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Landmark Quiz | Delhi 2012

Landmark Quiz Delhi 2012 Details

Date: 18th February 2012

Venue: Kamani Auditorium, No 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 1

Team of 3

You can find questions from the previous editions of the Landmark Quiz here

More details : http://www.landmarkonthenet.com/page/landmark-quiz/

Landmark Quiz | Hyderabad 2011

Landmark Quiz Hyderabad 2011


Landmark Quiz |Hyderabad 2011 Details

You can find questions from the previous editions of the Landmark Quiz here

Casting its spell beyond Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai and Pune; Landmark Quiz now enters Hyderabad with a Bang! Be there on 22nd October to witness General Quizzing at its best!

The Hyderabad round of the Landmark Quiz will start at 2 pm on 22nd October 2011 at RNR Auditorium, Hyderabad!

Registrations are now open at all Landmark stores!

Some Questions from one of the previous Landmark Quiz inline:

  • TRACK 1 / VIDEO / NATL ANTHEM: Identify the singer
    1. a. DK Pattammal
  • CHENNAI: What does the letter M stand for in MR Radha the actor and ML Vasanthakumari the singer?
    1. a. Madras
  • NEWS: In the 1960’s Vogue magazine listed the “10 Most Beautiful Women in the World”. Two Indians were on this list and both died recently. Name them.
    1. a. Leela Naidu, Maharani Gayatri Devi
  • On what poster would you find these lines, “What does it take to find a lost lover? (a) Money (b) Luck (c) Smarts (d) Destiny”
    1. a. Slumdog Millionaire
  • SCIENCE: During a previous total solar eclipse visible in India, in 1868, a French scientist named Pierre Jansen travelled to a tobacco field just outside Guntur to observe the spectrum. A resultant yellow line in the spectrum was a pointer to which new element, which was the first-ever element to be discovered outside Earth before it was found on Earth?
    1. a. Helium
  • LANGUAGE: By convention what two symbols are traditionally used in publishing to denote the first and second footnotes to the main text in a book? (Correct spelling please)
    1. a. Asterisk and obelisk
  • BUSINESS: Between which two letters of the Federal Express logo would one find a “hidden arrow” – a symbol of speed and precision?
    1. a. E and X
  • WORDS: What is a bunch of bananas called?
    1. a. Hand
  • MEDICINE/HEALTH: In which country did the 2009 swine flu pandemic start?
    1. a. Mexico
  • FOOD: What sweet dish made from wheat and ghee is believed to derive its distinctive flavour from the Tamaraiparani river and was made famous by a Marwari family which settled there more than 300 years ago and started an eatery named Lakshmi Vilas?
    1. a. Thirunelveli Halva
  • CURRENT AFFAIRS: Which animated member of the porifera species and a resident of Bikini Bottom is the latest addition to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in New York
    1. Spongebob Squarepants. The new addition celebrates 10 years of Nickelodeon’s favourite character
  • HISTORY: Gandhiji was inspired by the simple attire of peasants in this region while on a train journey. Once he reached his destination, he shaved his head. The next morning, after a bath, he appeared dressed in a four cubits long khadi cloth, worn as a knee-length half-dhoti. Rajaji and Dr. T.S.S. Rajan who were present there tried to make Gandhiji change his mind. Gandhiji’s mind was, however, firmly made up. In which city did this incident occur?
    1. a. Madurai
  • VISUALS: Connect these two pictures.
    1. Yeh Dil Maange More. Soon after the success of Point 5140 during the Kargil War, Captain Vikram Batra  radioed his commanding officer and said victoriously “Yeh Dil Maange More”(The heart wants more). This became the catch line for the war.
  • QUOTATION: George Mallory, the mountaineer who in 1924 disappeared during his last attempt to climb Mt Everest could have been the first atop the world’s highest peak. He is famously quoted as giving what reply to the question “why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” which has been called “the most famous three words in mountaineering”?
    1. a. “Because it’s there”
  • SPORTS – TECHNOLOGY: Hawk-eye technology is one of the most sophisticated officiating tools used in sport. It made its debut with cricket and then entered the tennis court. In which other sport is it being used officially?
    1. Snooker. Hawk-Eye first introduced its snooker technology at the Snooker Grand Prix in Aberdeen. It then progressed to the Masters at Wembley and, most recently, stepped up to the largest stage in snooker, the renowned Crucible in Sheffield, at the World Snooker Championships.

