Painted by Greek-Italian artist Constantino Brumidi in 1865 and visible through
the oculus of the dome in the rotunda of the United States Capitol Building. The fresco
is suspended 180 feet (55 m) above the rotunda floor and covers an area of 4,664 square
feet (433.3 m2). Flanked by Liberty and Victory in female form X ascends to the heavens
and is transformed into a god. The figures painted are up to 15 feet (4.6 m) tall and are
visible from the floor below. The dome was completed in 1863, and Brumidi painted it
over the course of 11 months at the end of the Civil War.
Q: APOTHEOSIS OF X
After CPM won its first election in West Bengal in 1967, a decision was taken to rename
Harrington Road after a world leader of communist movement and so quiet ironically
the address of American Consulate became 7, X.
Q: GIVE THE ADDRESS.
In AFI’s 100 years…100 Heroes and Villains, this is the only character to have
found a place in both the lists; first as villain, then as a hero.
It is technically different but physically the same character played by the
Q: WHICH IS THE CHARACTER?
Dr. Kirk Langstrom invented a serum to give him echolocation (a sonar that bats use to
guide them in the dark) to cure his growing deafness. Unfortunately, the serum had an
unforeseen side-effect, transforming him into the monstrous X.
Q: NAME THIS BATMAN ADVERSARY.
According to Ahom tradition, Sukaphaa was a descendant of Khunlung, who had come
down from the heavens and ruled Mong-Ri-Mong-Ram. During the reign of
Suhungmung (1497–1539) which saw the composition of the first Assamese Buranji and
increased Hindu influence, the Ahom kings were traced to the union of X (identified
with Lengdon) and Syama (a low-caste woman), and were declared Indravamsa kshatriyas,
a lineage created for the Ahoms. Suhungmung adopted the title Swarganarayan, and the
later kings were called Swargadeos (Lord of the heavens)
Q: NAME THE HINDU GOD.
Treaty of X (1756), a defense alliance treaty between France and Austria
Treaty of X (1757), expansion of 1756 X treaty to Saxony, Sweden and Russia
Treaty of X (1758), confirmation of 1757 and 1756 X treaties
Treaty of X (1768), in which the Republic of Genoa ceded Corsica to France
Treaty of X (1774), between France and Spain regarding contraband
Treaties of X (1783), ended French and Spanish hostilities against Great Britain in the American
Treaty of X (1787), between France and Vietnam agreeing to military support in exchange for
Treaty of X (1871), ended the Franco-Prussian War
Treaty of X (1919), ended the World War I.
Q: WHAT IS X
EULOGY FOR WHOM?
Oprah Winfrey spoke in October, 2005: “I would not be standing here today nor standing
where I stand every day had she not chosen to sit down,” Winfrey said. “I know that. I know
that. I know that. I know that, and I honor that. Had she not chosen to say we shall not—we
shall not be moved.”
10 Blanks. A-J.
+10 for each correct answer.
Bonus +20 if you get all correct.
A is a ‘epic’ film series created by George Lucas. In the movies series, the character of Obi Wan Kenobi
has been portrayed by B and Evan McGregor. B is also known for playing the roles of Col Nicolson in
C (1957) and Prince Faisal in D(1962), both movies directed by David Lean, and won an Academy
Award for C.
D featured the legendary actor E in the lead role, who holds the record for most Academy Award
nominations without a win. In the movie Becket, E co-starred with F. In this movie, F played the role
of Thomas Becket, while E portrayed King Henry II.
F was one of the seven husbands of the British-American star G(only one to be married twice to her). G
starred in the historical drama film Cleopatra which was based on the struggles of Cleopatra VII,
resisting the imperial ambitions of the Roman Empire.
When B was introduced to H outside the Villa Capri restaurant in Hollywood, H asked him to take a
look at his brand new Porsche Spyder. B thought the car appeared 'sinister' and told H: "If you get in
that car, you will be found dead in it by this time next week." This encounter took place on September
23, 1955, seven days before H’s death( at the age of 24). He was ranked 17th best male movie star in
AFI’s 100 years… 100 Stars list.
David lean is also remembered for the movie I (1965), starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set
in Russia between the years prior to World War I and the Russian Civil War of 1917-1922, and is based
on the novel by J, who received a Nobel Prize for the same in 1958.
A: Star Wars
B: Alec Guinness
C: Bridge on the River Kwai
D: Lawrence of Arabia
E: Peter O’ Toole
F: Richard Burton
G: Elizabeth Taylor
H: James Dean
I: Doctor Zhivago
J: Boris Pasternak
10 questions go counter-clockwise.
