDAN
  38. 38. Q19: GIVE X AND Y • X was the name given by Y to his estate in Orcabessa, Jamaica • Y created the character Z based on his own life and profession of a secret service agent • Many of the films based on Y’s books were shot near X
  39. 39. GOLDEN EYE AND IAN FLEMING
  40. 40. Q20: WHICH CITY
  41. 41. RISHIKESH
  42. 42. Q21: WHICH PLACE ? • Until the late 19th century, this area was mangrove swamp, inhabited by Koli fishermen. When the swamp filled in (with coconut leaves, rotten fish, and human waste), the kolis left - and others moved in. • Which now well known place is this?
  43. 43. DHARAVI
  44. 44. Q22: FLEMISH PEOPLE.. WHERE IS THIS PLACE ?
  45. 45. FLANDERS OR DUTCH PART OF BELGIUM
  46. 46. Q23: FIRST BUILDING EVER ! • It is a large masonry structure roughly the shape of a cube. It is made of granite, and stands upon a marble base, which projects outwards. Its four corners roughly face the four cardinal directions of the compass • In modern times, entry to its interior is generally not permitted except for certain rare occasions and for a limited number of guests. • It is believed that it is the first building ever built on earth
  47. 47. KAABA
  48. 48. Q24: WHAT IS BEING TALKED ABOUT ? • The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers. The _________ were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range. • What?
  49. 49. BACKWATERS
  50. 50. Q25: FLAG OF WHICH COUNTRY ?
  51. 51. CYPRUS
  52. 52. Q26: SPECIAL AIRLINES • Smintair is a luxury airline that was scheduled to begin flying between Düsseldorf, Germany and Tokyo, Japan in 2007, but has been put on hold indefinitely. • Smintair is founded by German financier Alexander Schoppmann. Schoppman claims he has obtained approximately 300 million euros in financing for the airline. • Smintair flights, if it ever gets off the ground, allegedly will have two classes of service, business and first class. • What is so special about this airline?
  53. 53. ALLOWED SMOKING ON BOARD
  54. 54. Q27: HMM… SMELLS NICE • This is a specific method of cooking which involves a sealed clay pot (known as a handi). Foods are cooked low and slow over a flame or in the oven. This style of cooking was introduced by the Mughals and is very popular in Northern India and is used to cook meats, chicken, vegetabl es, rice.The tightly sealed clay pot imparts flavor while retaining moisture. • What is this method ?
  55. 55. DUM PUKHT OR DUM
  56. 56. Q28: CONNECT: • There is something that connects these: • India • Sri Lanka • Myanmar • Nepal • Afghanistan • Iran • Northern Territory(Aus) • Southern Australia (Aus) • New Foundland • Venezuela
  57. 57. PLACES HAVING TIME ZONES IN ½ OR ¾ DENOMINATIONS
  58. 58. Q29: STRANGE CUSTOMS ?! • The residents of this hamlet, believe that they are descendants of Alexander himself and hence superior to the outsiders. They are a reclusive set of people, who have minimal contact with outsiders. However they produce something that is considered to be the best of its kind in the world. This has given rise to a strange custom. They have stone roads throughout their hamlet. Outsiders are only allowed to stay on the stone road. The outsiders throw the money on the ground and have _____________thrown at them. After the transaction is complete, the outsiders must leave. What place?
  59. 59. MALANA IN HIMACHAL PRADESH
  60. 60. Q30: WHAT PLACE IS SHOWN ?
  61. 61. BURBANK, CALIFORIA – WARNER BROS. FIRST NATIONAL STUDIOS
  62. 62. Q31: TALE OF TWO CITIES • X was the capital of its country till 1868, when Y was made the capital • X and Y are anagrams of each other and both are well known cities • X in the language of its country means “capital city” and Y means “Eastern Capital” • What are X and Y ?
  63. 63. KYOTO AND TOKYO
  64. 64. Q32: IDENTIFY X • Originally a little-known town, X became famous in India in 1957 owing to its connection with Vividh Bharati. The largest number of requests for film songs addressed to the channel came from X. • Young listeners from the town would compete among themselves to send out the most song requests in a day or month. • Vividh Bharati Radio listeners thus became familiar with the town of X. Many listeners of Vividh Bharti used to doubt the existence of such a village, and thus the “X" came to be associated with any less- known or insignificant place.
  65. 65. JHUMRI TILAIYYA
  66. 66. Q33: ANOTHER CULINARY DELIGHT • This delicay is named not directly after the mountain range in southwestern Germany but rather from the specialty liquor of that region, known as Schwarzwälder Kirsch(wasser) and distilled from tart cherries. This is the ingredient, with its distinctive cherry pit flavor and alcoholic content, that gives the flavour to the delicacy. Cherries, cream, and Kirschwasser were first combined in the form of a dessert in which cooked cherries were served with cream and Kirschwasser • What delicacy am I talking about ?
  67. 67. BLACK FOREST CAKE
  68. 68. Q34: NAME THE TWO STRAITS IN RED AND YELLOW
  69. 69. BOSPOROUS DARDANELLES
  70. 70. Q35: WHAT HISTORY DETERMINING PLACE IS THIS ? • A Resume of who all have been here will boast of: • Cyrus the Great • Alexander the Great • Chandragupta Maurya • Mahmud of Ghazni • Mohammad Ghori • Genghis Khan • Taimur the Lame • Babur • Humayun • And the list goes on • George Molesworth, a member of the British force of 1919, summarized: "Every stone in the X has been soaked in blood." Rudyard Kipling called it "a sword cut through the mountains.“ • X is the name of a cement brand in Kashmir as well. “X cement mazboot hai, tabhi Kashmir mehfooz hai.”
