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SJC Quizzers
&
Karnataka Quiz Association
present
In partnership with
Carpe Diem, IIM Calcutta,
SEQC, Goa
BCQC Pune
BQC Mumbai
Grey Cells, Kerala,
AQA,
K-Circle, Hyderabad
...
The Setters
Prof. Rajeev Gowda
Prithwiraj Mukherjee
Nagaratna Partikal Patil
Abhijith Raghu
Rijul Ballal
Chirag Chittar
Ar...
Section I
RULES
20 questions x 1 point
You can stake 1 point on a question if sure of the answer
You can stake on a maximu...
Whose sudden elevation caused this protest
in Washington DC?
Qn. 1 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Plaintiffs “Emma” and “Isabella” are suing
actress Sofia Vergara in a “right-to-live”
lawsuit in a Louisiana court, egged ...
Qn. 3 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
“I have more Sikhs in my cabinet than
Modi does.”
Who?
Qn. 4 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
The only times this was implemented in
India previously were January 1946 and
Ja...
This European head of government traces
his roots to Margao. Who?
Qn. 5 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Sudarsan Pattnaik was awarded the Padma
Shri in 2014. For what artistic
specialisation?
Qn. 6 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 ...
Qn. 7 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Below are pictures of one of London’s largest carnivals, held since the 1960s, e...
Name the organization behind this logo.
Qn. 8 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Qn. 9 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Name the brand being advertised in these images.
Qn. 10 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Ashgabat, off an oasis near the Kara Kum
desert, is the capital of a Central As...
In1851, a weaver named John Haller set out to
Mangalore. After 19 months, he already had 20
looms where 27 workers were em...
This word might remind you of a Peruvian
band, an Ethiopian language or of the idea
of sexual energy in Freud’s work.
What...
This long running Japanese manga and
anime series was inspired by the Chinese
novel Journey to the West that features a
mo...
Ancient Indians called them Yavana. This
word was applied to a group of people who
lived on the western coast of modern da...
When asked about a claim made in a research paper
published by The Indian Council of Historical
Research, Historian and Ja...
Qn. 16 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
This dress designed by Gianni Versace is
inspired by the work of which artist?
X is a dance move in which the dancer
simultaneously drops the head while
raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture
that h...
In Greek mythology, who was the mortal
sister of Stheno and Euryale?
Qn. 18 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
6th June 2016, saw the rise in number of
applicants for Indian citizenship by about
40,000. This was the highest ever numb...
The second day of Deepawali is celebrated
as Kukur Tihar in Nepal. What animal is
often garlanded and honoured on this day...
Section II
RULES
25 questions x 1 point
These **ed questions will be counted to resolve ties
No negatives
Max score: 25
Something that Herbert Morrison said on the radio in May 1937 is the basis
for this meme’s long-winded joke featuring an a...
Which Indian writer composed this epitaph for himself:
“In it, he said, lies one who spared neither man nor god.
Waste not...
The term was coined by Ludwig
August von Rochau, a German writer
and politician in the 19th century,
and refers to politic...
The Greater Ox-cart has connections to
Tendai, Nichiren and Zen.
By what 8-letter name do we refer to it
in English ?
Qn. ...
In 1772, the Edinburgh Advertiser included this line:
"Yesterday being the settling day for India stock, the bulls
had a b...
Some people call it a Zuckasaurus. What
does it represent?
Qn. 26 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
This program began in 1560 and ended in
1814. It was the extension of a similar such
program conducted in Western Europe.
...
The father was an admiral in the British
navy and played his cards right to find a
political future post the Restoration o...
To make Kiswah you need 670 kilograms
of pure silk. You also need 120 kgs of gold
and about 50 kgs silver for the design.
...
Qn. 30 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
The men seen here were part of group that has become a derogatory word in the E...
This fruit’s name is of Dravidian origin.
Fans of The Godfather films may
remember that this fruit is present before
every...
Unguja is the main island in an archipelago
that takes its name from the Persian word
for black coast. The island is often...
This pathologist while studying a certain organ
discovered that there were several clusters of
cells separated from the su...
The Kon dynasty began to build it, and later
dynasties added to their work.
This location, called the "Troy of the East" b...
This is an English word usually meant to describe a person who
is silly, foolish, stupid, and/or useless.
