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General Quiz - ZHDC Quiz Sessions #8

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General Quiz - ZHDC Quiz Sessions #8

This General Quiz was held in March,2021 and set by Roshni and Aparna as part of our weekly sessions. The set was meticulously compiled and hosted by both the QMs.
Quintessence is the Quizzing Society of Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi. The society has been active for 10 years and has been actively holding intra quiz sessions and quizzes for both school and college students in the circuit.

This General Quiz was held in March,2021 and set by Roshni and Aparna as part of our weekly sessions. The set was meticulously compiled and hosted by both the QMs.
Quintessence is the Quizzing Society of Zakir Husain Delhi College, University of Delhi. The society has been active for 10 years and has been actively holding intra quiz sessions and quizzes for both school and college students in the circuit.

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General Quiz - ZHDC Quiz Sessions #8

  1. 1. 1. “Looking back, it’s embarrassing to recognize the degree to which my intellectual curiosity those first two years of college paralleled the interests of various women I was attempting to get to know: Marx and Marcuse so I had something to say to the long-legged socialist who lived in my dorm; Foucault and Woolf for the ethereal bisexual who wore mostly black. As a strategy for picking up girls, my pseudo- intellectualism proved mostly worthless.” That was an extract from a bestselling 700+ page book that is the first of 2 volumed series. Identify this author who eventually met his wife while in law school.
  2. 2. 2. In 2010, an Indian businessman launched a renewed version of a historic company that had a huge influence on India. The original organization had dissolved nearly 150 years ago. The new revival has been described as such, “The historic __________ built itself on aggression, but today’s _________ is about compassion.” Identify the organization that now sells premium tea & coffee and gourmet food stuff.
  3. 3. THE EAST INDIA COMPANY
  4. 4. 3. Connect or find what’s the common thing - ● Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all? ● Hello Clarice ● Luke, I am your father ● Greed is good ● He’s alive
  5. 5. They are all famous misquotes.
  6. 6. 4. An Irishman who at one point attempted to overthrow the Spanish Government with the support of many natives, and creole merchants, claimed to be a bastard son of the king of Spain. He inspired a masked character who is known to be cunning like a fox, charming and a great acrobat. There have been many movie adaptations made on this character, the latest of which released in 2005, which was critically panned. Which popular fictional character did the Irishman inspire?
  7. 7. ZORRO
  8. 8. 5. This building has been a victim of vandalism for many years. Thieves cut off and stole the head of a specific statue which was eventually replaced with a terracotta head. But here’s the twist, even the thieves felt that the new replacement was horrible and returned the original to the building. Whose head did they steal?/ What was this statue originally supposed to be of before the unfortunate facelift? Picture on the next slide...
  9. 9. Statue of Mary and Jesus
  10. 10. 6. What was unusual about this performance that got audience responses such as, “Haunted me in my sleep” “Made me cry” and was reported as, “Ghoulish. Creepy. And mind-blowingly awesome.” Narendra Modi incorporated a similar gimmick to his campaign in the run-up to the 2014 elections. Name that gimmick basically.
  11. 11. Appearance as holograms/ 3D Projections
  12. 12. 7. What song is being described here? “The boy, who claims to be from a poor family, was obsessed with unusual dances and 17th-century astronomers and was terrified of thunder and lightning. The judge ruled that he would never let the defendant go and in an unusual move, sentenced him to be stoned or having people spit in his eye. The boy blamed the devil for his claim and called out to God in hopes of getting back his soul.” Name this song which is considered to be one of the greatest songs of all time.
  13. 13. 8. In the 1960s, an American chemist was trying to find a new strong adhesive and came up with a glue that didn’t even hold pieces of paper together firmly. The adhesive was patented in 1972 and was described as suitable for use as a spray. In 1974, a co-worker thought of different use of the glue and X was born. X is so popular and ever-present that more than 50 billion X are manufactured each year. What is X?
  14. 14. 9. In the 1600s, a property tax was introduced under which British households had to pay a specific tax if they had more than a certain number of X in their house. To avoid paying, people simply reduced the number of X and this tax system was called as ______ _______, which has now become a common expression that now refers to obvious and unfair overcharging. What is X and what is the expression?
