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Presi quiz-2016-final

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Presi quiz-2016-final

  1. 1. Grand Finale
  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 extra.Full house ensure 5 extra.
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  20. 20. Round 2
  21. 21. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce(5)Infinite Bounce + Pounce(5) • 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.
  22. 22. 1 On 26th January 1988, a particular section under the jurisdiction of Goa Division was established with much fanfare. Congratulatory messages were received from the respective Indian President and Prime Minister on this occasion. Mr. G. Sudhakar Rao was appointed as the first ‘In-Charge’, though Honorary, despite having no experience in this field. What was so specialty about the whole affair?
  23. 23. Dakshin Gangotri Post Office was established. This is India’s first post office in Antarctica. 1
  24. 24. 2 Arabella Dorman’s artwork Flight, installed at St. James Church in Central London was inaugurated with prayers and meditation on Dec, 2015. What does the dinghy, featured in the artwork, symbolically represent? (bigger vis – next slide)
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  26. 26. People crossing the Mediterranean during 2015 Refugee-Crisis 2
  27. 27. 3 Mueller No Glare® Strips are the world’s original glare-reducing strips with twice the effectiveness as paste. Designed not to smear or sweat off, the pressure sensitive strips are easily identified by their unique kidney-bean shape. As a case of unique product placement, which apparently strange place did they choose, for the last few years, to advertise their product?
  28. 28. Chanderpaul’s Eye Stickers 3
  29. 29. 4 Pickelhaube is a word coined after combining two words - pickel meaning ‘point’ or ‘pickaxe’, and haub meaning ‘bonnet’. With which group of people would you associate a Pickelhaube?
  30. 30. Officers in the Prussian and German armies of the 19th and early 20th centuries. It was their cap. 4
  31. 31. 5 Bhagavata Purana states that during the creation, the demons Madhu and Kaitabha stole the Vedas from Brahma and deposited them deep inside the waters of the primeval ocean. Vishnu, in his manifestation as Hayagriva, killed them and retrieved the Vedas. The bodies of the auras disintegrated into twelve pieces (two heads, two torsos, four arms and four legs). As per the puranas, these twelve pieces are considered to represent what?
  32. 32. Twelve seismic plates of the Earth 5
  33. 33. 6 (A) got quite upset after getting to learn properly about a particular work by (B). The only living species in the family Odobenidae and genus Odobenus is said to the cause of bitterness. Explain. A B
  34. 34. The walrus from the song ‘I am the Walrus’, inspired from Carroll’s ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter. John Lennon was quite upset when he later realised that the walrus was the villain. 6
  35. 35. 7 Former curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium and the aquarium at Edinburgh Zoo, Alec Frederick Fraser-Brunner was very much interested in the study of fishes. His interest in the subject inspired him to design an iconic national symbol which happens to be one of the major tourist attraction of a particular country. What did this British ichthyologist design?
  36. 36. The Merlion in Singapore 7
  37. 37. 8 The book which originated from the rejected script of the Cecil B DeMille movie Skyscraper, was rejected by twelve publishers before editor Archibald Ogden at the Bobbs-Merrill Company risked his job to get it published. It has sold more than eight million copies since its first print in 1943. Interestingly, it probably wouldn’t have been as big a hit had it been published with its original title, Second-Hand Lives. Which book, later made into a Gary Cooper film, is this?
  38. 38. The Fountainhead 8
  39. 39. 9 This 15 metre tall structure (vis) is set to be replicated in Trafalgar Square and Times Square, among other iconic places, in 2016. The construction, as a symbol of defiance, will be the centrepiece of events for World Heritage Week in April. Where this structure is originally located? (bigger vis of the artist’s impression – next slide)
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  41. 41. The Palmyra Arch 9
  42. 42. 10 Vina Apsara, the leading lady in Rushdie’s ‘The Ground Beneath Her Feet’ had many parallels to an yesteryear’s singing sensation X. Like X, Vina overcame all barriers of race, religion and language. Like X, she went on a birth control crusade after making it big in the singing and social arena and interestingly, also close to a NY- based artist. Identify X.
  43. 43. Asha Puthli 10
  44. 44. 11 B. K. Modi or BhupendraB. K. Modi or Bhupendra Kumar Modi is the globalKumar Modi is the global Chairman of Spice Global, anChairman of Spice Global, an Indian conglomerateIndian conglomerate headquartered in Singaporeheadquartered in Singapore and also the Chairman of Asiaand also the Chairman of Asia Crime PreventionCrime Prevention Foundation’s India chapter. Foundation’s India chapter.  What nickname did he acquireWhat nickname did he acquire because of his typical businessbecause of his typical business strategies?strategies?