The actual origi...
A poem by Dilip Chitre plays a small part in a major Indian film
from the 80s that defined an actor’s career. It begins
Be...
If you wanted to code the individual elements in this
pursuit by approximating each to the nearest possible
letter, you wo...
X Seraphinianus, riginally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of
an imaginary world, created by the Italian...
Qn. 39 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Identify this ancient martial art. It is characterized by “pum-balgi,” or “step...
1n 1997, Logitech's co-founder and vice chairman, Pierluigi Zappacosta summoned
executives to a meeting with management co...
Transnistria is a rebel government in mainland Europe, but no major government or
UN recognizes the legitimacy of this nat...
Definitions of some dictionary words are below. What
peculiarity do they share?
Not an exhaustive list
A. A style of South...
The Polar Fox JAMES MPX808571F Men’s Lace Up Cap Toe
Military Combat Work Desert Ankle Boot was pulled from the
market by ...
Qn. SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
The original source refers to the events of
578 BC, while the title refers to the Tigris and the
Euphrates, and the lyrics...
This statue honours a Coastguardsman named
John Daniels who was not an expert cameraman
but got asked to record something ...
Section III
RULES
25 questions x 2 points
No negatives
Max score: 50
A
Cheering news from India. My press clipping agency has sent me a letter from
the correspondence column of an Indian pape...
Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, (1783-1859), 1st Baronet,
was an extraordinarily successful Parsi
businessman and philanthropist. Th...
Axiom Research Labs in Jakkur, Bengaluru, is about to embark
on an audacious adventure, the first in the Indian private se...
Qn. 49 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
This is a sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin. It is titled
X discussing Y. One...
Critics alleged that this artiste’s songs were all hits because he used beautiful
women in his videos. To counter this cla...
This town in West Bengal has been in the news since November 2016,
because workers of a production unit present here, in t...
Qn. 52 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
The French stew on the left (beef and vegetables) inspired the
soup on the righ...
Qn. 53 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Sign language for which two personalities? 1 pt. each
Qn. 54 SJC Quizzers & KQA
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Identify both words blanked out. 1 pt. each
Qn. 55 SJC Quizzers & KQA
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Connect – exhaustive list (1 pt.) . Also Identify the city marked here (1 pt.)
On the show Scream Queens, Chanel #3 (played
by Billie Lourd) wears earmuffs because one
guy she dated got so obsessed wit...
Qn. 57 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Identify the actor in the still, as well as the movie
from which it is taken.
In 1896, X wrote a letter to the chemical engineer Ragnar
Sohlman:
‘ My heart trouble will keep me here in Paris for anoth...
X is a graphic novel by Y published in September 2011. The book is set in a
fictional Islamic fairy tale landscape, and de...
This is an exhaustive list of British territories overseas.
Name the missing territories.?
Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla...
It has its origins in a Test match played between the
West Indies and England at Old Trafford, Manchester,
in the year 193...
The idea of X came to Y when performing a
standup act in Canada, where he went while he
was a student at Oxford University...
Swami Shambhavananda was a monk of the
Ramakrishna Mission. A man of modest formal
education but self-taught was famous fo...
“Shut up in a lovely mansion, with
police night and day
Patrolling the garden to keep the
assassins away,
He got down to w...
This word comes from Arabic where it is used in
connection with holy sites to signify how entry
to a sacred place is forbi...
Colloquially referred to as Y Ddraig Goch
meaning The Red X, it is sometimes
claimed to be the oldest national flag still
...
Evidence offered by this fossil creature seems to support the
arbocursorial theory. Name creature. What speculation does t...
The X days were begun during the reign of Queen
Elizabeth I as an economy measure, and had more to do
with something seen ...
Alan Light’s book is about a phenomenon, and the role that two people played
in making this phenomenon. What is the book a...
The words used have the same origin and more or less the same
meaning, but are now spelt differently to indicate context o...
Section IV
RULES
2 sets of 5 questions
Each question carries 1 point
The answer expands by a letter with each question
Bon...
When John Cleese took over from
Desmond Llewelyn in the Bond films,
what did that make him? (1)
Qn. 71 SJC Quizzers & KQA
...
