Sardar Patel Quiz Club.
Actually there is only one Rule :
“Har team main ek Gunda hota hai, iss team
ka main hoon.”
Translation : Quiz-Masters decision is final.
P.S. Of course there will be few questions which you would have already read
somewhere else, we all use the same source.
P.P.S I AM NOT A SRK FAN.
• What is the sporting connection to this ordered
list of businesses/brands?
• Sky Bet
These have been the title sponsors of the
Football League for clubs in England and
Wales. (This contains playing leagues lower
than the English Premier League.) Sky Bet
became the new sponsors in 2013.
This anecdote was made famous by the Greek
writer Plutarch, in his biography of one of the
legendary heroes of Athens. The story is about
something that was used to make possible the
journey from Crete to Athens, or in particular,
whether that thing was indeed the same thing
as before.This story has inspired something
that has made waves in Indian cinema in
The story is called the "Ship of Theseus" - a
movie by the same name and containing some
of the themes implied by the philosophical
quandary of the story has received lots of
critical acclaim in India in 2013.
• One of the traditional season openers for FC Barcelona,
the football club, is the "Joan Gamper Trophy", in
which they play an invited club side at Camp Nou (their
home stadium). In the 2013 edition held in early
August, Barca beat their hapless guests 8-0.
This was the second time this side has featured in the
friendly competition, but this time they were invited as
part of a deal earlier in the year that saw their best
player transfer to FC Barcelona.
Santos, the Brazilian club, from where Neymar
Jr. has moved to Barca.
From September 2013, Mamnoon Hussain will
be the latest. Iskander Mirza was the very first,
from 1956. What is this list, and who is the
only one to have also been Prime Minister?
This is a list of Presidents of Pakistan, with
Hussain to replace Asif Ali Zardari. Zulfikar Ali
Bhutto is the only person to hold the post of
President and later become Prime Minister
Pope Francis, elected the head of the Roman
Catholic Country, made his first visit to a
foreign country in July 2013 by visiting the
world's most populous Roman Catholic
country, which is in his native Latin America.
Which country is this?
Douglas Engelbert, an engineer widely regarded
as a pioneer in computing technology, passed
away in California, USA, in July 2013. On Dec
8, 1968, he gave what is now known in the
community as "the Mother of All Demos",
because of the now-commonplace
technologies showcased on that day.That day
he also demonstrated his version of a piece of
hardware that he is best associated with.
Which piece of hardware?
The 2013 film "Ranjhanaa" is set in Varanasi, is
directed by Aanand Rai, and has music
composed by A.R.Rahman. According to its
director, his music composer paid homage to
which Bharat Ratna through the music, by
prominently using the shehnai in many of its
Marion Bartoli became only the third
Frenchwoman to win the Wimbledon singles
tournament in 2013. The legendary Suzanne
Lenglen was the first to do so, while the
second one was also Bartoli's coach at the
2013 Wimbledon.Name this 2006 champion.
This iconic American landmark re-opened on the
4th of July, 2013, after being closed since
October 2012 as a result of Hurricane Sandy.
One of the two islands in the area will remain
closed though, pending further repairs.Which
This Indian actor deservedly won a Special Jury
Award at the 60th National Film Awards
(presented in 2013) for four films: "Kahaani",
"Dekh Indian Circus" and "Talaash", and which
other film (or films!)?
"Gangs of Wasseypur" (which was released in
two parts). The actor is Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Sharda Ugra is a noted cricket writer and
currently a columnist with ESPN Cricinfo. 2013
saw the publication of a book that she coauthored, called "The Test of my Life". Whose
biography was this?
In May 2013, Samina Baig became the first
Pakistani woman to achieve this tall task. The
first ever woman to do this was Junko Tabei
(of Japan), in 1975. In 1978, the first European
woman (Wanda Rutkiewicz of Poland) made
it. The first Indian woman to achieve it was in
1984. Sharon Wood of Canada in 1986 was
the first North American.What achievement?
To summit Mount Everest. Bachendri Pal was the
This hellish (for more reasons than one) thriller
was published to great anticipation in May
2013. It inaccurately quotes a line from the
Bhagwad Gita (made famous by the physicist
Robert J. Oppenheimer) which is usually
translated as "I am become Death, Destroyer
of Worlds" by replacing "Death" by
• One name is missing from this list of people related to
a major annual entertainment event (held in May
• Steven Spielberg
• Ang Lee
• Christoph Waltz
• Daniel Auteuil
• Naomi Kawase
• Lynne Ramsay
• Nicole Kidman
• Cristian Mungiu
Vidya Balan. These are the jury members for the
Competition section for 2013's Cannes Film
A land and finance company from Delhi used to
boast of a superlative from 2008 to 2012.
