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• • • • Written round 8 questions + 5 for each correct answer Bonus of +20 if you get all rite

1. Id this famous Herpetologist and Wildlife conservationist who set up the Madras Snake Park

2. Specific Connect

3. Id the movie
• Theme song of a 1993 family film directed by Simon Wincer, and released by Warner Bros.under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter and Keiko.

4. Put funda. Who for What? Part points will be given

5.Thomas Alva Edison with the earliest prototype of what??

6.X is an Italian mountaineer and explorer from Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol "whose astonishing feats on Everest and on peaks throughout the world have earned him the status of the greatest climber in history." He is renowned for making the first solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen "eight-thousanders" (peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level). He is the author of at least 63 books (in German, 1970–2006), many of which have been translated into other languages.

7. Google doodle to commemorate whose birthday?

8. Connect

Exchange sheets….

Answers follow

1. Id this famous Herpetologist and Wildlife conservationist who set up the Madras Snake Park

• Romulus Whitaker

2. Specific Connect

• Neela Kurinji blooms once in 12 years • Purna Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years

3. Id the movie
• Theme song of a 1993 family film directed by Simon Wincer, and released by Warner Bros.under its Family Entertainment label. The film stars Jason James Richter and Keiko.

4. Put funda. Who for What? Part points will be given

Lydia guevara for PETA
• “she is my grandaughter Lydia posing semi nude for PETA”

5.Thomas Alva Edison with the earliest prototype of what??

World’s first Electric car

6. X is an Italian mountaineer and explorer from Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol "whose astonishing feats on Everest and on peaks throughout the world have earned him the status of the greatest climber in history." He is renowned for making the first solo ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen and for being the first climber to ascend all fourteen "eight-thousanders" (peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level). He is the author of at least 63 books (in German, 1970–2006), many of which have been translated into other languages.

Reinhold Messner

7. Google doodle to commemorate whose birthday?

Gregor Mendel

8. Connect

One for the audience! ID.


• Clockwise • +10 on a direct, +10 on a pass • Each team can pounce 3 times for this round+20/-10 • QM decision is final

1.Gimme X,Y and Z
• The X is an international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world. The award was created in 1986 by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Y with the help of General Foods , and since 1990 has been sponsored by businessman and philanthropist John Ruan. In 2008 The X Foundation accepted a $5 million contribution from Monsanto to ensure the continuation of the annual X International Symposium called the “Y Dialogue.” The first prize was given to Y's former colleague, Z, in 1987, for his work in India. The next year, Z used the US$250,000 prize to start the Z Research Foundation for research on sustainable development. • Former winners include Mohammed Yunus and 5 days back, the former brazilian president got this award • (Pic in next slide)



• X – World Food Prize • Y – Norman Borlaug • Z – M S Swaminathan

• X is a Swiss long-range solar powered plane project being undertaken at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, by Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg. The project eventually hopes to succeed in the first circling of the earth with a piloted fixedwing aircraft using only solar power. The project is promoted by Bertrand Piccard, who co-piloted the first balloon to circle the world non-stop.

Bertrand piccard


• XY is a Canadian advertising campaign launched by Key Gordon Communications. It is a movement to fight climate change by getting Canadians to use less energy. The motivation for the campaign is both to reduce energy consumption for its own sake and also with the aim of reducing carbon emissions to ultimately combat global warming. • The choice of the campaign's name is intended both as a reference to a light switch (reflecting the energy-conservation theme) and the exhortation "f*** off". The website features phrases like "are we X-ed?". • The choice was criticized by several Ontario opposition politicians. In speaking of the campaign, Peter Kormos of the NDP said "It's silly, it's embarrassing, and clearly it's an ad agency that has a bunch of X-in' amateurs as employees."

4. Clip from a HBO documentary called Dead ahead depicting one of the world’s worst oil spills


5. Give me a 2-word Connect


Leakey’s Angels

• In 1836 the brothers Eugène and Adolphe took over an abandoned foundry at Le Creusot, which allowed them to participate in the industrial revolution. The company's main focus was on the steel industry, working on train tracks, ships and various other types of heavy machinery. • In the first part of the 20th century, the company associated itself with Westinghouse Systems, a major international electrical group at the time. The group began manufacturing electric motors and locomotives. After the Second World War, the armaments businesses were abandoned in favor of electrical engineering, and iron and steel works. The company remained in this sector until the early 1980s. • X ‘s head office is the first building in the world to earn the new ISO 50001 certification for energy management systems, the company has announced. • Which company?