  15. 15. X - Windows The expression is daylight robbery
  16. 16. 10. This author, who was a professor of language and literature at Oxford University and had a lifelong obsession with languages in general, having worked extensively on the first edition of the Oxford English dictionary, invented a family of languages called X for his fantasy work revolving around a fictional setting inspired by Norse mythology. The name of the invented language finds its etymology with the name of the fictional species of _____ who are immortal and have become a staple of fantasy literature both in the West and in Japan. Who is the author and what is X?
  17. 17. Author - J. R. R. Tolkien - Elvish family of languages
  18. 18. 11. Buddhist monks partook in a kind of extreme meditation that required perseverance and complete immersion in the task. Food and liquid intake was minimal and ultimately stopped, by the monk in question. Chanting of special Buddhist mantras was a part of the process. X was primarily a Buddhist concept wherein monks and ascetics engaged in long-term meditation. The practice was essentially undertaken in order to have complete control over one’s own life. A version of X, with a minor difference, is generally associated with a different ancient civilization. What is X?
  19. 19. Self-mummification or Sokushinbutsu
  20. 20. 12. X founded _____ Corporation with his older brother Y. ____ was an online city guide that provided content for the new online versions of newspapers. The online venture was sold to an IT company in 1999. The money raised was used by X to invest in many companies including Y’s new online venture which went on to become a staple in online transactions. X then went to a culinary institute and eventually opened many restaurants. Name X and Y.
  21. 21. X - Kimbal Musk Y - Elon Musk
  22. 22. 13. Founded in the 1800s, this organization conducts meetings which are held once a week, usually on Saturdays, in which one member would give a talk on a topic, which would be followed by discussion on the same. The organization’s name comes from the number, twelve, of their founders. Ex-members are known as angels and people awaiting membership are called embryos. The likes of John Keynes, Amartya Sen and Bertrand Russell have been members. Identity this organization.
  23. 23. The Cambridge Apostles/ Conversazione Society
  24. 24. 14. Give funda.
  25. 25. The Indian version of the products ( vaccine, Mars mission, internet providers/connections) were all produced or are available at much cheaper than the rest of the world
  26. 26. 15. In the picture on the next slide, the morning light shining through a grill gives the impression that the bird is trapped as it gazes out through the mesh. This picture features a Gray heron that thrives around London's wilder waterways, but they also do well in more urban settings such as the smaller parks and canals, despite the litter and large numbers of people walking by. What is the title of this picture which was a relatively recent winner of an annual photographic competition based in the UK?
  27. 27. Answer: Behind bars
  28. 28. 16. Speaking about X’s tough demeanour, X said, "I don't know but from my childhood I had the habit to win whatever I am participating in. I was actually a very aggressive kind of person. I used to play all the sports. So whatever sport I used to play and I used to see someone else getting more points than me ...I just couldn't stand it. Even my mom has same attitude. I think I have got her genes in me which is really working in such a tough sport.” Before taking up the sport for which X is now famous for, X was a champion in karate. X’s primary sport originated in India, the British modified it into the form it is now played in. Who is X?
  29. 29. Saina Nehwal
  30. 30. 17. After getting a law degree, X worked as a social worker before joining politics like her father before her. X’s family made headwaves in the news in the late 1980s. After the incident was resolved, there were calls for dismissal of the state government. X’s father was then a senior minister with the central government. She contested her first election, and won, at a time when nobody was coming out from the house. It was at this time that X started door-to-door campaigning. Who is X?
  31. 31. Mehbooba Mufti
  32. 32. 18. While other political bigwigs actively involved themselves in politics and Mahatma Gandhi’s Swaraj and Civil Disobedience Movement, X took a different approach and aimed to contribute to the freedom struggle by using education as the chief tool. Responding to Mahatma Gandhi’s appeal to Indian youth to shun state-supported institutions, X co-founded an educational institute on the grounds of which X was buried after death. X’s educational reform movements and efforts even gained appreciation from arch political rivals like Mohammad Ali Jinnah. Who is X?
  33. 33. DR. ZAKIR HUSAIN
  34. 34. Thank you

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