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Gen qz grand finale

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  1. 1. Somnath ChandaSomnath Chanda General QuizGeneral Quiz
  2. 2. RoundsRounds
  3. 3. Round 1
  4. 4. • 6 questions.6 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 10 bonus.Full house ensure 10 bonus.
  5. 5. This set of two stamps was released to celebrate theThis set of two stamps was released to celebrate the golden jubilee of Air-Mail service between Nainigolden jubilee of Air-Mail service between Naini and which Indian city?and which Indian city? *
  6. 6. * AllahabadAllahabad
  7. 7. This 1936-biopic is the firstThis 1936-biopic is the first Indian movie to celebrateIndian movie to celebrate Golden Jubilee.Golden Jubilee. On whom this movie wasOn whom this movie was based?based? 1
  8. 8. This google doodle celebrates the golden jubilee ofThis google doodle celebrates the golden jubilee of independence of which country?independence of which country? 2
  9. 9. Released in April, 2015, this set of two stamps wasReleased in April, 2015, this set of two stamps was issued to celebrate 50 years of space cooperationissued to celebrate 50 years of space cooperation between India and which country?between India and which country? 3
  10. 10. This logo, representing the golden jubilee celebrationsThis logo, representing the golden jubilee celebrations of whom/what, has been unveiled in 2015?of whom/what, has been unveiled in 2015? 4
  11. 11. Whose face will you find in the obverse of this specialWhose face will you find in the obverse of this special commemorative coin?commemorative coin? 5
  12. 12. This doodle celebrated the golden jubilee of what?This doodle celebrated the golden jubilee of what? 6
  13. 13. This 1936-biopic is the firstThis 1936-biopic is the first Indian movie to celebrateIndian movie to celebrate Golden Jubilee.Golden Jubilee. On whom this movie wasOn whom this movie was based?based? 1
  14. 14. 1 Sant TukaramSant Tukaram
  15. 15. This google doodle celebrates the golden jubilee ofThis google doodle celebrates the golden jubilee of independence of which country?independence of which country? 2
  16. 16. 2 KenyaKenya
  17. 17. Released in April, 2015, this set of two stamps wasReleased in April, 2015, this set of two stamps was issued to celebrate 50 years of space cooperationissued to celebrate 50 years of space cooperation between India and which country?between India and which country? 3
  18. 18. 3 FranceFrance
  19. 19. This logo, representing the golden jubilee celebrationsThis logo, representing the golden jubilee celebrations of whom/what, has been unveiled in 2015?of whom/what, has been unveiled in 2015? 4
  20. 20. 4 SingaporeSingapore
  21. 21. Whose face will you find in the obverse of this specialWhose face will you find in the obverse of this special commemorative coin?commemorative coin? 5
  22. 22. 5 Elizabeth IIElizabeth II
  23. 23. This doodle celebrated the golden jubilee of what?This doodle celebrated the golden jubilee of what? 6
  24. 24. 6 DoctorDoctor WhoWho
  25. 25. Round 2
  26. 26. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce.Infinite Bounce + Pounce. • 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.
  27. 27. After the nondescript city of Lalganj in UP, whereAfter the nondescript city of Lalganj in UP, where all these ‘actions’ are now taking place?all these ‘actions’ are now taking place? *
  28. 28. * KanpurKanpur
  29. 29. This ‘Type C’ diplomatic bag containing onlyThis ‘Type C’ diplomatic bag containing only newspapers, calendar and a personal letter wasnewspapers, calendar and a personal letter was recovered near the crash site in 2012, but it contained norecovered near the crash site in 2012, but it contained no documents of importance. This latest discovery gavedocuments of importance. This latest discovery gave wind to a conspiracy theory masterminded by CIA.wind to a conspiracy theory masterminded by CIA. Which sensational incident was this?Which sensational incident was this? 1
  30. 30. 1 Death of Homi J. BhabhaDeath of Homi J. Bhabha Happy birthday to you…….
