Saturday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC)


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Saturday Evening Quiz Club (SEQC)

  1. 1.  Teams of maximum 5  40 normal questions and 2 connects after  +10 and no negatives, +5 on the pass  No cross-team talk  Quizmaster is God !
  2. 2. 11. This poem was composed by Te Rauparaha circa 1820 when he was hiding in a village fleeing from the British. The major emotion of the song is a celebration of life over death. ___! ___! ka ora! ka ora! ___! ___! ka ora! ka ora! Tēnei te tangata pūhuruhuru Nāna nei i tiki mai whakawhiti te rā Ā, upane! ka upane! Ā, upane, ka upane, whiti te ra! How is this song remembered today ?
  3. 3. 12. X is a Dhivehi word that stands for a multi-purpose sailboat with a motor or lateen sails used in Maldives. In structure, it closely resembles the Arabian Dhow, from which X is derived. X please ???
  4. 4. 3. Swargarohini is a mountain peak in the Bandarpunch range in the upper Himalayas, Uttarakhand. Although not particularly tall by Himalayan standards (6252 m), it is a daunting climb due to its dramatic relief from the base. Why is this peak mythologically significant ??
  5. 5. 14. Herge created the characters Thomson and Thompson with inspiration from his Father and his Uncle who wore identical clothes and took a walk with those famous curled cane walking sticks. The only difference between them was in the moustaches. However Herge never got confused between the characters because he told them apart by a mnemonic. What mnemonic ???
  6. 6.  Herge named them ‘Dupont’ and ‘Dupond’ in the initial French editions. He designed the moustache ends of Dupont as an inverted ‘T’ and that of Dupond as an inverted ‘D’.
  7. 7. 16. X (also called GB) is an organophosphorus compound with the formula [(CH3)2CHO]CH3P(O)F, having the properties of being odorless and colorless. Even at very low concentrations X can be fatal within one minute of its inhalation due to suffocation from lung muscle paralysis. Production and stockpiling of X was outlawed by the ‘Chemical weapons convention’ in 1993. X ???
  8. 8. Sarin gas ! Recently in news because of its reported use by Bashar al-Assad against his own countrymen.
  9. 9. 17. There was once a Princess of X, Ratnavati. She was believed to be the jewel of Rajasthan. On her eighteenth birthday she began to get offers of marriage from other regions (i.e. nobility). In the area lived a tantrik, a magician well versed in the occult, called Singhia, who was in love with the princess but knew that the match was impossible. The princess foiled an attempt to woo her. Dying, the tantrik cursed the palace with the death of all who dwelt in it. The next year there was a battle between X and Ajabgarh in which the Princess perished. Legends says that there are ghosts in X and that is why entry is prohibited for tourists in the fort after sunset and before sunrise. X ???
  10. 10. Bhangarh ! It has been named as one of the scariest places on Earth.
  11. 11. 18. X was originally started by an Italian named Felice X. in 1965, it was bought by Jayantilal Mohanlal Chauhan and introduced in Mumbai in glass bottles in two varieties. Parle bought it over in 1969 and then switched over to PVC non returnable bottles and finally to PET containers. The brand name X is so popular that it is used as a generic name in its segment. X ???
  12. 12. 19. X is a strategy board game played on a hexagonal grid, theoretically of any size and any possible shapes, but traditionally on an 11 by 11 rhombus. According to the book Y, 14 by 14 was advocated as the optimal size by Z. X, Y, Z ???
  13. 13. 21. X is a statue in Volgograd, Russia commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by Yevgeny Vuchetich and Nikolai Nikitin and has been declared the largest statue in the world. It’s construction is considered to be complex because of a sword held in one raised hand and a calling gesture with the other. In the complex is the burial site of a soldier Y, closely associated with the battle and immortalized in a movie by actor Z. Identify X, Y, Z.
  14. 14. 24. The Post box number of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in every city is a special number, in honor of a great Australian. What number and who ???
  15. 15. 26. Hiram, Lowell, Norman and Max- the Goldberg brothers first patented an air conditioner that can be fitted in a car. To generate money out of it, they took this idea to Henry Ford. The brothers demanded a price and also that the name ‘Goldberg’ be stamped on every air conditioner that gets fitted into any Ford car. Ford was an anti-Semitic, you see; and so he didn’t want a Jewish name on a revolutionary product (at least at that time!) in his car. So he rejected the proposal and re-negotiated the price but came up with an idea to have the brothers presence in every air conditioner but in a different manner. It still survives. What did he think of ???
  16. 16. MAX, HIram, LOwell, NORMan Every Ford AC has these as the cooling levels
  17. 17. 27. Sitter ! Identify the place !!
  18. 18. 28. X (Pretending to read a book upside down): “Since we are not immortal no more, we gotto take care of our immortal souls.” Y: “You know you cant read.” X: “It’s the Bible, you get credit for tryin’. ” Famous dialogue between which famous but lesser acknowledged characters ???
  19. 19. 29. The following problem is to be solved by making four straight lines, contiguous in nature linking all the dots and never lifting the pencil off the paper. What famous business jargon arose as a result of the solution ?
  20. 20. 30.
  21. 21. 31. The picture shown is of Lily Langtry, a possible inspiration for a famous British writer to create the character X, who is the femma fatale in the stories of his most famous creation X ??
  22. 22. 32. What does this map show ???
  23. 23. Driving sides !! Note that all British ruled countries drive on the same side- The right !
  24. 24. 33. X is a Raj Kapoor directed superhit 1985 Bollywood movie which featured debutant actress Y whose role was similar to that of the female protagonist in a famous play Z, composed by Kalidasa. Y is married to Dr. Kagyur Rinpoche Thakur, the news of which; when it broke out resulted in widespread media jubiliation of the finding of the W (the nickname which had made him famous) after so many years. The W has been fondly recollected in a recent movie which stars the nephew of the male lead in the movie X. X, Y, Z, W ??
  25. 25. X : Ram Teri Ganga Maili Y : Mandakini Z : Abhijnanashakuntalam W: The Murphy baby
  26. 26. 35. Connect them to Something tangible!
  27. 27. 36. A ____ ______ is most precisely a confrontation among three opponents armed with guns. The tactics for such a confrontation are substantially different than for a duel, where the first to shoot has the advantage. In a confrontation among three mutually hostile participants, the first to shoot is at a tactical disadvantage. If opponent A shoots opponent B, then while so occupied, opponent C can shoot A, thus winning the conflict. Since it is the second opponent to shoot that has the advantage, no one wants to go first. FITB and which famous movie incorporates this scene ??
  28. 28. 37. Gonzalo Pizarro, in search of X after having conquered the Incan kingdom, sent Y in search of food and supplies as they were camping. Y took a few rafts and sailed down the river for a couple of days. When he attempted to go back upstream with the load of supplies, he found the current too strong for it and had to take the hard decision of betraying his senior and keep going down the river. What resulted because of this ?? X and Y ??
  29. 29. 38. Matamata is a rural town on the North Island, New Zealand. Although the town was nondescript, it was catapulted to fame in the early 2000s due to its more than suitable landscape and unusual dwelling shapes and designs. Why did it become famous ???
  30. 30. 40. James Ormond comes into bat X: You know you cant bat. You are not even the best player in the English team. Ormond: I may not be, but atleast I am the best player in my family. Who is X – the subject of this famous sledge ???
  31. 31. Indore Gharana Patiala Gharana Jaipur Gharana Gwalior Gharana Delhi Gharana Kirana Gharana Bhendi Bazar Gharana Agra Gharana