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VINGT CINQUIZ
U-25 GENERAL QUIZ
by
SASWATA ACHARYA
BALAGOPAL S. MENON
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Tirthankar Nag
Tapas Kumar Nag
Sayantan Bose (Puplu da)
Sumantra Sarathi Datta (Central da)
Prithwish Datta (Boss)
Kunal Mandal
Siddhartha Roy
Titash Banerjea
Shabbir Haider
Bedbyas Datta
Arindam Dottoh
Debanjan Bose
Raktim Kumar Nag
Sarbajit Mitra
Siddhant Agarwal
Krishnadev Roy
Anik Dasgupta
Pratyoy Das
Saswata Acharya
Balagopal S. Menon
RULES & REGULATIONS
 Lone wolves, teams of 2, and 3 are allowed.
 ONLY participants born on or after 8th September, 1993, are allowed
to sit for this quiz.
 No Googling. Keep your phones on silent mode.
 Don’t peep into your neighbour’s answer sheets.
FORMAT
 24 questions – 12 from each of us.
 Multiples of 4 are starred.
 Questions 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, and 24 are two pointers with two parts
A and B. They are marked on your answer sheet.
01
Space10, the laboratory of X’s futuristic innovation, was founded in
2015 when Torbjörn Lööf invited Carla Cammilla Hjort to work in the
lab. Soon, they took up a project called – ‘Tomorrow’s Meatball’, whose
products you will see in the next slide.
Which group is behind this venture, a big name in a different field,
who are eyeing Kolkata for their second Indian store?
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ANSWER
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In 1963, the year which marked the 100th birth anniversary of the
creators, German children’s book writer and cartoonist Hans Traxler
performed a literary forgery and wrote a book titled – ‘The Truth About
______ and ______’ which took the German media by storm.
According to the book, ______ and ______ were bakers who killed a
certain old lady , an ingenious confectioner in her own right, to steal
her secret recipe for lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like traditional treat.
Which iconic duo from our childhood was thus turned into murderers
by Traxler?
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ANSWER
Hansel and Gretel
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03
In the next slide, you will see some marks on a certain road in a
European capital city, reminiscent of how terror reigned.
What are these the marks of?
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#DAAG_ACHCHE_HAIN
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ANSWER
Guillotine
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04
The bird you see here – Yellow Bunting, is
native to the UK. Picture of its eggs are on
the next slide. According to popular belief,
the black lines on the eggs, criss-crossing
each other, were initially red and turned
black with time.
The legend associated with this bird led to
its eggs being called-cursed eggs and in
the past, children were encouraged to
destroy these eggs.
What are these the marks of?
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#DAAG_ACHCHE_HAIN
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ANSWER
Jesus Christ’s Blood
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‘The Patient Assassin’ is a new book written by longtime BBC journalist
Anita Anand that tells the story of a rebel, who waited for more than
two decades and finally assassinated his target in 1940 in target’s own
country.
Who is the subject of this book, whose story will be revived shortly,
where a highly enthusiastic youngster will portray him?
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ANSWER
Udham Singh
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In June 2019, working women in Japan started a protest ,named- #KuToo,
against wearing mandatory high heels at workplace.
The KuToo campaign – a play on words from the Japanese kutsu, meaning
shoes, and kutsuu, meaning pain – was launched by the actor and freelance
writer Yumi Ishikawa and quickly won support online.
The Guardian article on this issue compared this to an ancient practice
prevalent in another Asian country.
What ancient practice was it compared to?
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ANSWER
Foot Binding (China)
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07
A COSMOS article titled “___,___,_____ (3,3,5) : water physics thrown
into doubt” discussed that scientists have recently found a strange ,
disordered solid form of water, similar to glass. According to them,
perhaps the new discovery will bring a major departure from the well
established theories of water-physics.
FITB with an apt wordplay on a song by a certain Robert Matthew Van
Winkle, the first hip-hop song to top the Billboard Hot 100, around 3
decades ago.
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ANSWER
Ice Ice Maybe
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The ‘Bent _____ Award’ is a tongue-in-cheek annual award presented
by the Australian Skeptics to the perpetrator of the most preposterous
piece of paranormal or pseudoscientific piffle.
The award trophy is a piece of gopher wood supposedly from
the Noah’s Ark, upon which is affixed a certain household item (which
will fill the blank) rumored to have been used at the Last Supper.
Which British-Israeli Entertainer is the supposed inspiration behind the
award?
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ANSWER
Uri Geller
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Back in the early 1780s, when this Scottish inventor came up with his
product, no one was interested in trying it instead of the then
conventional means of transport. Thus he felt the need to come up
with something to compare his product with the conventional system.
What did he come up with, that was a norm until getting replaced by
the inventor’s surname?
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ANSWER
Horsepower
(Engines measured in Horsepower)
(Now a days, Watt is the more
conventional unit)
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10
Kanwar Lake located in Begusarai district of Bihar, is Asia’s largest
freshwater _____ lake.
A. Take a good look at it (picture on next slide) and FITB.
Begusarai, the district from which the son of soil Kanhaiya Kumar
fought elections this year, earned the sobriquet ‘_________ of Bihar’
owing to its long history of struggle between the landless and
landlords, organised under the banner of communist parties.
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B. FITB with the former, eponymous name of a city whose current
name has been asked in many quizzes.
10
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ANSWER
A. Asia’s largest freshwater Oxbow Lake
B. Leningrad (St. Petersburg)
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On the next slide is a picture of the Star-nosed mole, found in the low areas
of North America.
While its star-like snout, which contains thousands of sensory organs that
allow it to navigate and sense prey, makes it the fastest in a certain aspect in
animal kingdom , it also makes it the 10th in an ignominious list.
A. What list does it top where even the best gurgitators can’t win against it?
B. What ignominious list is it a part of, which doesn’t include a duckling?
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ANSWER
A. Fastest
Eater
B. Ugliest
animals
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In May 2019, when this statue of the unlucky, superlative magician
was unveiled in a certain European capital, most of the fans agreed
that its worse than Ronaldo’s.
While some said its more like Paul Scholes with a 70s haircut, others
compared it to a cold and calculating being with an alliterative name
from a recently concluded, hugely popular TV show.
A. In which European Capital would you find this statue?
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B. Which creatures, termed as the most visually iconic on the
show according to The Verge, was this statue compared to?
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ANSWER
A. Belfast
B. (George Best being the person)
White Walker
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Verlan is a secret language created by inversing the syllables of a
French word and is often common in slangs used in the French
language. In fact, the name ‘verlan’ is an inversion of the syllables in
the word ‘l’envers’ which meant ‘back-to-front’ in French.
According to Ida Owen Wade, which famous pen-name in French
literature resulted from the fact that the author’s parents allegedly
owned property in the commune of Airvault in Western France?
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ANSWER
Voltaire
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A sister city of Dull in Scotland, which town in Oregon has the tongue-
in-cheek motto, “The most exciting place to live/be?”
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ANSWER
Boring
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As hinted in its title, what gift does a sister promise to buy her
brother in the Gujarati song, ‘Chaar Bangdi Wari Gaadi’ ?
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ANSWER
Audi Car
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With a statistical probability of one death for every ten successful
ascents, Mt. Everest is peppered with several macabre landmarks.
The deceptively named “_______ Valley,” is located on the Northeast
Ridge Route, a path which has claimed the lives of several
adventurers including George Mallory and Peter Boardman. This area
gets its name from the multicoloured down jackets and climbing
gears attached to the mummified corpses littered along the hillside.
Fill in the blanks.
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ANSWER
Rainbow
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Despite being reportedly disgusted by his anti-Semitism, Richard
Wagner’s daughter-in-law, Winifred remained a true friend to Adolf
Hitler even after his death. However, out of the fear of public
persecution, she used an ironic cryptic code while referring to Hitler
in her personal conversations after the war. The abbreviation which
she used expanded to mean “Our blessed Adolf” in German.
Given that the final letter of the three-lettered abbreviation was A
for Adolf, what were the first two letters?
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ANSWER
‘US’
The abbreviation USA
stood for “Unser Seliger
Adolf.”
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Legend has it that at the time of his marriage to Padmavati, the
bride’s father demanded that this deity pay a very high bridal price.
As a result, the prospective groom was forced to borrow money from
Kubera and to this day, repays the god of wealth with the proceeds
accumulated from the donations made by devotees at his temple.
In 2014, Narasimha Murty filed a RTI against the administrative body
which looks after the daily affairs at the temple asking how much
money was due to Kubera, and what amount did the Lord borrow in
the first place.
Which deity/temple was at the receiving end of this RTI?
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ANSWER
Tirumala Venkateswara Temple
Lord Venkateswara/Tirupati
Balaji/Timmappa/ Srinivasa/Tirupati
Govindha
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Sampaloor was an important centre for the Jesuits during the reign
of the Portuguese.
Which personality was the supposed inspiration for the name of this
village in Thrissur, Kerala?
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ANSWER
Saint Paul
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In 2012, which reigning captain became the first player to score a
goal from a corner kick at the Olympic Games?
