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Under the Peepal Tree 2012

RV QuizCorp presents Under the Peepal Tree 2012, India’s largest quiz fest on 30th, 31st March 2012 & 1st April 2012. There will be six quizzes, first five are college level quizzes and the last one is an Open Quiz


30th March 2012
Indigenius Quiz, the India Quiz at 9.30 am
Sci Tech Quiz, the Science & Technology Quiz at 2.00 pm

31st March 2012
Game Theory, the Sports Quiz at 9.30 am
Lieut-en-Ent Quiz ,the Literature & Entertainment Quiz at 2.00 pm

1st April 2012
Major Open, the General Quiz at 10.00 am
Magnum Open, the General Open Quiz at 3.00 pm

Please check www.utpt.blogspot.com for more details.
And the facebook group -http://www.facebook.com/events/237374949687661/

Symbhav '12 | 5 Quizzes

The Symbiosis Law School Quiz Club with the support of its alumni will be organizing a set of 5 quizzes as part of its Cultural fest- Symbhav’12!

Attractive prizes to be won. Be part of the Quizzing Extravaganza!

The quizzes are as follows –

1) Bharat Ek Khoj – India Quiz

Date – 24 February 2012 (Friday)

Venue –SLS Classrooms

Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 10:00 am till 01:00 pm

 

2) Jigyasa – General Quiz

Date – 24 February 2012 (Friday)

Venue – SLS Auditorium

Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 03:30 pm till 6:30 pm

 

3) Shantanu Tomar Memorial Quiz on Law, Politics, Economics and International Affairs

Date – 25 February 2012

Venue – SLS Classroom

Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 10:30 am till 1:30 pm

 

4) Quizzine – Music, Entertainment, Literature, Arts, and Sports (MELAS) Quiz

Date – 25 February 2012

Venue – SLS Classroom

Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 03:00 pm till 6:00 pm

 

 

PRIZES FOR ABOVE MENTIONED FOUR QUIZZES–

1st – Rs. 7,000

2nd – Rs. 5,000

3rd – Rs. 3,000

4th-6th – Vouchers and other attractive coupons.

(Prizes are subject to change upon finalization.)

 

Rules and Regulations for the above mentioned four Quizzes–

• Two Members per Team (Open to COLLEGES and SCHOOLS only)

• On the Spot-Registration

• Cross- College Teams Allowed

• Top Six Teams in the Finals

 

5) Biz Ipsa Loquitor – College and Corporate Tech-Business Quiz

Date – 26 February 2012

Venue – SLS Auditorium

Time – Eliminations Followed by Finals– 12:30 pm till 2:30 pm

 

PRIZES –

1st – Rs. 20,000

2nd – Rs. 10,000

3rd – Rs. 5,000

4th – 6th places – Rs 1,000

(Prizes are subject to change upon finalization.)

 

Rules and Regulations –

• Two Members per Team (College and Corporate Teams Allowed)

• On the Spot Registration

• Cross- College and Cross-Corporate Teams Allowed (A College-Corporate Team Would be Considered a Corporate Team for the Qualification Purposes)

• Top 3 College Teams and Top 3 Corporate Teams Make it to the Finals

 

For Specific Queries, Please Contact-

Raghav Chakravarthy N.C (+91 98608 95846)

Sachin Ravi (+91 99700 30327)

Shruttima Ehersa (+91 97626 89557)

 

Visit www.symbhav.org for more details and also visit https://www.facebook.com/symbhav. Cheers!

The NSIT Quiz Fest 2012

THE NSIT QUIZ FEST 2012

The NSIT Quiz Club brings to you the NSIT Quiz Fest 2012, the fourth edition of our annual quizzing extravaganza. Following the tremendous success of the event last year, we plan to make this year’s edition Bigger, Better and, well, Bulkier (on the pocket).
The three-day event will be conducted during 10-12th of February 2012 and will see the best of quizzers competing for prize and pride.
And as every year, this year too, we promise you cash prizes in hand, on the spot.
There will be a total of 11 quizzes spread over the three days – 5 Main quizzes (Prelims+Finals) and 6 Filler Quizzes (Written). The final day of the event i.e 12th February will be an Open Day. We invite teams of two for all quizzes on all days.

