Hindhu School Quiz
My Alma-matter and one of the finest Quiz which myself and Yeda
conducted ... but there was a slight lower turn-out than Shishya, this
was especially due to the untimely hour (we were asked to conduct an
intellectual simulating event at around 5:00 pm). When we started,
there were requests to end the Quiz before 6 pm, but then we went on to
almost 6:30 and the audience were still waiting for another round... so
that was the final Icing in the CAKE.
Round (2 Questions concerning the same event)
1) a. Which
Book starts with the following Lines, “It was nearing
midnight and the Prime
Minister was sitting alone in his office, reading a long memo that was
through his brain without leaving the slightest trace of meaning
Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Bloomsbury publications is in charge of Marketing and Distribution of
the Half Blood Prince in UK,
and Britian; Who is their Indian Counterpart?
event was started as a publicity event for the newspaper L'Auto
known as the L'Equipe) by its editor and co-founder, Henri Desgrange
jouranlist Géo Lefèvre to rival another event
sponsored by a rival journal. The
event proved a great success for the newspaper and circulation leapt
25,000 before to 65,000 after it. The event continues even today and is
organised by the Amaury Organisation (ASO), which is a part of the
that owns l'Équipe. Which event is being talked about ?
Amstrong created History when he won the Seventh Consecutive
Title by leading his runner up by a mere 23 Seconds. Now all I need to
the number of stages in this Epic Cycling Event ?
Fromentine to Corbiel Essones)
refers to the area as "Goparashtra" or "Govarashtra", which
means a nation of cowherds. "Gopakapuri" or "Gapakapattana" were used
some ancient Sanskrit texts, and these names were also mentioned in
sacred Hindu texts such as the Harivansa and the Skanda. Also referred
to as as
Indian Vehicle is being Marketed in the European Market as
“Goa”, as according
to it’s Vice President the Term Goa highlights and
is currently thinking of having it’s Pakistan
prescence felt ?
are also entering Pakistan’s
Market with the same name)
famous Incident was being described in the Newspapers as ,
“The Pigeon Picked
it’s 500” ?
McGrath picked up his 500th Test wicket by
dismissing Marcus Trescothick with the first ball after tea on day one
first Ashes Test at Lord's.
Related to the Ashes : For the first time an award
which is named in honor of
batsman Denis Compton and ex-Australia all-rounder Keith Miller, who
57 Ashes Tests.Compton scored
1,842 of his 5,807 Test runs
in 28 games against the old enemy. Miller took 87 of his 170 Test
including his best bowling figures of 7-60, and scored 1,511 of his
in his 29 Ashes appearances. Name the Award and also Who shall receive
award ? (Note: I am not referring to the name of the player)
Player of the Series in the Ashes battle
win the Compton-Miller Medal.
released Album features Tracks such as “My Beautiful
Woman”, “Siberia”, ”Weird
World” and “Poster Girl” and Produced by
Stalwarts such as Max
Billy Mann (who worked with both Pink and Sting) John Shanks (Grammy
winner), Ashlee Simpson and Alanis Morisette among the rest.
Boys “Never Gone”
Of course the remaining more popular Tracks
include “Incomplete” and “Lose it
Talking about repeated successful Albums, this band
definitely comes to everyone’s mind.
Having Members whose names are as Quixotic as their music,
ie. Will-i-am, apl-de-ap and Taboo. Their First Album Debut was,
Front” and later had Kim Hill for their Next album,
“Bridging the Gap” and of
course their second last Album until now,
Now name their latest
Business, Black Eyed Peas
of Chennai : Andrew
Cogan and Francis Day, two officers of the East
India Company, recommended the area be developed as the future
the East India Trading Company in South India.Cogan and Day identified
area where a plantain garden was flourishing under the stewardship of a
Portuguese family for the company fort. The plantain garden and the
area were occupied and cultivated by a Catholic, named Madarasan. In
negotiations with Madarasan to secure the lease for this place,
demanded that the place where they planned to build the factory town
named after him (Madarasan Patanam).Thus the land where Fort St. George
built was called Madarasan and later Madaras and then Madras
and currently Chennai. Now I want you
to let me know the approximate week when the Founding day of Chennai is
madras Based Company or rather Group has recently been awarded
Family Business Award, by International Management Organization. Though
they may be Madras-headquartered one, they still considers its origins
in the village
Pallathur, home and, whenever
they gather there, they effortlessly slip into local tradition. But for
family's conservativeness, they have also had a reputation for
takeovers, the Parry takeover the best known of them. Name this Group
gave Parry Corner the Name ?
Lovely Music (If you could hear properly,ie) is said to have inspired
Jingle for Idea Cellular. I need you to name the original composer of
piece (ie, the one in Kannada)
b. Released on April 14, 2005. With big names
King(5 time Grammy winner for sound) performed by Budapest Symphony
and produced by Tamil Maiyam. The Proceeds of this album is supposed to
donated to the educational rehabilitation of Children orphaned or
Tsunami. What am I talking about ?
