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General Quiz Jan 30,2014

  1. 1. 1. Starters 2. Khaana 3. Peena
  2. 2. Round 1 : Starters Infinte Bounce +5/0
  3. 3. Identify this person who made a short appearance in the 1982 film Gandhi in his early days.
  4. 4. • An Interesting Exchange between Two Geniuses: X to Y: What I most admire about your art. You don't say a word, and the rest of the world understands you. Y to X: It is true. But your glory is even greater !! The whole world Admires you, even though they don't understand a word of what you say!! • ID X and Y.
  5. 5. X-Einstein and Y- Charlie Chaplin
  6. 6. • Their slogan is: "We open government" There headquarters is in Sweden which even nuclear bomb cant destroy. Name them.
  7. 7. Wikileaks Currently, WikiLeaks is hosted mainly by the Swedish internet service provider Bahnhof in the Pionen facility, a former nuclear bunker in Sweden.
  8. 8. Whose grave?
  9. 9. Walter Hartwell 'Walt' White, Sr
  10. 10. Connect • • • • • • • • • • Darshan Lahore Nabha Samana Sirhind X Safabadi Sunami Top Khana Ghalor
  11. 11. Gates of Patiala Maharaja Narendra Singh (1845–1862)who fortified the city of Patiala by constructing ramparts and 10 gates around the city. X is Sheranwala
  12. 12. What are these ? • • • • Down Under Snowball Cool Cool Strawberry Ray of Sunshine Avalanche
  13. 13. Mocktails
  14. 14. Connect
  15. 15. Types of what? • • • • • • • • OakShaft Moontimmer Silver Arrow Firebolt Tinderblast Swiftstick Shooting Star Trigger
  16. 16. Broomstick
  17. 17. Connect • • • • • • • • • • • • Sirius Black Fleur Delacour Aberforth Dumbledore Arabella Figg Mundungus Fletcher Remus Lupin Alastor Moody James Potter Lily Potter Kingsley Shacklebolt Nymphadora Tonks Arthur Weasley
  18. 18. Order of the Phoenix
  19. 19. Connect • Sévérine • Strawberry Fields • Vesper Lynd • Miranda Frost • Paris Carver • Natalya Simonova (incomplete list)
  20. 20. Bond Girls
  21. 21. Round 2 : Khana General
  22. 22. What is X ? • X is so named because it was a specialty of a onearmed chef. The ingredients of X's distinctive masala prepared by the women in the family is a closely guarded secret. • It is part of Awadhi cuisine. It is said to incorporate 160 spices. Ingredients include finely minced lamb (lamb ground), plain yogurt, garam masala, grated ginger, crushed garlic, ground card amom, powdered cloves, melted ghee, dried mint, small onions cut into rings, vinegar, sugar, lime.
  23. 23. Tunde ke kabab
  24. 24. • Dr. Abdul Sattar X, NI, LPP, RMA, IBP, GPA, MSP (these are not his qualifications but awards won by him !) or Maulana X, is a prominent Pakistani philanthropist, social activist and humanitarian. He is the founder and head of the X Foundation, a non-profit social welfare organization in Pakistan. Together with his wife, he received the 1986 Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service. • To this day, he owns two pairs of clothes, has never taken a salary from his organization and lives in a small two bedroom apartment over his clinic in Karachi. • He has been recommended for a Nobel Peace prize by the Prime Minister of Pakistan. • Id X. • Bonus 5 points if u tell the unique record held by one of the services provided by his foundation.
  25. 25. Edhi foundation Has the record for largest ambulance service provider in the world
  26. 26. • From 1884 these were officially two : Bombay____ and Kolkata_____. • In the 20th century it was unofficially used by Railways according to Madras_____ . • Many years back there was 1 more of this kind at Port Blair. • Few days back it was again in news for some reasons and debate is still going on. What am I talking about ? *source The Tribune
  27. 27. Indian Standard Time
  28. 28. • This British overseas territory has a population of about 57000 but has more than 70000 registered companies and more than 600 banks and trusts. • ID?
  29. 29. Cayman Islands
  30. 30. • A X is a proposed ombudsman in India. The word X is derived from the Sanskrit word “Y" (people) and “Z" (protector/caretaker), or "caretaker of people.“ • Dr L.M.Singhvi was prompted by the then Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, inquiring which zoo the new animal (Ombudsman) came from. • It was then that Singhvi coined the word ‘X in 1963. • What is X? *source The Tribune
  31. 31. A Lokpal is a proposed ombudsman (Legal Representative) in India. The word is derived from the Sanskrit word "lok" (people) and "pala" (protector/caretaker), or "caretaker of people."
  32. 32. What is the significance of the old Nokia SMS ringtone of 'bip bip bip beep beep bip bip bip'?
