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  • pliable enough to be folded and stored away during the day, allowing the room to serve for purposes other than as a bedroom
  • Australian rules
  • Victor York Richardson
  • (appropriately named town made famous by MangalPandey).
  • This is a ‘Bengali Melody’! Maladies (2000 - JhumpaLahiri and 2011 SidharthMukherjee)
  • Identify
  • Identify both
  • CBFC’s decision to allow the song “Bhaag DK Bose” to stand.
  • Photographed by David Bailey in 1969, this was sold in 2009 for $11,000
  • Lonewolf 2011 Prelim

    1. 1. LONE WOLF<br />13th Aug 2011<br />
    2. 2. PRELIM<br />13th Aug 2011<br />
    3. 3. 1<br />Novak Djokovik enjoyed an unbeaten streak of 43 matches over 8 months between November 2010 (London Masters) and June 2011 (French Open). <br />Name the players who beat him on either side of this run.<br />
    4. 4. Roger Federer and Roger Federer<br />
    5. 5. 2<br />Which historic Turkish military encampment’s name comes from the Greek for 'beautiful town'?<br />
    6. 6. Gallipoli<br />
    7. 7. 3<br />Biggest Bollywoodgrossers of each decade with their box office returns (inflation corrected). <br />Which were the biggest grossers in the 1980s and 2000s?<br />Kismet 1943 65,36,00,000<br />Mother India 1957 117,30,00,000<br />Mughal E Azam 1960 132,69,00,000<br />Sholay 1975 162,97,00,000<br />______ 1981 84,77,00,000<br />Hum AapkeHainKaun 1994 309,26,00,000<br />_____ 2001 286,55,00,000<br />
    8. 8. Kranti (1981) and Gadar (2001) <br />
    9. 9. 4<br />He is a 19th century American businessman, senator and education administrator. He was distantly related to Benjamin Franklin.<br />He founded Western Union and co-founded a famous university. <br />Name the university.<br />
    10. 10. Ezra Cornell founded Cornell University<br />
    11. 11. 5<br />Apocryphal origin of which cocktail?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkxLtVbQSZg<br />
    12. 12. Cosmopolitan.<br />
    13. 13. 6<br />What is the Japanese term for the traditional style of Japanese bedding consisting of padded mattresses and quilts?<br />In the day time, these are typically folded and kept away. The term is used slightly differently in the West.<br />
    14. 14.
    15. 15. Futon – a sofa-cum-bed.<br />
    16. 16. 7<br />Which Iranian ruler was the first to carry the title of Sultan, denoting unprecedented authority over vast areas of Asia?<br />
    17. 17. Mahmud of Ghazni<br />
    18. 18. 8<br />The Trademark Registry in India has started including sound marks.<br />This year it granted registration to ICICI Bank Ltd for the tune of its jingle. ICICI Bank thus became the first Indian entity to obtain a sound mark registration.<br />Which was the first sound mark to be granted registration by the Trademark Registry in India?<br />
    19. 19. Yahoo! Yodel.<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCtVqafJ0ag<br />
    20. 20. 9<br />Which country is named for the dark appearance of Mt. Lovcen caused by the conifer trees?<br />
    21. 21. Montenegro<br />
    22. 22. 10<br />Identify the cricketer<br />
    23. 23. Ranjitsinhji demonstrating his invention, the leg glance.<br />
    24. 24. 11<br />The last time the music house SaReGaMa India Ltd. did this was for the movie Dil To PagalHai in 1997.<br />After 13 years, they have revived it for the music of Jhootha Hi Sahi.<br />What?<br />
    25. 25. Music on LP record – John bought the first LP!<br />
    26. 26. 12<br />Tapioca pearl is made by passing the moist Tapioca starch through a sieve under pressure - it separates into small pearls. <br />It is a common ingredient in desserts across Asia. In some cultures it is called Boba. <br />What is it called in Hindi? What is the etymology of the name?<br />
    27. 27. Sabudanadue to its resemblance to small drops of soap.<br />
    28. 28. 13<br />He was a leading Australian sportsman of the 1920s and 1930s, captaining the Australian cricket team (rated the best fielder in the world) and the South Australian football team, representing Australia in baseball and South Australia in golf, winning the South Australian state tennis title and a leading local player in lacrosse, basketball and swimming.<br />His fame amongst quizzers is for a more indirect triple achievement. Who?<br />
    29. 29.
