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What makes the Shia Ismaili Muslim community unique?

Only Shia Muslims to have a living, hereditary imam

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Through their design and function, these reflect a mood of humility, forward outlook, friendship and dialogue. They facilitate the promotion of cultural, educational and social programmes from the broadest, non-denominational perspectives within the ethical framework of Islam. A central purpose of these is to encourage mutual exchanges and understanding between diverse peoples, communities and faiths. They are, therefore, not only places for spiritual search, but also spaces for broadening intellectual horizons and fostering an appreciation of pluralism. What are they?

Ismaili Centers


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A girl was ten on her last birthday, and will be twelve on her next birthday. How is this possible?

Today is her eleventh birthday

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Who won the Super Bowl this year and who was the finals MVP?

Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes

100

What is the function of the ribosomes in the cell?

Help manufacture proteins

200

What is the building block of financial stability and wealth creation?

Education

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Fill in the blanks: The Ismaili Muslims are a culturally diverse community living in over 25 countries around the world. They adhere to a 1,400 year tradition of Shi'a values that are expressed through a commitment to a search for _______ for the betterment of self and society; embracing _______ by building bridges of peace and understanding; and generously sharing of one's time, talents, and material resources to improve the _____ __ ______ of the community and those among whom they live.

knowledge, pluralism, quality of life

200

There is a man lying dead in his office. He is all alone and the doors and windows are locked from the inside. There are no marks on him. There is no blood. There is a sealed envelope on his desk. How did he die?

The envelope was poisoned 

200

What was the UT football record this season?

8-5

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In what year was the UT tower built?

1934

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What is the name of the architect that is assigned to design the first US cultural center and where is it?

Farshid Mousavvi, Houston

300

There are ten agencies for AKDN list five of them?

Aga Khan Academies, Aga Khan Agency for Habitat, Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, Aga Khan Education Services, Aga Khan Foundation, Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, Aga Khan Health Services, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, Aga Khan University, University of Central Asia

300

What word is pronounced the same if you take away four of its five letters?

queue

300

Who said “the most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they do.”

Kobe Bryant

300

What are the 4 Ps in Marketing?

Product, Price, Promotion, Place

400

There are 7 areas of AKF activity. Name four

Education, health and nutrition, economic inclusion, international scholarship program, civil society, early childhood development, agriculture and food security

400

“A pluralist, cosmopolitan society is a society which not only accepts difference, but actively seeks to understand it and to learn from it. In this perspective, diversity is not a burden to be endured, but an opportunity to be welcomed. A cosmopolitan society regards the distinctive threads of our particular identities as elements that bring beauty to the larger social fabric. A cosmopolitan ethic accepts our ultimate moral responsibility to the whole of humanity, rather than absolutizing a presumably exceptional part.” Provide one of the following: the name of the university at which the speech was delivered, the city in which the speech was delivered, the year of the speech, or the name of the speech.

Harvard, Cambridge, 2015, Jodidi Lecture

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The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

Footsteps

400

Who is the starting 5 for the Western All Stars this year and the Eastern All Stars?

WESTERN: Anthony Davis, Luka Doncic, James Harden, LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard 

EASTERN: Trae Young, Joel Embiid, Pascal Siakam, Kemba Walker, Giannis Antetokounmpo

400

How much money is George Washington’s preserved 3 piece colonial suit going for?

$2.5 million

500

AKF is largely a field-based organization with program units located in 16 countries. Name 7 of them:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, the Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Portugal, Russia, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania and Uganda

500

“Information travels more quickly, in greater quantities these days. But the incalculable multiplication of information can also mean more error, more exaggeration, more misinformation, more disinformation, more propaganda. The world may be right there on our laptops, but the truth about the world may be further and further away. The problem of fragmentation in our world is not a problem of diversity. Diversity itself should be a source of enrichment. The problem comes when diverse elements spin off on their own, when the bonds that connect us across our diversities begin to weaken. Too often, as the world grows more complex, the temptation for some is to shield themselves from complexity, we seek the comfort of our own simplicities, our own specialities. As has often been said, we risk learning more and more, about less and less. And the result is that significant knowledge gaps can develop and persist.” His Highness the Aga Khan mentioned this in a speech. Provide one of the following: the name of the university at which the speech was delivered, the city in which the speech was delivered, the year of the speech, or the name of the speech.

Brown University, Providence, 2014, Stephen Ogden Lecture

500

There are 30 cows in a field, and 28 chickens. How many didn't?

10

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What did the Houston Rockets give up and what did they acquire in the 4 way NBA blockbuster trade?

Give: Clint Capela, Nene Hilario, Gerald Green, first round pick

500

What place became Asia’s first plastic free zone?

Hunza Valley

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