The itinerary looks somewhat like this:

Venue : The Mini Auditorium

Day 1, Friday, 10th February 2012:
14:30 PM – The SciTech Quiz
15:30 PM – The Sports Quiz Prelims
16:30 PM – The Music Quiz
17:30 PM – The Sports Quiz Finals

Day 2, Saturday, 11th February 2012:
10:00 AM – The Business Quiz Prelims
11:00 AM – The Comics and Cartoons Quiz
12:00 PM – The Business Quiz Finals
14:00 PM – Lunch Break
14:30 PM – The India Quiz Prelims
15:30 PM – The LSD Quiz – On everything bad, and worse.
16:30 PM – The India Quiz Finals

DAY 3 IS AN OPEN DAY
Sunday, 12th February 2012:
10:00 AM – The MELA (Music Ent Lit Art) Quiz Prelims
11:00 AM – The Travel and Living Quiz
12:00 PM – The MELA Quiz Finals
14:00 PM – Lunch Break
14:30 PM – The General Quiz Prelims
15:30 PM – The Feminism Quiz – On one of God’s gifts to mankind.
16:30 PM – The General Quiz Finals

Rules and Regulations:
1. Except for the Open Day i.e 12th February where anyone can join in, all other quizzes are only open to college (graduate and post-graduate) and school students.
2. TWO MEMBER TEAMS FOR ALL QUIZZES.
3. There are 5 Main Quizzes. They will be in the normal “Prelims+Finals” format.
4. There are 6 Filler Quizzes. 25-30 questions each. All written.
5. Cross-college/school teams are allowed.
6. Each participant should have his/her school/college ID card at the time of the quizzes. On the Open Day however, just showing your face would do.

Also as a run-up to the event, we will conduct an Online Quiz series on the NSIT Quiz Club Blog – www.nsit-qc.blogspot.com starting from the 5th of February to the 9th of February. Details of the same will be posted soon.

Other relevant details will be put soon on The NSIT Quiz Fest 2012 Facebook Event Page – https://www.facebook.com/events/343818605643221/.
In case of any queries, you can either post on our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/the.NSIT.quiz.club , or contact 9910665954.

Quizzes | IIM-A Chaos '12

Quizzes at IIM-A Chaos!
27th Jan – India Quiz (2:00 PM)
28th Jan – Sports Quiz (10:00 AM) , MELA Quiz (2:00 PM)
29th Jan – Gen Quiz (10:00 AM) QM: Joy Bhattacharya 
29th Jan – Biz Quiz (2:30 PM) QM: Rohit Nair
Common Rules for all quizzes:
1. The event is open to all college students.
2. Maximum of 2 participants in a team.
3. A team can consist of participants from different colleges / institutions / nationalities.
4. Registrations will be conducted on-the-spot.
5. Quizmaster’s decisions will be final and binding on all teams.
6. Additional rules may be announced at the time of the event.
7.  Details about the prizes will be announced soon.
For more information, contact:

Neeraj Goswami
Ph No: 8141081202
Email: p10neerajg@iimahd.ernet.in
Aniket Khasgiwale
Ph No:  9173658104
Email: p10aniketsk@iimahd.ernet.in

Salute the Soldier Quiz

 

 

Quiz: Salute the Soldier Quiz

Venue: Command Hospital , Bangalore

Date: 21st January 2012 ( Registration : 1500 hrs)

Quizmaster: Raj Dam & Atul Chandra (QuizWorks)

Open to: Teams of 3 (One person in the team must be current or ex-Defense)

For more details: Contact info@quizworks.in or call +91-9886730343

India Unplugged 2012

India Unplugged 2012

Date: 26-Jan-2012 ( 09: 30 am)

Venue: Tattvaloka Auditorium, Alwarpet, Chennai

Register online: http://www.iql.co.in 

BIZ BUZZER @ Ecostasy'12 | Quiz Info

BIZ BUZZER @ Ecostasy’12

 

Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally. Cudgel your brains for “Biz Buzzer- The Business Quiz”
as part of the annual festival Ecostasy 2012 which will be held on the 11th – 13th of January at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University.

In this event, participants will be tested on their knowledge in the business field through a quiz. You will be hit by a storm of questions from all possible avenues of business ranging from management to operations. So, awareness in the business field will be of prime importance!

Quizmaster: Harneet Singh from QuizWorks

 

SRCC - Ecostasy

Business Quiz

Date: 11th January.

Time: 11 a.m.

