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2019 Lone Kid - Finals


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Finals of the Lone Kid quiz, a solo quiz for middle school students, conducted at the Karnataka Quiz Association, on 20th October, 2019.

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2019 Lone Kid - Finals

  1. 1. Lone Kid – Finals
  2. 2. Quizzes set by Sriprada S Nagaratna Patil Gautham Shenoy T N Avinash
  3. 3. • 4 rounds of quizzing • 2 rounds of 8 questions each + 2 written rounds • +10 points for correct answer on direct or pass • No negative points Guidelines for the quiz
  4. 4. Round 1 Clockwise
  5. 5. Where in Bengaluru will you find this statue?
  6. 6. ANSWERS….
  7. 7. Bugle Rock or Kahale Bande (in Basavanagudi)
  8. 8. It is a Sanskrit compound word for a particular seed consisting of the name _____ and akṣa, the Sanskrit word for 'teardrops'. Some interpret it to mean 'eye'. Thus the seed’s name means _____’s teardrops or _____’s eye. What are we talking about?
  9. 9. ANSWERS….
  10. 10. Rudraksha
  11. 11. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes a ‘Red List’, which is the world’s most complete inventory of the status of plants & animals. It puts them into 9 groups, based on their population, decline, distribution etc. If EX stands for ‘extinct’ on one end of the scale, and LC for ‘least concerned’, what does EW stand for?
  12. 12. ANSWERS….
  13. 13. Extinct in the Wild
  14. 14. He first appeared in the illustrated letters that Hugh Lofting wrote to his children from the trenches during WWI. He lives in the fictional English village of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh in the West Country; Polynesia the parrot, Gub-Gub the pig, Jip the dog, Dab-Dab the duck, Chee-Chee the monkey, Too-Too the owl and the Pushmi-pullyu are some of his close friends. Who is this character?
  15. 15. ANSWERS….
  16. 16. Dr. Doolittle
  17. 17. Extract from a famous speech delivered in August 1963 in Washington, D.C., USA. Identify the person speaking.
  18. 18. ANSWERS….
  19. 19. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
  20. 20. The First Mourning is an 1888 painting by William-Adolphe Bouguereau. What event from the Bible is it depicting?
  21. 21. ANSWERS….
  22. 22. Adam & Eve grieving over the loss of their son Abel, who was killed by his brother Cain
  23. 23. Once upon a time, such a contraption was used to keep sick children alive by helping them breathe. What were these called? OR Why were they needed?
  24. 24. ANSWERS….
  25. 25. Iron Lungs Polio (it causes muscle paralysis)
  26. 26. This is the opening of a highly influential television series that premiered in 1966. Tell us which landmark TV series.
  27. 27. ANSWERS….
  28. 28. Star Trek
  29. 29. Round 2 Written Round
  30. 30. Written Round  5 questions – identify the portmanteau word  +10 for each; no negatives  +15 bonus if you get all five correct
  31. 31. 1. Word meaning – When you choose to remain & do activities in & around your home, instead of going somewhere else during a holiday. 10 letters
  32. 32. 2. Word meaning – A small lodge, or accommodation specifically designed with a parking area for vehicles. 5 letters
  33. 33. 3. Word meaning – Space-saving hybrid form of cutlery, that combines the features of two common items. Pre-packaged meals often come with a disposable version of this. 5 letters
  34. 34. 4. Word meaning – Genre of movies/TV shows filmed in the style of a non-fictional story or report, although the story is actually fictional. Often used for satirical effect. Examples: The Office, Spinal Tap, Parks & Recreation etc. 12 letters
  35. 35. 5. Word meaning – Pejoratively used to refer to people who can’t think for themselves, and just ‘follow the crowd’. 7 letters
  36. 36. ANSWERS….
  37. 37. 1. Staycation 2. Motel 3. Spork 4. Mockumentary 5. Sheeple
  38. 38. Round 3 Anti-clockwise
  39. 39. Which fictional character are all these people portraying?
  40. 40. ANSWERS….
  41. 41. Sherlock Holmes
  42. 42. Modern versions use cotton or linen fibre blended with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Historically, this type of coarse, plain-weave cloth was made from hemp (Cannabis plant). Name this fabric that gets its name from the Greek/Latin word for the hemp plant.
  43. 43. ANSWERS….
  44. 44. Canvas
  45. 45. The “mighty & auspicious” humah/homa bird is a creature from Persian mythology, and is believed to never come to rest, flying invisibly high above the Earth. This magnificent representation sat atop the throne of an Indian ruler, until it was ransacked by British forces in a final war in 1799. Which ruler?
  46. 46. ANSWERS….
  47. 47. Tipu Sultan
  48. 48. A member of the lute family, this instrument’s name is derived from the Italian for ‘almond’. It usually has 4, 5 or 6 pairs of doubled metal strings, and is played by plucking with a plectrum. Name the instrument. To make it more suitable for Indian classical music what change, other than switching to an electric version, did this musician introduce? You can also just identify him.
  49. 49. ANSWERS….
  50. 50. Mandolin (Italian for almond is ‘mandora’) U Shrinivas replaced the 4 pairs of strings with 4 single strings + a 5th for bass
  51. 51. An old map showing the ‘accepted’ and ‘possible’ origins of something. An updated map might include the north-west regions of South Asia also. What?
  52. 52. ANSWERS….
  53. 53. Places where agriculture is thought to have independently originated.
  54. 54. One name for this god comes from the fact that when he was being born, the river Ganga carried him down & secreted him in a forest of reeds. Six celestial nymphs (associated with the Pleiades) came upon the boy & wanted to nurse him. The god is supposed to have split into 6 babies to help them do so. This gives rise to another name. Give either name.
  55. 55. ANSWERS….
  56. 56. Sharavanabhava (born in a sharavana i.e., reeds) Kartikeya (of the Kritikas)
  57. 57. Though use of the term dates from the mid-18th century, its use has been dated to prehistoric times. Indian literature from the late medieval period has references to its usage during ritual Hindu worship. Poetry composed by Annamayya, the earliest known Telugu musician and poet, references domatera, which means " _______ ___ " in Telugu. What simple, yet highly effective method of protection from pests are we referring to?
  58. 58. ANSWERS….
  59. 59. Mosquito Net
  60. 60. The Bibi ka Maqbara in Aurangabad was commissioned in 1660 in memory of Dilras Banu Begum, the first & most favoured wife of the emperor. It bears a striking resemblance to another monument, one which initially had the same purpose, and is therefore called the Dakkhani ___. Who was the Emperor? What older monument does it resemble?
  61. 61. ANSWERS….
  62. 62. Aurangazeb The Taj Mahal
  63. 63. Round 4 Written Round
  64. 64. Written Round  5 Q – identify the people featured on the stamps  +10 for each correct answer; no negatives  +10 bonus if you get all five correct  +10 bonus if you tell us what links all these people
  65. 65. ANSWERS….
  66. 66. 1. Bhupen Hazarika 2. Nelson Mandela 3. JRD Tata 4. Satyajit Ray 5. Dr. BR Ambedkar
  67. 67. All have been conferred the Bharat Ratna