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Travel & Living Quiz Finals - IIT BHU Quiz Club

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Travel and Living Quiz Club Finals by the IIT BHU Quiz Club.
Held at the MCIIE, 02/03/2017
QMs: Faizan Khan & Yatharth Dahiya

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Travel & Living Quiz Finals - IIT BHU Quiz Club

  1. 1. Travel & Living Finals
  2. 2. Round 1: Pounce/Bounce • +10/0 on Bounce • +15/-10 on Pounce • 8 Questions • Questions might be a bit tough
  3. 3. Q1. • Version of Carnival for German speaking countries (Germany, Switzerland and Austria) • Most of the festivities happen on Rosenmontag or Rose Monday • Stretches from Ash Wednesday to the Easter Sunday • Came into news recently due to the pics shown (3 pics) Give me the name it is more commonly known by
  4. 4. The Karneval
  5. 5. Q2. According to the legend, St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas in Dutch) lives in Spain, arrives in Holland by boat every year with a team of black assistants in tow, and spends a month delivering presents to children across the country. Some people say his black assistant doesn’t have black skin; instead, he’s just covered in soot from delivering presents through the chimney. Others say he’s St. Nicholas’s friend, and has never been a slave caricature, as generally argued. What are his black assistants, that come under fire for being racist every year, called?
  6. 6. Zwarte Pete/ Black Pete
  7. 7. Q3. This dish is reported to have been invented in honour of the Queen of Italy after its reunification, 1899, by the Italian chef Raffaele Esposito. The toppings: tomato (red), mozzarella (white) and basil (green), were supposed to represent the same colours of the national flag of Italy. This is probably not true, and the dish probably gets its name because the mozzarella was thinly sliced, and arranged with a flower-shape over the tomato sauce, along with the basil leaves, which looked like a daisy. What dish?
  8. 8. Pizza Margherita, Queen Margherita of Savoy and Margherita means Daisy
  9. 9. Q4. Which country is employing the technique of building vertical forests to combat its growing problem of smog in major cities?
  10. 10. China
  11. 11. Q5. Considered “the father of American Mixology”, and nicknamed “the Professor” due to obvious reasons, ID the guy who authored the Bar-Tender's Guide (alternately titled How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant's Companion) and gave us: Blue Blazer, Brandy daisy and Punch among other recipes.
  12. 12. Jerry Thomas
  13. 13. Q6. ID this style of visual arts, architecture and design, a combination of Cubism, Fauvism and various art styles from India, China, Japan and Middle East. 6 pics (Japanese Diet, Christ the Redeemer, Chryslar Building, Rockefeller Centre, Bugatti Aerolithe)
  14. 14. Art Deco
  15. 15. Q7. The name for this drink is derived from the Persian word for rose (Gulab) meaning rosewater. It started as rose petals dipped in cold water and was a common drink in the Arab world in the 14th century. It then became popular in the Mediterranean, where the rose petals were substituted with mint leaves. It was widely know for its light disposition and medicinal effects. It became associated with alcohol after it was served at the famous Kentucky Derby, 1938, and has since been widely popular in the US as an alcoholic beverage. Name the drink.
  16. 16. Mint Julep
  17. 17. Q8. This event celebrates the Baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist, and is celebrated by orthodox christians the world over. ID it
  18. 18. Epiphany
  19. 19. Round 2: Visual Scoring: 5*(7-n) n is the number of teams answering correctly
  20. 20. Country
  21. 21. City
  22. 22. City
  23. 23. City
  24. 24. City
  25. 25. City
  26. 26. City
  27. 27. City
  28. 28. Exchange your sheets
  29. 29. Round 3: Pounce/Bounce Pounce: +15/-10 Bounce: +10/0
  30. 30. X is a private planned city being built in the Mulshi valley near Pune. Being touted as India’s first hill station since independence, the private city is being constructed by a unit of Ajit Gulabchand's Hindustan Construction Company. The architectural team has borrowed elements from the Italian town of Portofino in stylising the city, with a street and many buildings named on the town. Identify the city. Q1
  31. 31. Lavasa
  32. 32. The desert sand in New Mexico, near the city of Alamogordo can be searched today to find trinitite, a glassy residue primarily composed of arkosic sand composed of quartz grains and feldspar (both microcline and smaller amount of plagioclase with small amount of calcite, hornblende and augite in a matrix of sandy clay). It is normally green in colour, though the colour may vary. Most of the trinitite was removed in 1953, and now it is illegal to take the remaining material from the site. What is special about trinitite? Q2