 

Rules:

This event includes two phases :

• Preliminary round – Written round consisting of direct questions.

• Final round – 5 rounds testing your quizzing skills.

Rules & Regulations :

  • Each team must comprise of 2 members.
  • The event is open to students from all streams of study.
  • Multiple entries are allowed from each institute.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding

Registration can be done through e-mail or by calling the event coordinator.

The respective details are given below:

E-mail: ecostasy.srcc@gmail.com

For queries, contact:
Pareen Sachdeva – +91 8802303547
Pallavi Kumar – +919818649191

 

Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/events/254925814570441/

 

Venue: Shri Ram College Of Commerce

Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Marg, New Delhi, India 110007.

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo India Quiz by J Ramanand

J Ramanand, who hosted the quiz at Mood Indigo, has shared with us questions from his Quiz for those of you who haven’t seen it earlier, at the BC session, or at the BQC Ender Bender.

Cut off: 18 with 6*s

The IITM Open Quiz | Quiz Info

The IITM Open Quiz

The earth is no longer young, and Sachin no longer has the highest ODI score.
The times are-a changing, but few things remain. Of them, none can be more exciting than the IIT Madras Open Quiz.

That’s right, the IIT Madras Open Quiz is back!!!

The uncharted forests of Adyar once again await your arrival, eagerly anticipating some high voltage quizzing action. Having witnessed a footfall of over 1500 quizzers last year, the IIT Madras Open Quiz promises to be bigger, and better this year!!

The IITM Open Quiz is renowned for witnessing participation from the best in the business, including representation from almost every major quizzing circle in South India. The quiz is known for its challenging questions and saw the inception of the Long Visual Connect (LVC), a staple component of any quiz today. The standard of the quiz is a testament to the long-standing quizzing culture on campus. For years, The Open Quiz, hosted in the pristine campus of IIT Madras, has enthralled school-goers, college students, professionals and families alike.

So ladies and gentlemen, the stage is set. If you think you know a thing or two about quizzing, find your way to said forest on the 8th of January 2012. May the Force be with you.

Mark your calendars, the kelvi-veri begins. . .

Date : 8 Jan, 2012
Time:  1:30 PM
Venue : Students Activities’ Center, IIT-Madras.

MINDSWEEP 2012 | Quiz Info

MINDSWEEP 2012

It is with pleasure that we announce the inaugural edition of KQA’s International Solo Championship, titled MindSweep.

We have confirmations from the United Kingdom and the United States, and a few more countries will probably participate.

Mindsweep will be held during the weekend comprising Saturday, 7 January and Sunday 8 January 2012.

The quiz will require participants to answer 200 questions–in two sessions of 60 minutes each with a 30 minute break between sessions for corrections. Please register in advance using the form on this page.

The quiz is split into 10 sections of 20 questions each and is set by Dibyendu Das, Kiran Vijayakumar and Arul Mani.

  1. The Arts: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Design, Architecture, Installation Art, Dance, Theatre
  2. Science and Tech: Concepts in the Sciences, History and Philosophy of Science, History of Technology, The Environment, Astronomy, Medicine, Inter-disciplinary work, Popular Science Writing
  3. Literature: Poetry, Literary Fiction, Non-Fiction, Drama, Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels, Critics, Literary History, Translation
  4. Social Sciences: History, Anthropology, Cultural Studies/Social History, History of Ideas, Economics,The Philosophers
  5. Business: Brands, Fashion, Business History, Advertising
  6. Sports and Leisure: Sporting History, Games, Television, Gaming, Sports-Writing, Sports-Coverage, Hobbies–Collecting, Gardening, Fan-communities, The Internet
  7. Cinema: Hollywood, National Cinemas, World Cinema, Film Genres, Film-Technology, Film-language, Cinema & Society. Film-writing
  8. Music: Instruments, Performers, Genre Music, World Music, Tech Innovations, Music-magazines, Music industry, Music-journalism
  9. Food & Drink: From all over the world.
  10. Connections

Asom Jatiatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad |Open Quiz

All assam basis open quiz competition with cash prize money at Sonari on 22nd December 2011 on the occasion of Asom Jatiatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad 16th Biennial Central General Conference.

