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My Session on 28.07.13

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My Session on 28.07.13

  1. 1. • 20 questions. • Clock-wise Round. • Each question carries 10 marks. • Bounce + Pounce
  2. 2.  The book, released in April 2013, suddenly climbed from 4709 to No. 1 on the Amazon best seller list. What is so special about this book?
  3. 3.  The Sunday Times on 14 Jul, 2013 revealed that the book was actually authored by J.K. Rowling using pseudonym.
  4. 4.  It is the minimalistic representation of which popular fictional duo?
  5. 5.  Calvin and Hobbes
  6. 6.  ‘Big band buses’ were created, in the late 1920s, for the famous ‘big band’ leaders, such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, and their bands and equipments.  How do we know these ‘big band buses’ better?
  7. 7.  Stretch limousines
  8. 8. 44  Identify the lady.
  9. 9.  Shirley Eaton
  10. 10.  He is a gold medalist in Masters in Microbiology and also a proficient Indian classical dancer (‘Vidwat’ in Bharatanatyam). Today he is known world wide because of his musical prowess.  Who?
  11. 11.  Raghu Dixit
  12. 12.  The gentleman (A), a Major General in the US Air Force, achieved a unique feat on Oct 14, 1947. After 65 years, it has been emulated, albeit in a different manner, by B on Oct 14, 2012.  What am I talking about? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  13. 13.  Going faster than the speed of sound i.e. breaking the sound barrier. The pilot was Chuck Yeager whose aircraft went over the limit, while the other person is Felix Baumgartner who did a free- fall from the stratosphere whose speed broke the barrier.
  14. 14.  In what way were the Americans responsible for the Hindenberg Airship disaster of 1937?
  15. 15.  USA controlled the world's supplies of Helium at that time and had stopped supplies to Germany, forcing them to use flammable Hydrogen instead
  16. 16.  This is the theme song of the hindi version of the Avengers (2012). Composed & performed by the rock group Agnee, who has penned the lyrics?
  17. 17.  Abbas Tyrewala
  18. 18.  Identify the singer.
  19. 19.  Lakshman Das Baul
  20. 20.  Anna Wintour is the editor-in-chief of an American edition of a renowned fashion and lifestyle magazine. Which movie character, featured in a 2006 movie which is in turn based on a 2003 best-selling chick- lit novel, is said to be based on her?
  21. 21.  Miranda Priestley of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’.
  22. 22.  Which book starts with the line "There were four of us."?
  23. 23.  3 Men in a Boat
  24. 24.  The name of the national animal of Pakistan literally means ‘Snake Eater’. It is also found in some parts of J&K, Afghan- istan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.   Name it.
  25. 25.  Markhor
  26. 26.  He protested against Draupadi’s cheerharan during that ill-fated game of dice. In the novel ‘Immortals of Meluha’ by Amish Tripathi, his name has been used to describe people who have been cursed for their deeds in their previous birth.  Identify that mythological character.
  27. 27.  Vikarna
  28. 28.  Which disease is also known by these names :-- * Barlow's Disease -- named after Sir Thomas Barlow, a British doctor ; * Moeller's Disease ; * Cheadle's Disease & * Sailor’s Disease?
  29. 29.  Scurvy
  30. 30.  This term, widely used in the field of Strategic Management, was reportedly first used by cobblers to measure people's feet for shoes.  It also, owes its origin from the marking (Bigger vis – next slide) on the stones made by the surveyors in the early 19th century.  Which single-word term?
  31. 31.  Benchmark
  32. 32.   Identify the singer.
  33. 33.  Amitabha Bhattacharya
  34. 34.  In the hot seat……….who?
  35. 35.  David Moyes
  36. 36.  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?  
  37. 37.  The attack on Pearl Harbor
  38. 38.  Identify the classic novel.
  39. 39.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  40. 40.  This WWI Recruitment poster actually reminds you about an iconic scene from which Oscar- winning movie?
  41. 41.  Dr. Strangelove
  42. 42. • Written Round. • Each correct answer ensures 5 marks. • Full house ensures 5 marks extra.
  43. 43. 11
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  48. 48. 11
  49. 49. 22
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  52. 52. 55
  53. 53. • 20 questions. • Anti Clock-wise Round. • Each question carries 10 marks. • Bounce + Pounce
  54. 54.  It is the famous Moti Masjid, built by Aurangzeb. Where would you find it?
