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3. 3 rounds. Total 21 questions.
4. Have fun!
Follow these rules or forget Heaven!
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It’s all connected
Pithos is the Greek name of a large storage container or jar. Pithoi were used for bulk
storage, primarily for fluids and grains. They were comparable to the drums, barrels
and casks of recent times.
A pyxis is a shape of vessel, usually a cylindrical box with a separate lid. These were
mostly used by women to hold cosmetics, trinkets or jewellery.
In the 16th-century, Dutch scholar Erasmus of Rotterdam, while translating an
ancient tale, mistook pythos with pyxis. As a result, till date, an entity from the tale is
known as a box instead of a jar.
Which entity am I talking about?
War pigs are pigs reported to have been used in ancient warfare as
military animals, mostly as a countermeasure against
_________. Ancient Roman authors reported that
"_________ are scared by the smallest squeal of the hog", and
that the Romans exploited squealing pigs (and rams) to repel the
war _________. This was done as the army with _________
on their side was often unbeatable.
As we all know,This is the monolith
appeared in Utah,USA.
This is first of the many followed
Monoliths around the world.
Hell with it, India too has one now!
Give me two literary works from which these
Monoliths are inspired/ in which monoliths
1. 2001: A space odyssey - Arthur . C .
2. Story of your life - Ted chiang
You may know
‘Story of your life’ differently!
The Black Death, which hit Europe in 1347, claimed an astonishing 200 million lives
in just four years.The plague never really went away, and when it returned 800
years later, it killed with reckless abandon.
As for how to stop the disease, people still had no scientific understanding of contagion
but they knew that it had something to do with proximity.
So the forward-thinking officials in Venetian-controlled port city of Ragusa decided
something and implemented something experimentally and It sure brought about
some consequent change in the scenario.The newly implemented law was first called
as ‘trentino’ and later on the term changed to X , corresponding to the prolonging of
the implementation duration of the law for each individual.
X? And give me the funda behind the etymology.
The venetian sailors were first held in isolation in their
ships for 30 days, and it was called ‘trentin’.
With the prolonging of isolation to 40 days, ‘quarantine’
was first coined.
On the New years’ day of 2017, the residents in the Los’ angeles famous
neighbourhood woke upto the change of ‘something’.
The local media reported that the police were treating the matter as a minor
trespass, and it was apparent that the change was brought about by the
trespasser by using huge sheets of tarpoline and using it only in appropriate
places. It is being believed that this prank was carried out due to the success
of proposition 64, which legalised the recreational use of marijuana in the
This prank was not something novel to the public,as it was carried out in 1976
before, for similar reasons.
What change are we talking about?
While trespassing on railway tracks can be easy to get to the other
side, people regularly meet with accidents, and often lose a
limb, or their lives. In an awareness campaign launched by the
Western Railway in November 2019, a man dressed as X
stopped people trying to cross the unmanned tracks, and
carried them back to safety. Using this satirical approach,
Western Railway authorities dressed up a jawan from the
Railway Police Force (RPF) as X to educate daily local train
passengers of the danger.
Identify X, whose role here can be considered ironical.
This phenomenon occurs when a group of large number of people remember and
believe an event or a detail differently from how it actually happened. This is
named after the common yet distinct belief of a certain personality’s death where in
reality he was very much alive.
When trying to explain this phenomenon, one theory states that this phenomenon
validates the alternate realities and shared consciousness ,while another theory
redirects to neural networks in brain that causes false memories. It shares its name
with a 2019 sci fi movie also.
One common example of this phenomenon is that people remember the iconic line from
Star Wars as
‘Luke, I am your father’ While the actual dialogue is ‘I am your father’.
More examples follow.
The Mandela effect
Countless people distinctly remember him
dying in prison in the 1980s
The St. Martin’s Theatre is a West End Theatre in London, which
was designed by WGR Sprague , along with its sister theatre, the
Ambassador Theatre. This pair of theatres’ claim their fame
thanks to a play that started its performance / display in
Ambassador Theatre from 1952 to 1974 , after which it got
shifted to St. Martin’s .
. By tradition, the audience is requested not to reveal the identity of
the murderer in the play as it could spoil the same for future
audiences. Which play is this , that finished 65 years of its
running in 2017?
• 8 questions
• 8 options to choose the question from.
The highest scorer gets to pick first.
• Pounce : +15 , -5
• Bounce: +10
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Big book Colour Old word India
Celluloid Psycho O lord, O mary puzzle
The Vulgate (a Latin translation of The Bible) reads, "And when X came down
from the Mount Sinai, he held the two tablets of the testimony, and he
knew not that his face was horned from the conversation of the Lord." This
was Saint Jerome's effort to translate the original Hebrew text, which uses
the term qāran (based on the root qeren, which often means "horn"). The
term is now interpreted to mean "shining" or "emitting rays". Although
some historians believe that Jerome made an error, Jerome himself appears
to have seen qeren as a metaphor for "glorified". Another explanation
suggests that Saint Jerome thought no one but Christ should glow with rays
of light – so he advanced with the secondary translation.
This is the reason many depictions portray X with horns. Who is X?
“The Red Capes are Coming” is a track from the movie Batman v
Superman: Dawn of Justice, where "red capes" possibly refer to
superman and the danger he poses.
This is a reference to the night of April 18, 1775 when Paul Revere rode a
horse raising an alarm of the enemy's advance, and that rebel leaders
Samuel Adams and John Hancock were going to be captured.
