What’s at stake…
– Rs 5,000
– PES Mastadon Watches
• 5 rounds of quizzing.
• Rules explained before each round.
• Till 5pm today, the QM is omnipotent,
omniscient and all-knowing! His word is final.
• After that, feel free to catch hold of me.
Round 1 - Honour thy Clock
The round goes clockwise.
Buzz and Pounce - +10/-10.
Direct or Pass - +10/ 0
8 questions in the round.
The curve was introduced in a 2012
speech by chairman of the Council
of Economic Advisers Alan Krueger,
and the President’s Economic
Report to Congress, using data from
labor economist Miles Corak. The
curve plotted "intergenerational
income elasticity"—i.e. the
likelihood that someone will inherit
their parents' relative position of
income level—and inequality in the
United States and other countries.
The name of the curve refers to the
novel X, where the lowly born
protagonist rises to the social set of
the north shore of Long Island.
• James Douglas, originally a drummer and later
a songwriter left his job as a drummer due to
personal differences with the one he worked
Jody Perpick, a sound engineer was forced to
quit his job as he was getting married.
How do we know them better??
• The plan was originally hatched amidst three
friends - Maharaja Pateshwari Prasad Singh, head
of the princely state of Balrampur, Mahant
Digvijai Nath, and KKK Nair – an ICS officer.
• When the Maharaja organized a yagna in early
1947, Swami Karpatri became friends with the
trio, lending further fuel to the plan.
• Two years later, Nair went on to become Deputy
Commissioner/District Magistrate of Faizabad
and went on to implement what plan?
The plan to install the idol of
Rama at Ayodhya.
4. An iconic pic taken in 1984 in front
of Sona Towers in B’lore.
• Setting up of Texas Instruments in Bangalore
which is said to be the reason for the IT boom.
For ____________ and me to receive reprimands for our actions after
the race it is comical to say the least. Great moment, and fans loved it,'
'And while I'm at it, contrary to reports, there was no interaction at all
with any officials after we put the fire out.'
X then posted a picture of one of the stewards in Singapore, British
Derek Warwick, performing a similar stunt with 10-times winner
'Looks like even one of the Singapore stewards has done it.
C'est la vie,' he added.
• Mark Webber hitching a ride on Alonso’s car.
"Darshan – The Embrace," a film on the life of X,
was officially selected for showcasing at the
2005 Cannes Film Festival. Jan Kounen, an award
winning filmmaker who was born in Netherlands
and is based in France, directed the film. Manuel
De La Roche of France, is the producer. Jan
Kounen and his crew began shooting the footage
for the film in 2003 during the fiftieth birthday of
X works at a senior position in Tata Steel
Adventure Foundation, of the Tata Group. X’s
job includes training the management teams
of the Tata Steel to build the team spirit
through adventure activities like trekking and
mountaineering; rowing and rafting; and
spending time in camps and learning survival
skills in difficult conditions. Identify X.
The company was founded in 1894 at Zlin by
X. A large order from the army, military shoes
and rising demand for them, during World War
I started rapid growth and small scale
manufacture turned into modern industrial
concern, one of the first mass producers of
shoes. X was often called the “Henry Ford of
Eastern Europe”. Identify X or the company.
_________ is an Indian weekly magazine,
founded by Tarun Tejpal. Started as a news portal,
________.com in 2000, it transitioned through a
printed newspaper format until it became a
magazine in 2007.
Created with the motto, “Free-Fair-Fearless”,
_______ mixes hard-core investigative journalism
with strong perspective pieces on politics and
major debates in modern India including the
tribal issue, Northeast India and Kashmir conflict.
• The _____________ are a network of sculpted
caves located on the __________ Island,
or Gharapuri (literally "the city of caves")
in Mumbai Harbour, 10 kilometres to the east
of the city of Mumbai. The island, located on
an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two
groups of caves—the first is a large group of
five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group
of two Buddhist caves.
2. Whose ?
Their motto is If it's in the game, it's in the
This tag line, strategized by Don Transeth,
written by Jeff Odiorne and Michael Wilde,
and delivered by the voice of _____ , Andrew
Anthony, has become a cultural rallying cry
throughout the sports universe.