    30. 30. 14<br />The first British cantonment in India was built in 1772 in which town?<br />
    31. 31. Barrackpore<br />
    32. 32. 15<br />Which word now more associated with political parties and the advertising industry originated as a Scottish Highland war cry?  <br />The word literally means ‘army shout’ in Scottish Gaelic.<br />
    33. 33. Slogan<br />
    34. 34. 16<br />Einstein’s theory of relativity was vindicated in his lifetime (1919) by the demonstration that light from distant stars is “bent” by the mass of the sun, just as predicted by the theory’s equations.<br />What empirical evidence spectacularly validated Newton’s theory of gravitation and Newtonian physics, three decades after his death?<br />
    35. 35. It accurately presaged the return of Halley’s comet in 1758.<br />
    36. 36. 17<br />The navy played an important role in the British victories in the World Wars.<br />Who was the Lord of Admiralty when the war broke out?<br />WW1 <br />WW2<br />
    37. 37. Winston Churchill &<br />Winston Churchill<br />
    38. 38. 18<br />With respect to the Pulitzer prize for Letters & Dramas (awarded in six categories covering fiction, general non-fiction, history, auto/biography, poetry, drama) what 8-letter word provides a unique Indian connect?<br />
    39. 39.
    40. 40. 19<br />How does he outwit Pong? Ad for whom?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s4SM-yuyps<br />
    41. 41. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQa6WK8VmyQ<br />
    42. 42. 20<br />Identify<br />
    43. 43. Jake La Motta<br />
    44. 44. 21<br />Identify both<br />
    45. 45. James Bond and Ian Fleming<br />
    46. 46. 22<br />This is a self-portrait of a man supposed to have the highest IQ among all professional sportsperson (physical sports!).<br />Identify him.<br />
    47. 47. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar<br />
    48. 48. 23<br />PankajaThakur, the CEO of the Central Board for Film Certification defending one of her certification decisions:<br />“The I&B ministry sent us a complaint that was filed on their website. And yes, we have also received a few complaints from people. But that’s okay. We even received objections to Sheila KiJawaani and MunniBadnaamHui as well.” <br />Despite the ministry's intervention, Thakur was not ready to give up, “we do not certify backwards.”<br />What is she talking about?<br />
    49. 49. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdmXX3N67xc<br />
    50. 50. 24<br />Complete this list (arranged chronologically) and explain:<br />Egypt<br />____<br />Turkey<br />Greece, <br />Turkey<br />Greece<br />Egypt<br />
    51. 51. Iraq<br />Countries to which the ancient seven wonders belong.<br />
    52. 52. 25<br />Which Latin phrase literally means 'and the rest’?<br />
    53. 53. et cetera (etc.)<br />
    54. 54. 26<br />Probably, the most popular aquarium fish in the world, it gets its name from a Trinidadian clergyman who supplied the first specimens to the British Museum.<br />Name the fish.<br />
    55. 55.
    56. 56. The Guppy fish named after R. J. Lechmere Guppy<br />
    57. 57. 27<br />IDENTIFY BOTH<br />Photographed by David Bailey in 1969, sold in 2009 for $11,000 <br />
    58. 58. Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate. <br />Sharon Tate was murdered months later.<br />
    59. 59. 28<br />With respect to the Cricket World Cup 2011, what distinction do Aleem Dar and Billy Bowden share?<br />
    60. 60. Only two umpires to have a 100% UDRS record <br />Aleem Dar had a remarkable 14 reviews all going in his favour.<br />
    61. 61. 29<br />CONNECT<br />
    62. 62. Nandlal Bose<br />
    63. 63. 30<br />From TOI e-paper dated 24th March 2011. <br />Occasion? <br />Fill in the pink and the blue box.<br />
    64. 64. Death of Liz Taylor<br />Burton Burton<br />