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Kbmq 2017 prelims

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Here's the prelims of the annual Kaushik Banerjee Memorial Quiz 4.0. Enjoy!

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Kbmq 2017 prelims

  1. 1. SET BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  2. 2. PAST WINNERS 2013: Barrackpore Boys 2015: Inmaniacs 2016: Hammer & Tongs 2017:????
  3. 3. PRELIMS: 25 questions, worth 30 points. Questions 11-20 are starred. Kindly mark your sheets accordingly. Questions 21-25 are 2-pointers. Top 8 teams qualify for the finals. ALL THE BEST!
  4. 4. 1. Launched in 2008, the annual event is currently sponsored by IDBI Federal Life Insurance. The last edition also served as an official qualifier round for a similar event in Rio Olympics 2016. Which Athletics Federation of India-authorized project be this, which has roped in Sachin Tendulkar as the brand ambassador for the 2017 edition? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  5. 5. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  6. 6. 2. Which term, though originated in the 1850s in the British India Office became more widely known when American naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan used it in 1902 to "designate the area between Arabia and India“? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  7. 7. MIDDLE-EAST 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  8. 8. 3. Pictured here is Ding Baozhen (1820–1886), a late Qing Dynasty official and governor of Sichuan Province whose title, translating to “palace guardian” was used to name a dish. During the Cultural Revolution, the dish's name became politically incorrect because of its association with Ding. The dish was renamed "Fast-fried chicken cubes" (Hongbao Jiding) until its political rehabilitation in the 1980s under Deng Xiaoping's reforms. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  9. 9. KUNG PAO Chicken comes from GONGBAO
  10. 10. 4.Whose grave?As an additional hint, I do not want their names. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  11. 11. SIAMESE TWINS 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  12. 12. 5.This 2013 book documents the history of which company? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  13. 13. LEGO 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  14. 14. 6. What, conceived as a piece of jewelry for women, was remarketed through colonial warfare (like the First Boer War and the Third Burmese War) as a thoroughly masculine fashion and became quite the norm as we see it currently, by the 1930s? It was mainly popularized by soldiers who came back home safely and retained the habit. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  15. 15. WRISTWATCH 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  16. 16. 7. So, one fine day, Pope Innocent VIII wished to expel the Jews from Venice. But the canny Venetians, who were never slavish followers of Rome, knew "their Jews" were valuable, particularly as the chief source of financial credit in an age of trade and hence abruptly removed them to one of the lagoon city's 117 islands, Canarregio, and housed there under lock and key in 1516. The fact that they were housed in a copper foundry, gave this area what name, that would gain notoriety centuries later and is still a dreaded term? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  17. 17. GHETTO 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  18. 18. 8. On the next slide is a pic of Pemba Lamu Sherpa, widow of Dawa Wangchuk Sherpa, at her residence. On May 20, 2014, he went missing while descending the western side of Mount Kanchenjunga. Pemba was married to Dawa on January 25, 2014, and he left for the expedition just three months later. Who was he accompanying in that fateful expedition? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  19. 19. CHHANDA GAYEN 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  20. 20. 9. In the preface to an eponymous text, the person states, "Anu and Bel called by name me, _________, the exalted prince, who feared God, to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers; so that the strong should not harm the weak; so that I should rule over the black-headed people like Shamash, and enlighten the land, to further the well- being of mankind.” Either FITB or name the document. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  21. 21. The CODE of HAMMURABI 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  22. 22. 10. The “_____-_-____ men" were business and government executives who helped the government mobilize and manage American industry during periods of war. U.S. law forbids the government from accepting the services of unpaid volunteers. Those employed by the government had to be paid a nominal salary, and the salary establishes their legal relationship as employees of the government. What was this practice that evolved into a more well known tradition as observed by billionaires like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Larry Page et al, in the years to come? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  23. 23. $1 as base salary. • The blanks would be “dollar-a-year”. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  24. 24. *-ed questions 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  25. 25. 11. Looking for a very specific answer… The Shadi Parath will be required to be signed by a pundit and will be registered with the relevant government department. The simple document has eight columns starting with the date of marriage and followed by the name of the union council, tehsil, town and district. Both the bride and the groom have to sign the document along with one witness and the registrar. This marriage bill, recently passed by the National Assembly, is for which minority community? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  26. 26. PAKISTANI HINDUS 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  27. 27. 12. In his "Natural History", Pliny the Elder recorded an event like this: We find in Histories almost incredible examples of sharpness of the eyes. Cicero hath recorded, that the poem of Homer called the Iliad, written on parchment, was enclosed __ _ _______. The fact that such a huge volume could be adjusted like that remains a case of scientific miracle. This, however, can be achieved in today's world, thanks to nanotechnology. Hence the blanks, till date, continue to reflect the conciseness of an incident, and over the years found mention in Hamlet or even Victorian era works and went on to enter common lingo. Simply, FITB. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  28. 28. IN A NUTSHELL 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  29. 29. 13. This is from an adaptation of Balwant Gargi’s “Sultana Razia”. ID the gentleman playing Jamaluddin Yakut here. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  30. 30. NASEERUDDIN SHAH 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  31. 31. This phrase was 1st brought to popular consciousness at a Conference of the Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press led by Katherine Lawrence of Hewlett- Packard. This was part of an ongoing discussion of a clash between written policy of promotion versus action opportunities for women at HP. The term was coined by Lawrence and HP manager Maryanne Schreiber. The term was later used in March 1984 by Gay Bryant. In an Adweek article written by Nora Frenkel, Bryant was reported as saying, "Women have reached a certain point—I call it the ____ ______. They're in the top of middle management and they're stopping and getting stuck. There isn't enough room for all those women at the top. Some are going into business for themselves. Others are going out and raising families.“ FITB with a phrase much heard of in the context of the recent US Presidential election. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE 14.
