* 20 questions.* Infinite (Bounce + Pounce).* Marks - Direct : 10 - Bonus : 10
1 This long running children’s cartoon series is garnering huge media interest off-late due to an alleged sporting connection. Why?
Viewers of Pingu, the long-running childrens cartoon, have noticed that the little clay penguin throws a move eerily similar to Usain Bolts trademark in the opening credits of his show.
2 In Ancient Rome, there were three classes of people. Two of them were the Patricians – the wealthy land owning families, the Plebeians – the common working class. The third class consisted of the Knights who were supplied with horses and were somewhat wealthy. What was this class of people called? (Clue – think sports)
3 Among other things – an international airport, a university for the women’s in Kodaikanal and a train introduced by Indian Railways in 2010 --- are named after this lady. How do we know her better? (Bigger pic. – next slide)
Mother Teresa. Albanias international airport is named after her. Mother Teresa Womens University, Kodaikanal, has been established in 1984. Indian Railways introduced a new train, "Mother Express", named after her, on 26 August 2010 to mark her birth centenary.
4 Someone is talking about his latest successful adventure. Who? About what?
James Cameron talking about his dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
5 On December 9, 1893, a French anarchist named Auguste Vaillant made a brave attempt to avenge the execution of Ravachol, a fellow anarchist. His attempt injured several people and he was arrested and sentenced to death. How did Vaillants actions and his words come back into the lime light some 36 years later?
Bhagat Singh’s actions in 1929 were inspired by Vaillant’s bombing of the French assembly.
6 This ‘happy coincidence’ happened only twice. Kerry Ann Wells, Belinda Green and Janet Coutts achieved it for Australia in 1972. 28 years later the same thing happened for the second time. Put funda.
The same country won Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific. Three Indian ladies who achieved the titles in 2000 are -----
7 They were, originally, proposed to be located in Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. But owing to a typographical error in the Budget Speech, Rajasthan was wrongly incorporated in the list, in place of Chhattisgarh. Finally, the mistake was accepted by the Central Govt. Rajasthan benefitted the most. Explain.
New IIM at Rajasthan. "In my budget speech on February 16, 2009, I had announced that teaching is expected to commence in four of the six new IIMs, proposed for the 11th Plan," Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in the Rajya Sabha. "HRD Ministry has rectified the mistake. As announced we will now take action to set up an IIM in Rajasthan also," Mukherjee told the House.
8 Identify the gentleman appearing in this 1950 commercial, standing beside the piano and clapping, during the initial part of the ad. (It was his first tv ad.)
9 She started shooting in 2007 and made her international debut in 2009. In 2010, she won the World Championships and became the first person to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Identify her who, owing to her good looks, is nicknamed "Shooting Beauty”.
12 The term refers to the economy of a country which undergoes rapid economic growth, usually accompanied by an increase in the standard of living. It was initially used for Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and in the 1990s it was specifically applied to the Republic of Ireland. Identify this two-word term.
13 In the earlier times, using computers for special effects was considered "cheating". This 1982 sci-fi movie, though received the Academy Award for Technical Achievement, was disqualified from receiving an Oscar nomination for special effects, on this very ground. Name the movie.
14 Mona, the mother of Homer Simpson is named after the popular US novelist Mona Simpson. Death of her estranged elder brother, in 2011, has again brought the novelist Mona Simpson into limelight. Who was her elder brother? (Visuals – next slide)
17 Located at at the confluence of Girna and Mausam rivers, X is the second largest city of Nashik district in Maharasthra. Y, regarded as an American cultural icon, is the first of his kind in the world of fiction. ‘X Ka Y’ is a critically acclaimed film directed by Nasir Sheikh. ‘Y of X’ is a highly appreciated documentary on the making of that film. Identify both X and Y.
18 In Greek mythology, King Minos of Crete won a war against the Athenians. He then demanded that, at nine-year intervals, seven boys and seven girls from Athens were to be sent to Crete to be devoured by the monster Minotaur. This inspired the premise of which bestselling series of books?