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Encape Memorial Quiz
13th April 2018, Rajiv Chowk
6 questions, passing clockwise on infinite bounce
+10 for direct, +5 on the pass
Teams can pounce on questions, for +10/-5
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
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?
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-
It’s founder says it has seen a sudden uptick in popularity
and donations over the past few days. What is the reason
Only Indian charity to be listed by Prince
Harry and Meghan Markle as a place to
donate to in lieu for their wedding gift
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,
Who are they?
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
Name the product and explain what was the change
(no part points)
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?
The trust sees to the welfare of stray
dogs in the area!
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
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
+30/-20 +20/-10 +10/0
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
c) He has been sentenced to 517 years of imprisonment in a
Dubai jail for duping thousands in 200 million dollar scam.
6 questions, passing anticlockwise on infinite bounce
+10 for direct, +5 on the pass
Teams can pounce on questions, for +10/-5
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
The donation was a parting gift from ______ and the lunch
was held on the same day as his funeral.
Who am I talking about?
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?
In March 2018, Balkrishna Doshi won the prestigious
Pritzker Prize, which is considered to be like a Nobel in its
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
In what field is this prize awarded?
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
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.
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?
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
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?
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
• ID this noted naturalist,
conservationist and television
• He is also a noted author,
most famous for My Family
and Other Animals.
• 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
• We’ve probably all heard his
version of ‘Congratulations’
• 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
• Identify the journalist, who is
quite possibly the face of the
BBC in India, having reported
from India right from 1965 till
• He still lives in India and is one
the few to have both a
Knighthood and a Padma Shri to