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ANSWER
Megan Rapinoe
The current captain of Reign
FC.
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The word ‘поехали!’ (Pronounced ‘Poyekhali’) means ‘Let’s go!’
Why was this word briefly famous following a giant leap in mid-1961?
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ANSWER
Yuri Gagarin’s first
words before taking
off to space
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Identify A and B.
Named after an English mathematician who is often credited as the
first computer programmer, the programming language A was
developed by Jean Ichbiah for the US Department of Defense in 1983.
Later, when Sudhir Ahuja and his collaborators developed B, a new
coordination language, at the AT&T Bell Labs in 1986, they named it
after a person associated with an early 1970s mainstream cultural
phenomenon which blew a fresh lease of life into a dying industry.
This name was also a pun on A, since the real-life inspirations behind
the names of both A and B shared the same surname.
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ANSWER
A: Ada
B: Linda
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Identify A and B.
A and B are secondary acronyms used while referring to a particular
position of power.
A was also the name of a seven-season long satire which ended
earlier this year, leaving behind a complex legacy and much critical
acclaim.
B, which in Latin means ‘in place of’, is also the name of a 2018
biopic that followed the rise of an American, whose legacy was a
heavy bal bane for later successors.
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ANSWER
A: Veep
B: Vice
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When A was introduced in the seventies, they followed a tactic of
aggressive pricing, lowering their price until people gradually
switched from soap to detergent powder. If you don’t believe me,
just ask the namesakes of the stars of Silsila, or a recently deceased
former Minister of our country.
When B was founded in 1987 by the Gyanchandani brothers, they
decided to adopt A’s market strategy and look at them now: whether
you choose to use it or believe it, they successfully managed to
become the market leader in this sector in late 2012.
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Identify A and B.
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ANSWER
A: Nirma Detergent Powder
B: Ghari Detergent Powder
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FINALS
FORMAT
Written Round 1 (4 questions)
Infinite Bounce and Pounce Round 1 (16 questions)
Written Round 2 (3 questions)
Infinite Bounce and Pounce Round 2 (16 questions)
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Saswata (God)
WRITTEN ROUND
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THE QRIOUS TRIP
4 questions on the different topics of QRIOSITY 2019, in chronological
order:
1. Sci-Biz-Tech
2. Inspirations and References
3. India
4. Dame It! (Quiz on Women)
+10 for each correct answer. Extra 10 for full house.
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#Sci-Biz-Tech
 While bursting this myth, Bill Schindler, the Vice President of Electrical Engineering
for Panasonic Plasma Display Lab., America said: this was applicable in the days of
CRT as CRT works by moving an electron beam back and forth across the back of the
screen . To produce _____ , electron beams had to be directed at the phosphors and
to produce the opposite, there is no need to fire electron beams.
 However, the case is different for LCDs. LCDs rely on an array of thin-tube fluorescent
bulbs that provide a constant source of light to create a _____ screen. To produce the
opposite, LCDs rely on a diffuser to block this light; spending more energy.
 So, in short, the reverse of the popular myth is actually true.
 What myth is being talked about?
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White Computer Screens consume more energy than
Black ones
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#Inspirations and References
 In a 1924 designing competition organised by the Royal Fine Art
Commission, Sir G G Scott submitted a design taking inspirations from
the mausoleum in the next slide, designed by Sir John Soane.
 Which quintessentially British cultural icon was thus born?
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Red Telephone Boxes
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#INDIA
 While some historians say this tradition was started at the times when
Satavahana, Rashtrakuta and Chalukya dynasties ruled i.e. from 271 BC to 1190
AD, others are of the opinion that it was started by Shivaji, to promote culture
and nationalism. However till 1892, it was mostly a family affair.
 In 1893, a certain Indian revolutionary felt the need to unite people and realized
that it can be done quite easily with the help of this icon, the creator and
destroyer of obstacles, who was followed by brahmins and non-brahmins alike.
 Who was this revolutionary, who in most of his pictures can be seen sporting a
certain GI tagged product?
 What did he do to unite Indians?
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Bal Gangadhar Tilak
Nationalized Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations
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#World of Women
 At the tender age of 15, this lady from the land down-under gained
such an overpowering reputation that the US Women team of her
sport, entered the Munich Olympics sporting t-shirts that had a very
well known phrase (6 words) changed slightly with an apt wordplay.
 This was done in order to build their own confidence and to convey
the fact that they also can perform well, though that was not the
case as the aura of excellence of this lady stole the show.
 What was written on their t-shirts?
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All that glitters is not Gould
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INFINITE BOUNCE & POUNCE
ROUND – 1
16 questions
+10/-10 on correct/incorrect pounce.
+10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce.
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 THERE IS AN UNDERLYING THEME FOR THE FIRST FOUR QUESTIONS.
 NO POINTS FOR GUESSING THE THEME AS IT WILL ONLY HELP YOU TO
WORK OUT Question 4.
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 When this GAME CHANGER released his autobiography in mid 2019,
it created several controversies, most notably around the age issue.
 ESPN Cricinfo wrote an article on this which had a 6 worded title. The
title was a combination of the name of an American sitcom, that
started in mid 2000s & tells the story of few residents of the largest
U.S. city and a 2016 oscar-winning venture well known for a famous
gaffe.
 In the article’s title, the movie name replaces the last word of the
sitcom’s title, quite apt, if the nickname of the cricketer is considered.
 What was the title of the article?
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It’s Always Sunny In Lala Land
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GREATEST CROSSOVER EVER?
 In Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, you will find this tower, dedicated to the
founding father of a nation.
 In one of the major cities in that nation , you will find a street named
after a lady, who, quite contrary to her name, was a congress
supporter and her contributions are often overshadowed by her
husband’s deeds.
 Want more? The street is adjacent to the mausoleum of the founding
father!
 Identify both.
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Md. Ali Jinnah Kamala Nehru
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 One of the world’s rarest mammals, these creatures can be found only at a single
place in India which is a 185 km stretch between Talwara and Harike Barrage in
Punjab.
 The Chief Wildlife Warden of Punjab, Sri Kuldeep Kumar told :- “We are trying to
establish their near accurate population as to plan their conservation accordingly.
It is the first organized ______, previously we had merely spotted them. ”
 According to Suresh Babu, Director River Wetland and Water Policy, WWF-
India, the most flourishing population of these creatures is found across Pakistan
where their numbers are estimated to be around 1,800 over a stretch of 1,500 km.
 What was this project , planned in Mid 2018 , all about where Department of
Forests and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab and WWF-India collaborated?
(Looking for a very Specific answer)
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First organised Indus Dolphin Census
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 Pseudo-goitre is a disorder marked by the apparent fullness of the
front part of the neck. The cause for pseudogoitre can be fat tissue of
the neck, cervical lordosis, cervical masses or high lying thyroid or
trachea.
 Pseudo-goitre due to Cervical lordosis gives rise to swan-shaped neck
and thus got an alternate name, as a tribute to an Italian-Jewish
master.
 What is the alternate name of the disease , that might remind you of
a current and a former prime minister of two ever conflicting
nations?
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Modigliani
Syndrome
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 In the next slide, you will see a font titled ‘Ugly _____ ‘ , developed by
Ben Doessel and James Lee , two creative minds from US.
 FITB with a word, sounding similar to an adorable rodent from our
childhood.
 Which political scourge served as the inspiration behind the creation
of this font?
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Ugly Gerry
Gerrymandering/ Gerrymandered districts of US
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 X-ing is the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect
ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the film's original
aspect ratio.
 Give me X, a word(s) that is used for describing a certain slot in many
house doors, slowly becoming a thing of the past with the advancement
of technology.
 Remember properly and tell me, which 1973 movie, an oscar-winner for
the Best Foreign Language Film, directed by a director having an
alliterative name, was the first to be fully X-ed and released in
Capacitance Electronic Disc format?
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Letterboxing
Amarcord
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 Back in the mid 19th century, British Polymath John Herschel developed a
technique to copy drawings using potassium ferrocyanide and ammonium iron
citrate.
 The exact method, called Cyanotype, is performed by the following method-
Firstly, a drawing done on a relatively translucent paper is placed on another
paper that has been soaked previously in the aforementioned two chemicals
and secondly, the papers are exposed to a bright UV light source.
 The resultant papers end up forming a compound called ferric ferrocyanide
which gives the papers their characteristic color.
 What common term originated from this practice? [contd.]
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 Herschel is also credited with coining a certain term , now a pretty
well known profession and hobby, by combining the greek words for
‘light’ and ‘drawing’.
 What opposing terms did he introduce in that particular field, where
one of the terms refer to the normal one and the opposite of that
refers to the inverted one?
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Blueprint
Positive and Negative in Photography
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 In early to mid 20th century, two Coffee Houses in Kolkata were the major dens
of Bengali intellectuals – one was the famous coffee house in College street
and the other was the one situated opposite Victoria House, Dharmatala.
 While the likes of Satyajit Ray, Harisadhan Dasgupta, Radhaprasad Gupta etc.
used to meet at the Dharmatala one, Sunil Gangapdhyay, Shakti
Chattapadhyay, etc. used to chit-chat at the College Street one.
