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  1. 1. Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. Rounds
  3. 3. • 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
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  14. 14. • 20 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce
  15. 15. Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 5 questions out of 20 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also
  16. 16. 1. This is the lego version of the cover of the debut album of The Beatles, which incidentally got released on 22 March 1963. Name the album.
  17. 17. 2. As a tribute, Grey Nichols presented this special bat to which well known Indian cricketer who was not known for his batting prowess?
  18. 18. 3. What did the All India Radio ban from 1940 to 1971 on grounds that it was Western, as a sign of adherence to the Swadeshi Movement prevalent at that time? It was said that a letter by Rabindranath Tagore to the then Calcutta Bureau Chief of Akashvani, Shri Asoke Kumar Sen, was greatly responsible for this.
  19. 19. 4. Federico Borrell García, a Spanish Republican, was the founder of the local branch of Iberian Federation of Libertarian Youth (FIJL). He died at a young age of 24 on Sept 5, 1936. How his death has been immortalised?
  20. 20. 5. Identify this Grammy-winning performer who sings about her newly established fame and criticizes the ‘high life’ through this song.
  21. 21. 6. This particular artwork, from the ‘Let's Draw Sherlock Project’ on tumblr, is actually inspired from which popular video game?
  22. 22. 7. Which 3-word phrase, very much associated with the ‘Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack’ was coined by Alec Waugh (elder brother of the novelist Evelyn Waugh), in a review for the London Mercury?
  23. 23. 8. Karim Lala, born as Abdul Karim Sher Khan in Kunar province of Afghanistan, was widely recognized as the founder and pioneer of the Indian mafia in the Mumbai area. In popular culture, he was immortalised through a 1973 project, but not portrayed in the right vein in the 2013 one. Put funda.
  24. 24. 9. Leucanthemum vulgare, the ‘ox-eye daisy’ is a widespread flowering plant native to Europe and some parts of Asia. Which prose game of French origin, to determine the reciprocation of one’s feeling, is associated with it?
  25. 25. Identify the musical instrument being played. 10.
  26. 26. 11. This well known Indian Y, who hails from the Eastern part of this country, is named after a mythological character (who has a more famous brother X). Y’s residence is named after the text where we can find the stories about X. Moreover, Y named his two sons after the sons of X. Just identify Y.
  27. 27. 12. El Obelisco, situated in the city of Havana, Cuba, is made in honour of Carlos Finlay. His legacy is also remebered by UNESCO by naming an annual prize after him. After ‘which object’, associated with his profession, is the monument designed after? (Vis of the memorial – next slide)
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  29. 29. 13. Nadir Shah’s troops passed through Punjab after plundering Delhi. The Sikhs decided to free the captives from Nadir Shah’s camp. They used to make midnight guerrilla raids on Shah’s camp, free as many captive women as possible, and return them to their homes in order to ‘restore the diginity of the Hindu community’. How this heroic act by the Sikhs later became the source of much amusement?
  30. 30. 14. Which is the only sequel to win an Academy Award (it ultimately won 4) when the original movie hadn’t even been nominated?
  31. 31. 15. Just name this Indian movie, where this elderly lady made her acting debut.
  32. 32. 16. Publishing approval for Jeffrey Archer’s Shall We Tell The President was blocked by the then Consulting Editor at Viking Press as the story resembled the Kennedy assassination plot. Archer went over this person’s head to get the necessary approval. In protest, the Consulting Editor then quit. Who was that Editor?
  33. 33. 17. X is a breed of dog raised by the Eskimos. An unusual animal that yelps or howls like a wolf, it normally feeds on fish. Its name is said to be a corruption of the word Eskimo itself. It’s name is now applied to people in general who exhibit the breed’s vigour, vitality and build. Identify X
  34. 34. 18. The word X has several meanings, which are at times even contradictory to each other. Persia is considered the region of origin, while in Afghanistan it can be used to refer to magicians, beggars and even holy men. Jonathan L. Lees describes X as ‘a religious mystic, often with extreme sufi tendencies or a shrine attendant’. Identify X, which came into news for a completely different reason in India.
  35. 35. Which much in news sportsperson, is the most famous user of an invention developed by a company run by American entrepreneur and inventor Van Philips, which he claims to have been inspired by ideas from a pole vault, the spring of a diving board and the shape of a Chinese sword his father used to own? 19.
  36. 36. Oscar Pistorius
  37. 37. Which word coming from Latin roots meaning ‘bridge builder’ came into news around December 2012 due to its usage on Twitter? 20.
  38. 38. * 10 questions. * Non exhaustive clues. * Attempt for the THEME answer can be made after every clue. * Marks for the Theme answer -- shown on slides. * Don’t shout out the answer, write it down.
