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Obligatory rules slide
- Quizmaster is God
- Infinite bounce and Pounce.
- Bounce - +10/0
- Pounce - +10/-5
- Since Fantasy Quiz is coming up, we’re introducing a GoT themed pounce; First
team to pounce on a question has an advantage/ disadvantage. If they pounce and
get the answer right, they get to choose a team and give that team a negative of 5
points. But if they pounce first and get it wrong, they get a -10.
Inspiration behind which immortal character?
Mercury was used in the manufacturing of felt hats during the 19th century, causing a
high rate of mercury poisoning among those working in the hat industry. Mercury
poisoning causes neurological damage, including slurred speech, memory loss, and
tremors. In the Victorian age, many workers in the textile industry developed CNS
disorders. Many such workers were sent to Pauper Lunatic Asylums, Robert Lutwidge,
X’s uncle. X was familiar with the conditions at asylums and visited at least one, the
Surrey County Asylum, himself, which treated patients with so-called non-restraint
methods and occupied them, amongst others, in gardening, farming and hat-making.
Besides staging theatre plays, dances and other amusements, such asylums also held
Melanogrammus aeglefinus is a saltwater fish found in the North Atlantic Ocean and
As X thought up this character and was looking for a name, he asked his wife what she
made for dinner. His wife replied “a sad English fish—________” and thus the character
Xism is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like-
minded people and with few permanent ties. It involves musical, artistic, literary or
spiritual pursuits. In this context, Xs may or may not be wanderers, adventurers, or
vagabonds. This use of the word X first appeared in the English language in the
nineteenth century to describe the non-traditional lifestyles of marginalized and
impoverished artists, writers, journalists, musicians, and actors in major European
The term Xism emerged in France in the early nineteenth century when artists and
creators began to concentrate in the lower-rent, lower class, Romani neighborhoods.
The Romani people were referred to as X since they were mistakenly thought to
originate from the western part of modern Czech Republic.
Since 1991, Starbucks has had an incentive program for its employees where they
recieve company stock upon completion of two years of service.
The program is named _____ ______, homophonic to a certain plant from a fairytale
that arises from magic ______ traded for a cow.
What is the name of Starbucks’ program, named aptly as a nod to this fairytale and the
company’s product line?
The name XY is a product of Z’s corporate history and culture. Thomas J. Watson, Sr.,
had first introduced "X" as a slogan for Z in the 1920s. With every minicomputer and
mainframe Z installed (almost all were leased - not sold), a blue plastic sign was placed
atop the operator's console, with the "X" command on an aluminum plate. For decades,
Z distributed small notepads with the word "X" emblazoned on a brown leatherette
cover to customers and employees. The name "XY" was suggested by Z employee
Denny Wainwright, who had a "X" notepad in his pocket. The name was opposed by
the Z corporate naming committee as the names for Z computers were all numeric at
that time. "XY" was kept due to praise from journalists and the public.
At the time the stories were published, addresses in __(2)__ __(3)__ did not go as
high as _(1)_. __(2)__ __(3)__ was later extended, and in 1932 the Abbey National
Building Society moved into premises at 219–229 __(2)__ __(3)__. For many years,
Abbey National employed a full-time secretary to answer mail addressed to X. In 1990,
a blue plaque signifying _(1)_ __(2)__ __(3)__ was installed at the X Museum,
situated elsewhere on the same block, and there followed a 15-year dispute between
Abbey National and Museum for the right to receive mail addressed to _(1)_ __(2)__
__(3)__. Since the closure of Abbey House in 2005, ownership of the address by the
Museum has not been challenged, despite its location between 237 and 241 __(2)__
Suryadeo Singh is
an Indian politician
and was a member
of the Bharatiya
Singh was a
member of the
Assembly from the
in 1977 and Jharia
1980 and 1985 as
BP Sinha was a well
leader in the coal
The _______ was the brainchild of Japanese Major (and post-war Lieutenant-General)
Iwaichi Fujiwara, head the Japanese intelligence unit Fujiwara Kikan and had its
origins, first in the meetings between Fujiwara and the president of the Bangkok
chapter of the _________, Pritam Singh Dhillon. Fujiwara's mission was "to raise an
army which would fight alongside the Japanese army." After the initial proposal by
Fujiwara the _______ was formed in the second half of December 1941, and the name
chosen in the first week of January 1942.