 These two coffee houses thus, got two nicknames (more than one words) - as
if one is more preferred by the general public or the so called lower class and
the other is the choice of the so called upper class.
 What were the nicknames of these coffee houses, borrowed form the
colonizers?
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House of Commons
House of Lords
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 Back in 1793, French scientist Joseph Dombey departed for Philadelphia to meet
with Thomas Jefferson and to give him two of the rarest items on Earth — two small
copper items. On the way he was attacked by British Pirates and thus the cargo never
reached Jefferson.
 Cut to late 1960s - while trying a full switch after the 1968 ______ Study Act, the US
Government faced strong protests from the Public as there was no immediate gain
and the Public didn’t think of the future advantages.
 Nevertheless, contrary to popular belief, in the decades since, the United States
actually has largely switched to the system they tried to adapt, just the general public
(both domestic and international) seem largely ignorant of this.
 Based on the above story, tell me what was Dombey carrying in that cargo? (Funda
will do)
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Metric Standards
(standards representing a meter and a Kilogram)
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 While beautiful things gave this literary genius eternal glee, death is a
recurrent theme in most of his works.
 On tracing the possible reasons behind his obsession with death, it was
found that along with death of several family members by TB, an illegal
activity related to the career path he initially chose, may have acted as
one of the major catalysts.
 While working as a ‘Dresser’ at Guy’s Hospital, it was necessary to gather
fresh ________ for training and experimentation; that’s when he might
have indulged in this practice.
 Who is this? In what illegal practice was he supposedly indulged?
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John Keats; Graverobbery
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 _______ shift is a term used for the newspaper shift commencing at four
in the morning . The term is said to have originated at the defunct New
York Journal-American in 1930s. The newspaper’s plant was near the
East Side docks and workers on this shift came to work at about the
same time when certain professionals were putting out to sea in their
boats.
 FITB with a member of the subphylum crustacea.
 While at it, tell me, which surrealist creation, created for the English
poet Edward James in 1936, to strengthen the connection between the
creator and the poet, also bears the name of the same member?
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Lobster Shift
Lobster Telephone
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 In the next slide, you will see the newly designed away jersey of AS
ROMA.
 Which mythological figure is said to be the inspiration behind this
design?
 Another club, a pretty old one, from the same country, in their home
jersey, added a strip of a different color in between their usual black
and white colors as a hat-tip to the club’s initial days.
 Which club and how is this a hat-tip to the club’s initial days?
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Jupiter
(The Roman God of Thunder and Sky)
Juventus
After their rebuilding as Juventus
Football Club , they initially played
wearing Pink shirts and Black ties
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 Between 1975 to 1979, when this tyrannical Marxist leader ruled this Asian country,
absolute brutality was an day to day affair.
 Declaring that the nation would start again at ____ ____ (4,4), he isolated his people from
the rest of the world and set about emptying the cities, abolishing money, private property
and religion, and setting up rural collectives.
 Anyone thought to be an intellectual of any sort was killed , which included people knowing
foreign languages and people who looked intellectual sporting a certain accessory.
Three parts:-
1. Who was this tyrant, having an alliterative name? (3)
2. Fill in the blanks where the second word is a number. (4)
3. Sporting what common accessory owing to a weakness, brought death of several citizens
in that country? (3)
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Pol Pot
Year Zero
Wearing glasses
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 Contrary to popular belief, the biggest festival of Venice is not the Venice
Festival, it’s the 440 year old Festa Del Redentore.
 The story goes back to 1575 when instead of bringing exotic spices from
faraway lands, something much more sinister arrived in Venice on one of
the Republic’s many merchant galleys.
 By putting in place an innovative quarantine strategy, Venice saved itself
but the credit then , went to the Redeemer and a church was made
named – Il Redentore.
 What is Festa Del Redentore a celebration of?
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Relief from Plague/
Celebration of end of Plague
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 French Mining Engineer Albert Mathieu-Favier was the first person to
think of the necessity of a structure of this kind way back in 1802.
 After several failed attempts, it was during the reign of Margaret
Thatcher when this project finally started off. It took around 6 years to
complete the project and it started to work from 1994.
 What is this project about, the only fixed joining link between the island
of Great Britain and European mainland?
 To test whether the link is working properly, a certain stuffed toy, a very
popular Christmas gift in Britain, modelled on a creation of a certain Mr.
X, Mr. Michael X, was passed through the link.
 What was passed to check the efficiency of the link?
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Channel Tunnel
Paddington Bear
(created by Michel Bond)
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 In the next slide you will see an actor who is probably most well known
for playing a certain character in a movie series, adapted from books,
where she had the responsibility of spreading seeds of knowledge
among students.
 What role did she play?
 She was a quizzer in her university days and represented Cambridge
University in the first series of University challenge. In a moment of
adrenaline surge she did something and thus became the first person
ever to do this on British Television.
 What did she do?
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Prof. Sprout
First person to say “F***” on British TV
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Bala (Disciple)
WR!TTEN ROUND
What’s In a Name?
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Some Ground Rules
• This is a written round featuring three questions, with two parts (a &
b) each.
• The focus of each question will be on namesakes.
• The name common to the two parts will be mentioned on a slide
before each question.
• Each question is worth 10 points and a full house will fetch you an
additional 20 points.
• Part points (5 points for each part) are available.
• A total of 50 points is on the table for this round.
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Question 1:
Mary Ann Evans
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Question 1 (a)
• Fearless Nadia (born, Mary Ann Evans) was an Indian actress of
Australian origin who is remembered for her role in Bollywood action
films from the 1930s.
• Madhu Jain had written a short article for the December 2008 issue of
the Verve magazine, describing the legacy which the fair haired
stuntwoman had left behind through her involvement in some of the
earliest deadly action sequences in Bollywood. The title of this article
was a pun on the name of a 2001 Hollywood blockbuster that earned
Reese Witherspoon her second Golden Globe nomination for Best
Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
• What was the title of the article?
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Question 1 (b)
• Based on the various historical references available in The Mill on the
Floss, critics have tried to determine the time period in which George
Eliot (born, Mary Ann Evans) set her novel.
• One of the prominent clues in this regard is a discussion between Mr.
Tulliver and Mr. Deane in chapter 7 of the novel. They discuss the role
played by X, a two-time prime minister of the UK, in passing the
Catholic Relief Act of 1829. In fact, they agree that this throws “an
entirely new light on his character” and that X’s greatest achievement
in 1815 would have been impossible without the help of a certain
“Blücher and the Prussians.”
• Identify X.
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1(a): ‘Lethally Blonde’
1(b): Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
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Question 2:
Jahangir Khan
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Question 2 (a)
• One of the queerest exhibits on display in the MCC Museum at Lord’s
is a stuffed _______ on a cricket ball.
• In 1936, during India’s tour of England, the medium pacer Jahangir
Khan delivered a ball that struck a _______. While this incident made
Khan popular as ‘cricket’s _______ killer’, the deceased being was
treated with utmost dignity as it was stuffed and stapled to the ball
that killed it.
• Which once widely familiar member of a Least Concern species that is
now frighteningly approaching endangerment, did Khan manage to
strike against the stumps, without dislodging a bail? Alternately, just
FITB.
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Question 2 (b)
• The former world number 1 Pakistani professional squash player,
Jahangir Khan holds the Guinness World Record for the longest
winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports for his
unbeaten competitive play from 1981 to 1986.
• How many matches did he win consecutively in that period, thus
setting this record? The answer might remind you of a super power
detergent cake or the many fictitious phone numbers in American
movies and TV shows.
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2(a): Sparrow
2(b): 555
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Question 3:
Fatima Begum
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Question 3 (a)
• Actress, director, screenwriter, and one of the first women to essay all
these three roles in the Indian film industry, Fatima Begum is
considered a pioneer of Indian cinema. Even though the prints of
most of her works are now considered lost, her lasting legacy was
carried on by her daughter, Zubeida, who started out as a star in silent
films.
• What was Zubeida’s most famous role which featured her all talking,
singing, and dancing in the early part of the previous century?
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Question 3 (b)
• Fatima Begum was one of the few women leaders who were involved
in the Tehrik-e-Pakistan political movement of the 1940s.
• Her father, Maulvi Mahbub Alam, founded and owned an Urdu daily
newspaper that was named after its rather diminutive cost. The coins
of this particular denomination were demonetized and withdrawn
from circulation on June 30, 2011.
• What was the name of this popular daily that now lends its name to a
street in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore?
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3(a): She played the role of Alam Ara
in Alam Ara.
3(b): Paisa Akhbar.
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INFINITE BOUNCE & POUNCE
ROUND – 2
16 questions
+10/-10 on correct/incorrect pounce.
+10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce.
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Question 1 (Written Round Hangover)
 The first opera whose music was
composed by the Austro-Hungarian
composer Franz Schmidt was loosely
based on a popular French gothic
novel published in 1831. It was
highly acclaimed for its music which
told a tale of burning passion and
was hugely popular till the early
1920s.
