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21st Century General Quiz June 2015 Prelims

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Prelims of the 21st Century General Quiz held at RCCIIT, Kolkata on 28th June 2015 by Abir Bhattacharya and Daivik De.

Contributions from Srijak Bhattacharya and Sayantan Bhattacharya.

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21st Century General Quiz June 2015 Prelims

  1. 1. PRELIMS CONTENT BY: ABIR BHATTACHARYA DAIVIK DE CONTRIBUTORS: SRIJAK BHATTACHARYA SAYANTAN BHATTACHARYA
  2. 2. • 25 Questions • 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 are Star Marked Questions • Top 8 teams qualify for the finals • The QM ‘s decision is Final. If any controversy arises, Just Keep Calm and practise Yoga.
  3. 3. Here’s the 1st Question…..
  4. 4. 1 On 1st January, 2015 this became the latest country to join the Eurozone and adopt the Euro currency. Which North European country? (Hint: It’s capital does not start with ‘V’)
  5. 5. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  6. 6. LATVIA
  7. 7. 2 According to Wealth-X, a Singapore based company’s survey in 2014, this actor is the richest actor in the world followed closely by Shahrukh Khan on the 2nd spot. Though his most popular show ‘X’ had the last episode aired 17 years ago, he raked in $400 million even last year due to syndication deals with ‘X’. Who is this actor?
  8. 8. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  9. 9. JERRY SEINFELD
  10. 10. 3 Created by veteran toymaker, Jay Horowitz combining two of his favourite games. What is the name of this toy?
  11. 11. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  12. 12. SUDOKUBE
  13. 13. 4 After extensive analysis by TIME, Makati City, a part of the Manila metropolitan area known as the financial centre of Manila, ended up on top of the list being officially termed as the _ _ _ _ _ _ capital of the world. To compile the rankings, TIME created a database of more than 400,000 Instagram photos that were tagged with the hashtag "#_ _ _ _ _ _" and included geographic coordinates.
  14. 14. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  15. 15. SELFIE
  16. 16. 5On Feb 8, 2013 Shemaroo launched a mashup video of comedy scenes of Vijay Raaz from this movie on their Youtube channel. The video garnered more than 12 million views and became the most watched comedy video of all-time in India at that time. Movie Pundits believe the film could have been a success, had it got more scenes of Vijay Raaz than that of Abhishek Bachchan. Which 2004 film?
  17. 17. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  18. 18. RUN
  19. 19. He retired from cricket in December,2006. On 1 September 2007, it was reported in the Daily Telegraph that he was going to be the first cricketer from his country to join the break-away Indian Cricket League. He pulled out of the event due to the birth of his first son, but he rejoined the ICL for the 2008 season. On January 2010,he was signed for US$100,000 to play for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League. He played just one game, scoring 19 runs from 24 balls against RCB before he was released from his contract. Who are we talking about? 6
  20. 20. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  21. 21. DAMIEN MARTYN
  22. 22. 7 Sand art by Sudarshan Pattanaik dedicated to whom on his untimely demise?
  23. 23. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  24. 24. SATYA SAI BABA
  25. 25. 8 In Spanish, the ‘h’ is silent so this expression when translated in English, literally means ‘wave’ but is used as an expressing for waving goodbye or saying ‘Hello’. How was this expression brought to popular use in India from 2010, by these IIT Bombay graduates?
  26. 26. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  27. 27. OLA CABS
  28. 28. 9 Movie: Johny Gaddar (2007) (Title track) Identify both singers. *AUDIO*
  29. 29. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  30. 30. SURAJ JAGAN AKRITI KAKKAR
  31. 31. 10 The formula TR is the 2nd version of something that has no ending. What is it used to calculate?
  32. 32. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  33. 33. TEMPLE RUN SCORE
  34. 34. 11 She is an American businesswoman, writer, and former model who joined her family business and is involved with all aspects of the company's real estate and hotel management initiatives. In 2003, she was featured in Born Rich, a documentary about the experience of growing up as a child in one of the world's most affluent families. Who’s her super rich dad?
  35. 35. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  36. 36. DONALD TRUMP
  37. 37. 12 Started with nostalgia but soon turned out to be of the most popular hashtag games on Instagram. Rules of what?
  38. 38. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  39. 39. THROWBACK THURSDAY
  40. 40. 13 The X Memorial Award is an international children's literary award established in 2002 to honour the author X who passed away in 2002. The prize money is approximately 3.9 crores in Indian currency, making it the richest award in children's literature and one of the richest literary prize in the world. Who is X?
  41. 41. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  42. 42. ASTRID LINDGREN