 

You can find questions from the previous editions of the Landmark Quiz here

Landmark Quiz : Chennai 2011

Landmark Quiz : Chennai 2011

Landmark Quiz Details

And as is tradition, the Chennai Edition of the Landmark Quiz will be held on August 15 at The Music Academy, TTK Road, Chennai

The regional round of the Landmark Quiz which will see the Chennai teams battle it out will start at 2:30 pm while The National finals of the Landmark Quiz between the champions of all the cities will start at 5:30 pm.

Registrations are now open at all Landmark stores!

Some Questions from the 2009 Chennai Quiz inline:

 

  • TRACK 1 / VIDEO / NATL ANTHEM: Identify the singer
    1. a. DK Pattammal
  • CHENNAI: What does the letter M stand for in MR Radha the actor and ML Vasanthakumari the singer?
    1. a. Madras
  • NEWS: In the 1960’s Vogue magazine listed the “10 Most Beautiful Women in the World”. Two Indians were on this list and both died recently. Name them.
    1. a. Leela Naidu, Maharani Gayatri Devi
  • On what poster would you find these lines, “What does it take to find a lost lover? (a) Money (b) Luck (c) Smarts (d) Destiny”
    1. a. Slumdog Millionaire
  • SCIENCE: During a previous total solar eclipse visible in India, in 1868, a French scientist named Pierre Jansen travelled to a tobacco field just outside Guntur to observe the spectrum. A resultant yellow line in the spectrum was a pointer to which new element, which was the first-ever element to be discovered outside Earth before it was found on Earth?
    1. a. Helium
  • LANGUAGE: By convention what two symbols are traditionally used in publishing to denote the first and second footnotes to the main text in a book? (Correct spelling please)
    1. a. Asterisk and obelisk
  • BUSINESS: Between which two letters of the Federal Express logo would one find a “hidden arrow” – a symbol of speed and precision?
    1. a. E and X
  • WORDS: What is a bunch of bananas called?
    1. a. Hand
  • MEDICINE/HEALTH: In which country did the 2009 swine flu pandemic start?
    1. a. Mexico
  • FOOD: What sweet dish made from wheat and ghee is believed to derive its distinctive flavour from the Tamaraiparani river and was made famous by a Marwari family which settled there more than 300 years ago and started an eatery named Lakshmi Vilas?
    1. a. Thirunelveli Halva
  • CURRENT AFFAIRS: Which animated member of the porifera species and a resident of Bikini Bottom is the latest addition to Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in New York
    1. Spongebob Squarepants. The new addition celebrates 10 years of Nickelodeon’s favourite character
  • HISTORY: Gandhiji was inspired by the simple attire of peasants in this region while on a train journey. Once he reached his destination, he shaved his head. The next morning, after a bath, he appeared dressed in a four cubits long khadi cloth, worn as a knee-length half-dhoti. Rajaji and Dr. T.S.S. Rajan who were present there tried to make Gandhiji change his mind. Gandhiji’s mind was, however, firmly made up. In which city did this incident occur?
    1. a. Madurai
  • VISUALS: Connect these two pictures.
    1. Yeh Dil Maange More. Soon after the success of Point 5140 during the Kargil War, Captain Vikram Batra  radioed his commanding officer and said victoriously “Yeh Dil Maange More”(The heart wants more). This became the catch line for the war.
  • QUOTATION: George Mallory, the mountaineer who in 1924 disappeared during his last attempt to climb Mt Everest could have been the first atop the world’s highest peak. He is famously quoted as giving what reply to the question “why do you want to climb Mt. Everest?” which has been called “the most famous three words in mountaineering”?
    1. a. “Because it’s there”
  • SPORTS – TECHNOLOGY: Hawk-eye technology is one of the most sophisticated officiating tools used in sport. It made its debut with cricket and then entered the tennis court. In which other sport is it being used officially?
    1. Snooker. Hawk-Eye first introduced its snooker technology at the Snooker Grand Prix in Aberdeen. It then progressed to the Masters at Wembley and, most recently, stepped up to the largest stage in snooker, the renowned Crucible in Sheffield, at the World Snooker Championships.

