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Take command of your situation or you might be taken out by your enemy's artillery. Set your targets high and aim for victory or you might be taken out by the Quizmasters' firing which hit you like missiles. Shell out fundae but don't cause a holocaust lest your teammates give you the marching orders.

  • A Major Quiz
  • The flagship quiz of the fest
  • Prize money:
    First place : Rs. 5000/-
    Second place : Rs. 3000/-
    Third place : Rs. 2000/-
  • Teams of 3
  • Mixed Teams allowed (All participants should belong to an educational institution)
  • Entry : Free
  • Prelims : Written
  • 6 teams qualify for the final
  • Date: Prelims: Friday, 15th June, 2001 Finals: Friday, 15th June, 2001
  • Time: Prelims: 9.30am-11am Finals: 11.30am-2.30pm
  • Quizmaster(s) : Avinash H Mudaliar

    Here are some of the questions asked in the prelims last year. Please move your cursor over the word "Answer" to see the answer to a question.

    1) "Ease was his chief disease, and to judge right,
    he died for heaviness that his cart went light,
    His leisure told him that his time was come,
    And lack of load made him cumbersome."
    Who about whom?

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    2) The first of its kind was performed by Mona at the Four Artsball at the Moulin Range on Feb.9 1893. What?

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    3) According to the legend he was the son of Poseidon and leader of the Megarians. He founded a city in 658 B.C. which bore his name. Name the city.

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    4) Century House is the only utilised building in Westminister Bridge Road. Funda?

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    5) The nymph Salmacis became enamoured of him and prayed that she might be closely united. Her prayer was answered. Who was he?

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    6) Which word in English comes from French for 'clear the table'?

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    7) The Post cemetery at Fort Yates, N. Dakota, contained his neglected grave for years.Later his bones were exhumed by a tourist businessman from S. Dakota and put in a shiny new chest. Now you find a park in its vicinity, with a marble pedestal and a 3 ton granite bust of the tomb. Whose is it?

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    8) Which term was coined by Thomas Pymer, an English critic of the later 17th century to signify the distribution at the end of a literary work of the results which were attained by the characters in proportion to their vices?

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    9) In 1976, Liz Taylor placed second and Walter Mondale came third in the 'Most Memorable Eyebrow Contest'. Who won?

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    10) What was given as a present to Abraham covered in a black camel's haircloth by angel Gabriel as a celebration of his good?

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