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Womens Day Quiz 15QM: Siva, PArthibenPISA, B-5 GF 5:15PM, 05-Mar-2015MCity Quiz Forum PresentsRulesClock wise Round 14 questionsWritten Round 5 QuestionsAnti-Clockwise Rounds - 14 questions

All questions are open on pounce except written rounds.Quiz Master decision is final.ClockwiseRound 11. Whose life does this movie is based on ?Video

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Mother Teresa2. Identify

She returned to Burma in 1988, after years living and studying abroad, only to find widespread slaughter of protesters rallying against the brutal rule of dictatorU Ne Win.She spoke out against him and initiated a nonviolent movement toward achieving democracy and human rights. In 1989, the government placed her under house arrest, and she spent 15 of the next 21 years in custody. In 1991, her ongoing efforts won her the Nobel Prize for Peace, and she was finally released from house arrest in November 2010.

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And the answer isAung San Suu Kyi

3. Identify the actress XY.Aval Oru Thodharkadai is a 1974 Tamil film directed by K. Balachander.The film is considered to be one of Balachander's as well as Sujatha's best films. Several directors like Mani Ratnam, K. Bhagyaraj and K. S. Ravikumar named Aval Oru Thodar Kathai as one of their favorite films.In the same movie, Balachander introduced another actress XY as friend character to the lead role.The sobriquet X (meaning quickly) was given to Y after she used the word in this film.And the answer isFatafat Jayalakshmi 4. Which movie and actress ?Sreerupa Mitra Chaudhury, the chairperson of the Institute for Gender Justice, said, "In the role of Shivani Shivaji Roy in the film X, you epitomise the spirit of the countless involved in this long fight against human trafficking. That for you to be associated with a movie addressing such an important and urgent cause attracts the attention of the viewing public and focuses their attention on this pertinent issue. The role so naturally played by you of an empowered and courageous police officer has given the correct message, and the promotional clip that aired on the TV channels to promote the movie also correctly urged people to watch the movie with their entire family, since human trafficking is an issue that every man, woman and child should be aware of, and this awareness is our best tool in this fight.The actress Y is to be honored with the National Award for the Best Representation of the Cause of Safety, Security and Protection of Women and Girl Child. Y will receive the award at a ceremony on March 8, International Women's Day, at the India Habitat Centre in Delhi.

5. Identify the Actor & ActressThe heroes of Tamil cinema get to be young forever while the heroines quickly graduate to playing roles even beyond their ages. Consider this actor-actress pair for instance. Over the span of 16 years (1975 to 1991), the actress has played the actors wife, sister, mother-in-law and mother. Name the actor, actress and at least one of the movies each of those relationships was portrayed in.

And the answer isRajnikanth & SrividyaHusband & Wife - Aboorva Raagangal Brother & Sister - ManidhanMother-in-law & Son-in-law - Maappillai Mother & Son - Thalapathi.

6. IdentifyShe was an English crime novelist, short story writer, and playwright. She also wrote six romances under the name Mary Westmacott, but she is best known for the 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections she wrote under her own name, most of which revolve around the investigations of such characters as Hercule Poirot, Jane Marple and others.She wrote the world's longest-running play, The Mousetrap.The Guinness Book of World Records lists X as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind Shakespeare's works and the Bible. And Then There Were None is her best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time. In 1971, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.

Agatha Christie (1890 1976)"One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is to have a happy childhood. I had a very happy childhood. - Agatha Christie

7. IdentifyShe completed a degree in Electrical Engineering from the B.V.B. College of Engineering & Technology, standing first in her class and receiving a gold medal from the Chief Minister of Karnataka.She completed M.E. in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, standing first in her class and receiving a gold medal from the Indian Institute of Engineers.She became the first female engineer hired at India's largest auto manufacturer TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company or TELCO.She had written a postcard to the company's Chairman complaining of the "men only" gender bias at TELCO. As a result, she was granted a special interview and hired immediately.Written and published many books, two are travelogues, two technical books, six novels and three educative books.

