Galaxy 2011, after being postponed twice, was finally conducted in the cramped auditorium of JIMS, Kalkaji on the 26th day of November. Cramped not because of the small size but because of the number of teams that turned up for the quiz(80+), with a few teams from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata. After a quick little yoga exercise to switch off the cell phones, the 25 question prelims began. The prelims were a mix of business, brands, current affairs and sports.
With a difference of 4 marks separating the sixth team from the seventh, the selection of six teams was a task well cut out. The teams that made it to the finals were from IILMx2, FMS, IIFT, Hansraj and Sri Venkateswara College. The finals had 4 rounds- Uchhal Kud, Iski Topi Uske Sar, Zero Katta and Ae! Kya Bolti Tu. After the relatively easy initial rounds, the teams were all warmed-up for the high octane barrage of questions that were to follow. And the two teams that dealt with them with ease were the teams from Venky and FMS who were well versed with their Pixar and La Liga, while IIFT who messed up with their Tennis Grand Slam, was unable to build on the momentum of their foundation. After the end of the penultimate round the scorecard read- 12(Hansraj), 16(IILM), 21(IILM), 27(IIFT), 38(Venky) and 49(FMS).
For the final round the teams had to switch to the top gear as it was time to perform or perish – do or die at every question. With two teams getting eliminated after every round it came down to the last two questions. With Venky at 42 and FMS at 49 the quiz was all set for a thrilling finish. The boys from Venky were in no mood to make life easy for FMS as they opted for a 15 pointer and they got it right too. Scorecard before the final question- Venky- 57, FMS- 49. FMS now had two choices, either opt for an 8 pointer and come level with Venky and test their knowledge (and luck) in the tie-breaker or go for a 15 pointer and win it fair and square. But when FMS identified him as Nek Chand, Venky did a barely audible high-five and exchanged smiles since they knew they were going back home with deeper pockets than FMS.
Final Scores- Venky- 57, FMS- 41, IIFT- 34
1. Recently conferred the ‘Commandeur of the Order of Leopold II’, which entrepreneur joined the travel business as a General Sales Agent for the Lebanese International Airlines, in 1967? Naresh Goyal
2. ‘If he is Big B, then I am double B’, he joked when asked about comparison with someone. ‘He had his own style and I will have my own. I don’t claim I am better than him but I don’t feel inferior to him.’
Who is talking about whom?
Shatrughn Sinha about Big B, referring to Ke Bani Crorepati
3. About whom did Gulzar say-
“Baad muddat ke phir mili ho tum,
Ye jo thodi si bhar gayi ho tum,
Ye vajan tumpe accha lagta hai.”
The Filmfare trophy since its weight was increased from 1.5 kg to around 3.5 kg.
4. The approximate rates are 0.022 per cent for industries, 0.013 per cent for non-industries and 0.08 per cent for residences on the total value of the property. Introduced in 2001, General Insurance Corporation manages the pool. In India, the largest claim made till date has been by Coca-Cola. What are we referring to?
5. Taken from Kautilya’s Arthashashtra, which Indian Governement agency’s motto in Sanskrit reads “Kosha Moolo Dandaha”?
Income Tax dept.
6. In the Mahabharata, Draupadi is known widely by her patronymic surname, derived from the name of her father, King Drupad. Her actual first name, which she shares with another character in the epic means ‘black’ or ‘dark’.
What is the name?
7. In horse racing, if a rider was a considerable distance ahead of his rivals, he would drop the cains and cruise to victory without much effort. This led to a term being coined for an easy convincing victory.
Winning hands down
8. ‘Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte’ is the subtitle of which famous Indian TV Sitcom?
9. Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world in terms of number of annual film productions ahead of Nollywood and Hollywood.
Worth $250 million, what country does Nollywood belong to?
10. ‘We have decided to continue with him as he is synonymous with the brand and network of the. He was more of an emotional attachment and was also important from the creative perspective. The child was not important, though he would be introduced in the second phase’- said Harit Nagpal, the business director of the company. What is he talking about?
Pug usage in hutch to vodafone transition