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Amal Ghatak Memorial Quiz - 2015

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Amal Ghatak Memorial Quiz - 2015

  1. 1. Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. RoundsRounds
  3. 3. Round 1
  4. 4. • 5 questions.5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  5. 5. Clue – Some of the novels written by this Irish CivilClue – Some of the novels written by this Irish Civil Servant-cum-author were : The Primrose Path (1875),Servant-cum-author were : The Primrose Path (1875), The Snake’s Pass (1890), Miss Betty (1898) &The Snake’s Pass (1890), Miss Betty (1898) & The Mystery of the Sea (1902).The Mystery of the Sea (1902). *
  6. 6. Bram StokerBram Stoker *
  7. 7. Clue – Regarded as ‘the greatest book of the sea everClue – Regarded as ‘the greatest book of the sea ever written’, D. H. Lawrence once said that it was “onewritten’, D. H. Lawrence once said that it was “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in theof the strangest and most wonderful books in the world”.world”. 1
  8. 8. 2 Clue – Released on July 3, 2013 on the occasionClue – Released on July 3, 2013 on the occasion of the 130of the 130thth birthday of the author.birthday of the author.
  9. 9. 3 Clue – Two Professors of Gottingen UniversityClue – Two Professors of Gottingen University published their first book ‘Children’s andpublished their first book ‘Children’s and Household Tales’ in 1812.Household Tales’ in 1812.
  10. 10. Clue - Regarded as the greatest novelist of theClue - Regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, he used to work in shoe-polish factory.Victorian era, he used to work in shoe-polish factory. 4
  11. 11. 5 Clue -  He was best known for his landmark work inClue -  He was best known for his landmark work in which the episodes of Homer’s which the episodes of Homer’s OdysseyOdyssey are are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles.paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles.
  12. 12. Clue – Regarded as ‘the greatest book of the sea everClue – Regarded as ‘the greatest book of the sea ever written’, D. H. Lawrence once said that it was “onewritten’, D. H. Lawrence once said that it was “one of the strangest and most wonderful books in theof the strangest and most wonderful books in the world”.world”. 1
  13. 13. ‘‘Moby Dick’ by Hermann MelvilleMoby Dick’ by Hermann Melville 1
  14. 14. 2 Clue – Released on July 3, 2013 on the occasionClue – Released on July 3, 2013 on the occasion of the 130of the 130thth birthday of the author.birthday of the author.
  15. 15. Franz KafkaFranz Kafka 2
  16. 16. 3 Clue – Two Professors of Gottingen UniversityClue – Two Professors of Gottingen University published their first book ‘Children’s andpublished their first book ‘Children’s and Household Tales’ in 1812.Household Tales’ in 1812.
  17. 17. Grimm’s Fairy TalesGrimm’s Fairy Tales 3
  18. 18. 4 Clue - Regarded as the greatest novelist of theClue - Regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, he used to work in shoe-polish factory.Victorian era, he used to work in shoe-polish factory.
  19. 19. Charles DickensCharles Dickens 4
  20. 20. 5 Clue -  He was best known for his landmark work inClue -  He was best known for his landmark work in which the episodes of Homer’s which the episodes of Homer’s OdysseyOdyssey are are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles.paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles.
  21. 21. James JoyceJames Joyce 5
  22. 22. Round 2
  23. 23. • 12 questions.12 questions. • Infinite Bounce.Infinite Bounce. • Flat scoring of 10 points.Flat scoring of 10 points. • Half points, if any, is totally QM’sHalf points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion.discretion.