Now, since April 2013, it is owned by someone
who reliably never says no.What's all this
A six in the Indian Premier League used to be
called a "D(elhi)L(and)F(inance) Maximum",
it's now called a "YES Bank Maximum".
What is this list about, and who is the latest addition (some may say
• 2005: Mariano Puerta (Argentina)
• 2006: Roger Federer (Switzerland)
• 2007: Roger Federer (Switzerland)
• 2008: Roger Federer (Switzerland)
• 2010: Robin Soderling (Sweden)
• 2011: Roger Federer (Switzerland)
• 2012: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)
The list of people who lost to Rafael Nadal in the
finals of the French Open. David Ferrer of
Spain is the entry for 2013, helping Nadal to a
world record number of titles at the same
• This is an almost-complete list of football
teams associated with someone. One name is
missing. Who is the person, and what is
• East Stirlingshire
Sir Alex Ferguson, and Manchester United. These
are the teams that he has managed.
• In 1924, the "New York Y" bought the "New York X" to
become the "New York X Y". A similar transition
happened in Paris to its European edition, and it was
dubbed the "Paris X Y". The New York version declined,
but the Paris one survived, and turned into the
"International X Y" in 1967 when it was partly acquired
by a New York giant.That New York giant now owns it
completely, and in the end of 2013, will start calling it
"The International New York ____", reflecting its
heritage and its ownership.
• What are X, Y, and the New York giant?
X=Herald, Y=Tribune. The International Herald
Tribune newspaper is the international face of
the New York Times newspaper, which will
now call it just that: "The International New
X was made in 1952, famously
because the then Prime Minister,
Jawaharlal Nehru, was concerned
that Indian women were spending
precious foreign exchange on beauty
products, and personally requested
J.R.D Tata to manufacture them in
According to the BBC’s Pat Murphy: “My
understanding is that it came from the midsixties and a guy called Graham Corling, who
used to open the bowling for New South Wales
Apparently the suggestion was that this guy’s
wife was having an affair with another teammate, and when he came into bat [the fielding
team] started singing When a Man Loves A
Woman, the old Percy ______ number.”
What are we talking about?
The use of X has been generally adopted in
Christian worship as a concluding word for prayers
and hymns and express strong agreements.
Muslims use the word not only after reciting the
first surah (Al Fatiha) of the Quran , but also when
concluding a prayer or dua, with the same meaning
as in Christianity. The Islamic use of the word is the
same as the Jewish use of the word.
Which word is being described here?
The name ____ ______ comes from the cheap paper on
which the magazines were printed. Magazines printed on
better paper were called ‘glossies’ or ‘slicks’. In their first
decades, they were most often priced at ten cents per
magazine, while competing slicks were 25 cents apiece.
They were the successor to the penny dreadfuls, dime
novels, and short fiction magazines of the nineteenth
century. Although many respected writers wrote for ____,
the magazines are best remembered for their lurid and
exploitative stories and sensational cover art.
He is said to represent the modern Indian; he is an
achiever with a positive attitude, a global citizen
but justifiably proud of his nation’s ancient
heritage, and a fierce competitor but with integrity
He is also a ‘large-hearted gentleman’ who
loves making friends and enthusing people to
‘come out and play’.
Who is ‘he’?
When the Kaurava princes failed to defeat the Panchala
army, Drona sent Arjuna and his brothers for the task.
The five Pandavas attacked Panchala without an army.
Arjuna captured Drupada as ordered. Drona took half of
Drupada's kingdom, thus becoming his equal. He
forgave Drupada for his misdeeds, but Drupada desired
revenge. He performed a yagna to have a son who
would slay Drona and a daughter who would marry
Arjuna. His wish was fulfilled and thus was born X, the
slayer of Drona, and Y, the consort of the Pandavas.
The Sanskrit term has been in use in English since 1871, replacing gammadion (from
Other names for the shape are :
• crooked cross, hook cross or angled cross (German: Hakenkreuz).
• cross cramponned, in heraldry, as each arm resembles a crampon or angle-iron
• fylfo t, chiefly in heraldry and architecture. The term is coined in the 19th century
•based on a misunderstanding of a Renaissance manuscript.
• gammadion , tetragammadion (Greek: τζτραγαμμάδιον), or cross gammadion
•(Latin: crux gammata; French: croix gammée), as each arm resembles the Greek
•letter Γ (gamma).