 What was the two word name of this
romantic opera?
#16thCenturyKolstylz
 According to the diary kept by
Meister Franz Schmidt, the
Executioner of Nuremberg in the
late 16th century the prescribed
punishment for what crime was to
tear off the culprit’s tongue?
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 Notre Dame
 Blasphemy
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 In the early eighteenth century, it was a truth universally acknowledged
that a woman in her early 20s must be in want of a husband. So it made
sense for George to send his sister Philadelphia to India in search of a
husband.
 She was soon married to a Mr. Hancock. They moved from Madras to
Calcutta in 1759, and later befriended an administrator with the East
India Company, whose name might remind you of the pin code Kolkata
– 22. As per the rumour mills, Phila’s daughter Eliza was the result of a
hasty affair between her and this family friend, but let’s not go into all
that.
 Based on this given information, identify the Hancocks’ family friend.
Also, which nineteenth century novelist was Eliza’s cousin, George’s
offspring?
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 Warren Hastings
 Jane Austen
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#BackToSchool
 Though mostly remembered today for his creation which was
perfected by 1857, this famed inventor was also known for his keen
sense of humour. At one dinner party an elderly lady, on being
introduced, mistook him for the famous German diplomat and
scholar, Baron Christian Charles Josias von ______, who had died in
1860.
 “Pray sir,” she asked, “Have you not yet finished your great work on
God and History?” “Alas no, madam,” he replied, “My untimely death
prevented me from completing my task.”
 This mild burn was supposedly characteristic of which eminent
scientist?
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Robert Bunsen
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Daniele da Volterra was an Italian painter who is best remembered
today as one of Michaelangelo’s students.
Following the death of Michaelangelo, Daniele was hired for
covering the ‘finishing’ work on The Last Judgement.
Why was he given the sartorial nickname ‘Il Braghettone’ for his
work on the Sistine Chapel?
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He was hired to paint the
loincloths and vestments to
cover the genitals in
Michaelangelo’s The Last
Judgement.
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From Kashmir to Kanyakumari (well, almost).
 Also known as Maish Krej, this stretchy yet dense cheese originating
from Jammu has a mild Mozzarella-like Flavour. Churned in an iron pot
and then curdled with the sour milk, these are generally stored in the
form of ‘milk rotis’.
 Believed to have originated in the 3rd century BCE, it is one of the oldest
martial arts still practiced in the country. It has recently resurged in
popular imagination through its various depictions in children’s cartoons
and Bollywood movies such as Junglee.
 The shortened name of the martial art form and the common name for
the cheese look the same, when written in English. Ignoring the
differences in their pronunciation, identify the six-lettered common
name.
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Kalari
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 When Paul Sprangler first described and named this species of beetle
belonging to the genus Ytu in 1980, he was not just referring to its rough,
heavy appearance. Rather, he was also making a cheeky allusion to a
famous dialogue concerning broken trusts and deceiving friends. You
too can answer this if you think about it.
 What is the binomial name given to this species of myxophagan beetle?
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Ytu brutus
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 The pictures in the following two slides are illustrations from Physics
Nobel laureate Max Born’s 1935 work, The Restless Universe.
 Born's nephew, whose successful career as an architect in Berlin was
brought to an end when the Nazis took over, was temporarily brought to
England to illustrate this book.
 Born’s nephew designed and developed the town plans for which
modern, world class Indian capital city in 1946?
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Bhubaneswar
Otto Königsberger was Max
Born’s nephew.
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The life of Michael Ibsen, a cabinet-maker living in London, changed
completely following which discovery in early 2013?
The discovery certainly marked the winter for the discontented
legacy to which Ibsen belonged and provided him with a fresh set of
opportunities to take his business forward.
Just as his ancestor moved from a car park to a coffin, Ibsen’s
fortunes too, shifted from making just cabinets to also creating
personalised memorabilia such as the one seen on the next
slide.
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Discovery of the remains of King Richard III.
Michael Ibsen is his closest living descendant.
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SCORES?
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 The following excerpt is from an essay titled ‘Musical Contests’ by Dr.
Amlan Das Gupta, an ex-professor at the neighbouring Department of
English, JU.
 “I probably need to justify my choice of X as an example. The reception
of the justly celebrated song “__ ______ ____ ____ _________” is
clearly not in the classical register, even though the song combines in
itself among many other elements, aspects of classical technique: it also
contrasts purportedly ‘Hindustani’ and ‘Karnataki’ styles of singing, and is
technically superb […] The ‘karnataki’ intonation and stylistic flourishes
(in the alaapi and sargam section especially) create a comic mismatch of
style and word.”
 Identify X and FITB.
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X: Padosan
‘Ik Chatur Naar Badi Hoshiyaar.’
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 Members of the Teli caste in India, Nepal, and Pakistan were, regardless
of their religion, identified by virtue of their traditional occupation i.e.
the pressing of oil.
 A sub-group of the Teli caste, the Shanivar Teli, was made up of
members from a specific community in Maharashtra. Today, however,
most of them have migrated to their homeland. By what name do we
better know the members of this caste, many of whom we might
remember from the roles they played in the early films produced in
Bombay?
Half points going if you can identify why they were called Shanivar Telis?
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The Bene Israel community.
They observed the Sabbath on Saturdays.
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 When choosing a fruit for harvesting, you are supposed to select only the
ripest and healthiest ones of the lot. A second party who sees only the
selected fruits might then believe that all the fruits from the tree are
equally ripe and healthy. This could lead them to a false conclusion on the
overall quality of the produce.
 This practice and the succeeding reaction noted among some people, as
described above, has lead to the coining of what term in the English
language?
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Cherry picking
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 The following few slides contain pictures of the flags of Malta, along with
that of three overseas territories: Montserrat, the French Polynesia, and
the British Virgin Islands. What exhaustive list, apparent from their
appearance, are these flags a part of?
 The addition of the flag of which nation (often argued to be the only
member on this list) completes this exhaustive list? Theories concerning
the origins of the name of this nation in question includes the Mayan
word for ‘muddy-watered’ and a mispronunciation of the name of the
Scottish sailor, Peter Wallace.
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12
12
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These are the only nations
or overseas territories to
include representations of
humans on their flags.
Belize
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 No need to pick up your pens for this one, just answer as you know.
 The name of which once prestigious fashion brand (and designer), is now
considered too common due to their extensive licensing approach, going
from baseball caps to cigarettes, beginning from 1988. A picture of one
of the designer’s more famous creations is shown on the next slide.
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Pierre Cardin
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 In 2010 Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski opened the ________ Kitchen, a take-out
restaurant in Pittsburgh. The restaurant kept rotating its cuisine every three to
five months until it was shut down in late-2018. Since its opening, the
restaurant’s menu has featured cuisines of Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, North Korea,
Venezuela, the African Haudenosaunee nations, and Palestine. FITB with an
eight-lettered word.
 The Speech of the Swans (2011) was another collaborative art project between
Rubin and Weleski. Actors were hired to portray two then current international
leaders on swan boats at Porto Alegre in Brazil. Tourists would interact with the
‘presidents’ who would then deliver a speech based on their interactions with the
tourists. If one of the presidents was Barack Obama, identify the other based on
their speech excerpt shown on the next slide.
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I have the power, with my army and fighter jets, to bomb anywhere in
the world, at anytime. Of course, my main target is the United States.
When I wake up in the morning, I could choose any country that I
want to bomb, no matter how far away. My government is extremely
positive and now is becoming an example for other South America
nations. Countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru are already
following some of my strategies. Everyone who is against me, I merely
send them to be eliminated. I take away people who put themselves in
my way without any mercy at all, just like the Brazilian army did in the
60’s and 70’s. Those bodies have never been found and won’t be ever
found.
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Conflict
Hugo Chávez
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 The rules of the National Register of Citizens require every individual to
prove that they or their ancestors entered the country before March 24,
1971, failing which they run the risk of being deported from India.
 Ziauddin, a farmer who lives in Rangia, and his family, however, could
not find the names of their father or their grandfather on the pre-1971
digitised electoral rolls. This specific case would have gone unnoticed
were it not for the fact that Ziauddin was the nephew of a head of state
who famously (and apparently, honourably) used his powers in 1975.
 Who was Ziauddin’s uncle?
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Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed
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 In an alarming series of events, the house of the erstwhile Maharaja of
Darbhanga in Kolkata was one of the buildings which were demolished to
make way for India’s tallest residential building. Standing at 260m and 64
storeys, the towering building, which derives its name from its address, is
just one of the many recent examples of heritage buildings in the city
being razed down in order to build new and ‘improved’ structures.
 Identify this skyscraper which, despite its name, can provide no answer to
the universe.
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The 42
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VINGT CINQUIZ [QRIOSITY 2019]

  • 1. VINGT CINQUIZ U-25 GENERAL QUIZ by SASWATA ACHARYA BALAGOPAL S. MENON
  • 2.