Theories regarding what?
The name of the roman god Jupiter was written as IVPPITER and the Romans feared
putting part of a god’s name on a mortal instrument.
The practice predates the adoption of subtractive notation in roman numerals and has
King Louis XIV liked it this way and ordered people to follow it, and it has continued
It creates radial symmetry.
The _____ awards, named
after _______ are presented
every year by the Mystery
Writers of America, based in
New York City. They honor
the best in mystery fiction,
non-fiction, television, film,
and theater published or
produced in the previous
So, ___________ got picked up in May and they could only hold off till 30 June. They had to give the contracts
by then. By 29 June, I still hadn't got my contract and my visa was up. So, if I was going to stay in America, I
either had to do ___________ or the other option was to come to India and do Bollywood.
At that time, I had read the script of Delhi-6 and loved it. I was going to come back to meet Rakeysh
Omprakash Mehra. I'd read the English version of the script and loved it and wanted to audition for the lead. I
am not sure if it was going to happen anyway. But, they had really liked my tape and I thought if _____________
doesn't work out, I would be back in India to meet Rakeysh Mehra. My contract arrived on June 30 and I ended
Funny enough, after the first year of ______________, 3 Idiots came about and they were looking to cast
someone from America. I flew to Bombay to meet Raju Hirani and had a wonderful time. But, things just didn't
work out. So, the opportunities were there and if I had moved here and started early, things could have come
Kotak Mahindra bank has a zero service mobile banking ecosystem called Kotak
They boast zero balance account service with returns upto 6% pa and most
importantly, easy universal mobile banking.
What is the name of the service an obvious reference to?
In 1988, while the Afghan civil war was raging on between the Soviet backed
communists and the mujahideen, a ceasefire was declared by both sides for a certain
event in the month of January.
Tens of thousands of mourners attended this event, marching through the Khyber Pass
from Peshawar to Jalalabad, although it was marred by terrorist attacks killing 15
What was this event that would remind us of something that happened almost exactly
40 years before at the end of January?
The term owes its origin to early radio enthusiasts who would use a piece of wood
easily available in the household, often a bard used for slicing _____. These days it is
commercially available, made of plastic with strips of copper inside.
The circle topped with a two-bar cross in which the word X resides is a variant of the
____ logo, and either “an early European symbol for quality” or a Cross of Lorraine as
carried by the Knights Templar into the Crusades.
Continuing the Da Vinci Code-theme, the X’s geometric pattern of a dot with four
triangles radiating outward is either a schematic drawing of a four-leaf clover or the
cross pattee, associated with Knights Templars and Freemasons.
What is X?
During the 18th and 19th centuries in England, recruiters for the English Navy would
try to persuade men to join the military by offering them a King’s Shilling. If they
accepted the shilling, it meant that they had consented to join the ranks at sea.
In order to boost their recruitment numbers, some of the recruiters ran a scam that
involved discreetly dropping a shilling into a drunk man’s beer when he wasn’t
looking. Men wouldn’t notice the shilling until they’d finished their drink but by then
it would be too late; the recruiter had already added their names to the draft list and
they’d be hauled off to sea the next morning.
Once bar owners discovered the scam, however, they started serving alcohol in glasses
that had clear bases. They’d then remind pub visitors to check their pints for illicit
shillings by saying “___________!” before patrons took a sip or shot.
“Back in 2005, one lucky PC Pitstop customer won $1,000 by simply reading our
___________ We temporarily added a clause to our ____________ offering money to
anyone who contacted us, but it took five months and more than 3,000 sales before the
first person – dropped us a line asking about the clause.
7 years later — our experiment continues to garner attention in articles detailing the
dangers of unread _____________”
The tower of London has stood at its current location for over eight centuries now and
is an iconic British landmark.
