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Why so qrious mains

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GENERAL QUIZ under the aegis of LPUQUIZCLUB

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Why so qrious mains

  1. 1. Question and Answer Trivia
  2. 2. GENERAL RULES • THE DECISION OF THE QUIZMASTER IS FINAL AND BINDING (QUIZ MASTER - TANMAY ROY) • NO PROMPTING FROM THE AUDIENCE • THE RULES WILL BE MADE CLEAR BEFORE EVERY ROUND STARTS AGAIN AND AGAIN BUT ONCE THE MARKS ARE GIVEN THERE SHOULD BE NO AMBIGUITY INVOLOVED • FOR THE PARTICIPANTS: AVOID PASSING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
  3. 3. • THERE ARE 28 QUESTIONS IN THE QUIZ ALONG WITH 5 EXTRA QUESTIONS, JUST IN CASE OF A TIE • QUESTIONS WILL MOSTLY COVER EVERY ASPECT AND CATEGORY THAT EXISTS UNDER AND BEYOND THE SUN • SCORING PATTERN: • DIRECT - +10, 0 • PASS - +10, 0 • POUNCE - +15, -10 • LAST 4 WILL BE DIFFERENTIAL MARKING ROUND • ALL THE BEST TO EVERYONE
  4. 4. • 1. There were several Indians who contributed to this operation, most of them being the Punjabi Muslims. Although not factually known, the exact number of Indians who participated in this contribution, what is known though is that there were four companies of the Mule service that came as a part of Royal Indian Army service corps, which amounted to be about 2700 in number. An Indian Soldier Jemadar Maula Dad Khan showed immense courage and coolness in protecting his men and the 2700 mules. Since after the operation was over, the mules could not be taken back with them, they were offered to the local people. • A particular historian talks about the Indians contribution to the operation as, “particularly cool under fire and well organised during retreat”. • This operation was recently brought to limelight and the Indian contribution was completely ignored which triggered anger and disappointment amongst lots of historians and columnists in India. • Lieutenant Commander Manish Tayal of the Royal Navy expressed regretfully, “a missed opportunity to tell the story of the lascars”. • Which operation am I talking about?
  5. 5. DUNKIRK EVACUATION
  6. 6. • 2. The contest was judged by a three-member screening committee, led by famous artist Satish Gujral. The other two members were a NITI Aayog member and a NHSRCL official. • Three entries were shortlisted after an initial screening. The top entry was selected from NID Ahmadabad, and the second from the school of Planning and Architecture in Delhi, and the third from the NID Bangalore. • The participants were required to send in their applications between April 19 and May 18. Eventually the “X” was chosen as it represents speed. It has blue and red lines, which according to the sources “symbolise calm and reliability”. • What is being talked about and Id “X”?
  7. 7. BULLET TRAIN LOGO – MUMBAI TO AHMEDABAD X-CHEETAH
  8. 8. • 3. It is a million dollar question that is boggling the internet and Twitter including Google CEO Sundar Pichai. So Pichai now wants to drop everything else and address this issue first. • This debate started when Thomas Baekdal, Founder of Baekdel Media, sought a discussion on the matter, with a tweet followed with pics. • What am I talking about?
  9. 9. • 4.EXCERPTS FROM HINDU MYTHOLOGY • A Hunter by the name of Jara entered the forest, where ‘X’ was resting and was about to go into Yoga Samadhi. Jara the hunter misunderstood the moving foot of “X” as a lurking deer and shot a lethal arrow that pierced into his feet. As soon as the hunter reached “X”, he realised his mistake and pleaded forgiveness. “X” consoled him and told him that his death was inevitable . • “X” also says that in his previous life he committed a sin by killing someone “Y” and now he had to pay the price. As it turns out, Jara the hunter was the very same person “Y” in his previous birth, and that way the circle of Karma was completed. • “X” died as a result of “Z’s” curse that was given to him 36 years ago. • Id “X”, “Y” and “Z” • X&Z together 5 points and Y 5 points • On pounce give all three correctly.