7.Was India’s best known Tiger Conservationist. Died March 2011

Fateh Singh Rathore

• X was first produced in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist working on coal tar derivatives in Ira Remsen's laboratory at the Johns Hopkins University. The sweet taste of X was discovered when Fahlberg noticed a sweet taste on his hand one evening, and connected this with the compound that he had been working on that day.In 1884, working on his own in New York City, Fahlberg applied for patents in several countries, describing methods of producing this substance that he named X . Fahlberg soon grow wealthy, while Remsen merely grew irate, believing that he deserved credit for substances produced in his laboratory. On the matter, Remsen commented, "Fahlberg is a scoundrel. It nauseates me to hear my name mentioned in the same breath with him [sic].“ • Story of what? .

If this is gonna help…

The world’s first artificial sweetener Saccharin



• X ( M.R.C.P., F.R.C.S.) was the second Chief Minister of West Bengal in India. He remained in his post for 14 years as a Indian National Congress candidate, from 1948 until his death in 1962. He was a highly respected physician and a renowned freedom fighter. X is often considered the great architect of West Bengal, who founded three eminent cities, Durgapur, Kalyani and X nagar. • In India, the National Doctor's Day is celebrated on the date of his birth (and death) July 1 every year. He was awarded Bharat Ratna on 4 February 1961, India's highest civilian honour.He was also a member of the Brahmo Samaj

• Dr.Bidhan Chandra Roy

10. Painting by X. A certain type of air pollution is depicted here. Tell me both

Claude Monet and SMOG

11. Gimme X,Y and Z
• X (13 May 1857 – 16 September 1932) was a British doctor who received the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1902 for his work on Y. He was the first Indian-born person to win a Nobel Prize. He commenced the study of medicine in London in 1875. He passed his final examination in 1880 and joined the Indian Medical Service in 1881. His first posting was in Madras. He commenced the study of Y in 1892. • Z is a novel by Amitav Ghosh which is loosely based on the life of X. • ( pic of X in next slide)

• X – Ronald Ross • Y – Malaria • Z–

• The first _____ ____ advert ran on October 29, 1993, and featured a hapless history buff (played by Sean Whalen) receiving a call to answer a radio station's $10,000 trivia question (voiced by Rob Paulsen), "Who shot Alexander Hamilton in that famous duel ?" The man's apartment is shown to be a private museum to the duel, packed with artifacts. He answers the question correctly, but because his mouth is full of peanut butter and he has nothing to wash it down, his answer is unintelligible. The ad, directed by Hollywood director Michael Bay, was at the top of the advertising industry's award circuit in 1994.


Audience qn 2. Id.

Stage 2

• • • • •

Maximizer of +5 for each correct answer You can go for the theme at any point of time Exhaustive ( but this isnt exhaustive ) Points written on each slide for the stage 2 Do not shout out the theme. Please write it down!!! • As always, QM is god.

+50/25 •

X is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert. The name is derived from the Hindi word for "salt marsh“ • The X is the only place in Pakistan and India where flamingoes come to breed. It is famous for the Indian Wild Ass sanctuary, home of the world's last population of Indian Wild Ass . • Other mammals of the area include the Indian Wolf (Canis indica), Desert Fox (Vulpes vulpes pusilla),Golden Jackal (Canis aureus), Chinkara (Gazella bennettii), Nilgai (Boselaphus tragocamelus), and the threatened Blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra).

• The X is a large shallow bay forming part of the Laccadive Sea in the Indian Ocean. It lies between the southeastern tip of India and the west coast of Sri Lanka. A chain of low islands and reefs known as Adam's Bridge, also called Ramsethu, separates the X from Palk Bay, which lies to the north between India and Sri Lanka. • Pliny the Elder (23–79) praised the pearl fishery of this place as the most productive in the world. Although extraction of natural pearls is considered too expensive in most parts of the world, it is still conducted here. • The chief seaports on X are Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) in Tamil Nadu, and Colombo in Sri Lanka.

• X means "The Five Treasures of Snows", as it contains five peaks, four of them over 8,450 m (27,720 ft). The treasures represent the five repositories of God, which are gold, silver, gems,grain, and holy books. Until 1852, X was assumed to be the highest mountain in the world, but calculations made by the British Great Trigonometric Survey in 1849 came to the conclusion that Mount Everest (known as Peak XV at the time) was the highest. The protected areas around X are habitats for many endangered flagship species such as snow leopard, Asiatic black bear, red panda, Himalayan musk deer, blood pheasant and chestnut-breasted partridge.