Thiruvasagam by Illayaraja
(4 Clues and they have to Guess the Personality) [1 Individual per Team]
Sri Sri Ravi
1: Born in 1956 in Papanasam,
He studied with many renowned spiritual masters and became a scholar of
Literature. By the age of seventeen, he obtained an Advanced Degree in
Physics.Who am I talking about?
Also a famous writer,
whose articles across Tamil and English magazines have spawned amazing
famous prophetic Words are, “We identify ourselves as
somebody - I belong to
this religion, this culture, this tradition, but we forget the basic
that we are human beings. When that stands first and foremost, all
identities follow behind that. Then, I think that we can achive what we
really looking for.".. Quite Profound!!
Was awarded the
Bharath Shiromani Award this April 20 by the Home Minister Shivraj
his Intense Humanitarian Work. He holds the distinction of being the
non-Western member of the Council of the Divinity
in the United States.
He was also a guest speaker at the Millennium World Peace Summit during
50th anniversary of the United Nations in New York.
He is cofounder of the IAHV
(International Association for Human Values), an international
organization in special consultative status with the United Nations
and Social Council.
He cognised the Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique. And then
set up the Art of Living (AOL) organisation to spread the Sudarshan
around the world..
1: He was born in Scotland
and lived in England
for seven years before moving to India.
He is a Maharastrian Brahmin
by birth , who began his career as an Electrical Engineer.
He was rejected by Graveria Suitings because they felt that he
was to young to wear a suit!! His big break came, when he was offered a
modeling assignment. He made his acting debut in an English tele-serial,
“A Mouthful of Sky”. Then in a
period drama 'Noorjahan'. He first Bollywood debut opposite the
3: Recently Starred in a
critically acclaimed Japanese film
by Nalin Pan, called “Valley
Title: Hana no Mati)
Recently in News for the Court Proceedings due to an
advertisement Controversy, which involved himself posing with stringent
clothing for a shoe brand called, “Tuff”.
1: He has been acclaimed by TIME
magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the 20th
one of the only three from India, the other two being Mahatma Gandhi
Rabindranath Tagore. He has been described by the United Nations
Programme as "the Father of Economic Ecology"
Has a research Foundation under his Name in Chennai, whose motto
is, “Aims to harness science and technology for
environmentally sustainable and
equitable development” .
was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership
in 1971, the Albert Einstein World Science Award in 1986, and the first
Food Prize in 1987.
Recently (last month)Elected as the president of the “Pugwash
Conference”( which is based on a Manifesto issued in 1955 by
and Albert Einstein) being the first from person from the third world
given such a recognition.
Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul,
Clue 1: born
August 17, 1932, in Chaguanas,
He is regarded as
a Trinidadian-born British
novelist of Hindu
heritage and Indo-Trinidadian ethnicity.
His prominent support for Hindutva has also been controversial.
He has been quoted describing the destruction of the Babri Mosque as a
"creative passion", and the invasion of Babur in the 16th century as
a "mortal wound".
His most recent book, “Magic Seeds”, did not stir
Controversies compared to his previous critically acclaimed and
on Fiction and Travel Writing and essays.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, and also knighted
by Queen Elizabeth II.
When accosted by Hitler, he told
him he was a sepoy in the
Indian army, Hitler replied: "If you were a German, I would have made
at least a major-general.
They broke his Instrument in Holland
to check for a magnet; the Japanese decided
that it was completely magical or he
sports club has a statue of his, depicting him with four arms holding
His quicksilver agility on the field as a centre-forward and
captain of the Indian hockey team became legendary. It earned him the
'hockey wizard'. He played a stellar role in its win in the 1932 Los
Olympics. In the 1936 Berlin Games, Dhyan Chand was the captain and led
to victory over Germany
in the final. Out of the
338 goals scored by the Indians in 37 matches in 1932, Dhyan Chand
an astounding 133. In short he gave India
it’s 3 Gold Medals in Hockey.
Born on September 9, 1899 at Puttamangalam in the Thanjavur
district in an orthodox, large Brahmin family , joined the National
at Tiruchi, about 100 km away
When Mahatma Gandhi launched his Non-Cooperation Movement in
1921, thousands of students gave up their studies to participate in the
movement. he was one among them. With the Secondary School Leaving
examination just three months away, he left school and joined the
In 1941 he left Ananda Vikatan and rejoined the freedom struggle
and courted arrest. On his release after three months he and Sadasivam
the weekly. He was its editor until his death on December 5, 1954.
His Psuedonym is based on a famous Avatar in Hindu Mythology and
also a Tribute to his mentor, “Kalayana Sundaram
3: was AMUL Hoardings...
Description: we had a few Amul Hoardings and the audience were asked to
guess, which Event was it corresponding with.
you can get the complete list of hoarding from the following site :-
4: Sports Round
Unfortunately Yeda has his
share of the Questions, and they shall be uploaded as soon as possible.
5: Fast Forward
Again, I can't put across
these Questions as they are not being able to be displayed properly.
Yeda, again has absconded
with his set of Questions, and this round shall look incomplete without
them.. so have post-poned updating this set of Questions too.