  10. 10. X- LORD KRISHNA Y-VAALI Z-GANDHAARI
  11. 11. • 5. Face book has paid $10,000 reward to a Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its picture sharing app Instagram. • Jani, a 10 year old whose last name was not revealed is the youngest ever recipient of Fb’s “Bug Bounty”, paid to users who find bug or weaknesses in their platforms. Facebook said the glitch was fixed in Feb and the reward was paid in March. • What was the glitch all about?
  12. 12. The loophole was found in a private application programming interface that was not checking whether the person deleting the comment was the same user who posted it. So Jani, could easily change the codes of Instagram servers and force delete others comments and captions.
  13. 13. • 6. Ashish Nehra, one of the long time servants of Indian cricket who retired recently at the age of 38, has played under many captains. • In International Cricket Ashish Nehra played under 9 different captains. He played under Mohammad Azharuddin, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble, Virat Kohli, Virender Sehwag and “X” • Id “X” • Hint: Think out of the box
  14. 14. • HE PLAYED FOR ASIA XI, AGAINST AFRICA XI INZAMAM-UL-HAQ
  15. 15. • 7. This town is mentioned in the Mahabharata as the capital of Lord Krishna’s arch nemesis, King Shishupala of the Chedis. • In more recent times, this city was a strategic trade centre and military outpost for the Mughals. • While it was known for its vast fortresses, today it is known by the gorgeous Sarees that bear its name. • Hint: Rajmukar rao was seen selling those same sarees, in the movie “Bareilly Ki Barfi” • Id the town.
  16. 16. CHANDERI
  17. 17. • 8. In 2013, The World Canine Organization took data from 25 countries to determine the world’s most popular dog breeds. Here are the list: • ______________ (Most Popular) • German Shepherd • Poodle • Chihuahua • Golden Retriever • Yorkshire Terrier • Dachshund • Beagle
  18. 18. 9. Anuj Dhar in his 2012 book “India’s biggest cover-up” wrote about the detailed scam involving the _______ treasure estimated to be worth $700,000. Which treasure and the person involved with it.
  19. 19. INA treasure
  20. 20. 10. A giant flower carpet made of “X” and “Y” is displayed at the Grand Palace to celebrate the Belgium-Japanese friendship in Brussels on 12th August, 2016. Id the flowers X&Y. Pics on next slide.
  21. 21. • Pics of X&Y, flowers
  22. 22. X-BEGONIAS Y-DAHLIAS
  23. 23. • 11. It has happened 4 times in total. Here is the list: • Rik Coppens (Belgium vs. England 1957) – Belgian striker Rik Coppens might have been the inventor of it along with Andre Pitiers and they eventually won 8-3. • Johan Cryuff and Jesper Olsen (Ajax vs. Helmond sport 1982) – They were leading 1-0 when this happened and they won the match 5-0 • Thierry Henry and Robert Pires (Arsenal vs. Man City 2005) – When it went horribly wrong • And then for the last time in 2015, when players “X” and “Y” successfully did it against Celta Vigo. • What am I talking about and who are “X” and “Y”. • 1st part – 5points; X&Y together – 5 points
  24. 24. TWO TOUCH PENALTY MESSI AND SUAREZ
  25. 25. • 12. Which National Park located in the central region of India is the setting of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book”. The park derives its name from a river of the same name that flows through the park almost dividing the park in eastern and western halves. • Hint: In the 2016 adaptation of the film, there is a dialogue exchange between Mowgli and King Louie (The Orangutan), where King Louie asks Mowgli: “Where are you from?” to which Mowgli says, “From the south of the Jungle”, then Louie says, “Oh!! So you are from _______ (utters the name of the district, the south portion of the national park is in)”.
  26. 26. • 13. When Maryam Nawaz Sharif, the daughter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was named in the 2016 Panama Papers leak the country's highest court began an investigation into the 43-year-old. Sharif's children were linked to offshore companies in the British Virgin Islands which were then used to purchase expensive property in London, and the Pakistan federal investigation agency believed the properties were bought with laundered money. A report stated that she had disclosed her ties to the British Virgin Island's firm in 2006 in a statement written in ”X” font. But Microsoft only made the font publicly available in 2007, leading to speculation that the documents could have been forged. • Internet termed this scandal as “Fontgate”. Invented by Lucas De Groot, he describes this font as “warm and soft character”. It became the default font in Office for Mac 2016.