German prefix meaning original or
primitive. (2)
Qn.72 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
A short form of the Iberian name Rodrigo,
found in chess opening.(3)
Qn. 73 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Abode of this kind (4)
Qn. 74 SJC Quizzers & KQA
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A short form for Gertrude (5 letters)
Qn. 75 SJC Quizzers & KQA
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An Ethiopian title, useful in reggae. (3)
Qn. 76 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
A measure of absorbed radiation (4)
Qn. 77 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
A unit in plural (5)
Qn. 78 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Another one in plural. (6)
Qn. 79 SJC Quizzers & KQA
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Qn. 80 SJC Quizzers & KQA
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Successful packing (7)
Section V
RULES
5 sets of clues with two answers
Each answer carries 1 point
The two answers are anagrams of each other
No...
East European nation can make a mad dog
out of you. (6,6)
Qn. 81 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Find a foe in an Arab nation (5, 5)
Qn.82 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Pet dog takes you to people from
neighbouring countries (7,7)
Qn. 83 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Full moon in an Indian state (7,7)
Qn. 84 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Iraqi city can produce a spell of light
(5,5)
Qn. 85 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Section VI
RULES
10 questions to close with
No negatives
Max score: 10
A certain writer plundered all these sources
for book titles: Ten Little Indians, This
Little Piggy, There Was a Crooked M...
The poster of which 2016 film that was based on a
nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee
Shetterly?
Qn. 87 SJC Qui...
One explanation for the name _____ ______ is when
American prep school students in the 1950s, wishing to
make a fashion st...
Qn. 89 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
Google doodle to commemorate whose 186th
birthday?
Qn. 90 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
On the left is a chocolate line from the Shetland Isles and on the right is a l...
Which character does this garment pay tribute to?
Qn. 91 SJC Quizzers & KQA
The 2017 Edition
X was a term for people who attacked everybody. Y
was a term for people who attacked everybody except
those originating fr...
The term A was a humorous appellation for
a Dutchman, and meant a man with short
stumpy figure. It could have meant ‘littl...
Despite the ridicule and the harsh treatment given out to her ,
and her followers, their struggle from 1914 finally bore f...
Kevin Richberg summed up up this epidemic of tourist
envy beginning in the 1920s in a headline for HuffPo
that read My ___...
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  1. 1. SJC Quizzers & Karnataka Quiz Association present
  2. 2. In partnership with Carpe Diem, IIM Calcutta, SEQC, Goa BCQC Pune BQC Mumbai Grey Cells, Kerala, AQA, K-Circle, Hyderabad IIM Shillong, AEC-Guwhati, IIT-Kanpur, IISER_Mohali,VIT-Vellore, MSU-Baroda, Pinstorm, Mumbai, KIIT, Bhubaneshwar EFLU Hyderabad and many more
  3. 3. The Setters Prof. Rajeev Gowda Prithwiraj Mukherjee Nagaratna Partikal Patil Abhijith Raghu Rijul Ballal Chirag Chittar Arul Mani
  4. 4. Section I RULES 20 questions x 1 point You can stake 1 point on a question if sure of the answer You can stake on a maximum of 10 questions No negative Max score: 30
  5. 5. Whose sudden elevation caused this protest in Washington DC? Qn. 1 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  6. 6. Plaintiffs “Emma” and “Isabella” are suing actress Sofia Vergara in a “right-to-live” lawsuit in a Louisiana court, egged on by her former fiancé, Nick Loeb Who are Emma and Isabella? Qn. 2 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  7. 7. Qn. 3 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition “I have more Sikhs in my cabinet than Modi does.” Who?
  8. 8. Qn. 4 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition The only times this was implemented in India previously were January 1946 and January 1978 What?
  9. 9. This European head of government traces his roots to Margao. Who? Qn. 5 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  10. 10. Sudarsan Pattnaik was awarded the Padma Shri in 2014. For what artistic specialisation? Qn. 6 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  11. 11. Qn. 7 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Below are pictures of one of London’s largest carnivals, held since the 1960s, every August in this locality in the city, and organized by the local West Indian community. This locality shares its name with a hit 1999 film and was a low income district till the 1980s. Today it is gentrified and affluent, and the carnival may be the last remnant of its past, when poor West Indian immigrants lived there. Identify
  12. 12. Name the organization behind this logo. Qn. 8 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  13. 13. Qn. 9 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Name the brand being advertised in these images.
