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 2011 Obituary Quiz

2011 has been a year that has witnessed the loss of some legendary personalities all over the world. Here is a compilation of such personalities and a description of their accomplishments in the form of a self help Quiz.

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Know Kolkata Quiz | Quiz Review

Know Kolkata Quiz’ held at Modern High School for Girls, part of the ongoing ‘Kolkata Festival’ saw some brilliant contests. Quizmaster for the morning was Mir. The quiz was all about who knew his or her city the best.
The parents also participated in the quiz along with their children, which made it all the more interactive and fun. The quiz made parents feel like school children once again, sitting on stage participating in a school quiz.
There were eight teams with each team consisting of two schoolgirls with their respective parent. The first round was called ‘mixed bag’ where each team had to choose a subject on which they were quizzed.
Subjects varied from language, public buildings, clubs, markets, sports, politics and literature to fiction. The variety in subjects and the questions asked made the session very interesting and each team did superbly in the first round.
This was followed by ‘who am I’ which was about guessing a given personality or subject through a clue. The ‘audio round’ followed next. Then there was quite an innovative round called ‘make the connection’. Each team was given a set of four words and they had to find a connection between them. Some teams struggled to find a connection while for others it was a cake walk.
‘Audience round’ saw the audience interacting and taking part in the quiz. It was quite a break for the contestants before the ‘buzzer round’ which was for the quick thinkers.
The quiz ended with team D winning the first prize. Team B was the runner-up. The quiz was followed by an exquisite exhibition called Magical Kolkata which was a joint effort of students and their parents

Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz Prelims | Quiz Questions

Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz Prelims 


FMS Fiesta Prelims — Presentation Transcript


  1. Who was sued by tobacco-to-hospitality major ITC Ltd has for Rs 200 crore for what the company alleges are defamatory tweets and newspaper articles against ITC and its chairman, YC Deveshwar?
  2. What was launched by Henry Luce in 1936 that caught the spirit of America via vivid photojournalism?
  3. Who is the author of the following books?
    •  Something for the Weekend
    •  The Naked Chef
    • The Return of the Naked Chef
    • Happy Days with the Naked Chef
    •  __________ Kitchen
    • __________ Dinners
    • __________ Italy
    • Cook With __________: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook
  4. Identify.
  5. Identify the author.
  6. The Honorable Sir Charles Kuen was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for – “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in ___________ for __________communication.”
  7. Since its founding, Barcelona has never worn corporate advertisements on their shirt. On 14 July 2006, the club announced a five year agreement with UNICEF, which includes having the UNICEF logo on their shirts. The agreement has the club donate €1.5 million per year to UNICEF via the FC Barcelona Foundation. Barcelona ended their refusal of corporate sponsorship in the 2011–2012 season, having signed a five-year €150m deal with?
  8. __________ isn’t a noun, it’s a verb, and it’s what Amazon has done in the targeted direction of Google. This is the first shot in the new war for replacing the Internet with a privatized merchant data- aggregation network. -Chris Espinosa
  9. Advertising slogan for the device: “Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play“. Identify the device.
  10. At a meeting of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, faculty members voted with an “overwhelming majority” to remove two economics courses – Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business and Economic Development in India and East Asia – that were taught by him at the three-month Harvard Summer School session. Identify the teacher.
  11. Identify the advertiser.
  12. Identify the person.
  13. Which company was named after the name of the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi and comes from a calque translation and transposition of his surname?
  14. As of July/August 2011, there were exactly 9.0 million downloads every day, also 158 developers reached over 1 million downloads for their Applications. On May 16, 2011, it was announced that the ‘door’ will be shut for this brand and the services will be rebranded under the main/ parent brand. Identify both the brands.
  15. Born as Robyn __________ Fenty, she has sold more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles which make her one of the best selling artists of all time. Identify her.
  16. Identify the web based application.
  17. Identify the common surname. Cosimo de‘, Piero I de‘, Lorenzo I de, Cardinal Giovanni de, Giuliano de.
  18. He is a British historian having specialty is financial and economic history, particularly hyperinflation and the bond markets, as well as the history of colonialism. He has said that the British Empire succeeded in transforming “the institutions of failed or rogue states and lay the foundations of…rule of law, non-corrupt administration, and ultimately, representative government.”Among such “failed or rogue states” he included India. Identify him.
  19. South Asia’s first modern Metro Museum, showcasing the Delhi Metro, the only such installation worldwide in an operational Metro station has been opened at which metro station?
  20. What originated from the ancient Caledonian art of “flyting” where two or more performers trade elaborate insults, according to Professor Ferenc Szasz?

