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  1. 1. Rules ● 6 Rounds of questions ● 2 written rounds of 5 questions each with a common theme. ● Infinite Pounce.
  2. 2. Written Round ● +5 for every correct answer ● All 5 correct fetches you a bonus +10.
  3. 3. Question 1 Haider Beg Khan (‘Hyder Beg Cawn’) was really responsible for the internal administration of Oudh during the greater part of Nawab Vizier Asafud-Daulah’s reign. Appointed about August 1776 to assist the illiterate Chief Minister Hasan Raza Khan, Haider Beg became the de facto minister by 1779 on account of his superior ability. He came to Calcutta on a mission from the Nawab of Oudh and reached on 4th February 1787. What area of Calcutta is named after the garden of his temporary residence ?
  4. 4. Question 2 • Justice Dwarka Nath Mitra was born in 1833 at Agunsi, an obscure village in the Hooghly District. Dwarka Nath was educated at the Hooghly and Presidency Colleges. • In 1855 he took up serive in the Police Court of Calcutta as an interpreter to the Junior Magistrate, Babu Kisori Chand Mitter. Babu Sambhu Nath Pandit helped him to come up the ladder. His fortunes rose with the opening of the High Court as he later became a Judge there. • He was a trustee of the Hindu Family Annuity Fund and Fellow of the Calcutta University. He maintained several indigent boys at his house in Bhowanipore, whom he used to provide with food, clothing, books ,etc. His descendants still live in Bhowanipore. • A plot of land bearing his name still stands at Bhowanipore however known by a different common name, most probably appropriated by the miscreants he looked after ? • What’s the colloquial name for this plot of land ?
  5. 5. Question 3 The name of the area is probably derived from the garden where Dillenia Indica, Linn. trees were grown. Bengali (Kaviraj) physicians administered its fruit-juice mixed with sugar and water as a cooling beverage in fevers and for cough. Its fruit is slightly laxative and acidic, but is apt to induce diarrhoea if too freely indulged in. Give me the name of the area.
  6. 6. Question 4 • Xs along with the Portuguese, were invited by Job Charnock to settle at Sutanati, on his return from Fort St. George on August 24, 1690, as they were his neighbours at Hooghly. • They accordingly settled at X Street and constructed their church of St. Nazareth in 1724. Aga Nazar was the donor of the church and not that of any saint. • Who were the Xs ?
  7. 7. Question 5 • ___ ____ Ghosh was born on December 23, 1845 at Torekona (Burdwan). After finishing his education at the local pathsala, Burdwan Raj Collegiate School and Bankura, he studied at the Presidency College, Calcutta and was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy by the Calcutta University,Honoris Causa, in 1913. • He was the greatest philanthropist Bengal has ever produced. His endowments to the Calcutta University amounted to Rs. 22,50,000 ; Rs 1,00,000 to Benaras University, Rs 50,000 to Carmichael Medical College, and the residue of his estate (valued over Rs 20 Lakh ) to now what is Jadavpur University. • How has he been immortalized through a south Calcutta arterial road which was earlier named Main Sewer Road ?
  8. 8. Answers
  9. 9. Question 1 Haider Beg Khan (‘Hyder Beg Cawn’) was really responsible for the internal administration of Oudh during the greater part of Nawab Vizier Asafud-Daulah’s reign. Appointed about August 1776 to assist the illiterate Chief Minister Hasan Raza Khan, Haider Beg became the de facto minister by 1779 on account of his superior ability. He came to Calcutta on a mission from the Nawab of Oudh and reached on 4th February 1787. What area of Calcutta is named after the garden of his temporary residence ?
  10. 10. Answer • Beckbagan • Previously known as Beck Saheb ka Bageecha . Baig corrupted to Beck.
