<ul><li>Rules… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 questions – all written </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions 11-21 are tie-break questions. In case of a further tie, questions from 1 – 10 will be evaluated. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No negative marks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiz Masters decision is binding </li></ul></ul>
On March 5, 2009 at the O2 Arena, he announced that he would perform 10 concert performances as part of a comeback, also suggesting possible post-show retirement: “I just wanted to say that these will be my final show performances in London. When I say ‘______ _______ _______’, it really means ‘______ _______ _______’.” What three words? Q 1
Q 3 It is a mountain pass in the Aravalli Range of Rajasthan in western India. It connects Rajsamand and Pali districts, 40 kilometres from Udaipur. The name of this very famous place is believed to have come from the ‘turmeric-colored’ yellow soil. What place?
Q 4 This brand of shirt has partnered with Wildlife Society of Orissa and WWF India for saving wildlife in Odisha and Gujarat. Every time one buys this product, a part of the sale proceed is used to fund projects for conservation of freshwater & marine creatures. What brand?
Mostly made from condensed milk it is cooked with sugar until it solidifies. Other varieties include besan _____, made with besan (gram flour) and pista. The name is derived from ‘Persian for ice’ since it is similar to ice in appearance. What? Q 5
Q 7 In a poll conducted by Animal Planet, it was voted the world's favorite animal, narrowly beating the dog. Callum Rankine, international species officer at the WWF conservation charity, said the result gave him hope. “If people are voting for them as their favorite animal, it means they recognize their importance, and hopefully the need to ensure their survival,” he said.
Q 11 ** In 2008, a statue of Mayawati was replaced from a park in Lucknow as she did not like the face and body of the statue. The original statue was also missing a vital accessory which according to her, gave her a more professional look. This was then added in the new statue. What accessory was this?
When the Somnath temple was sacked by the Mohammed of Ghazni , the ancestors of this family fled Somnath and settled in Goa, near a place famous for its Shiva temple. Which family is this who also get their famous surname after the temple? Q 12 **
<ul><li>Geriatrix – (Geriatrics) </li></ul><ul><li>Cassius Clay / Mohammed Ali – (Ceramix - Clay) </li></ul>
In the month of April last year, ECB sponsored a T20 match in aid of ‘The Lord’s Taverner’s’ and ‘The Himalayan Trust’, UK. What two teams competed for the ‘Everest Test Trophy’, in what was the highest cricket match ever played? (No part points) Q 14 **
‘ Tamar-i-hind’ / ‘Tamar Hindi’ and hence, Tamarind
This immensely popular Indian actor’s biography is so named because, in most of the movies that he acted in, his was the last name in the cast portion of the credits, with the words “...and ________” and sometimes “…above all _______” were displayed. Who? Q 16 **
Q 17 ** Internationally known speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield finally agreed, after years of continuous audience requests, that they put their stories into book form but rather than focusing only on their stories, they decided to reach out to others and seek contributions of tales of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. As they searched for a winning title, Jack visualized the image of his grandmother’s _______________________________ and remembered how she told him it would cure anything. The book would have the same healing powers, but not for the body - for the soul. What book?
Monrovia (Liberia), named after U.S. President James Monroe
Q 19 ** AIDS was first reported June 5, 1981, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded a cluster of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five men in Los Angeles and was dubbed GRID. What does GRID stand for?
Q 20 ** From a far away land rises a mighty hero. The son of peasants from two different realms, the one known only as ‘X’ protects the people of Hope Kingdom at all costs and takes on the likes of ‘ Boosh the Dim’, ‘Red Sarah’ and ‘ Cha-nee the Grim’. Which comic hero?
Q 22 Until very recently, in India, this musical instrument was only heard in the hills and valleys of Kashmir as an accompaniment to the hymns of the Sufi mystics. It was referred to as the ‘ shata tantri veena’ in Indian musical history and is named after a Persian word, meaning a hundred strings. Which musical instrument?
Q 23 Suzuki Motor Corporation Chairman Osamu Suzuki is a connoisseur of wines. In his personal dining room and bar where he entertains his guests, there is a bottle of what he believes is the best liquor brand from each of the 192 countries the company operates in. Through which brand is India represented?