RULES:

1. Two Members per Team.

2. Cross Team Allowed.

3. No Join Fees.

4. DATE: 22ND DECEMBER 2011.

5. VENUE: Parbotiprasad Baruah Khetra, Sonari.

6. CONDUCTED BY: CLICK ON QUIZ, SONARI (QM: NABAJYOTI BHARALI & MONI GOGOI).

7. PRIZES: 7K, 5K & 3K.

 

For Details: NABAJYOTI BHARALI (+91-9954286348).

''THE FUNDAMENTALIST'' | Quiz Info

Being knowledgeable and cognizant is futile, if one cant apply, reason or think rationally

Cudgel your brains for the most grueling and challenging business quiz in India.

”THE FUNDAMENTALIST”

The quiz master is renowned Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium. 24 teams ( campus + corporate ) will qualify for the semi final rounds, out of which the competition will be filtered down to the best 12 teams (campus + corporate ) battling it out in the final round.

The final round will take place at the NIMHANS Convention Center in Bangalore.

 

Event details :

Campus

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 50,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 25,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds for in station colleges will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 colleges will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Colleges

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – finals:

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

Corporate

 

Rewards :

1st Place : Rs. 75,000.

2nd Place : Rs. 35,000.

 

Qualifying Rounds :

In – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds for In – station corporate teams will take place on 14th Jan 2012, where the top 7 teams will then qualify for the semi-finals which will take place on 2nd Feb 2012.

Out – Station Corporate Teams

The qualifying rounds & semi finals will take place directly on 2nd Feb 2012.

 

Semi – final :

The top 12 teams from the qualifying rounds move on to the semi finals, where the top 6 teams qualify for the finals

 

 

Registrations :

To register please send in your details and the form attached to  ” precipice2012@cms.ac.in “

Registration Form : Download

 

Rules & Regulations :

  • The registration fee for all teams is Rs 200
  • Each team must comprise of 2 members.
  • The event is open to students from all streams of study.
  • Multiple entries are allowed from each institute.
  • Registrations will happen at the venue.
  • All prelims will be written.
  • The amount for train tickets will be refunded for the teams that qualify for the final round in Bangalore*, subject to submission of the tickets.
  • Participants must carry valid ID Cards.
  • The decision of the quizmaster will be final and binding.
  • Each contestant is expected to maintain discipline and decorum at the event.
 * Conditions Apply.

MindSpark 2011 | Quiz Info

MindSpark is the annual Technical Festival of the College of Engineering, Pune.

This year MindSpark will play host to 4 quizzes from27th- 29th December 2011. Specifics Below.
 For any additional clarifications. visit http://www.mind-spark.org/chaanaksha.php.

1. Chakravyuh- the Open General Quiz

Wednesday , 28th December 2011

Timing: 11:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Venue: The Auditorium, College of Engineering, Pune Weblink: http://www.mind-spark.org/chakravyuh.php   
Chakravyuh has been one of Pune’s best known open quizzes for many years now. A general quiz that is literally based on anything and everything under the sun, the participants of this quiz can range from college students to software professionals. Chakravyuh has gone on to produce quizzers who would later perform exceptionally well at national level quizzes. Previous years have elicited fantastic participation and the prize money remains as sweet as ever.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

2. Torquest- The Scince and Technology quiz

Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

We wouldn’t really be an institute of excellence in technical education unless our students were sound in their technical knowledge and fundas. Pit your love for technology against ours. Brush up your theory and find out how much you could actually apply it when you go out into the mad, mad world. Science and technology are inseparable, and this is a quiz where the passion for both would find a home.
Status: Open Quiz (anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

3. Qonnoisseur- The MELA Quiz

Thursday, 29th December, 2011

Weblink: http://www.mind-spark.org/qonnoisseur.php

There’s not really much to introduce to this classic format. We’re looking for people who read a lot of classics, watch a lot of movies and critique works of art in your spare time, then you’re the kind of person who just might have a shot at winning this quiz. Prove yourself to be the ultimate savant in all things related to media and culture.
Status: Open Quiz (Anyone can Participate)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.