  • 3. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Tirthankar Nag Tapas Kumar Nag Sayantan Bose (Puplu da) Sumantra Sarathi Datta (Central da) Prithwish Datta (Boss) Kunal Mandal Siddhartha Roy Titash Banerjea Shabbir Haider Bedbyas Datta Arindam Dottoh Debanjan Bose Raktim Kumar Nag Sarbajit Mitra Siddhant Agarwal Krishnadev Roy Anik Dasgupta Pratyoy Das Saswata Acharya Balagopal S. Menon
  • 4. RULES & REGULATIONS  Lone wolves, teams of 2, and 3 are allowed.  ONLY participants born on or after 8th September, 1993, are allowed to sit for this quiz.  No Googling. Keep your phones on silent mode.  Don’t peep into your neighbour’s answer sheets.
  • 5. FORMAT  24 questions – 12 from each of us.  Multiples of 4 are starred.  Questions 10, 11, 12, 22, 23, and 24 are two pointers with two parts A and B. They are marked on your answer sheet.
  • 6. 01 Space10, the laboratory of X’s futuristic innovation, was founded in 2015 when Torbjörn Lööf invited Carla Cammilla Hjort to work in the lab. Soon, they took up a project called – ‘Tomorrow’s Meatball’, whose products you will see in the next slide. Which group is behind this venture, a big name in a different field, who are eyeing Kolkata for their second Indian store? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 7. 01 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 8. 01 ANSWER VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 9. 02 In 1963, the year which marked the 100th birth anniversary of the creators, German children’s book writer and cartoonist Hans Traxler performed a literary forgery and wrote a book titled – ‘The Truth About ______ and ______’ which took the German media by storm. According to the book, ______ and ______ were bakers who killed a certain old lady , an ingenious confectioner in her own right, to steal her secret recipe for lebkuchen, a gingerbread-like traditional treat. Which iconic duo from our childhood was thus turned into murderers by Traxler? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 10. 02 ANSWER Hansel and Gretel VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 11. 03 In the next slide, you will see some marks on a certain road in a European capital city, reminiscent of how terror reigned. What are these the marks of? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019 #DAAG_ACHCHE_HAIN
  • 12. 03 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 13. 03 ANSWER Guillotine VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 14. 04 The bird you see here – Yellow Bunting, is native to the UK. Picture of its eggs are on the next slide. According to popular belief, the black lines on the eggs, criss-crossing each other, were initially red and turned black with time. The legend associated with this bird led to its eggs being called-cursed eggs and in the past, children were encouraged to destroy these eggs. What are these the marks of? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019 #DAAG_ACHCHE_HAIN
  • 15. 04 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 16. 04 ANSWER Jesus Christ’s Blood VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 17. 05 ‘The Patient Assassin’ is a new book written by longtime BBC journalist Anita Anand that tells the story of a rebel, who waited for more than two decades and finally assassinated his target in 1940 in target’s own country. Who is the subject of this book, whose story will be revived shortly, where a highly enthusiastic youngster will portray him? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 18. 05 ANSWER Udham Singh VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 19. 06 In June 2019, working women in Japan started a protest ,named- #KuToo, against wearing mandatory high heels at workplace. The KuToo campaign – a play on words from the Japanese kutsu, meaning shoes, and kutsuu, meaning pain – was launched by the actor and freelance writer Yumi Ishikawa and quickly won support online. The Guardian article on this issue compared this to an ancient practice prevalent in another Asian country. What ancient practice was it compared to? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 20. 06 ANSWER Foot Binding (China) VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 21. 07 A COSMOS article titled “___,___,_____ (3,3,5) : water physics thrown into doubt” discussed that scientists have recently found a strange , disordered solid form of water, similar to glass. According to them, perhaps the new discovery will bring a major departure from the well established theories of water-physics. FITB with an apt wordplay on a song by a certain Robert Matthew Van Winkle, the first hip-hop song to top the Billboard Hot 100, around 3 decades ago. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 22. 07 ANSWER Ice Ice Maybe VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 23. 08 The ‘Bent _____ Award’ is a tongue-in-cheek annual award presented by the Australian Skeptics to the perpetrator of the most preposterous piece of paranormal or pseudoscientific piffle. The award trophy is a piece of gopher wood supposedly from the Noah’s Ark, upon which is affixed a certain household item (which will fill the blank) rumored to have been used at the Last Supper. Which British-Israeli Entertainer is the supposed inspiration behind the award? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 24. 08 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 25. 08 ANSWER Uri Geller VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 26. 09 Back in the early 1780s, when this Scottish inventor came up with his product, no one was interested in trying it instead of the then conventional means of transport. Thus he felt the need to come up with something to compare his product with the conventional system. What did he come up with, that was a norm until getting replaced by the inventor’s surname? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 27. 09 ANSWER Horsepower (Engines measured in Horsepower) (Now a days, Watt is the more conventional unit) VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 28. 10 Kanwar Lake located in Begusarai district of Bihar, is Asia’s largest freshwater _____ lake. A. Take a good look at it (picture on next slide) and FITB. Begusarai, the district from which the son of soil Kanhaiya Kumar fought elections this year, earned the sobriquet ‘_________ of Bihar’ owing to its long history of struggle between the landless and landlords, organised under the banner of communist parties. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019 B. FITB with the former, eponymous name of a city whose current name has been asked in many quizzes.
  • 29. 10 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 30. 10 ANSWER A. Asia’s largest freshwater Oxbow Lake B. Leningrad (St. Petersburg) VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 31. 11 On the next slide is a picture of the Star-nosed mole, found in the low areas of North America. While its star-like snout, which contains thousands of sensory organs that allow it to navigate and sense prey, makes it the fastest in a certain aspect in animal kingdom , it also makes it the 10th in an ignominious list. A. What list does it top where even the best gurgitators can’t win against it? B. What ignominious list is it a part of, which doesn’t include a duckling? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 32. 11 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 33. 11 ANSWER A. Fastest Eater B. Ugliest animals VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 34. 12 In May 2019, when this statue of the unlucky, superlative magician was unveiled in a certain European capital, most of the fans agreed that its worse than Ronaldo’s. While some said its more like Paul Scholes with a 70s haircut, others compared it to a cold and calculating being with an alliterative name from a recently concluded, hugely popular TV show. A. In which European Capital would you find this statue? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019 B. Which creatures, termed as the most visually iconic on the show according to The Verge, was this statue compared to?
  • 35. 12 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 36. 12 ANSWER A. Belfast B. (George Best being the person) White Walker VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Saswata 7th September, 2019
  • 37. 13 Verlan is a secret language created by inversing the syllables of a French word and is often common in slangs used in the French language. In fact, the name ‘verlan’ is an inversion of the syllables in the word ‘l’envers’ which meant ‘back-to-front’ in French. According to Ida Owen Wade, which famous pen-name in French literature resulted from the fact that the author’s parents allegedly owned property in the commune of Airvault in Western France? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 38. 13 ANSWER Voltaire VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 39. 14 A sister city of Dull in Scotland, which town in Oregon has the tongue- in-cheek motto, “The most exciting place to live/be?” VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 40. 14 ANSWER Boring VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 41. 15 As hinted in its title, what gift does a sister promise to buy her brother in the Gujarati song, ‘Chaar Bangdi Wari Gaadi’ ? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 42. 15 ANSWER Audi Car VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 43. 16 With a statistical probability of one death for every ten successful ascents, Mt. Everest is peppered with several macabre landmarks. The deceptively named “_______ Valley,” is located on the Northeast Ridge Route, a path which has claimed the lives of several adventurers including George Mallory and Peter Boardman. This area gets its name from the multicoloured down jackets and climbing gears attached to the mummified corpses littered along the hillside. Fill in the blanks. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 44. 16 ANSWER Rainbow VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 45. 17 Despite being reportedly disgusted by his anti-Semitism, Richard Wagner’s daughter-in-law, Winifred remained a true friend to Adolf Hitler even after his death. However, out of the fear of public persecution, she used an ironic cryptic code while referring to Hitler in her personal conversations after the war. The abbreviation which she used expanded to mean “Our blessed Adolf” in German. Given that the final letter of the three-lettered abbreviation was A for Adolf, what were the first two letters? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 46. 17 ANSWER ‘US’ The abbreviation USA stood for “Unser Seliger Adolf.” VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 47. 18 Legend has it that at the time of his marriage to Padmavati, the bride’s father demanded that this deity pay a very high bridal price. As a result, the prospective groom was forced to borrow money from Kubera and to this day, repays the god of wealth with the proceeds accumulated from the donations made by devotees at his temple. In 2014, Narasimha Murty filed a RTI against the administrative body which looks after the daily affairs at the temple asking how much money was due to Kubera, and what amount did the Lord borrow in the first place. Which deity/temple was at the receiving end of this RTI? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 48. 18 ANSWER Tirumala Venkateswara Temple Lord Venkateswara/Tirupati Balaji/Timmappa/ Srinivasa/Tirupati Govindha VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 49. 19 Sampaloor was an important centre for the Jesuits during the reign of the Portuguese. Which personality was the supposed inspiration for the name of this village in Thrissur, Kerala? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 50. 19 ANSWER Saint Paul VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 51. 20 In 2012, which reigning captain became the first player to score a goal from a corner kick at the Olympic Games? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 52. 20 ANSWER Megan Rapinoe The current captain of Reign FC. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 53. 21 The word ‘поехали!’ (Pronounced ‘Poyekhali’) means ‘Let’s go!’ Why was this word briefly famous following a giant leap in mid-1961? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 54. 21 ANSWER Yuri Gagarin’s first words before taking off to space VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 55. 22 Identify A and B. Named after an English mathematician who is often credited as the first computer programmer, the programming language A was developed by Jean Ichbiah for the US Department of Defense in 1983. Later, when Sudhir Ahuja and his collaborators developed B, a new coordination language, at the AT&T Bell Labs in 1986, they named it after a person associated with an early 1970s mainstream cultural phenomenon which blew a fresh lease of life into a dying industry. This name was also a pun on A, since the real-life inspirations behind the names of both A and B shared the same surname. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 56. 22 ANSWER A: Ada B: Linda VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 57. 23 Identify A and B. A and B are secondary acronyms used while referring to a particular position of power. A was also the name of a seven-season long satire which ended earlier this year, leaving behind a complex legacy and much critical acclaim. B, which in Latin means ‘in place of’, is also the name of a 2018 biopic that followed the rise of an American, whose legacy was a heavy bal bane for later successors. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 58. 23 ANSWER A: Veep B: Vice VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 59. When A was introduced in the seventies, they followed a tactic of aggressive pricing, lowering their price until people gradually switched from soap to detergent powder. If you don’t believe me, just ask the namesakes of the stars of Silsila, or a recently deceased former Minister of our country. When B was founded in 1987 by the Gyanchandani brothers, they decided to adopt A’s market strategy and look at them now: whether you choose to use it or believe it, they successfully managed to become the market leader in this sector in late 2012. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019 24 Identify A and B.