And the answer isSudha Murthy

8. IdentifyAlso known as the "Iron Lady of Manipur" or "Mengoubi" ("the fair one"), She is a civil rights activist, political activist, and poet from the Indian state of Manipur. On 2 November 2000, she began a hunger strike which is still ongoing. Having refused food and water for more than 500 weeks, she has been called "the world's longest hunger striker".On International Womens Day, 2014 she was voted the top woman icon of India.

And the answer isIrom SharmilaAmnesty International have declared her a Prisoner of conscience, and said she "is being held solely for a peaceful expression of her beliefs.She has not met her mother since the start of the fast as seeing her mother's anguish may break her resolve. She said "The day AFSPA is repealed I will eat rice from my mother's hand.

9. Identify the Nobel Laureate X was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a child, she became an advocate for girls' education, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot her when she was traveling home from school. She survived, and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. In 2014, she was nominated again and won, becoming the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

And the answer isMalala YousafzaiWomen's Rights Activist,Children's Activist(1997)

10. Identify the famous playback singer.Sripada is the founder and CEO of translation services company Blue Elephant and a successful playback singer whos worked with Grammy and Oscar award winner A.R. Rahman. She was selected to participate in the prestigious FORTUNE/U.S. State Department Global Womens Mentoring Partnership Program from May 1-25, 2011 and she is among 35 young women entrepreneurs from around the world to participate in that program.She participated and won the singing competition of Sun TV,Saptasawarangal, following which she was introduced by Singer Srinivas to film composerA. R. Rahman.And the answer isChinmayi Sripada

11. IdentifyShe was the first woman in Italy to be awarded a medical degree

She was exiled by Mussolini mostly because she refused to compromise her principles and make the children into soldiers.

In the year 1939, the Theosophical Society of India extended an invitation asking her to visit India. What did she bring along with her?

And the answer isMARIA MONTESSORIShe introduced the montessori method of teaching kids

12. Identify X and Y.In the final question round of Miss Femina India 1994, there was a tie between X and Y.X was asked first to pick between Ridge Forester of the American soapBold and Beautiful, and Mason Capwell of the equally popular soapSanta Barbara, as a potential partner. She went for Mason because 'he has a very caring side and a terrific sense of humour and that gels with my character.'Y was asked by judge Ritu Kumar what she knew of the textile heritage of India. Her winning reply: 'It started off with Mahatma Gandhi's Khadi and it's gone a long way since then. But the basics of the textile heritage lies there'.

And the answer isX - Aishwarya RaiY - Sushmita SenTraditionally, Femina Miss India used to select three winners who were then sent to Miss Universe, Miss World, and Miss Asia Pacific International pageants, respectively. In 1994, after India's historic win at the International pageants, the organization ended the practice of crowning a single winner and instead decided that the top three winners were designated as winners with equal visibility and prizes

Video13. Where would you see her?This is Agata Kulesza, winner of Taniec z gwiazdami (English: Dancing with Stars) season 8 in 2008.She performed in the Dramatic Theatre in Warsaw in 1994-2011. Since 2011 she has been employed by the Ateneum Theatre in Warsaw. In 2012 she received Polish Academy Award for Best Actress for the leading role in the film Ra directed by Wojciech Smarzowski. She was also awarded the Zota Kaczka for the same film.In 2013, she was a part of something which made her very popular. What is it?

ClueShe was also a part of it!

IDA(2013)Won Oscar for best foreign film starring Agata Trzebuchowska and Agata Kulesza.