• X extends from the Pin Valley National Park in Lahaul-Spiti to the Hemis National Park in Ladakh. • The Ramser site of Tsomoriri, wetlands of Tsokar and Pangong Tso in Ladakh and Chandertal wetland in Lahaul attract thousands of tourists and migratory birds every year. The Ramser site is the country’s only breeding ground for the rare bar-headed geese and the black-necked crane, scientists said. The idea behind the X project is to protect wildlife, plants and local communities from the onslaught of mass tourism and environmental degradation. It is also the source to Spiti and Pin, tributaries of the Sutlej, the Chandrabhaga, the Chenab and the Indus etc


• Located in the Himalayan foothills( Assam, India) ,This park is known for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare,Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog. X is famous for its population of the Wild water buffalo. • Named after the godess shown in the next slide.

• The X Hills are hilly ranges part of the Eastern Ghats in southern Andhra Pradesh state, in southeastern India.The ranges are bounded by the Rayalaseema uplands to the west and northwest, and the Nandyal Valley to the north. • Tirupati, a major Hindu pilgrimage town is located in the hills. The hills contain seven peaks namely, Anjanadri, Garudadri, Narayanadri, Neeladri, Seshadri, Venkatadri and Vrishabhadri, the highest at about 600 m (2,000 ft) above sea level. The seven peaks are said to represent the seven hoods of Lord Adisesha, the king of serpents in Hindu mythology. The Srivenkateshwara National Park is also located in these ranges. The famous Natural Arch, Tirumala Hills is also a part of the Hills, which dates back to the period in between Middle and Upper Proterozoic Eon.

• X (Devanagari: - The one with the voice of God) is a pilgrim town in Anuppur District in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. Also called "Teerthraj" (the king of pilgrimages), X is a unique natural heritage area and is the meeting point of the Vindhyas and the Satpuras, with the Maikal Hills being the fulcrum. • It is believed that who ever dies at X is assured of a place in heaven. Also if a lady makes offerings of fruits and flowers will gain the respect of her husband, and no doubt she will also achieve a place in heaven. When Lord Shiva destroyed Tripura (The three cities) by fire, the ashes of one fell upon mount Kailash, the ashes of another fell upon X. The ashes that fell upon X turned into crores of Shivalingas. • X is a Sanskrit word the literal meaning of which is immortal obstruction . ( ..contd)


• Achanakamar wildlife sanctuary is located in X. Established in 1975, this sanctuary is home to leopards, Bengal tigers, gaur, chital, striped hyena, jackals, nilgai, sambhar, chinkara and many others.

• The first recorded use of the word applied to this region can be traced to 1117 AD in the report of a general of Vishnuvardhana, King of Hoysalas, who in reference to his enemies, claimed to have “frightened the Todas, driven the Kangas underground, slaughtered the Pallavas, put to death the Malayalas, terrified King Kala and then proceeded to offer the peak of ____ Mountain to Lakshmi, Goddess of Wealth • Strobilanthus kunthiana is a shrub that grows abundantly in this region above 1800 metres. The region get its name from the beautiful colour of its flowers.

• The Mudumalai WL Sanctuary and National Park , Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary , Bandipur National Park , Nagarhole National Park , Nugu Wildlife Sanctuary, Mukurthi National Park and Silent Valley National Park are protected areas within this region.


Easiest of ‘em all. Connect.

Answers follow….


• • • • • • • • • •

Rann of Kacchh Gulf of Mannar Kanchenjunga Cold desert Great Nicobar Manas Seshachalam Hills Amarkantak Nilgiris Sunderbans

Totally 17

Scores again…

Audience Connect

• Anti-Clockwise • +10 on a direct, +10 on a pass • You can pounce 3 times in this round - +20/10 • QM decision is final

• IF


• Then


Richard Dawkins
• T.H.Huxley = Darwin’s Bulldog • Richard dawkins = Darwin’s rottweiler

2. 1961 article taken from The Observer titled The Forgotten Prisoners led to the establishment of which famous NGO ??
• “Open your newspaper any day of the week and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government. There are several million such people in prison - by no means all of them behind the Iron and Bamboo Curtains - and their numbers are growing. The newspaper reader feels a sickening sense of impotence. Yet if these feelings of disgust all over the world could be united into common action, something effective could be done….”