  31. 31. Being presented by Geo Films & MandiwallaBeing presented by Geo Films & Mandiwalla Entertainment, this iconic venture had a grandEntertainment, this iconic venture had a grand premier at the Neuplex. But unfortunately thepremier at the Neuplex. But unfortunately the interest towards one of the world’s most-watchedinterest towards one of the world’s most-watched entity, decreased drastically and it had to be pulledentity, decreased drastically and it had to be pulled out.out. What is being talked about?What is being talked about? 2
  32. 32. 2 ScreeningScreening ofof SholaySholay in Pakistanin Pakistan
  33. 33. In what it calls, with due hype, ‘a new, unique,In what it calls, with due hype, ‘a new, unique, experiential marketing campaign’, real insect-ladenexperiential marketing campaign’, real insect-laden ice creams in four different flavours were distributedice creams in four different flavours were distributed in London :in London : Scurry BerryScurry Berry (elderberry and raspberry)(elderberry and raspberry) contains mixed insect bits;contains mixed insect bits; Choc HopperChoc Hopper withwith chunks of grasshopper;chunks of grasshopper; Strawberries and SwirlsStrawberries and Swirls accompanied by meal-worms; and Nutritiousaccompanied by meal-worms; and Nutritious Neapolitan includes “mixed critters.”Neapolitan includes “mixed critters.” Who are behind this publicity campaign?Who are behind this publicity campaign? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide)    3
  34. 34. 3
  35. 35. 3 The EconomistThe Economist
  36. 36. In the forthcoming storyIn the forthcoming story Asterix & The Missing Scroll,Asterix & The Missing Scroll, Confoundtheirpolitix is aConfoundtheirpolitix is a journalist who worked for thejournalist who worked for the newspaper Condetum Echo.newspaper Condetum Echo. He countered a propagandaHe countered a propaganda war launched by their Romanwar launched by their Roman enemies.enemies. Which reallife personality isWhich reallife personality is said to be the inspirationsaid to be the inspiration behind this character?behind this character? 4
  37. 37. 4 Julian AssangeJulian Assange
  38. 38. Winston Churchill and G.B. Shaw shared a hate-hateWinston Churchill and G.B. Shaw shared a hate-hate kind of relationship. Shaw once invited Churchill tokind of relationship. Shaw once invited Churchill to the first performance of one of his plays and added athe first performance of one of his plays and added a personal note in the invitation letter, “Bring a friendpersonal note in the invitation letter, “Bring a friend if you have one”. Churchill immediately respondedif you have one”. Churchill immediately responded with a note that pleaded prior engagements beforewith a note that pleaded prior engagements before taking a pot-shot at GBS.taking a pot-shot at GBS. What was Churchill’s response?What was Churchill’s response? 5
  39. 39. 5 ““Send me tickets for the next show,Send me tickets for the next show, if there is one”if there is one”
  40. 40. Hotel Saravana Bhavan Corporation is one of theHotel Saravana Bhavan Corporation is one of the largest veg-restaurant chains of the world. Founded inlargest veg-restaurant chains of the world. Founded in 1981, it has outlets in USA, Canada, UK and France1981, it has outlets in USA, Canada, UK and France other than India. But in spite of its fame, it came intoother than India. But in spite of its fame, it came into news for wrong reasons in 2001, when its founder, P.news for wrong reasons in 2001, when its founder, P. Rajagopal was sentenced to life imprisonment for theRajagopal was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of one of its employee, P. Shantakumar.murder of one of its employee, P. Shantakumar. Regarding which copyright related issue, the foodRegarding which copyright related issue, the food chain has again come into news in early 2015?chain has again come into news in early 2015? 6
  41. 41. 6 Clashed with HSBC for naming rightsClashed with HSBC for naming rights
  42. 42. The Daily MailThe Daily Mail, while reporting about a match won, while reporting about a match won by the visiting team, used a certain term to describeby the visiting team, used a certain term to describe their complete dominance over Hartlepool. Justtheir complete dominance over Hartlepool. Just before their next match at Somerset, posters andbefore their next match at Somerset, posters and hoardings, to welcome the visiting team, were placedhoardings, to welcome the visiting team, were placed all around the town.all around the town. But a small printing error in those hoardings gaveBut a small printing error in those hoardings gave birth to which moniker?birth to which moniker? 7
  43. 43. 7 All Backs became All BlacksAll Backs became All Blacks