  24. 24. This recently released book isThis recently released book is actually the Commencementactually the Commencement Address that the authorAddress that the author delivered at the Harvarddelivered at the Harvard University in 2008. TowardsUniversity in 2008. Towards the end of the speech, thethe end of the speech, the author says : “We do not needauthor says : “We do not need magic to transform our world;magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we needwe carry all the power we need inside ourselves already.”inside ourselves already.” Who is the author?Who is the author? *
  25. 25. J.K. RowlingJ.K. Rowling *
  26. 26. With whom would you connect this multiple-OscarWith whom would you connect this multiple-Oscar winning movie and the Amal Ghatak Quiz-2015?winning movie and the Amal Ghatak Quiz-2015? 1
  27. 27. Truman CapoteTruman Capote 1 Happy Birthday
  28. 28. Presently a Professor of Creative Writing atPresently a Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University, this London-born authorPrinceton University, this London-born author considers herself an American, stating, “I wasn’tconsiders herself an American, stating, “I wasn’t born here, but I might as well have been”. Herborn here, but I might as well have been”. Her latest book titled ‘In Altre Parole’ (latest book titled ‘In Altre Parole’ (In Other WordsIn Other Words in English) has been written in Italian.in English) has been written in Italian. Identify the author who has been known worldwideIdentify the author who has been known worldwide by her petname rather than her longish birthname.by her petname rather than her longish birthname. 2
  29. 29. Jhumpa LahiriJhumpa Lahiri 2
  30. 30. A mystical dagger..An invaluableA mystical dagger..An invaluable treasure..A gang of deadlytreasure..A gang of deadly thieves..A legion of ghosts..Athieves..A legion of ghosts..A handsome prince..A dark, eeriehandsome prince..A dark, eerie forest..And a girl at the centre offorest..And a girl at the centre of it all – Chandralekhait all – Chandralekha….. ‘The….. ‘The Counter Theft’ by RenukaCounter Theft’ by Renuka Viswanathan is a swashbucklingViswanathan is a swashbuckling thriller that will leave the readersthriller that will leave the readers gasping for more.gasping for more. What is so special about thisWhat is so special about this recently released book?recently released book? 3
  31. 31. First fictional novel from the house ofFirst fictional novel from the house of Amar Chitra KathaAmar Chitra Katha 3
  32. 32. It all started with the ‘Game of Thrones’ actor DavidIt all started with the ‘Game of Thrones’ actor David Fynn requesting others to take up the challenge andFynn requesting others to take up the challenge and make their own videos and since then Neil Gaiman,make their own videos and since then Neil Gaiman, Minnie Driver, Michael Sheen and many others haveMinnie Driver, Michael Sheen and many others have responded. While Gaiman choseresponded. While Gaiman chose Birdhouse in yourBirdhouse in your Soul ,Soul , Driver pickedDriver picked Gold Digger.Gold Digger. What is the challenge all about?What is the challenge all about? 4
  33. 33. #15secondsshakespeare#15secondsshakespeare 4
  34. 34.   Extreme caution was taken to make sure detailsExtreme caution was taken to make sure details did not leak, with no early review copies given out.did not leak, with no early review copies given out. Former journalist-cum-author David LagercrantzFormer journalist-cum-author David Lagercrantz wrote the book on a computer with no internetwrote the book on a computer with no internet connection and personally handed his manuscriptsconnection and personally handed his manuscripts to his publisher.to his publisher. Which book, released in August 2015, was behind ofWhich book, released in August 2015, was behind of all these drama?all these drama? (vis of the cover – next slide)(vis of the cover – next slide) 5
  35. 35. 5
  36. 36. The Girl in the Spider's WebThe Girl in the Spider's Web 5
  37. 37. Gulzar is reciting the poem titledGulzar is reciting the poem titled Main Tenu Feir Milaan Gi.Main Tenu Feir Milaan Gi. Who wrote it?Who wrote it? (Clue – The poet has come into news recently(Clue – The poet has come into news recently because of an intended biopic where Sonakshibecause of an intended biopic where Sonakshi Sinha is tipped to play the titular role.)Sinha is tipped to play the titular role.) 6
  38. 38. Amrita PritamAmrita Pritam 6