Apart from the crown jewels and various other artefacts, The tower is currently home
to seven individuals of a certain kind, named Hardey, Thor, Odin, Gwyllum, Cedric,
Hugine and Munin.
At least six individuals of the kind have been residing at the the tower since at least
the late 1600s. Their continued residence in the tower is ensured by royal orders, due
to a superstition said to have originated with Charles II
It is said that if they leave, “The Crown will fall, and with it, the tower and Kingdom”
What Is X? #knowyourquizmaster
CamSoda an entertainment company announced a new device called the Z.
Which will be a WiFi connected button like Amazon's Dash Button that can fit on a X
and will automatically order a large Domino's cheese pizza whenever it's pressed.
"Y, while ultimately enjoyable, can be a strenuous physical activity during which an
individual exerts a lot of energy and burns many calories. Inevitably, once finished,
they feel lethargic and hungry," CamSoda's vice president, Daryn Parker, said in a press
"Now, in order to enjoy your Saturday night, all you need is your Z. Get off and get
stuffed, all with the quick click of a button."
Logon Ka Kaam Hai Karna
Polonium-210 emits a type of radiation called alpha-radiation, which is very energetic
and can seriously damage DNA.
Thankfully, what alpha-radiation has in destructive ability, it lacks in penetrating
Human skin is usually enough to stop it, but that’s of little consolation to people who
inhale particles of polonium- 210.
A certain class of people are regularly are thus exposed to polonium & lead radiation
The activity though has several other health warnings attached to it, people still are
doing it. What?
Back to 2014.
The ingredients include water (~80%), butane gas (~17%), surfactant (~1%), and other
ingredients including vegetable oil (~2%).
The liquefied butane expands when the product is ejected. The butane evaporates
instantly, forming bubbles of gas in the water/surfactant mixture.
The surfactant(s) cause the bubbles to have stability and hence a gas-in-liquid colloid
forms. The bubbles eventually collapse and the colloid disappears, leaving only water
and surfactant residue.
The working of which invention, invented in 2000, is being described here?
A Musical Orgasm.
The picture you’ll see on the next slide is the Haʻikū Ladder or Haʻikū Stairs, is a steep
hiking trail on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaii.
The total 3,922 steps span along Oahu's Ko'olau mountain range.
What’s so special about this staircase?
The Stairs are called the “Stairway to Heaven”
God. I am God.
Solar Lottery is Phillip K. Dick’s first published novel.
It takes place in a world dominated by logic and numbers.
Loosely based on a numerical military strategy employed by U.S. and Soviet
intelligence called minimax (part of game theory), the X, head of world government, is
chosen through a sophisticated, computerized lottery.
X is a title. Name it.
“Waqt news” is an anti-government news agency widely known for criticizing the
incumbent party and promoting liberal views in ________.
According to Alexa, it averages around 3000 visitors on its website every day and
mostly covers news from the southern part of ________.
What - associated with the channel - but never actually broadcast - makes it better
known to us all?
Three morphs of lizards cycle from the ultra-dominant polygynous orange-throated males,
which best the more monogamous mate guarding blues; the oranges are in turn bested by
the sneaker strategy of yellow-throated males, and the sneaker strategy of yellows is in turn
bested by the mate guarding strategy of blue-throated males.
This phenomenon is popularly called the _ _ _ phenomenon among zoologists.
RIP@ Adarsho Hindu Hotel
The word _____ means handkerchief in many north Indian languages, and the name ___________
means handkerchief _____.
During the Mughal period, the ____ was used like a cloth to wipe off the excess oil off the hands
after the completion of an oil-rich food laden with meat and fat.
What am I talking about?
It’s okay if you don’t know the answer.
Frank Alexander de X VC (26 April 1887 – 25 November 1914) was an England
recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in
the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was the first person of the Jewish faith and the first Indian Army officer to receive
the VC during World War I.
What is X? (VC stands for Victoria Cross)
PG 13 Please.
Facebook had blocked the accounts of all the subscribers belonging to X community of
Assam thinking the names were false and fabricated.