  44. 44. Invoking an unlikely EU Rule that allows countriesInvoking an unlikely EU Rule that allows countries to issue Euro coins of their choice, provided they areto issue Euro coins of their choice, provided they are in an irregular denomination, Belgium issued a 2.50in an irregular denomination, Belgium issued a 2.50 Euro coin in early 2015 to celebrate one of the goldenEuro coin in early 2015 to celebrate one of the golden chapters of their history. It angered one of theirchapters of their history. It angered one of their neighbours greatly.neighbours greatly. What do the parallel lines (marked on the coin)What do the parallel lines (marked on the coin) signify?signify? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 8
  45. 45. 8
  46. 46. 8 Map of the Battle of WaterlooMap of the Battle of Waterloo
  47. 47. During the pre-independence days, a 15 year oldDuring the pre-independence days, a 15 year old student was arrested. In reply to the magistrate’sstudent was arrested. In reply to the magistrate’s query, he told that his name was ‘X’ and his father’squery, he told that his name was ‘X’ and his father’s name was Swatantra (or freedom). He also told thatname was Swatantra (or freedom). He also told that his residence was ‘jailkhana’. Enraged by thishis residence was ‘jailkhana’. Enraged by this audacity, the magistrate ordered to flog this teenager.audacity, the magistrate ordered to flog this teenager. From that day onwards, he became associated withFrom that day onwards, he became associated with the title ‘X’.the title ‘X’. Who was this braveheart?Who was this braveheart? 9
  48. 48. 9 Chandrasekhar AzadChandrasekhar Azad
  49. 49. 26 year old Ashok Mahadevan, then an employee of26 year old Ashok Mahadevan, then an employee of Reader’s Digest, had come across a news item whichReader’s Digest, had come across a news item which was originally published in a Lankan newspaper.was originally published in a Lankan newspaper. Inspired by that, he wrote a 22-word obituary whichInspired by that, he wrote a 22-word obituary which came out among the classified ads in the ToI around 40came out among the classified ads in the ToI around 40 years ago. It reads –years ago. It reads – “O’Cracy, D.E.M., beloved“O’Cracy, D.E.M., beloved husband of T.Ruth, loving father of L.I. Bertie, brotherhusband of T.Ruth, loving father of L.I. Bertie, brother of Faith, Hope and Justicia, expired on June 26.”of Faith, Hope and Justicia, expired on June 26.” What happened on June 26 in that year?What happened on June 26 in that year? 10
  50. 50. 10 Declaration of EmergencyDeclaration of Emergency
  51. 51. What are the Indian rupee denominated bondsWhat are the Indian rupee denominated bonds issued in offshore capital markets to raise Indianissued in offshore capital markets to raise Indian rupees from international investors for infrastructurerupees from international investors for infrastructure development in India, called?development in India, called? (Similar bonds in China are called Dim-Sum Bonds, in(Similar bonds in China are called Dim-Sum Bonds, in Japan called Samurai Bonds – keeping the local flavour)Japan called Samurai Bonds – keeping the local flavour) 11
  52. 52. 11 Masala BondsMasala Bonds
  53. 53. Teen sensation Sarfaraz Khan wasTeen sensation Sarfaraz Khan was signed up for Rs. 50 lakhs bysigned up for Rs. 50 lakhs by the RCB in 2015 and became thethe RCB in 2015 and became the youngest player to play in the IPL.youngest player to play in the IPL. On his second match, he made 45*On his second match, he made 45* off just 21 balls against Rajasthanoff just 21 balls against Rajasthan Royals. He gives all the credit forRoyals. He gives all the credit for his cricketing talent to his fatherhis cricketing talent to his father Naushad Khan who is a cricketNaushad Khan who is a cricket coach.coach. Which jersey no. did he chose as aWhich jersey no. did he chose as a tribute to his father?tribute to his father?       12
  54. 54. 12 97 (Nau = 9; Shad = 7)97 (Nau = 9; Shad = 7)
  55. 55. Guru Nanak Dev’s father once gave him a littleGuru Nanak Dev’s father once gave him a little amount of money and told him to do a profitableamount of money and told him to do a profitable business and learn business skills to becomebusiness and learn business skills to become successful in life. Nanak Dev used the money to buysuccessful in life. Nanak Dev used the money to buy food for the poor and explained to his father that hefood for the poor and explained to his father that he had donehad done ‘a true business’.‘a true business’. The organisation whichThe organisation which owes its origin to this story came into news in theowes its origin to this story came into news in the recent times because of two entertainment ventures.recent times because of two entertainment ventures. Put funda.Put funda. 13
  56. 56. 13 Dera Sacha Sauda and theDera Sacha Sauda and the movies are MSG & MSG 2movies are MSG & MSG 2
