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Finals
Conducted on Dec 15th 1998, the quiz masters were Amith Kumar .B and Balaskandan C.S. Questions that were asked in the quiz are listed below, the answers are at the bottom of the page, after the questions.
  1. Which of Shakespeare's plays begins with the words "If music be the food of love, play on"?
  2. Which organisation has the motto Fidelity, Bravery & Integrity?
  3. Why was the 1631 Robert Banker's Bible fined 300 pounds ?
  4. What is the fashion of painting edges of books with heraldic devices and scenes called?
  5. What symbol appears on every page of the Indian passport?
  6. What soft drink ran into a controversy on the occasion of Golden Jubilee celebrations of Indian independance?
  7. Who said "No revolution is worth anything unless it can defend itself"?
  8. What's common among these plants: pitcher plants, sundews & bladderworts?
  9. What does a Somnambulist do?
  10. American police have SWAT teams, what do the initials stand for?
  11. What is the `sag wagon' with referance to cycle racing?
  12. Stretching 2,000 kms, it is the biggest structure on earth made by living creatures (not by man). What is it ?
  13. Which musical instrument is also known as the "mouth organ"?
  14. What word for madness was coined in the 19th century which means "sufferings from the womb"?
  15. Why was "Great Britain" called Great Britain?
  16. In 17th Century England, during heavy downpours of rain, many cats and dogs drowned and their bodies would be seen floating in the rain torrents that raced through the streets. What expression did this give rise to?
  17. What is the art of clipping hedges into various ornamental shapes traditionally called?
  18. Who first broke the record set by Roger Maris, of 61 home runs in one Major League Season?
  19. We all know about Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, but why was he called the "Sundance Kid"?
  20. If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has one front leg in the air, the person died as a result of wounds received in battle; if the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes, but if the horse has both front legs in the air, what does it denote?
  21. In the Roman Catholic Church, when deciding if someone should be sainted, a person is always appointed to give an alternative view, what name is given to this person?
  22. Sheshadripuram is named after Diwan Sheshadri Iyer, what place in Bangalore is named after his residence?
  23. In Leviticus 16, the High Priest offered a special sacrifice for the people of Israel. He placed his hands on a goat and confessed all the sins of the people, which were thus transferred to the goat. The goat was then taken out to a lonely place in the desert. What name was given that goat?
  24. How did the custom of military salutes come about?
  25. He was born in England in 1812, 2nd of 8 children, he came from a poor family. He worked as a reporter & became famous with his work, The Pickwick Papers, later he wrote many other popular stories. Who is he?
  26. He was the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962. Later he became the senator of Ohio. At 77 years he is the oldest person to orbit the Earth. Identify the person.
  27. His name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, he worked as a lecturer in Mathematics at Oxford. He is known for his writings for children. What is pseudonym?
  28. This popular actor, whose father is Chinese-Hawaiian and whose mother is English, has a first name which means "cool breeze over the mountains" Who is he?
  29. He couldn't speak fluently when he was nine, so his parents thought he might be retarded. In 1898, he applied for admission to the Munich Technical Institute, but was turned down on the grounds that he "showed no promise" as a student. He was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952. Who was he?
  30. He visited Europe and America as a cultural ambassador of India. He condemned the caste system and the current hindu emphasis on rituals, ceremonies and superstitions. He remarked our religion is 'Don't touch me I am holy' Who was he? (Clue: This was before independance)

Answers
  1. Twelfth Night
  2. The FBI
  3. Because the 7th commandment was misprinted as Thou Shalt Commit Adultery
  4. Fore edge painting
  5. The Ashoka Pillar
  6. Canada Dry
  7. Lenin
  8. They eat insects
  9. Sleep walks
  10. Special Weapons And Tactics
  11. Its one of the last cars along the route, they are specifically used to pick up those cyclists who have given up
  12. The Great Barrier Reef
  13. Harmonica
  14. Hysteria
  15. To distinguish it from Little Britain, which is now called Brittany
  16. Raining cats and dogs
  17. Topiary
  18. Mark McGuire
  19. Because he spent time in the crook county jail, in Sundance, Wyoming
  20. The person died in battle
  21. Devil's Advocate
  22. Kumara Park
  23. Scape goat
  24. In olden days armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
  25. Charles Dickens
  26. John Glenn
  27. Lewis Carroll
  28. Keanu Reeves
  29. Albert Einstein
  30. Swami Vivekananda



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