+10 for correct answer.
1 finite pounce.
The British Army has been considering proposals to recreate it, given that it was a part
of the Army in the past and 10 Victoria Crosses were awarded to soldiers serving in it,
post the World Wars. The plan has been shot down repeatedly for different reasons,
once due to accusations by the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) that such a
creation could be viewed as racist or sectarian. The proposal has had many supporters
including Prince Charles.
In Oct 2015, British boxer Sonny Whiting lost to X at Manchester Arena, who was
making his debut although having made a name for himself in another form of this
sport representing his country.
Q: IDENTIFY X
X is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his
popular legal thrillers. He has sold over 275 million copies and translated to 42
languages. He is only one of the 3 writers in history to have sold over 2 million copies in
a first print. He has said “I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had
I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a
2. Roti Kapda aur Makaan
4. Hera Pheri
7. The Great Gambler
8. Kaala Patthar
9. Do Aur Do Paach
13. Aakhree Raastaa
17. Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love
Q: EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF WHAT?
MOVIES IN WHICH AMITABH BACHCHAN HAS PLAYED CHARACTER NAMED VIJAY.
Till late in the 1980s, their activities were controlled by the Office of
Special Political Affairs. It was only in 1992 that a separate department was
set up to run this important operation. This body, whose members are
nicknamed Blue Berets or Blue Helmets, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in
Q: NAME THE ORGANIZATION.
The United States Drug Enforcement Administration's training academy.
Officer Candidate School and The Basic School.
Marine Corps Combat Development Command
Air Force Office of Special Investigations headquarters
HMX-1 (Presidential helicopter squadron)
GIVE X AND THE FUNDA.
He has worked with Theodore Meynert, Jean Charcot and Joseph Breuer.
He is the author of ‘Future of an Illusion’, ‘Civilization and its Discontents’,
‘Moses and Monotheism’. He believed that hysteria should be treated by
free association. He also formulated the Oedipus Complex and divided the
mind into the Id, Ego and Superego.
Q: NAME THIS PERSONALITY.
10 Lead questions on a variety of topics
+20 on Direct, +20/-10 on Pounce
Followed by supplementary questions if answered correctly(only on Direct).
Supplementary questions worth 10 points each
Patients suffering from a rupture of the biceps tendon may develop a bulge
in their arm. This is the retracted muscle bunched up in the arm, and is
sometimes referred to as a _______ Muscle in medical circles because the
muscle is more pronounced than normal.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS NAMED AFTER FICTIONAL CHARACTERS.
A. Characterised by long periods of sleep associated with hunger, physical instability,
irritability and mental retardation. The patients have sleeping periods of days or weeks
and they wake up for eating or going to bathroom.
B. It affects men who are afraid of growing up and even if they are adults they still
refuse to act like one. Instead they act like teenagers or children and are incapable of
assuming any responsibilities, one of the main causes being lack of affection during
C. Medical name is trichobezoar. People eat their hair and it remains in the stomach.
When the hair is removed from the digestive system, it comes out as a rope of hair.
FOUNDING FATHERS of the USA
A. He was a prodigious inventor. Among his many creations were the lightning
rod, glass harmonica , bifocal glasses and the flexible urinary catheter. He never
patented his inventions, though.
B. This Virginian gentleman, resident of the Monticello estate, was the first Secretary
of State and opposed Alexander Hamilton’s proposal for setting up a Federal Bank,
citing that this would make the States weaker.
C. Which founding father, father of “American Navy” and a future President, was
portrayed in a 2008 miniseries by Paul Giamatti and called the office of Vice
President “the most insignificant office that ever the invention of man contrived”?
JOHN TRUMBULL’S DECLARATION OF
INDEPENDENCE 4 JULY 1776
The following photograph shows the founders of something that came as a relief to newly independent
countries during the ‘Cold War’.
A. This was established in its current name by the Maastricht Treaty in 1993 and was
the recipient of the Nobel peace prize in 2012.
B. Afghanistan joined this association in April 2007 as the 8th member state. Australia,
China, Iran, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Korea, And the US are Observer
C. Commonly known as MSF, what is this group, created in the aftermath of the Biafra
secession in 1971, by professionals who believed in right to medical care for all,
called in english?
NON ALIGNED MOVEMENT
X is a cult American sitcom based in New York that premiered in 1994 and
now has a movie being made on it. One of the leads of the show is an actor
and his biggest achievement in the show is staring in a soap opera Y.