  57. 57. Built by Lord Viswakarma, this city has celestialBuilt by Lord Viswakarma, this city has celestial gardens called Nandana. The fragrant groves aregardens called Nandana. The fragrant groves are occupied by Apsaras. Low sweet music plays. All theoccupied by Apsaras. Low sweet music plays. All the pillars of this city are composed of diamonds and itspillars of this city are composed of diamonds and its furnitures are made of pure gold. The inhabitants offurnitures are made of pure gold. The inhabitants of this city are entertained by music, dancing and everythis city are entertained by music, dancing and every sort of festivity.sort of festivity. Why the name of this mythological city is doing theWhy the name of this mythological city is doing the rounds recently?rounds recently? 14
  58. 58. 14 Amaravati – the new capital ofAmaravati – the new capital of Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh
  59. 59. When asked about the meaning of the title of aWhen asked about the meaning of the title of a movie, the director replied : “You have Henrymovie, the director replied : “You have Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon calling X; you haveKissinger and Richard Nixon calling X; you have Brezhnev and the KGB agents following Y. Both ofBrezhnev and the KGB agents following Y. Both of these men were ____s of their nations.”these men were ____s of their nations.” Based on real facts, two main protagonists of thisBased on real facts, two main protagonists of this movie are X & Y.movie are X & Y. Which movie is this?Which movie is this? 15
  60. 60. 15 Pawn SacrificePawn Sacrifice
  61. 61. Random, one of theRandom, one of the premier humour magazinepremier humour magazine of India was started inof India was started in 2008 by founder-editor2008 by founder-editor Jatin Varma.Jatin Varma. What is it’s biggestWhat is it’s biggest contribution tocontribution to bollywood?bollywood? *
  62. 62. * Golden Kela AwardsGolden Kela Awards
  63. 63. Round 3
  64. 64. • 8 questions.8 questions. • Written Round.Written Round. • DifferentialDifferential Scoring.Scoring. * 16 - if 1 team gets it right* 16 - if 1 team gets it right * 14 - if 2 teams get it right* 14 - if 2 teams get it right * 12 - if 3 teams get it right* 12 - if 3 teams get it right * 10 - if 4 teams get it right* 10 - if 4 teams get it right * 08 - if 5 teams get it right* 08 - if 5 teams get it right * 06 - if 6 teams get it right* 06 - if 6 teams get it right * 04 - if 7 teams get it right* 04 - if 7 teams get it right * 02 - if all the teams get it right* 02 - if all the teams get it right
  65. 65. The ‘item-girl’ has recently come under heavyThe ‘item-girl’ has recently come under heavy media attention.media attention. Who is she?Who is she? *
  66. 66. * Lulia VanturLulia Vantur
  67. 67. Known as one of Urdu’s last romantic poets, he wasKnown as one of Urdu’s last romantic poets, he was very popular in literary circles. But as he refused tovery popular in literary circles. But as he refused to lend his poetry to the then emerging Indian movielend his poetry to the then emerging Indian movie industry, he could not become that much popular likeindustry, he could not become that much popular like some of his contemporaries.some of his contemporaries. Identify this UPwala who also has a park in the cityIdentify this UPwala who also has a park in the city of Kanpur  named in his honour.of Kanpur  named in his honour. 1
  68. 68. This is the artistic representation of which IndianThis is the artistic representation of which Indian martial art?martial art? 2
  69. 69. This National Award winning film found a place inThis National Award winning film found a place in the 2014-Oscar longlist in the Best Picture & Bestthe 2014-Oscar longlist in the Best Picture & Best Original Score categories. The music composers areOriginal Score categories. The music composers are also awarded at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest.also awarded at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest. Identify the music-composer duo.Identify the music-composer duo. 3
  70. 70.   The Director once told : “I was instantly taken byThe Director once told : “I was instantly taken by the power of X’s pictures. Initially, I related to themthe power of X’s pictures. Initially, I related to them because of the moment that he chose to illuminate inbecause of the moment that he chose to illuminate in the story”. This particular sequence in the moviethe story”. This particular sequence in the movie Mean Street is one such instance which is heavilyMean Street is one such instance which is heavily inspired by the painting of X.inspired by the painting of X. Either identify the painting or the painter.Either identify the painting or the painter. 4
  71. 71. Identify the instrument being played by famousIdentify the instrument being played by famous instrumentalist Niladri Kumar.instrumentalist Niladri Kumar. 5