• sun whee l, a name also used as a synonym for the sun cross.
• tetraskelion (Greek: τετρασκζλιον), literally meaning "four legged", especially
•when composed of four conjoined legs (compare triskelion (Greek: τρισκζλιον)).
• The Tibetan form is known as g-yung drung
•Geometrically, it can be regarded as an irregular icosagon or 20-sided polygon.
The town of X, under the British Raj was the
headquarters of the _____ district during the
British Rule of India. It was named after Major
James ____, who was its founder.
In May 2011, the city came into limelight for a
different reason altogether.
Give the city and the reason for which it gained
• Osama Bin Laden was killed here.
These were the three candidates in a 2012 contest:
* Bossa Nova: a distinctive style of Brazilian music;
influenced by both jazz and samba music; known
for distinctive rhythms.
* Carnavalesca: an adjective meaning "of or related
to the carnival"
* Brazuca: an informal term for a Brazilian; can be
used to denote 'national pride in the Brazilian
way of life'.
Brazuca won, by the way. What was this for?
• These were the three choices in a poll by FIFA
and Adidas (official ball makers for the 2014
World Cup to be held in Brazil) to name the
ball for the 2014 World Cup. "Brazuca" was
X is a professional cricketer. He is currently
associated with England. His mastery of the
reverse sweep is quite well documented and is
primarily attributed to his homeland’s national
game of Hurling.
A was to be named Brooke. But his parents thought
that it would be too girlish and thus modified his
B was named after a fictional character
representing a passionate male lover, as a symbol
of his parents love.
C’s name literally translates into the word ‘Cross’.
It is said that D’s middle name represents her
father’s favorite number.
These are all names of David & Victoria
A- Brooklyn (12 yrs)
B- Romeo (8 yrs)
C- Cruz (6); It is Spanish for cross.
D- Harper Seven (born 10th July 2011); She is
named after a character in the famous
children’s show ‘Wizards ofWaverly Place’.
• This website was launched by an Indian
named Puneet Agarwal but was banned by
the Indian government . The website is among
the top 100 sites visited in India and 80% of
the traffic is from Indians…Name the site…….
• ‘A’ is the God of thunder, lightning, storms,
oak trees, strength, destruction, fertility,
healing, and the protection of mankind.
• His primary weapon, the Mjöllnir, was the
indirect inspiration for the title of British band
• Name A, B and the biography
• ‘Thor (A), Led Zeppelin (B) & the Hammer of
• Hammer of the Gods, written by Stephen
Davis, is the best known biography of the
English rock band Led Zeppelin.
• The title of the book is taken from the band’s
song ‘Immigrant Song’.
• The hammer in the song is a reference to the
Mjöllnir, the Norse god Thor’s hammer.
The name of this American multinational
IT giant came from the name of the creek
that ran behind the house of the founder
He founded this company with Charles
Geschke, after leaving Xerox PARC in order
to develop and sell the PostScript page
Which company are we talking about?
In 1980, Sir Ernest Harrison chairman of Racal
Electronics plc' the UK's largest maker of military
radio technology, agreed a deal with Lord
Weinstock of General Electric Company plc to
allow Racal to access some of GEC's tactical
battlefield radio technology. Inception of which
compay was his?
How do know vermilion in common culture?
• Vermilion is the purified and powdered form
of cinnabar, which is the chief form in which
mercury sulfide naturally occurs. Sometimes red
lead (lead tetroxide) is also added. Red lead is
• It is also made with turmeric and alum or lime, or
from other herbal ingredients. Unlike red lead
and vermilion, these are not poisonous. The
turmeric is dried and powdered with a bit of
slaked lime, which turns the rich yellow powder
into a red color.
What am I talking about?!
• It is an unfocused drawing made while a person's
attention is otherwise occupied. They are simple
drawings that can have concrete representational
meaning or may just be abstract shapes.
Stereotypical examples of these are found in school
notebooks, often in the margins, drawn by students
daydreaming or losing interest during class. Other
common examples are produced during long
telephone conversations if a pen and paper are
What or who is being talked about?
• Mahendra Mapugunaratne from Toronto
coined the term and quickly and wittily
framed it as: “Anyone for ______? Tastier
than the best of sundaes..’. Although there
are those closest to the man in question,
who call it the “Starfish”, because ‘a
starfish has no brain’.
