Mythology Quiz - NSIT Quiz Fest 2010

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Mythology Quiz - NSIT Quiz Fest 2010

  1. 1. Revenge of the Myth<br />Ankit Dhul<br />Sharat Nambissan<br />
  2. 2. LVC Round<br />Identify and connect<br />Scoring +5 marks for identification<br />Flat negative of -5 for wrong connects<br />
  3. 3. +25<br />
  4. 4. +22<br />
  5. 5. +20<br />
  6. 6. +15<br />
  7. 7. +12<br />
  8. 8. +10<br />
  9. 9. +5<br />
  10. 10. Answer<br />
  11. 11. Orthrus<br />Ladon<br />Nemeon Lion<br />Hydra<br />Chimera<br />Sphinx<br />Cerberus<br />The children of the monsters Echidna and Typhoon.<br />
  12. 12. In Norse Mythology what is the name of the bridge(made of three colours ) separating Midgard (the realm of man) and Asgard (the realm of Gods)?<br />
  13. 13. Answer<br />
  14. 14. It is a bridge made of three colors and connects Midgard to Asgard. <br />Bifrost<br />
  15. 15. Q2. The Egyptians invented the phoenix, but it was the Greeks that gave it the name 'phoenix'. What was the Ancient Egyptians name for the phoenix before the Greeks named it?<br />
  16. 16. Answer<br />
  17. 17. The Benu Bird<br />
  18. 18. Q3 I am the Roman god of fire. My forge was located in Mt Etna (on Sicily itself) .As the mythical inventor of smithing and metalworking, I was said to have made weapons for the other gods in my forge. Ancient Romans believed that when a volcano erupted, it was me working at my forge.<br /> Who am I?<br />
  19. 19. Answer<br />
  20. 20. Vulcan<br />
  21. 21. Imitation of styles has seldom been this fatal. This character from Hindu mythology learnt it the hard way, when he went about imitating Lord Krishna , fitting himself with 2 extra imitation arms, painting himself blue, and carrying the conch, lotus, chakra and mace as Krishna did. Krishna got bugged and had his head off.<br />Who ?<br />4<br />
  22. 22. Answer<br />
  23. 23. PoundrakaVasudeva<br />
  24. 24. 5 What’s being depicted ?<br />
  25. 25. Answer<br />
  26. 26. Trishanku being suspended in mid-air by Vishwamitra and Indra<br />
  27. 27. 6 Simply Identify<br />
  28. 28. Answer<br />
  29. 29. Ayyappa<br />
  30. 30. I am the Egyption God of Writing and knowledge. I was considered the scribe of the gods. It was believed by the Ancient Egyptians that I gave them the gift of using the hieroglyphs as a form of writing. I was also thought to be connected with the moon. I was present at the Hall of Two Truths where the weighing of the heart took place. I recorded the process of the Weighing of the Heart.<br /> Who am I?<br />7<br />
  31. 31. Answer<br />
  32. 32. Thoth<br />
  33. 33. According to Hindu mythology, what was created when Vayu, the wind god broke the top of Mount Meru?<br />8<br />
  34. 34. Answer<br />
  35. 35. The Island of Lanka<br />
  36. 36. The volcanic island of Surtsey (off the coast of Iceland) is an example of an undersea volcano building itself up in layers until it finally breaks through the surface.It was named after a god of fire from which mythology ? Name the God?<br />9<br />
  37. 37. Answer<br />
  38. 38. The Norse god/giant of fire, Surtur, is ruler of a region called Muspell. This region is full of sparks and light and is where all the stars and planets originated.<br />Norse Mythology<br />
  39. 39. In Egyptian Mythology X was originally a king in the upper world where he taught the Egyptians (and later, the rest of the world) how to live, worship, and grow grain.(They had previously been cannibals.) <br />He earned the name Wennefer,meaning “eternally good.” He was murdered by his jealous brother Y, who tricked him into a wooden chest, which he sealed up and sent down the Nile. <br />X’s wife Z rescued the corpse, but when Y found it, he cut it up and scattered the pieces all over Egypt.<br />Identify X,Y and Z?<br />10<br />
  40. 40. Answer<br />
  41. 41. X:Osiris<br />Y:Seth<br />Z:Isis<br />