A Serbian American inventor, electrical
engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist,
and futurist best known for his contributions
to the design of the modern alternating
current (AC) electricity supply system.
His works are often miscredited to be works of
Who is this ?
2. Who ?
• ____________ is an Indian politician affiliated
with the Indian National Congress party. He was
thrice Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and
once Chief Minister of Uttarakhand (2002–2007).
• In 1986–1987, he served in Prime Minister Rajiv
Gandhi's cabinet as Minister for External Affairs.
He was serving as Governor of Andhra
Pradesh from 2007 until 2009, when he was
forced to resign following a sex scandal.
1. Which project ?
"Gattu likes to write his own films. He believes he
can do his best when he is able to create
something from scratch. With Chetan's book, he
spent more than two years before the final draft
was transformed into a movie." However, for this
project with Ekta, he was willing to make an
exception. A source said: "It was a big challenge
to come on a common ground for Gattu and Ekta.
They had prolonged discussions before she was
convinced that he could pull it off."
2. Which game ?
• _______ ______ is a 1988 computer
game by John Romero. It was developed for
the Apple II and DOS as an example game to
accompany his article about his GraBASIC.
• The object of the game was to collect gold
cups to move on to the next level.
Not many people have actually finished the
• A ________ is a community or society
possessing highly desirable or perfect
• The word was coined in Greek by Sir Thomas
More for his 1516 book _______, describing a
fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean.
2. Early singing career of whom?
She started singing in a small nightclub in
Chennai called as Nine Gems in the basement
of the erstwhile Safire theater complex on
Mount Road, when she was 20, wearing a
saree and leg callipers. Her performance was
so well received that the owner of the
nightclub asked her to stay on for a
week. After her first night club gig, she began
singing in Calcutta at night clubs such as
1. Give me a name.
• Third Wealthiest Person in the world.
• Has a commercial pilot license to his name.
• He is also reportedly the owner of a Lexus
LFA and a Lexus LS600hL.
• Owns a yatch club and runs them in races
across the world.
1. Who ?
• When asked about the unique styling of X’s
name in its spelling, X replied saying :
“Everyone keeps talking about money and I
just don’t get the fascination behind it. So it’s
out of irony I think, if you’d ask me why I write
my name like this.”
• Built in 1890, in Kanpur, the portals of Dashanan
temple open once a year on the occasion of Dussehra
at 9 in the morning. The idol of X is bedecked with
ornaments and then an aarti is performed by followers.
• The effigy of X is consigned to flames in the evening,
after which the doors of temple are closed, only to be
reopened on next Dussehra.
• "The 123-year-old, one-of-its-kind temple built by
Maharaj Guru Prasad Shukl is located next to Lord
Shiva's shrine in Kailash temple premises here,"
programme coordinator of the temple.
Round 4 - DisHonour thy Clock
The round goes anti - clockwise.
Buzz and Pounce - +10/-10.
Direct or Pass - +10/ 0
8 questions in the round.
Clicked by the pioneer photographer Jitendra
Arya and published in one of the issues of
Femina magazine during 1975, the pic in the
next slide has actress Zeenat Aman (left) as
one of the models, who is other model on the
X was born in Saint-Denis, Réunion. He started his
aviation career in 1909. X joined the French army at the
outbreak of World War I. On April 18, 1915, his fuel line
clogged and he glided to a landing on the German side
of the lines. X managed to escape from a prisoner-ofwar camp in Germany in February 1918 and rejoined the
On October 5, 1918, he was shot down and killed near
Vouziers, Ardennes, a month shy of the end of the war.
• X is a term initially used in Japan to describe
James Bond movies, since they consisted mostly
of sex and action. So much so that James Bond
was given the title of Mr. X. A song called ‘X’
featured on the “Thunderball” soundtrack. Now,
the term encompasses all such sex and action
laden totally commercial movies, novels,
television shows, etc.
• There is also a movie by name X which pays
homage to the genre. X?
• There were three cricketers who in 1993 were
invited by Kiran Bedi, the then jailer at Tihar Jail to
interact with the inmates. These three cricketers
were called “role models” and wards in the jail
were renamed after them.