  14. 14. Qn. 10 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Ashgabat, off an oasis near the Kara Kum desert, is the capital of a Central Asian republic. Many businessmen thought that the letters assigned to this republic for Internet use would make a great domain name. Capital of which country?
  15. 15. In1851, a weaver named John Haller set out to Mangalore. After 19 months, he already had 20 looms where 27 workers were employed. Haller experimented with the sap of a bark of a semecarpus tree and invented a colour. He gave it a name borrowed from the Persian for dust. What name did he thus coin? Qn. 11 617a SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  16. 16. This word might remind you of a Peruvian band, an Ethiopian language or of the idea of sexual energy in Freud’s work. What 6-letter word? Qn. 12 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  17. 17. This long running Japanese manga and anime series was inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West that features a monkey king. It also has elements from the Eight Dog Chronicles. Nearly all characters have names that are puns on food items. Name the series. Qn. 13 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  18. 18. Ancient Indians called them Yavana. This word was applied to a group of people who lived on the western coast of modern day Turkey. A revolt here would begin the famous wars with Persia. The name Yavana was derived from which community? Qn. 14 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  19. 19. When asked about a claim made in a research paper published by The Indian Council of Historical Research, Historian and Jawaharlal Nehru University professor Supriya Verma said, “Till date, no archaeologist has ever interpreted the ‘_________ ____’ as a goddess, let alone Parvati.” Fill the blanks. Length indicative. Qn. 15 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  20. 20. Qn. 16 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition This dress designed by Gianni Versace is inspired by the work of which artist?
  21. 21. X is a dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm and the elbow in a gesture that has been noted to resemble sneezing. What is the move X called? Qn. 17 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  22. 22. In Greek mythology, who was the mortal sister of Stheno and Euryale? Qn. 18 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  23. 23. 6th June 2016, saw the rise in number of applicants for Indian citizenship by about 40,000. This was the highest ever number of applicants for Indian citizenship on a single day since 1948. All these applicants came from 2 states. Similarly, the same day saw about a hundred new pin codes being assigned to places in these states. What was the reason? Qn. 19 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  24. 24. The second day of Deepawali is celebrated as Kukur Tihar in Nepal. What animal is often garlanded and honoured on this day? Qn. 20 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  25. 25. Section II RULES 25 questions x 1 point These **ed questions will be counted to resolve ties No negatives Max score: 25
  26. 26. Something that Herbert Morrison said on the radio in May 1937 is the basis for this meme’s long-winded joke featuring an aging Hollywood actor and a sea creature. Either give us what Morrison said with context, or give us the joke. Qn. 21 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  27. 27. Which Indian writer composed this epitaph for himself: “In it, he said, lies one who spared neither man nor god. Waste not your time on him, for he was a sod. Writing nasty things he regarded as great fun. Thank the Lord, he is dead, this son of a gun.” Qn. 22 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  28. 28. The term was coined by Ludwig August von Rochau, a German writer and politician in the 19th century, and refers to politics or diplomacy based primarily on practical considerations, rather than ideological notions. What 11-letter word that is still in use? Qn. 23 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  29. 29. The Greater Ox-cart has connections to Tendai, Nichiren and Zen. By what 8-letter name do we refer to it in English ? Qn. 24 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  30. 30. In 1772, the Edinburgh Advertiser included this line: "Yesterday being the settling day for India stock, the bulls had a balance to pay to the bears to the amount of 23 per cent. Only one _____ _____waddled out of the alley, and that for no greater a sum than 20,000.“ The term thus meant a n investor who couldn’t pay their debts. Only in the 20th century did it take on a sense of what a newspaper called “that dreaded second-term problem”. What expression are we looking for? Qn. 25 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  31. 31. Some people call it a Zuckasaurus. What does it represent? Qn. 26 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  32. 32. This program began in 1560 and ended in 1814. It was the extension of a similar such program conducted in Western Europe. Offenses included practicing astrology, polygamy and selling arms to Muslims. What was this program? Qn. 27 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  33. 33. The father was an admiral in the British navy and played his cards right to find a political future post the Restoration of Charles II. The son had different leanings and ended up having a state named after him in the United States. Both had the same name. Name either. Qn. 28 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  34. 34. To make Kiswah you need 670 kilograms of pure silk. You also need 120 kgs of gold and about 50 kgs silver for the design. What is it used for? Qn. 29 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  35. 35. Qn. 30 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition The men seen here were part of group that has become a derogatory word in the English language. This group has also figured in movies made by Ismail Merchant and George Lucas. What is the collective name for these people?