  • 60. 24 ANSWER A: Nirma Detergent Powder B: Ghari Detergent Powder VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ Balagopal 7th September, 2019
  • 62. FORMAT Written Round 1 (4 questions) Infinite Bounce and Pounce Round 1 (16 questions) Written Round 2 (3 questions) Infinite Bounce and Pounce Round 2 (16 questions) VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 64. WRITTEN ROUND VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 65. THE QRIOUS TRIP 4 questions on the different topics of QRIOSITY 2019, in chronological order: 1. Sci-Biz-Tech 2. Inspirations and References 3. India 4. Dame It! (Quiz on Women) +10 for each correct answer. Extra 10 for full house. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 66. #Sci-Biz-Tech  While bursting this myth, Bill Schindler, the Vice President of Electrical Engineering for Panasonic Plasma Display Lab., America said: this was applicable in the days of CRT as CRT works by moving an electron beam back and forth across the back of the screen . To produce _____ , electron beams had to be directed at the phosphors and to produce the opposite, there is no need to fire electron beams.  However, the case is different for LCDs. LCDs rely on an array of thin-tube fluorescent bulbs that provide a constant source of light to create a _____ screen. To produce the opposite, LCDs rely on a diffuser to block this light; spending more energy.  So, in short, the reverse of the popular myth is actually true.  What myth is being talked about? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 01
  • 67. White Computer Screens consume more energy than Black ones VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 01
  • 68. #Inspirations and References  In a 1924 designing competition organised by the Royal Fine Art Commission, Sir G G Scott submitted a design taking inspirations from the mausoleum in the next slide, designed by Sir John Soane.  Which quintessentially British cultural icon was thus born? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 02
  • 69. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 70. Red Telephone Boxes VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 02
  • 71. #INDIA  While some historians say this tradition was started at the times when Satavahana, Rashtrakuta and Chalukya dynasties ruled i.e. from 271 BC to 1190 AD, others are of the opinion that it was started by Shivaji, to promote culture and nationalism. However till 1892, it was mostly a family affair.  In 1893, a certain Indian revolutionary felt the need to unite people and realized that it can be done quite easily with the help of this icon, the creator and destroyer of obstacles, who was followed by brahmins and non-brahmins alike.  Who was this revolutionary, who in most of his pictures can be seen sporting a certain GI tagged product?  What did he do to unite Indians? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 03
  • 72. Bal Gangadhar Tilak Nationalized Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 03
  • 73. #World of Women  At the tender age of 15, this lady from the land down-under gained such an overpowering reputation that the US Women team of her sport, entered the Munich Olympics sporting t-shirts that had a very well known phrase (6 words) changed slightly with an apt wordplay.  This was done in order to build their own confidence and to convey the fact that they also can perform well, though that was not the case as the aura of excellence of this lady stole the show.  What was written on their t-shirts? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 04
  • 74. All that glitters is not Gould VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019 04
  • 75. INFINITE BOUNCE & POUNCE ROUND – 1 16 questions +10/-10 on correct/incorrect pounce. +10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 76.  THERE IS AN UNDERLYING THEME FOR THE FIRST FOUR QUESTIONS.  NO POINTS FOR GUESSING THE THEME AS IT WILL ONLY HELP YOU TO WORK OUT Question 4. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 77.  When this GAME CHANGER released his autobiography in mid 2019, it created several controversies, most notably around the age issue.  ESPN Cricinfo wrote an article on this which had a 6 worded title. The title was a combination of the name of an American sitcom, that started in mid 2000s & tells the story of few residents of the largest U.S. city and a 2016 oscar-winning venture well known for a famous gaffe.  In the article’s title, the movie name replaces the last word of the sitcom’s title, quite apt, if the nickname of the cricketer is considered.  What was the title of the article? 01 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 78. It’s Always Sunny In Lala Land 01 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 79. GREATEST CROSSOVER EVER?  In Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, you will find this tower, dedicated to the founding father of a nation.  In one of the major cities in that nation , you will find a street named after a lady, who, quite contrary to her name, was a congress supporter and her contributions are often overshadowed by her husband’s deeds.  Want more? The street is adjacent to the mausoleum of the founding father!  Identify both. 02 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 80. 02 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 81. Md. Ali Jinnah Kamala Nehru 02 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 82.  One of the world’s rarest mammals, these creatures can be found only at a single place in India which is a 185 km stretch between Talwara and Harike Barrage in Punjab.  The Chief Wildlife Warden of Punjab, Sri Kuldeep Kumar told :- “We are trying to establish their near accurate population as to plan their conservation accordingly. It is the first organized ______, previously we had merely spotted them. ”  According to Suresh Babu, Director River Wetland and Water Policy, WWF- India, the most flourishing population of these creatures is found across Pakistan where their numbers are estimated to be around 1,800 over a stretch of 1,500 km.  What was this project , planned in Mid 2018 , all about where Department of Forests and Wildlife Preservation, Punjab and WWF-India collaborated? (Looking for a very Specific answer) 03 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 83. First organised Indus Dolphin Census 03 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 84.  Pseudo-goitre is a disorder marked by the apparent fullness of the front part of the neck. The cause for pseudogoitre can be fat tissue of the neck, cervical lordosis, cervical masses or high lying thyroid or trachea.  Pseudo-goitre due to Cervical lordosis gives rise to swan-shaped neck and thus got an alternate name, as a tribute to an Italian-Jewish master.  What is the alternate name of the disease , that might remind you of a current and a former prime minister of two ever conflicting nations? 04 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 85. Modigliani Syndrome 04 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 86.  In the next slide, you will see a font titled ‘Ugly _____ ‘ , developed by Ben Doessel and James Lee , two creative minds from US.  FITB with a word, sounding similar to an adorable rodent from our childhood.  Which political scourge served as the inspiration behind the creation of this font? 05 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 87. 05 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 88. Ugly Gerry Gerrymandering/ Gerrymandered districts of US 05 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 89.  X-ing is the practice of transferring film shot in a widescreen aspect ratio to standard-width video formats while preserving the film's original aspect ratio.  Give me X, a word(s) that is used for describing a certain slot in many house doors, slowly becoming a thing of the past with the advancement of technology.  Remember properly and tell me, which 1973 movie, an oscar-winner for the Best Foreign Language Film, directed by a director having an alliterative name, was the first to be fully X-ed and released in Capacitance Electronic Disc format? 06 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 90. Letterboxing Amarcord 06 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 91.  Back in the mid 19th century, British Polymath John Herschel developed a technique to copy drawings using potassium ferrocyanide and ammonium iron citrate.  The exact method, called Cyanotype, is performed by the following method- Firstly, a drawing done on a relatively translucent paper is placed on another paper that has been soaked previously in the aforementioned two chemicals and secondly, the papers are exposed to a bright UV light source.  The resultant papers end up forming a compound called ferric ferrocyanide which gives the papers their characteristic color.  What common term originated from this practice? [contd.] 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 92.  Herschel is also credited with coining a certain term , now a pretty well known profession and hobby, by combining the greek words for ‘light’ and ‘drawing’.  What opposing terms did he introduce in that particular field, where one of the terms refer to the normal one and the opposite of that refers to the inverted one? 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 93. Blueprint Positive and Negative in Photography 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 94.  In early to mid 20th century, two Coffee Houses in Kolkata were the major dens of Bengali intellectuals – one was the famous coffee house in College street and the other was the one situated opposite Victoria House, Dharmatala.  While the likes of Satyajit Ray, Harisadhan Dasgupta, Radhaprasad Gupta etc. used to meet at the Dharmatala one, Sunil Gangapdhyay, Shakti Chattapadhyay, etc. used to chit-chat at the College Street one.  These two coffee houses thus, got two nicknames (more than one words) - as if one is more preferred by the general public or the so called lower class and the other is the choice of the so called upper class.  What were the nicknames of these coffee houses, borrowed form the colonizers? 08 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 95. House of Commons House of Lords 08 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 96.  Back in 1793, French scientist Joseph Dombey departed for Philadelphia to meet with Thomas Jefferson and to give him two of the rarest items on Earth — two small copper items. On the way he was attacked by British Pirates and thus the cargo never reached Jefferson.  Cut to late 1960s - while trying a full switch after the 1968 ______ Study Act, the US Government faced strong protests from the Public as there was no immediate gain and the Public didn’t think of the future advantages.  Nevertheless, contrary to popular belief, in the decades since, the United States actually has largely switched to the system they tried to adapt, just the general public (both domestic and international) seem largely ignorant of this.  Based on the above story, tell me what was Dombey carrying in that cargo? (Funda will do) 09 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 97. Metric Standards (standards representing a meter and a Kilogram) 09 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 98.  While beautiful things gave this literary genius eternal glee, death is a recurrent theme in most of his works.  