  72. 72. Identify the lady being parodied by the lady in blueIdentify the lady being parodied by the lady in blue dress.dress. 6
  73. 73. This recent Coca Cola ad, released in Turkey, is setThis recent Coca Cola ad, released in Turkey, is set to the tune of which Indian movie song, for whichto the tune of which Indian movie song, for which the singer was invited by then Prime Minister as athe singer was invited by then Prime Minister as a ‘Guest of Honour’? ‘Guest of Honour’?  7
  74. 74. 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 chose Birdhouse in yourresponded. While Gaiman chose Birdhouse in your Soul , Driver picked Gold Digger.Soul , Driver picked Gold Digger. What is the challenge all about?What is the challenge all about? 8
  75. 75. Known as one of Urdu’s last romantic poets, he wasKnown as one of Urdu’s last romantic poets, he was very popular in literary circles. But as he refused tovery popular in literary circles. But as he refused to lend his poetry to the then emerging Indian movielend his poetry to the then emerging Indian movie industry, he could not become that much popular likeindustry, he could not become that much popular like some of his contemporaries.some of his contemporaries. Identify this UPwale who also has a park in the cityIdentify this UPwale who also has a park in the city of Kanpur  named in his honour.of Kanpur  named in his honour. 1
  76. 76. 1 Nushoor WahidiNushoor Wahidi
  77. 77. This is the artistic representation of which IndianThis is the artistic representation of which Indian martial art?martial art? 2
  78. 78. 2 Thang-TaThang-Ta
  79. 79. This National Award winning film found a place inThis National Award winning film found a place in the 2014-Oscar longlist in the Best Picture & Bestthe 2014-Oscar longlist in the Best Picture & Best Original Score categories. The music composers areOriginal Score categories. The music composers are also awarded at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest.also awarded at the San Francisco Global Movie Fest. Identify the music-composer duo.Identify the music-composer duo. 3
  80. 80. 3 Bickram Ghosh & Sonu NigamBickram Ghosh & Sonu Nigam
  81. 81.   The Director once told : “I was instantly taken byThe Director once told : “I was instantly taken by the power of X’s pictures. Initially, I related to themthe power of X’s pictures. Initially, I related to them because of the moment that he chose to illuminate inbecause of the moment that he chose to illuminate in the story”. This particular sequence in the moviethe story”. This particular sequence in the movie Mean Street is one such instance which is heavilyMean Street is one such instance which is heavily inspired by the painting of X.inspired by the painting of X. Either identify the painting or the painter.Either identify the painting or the painter. 4
  82. 82. 4 The Calling Of St MatthewThe Calling Of St Matthew byby CaravaggioCaravaggio
  83. 83. Identify the instrument being played by famousIdentify the instrument being played by famous instrumentalist Niladri Kumar.instrumentalist Niladri Kumar. 5
  84. 84. 5 Zitar (fusion of Sitar & Guitar)Zitar (fusion of Sitar & Guitar)
  85. 85. Identify the lady being parodied by the lady in blueIdentify the lady being parodied by the lady in blue dress.dress. 6
  86. 86. 6 Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton
  87. 87. This recent Coca Cola ad, released in Turkey, is setThis recent Coca Cola ad, released in Turkey, is set to the tune of which Indian movie song, for whichto the tune of which Indian movie song, for which the singer was invited by then Prime Minister as athe singer was invited by then Prime Minister as a ‘Guest of Honour’? ‘Guest of Honour’?  7
  88. 88. 7
  89. 89. 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 chose Birdhouse in yourresponded. While Gaiman chose Birdhouse in your Soul , Driver picked Gold Digger.Soul , Driver picked Gold Digger. What is the challenge all about?What is the challenge all about? 8
  90. 90. 8 #15secondsshakespear#15secondsshakespear ee
  91. 91. Round 4
  92. 92. • Non-exhaustive clues.Non-exhaustive clues. • One try after each clue.One try after each clue. • Marks for theMarks for the Connection-AnswerConnection-Answer given in every slidegiven in every slide Connect the loose ends…….Connect the loose ends…….
  93. 93. 1 +40/-20
  94. 94. 2 +36/-18
  95. 95. 3 +32/-16
  96. 96. 4 +28/-14
  97. 97. 5 +24/-12
  98. 98. 6 +20/-10
  99. 99. 7 +16/-08
  100. 100. 8 +12/-06
  101. 101. 9 +08/-04
  102. 102. 10 +04/-02
  103. 103. 1
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  113. 113. Round 5
  114. 114. • 6 questions.6 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 10 bonus.Full house ensure 10 bonus. ‘Getting inspired’ is our birth-right….