  11. 11. Question 2 • Justice Dwarka Nath Mitra was born in 1833 at Agunsi, an obscure village in the Hooghly District. Dwarka Nath was educated at the Hooghly and Presidency Colleges. • In 1855 he took up serive in the Police Court of Calcutta as an interpreter to the Junior Magistrate, Babu Kisori Chand Mitter. Babu Sambhu Nath Pandit helped him to come up the ladder. His fortunes rose with the opening of the High Court as he later became a Judge there. • He was a trustee of the Hindu Family Annuity Fund and Fellow of the Calcutta University. He maintained several indigent boys at his house in Bhowanipore, whom he used to provide with food, clothing, books ,etc. His descendants still live in Bhowanipore. • A plot of land bearing his name still stands at Bhowanipore however known by a different common name, most probably appropriated by the miscreants he looked after ? • What’s the colloquial name for this plot of land ?
  12. 12. Answer • Ganja Park • D.N. Mitra Square
  13. 13. Question 3 The name of the area is probably derived from the garden where Dillenia Indica, Linn. trees were grown. Bengali (Kaviraj) physicians administered its fruit-juice mixed with sugar and water as a cooling beverage in fevers and for cough. Its fruit is slightly laxative and acidic, but is apt to induce diarrhoea if too freely indulged in. Give me the name of the area.
  14. 14. Answer • Chaltabagan • Chalta is the Elephant Apple
  15. 15. Question 4 • Xs along with the Portuguese, were invited by Job Charnock to settle at Sutanati, on his return from Fort St. George on August 24, 1690, as they were his neighbours at Hooghly. • They accordingly settled at X Street and constructed their church of St. Nazareth in 1724. Aga Nazar was the donor of the church and not that of any saint. • Who were the Xs ?
  16. 16. Answer Armenians
  17. 17. Question 5 • ___ ____ Ghosh was born on December 23, 1845 at Torekona (Burdwan). After finishing his education at the local pathsala, Burdwan Raj Collegiate School and Bankura, he studied at the Presidency College, Calcutta and was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy by the Calcutta University,Honoris Causa, in 1913. • He was the greatest philanthropist Bengal has ever produced. His endowments to the Calcutta University amounted to Rs. 22,50,000 ; Rs 1,00,000 to Benaras University, Rs 50,000 to Carmichael Medical College, and the residue of his estate (valued over Rs 20 Lakh ) to now what is Jadavpur University. • How has he been immortalized through a south Calcutta arterial road which was earlier named Main Sewer Road ?
  18. 18. Answer • Rashbehari
  19. 19. Round 2 SB
  20. 20. Question 1
  21. 21. Answer Rachana and Prerna
  22. 22. Question 2
  23. 23. Answer Peace symbol
  24. 24. Question 3. Where can you find this? Who designed this? Whose artistic work does it contain? (2+4+4)
  25. 25. Answer Ahmedabad Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi M.F. Hussain
  26. 26. Question 4 A paper published on 14th February, 2018 by Hanno Rein, Daniel Tamayo and David Vokrouhlicky had the following abstract- “We perform N-body simulations to determine the fate of the object over the next several million years, under the relevant perturbations acting on the orbit. The orbital evolution is initially dominated by close encounters with the Earth. The first close encounter with the Earth will occur in 2091. The repeated encounters lead to a random walk that eventually causes close encounters with other terrestrial planets and the Sun. By running a large ensemble of simulations with slightly perturbed initial conditions, we estimate the probability of a collision with Earth and Venus over the next one million years to be 6% and 2.5%, respectively. We estimate the dynamical lifetime of the _____to be a few tens of millions of years.” What are these scientists trying to investigate here?
  27. 27. Answer Tesla Roadster X
  28. 28. Question 5
  29. 29. Answer Both had chemical elements named after them while they were alive.-Oganesson(118) and Seaborgium(106)
  30. 30. Question 6
  31. 31. Answer Akshaya Patra
  32. 32. Question 7 This video clip is taken from a 2013 documentary. Identify the cult movie which will be discussed after the clip. (10) BONUS:Identify the narrator and the documentary. (5+5)
  33. 33. Answer Taxi Driver The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, Slavoj Zizek
  34. 34. Question 8 The X, which literally translates to ‘before death’ is the military force of the federal region of Y. Known for their fierce patriotism, X have valiantly defended their homeland for centuries. It is different from the other militias of the region as women fighters are seen participating in front line conflict. They played a key role in both the captures of two most wanted people in the region. Give me X and Y.