4. 10^-9- The Nanotechnology Quiz Tuesday, 27th December, 2011

Wednesday, 28th December, 2011
From nanotubes to colloids to powder technology. You need to know it all to crack this one. Dodge a volley of questions and advance in your quest to conquer the material world for this is the Nanotechnology quiz. The winner takes it all.
Status: College Quiz (I Cards required)
Team size: 2
Registration fees: Rs. 30/- per team. Register on the Spot.
Total Prize Money to be won : Rs 80, 000/- Goodies for participants and Loads of Audience Prizes (Movie Tickets, Magazines, Anti Virus Packs, Developer Keys, T Shirts etc.)
For more details contact:
Himanshu Panandikar +91 90497 25707 (chakravyuh@mind-spark.org)
Mihir Khatwani +91 97647 707747 (torquest@mind-spark.org)
Neelima Jha +91 90283 59871(qonnoisseur@mind-spark.org)
Nilesh Adhav +91 96658 45872(nano@mind-spark.org)

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz. | Quiz Info

Megamind 2011

Endeavor Presents MEGAMIND ’11 – A General Quiz.

When: 23rd December ‘2011. 1:30 to 3:30 PMWho: Teams of 2 (Open to College Students Only, NO Entry Fees.)

Where: St. Xavier’s, Ahmadabad.

Obligatory Question: A British Naturalist’s wife gives her name to
State Bird of an East Indian State. However the Naturalist’s is
remembered in Indian politics. Who & Why?

MEGA-WHATS 2011

MEGA-WHATS 2011

The third edition of Mega-Whats, KQA’s National Open Quizzing Championship will be held on December 11, 2011.

The quiz will be held across thirteen cities simultaneously. Apart from Bangalore, we have confirmations from Chennai, Guwahati, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi, Pune, Thrissur, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Venues in each city are listed here: http://kqaquizzes.org/2011/11/29/mega-whats-2011-venues/

UPDATE: Online registrations are now closed. You can register on-the-spot at the venue.

View the list of registered teams.

The details:

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2011

General quiz, open to all.

Teams of FOUR members (or less).

Prior registration is essential.

To register, please use the form on this page.

Please provide the names of the four people who comprise your team; also indicate whether you are taking part in the school, college or open categories

Registrations will close on Tuesday 6th December 2011. City co-ordinators will allow entries after the cut-off date at their discretion.

Please note that the quizzing community in your city may charge an entry fee to meet venue and equipment hire expenses.

The school category is open only to teams comprising students from Std. VIII-X

School teams ( Std. VIII-X) are allowed free entry. A school may field ONE team.

Please report by 1430hrs at the venue in your city. Since we need to ensure a coordinated start nationwide, the quiz will start at 1500hrs sharp. The doors will be closed five minutes before we begin.

Contesting teams will answer in writing a quiz of six sections and about sixty questions, inclusive of audios, videos and visuals.

Answers and scores will be announced immediately after the event–prizes will be given out for Best School Team, Best College Team, and Best Open Team.

The prizes aren’t small–they are insignificant.

We will rank the top 100 teams across the country–this list will go up by the 25th of December.

The rankings will be announced after adjudication. The decision of the quiz-masters will be final and binding on all participants.

The city-winners will face off in June 2012 as part of the KQA 29th Anniversary.

For more details, please call Arul Mani at 097312-14519.

"The Holmes Open Quiz"

“The Holmes Open Quiz”

with Avinash Mudaliar and Partha Basu

Date: 11th December 2011
Venue: Quill and Canvas, 122 South Point Mall, Golf Course Road, DLF V, Gurgaon
Time: 6:30 PM
Come, participate as teams of 2, or just watch and share the excitement!
*For more details, please see the attached poster.

Ipso Facto '11

This year’s edition of Ipso Facto, the annual Quiz Fest of National
Law School shall feature 4 quizzes on 25th, 26th and 27th November.

Schedule is as follows:

25th November:
1. Sports Quiz for College students at 2.00 PM

26th Novmeber:
1. India Quiz for College Students at 10.30 AM
2. General Quiz for College students at 2.00 PM

27th November:
1. NLS Open Quiz at 10.30 AM

Teams of 3 for all Quizzes
All quizzes shall be held at National Law School, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore.
Prizes worth Rs. 50,000 on offer. Cash in hand promised for this year’s winners.

For details contact : Pranav Ravikumar – pranavravikumar26@gmail.com

10 Question Online Quiz on India | Guest Post

Did you Know? 10 Question Online Quiz on India

Thousands of people from all around the world travel to foreign countries whether it is for leisure or business travel. India is one of the largest populated countries in the world with over 1 billion residents.

