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  1. 1. The Quiz Preliminary Round
  2. 2. This Quiz is Brought to You By Anmol Dhawan Prabhav Vasistha Rishabh Mehta Pranjal Gupta Sambhav Pani Shriyash Sinha
  3. 3. RULES Each question is worth one point. Four teams will qualify to the final round. Starred questions will be used to resolve ties. Every fifth question is starred. In case of equal number of starred questions, Sudden Death will be used. All seniors participating in the quiz are liable to treat us after the quiz is over. (Nothing short of Atllantiss is expected from the winners!) The quizmasters decision is FINAL and BINDING.
  4. 4. 1 X was built in 1882 as an act of charity; and the man who built it wanted to help the poor in the neighbouring areas, who were drastically hit by famine. It is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement and was donated to the Indian people in 1969. The building comprises five halls. The speciality of this structure is its corridor of 2.5 meters around the entire building. It took 5 years and an estimated budget of 12 lakhs to complete it. What is X?
  5. 5. 2 No one in my family had ever attended school [...] On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among ________ in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was _________. Why this particular name I have no idea. Fill in the second blank / Give the persons name.
  6. 6. 3 This is a savory snack made mainly of gram flour and yoghurt which is slowly cooked into a paste. The mixture is then spread out to cool, cut, and rolled into scroll shapes. Originated in Gujarat, it is now served almost all over India. What is called?
  7. 7. 4 The term _______ was coined in 1972 by Bhutan's fourth Dragon King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who opened Bhutan to the age of modernization after the demise of his father. He used this phrase to signal his commitment to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's unique culture based on Buddhist spiritual values. At first offered as a casual, offhand remark, the concept was taken seriously, as the Centre for Bhutan Studies developed a sophisticated survey instrument to measure the Bhutanese population's general level of well-being. Today, the government of Bhutan considers ______ a more credible index of national progress than the countrys GDP. What is _______? (Hint: Three word answer)
  8. 8. 5* What is this ultra-zoomed-in photograph showing?
  9. 9. 6 _______ is said to be located somewhere in South India, a few hours from Madras, located on the shore of the River Sarayu, near Mempi Forest. Famous writer Graham Greene remarked about _____: You could go into those loved and shabby streets and see with excitement and a certainty of pleasure a stranger approaching past the bank, the cinema, the haircutting saloon, a stranger who will greet us, we know, with some unexpected and revealing phrase that will open the door to yet another human existence. FITB.
  10. 10. 7 Identify this musical instrument.
  11. 11. 8 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, Guinness World Records described him as The Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time," with writer's credit on forty-three songs that have sold over one million copies each. According to Guinness, he is The most successful songwriter" in UK singles chart history and The most successful musician of all time". He has written or co-written 129 songs, of which 91 reached the Top 10 and 33 made it to number1. Who is being talked about?
  12. 12. 9 Flag of ______?
  13. 13. 10* The logo of X is derived from the emblem of the Order of the Star of India, India's highest order of chivalry during the British Raj and also its Coat of Arms. X was founded in 1928 in New Delhi by two businessmen: R. E. Grant Govan, who became its first president; and Anthony De Mello, who became its first secretary. It was founded in New Delhi, but is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies Registration Act; and is now in fact headquartered in another city. What is X? What is X?
  14. 14. 11 ID the movie from this minimalistic poster.
  15. 15. 12 X was buried in Munich, Germany; and the translation of the message on his epitaph reads, He lies here, somewhere. ID X.
  16. 16. 13 Identify this company logo.
  17. 17. 14 _______ is a former Yugoslavian World Number 1tennis star who became a naturalized United States citizen in 1994. In June 2011, she was named one of the 30 Legends of Women's Tennis: Past, Present and Future by Time. On April 30, 1993 she was the victim of an on-court attack, when a man stabbed her in the back with a 9- inch-long knife, after which she did not return to tennis for over two years. ID this famous personality.