  35. 35. Answer Peshmerga Kurdistan
  36. 36. Round 3 RR
  37. 37. Question 1  Lorenzo Music was an American actor, voice actor, writer, producer and musician. He voiced the part of X when the animated television series ran from 1988-94. For a time, he donated one night per week to taking calls on a suicide hot line. The callers never knew his identity but occasionally, one of them would be pouring out a story — "my wife left me, I'm broke, I have an incurable disease," etc. — and would suddenly blurt out, "Hey, you know you sound like that cat on TV?“ Who did Music famously lend his voice to?
  38. 38. Answer • Garfield
  39. 39. Question 2 • Glutamate is found in most living things, but when they die, when organic matter breaks down, the glutamate molecule breaks apart. This can happen on a stove when you cook meat, over time when you age a parmesan cheese, by fermentation as in soy sauce or under the sun as a tomato ripens. When glutamate becomes L- glutamate, that's when things get "delicious“. When Auguste Escoffier created veal stock, he was concentrating X . When Japanese made their dashi(classic Japanese soup made from seaweed), they were doing the same thing. • Kikunae Ikeda , a Japanese chemist who couldn’t place X among the pre-defined four divisions , wrote in a journal for the Chemical Society of Tokyo that it was glutamic acid, but decided to rename it to X after the Japanese word for yummy. • X?
  40. 40. Answer • Umami
  41. 41. Question 3 Mr. John Matano is a 58 year old Kenyan entrepreneur who collects X Y , and turns it into usable paper. While some people might be grossed out by the idea of it , it is in fact a small but growing industry in the East African country, with 17 firms now involved, according to official government figures.
  42. 42. • "If you ask me 'is paper from X Y of reasonable quality?', the answer is a big yes," says Mr Matano. • "After washing, clean fibres remain," says Mr Matano. "Then the fibre is boiled for four hours in a vat to thoroughly ensure it is clean. • "Then after that, much of the process is similar to that of making regular paper [from wood pulp]." • Mr Matano adds: "An average X eats 250kg of food each day. Out of that amount about 50kg of Y is produced, and 125 sheets of [A4] paper can be produced from each 50kg." • He says that both the price and quality is similar to standard paper, but with the added benefit of reducing deforestation. • XY ?
  43. 43. Answer • Elephant Dung
  44. 44. Question 4 Hessy Taft recently presented the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Israel with a Nazi magazine featuring her baby photograph on the front cover, and told the story of how she became an unlikely poster child for the Third Reich. When Hessy Taft was six months old, she was a poster child for the Nazis. Her photograph was chosen as the ____________ , and distributed in party propaganda. How was she ironically incorporated into Nazi propaganda ?
  45. 45. Answer • Hessy Taft's baby photograph was selected by Nazi party as the ideal Aryan infant, but Joseph Goebbels' propaganda machine never discovered that she was in fact Jewish.
  46. 46. Question 5 Insuricare, is a company that provides car life insurance, and was the company that Bob Parr aka Mr. Incredible worked for. In which other movie , does Insuricare feature, offering the same old services , that is, car life insurance ?
  47. 47. Answer Cars 2
  48. 48. Question 6 • ____font.com has come up with a revolutionary font for people with X. Some of its characteristics are-
  49. 49. Question 6 • Who are to benefit from the usage of this font ?
  50. 50. Answer • Dyslexic people / Dyslexia
  51. 51. Question 7 Bone conduction has rapidly become a critical asset for treatment of hearing loss. While a new generation of cochlear implants has had spectacular success in recent years, they rely on air conduction and the patient possessing a functional pathway from outer to inner ear. For patients with severely damaged pathways, such implants offer no solution. Bone conduction is not a new discovery. Who overcame deafness by biting a metal rod attached to his ______(Let’s say , his item of use) to hear his work, becoming one of the most accomplished and famous people in his field ?