  33. 33. This tone is actually the Morse code for S M S
  34. 34. What is being talked about? • "‘Dig boy, dig’, shouted the Canadian engineer, Mr W L Lake, at his men as they watched elephants emerging out of the dense forest with oil stains on their feet". This is possibly the most distilled – though fanciful – version of the legend explaining the siting and naming of X. *source The Tribune
  35. 35. Digboi also known as the Oil City of Assam has the first oil well in Asia
  36. 36. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (English: Non-resident Indian Day), is celebrated in India each year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. Why it is celebrated in India on 9th Jan?
  37. 37. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on January 9, 1915
  38. 38. • ‘‘Lewis took five years to chronicle Narnia, Tolkien had twelve years, Rowling took ten and Lucas spent nearly three decades on Star Wars. • And we all know how that one turned out in the end. • You’re not our bitch and you’re not a machine And we don’t mean to dictate how you spend your days. • But please, bear in mind, in the time that you’ve had Shakespeare churned out thirty-five friggin’ plays.’’ • Lyrics of a song titled ‘Write like the wind’ by Paul and Storm. Who is the subject of this song ?
  39. 39. Feeling the chill ?? Because Winter has arrived !!
  40. 40. • This was the best known animal to serve as a company’s trade mark. It was the 7th and the company’s longest-lived trademark, having appeared since 1957. It was captured in the Namibian jungles and brought to the United States in 1921. The first animal of its kind to have been transported by air. Its handler used to give out photographs singed “Growlingly yours own.” • Name the animal and the company it represented.
  41. 41. Leo the Lion (MGM)
  42. 42. • UCL Semifinal 2012, Barcelona Vs Chelsea. • After waves and waves of attack from Barca, Chelsea finally managed to clear the ball. Torres raced on to a long ball, rounded off Valdes and scored. Then something happened which became an internet rage. • Give the exact term. • The urban dictionary definition of the word is- "During any European Football/Soccer games, whenever a goal is scored, the announcer of the game will scream barely understandable things, often in foreign languages, and scare anyone who happens to be watching the game.“ • The same was repeated again (on a lower extent) in the finals of the same tournament.
  43. 43. Gary Neville ‘goalgasm’ Torres !!
  44. 44. Which fictional character has a bodily association with this picture?
  45. 45. Albus Dumbledore, who has a scar on his left knee which is a perfect map of the London Underground
  46. 46. What do you obtain from this equation?
  47. 47. The Batman equation
  48. 48. • X is one of the national languages of Guyana, Fiji and Suriname. First Indian President Rajendra Prasad and Former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri are all associated with this language. P Chidambaram, then Home Minister promised Parliament in 2012 that it would be included among the languages mentioned in the Constitution. • Identify X.
  49. 49. Bhojpuri
  50. 50. Id X. • The earliest know use of this word comes from a post by Australian who was drunk after his friend’s 21st birthday party in September 2002. The post read - ”Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped over and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a X.”
  51. 51. Selfie
  52. 52. • In 1958 he wrote in his “Anti-Matter Manifesto”: “In the Surrealist period, I wanted to create the iconography of the interior world and the world of the marvelous, of my father Freud. Today, the exterior world and that of physics has transcended the one of psychology. My father today is Dr. Heisenberg.” • The guy who said this redid one of his masterpieces to fit his new style of thinking. • Who is the guy and what master piece did he redo as what ?
  53. 53. • The guy is Salvador Dali and the two paintings are “The Persistence of Memory” before and “The Disentegration of the Persistence of Memory” after
  54. 54. What is being talked about? A girl who’s warm & humanly during the day A classy girl who knows how to enjoy the freedom of a cup of coffee A girl whose heart gets hotter at night A girl with that kind of twist… I’m a guy A guy who is warm as you during the day A guy who one-shots his coffee even before it cools down A guy whose heart bursts when night comes That kind of guy… Beautiful,lovable Yes,you,hey,yes,you,hey Beautiful,lovable Yes,you,hey,yes,you,hey Now lets go till the end
  55. 55. • One of the founders of the company was Padmshree recipient N.N Mohan. His son Col. V.R. Mohan took over the company in 1969. • While on a trip to Europe, Col. Mohan discovered that the monasteries there had perfected the art of making __________. • Hence, on his return to India, he launched the brand X, and named it in honor of the priests in those monasteries. The rest, as they say, is history. • ID X.
  56. 56. • X is performed in a circle as a symbol of the Hindu view of time. The rings of dancers revolve in cycles, as time in Hinduism is cyclical. As the cycle of time revolves, from birth, to life, to death and again to rebirth, the only thing that is constant is the Goddess, that one unmoving symbol in the midst of all of this unending and infinite movement. The dance symbolizes that God, represented in feminine form in this case, is the only thing that remains unchanging in a constantly changing universe. Id X.