…and the person Y who wrote this article after an experience in the london underground
• “ How can we discover the state of freedom in the world today? The American philosopher John Dewey once said, 'If you want to establish some conception of a society, go find out who is in gaol.' This is hard advice to follow, because few governments welcome inquiries about the number of Prisoners of Conscience they hold in prison… “

Peter Benenson
• Amnesty International

• X is a new proposed 9900 MW power project of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) at Madban village of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra. It will be the largest nuclear power generating station in the world by net electrical power rating once completed. • On December 6, 2010 , an agreement was signed for the construction of first set of two third-generation European Pressurized Reactor for the supply of nuclear fuel for 25 years in the presence of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. • The district is a part of Konkan in Western Ghats. It is also known as one of the best ports from the Neolithic era.

Jaitapur Nuclear power plant

• 4. X is probably best remembered today for coining the word Y and for his outspoken opposition to Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection. He agreed with Darwin that evolution occurred, but thought it was more complex than outlined in Darwin's Origin. X 's approach to evolution can be seen as having anticipated the issues that have gained greater attention with the recent emergence of evolutionary developmental biology. • X and Y please

• X – Richard Owen • Y - Dinosaur

5. Id the movie which was inspired by a novel of the same name written by Y ( part points)

Jon krakauer and Into the Wild

• 6. His career as an entomologist was equally distinguished. His interest in this field had been inspired by books of Maria Sibylla Merian he had found in the attic of his family's country home in Vyra. • During the 1940s, as a research fellow in zoology, he was responsible for organizing the butterfly collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. His writings in this area were highly technical which was combined with his specialty in the identification of relatively unspectacular tribe Polyommatini of the family Lycaenidae. He described the Karner Blue. The genus Y was named after him in honor of this work, as were a number of butterfly and moth species. • Gimme X and Y

Y - Nabokovia

• The logo of X is the ____ _____, inspired by a ____ _____named William, who lived on the premises of the organisation from 1894 until 1920, during the honorary secretaryships of H. M. Phipson until 1906 and W. S. Millard from 1906 to 1920. • The logo was created in 1933, the silver-jubilee year of X 's founding. According to H. M. Phipson, William was born in May 1894 and presented to them three months later by H. Ingle of Karwar. He reached his full length (4.25 feet (1.30 m) by the end of his third year. His diet consisted of fruit like plantains and wild figs, but also of live mice, scorpions, and plain raw meat, which he ate with relish. He apparently did not drink water, nor use it for bathing. William was also known for catching tennis balls thrown at him from a distance of some thirty feet with his beak. • One of the big names associated with X was Z ( pic shown..)


Z seen with mary and dillon ripley

Bombay Natural History Society
• The Great hornbill • Salim ali

• X was an English forester, who worked in British India and East Africa. He became famous in the 1920s as the first wildlife photographer and conservationist. • After returning from the war he was appointed Deputy Conservator of Forests with the Imperial Forestry Service in the United Provinces of India. Owing to his experiences during the war, he abhored shooting and killing and blisteringly criticised sport hunting. He preferred shooting wildlife with a camera in the Sivalik Hills and pioneered camera trapping. In the 1920s he developed cameras triggered by trip wires. Using flashlight as well, he obtained dozens of remarkable night-time photographs, which are among the first of wild tigers, leopards, sloth bears, dholes and other wildlife. • ( Some of his pics shown in the next slide)


Frederick Walter Champion

• X , (c.1764 – 27 June 1829) was a British mineralogist and chemist noted for having left a bequest in his will to the United States of America, to create "an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge among men" to be called the Y. • Not much is known about X's life: his scientific collections, notebooks, diaries, and correspondence were lost in a fire and only the 213 volumes of his personal library and some personal writings survived. X dedicated his life to investigating the natural world, and visited Florence, Paris, Saxony, the Swiss Alps, and many other parts of Europe to find crystals and minerals on which he could perform experiments. In 1802, X proved that zinc carbonates were true carbonate minerals and not zinc oxides, as was previously thought. Zinc spar (ZnCO3), a type of zinc ore, was renamed X-ite posthumously in his honour



• X – James Smithson • Y – The smithsonian

10. Put funda

Zoological Society of London
• Winnipeg was a bear at ZSL- inspired Winnie the pooh • Sir stamford raffles and sir humphrey davy • Turtle diary • Harry potter – 1 was shot there

11.What is this ad for??

Epuron wind energy
• One of the biggest companies in france and germany for wind energy

• X was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He was the first person to (undisputedly) reach both the North and South Poles. He is also known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. X , along with Douglas Mawson, Robert Falcon Scott, and Ernest Shackleton, was a key expedition leader during the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Roald Amundsen

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