  55. 55.  Red Fort
  56. 56.  He (vis) is a noted author, painter, cartoonist, journalist, environmentalist, playwright and screenwriter besides being a "one-man“ NGO out to save every drop of water. Apart from Dhabbuji, Inspector Azad and Inspector Vikram, he created a very popular comic character whose dog is named Chhamiya.  Identify that comic-hero.  
  57. 57.  Bahadur
  58. 58.  Ad of …..
  59. 59.  Durex
  60. 60.  Which international incident is being mocked in this political cartoon?
  61. 61.  Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact
  62. 62.  This term, usually applied to a collection of poems, short stories, plays or songs, is also applied to radio or TV shows, movies, comic books and other such media featuring a variety of different stories.   It comes from a Greek word which literally means ‘a collection of flowers’.  Identify this single-word term.
  63. 63.  Anthology
  64. 64.  What does this sculpture at Indira Gandhi International Airport depict?
  65. 65.  Surya Namaskar
  66. 66.  Who as whom?
  67. 67.  Paul Muni as Emile Zola
  68. 68.  Identify this well-known person, from the world of media, being interviewed by Johnny Carson.
  69. 69.  Regis Philbin
  70. 70.  The literal meaning of this place in Kolkata which was in news for wrong reasons just around an year ago, is "Fortress of Clay".  Which place?
  71. 71.  Metiabruz
  72. 72.  Identify this newsmaker.
  73. 73.  Marion Bartoli
  74. 74.  This particular haircut, named after a historical figure, was in fashion among Western boys and men in the 1990s and 2000s. Name it.
  75. 75.  Ceasar Cut
  76. 76.  It’s an instrumental version of a very popular yesteryear’s song. In which movie this song has been used?
  77. 77.  Hospital
  78. 78.  This author's pen-name, was said to be a combination of the name of a river flowing through Suffolk, UK and the Patron Saint of England.  Identify the well known author.
  79. 79.  George Orwell
  80. 80.  Spartathlon, an annual event in Italy, commemorates someone’s roundtrip of about 300 miles to Sparta in a span of a few days to seek help for the Athenians against the Persians. Despite this regional event, he is remembered worldwide for another of his heroic feats.  Who was he? (Vis – next slide)
  81. 81.  Phidippides
  82. 82.  Despite all his super powers, Superman (a.k.a. – Clark Kent) will never be issued his Driving Licence.  Why?
  83. 83.  He does not have a human blood group.
  84. 84.  The faculty, alumni and researchers of this University have won 71 Nobel Prizes, 9 Wolf Prizes, 7 Fields Medals, 15 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, and 11 Pulitzer Prizes. To date, its researchers are associated with 6 chemical elements, including Einsteinium, Fermium and Lawrencium. It is the only university to have an element named after it.  Name the element.
  85. 85.  Berkelium after University of California, Berkeley
  86. 86.  What is so special about the Harihar Dham Temple in Giridih, Jharkhand?
  87. 87.  World’s tallest Shivalinga
  88. 88.  Simply, name this 2-year old musical group, touted to be the ‘next Spice Girls’.
  89. 89.  Little Mix
  90. 90.  The following is the excerpts from someone’s Noble-acceptance Speech --- “My regiment was stationed near a small marsh and suffered badly, while another regiment situated only a mile leeward of the same marsh escaped……..”.  Identify this polymath who had also made his contributions in the field of Mathematics and poetry.
  91. 91.  Ronald Ross
  92. 92.  Identify the context.
  93. 93.  Pinki Sonkar of ‘Smiling Pinki’ fame tossed the coin before the 2013 Men’s Singles final at Wimbledon.
  94. 94. • Written Round. • Each correct answer ensures 5 marks. • Full house ensures 5 marks extra.
  95. 95. 11
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  105. 105. • 20 questions. • Clock-wise Round. • Each question carries 10 marks. • Bounce + Pounce
  106. 106.  Invented in 1947 by the French engineer Constant Martin, this was the first mass market electronic musical instrument (vis).  Which mid-50s Indian movie made it a household name because of an immortal tune, which is instantly recognizable even today? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  107. 107.  ‘Man dole mera tan dole’ from Nagin (1954)
  108. 108.  What is the biz-connection?
  109. 109.  Bibendum
  110. 110.  What’s the story?
  111. 111.  CT Scanner machine was initially called the EMI Scanner and was developed by EMI Records from their sales of Beatles’ cassettes.