  57. 57. Garba
  58. 58. Connect • • • • • • • 2006- Arshad Warsi 2008- Shilpa Shetty 2009- Amitabh Bachchan 2010- Salman Khan 2011- Sanjay Dutt 2012 – Salman Khan 2013 – Salman Khan
  59. 59. Big Boss Hosts
  60. 60. • Consider an equilateral triangle ABC and let S be its in circle. Let AD be the median from A , D lying on BC. What is the resultant geometrical figure ? {main theme hint: let B lie on the origin with C on the positive X axis and A in the first quadrant.}
  61. 61. Deathly hallows
  62. 62. • On 17 July 1866, a newspaper wrote that the Prince "retired to the royal pavilion on a "______'s egg"". There are several variations used to describe specific types of _______ with prefixes like 1. Golden 2. Silver 3. Bronze 4. Diamond 5. Platinum 6. Royal 7. Laughing 8. Titanium 9.Pair 10. King's Pair the more the value of the prefix the rare is the event of ______ happening!!!
  63. 63. Duck
  64. 64. • Started in 1850 on an experimental basis between Kolkata and Diamond Harbour, it was opened for use by the British East India Company the following year. In 1854, the service was made available to the public. Lawyers vouched for X as they were registered under the Indian Evidence Act and known for their credibility when presented in court. • Bollywood was not to be left behind and immortalized the service with many sudden turns in films being announced by the advent of the ‘Y (Hindi usage of the word X)'. • State-run telecom firm Z the last known company in the country to provide this service had decided last year to discontinue the usage of X following a huge shortfall in revenue. The service generated about Rs 75 lakh annually, compared with the cost of over Rs 100 crore to run and manage it. • The last of this was sent to A. Identify X,Y, Z and A?
  65. 65. • X- Telegram Y – Taar Z- BSNL A- Rahul Gandhi
  66. 66. What does the scale signifies?
  67. 67. Pencil shades
  68. 68. Connect • Dasher • Dancer • Prancer • Vixen • Comet • Cupid • Donner • Blitzen • Rudolph (Exhaustive list)
  69. 69. Santa Claus's reindeer
  70. 70. X trucks were the most widely used mediumcapacity trucks of the Indian Armed Forces. They were manufactured between 1959 and 1996 by the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, (VFJ) of the Indian Ordnance Factories Board. Nearly all these trucks have been phased out and replaced by Ashok Leyland Stallion and Tata LPTA 713 4x4s. Name the truck. *source The Tribune
  71. 71. Shaktiman Trucks
  72. 72. • The area has grown towards becoming the fourth largest city in Jordan since 2012 and has been in the headlines for all of 2013 so far. Demographically, it is the world’s second largest habitation behind Dadaab in Kenya. With multiple hospitals, the city has significantly better healthcare and mortality rates than outside its borders. The relatively new city has schools, taxis, playgrounds, main roads and with increasing population, it has influenced many entrepreneurial ventures for supporting local residents. Kilian Kleinschmidt is the de-facto Mayor, who oversees the city’s administration with much complexity and challenges. How is this area known to the world? *pic on next slide
  73. 73. Zaatari rafugee camp
  74. 74. • Once i returned back, X asked me how Y was from the place from where i returned and I replied with the first line of a very famous song among the people of the place where i belonged to.
  75. 75. X=Indira gandhi Y=India I=Rakesh sharma
  76. 76. • In South Africa they are called that country's "national flower" and there were moves to ban them. • In the USA they call them urban tumbleweeds, witches britches or witches knickers. • Somaliland residents became so used to them they re-named them "flowers of Hargeisa" after their capital. • What am I talking of?
  77. 77. Plastic Shopping Bags
  78. 78. • Led by a man sent from the future named Abe (Daniels), X kill and dispose of victims sent back in time, and are paid with bars of silver strapped to the target, whose face is hidden by a bag. When a X is retired, the X's future self is sent back from exactly thirty years in the future as his target, but with gold bars. This event is referred to as "closing the ______". Not carrying out the killing is punishable by death. Just identify what are X?
  79. 79. Loopers
  80. 80. “Sab se behtar banunga main. Jaisa koi aur na tha. Unhe pakarna imtehaan mera. Aur sikhana maqsad khara. Is safar per nikla hoon main. Ghoomunga chaaron disha. Her X ki shakti hai khaas. Jise mujhko hai samajhna. ___________________ Yahi hai qismat meri. X ...ooh, tum mere saathi. Dekhegi yeh duniya saari. ____________________ Kaam ayega hausla hi. Saathi main, aur ek saathi tu. X ___________ ___________ X” ID X.
  81. 81. Pokemon
  82. 82. • In Internet slang, a X is someone who posts inflammatory, extraneous, or off-topic messages in an online community, such as a forum, chat room, or blog, with the primary intent of provoking readers into an emotional response or of otherwise disrupting normal on-topic discussion. • Id X.