  36. 36. This fruit’s name is of Dravidian origin. Fans of The Godfather films may remember that this fruit is present before every death in the films. What fruit? Qn. 31 617a SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  37. 37. Unguja is the main island in an archipelago that takes its name from the Persian word for black coast. The island is often referred to by the name of the archipelago. The famous musician associated with these parts was born in the Stone Town area of the main city on this island. Name the archipelago. Qn. 32 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  38. 38. This pathologist while studying a certain organ discovered that there were several clusters of cells separated from the surrounding tissue by a thin fibrous connective tissue. He used a metaphor borrowed from geography to describe this situation. What in the human body takes its name thus? Qn. 33 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  39. 39. The Kon dynasty began to build it, and later dynasties added to their work. This location, called the "Troy of the East" by the British, stretches across three hillocks: Krishnagiri to the north, Rajagiri to the west and Chandrayandurg to the southeast. What are we talking about? Qn. 34 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  40. 40. This is an English word usually meant to describe a person who is silly, foolish, stupid, and/or useless. The actual origins of the term are unknown, but some people speculate that it was coined by British playwright William Wycherley in 1676. Samule Johnson believed the word stems from the Latin phrase 'non compos mentis', i.e. 'not of sound mind. In 2007, a survey among 2000 Britons revealed that it was the nation's favourite word out of 16,500 entries in the Cambridge Dictionary. What word? Qn. 35 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  41. 41. A poem by Dilip Chitre plays a small part in a major Indian film from the 80s that defined an actor’s career. It begins Before I entered this maze, Who was I? I will not remember. And ends with the line the needle of this perfect balance points us to a half-truth Which film? Qn. 36 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  42. 42. If you wanted to code the individual elements in this pursuit by approximating each to the nearest possible letter, you would be left with I’s , O’s, T’s, J’s, L’s, S’s and Z’s. If you think about it, the answer will descend into place slowly. What pursuit are we talking about? Qn. 37 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  43. 43. X Seraphinianus, riginally published in 1981, is an illustrated encyclopedia of an imaginary world, created by the Italian artist, Luigi Serafini. The book is an encyclopedia in manuscript with copious hand-drawn, colored- pencil illustrations of bizarre and fantastical flora, fauna, anatomies, fashions, and foods. What term X, meaning ancient manuscript, did Serafini attach before his name in the title? Qn. 38 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  44. 44. Qn. 39 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Identify this ancient martial art. It is characterized by “pum-balgi,” or “stepping on triangles” – a combination of dance-like steps and deadly kicks. MMA fighter and the History Channel’s Human Weapon host Jason Chambers described it as “…like learning an Irish jig with kickboxing.”
