1. All questions on Infinite Pounce
2. +10/0 normally, +10/-5 pounce
3. Pounces are a limited period offer only
4. No bargaining
5. Bapuji Rule (twice in whole quiz), Sister Rule (twice per QM)
6. There is no Rule #6
7. The titles may or may not hint at the answer
8. If you don‟t like the question – it‟s nothing personal, it‟s just
9. If you don‟t like the rules, refer Rule #10
10. QM is God
• “Bapuji: (noun) An honorific given to the late Mohandas Karamchand
Gandhi by (mostly) people of Indian origin. Literally translates to Dear
• Bapuji Rule: A quizzing rule (twice in whole quiz) which works as
• Direct Question to Team X who have no chance of answering it (a la no
chance of fighting the British).
• Bapuji rule (satyagraha) = alternative to "pass" (i.e. violence).
• Passing would cost them that chance of answering on the bounce,
without risk of negative.
• Invoke the Bapuji Rule. Question continues as it should (because non
violence works slowly) but the next question will, no matter where the
previous one was answered, be direct to Team X (like one of the RTCs).
• Therefore, non-violence will only give you opportunities, you must
make the most of them yourself
• 1 bonus question (direct to nobody) in each QM‟s
• Those teams that choose to go for it answer it in written
for a +10/0.
• Only those that correctly answer it get a chance to
answer a related question for +20/-20. (again written
• Lowest Scoring team in the previous round selects when
to ask for this question (except 1st round in which it is at
• Simpsons couch gags refer some American pop
cultural item (D‟uh). Identify
• Siri responses to pop cultural questions (blanked out).
Again, id/give fundae.
• They are all (mostly) easy (and harmless), so
Q1. PLANET OF THE APES
• One famous Monty Python sketch inverts the usual
crime methodology to show gangs of old women
attacking “defenceless, fit, young men”. It mirrors the
bike gang violence with the victim youth actually
wearing leather jackets and chains like typical bikers
although it is the old women that drive the bikes. There
are references to “used to be a nice neighbourhood
until… Don‟t even dare going to the shops… they
shove you off the pavement… 4 or 5 of them” and
loafing, teasing women, vandalism, driving their bike‟s
to loot stores etc. What name, reflecting the real world
crime they parody was given to this old women‟s
gangs. Or, what was the real world inspiration for the
• The plain vanilla bread and butter of all quizzers
• +10/0 usual, +10/-5 pounce
• Round Reversal
• Dig in!
Q11. YOU THINK HE‟D HAVE KNOWN
BETTER THAN TO FALL IN LOVE
• X is chanting (rather flatly) the Bohemian Rhapsody for
an American idol audition, yet the judges are praising
him. His sad back story is maybe what moved them. He
tells a tall tale where he got famous and subsequently
became popular with the ladies, found his “the one”,
before she ditched him, leaving him in charge of the
baby. He wants to prove himself with this audition. Who
is this audacious famous “singer”? (AUDIO REMOVED)
A11. THIS DIDN‟T
• This passage from Macbeth on the actions of a hung-
over porter are thought to be one possible origin of
• (knocking off stage) Who's there, i' th' name of
Beelzebub? Here's a farmer that hanged himself on
the expectation of plenty. Come in time, have
napkins enough about you, here you'll sweat for 't.
• (more knocking off stage) Who's there, in th' other
devil's name? Faith, here's an equivocator that could
swear in both the scales against either scale, who
committed treason enough for God's sake, yet could
not equivocate to heaven. O, come in, equivocator.
Q12. THE ECCENTRIC OFFER
YOU CAN‟T REFUSE
• Just then they came in sight of thirty or forty _________ that
rise from that plain. And no sooner did ____ ________see
them that he said to his _____, "Fortune is guiding our affairs
better than we ourselves could have wished. Do you see
over yonder, friend ______, thirty or forty hulking giants? I
intend to do battle with them and slay them. With their spoils
we shall begin to be rich for this is a righteous war and the
removal of so foul a brood from off the face of the earth is a
service God will bless.”
• “What giants?" asked _____ _______.
• "Those you see over there," replied _______, "with their long
arms. Some of them have arms well nigh two leagues in
• Original names for the three foreign origin aircraft
carriers in the Indian Navy –
• Baku or Admiral Gorshkov for INS Vikramaditya
• HMS Hermes for INS Viraat
• HMS Hercules for INS Vikrant (the old one)
• Pythagorean Cup (or Tantalus Cup) to check amount
of drink in the glass
• A ________ ________ is a German pastry made from
sweet dough fried, with a sweet filling and usually
icing or sugar on top. However, it is better known to
the world outside as a result of a hilarious rumour
targeted at a US President.
• Berliner Pfannkuchen “Ich bin ein Berliner”
Q16. IN THE HEART OF THE OCEAN
• The USS Thresher was an American Nuclear submarine
that sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean during deep-
diving tests 220 miles east of Boston, on 10 April 1963.
• The USS Scorpion was another American Nuclear
Submarine that was declared lost in the Atlantic on 5
• Although both these wrecks were examined (to an
extent) by the bathyscaphes Trieste and Trieste II
respectively, the US Navy wanted a secret mission
(since the Cold war was ongoing) to collect data and
photographs on the same, under the command of
Commander Robert Ballard. What was the cover story
used for this mission?
Q17.THEY ARE CRAZY
• This “literary” practice seems to have its origin in the
string /riks/ which consists of two morphemes /rik/ or
“king” and /s/ which was used as “nominative singular
• The literary practice honours historical precedence.
Indeed, it may be called as the Celtic variant of the
Latin rex, whose stem is /reg/
• However, as is obvious from the obfuscating discourse
above, this string was used only for royalty and nobility,
such as chieftains and warlords, something that the
aforementioned “literary” practice violates. What
• Map of the Dead – highlights places to be and places
to avoid in case of a Zombie Apocalypse
• X literally means “revelation / lifting of the veil” from its
• Its general sense in Middle English was "insight, vision,
• In Biblical accounts of revelations the manner of the
revelation and its reception is generally described.
According to the Book of Daniel, after a long period of
fasting, Daniel is standing by a river when a heavenly
being appears to him, and the revelation follows. The
association of revelations with God‟s Kingdom lead to
the modern sense of the word.