NMIMS (Bombay) - General Quiz
Had conducted a General Quiz at NMIMS (Bombay).
Winners: Rajiv Rai (Deutsche Bank) and AP Alagarsamy (Fullerton)
They romped home so spectacularly that I have forgotten who the runners-up were :)
Here are a few questions:
1. Complete this excerpt from the poem ‘Eloisa and Abelard’ by Alexander Pope:
How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.
2. What are all these:
Up and Down, Circular Swing, Drunk Style, Half-circle, Figure Eight, Side to Side, Whiplash, Two up Two Down, All Out, Tandem, Thrust, Hammer, Breakdown, Low Profile, Full Body and Half Body.
3. The phrase is attributed to Bernard of Chartres who used it while comparing the 12th century scholars with those of Ancient Greece and Rome. Its most famous usage was in a letter to Robert Hooke and has been interpreted as a sarcastic remark due to Hooke’s severe stoop. What?
4. He became captivated by her in the late 1990s when he reviewed one of her albums for a men’s magazine. He said, "Her music has a personal stamp that doesn’t look like anyone else’s and no one can sing or dance like her, at whatever age, with such an innocent sensuality, one that seems to be of her own invention." Identify the duo.
5. Regarded as the incarnations of Avalokitesvara, the title was first bestowed upon a person named Sonam by the Mongolian ruler Altan Khan in 1578. Because he was the third member of his lineage, even his two earlier incarnations were conferred with this title posthumously. What is being referred to?