• 42 questions
• Points on slides
• 90 points to be scored
1. It was either this or
something from a
Louis L’amour book.
• This is a tribute to Christopher
McCandless, aka Alexander
Supertramp . On August 12, 1992,
he wrote what are assumed to be
his final words in his journal:
• When his body was found, the torn
final page from Louis L'Amour's
memoir, Education of a Wandering
Man, which contains an excerpt
from a Robinson Jeffers poem
titled "Wise Men in Their Bad
Hours” was found next to him.
• On the other side of the page,
McCandless had added, "I HAVE
HAD A HAPPY LIFE AND THANK THE
LORD. GOODBYE AND MAY GOD
BLESS ALL!, now considered his
2. All three were majorly trampled under foot. (2+1)
• Only three people have allowed a walkover
(trampled under foot = walk over) for their
opponents in the history of Major singles finals.
• Germaine Golding (French Open 1921)
• Frank Shields (Wimbledon 1931)
• Nancy Richey (Australian Open 1965)
1 point for all three names
3. Occasional comic relief for which feudal bong?
• Santosh Dutta as Jatayu in Satyajit Ray’s Jai
• Jatayu is the famous companion of Feluda.
You can also rearrange “feudal” to get Feluda
• The character of Mark "The Rat" Ratner (left)
in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont
High was modelled on Andy Rathbone (right)
after writer Cameron Crowe befriended him
during Crowe's research for the original book
at San Diego's Clairemont High School. Andy
Rathbone went on to become the author of a
number of ...for Dummies books
about Microsoft Windows as well as other
7. Conflicts involving an Indonesian daughter-in-law, perhaps (3)
• Lord Rishabhadevswami or Shree Adinath, the first Tirthankara (apostle)
delegated the kingdom of Ayodhya to his sons before leaving behind
everything in his spiritual quest. Bharat had a strong desire to become the
emperor of the Indian continent, also called as Chakravarthi. However,
Bahubali did not give up his kingdom that leaded to the situation of war.,
and since the both of them did not favor violence and bloodshed an
alternate way was envisioned and agreed, which was a dual battle of three
• Drishti Yuddha: A race of staring at each other uninterruptedly without
moving or closing the eyelids
• Jala Yuddha: A contest of splashing water on each other until the face is
• Malla Yuddha: A contest of wrestling spell
Bahubali won all the three contests
The oblique reference to Bali, Indonesia and bahus should have you all
8. What rendezvous does this falsely claim to be, while simultaneously
giving out an invite? (1+1) (alternate view next slide)
AnswerKatz’s restaurant in New York City, with a notice claiming this:
• Luís Vaz de Torres who lends his name to the
Torres strait that separates Australia from
10. The fowl bore the lady and the man
to a famous opening that has nothing
to do with the lady’s rear. What came
next is shown last here. Explain
(Images next slide)
• The opening of the Suez Canal was performed
by French Empress Eugenie and the Khedive
Ismail of Egypt in the Imperial yacht Aigle
(French for eagle)
• The first ship to follow the yacht Aigle through
the canal was the British P&O liner Delta (logo
of Delta Airlines)
11. The stepfather and the son share the name:
of this that came from the stars. All Greek? ( 3 )
• If the ruler came from the stars, it would a
Ruler of the Stars, aka Asterion.
• Asterion was the real name of the Minotaur,
and was also the name of Minos’ stepfather.
• A became a household name in certain parts of India
as early as the 1970s . His theory ( and associated
theories ) on the speciality of B was made use by a
2004 project which had a lot to do with C .
• Solve for all and explain ( 3 )
A B C
• Erich von Daniken’s ( A ) theories on the Iron
Pillar of Delhi ( B ) not rusting because of
Extra-terrestrial influence is stuff of legend. In
the 2004 flick Alien vs Predator , the predators
help and teach humans to build the Pyramids
and this was based on Daniken’s theories . The
setting for the movie is Bouvet Island ( C ) ,
the remotest island in the world .
• Man in the portrait favoured one language over the other .
And the rest , as they say , is history .
• Who ? What ? ( 1 + 2 )
• The man is Frederick Muhlenberg , 1st
Speaker of the
House of Representatives of USA.
• In 1794 , during his 2nd
tenure as speaker , a group of
German immigrants asked for the translation of some
American laws into German. This petition was rejected
by a 42 to 41 vote . Muhlenberg stepped down as
Speaker to cast the negative vote that deprived
German of its official status in America. This , over the
years , has developed into what is known as
Muhlenberg legend , wherein he and his fellows
supposedly prevented German from becoming the
official language of the United States.
• On perusal , one may observe that the water body in the
background and the bird ( which is very innovative in the way
it incubates its eggs ) have the same person to thank for their
• The water body , the bird and the person please ( 1 + 1 + 1 ) .
• The pic on the left is the peace memorial to USS
Wahoo overlooking the La Perouse strait between
Hokkaido and the Sakhalin island .
• The bird is the Micronesian Scrubfowl a.k.a
Megapodius laperouse , one of the very few species
known to incubate their eggs using volcanic heat.
• Both , of course , named after French explorer Jean-
Francois de Galaup, comte de Laperouse .
• Who is/was the most famous victim of the weapon pictured ?
( 1 )
• The pic shows Salvador Allende with the AK-47
gifted to him by Fidel Castro .
• Allende committed suicide using this very same rifle ,
thereby making him its most famous ( and only one
probably ) victim .
The perimeter wall guarding this European church had to
undergo extensive repairs in the late 1940s . Why ? ( 2 )
This is the Basilica of Superga in Turin
Venue of the Superga Air Disaster which annihilated the
Il Grande Torino FC team in 1949 . The plane carrying the
players crashed into the rear wall of the Basilica complex .
