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A travel quiz that I did recently at Kochi 'Chai pe' quiz club

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Travel quiz

  1. 1. നീലാകാശം പച്ചക്കടൽ ചുവന്ന ഭൂമി A travel quiz by Rajesh Mohanan
  2. 2. There will be a total of 40 questions of which 6 will be a part of a common written round The remaining 34 will be normal dry rounds which will be on pounce and bounce
  3. 3. Dry 1 Infinite bounce +10 for each correct answer Pounce will attract -5 for a wrong answer
  4. 4. 1 As per Hindu mythology a certain set of mountains had wings and had the divine power of flight. However due to some misunderstanding Lord Indra chopped off the wings of 99 of such mountains However X survived the attack and took refuge in the Ocean with the help of Y. X once rose out of the ocean to offer himself as a resting place to a traveler as a mark of gratitude. The invitation was politely refused. Name this mythical mountain and the traveler
  5. 5. Answer…
  6. 6. X – Mount Mainaka(Y – Vayu) Traveller - Hanuman
  7. 7. 2 This was the title of his travelogue about his visit to US. He later used the same title for a screenplay he wrote for an IV Sasi movie released in 1984 starring Mammootty and Seema with Mohanlal coming in a supporting role. Name the title
  8. 8. Answer…
  9. 9. Aalkkoottathil Thaniye
  10. 10. 3 In one of their adventures, Asterix and Obelix travel to a country in search of a flower which is scientifically called Leontopodium alpinum. This flower is also present in the tourism logo of this country. What is the common name?
  11. 11. Answer…
  12. 12. Edelweiss
  13. 13. 4 The structure was built under the guidance of Paul-Helge Mortensen, while working for Engineering Construction Corporation Ltd. The remnants of the structure and the location still attracts some tourists to this place and the Government has started to rebuilt the structure. The original one was actually made of steel and clad in wood and was meant to be destroyed. Which structure?
  14. 14. Answer…
  15. 15. 5 Babu Varghese, managing partner of Tour India was arrested for the murder of his business partner and Vythiri Jungle Park resort owner A M Abdul Karim. Babu Varghese has also been a member of Tourism advisory committee for the Govt of kerala. What innovation of Babu Varghese is now a big Businees in Kerala?
  16. 16. Answer…
  17. 17. He was the first to launch house boat in Kerala. He was also the first to built tree houses in the shape of erumadam for tourists in Kerala.
  18. 18. 6 Once when he was getting treated for a broken toe at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital, this cricketer happened to be at the children’s ward and after learning about some terminally ill cases, he started out on a charity walk. He has raised about 12 million pounds as a result and has done about 12 such walks from 1985. He first walk was about 900 miles. His nickname might remind you of a very contentious issue in India though people in Kerala may not have arguments. Id the player
  19. 19. Answer…
  20. 20. Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham
  21. 21. 7 The Central Railway earns a good portion of revenue from a particular purpose that they have decided to construct a dedicated railway station at Wadi Bunder for this. Wadi Bunder has a stock of coaches from 50's and 60's and even old locomotives. As of now Apta railway station is the major one used for this use and had earned about 32 lakh in FY 15-16. For what purpose is the new station being built and what event in the 90's catapulted Aptas reputation for such purpose?
  22. 22. Answer…
  23. 23. Movie shootings, Climax of DDLJ
  24. 24. 8 Harman Singh Sidhu was supposed to move to Canada in few days when he met with an accident that confined him in a wheelchair. He later found an NGO, whose actions are in the news for last few weeks. What?
  25. 25. Answer…
  26. 26. Ban of shops selling alcohol near highways
  27. 27. 9 Iratta Mukhamulla Nagaram (ഇരട്ട മുഖമുള്ള നഗരം ) is a travelogue by Benyamin on the days he spent at a city while attending the Literary festival there. The name of the city is also shared by a famous establishment in Hyderabad established by Khanchand Ramnani. Name the city
  28. 28. Answer…
  29. 29. Karachi
  30. 30. 10 The following pictures are from Tehran. Why are they doing these.
  31. 31. Answer…
  32. 32. Blocking number plates from security camera and helping the drivers break the odd-even rule
  33. 33. 11 Launched in 1890 by Charles Connell and Company, she was delivered to the German company based in Hamburg and was registered under the name SS Stubbenhuk. Subsequently, it got acquired by the Hamburg America Line of Germany, where she sailed as the SS Sicilia. Her ownership changed hands again and she was renamed as X Y. Later the ownership again was transferred and she was renamed as Heian Y. She got wrecked in 1926 near Cape Soyedomari. Id X Y
  34. 34. Answer…
  35. 35. Komagata Maru
  36. 36. 12 These are road signs that appear in certain places in the US. What are these called or against what does it specifically warn against?