  18. 18. 15* XY is an expression in the English language depicting a free choice in which only one option is offered. As a person may refuse to take that option, the choice is therefore between taking the option or not; ie "Take it or leave it". According to a plaque underneath a painting of X donated to Cambridge Guildhall, X had an extensive stable of some 40 horses. This gave the appearance to his customers of having their choice of mounts when in fact there was only one choice: X required his customers to choose the horse in the stall closest to the door. This was to prevent the best horses always being chosen, which would have caused those horses to become overused. What is XY?
  19. 19. 16 Ad of what?
  20. 20. 17 This obituary appeared in an English newspaper in 1882. Whose death is being talked about? What did it give birth to?
  21. 21. 18 This letter written by the US Air Force is an answer to a query raised. What was the query about? Picture on next slide.
  22. 22. 19 Connect.
  23. 23. 20* According to stories of myths, Lord Brahma created the universe from the land of Y after a huge yajna. The tank X here is believed to be the cradle of all civilization in Hindu mythology. The tanks are especially crowded during solar eclipse because it is believed that a dip there during the solar eclipse absolves one of all sins. ID X and Y.
  24. 24. 21 Which companys assets have names such as: Oregano Saffron Fennel Tamarind Rosemary Cinnamon Basil
  25. 25. 22 ID this building.
  26. 26. 23 In Latin this word means, A female animal used for breeding. In Geology it is the natural material surrounding a metal or gem. In Biology it is the intercellular substance of a tissue. The commonest use of the word, however, is in Mathematics. Also appearing in the title of a film with superb special effects, which word?
  27. 27. 24 What is the context of this marketing campaign.
  28. 28. 25* Name the personality from whom this famous logo is inspired.
  29. 29. ANSWERS Please hand over your answer sheets.
  30. 30. 1 X was built in 1882 as an act of charity; and the man who built it wanted to help the poor in the neighbouring areas, who were drastically hit by famine. It is closely linked to the Indian freedom movement and was donated to the Indian people in 1969. The building comprises five halls. The speciality of this structure is its corridor of 2.5 meters around the entire building. It took 5 years and an estimated budget of 12 lakhs to complete it. What is X?
  31. 31. Aga Khan Palace, Pune
  32. 32. 2 No one in my family had ever attended school [...] On the first day of school my teacher, Miss Mdingane, gave each of us an English name. This was the custom among ________ in those days and was undoubtedly due to the British bias of our education. That day, Miss Mdingane told me that my new name was _________. Why this particular name I have no idea. Fill in the second blank / Give the persons name.
  33. 33. Nelson Mandela
  34. 34. 3 This is a savory snack made mainly of gram flour and yoghurt which is slowly cooked into a paste. The mixture is then spread out to cool, cut, and rolled into scroll shapes. Originated in Gujarat, it is now served almost all over India. What is called?
  35. 35. Khandvi
  36. 36. 4 The term _______ was coined in 1972 by Bhutan's fourth Dragon King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who opened Bhutan to the age of modernization after the demise of his father. He used this phrase to signal his commitment to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's unique culture based on Buddhist spiritual values. At first offered as a casual, offhand remark, the concept was taken seriously, as the Centre for Bhutan Studies developed a sophisticated survey instrument to measure the Bhutanese population's general level of well-being. Today, the government of Bhutan considers ______ a more credible index of national progress than the countrys GDP. What is _______? (Hint: Three word answer)
  37. 37. Gross National Happiness
  38. 38. 5* What is this ultra-zoomed-in photograph showing?
  39. 39. Velcro
  40. 40. 6 _______ is said to be located somewhere in South India, a few hours from Madras, located on the shore of the River Sarayu, near Mempi Forest. Famous writer Graham Greene remarked about _____: You could go into those loved and shabby streets and see with excitement and a certainty of pleasure a stranger approaching past the bank, the cinema, the haircutting saloon, a stranger who will greet us, we know, with some unexpected and revealing phrase that will open the door to yet another human existence. FITB.
  41. 41. The fictional town of Malgudi (RK Narayan)
  42. 42. 7 Identify this musical instrument.
  43. 43. Israj
  44. 44. 8 Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo a