6 sets of 5 questions each Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer No Negatives Teams of max 4 people If you are more than 4, play as separate tables All answers to be written down Please put down table numbers Give in your answers at the end of each set The Rules
Set 1 Teacher’s pet high school science ___________________
This famous American became interested in electricity in the mid-1740s, a time when much was still unknown on the topic. He invented the lightning rod, used to protect buildings and ships, bifocals and the odometer among other things. Who? 1
His book “On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres” is regarded as the starting point of modern astronomy. Until then every one believed the earth was the center of the universe. Name him. 2
3 After a major mishap when his factory blew up killing his brother, the inventor discovered that a porous substance ‘kieselghur’ produced a mixture that was much safer to handle. He named his invention after the Greek word meaning “power.” How do we know it today?
Johnny was a chemist's son, But Johnny is no more. For what he thought was H2O, Was _____. 4
The islets of Langerhans, secrete glucagons directly into the bloodstream. What is the other hormone that they secrete which has the opposite effect of glucagons? 5
<ul><li>The awards are given in six categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Government Service </li></ul><ul><li>Public Service </li></ul><ul><li>Community Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism, Literature & Creative Communication Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Peace and International Understanding </li></ul><ul><li>Emergent Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>The last Indian to win was Arvind Kejriwal in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>What award? </li></ul>1
Which international award is manufactured exclusively by Billings Artworks in Ridgway, Colorado and is named for the actual object depicted in the award? 2
What is the French term for the lowest category of the National Order of the Legion of Honour award called? 3
This is Mary Antoinette Perry, an American actress, director and producer. What is her connection to the world of Awards? 4
<ul><li>Five women have won the Bharat Ratna </li></ul><ul><li>so far. Four of them are: </li></ul><ul><li>Indira Gandhi </li></ul><ul><li>Mother Teresa </li></ul><ul><li>MS Subbulakshmi </li></ul><ul><li>Lata Mangeshkar </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the fifth, who won it posthumously in 1997? </li></ul>5
Iconic Vogue cover from 1991. From L to R: Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, _____ ________ 1
He once joked that he was ‘Cablinasian’ because he has a mix of Caucasian, Black, American Indian, Thai and Chinese blood. He became junior world champ at age eight and has never looked back since. By June 1997 he was world #1 and was Sports Illustrated's “Sportsman of the Year” in 1996. Which star? 2
3 The idea was first thought of by Napoleon's engineer, Albert Mathieu in 1802. It finally bore fruit in 1994 at a cost of 16 billion US$. In 1996, the American Society of Civil Engineers identified it as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. What architectural marvel in Europe , used by about 30,000 people everyday?
Launched in 1998, it was famously touted on TV by ex-presidential candidate Bob Dole. It sells huge, and made a billion $ in the first year alone. It reacts in an hour, or a little longer if one has eaten fatty foods. Among its competitors are Cialis and Levitra. What are we talking about? 4
The emperor Charlemagne put it in place during his reign in the ninth century AD, but the practice died out at the end of his rule. It was re-established by the 1992 Maastricht treaty, and took a further seven years of planning before being publicly launched on 1 Jan 1999. What are we talking about? 5
Set 4 ___________________ Namma Ooru ---Karnataka---
Agumbe is a village located in the Shimoga district and has the sobriquet, "Cherrapunji of the South". However, it is most popularly known for the fact that a famous TV serial (based on an author’s works) was largely shot here in 1987. Which TV serial? 1
Which famous location in Karnataka is sandwiched between the Chandragiri and Vindhyagiri hills, the former being named because Chandragupta Maurya spent his final years there? 2
Two people from Karnataka have won the Bharat Ratna award so far. One is Sir M Visvesvarayya. Who is the other? 3
Kundapura is a city in Udupi district. It is also described as the “town of the sun”. A famous person in Indian banking circles hails from Kundapur and carries the city’s name in his name. Who ? 4
5 In 1965, Ma Ramamurthy launched a political party called Kannada Paksha. The party was short-lived, but they had something that has become popular and common in Karnataka of late, especially on important days. What?
1 This historic event occurred on May 6 th 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford. With wind speeds up to 25 miles per hour, he almost didn’t run the race. Perhaps the greatest athlete never to win an Olympic medal. The current record is held by Hicham El Guerrouj. What are we talking about?
2 ‘ The Rumble In The Jungle’ is perhaps the most historic boxing event to ever take place. This match was hosted in Kinshasa in Zaire. Muhammad Ali was the challenger. Who was defending his world heavyweight championship belt?
3 Ayrton Senna was a 3 time Formula 1 champion. He died in 1994, while racing his William’s car to victory. Name the Grand Prix that claimed the life of perhaps the greatest racer the world has seen?
4 Fed Ex recently achieved the career Grand Slam. Who remains the only player to have won the calendar Grand Slam twice?
5 1960: C.J Egar & C Hoy 1986: D.N Dotiwalla & V.Vikramraju These 4 gentlemen also contributed to these unique events in sporting history. What are we talking about?