  42. 42. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of a Greek god , erected on the Greek island of Rhodes by Chares of Lindos between 292 and 280 BC. It is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Before its destruction, the Colossus of Rhodes stood over 30 meters (107 ft) high, making it one of the tallest statues of the ancient world.<br /> Identify the Greek God? What was he a God of??<br />11<br />
  43. 43. Answer<br />
  44. 44. Helios the Sun God<br />
  45. 45. King Midas is well known for his ‘Midas Touch’ ie. turning everything he touched into Gold . Later after he begged for his gift to be receded , he judged a competition between two gods . What was this competition about and occurred as a result of his decision??<br />12<br />
  46. 46. Answer<br />
  47. 47. There was a Musical competition going on between the gods Apollo And Pan .Midas preferred Pan’s playing which made Apollo so angry that he turned Midas’s Ears into those of An Ass<br />
  48. 48. A Mytho Connect in 7 parts<br />
  49. 49. No points for identifying<br />
  50. 50. Identify. Where is/was this located ?<br />
  51. 51. The Catalan word for this <br />
  52. 52. Also the modern day location for something that goes into the connect<br />Where in India would you find this ?<br />
  53. 53. Commanded the Bluestar Operation in 1984.<br />India's Chief of Army staff from 1986 to 1988<br />
  54. 54. Ganapathi, in this 8 hand form is known as ______ Ganapathi<br />
  55. 55. A Part of its name goes<br />
  56. 56. Answers<br />
  57. 57. Bala Kanda – Bal GangadharTilak<br />Ayodhya Kanda – BabriMasjid<br />AranyaKand – ‘Aranya’ ( Catalan for Spider )<br />KishkindhaKand – Kishkindha is near modern day Hampi.<br />Sundara Kanda – General K Sundarji<br />Yuddha Kanda – YuddhaGanapathi<br />Uttara Kanda - Uttarakhand<br />Connect – The Seven Parts of the Ramayana<br />
  58. 58. Janus--the ancient Roman god of good beginnings for whom January is named-- is pictured on early coins with two faces looking in opposite directions.  What did the faces represent?<br />13<br />
  59. 59. Answer<br />
  60. 60. The future and the past.<br />
  61. 61. William Shakespeare used which tragic lovers as the basis for 'Romeo and Juliet‘ ? He also used them in another of his plays , name the play??<br />14<br />
  62. 62. Answer<br />The lovers were Pyramus and Thisbe and like Romeo and Juliet, were two people very much in love. Pyramus killed himself because he thought Thisbe dead, and then Thisbe killed herself because Pyramus was dead, just like Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare also used the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe as a play in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.'<br />
  63. 63. Odin had two birds as messengers and reporters of the events in the nine worlds.Their names were Hugin (Thought) and Munin (Memory). What birds were they ?<br />15<br />
  64. 64. Answer<br />
  65. 65. Ravens<br />
  66. 66. There is a well-known myth, concerning Achilles' heel. Many people don't know, though, that there is a second myth concerning Achilles' feet, namely one of his ankles.According to the second myth, Achilles' legendary speed was attributed to his ankle which came from the body of X?<br /> Give me X<br />16<br />
  67. 67. Answer<br />
  68. 68. <ul><li>He was the fastest runner among all the Giants.</li></ul>Damysus<br />
  69. 69. A Greek God or Goddess lends his or her name to the controversial practice of assisting people with incurable illnesses to die with dignity?<br /> Give me both the name and the practice??<br />17<br />
  70. 70. Answer<br />
  71. 71. Thanatos, Euthanasia<br />
  72. 72. X was a soul-eating goddess in Egyptian Mythology. She was depicted with the head of a crocodile, the forequarters of a lion and the hindquarters of a hippopotamus. X would sit beside Ma’at at the Hall of Two Truths and would eat the souls that were full of sin and weighed heavier than the feather of Ma’at.<br /> Give me X ??<br />18<br />