  83. 83. Troll
  84. 84. ID X • X is a band formed by three British Sikh brothers in 2001, whose style blends western genres with traditional Punjabi beats and vocals. • Rhythm Dhol Bass was their first album released in 2001.
  85. 85. RDB
  86. 86. ID X. • • • • • • • • • • • X Frank Catton Rusty Ryan Reuben Tishkoff Virgil Malloy Turk Malloy Livingston Dell Basher Tarr "The Amazing" Yen Saul Bloom Linus Caldwell
  87. 87. Ocean’s 11 • • • • • • • • • • • George Clooney as Danny Ocean Bernie Mac as Frank Catton Brad Pitt as Rusty Ryan Elliott Gould as Reuben Tishkoff Casey Affleck as Virgil Malloy Scott Caan as Turk Malloy Eddie Jemison as Livingston Dell Don Cheadle as Basher Tarr Shaobo Qin as "The Amazing" Yen Carl Reiner as Saul Bloom Matt Damon as Linus Caldwell
  88. 88. This book by Dr. Sheridan Simove is a worldwide bestseller and sells for $4 on Amazon. Users on Goodreads rate it at 4.2 on a scale of 5. What unique distinction does this book possess?
  89. 89. The book is completely blank
  90. 90. Round 3 : Peena ID the personalities
  91. 91. Identify • X was a noted food writer, chef, bestselling cookbook author and host of cooking shows like “X show" and "Cook It Up With X" (Sony TV). • Her first cook book, The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking, was published in 1974. Since then she wrote over 100 books and sold more than 3 million books. • She also ran the largest Indian food web site, and published a bi-monthly magazine, Cooking & More. Her cooking show is broadcast all over South East Asia, India, the Gulf, the United Kingdom and United States of America. *source The Tribune
  92. 92. Tarla Dalal
  93. 93. He was a Colonel of the British Indian Company. He authored the Man-Eaters of Kumaon, Jungle Lore and other books recounting his hunts and experiences. Who is he? *Idea from Trip poster
  94. 94. Jim Corbett
  95. 95. Myself X, son of Rajini and Ramesh, brother of Nitin, Ajit and Savita, husband of Anjali and I have two children. Who am I ?
  96. 96. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar
  97. 97. • J. K. Rowling talking about someone: I think X would be very gifted in Occlumency, unlike Harry. Harry’s problem with it was always that his emotions were too near the surface and that he is in some ways too damaged. But I thought of X as someone who is very capable of compartmentalizing his life and his emotions, and always has done. So he's shut down his pity. So he suppresses virtually all of the good side of himself. But then he's playing with the big boys, as the phrase has it, and suddenly, having talked the talk he's asked to walk it for the first time and it is absolutely terrifying. And I think that that is an accurate depiction of how some people fall into that kind of way of life and they realize what they're in for. I felt sorry for X. Well, I’ve always known this was coming for X, obviously, however nasty he was. Id X.
  98. 98. Draco Malfoy
  99. 99. Who is seen here, at the opening session of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in his capacity as a newly appointed political advisor?
  100. 100. The former Chinese basketball player Yao Ming
  101. 101. • He is a Trinidadian-British known for his novels focusing on the legacy of the British Empire's colonialism. In 2001, He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His notable works include : A House for Mr. Biswas, A Bend in the River, The Enigma of Arrival, In a Free State. Who is he?
  102. 102. V S Naipaul
  103. 103. • X made his first Under-19 appearance for India in 2005 at the age of 16. He was picked in the Indian squad for the 2006 U/19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. India finished runners-up with X impressing in the final against Pakistan with a haul of 3 wickets. He was the vice-captain of the victorious Indian team at the 2008 U/19 Cricket World Cup. He played a crucial role with the ball in the tournament, taking 10 wickets in 6 games at an average of 13. • Identify X.
  104. 104. SIR
  105. 105. Apart from writing multiple acclaimed books focused on a certain sector, this book is (perhaps) the only work of fiction by the author. Who is this author of this book?
  106. 106. Mathemagician Shakuntala Devi
  107. 107. Id the personality. • Known as ‘Sheriff of Wall Street’. His most famous victims include Rajat Gupta , Bank of America and most recently Devyani Khobragade. • In 2012, X was named by Time magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People in the World" and by India Abroad as its “2011 Person of the Year.”
  108. 108. United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara
  109. 109. • He was an Irish Playwright born in 1856 in Dublin . • He is the only person ever to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize and an Oscar . • He wanted to refuse his Nobel Prize outright because he had no desire for public honors, but accepted it at his wife's behest: she considered it a tribute to Ireland. • He did reject the monetary award, requesting it be used to finance translation of Swedish books to English. • Name the person.
  110. 110. George Bernard Shaw. For his contributions to literature and for his work on the film Pygmalion (adaptation of his play of the same name) respectively.