  45. 45. Joint Venture Modi 11
  46. 46. 12 Commonly known as the ‘Worst Team of the World’ due to their several winless-streaks in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, Ibis Sports Club came into limelight in the recent times because of a letter they have reportedly written. Whom was the letter addressed to? (vis – next slide)
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  48. 48. Offer letter to Jose Mourinho 12
  49. 49. 13 The Guiness Book has recently crowned him as the actor with most career earnings, so far. Interestingly, he is the only actor to win a Best Supporting Actor Award in Cannes (the category was created only for him in that year). Who?
  50. 50. Samuel L. Jackson 13
  51. 51. 14 Olivier Morin, an AFP photographer gave himself just one percent credit. He said, “This was, I think, an once-in-a-lifetime moment. In my 25 years as a photographer, I’ve never had an uncontrollable external element make a photo like this.” Which photograph, became an iconic one for obvious reason, was he talking about?
  52. 52. Usain-with-the-Bolt photo 14
  53. 53. 15 Where can you see the most artistic representation of this particular photo of Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the Health Minister from 1947-57 in the Nehru Cabinet?
  54. 54. Cover of ‘Banalata Sen’ 15
  55. 55. Round 3
  56. 56. • 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
  57. 57. 1 This is Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 campaign video, entitled ‘Winner stays’. Which group’s song ‘Miss Alissa’ has been used in this campaign?
  58. 58. 2 As a teenager, noted contemporary dancer Akram Khan performed in Peter Brook’s ‘The Mahabharata’. His latest production ‘Until The Lions’, based on the eponymous book by Karthika Nair tells the story of two warring characters of that epic – a prince and a princess. Identify both the characters.
  59. 59. 3 On what occasion this ‘brief’ acceptance speech was delivered?
  60. 60. 4 This is the latest ‘victory celebration’ in the tennis world. Initially made popular by Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton, this is now doing the rounds in different social media. Name the move.
  61. 61. 5 This is Frank Sinatra singing a song which has been covered by many artists before and after him. How the two most well-known person behind this popular number is going to be honoured in a very special way in 2016?
  62. 62. 6 What is the bolly-connection of this melodiuos number?
  63. 63. 7 Which popular tv-show hostess is impersonating Dame Judi Dench?
  64. 64. 8 This yesteryear’s movie has been based on two books by Pearl S. Buck. One is The Good Earth. Which is the other?
  65. 65. 1 This is Nike’s FIFA World Cup 2014 campaign video, entitled ‘Winner stays’. Which group’s song ‘Miss Alissa’ has been used in this campaign?
  66. 66. Eagles of Death Metal 1
  67. 67. 2 As a teenager, noted contemporary dancer Akram Khan performed in Peter Brook’s ‘The Mahabharata’. His latest production ‘Until The Lions’, based on the eponymous book by Karthika Nair tells the story of two warring characters of that epic – a prince and a princess. Identify both the characters.
  68. 68. Amba & Bhisma 2
  69. 69. 3 On what occasion this ‘brief’ acceptance speech was delivered?
  70. 70. PC won the award for the Favourite Actress in a New TV Series at the People's Choice Awards 2016 for 'Quantico'. 3
  71. 71. 4 This is the latest ‘victory celebration’ in the tennis world. Initially made popular by Carolina Panthers’ QB Cam Newton, this is now doing the rounds in different social media. Name the move.
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  73. 73. 5 This is Frank Sinatra singing a song which has been covered by many artists before and after him. How the two most well-known person behind this popular number is going to be honoured in a very special way in 2016?
  74. 74. 5 Tom & Vinicius
  75. 75. 6 What is the bolly-connection of this melodiuos number?
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  77. 77. 7 Which popular tv-show hostess is impersonating Dame Judi Dench?
  78. 78. 7 Tracey Ullman
  79. 79. 8 This yesteryear’s movie has been based on two books by Pearl S. Buck. One is The Good Earth. Which is the other?
  80. 80. 8 The Mother
  81. 81. Round 4
  82. 82. • 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
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  107. 107. 8 The connection is :---- Real life characters played by Leo on screen
  108. 108. Round 5
  109. 109. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + Pounce(5)Infinite Bounce + Pounce(5) • 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.
  110. 110. 1 His brothers Rishi and Ranjeet also played the sport but did not achieve success like he did. At his best, he won an Olympic gold medal during the ‘80s. He retired soon after and turned his attention to wood-sculpting and art. A few years ago, in his 50s, he announced a comeback. But it never happened. Who?
  111. 111. Alexi Grewal 1
  112. 112. 2 Group Captain Sir Douglas Bader was a Royal Air Force flying ace during the WWII. He was credited with 22 aerial victories and was one of the few British pilots to win the Order of the British Empire and the Distinguished Flying Cross. What made his achievements very special?
  113. 113. He lost both legs to a flying accident in 1931, and made all his kills as a double amputee 2
  114. 114. 3 A popular student of Satish Chander Dhawan Govt. College For Boys, Ludhiana was expelled on disciplinary grounds and settled in Lahore. But he had to return to India in 1949 after the Pakistan govt. issued an arrest warrant against him for his writings in the publication Savera and other journals. Who?