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  59. 59. Adventures of Asterix
  60. 60. • 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
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  71. 71. • 20 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce
  72. 72. Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 5 questions out of 20 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also
  73. 73. As per the official enquiry report, the black route was a decoy. The pink route was the actual one. The exact site of the Memorial is under consideration for inclusion as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Put funda. (vis – next slide) 1.
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  75. 75. 2. Scenes from the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, 2014. This particular sequence is actually a tribute to what?
  76. 76. 3. Identify the creator of this cartoon which made a lot of noise during those days.
  77. 77. 4. In a famous assessment of the name XYZ, the French writer Voltaire remarked sardonically: ‘This agglomeration which was called and which still calls itself the XYZ was neither X, nor Y, nor an Z’. What was XYZ? (Vis – next slide)
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  79. 79. The tune is inspired from which song? 5.
  80. 80. The most prestigious award for Legal Fiction in USA is awarded jointly by the American Bar Association Journal and the University of Alabama. Past winners include The Confession by John Grisham, The Fifth Witness by Michael Connelly, and Havana Requiem by Paul Goldstein. After whom is this award named? 6.
  81. 81. Harper Lee
  82. 82. Edgar Bergen, father of actress Candice Bergen, was a renowned ventriloquist. Along with his dummy, Charlie McCarthy, he attained cult status in and around Hollywood. What is so unique about the Honorary Oscar statuette presented to Bergen in 1938, in recognition of his contribution to the industry? 7.
  83. 83. Only Wooden Oscar Statuette
  84. 84. As per records, this club was founded in 1885 winning at least three League Championships and a number of FA Cups during the pre-war years. The decade of 1960 brought three league titles, two FA Cups, two European Cups, one European Cup Winners’ Cup and one Intercontinental Cup. Which club is this? (Vis of their kit – next slide) 8.
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  86. 86. Melchester Rovers
  87. 87. If this is the 2nd one (published in 1927), name the 1st one which was published just 2 years ago. 9.
  88. 88. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
  89. 89. Identify this marine mollusk which is often considered as a ‘living fossil’. 10.
  90. 90. Nautilus
  91. 91. After accompilishing her feat, which was considered an inhuman task for an woman, on 6 August, 1926, she was greeted by a British immigration officer who requested for her passport. What had she done? 11.
  92. 92. Gertrude Ederle - swam English Channel
  93. 93. The creator supposedly got the idea to name one of his iconic literary characters after getting inspired from this movie poster. Identify that character. 12.
  94. 94. Holden Caulfield
  95. 95. According to the Vedic tradition, Agni has two parents and ten servants. If the two firesticks used to light the ritual fire are considered to be his parents, who/what are being personified as the ten servants? 13.
  96. 96. Ten fingers of the priest
  97. 97. The final match of the Ramadan T20 Cup in 2013, Habib Bank defeated Pakistan International Airlines via one-over eliminator. Which international cricketer, became the only person to achieve a seemingly impossible but dubious record in that match? (Vis of the scorecard – next slide) 14.
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  99. 99. Shoaib Malik bagged a King’s Pair
  100. 100. The story goes that England’s Edward III laid siege to a border town in France. He offered to spare the people of the city if any six of its top leaders would surrender themselves to him, presumably to be executed. Eustache de Saint Pierre and five other citizens came forward. How this particular incident has been immortalised? 15.
  101. 101. Rodin’s ‘Burghers of Calais’
  102. 102. Which ‘diplomatic first’ is being referred to? 16.
  103. 103. Theodore Roosevelt at the Panama Canal.
  104. 104. Lines from a prose piece (written in 1983) seen here on the arm of someone labelled as the ‘eternal no. 2’ of his country. Whose lines on whose arm? (Bigger vis – next slide) 17.
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  106. 106. Lines of Samuel Beckett, tattoed on the arm of Stanislas Wawrinka
  107. 107. Cecilia Abadie of California was charged for an alleged traffic offence committed in October 2013. The court threw out the case. She did not have to pay any penalty for an offence found to be absolutely strange. What was that alleged offence? 18.
  108. 108. She was wearing a Google Glass device while driving
  109. 109. Who is the female vocalist? 19.
  110. 110. Sunidhi Chauhan
  111. 111. The U.S. government made nine official inquiries during the early 40s. They included Frank Knox Inquiry; the Roberts Commission; the Hart Inquiry; the Naval Court of Inquiry; the Hewitt investigation; the Clarke investigation and the Clausen Inquiry. Finally, the Thurmond-Spence hearing took place in April 1995. What was the issue? 20.
  112. 112. Pearl Harbour Bombing