  73. 73. Answer<br />
  74. 74. Ammut<br />
  75. 75. Identify this mythical bird from Chilean mythology ??<br />19<br />
  76. 76. Answer<br />
  77. 77. The Alicanto is a bird from South America that eats gold ore, which causes his feathers to reflect light. He cannot fly, being too ladden with metal, so he scuttles around on the ground.<br />Alicanto<br />
  78. 78. In Lucan's 'Pharsalia' which two creatures were spawned, as Perseus flew over Libya with the dripping blood of Medusa ?<br />20<br />
  79. 79. Answer<br />
  80. 80. Amphisbaena , Basilisk<br />
  81. 81. The X, although technically the shield of Zeus, was carried by Athena. She let Y borrow it so he could slay Medusa, since looking at her directly would have turned him into stone. After he had returned to Seriphos and turned Polydectes into stone, Y placed the head of Medusa on the X and returned it to Athena.<br />21<br />
  82. 82. Answer<br />
  83. 83. X – Aegis Y - Perseus<br />
  84. 84. <ul><li>X begins to speak. “This story begins before my birth; on the day of the great wedding feast for my father’s twin sister, Signy, and Siggeir, the lord of the Goths. At the feast, a poor stranger appeared grasping a great sword which he plunged into the tree Branstock. He declared that the man who could retrieve it could call it his own. It was my father who achieved this feat after all had failed. But who was that stranger in disguise?”</li></ul>22<br />
  85. 85. Answer<br />
  86. 86. X – Sigurd Y - Odin<br />
  87. 87. Thor also had special animal companions. One of his names is Oku-Thor, or Thor the Charioteer, because he rode around in a chariot led by a pair of these animals. Their names are Tanngniost and Tanngrisnir and they had a certain special ability which made them unique and highly valued. What were these two creatures?<br /> Also what was their unique ability?<br />23<br />
  88. 88. Answer<br />
  89. 89. These two goats were special because they had the ability to be killed, eaten, then come back to life, assuming their bones were not damaged. Their names mean Tooth Gnasher (Tanngniost) and Snarl Tooth (Tanngrisnir)<br />Goats<br />
  90. 90. X were Norse warriors who are reported in the Old Norse literature to have fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury, a characteristic which later gave rise to the English word Y.<br /> Give me X and Y??<br />24<br />
  91. 91. X – Berserker Y - Berserk<br />
  92. 92. 14 slides<br />5 points per correct identify.<br />LVC points mentioned on the slides<br />LVC<br />
  93. 93. 1 The differentiator between milk and water +30/-10<br />
  94. 94. 2 Both males, and nearly the same +30/-10<br />
  95. 95. 3 Founder of Sankhya Yoga, shares his name with a form of hurricane +27/-8<br />
  96. 96. 4 The man who learns from animals +25/-8<br />
  97. 97. 5 This ceremony is generically called +25/-7<br />
  98. 98. 6 This is the Japanese version, called BatoKannon +23/-6<br />
  99. 99. 7 The cow is a personification of something which gets a name from the guy chasing.The guy is , by the way, a stem cell clone. +20/-5<br />
  100. 100. 8 Sons of a famous god +18/-4<br />
  101. 101. 9 Also known as Adinath+15/-3<br />
  102. 102. 10 The only female in this list +12/-2<br />
  103. 103. 11 No Clues needed here+10/-1<br />
  104. 104. 12 The other Krishna +8/0<br />
  105. 105. 13 The God of Ayurveda +5/0<br />
  106. 106. 14 Only two people carry a plough as a weapon. Parashurama is one. This is the second chap. +5/0<br />
  107. 107. Answer<br />
  108. 108. Hamsa<br />Nara-Naaraayana<br />Kapila<br />Dattatreya<br />Yajna<br />Hayagriva<br />Prithu ( The cow is Mother Earth – Prithvi )<br />SanakadiMaharshi – sons of Brahma<br />Rishabha<br />Mohini<br />Narada<br />VedVyasa<br />Dhanvantari<br />Balarama<br />Amshavatars of Vishnu<br />

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