  112. 112.  The UN's Special Envoy for Global Education, former British PM Gordon Brown had earlier declared the date of November 10, as X Day. But, the date was later changed by UN Secretary General to X’s birthday, i.e. 12th July.  Who is X?
  113. 113.  According to historians, one of the prime reasons for the 1857 Sepoy Mutiny was the date 23rd June, 1857. On all fronts, in Kanpur, Delhi, Lucknow and Meerut, the fighting was fierce on that day.  What was the significance of that date?
  114. 114.  100th Anniversary of Battle of Plassey
  115. 115.  An Hindi Officer from the External Affairs Department, Govt. of India coined the terms Griha Mantralaya and Videsh Mantralaya for Home & Foreign Ministry respectively. He was closely involved with the evolution of Hindi as the official language of India.  Who was that Officer?
  116. 116.  Harivansh Rai Bachchan
  117. 117.  Identify the gentleman in this Chrysler commercial.
  118. 118.  Neil Armstrong
  119. 119.  Just name this adventure sport.
  120. 120.  Sky Boarding
  121. 121.  How do we commonly know these species of fishes?
  122. 122.  Handfish
  123. 123.  Identify these legendary rivals at European club football.
  124. 124.  Baressi Brothers (Franco & Giuseppi)
  125. 125.  Coined by psychologist James C. Kaufman in 2001, this effect refers to the findings that creative writers, especially the female ones, are more susceptible to mental illness and depression. These findings has been discussed in many international newspapers, including the New York Times.  After whom, this particular effect has been named?
  126. 126.  Sylvia Plath
  127. 127.  This folk music group was formed in 2006 for the Osian Film Festival at Delhi. Their settings were said to be inspired from the structure of Hawa Mahal, Jaipur.  Just name them.
  128. 128.  Manganiyar Seduction
  129. 129.  Identify the singer.
  130. 130.  Pankaj Udhas
  131. 131.  Who is said to be the inspiration for the physical features of the Super- Clones in ‘Asterix and the Falling Sky’?
  132. 132.  Arnold Schwarzenegger
  133. 133.  He was a sports fanatic and even became the President of IFA during the pre-independence era.  How has he been immortalised in the history of Indian sports? (Bigger vis – next slide)
  134. 134.  Santosh Trophy has been named after him.
  135. 135.  This particular type of iguana, filmed on Fiji, were a species hitherto unknown to science; this was noted by the herpetologist John Gibbons when he watched a film. After traveling to that island, he described the Fiji Crested Iguana in 1981. (Vis – next slide)  Which film is said to be responsible for the discovery of this iguana?
  136. 136.  Blue Lagoon
  137. 137.  What was happening?
  138. 138. Jews being measured in Nazi Germany to see whether their body-measurement makes them one of Aryans.
  139. 139.  Which capital city was once called ‘Khanbalik’ meaning the ‘Great residence of the Khan’?
  140. 140.  Beijing
  141. 141.   He was born on 20 May 1985 in Nairobi, Kenya, to Kenyan-born mother Jane and father Clive, a former hockey player who represented England at under-19 level. After graduating from the University of Johannesburg in Economics, he changed the direction of his life.  Who is this recent newsmaker?
  142. 142.  Chris Froome
  143. 143.  Orson Welles stated in an interview with the BBC that “The Trial is the best film I have ever made.” Anthony Perkins starred as Josef K., a bureaucrat who is accused of a never-specified crime in this 1962 movie.  On whose novel, the film was based?
  144. 144.  Franz Kafka
  145. 145. • Written Round. • Each correct answer ensures 5 marks. • Full house ensures 5 marks extra.
  146. 146. 11
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  156. 156. • 20 questions. • Anti Clock-wise Round. • Each question carries 10 marks. • Bounce + Pounce
  157. 157.  Who are they?
  158. 158.  One Direction
  159. 159.  Verax, literally means ‘truth teller’ in Latin, is a five-minute short film produced by amateur filmmakers in Hong Kong. It was posted to YouTube in June 2013.  Who or what is the subject of this short film?
  160. 160.  Edward Snowden
  161. 161.  ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’, written by Chris Durang won the award for Best Play at the 2013 Tony Awards. The play does have characters called Vanya, Sonia, Masha, and Spike. The first three characters get their names from which master from literature?
  162. 162.  Anton Chekhov
  163. 163.  Identify this debut venture of an acclaimed director.