Incidentally Y is also a real soap opera that has been running for over 30
years on American TV with a theme similar to one shown in X.
A. Where in New York did Rachel meet Monica when she ran away from her wedding?
B. What was the name of the eccentric neighbour who made a will leaving everything
to “the two noisy girls in the apartment above mine”?
C. Which capuchin monkey did Ross’ friend Bethel rescue from a laboratory?
X-FRIENDS, Y- DAYS OF OUR LIVES
What 'journey' have Premanand Swami, Guru Gobind Singh, Madhava
Kandali, Balaram Das, Buddha Reddy, Kamban, Krishnadasa Shama, Molla
and Nagachandra among others, lent their perspective to? Most famous
being of Tulsidas.
A. What gift given by Brahma to Kubera did Ravana seize after the
conquest of Alakpuri?
B. Which period(yuga) in the Ramayana set in?
C. Which actor played the role of Hanuman in the 1986 TV adaptation of
Ramayana produced by Ramanand Sagar?
Henry Olonga, the first black man to play for his country and Andy Flower
protested against the conditions in their country in their match against Namibia in
WC 2003. They said that many patriotic people said that they shouldn’t be playing in
the World Cup in solidarity with the people but decided to play to publicly state their
What did Andy Flower and Henry Olonga do?
CRICKET WORLD CUP
A. Who is credited with taking the first hat-trick in world cup history?
B. In which world cup, a fielding circle was introduced, 30 yards(27 m) away from the
C. Which World Cup featured coloured kits for the first time?
BLACK ARM BAND AGAINST “DEATH OF
DEMOCRACY” IN THEIR COUNTRY
On the right is Maj Gen El Edroos,
offering surrender of his forces to Maj
Gen(later Gen and Army Chief) Joyonto
INDIAN MILITARY MISSIONS. What/where were these operations?
A. OPERATION VIJAY 1999
B. OPERATION WOODROSE
C. OPERATION PAWAN
He was born in the Jura region of France in 1821 and opened a Malletier shop in Paris
in 1854. In the same year he created innovative pieces of his art to accommodate the
voluminous dresses worn by France's Empress Eugenie, wife of Napoleon III, and his
future was assured.
A. It was founded by three siblings with small inheritance in the town of Zlin,
Czechoslovakia in 1984 bearing the family name. It was one of the world’s first shoe
manufacturers, making shoes for the distant retail merchants. Presently
headquartered in Switzerland.
B. This multinational chain, known for their “spellings”, has its name derived from the
literary masterpiece Moby Dick .
C. The four lettered name of this Swedish company consists of first letters of the first
and last name of the founder followed by the first letters of the name of the
property and village where he grew up.
A stuttering film producer is shot in this novel; in the aftermath a mountain
climber is thrown off a high-rise roof. Many people drown in this novel
after their leader is warned that the sea will not part for them on their
pilgrimage. A concession concerning the divine status of three local
goddesses is recanted in this novel. One character in this novel is “the man
of a thousand and one voices,” and is on a plane that is blown up by Sikh
terrorists. Name this novel which resulted in a fatwa being issued against the
A. Set during the anti-Hindu riots following the demolition of Babri Mosque in 1992,
this novel was banned in Bangladesh for offending Muslim religious belief and the
author forced into exile following threat to her life. The author and the novel
B. A political spoof, the film was banned by the Congress Government for
lampooning the Emergency. The master prints and all copies were allegedly lifted
and burned by Sanjay Gandhi supporters. The movie was later remade with a
C. Speculators claim that the background contains hidden images of animals, like lion,
ape and buffalos hovering in the air, and that the central figure is actually an
epitome of envy. The epic smile seems different to everyone who looks at it. Also
the central character doesn’t seem to have any eyebrows or eyelashes. Name this
famous painting and the painter.
THE SATANIC VERSES
Manoj Bajpai has won the National Film Awards for acting twice in his
career. One was for his portrayal of Bhiku Matre in Satya. Which movie,
based on an Amrita Pritam novel, earned him his second win?
NATIONAL FILM AWARDS
A. What is the venue of this annual ceremony?
B. After whom is the lifetime achievement award named after, awarded to a film
personality for the outstanding contribution to the growth and development of
C. Who was awarded the National Award for Best Child Artist in 2011 for a movie
about a fourth grader at Holy Family School in Mumbai and his lunchbox? The
movie also please.
+10 FOR RECOGNISING EACH ELEMENT.
GUESS THE RECURRING THEME THAT CROSSED THE QUIZMASTER’S
MIND WHILE SETTING THESE QUESTIONS!
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