Moss Week 08


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Moss Week 08

  1. 1. Mosstermind Week 08 Fun ‘n Fundas
  2. 2. Venky kiVi Ban
  3. 3. The Rules 6 sets of 5 questions each Each set has four 1 pointers and a 3 pointer No Negatives Please email Venky for answers
  4. 4. Set 1 The 2000s ___________________
  5. 5. 1 In the early part of the century a mysterious monolith appeared on Kite Hill in Seattle. No one knew who put it there. What famous movie was this a tribute to?
  6. 6. 2 Its last hurrah was in Oct 2003 when the afterburning Roll-Royce/Snecma Olympus engines finally came to a stop. At a farewell, fire trucks sprayed red, white and blue water in the air to symbolize the colors of the British, French and American flags. What is being referred to?
  7. 7. 3 What was the occasion?
  8. 8. 4 This is his second book (actually his first, but this was published after he hit fame in 2008). Name the author.
  9. 9. 5 • Was the youngest MLA from Maharashtra in 1962 and has held different portfolios at the state level • Was considered for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister in 1980 but lost out to AR Antulay • Elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991 to the from Amaravati. What next on July 19, 2007?
  10. 10. Set 2 Mountains ___________________
  11. 11. 1 Located in South Western Germany and bound by the Rhine valley to the West and South. The highest peak is Feldberg with an elevation of 1493 metres. This mountain range also lends its name to a very popular variety of ham and a pastry. ID the mountain range.
  12. 12. 2 The highest mountain in the Alps was also hosted the first winter Olympics. Also referred to as the “the white lady”. Its height of 4810 meters has also given rise to a common recurring branding theme. What are we talking about?
  13. 13. 3 The other name of the Western Ghats is also the name of a regional Doordarshan channel. What is the name?
  14. 14. 4 Swahili for ‘Hill’. ID
  15. 15. 5 This mountain range runs between the Caspian Sea and Black Sea. There is no agreement on whether it is a part of Europe or Asia. Its highest peak is the Mount Elbrus at 5642 meters. This mountain range will also host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Name this mountain range.
  16. 16. Set 3 ___________________ Indian RACQUETeers
  17. 17. 1 The Gold Flake Open Tournament was inaugurated in 1999. It was later renamed as the Tata Open. It is South Asia’a only ATP tournament. Marin Cilic is the defending champion. How do we know this tournament today?
  18. 18. 2 ID this champion
  19. 19. 3 Who is the only Indian to have reached the semi finals of 2 consecutive Wimbledon singles tournaments, where he lost both times to the eventual champions (Neale Fraser and Rod Laver) ?
  20. 20. 4 Saina Nehwal has put India back on the world badminton map by winning the Indonesian Open. Badminton originated in India in the late 19th century in an Indian garrison town. What was it called then?
  21. 21. 5 X is an indigenous sport of India. Was played as early as 1856 by the royal family of Tanjore. A team game that usually consists of 2 or 5 players in each team. The objective of the game is to score 29 points in a set. Exponents of this sport have received Arjuna Awards in the past. Name the racquet sport.
  22. 22. Set 4 Titles ___________________
  23. 23. 1 It is a high ranking title given to clerics, and those who carry the title are experts in Islamic studies such as jurisprudence, ethics, and philosophy. A Middle Eastern country’s Supreme Leader carries this title. Name it.
  24. 24. 2 We use the same pronunciation for it today as we do for “a piece of grain”! It has its origins from the Italian for a person selected to lead a column of men in battle. What military term?
  25. 25. 3 In the British system it ranks right at the bottom of the peerage list. What comes after a Viscount?
  26. 26. The Persians first came up with this 4 word for a revenue officer. It was derived from the word for an accounts office. The alternate meaning for a “long, cushioned seat” is due to such seats being used in the accounts offices. What word?
  27. 27. 5 They could not command British troops and it was a convenience created by the Brits to make it easier for them to communicate with the lower ranks. What was this rank that was equivalent to that of a British lieutenant?
  28. 28. Set 5 Hear Here! ___________________
  29. 29. 1 Song picturised in the setting of which famous place?
  30. 30. 2 Launch of which product?
  31. 31. 3 Which movie?
  32. 32. 4
  33. 33. 5 Which US president used this in his election campaign for a while till the singer objected?
  34. 34. Set 6 Indian Rulers ___________________
  35. 35. 1 Who is the Last Mughal referenced in this book?
  36. 36. 2 A peace pagoda at a place where a famous king repented fighting a bloody war and reformed. Which war?
  37. 37. 3 1526 – Babur against Ibrahim Lodi 1556 – Akbar against Adil Shah Suri & Hemu 1761 – Afghans against the Marathas What are these?
  38. 38. 4 “Tu bola….aur mein chala … hahaha … hahahah” “Jawaab de nahi toh mein tere sar ke hazaar tukde kar dunga” Memorable lines from which 1985, Ramanand Sagar produced TV serial about an Ujjain king?
  39. 39. Means “Divine Faith”, and was an ethical 5 system that prohibits lust, sensuality, slander and pride, considering them sins. Piety, prudence, abstinence and kindness are the core virtues. Celibacy and the slaughter of animals is forbidden. There are neither sacred scriptures nor a priestly hierarchy in this religion. There were only 18 or 19 followers of it. What and started by whom?