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Travel & Living Quiz, IIT (BHU) - Prelims

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Travel & Living Quiz conducted on 16th Apr 2015 at IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
Quizmasters-Aditya S Acharya, Rajan Arora

Travel & Living Quiz conducted on 16th Apr 2015 at IIT (BHU) Varanasi.
Quizmasters-Aditya S Acharya, Rajan Arora

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Travel & Living Quiz, IIT (BHU) - Prelims

  1. 1. RULES • A total of 20 questions • Starred questions • In case we are still tied, sudden death will be employed • NO NEGATIVES, so feel free to take a shot at anything
  2. 2. *1.
  3. 3. 2. • “Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick-growing variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens. Reserve large areas for football, hockey and parks. Earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches”. • Which planned city does it describe?
  4. 4. *3. • This is a mother of pearl spoon used for serving/taking this gourmet item. The belief is that this consumable item reacts with any metal cutlery, hence served with gold, wooden or mother of pearl spoons. • Which item?
  5. 5. 4. • X was a princely residence of Osman Ali Khan. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens after most important princely rulers in British India were inducted into Chamber of Princes in 1919, and were to attend the Chambers meetings in Delhi. It’s spread over 8.77 acres, and built in the shape of a butterfly, an amalgam of the Mughal and European architecture. • X?
  6. 6. 5.
  7. 7. 6.
  8. 8. *7.
  9. 9. 8.
  10. 10. 9. _________ Alexandrovna of Russia married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and became Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. From 1893 until her death, she had the distinction of being a Russian grand duchess (by birth), a British royal duchess (by marriage), and the consort (and later widow) of a German sovereign duke. Something was prepared for her wedding to the Prince and named after her, which has now become a household name. What?
  11. 11. 10. • Pictures from the renovation of the 163 year old Georgian House Hotel in London. • What is the renovation a tribute to?
  12. 12. 11. • Durjoy Dutta is one of those shitty writers whose books sell for Rs.100 at stations and bus stands. He writes teen romantic novels. • This novel was commissioned by the tourism dept. of a certain place X, where the main character travels to X and, of course, falls in love. • X?
  13. 13. 12. • X is a small town in the province of Palermo in Italy. X means lionhearted in Italian. • X?
  14. 14. *13. • He is Mehran Karimi Nasseri of Iranian origin who now lives in Paris. Why is he famous?
  15. 15. 14.
  16. 16. 15. • Who is the temple dedicated to?
  17. 17. 16. • Sumerian texts refer to three important centres with which they traded: Magan, Dilmun and X. Magan is usually accepted to be the Egyptian civilization while Dilmun is believed to have been the Persian Gulf civilization encompassing modern Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar among other territories. X is a reference to the Harappan civilization, items of which, including seals and artefacts, have been found in excavation sites at Ur. The word X could have originated from the Dravidian word for ‘High country’ or the Sanskrit word for ‘Barbarian, Foreigner’, something used also regularly in Vedic texts by Aryans to describe the lowest class of their Varna-based society. What name was the X known to the Sumerians back then?
  18. 18. *17. • Where would you find this much famed 101 seater dining table?
  19. 19. *18. • According to a book released in 2009, X was approached to join the secret service for being a former pupil of Elizabeth Manningham-Buller who went on to become director general of MI5. But X declined this offer on the advice of X’s father. It was also revealed by leaked Whitehall documents in 2003 that X declined an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. X is now famous in a completely different field. Who is X?
  20. 20. 19. • What is usually available in these five categories? • Blanco or plata (Silver) • Joven or oro (Gold) • Reposado • Añejo • Extra Añejo
  21. 21. *20. • Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. This method generally results in a freedom of choosing patterns of different kinds without hampering the quality of shirts. This tradition is maintained even today in many countries in SE Asia and Sri Lanka as well as India. On October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian Batik as a ‘Masterpiece in Oral and Intangible heritage of humanity’. Which person made these Batik shirts famous, the first of which was designed by Desre Buirski in 1994?