  45. 45. 1n 1997, Logitech's co-founder and vice chairman, Pierluigi Zappacosta summoned executives to a meeting with management consultant Ray Mebert, to draft a new mission statement for Logitech's New Ventures Group. His memo touted Mebert as an expert who could help the group "crisply define" its goals. Ray Mebert told the group that his credentials included work on Procter & Gamble Co.'s "Taste Bright Project," a supposedly secret effort to boost sales by improving the taste of soap. "There actually are some people who admitted in focus groups that they would sometimes taste soap," Mebert said. Executives nodded agreement. Mebert sneered at New Ventures' statement--"to provide Logitech with profitable growth and related new business areas"--and led an exercise in which managers suggested words and ideas that might become part of a new one. The new statement read: "The New Ventures Mission is to scout profitable growth opportunities in relationships, both internally and externally, in emerging, mission inclusive markets, and explore new paradigms and then filter and communicate and evangelize the findings.“ All of this was an elaborate prank orchestrated by Zappacosta. Who played Ray Qn. 40 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  46. 46. Transnistria is a rebel government in mainland Europe, but no major government or UN recognizes the legitimacy of this nation. It used to be part of the USSR, but the country that the UN recognizes this region to be a part of now, has virtually no control over it, after violent clashes broke out in 1992. Transnistria is located between the Dniester river in the west and Ukraine in the east. The rebel government is based in Tiraspol, and even issues its own currency, the Transnistrian ruble. One of the claims of the Transnistrian movement is that the rights of the local Russian speakers are being compromised by the imposition of the alien Romanian language after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Which country is Transnistria officially part of? Qn. 41 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Transnistria flag Official country flag
  47. 47. Definitions of some dictionary words are below. What peculiarity do they share? Not an exhaustive list A. A style of South African music with rural Zulu roots that continues to influence musicians worldwide today. The style originated in the early 1960s. B. The direction of Mecca C. The 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet D. The basic unit of money in Israel E. An ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention F. Slang term for a drug used to calm animals Qn. 42 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  48. 48. The Polar Fox JAMES MPX808571F Men’s Lace Up Cap Toe Military Combat Work Desert Ankle Boot was pulled from the market by its manufacturers after an image of it went viral on Reddit earlier this month. The same viral image prompted the Daily Stormer to call the boots a “must have” item. Why did the manufacturer pull the item? (Stock images of the boot on the next slide) Qn. 43 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  49. 49. Qn. SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  50. 50. The original source refers to the events of 578 BC, while the title refers to the Tigris and the Euphrates, and the lyrics also make references to Menen Asfaw's husband under the name King Alpha. The idea of captivity that runs through the lines might make sense when you remember that the original version was done by The Melodians from Kingston. The disco generation then turned it into an earworm. What are we talking about? Qn. 44 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  51. 51. This statue honours a Coastguardsman named John Daniels who was not an expert cameraman but got asked to record something important at this location. What job was he given? Qn. 45 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  52. 52. Section III RULES 25 questions x 2 points No negatives Max score: 50
  53. 53. A Cheering news from India. My press clipping agency has sent me a letter from the correspondence column of an Indian paper about a cow that came into the bungalow of a Mr. X, who lives at Patengarth, Mandla District, and ate his copy of Carry On, Jeeves, ‘selecting it from a shelf which contained, among other works, books by Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and Henry Fielding.’A pretty striking tribute I look on that as. — P.G. Wodehouse to William Townend, Sept. 3, 1929 B Which Bengaluru-based author wrote the biography of this anthropologist: “Savaging the Civilised: X, His Tribals and India?” Qn. 46 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  54. 54. Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, (1783-1859), 1st Baronet, was an extraordinarily successful Parsi businessman and philanthropist. The JJ School of Art and the JJ Hospital are some of his philanthropic contributions. He made his wealth by shipping what to which country? Name substance and country Qn. 47 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  55. 55. Axiom Research Labs in Jakkur, Bengaluru, is about to embark on an audacious adventure, the first in the Indian private sector. In the process, it is competing for a prize announced in 2007 by a company currently headed by a guy who initially used to call waiters “Abbe Saaley” at IIT Kharagpur. A What is Axiom better known as? B What prize is it in the race for? Qn. 48 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  56. 56. Qn. 49 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition This is a sculpture by Issac Cordal in Berlin. It is titled X discussing Y. One word for X; and a phrase for Y.
  57. 57. Critics alleged that this artiste’s songs were all hits because he used beautiful women in his videos. To counter this claim, he released a song in 1998, whose video featured four copies of himself, and nobody else. The video featured advanced CGI for its time, superimposing the singer over animated backdrops like deserts, mountains and St. Basil’s Cathedral. The song is probably his most popular till date (and probably the biggest hit in its genre as well), and is frequently played at nightclubs even to today. It has been a viral internet meme as well, with thousands of parody dance videos been released on youtube. Identify the artiste and song (1 pt. each) Qn. 50 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  58. 58. This town in West Bengal has been in the news since November 2016, because workers of a production unit present here, in true Bengali style, refused to work overtime, despite such efforts being urgently needed. Its name literally translates to “forest of Shorea robusta” in Bengali – pictures of the Shorea tree are below. Identify the town. What is produced here? (1 pt each) Qn. 51 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  59. 59. Qn. 52 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition The French stew on the left (beef and vegetables) inspired the soup on the right, both in content and etymology. Identify both (1 pt. each)
  60. 60. Qn. 53 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Sign language for which two personalities? 1 pt. each
  61. 61. Qn. 54 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Identify both words blanked out. 1 pt. each
  62. 62. Qn. 55 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Connect – exhaustive list (1 pt.) . Also Identify the city marked here (1 pt.)
