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Round 3 & 4


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Rainbow Quiz Club Session - 16.09.12

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Round 3 & 4

  1. 1. * 20 questions.* Infinite (Bounce + Pounce).* Marks - Direct : 10 - Bonus : 10
  2. 2. 1 This long running children’s cartoon series is garnering huge media interest off-late due to an alleged sporting connection. Why?
  3. 3.  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.
  4. 4. 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)
  5. 5.  Equestrian
  6. 6. 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)
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  8. 8.  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.
  9. 9. 4 Someone is talking about his latest successful adventure. Who? About what?
  10. 10.  James Cameron talking about his dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
  11. 11. 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?
  12. 12.  Bhagat Singh’s actions in 1929 were inspired by Vaillant’s bombing of the French assembly.
  13. 13. 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.  
  14. 14.  The same country won Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific. Three Indian ladies who achieved the titles in 2000 are -----
  15. 15. 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.
  16. 16.  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.
  17. 17. 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.)
  18. 18.  James Dean
  19. 19. 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”.
  20. 20.  Yi Siling
  21. 21. 10 Mario Terán, a former Army Sergeant, is reportedly living in Paraguay under the alias of “Pedro Salazar“. For what act of his on 9th Oct, 1967, he came into the news?  
  22. 22.  He was chosen to carry out the execution of Che Guevara on October 9, 1967.
  23. 23. 11 Part of a series of videos uploaded at YouTube on 5th September, 2012 at 06.06.06 pm. Put funda.
  24. 24.  Bhoot Returns promotional video.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26.  Tiger Economy
  27. 27. 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.  
  28. 28.  Tron
  29. 29. 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)
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  31. 31.  Steve Jobs
  32. 32. 15 Originally created in Spain, the name of this soft drink is said to be the most well known name in Esperanto. It means amazing/awesome/wonderful.  Identify the soft drink brand.
  33. 33.  Mirinda
  34. 34. 16 Which Indian surname, common among the Sikhs, literally means ‘Messenger on a battle field’?
  35. 35.  Dhawan
  36. 36. 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.    
  37. 37.  X – Malegaon & Y – Superman
  38. 38. 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?
  39. 39.  The Hunger Games
  40. 40. 19 A very well known theme music from a hit tv serial. Identify the music composer.
  41. 41.  Ananda Shankar
  42. 42. 20 He started and ended his ODI career with ducks. But enviably, he is the only Indian batsman to score 3 ODI centuries within a span of one week. Who?
  43. 43.  V. V. S. Laxman
  44. 44. • Written Round.• Each correct answer – 5 marks.• Full house – 5 marks extra.
  45. 45. 1 Either name the painter or the painting.
  46. 46. 2 Which real life incident?  
  47. 47. 3 Who was the subject of the original painting?
  48. 48. 4 Iconic photograph. Identify.
  49. 49. 5 What was the photograph all about?
  50. 50. 6 Who is this eccentric filmy character?
  51. 51. 7 Who was the painter of the original?
  52. 52. 8 Identify the film.  
  53. 53. ExchangE Your PaPErs
  54. 54. 1 Either name the painter or the painting.
  55. 55. ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by Vermeer
  56. 56. 2 Which real life incident?  
  57. 57. Miracle on the River Hudson
  58. 58. 3 Who was the subject of the original painting?
  59. 59. Marilyn Monroe
  60. 60. 4 Iconic photograph. Identify.
  61. 61. Sharbat Gul
  62. 62. 5 What was the photograph all about?
  63. 63. ‘The Fallen Soldier’ by Robert Capa
  64. 64. 6 Who is this eccentric filmy character?
  65. 65. Captain Jack Sparrow
  66. 66. 7 Who was the painter of the original?
  67. 67. Leonardo da Vinci
  68. 68. 8 Identify the film.  
  69. 69. 300