  27. 27. • CALIBRI, NAWAZ SHARIF AND FONTGATE: HOW A MICROSOFT TYPESET COULD BRING DOWN THE PAKISTANI GOVERNMENT CALIBRI FONT
  28. 28. • 14. While watching a Zakir Khan stand-up comedy show, where he was explaining the emergence of creativity from constraints a Marathi actor by the name of Bharat Dabholkar, who used to be a copywriter, struggled with both Hindi as well as English came up. • So what he did, was start playing in his strengths and made a mix of English and Hindi, which gave rise to a creative field in its own, for example – “Sun yaar, can you please come here”. • This form of creativity from Bharat Dabholkar gave rise to something very popular today in India, in the world of Business mixed with such creativity. • What am I talking about?
  29. 29. AMUL ADS
  30. 30. • 15. Atsuko Nishida is credited behind creating the design of “X” which was later finalized by artist Ken Sugimori. Developer Junichi Masuda noted “X’s” name as one of the most difficult to create due to an effort to make it appealing to both Japanese and American audiences. “X” also happens to be the mascot of the franchise it belongs to, and due to its massive popularity, it has become an icon of Japanese pop culture. • “X” was chosen as the primary mascot in an attempt to appeal female viewers and their mothers, and also the colour was chosen as such, so that it was easily visible to children from a distance and also the only competition to “X” with its colour was “Winnie the Pooh”. Though the creator acknowledged the character was relatively popular with boys and girls, he said the idea to make it the mascot was not his and of the entire team’s. • Id this massively popular character “X”
  31. 31. • 16. An actor talking about his shooting experience in an upcoming film: • “Kyunki Humare film me Jahaaz hain bade bade, purane zamaana ke; toh usko samundaar me shoot karna bahut mushkil ho sakta hain, isiliye “X” ek aisa desh hain (an island in Mediterranean sea) jaha par bahut saari shooting hoti hain Pani ki. Waha pe ek paani ki talaab bana rakha hain; aur is tareeke se jo ki samundar se mil jaaye (or like an infinity pool). Aur us Talaab me bahut saare yantra hote hain, jo artificial waves create karte; bade bade canons bane hue hain jinme paani bhare hue hain aur jo samundar me toofan aur baarish create karte hain, shooting ke dauraan. Isiliye humne waha pe shooting ki, jaha pe bahut saare bollywood filmo ki shooting hoti hain”. • Another actor revealed about the film, “It is a period film set in 1790’s and the storyline is fictional and it revolves around a girl who is the lead character.” • “X” happens to be an archipelago (cluster of islands) in Mediterranean Sea between Sicily and the North African Coast. • Id the movie and “X”.
  32. 32. MALTA
  33. 33. • 17. Narendra Modi has availed a scholarship for students who along with being good in academics also actively indulge in “X”. • Termed as the Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana, students will be considered from 6th to 9th and then 10 separately, those who are good graders as well as, have indulged in the act of “X” and pass through the “X” quiz as well. SPARSH stands for Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in ______ as a Hobby.
  34. 34. • IT IS THE COLLECTION AND STUDY OF POSTAGE STAMPS PHILATELY
  35. 35. • 18. Researchers have disproved the common belief that the Ukranian “X” is the oldest and have put forward that the Indian “X” found in MP is the oldest. • The research findings also traces the routes through which the “X” moved from India, one through the Tartar Mongoloid route via Kamchatka to the Americas and the other through the western land route to Finland, Scandinavia, the British Highlands and Europe. • They claim to have found evidence that the “X” was used in ancient "seals", or emblems, and also mentioned in scriptures called the Vedas. • Archaeologists suggested these “X’s” are the oldest ever discovered and pre-date the Harappan civilisation, which thrived in the Indus Valley between about 3,300 and 1,300 BC. • Id “X”
  36. 36. SWASTIKA
  37. 37. • 19. Below shown are two pics. One is the Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, which inspires the poster and the other one is of a Penrose staircase or Infinite staircase which denotes the theme. Both these pics together denote one movie. Name the movie
  38. 38. • 20. At present the “World’s Highest Railway Station” is situated in China with the Xining-Golmud-Lhasa Railway line and the highest point being Tanggula at 16,627 ft. It is followed by Peru with the Lima-huancayo Line and the highest point being Ticilo at 15,843 ft. • India takes up the 22nd position with Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, and Ghum being its highest point at 7,405 ft. • However a proposed project coming up in a certain country would connect the X-Y-Z Railway Line covering 498 kms. When this Railway line gets started, it will be the “World’s Highest Railway Station” at an elevation of 17,582 ft. The status as of such is that: • Survey – done • Feasibility Report – done • Submission to Govt. Institution for appraisal – done • Approval by Govt. Institution – yes • Land Acquisition – no • Construction – no • Which country is this Railway Line coming up?