  63. 63. On the show Scream Queens, Chanel #3 (played by Billie Lourd) wears earmuffs because one guy she dated got so obsessed with her ears that he threatened to cut them off. This has also been interpreted as a tribute to actress X and arguably her most famous role. Identify X and the role. Qn. 56 617a SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  64. 64. Qn. 57 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Identify the actor in the still, as well as the movie from which it is taken.
  65. 65. In 1896, X wrote a letter to the chemical engineer Ragnar Sohlman: ‘ My heart trouble will keep me here in Paris for another few days at least, until my doctors are in complete agreement about my immediate treatment. Isn't it the irony of fate that I have been prescribed N/G 1, to be taken internally! They call it Trinitrin, so as not to scare the chemist and the public.’ Identify X and explain his apprehension, Qn. 58 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  66. 66. X is a graphic novel by Y published in September 2011. The book is set in a fictional Islamic fairy tale landscape, and depicts the relationship between Dodola and Zam, two escaped child slaves, who are torn apart and undergo many transformations as they grow into new names and new bodies, which prove to be obstacles to their love when they later reunite. The book's website describes its concept thus as a love story and a parable about humanity's relationship to the natural world that explores such themes as the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam. Identify X and Y. Qn. 59 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  67. 67. This is an exhaustive list of British territories overseas. Name the missing territories.? Akrotiri and Dhekelia, Anguilla, Bermuda,British Virgin Islands,Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos, South Sandwich Islands, ___X______, _______ Y___________, Cayman Islands, The Indian Ocean Territory, The British Antarctic Territory, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands. X: One word. Y: Two words Qn. 60 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  68. 68. It has its origins in a Test match played between the West Indies and England at Old Trafford, Manchester, in the year 1933. Walter Robbins was stumped off a surprise delivery that spun into the righthander from outside the off stump. As he walked back to the pavilion, Robbins made a racist remark to his teammates that went "Fancy being done by a bloody_______!“. This term then entered the sport. What term? Who was Robbins referring to? Qn. 61 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  69. 69. The idea of X came to Y when performing a standup act in Canada, where he went while he was a student at Oxford University. X is famous for his quirky and ‘innovative’ ways of dealing with complexities and was possibly inspired by Jacques Tati’s Monsieur Hulot. Y’s silent humour has since brought laughs to many around the world. X and Y? Qn. 62 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  70. 70. Swami Shambhavananda was a monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. A man of modest formal education but self-taught was famous for a unique malaria awareness program that he started in Coorg. He would go around Coorg, singing the song ‘Teachings of a Mosquito’ in the native Kodava language. However, he is more notable for reviving a dying practice of the region and established a cooperative that was later handed over to the government. What is the practice? What household name owes its existence to the cooperative? Qn. 63 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  71. 71. “Shut up in a lovely mansion, with police night and day Patrolling the garden to keep the assassins away, He got down to work, to decide the fate Of millions……......” Name the poet? Who/What is he talking about? Qn. 64 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  72. 72. This word comes from Arabic where it is used in connection with holy sites to signify how entry to a sacred place is forbidden. In English the word has taken on different connotations. It usually conjures up images of decadent sultans and despots popular in oriental works. Name the root word and the English derivative. Qn. 65 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  73. 73. Colloquially referred to as Y Ddraig Goch meaning The Red X, it is sometimes claimed to be the oldest national flag still in use. The nation, as such, is more a sporting entity than a formal one. Name the country and the missing element in The Red X. Qn. 66 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  74. 74. Evidence offered by this fossil creature seems to support the arbocursorial theory. Name creature. What speculation does the arbocursorial theory offer? Qn. 67 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  75. 75. The X days were begun during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I as an economy measure, and had more to do with something seen as peculiar to a community in India rather than anything connected to swinging from a tree or wearing a vest. What was the economy measure? What was the name with an India connection? Qn. 68 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  76. 76. Alan Light’s book is about a phenomenon, and the role that two people played in making this phenomenon. What is the book about? Name the man on the right. Qn. 69 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  77. 77. The words used have the same origin and more or less the same meaning, but are now spelt differently to indicate context of use. The 6-letter word is always used only for the picture on the left while the 5-letter word is used only for the picture on the right. Give both words in order. Qn. 70 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  78. 78. Section IV RULES 2 sets of 5 questions Each question carries 1 point The answer expands by a letter with each question Bonus for getting each complete set: +1 No negatives Max score: 6+6=12
