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
- a. DK Pattammal
- CHENNAI: What does the letter M stand for in MR Radha the actor and ML Vasanthakumari the singer?
- 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.
- 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”
- 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?
- 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)
- 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?
- a. E and X
- WORDS: What is a bunch of bananas called?
- a. Hand
- MEDICINE/HEALTH: In which country did the 2009 swine flu pandemic start?
- 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?
- 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
- 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?
- a. Madurai
- VISUALS: Connect these two pictures.
- 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”?
- 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?
- 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.