  39. 39. INDIA
  40. 40. • 21. While playing GTA Vice City 5, you would come across this house. This house a fictional representation of a real house belonged to a very famous man, who surprisingly has a Guinness Book of World Record for owning the world’s largest collection of personal scrapbooks. Proper Pic in next slide.
  41. 41. PLAYBOY MANSION – HUGH HEFNER
  42. 42. • 22. The ____________________ Limit is now accepted to be approximately 1.4 times the mass of sun; any white dwarf (a small very dense star that is typically the size of a planet) with less than this mass will stay a white dwarf forever, while a star that exceeds this mass is destined to end its life in that most violent explosions: A Supernova. • After which Nobel Laureate in Physics was this limit named. • Trivia: Due to his knowledge in Hydrodynamics, he was selected to work in a big secretive project, whose location site is given in the pic. • Id the man and the project he was part of.
  43. 43. SUBRAHMANIUM CHANDRASEKHAR THE MANHATTAN PROJECT
  44. 44. • 23. As far as the Legend goes: • Once upon a time, two sisters from heaven decided to descend to the abode of clouds. They began their journey together but ultimately only one sister reached Earth. The second sister was lost along the way. Consumed by grief for her lost sibling, the sister who reached Meghalaya shed tears, which eventually formed the water body “X”. • However in much less legendary reality, the water body was a man-made reservoir formed in 1965. • The name of it in Khasi translates into “water from the eyes” of “water of tears”.
  45. 45. UMIAM LAKE – MEGHALAYA ALSO KNOWN AS BARAPANI
  46. 46. • 24. The picture of 17 year-old Rawya abu Joma’a of Gaza, an alleged victim of an Israeli attack was actually taken by an award-winning American photo journalist ‘Heidi Levine’ in July, 2014. • The picture is available on multiple news websites. Rawya abu Joma’a 17, at Shifa hospital in Gaza city. Rawya was wounded when two Israeli air strikes hit her family’s apartment. Three of her cousins and sisters were killed in the strike. • How has she come into Indian context, in recent times.
  47. 47. • Pakistan's ambassador to the UN, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, brandished the Palestinian girl's photo in the UNGA and said, dramatically: "This is the face of Indian democracy". • India calling out that as a lie.
  48. 48. • 4 QUESTIONS DIFFERENTIAL MARKING ROUND
  49. 49. 25. Adolphe Quetelet – a Belgian statistician popularized the Bell curve and the normal distribution. However his search for the ‘average man’ in terms of physique(weight and height), led him to develop something which went by the name of ‘Quetelet Index’ but is very popular under a different name today.
  50. 50. Body Mass Index (BMI)
  51. 51. 26. In 1780 a Chinese gentleman called Yong Atchew received a grant of land from Warren Hastings, the then Governor general of Bengal, in an area about 30 km from Kolkata. His tomb still exists in this area named Atchipur/Acchipur after him. What did he start, which was the first of its kind in this region and thus led to a ubiquitous word in most Indian languages of the region?
  52. 52. Sugar plantations leading to sugar being known as Cheeni(Hindi word from Chinese)
  53. 53. 27. This video streaming site is the brainchild of Jawed Karim, Steve Chen and Chad Hurley, who were the ex-workers of Paypal then. It is currently owned by Alphabet Inc. which also owns Google.
  54. 54. YouTube
  55. 55. 28. The only time cricket was a part of Commonwealth Games was in 1998. Who won that specific edition?
  56. 56. Cricket South Africa
  57. 57. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
  58. 58. TIE-BREAKERS
  59. 59. • Id this sculptor
  60. 60. Simpson Version for which film. It shows the climax of that particular film

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