Municipal Corporation Mayor Krishna Murari
Municipal Commissioner Rakesh Singh
Spoken Languages English, Hindi, Malwi
Sex ratio 0.920 ♂/♀
Precipitation 945 millimetres (37.2 in)
Avg. annual temperature24.0 °C (75.2 °F)
Avg. summer temperature31 °C (88 °F)
Avg. winter temperature17 °C (63 °F)
Several early stone age or Lower Paleolithic habitations
have been excavated in eastern X. The name X is
derived from the name of the ancient Indian tribe
of Malavas. The name X is also said to be derived from
the Sanskrit term Malav, which means “part of the
abode of Lakshmi”. The region was conquered by
the Maurya empire in the mid-4th century
BC. Upon Indian independence in 1947, the Holkars
and other princely rulers acceded to India, and most of
X became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat,
which was merged into Madhya Pradesh in 1956.
• In early 1923, Kansas City, Missouri animator X created
a short film entitled Alice's Wonderland, which
featured child actress Virginia Davis interacting with
animated characters. After the bankruptcy in 1923 of
his previous firm, Laugh-O-Gram Films, X moved to
Hollywood to join his brother Roy. Film
distributor Margaret J. Winkler of M.J. Winkler
Productions contacted X with plans to distribute a
whole series of Alice Comedies purchased for $1,500
per reel with X as a production partner. X and his
brother Roy formed Y that same year. More animated
films followed after Alice.
X has a tormented past, which continues to influence him throughout
his lifetime. Xis but one of many aliases used by David Webb. Webb
is a career foreign service officer and a specialist in Far
Eastern affairs. Before the events in Y, Webb had a Thai wife named
Dao and two children named Joshua and Alyssa in Phnom Penh, the
capital of Cambodia. Webb's wife and two children were
inadvertently killed during the Vietnam War when a fighter plane
strayed into Cambodia, dropped two bombs and strafed a spot near
the Mekong River. However, unknown to X, Joshua survived. Due to
Cambodia's neutrality in the war, every nation disclaimed the plane,
and, therefore, no one took responsibility for the incident. Having
nothing left to live for, Webb went to Saigon and, under the careful
guidance of Alex Conklin, ended up training for an elite Top Secret
Special Forces unit called Medusa. Within that select organization
Webb was known only by his code name, Delta One.
X is a dimension in which events can be ordered from
the past through the present into the future, and also
the measure of durations of events and the intervals
between them. X has long been a major subject of
study in religion, philosophy, and science, but defining
it in a manner applicable to all fields
without circularity has consistently eluded
scholars. Nevertheless, diverse fields such as business,
industry, sports, the sciences, and the performing arts
all incorporate some notion of X into their
respective measuring systems. Some simple, relatively
uncontroversial definitions of X include “X is what
keeps everything from happening at once."
X's precursor was Y, a game of unknown origin. The first
written reference is found in a book by the Spanish
author Miguel de Cervantes, most famous for
writing Don Quixote. Cervantes was a gambler, and the
main characters of his tale Rinconete y Cortadillo,
from Novelas Ejemplares, are a couple of cheats
working in Seville. They are proficient at cheating
at ventiuna(Spanish for Y). The game is played with the
Spanish baraja deck, which lacks eights, nines and tens.
This short story was written between 1601 and 1602,
implying that ventiuna was played in Castilla since the
beginning of the 17th century or earlier. Later
references to this game are found in France and Spain.
• The earliest known production of X is a piece of
ironware excavated from an archaeological
site in Anatolia (Kaman-Kalehoyuk) and is about
4,000 years old. Other ancient X comes from East
Africa, dating back to 1400 BC. In the 4th century
BC X weapons like the Falcata were produced in
the Iberian Peninsula, while Noric X was used by
the Roman military.
• X was produced in large quantities
in Sparta around 650BC.
• X initially joined Y in 1993 as a Management Trainee. During his
earlier period he was closely involved in marketing and retail
distribution of the textile division of the company and was active in
various organisations such as the Cotton Textiles Export Promotion
Council (TEXPROCIL) (a council he once chaired), Millowners’
Association (MOA), Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry
of India, etc.
• In 1998, he took a leave of absence to complete his Masters Degree
in Science of Engineering Business Management from
the University of Warwick with a thesis titled "Leading to Success in
India". After receiving his Master's degree in 2001, he returned as
Deputy Managing Director of Y and was later promoted to Joint
Managing Director. He was appointed to this position on August 1,
2001 and stayed till March 2011, when he stepped down, and
younger brother was made managing director. X was appointed
Managing Director of Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation.