On tracing the possible reasons behind his obsession with death, it was found that along with death of several family members by TB, an illegal activity related to the career path he initially chose, may have acted as one of the major catalysts.  While working as a ‘Dresser’ at Guy’s Hospital, it was necessary to gather fresh ________ for training and experimentation; that’s when he might have indulged in this practice.  Who is this? In what illegal practice was he supposedly indulged? 10 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 99. John Keats; Graverobbery 10 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 100.  _______ shift is a term used for the newspaper shift commencing at four in the morning . The term is said to have originated at the defunct New York Journal-American in 1930s. The newspaper’s plant was near the East Side docks and workers on this shift came to work at about the same time when certain professionals were putting out to sea in their boats.  FITB with a member of the subphylum crustacea.  While at it, tell me, which surrealist creation, created for the English poet Edward James in 1936, to strengthen the connection between the creator and the poet, also bears the name of the same member? 11 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 101. Lobster Shift Lobster Telephone 11 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 102.  In the next slide, you will see the newly designed away jersey of AS ROMA.  Which mythological figure is said to be the inspiration behind this design?  Another club, a pretty old one, from the same country, in their home jersey, added a strip of a different color in between their usual black and white colors as a hat-tip to the club’s initial days.  Which club and how is this a hat-tip to the club’s initial days? 12 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 103. 12 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 104. Jupiter (The Roman God of Thunder and Sky) Juventus After their rebuilding as Juventus Football Club , they initially played wearing Pink shirts and Black ties 12 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 105.  Between 1975 to 1979, when this tyrannical Marxist leader ruled this Asian country, absolute brutality was an day to day affair.  Declaring that the nation would start again at ____ ____ (4,4), he isolated his people from the rest of the world and set about emptying the cities, abolishing money, private property and religion, and setting up rural collectives.  Anyone thought to be an intellectual of any sort was killed , which included people knowing foreign languages and people who looked intellectual sporting a certain accessory. Three parts:- 1. Who was this tyrant, having an alliterative name? (3) 2. Fill in the blanks where the second word is a number. (4) 3. Sporting what common accessory owing to a weakness, brought death of several citizens in that country? (3) 13 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 106. Pol Pot Year Zero Wearing glasses 13 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 107.  Contrary to popular belief, the biggest festival of Venice is not the Venice Festival, it’s the 440 year old Festa Del Redentore.  The story goes back to 1575 when instead of bringing exotic spices from faraway lands, something much more sinister arrived in Venice on one of the Republic’s many merchant galleys.  By putting in place an innovative quarantine strategy, Venice saved itself but the credit then , went to the Redeemer and a church was made named – Il Redentore.  What is Festa Del Redentore a celebration of? 14 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 108. Relief from Plague/ Celebration of end of Plague 14 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 109.  French Mining Engineer Albert Mathieu-Favier was the first person to think of the necessity of a structure of this kind way back in 1802.  After several failed attempts, it was during the reign of Margaret Thatcher when this project finally started off. It took around 6 years to complete the project and it started to work from 1994.  What is this project about, the only fixed joining link between the island of Great Britain and European mainland?  To test whether the link is working properly, a certain stuffed toy, a very popular Christmas gift in Britain, modelled on a creation of a certain Mr. X, Mr. Michael X, was passed through the link.  What was passed to check the efficiency of the link? 15 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 110. Channel Tunnel Paddington Bear (created by Michel Bond) 15 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 111.  In the next slide you will see an actor who is probably most well known for playing a certain character in a movie series, adapted from books, where she had the responsibility of spreading seeds of knowledge among students.  What role did she play?  She was a quizzer in her university days and represented Cambridge University in the first series of University challenge. In a moment of adrenaline surge she did something and thus became the first person ever to do this on British Television.  What did she do? 16 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 112. 16 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 113. Prof. Sprout First person to say “F***” on British TV 16 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 115. WR!TTEN ROUND What’s In a Name? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 116. Some Ground Rules • This is a written round featuring three questions, with two parts (a & b) each. • The focus of each question will be on namesakes. • The name common to the two parts will be mentioned on a slide before each question. • Each question is worth 10 points and a full house will fetch you an additional 20 points. • Part points (5 points for each part) are available. • A total of 50 points is on the table for this round. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 117. Question 1: Mary Ann Evans VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 118. Question 1 (a) • Fearless Nadia (born, Mary Ann Evans) was an Indian actress of Australian origin who is remembered for her role in Bollywood action films from the 1930s. • Madhu Jain had written a short article for the December 2008 issue of the Verve magazine, describing the legacy which the fair haired stuntwoman had left behind through her involvement in some of the earliest deadly action sequences in Bollywood. The title of this article was a pun on the name of a 2001 Hollywood blockbuster that earned Reese Witherspoon her second Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. • What was the title of the article? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 119. Question 1 (b) • Based on the various historical references available in The Mill on the Floss, critics have tried to determine the time period in which George Eliot (born, Mary Ann Evans) set her novel. • One of the prominent clues in this regard is a discussion between Mr. Tulliver and Mr. Deane in chapter 7 of the novel. They discuss the role played by X, a two-time prime minister of the UK, in passing the Catholic Relief Act of 1829. In fact, they agree that this throws “an entirely new light on his character” and that X’s greatest achievement in 1815 would have been impossible without the help of a certain “Blücher and the Prussians.” • Identify X. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 120. 1(a): ‘Lethally Blonde’ 1(b): Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 121. Question 2: Jahangir Khan VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 122. Question 2 (a) • One of the queerest exhibits on display in the MCC Museum at Lord’s is a stuffed _______ on a cricket ball. • In 1936, during India’s tour of England, the medium pacer Jahangir Khan delivered a ball that struck a _______. While this incident made Khan popular as ‘cricket’s _______ killer’, the deceased being was treated with utmost dignity as it was stuffed and stapled to the ball that killed it. • Which once widely familiar member of a Least Concern species that is now frighteningly approaching endangerment, did Khan manage to strike against the stumps, without dislodging a bail? Alternately, just FITB. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 123. Question 2 (b) • The former world number 1 Pakistani professional squash player, Jahangir Khan holds the Guinness World Record for the longest winning streak by any athlete in top-level professional sports for his unbeaten competitive play from 1981 to 1986. • How many matches did he win consecutively in that period, thus setting this record? The answer might remind you of a super power detergent cake or the many fictitious phone numbers in American movies and TV shows. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 124. 2(a): Sparrow 2(b): 555 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 125. Question 3: Fatima Begum VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 126. Question 3 (a) • Actress, director, screenwriter, and one of the first women to essay all these three roles in the Indian film industry, Fatima Begum is considered a pioneer of Indian cinema. Even though the prints of most of her works are now considered lost, her lasting legacy was carried on by her daughter, Zubeida, who started out as a star in silent films. • What was Zubeida’s most famous role which featured her all talking, singing, and dancing in the early part of the previous century? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 127. Question 3 (b) • Fatima Begum was one of the few women leaders who were involved in the Tehrik-e-Pakistan political movement of the 1940s. • Her father, Maulvi Mahbub Alam, founded and owned an Urdu daily newspaper that was named after its rather diminutive cost. The coins of this particular denomination were demonetized and withdrawn from circulation on June 30, 2011. • What was the name of this popular daily that now lends its name to a street in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 128. 3(a): She played the role of Alam Ara in Alam Ara. 3(b): Paisa Akhbar. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 129. INFINITE BOUNCE & POUNCE ROUND – 2 16 questions +10/-10 on correct/incorrect pounce. +10/0 on correct/incorrect bounce. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 130. Question 1 (Written Round Hangover)  The first opera whose music was composed by the Austro-Hungarian composer Franz Schmidt was loosely based on a popular French gothic novel published in 1831. It was highly acclaimed for its music which told a tale of burning passion and was hugely popular till the early 1920s.  What was the two word name of this romantic opera? #16thCenturyKolstylz  According to the diary kept by Meister Franz Schmidt, the Executioner of Nuremberg in the late 16th century the prescribed punishment for what crime was to tear off the culprit’s tongue? 01 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 131.  Notre Dame  Blasphemy 01 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 132.  In the early eighteenth century, it was a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in her early 20s must be in want of a husband. So it made sense for George to send his sister Philadelphia to India in search of a husband.  She was soon married to a Mr. Hancock. They moved from Madras to Calcutta in 1759, and later befriended an administrator with the East India Company, whose name might remind you of the pin code Kolkata – 22. As per the rumour mills, Phila’s daughter Eliza was the result of a hasty affair between her and this family friend, but let’s not go into all that.  