  39. 39. In 1952, MI6 passed to MI5 what it called “characterIn 1952, MI6 passed to MI5 what it called “character sketches” of a few British authors who went tosketches” of a few British authors who went to Moscow for a private visit, the files released in 2015Moscow for a private visit, the files released in 2015 reveal. In one of the files, it was written :reveal. In one of the files, it was written : “Her“Her communist sympathies have been fanned almost tocommunist sympathies have been fanned almost to the point of fanaticism owing to her upbringing inthe point of fanaticism owing to her upbringing in Rhodesia, which has brought out in her a deepRhodesia, which has brought out in her a deep hatred of the colour bar.”hatred of the colour bar.” Which future Noble-laureate was being spied onWhich future Noble-laureate was being spied on by MI5?by MI5? 7
  40. 40. Doris LessingDoris Lessing 7
  41. 41. In APJ Abdul Kalam’s autobiography ‘Wings ofIn APJ Abdul Kalam’s autobiography ‘Wings of Fire’, the section titled ‘Creation’ begins with hisFire’, the section titled ‘Creation’ begins with his recollection of his days at the Langley Researchrecollection of his days at the Langley Research Center, NASA, in Houston, Virginia. At theCenter, NASA, in Houston, Virginia. At the NASA building, he remembered to have seenNASA building, he remembered to have seen something, prominently displayed in the lobbysomething, prominently displayed in the lobby which made him very proud as an Indian.which made him very proud as an Indian. What did he see there?What did he see there? 8
  42. 42. The painting of a battle scene with TipuThe painting of a battle scene with Tipu Sultan’s army fighting the British rocketSultan’s army fighting the British rocket flying in the background.flying in the background. 8
  43. 43. After an announcement made by Harper CollinsAfter an announcement made by Harper Collins in the early part of 2015, booklovers all aroundin the early part of 2015, booklovers all around the globe expressed both their delight andthe globe expressed both their delight and suspicionsuspicion (vis)(vis). The true extent of the author’s. The true extent of the author’s involvement in this money-spinning project forinvolvement in this money-spinning project for those around her was also questioned.those around her was also questioned. What was it all about?What was it all about? 9
  44. 44. Go Set A WatchmenGo Set A Watchmen 9
  45. 45. How would you connect this film, winner of theHow would you connect this film, winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980 toOscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1980 to a Noble-Prize winner in 1999?a Noble-Prize winner in 1999? 10
  46. 46. Gunter GrassGunter Grass 10
  47. 47. In one of a rare instances, all her 32 novels –In one of a rare instances, all her 32 novels – starting from ‘The World Is Full of Married Men’starting from ‘The World Is Full of Married Men’ (1968) to ‘The Santangelos’ (2015), appeared(1968) to ‘The Santangelos’ (2015), appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list. In total,on The New York Times bestsellers list. In total, her books have sold over 500 million copies andher books have sold over 500 million copies and have been translated into 40 languages.have been translated into 40 languages. Who was this highly successful author?Who was this highly successful author? 11
  48. 48. Jackie CollinsJackie Collins 11
  49. 49. X – the ship, started its journey from KolkataX – the ship, started its journey from Kolkata carrying indentured servants and convicts destinedcarrying indentured servants and convicts destined for Mauritius, but runs into a storm and faces afor Mauritius, but runs into a storm and faces a mutiny. Two other ships, both going to Canton, aremutiny. Two other ships, both going to Canton, are caught in the same storm - Anahita, a vessel carryingcaught in the same storm - Anahita, a vessel carrying opium and Redruth, which is on a botanicalopium and Redruth, which is on a botanical expedition. While some of the passengers ofexpedition. While some of the passengers of the X reach their destination in Mauritius, others findthe X reach their destination in Mauritius, others find themselves in Hong Kong and Canton and get caughtthemselves in Hong Kong and Canton and get caught up in events that lead to the First Opium War.up in events that lead to the First Opium War. What is X? What is it’s relevance in a Lit-Quiz?What is X? What is it’s relevance in a Lit-Quiz? 12
  50. 50. X – Ibis & Ibis Trilogy of Amitav GhoshX – Ibis & Ibis Trilogy of Amitav Ghosh 12
  51. 51. This is the only movie appearance of a well knownThis is the only movie appearance of a well known poet and his wife, though he had a much deeperpoet and his wife, though he had a much deeper connection with the filmdom.connection with the filmdom. Identify the poet.Identify the poet. (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) *
  52. 52. *
  53. 53. Harivansh Rai BachchanHarivansh Rai Bachchan *
  54. 54. Round 3
  55. 55. • 12 questions.12 questions. • Infinite Bounce.Infinite Bounce. • Flat scoring of 10 points.Flat scoring of 10 points. • Half points, if any, is totally QM’sHalf points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion.discretion.