  79. 79. When John Cleese took over from Desmond Llewelyn in the Bond films, what did that make him? (1) Qn. 71 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  80. 80. German prefix meaning original or primitive. (2) Qn.72 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  81. 81. A short form of the Iberian name Rodrigo, found in chess opening.(3) Qn. 73 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  82. 82. Abode of this kind (4) Qn. 74 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  83. 83. A short form for Gertrude (5 letters) Qn. 75 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  84. 84. An Ethiopian title, useful in reggae. (3) Qn. 76 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  85. 85. A measure of absorbed radiation (4) Qn. 77 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  86. 86. A unit in plural (5) Qn. 78 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  87. 87. Another one in plural. (6) Qn. 79 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  88. 88. Qn. 80 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Successful packing (7)
  89. 89. Section V RULES 5 sets of clues with two answers Each answer carries 1 point The two answers are anagrams of each other No negatives Max score: 10
  90. 90. East European nation can make a mad dog out of you. (6,6) Qn. 81 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  91. 91. Find a foe in an Arab nation (5, 5) Qn.82 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  92. 92. Pet dog takes you to people from neighbouring countries (7,7) Qn. 83 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  93. 93. Full moon in an Indian state (7,7) Qn. 84 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  94. 94. Iraqi city can produce a spell of light (5,5) Qn. 85 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  95. 95. Section VI RULES 10 questions to close with No negatives Max score: 10
  96. 96. A certain writer plundered all these sources for book titles: Ten Little Indians, This Little Piggy, There Was a Crooked Man, Sing a Song of Sixpence, One, Two, Buckle My Shoe, Three Blind Mice, Hickory Dickory Dock and How Does Your Garden Grow? Name the writer. Qn. 86 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  97. 97. The poster of which 2016 film that was based on a nonfiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly? Qn. 87 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  98. 98. One explanation for the name _____ ______ is when American prep school students in the 1950s, wishing to make a fashion statement, took to inserting a penny into the diamond-shaped slit on their Weejuns. Another theory is that two pennies could be slipped into the slit, enough money to make an emergency phone call in the 1930s. Either way, the name _____ ______ came to be applied to this style of slip-on and has since stuck. FITB. Qn. 88 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  99. 99. Qn. 89 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition Google doodle to commemorate whose 186th birthday?
  100. 100. Qn. 90 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition On the left is a chocolate line from the Shetland Isles and on the right is a line of jewellery from the same location. Both companies call themselves Mirrie Dancers after the local name for what phenomenon?
  101. 101. Which character does this garment pay tribute to? Qn. 91 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  102. 102. X was a term for people who attacked everybody. Y was a term for people who attacked everybody except those originating from their country with a license from the government. And Z stood for people without a license who operated by the same logic as Y. Z took their name from a kind of grill for cooking meat and called themselves Brethren of the Coast when that name became unpopular. What are X, Y and Z? Qn.92 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  103. 103. The term A was a humorous appellation for a Dutchman, and meant a man with short stumpy figure. It could have meant ‘little tree’ or‘little barrel’. B is a perfect rhyme for A and comes from the Greek word for melon, while also bearing some sense of being cooked in the sun. Two 7-letter words for a point each. Qn. 93 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  104. 104. Despite the ridicule and the harsh treatment given out to her , and her followers, their struggle from 1914 finally bore fruit in the UK in 1918. Who? What was the 1918 decision? Qn. 94 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition
  105. 105. Kevin Richberg summed up up this epidemic of tourist envy beginning in the 1920s in a headline for HuffPo that read My _____ ______ is bigger than yours. The best known is located within the Tijuca Forest. Popular titles for these public efforts range from Redentor and Otero, to Rey (King). The Polish Krol (33) has a number that is hard to beat. What generic effort are we talking about? Why is the Polish Krol hard to beat? Qn. 95 SJC Quizzers & KQA The 2017 Edition

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