Based on this given information, identify the Hancocks’ family friend. Also, which nineteenth century novelist was Eliza’s cousin, George’s offspring? 02 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 133.  Warren Hastings  Jane Austen 02 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 134. #BackToSchool  Though mostly remembered today for his creation which was perfected by 1857, this famed inventor was also known for his keen sense of humour. At one dinner party an elderly lady, on being introduced, mistook him for the famous German diplomat and scholar, Baron Christian Charles Josias von ______, who had died in 1860.  “Pray sir,” she asked, “Have you not yet finished your great work on God and History?” “Alas no, madam,” he replied, “My untimely death prevented me from completing my task.”  This mild burn was supposedly characteristic of which eminent scientist? 03 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 135. Robert Bunsen 03 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 136. Daniele da Volterra was an Italian painter who is best remembered today as one of Michaelangelo’s students. Following the death of Michaelangelo, Daniele was hired for covering the ‘finishing’ work on The Last Judgement. Why was he given the sartorial nickname ‘Il Braghettone’ for his work on the Sistine Chapel? 04 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 137. He was hired to paint the loincloths and vestments to cover the genitals in Michaelangelo’s The Last Judgement. 04 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 138. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari (well, almost).  Also known as Maish Krej, this stretchy yet dense cheese originating from Jammu has a mild Mozzarella-like Flavour. Churned in an iron pot and then curdled with the sour milk, these are generally stored in the form of ‘milk rotis’.  Believed to have originated in the 3rd century BCE, it is one of the oldest martial arts still practiced in the country. It has recently resurged in popular imagination through its various depictions in children’s cartoons and Bollywood movies such as Junglee.  The shortened name of the martial art form and the common name for the cheese look the same, when written in English. Ignoring the differences in their pronunciation, identify the six-lettered common name. 05 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 139. Kalari 05 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 140.  When Paul Sprangler first described and named this species of beetle belonging to the genus Ytu in 1980, he was not just referring to its rough, heavy appearance. Rather, he was also making a cheeky allusion to a famous dialogue concerning broken trusts and deceiving friends. You too can answer this if you think about it.  What is the binomial name given to this species of myxophagan beetle? 06 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 141. 06 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 142. Ytu brutus 06 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 143.  The pictures in the following two slides are illustrations from Physics Nobel laureate Max Born’s 1935 work, The Restless Universe.  Born's nephew, whose successful career as an architect in Berlin was brought to an end when the Nazis took over, was temporarily brought to England to illustrate this book.  Born’s nephew designed and developed the town plans for which modern, world class Indian capital city in 1946? 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 144. 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 145. 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 146. Bhubaneswar Otto Königsberger was Max Born’s nephew. 07 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 147. The life of Michael Ibsen, a cabinet-maker living in London, changed completely following which discovery in early 2013? The discovery certainly marked the winter for the discontented legacy to which Ibsen belonged and provided him with a fresh set of opportunities to take his business forward. Just as his ancestor moved from a car park to a coffin, Ibsen’s fortunes too, shifted from making just cabinets to also creating personalised memorabilia such as the one seen on the next slide. 08 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 148. 08 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 149. Discovery of the remains of King Richard III. Michael Ibsen is his closest living descendant. 08 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 150. SCORES? VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 151.  The following excerpt is from an essay titled ‘Musical Contests’ by Dr. Amlan Das Gupta, an ex-professor at the neighbouring Department of English, JU.  “I probably need to justify my choice of X as an example. The reception of the justly celebrated song “__ ______ ____ ____ _________” is clearly not in the classical register, even though the song combines in itself among many other elements, aspects of classical technique: it also contrasts purportedly ‘Hindustani’ and ‘Karnataki’ styles of singing, and is technically superb […] The ‘karnataki’ intonation and stylistic flourishes (in the alaapi and sargam section especially) create a comic mismatch of style and word.”  Identify X and FITB. 09 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 152. X: Padosan ‘Ik Chatur Naar Badi Hoshiyaar.’ 09 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 153.  Members of the Teli caste in India, Nepal, and Pakistan were, regardless of their religion, identified by virtue of their traditional occupation i.e. the pressing of oil.  A sub-group of the Teli caste, the Shanivar Teli, was made up of members from a specific community in Maharashtra. Today, however, most of them have migrated to their homeland. By what name do we better know the members of this caste, many of whom we might remember from the roles they played in the early films produced in Bombay? Half points going if you can identify why they were called Shanivar Telis? 10 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 154. The Bene Israel community. They observed the Sabbath on Saturdays. 10 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 155.  When choosing a fruit for harvesting, you are supposed to select only the ripest and healthiest ones of the lot. A second party who sees only the selected fruits might then believe that all the fruits from the tree are equally ripe and healthy. This could lead them to a false conclusion on the overall quality of the produce.  This practice and the succeeding reaction noted among some people, as described above, has lead to the coining of what term in the English language? 11 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 156. Cherry picking 11 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 157.  The following few slides contain pictures of the flags of Malta, along with that of three overseas territories: Montserrat, the French Polynesia, and the British Virgin Islands. What exhaustive list, apparent from their appearance, are these flags a part of?  The addition of the flag of which nation (often argued to be the only member on this list) completes this exhaustive list? Theories concerning the origins of the name of this nation in question includes the Mayan word for ‘muddy-watered’ and a mispronunciation of the name of the Scottish sailor, Peter Wallace. 12 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
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  • 162. These are the only nations or overseas territories to include representations of humans on their flags. Belize 12 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 163.  No need to pick up your pens for this one, just answer as you know.  The name of which once prestigious fashion brand (and designer), is now considered too common due to their extensive licensing approach, going from baseball caps to cigarettes, beginning from 1988. A picture of one of the designer’s more famous creations is shown on the next slide. 13 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 164. 13 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 165. Pierre Cardin 13 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 166. 14  In 2010 Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski opened the ________ Kitchen, a take-out restaurant in Pittsburgh. The restaurant kept rotating its cuisine every three to five months until it was shut down in late-2018. Since its opening, the restaurant’s menu has featured cuisines of Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela, the African Haudenosaunee nations, and Palestine. FITB with an eight-lettered word.  The Speech of the Swans (2011) was another collaborative art project between Rubin and Weleski. Actors were hired to portray two then current international leaders on swan boats at Porto Alegre in Brazil. Tourists would interact with the ‘presidents’ who would then deliver a speech based on their interactions with the tourists. If one of the presidents was Barack Obama, identify the other based on their speech excerpt shown on the next slide. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 167. 14 I have the power, with my army and fighter jets, to bomb anywhere in the world, at anytime. Of course, my main target is the United States. When I wake up in the morning, I could choose any country that I want to bomb, no matter how far away. My government is extremely positive and now is becoming an example for other South America nations. Countries such as Ecuador, Bolivia and Peru are already following some of my strategies. Everyone who is against me, I merely send them to be eliminated. I take away people who put themselves in my way without any mercy at all, just like the Brazilian army did in the 60’s and 70’s. Those bodies have never been found and won’t be ever found. VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 168. 14 Conflict Hugo Chávez VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 169.  The rules of the National Register of Citizens require every individual to prove that they or their ancestors entered the country before March 24, 1971, failing which they run the risk of being deported from India.  Ziauddin, a farmer who lives in Rangia, and his family, however, could not find the names of their father or their grandfather on the pre-1971 digitised electoral rolls. This specific case would have gone unnoticed were it not for the fact that Ziauddin was the nephew of a head of state who famously (and apparently, honourably) used his powers in 1975.  Who was Ziauddin’s uncle? 15 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 170. Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 15 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 171.  In an alarming series of events, the house of the erstwhile Maharaja of Darbhanga in Kolkata was one of the buildings which were demolished to make way for India’s tallest residential building. Standing at 260m and 64 storeys, the towering building, which derives its name from its address, is just one of the many recent examples of heritage buildings in the city being razed down in order to build new and ‘improved’ structures.  Identify this skyscraper which, despite its name, can provide no answer to the universe. 16 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019
  • 172. The 42 16 VINGT CINQUIZ: U-25 GENERAL QUIZ 7th September, 2019