You can find questions from the previous editions of the Landmark Quiz here

Landmark Quiz 2011-Mumbai Prelims

Find below prelims questions from the Landmark 2011 quiz held in Mumbai. (Downloadable format)
Thanks to the QM-Dr. Navin Jayakumar for sharing the quiz

You can download the questions here : Landmark Quiz 2011 Mumbai Prelims

Some questions from the prelims:

1. In 1956 Potti Sriramulu the Telugu nationalist fasted to death, an event that led to the reorganisation of states on a linguistic basis. In 1960, members of Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti were fired upon when they gathered in Bombay for a demonstration. The  protests eventually led to the creation of the modern state of Maharashtra. What was the former name of the spot where  this demonstration took place?

2. On 29th September 2010 Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village in Maharashtra became the first person in India to receive what during the launch of an important all-India project?

3. Which planet’s poisonous atmosphere has been described as the product of a “runaway greenhouse effect”?

4. The death of Princess Diana on 31st August 1997 led to a collective outpouring of grief around the world. Which global Indian’s death that same week became a footnote to the fulsome obituaries written for Diana in the world’s newpapers?

5. What substance forms when hydrogen burns in air?

For the complete set, download here:  Landmark Quiz 2011 Mumbai Prelims

Landmark Quiz 2011 – Mumbai Edition

Landmark Quiz, Mumbai

Date: 1st May 2011 at 3:30 pm

Venue: St. Andrews’s auditorium, St. Dominic Road, Bandra , Mumbai- 50

For details about the event, follow the official Landmark page here

Questions from the previous Landmark Editions here

Landmark Quiz 2011 – Pune Edition

Landmark Quiz, Pune

Date: 22nd January 2011 at 3:30 pm

Venue: Nehru Memorial Hall, Dr Ambedkar Road, Pune

Questions from the previous Landmark Editions here

 

Landmark Quiz 2010 – Bangalore

As is custom, Landmark Quiz Bangalore Edition will be held on November 1st.

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Landmark Quiz 2010 – Chennai

Landmark Quiz 2010- Mumbai Edition

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Landmark Quiz 2009 Bangalore: Review and Questions

Please find the review of the quiz by a member of IQL here

 

Find questions from previous Landmark quizzes here

Landmark Quiz- 2006

Landmark Quiz 2006
01 November 2006
Chowdiah Memorial Hall
QM: Derek O Brein

Yes, the Landmark Quiz is big…. It was, yet again…

I don’t like criticizing Quizmasters in public, but honestly this guy(Derek) is bad!!

Forget the insanely dumb level of questions but the least he can do is respect the people who have come to participate and not pass comments like- ‘And here we have a 48 year old man making an Ass of himself in front of so many people’- For heaven’s sake….

 

Landmark Management- Are you Listening????

Get Rid of this guy or you might have no participation at all (or maybe you’ll just have the Chennai team flocking immaterial of the QM, I guess)

 

I have no words to describe the quiz, so I wont take the pain…

Will rather leave it to my friend Thomas, who has taken his precious time out to write an extensive review (yes for all you question mongers, he’s got some of those too).

This can be obtained at this link.

 

Winning the Quiz were QED, Chennai (I guess the same team which won the Chennai Round… Have to appreciate you guys- U tolerate not just 2 Derek Quizzes but also win both of them.. Hats Off!!); close behind were the Bangalore team- We are Like this (W)only….

 

There was a bit of confusion with a question being rightly answered by the Bangalore team yet being passed etc etc… For more details, do read Thomas’ article…

 

As for me- That was my first Derek General Quiz and Swearing by God, definitely my LAST!!!!

 

That’s all for now….

Till next time!

Adieu Masculine

Regards

Rohit

 

Review for Quizkrieg

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