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22 questions in total.

Starred questions, as tie-breakers.

No negatives, creative guessing is strongly encouraged, but illegible handwriting and wrong spellings aren’t.

May, the Force be with You….

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Who’s the man under the cowl?

PS. for bonus points give the name of the character saying “uh-oh”.

Man under the cowl : Bruce Wayne uh-oh : Bat-Mite

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Explain this.

On March 1, 2010, Topeka (a city in Kansas) Mayor Bill Bunten issued a proclamation calling for Topeka to be known for the month of March as "Google, Kansas, the capital city of fiber optics." This was to help "support continuing efforts to bring Google's fiber experiment" to Topeka, though it was not a legal name change. Google jokingly announced that it would change its name to Topeka to "honour that moving gesture" on April 1, 2010 (April Fools Day) and changed its home page to say Topeka.

Professor Utonium wanted to make 3 . "the perfect little girls" by using "sugar...

spice... and everything nice." However, the accidental addition of ______________ into the mixture created the girls each having superpowers but whose individual personality was dominated by one of the ingredients ("sugar" for Bubbles, "spice" for Buttercup, and "everything nice" for Blossom).

Chemical X

4 Complete this quote by Coco . Chanel: I want to give women….. a scent that smells like a _________ not like a flower.

Woman

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I D E N T I F
HINT: Rae Bareli

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Feroze Gandhi
Husband of Indira Gandhi, and father of Sanjay and Rajeev Gandhi. Feroze Gandhi contested independent India's first general elections in 1952, from Rae Bareli constituency

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What is the OS running the OlivePad ?

Android

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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

Asterisk and Obelisk

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It is the national airways of which federation? HINT: it recently signed Katrina Kaif as its brand
ambassador.

United Arab Emirates

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“I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’”

He died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910, in Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth. Who’s he?

Mark Twain

10 .

Nam e The Movi e.

Halloween

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Name this annual event.

PS. for bonus give the names of the three guys.

Event : G3 Guitarists ( l to r) : Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci

12 .

Founde r?

for bonus: _______________ a pun on the Punic Wars, is the name given to the rivalry between the pornographic magazines Playboy and Penthouse during the 1960s and 1970s.

Founder : Bob Guccione Rivalry : Pubic Wars

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The Personality Cult and its Consequences  was a report, critical of Stalin, made to the 20th Party Congress on Feb 25, 1956 by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. It is more commonly known as the ____________________ or the Khrushchev Report. In the speech, Khrushchev criticized actions taken by the regime of Joseph Stalin, particularly the purges of the military and the upper Party echelons, and the development of Stalin's personality, while maintaining support for the ideals of Communism by invoking Vladimir Lenin.

Secret Speech

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Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street in Cleveland, Ohio….August 5, 1914 . Something happened….that would lead to the saving of many lives in the coming decades. What?

The first traffic light clicked from red to green to help the flow of traffic.

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The rath yatra is now a standard mode of elections campaigns in India with several leaders choosing this mass contact programme to win over the electorate. Who undertook the pioneering ‘rath yatra’ which besides catapulting him to power also entered the ‘Guinness Book of Records’?

N T Rama Rao

16 Which organization got its . name because its members used to meet at the office of each member of the group in turns?

Rotary Club

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______________
1933 novel

_______________. In the book, " ______________ " is a
mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains.

is a fictional place described in the _________________ by British author

_____________has

become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia — a permanently happy land, isolated from the outside world. In the novel _________________, the people who live at

______________

are almost immortal, living years beyond the normal lifespan and only very slowly aging in appearance. The word also evokes the imagery of exoticism of the Orient. In the ancient Tibetan scriptures, existence of seven such places is mentioned as Nghe-Beyul Khimpalung. One of such places is mentioned to be situated somewhere in the Makalu-Barun region.

PS. Blanks of the same color are same. There are marks for each type of blank.

Shangri-la Lost Horizon James Hilton

18 .

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Ozzy Osbourne. All of them ( Ronnie James Dio, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillian, Ray Gillen, Tony Martin), including Osbourne were the frontman (lead vocalist) of Black Sabbath , during Sabbath’s various line-ups.

19 .

Hindi Name.

Satranj ke Khiladi

20 .

Inspired by which Hollywood Blockbuster?

Twilight

21 .

Canaan Banana: 18 April 1980 – 31 December
1987 _______________________ : 31 December 1987 – current

passed jokes about

(Canaan Banana. In 1982 a law was forbidding citizens from making his name.)

Robert Mugabe (President of Zimbabwe)

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In 1949Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Indian PM to visit the US. Who was the first US President to visit India? Which year?

Eisenhower. In 1959.

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Thank You For Smoking

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Elon Musk

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Co-founder of PayPal, which merged into eBay. PayPal’s corporate headquarters are housed @ San Jose center of eBay. Talulah Riley is the 2nd and current wife of Musk. Musk is the CEO of SpaceX. Musk is the CEO and Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors. Executive Producer of Thank You For Smoking. Robert Downey Jr. based his depiction of Tony Stark on Elon Musk.

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It is the self-immolation of Hòa thượng Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk, at a busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963, as a protest against the persecution of Buddhists by South Vietnam's Ngô Đình Diệm administration.

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1. The 1996 biographical drama Infinity is based on his early life. 2. He assisted in establishing the system for using IBM punched cards for computation. 3. He drew these :

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Give the name of this advertisement video and the company that launched it.
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The video is called ‘The Cog’ and it was launched by Honda to promote their 7th generation of Accord cars.

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The people in the picture are celebrating something called the Bloomsday. After the events in which novel is Bloomsday celebrated?
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He is arguably one of the most villainous character in the Indian culture and history, yet people of the Kumaon region (in Uttaranchal), worship him as a deity. He is supposed to be an avatar of Kali. The greek actor Georges Corraface had portrayed him in an English movie. Who’s he?

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DURYODHANA

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K. M. Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra was a 1959 Indian court case involving Kawas Manekshaw Nanavati, who was tried for shooting dead Prem Ahuja, his wife Sylvia's paramour. The incident shocked the nation, got unprecedented media coverage and inspired several books and movies.

What is the significance of this case in the Indian judiciary?
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The case was not only the last jury trial held in India, but also a direct cause for the abolition of jury trials.

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“From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an ‘_____________________’ has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe. Warsaw, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade, Bucharest and Sofia; all these famous cities and the populations around them lie in what I must call the Soviet sphere, and all are subject, in one form or another, not only to Soviet influence but to a very high and in some cases increasing measure of control from Moscow.”
- Winston Churchill (“Sinews of Peace” address, 5th March, 1946)
The phrase symbolized the ideological fighting and physical boundary dividing Europe into two separate areas from the end of World War II in 1945 until the end of the Cold War in 1989.

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China's National University of Defense Technology announced October 28,2010 that it has developed the world's fastest supercomputer.The machine, called Tianhe-1A (Tianhe means "Milky Way"), has more than 2.5 petaflops per second of peak processing power, chipmaker Nvidia says. Nvidia supplied graphics processors to Tianhe-1A.

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“"Faster, Higher, Stronger" is the motto of the Olympic Games. "Angrier, nastier, uglier" better describes the scene in Mexico City last week.”
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The Black Power salute by Tommie Smith (Gold, 200m) and John Carlos (Bronze ,200m) during the award ceremony at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City (1968 Summer Olympics) as a protest against discriminations against African-Americans in the US.

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Who is this US President-wannabe?
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ALFRED E. NEUMAN

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