Round 1 The Rules : Each question is worth 20 points. The first question goes to team 1, the next to team 2. And so on. Questions can be passed. For a passed question, the value of the question decrease to 10 points.
1. During WW2, men in the combat arm of the SS had something tattooed on the underside of the left arm, usually near the armpit. There were only 4 variations of this tattoo. What was tattooed on them ?
Their Blood Groups. The SS (Schutzstaffel) translated to Protection Squadron was a major paramilitatry organization under Hitler and the Nazis. Earlier the tattoo was under Fraktur Gothic lettering, but was later changed to Latin.
2. The word is derived from the Latin word bursa. The oldest known of these was found with Ötzi the Iceman who lived around 3,300 BCE. Another early example is on Egyptian hieroglyphs, which show pouches worn around the waist. The next appearance is in 14th century Europe. What are we talking about?
3. God made man, Samuel Colt made them equal. What did Samuel Colt do that lead to such a phrase, which has become a legend?
5. In printing, a X was a printing plate cast from movable type. When letters were set one at a time, it made sense to cast a phrase used repeatedly as a single slug of metal. X came to mean such a ready-made phrase. The French word X comes from the sound made when the matrix is dropped into molten metal to make a printing plate.What is X?
All different types of hackers Black Hat Grey Hat White Hat
7. “ We wanted an animal that is beautiful, is endangered and is loved by all people due to its appealing qualities. We also wanted an animal that had an impact in black and white to save money on printing costs. “ Who said this about what?
8. The phrase _______ generally refers to a married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school age children. She is sometimes portrayed in the media as busy or overburdened and driving a minivan. She is also portrayed as putting the interests of her family, and most importantly her children, ahead of her own. She basically spends a significant amount of her time transporting her school-age children to their sporting events or other activities.
9. • X and Y have a lot in common. Apart from having a similar etymology, they both are hailed to be the next big things for knowledge, freedom and the world in general. Both it’s founders have been on the list of TIME’s most influential people. Both are non-profit organisations and have always been in the want of money, one for the lack of donations and the other for irregular funding. Both are regularly ”cited” as working together in tandem. • Still X’s page on Y says something that actually implies “Don’t even think about it” • Id X and Y.
What I Know Is X : Wikipedia Y : Wikileaks
A knight’s tour It represents all the moves a knight can make from every square on the chess board.
Mick Jagger and AR Rahman The new supergroup the world is talking about, SUPERHEAVY
Marketing dekho Waisabhihotahai Part 2 was released, but there was neever any part one. Similarly, Oracle version 2 was released, and there was never any version 1.
Lord Krishna displaying his Vishwarupto Arjuna at Kurukshetra.
VASELINE Due to the VVS Laxman Hot Spot controversy, and the spat that followed between Ravi Shastri and Nasser Hussain/ Michael Vaughan and SauravGanguly.
16. When this young singer died at the age of 23, the event was known as ‘The Day the Music Died’. He was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, he is described by critic Bruce Eder as “the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll.“His works and innovations inspired and influenced contemporary and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, and exerted a profound influence on popular music.He was among the first group of inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked him #13 among "The Fifty Greatest Artists of All Time". Who?
17. Identify He is a mechanical engineer from IIT Kharagpur. Aftet leaving his job in TATA Steel , he joined the IRS. Frustrated with corruption, and vowing to make a change, he left his job, and started an initiative called Parivartan. Who is he?
ArvindKejriwal An active member of the IAC movement, he along with others makes up the second-in line after Anna Hazare.
18. Connect these places : • Miami • Bermuda • San Juan, Puerto Rico
EXPERIMENTAL ROUND Okay, so this round will have each question open to all teams. The scoring will go like this. If only one team out of the 6 gets it correct, that team gets 25 points. If two teams get it correct, both teams get 20 points each. If three teams, 17 points If four teams, 14 points If five teams, 10 points If all teams get it correct, 7 points And please don’t shout out the answers. It ll be your loss. Paper pelikho.
1. This 28th of June was dedicated to an idea in Mathematics. This is the second year that this day is being celebrated as ___day. This day is directly pitted against another “celebration” that takes place on the 14th of March. In fact the people behind this idea use the slogan “Down with __” and were spurred into action by an article titled “__ is wrong”. What am I referring to here?
Math ! 14th March is 3:14 . The value of pi.. Similarly 28th June is 6 : 28 . This value is known as tau and tau= 2 * pi. Many mathematicians and scientists argue that tau should be the basic constant and not pi as 2 * pi is more useful in practical applications.
Both these major companies are named after the daughters of their owners.
3. The X was an informal literary discussion group associated with the University of Oxford, England, for nearly two decades between the early 1930s and late 1949. They were literary enthusiasts who praised the value of narrative in fiction, and encouraged the writing of fantasy. The more regular members of the X, many of them academics at the University, included J. R. R. "Tollers" Tolkien, C. S. "Jack" Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, Christopher Tolkien (J. R. R. Tolkien's son), Warren "Warnie" Lewis (C. S. Lewis's elder brother), Roger Lancelyn Green, Adam Fox, Hugo Dyson, R. A. "Humphrey" Havard, J. A. W. Bennett, Lord David Cecil, and Nevill Coghill. X = ?
INKLINGS This literary group read aloud compositions, and said there were no rules, agendas, officers or elections. It was an informal group to discuss literature.
4. Hitler’s videos on various issues like this have gone viral, and understandably so. What I want to know is, what is the name of the movie it originally appeared in?
DerUntergang This movie in German/Austrian depicts the final 10 days of Hitler’s life. The film was also nominated for an Oscar for The Best Foreign Film.