  115. 115. Poster of this futuristicPoster of this futuristic movie inspired the postermovie inspired the poster of which much-of which much- appreciated realisticappreciated realistic movie of recent times?movie of recent times? *
  116. 116. * The LunchboxThe Lunchbox
  117. 117. These screenshots from Max Payne 3 inspired theThese screenshots from Max Payne 3 inspired the promotional stills of which popular Indian tv show?promotional stills of which popular Indian tv show? 1
  118. 118. This particular poster ofThis particular poster of The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby inspiredinspired the poster of which Yo Yo Honey Singh starrer?the poster of which Yo Yo Honey Singh starrer? 2
  119. 119. This poster design inspiredThis poster design inspired the poster of a hit hindithe poster of a hit hindi movie which is among themovie which is among the very few ones to be namedvery few ones to be named after the villain.after the villain. Which movie?Which movie? 3
  120. 120. The book cover provided theThe book cover provided the inspiration for the poster of ainspiration for the poster of a film for which the directorfilm for which the director prepared a three-hourprepared a three-hour documentary on Hollywooddocumentary on Hollywood actresses Marilyn Monroe,actresses Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, AvaElizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Vivien Leigh inGardner and Vivien Leigh in an attempt to prepare his mainan attempt to prepare his main protagonist for the film.protagonist for the film. Which 2012 film is this?Which 2012 film is this? 4
  121. 121. This poster inspired theThis poster inspired the poster of a movie, where aposter of a movie, where a father directed his son.father directed his son. Identify this 2011-movie.Identify this 2011-movie. 5
  122. 122. Why this poster of the British television seriesWhy this poster of the British television series MudMud MenMen is creating a lot of news since last few days?is creating a lot of news since last few days? 6
  123. 123. These screenshots from Max Payne 3 inspired theThese screenshots from Max Payne 3 inspired the promotional stills of which popular Indian tv show?promotional stills of which popular Indian tv show? 1
  124. 124. 1 MTV RoadiesMTV Roadies
  125. 125. This particular poster ofThis particular poster of The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby inspiredinspired the poster of which Yo Yo Honey Singh starrer?the poster of which Yo Yo Honey Singh starrer? 2
  126. 126. 2 X-PoseX-Pose
  127. 127. This poster design inspiredThis poster design inspired the poster of a hit hindithe poster of a hit hindi movie which is among themovie which is among the very few ones to be namedvery few ones to be named after the villain.after the villain. Which movie?Which movie? 3
  128. 128. 3 GhajiniGhajini
  129. 129. The book cover provided theThe book cover provided the inspiration for the poster of ainspiration for the poster of a film for which the directorfilm for which the director prepared a three-hourprepared a three-hour documentary on Hollywooddocumentary on Hollywood actresses Marilyn Monroe,actresses Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, AvaElizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner and Vivien Leigh inGardner and Vivien Leigh in an attempt to prepare his mainan attempt to prepare his main protagonist for the film.protagonist for the film. Which 2012 film is this?Which 2012 film is this? 4
  130. 130. 4 HeroineHeroine
  131. 131. This poster inspired theThis poster inspired the poster of a movie, where aposter of a movie, where a father directed his son.father directed his son. Identify this 2011-movie.Identify this 2011-movie. 5
  132. 132. 5 MausamMausam
  133. 133. Why this poster of the British television seriesWhy this poster of the British television series MudMud MenMen is creating a lot of news since last few days?is creating a lot of news since last few days? 6
  134. 134. 6 DangalDangal
  135. 135. Round 5
  136. 136. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce.Infinite Bounce + Pounce. • 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.
  137. 137. X fancies himself a philosopher. X fanciesX fancies himself a philosopher. X fancies himself an artist. X fancies himself a fashionhimself an artist. X fancies himself a fashion designer. And X fancies himself the kind of mandesigner. And X fancies himself the kind of man who can run more than one multibillion-dollarwho can run more than one multibillion-dollar companies at the same time.companies at the same time. Who is X?Who is X? *
  138. 138. * Jack DorseyJack Dorsey
  139. 139. Created by an 18-member team of New Delhi basedCreated by an 18-member team of New Delhi based Panchtatva Advertising, it represents differentPanchtatva Advertising, it represents different elements of nature such as water, earth, fire andelements of nature such as water, earth, fire and environment. It also uses a globe to show universalenvironment. It also uses a globe to show universal solidarity.solidarity. Which ‘winning entry’, used globally for the first timeWhich ‘winning entry’, used globally for the first time in 2015, is being discussed here?in 2015, is being discussed here? 1