Here is a True / False quiz about India for you to test your knowledge, some of the answers may surprise you:

  1. India accounts for more than 20% of the world’s overall population.
  2. India has 3 companies listed on the NASDAQ.
  3. Checkers was invented in India.
  4. The value of “pi” used in mathematics was first calculated by the Indian mathematician Budhayana in 6th century.
  5. In 1600AD, Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithiviraj.
  6. The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.
  7. The Watson hotel is the oldest standing cast iron building / hotels in India.
  8. The University of Nalanda built in the 2nd century.
  9. It wasn’t until 1947 that India received its freedom. Nehru is India’s FIRST Prime Minister.
  10. India has only invaded 1 country within the last 10k years of history.

Answers:

  1. False. India accounts for 19.23%, not quite 20% as of 2011.
  2. True.
  3. False. Chess was invented in India.
  4. True.
  5. False. Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithiviraj in 1192AD
  6. True.
  7. True.
  8. False. University of Nalanda was built in the 4th century.
  9. True.
  10. False. India has never invaded another country.
This quiz was provided by Erica Gustafson who is a freelance writer and consultant for Expedia. Gustafson has traveled to India many times which is where this quiz derived from.

Kwizmaniax presents India Quiz

Kwizmaniax presents India Quiz

Date - 25 September 2011
Venue : Unitedworld School of Business, Infinity Benchmark
Tower, 10th floor, Plot G1, Block EP & GP, Sevtor-V, Salt Lake,
Kolkata-91 (opposite RDB Boulevard)

QM – Kaushik Saha
Time: 4 pm – 8 pm
No of members per team: 4
Registration Fees: Rs. 200 per team

Contact details: kaushiksaha.iimc@gmail.com

Quizzicus Indica

Quizzicus Indica

-The  India Quiz

Quizzicus Indica Details

Date: 14th August 2011

Venue: XIM, Bhubaneshwar ( 3 pm)

Quizmaster: Kamal Rathi

Team of Two members

Registration Fee: Rs 100/- per team

Quizzicus Indica Contact Details

Mail: odishaqa@gmail.com

Phone: +91-9776160864

Quizzicus Indica – The India Quiz, the same weekend we also have the Landmark Quiz in Chennai

Some questions from Kamal Rathi’s blog to help you prepare for Quizzicus Indica:

1. It is alternatively called ‘Patience’. There is an old tradition in the German or Scandinavian countries to use “patience” as a guide to what the near future has to offer, a kind of “luck” meter. This belief assumes that a person’s “luck” will vary from time to time and important matters should not be initiated or conducted when the cards are not favourable. If there are no winnings in the game for a number of tries it spells caution in what you do. If a win at the first try times are good and “luck” smiles at you, thus the immediate future can be used for important decisions. Timing the game is a further indicator of the strength of the outcome. What am I talking about?
Ans.: Solitaire (Card Game)

2. It has been the most decorated molecule in modern science. Atleast 13 people have received Nobel Prizes for their research on this molecule. Which one?
Ans.: Cholesterol

3. In India, Where would you be posting a letter if the PIN Code started with a 9?
Ans.: Army Post office(APO) and Field Post office(FPO)

4. Who holds the world record for the longest serving Defence Minister of a Country.
Ans.: Raul Castro, Fidel Castro’s brother.

5. The Kármán line, named after Theodore von Kármán, is the internationally designated boundary of what?
Ans.: The Kármán line lies at an altitude of 100 km (just over 60 miles) above the Earth’s sea level, and is commonly used to define the boundary between the Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. This definition is accepted by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI), which is an international standard setting and record-keeping body for aeronautics and astronautics.

6. Ram Gopal Varma made Company. Who made Company Limited?
Ans.: Satyajit Ray. (Its the English title of his movie Seemabaddha)

7. In 1988, to commemorate the 100th year of the birth Jawaharlal Nehru, what was introduced with the name being a hindi translation of “100th year”?
Ans.: Shatabdi Express

8.Who was the first Indian to receive royalty from the sale of records?
Ans.: Rabindranath Tagore

9. Pre independence, which brand used to run ads with the following lines: “Makes white clothes stay white. Pure swadeshi and free from animal fat”?
Ans.: Tata 501 soap

10. Which Nobel Prize winner spent all his prize money to buy diamonds and study Spectroscopy?
Ans.: C.V.Raman

Quizzicus Indica – The India Quiz

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