  56. 56. Kolkata is going to lose its exclusive status inKolkata is going to lose its exclusive status in near future as the Delhi govt. has decided tonear future as the Delhi govt. has decided to re-introduce which service afterre-introduce which service after discontinuing it 50 years ago?discontinuing it 50 years ago? *
  57. 57. TramsTrams *
  58. 58. Ex-wife of FrenchEx-wife of French equestrian Thibaultequestrian Thibault Hutin, her fan-base inHutin, her fan-base in India is increasing leapsIndia is increasing leaps and bounds because ofand bounds because of her recent sportingher recent sporting achievements.achievements. Why?Why? 1
  59. 59. Doubles partner of Sania &Doubles partner of Sania & Mixed-Doubles partner of LeanderMixed-Doubles partner of Leander 1
  60. 60. Where can you find these images pretty regularly?Where can you find these images pretty regularly? (not an exhaustive set)(not an exhaustive set) 2
  61. 61. At the Indian Currency NotesAt the Indian Currency Notes 2
  62. 62. In his spare time, X began collecting materials fromIn his spare time, X began collecting materials from demolition sites around the city. He recycled thesedemolition sites around the city. He recycled these materials into his own vision of the divine kingdom ofmaterials into his own vision of the divine kingdom of Sukrani, choosing a gorge in a forest near SukhnaSukrani, choosing a gorge in a forest near Sukhna Lake for his work. The gorge had been designated as aLake for his work. The gorge had been designated as a land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902land conservancy, a forest buffer established in 1902 that nothing could be built on. X’s work was illegal, butthat nothing could be built on. X’s work was illegal, but he was able to hide it for eighteen years before it washe was able to hide it for eighteen years before it was discovered by the authorities in 1975.discovered by the authorities in 1975. Who was X? What did he create?Who was X? What did he create? 3
  63. 63. Nek Chand & Rock Garden, ChandigarhNek Chand & Rock Garden, Chandigarh 3
  64. 64. Tradition proposes that these items, usually madeTradition proposes that these items, usually made from a mix of cotton, silk and satin, are neverfrom a mix of cotton, silk and satin, are never washed. As the time goes on, the Whiter ones firstwashed. As the time goes on, the Whiter ones first turn Yellowish, then gradually changes toturn Yellowish, then gradually changes to Greenish Brown to Dirty Brown to finally DarkGreenish Brown to Dirty Brown to finally Dark Black.Black. Where have you seen these items?Where have you seen these items? 4
  65. 65. Belts in KarateBelts in Karate 4
  66. 66. Both these entities having the similar name areBoth these entities having the similar name are formed within the last 4 years, with a commonformed within the last 4 years, with a common ideology of Anti-Corruption.ideology of Anti-Corruption. If the Pakistani entity is symbolically representedIf the Pakistani entity is symbolically represented by a Brick, what is the symbol associated with theby a Brick, what is the symbol associated with the Indian one?Indian one? 5
  67. 67. A BroomA Broom 5
  68. 68. The story of the filmThe story of the film FukreyFukrey was based in the citywas based in the city of Amritsar. Other than that, how the city ofof Amritsar. Other than that, how the city of Amritsar was associated with this popular no.Amritsar was associated with this popular no. from that movie?from that movie? 6
  69. 69. A resident of Amritsar isA resident of Amritsar is called an Ambarsariyacalled an Ambarsariya 6
  70. 70. If recent internet memes are to be believed, whichIf recent internet memes are to be believed, which sportsperson could have saved, among manysportsperson could have saved, among many others, the following :---others, the following :--- * Ned Stark from Game of Thrones* Ned Stark from Game of Thrones * The Titanic* The Titanic * The World Trade Centre* The World Trade Centre * Uncle Ben from Spiderman* Uncle Ben from Spiderman * Martha and Thomas Wayne* Martha and Thomas Wayne * Steven Gerrard’s slip* Steven Gerrard’s slip 7
  71. 71. David De Gea of Man UtdDavid De Gea of Man Utd 7
  72. 72. Whom do you get from the following clues?Whom do you get from the following clues? 8
  73. 73. Ajit Banerjee (Assistant ofAjit Banerjee (Assistant of Byomkesh Bakshi)Byomkesh Bakshi) 8
  74. 74. Danish architects BIG have designed this toweringDanish architects BIG have designed this towering apartment block at the Yongsan Internationalapartment block at the Yongsan International Business District, Seoul.Business District, Seoul. What worked as the inspiration behind the design?What worked as the inspiration behind the design? 9
  75. 75. HashtagHashtag 9
  76. 76. Whose name has been blanked out from thisWhose name has been blanked out from this congratulatory tweet by Sir Ravindra Jadeja aftercongratulatory tweet by Sir Ravindra Jadeja after Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking innings of 264Rohit Sharma’s record-breaking innings of 264 vs SL on 12th Nov, 2014?vs SL on 12th Nov, 2014? 10