  32. 32. Glass Ceiling 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  33. 33. 15. FITB with a couple of words. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  34. 34. ROMAN EMPERORS 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  35. 35. 16. Envisioned by FDR as a “world moderator”, the vague definition left much room for interpretation by those who would later inhabit the position. According to the website of the entity they are associated with, their roles are further defined as “diplomat and advocate, civil servant and CEO.” What am I talking about? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  36. 36. SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  37. 37. 17. Idries Shah published the book on the right in 1966, just a year before “Tales of the Dervishes” cemented his reputation. Who is the subject of this book, someone, who holds a special place in Sufi studies and is quite popular in this part of the world as well? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  38. 38. MULLAH NASIRUDDIN 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  39. 39. 18. In 1887, a Russian war correspondent, Nicolas Notovitch claimed that while at the Hemis Monastery in Ladakh, he had learned of a document, according to which, X abandoned his hometown at the age of 13 and set out towards Sind. He crossed Punjab and reached Puri Jagannath where he studied the Vedas under Brahmin priests. He spent six years in Puri and Rajgirh. Then he went to the Himalayas, and spent time in Tibetan monasteries, studying Buddhism. Notovitch's writings were immediately controversial and Max Müller stated that either the monks at the monastery had deceived Notovitch (or played a joke on him), or he had fabricated the evidence.Muller then wrote to the monastery at Hemis and the head lama replied that there had been no Western visitor at the monastery in the past fifteen years and there were no documents related to Notovitch's story. So, whose supposed visit to India was mentioned by Notovitch? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  40. 40. JESUS CHRIST 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  41. 41. 19. Lateral hint: the answer to the previous question. Randolph’s mother Mona was born in Delhi. He was born on 24th November 1941 in Chennai. His biological father was marine engineer Donald Scanland, who subsequently died during World War II. Mona was training to become a doctor in the service of the Red Cross when she met Johnny, who came from a family of sports promoters in Liverpool who ran Liverpool Stadium. During World War II, Johnny was a commissioned officer serving as a Physical Training Instructor in India. They married on 7 March 1944 at St Thomas's Cathedral, Bombay and Randolph too took Johnny’s surname. In 1945, the family sailed for four weeks to Liverpool on the Georgic. Despite having a superlative surname, Randolph did not prove prolific enough for the entity he would be briefly associated with, in the years to come. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  42. 42. PETE BEST • Ringo Starr replaced him as the drummer for The Beatles. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  43. 43. 20. “Mannargudi Mafia” is the disparaging name given to Sasikala Natarajan’s family, referring to the small town in Tiruvarur district that she comes from. According to an AIADMK insider, it was X, the then CM of a certain state who alerted the lady in Poes Garden and warned her about the Mannargudi mafia. He apparently told Jayalalithaa to keep a watch on her inner ring. He is believed to have indicated to her that big investors were avoiding Tamil Nadu because of the extortionate demands of Sasikala and her family. Specifically, an NRI businessman who came to Tamil Nadu with a project had to shift to another state because the Mannargudi mafia had sought a 15 percent cut. So, friends, ID X. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  44. 44. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  45. 45. 2-POINTERS • 1 point for every correct part.
  46. 46. 21. Which brand? Also, FITB (variations accepted). Songwriter Fred Leigh may have been the first to use the phrase in the sphere of popular culture, but the phrase entered the common parlance not through this musical tune, but through print advertisements run by a brand beginning in 1925 that featured a sad-faced yet fetching young woman. The text touting began “Edna’s case was a really pathetic one. Like every woman, her primary ambition was to marry. Most of the girls of her set were married — or about to be. Yet no one possessed more grace or charm or loveliness than she. And as her birthdays crept towards that tragic thirty- mark, marriage seemed farther from her life than ever. She was _____ _ _________ ___ _____ _ _____.” 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  47. 47. LISTERINE 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  48. 48. 22. The pic next slide is the bird’s eye view of the new urban foot- print of an Asian city, with 17 new islands, called The Great ______. This is in response to its dubious distinction as the world’s fastest sinking city. Which city? FITB. 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  49. 49. GARUDA; JAKARTA 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  50. 50. 1. In October 2016, Alex Younger said X would not “get through our recruitment process” as he lacked a strong ethical core. He further added, people in a such a profession cannot take moral shortcuts and have to cope with complex moral and physical challenges in the most forbidding environments on Earth. In fact, new recruits are expected to have high degree of emotional intelligence, should value teamwork and must have respect for the law always. What is Alex Younger the head of? Who is X? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE 23.
  51. 51. MI-6, JAMES BOND 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  52. 52. 24. Advt of??? Directed by??? (video removed) 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  53. 53. H&M; Wes Anderson 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  54. 54. 25. Who covering whom? 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  55. 55. Akshay Kumar covering Frank Sinatra 25TH MARCH 2017, CMC | KAUSHIK BANERJEE MEMORIAL QUIZ 2017 | SAMANWAY BANERJEE

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