  115. 115. Sahir Ludhianvi 3
  116. 116. 4 As per historical records, King Zog of Albania and most of his family members went to live in Egypt at the behest of King Farouk in 1946. The kings were having a discussion between them about the future of their respective kingdoms. According to Zog, Farouk said that soon there would be only five kings left. One was the king of England. As per King Farouk, who were the other four?
  117. 117. 4 Kings in a pack of Cards 4
  118. 118. 5 Same Language Subtitling (SLS) refers to the practice of subtitling tv-shows in the same language as the audio. It was implemented pretty successfully by IIM-A to make reading practice an incidental, automatic and subconscious part of popular TV entertainment, at a low per-person cost to shore up literacy rates, especially in rural- India. Which weekly programme, hugely popular during the ‘70’s – ’80’s was the first one to use SLS?
  119. 119. Chitrahaar 5
  120. 120. 6 It happened on X’s last day of a 2-week trip. When X arrived at the site, there was a group of about a dozen young soldiers in uniform who greeted X. There were many photographers and journalists also. The translator told X that the soldiers wanted X to sing a song for them. X sat down and started to sing a song called Day Ma Di, written by a group of anti-war students. This apparently simple incident turned out to be very detrimental for X in the days to come. Which 2-word nickname did X get after this incident?
  121. 121. Hanoi Jane 6
  122. 122. 7 7 teams took part, including – Young England, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica and an International XI. With a total prize money of £ 40,000, this pioneering venture generated a huge amount of interest during that time. Which tournament was this?
  123. 123. 1st Women’s Cricket World Cup (1973) 7
  124. 124. 8 Where would you find them? Ratnamanjari, Chitralekha, Chandrakala, Kaamkandala, Leelavati, Ravibhama, Kaumudi, Pushpavati, Madhumalathi, Prabhavati, Trilochana, Padmavati, Kirtimati, Sunaiyana, Sundarvati, Satyavati, Vidhavati, Taramati, Rooprekha, Gyaanvati, Chandrajyoti, Anurodhvati, Dharmavati, Karunavati, Jailakshmi, Mrignayani, Malayavati, Vaidehi, Maanvati, Jayalakshmi, Kaushalya & Roopmati .
  125. 125. 32 dolls in the famous Simhasana which tell Raja Bhoj the stories about the wit, valour and kindness of the legendary King Vikram. 8
  126. 126. 9 The original ones were made from an antique Graflex camera flash unit found in an old photography shop in London by Roger Christian. He added rubber strips and bits of a calculator for the handle part. A wooden dowd with reflective paint was added for the remaining part. Each piece was priced around 9 sterling. Presently these are priced between £9.99 to £249.99. What are these?
  127. 127. Light Sabers 9
  128. 128. 10 The English county, bordering Merseyside was famous for its numerous dairy farms and the cheese made here was moulded into the shapes of animals and sold for consumption. The cheese would be cut from the tail end, and the last part to be eaten would be the face of the animal, or more accurately a certain feature of the face. This is said to be one of the possible reasons for the depiction of a famous literary character. Which character am I referring to?
  129. 129. Cheshire Cat 10
  130. 130. 11 Connect with a Biblical reference - * Subject of a painting by Ruebens * A song most famously played by the Grateful Dead * An opera by Camille Saint-Saëns * The club mascots of the Sunderland A.F.C. * Elizabeth Hurley starrer telefilm (1996)
  131. 131. Samson & Delilah 11
  132. 132. 12 In Bangkok, murals at Wat Phra Kaeo depict Hanuman playing a game in a ring with a troop of monkeys. Other historical accounts mention the game earlier during the reign of King Naresuan of Ayutthaya. The game remained to be played in a circular arena for a long time and then started to appear in its present form in few Asian countries. Which game?
  133. 133. Sepak Takraw 12
  134. 134. 13 The term meaning genuine or a loyal supporter was also used as the code name given to Margaret Thatcher’s funeral. But historically the term gained prominence from the uniforms wore by the staunch rivals of James IV of Scotland. Which two word term? (It also shares its name with a Madonna album apart from an obvious sporting connection)
  135. 135. True Blue 13
  136. 136. 14 The Flag of Guinea has three colours – red, yellow and green, was adapted from those of Rassemblement Democratique Africaine. Another country, which had almost similar flag design decided to change their flag. What did they add to make their flag different from that of Guinea?
  137. 137. Rwanda added R 14
  138. 138. 15 Sir Edward Hyde East, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India called a meeting of ‘European and Hindu Gentlemen’ in his house in May 1816. An Indian gentleman, so impressed by the meeting decided to donate generously but chose not to come out publicly for fear of ‘alarming the prejudices of his orthodox countrymen and thus marred the whole idea’. What resulted from that meeting?
  139. 139. Foundation of Presidency College 15
  140. 140. * Phone :* Phone : 09874056162 * e-mail :* e-mail : somnathquiz@gmail.comsomnathquiz@gmail.com

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