  77. 77. Lord RamLord Ram 10
  78. 78. As per Scroll.inAs per Scroll.in (online news and information venture),(online news and information venture), thethe rivalry of two local newspapers of Ayodhya-Faizabadrivalry of two local newspapers of Ayodhya-Faizabad region gave birth to thisregion gave birth to this mythmyth. ‘Naye Log’ wanted to. ‘Naye Log’ wanted to upstage the more popular ‘Janmorcha’ and thereforeupstage the more popular ‘Janmorcha’ and therefore came up with a story in Oct 1985 on it’s front page.came up with a story in Oct 1985 on it’s front page. Later ‘Janmorcha’ did it’s own investigation to refuteLater ‘Janmorcha’ did it’s own investigation to refute their claim. Several details of the news item and it’stheir claim. Several details of the news item and it’s follow up are murky but the incident left it’s impact forfollow up are murky but the incident left it’s impact for long.long. What was the news all about?What was the news all about? 11
  79. 79. Netaji – Gumnami Baba CaseNetaji – Gumnami Baba Case 11
  80. 80. Connect all the three clues.Connect all the three clues. 12
  81. 81. Sam Smith has sung the theme song ofSam Smith has sung the theme song of ‘Spectre’ titled‘Spectre’ titled Writing’s on the WallWriting’s on the Wall 12
  82. 82. Who is this young lady?Who is this young lady? *
  83. 83. *
  84. 84. In 1738, Nadir Shah invaded India. WhileIn 1738, Nadir Shah invaded India. While returning with his loot (including the Koh-i-noor),returning with his loot (including the Koh-i-noor), his convoy would be guerilla-attacked by thehis convoy would be guerilla-attacked by the brave but eccentric Sikh men at noon or at thebrave but eccentric Sikh men at noon or at the middle of the night, while his troops rested.middle of the night, while his troops rested. What did this bizarre war strategy of the SikhsWhat did this bizarre war strategy of the Sikhs lead to, in the popular culture?lead to, in the popular culture? (Clue – next slide)(Clue – next slide) *
  85. 85. *
  86. 86. The urban legend of Sikhs turningThe urban legend of Sikhs turning mad at 12’o clockmad at 12’o clock *
  87. 87. Round 4
  88. 88. • 12 topics on the grid.12 topics on the grid. • Marks : Direct - 10 points;Marks : Direct - 10 points; Bonus - 15 pointsBonus - 15 points
  89. 89. TopicsTopics Book to Movie What’s Common To Young Achiever Unity in Diversity Sports with a Twist It’s Different Band of Brothers Indian History Male ya Female Then & Now Awards Night Parliamentary Affairs
  90. 90. Buffer Slide
  91. 91. Hailing from a small Indore suburb, Mhow, thisHailing from a small Indore suburb, Mhow, this fiesty lady had to travel 35 kms everyday to take herfiesty lady had to travel 35 kms everyday to take her regular tuitions. She succeded in her ‘mission’regular tuitions. She succeded in her ‘mission’ handsomely and on 1handsomely and on 1stst July, 2015 was rewarded in aJuly, 2015 was rewarded in a unique way by the Indian PM.unique way by the Indian PM. How was she rewarded?How was she rewarded? * *Young Achiever
  92. 92. Brand Ambassador of Digital India ProjectBrand Ambassador of Digital India Project * *Young Achiever
  93. 93. Born a male, he was brought up as a girl child forBorn a male, he was brought up as a girl child for the first few years by his simpleton parents to avoidthe first few years by his simpleton parents to avoid a supposedly-deadly ‘family curse’. Though hisa supposedly-deadly ‘family curse’. Though his birthname was something else, he came to bebirthname was something else, he came to be known in another name coined after an ornamentknown in another name coined after an ornament which is considered a must for an Indian bride.which is considered a must for an Indian bride. Who is being talked about?Who is being talked about? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) * *Male ya Female
  94. 94. * *Male ya Female
  95. 95. Nathuram GodseNathuram Godse Male ya Female* *
  96. 96. Which 4-word phrase is commonly associated with allWhich 4-word phrase is commonly associated with all these following matches?these following matches? * England vs Hungary football match in 1953* England vs Hungary football match in 1953 * Italy-West Germany semi-final in the 1970 FIFA* Italy-West Germany semi-final in the 1970 FIFA World CupWorld Cup * World Chess Championship 1972 between Bobby* World Chess Championship 1972 between Bobby Fischer & Boris SpasskyFischer & Boris Spassky * The 1926 Exhibition 72-hole golf match between* The 1926 Exhibition 72-hole golf match between Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones.Walter Hagen and Bobby Jones. What’s Common To* *
  97. 97. Match of the CenturyMatch of the Century * *What’s Common To