  33. 33. It was the fused sand formed during the Trinity test
  34. 34. The name means "fortress inside a city”. The existing walls and towers were built by Italian masters over the years 1485 to 1495. The irregular triangle of the X wall encloses an area of 275,000 square meters (68 acres). A structure in the premises is the Ivan the Great Bell Tower on the north- east corner of the square, which is said to mark the exact centre of the city it is situated in and resemble a burning candle. The Tsar bell, the largest bell in the world, stands on a pedestal next to the tower. It is the also a way of referring the president of the country similar to how the POTUS is referred to as the White House. Identify X. Q3
  35. 35. Kremlin
  36. 36. The Stanley Hotel is a 420-room Colonial Revival hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. Approximately five miles from the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, the Stanley offers panoramic views of Lake Estes, the Rockies and especially Long's Peak. In 2015, a hedge maze was added in front of the hotel in the area which had previously served as a driveway for Stanley Steamers and a promenade for guests to enjoy mountain views. Why was the hedge added? Q4
  37. 37. The Shining Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel
  38. 38. Connect: Alwar Bharatpur Bikaner Bundi Dholpur Dungagarh Jaisalmer Jaipur Jhalawar Jodhpur Kishangarh Kota Sirohi Udaipur Q5
  39. 39. Palace on Wheels coach names
  40. 40. The monument was briefly painted yellow in 1889, and from 1954 to 1961, it was painted a brownish-red colour. In the late 1920s and early 1930s, it acted as a billboard—three of its sides held advertisements for Citroën automobiles. No other brand has ever used the monument as an advertising medium. In 1889, the newspaper Le Figaro set up a printing press on the second floor. Identify the monument. Q6
  41. 41. Eiffel tower
  42. 42. The dish was brought to Medieval India by Persian-speaking invaders. In 15th century India, X was known as Kundalika or Jalavallika. Gunyagunabodhini, a Sanskrit work dating before 1600 CE, lists the ingredients and recipe of the dish; these are identical to the ones used to prepare the modern X. In Christian communities in West Asia, it is served on the Feast of the Theophany (Epiphany), often with dry sugar and cinnamon or confectioners sugar. In Iran, where it is known as zulabiya, the sweet was traditionally given to the poor during Ramadan. Identify X. Q7
  43. 43. Jalebi
  44. 44. Identify the name Q8
  45. 45. Round 4: Buzzer Round • QM won’t read out the questions • Total 8 questions • As soon as the buzzer goes off, the slides will be hidden • +20 if team gets correct • -20 if wrong, question then becomes open to all teams for +5/0 • If no one answers, open to all teams for +10/0
  46. 46. Q1. Given below are some pics of a “family theme park unsuitable for children” by an artist. It is "a sinister twist on Disneyland“. Give the name of the artist.
  47. 47. Banksy
  48. 48. Q2. ID the place.
  49. 49. Ford’s Theatre, where Abe was assassinated
  50. 50. Q3. Yet again, ID the place. Funda will do.
  51. 51. Juliet’s Balcony from Romeo & Juliet
  52. 52. Q4. The telephone are code 321 was supposed to be assigned to suburban Chicago, but after a successful petition led by local resident Robert Osband, it was assigned to Brevard County. This area code 321 was greatly influenced because Brevard houses a structure that has made significant impact in human history since the late 20th century. Either give me the name of the structure, or the funda why it was assigned area code 321 (be very-very specific)
  53. 53. It houses the John F Kennedy Space Centre 321 as in 3-2-1:lift-off
  54. 54. Q5. Exhaustive list. Give funda. • Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows • San Francisco de Asis Chapel • Chapel of Santa Maria Reina de la Paz • Chapel of Santisima Virgen de Lujan • Chapel of the Snows • St. Ivan Rilski Chapel • St. Volodymyr Chapel • Trinity Church
  55. 55. Churches at Antarctica
  56. 56. Q6. ID this Russian product commonly brought back as a souvenir.
  57. 57. Russian Nesting Doll/Matryoshka Doll
  58. 58. Q7. Below is the first China Railway Express, a new railway line from China to Europe during the inauguration by visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Warsaw, Poland, on the sideline of the International Forum on the X Road, Monday, 20 June 2016. The visit is intended to boost China's infrastructure investments in Europe, and opening China's market to Poland's foods. This has been aptly named as the first X train. Gimme X.
  59. 59. The Silk Road Train
  60. 60. Q8. While walking around Palermo, Sicily, you are likely to see these stickers: Adiopizzo, outside the door of most shops. What do they signify? Hint available.
  61. 61. The No Mafia movement, Adio=Goodbye Pizzo=extortion money given to Mafia

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