X whiskey is a type of American whiskey – a barrelaged distilled spirit made primarily from corn. The
name of the spirit derives from its historical association
with an area known as Old X, around what is now X
County, Kentucky (which, in turn, was named after the
French House of X royal family). It has been produced
since the 18th century. While it may be made
anywhere in the United States, it is strongly associated
with the American South in general, and Kentucky in
particular. X is served neat, diluted with water, over ice
cubes, or mixed with soda and into cocktails, including
the Manhattan, the Old Fashioned, the whiskey sour,
and the mint julep. It is also used in cooking.
X is a New Zealand multinational dairy cooperative owned by 10,600 New Zealand
farmers. The company is responsible for
approximately 30% of the world's dairy
exports and, with revenue
exceeding NZ$19.87 billion, is New Zealand's
• In 1758, Linnaeus first described the species in his
work Systema Naturae under the scientific name Felis Y. In
1929, the British taxonomistReginald Innes
Pocock subordinated the species under the genus X using
the scientific name X Y.
• The word is probably of Oriental origin and retraceable to
the Ancient Greek word ______, the Latin word X, the Old
French word pantere, most likely meaning "the yellowish
animal", or from pandarah meaning whitish-yellow. The
derivation from Greek _____- ("all") and ____ ("beast")
may be folk etymology that led to many curious fables.
• The word “Z" is traceable to the Latin word X, meaning "a
spotted Actaeon". The Greek word X is possibly derived
from a Persian source.
The structure of the X can vary among the different
branches of the animal kingdom.
Cephalopods have two "gill X" and one "systemic
X". In vertebrates, the X lies in the anterior part of
the body cavity, dorsal to the gut. It is always
surrounded by a pericardium, which is usually a
distinct structure, but may be continuous with
the peritoneum in jawless and cartilaginous
fish. Hagfishes, uniquely among vertebrates, also
possess a second X-like structure in the tail.
X (abbreviated as KL) is a hockey team based
in Karnataka that plays in the World Series
Hockey. The team is led by Indian hockey
player Arjun Halappa and coached by former
Indian captain Jude Felix. The team is owned
by Sporting Ace Pvt. Ltd. (Zentrum Group). Y
Hockey Stadium in Y is the home ground of
The earliest reference to the name “X" was found
in a ninth-century Western Ganga Dynasty stone
inscription on a "vīra gallu" (
"hero stone", a rock edict extolling the virtues of
a warrior). In this inscription found in Begur, “X"
is referred to as a place in which a battle was
fought in 890 CE. It states that the place was part
of the Ganga Kingdom until 1004 and was known
as ________, the "City of Guards"in Halegannada.
A complex, highly driven man, not given to close
personal relationships, X retained a pre-eminent
position in the game by acting as an
administrator, selector and writer for three
decades following his retirement. Even after he
became reclusive in his declining years his
opinion was highly sought, and his status as a
national icon was still recognised—more than
50 years after his retirement as a Test player, in
2001, the Australian Prime Minister John
Howard called him the "greatest living
The word “X" is popularly thought to derive from the
word Kambera or Canberry which is claimed to mean
"meeting place" in the old Ngunnawal language of the
local Ngabri people. According to Ngunnawal Elder, Don
Bell, the correct translation is "woman's breasts" and is the
Indigenous name for the two mountains, Black
Mountain and Mount Ainslie which lie almost opposite
each other. In the 1860s, the name was reported
by Queanbeyan newspaper owner John Gale to be an
anglicisation of the indigenous name 'nganbra' or
'nganbira', meaning "hollow between a woman's breasts",
and referring to the Sullivans Creek floodplain between
Mount Ainslie and Black Mountain.
• 17 August 2000, Melbourne: John Howard, Prime Minister of
• 18 December 2003, Brisbane: Sir Michael Parkinson, British Media
• 15 January 2005, Hobart: Richie Benaud.
• 29 October 2006, Brisbane: Alan Jones, Radio Personality and
former Australian Rugby coach
• 15 January 2008, Perth: General Peter Cosgrove, retired army
• 27 August 2008, Sydney: Ricky Ponting.
• 19 November 2009, Melbourne: Greg Chappell.
• 2 December 2010, Adelaide: Sir Tim Rice
• 24 October 2012, Melbourne: Gideon Haigh, Sports Journalist
X permists a significant national or sporting
identity the opportunity to
recognise Y’s unique and profound impact
upon the sport on and off the field over a
period of more than seven decades. It also
provides the keynote speaker with the chance
to honour and celebrate his place in Australian
history more generally.
Connect all the answers from “Stage 1” and give
a final answer.