  37. 37. Answer…
  38. 38. Immigration Sign. Watchout for immigrants crossing
  39. 39. 13 Voted the second greatest Briton of all time in a 2002 BBC poll (after Winston Churchill), he is best known for the creation of the Great Western Railway, a series of famous steamships, and numerous important bridges. Though his projects were not always successful, they often contained innovative solutions to long-standing engineering problems. During his short career, he achieved many engineering “firsts”, including the building of the first tunnel under a navigable river and development of the first propeller-driven steamship, which was at the time also the largest ship ever built.Who is he?
  40. 40. Answer…
  41. 41. Isambard Kingdom Brunel
  42. 42. 14 "A musafir is one who has Allah's sympathy, and Allah's power guides him throughout his journeys. Killing a musafir or even thinking of harming him is a sin in Islam," says one of the bulletins that was broadcast recently by AIR. Why is the AIR doing this and where did they air it?
  43. 43. Answer…
  44. 44. Kulbhushan Jadhav was a traveler(musafir) in Iran This was aired in Pakistan
  45. 45. 15 This is the new brand identity of West Bengal Tourism. What is blanked out?
  46. 46. Answer…
  47. 47. 16 Whats happening
  48. 48. Answer…
  49. 49. Christmas Island Crab Migration
  50. 50. 17 In the 1860’s George Pullman formed a partnership with his close friend, Benjamin Field and developed comfortable train car accommodations. Pullman built two train cars, the “Springfield” and the “Pioneer.” He loaned one of his sleeper cars for a purpose. Journalists caught wind of this, and the public was quickly educated about the comfortable design of Pullman’s cars. Every train on the tracks included the luxurious cars after that.
  51. 51. Answer…
  52. 52. Abraham Lincoln’s body was transported through dozens of northern cities and along the way, the train encountered all sorts of mourners along the tracks. This was too emotional for Mrs. Lincoln to handle. By the time the train arrived at Chicago, she had practically collapsed. Pullman hoped that its comfortable design would cheer her up for the remainder of the journey
  53. 53. Break
  54. 54. Travelogue Written round of 6 Questions on Stamps issued by India Post +10 for each correct. +5 bonus in case you get all correct
  55. 55. 1 Issued in 2013 December, You can see Qutub Minar and one other structure in the background. This was released to commemorate a visit from the country where the structure is present. Name the structure
  56. 56. 2 Shown below is the stamp issued in honor of V.O Chidambaram, disciple of Bal Gangadar Tilak. By what name was he popularly known, which was also the title of the movie based on his life directed by BR Panthulu
  57. 57. 3 3 Stamps were issued on a particular series of which one is shown below. What was the series called?
  58. 58. 4 Issued under the series Landmark Bridges Of India, which bridge is shown here
  59. 59. 5 Last month India Post released a series of commemorative stamps under the title ‘Means of Transport through ages’. A set of 4 stamps were released under 5 different ages. What mode of transport was listed under a particular age with 4 types namely Long, Meeana, Boutcha and Chowpaul
  60. 60. 6 The following First day cover and stamp has been issued in 1985 to commemorate the 25th year of an organization . The Stamp features the logo of the organization
  61. 61. Exchange
  62. 62. 1 Issued in 2013 December, You can see Qutub Minar and one other structure on the background. This was released to commemorate a visit from the country where the structure is present. Name the structure
  63. 63. Tokyo Tower Visit of Emperor and Empress of Japan
  64. 64. 2 Shown below is the stamp issued in honor of V.O Chidambaram, disciple of Bal Gangadar Tilak. By what name was he popularly known, which was also the title of the movie based on his life directed by BR Panthulu
  65. 65. • Kappalottiya Thamizhan
  66. 66. 3 3 Stamps were issued on a particular series of which one is shown below. What was the series called?
  67. 67. 4 Issued under the series Landmark Bridges Of India, which bridge is shown here
  68. 68. 5 Last month India Post released a series of commemorative stamps under the title ‘Means of Transport through ages’. A set of 4 stamps were released under 5 different ages. What mode of transport was listed under a particular age with 4 types namely Long, Meeana, Boutcha and Chowpaul
  69. 69. Palanquins
  70. 70. 6 The following First day cover and stamp has been issued in 1985 to commemorate the 25th year of an organization . The Stamp features the logo of the organization
  71. 71. Reverse
  72. 72. Dry 2 Infinite bounce +10 for each correct answer Pounce will attract -5 for a wrong answer
  73. 73. 18 In US, a network of concrete arrows are often found in remote locations or areas difficult to access. These were used to guide Aero planes. The early iterations of the system used approximately 1,500 beacons, each constructed roughly between 3 and 5 miles apart. Which organization developed this system?
  74. 74. Answer…
  75. 75. US Post for their Airmail service
  76. 76. 19 'Beyond the Last Blue Mountain' by RM Lala is the biography of which eminent Indian who was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 1955 and the Bharat Ratna in the 90’s
  77. 77. Answer…
  78. 78. JRD Tata
  79. 79. 20 What is the title of this Amar Chitra Katha edition?
  80. 80. Answer…
  81. 81. 21 To whom is this monument dedicated?