  71. 71. KHYBER PASS
  72. 72. Q36: WHAT BUILDING/STRUCTURE ? • Irving Morrow, a relatively unknown residential architect, designed the overall shape of this structure’s towers, the lighting scheme, and Art Deco elements such as the tower decorations, streetlights, railing, and walkways. The famous International Orange color was originally used as a sealant for the bridge. Many locals persuaded Morrow to paint the structure in the vibrant orange color instead of the standard silver or gray, and the color has been kept ever since. • International orange is a color used in the aerospace industry to set things apart from their surroundings, similar to safety orange, but deeper and with a more reddish tone.
  73. 73. GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, SAN FRANCISCO
  74. 74. Q37: NAME OF THE PURCHASE AND FROM WHICH COUNTRY ?
  75. 75. LOUISIANA PURCHASE FROM FRANCE
  76. 76. Q38: WHICH CITY IS THIS ?
  77. 77. BARCELONA, SPAIN – URBAN PLANNING BY ILDEFONS CERDA
  78. 78. Q39: NAME OF THE SQUARE AND THE CITY
  79. 79. SAN MARCO’S, VENICE
  80. 80. Q40: WHAT FESTIVAL IS BEING CELEBRATED
  81. 81. HALLA MOHALLA FESTIVAL
  82. 82. Q41: WHAT ARE THEY KNOWN AS ? • In total, the earthwork project is huge and complex: the area encompassing the lines is nearly 500 square kilometres (190 sq mi), and the largest figures can span nearly 270 metres (890 ft). Some of the measurements for the figures include that the Hummingbird is 93 meters (310 ft) long, the Monkey is 93 meters (310 ft) by 58 meters (190 ft), and the Spider is 47 meters (150 ft). The extremely dry, windless, and constant climate of the X region has preserved the lines well. The lack of wind has helped keep the lines uncovered and visible to the present day.
  83. 83. NAZCA LINES
  84. 84. Q42: DUAL NAMES • The local Pitjantjatjara people call the landmark X. This word has no further particular meaning in the Pitjantjatjara language. • On 19 July 1873, the surveyor William Gosse sighted the landmark and named it Y in honour of the then Chief Secretary of South Australia, Sir Henry Y. Since then, both names have been used. • In 1993, a dual naming policy was adopted that allowed official names that consist of both the traditional Aboriginal name and the English name. On 15 December 1993, it was renamed “Y/X" and became the first official dual-named feature. The order of the dual names was officially reversed to “X/Y" on 6 November 2002 following a request from the Regional Tourism Association. • X (or Y as you choose to call it) is notable for appearing to change colour at different times of the day and year, most notably glowing red at dawn and sunset. • Give both X and Y
  85. 85. ULURU / AYERS ROCK
  86. 86. Q43: TRUTH OR FICTION ? • X is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. Hilton describes X as a mystical, harmonious valley, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. • Television presenter and historian Michael Wood, suggests that the legendary X is the abandoned city of Tsaparang in upper Satluj valley, and that its two great temples were once home to the kings of Guge in modern Tibet. • What is X ?
  87. 87. SHANGRI LA
  88. 88. Q44: JOHN WILLIAM BURGON’S POEM TITLED X It seems no work of Man's creative hand, by labour wrought as wavering fancy planned; But from the rock as if by magic grown, eternal, silent, beautiful, alone! Not virgin-white like that old Doric shrine, where erst Athena held her rites divine; Not saintly-grey, like many a minster fane, that crowns the hill and consecrates the plain; But rose-red as if the blush of dawn, that first beheld them were not yet withdrawn; The hues of youth upon a brow of woe, which Man deemed old two thousand years ago, match me such marvel save in Eastern clime, a rose-red city half as old as time • Which city is he telling us about ?
  89. 89. PETRA, JORDAN
  90. 90. Q45: WHAT’S THIS PLACE ? • The most famous beach in the world • 11 of the 15 FIFA beach soccer world cups have taken place here • Song by Barry Manilow • Film featuring Groucho Marx • Nightclub in New York • Hint (if required): The City’s name
  91. 91. COPACABANA
  92. 92. Q46: WHAT FAMOUS ROAD IS THIS ? • Approximately 22 miles (35 km) in length, it roughly mimics the arc of the mountains that form the northern boundary of the Los Angeles Basin, following the path of a 1780s cattle trail from the Pueblo de Los Angeles to the ocean. • From Downtown Los Angeles, it heads northwest, to Hollywood, through which it travels due west for several miles before it bends southwest towards the ocean. It passes through or near Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, Bel-Air, Brentwood, and the Pacific Palisades.
  93. 93. SUNSET BOULEVARD
  94. 94. Q47: WHICH ISLAND ? • One meaning of the word lesbian derives from the poems of Sappho, who was born in X and who wrote with powerful emotional content directed toward other females. Due to this association, this place and especially the town of Eresos, her birthplace, are visited frequently by lesbian tourists much to the chagrin of some deeply conservative and traditionalist Greek Orthodox elements of the island's population. • Which beautiful island is this ?
  95. 95. LESBOS, GREECE
  96. 96. Q48: THE NAME OF THE MEMORIAL AND WHERE IS IT ?
  97. 97. STRAWBERRY FIELDS MEMORIAL IN CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK
  98. 98. Q49: OH AN EASY ONE :-D • What are the Capital cities of Sri Lanka and Myanmar ?
  99. 99. • Sri Lanka – Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte • Myanmar - Naypyidaw
  100. 100. Q50: WHICH CITY AND RIVER ?
  101. 101. ORCHHA AND BETWA IN MADHYA PRADESH

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