  98. 98. The Devotion of Suspect XThe Devotion of Suspect X , a 2005 novel by Keigo , a 2005 novel by Keigo Higashino is his most acclaimed work thus far.Higashino is his most acclaimed work thus far. This novel has inspired more than one IndianThis novel has inspired more than one Indian movies in the recent years, including a hindi onemovies in the recent years, including a hindi one also. Interestingly, all the Indian movies exceptalso. Interestingly, all the Indian movies except one, share the same/similar name.one, share the same/similar name. Identify the hindi movie.Identify the hindi movie. Book to Movie* *
  99. 99. DrishyamDrishyam Book to Movie* *
  100. 100. A significant event, which somewhat united theA significant event, which somewhat united the country together, occurred on 1country together, occurred on 1stst September 1947.September 1947. And accordingly, the importance of this particularAnd accordingly, the importance of this particular sitesite (vis)(vis) has been duly elevated.has been duly elevated. Which event is being referred to?Which event is being referred to? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) Unity in Diversity* *
  101. 101. * *Unity in Diversity
  102. 102. Indian Standard TimeIndian Standard Time Unity in Diversity* *
  103. 103. Why this Indian lady doctor came into bigtime newsWhy this Indian lady doctor came into bigtime news in the mid-1960s?in the mid-1960s? Then Now Then & Now* *
  104. 104. Rita Fariya - the first Indian to winRita Fariya - the first Indian to win the Miss World Crown in 1966the Miss World Crown in 1966 Then & Now* *
  105. 105. In the 1978 Filmfare Awards, the unsuccessfulIn the 1978 Filmfare Awards, the unsuccessful nominees in a particular category were -----nominees in a particular category were ----- - Asrani : - Asrani : Chala Murari Hero BanneChala Murari Hero Banne - Bhusan Bangali : - Bhusan Bangali : KinaraKinara - Shanker Shesh : - Shanker Shesh : GharaondaGharaonda - Raju Saigal : - Raju Saigal : Doosra AadDoosra Aadmimi Identify the winner of that award who was aIdentify the winner of that award who was a stalwart from the world of literature.stalwart from the world of literature. Awards Night* *
  106. 106. Saratchandra ChattopadhyaySaratchandra Chattopadhyay Awards Night* *
  107. 107. ‘‘Simian’ is the name ofSimian’ is the name of a 2014 graphic novela 2014 graphic novel by Vikram Balagopal.by Vikram Balagopal. The story, based onThe story, based on myths and legends,myths and legends, begins with the oldbegins with the old protagonist meeting hisprotagonist meeting his younger brother in ayounger brother in a forest.forest. Who are these brothers?Who are these brothers? Band of Brothers* *
  108. 108. Bheem & HanumanBheem & Hanuman Band of Brothers* *
  109. 109. Pictured in Oxford in 1966, he represented UK asPictured in Oxford in 1966, he represented UK as a sprinter and hurdler.a sprinter and hurdler. Who?Who? Sports with a Twist* *
  110. 110. Jeffrey ArcherJeffrey Archer Sports with a Twist* *
  111. 111. After being nominated by the then PM RajivAfter being nominated by the then PM Rajiv Gandhi , he became a Rajya Sabha MP from 1986Gandhi , he became a Rajya Sabha MP from 1986 to 1992. He never spoke in the House but didto 1992. He never spoke in the House but did there what he did best - observe and express it inthere what he did best - observe and express it in the way the world knew him for. It resulted in athe way the world knew him for. It resulted in a book, later published as -book, later published as - Sansad UpanishadSansad Upanishad.. Who was that MP?Who was that MP? Parliamentary Affairs* *
  112. 112. M.F. HusainM.F. Husain Parliamentary Affairs* *
  113. 113. Hugh Munro was a Commander of the BritishHugh Munro was a Commander of the British Army during the Second Anglo-Mysore War inArmy during the Second Anglo-Mysore War in 1781. At a hunting expedition in Sunderban, on 221781. At a hunting expedition in Sunderban, on 22 December 1792 , he was attacked and tragicallyDecember 1792 , he was attacked and tragically killed by a tiger.killed by a tiger. As per popular belief, how the death of HughAs per popular belief, how the death of Hugh Monroe has been immortalised?Monroe has been immortalised? Indian Histroy* *
  114. 114. Tipu’s TigerTipu’s Tiger * *Indian Histroy
  115. 115. Why Arsenal wore this jersey during aWhy Arsenal wore this jersey during a Champions’ League match played againstChampions’ League match played against Hamburg on Sept, 2006?Hamburg on Sept, 2006? * *It’s Different
  116. 116. Both teams were sponsored by Fly Emirates.Both teams were sponsored by Fly Emirates. According to the then UEFA rules both teamsAccording to the then UEFA rules both teams could not have the same shirt sponsors, hencecould not have the same shirt sponsors, hence the away team had to change the logo.the away team had to change the logo. * *It’s Different
  117. 117. Round 5
  118. 118. • 6 questions.6 questions. • +10 for a correct answer &+10 for a correct answer & -5 for a wrong answer.-5 for a wrong answer.
