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April 2018 Quiz, QM Mohnish Sardessai

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April 2018 Quiz, QM Mohnish Sardessai

  1. 1. Encape Memorial Quiz 13th April 2018, Rajiv Chowk
  2. 2. Round 1  6 questions, passing clockwise on infinite bounce  +10 for direct, +5 on the pass  Teams can pounce on questions, for +10/-5
  3. 3. Q.1  At a protest held on Monday 9th April, X called on CSK team members and fans to wear black bands for the forthcoming IPL matches to register their protest against the Centre which has failed to form the Cauvery Management Board to resolve the long standing Cauvery water dispute.  X, who is making plans to launch his own political party, was joined by other heavyweights from his field like Kamal Haasan at the protest.  Who is X?
  4. 4. Safety Slide
  5. 5. Rajinikanth
  6. 6. Q.2  The Myna Mahila Foundation is an NGO which employs women from urban slums in Mumbai to manufacture and sell affordable sanitary pads back into their communities, improving menstrual hygiene, providing stable employment, and building a trusted network.  The charity also empowers its staff through training in women's health, English, Math, and life skills such as self- defence.  It’s founder says it has seen a sudden uptick in popularity and donations over the past few days. What is the reason for this?
  7. 7. Safety Slide
  8. 8. Only Indian charity to be listed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as a place to donate to in lieu for their wedding gift
  9. 9. Q.3  Mizaru, Kikazaru and Iwazaru are recurring figures in Confucianism and Buddhist literature.  They were popularized by many famous people, most notably Mahatma Gandhi.  They have also found their way into computers and are represented by Unicode characters U+1F648, U+1F649, U+1F64A.  Who are they?
  10. 10. Safety Slide
  11. 11. The three wise monkeys
  12. 12. Q.4  To whom does this family tree purportedly link the Queen to?
  13. 13. Safety Slide
  14. 14. Q. 5  In response to a rather infamous event which occurred in November 2016, the toy company Hasbro decided to launch a revamped version of an iconic product it markets in India.  Name the product and explain what was the change made.  (no part points)
  15. 15. Safety Slide
  16. 16. Monopoly went cashless!
  17. 17. Q.6  In the village of Panchot in Gujarat, the Madh ni Pati Kutariya Trust has been around for the last 70-80 years. It administers land donated by the wealthy families of the areas over the years. The land donated was usually uncultivable or too difficult to maintain.  Owing to a recent spurt in real estate prices, revenues from the land have increased manifold and it can be said that the beneficiaries of the trust are now crorepatis, although they cannot actually own any property.  Who are these beneficiaries?
  18. 18. Safety Slide
  19. 19. The trust sees to the welfare of stray dogs in the area!
  20. 20. Round 2:  Written round  5 questions  Each question has 3 clues  Points at 1st clue: +30/-20  Points at 2nd clue: +20/-10  Points at 3rd clue: +10/0  Teams can write down the answers and show me at any stage in the question but only 1 attempt allowed per team per clue
  21. 21. Q.1 Who?  Some reporters visited the English village of Tewin to find out about a certain man. This is what the locals had to say about him: a) "That fellow is loaded, but he is very down to earth," the chef said. "He comes in here with his wife and children. He does not show off like some rich people. I know he’s in some sort of trouble, but we don't care. It's his life. Live and let live.“ b) "He is a great asset to this village," said the Rose and Crown pub's barman. "We are happy to have people like him — it's impressive he is involved in Formula One.” c) A local man at the bar said. "He doesn't come here. He goes to the Plume, which has two meal deals for £10. Perhaps because of his money laundering," +30/-20 +20/-10 +10/0
  22. 22. Safety Slide
  23. 23. Vijay Mallya
  24. 24. Q. 2 What? a) It was formulated by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed in 1906 in Ghaziabad, India and continues to widely made in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Its name would mean ‘refresher of the soul’ b) Its recipe is supposed to include fruits like orange, pineapple, strawberry, herbs like coriander, lotus, mint and flowers like the rose among many others. c) It is commonly associated with the Ramzan, in which it is consumed during iftar. It is commonly used to flavour drinks, most notably the falooda and sherbets
  25. 25. Safety Slide
  26. 26. Rooh Afza
  27. 27. Q.3 Who? a) Julius X has had many makeovers in his time, but has always retained his trademark hair(parted at the centre), his curly moustache and bowtie. b) Julius has appeared without fail since 1967 on every X container, which itself is iconic for its tubular shape and resealable lid c) The products in every X container are also unique: each product is in the shape of a hyperbolic paraboloid ie. Saddle shaped, so that a stack of such products remain in the container without breaking.
  28. 28. Safety Slide
  29. 29. Pringles
  30. 30. Q.4 Who? a) Her father is a chief engineer in the merchant navy. With an investment of ₨ 1,50,000 from him, she entered the sport and had her first international success when she won the silver medal at the 2017 Asian Junior championships. b) She is the youngest Indian to win the gold at the ISSF World Cup, which she achieved in 2018. c) The latest feather in her cap is her string of gold medals in shooting events at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast.
