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ECLECTICA 2017
SET & CONDUCTED BY:
SAMANWAY BANERJEE
PRELIMS
THE PRELIMS:
26 questions.
A-Z format.
No negatives.
Top 8 teams qualify for the finals.
A.
Map of which place?
An institution in DC Comics universe is named in
of this place.
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTL...
ARKHAM
B.
Consumers found the name “Aristocrat” difficult to
pronounce and understand.
Other than the above-mentioned one, ther...
BIG MAC
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
C.
What is the 10-letter word for the encircled portion?
Which engineer, known for his exploits in another field,
invented...
COWCATCHER
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
In the British empire, this has happened thrice.
The 2nd time it happened was in 1903 when the world’s
press dispatched ...
DELHI DURBAR
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
E.
Oriental Nicety gained notoriety on March 24, 1989, while
owned by a former shipping company and bound for Long Beach
...
EXXON VALDEZ
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
F.
ID the person seen here with
Madhuri Dixit.
|
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
G.
Worldwide fame touched the place in 1770, when Captain
James Cook became the first European to navigate its deadly
maz...
GREAT BARRIER REEF
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
H.
“The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is perhaps the most
important and influential anti-semitic document ever.
Which...
HENRY FORD
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
I.
What is the Arabic word for “breakfast”, as
observed by followers of a particular religion,
and ironically, its not con...
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
A couple of years back, the Ranchi district administration gave
a no-objection certificate to the tourism department to
d...
JYOTIRINDRANATH TAGORE,
elder brother of Rabindranath
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
K.
The third most important city among all Harappan
sites, which town, situated in Hanumangarh district
of Rajasthan, prec...
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
L.
Named after the institution’s mascot, the Beaver,
which was chosen “as representing an industrious
animal with social ...
LONDON SCHOOL OF
ECONOMICS
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
M.
The cast of which TV series is being represented by
these Barbie dolls???
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMA...
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
N.
A subsidiary of Illinois-based Mondelēz International, the
company’s plant in Chicago, a 1,800,000-square-foot
(170,00...
NABISCO
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
O.
The OED traces the word to a Spanish word,
meaning manliness, modified after the Sicilian word for man.
According to a...
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
P.
An "updated" version of the original story, combining the
original author’s illustrations with new text about the 2009...
Q.
ID the movie.
R.
What’s the screen-name of the
lead character of this movie?
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | S...
QUEEN; RANI
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
S.
Zeno of Citium, born in Cyprus in the 4th century B.C.E., traveled
to Athens while a young man and studied with the im...
STOIC
from Stoa Poikile
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
T.
Where is this film set?
Doing Time, Doing Vipassana is a 1997 Israeli independent
documentary film project by two wome...
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
U.
Which company was started by Kevin
Planck, a university-level footballer,
who, being frustrated by his sweat-
soaked co...
UNDER ARMOUR
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
V.
First brewed by Sam Barrett and Charlie Moir in 1824, which
lager, produced by Carlton & United Breweries, until recent...
Pic from 1962. Who’s running high school
track?
W.
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
WILT CHAMBERLAIN
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
X.
ID the TATA model, which shares its name
with the 5th element of a noble list.
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE |...
XENON
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
Y.
The term “chhnam saun”, applied to the takeover of Cambodia in
April 1975, by the Khmer Rouge, is an analogous to that...
YEAR ZERO
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
Z.
As per historians, this is the
only known photograph of a
Mughal empress.
ID her.
ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTL...
ZEENAT MAHAL
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  1. 1. ECLECTICA 2017 SET & CONDUCTED BY: SAMANWAY BANERJEE PRELIMS
  2. 2. THE PRELIMS: 26 questions. A-Z format. No negatives. Top 8 teams qualify for the finals.
  3. 3. A. Map of which place? An institution in DC Comics universe is named in of this place. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  4. 4. ARKHAM
  5. 5. B. Consumers found the name “Aristocrat” difficult to pronounce and understand. Other than the above-mentioned one, there was another which went by the name “Blue Ribbon”. If these 2 failed in the marketplace, what debuted at a Uniontown, Pennsylvania restaurant in 1967, selling for 45 cents. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  6. 6. BIG MAC ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  7. 7. C. What is the 10-letter word for the encircled portion? Which engineer, known for his exploits in another field, invented it, in 1838? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  8. 8. COWCATCHER ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  9. 9. In the British empire, this has happened thrice. The 2nd time it happened was in 1903 when the world’s press dispatched their best journalists, artists and photographers to cover proceedings. The popularity of movie footage of the event, shown in makeshift cinemas throughout India, is often credited with having launched the country’s early film industry. What am I talking about? D. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  10. 10. DELHI DURBAR ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  11. 11. E. Oriental Nicety gained notoriety on March 24, 1989, while owned by a former shipping company and bound for Long Beach California. Also known as E Mediterranean, SeaRiver Mediterranean and Dong Fang Ocean, the two word name by which it is more well known comes from the fact that it was owned by E and was employed to transport crude oil from the Alyeska consortium's pipeline terminal to somewhere in Alaska. Hence how do we better know this notorious vessel? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  12. 12. EXXON VALDEZ ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  13. 13. F. ID the person seen here with Madhuri Dixit. | ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  14. 14. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  15. 15. G. Worldwide fame touched the place in 1770, when Captain James Cook became the first European to navigate its deadly maze. Although it was beloved by nearly all who knew it, Cook was not a fan. “The sea in all parts conceals shoals that suddenly project from the shore, and rocks that rise abruptly like a pyramid from the bottom,” he wrote in his journal. Cook’s ship foundered on one of those shoals and was nearly sunk, but after several months Cook escaped it. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  16. 