  140. 140. 1 Logo of International Yoga DayLogo of International Yoga Day
  141. 141. Formerly known as ‘Going to Jerusalem’, thisFormerly known as ‘Going to Jerusalem’, this recreational activity was seen in the musical Evita.recreational activity was seen in the musical Evita. During the song ‘The art of the possible’, JuanDuring the song ‘The art of the possible’, Juan Peron and a group of other military officersPeron and a group of other military officers indulged in that activity. Peron’s victory at the endindulged in that activity. Peron’s victory at the end of the whole exercise symbolised his rise in power.of the whole exercise symbolised his rise in power. How do we know this activity better?How do we know this activity better? 2
  142. 142. 2 Musical ChairMusical Chair
  143. 143. According to psychologists at the University of Missouri-According to psychologists at the University of Missouri- Columbia, there are four types of people one usuallyColumbia, there are four types of people one usually becomes when they are under the influence of alcohol.becomes when they are under the influence of alcohol. Three of them are ---Three of them are --- ** Ernest HemingwayErnest Hemingway : one who is barely affected by: one who is barely affected by excessive alcohol,excessive alcohol, ** Nutty ProfessorNutty Professor : one who is shy and quiet but: one who is shy and quiet but becomes the extrovert type &becomes the extrovert type & ** Mr. HydeMr. Hyde : one who becomes the rebel and creates lot: one who becomes the rebel and creates lot of trouble.of trouble. What is the 4What is the 4thth type of people called who becomes verytype of people called who becomes very friendly and caring?friendly and caring? 3
  144. 144. 3 Mary PoppinsMary Poppins
  145. 145. Carlos Ray joined the US Air Force as an AirCarlos Ray joined the US Air Force as an Air Policeman in 1958 and was sent to Osan Air Base inPoliceman in 1958 and was sent to Osan Air Base in South Korea. There he began his training in TangSouth Korea. There he began his training in Tang Soo Do and got his famous nickname. This interestSoo Do and got his famous nickname. This interest in martial arts helped him to scale newer heights inin martial arts helped him to scale newer heights in days to come.days to come. Identify this former Army-man who later enjoyed cultIdentify this former Army-man who later enjoyed cult status worldwide.status worldwide. 4
  146. 146. 4 Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
  147. 147. 37 year old Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long37 year old Vijay Shekhar Sharma has come a long way since his first companyway since his first company Xs! CorporationXs! Corporation whichwhich he launched during his college days. Presently, thehe launched during his college days. Presently, the parent company One97 raised $575 million from Antparent company One97 raised $575 million from Ant Financial, a related company of Jack Ma-helmedFinancial, a related company of Jack Ma-helmed Alibaba Group in January, 2015.Alibaba Group in January, 2015. Identify the flagship company under One97 whichIdentify the flagship company under One97 which has recently inked a prime deal at a whopping costhas recently inked a prime deal at a whopping cost of Rs 203.28 crore.of Rs 203.28 crore. 5
  148. 148. 5 PaytmPaytm
  149. 149. Named after famous playwright ChristopherNamed after famous playwright Christopher Marlowe, he is a descendant of Charles II ofMarlowe, he is a descendant of Charles II of England through his paternal grandmaotherEngland through his paternal grandmaother Lavender Cecillia Denny. He originally wanted toLavender Cecillia Denny. He originally wanted to become a journalist, a cameraman or a warbecome a journalist, a cameraman or a war correspondent.correspondent. Identify this current heartthrob who got his fameIdentify this current heartthrob who got his fame after playing a character in a tv-series who is aafter playing a character in a tv-series who is a namesake of this former cricketer.namesake of this former cricketer. (vis of the cricketer – next slide)(vis of the cricketer – next slide) 6
  150. 150. 6
  151. 151. 6 Kit HarringtonKit Harrington
  152. 152. A controversy has recently resurfaced at the TirupatiA controversy has recently resurfaced at the Tirupati Temple. To make truce between the warring camps –Temple. To make truce between the warring camps – the Vadakalais & the Thenkalais, the Supreme Courtthe Vadakalais & the Thenkalais, the Supreme Court once ruled that the specific demand of both theseonce ruled that the specific demand of both these camps will be fulfilled by rotation for 15 days eachcamps will be fulfilled by rotation for 15 days each month. The Thenkalais alleged that the Vadakalaismonth. The Thenkalais alleged that the Vadakalais has broken this rule on June 1, 2015.has broken this rule on June 1, 2015. What the issue is all about?What the issue is all about? 7
  153. 153. 7 Shape of the Tilak at theShape of the Tilak at the forehead of Lord Tirupatiforehead of Lord Tirupati