Identify and go lateral for a connect ( 0.5 x 4 + 1 = 3 )
Bernini’s Fountain of
Four Rivers in Rome
• Blue Danube – The first
• Nile Kinnick with his
• El Monumental – Home
ground of River Plate
• Daren Ganga
• If the thing being
occupies the second
spot , what is at the
first spot ? ( 1 + 1 )
The project being screened is Karin Hoerler’s
Matrjoschka and is the second longest movie in
terms of running time . At no. 1 is Cinematon.
What is this contraption called?
What is it used for ?( 1 + 1 )
P.S. If you have the ans to
the previous question , you’ll
have this one as well
• These mannequins aboard the International
Space Station are called Matroshkas after the
eponymous Russian dolls .
• They are used to study cosmic radiation dose
types and rates that relate to the health of
space travellers on long duration missions.
• It was made almost entirely out of the one on
the left , but was named after the one on the
right . What ? ( 1 + 1 + 1 )
• Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose was almost entirely
made out of Birch , but ultimately named after Spruce
Not particularly a colourful imitation. Put fundaes . ( 2 )
• Author Christa Faust ( of Money Shot fame ) lying on
the exact spot where the bisected body of Elizabeth
Short, aka The Black Dahlia, was found in 1947.
Founder of a modern capital city connects
these guys . Gimme everything . ( 1 + 1 + 1 )
• The cover of Jared Diamond’s ( R ) Guns , Germs and
Steel features Sir John Everett Millais’s ( L ) painting
Pizarro Seizing the Inca of Peru . Francisco Pizarro is
regarded as the founder of Lima .
• Pierre Teilhard de Chardin , of Omega Point
fame . Also famous for the discovery of Peking
Man and Piltdown Man . Seen handling a
Peking Man skull here .
What is that thing
falling from the sky ?
( 2 )
• The Dannebrog , National Flag of Denmark.
• Pictured is a scene from The Battle of Lyndanisse
between the Danes and the Estonians (1219)
chronicling the legendary origin of the flag. The
battle was going badly for the Danes , and defeat
seemed imminent. But then, right when the Danes
were about to give up, the flag fell from heaven.
Grasping the flag before it could ever touch the
ground, the king took it in his hand, and proudly
waved it in front of his discouraged troops, giving
them hope, and leading them to victory.
• From L – R : The original one , the one which resulted
from the war , the current one .
• What / Who ? Also one of the theories behind which
phrase ? ( 1 + 1 )
• Old Thomas , guardian of the city of Tallinn.
• The phrase in question being “Peeping Tom”.
• Pictured here are the 3 different models
which have been used over the past 5
• What is special about the paintings reproduced here ? And
when you’re at it , name the original painter as well ( 2 + 1 )
• Pablo Picasso .
• These paintings are
copies of paintings
Picasso drew for Henri-
Georges Clouzot’s Le
Mystere Picasso ( The
Mystery of Picasso ) .
destroyed these works
and therefore they exist
only on film .
• A , B and the part which began at general area
C were the major hindrances . Hence ,
alternate plans had to be adopted .
• Explain ( 0.5 X 3 + 1.5 = 3 )
• Ewan McGregor and Charley
Boorman had to take trains to
circumvent the Channel
Tunnel ( A ) and the Zilov Gap
( B ) and a flight from
Magadan in Eastern Russia
( C – Mask of Sorrow
monument to the Gulag
prisoners in Magadan ) to
Anchorage during their
legendary Long Way Round
trip. These were the only
major sections of the trip not
undertaken by motorcycles.
• It thunders a lot here . For the time being ,
just temme its claim to fame ( 1 ) .
• Mount Thor in Canada , world’s greatest
purely vertical drop .
• ( Thor = Thunder )
• Something named after A is part of something named after B .
A could be compared or contrasted with the previous
question depending on the way you look at it .
• Gimme both ‘somethings’ ( 3 ).
• Challenger Deep , world’s deepest point is named
after HMS Challenger ( A ) which undertook the
1872-76 expedition which made the first recordings
of its depth . The point is located at the southern end
of the Mariana Trench , named after Queen Mariana
of Austria ( B ).
Paul Krugman as himself , in his Get him to the Greek cameo.
• Limitless , the alter ego , the real name , the
popular name , repeat , another repeat ,
• List of ? ( 2 )
• The Slim Shady LP
• The Marshall Mathers LP
• The Eminem Show
• Bacillus product’s eargasm based on the chap
was a going back of sorts on the other thing
pictured here ( 2 ) .
• Anthrax’s Efilnikufesin ( N.F.L ) is based on the
life of John Belushi and is ‘Nicefukinlife’
( NFL ) in reverse . This was also tribute to the
fact that Belushi was captain of his High
school football team .
• Bacillus Anthracis causes Anthrax ( hence
Anthrax = A bacillus product )
35. Type nudities if you have no idea who these
two are. ( 2 )
• Leila Boujnane and Paul Bloore, who in 1999,
founded the company Idee (French for
"Idea"), which produces Tineye.
• Type nudities is an anagram of "Tineye,
stupid", an eff-you to all you shameless ones.
36. A surreal, sad sun at the end of this one. She
was far more alive 3 years ago in another role.
Name both roles ( 1 + 1 ) .
Surreal, sad sun is an anagram of Ursula
Andress, playing the title role in the 1965
production of the Henry Ridder Haggard
classic "She". The other role, is of course
Honey Rider in Dr. No.