  119. 119. The year 2015 marks the 50-years of the Indo-The year 2015 marks the 50-years of the Indo- Pak War of 1965. Partly as a result of thePak War of 1965. Partly as a result of the inefficient information gathering preceding theinefficient information gathering preceding the war, which organisation was founded by thewar, which organisation was founded by the Indian Govt. on Sep 21, 1968?Indian Govt. on Sep 21, 1968? 1
  120. 120. 1 Research & Analysis Wing (RAW)Research & Analysis Wing (RAW)
  121. 121. 19-year-old Elizabeth Siddall, future wife of Dante19-year-old Elizabeth Siddall, future wife of Dante Gabriel Rossetti lied, fully clothed, in a full bathtub.Gabriel Rossetti lied, fully clothed, in a full bathtub. Oil lamps were placed underneath the tub to keepOil lamps were placed underneath the tub to keep the water warm, but when they went out the artistthe water warm, but when they went out the artist was too engrossed in his work to notice. Lyingwas too engrossed in his work to notice. Lying deathly still in chilly water for hours on end leftdeathly still in chilly water for hours on end left Siddall with a stinking cold and the painter with aSiddall with a stinking cold and the painter with a £50 doctor’s bill.£50 doctor’s bill. Which iconic painting was thus made?Which iconic painting was thus made? 2
  122. 122. 2 OpheliaOphelia by John Everett Millaisby John Everett Millais
  123. 123. The New Horizons spacecraft team revealedThe New Horizons spacecraft team revealed close-up photos of the plains on the surface ofclose-up photos of the plains on the surface of Pluto which they have namedPluto which they have named Sputnik PlanumSputnik Planum after the world’s first man-made satellite.after the world’s first man-made satellite. After whom the big, rugged icy-mountains hasAfter whom the big, rugged icy-mountains has been named?been named? 3
  124. 124. 3 Tenzing NorgayTenzing Norgay
  125. 125. After graduating with a B.Tech in ComputerAfter graduating with a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT-B in 2008,Science and Engineering from IIT-B in 2008, Bhavish AggarwalBhavish Aggarwal worked at Microsoft Researchworked at Microsoft Research for 2 years. In his new venture, started in 2010, hefor 2 years. In his new venture, started in 2010, he said ‘Hello’ to the metro citizens in a new way.said ‘Hello’ to the metro citizens in a new way. Even in Kolkata, that has become a huge hit.Even in Kolkata, that has become a huge hit. What did he start in 2010?What did he start in 2010? 4
  126. 126. 4 Ola CabsOla Cabs
  127. 127. Which well-known personality from the worldWhich well-known personality from the world of music do you get from the clues?of music do you get from the clues? 5
  128. 128. 5 Elton JohnElton John
  129. 129. Which institution in Kolkata would you beWhich institution in Kolkata would you be visiting if you want to see the former residentialvisiting if you want to see the former residential compound of Sir Henry Vansittart, Governor ofcompound of Sir Henry Vansittart, Governor of Bengal (1760-64) and Sir Elijah Impey, FirstBengal (1760-64) and Sir Elijah Impey, First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at CalcuttaChief Justice of the Supreme Court at Calcutta (1774-82)? (1774-82)?  .. 6
  130. 130. 6 Loreto College, KolkataLoreto College, Kolkata
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