  43. 43. 14 Urban Dictionary entry for which term? An intentionally _____ Facebook status update, which people have no clue as to what the heck you are talking about, usually to garner a lot of comments, or is possibly a cry for help. Examples: Mary is: "wondering if it is all worth it" Mark is: "thinking that was a bad idea" What term?
  44. 44. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  45. 45. VAGUEBOOKING
  46. 46. Wangechi Mutu is considered one of the most important contemporary African artist. She observes: “Females carry the marks, language and nuances of their culture more than the male. Anything that is desired or despised is always placed on the female body.” “Complete Prolapsus of the ______” is one of her most famous painting. What is the subject of this painting? 15
  47. 47. 15Continued
  48. 48. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  49. 49. UTERUS
  50. 50. 16 A 2014 American action thriller film starting Keanu Reeves as a retired hitman seeking vengeance for the killing of his Beagle puppy, a gift from his recently deceased wife. As part of a cross-promotion deal with Overkill Software, Lionsgate and Thunder Road Pictures, the lead character was added as a playable character in the online game Payday 2.
  51. 51. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  52. 52. JOHN WICK
  53. 53. 17 This cover version of ‘Rolling in the Deep’ is sung by someone who formed his own band, ‘Dead by Sunrise’ as a side project in 2005. He is also the current lead vocalist for ‘Stone Temple Pilots’ and rock cover band ‘Bucket of Weenies’. However he is best known as the lead vocalist of another band. *AUDIO*
  54. 54. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  55. 55. CHESTER BENNINGTON
  56. 56. 18 The National People's Party is a national-level political party in India though its influence is mostly concentrated in the state of Meghalaya. It was launched in January 2013 by a nine-time Member of Parliament, who announced to form a new political party soon after his expulsion from the Nationalist Congress Party in July 2012, when he refused to accept party decision to quit the Indian presidential election, 2012. Which leader?
  57. 57. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  58. 58. P.A. SANGMA
  59. 59. 19 This advertisement drew huge criticism after an open letter described it as 'insidiously racist'. for showing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan reclining under a parasol held over her head by a 'a dark- skinned slave-boy‘ which led to the company withdrawing the ad and releasing an apology letter. Headquartered at Thrissur, Kerala which company did it advertise?
  60. 60. 19Continue
  61. 61. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  62. 62. KALYAN JEWELLERS
  63. 63. 20 London artisan bakery Foxcroft & Ginger launched it as a competitor to Dominique Ansel’s ‘Cronut’. This confetionary items are hand-folded in-house with French butter and a secret sourdough mix, and then baked into a _______ shape with fillings such as chocolate ganache, custard and jam. Also a portmanteau word. What is it called?
  64. 64. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  65. 65. CRUFFIN (CROISSANT + MUFFIN)
  66. 66. 21 This sportsperson’s autobiography “Dare to be a Champion” was officially published on 18 January 2012. It tells the story from his childhood till who he is now today. It tells the story of hardship his family went through. Basketball was his most favourite game during his childhood. He briefly discusses his car accident which took place on 2006 and how it went on to affect his speed and reaction in the game. However, with much of his determination and discipline, he was able to resume his game as usual. Who is this sportsperson?
  67. 67. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  68. 68. LEE CHONG WEI
  69. 69. 22 In 2009 before getting his first professional footballer contract X was working part-time as a fisherman to support himself and his family financially. X had also worked as a bus driver's assistant. While working as a bus driver X got selected in the club Junior de Barranquilla by giving trials. X is currently one of the most sought after strikers in the world after a string of good performances. Id X.
  70. 70. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  71. 71. CARLOS BACCA
  72. 72. 23 Prof. Hans Harder of Heidelberg University translated this Bengali novel into German in 2014. The novel has been published by Draupadi Verlag Heidelberg. It received many literary prizes in India and became one of the most famous novels of the past decades. The writer even received a Sahitya Akademi Award for this novel. A film adaptation of this novel was made in 2005 by a theatre personality. Name the novel.
  73. 73. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  74. 74. Herbert
  75. 75. 24 This is the 35th book in the Asterix series released on October 2013. It is written by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad. Name the book.
  76. 76. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  77. 77. ASTERIX AND THE PICTS
  78. 78. 25 Advertisement for which brand? *VIDEO* BAPPI LAHIRI ‘SONE KA NIMBOO’
  79. 79. ANSWER ON NEXT SLIDE
  80. 80. 7 UP

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