Round 1: Pounce/Bounce
• +10/0 on Bounce
• +15/-10 on Pounce
• 8 Questions
• Questions might be a bit tough
• 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
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
What are his black assistants, that come under fire for being racist every year, called?
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.
Queen Margherita of Savoy and
Margherita means Daisy
Q4. Which country is employing the technique of building vertical forests to combat its growing problem of smog in
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.
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,
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
Name the drink.
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.
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?
It was the fused sand formed during the Trinity test
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
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.
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
Why was the hedge added?
Stanley Hotel was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel
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
Identify the monument.
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.
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
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.
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)
It houses the John F Kennedy Space Centre
321 as in 3-2-1:lift-off
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
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.