  22. 22. *1.
  23. 23. Zero Mile (Geometric Center of India)
  24. 24. 2. • “Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick-growing variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens. Reserve large areas for football, hockey and parks. Earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and Christian churches”. • Which planned city does it describe?
  25. 25. *3. • This is a mother of pearl spoon used for serving/taking this gourmet item. The belief is that this consumable item reacts with any metal cutlery, hence served with gold, wooden or mother of pearl spoons. • Which item?
  26. 26. Caviar
  27. 27. 4. • X was a princely residence of Osman Ali Khan. It was designed by Edwin Lutyens after most important princely rulers in British India were inducted into Chamber of Princes in 1919, and were to attend the Chambers meetings in Delhi. It’s spread over 8.77 acres, and built in the shape of a butterfly, an amalgam of the Mughal and European architecture. • X?
  28. 28. Hyderabad House
  29. 29. 5.
  30. 30. Hiroshima Peace Memorial
  31. 31. 6.
  32. 32. *7.
  33. 33. Great Wall of China
  34. 34. 8.
  35. 35. 9. _________ Alexandrovna of Russia married Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and became Duchess of Edinburgh and Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. From 1893 until her death, she had the distinction of being a Russian grand duchess (by birth), a British royal duchess (by marriage), and the consort (and later widow) of a German sovereign duke. Something was prepared for her wedding to the Prince and named after her, which has now become a household name. What?
  36. 36. Marie biscuit
  37. 37. 10. • Pictures from the renovation of the 163 year old Georgian House Hotel in London. • What is the renovation a tribute to?
  38. 38. 11. • Durjoy Dutta is one of those shitty writers whose books sell for Rs.100 at stations and bus stands. He writes teen romantic novels. • This novel was commissioned by the tourism dept. of a certain place X, where the main character travels to X and, of course, falls in love. • X?
  39. 39. Hong Kong
  40. 40. 12. • X is a small town in the province of Palermo in Italy. X means lionhearted in Italian. • X?
  41. 41. Corleone
  42. 42. *13. • He is Mehran Karimi Nasseri of Iranian origin who now lives in Paris. Why is he famous?
  43. 43. 14.
  44. 44. 15. • Who is the temple dedicated to?
  45. 45. 16. • Sumerian texts refer to three important centres with which they traded: Magan, Dilmun and X. Magan is usually accepted to be the Egyptian civilization while Dilmun is believed to have been the Persian Gulf civilization encompassing modern Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar among other territories. X is a reference to the Harappan civilization, items of which, including seals and artefacts, have been found in excavation sites at Ur. The word X could have originated from the Dravidian word for ‘High country’ or the Sanskrit word for ‘Barbarian, Foreigner’, something used also regularly in Vedic texts by Aryans to describe the lowest class of their Varna-based society. What name was the X known to the Sumerians back then?
  46. 46. *17. • Where would you find this much famed 101 seater dining table?
  47. 47. Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
  48. 48. *18. • According to a book released in 2009, X was approached to join the secret service for being a former pupil of Elizabeth Manningham-Buller who went on to become director general of MI5. But X declined this offer on the advice of X’s father. It was also revealed by leaked Whitehall documents in 2003 that X declined an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II in 2001. X is now famous in a completely different field. Who is X?
  49. 49. Nigella Lawson
  50. 50. 19. • What is usually available in these five categories? • Blanco or plata (Silver) • Joven or oro (Gold) • Reposado • Añejo • Extra Añejo
  51. 51. *20. • Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to the whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. This method generally results in a freedom of choosing patterns of different kinds without hampering the quality of shirts. This tradition is maintained even today in many countries in SE Asia and Sri Lanka as well as India. On October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian Batik as a ‘Masterpiece in Oral and Intangible heritage of humanity’. However, which person made this Batik shirts famous, the first of which was designed by Desre Buirski in 1994?

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