Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Coming back to life (Review Quizzotica'12)

   After what seemed to be an era I finally got to participate in a general quiz Quizzotica hosted by Odisha Engg College. The huge prize pool of 90k pumped me up but to my utter dismay I couldn't find a partner. Buoyed by the hope of getting a partner on the venue owing to my advantage of speaking Odia I reached there 45 mins earlier(contrary to my persistent latecoming in quizzes with Gautham H :P). But I was amazed by the turn up which was 500+ already given the fact that it had a 200/- entry fee. I roamed around the venue keeping an eye on any lonewolf  like me. Suddenly a rejuvenated short-haired Mudaliar(whom initially I thot 2 be his brother/cousin ) caught my eye. For starters he's the long running quizmaster of Gnosiomania quizzes where QBIT was a regular customer. I've to admit that my spirits got a bit dampened after I saw a prominent quizmaster as a participant along with me; nevertheless I was also happy that Bhubaneswar is now attracting quizzers from around the country :) Then I saw a few other celebrated quizmasters Mr. Kamal Rathi, JK etc. By this time I knew that I would be a mute observer & reviewer for that matter as I couldn't find a partner. I chose a quite corner and waited there for the quiz to start & with it some excitement. As the venue was a nice hotel, accounting to its reservation afterwards the organizers were right on time to start the quiz.

1) What is shown on the back side of these 100 rs note?

2) What's invented by these Germans which is one of the earliest form of entertainment?

3)Why was this person's autobiography recently in news?

An ace batsman of the Indian cricket team, Sandeep Patil poses off-field during an interview with the media.

4) This runs between from NewJalPaigudi & is listed as UNESQO World's heritage site. What?

5)By the mid 17th century every major civilization had been introduced to it and in many cases had already assimilated it into the native culture, despite the attempts of many rulers to stamp the practice out with harsh penalties or fines. The English language term X was coined in the late 17th century; until then it was referred to as 'drinking X'. what?

6)The Indian Roller Bird  is the state bird of several Indian states namely Odisha, Bihar, Karnataka & Andhra. It's name is synonymous with an Indian deity also. Name it.

7) Asked to identify the lone medal winner of  Paralympics'12. (in High jump if it helps)

8) 'X's are mainly divided into 4 types: Mulberry, 'Y', Eri and Mooga.
Bulk of the Y production is in India and some forty percent of it is produced in Jharkhand. A large quantity is produced in Bhagalpur too. Apart from saree production it's also used for Odisha’s Pattachitras and W. Bengal’s Kantha stitches.

9)L.A. Confidentiel: Les secrets de _____________. This French book which was published back in 2004 by two sports journalists stirred many controversies & ultimately smeared a legend.

10)According to bible 4 rivers flow through the Garden of Eden (garden of God). Two of them are Pishon & Gihon. Name the other 2 which are historically very famous together & still flowing today in West Asia.

11)This Indian city ruled by Sasanka found its mention in the account of the travels of Hieun-Tsang . It's modern name seems to have been derived from the local name for 'the paddy land'.

12) Name this palace(became a UNESCO world heritage site in 1985) which got its name from canon.

13)  In earlier times a pan was attached to the lock plate of the gun. A small amount of finely ground gunpowder is placed in the flash pan and ignited. In some cases when the gun would fail to fire it's said that the spark would 'X'. By the end of the 17th century this led to the expression “X ” to mean a failure after a brief and showy start, or momentary sensation of no real importance.

14) In Hindu metrics of time 30 Muhurtas = 1 day, 20 Kalas = 1 Muhurta, 35 Kasthas = 1 Kala and 10 Nimesas = 1 Kasṭhas. How can u define 1 Nimesa ?

15)Which football stadium got its name from it & which is the team associated?

16)It presents a contemporary update of some classic detective stories now set in the United States. Interestingly it has a lady as the detective's assistant. The title's literary meaning being simple & not complicated. What?

17) This traditional secret weapons which got its name from the fact that it was kept hidden in sticks. Name it

18)The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government ______________ shall not perish from the earth.

19)What's the area code of the place which has launched many spacecraft from Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canevera.

20) Cumin seed, black mustard seed, fennel seed, fenugreek seed & Nigella seed when mixed in equal parts forms which common spice blend used in many east Indian recipes?

21)Which train started from 12.01.12 and which previous record it broke?

22)The major innovation in its development was the use of X, not on the head of the Y but instead on a specially designed striking surface. The idea was developed in 1844 by the Swedes &  long held worldwide monopoly over it.

23) Which famous phenomena it depicts?
File:Jan Brueghel the Younger, Satire on Tulip Mania, c. 1640.jpg

24)Which list having only 1 entry got updated after his debut??

25)As mentioned in ancient Hindu literatures:
The Panch Dravidas & Panch Gaudas are two chief divisions of Brahmin. The Saraswatas, Kanyakubjas, Gaudas, _______ and Maithils, who live north of Vindhya mountains are known as "five Gaudas" Brahmins.

26) "I will not be lectured about sexism and misogyny by this man. I will not. Not now, not ever.
He says that people who hold sexist views and who are misogynists are not appropriate for high office. Well I hope he has got a piece of paper and he is writing out his resignation. Because if he wants to know what misogyny looks like in modern Australia, he doesn't need a motion in the House of Representatives, he needs a mirror. That's what he needs."
Id the speaker of this viral gone speech.
(well.. those who think it's a sitter they played the audio clip in which it was much tougher 2 guess)


@SRamOS said...

2. collection of fairy tales by grimm brothers
3.Sandy storm hitting new jersey, USA
4. mountain railways of india
6. Shiva
7. H. N. Girisha
8. X=silk yarn,Y=Tussar
9.L.A. Confidentiel: Les secrets de Lance Armstrong by Pierre Ballester and David Walsh
10.Hiddekel and Euphrates
11. dhanbad
12.Topkapı Palace
14.1 nimesa = 0.2112 seconds=Nimesa = 3 Lava
15. Stadium of light, Sunderland
18.of the people, by the people, for the people
20.Bengal Five Spice

ayas ran said...

All answers given by u are correct except
1. Hirakud dam(still longest in the world)
6. Neelkanth or Blue jay
13.Flash in the pan
14.1 nimesha= 1 blink of an eye
16.Elementary(Shelock's US remake)

I would like u 2 attempt the new qns

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