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?

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

They got a sporting chance

A moment of joy: The winners with the chief guest and the sponsors.

The Hindu’s latest Newspaper in Education initiative, Arena, had a grand start. The inter-school mega sports quiz had sports enthusiasts sitting at the edge of their seats.

Do you read the sports page of the newspaper the first thing in the morning? Are sporting legends not just your idols but gods? Do you care more about your favourite football club’s standing in the league or about the status of the injured cricketer in the team than your outcome in the exam? Then you would have loved Arena!

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an inter-school mega sports quiz presented by Indian Overseas Bank, was held recently in the city of Chennai. Over 410 teams from 105 schools sat through the prelims where the teams had to write down answers to questions distributed to them. While that was being evaluated, the crowd comprising sports enthusiasts, students and teachers were kept entertained by the team from Radio One.

By the end of it six teams comprising two students each from PS Senior Secondary School, DAV Public School (Velachery), Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Hindu Senior Secondary School, Bala Vidya Mandir and Zion Matriculation were selected.

In keeping with the theme of the quiz, the quizmaster was Dr. Sumanth C. Raman, an avid sports quizzer and host of the DD Podhigai’s BSNL Sports Quiz.

With the stage set for the final clash, the questions categorised into seven rounds were fired at the teams. The rounds comprised general questions, audio, photo/video, dumb charades and rapid fire. It wasn’t just the teams on stage that were racking their brains to answer the question, even the young audience were constantly jumping out of their seats to get the quizmaster’s attention to answer. And they were promptly rewarded with chocolates.

At Arena, everyone walked away with interesting gyan like the Indian government’s efforts to promote tender coconut water as an ideal sports drink, that Jesse Owens visited The Hindu office in Chennai in 1955, that the Maharaja of Porbandar captained India’s first test series overseas. There was also a fun clipping of a sports person dancing in his hotel room to a pop song and the teams had to identify him. To everyone’s amusement it turned out to be Kamran Akmal, the Pakistani cricketer.

Proud winners

After sevens rounds of battling it out and even acting it out (in the dumb charades round), the team from Bala Vidya Mandir comprising Siddhartha S. Nathan and Vedanth Murali, both Std IX students, clinched the first place. They won a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, besides Hercules Rodeo bicycles and computer desks from Zuari Furniture.

Apoorv Abhishek and S. Adityaram from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chetpet, came second to bag the cash prize of Rs. 15,000. While Swati Hemant and Arjun Aravind from P.S.S.S.S. who placed third walked away with cash prize of Rs. 10,000. The remaining three teams won cash prizes of Rs. 5000 each.

Actor K. Dhanush, the chief guest who received a rousing welcome from the children, congratulated the winners and added, “Those who were placed fourth, fifth and sixth, don’t worry. That’s where I was usually placed too and I am doing pretty well in life.” He also stressed on the importance of giving one’s best even for the simplest of attempts. “You’ll never know where it’ll take you. That’s what happened with Kolaveri too.”

Mr. M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank, was present too and shared how happy he was to be a part of the initiative and see youngsters enthusiastically participating in the quiz.

Runners upSIDDHARTHA S. NATHAN and VEDANTH MURALI, Std IX, Bala Vidya Mandir: We love sports. We are part of various sports teams in school and also avidly follow sports news. Since we were tied in the final rounds, we had to play strategically. One wrong answer would have cost us. That’s why even when we knew the answer for a couple of questions, since we weren’t sure we didn’t want to take the risk. But we are happy it paid off.

APOORV ABHISHEK and A. ADITYARAM, Std IX, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School: We got to know about the quiz just the previous day and hence didn’t have much time to prepare. But since we regularly read the sports news, especially during the lunch breaks in school, it helped a lot. The quiz was fun and we really enjoyed participating in it.


SWATI HEMANT (Std IX) and ARJUN ARAVIND (Std VIII), P.S.S.S.S.: We’re into sports, that is we play, read books and look up news in the Internet. And that helped us in this quiz. Besides, we’re avid quizzers too. We liked the video rounds. We were extremely surprised that one of our really wild guesses for a question on cricketer Imran Khan turned out to be correct.