  31. 31. Safety Slide
  32. 32. Manu Bhaker
  33. 33. Q.5 Who? a) He originally hails from Mapusa, and is one of the principal organisers and participants in the annual inter- Village Goan Ramadan football tournament held at the Iranian Club. b) The Department of Economic Development ordered the closure of his company Exential’s offices due to serious irregularities and he himself was arrested in December 2017. c) He has been sentenced to 517 years of imprisonment in a Dubai jail for duping thousands in 200 million dollar scam.
  34. 34. Safety Slide
  35. 35. Sydney Lemos
  36. 36. Round 3  6 questions, passing anticlockwise on infinite bounce  +10 for direct, +5 on the pass  Teams can pounce on questions, for +10/-5
  37. 37. Q.1  Alex Collis, from the charity FoodCycle, said it was able to serve lunch and give Easter gifts to at least 50 needy people thanks to a donation made by ______ and his family.  The donation was a parting gift from ______ and the lunch was held on the same day as his funeral.  Who am I talking about?
  38. 38. Safety Slide
  39. 39. Q.2  Karin Keyngaert, Sébastian Bras and Andre Chiang are a few among many chefs who have taken the surprising decision of returning an elite honour which is coveted by chefs across the world.  They say that the high standards imposed by it are expensive to maintain and stifling to their creativity.  “You’re inspected two or three times a year, you never know when. Every meal that goes out could be inspected. That means that, every day, one of the 500 meals that leaves the kitchen could be judged,” was what one of them had to say.  What is the honour I’m talking about?
  40. 40. Safety Slide
  41. 41. The Michelin Star
  42. 42. Q. 3  In March 2018, Balkrishna Doshi won the prestigious Pritzker Prize, which is considered to be like a Nobel in its field.  The recipients receive US$100,000, a citation certificate and a bronze medallion.  The Latin inspired inscription on the reverse of the medallion—firmitas, utilitas, venustas (English: firmness, commodity and delight) comes from the works of Vitruvius.  In what field is this prize awarded?
  43. 43. Safety Slide
  44. 44. Architecture  B. V. Doshi has helped design IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, NIFT Delhi among many other buildings.  Vitruvius was an ancient Roman architect who wrote De architectura
  45. 45. Q. 4  The APGAR score is used to summarize the health of new born babies, with APGAR standing for Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, Respiration.  The score was developed by Dr Virginia Apgar and was actually named after her.  Thus, APGAR is classic example of a _______ where a new phrase or full form is created to fit an already existing name or word  Give me the blanked out term.
  46. 46. Safety Slide
  47. 47. Backronym
  48. 48. Q.5  One of the scientific explanations for this is that staring into a mirror in a dimly-lit room for a prolonged period can cause one to hallucinate.  Facial features may appear to "melt", distort, disappear, and rotate, while other hallucinatory elements, such as animal or strange faces, may appear.  What phenomenon is attempted to be explained here?
  49. 49. Safety Slide
  50. 50. Bloody Mary
  51. 51. Q.6  For most British people, this act carries risk of getting fined up to 5000 pounds, but the Queen is leglly empowered to commit this act and get away scot free.  Even at the age of 91, she continues committing such acts, although now confined to within her many estates.  What act am I talking about?
  52. 52. Safety Slide
  53. 53. Driving without a licence
  54. 54. Round 4  Theme round  Answers to be written and shown to me  +10/-5, one attempt per question  Points for guessing theme at Q. 2: +30/-20  At Q.4: +20/-10  At Q.6: +10/0
  55. 55. Q.1 • ID this noted naturalist, conservationist and television presenter • He is also a noted author, most famous for My Family and Other Animals.
  56. 56. Q.2 • ID the singer, who with his group The Shadows, is said to have paved the way for the emergence of Rock music in England, inspiring acts like the Beatles • We’ve probably all heard his version of ‘Congratulations’
  57. 57. Theme anyone? +30/-20
  58. 58. Q.1 Gerald Durrell Q.2 Sir Cliff Richard
  59. 59. Q.3 • Identify the author, whose dystopian works carry such influence that his name is synonymous with totalitarianism and Big Brother • His neologisms like doublethink, thought crime, proles have even entered common use in English
  60. 60. Q.4 • Identify the journalist, who is quite possibly the face of the BBC in India, having reported from India right from 1965 till 1994. • He still lives in India and is one the few to have both a Knighthood and a Padma Shri to his name
  61. 61. Theme +20/-10
  62. 62. Q.3 George Orwell Q.4 Sir Mark Tully
  63. 63. Q.5 • ID the author, poet and journalist • His (in)famous poems include Gunga Din (a racial slur now), The White Man’s Burden, Mandalay and If.
  64. 64. Q.6 • ID this doctor whose discovery of the role of the mosquito in spreading malaria made him the first British Nobel laureate and the first to be born outside Europe
  65. 65. Theme +10/0
  66. 66. Q.5 Rudyard Kipling Q.6 Sir Ronald Ross
  67. 67. That’s all folks!

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