16. GREAT BARRIER REEF ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  17. 17. H. “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” is perhaps the most important and influential anti-semitic document ever. Which anti-semite published the 1st English version of the document, and hence it is not a surprise that he influenced the most famous anti-semite ever? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  18. 18. HENRY FORD ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  19. 19. I. What is the Arabic word for “breakfast”, as observed by followers of a particular religion, and ironically, its not consumed in the morning? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  20. 20. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  21. 21. A couple of years back, the Ranchi district administration gave a no-objection certificate to the tourism department to develop and restore ______ Hill, Jharkhand’s popular heritage and tourist site. X had first visited Ranchi in 1905 and was mesmerised by the beauty of the 300-ft hillock. Finally, he settled here in 1912. He had built two monuments named Brahma Sthal and Shanti Dham on the hillocks. He breathed his last in Shanti Dham in 1925. J. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  22. 22. JYOTIRINDRANATH TAGORE, elder brother of Rabindranath ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  23. 23. K. The third most important city among all Harappan sites, which town, situated in Hanumangarh district of Rajasthan, precisely located upon the banks of Ghaggar River, got its name from the fact that innumerable pieces of terracotta bangles were excavated here, to be preserved forever? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  24. 24. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  25. 25. L. Named after the institution’s mascot, the Beaver, which was chosen “as representing an industrious animal with social habits”, a newspaper was first published in its recognised format on 5 May 1949, and is the oldest student newspaper in this European country. Which educational institute thus publishes THE BEAVER? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  26. 26. LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  27. 27. M. The cast of which TV series is being represented by these Barbie dolls??? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  28. 28. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  29. 29. N. A subsidiary of Illinois-based Mondelēz International, the company’s plant in Chicago, a 1,800,000-square-foot (170,000 m2) production facility at 7300 S. Kedzie Avenue, is the largest bakery in the world. Logo designed by Gerard Huerta. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  30. 30. NABISCO ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  31. 31. O. The OED traces the word to a Spanish word, meaning manliness, modified after the Sicilian word for man. According to a different theory, the word comes from Latin humilitas (humility). This code of honor that places importance on silence, non- cooperation with authorities, and non-interference in the illegal actions of others originated in Southern Italy. We however know it through a posthumous publication of someone, who wrote extensively on the Mafia. What’s the good word? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  32. 32. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  33. 33. P. An "updated" version of the original story, combining the original author’s illustrations with new text about the 2009 Iranian presidential election, recounts the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on June 12, 2009. The authors of this work used the original drawings, changing the text where appropriate and inserting one new drawing, which has X (the original author and the narrator) telling her parents to stop reading the newspaper and instead turn their attention to the internet and Twitter during the protests. Which 10-page long work be this? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  34. 34. Q. ID the movie. R. What’s the screen-name of the lead character of this movie? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  35. 35. QUEEN; RANI ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  36. 36. S. Zeno of Citium, born in Cyprus in the 4th century B.C.E., traveled to Athens while a young man and studied with the important philosophers of the day, among them two influential Cynics. He eventually arrived at his own philosophy and began teaching at a public hall. Zeno’s philosophy, took its name from the hall where he taught, and it preached self-control, fortitude, and justice. By the 14th century, English speakers had adopted the word as a general term for anyone who could face adversity calmly and without excess emotion. Either give the philosophy or the people who adhered to such a philosophy. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  37. 37. STOIC from Stoa Poikile ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  38. 38. T. Where is this film set? Doing Time, Doing Vipassana is a 1997 Israeli independent documentary film project by two women filmmakers from Israel, Ayelet Menahemi and Eilona Ariel about the use of Vipassanaas taught by S. N. Goenka, somewhere. It also starred Kiran Bedi, who was instrumental in setting up such classes in 1993. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  39. 39. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  40. 40. U. Which company was started by Kevin Planck, a university-level footballer, who, being frustrated by his sweat- soaked cotton T-shirts' inability to keep him dry and comfortable, searched for a material that would wick the sweat from his body? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  41. 41. UNDER ARMOUR ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  42. 42. V. First brewed by Sam Barrett and Charlie Moir in 1824, which lager, produced by Carlton & United Breweries, until recently, used an innovative television advertising campaign featuring a very similar recording of the theme from the film The Magnificent Seven? We however have heard the name of this brand in sporting context. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  43. 43. Pic from 1962. Who’s running high school track? W. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  44. 44. WILT CHAMBERLAIN ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  45. 45. X. ID the TATA model, which shares its name with the 5th element of a noble list. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  46. 46. XENON ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  47. 47. Y. The term “chhnam saun”, applied to the takeover of Cambodia in April 1975, by the Khmer Rouge, is an analogous to that of the French Revolutionary Calendar. During the French Revolution, after the abolition of the French monarchy (September 20, 1792), the National Convention instituted a new calendar. The Khmer Rouge takeover of Phnom Penh was rapidly followed by a series of drastic revolutionary de-industrialization policies resulting in a death toll that vastly exceeded that of the French Reign of Terror. What is the literal translation of the phrase “chhnam saun”? ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  48. 48. YEAR ZERO ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  49. 49. Z. As per historians, this is the only known photograph of a Mughal empress. ID her. ECLECTICA 2017 | TECHNO INDIA SALTLAKE | SAMANWAY BANERJEE
  50. 50. ZEENAT MAHAL

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