  82. 82. Answer…
  83. 83. Yuri Gagarin
  84. 84. 22 ________ Raje Bhonsale was nominated to Rajya Sabha last year. He is also a descendant of Rajarshi Shahu Chhatrapati Maharaj of Kolhapur who had funded the movement led by B R Ambedkar for justice to the depressed classes. There is one other ‘qualification’ that has led the Maharashtra government appoint him as the brand ambassador of Maharashtra Tourism. What?
  85. 85. Answer…
  86. 86. Sambhaji Raje Bhonsale is a Descendant of Shivaji
  87. 87. 23 Id the warrior. Why is he in this quiz?
  88. 88. Answer…
  89. 89. Lapu Lapu, killed Magellan
  90. 90. 24 The first ship manufactured by the Cochin Shipyard was launched under the Chairmanship of a person who is generally associated with another mode of commutation. Who? Also name this ship which is also the title of a Malayalam movie whose theme will fit this quiz
  91. 91. Answer…
  92. 92. E Sreedharan, Rani Padmini
  93. 93. 25 A well known traveler, on one of his visits to the US is seen in this visual paying tributes to a certain group of people in the Arlington Cemetery. Whom?
  94. 94. Answer…
  95. 95. Crew of Columbia
  96. 96. 26 This phrase was the title of a poem about New Zealand, written by Thomas Bracken, published in 1893 in a book entitled Lays and Lyrics: ____ ____ _____ and Other Poems. This evocative phrase came to be used by New Zealanders to describe their homeland’s beauty. However, the phrase is best known to us today because it has been used to brand something else. What?/ What phrase?
  97. 97. Answer…
  98. 98. 27 Afanasy Nikitin was a Russian merchant and one of the first Europeans to travel to and document his visit to India. He described his trip in a narrative known as 'The Journey Beyond Three Seas'. In 1958, an Indo-Russian production on his life was made into a movie starring Oleg Strizhenov as Afanasy Nikitin. The movie also starred Nargis and Padmini. What was the title of this movie in Hindi? The Malayalam equivalent of the title was used for a Mohanlal movie which won him a state award for best actor.
  99. 99. Answer…
  100. 100. 28 The name of the area originates from an actual structure that was built in the 17th century by the Dutch, who were living in what was then called New Amsterdam. The 12-foot structure was built to protect the Dutch against attacks from pirates and various Native American tribes, and to keep other potential dangers out of the establishment. The area near the structure came to be known as X. Later, in 1699, the structure was dismantled by the British colonial government, but the name stuck. Id X which is also the title of the 1987 Oliver Stone movie which gave its lead actor his only Oscar
  101. 101. Answer…
  102. 102. Scores?
  103. 103. 29 Both entities are known by the same name and one of them(X) filed for a trademark and asked the other(Y) from stop using the name. Y ignored this as they have been using the name at least 10 years earlier to X. X is one of the very few entities in this business running on profit while Y has been running on loss For reasons unrelated, X(and also its parent), as its logo has a two headed mythical bird Gandaberunda which is often depicted as holding the animal used by the logo of Y(and also its parent) in its beaks and talon. What are X and Y(same name)
  104. 104. Answer…
  105. 105. 30 “Within hours of arriving I was already having the quintessential San Francisco experience, working with two budding entrepreneurs on their pitch deck. I even went with them to the pitch event that evening to be introduced to the audience !”,says Amol Surve about his experience of staying with Brian and Joe while he was in San Francisco attending a design conference. Why is this of any significance or why was Amol who came to attend a design conference attending a business pitch
  106. 106. Answer…
  107. 107. First guest of airbnb.
  108. 108. 31)What is special about this particular auto rickshaw?
  109. 109. Answer…
  110. 110. Official vehicle of Mexican ambassador to India, Melba Pria
  111. 111. 32 The upcoming biopic has been titled after a poem. The title has been chosen as those words were once famously uttered by the person on whom the movie is based. The other title that was considered was Salute. The movie will star Aamir Khan and will be directed by Mahesh Mathai. On whose life is the movie based on?
  112. 112. Answer…
  113. 113. Rakesh Sharma
  114. 114. 33 This is a road of about 2 km in length and was laid by Sree Subramanyam Trust with the profit it earned from a movie it produced. The movie was directed by P Subramaniam and among others, fetched the state award for Best Child Artiste for Master Reghu. The road,which is named after the movie recently got renovated and was widened to 5 meters. Either name the road or the movie(specific answer needed).
  115. 115. Answer…
  116. 116. Swamy Ayyappan Road after Swami Ayyappan movie
  117. 117. 34 As per a comment posted by Hindu reporter P Venugopal in a blog article in ‘My Travels My life’, the chief safety commissioner - Suryanarayana called him for an inquiry regarding a famous event that happened in Kerala in the 80’s. Venugopal had an exclusive about a story of a man who heard a whistling sound one day along with a slight drizzle. Other reporters covering the story had missed this part. He fears this report was used as an evidence for a particular theory. What theory?
  118. 118. Answer…
  119. 119. The final finding that Peruman tragedy was a result of a tornado
  120. 120. Thanks You! rajquiz@gmail.com

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