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100

In 3 Idiots, what is Rancho’s real name?

Phunsukh Wangdu

100

What is the yearly festival that represents the renewal of the soul?

Navroz

100

How many Harry Potter books and movies are there? 

7 books, 8 movies

100

Which is the fastest animal on earth? 

Cheetah

100

Which city was the 2008 Olympics hosted in?

Beijing
200

Kareena Kapoor’s character in K3G says “Am I looking P.H.A.T?” what does P.H.A.T stand for?

Pretty Hot and Tempting

200

What are the Arabic terms of the esoteric & exoteric (hidden and apparent)?

Batini & Zahir

200

Which character has the nickname Evil Spawn from Grey’s Anatomy?

 Alex Karev

200

Which type of animal can live on both in water and on land? 

Amphibians

200

What is the smallest country in the world?

Vatican City

300

Aishwarya Rai was crowned Miss World in which Year?

1994

300

According to the IIS curriculum, what is the difference between Wilaya and Walaya? BONUS for 50 pt: Which one did Qadi Nu’man consider the foremost pillar of Ismailism?

Wilaya is exercise of authority by the Imam, Walaya is the love and devotion to the Imam, BONUS ANS: Walaya

300

What is the famous singer, Rihanna’s full name?

Robyn Rihanna Fenty

300

Which bird is a universal symbol of peace?

Dove

300

How many time zones does Russia have?

11

400

What are the top 5 grossing Indian movies of all time (Must be listed in the correct order)

Baahubali 2, Dangal, Sanju, PK, Tiger Zinda Hai

400

List off every significant split in our history since the death of Prophet Muhammad, and which Imam did we follow during each dispute?

Death of Muhammad (Imam 'Ali): Group - 'Shi'a'-Sunni

Imami Split (Imam Muhammad al-Baqir): Group - 'Imami'-Zaydi

Twelver/Ismaili (Imam Isma'il OR Imam Muhammad bin Isma'il OR Imam 'Abd Allah al-Aftah): (oversimplified): Group - 'Isma'ili'-Ithna 'Ashari

Qarmati-Fatimid (Imam 'Abd Allah (Muhammad) al-Mahdi): Group - 'Fatimid'-Qarmati

'Fatimid'-Druze (Imam al-Hakim OR Imam al-Zahir)

Nizari Split: (Imam Nizar): Nizar-Musta'li

Qasim Shahi - Muhammad Shahi (Imam Qasim Shah)

400

What was the name of Ross and Monica’s dog when they were kids from Friends? 

Chi Chi

400

Approximately how long is it possible for a snail to sleep for?

3 years

400

How long is Canada's coastline? (+- 5000km)

243,977 kilometers

500

Which movie had the maximum number of British actors to ever be casted in a single movie in the history of Bollywood

Lagaan

500

adi al-Nu'man outlined '7 Pillars of Ismailism'. Centuries later, the Ismaili Nasir Tusi addressed these in his "Desideratum of the Faithful," but making one significant reformulation which, on a surface level, seem to bring the Isma'ili view closer to that of Sunni Islam. What was the reformulation (what pillar did he change and to what)? Why can this be interpreted as maintaining al-Nu'man's original ideas, rather than a "reformation" of Ismailism?

(Hint: what is the esoteric meaning of this pillar? Hint 2: think about what Sunni pillar al-Nu'man ostensibly left out? Hint 3: this can probably be answered without Tusi's work, but through your own reasoning based on the detailed question and hints provided)

Tusi reformulated the pillar "Walaya" to "Shahada", but maintained that esoteric "Shahada" meant to recognize the Imam

500

As listed on IMDB, what is Akon’s real full name?

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam

500

Which animal has eyes that are individually bigger than their brain? 

Ostrich

500

What Hawaiian Island is known as “bird Island”?

Nihoa

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