  52. 52. Answer • Beethoven
  53. 53. Question 8 • Contrary to the semantics that gave its name XY isn’t that great. Actually it’s the second lowest grade of Y that exists. • Corrected-grain or X Y has had an artificial grain applied to its surface. For those of you who are looking for high-quality Y goods, this would be a negative. The Y-like pattern is impressed into the surface and then sprayed with stain or dyes to give the fake grain a more natural appearance. • XY ?
  54. 54. Answer • Genuine Leather
  55. 55. WRITTEN ROUND ● +5 for every correct answer ● All 5 correct fetches you bonus +10
  56. 56. Q1. November 14th, 2017 ● A historic referendum on the other side of the globe ● First successful referendum of this sort took place in Netherlands
  57. 57. Q2. March 17th, 2017 ● Trifolium dubium ● corned beef and cabbage
  58. 58. Q3.July 17th, 2017 ● Worst movie at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards ● Pioneered by Shigetaka Kurita
  59. 59. Q4.December 17th, 2017 ● Menorah-nine candles ● Latkes-potato pancakes
  60. 60. Q5.January 24th, 2018 ● 30th anniversary of the longest running of its type in the city ● Written by a French, made into its current form by an Englishman
  61. 61. Answers
  62. 62. Q1. November 14th, 2017 ● A historic referendum on the other side of the globe ● First successful referendum of this sort took place in Netherlands
  63. 63. 1 Australia same-sex referendum
  64. 64. Q2. March 17th, 2017 ● Trifolium dubium ● corned beef and cabbage
  65. 65. 2 St. Patrick’s Day
  66. 66. Q3.July 17th, 2017 ● Worst movie at the 38th Golden Raspberry Awards ● Pioneered by Shigetaka Kurita
  67. 67. 3 World Emoji Day
  68. 68. Q4.December 17th, 2017 ● Menorah-nine candles ● Latkes-potato pancakes
  69. 69. 4 Hannukah
  70. 70. Q5.January 24th, 2018 ● 30th anniversary of the longest running of its type in the city ● Written by a French, made into its current form by an Englishman
  71. 71. 5 The Phantom of the Opera
  72. 72. Round 5 RR
  73. 73. Question 1 La Casa Azul, Mexico City
  74. 74. • From the outside, La Casa Azul is a simple structure in the Coyoacan district that would likely be overlooked if not for its striking shade of blue. But beyond the sky- colored concrete lies a world that once brought two of Mexico’s most famous artists into contact with Marxist revolutionary Leon Trotsky. • Name both the artists.
  75. 75. Answer • Diego Rivera • Frida Kahlo
  76. 76. Question 2 • X intended Y "to soothe people intimidated by the operating system," and at a time where many users were still unfamiliar with graphical user interfaces, it proved useful in familiarizing them with the use of a mouse, such as the drag-and-drop technique required for moving ____ . • Lost business productivity by employees playing Y has become a common concern since it became standard on X. In 2006, a New York City worker was fired after Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw the Y on the man's office computer. • X & Y ?
  77. 77. Answer • Microsoft • Solitaire
  78. 78. Question 3 • Deletion of genes GTF2I and GTF2IRD1 in people causes Williams syndrome, which is characterized by elfin facial features, cognitive difficulties, and a tendency to love everyone. • The variants of these genes are also carried by Xs. Researchers suspect that the gene variants in Xs inhibit their normal function, leading to the same issues seen in humans with Williams syndrome. • This was one of the most instrumental changes in the evolution of Xs from _____ tens of thousands of years ago , and could be a scientific explanation as to why Xs are so friendly. • X ?