They were unknown to the fact that X is an ethnic tribe of Assam which has a rich
historical background in the state history.
What name are we talking about here?
MMORPG FTW! #knowyourQM
World of Warcraft released its first expansion pack in 2007, named The Burning
This introduced certain ‘dances’. Each gender of each race has a different style of
The dances were supposedly inspired from famous dance videos, e.g. The male Night
Elf’s dance resembled Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean dance.
The male Draenei’s dance was inspired from a Indian dance song X, by Y.
Put one X and Y.
USofA. Put Funda.
At 5:34 a.m. Baghdad time on 20 March 2003 (9:34 p.m., 19 March EST) the surprise
military invasion of Iraq began. There was no declaration of war. The 2003 invasion of
Iraq, led by U.S. army General Tommy Franks, began under the codename "Operation
Iraqi Liberation”, the UK codename “Operation Telic”, and the Australian codename
The US operation was later renamed “Operation Iraqi Freedom”.
Operation Iraqi Liberation happens to be the
abbreviation for “OIL”. Led to the US invading
Iraq for oil wala conspiracy theories.
At the end of 2016, Google published their list of the “Top 10 Trending Personalities”
for India in the year 2016.
The first spot was taken by Donald Trump. The second was taken by PV Sindhu.
The 3rd spot was taken by an Indian “personality” for her presence in the social media
sphere, and her activity in the month of November of 2016.
Whom am I talking about?
As a part of an April fool’s prank, X added 3 new items to their collection which
were “Fish and Chips”, “Sunday Roast” and “Chicken Tikka Masala”.
Identify X, which made the introduction of these 3 items a hilarious act.
Early in the development of this company's new brand identity, Pentagram's Paula
Scher asked: “Your name is _______. Why are you a flag?”
What did this result in and what has been blanked out?
X had a very bad career in journalism, even by his otherwise high standards. He was
too lazy, so he always sold his articles to other reporters, and the only time he actually
completed an article was during a trip to the Soviet Union in 1929, where he decided it
was too much of a bother to go and post it, so he decided to chuck the idea.
Put one X.
In 2015, MP Jay Panda tweeted this image. Put funda. (Bonus points if you can explain the funda
No seat numbered 420 in the Lok Sabha.
The seat 420 is said to have a superstition
surrounding it, considering that section 420 of the
IPC is related to cheating and dishonesty,
something politicians wouldn’t like to be
What you’ll see on the next slide, will be a map of Japan. What is marked in red and blue are areas which almost all of
us would have surely heard of in some way or the other. Identify these two areas.
As per the International _________ Society, for most years the people of X were dominant in _______ , however later in
the Sengoku era, groups rose all throughout Japan and within all these groups, finally developed two super groups –
those of X and Y.
It is believed that group X met its fate because its General was misinformed and in a 1581 attack had its people
slaughtered in a ten-to-one battle – a typical tactic used in ______ warfare to forestall an attack – leaving not a very large
number of X people.
Y too was threatened that time however they escaped the fate of X. After WW2, the world was free and open to travel
around and thus X and Y people spread themselves across, with most of these people working like ordinary people
however passing on their extraordinary skill to those who felt were worthy of learning them.
Identify X and Y, two areas you’d have surely heard of in Japan if not any others.
The regions of Iga and Koga- the home of
(You may have come across it through Ninja
Put one identify.
For a certain purpose, the countries below have adopted the following convention.
● Argentina uses “R”.
● The Bahamas use “Z”.
● Scotland, Hong Kong and Mongolia use “ZZ”.
● Singapore uses “Z/1”.
● Sri Lanka uses “Z”.
● Indonesia uses “X”.
● Iraq uses “Letter/99”.
● Zambia uses “X3”.
● Malaysia uses “Z”.
● Thailand uses “5 OS”.
● Serbia uses “ZA”.
What am I talking about? (Bonus if you can tell me what India uses for the same purpose)
Replacement Bank Notes. India(RBI) uses an
These are notes printed by the central bank to
replace damaged notes and are marked specially
to keep a count of the number of notes printed.