Following his capture, the first military engagements of the American
Revolution was started.
Later, a phrase got stuck to his name which inspired the name of the track
mentioned before. What phrase is Paul Revere said to be shouting
while riding that night?
‘The Prince’ is a 16th century political treatise written by Italian diplomat Nicholo
_________, in which the author teaches the ‘end justifies the means’ method ,in
which the end is glory and survival ,and he teaches that any immoral means can be
waged to attain that end.
X - a term’s origin which is mentioned above, is now used widely in politics and others,
to denote a specific kind of behaviour / or way of achieving something. This
behaviour when simply stated would be a mixture of cold,manipulative,cunning and
Some famous examples from pop culture are
Tom ripley from The Talented Mr.Ripley
Peter Baelish from Game of Thrones
Franciss Urquhart from House of cards
According to a famous Hindu creation myth, the gods
fashioned the world out of the body of a primeval being, the
Purusa. The sun was created from the Purusa’s eye, the
moon from the Purusa’s brain, the priests from its mouth, the
warriors from its arms, the peasants and merchants from its
thighs, and the servants from its legs.
Simply, ‘original reason’ of what existing abomination of india?
Movies Based on Shakespeare’s Plays
10 things i hate about you- The taming of the
The lion king- Hamlet
She’s the man- Twelfth night
The term 'Xing' can be traced back to a 1938 play. British playwright Patrick Hamilton
created "X," a mystery/thriller that premiered in London and played there for six months.
But most folks familiar with the history of the term think back to the 1944 film adaptation
of the play with the same name.
The movie is about a married couple, Paula and Gregory. Throughout the film, abusive
husband Gregory manipulates Paula to make her feel as if she has gone mad. He leads her
to believe she's stealing things without realizing it and hearing noises that aren’t really
there. Paula begins to question her reality.
With the background of the plot of the movie, Id this term which is used to call out a certain
toxic behavioural trait of people?
In Greek mythology, Prometheus was the deity who was the creator of
mankind and its greatest benefactor, who stole fire from Mount Olympus ,
created man and gave the fire to humanity. This pissed out the Gods who
wanted to keep the fire to themselves. Thus, as punishment, Prometheus
was chained to a rock to have his liver eaten out every day by an eagle.
Every night his liver would grow back and the cycle would continue.
It is said that author X borrowed parts from this myth while writing a 19th
century novel – in which the central character is shown to have created
life and then having repented for doing so, just like Prometheus.
a) Who is X?
b) How did Prometheus get an explicit mention in this 19th century novel?
The complete title of Frankenstein is
Frankenstein , or the Modern Prometheus
This is a popular puzzle in which the task is to join 9
dots arranged in a square shaped area with 4
continuous straight lines without lifting the pen off
the paper. The solution to this puzzle is believed to
be origin of certain phrase which is quite seen
among the poets, writers; what is the phrase??
Its all connected
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• Points for individual answers and long
Ghiyas-ud-Din Shah was a Sultan of the Malwa Sultanate in the fifteenth
century. His court was known to have over 12,000 women, including
entertainers and scholars. Said to have had a roving eye, he is reported to
have undertaken the quest of Padmini, the ideal type of woman according to
Hindu erotology. It is argued that a poet may have consciously or
unconsciously 'interchanged' another emperor with Ghiyas-Ud-Din in one
of his most popular works. Identify the emperor and the work.
Long connect :+50, -30
X came from the Barlas tribe of Mongol origin, but isolated members of the
tribe considered themselves Turks. Hence, X drew most of his support from
Turks, and the empire he founded was Turkish in character. He was fifth in
male succession from Timur and 13th through the female line from Genghis
Khan. His father spent his life trying to recover Timur’s old capital of
Samarkand (now in Uzbekistan), and X followed in his footsteps.
After numerous failed attempts, he decided to concentrate on expansion
elsewhere, and in 1522, he finally secured Kandahār.
X was one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in history. some historians
have described him as the Napoleon of Persia or the Second Alexander. In
1738, in a brilliant campaign against the governor of Peshawar, he took a
small contingent on a daunting flank march through nearly impassable
mountain passes and surprised the enemy forces positioned at the mouth of
the Khyber Pass, beating them despite being outnumbered.
On 13 February 1739 at the Battle of Karnal, X crushed the Mughal army
in less than three hours. He sacked the city of Delhi, in the course of which
tens of thousands of inhabitants were massacred.
Long connect :+30,-15
X, popularly known as Sher-e-Punjab or "Lion of Punjab", was the leader
of the Sikh Empire in the early half of the 19th century. As a child, X
suffered from smallpox which resulted in him losing one of his eyes. His army
and government included Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims and Europeans. He
appointed French soldier General Jean Franquis Allard, who served in
Napolean’s army, to modernise his army and check expansion of the British
rule. Underlining the close historical links between Punjab and France, the
Punjab Government presented a bronze statue of X, which was installed at
Saint Tropez, France in 2016.
Long connect :+20,-10
At the time of her wedding, it was common for wedding dresses to come in a
variety of colors. X, however, wished to show off the lace embroidery of her
dress and requested it in white. She also asked that none of her guests wear
white so as not to draw attention away from her, and she even had the
pattern for her dress destroyed so that it could not be copied. She
accessorized the dress with white satin shoes, Turkish diamond earrings, and
a sapphire brooch that belonged to Prince Albert. This is how the tradition
of brides wearing white dresses became popular.
Long connect :+10,0
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