  79. 79. Answer • Dogs
  80. 80. Question 4 • Georg Wilhelm X (10 March 1709 – 14 November 1746) was a German botanist, zoologist, physician and explorer, who worked in Russia and is considered a pioneer of Alaskan natural history. • A lot of fauna of this region is hence named after X, who extensively documented them. Some of them are : X’s jay X’s sea eagle X’s sea lion
  81. 81. • However he’s most often remembered by his association with an extinct sirenian mammal. • X ? • X ?
  82. 82. Answer • Steller • Steller’s sea cow
  83. 83. Question 5 • Much of the rest of the adult cast of ___ ______ __ __ resented the attention given to the teenager and were afraid she would upstage them in the movie. Instead of giving the insecure girl the support she desperately needed, she was shunned by the four male leads Bert Lahr, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Frank Morgan , all of whom played reel life friendly characters. • Ironically her one lifeline and adult friend on the set was Margaret Hamilton, who played the ___ ___ _ __ ____. • After ruining her life through drug abuse and the like she once said, “I tried my damnedest to believe in that rainbow that I tried to get over and I couldn’t,” • “I just couldn’t.” • Name the movie.
  84. 84. Answer • The Wizard of Oz
  85. 85. Question 6 • X, reveals in her memoir, Wishful Drinking, that she once had a romantic relationship with US Senator Chris Dodd, which according to X , killed all the chances Dodd had of running for the post of President. • When Senator Dodd was asked for a comment about the affair he exclaimed , “ It was a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” • X ?
  86. 86. Answer • Carrie Fisher
  87. 87. Question 7 Steven Robert Comisar is an American convicted con man and extortionist. Comisar is in federal prison and is scheduled to be released April 16, 2018. Comisar has been arrested and convicted of numerous crimes. As a young man he sold a "solar powered clothes dryer" in national magazines for $49.95. What did unsuspecting customers actually receive ?
  88. 88. Answer • Clotheslines
  89. 89. Question 8 • The American Society for Microbiologists recently hosted its first international ‘Agar Art’ challenge in which microbiologists from around the world used various microbes and germs to create beautiful works of art in petri dishes. Some of the works were :
  90. 90. What famous painting did the microbiologists try to replicate with Proteus mirabilis, Acinetobacter baumanii, Enterococcus faecalis, Klebsiella pneumonia ?
  91. 91. Answer Starry Night
  92. 92. Round 6 SB
  93. 93. Question 1
  94. 94. Answer Srimanta Sankardev
  95. 95. Question 2
  96. 96. Answer Kronos
  97. 97. Question 3 A logo for a special edition. Give the funda. (5+5)
  98. 98. Answer Jane Walker Edition for Women’s History Month/ International Women’s Day
  99. 99. Question 4. Connect the following(pictures run clockwise): ●An American aviator ●A black frog called Oreophrynella quelchii ●A 2009 Disney animated film (10)
  100. 100. Answer Tepui/Table top mountains of Venezuela
  101. 101. Question 5 Name this list or explain the significance. Also FITB the sections 5 and 7A. (3+4+4)
  102. 102. Answer Indian Order of Precedence which indicates ceremonial protocol. 5-Former Presidents of India 7A-Recipients of the Bharat Ratna
  103. 103. Question 6 The task of illustrating the Constitution of India fell to ___________ , one of the pioneers of modern Indian art. He was inspired by the murals of Ajanta and Bagh caves. He supervised the process while the work was carried out by his students. Scenes from Indian history and mythology was depicted. As a result the distinctive style of this particular school got carried over to the work as well. Identify the painter and the school.
  104. 104. Answer Nandalal Bose Kalabhavan/Shantiniketan style
  105. 105. Question 7
  106. 106. Answer Manbhum became Purulia
  107. 107. Question 8 The following graphs-one from 1991 and one from 2016 represents the number of such objects which are steeped in symbolism in various countries of the world. The country with the second largest number of these objects-Ukraine, witnessed large scale destruction of such objects in the years 2014-16, a phenomenon which has been nicknamed _____opad, in the local language. Identify.
  108. 108. 1991 2016
  109. 109. Answer Monuments to Lenin
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