14. IdentifyHer 14th job offer came from Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, who quizzed her on artificial intelligence while sitting at a ping-pong table that the company used for conferences. Upon accepting an offer to lead Google's user interface and Web server teams, Mayer became the company's 20th employee and its first female engineer.Her tenure at Google involved work on some of the company's most recognizable and successful products, including Google Maps, Google Earth, Street View, Google News and Gmail. Known as a fashionista with an eye for design, Mayer is widely credited for the unique look and feel that has come to characterize the Google experience. For example, she was responsible for approving each "doodle" appearing on the Google home page.Marissa MayerI helped build Google, but I don't like to rest on my laurels. I think the most interesting thing is what happens next.Marissa Mayer

Google DoodlesFamous Women Personalities

Written Round1. Human Computer

2. Madurai Shanmukhavadivu

3. The Nightingale of India

4. First female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean

5. Worlds First Computer ProgrammerA programming language is also named after her

Exchange sheetsGoogle DoodlesFamous Women Personalities

Written Round - Answers1. Human Computer

Shakuntala Devi2. Madurai Shanmukhavadivu

M. S. Subbulakshmi3. The Nightingale of India

Sarojini Naidu4. First female pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean

Amelia Earhart

5. Worlds First Computer ProgrammerA programming language is also named after her

Ada Lovelace


1. Identify the hidden symbol and what object it represents ? The Symbol is the alchemy symbol for copper.

The object in Roman times used to be made out of polished copper.And the answer isFemale Gender SymbolRoman Goddess Venus hand mirror

2. Indian film school Whistling Woods International, released this powerful PSA on Dec 16th, 2013. Why on that date ?

And the answer isOne year after New Delhi's gang-rape incidentDecember 16 marks the day when the victim was brutally raped, following which she succumbed to her injuries on December 29.3.The statue is of a robed female figure representing X, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tablet evoking the law, upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. A broken chain lies at her feet.

And the answer isThe Statue of Liberty

4. What record ?Dehradun twin sisters Tashi and Nungshi Malik created history by becoming the first ever siblings to achieve certain feat.

And the answer isFirst ever siblings to scale Seven tallest peaks in Seven continentsMt Kilimanjaro (Africa)Mt Everest (Asia) (World's first twin sisters to summit mountain Everest)Mt Elbrus (Europe)Mt Aconcagua (South America)Mt Carstensz Pyramid (Australia & Oceania) Mt McKinley (North America)Mt Vinson Massif (Antarctica)5. Disney princess portrayed as ?

And the answer is

6.Janaki Lenin narrates how it is to share a life with renowned herpetologist and wildlife conservationist Romulus Whitaker in the book My Husband And Other Animals.Where was the title inspired from ?

And the answer is

7. Leakey's AngelsLeakey's Angels, is a name given to three women Jane Goodall(Chimpanzees), Dian Fossey (Gorillas), Birut Galdikas (Orangutans) Sent by anthropologist Louis Leakey to study primates in their natural environments.Its a reference to which famous American TV show ?

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9. Where would you seen her ?

And the answer isAfghan Girl (1985) Afghan Woman (2003)

10.________ Truth Ad campaign

And the answer isAuto-Complete Truth CampaignWhat makes this campaign so powerful is its truth and simplicity. None of the searches were engineered to produce these results; that's why we were so shocked to discover them. In order to raise awareness of the inequality women face, we did choose to highlight the most compelling answers, to deliver the most impact, however the search results from Google autocorrect were not falsified in any way.

11. Identify.Its a Swimwear originally designed for Islamic women.Its a portmanteau of two words.

And the answer isBurqini (Burqa + Bikini)Nigella Lawson wearing Burqini in Bondi Beach, Australia.

12. Identify and connect

6 Indian women in 50 'Power Businesswomen' from Asia named by ForbesArundhati Bhattacharya, (SBI)Chanda Kochchar, (ICICI)Akhila Srinivasan, (Shriram Life Insurance/Shriram Capital)Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, (Biocon)Shikha Sharma, (Axis)Usha Sangwan, (LIC)13. Connect

Novels by female authors adapted into movie and nominated in Oscars.Gone Girl, Gillian FlynnWild, Cheryl StrayedStill Alice, Lisa Genova14. Identify the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, 2014

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