  164. 164.  ‘THX 1138’ by George Lucas
  165. 165.  Starting from 2013, the Indian National Films Awards will now be awarded every year on 3rd May.  What is the significance of this particular date?
  166. 166.  The film ‘Raja Harishchandra’, considered India's first feature film, was released on 3rd May, 1913.
  167. 167.  On 23rd July 2013, Yeovil Town FC announced the signing of Alan Tate on loan from Swansea City. This was a peculiar way of announcing the player signing and is a tribute to some other traditional form of announcement. What?
  168. 168.  Buckingham Palace’s traditional way of announcing the birth of the ‘Royal Baby’
  169. 169.  A recent technical initiative ….explain.
  170. 170.  Project Loon, a research and development project being developed by Google with the mission of providing Internet access to rural and remote areas. It uses high-altitude balloons placed in the stratosphere at an altitude of about 20 km to create an aerial wireless network with up to 3G-like speeds. Because of the project's somewhat outlandish mission goals, Google dubbed it "Project Loon“.
  171. 171.  This building was the house of the Russian Parliament from 1991 to 1994. In 1994 the reformed Russian Parliament (Duma) was moved to another building.  What is it’s name?
  172. 172.  White House, Moscow
  173. 173.  Who is singing?
  174. 174.  Monali Thakur
  175. 175.  What does this cartoon refer to?
  176. 176.  Rene Magritte's painting – ‘The Son of Man’
  177. 177.  Euglossa bazinga is a species of bee found in Brazil. It is recently threatened with habitat loss.  After what, it has been named?
  178. 178.  Favourite catchphrase of Sheldon Cooper in TBBT
  179. 179.  Julius Richard _____ was a German biologist who worked as an assistant to Robert Koch, one of the pioneers of bacteriology. During that period, Julius was said to have invented something which has had a lasting impact in the world of science.  What did he invent? ( Vis of the Google Doodle in May 2013, on his 161st birthday --- next slide)
  180. 180.  
  181. 181.  Petri Dish
  182. 182.  A proud moment for the East Bengal fans …. In the 1975 IFA Shield final, EB defeated MB by 5 goals. Subhankar Sanyal, Ranjit Mukherjee and Surajit Sengupta scored one goal each.  Who scored a brace for EB?
  183. 183.  Shyam Thapa
  184. 184.  James “Jim” Rash is an American actor, comedian, producer, and Academy Award- winning screenwriter. While posing for this photo, he said "It was just an impulse. I was just standing there and I thought….I hope it was ok. I knew Alexander was going to take the reigns, so I was like, 'How can I make a moment?' — selfishly. I almost thought it was a little Dean Pelton, somehow. I was bringing it all together."  What was he parodying? (Vis – next slide)
  185. 185.  Angelina Jolie pose
  186. 186.  Just connect.
  187. 187.  Jeffrey Acher novels
  188. 188.  English drama critic Thomas Rymer coined the phrase in ‘The Tragedies of the Last Age Considered’ (1678) to describe how a work should inspire proper moral behaviour in its audience by illustrating the triumph of good over evil.  Which phrase?
  189. 189.  Poetic Justice
  190. 190.  From 2014 onwards, this literature prize will be sponsored by the whiskey makers, Baileys Irish Cream. In 2013, when A.M. Homes won it, there was no official sponsor and a group of people put up the money.  Uptil now, which telecom company, also associated with the world of sports in some capacity, was the title sponsor of this award?
  191. 191.  Orange
  192. 192.  The four principal ‘schools’ of what are as follows:  The Mewar school;  The Marwar school;  The Hadoti school and  The Dhundar school??
  193. 193.  Rajput Paintings
  194. 194.  During his college days, he worked as a volunteer in the Swadeshi movement and was influenced by Chittaranjan Das. Later he became involved with the magazine Bijli and Forward as a journalist, later becoming publisher of Jugantar.  His initial foray into literature was as a poet. His first book of poems is called ’Manush’. He worked as a feature writer in daily newspapers and magazines such as Basumati , Ananda Bazar Patrika and Desh.  Who?
  195. 195.  Shibram Chakraborty
  196. 196.  Written by P C Balasubramanian, and Raja Krishnamoorthy, X’s PUNCHtantra -- Value Statements on Business and Life Management examines a bunch of guidelines, showing the career growth from a coolie to a CEO, from a small time entrepreneur to a big business man, from a bus conductor to a big star.  Who is X?

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