• While two of them still have their names up at
Tihar Jail courtesy a then record breaking
partnership in the domestic scene, the third has
had his name struck off the ward list courtesy an
arrest in 2001 for having introduced a gentleman
called M K Gupta to several international players
• Sachin Tendulkar, Vinod Kambli
• The black sheep being Manoj Prabhakar
X was created by the London bakery Peek
Freans in 1874 to commemorate the marriage
of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of
Russia to the Duke of Edinburgh. It became
popular throughout Europe, particularly
in Spain where, following the Civil War, the X
became a symbol of the country's economic
recovery after bakeries produced mass
quantities to consume a surplus of wheat.
• Jhumri Telaiya is a city in the Koderma
District of Jharkhand. Prosperous businessmen built
huge mansions in Jhumri Telaiya. Till late
1960s, Mercedes and Porsche cars used to be common
in Jhumri Taliya. The city once boasted of most number
of phone connections and phone calls made in India.
• Originally a little-known town, Jhumri Telaiya became
famous in India in 1957 owing to its connection
with Vividh Bharati, a nationally broadcast radio service
of the All India Radio. Many listeners of Vividh Bharti
used to doubt the existence of such a village.
What made this town so famous in the 60’s ?
• AIR / Vividh Bharati used to get the most
number of requests for song from this village.
• Lord Cornwallis and Tipu Sultan
The caricature depicting the defeat of British
forces led by Lord Cornwallis during the 3rd
Anglo-Mysore War, which was won by Tipu
• The Chilkur Balaji temple is considered to be one
of the oldest temples in Hyderabad and was built
before the time of Bhakta Ramdas.
• The temple does not have any hundi and does
not accept money from devotees and offers no
special queue to VIPs.
• My question however is this, What is the more
popular name that this temple is known by?
Considering the name, people of my ilk and final
year students must throng the temple.
• The Chilkur Balaji temple is known as the Visa
Balaji Temple as majority of wishes by the
devotees are Visa related.
• So all you eager America mappilais to be, Keep
Calm and bolo Visa Balaji ki jai
Round 5 – Parts Paarts Clue
3 Clues to a question.
+15 on the first clue.
+10 on the second clue.
+5 on the third clue.
A constant -10 for a wrong answer.
• It was launched on 15 March 1993 by Dr
Simon King, a British researcher at
the University of Minnesota with help from
students and researchers at universities
around the world.
• It was acquired by Paul Getty’s Wisden Group
• In June 2007, ESPN Inc. announced that it had
acquired it from the Wisden Group.
• He further went on to obtain an M.Phil
from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995. After
graduation, he worked at the Monitor Group,
a management consulting firm, in London.
• In 2002 he was one of the directors of
Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm
Backops Services Private Ltd.
• He is the member of Parliament from Amethi
in Uttar Pradesh.
• It is a Japanese casual wear designer,
manufacturer and retailer. The company,
originally a division of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd.,
has been a wholly owned subsidiary since
• It furnished the uniforms for
Japan's Olympic athletes in the 1998, 2002,
and 2004 Olympic Games, as well as the
uniforms for J.League's Thespa Kusatsu team.
• He was born on 20 October 1956 in Radcliffe, Lancashire, to
Irish parents from County Galway. Although he now describes
himself as a "spiritual atheist", he was raised in a workingclass Irish Catholic environment. He was an altar boy for eight
years and his mother had the priesthood in mind for him, but
aged 14 he was persuaded by a priest not to transfer from
school to a seminary.
• The first movie he directed was Shallow Grave. The film was
the most commercially successful British film of 1995 and led
to the production of Trainspotting, based on the novel
by Irvine Welsh.
• He won the Oscar for Best Direction in the year 2009.
• He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management
Calcutta. Although he originally wanted to be a historian,
he initially chose a career in finance because he couldn't
afford the former. He worked for 14 years in the financial
services industry, in companies such as Standard
Chartered, DBS Bank and IDBI Federal Life Insurance.
• His grandfather was a Sanskrit scholar and a Pandit in
Benares. He says that he’s learnt most of his knowledge of
Hindu theology and religion from his grandfather and his
very religious parents.
• The film rights to his book trilogy has been bought by Karan