  154. 154. BOAC, precursor of British Airways, used to have aBOAC, precursor of British Airways, used to have a flight between London & Sydney. Though theflight between London & Sydney. Though the service was discontinued in the mid 1960s, thatservice was discontinued in the mid 1960s, that particular service caught the public imaginationparticular service caught the public imagination after 1968.after 1968. Why?Why? 8
  155. 155. 8 Flight 714Flight 714
  156. 156. The Ouija Board, first marketed in the late 19thThe Ouija Board, first marketed in the late 19th century, became associated with the occult aftercentury, became associated with the occult after spiritualist Pearl Curran used it to contact spirits.spiritualist Pearl Curran used it to contact spirits. What is the name for the small heart-shaped piece ofWhat is the name for the small heart-shaped piece of wood normally used to facilitate the ‘spirit writing’wood normally used to facilitate the ‘spirit writing’ on an Ouija Board?on an Ouija Board? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 9
  157. 157. 9
  158. 158. 9 PlanchettePlanchette
  159. 159. Torquay is set at the north end of Tor Bay and formsTorquay is set at the north end of Tor Bay and forms part of the English Riviera. To mark the resort’s linkpart of the English Riviera. To mark the resort’s link with one of its most prominent citizen, a specialwith one of its most prominent citizen, a special mile-long walk has been devised - complete with amile-long walk has been devised - complete with a mystery to solve. Some of the landmarks in the routemystery to solve. Some of the landmarks in the route are Torquay Railway Station, Beacon Cove & theare Torquay Railway Station, Beacon Cove & the Imperial Hotel.Imperial Hotel. Who was that person?Who was that person? (vis of the map – next slide)(vis of the map – next slide) 10
  160. 160. 10
  161. 161. 10 Agatha ChristieAgatha Christie
  162. 162. Richard Burton felt the role was a new untestedRichard Burton felt the role was a new untested concept. Cary Grant felt he was too old at that time.concept. Cary Grant felt he was too old at that time. Richard Johnson did not want a new contract, as heRichard Johnson did not want a new contract, as he already was under contract to MGM. Clint Eastwoodalready was under contract to MGM. Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds are not British. Liam Neeson wasand Burt Reynolds are not British. Liam Neeson was not interested in starring in action movies.not interested in starring in action movies. These were said to be the reasons behind whichThese were said to be the reasons behind which cinematic decision?  cinematic decision?   11
  163. 163. 11 Declined the offer to be James BondDeclined the offer to be James Bond
  164. 164. Talking about mash-up foods, Birizza has beenTalking about mash-up foods, Birizza has been introduced with much fanfare. The sales haveintroduced with much fanfare. The sales have lacklustre, though.lacklustre, though. Which two dishes, representing two differentWhich two dishes, representing two different cultures from different parts of the world, are used tocultures from different parts of the world, are used to make a plate of Birizza?make a plate of Birizza? 12
  165. 165. 12 Biryani and PizzaBiryani and Pizza
  166. 166. This year, a Shraddh ceremony was performed onThis year, a Shraddh ceremony was performed on the holy day of Mahalaya (i.e. on 12the holy day of Mahalaya (i.e. on 12thth Oct) atOct) at Kankhal near Haridwar. Sage’s ‘pind daan’ wasKankhal near Haridwar. Sage’s ‘pind daan’ was performed following proper hindu-rituals. Theperformed following proper hindu-rituals. The ceremony of ‘Godaan’ by gifting a cow to a Brahminceremony of ‘Godaan’ by gifting a cow to a Brahmin was also done.was also done. Who was the Yajman?Who was the Yajman? 13
  167. 167. 13 Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone
  168. 168.   A noted Sanskrit scholar, heA noted Sanskrit scholar, he belonged to the Pathare Prabhubelonged to the Pathare Prabhu community who were the earlycommunity who were the early settlers of Bombay. The worksettlers of Bombay. The work for which he came into newsfor which he came into news was greatly influenced bywas greatly influenced by Swami Dayanand Saraswati’sSwami Dayanand Saraswati’s works, such asworks, such as ‘Rigvedādic‘Rigvedādic Bhāshya Bhumikā’Bhāshya Bhumikā’ andand ‘Rigved‘Rigved and Yajurveda Bhāshya’.and Yajurveda Bhāshya’. Which 2015 bolly-movieWhich 2015 bolly-movie depicted his story on screen?depicted his story on screen? 14
  169. 169. 14 HawaizaadaHawaizaada
  170. 170. A nano remote-sensingA nano remote-sensing satellite called Jugnu wassatellite called Jugnu was launched on 12 Octoberlaunched on 12 October 2011. It is used to provide2011. It is used to provide data for agriculture anddata for agriculture and disaster monitoring.disaster monitoring. Which premierWhich premier institution was behindinstitution was behind the whole project?the whole project? 15
  171. 171. 15 IIT-KanpurIIT-Kanpur
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